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21 Linklater, Eric Mr Bycula
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1950 First Edition Cloth Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Red cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. Jacket design by Edward Bawden. 168pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Make Me an Offer, Mankowitz, Wolf
22 Mankowitz, Wolf Make Me an Offer
London Andre Deutsch 1952 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Leonard Rosoman 
Dark yellow hardcover with title in blue on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to cover, small area of sunning to front cover where chip is missing from top of dustjacket (see image). Endpapers lighltly browned, Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally sunned and lightly shelfworn with small chip missing to top of front of jacket. 108pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings by Leonard Rosoman. This first novel by Wolf Mankowitz, an antique dealer himself, depicts life in the antiques trade of the 1950's. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Christmas Pudding, Mitford, Nancy
23 Mitford, Nancy Christmas Pudding
London Thornton Butterworth 1932 1st Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Pink textured cloth with title in blue on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally lightly shelfworn with some bumping to cover corners, particularly lower right corner of front cover. Times Book Club label and some pencil notes to inside of rear cover. The spine is sunned with some light fraying of cloth to head and tail, and a little fraying beginning to the cloth of the spine itself. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown with the date London 1990 written in blue ink below and a separate previous owners name in ink on front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and general occasional foxing within book. Pages 111 to 115 have some heavier brown staining/foxing. B/w illustrations and frontispiece by Mark Ogilvie-Grant.316pp. An acceptable copy of a scarce book. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
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Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance, Moore, Thomas
24 Moore, Thomas Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance
London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1854 Full-Leather Good No Jacket Book 
Maroon leather with elaborate gilt decoration and title in gilt on spine, which has five raised bands and gilt decoration within the compartments. All edges gilt. Blue silk bookmark. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to endpapers. No inscriptions. 287pp. Engraved illustration to title page, no other illustrations. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Such a Pretty Village, Morris, Ira
25 Morris, Ira Such a Pretty Village
London Chatto & Windus 1970 0701115742 / 9780701115746 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Orange hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light bumping to head and tail of spine. Inscription on fep to previous owners from the author, Ira Morris. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear to head and tail of spine, and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 221pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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26 Murdoch, Iris The Bell
London Chatto & Windus 1958 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second reprint, published in the same month as the first edition, November 1958. Green hardcover with title lindstamped on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generaly lightly sunned, more so to spine, generally shelfworn with small tears and chips missing to spine and cover corners. 319pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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27 Nicholson, Norman The Old Man of the Mountains
London Faber and Faber 1946 First Edition. Cloth Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark yellow ochre colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to cover edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 76pp. The theme of The Old Man of the Mountains, Nicholsons' first verse play, is the story of Elijah and the Raven, but the story is transferred to modern times, and the scene is his native Cumberland, the countryside of which his poems display such intimate knowledge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Ups and Downs Diaries 1972-1975, Partridge, Frances
28 Partridge, Frances Ups and Downs Diaries 1972-1975
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2001 0297607170 / 9780297607175 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dark brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 350pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Play in One Scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll, Pearn, V.A.
29 Pearn, V.A. A Play in One Scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
London Macmillan and Co. 1958 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Reprint. Dramatised by V.A.Pearn. Red card covered stapled booklet with title in black on front cover. Condiiton: Good, with previous owners name written neatly at the top right corner of the front cover. Light creasing and soiling to half-title and last page. Binding sound. 13 pages have some green and red underlining to text. p. 85 has a 2.5 inch vertical tear. 112pp. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Diary of Samuel Pepys Deciphered By the Rev.J.Smith M.A., From the Original Shorthand Ms. In the Pepsyian Library, Cambridge (Vols I and II), Pocock, Guy N. (intro.)
