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1 A Mile of River
Allnatt, Judith Doubleday 2008 0385613067 / 9780385613064 First Edition Hardback Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, condition but the outer closed textblock edges have darkened / tanned a little. First printing. Not previously owned. Clean, tight, unmarked and unread. 285pp. It is 1976 and England is suffocating. The long, dry spring has given way to a summer of severe drought, with standpipes in the streets and a rallying cry to 'save water, share a bath!' For the farmers, life has become a living hell - a daily struggle to make ends meet. The fields are tinder dry, the earth is dusty and scorched and the rivers are drying up to a trickle.Jess and Tom live on a remote farm in the English countryside with their increasingly difficult and brutal father, Henry. Their mother, Sylvie, walked out years before and Jess is struggling with the role of mother figure to Tom, as well as skivvy and hired hand for her father. Jess just wants to be a normal teenager, to go to dances and kiss boys, to take her exams and dream of a future far away from milking cows and ploughing fields. Daydreaming about her mother's return, Jess discovers Sylvie's old diary and begins to uncover the shocking truth about her disappearance. As the drought grips ever tighter, as the water level of the river begins to drop, the menace in the air builds until it reaches boiling point, with a confrontation between Jess and her father that has devastating consequences. 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. 037345 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
11 Letters from a Citizen of the World to his Friends in the East
Goldsmith, Oliver ; illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan ; with an introduction by Richard Garnett Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Paternoster Buildings, London 1904 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Sullivan, Edmund J. 
Hardback. Original burgundy cloth with gilt detail. Minor bruises to the spine ends and corners. Black endpapers (may have been renewed but if so they are very neat). There is a very faint inscription on the front endpaper (so faint I almost missed it). Previous owner's signature and date of 1940 written on the half-title page. Pages are bright and clean throughout, except for endpapers / preliminaries which have browned. The binding is firm. A very nice copy of this illustrated edition. pp. xxiv, 309. 307364 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
2 One Summer
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red boards. Publication date not stated but is c. 1920-1930. A forwards lean to the spine. Binding is sound, hinges good. No names or inscriptions. A section of about 20 pages in the middle of the book has been bumped at the textbock edge, resulting in flattened creases to the top corners of the pages. 318pp. Ruby Ayres (1881-1955) was born in London. Her first novel Richard Chatterton V.C. was published in 1916, after which she produced almost 150 titles. Although Ayres was known primarily for her romantic novels, she also wrote serials for the Daily Chronicle and Daily Mirror, as well as motion pictures in the United States and England. Her play Silver Wedding, was produced in 1932. 304991 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
12 The Yard
Grecian, Alex Michael Joseph | Penguin London 2012 0718159160 / 9780718159160 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. First printing. RRP. 12.99. Crime novel set in Victorian London. 531pp. 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. 303901 
Price: 10.39 GBP

 
 
