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1 The Life and Adventures of Lady Anne, the Little Pedlar
Anon ; a new edition with introductory note by Elizabeth Wordsworth A. R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd. [c.1914] London 1914 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
A new edition with an introductory note by Elizabeth Wordsworth. Undated, c. 1914. Forwards lean to the spine. Pages are lightly tanned, but are free from names or inscriptions. 161pp. Near VG clean condition. Dark olive green cloth binding. 013517 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
16 Aurinkokissat
Ivory, Lesley Anne ; translated from the English by Eeva Heikkinen Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio Finland 1991 9510167460 / 9789510167465 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial laminated boards. In excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Finnish edition of Cats in the Sun. Unpaginated. Slim picture book with Lesley Anne Ivory's delightful illustrations. 22 x 27cm. 104633 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
2 Gardens on a Higher Level: For Windows, Balconies and Courtyards
Ashberry, Anne ; line drawings and photographs by N. Creina Glegg The Garden Book Club Charing Cross Road, London 1969 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards, a little faded at spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners. 152pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. This is loose-fitting and does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way. 305554 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
17 Poezen in het Zonnetje
Ivory, Lesley Anne ; translated from the English by G. M. Valster Uitgeverij van Reemst Amsterdam 1991 9035905547 / 9789035905542 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial laminated boards. In excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Dutch edition of Cats in the Sun. Unpaginated. Slim picture book with Lesley Anne Ivory's delightful illustrations. 22 x 27cm. 104634 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
3 Gardens on a Higher Level: For Windows, Balconies and Courtyards
Ashberry, Anne ; line drawings and photographs by N. Creina Glegg The Garden Book Club Charing Cross Road, London 1969 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards, a little faded at spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners and is quite noticeably darkened / browned at the spine and all edges. 152pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. This is loose-fitting and does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way. 305555 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
18 Sommerkatzen
Ivory, Lesley Anne ; translated from the English by Katharina Kuhl Carlsen Hamburg 1991 3551550611 / 9783551550613 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial laminated boards. In excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. German edition of Cats in the Sun. Unpaginated. Slim picture book with Lesley Anne Ivory's delightful illustrations. 22 x 27cm. 104631 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
4 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 7 - 9" 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

 
19 Sommerkatzen
Ivory, Lesley Anne ; translated from the English by Katharina Kuhl Carlsen Hamburg 1991 3551550611 / 9783551550613 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial laminated boards. In excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. German edition of Cats in the Sun. Unpaginated. Slim picture book with Lesley Anne Ivory's delightful illustrations. 22 x 27cm. 104632 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
5 Five Go to Mystery Moor
Blyton, Enid Hodder & Stoughton Limited 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second impression; first published in 1954. This is the thirteenth Famous Five adventure story, featuring Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy. Original red boards. Lacks dust jacket. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges and to prelims. Otherwise quite a good, firm copy. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 183pp. 306448 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
20 Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1979-80
Jenkins, Vivian Queen Anne Press 1979 0354090879 / 9780354090872 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Lightly used condition. NEAR FINE. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Textblock edges are a bit darkened. 384pp. 100624 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
6 Finbar's Hotel
Bolger, Dermot (ed.) ; chapters by Dermot Bolger, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Jennifer Johnston, Joseph O'Connor and Colm Toibin Picador 2000 0330397621 / 9780330397629 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 273pp. 012080 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
21 Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1975-76
Jenkins, Vivian ; Nimmo, Michael Queen Anne Press 1975 0362002215 / 9780362002218 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Lightly used condition. Spine faded, and there are a few minor rubs to the cover edges. Outer textblock edges are a bit grey / thumbed, and there is a gift inscription written inside the front cover. 368pp. 100625 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