30 Pocock, Guy N. (intro.) Diary of Samuel Pepys Deciphered By the Rev.J.Smith M.A., From the Original Shorthand Ms. In the Pepsyian Library, Cambridge (Vols I and II)
London J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. 1937 Cloth Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1937 reprint of the 1924 first edition thus. Green cloth with titles in gilt on spines and an image of a sailing ship in gilt on front covers of both volumes. Condition: Fine, with very light shelfwear to covers, and small grey shelfmark to base of textblock of both volumes. Bindings sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 666pp. and 719pp. respectively. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Hearing Secret Harmonies, Powell, Anthony
31 Powell, Anthony Hearing Secret Harmonies
London Heinemann 1975 0434599212 / 9780434599219 First Edition. Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers and a hint of bumping to top and bottom of spine. Very light foxing to textblock edges and endpapers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with general light shelfwear, and light sunning to spine and edges of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 272pp. This book is the twelfth and final volume in Anthony Powell's sequence of novels "The Music of Time" and takes place between the middle 1960's and early 1970's. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Temporary Kings, Powell, Anthony
32 Powell, Anthony Temporary Kings
London Heinemann 1973 0434599204 / 9780434599202 First Edition. Cloth Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and a hint of bumping to top and bottom of spine. Some faint white marks to front cover. Faint remains of a pencil mark to top corner of front cnepaper. Very light foxing to textblock edges. Light browning to endpapers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 280pp. This book is the eleventh and penultimate volume in Anthony Powell's sequence of novels "The Music of Time" and takes place during the period 1958/9. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Military Philosophers, Powell, Anthony
33 Powell, Anthony The Military Philosophers
London Heinemann 1968 0434599166 / 9780434599165 First Edition. Cloth Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Very good, with a hint of bumping to top and bottom of spine. Very light foxing to textblock edges. Previous owners name a top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, and some sunning to spine, edges of dustjacket and rear cover of jacket. Not price-clipped. 244pp. This book is the ninth volume in Anthony Powell's sequence of novels "The Music of Time" and the last in the war trilogy (though not the whole book) and takes place during the period 1942-45. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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34 Powell, Anthony The Soldier's Art
London Heinemann 1966 First Edition. Cloth Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers and a hint of bumping to top and bottom of spine. Very light foxing to textblock edges. Light browning to endpapers. Two old sellotape marks to rear pastedown. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, and some sunning to spine and edges of dustjacket. Price-clipped. 228pp. This book is the eighth volume in Anthony Powell's sequence of novels "The Music of Time" and middle section of the trilogy within it dealing with the Second World War. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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35 Powell, Anthony The Valley of Bones
London Heinemann 1964 First Edition. Cloth Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers and a hint of bumping to top and bottom of spine. Slight lean to spine. Light foxing to textblock edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and some sunning to spine and dustjacket edges. Price-clipped. 243pp. This book is the seventh volume in Anthony Powell's sequence of novels "The Music of Time". It begins the six-volume sequence planned as the second half of the work, and is itself the first instalment of a trilogy dealing with the period of the Second World War. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Wild Flowers in Literature, Rendall, Vernon
36 Rendall, Vernon Wild Flowers in Literature
London George Allen & Unwin/The Scholartis Press 1934 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Jade green cloth with title in navy on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Small area of glue residue from price sticker (no longer present) to top right hand corner of jacket. 372pp. An unusual book, detailing references to wild flowers in English literature, such as buttercups, anemones, roses, daisies and poppies, Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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37 Ross, Alan A Castle in Sicily
London Alan Ross Ltd. 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Toni Patten 
Hard cover. Condition: Very good. Dustjacket condition: Fair: A little grubby and spine sunned. Not price-clipped. Small rip to top right of front of jacket. 85pp. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Penguins on the March, Spencer, Herbert
38 Spencer, Herbert Penguins on the March
London Penguin Collectors Society 2013 0955839580 / 9780955839580 Limited Edition Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Both book and dustjacket are in very good condition. This book is a facsimile of the article entitled "Penguins on the March" by Herbert Spencer first published in Typographica 5 in june 1962.The facsimile was first published by the Penguin Collectors Society in an edition of 700 copies, of which this is one. Introduction by Richard Hollis. Many colour and b/w illustrations, including one b/w fold-out illustration. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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39 Stevenson, Robert Louis Prayers Written at Vailima
London Chatto & Windus 1910 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Ivory paper covered boards with titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair, cover edges are quite foxed, with sunning to spine, and general light soiling. Endpapers browned. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Internally contents are beautifully bright and clean. Designed, written and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski, reproduced by The Graphic Engraving Co. for Chatto & Windus. Good reading copy. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Jane Austen's Textual Lives - from Aeschylus to Bollywood, Sutherland, Kathryn
40 Sutherland, Kathryn Jane Austen's Textual Lives - from Aeschylus to Bollywood
Oxford and New York Oxford University Press 2005 0199258724 / 9780199258727 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. No other inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very slight shelfwear. 387pp. 28 b/w illustrations. Through three intertiwned histories, this book offers a new way of approaching and reading a very familiar author.One is a history of the transmission and transformation of Jane Austen through manuscripts, critical editions, biographies, and adaptations; a second provides a conspectus of the development of English Studies as a discipline in which the original and primary place of textual criticism is recovered; and a third reviews the role of Oxford University Press in shaping a canon of English texts in the 20th century. Jane Austen can be discovered in all three. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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