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1 Rupert Annual 1982
Express Newspapers 1982 0850791200 / 9780850791204 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. Title page not price clipped. Book Belongs To box not filled in. Memory Test puzzle on p. 92 not done. No names or inscriptions. In very good, clean condition. Binding firm and pages clean. Light rubs to a couple of corners of the boards. There is a short tear in the bottom edge of p. 51/52 and another in the bottom edge of p. 91/91. 92 pages. 307102 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
16 Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael Faber and Faber 2014 0571313930 / 9780571313938 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s)
In excellent, fine condition. First printing. Signed by the author, Michael Frayn on the title page. Comes in a printed thin card slipcase / sleeve. 12.5cm x 15.5cm. 291pp. Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene...The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements...The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader. RRP when new was £12.99. 304075 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
2 Rupert Annual 1982
Express Newspapers 1982 0850791200 / 9780850791204 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. Title page not price clipped. Book Belongs To box not filled in. Memory Test puzzle on p. 92 not done. No names or inscriptions. In very good, clean condition. Binding firm and pages clean. Light rubs to a couple of corners of the boards and slight bump to the boards at the head of the spine. 92 pages. 307101 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
17 Cyril Pure's Diary
Geare, Michael ; with a foreword by Jilly Cooper Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1981 0297779397 / 9780297779391 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both in very good, clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Faint imprint from an erased old pricemark on the front endpaper. Delightfully funny novel about Cyril Pure and his "Chipping Toad" bookshop. Set in the Cotswolds. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. vii, 141. 105380 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
3 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Adams, Douglas Pan Books 1980 0330262130 / 9780330262132 First Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. First printing of this paperback edition, 1980. The pages have browned significantly, particularly heavily at the edges. In otherwise very good, clean condition. Covers are bright and crisp; no creasing. A very good copy. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 187. 308148 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
18 Not Really Rude
Gilbey, Geoffrey ; with illustrations by Rouson John Long Limited London 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Blue boards with black titles; the boards are faded at the spine and edges, with some minor discolouration and light marks. Lightly bruised spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature very faint on the front pastedown and date written lightly in pencil at the top edge of the front endpaper. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Pages otherwise clean and binding firm. pp. 255, 24. Gilbey wrote a number of novels and was also racing correspondent for the Daily Express. 307027 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
4 Goscinny, R. ; Uderzo, A.
Asterix and Son Hodder and Stoughton 1985 0340353317 / 9780340353318 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
First impression of this paperback English translation. In good clean condition but the pages have browned / tanned with age. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 48. 308341 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
19 Asterix and Cleopatra
Goscinny ; Uderzo Hodder Dargaud 1979 0340042397 / 9780340042397 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Tenth impression of this hardback edition. Pictorial boards. The boards are lightly bumped to a couple of corners and to the spine ends. In very good, clean condition inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight fading to the rear board. pp. 48. 308339 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Darling Buds of May
Bates, H. E. ; with an introduction by Ian Jack ; illustrations by Alice Tait The Folio Society London 2011 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Tait, Alice 
Hardback with slipcase, in excellent FINE condition; as new and still shrinkwrapped. Edition / printing not known as this book is still in shrinkwrap. No bumps. Pictorial cloth boards, purple slipcase. 307718 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
20 Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
Goscinny ; Uderzo Hodder and Stoughton 1974 0340191074 / 9780340191071 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Third impression. Hardback with pictorial boards. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 48. 308340 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
6 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Beaton, M. C. Constable London 2014 1472120930 / 9781472120939 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition. Pictorial laminated boards with matching dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread / lightly read. There is a tiny nick to the top edge of the dust jacket. Dust jacket not price clipped [£12.99]. 248pp. 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. 104629 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
21 Le Sceptre d'Ottokar (les aventures de tintin)
Herge Casterman 2203001070 / 9782203001077 Hard Cover New No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. Laminated pictorial boards. 62pp. French language edition. 058038 
Price: 10.99 GBP

 
 
7 The Freaks of Mayfair
Benson, E. F. ; with illustrations by George Plank The Folio Society London 2009 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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: 12.00 GBP