7 The Novels of The Sisters Bronte, Thornton Edition - 11 volumes of 12 volume set: Jane Eyre (2 vols); The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols); Shirley (2 vols); The Professor; Agnes Grey; Villette (2 vols); The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Anne; Bronte; Gaskell, Elizabeth (The Life of Charlotte Bronte) John Grant Edinburgh 1924 Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. A uniform matching set, bound in green cloth, with gilt-stamped decoration and titles to the spines. 11 of 12 volumes - Wuthering Heights (published as a single volume) is absent. Most bindings are faded and a little worn appearance - most volumes have light marks to the boards; The Life of Charlotte Bronte has more significant marks to the boards and The Professor has a small dark stain to the front board. Volume 2 of Villette and Volume 2 of Jane Eyre have a slightly darker green binding and Volume 2 of Villette has a gilt top edge (the only volume with a gilt edge). All volumes are bruised at the spine ends and corners and several volumes have frayed cloth at the spine ends. Foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and scattered foxing to pages. Foredges deckled / untrimmed. Wildfell Hall pp. 354, 347; Shirley pp. 458, 471 vol. I has a name written at the top edge of the pastedown and there is a small light brown stain to bottom edge of rear pastedown and endpaper; Life of Charlotte Bronte pp. xviii, 526; Jane Eyre pp. 405, 372; The Professor pp.xi, 378; Agnes Grey pp. 302; Villette pp. xi, 422; 406 A gift inscription to the front endpaper in Volume I of Villette, dated 1944. Books measure 21.7cm tall. Illustrated with a few black and white plates in each volume. DELIVERY: No extra charges for sending within the UK MAINLAND. An extra fee may be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY may not available for this set due to size and weight - please contact us BEFORE ORDERING. There will be significant extra postage charges for international orders. 309089 
Price: 115.00 GBP

 
22 Language The Unknown: An Initiation Into Linguistics
Kristeva, Julia ; translated by Anne M. Menke Columbia University Press New York 1989 0231061064 / 9780231061063 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Otherwise VG and clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 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. 103417 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
 
8 A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854 - 1967
Cohen, Rachel Jonathan Cape London 2004 0224072587 / 9780224072588 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Black cloth. No names or inscriptions. Some very light occasional foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding tight. Dust jacket not price clipped [18.99]. pp. xvii, 363. 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. 103695 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
23 Dinas Head and Other Places
Lewis-Smith, Anne The Mitre Press London 1977 0705102610 / 9780705102612 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Signed by Author(s)
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. Blue cloth hardback. Flat-signed by the author on the title page in blue pen, with a gift inscription in the same pen on the front endpaper [dated 1979]. Otherwise clean and tight. Spine of the dust jacket a little faded, with very minor rubs at the spine ends and corners. Price-clipped front flap. The dust jacket is now protected in a loose film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 'Anne Lewis-Smith is best known for her love poetry, and although she claims that the present collection is about places rather than people, a feeling of loving and being in love pervades many of the poems as subtly as perfume.' 19cm. 64pp. 100077 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
9 John Creek's Story
Creek, John; Creek, Marian (ed.) 2005 Paperback Very Good+ 8vo - 8" Tall INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR
Appears to be privately published. Rubs to the cover edges. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, inscription reads: 'For Anne, to remember John, Marian November 2005.' Lightly used only. No reading creases. 273pp. Image available on request. 035918 
Price: 6.95 GBP

 
24 Earth Shine
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Chatto and Windus London 1969 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First UK edition. ISBN 0701115868. Original blue boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A Foyles bookshop sticker on the front pastedown. pp. xviii, 73. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges, has a short tear at the base of the spine and a few small nicks, some foxing to the back cover and the white parts of the jacket are generally discoloured. Front flap not price clipped but price has been crossed out and a new one written in pen. 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. 307744 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
10 Under The Bone
d'Adesky, Anne-Christine Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York 1994 0374280665 / 9780374280666 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Book and dust jacket are both in very good, clean condition. Not price clipped, the dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 371pp. A novel about Haiti. 301390 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
25 The Steep Ascent
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Harcourt, Brace and Company New York 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original dark blue boards. A brief gift inscription written on the front endpaper. First edition. A wartime, war economy standard book (though better quality than British war economy standard books). Deckled / untrimmed foredges. Top edge blue. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn at the edges with minor loss in a couple of places. pp. viii, [4], 120. 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. 105025 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 Ateliers d'artistes a Paris
Delorme, Jean-Claude ; Dubois, Anne-Marie ; Mouchy, Martine (photographies de) Editions Parigramme 2002 2840962667 / 9782840962663 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second-hand book in very good clean tight condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 187pp. In French. 302324 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
26 The Christmas Rocket
