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Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience 1931-1963

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1980

Seller ID: 006028

ISBN: 0701123192

Condition: Good


Dark blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good to very good, with general light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 280pp. This book takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "liberation" and Huxley in his last novel "Island" describes a society in which an imaginary drug called "moksha-medicine" is used to bring enlightenment. During the last decade of his life, Huxley became intentionally controversial and experimented with mescali... View more info

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Brave New World

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1940

Seller ID: 006040

Condition: Good


NB: No dustjacket. Bright blue cloth with title in red on spine. A new impression. Condition: Good, covers are in good clean condition, binding sound, no inscriptions. The first few pages (up to p.8) are quite foxed, the rest of the text is largely clear apart from the last couple of pages. Also some foxing to fore-edge and base of textblock. 306pp. View more info

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Limbo

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1920

Seller ID: 006263

Condition: Fair


Pale green cloth with title in paper label on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally lightly shelfworn and bumped with sunning to spine and title label, and some water splashmarks to spine. Front endpaper bears the name G.Huxley (Gervas Huxley, cousin of Aldous) and the date 1920. Some browning to endpapers and some light foxing within book and to textblock edges. Binding sound. 292pp. Limbo was Aldous Huxley's first collection of short fiction, and consists of six short stories and a play. View more info

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The Walled City

By: Huxley, Elspeth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1973

Seller ID: 006481

ISBN: 0701120037

Condition: Very Good


First published 1948, this is the 1973 second impression. Red hardcovercloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and a couple of very small tears. Not price-clipped. 319pp. Dustjacket design by Edward Bawden. l View more info

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The Cider House Rules

By: Irving, John

Price: £19.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1985

Seller ID: 004205

ISBN: 0224023365

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Schindler's Ark

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stougton: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004467

ISBN: 0340278382

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

By: Knight, William (ed.)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Company Ltd.: 1938

Seller ID: 004532

Condition: Very Good


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Mr Bycula

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003542

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Make Me an Offer

By: Mankowitz, Wolf

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003999

Condition: Good


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Christmas Pudding

By: Mitford, Nancy

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005404

Condition: Fair


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... View more info

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Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans: 1854

Seller ID: 004229

Condition: Good


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Such a Pretty Village

By: Morris, Ira

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003768

ISBN: 0701115742

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Old Man of the Mountains

By: Nicholson, Norman

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1946

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002774

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Love-Child

By: Olivier, Edith

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Richards Press: 1951

Seller ID: 005885

Condition: Good


NB: No dustjacket. First published 1927, this is the 1951 reprint. Pale blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and some light soiling to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 158pp. 2 b/w decorations by Rex Whistler, on the title page and final page. View more info

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War in Val d'Orcia

By: Origo, Iris

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006160

Condition: Good


Dark turquoise colour cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with lght shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions.239pp. About this book The New Yorker is quoted as saying, "War in Val D'Orcia is the simple, day-to-day record of the terrible years 1943-44 in Italy, set down by a woman who was always too busy, she noted, to remember to feel afraid." View more info

Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

By: Partridge, Eric

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London and Henley, Routledge Kegan Paul: 1979

Seller ID: 002067

ISBN: 0710019343

Condition: Very Good


Third reprint of the 1966 fourth edition. Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light bumping to spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with sunning to spine, light shelfwear and a small tear to base of jacket spine. 972pp. This book is an etymological dictionary of the 12,000 commonest words in modern English, although with sub-entries, the number of words treated is about 20,000. The dictionary is designed to meet the needs both of the non-professional, non-academic "word-lover" and of the student and scholar. 4t... View more info

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The Wormwood Cup: Thomas Hardy in Cornwall

By: Phelps, Kenneth

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Padstow, Cornwall, Lodenek Press: 1975

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006365

ISBN: 0902899414

Condition: Very Good


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound. Light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Signed by the author in blue biro on title page. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light sunning to jacket covers, light browning to inner flaps of dustjacket, and very light shelfwear. 172pp. 22 b/w plates (inc.frontispiece). As a young architect, Thomas Hardy came to North Cornwall to restore the church of St.Juliot near Boscastle. There he courted and married Emma Lavinia Gifford, the Rector's sister-in-law. From this fact stemmed much of his best know... View more info

Mr.Weston's Good Wine

By: Powys, T.F.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1927

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006383

Condition: Good


Black buckram with title in gilt on spine. Black buckram with title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. One of a limited edition of 660 copies of which this is no.394. Signed on the limitation page by T.F.Powys. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light scuffing to covers. Binding sound.Faint sunning to eges of text throughout. 315pp. Charming b/w illustrations by George Charlton (1899-1979). The book describes an evening in 1923 when Mr. Weston, who is apparently a wine merchant, but is evidently God, visits the fictional village of Folly Down in Dorset, and meets some of its indiv... View more info

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Wild Flowers in Literature

By: Rendall, Vernon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin/The Scholartis Press: 1934

Seller ID: 004016

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Castle in Sicily

By: Ross, Alan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Alan Ross Ltd.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000035

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info