3 The Beggar Man
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red boards. Publication date not stated but is c. 1920-1930. A forwards lean to the spine. Binding is sound, hinges good. No names or inscriptions. 253pp. Ruby Ayres (1881-1955) was born in London. Her first novel Richard Chatterton V.C. was published in 1916, after which she produced almost 150 titles. Although Ayres was known primarily for her romantic novels, she also wrote serials for the Daily Chronicle and Daily Mirror, as well as motion pictures in the United States and England. Her play Silver Wedding, was produced in 1932. 304990 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
13 A Cotswold Tragedy: A Tale of Pagan England [Signed Copy]
Green, Bassett The Mercian Publishers [c.1945] Coventry 1945 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Publication date not stated but is c. 1945. Original grey boards with red titles. Lacks dust jacket. Boards are bowed outwards at the edges. Binding firm. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Some light foxing to endpapers. Pagan story based around the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. 88pp. 305721 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
4 The School of Night
Bayard, Louis John Murray 2011 1848542186 / 9781848542181 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New first edition, first printing. Not previously owned. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. RRP. 17.99. 338pp. A shared quest and a mysterious cabal, four centuries apart. When Henry Cavendish attends the funeral of an old friend, the last thing he expects is to be given a business proposition. A handsome sum to retrieve a document that was in his friend's possession when he died - a letter from Sir Walter Raleigh. Henry accepts the challenge, despite severe misgivings about his sinister new employer. Four centuries earlier, in Elizabethan England, another quest is playing out. Thomas Harriot, once a member of the mysterious School of Night, a group whose members included the toast of Elizabethan society, has shut himself off from the world. Working day and night, he devotes himself secretly to his experiments. As both searches deepen, the two men realise that there are forces at work against them. Harriot's work is threatened by discovery and Henry's search becomes a deadly one, when someone close to him dies in mysterious circumstances. The School of Night is the story of a quest that spans centuries, of alliances forged in unexpected circumstances and of men who will stop at nothing to get what they want. 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. 300726 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
14 Old England
Lann, Evgeny ; translated from the Russian by Gerard Shelley Hutchinson & Co., Ltd [c. 1945] 1945 Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publication date not stated but is c. 1945. Translated from the Russian. Original blue boards. War Economy Standard paper. No names or inscriptions. 352pp. The dust jacket is darkened / greyed to the spine and back cover, with rubs and short nicks to the edges. emailed to you on request. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding firm. 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. 026031 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
5 Odo's Hanging
Benson, Peter Hodder & Stoughton United Kingdom 1993 0340580151 / 9780340580158 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original brown boards. Bumped at the top corners and a small bump at the top edge of the rear board and lightly bruised at the spine ends. The pages have slightly darkened / tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket is lightly bruised at the edges. Front flap not price clipped. Historical novel set in Norman England and depicting events from the Bayeux Tapestry. 251pp. 013100 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
15 Great Civilisations: The Vikings (Ladybird Book, Series 561)
Lewis, Brenda Ralph ; with illustrations by Ronald Jackson Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1976 0721404316 / 9780721404318 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
This is an early edition but not a first edition; c. 1976-77 printing and before 1978. This title was originally published with a different cover. Matt pictorial boards with blue and purple borders. There are some light rubs to the spine edges and corners, a small red pen mark on the spine and a small stain to the back cover, just underneath the ISBN number. This is otherwise a nice, clean and tight copy. No handling wear or creases to the pages. Binding tight. No names or inscriptions. Unmarked inside. Printed ISBN and price of 30p on the back cover and the last title listed on the back cover is no. 42 in the history series, Queen Victoria. 52pp. 304843 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
6 Neighboring Lives
Disch, Thomas M.; Naylor, Charles Hutchinson 1981 0091447100 / 9780091447106 Green Cloth Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8.75" Tall / 22cm 
Top of closed page textblock edge has small foxing spots. Otherwise in VG clean condition throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Price complete - unclipped - the dust jacket is protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. 397pp. 051452 
Price: 12.95 GBP

