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A Castle in Sicily

By: Ross, Alan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Alan Ross Ltd., 1966

Edition: First Edition


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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A Play in One Scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll

By: Pearn, V.A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1958


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 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


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

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Christmas Pudding

By: Mitford, Nancy

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth, 1932

Edition: 1st Edition


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

Cranford

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1930


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

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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)

By: Pocock, Guy N. (intro.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd., 1937


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Donkey Boy

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald & Co., 0


The publication details on the reverse of the title page state that this book was first published in 1952. This book is later, probably c.1972 (the original price on the dustjacket is decimal - £ 2.75). Maroon hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to the very edge of the tail of the spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with sunning to spine and edges of the rear of the jacket. Not price... 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


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

By: Britton Austin, P. (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Bristol, Quest Publications, 1946


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

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

By: Gay, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, 1838


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

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Jane Austen's Textual Lives - from Aeschylus to Bollywood

By: Sutherland, Kathryn

Price: £30.00

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


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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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

By: Knight, William (ed.)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Company Ltd., 1938


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

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Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: £20.00

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


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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Lucifer Before Sunrise

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald, 1967

Edition: First Edition.


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Rear of jacket has a half-inch vertical repaired tear to base, as well as some light soiling and a patch of foxing approx 1.5 by 1 in. diameter. 515pp. This is the fourteenth novel in the cycle of novels entitled A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Size: 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


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