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1 Gabriel's Garden
Adair, Cecil [pseud. Evelyn Everett-Green] Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm tall 
No date stated. c. 1920s. 8th edition. Red cloth hardback - slightly patchy fading to the boards. Pages are browned, with foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Sunday school prize bookplate on the front endpaper (dated 1926). 246pp + publisher's catalogue pages. Evelyn Ward Everett-Green (17 November 1856, London - 23 April 1932, Funchal) was an English novelist who started her writing career with improving and pious stories for children, and later wrote historical fiction for older girls, and then adult romantic fiction. She wrote about 350 books: more than 200 under her own name, and others using the pen-names H. F. E., Cecil Adair, E. Ward, or Evelyn Dare. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 055169 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
16 Mine Own Executioner
Balchin, Nigel Collins St. James's Place, London 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original black cloth binding. First edition hardback; dust jacket features 'chosen by the Book Society' on the spine. Previous owner's name in pencil on the front endpaper. Rear hinge is just a little weakened at the penultimate page. Overall binding is firm. Pages have slightly tanned / darkened due to age and paper quality. Dust jacket is generally greyed / darkened and has some light marks. Dust jacket has some small chips to the spine ends. Not price clipped. 256pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104191 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
2 Shardik
Adams, Richard Allen Lane in association with Rex Collings London 1974 0713909528 / 9780713909524 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book: Very Good; Dust Jacket: Very Good. Blue boards. Spine ends bumped. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm and the pages are in very good, clean condition, except for some light foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. First printing. 526pp. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, has some foxing to the edges of the flaps, is price clipped and has some short nicks to the edges. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose archival-quality clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear. Like most of our stock, this book is a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 103631 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
17 The Wild Man of the West: A Tale of the Rocky Mountains
Ballantyne, R. M. W. & R. Chambers, Ltd Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date not stated, c. 1933. Brown cloth. Prize inscription written on the f.e.p. for 1932-1933. Colour frontis. illustration. A few light foxing spots to closed outer textblock edges. 284pp. 0 102165 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
3 The Growing Years of American Literature (The Pageant of Literature)
Adolorata, Sister Mary The Macmillan Company New York, USA 1961 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good condition. Contents are clean but the pages are age-browned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Cover extremities are slightly rubbed. A single crease to the spine. Spine faded. 318pp. 21cm. 100320 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
18 Cousin Pons [Balzac's Works, illustrated edition, Volume 6]
Balzac, Honore de ; introductions by George Saintsbury Bantam Press New York 1910 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is c. 1910s. Original olive green cloth binding. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Binding firm and tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Little flattened creases to the top corners of the first 12 pages. pp. v, 306. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104176 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
4 Women of Sand & Myrrh
Al-Shaykh, Hanan Quartet Books 1989 0704327368 / 9780704327368 First English Edition Green Cloth Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Appears lightly barely read. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little bumped at edges and slightly faded at the spine. DJ now protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. 280pp. 008029 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
19 Old Goriot; A Passion in the Desert ; An Episode Under the Terror [Balzac's Works, illustrated edition, Volume 2]
Balzac, Honore de ; introductions by George Saintsbury Bantam Press New York 1901 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is c. 1910s. Original olive green cloth binding. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Binding firm and tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A short tear and creasing to the top edge of one page. pp. vi, 273, 16, 18. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104177 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 Ruins
Aldiss, Brian Hutchinson London, United Kingdom 1987 0091678609 / 9780091678609 First Edition Hardback Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Patell, Salim 
85pp. 1st edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Excellent clean unmarked copy. Dust jacket not clipped. 020234 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
20 We Lost Our Way
Barcynska, Countess [Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis] Rich and Cowan [c. 1948] 1948 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Date of publication not stated, but we believe c. 1948. The book is in fair to good condition. Original red boards. Faded spine, a few marks to the boards, rubbed spine ends and corners. Some foxing to prelims and occasional spots to pages. A couple of pages have small grubby mark in the margin. A forward lean to the spine but binding firm and hinges good. No names or inscriptions. 219pp. The author, Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis, also wrote under other pseudonyms - Oliver Sandys, Helene Barcynska, Marguerite Florence Barclay, Marguerite Evans, and a few others. She was a very prolific author and a number of her novels were also made into films. By the mid-1920s she was a bestselling novelist. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 017473 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
 