 
22 Tank Girl [Full colour edition]
Hewlett, Jamie; Martin, Alan Penguin Books 1995 0140243143 / 9780140243147 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Paperback. Spine ends are bumped quite heavily. In otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding is firm. Unpaginated graphic novel. 307360 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
8 Rupert Spring Adventures - Adventure Book No. 32
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, fine condition. Clean, bright, tight, unmarked. The staples have a couple of tiny rust spots at the centrefold. Otherwise as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Rope Trick, and Rupert and the Lonely Cottage. 0 106149 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
23 The Ogre of Oglefort
Ibbotson, Eva Macmillan Children's Books 2010 0230746470 / 9780230746473 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent fine condition. RRP. £9.99. First edition. Join Ivo as he embarks on an extraordinary comic adventure in search of the legendary Ogre of Oglefort. 231pp. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 300672 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
9 Rupert Summer Adventures - Adventure Book No. 33
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside; there are just a few tiny speckles to the front cover near the top edge / corner. The staples have a little bit of rusting but not badly corroded. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Speckled Seaweed, and Rupert and the Scent Garden. 0 106150 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
24 Le Sorcier - une aventure des fantastiques
Lee, Stan ; Kirby, Jack Lug Editeur 1976 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Soft covers. Super Heros Collection numero 9. Pages have browned / tanned at the edges. Otherwise in very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 80pp. Spine edge of the front cover very slightly faded. Text French. 302491 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
10 Gobo in the Land of Dreams - A Gobo Strip Book [Also contains a second story, Gobo and the Bad Boys]
Blyton, Enid Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and C.A. Publications Ltd [1955] London 1955 Soft cover Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
Date not stated but known as 1955. Both stories were first published in the Evening Standard in 1952. There is a small greasy mark and abrasion on the leading edge of the front cover, just slightly affecting the title page and first page as well. Covers are slightly rubbed and creased. No names or inscriptions. Single staple binding. Binding sound. 3.25" x 7". 302419 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
25 Cauchemar Blanc
Moebius Les Humanoides Associes Paris 1977 2902123086 / 9782902123087 Soft cover Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Large soft back. Comic. Covers are creased at the bottom corners. Pages clean. No names or inscriptions. 64pp. Text French. 302513 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Book Lovers' Miscellany
Cock-Starkey, Claire Bodleian Library 2017 1851244719 / 9781851244713 Hardcover New No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
New hardback. In excellent, fine condition. Pocket-sized volume. RRP £9.99. pp. 132. Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world?Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explored in 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany'. From a list of unfinished novels, a short history of the comic, the story behind Mills and Boon and an entry on books printed with mistakes, to a guide to the colours of Penguin paperback jackets and a list of the most influential academic books of all time. Between these pages you will discover the history of paper, binding, printing and dust jackets; which books have faced bans; which are the longest established literary families; and which bestsellers were initially rejected. You can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors; learn which natural pigments were used to decorate a medieval bible; and what animal is needed for the making of vellum. The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing. 307092 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
26 The Great Moments of Arnauld De Bichancourt, Volume 1 And So William Became a King
Mogere, Serge; with the collaboration of Eriamel and Stephane Gondoin; translated from the Original French By Gaie Dars Assor B.D. 2000 2950241085 / 9782950241085 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Hardback. Pictorial boards. ENGLISH TRANSLATION. No names or inscriptions. 67pp. VG clean condition. 042195 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
12 The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
Dahl, Roald ; illustrated by Quentin Blake Century Books 1991 071265013x / 9780712650137 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. 3rd impression. Original navy blue boards. Light bumps to the spine ends and to the top corners. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A couple of very light handling creases to the pages. Written in the last months of his life for The Dyslexia Institute, a laugh-out-loud little story about how the Reverend Robert Lee overcame his severe dyslexia. pp. 24. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the spine ends and corners and has short tears to the two corners of 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. 105949 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
27 The Dramatic Works Of Moliére, Volume Fourth [4] : Mélicerte ; A Comic Pastoral ; The Sicilian, Or, Love Makes the Painter ; Tartuffe, Or, The Hypocrite ; Amphitryon ; George Dandin, Or, The Abashed
Moliére ; rendered into English by Henri an Laun, with a prefaratory memoir, introductory notices, appendices and notes. William Paterson Edinburgh 1876 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Lalauze, Adolphe 
Green cloth spine / boards. With 6 etchings (illustrations) on india paper by Adolphe Lalauze - with tissue guards. Page edges untrimmed / rough cut. Some light foxing. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Inner front hinge cracked at f.e.p. Rear inner hinge cracked at rear pastedown / endpaper. Boards are a little rubbed at the spine edges and corners. Top corners slightly bumped. 411pp. 28cm x 19.5cm. 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. 100897 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
13 Svein's Story. The Viking Adventures of Hasting and Svein, 1.
Darvil; Eriamel; Chagnaud; translated from the French By Christine Canino and Gaie Dars Assor BD 1992 2950241026 / 9782950241023 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Folio - 12.25" Tall 
Hardback, pictorial boards. ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Very slight bumps to the corners of the boards. No names or inscriptions. 52pp. 042194 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 The Cupidevil
Monteilhet, Hubert; Translated from the French By Robert Baldick Hodder & Stoughton United Kingdom 1970 0340106026 / 9780340106020 First UK Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Original black boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is slightly darkened and rubbed at the edges. Not price-clipped. 223pp. Comedy thriller. 022238 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
14 Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated. A Treasury of Celebrated Literature No. 8 - Hamlet by William Shakespeare [Comic]
Dutch, Dana E. (adapted by) ; Kiefer, Henry (Illustrated by) Seaboard Publishers, Inc 1950 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Stapled binding. Flimsy paper covers. Comic. Pages have browned / tanned. There are some nicks and chips to the cover edges. An approx. one inch tear in the foredge margin of 2 pages. Otherwise good clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 30pp. 302498 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
29 Graphis, No. 159 (Volume 28). International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. Special Issue: The Art of the Comic Strip
Pascal, David (foreword) Walter Herdeg The Graphis Press Zurich 1972 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Large soft back. Rubs, creasing and discolouration to the cover edges and corners. A couple of pale stains to the outer closed textblock page edges, but pages themselves (including margins) are clean. Text is in English, German and French. pp. I-V, 79, VI-XX. A good reading copy. 30 x 23.5cm. 309227 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
15 Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael Faber and Faber 2014 0571313930 / 9780571313938 First Edition Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s)
In excellent, fine condition. First printing. Signed by the author, Michael Frayn on the title page. Comes in a printed thin card slipcase / sleeve. 12.5cm x 15.5cm. 291pp. Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene...The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements...The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader. 304084 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
30 The Jack and Jill Book 1955
The Amalgamated Press The Amalgamated Press 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
The first Jack and Jill annual, published at the end of 1954 for the forthcoming year. The corners and board edges are rubbed. This book belongs to box has name and address filled in. Otherwise in very good clean, bright condition throughout. 80pp. Comic-strip style stories for young children. Include Flipper the Jolly Penguin, Freddie Frog, Teddy and Cuddly, Harold Hare, The Toyland Folk. Pictorial boards and red cloth spine. 302398 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
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