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Take a Girl like You

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1960

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005255

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Where Love Lies Deepest

By: Ashford, Daisy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1966

Seller ID: 004181

Condition: Very Good


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Maze Maker

By: Ayrton, Michael

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006037

Condition: Good


Grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some light suning to top edge of front cover. Binding sound. Boards are bowing very slightly. Front endpaper bears the signature in blue biro of the author Elspeth Huxley whose collection this book came from. Dustjacket condition: Good, jacket design is fresh and bright, with general light shelfwear. 282pp. In this book, Michael Ayrton (also an artist and sculptor) retells the myth of Daedalus and Icarus i... View more info

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The Roman Persuasion

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005581

ISBN: 0297779273

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Facet, Vol.1 No.s 1-5, 1946-47

By: Britton Austin, P. (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Bristol, Quest Publications: 1946

Seller ID: 004797

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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English Ritual Drama: a Geographical Index

By: Cawte, E.C., Helm, Alex and Peacock, N.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folk-Lore Society c/o University College, London: 1967

Seller ID: 005181

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The War-Workers

By: Delafield, E.M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A.Knopf: 1918

Seller ID: 004839

Condition: Fair


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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A Summer Bird-Cage

By: Drabble, Margaret

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005263

Condition: Good


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... View more info

The Cocktail Party

By: Eliot, T.S

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002775

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Love of Seven Dolls

By: Gallico, Paul

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006048

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper-covered boards with title in bright blue on grey hardcover spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers, a hint of sunning to top and bottom of spine.Previous owners name printed to top right of title page.Signed by Paul Gallico at top of half-title. Very light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Dustjacket condition: Very good with light shelfwear and a small chip missing to top left of front cover of jacket where it meets the s... View more info

Cranford

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1930

Seller ID: 002305

Condition: Fair


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 water... View more info

Gay's Fables, with Elucidations and Comments By the Very Reverend Archdeacon Coxe.

By: Gay, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, 1838

Seller ID: 001826

Condition: Fair


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 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Sylvia Townsend Warner - A Biography

By: Harman, Claire

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1989

Seller ID: 005667

ISBN: 0701129387

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £50.00

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 bri... 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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Point Counter Point

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1941

Seller ID: 006054

Condition: Good


States "A new impression" on reverse of title page. Brown cloth with title in cream on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly soiled and shelfworn, with sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 601pp. View more info

The Walled City

By: Huxley, Elspeth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus & the Book Society Ltd.: 1948

Seller ID: 005331

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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... 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