 
16 England is My Village
Rhys, John Llewelyn ; with a preface by Jane Oliver Faber and Faber Limited Russell Square, London 1946 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
9th impression. Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards. A previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. The book is in very good, clean condition. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket has a stain to the spine region and rubs, nicks and chips to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. 200pp. The book won the Hawthornden Prize in 1941. 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. 105474 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
7 Henry VIII (A Ladybird Book, Series 561)
Du Garde Peach, L. ; with illustrations by Frank Humphris Ladybird Books Loughborough 1973 0721403522 / 9780721403526 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. A later printing from c. 1976. Matt pictorial boards in the later style, with blue and purple borders. Very light rubs to the spine ends and spine edges. In otherwise very good, clean condition. The binding is tight and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions and the pages are bright and clean; no handling creases or marks. pp. 51. Printed 10-digit ISBN number on the back cover and the last title listed is No. 42 Victoria. No price on the back cover. 307277 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
17 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Fifth (5) Series, Volume 20
Various ; Members of The Royal Historical Society Royal Historical Society London 1970 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - 8.75" Tall 
Contains articles by various historians on various subjects including The Government of Tyneside 1800-50; Byzantium 1081-1204; The Irish Viceroyalty in the Restoration Period; Economic Regulation and the Cloth Industry in Seventeenth Century England; and The Hudson's Bay Company and its Critics in the Eighteenth Century. Binding is clean and tight, with gilt lettering. Pages are clean. 259pp. Green cloth. 000711 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
8 What Grows With What? (A New Playbook in Colour Photography)
England, Stephen (text); colour photography by Adprint Studios; endpaper design by O'Keeffe Collins Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Spiral bound with pictorial boards. Publication date not stated but c. late 1940s. In just about good condition. The spiral binding is very rusted and pictorial boards are creased and rubbed. Creases to the pages throughout. A tear to the edge of the rear endpaper. A worn but complete copy of this scarce title. O'Keeffe illustrated endpapers. 106136 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
18 The History of English Poetry, From the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. In Four Volumes. [Complete 4 Volume Set].
Warton, Thomas Printed for Thomas Tegg London 1824 Leather Bound Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Title continues: 'To Which are Prefixed Three Dissertations: 1. Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe. 2. On the Introduction of Learning into England. 3. On the Gesta Romanorum.' A new edition, carefully revised. Full gilt-ruled calf. Spines renewed, possibly for library binding in late nineteenth century / early twentieth. Each volume bears a City of Liverpool Public Libraries bookplate inside the front board, which I believe to be a Stephen Gooden design [engraver, 1892-1955]. Each bookplate has been stamped 'Withdrawn' in red ink. There are faded library catalogue numbers on the spine (were gilt; now mostly rubbed out). Small library label inside each of the rear boards: City of Liverpool Reference Library, date 1947. No further library marks. Gilt tooled spines. Morocco spine labels. The boards are quite heavily rubbed at the corners, with some scuffs to the boards, exposing back to the board in patches at the edges - in this case sounds worse than looks. Contents however are very clean. Firmly bound. Bright and clean. Very little foxing - a little to vol. III. A couple of light pencil marks in the margins (very few). Frontispiece illustration of author in volume I, with tissue guard. 1824. 4 vols. pp. 123, cclxix, 203; 520; 470; 482. Uniform. 21.5cm x 14cm. An attractive set. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 101173 
Price: 160.00 GBP

 
 
9 Jew Suss: A Historical Romance
Feuchtwanger, Lion Martin Secker London 1928 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Brown cloth. Spine dulled. Minor bumps to top corners. Minor pale mark to the bottom corner of the rear board. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Top outer closed textblock edge has some light foxing. First published in England in 1926, this is the first cheap edition of July 1928. 536pp. 308160 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
19 Wharton's New England : Seven Stories and Ethan Frome
Wharton, Edith; Barbara A. White (ed.) University of New Hampshire 1995 087451715x / 9780874517156 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
254pp. Second hand paperback. Lightly read. Previous owner's signature, address and date on the front endpaper. 254pp. 034165 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
10 A Guest From France
Gervaise, Mary Frederick Warne and Co London and New York 1946 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Faded triangular patch to the boards at the head of the spine. Written school prize presentation note on the front endpaper, dated 1946. Binding is tight and firm and the pages nice and clean. Printed on thick, good quality paper. There are a very few small foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Colour frontis. illustration. 224pp. The dust jacket is worn and torn to all edges, with a large section missing from the back cover. Older children's historical novel: In the year 1791, the Carteret family of Oakleigh Hall welcomed Madame de Courcelles, a refugee from France, as governess for Susie and the twins. Life at Oakleigh Hall was never dull and the lovable Susie played a prominent part in its happiness and the lifting of the veil of mystery cloaking their guest from France. 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. 104364 
Price: 12.00 GBP

     



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