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1 Women of Sand & Myrrh
Al-Shaykh, Hanan Quartet Books 1989 0704327368 / 9780704327368 First English Edition Green Cloth Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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

 
16 Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty
Dickens, Charles Chapman and Hall London Half Leather Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1870s or 1880s. The Charles Dickens edition was first published in 1867 but earlier editions were usually dated. Half leather binding, red morocco. Marbled boards, endpapers and edges. 5 raised bands to the spine. Minor rubs. An attractive copy. Unobtrusive previous owner's name stamp to front free endpaper. With 8 illustrations [black and white plates]. Some foxing to the endpapers and prelims. Light occasional foxing spots to pages. pp. viii, 391. 18cm x 13cm. The Charles Dickens (printed autograph) edition. 101505 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
2 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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

 
17 Dombey and Son
Dickens, Charles Chapman and Hall London Half Leather Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1870s or 1880s. The Charles Dickens edition was first published in 1867 but earlier editions were usually dated. Half leather binding, red morocco. Marbled boards, endpapers and edges. 5 raised bands to the spine. Minor rubs. An attractive copy. Unobtrusive previous owner's name stamp to the reverse of the frontispiece illustration. With 8 illustrations [black and white plates]. Some foxing to the endpapers and prelims. Light occasional foxing spots to pages. pp. vi; 543. 18cm x 13cm. The Charles Dickens (printed autograph) edition. 101502 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
3 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

 
18 Little Dorrit
Dickens, Charles Chapman and Hall London Half Leather Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1870s or 1880s. The Charles Dickens edition was first published in 1867 but earlier editions were usually dated. Half leather binding, red morocco. Marbled boards, endpapers and edges. 5 raised bands to the spine. Minor rubs. An attractive copy. Unobtrusive previous owner's name stamp to front free endpaper. There is a large coin-sized pale brown stain to pages 1-4, and some small indents in the first plate bound into the text. With 8 illustrations [black and white plates]. Some foxing to the endpapers and prelims. Light occasional foxing spots to pages. pp. vi; 522. 18cm x 13cm. The Charles Dickens (printed autograph) edition. 101504 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
4 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

 
19 Erotika: Some Greek Love-Poems, Gathered and Translated, with a Brief Account of Greek Love-Poetry, By J. M. Edmonds
Edmonds, J. M. (gathered and Translated by) Peter Davies London 1929 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Blue cloth binding, faded to beige at the spine, and faded to pale blue around the edges of the boards. Rubbed at the head and tail of the spine. Boards are marked, with an approx. two inch by two inch stain at the bottom edge of the front board. Inside very clean. This is number 120 of the limited edition (of 450: 250 UK, 150 USA and 50 review and presentation copies). Printed on Batchelor's hand made paper. There is a pencilled gift inscription on the front endpaper ("for Davina from Duff") attributed to Duff Cooper. The poems are in Greek and English translation. 014345 
Price: 70.00 GBP

 
 
5 Mistress of Melthorpe [SIGNED by the author]
Bloom, Alan Aidan Ellis Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK 1996 0856282723 / 9780856282720 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
1st edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: 'Good wishes from Alan Bloom 1998'. A novel from the well-known horticulturist and founder of Bressingham Gardens and Blooms of Bressingham. Alan Bloom (1906-2005). A very good clean copy - NEAR FINE. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is protected in a loose film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). Not price-clipped. Original price of £16.99 printed on the front flap. Jacket design by Craig Dodd. From the front flap of the dust jacket: ...'"Berkeley will have to go - he's not right for our type of garden." And so Tom Berkeley's fate appears to have been sealed, as Gerald Potts decides that his new gardener cannot be trusted with the garden at Melthorpe Manor. A small legacy gives Anne Potts a chance to gain her independence from her overbearing husband; and she and Tom find happiness together through his love of plants and her need to carve out a life of her own.' 152pp. 22cm. 100095 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
20 The Law of Love
Esquivel, Laura Crown Publishers, Inc. New York 1996 0517706814 / 9780517706817 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
An interactive romance novel, with music CD. CD is present, but has been opened - looks OK but has not been tested by bookseller. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. Dust jacket price clipped and bumped at edges. 266pp. 001319 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
6 Eagle and Unicorn
Brook-Shepherd, Gordon Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
First edition. Blue cloth binding. Book and dust jacket VG. Slight lean to the spine. A couple of very minor rubs to the dust jacket edges. Not price clipped (25s net). The dust jacket is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 260pp. Novel set in Vienna during the Stalin era. 20cm. 300770 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
21 The Gardens of the Casino
Evans, Stuart Hutchinson & Co London 1976 009124630x / 9780091246303 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by the author on the f.e.p. In VG condition. A few little rubs and a short tear to the top edge of the dust jacket. The DJ is now supplied in a loose protective film sleeve to protect against further wear. Not price clipped. 288pp. 302039 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
7 Half in Love
Cartwright, Justin Sceptre London, United Kingdom 2001 0340766298 / 9780340766293 First edition, First Printing Green Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - 9.5" Tall 
Unmarked. No names or inscriptions. Price-clipped, the dust jacket is now protected in a removable clear film sleeve. A scanned picture of the front cover is available on request. 309pp. 031381 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
22 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Fox, John Grosset & Dunlap New York 1936 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
There is a crossed out hand-written gift-inscription on the front endpaper. Minor rubs to the spine of the book. 422pp. Foredges untrimmed. 022299 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
8 Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
Chessman, Harriet Scott Century 2003 0712623639 / 9780712623636 Hardback Fine Fine 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm Oblong 
Excellent condition hardback. Mint. The dust jacket is protected in a fully removable loose clear film sleeve. 164pp. 053159 
Price: 6.95 GBP

