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WATERSHIP DOWN

By: RICHARD ADAMS , JOHN LAWRENCE

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, PENGUIN BOOKS/ KESTREL BOOKS: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus 1st Imp

Seller ID: 123877

ISBN: 072265197x

Condition: Good


Brown Cloth Quarterbinding with black titles and gilt rulled lines to spine and cream paper covered boards, 550 pp + fold out map at end. First Edition1st printing 1976 of the illustrated edition. Good/Good in Fine Slip case (Book- slight damage to top edge of paper covered boards and mark to cloth in gutter to front board mid way. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- 10 mm approx tear to bottom of front panel and fore and top edges of flap folds and spine all show slight damaged as above typical of damp/woodlouse attack. Non price clipped The grading and pricing of the book offere... View more info

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COLLECTORS PIE OF MAGNET & GEM Number FIVE , No 5 , Facsimiles [Amalgamated Press 1920- 1986 ]

By: RICHARDS , Frank , CLIFFORD , Martin

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, HOWARD BAKER: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118530

ISBN: 0703002910

Condition: VG+


Larger format H/b+jacket VG+/VG+.1st ed. thus - Facsimiles from the Amalgamated Press 1920- 1986.line illustrated.( green cloth+ gilt titles to book, internal Fine, no inscsp.outer cover slight wrinkling to front] Dust Jacket not price clipped.Cerise Pink & olive green illus cover - no notable defects - in clear proprietray protective cover. PLs see our image. View more info

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THE HUNDRED TALES Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles

By: ROBBINS , Rossell Hope , Fellow Royal Soc. Literature

Price: £19.95

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119940

Condition: Very Good


1st thus - UK ed.English text.390pp.illustrated with humour in line by Artist A Dobkin. A major monument of 15th Century French literature rivalling even the Decameron - translated by RH Robbins Fellow Royal Soc. Literature.Morals & manners were free when these stories were told .includes Appendix of Authors & Select Analogies plus biblio; [ red book with gilt titles, tight binding, clean throughout, No inscsp] col illus. Dust Jacket not price clipped, 35s,light colour edgwear light loss, back cover med fox tan & mild handling soil. in clear proprietary protective cover. unfortunate heavy volu... View more info

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BRUGES-La-MORTE

By: RODENBACH , Georges , European Classic [1892 ]

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, Dedalus Ltd: 2007

Seller ID: 122246

ISBN: 1903517230

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b.New Translation of a Classic: of spiritual & poetical, mournful & tragic , & later obsession.Set in a decaying city of Bruges.First published 1892.One of the great masterpieces of the Symbolist period. Translated by M Mitchell & W Stone.Note on the failure to erect a Memorial. illustrated b/w photographic plates[ No inscsp.]2007 P/b.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BACK TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE and Other Ugly Moments [ St Trinian's ]

By: RONALD SEARLE

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121157

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with Black titles to spine and St Trinians Schoolgirl to front panel. 96pp. Collection of drawings with associated text being a return to the celebrated academy for young gentlewomen with other ugly moments in the course of human destiny to distress and delight the gentle reader. First Edition 1st printing. VG/Good (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to boards. Ink gift insc. xmas 1951 to front free end paper. Dust Jacket- Moderate shelf soiling and colour rubbing, price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered ... View more info

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LA MARE au DIABLE , Nelson 289

By: SAND , GEORGE ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: PARIS, NELSON , EDITEURS / Collection Nelson: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4299

Condition: Good


H/b in D/j Both Good.FRENCH TEXT Ist ed.Small.No 289 in series..French Classics / Fiction. 282pp+ 6pp listing other books in the Nelson Editeurs Series [ Collection Nelson Series] sand-yellow cloth , green titles & red line decs, neat ink inscsp.to initial blank page ffep, light--med fox/tan 1st/last few pages & foredge.Tight binding, clean throughout ] Dust Jacket not clipped, light edge-wear ,tiny loss to corners, & head/tail of spine., handling soiling mainly to rear & spine, Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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QUENTIN DURWARD

By: SCOTT , Walter , ROBERTSON , Marylyn [ Abridged by ] , THOMAS , Eric [ Artist ]

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 124199

ISBN: 0001846817

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j. A young Scot , seeking his fortune , travels to France during the feudal times , of mid 1400's , between France and Burgundy [ Historic Adventure , Secret plots ] abridged to suit modern readers as " Walter Scott has a tendency to be long-winded": However the author's words have not been changed , the story preserved - and probably strengthened" illus. Full-page Colour plates & in line.[ Dark green cloth gilt title , No inscsp. Classics For Today, tight binding, no notable defect ] Dust Jacket price clipped, clean covers, no notable defect, protected in a plasti... View more info