6 Alentejo Blue [Signed Limited Edition]
Ali, Monica Doubleday 2006 0385604866 / 9780385604864 First Edition Hardcover Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
LIMITED EDITION. Hand numbered - number 989 or 1000 copies. Flat SIGNED by Monica Ali on the title page. Book and slipcase in navy blue cloth. No dust jacket (as issued by the publisher). Book is in FINE condition. Slipcase NEAR FINE - there is a slight mark on the base of the case where it looks as though the original price sticker has been removed. 299pp. 23cm x 14.5cm. 100443 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
21 Light and Shade
Barre, Jean Wright & Brown Ltd 1942 Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Publication date not stated but is c. 1942. Original orange boards, faded at edges. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with some loss to edges and creases. Novel. 284pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 032358 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
7 Chaytor's, A Novel
Alington, Adrian Chatto and Windus London 1933 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
2nd impression. Ex-Boots lending library. Boots shield on the front board. Red cloth library binding. Minor marks from removed labels inside. Sporadic foxing. No names or inscriptions. A forwards lean to the spine. A good, solid reading or reference copy. 343pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104190 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
22 Ballerina
Baum, Vicki Michael Joseph Ltd London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Small bumps to bottom corners and forwards lean to the spine. Some very light foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges and endpapers. Pages otherwise clean. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. 415pp. It tells the story of a Russian prima ballerina, first against the glamorous background of Vienna and later in the strenuously competitive ballet of New York. Dust jacket is chipped at the edges with some loss at the bottom edge of the back cover and a few short tears. Dust jacket not price clipped. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104174 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
8 Betty's Triumph
Allingham, Emmie The Pilgrim Press London Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original blue cloth binding. Faded spine. A few minor rubs. As far as I can gather - first published by the First published by the National Sunday School Union in 1925; this edition is probably a couple of years later. Clean condition, with a little light foxing and a gift inscription [dated 1929] written on the f.e.p. Unfortunately the paper quality is poor and the pages are very browned with age. 18.5cm. 160pp. Colour frontispiece illustration. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 006929 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
23 Headless Angel
Baum, Vicki Michael Joseph Ltd London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original blue boards. Pale marks to the front board and spine faded. A pale pencil signature on the front pastedown. Some drawings and notes in light pencil on the rear endpaper and pastedown. Light foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges. 319pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104173 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
9 Cruise
Ames, Jennifer Hodder and Stoughton 1935 Hardback Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
1st published Sept. 1934. This copy is the 1st reprint ed. of April 1935. Original red cloth binding. Top edge red. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. Some light foxing and a forwards lean to the spine. Boards are rubbed at the spine ends and corners. 318 pages. Other works by Jennifer Ames include Good Sport, Pandora Lifts the Lid, Anything but Love, and Romance for Sale. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 053433 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
24 George's Lair [SIGNED First Edition]
Bayley, J. Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 1996 0715627473 / 9780715627471 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8.5" Tall SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
There is a small mark to the lower edge of the front board under the dust jacket. A one inch tear to the back cover of the dust jacket at the bottom corner. Otherwise in lovely clean condition. Signed by the author on the title page, 'With Best Wishes John Bayley Nov'96' - no inscription or dedication. Not price-clipped - the DJ is supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 208pp. 044128 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Complete Tales - of Hans Christian Andersen [2 Volumes in Slipcase]
Andersen, Hans Christian ; with an introduction by Brian Alderson and translated by Jean Hersholt The Folio Society 2006 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
I am not sure if these are the first Folio Society edition of 2005 or the reprint of 2006 as they are still shrinkwrapped and I have left them so, to demonstrate how new and untouched they are. This Folio Society edition was the first complete edition of Hans Andersen's tales to be published and contains 156 tales in all. There are illustrations by renowned artists including Arthur Rackham, Heath Robinson, Edmund Dulac and Quentin Blake, amongst many others. A very HEAVY set - a significant postage surcharge will apply to international orders as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will allow. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Discount available for collection from our shop premises in North Oxfordshire. 102311 
Price: 100.00 GBP