Molloy, Anne ; with drawings by Artur Marokvia Constable and Company Ltd London 1959 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First UK edition. Original blue boards with white titles and design to the front board. Pictorial dust jacket. The boards are very slightly faded at the spine ends. The book itself is in lovely clean and bright condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm and pages fresh. pp. 47. There is some foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. The dust jacket has two splash marks / stains to the back cover and is rubbed and chipped at the top of the spine, with a couple of short nicks. Front flap not price clipped. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 308988 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
12 Annexed
Dogar, Sharon Andersen Press Limited London 2010 1849391246 / 9781849391245 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Publisher's original black boards. In very good, clean, tight and unmarked condition. No names or inscriptions. Dust jacket not price clipped. Just very slight bumps (tiny) to the top corners of the boards and two very small indentations in the back cover of the dust jacket. This novel tells the story of Peter van Pels, Anne Frank's friend in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. 330pp. 104031 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
27 Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, L. M. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1961 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards with orange dust jacket. A fowards lean to the spine, boards are a little bowed, there are numerous small bumps / dents to the top edge of the front board, foxing to closed textblock page edges and to endpapers, pastedowns and first and last few pages. Despite the flaws, it is a good, solid copy of this orange dust jacket edges. No names or inscriptions though there are light abrasions to the front pastedown, indicating a name may have been erased previously. pp. 256. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with short tears all rounds, some creasing and a few small chips. Front flap not price clipped. 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. (Books photographed without the film sleeve, due to reflection). 308576 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
13 Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers
Eccleshare, Julia ; with a foreword by Anne fine National Portrait Gallery 2002 1855143429 / 9781855143425 Hardcover New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback; quarter blue cloth, glazed boards. RRP 15.00. 136pp. 303309 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 Anne of Ingleside
Montgomery, L. M. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1940 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First published in 1939; this is an early reprint of this UK edition, from November 1940. Original green boards. The boards are marked and generally darkened, with a small white mark on the front board. A gift inscription, address and date (1941) written on the front pastedown. Loosely enclosed is the front flap from the dust jacket with author bio. The binding is firm. There are generally minor grubby handling marks to pages throughout and the outer closed textblock page edges are greyed / marked from thumbing. No major marks to the pages; just general handling marks throughout. Inner hinges are very good. pp. 342. 308028 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
14 Manxmouse
Gallico, Paul ; illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone William Heinemann London 1968 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Grahame-Johnstone, Janet and Anne 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original green boards; very slightly faded at the bottom edge. The book is otherwise in excellent, clean condition. Pages are bright and fresh. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is bright and fresh but has a light scratch to the front cover and some very light bruising to the top edge. Front flap of the dust jacket clipped. A really nice copy. pp. 191. 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. 106612 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
29 Anne of Windy Willows
Montgomery, L. M. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1941 Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards; bruised at the spine ends. Outer closed textblock page edges are darkened / greyed and there are some grubby marks / handling marks to pages. The binding is firm and hinges good. A slight forwards lean to the spine. A long period gift inscription written in ink on the front endpaper, dated 1941. The dust jacket is rubbed to all edges with short tears, a few creases, chips and minor loss, dulled spine with some minor marks, and general grey / grubby appearance to the back cover. pp. 296. 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. 307683 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
15 Beatrix Potter's Art [Signed by the Author]
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson Frederick Warne 1989 0723235988 / 9780723235989 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page. A previous owner's gift inscription on the facing page. The book has a tobacco odour which may dissipate with airing. The dust jacket is faded at the spine and has some rubs and short nicks to the spine ends. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 192. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 106925 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
30 Anne's House of Dreams
Montgomery, L. M. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1941 Hardcover Fair Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards; bruised at the spine ends. Outer closed textblock page edges are darkened / greyed and there is a small stain in the middle of the outer closed textblock foredge, also affecting the foredge margin of pages 301 onwards and with several stains to the rear endpaper. Some grubby marks / handling marks to pages. The binding is firm and hinges good. The dust jacket has a grubby appearance (despite having been cleaned), has some tears, rubs and loss to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 346. 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. 307682 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
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