 
23 The Gods Are Athirst
France, Anatole ; authorised translation by Alfred Allinson John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1926 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks, and has darkened / browned, especially at the spine - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 285pp. 101189 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
9 Sainte-Colline
Chevallier, Gabriel (Transl. By Jocelyn Godefroi) Secker & Warburg 1946 Hard Cover Fair Poor 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
1st UK edition. Not in great condition but offered for sale as it is the first UK edition. Previous owner's name at the top of the front endpaper. Water mark has stained the top of the dust jacket and a large portion of c. 20 pages in the middle of the book; other pages and corners of boards affected to a lesser extent. The dust jacket is further worn at the edges and price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (fully removable if preferred). 285pp. 008359 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
24 The Aspirations Of Jean Servien
France, Anatole ; translated by Alfred Allinson John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1924 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks, and has slightly faded spine - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 234pp. 101192 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
10 Moonshine
Clayton, Victoria HarperCollins 2004 0007143435 / 9780007143436 First Edition Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.5" Tall / 24cm 
Near fine hardback and dust jacket. Pages are a little age-toned / darkened. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not clipped - price intact. The dust jacket is now protected in a fully removable loose clear film sleeve. 055460 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
25 A Mummer's Tale
France, Anatole ; translated by Charles E. Roche John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1928 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 240pp. 101186 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
11 The King
Cooper, Morton W.H.Allen London 1968 49100110X Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - 8.75" Tall 
First UK Edition. Some sporadic light foxing and some small spots to outer page edges. Binding firm. 443pp. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with a couple of short nicks. Not price clipped (30s net on the front flap). The dust jacket is supplied in a protecive loose film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 000266 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
26 Little Pierre
France, Anatole ; translated by J. Lewis May John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1925 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks, and has faded spine - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 297pp. 101190 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
12 Many Coloured Glass
Curren, Vina ; Sampson, Peter ; Hornby, Irene Self published | printed by The Computer Bureau, Cumbria Soft cover Very Good Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated. Spiral bound. 301673 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
27 Clio, and The Château De Vaux-Le-Vicomte
France, Anatole ; translated by Winifred Stephens John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1925 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks and a couple of tears; one longer tear to the back cover - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 263pp. 101187 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
13 Our Lady of Demerara
Dabydeen, David Dido Press 2004 1902115449 / 9781902115443 First Edition Grey Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.5" Tall 
No names or inscriptions. There are faint indentations left on the front endpaper from a previous pencilled price mark. 278pp. The dust jacket is now protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. A scanned picture of the front cover can be emailed to you on request. 032107 
Price: 24.95 GBP

 
28 Marguerite, and Count Morin Deputy, together with Alfred De Vigny, and The Path of Glory
France, Anatole ; translations by J. Lewis May and Alfred Allinson John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1927 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
VG. Orange cloth binding, with orange dust jacket. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a few marks - supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are three light pencil line marks to the bottom text block edge. 19cm. 248pp. 101185 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
14 Renée Mauperin
De Goncourt, Jules et Edmond ; translated from the French; with a critical introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly William Heinemann Ltd London 1923 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Masterpieces of French Romance Series, ed. by Edmund Gosse. Blue cloth hardback boards - slight fading to the rear board. Page foredges are heavily foxed. Otherwise clean. Binding tight. No previous owner names or inscriptions. Dust jacket has a short strip old sellotape at the head of the spine, and the underside has old brown paper tape reinforcements at the spine ends and folds. DJ is now protected in a loose clear film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 349pp. 21cm. 100155 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
29 The Jungle of Eden
Glyn, Anthony Hutchinson & Co. London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Red boards - a few dark grey smudge marks to boards. Some foxing spots to endpapers and outer textblock edges. Author's second novel. Story of a young woman marooned in the jungle in Rio de Janeiro after a plane crash. There are some light grubby marks to the edges of a couple of the pages and there is a very pale stain on the page facing the title page. The boards bow outwards slightly. 256pp. 100804 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
15 American Notes, and Reprinted Pieces AND The Uncommercial Traveller
Dickens, Charles Chapman and Hall London Half Leather Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1870s or 1880s. The Charles Dickens edition was first published in 1867 but earlier editions were usually dated. Half leather binding, red morocco. Marbled boards, endpapers and edges. 5 raised bands to the spine. Minor rubs. An attractive copy. Unobtrusive previous owner's name stamp to front free endpaper. 2 books bound in one volume. With 8 illustrations to the first book and further illustrations to the second book [black and white plates]. Some foxing to the endpapers and prelims. Light occasional foxing spots to pages. pp. 316; 172. 18cm x 13cm. The Charles Dickens (printed autograph) edition. 101506 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
30 Ash Wednesday : A Novel
Hawke, Ethan Bloomsbury 2002 074756003x / 9780747560036 First Edition Cream Cloth Hardback Near Fine Fine 8vo - 8.5" Tall 
Slight greyish marks to the bottom edge of the cream cloth boards. Binding v. tight. Book appears unread. Near new. The dust jacket is protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. RRP. £14.99. 221pp. 050024 
Price: 7.95 GBP

 
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