 
25 The Proving Flight, A Novel
Beaty, David Secker and Warburg London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. A small mark on the front board; looks like from a previous price sticker. No dust jacket. Spine slightly faded. A good, solid copy. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to outer closed textblock edges and prelims. Pages are otherwise clean. 282pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104169 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
Apuleius, Lucius ; in the translation by William Adlington ; edited with an introduction by F. J. Harvey Darton ; with illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen Privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited [c.1924] London 1924 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated but is c. 1924 [ref. British Lib.]. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Some light foxing. The main flaw is significant browning of the pages due to paper quality. Otherwise clean. No names or inscriptions. 359pp. The dust jacket is darkened at the spine and edges, with light edgewear - minor rubs and chips and two short tears to the back cover. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103773 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
26 German Winter Nights
Beer, Johann; Translated By John Russell Camden House / Boydell & Brewer 1999 1571131957 / 9781571131959 Hard Cover NEW New 8vo - 9.25" Tall 
English translation. Brand new hardback book. RRP. 30.00. The dust jacket is protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Not price-clipped. 254pp. 028352 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
12 There Was No Yesterday
Arey, John Stuart Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1944 Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original green cloth binding. Slightly bumped corners. Lacks dust jacket. Second reprint; first published November 1943. The binding is firm and pages in clean condition. 208pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 051803 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
27 Cover His Face: A Novel of the Life and Times of Thomas Chatterton, the Marvellous Boy of Bristol
Bell, Neil Collins London 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original pink cloth boards. A partial cup ring mark to the rear board. Spine is faded and dulled. Light bruising to spine ends. Clean inside and binding firm; no names, inscriptions or other marks. 320pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104171 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
13 The Puppet Show
Armstrong, Martin The Golden Cockerel Press Berkshire 1922 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition (but not the signed limited edition). Book of stories. Original boards; quarter black cloth, grey paper sides. There are some marks to the cloth at the spine, the paper spine label has browned and chipped, the grey boards are browned at the edges and boards are rubbed at the spine ends and corners. The binding is shaken, foredges untrimmed / rough cut, pages a little tanned and there is a brief pencil ownership mark on the front endpaper. 154pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104170 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
28 The Old Wives' Tale
Bennett, Arnold ; introduction by Tim Heald ; lithographs by Glynn Boyd Harte The Folio Society 2004 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent, fine condition. Printed on Caxton Wove paper and bound in full cloth blocked with a design by the artist. A super copy. pp. xx, 546. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to international orders as this book costs more to send than our standard delivery rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102402 
Price: 21.50 GBP

 
 
14 Little Girl Lost
Bailey, Temple Hurst & Blackett Ltd London 1933 Second Impression Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Undated, but c.1933. Red cloth binding is faded at the spine and there is a faded stain to the bottom edge of the front board. Forwards lean to the spine but binding sound and hinges good. Some foxing to outer closed textblock edges and occasional spot inside. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 288, 32. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 048579 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
29 The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Bennett, William J. (edited, with commentary by) Simon & Schuster New York 1993 0671683063 / 9780671683061 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
There is a small grubby mark on the front flap of the dust jacket. Otherwise, book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Mild bruising to edges. No names, inscriptions or other marks inside. 831pp. PLEASE NOTE this is an extremely heavy book. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - a small additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard rate is likely to be expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount is on offer if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire. 103952 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
 
15 Loving Wanda Beaver (Novella and Stories) [1st Edition]
Baker, Alison Chronicle Books San Francisco 1995 081181064x / 9780811810647 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition, first impression. Hardback. Black cloth spine / green boards. Binding tight and firm. No previous owner names or inscriptions. Excellent clean condition - NEAR FINE. Not price clipped. The dust jacket is now protected in a loose archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 213pp. 20.5cm. 100372 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
30 The Freaks of Mayfair
Benson, E. F. ; with illustrations by George Plank The Folio Society London 2009 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent, fine condition. Barely opened; appears unread. pp. vii, 148. Printed on Abbey Wove paper and bound in yellow cloth printed with an illustration by George Plank. 103055 
Price: 15.50 GBP

 
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