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1 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXLI January to June 1887
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1887 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the first printing of part of the novel, Sarracinesa, by Francis Marion Crawford, probably the best known work of this prolific nineteenth-century author. pp. 1-876. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105246 
Price: 57.00 GBP

 
16 Joseph Conrad and His Characters: A Study of Six Novels
Curle, Richard William Heinemann Ltd 1957 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Red cloth. Previous owner's signature, place and date on the f.e.p. in red biro. Some marks to the dust jacket and minor edgewear. Dust jacket 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 protects the jacket against wear. 254pp. 103138 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
2 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXLIII January to June 1888
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1888 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, brown title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the first printing of Thomas Hardy's short story The Withered Arm. pp. 1-898. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105245 
Price: 62.00 GBP

 
17 The Proper Place
Douglas, O. [pseud. of Anna Masterton Buchan 1877-1948] Hodder and Stoughton [c. 1926] London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Undated but I believe this to be a first edition copy of 1926. Original light-mid blue boards. There is a forwards lean to the spine and there are some small grubby speckles to the spine and a couple of small light marks to the rear board. The binding is firm and pages are clean and quite bright, except for small light brown marks to the bottom margins of pages 4 and 5. Short (1cm) tear to the bottom edge of p. 315, next to the spine. O. Douglas was the pseudonym of Anna Masterton Buchan, the younger sister of John Buchan. She was the author of a number of novels published between 1912 and 1950. 307029 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
3 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXXV January to June 1879
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1879 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the concluding parts of Anthony Trollope's John Caldigate, which first appeared in print in Blackwood's between April 1878 - June 1879. pp. 1-780. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105244 
Price: 57.00 GBP

 
18 The Sporting Scot
edited by Brian D. Osborne and Ronald Armstrong Birlinn 2003 1841582824 / 9781841582825 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This book is new and not previously owned, but the pages have slightly darkened / tanned due to its age. Original RRP £12.99. 314pp. A selection of writing from novels, short stories and light verse, together with some memorable sports journalism. 303707 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
4 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. XCVII January to June 1865
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1865 Half Leather Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners and a rub / abrasion to the marbling of the front board. The spine has darkened in places - has some slightly black marks. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. Joints and hinges all very good. Contemporary armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, for Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker. There is a pale brown stain to the outer closed textblock page edges, affecting most of the textblock; just visible to the page margins at the foredges (pale marks). Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the first printing of the first part of the novel, Miss Marjoribanks, by Mrs Oliphant, one of her best known and most successful novels. pp. 1-778. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105247 
Price: 52.00 GBP

 
19 The Sporting Scot
edited by Brian D. Osborne and Ronald Armstrong Birlinn 2003 1841582824 / 9781841582825 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This book is new and not previously owned, but the pages have slightly darkened / tanned due to its age. Original RRP £12.99. 314pp. A selection of writing from novels, short stories and light verse, together with some memorable sports journalism. 303708 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
5 Anthony Adverse
Allen, Hervey Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1934 First UK Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Anthony was made into a film in 1936; the film won four Academy Awards. The novel was included in Life Magazine's 1944 list of the 100 most outstanding novels of 1924-1944. Original red boards. First published in the USA in 1933, this is the first UK edition of 1944. In fair to good condition.There is a full-length crease to the spine and a slight forwards lean to the spine. Small ink spot to the bottom outer closed textblock edge. Rubs to the board edges, with some fraying and short nicks to the cloth at the spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. Small mark to the bottom margin of a couple of pages. Some erased pencil marks to the rear pastedown. The Times Book Club sticker on the rear pastedown. Binding is sound. Some foxing to endpapers. 1272pp. 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. 104355 
Price: 5.50 GBP

 
20 The Complete Novels of George Eliot: Romola; Silas Marner; The Mill on the Floss; Adam Bede; Middlemarch; Felix Holt; Daniel Deronda. [7 volumes complete in 2 slipcases]
Eliot, George The Folio Society 1999 Hardcover Very Good Slipcase Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Seven uniform volumes, in original slipcases. In very good condition. They are all tight and appear unread. However, there are a few tiny foxing spots to top outer closed textblock edges; there is a small brown mark to the outside edge of Adam Bede; and the slipcases have foxing to the insides. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 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. A discount on postage is available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 308053 
Price: 145.00 GBP

