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Take a Girl like You, Amis, Kingsley
1 Amis, Kingsley Take a Girl like You
London Victor Gollancz 1960 First Edition. Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Spine has a small mud splash just under title. Some browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Previous owners name and address written in pencil on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling. Light sunning to spine and top edge of rear of jacket. Not price-clipped. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Where Love Lies Deepest, Ashford, Daisy
2 Ashford, Daisy Where Love Lies Deepest
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1966 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Ralph Steadman 
Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Price-clipped. 77pp. Beautifully illustrated with b/w drawings by Ralph Steadman. Daisy Ashford was twelve when she wrote this book, three years older than when she completed her most famous book, "The Young Visiters". Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Angel of Pain, Benson, E.F.
3 Benson, E.F. The Angel of Pain
London William Heinemann 1906 1st Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First UK edition (first published in the USA in 1905). Sand yellow cloth with title in black on front cover and spine. Image of a faun in black outlined by a red sunburst on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally worn with some bumping to head and tail of spine. Previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. Binding sound. Some light foxing to endpapers. 340pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Roman Persuasion, Bergonzi, Bernard
4 Bergonzi, Bernard The Roman Persuasion
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1981 0297779273 / 9780297779278 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very slight lean to spine and very light shelfwear to covers. Signed by author and dated May 1981 on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped.192pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Facet, Vol.1 No.s 1-5, 1946-47, Britton Austin, P. (ed.)
5 Britton Austin, P. (ed.) Facet, Vol.1 No.s 1-5, 1946-47
Bristol Quest Publications 1946 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Five issues of Facet magazine bound in a dark green library binding. Condition: Very good, the endpapers of the binding bear the stamp of Bristol Polytechnic Library Faculty of Art and Design, no other library marks. The five issues are in very good condition, having been protected by the binding, and issue no.1 includes a two page essay on Mervyn Peake by Quentin Crisp, together with two b/w images by Peake. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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English Ritual Drama: a Geographical Index, Cawte, E.C., Helm, Alex and Peacock, N.
6 Cawte, E.C., Helm, Alex and Peacock, N. English Ritual Drama: a Geographical Index
London The Folk-Lore Society c/o University College, London 1967 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 132pp. This geographical index of the English folk-play is divided into five sections; method, discussion, list of places, texts and list of sources. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Woman in White, Collins, Wilkie
7 Collins, Wilkie The Woman in White
London Folio Society 1956 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Lynton Lamb 
Blue hardcover with title outlined in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and small tears. Light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 519pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings by Lynton Lamb (1907-1977) Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The War-Workers, Delafield, E.M.
8 Delafield, E.M. The War-Workers
New York Alfred A.Knopf 1918 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Purple cloth with title in purple on paper label pasted on to spine. Top edge yellow. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general light shelfwear with some rubbing and bumping. the Paper title label on the spine is sunned with some rubbing and foxing. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 295pp. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Summer Bird-Cage, Drabble, Margaret
9 Drabble, Margaret A Summer Bird-Cage
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dark red/black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good to very good, with light shelfwear to covers, hint of browning to endpapers and previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. A few light spots of foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with soiling and a couple of small repaired tears. Some sunning to spine which has a half-inch chip missing to top. Not price-clipped. 216pp. Jacket design by Quentin Blake. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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10 Eliot, T.S The Cocktail Party
London Faber and Faber 1950 First Edition Cloth Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Green cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing and browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a few repaired tears to spine and cover edges. Some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. Has the misprint of "here" for "her" at the top of p.29. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Between the Woods and the Water, Fermor, Patrick Leigh
11 Fermor, Patrick Leigh Between the Woods and the Water
London John Murray 1986 0719542642 / 9780719542640 1st Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
First edition. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light scuffing to covers. Some light foxing to top of text-block. Binding sound. Signed by the author on title page in black felt-tip. (see image). No other inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 248pp. Jacket design by John Craxton. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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12 Gaskell, Elizabeth Cranford
London John Murray 1930 Full-Leather Fair No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
1930 reprint of the 1925 first edition thus. Volume II of eight volumes in the Knutsford edtiion series, printed on thin India paper. Scarlet leather prize binding with the arms of the Royal Drawing Society and the authors monogram stamped in gilt on front cover, with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn, with quite heavy rubbing to spine. Prize bookplate on front pastedown, dated 1942. Binding sound, text clean, apart from small waterstain to top edge of pages 272 to 549, with some associated light wrinkling. 549pp. plus publishers list. Good reading copy. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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13 Gay, John Gay's Fables, with Elucidations and Comments By the Very Reverend Archdeacon Coxe.
London 1838 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Sixth edition. No publisher listed, but title page states " sold by all booksellers". Dark green textured cloth, with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair, top and bottom of spine is chipped and worn, cover corners are bumped. Binding sound. Previous owners name in pencil on front pastedown. Fep has been removed. Text clean, although very lightly browned. 236pp. Sixty-eight woodcuts. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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14 Harman, Claire Sylvia Townsend Warner - A Biography
London Chatto & Windus 1989 0701129387 / 9780701129385 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine. 358pp. 22 b/w photographic plates. Best remembered for her novels and short stories, including her first novel, Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) also wrote a highly praised biography of T.H.White. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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15 Huxley, Elspeth The Walled City
London Chatto & Windus & the Book Society Ltd. 1948 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red cloth with title in silver on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners and centre of lower edge of front cover. Some browning to endpapers together wth foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfear and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 319pp. Dustjacke design by Edward Bawden. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Cider House Rules, Irving, John
16 Irving, John The Cider House Rules
London Jonathan Cape 1985 0224023365 / 9780224023368 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Pageblock lightly browned throughout. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 560pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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Two tales of Shem and Shaun: Fragments from Work in Progress, Joyce, James
17 Joyce, James Two tales of Shem and Shaun: Fragments from Work in Progress
London Faber & Faber 1932 Hardcover Poor No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Pale green paper covered boards with title in blue on spine. Condition: Poor, covers are generally shelfworn and rubbed with light soiling. Sunning to spine and cover edges. The paper on the lower half of the spine has come away on one side, but is still present. Light browning to endpapers. No inscriptions. Some light reading creasing to a few of the pages. 45pp. Good reading copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Schindler's Ark, Keneally, Thomas
18 Keneally, Thomas Schindler's Ark
London Hodder & Stougton 1982 0340278382 / 9780340278383 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Slight lean to spine. Light foxing to textblock edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 432pp. This book is an account of the history of Oskar Schindler, based partly on interviews with fifty Schindler survivors.and also includes a visit to some of the locations which feature prominently in the book, such as Krakow, Auscwhitz-Birkenau and Plaszow. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Knight, William (ed.)
19 Knight, William (ed.) Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
London Macmillan and Company Ltd. 1938 Cloth Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Third reprint of the 1924 single volume edition. Maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers.Light browning to endpapers. Light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and a couple of small tears. 544pp. B/w frontispiece portrait of Dorothy Wordsworth. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Valuation in Criticism and Other Essays, Leavis, F.R. (ed.G.Singh)
20 Leavis, F.R. (ed.G.Singh) Valuation in Criticism and Other Essays
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1986 0521309662 / 9780521309660 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 309pp. This volume gathers together some of Leavis's earliest work with the things he wsa working on before his death, as well a a representative sample of pieces reflecting the concerns he developed throughout his writing life. Early studies of T.S.Eliot and D.H.Lawrence accompany studies of the same authors written years later, and there are discussions of William Empson, George Eliot, Henry James, W.B.Yeats, I.A.Richards. Leavis's well-known reflections on Marxism (1933) are also included. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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