ARTHUR BERRIEDALE KEITH 1879 - 1944 THE CHIEF ORNAMENT OF SCOTTISH LEARNING

By: SHINN , RIDGEWAY F [Juinor] Professor

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Scotland, ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6996

ISBN: 0080377378

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket FINE/ VG.1st ed.c classic.386pp.Appendix , biblio , 3 parts; Professor RF Shinn Junior combines Biography with Narrative -analysis of the Achievements & Failures of a man in whose life was reflected many of the significant features of the Scottish both Empire & Commonwealth. AB Keith became a World leading authority / outstanding scholar / many languages / lawyer .illustrated 14 b/w plates [book as new , no inscp. blue cloth+ gilt titles] D/j not clipped , fsde to spine+ top margins, not effecting titles , scuff to top/rear corner & closed tear line approx 15mm] View more info

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IN DESERT AND WILDERNESS

By: SIENKIEWICZ, HENRYK (DREZMAL MAX A. TRANSLATOR)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: EDINBURGH, POLISH BOOK DEPOT: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119663

Condition: Very Good


Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front panel, 250 x 180mm approx. 303 nos. pp. Frontis + 4 other full page illust. by Remington Schuyler as called for. A favorite of Polish Children by a Nobel prize winning author (for Quo Vadis) which tells of the unimaginable difficulties which befell Stas Tarkowski, the 14 year old son od a Polish engineer in Port Said, when kidnapped and taken hostage by the Mahdis in 1885. VG/Good (Book- Ink gift inscription and date Feb 1945 to front free end paper. A few light foxing spots to end papers. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- Mode... View more info

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KIDNAPPED

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis , OAKLEY , G

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London /New York, DENT / DUTTON: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119250

Condition: VG


VG H/b IN Good D/j.1st Dent/Dutton Classics series No 45 , Colour plates & line drawings by Artist G Oakley.First published 1886 under the sub title"Kidnapped,being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 etc..." [a castaway/ the desert isle/ journey in Scottish Highlands / the notorious Jacobite / Alan Breck Stewart / wicked uncle / his many sufferings / the belt of gold etc..] brown tan illustrated boards & matching end papers, Lilac titles ,school-plate sticker , a sound clean copy with light fox tan to foredge,1st/last page.[ mushroom col illus D/j not price clipped , ... View more info

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES [1896 ]

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis , ROBINSON , Charles ,

Price: £130.00

Publisher: LODON, JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7626

Condition: VG


1st edition thus [ illustrated ] , Dark Green Cloth boards with gilt decs and titles to spine, front and rear boards.a.e.g. 136nos. pp + publisher's adverts at rear - Dated 1895. - Illustrated by Charles Robinson , 3rd Edition (First Illustrated Edition) The 1st and 2nd Editions having been published by Longmans Green and Co. VG (Modest wear to boards. Previous owner name to ffep. Browning to endpapers and rear endpaper starting. Mull, tapes and binding generally sound. Occasional light soiling to pages) Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. View more info

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DRACULA , Ladybird Horror Classics

By: STOKER , Bram , CAMERON , Joan , Retold by , McBride , Angus ,

Price: £3.95

Publisher: Loughborough, LADYBIRD BOOKS: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124332

ISBN: 0721408125

Condition: VG


VG H/b.States " First Edition " opposite the Title page Slim. Small.52pp. Colour illustrated by Artist Angus McBride.Bram Stoker's Dracula Retold by J Cameron. llus end papers.[ tight binding, No inscp, clean throughout, no creases ] Laminated boards real tiny corner col/rub/loss., Bright & clean boards. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD With the Life of the Author

By: SWIFT , Jonathan , A Dean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.F.DOVE: 1829

Seller ID: 120824

Condition: Good


Paper covered boards with ivory cloth quarter binding.140 x 90 mm approx. xxvi + 334 pp incl. publisher's adverts. Steel engraved frontis and illustrations to half title and title pages By G & H Corbould. Undated circa 1829. Pocket edition in Dove's English Classics Series. Good (Book- Shelf soiling and wear to paper covered boards. Previous owner name and date to free end paper. Light foxing to prelim and last few pages. A few signatures strained where glue has failed but sewing and mull holding. No cracks to end papers and binding generally sound. A title in the series which is quite difficu... View more info

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GULLIVERS TRAVELS to Lilliput and Brobdingnag

By: SWIFT , Jonathan , MOSSA , R G ,

Price: £34.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Seller ID: 120158

