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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... 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 an... View more info

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Christmas Pudding

By: Mitford, Nancy

Price: £95.00

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... 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 Bell

By: Murdoch, Iris

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1958

Seller ID: 003756

Condition: Very Good


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 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... 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 ... 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, anemon... 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

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Goblin Market

By: Rossetti, Christina

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, T.C. and E.C.Jack: 0

Seller ID: 005982

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1906. Pale red buckram with decorative gilt decoration and title in gilt on front cover.Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers andvery light sunning to spine. Light browning to endpapers. No inscriptions. 32pp.4 colour plates (inc.frontispiece) View more info

Prayers Written at Vailima

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1910

Seller ID: 002357

Condition: Fair


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Jane Austen's Textual Lives - from Aeschylus to Bollywood

By: Sutherland, Kathryn

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 005723

ISBN: 0199258724

Condition: Very Good


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, bio... View more info

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The Leavises: Recollections & Impressions

By: Thompson, Denys (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 005309

ISBN: 0521254949

Condition: Very Good


Red hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, previous owners name on front endpaper, no other inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning. 207pp. This volume collects reminiscences by people who knew Queenie Leavis as fellow students at Girton, were early pupils of Frank Raymond Leavis, collaborated in the editing of Scrutiny, or were colleagues or friends later. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"... View more info

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The Seasons

By: Thomson, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Menston, Yorkshire, The Scolar Press Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 005078

Condition: Good


Originally published in 1730, this version was reprinted in 1970. Cream card covers with title in red on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and sunning to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 252pp. (including an 11 page poem dedicated to the memory of Sir Isaac Newton) plus a 16 page poem entitled Britannia and an 8 page paraphrase on the latter part of the sixth chapter of St.Matthew. The Seasons is a series of four poems written by... View more info