Condition: Very Good


UNCOMMON Large VG H/b in Poor+ D/j.Undated c. 1923.,illustrated Artist R G Mossa .12 Full-page Colour plates & in line.All paintings bright, clean throughout, tight bindings, light ink name to initial blank end paper [fep], [red-tone illus. to end papers] This book belongs To left blank. Covers - clean grey boards with red titles & front illustration, light edgewear. mild fade to margins & top/base spine due to Dust Jacket loss. [Dust Jacket not clipped, small edgewear nicks / crease / rub / fade / loss. The 2 main areas of loss ;-top spine approx 15mmxwidth & max top rear 70x30mm. light handl... View more info

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THE ROSE AND THE RING or The History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo & THE MAGIC FISHBONE

By: THACKERAY , W M , DICKENS , CHARLES , GILBERT , John , HOGARTH, Paul ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, DENT DUTTON: 1967

Seller ID: 12061

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.VG D/j.1967.Colour & b/w illustrated by John Gilbert & Paull Hogarth.Dent Dutton Classics.No 42. Two tales in one Volume by two famed Victorian authors: Thackery & Dickens. "Around the Middle of the last century there was a fashion for " literary fairy Tales" as distinct from traditional folk-lore." 179pp+ 4 pages publisher's adverts.[ blue dec.boards+ red titles to spine & front, same design to end papers, No incsp ,tight binding ] clean bright Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18/- , light fox spotting to spine , minor edgewear top/tail spine, tiny-dot loss to rear base, tiny rdgewe... View more info

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THE GULS HORNBOOK AND THE BELMAN OF LONDON IN TWO PARTS

By: THOMAS DEKKER

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, J M DENT & Sons Ltd: 1936

Seller ID: 123098

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine, 155 x 100 mm approx. Silk marker, gilt top edge to book block others uncut. 292 pp. Facsimile title page woodcut of the first edition of The Belman of London 1608 with tissue guard. Decorative title page printed in red and black. Printed at the Temple Press Letchworth in Dent's Temple Classics series with publisher's printed front paste down. A particularly well preserved copy. Near Fine/Near Fine.(Book- no shelf wear or soiling, a few light foxing spots to end papers and fore edge of book block. Hint of liquid staining to top margin of tis... View more info

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LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters

By: THOMAS HARDY

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN & CO LTD: 1903

Seller ID: 120729

Condition: Good


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked device to front panel. 302 pp + Map + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Collection of short stories + observations on some local characters. First published 1894 the copy offered by us is the 1903 New Edition. Good (Book- Shelf rubbing to cloth including nick to head of 5mm approx and associated fraying. No previous owner name, light foxing to end papers. Otherwise clean and binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale NB. It is DARKER BLUE Camera flash has lightened the blue cover View more info

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SNOB'S ISLAND

By: TIKKANEN , Henrik

Price: £29.95

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118060

ISBN: 070112265x

Condition: VG+


H/b+D/j VG+/VG.1st ed.Renouned Scandinavian Author Henrik Tikkanen [ novels & plays; & Artist] translated here by M Sandbach.Snob's island set in Finland an autobiographical novel in the tiny section that is by language & heritage Swedish.barbed, witty satire pre-war & into WW2. 122pp.[ olive cloth+gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding, no notable defects] orange/cream line illustrated Dust Jacket - in line by the author - not price clipped, minor edgewear , no tears or nicks.now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image View more info

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ANNA KARENINA 2 Vols set

By: TOLSTOY , Leo ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, PILOT PRESS Ltd / PILOT CLASSICS: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124048

Condition: Good


3 famous Film Stars to covers from the Major Screening;- Vivien Leigh, Kieron Moore & Ralph Richardson." Alexanda Korda Presented & Julien Duviver Directed, A London Film." 471pp.Vol.1 & 479pp Vol 2 [ Both books 160x110mm. Printed on war-time paper hence browned foredge & outer margins, small tear-line top edge initial blank page ffep to vol.1 ] Dust Jacket's not price clipped, 3/- Each, even fade to both spines, both edge-wear small nicks & colour rub/loss.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual books offered for sale. View more info

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HAPPY COUNTRYMAN

By: WARREN , C Henry ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, GEOFFREY BLES: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122744

Condition: Good


Gd H/b in Gd- D/j.1st ed.The story of Mark Thurston, a farm-hand, in East Anglia and in his eighties at the time of writing.255pp [ Country Classics] for all lovers or rural life. [ tan cloth black titles , mild edge shelfwear, tight binding, No inscsp. fox browning to 1st/last few pages & foredge , lean to spine, light crease to ffp. ] Dust Jacketnot price clipped, 7s 6d , small edgewear col/rub/loss.small hole-loss to spine centre. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info