 
 
6 The Novels of Jane Austen - complete in 6 volumes: Sense and Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Persuasion; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane The Zodiac Press [1948-1961] London 1948 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Six volume uniform set of Jane Austen's novels, in uniform patterned cloth bindings. Three of the volumes have dust jackets (in only fair condition) and the other three volumes are missing their original dust jackets. If you remove they jackets they are a really handsome set on the bookshelf. All of the bindings are firm and pages are clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Various printings. 1. Northanger Abbey - A slight lean to the spine; first printing in this Zodiac edition, 1948; pp. 239. 2. Persuasion - a slight lean to the spine; second impression in this Zodiac edition, 1960; pp. 248. 3. Sense and Sensibility - A noticeable lean to the spine; fourth impression in this Zodiac edition, 1961; pp. 279. 4. Pride and Prejudice - a slight lean to the spine; 3rd impression in this Zodiac edition, 1950; pp. 299. 5. Emma - there are three small brown marks to the closed textblock page edge; first impression in this Zodiac edition, 1950; pp. 367. 6. Mansfield Park - a slight lean to the spine; second impression in this Zodiac edition, 1957; pp. 356. Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Persuasion have their original dust jackets - all are worn and torn and two of them have significant loss at the spine; Sense and Sensibility has some loss to the top edge of the back cover as well. None of the dust jackets are price clipped and all three will be 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). A HEAVY set - 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. 309003 
Price: 65.00 GBP

 
21 Everyman's Dictionary of Fictional Characters
Freeman, William ; revised by Fred Urquhart ; with indexes of authors and titles by E. N. Pennell J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd | Everyman London 1973 0460030272 / 9780460030274 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Publisher's original red cloth. Light bumps to spine ends and corners. Small mark on back cover. In very good condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xi, 579. 304506 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
7 Northanger Abbey and Persuasion [Oxford English Novels]
Austen, Jane ; edited with an introduction by John Davie ; textual notes and bibliography by James Kinsley Oxford University Press London 1971 0192553437 / 9780192553430 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Original red boards. Lacks dust jacket. Top corner of the front board is rubbed, exposing the board beneath. There is a discard, or damage stamp (red triangle) on the title page. Otherwise very good. Clean. No names or inscriptions. Pages clean and binding firm. pp. xix, 479. 104720 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
22 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

 
 
8 One Summer
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
23 Scribbles in The Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books
Gray, Daniel Bloomsbury London 2017 1408883945 / 9781408883945 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket. RRP £9.99. First impression. pp. xiii, 146. We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the Margins offers a glorious antidote to that relentless modern-day information churn. It is here to remind you that books and bookshops can still sing to your heart. Warm, heartfelt and witty, here are fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to the simple joy to be found in reading and the rituals around it. These are not wallowing nostalgia; they are things that remain pleasurable and right, that warm our hearts and connect us to books, to reading and to other readers: smells of books, old or new; losing an afternoon organising bookshelves; libraries; watching a child learn to read; reading in bed; impromptu bookmarks; visiting someone's home and inspecting the bookshelves; stains and other reminders of where and when you read a book. An attempt to fondly weigh up what makes a book so much more than paper and ink - and reading so much more than a hobby, a way of passing time or a learning process - these declarations of love demonstrate what books and reading mean to us as individuals, and the cherished part they play in our lives, from the vivid greens and purples of childhood books to the dusty comfort novels we turn to in times of adult flux. Scribbles in the Margins is a love-letter to books and bookshops, rejoicing in the many universal and sometimes odd little ways that reading and the rituals around reading make us happy. 306729 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
 
9 The Beggar Man
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
24 One Room for His Highness, A Romance
Greig, Maysie [1901-1971] Collins St. James's Place, London 1947 Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reprint. Original turquoise boards; slightly discoloured at edges and a few small marks to the rear board. Pages have tanned / discoloured. The binding is firm. No names or inscriptions. Very occasional foxing spot (very light). pp. 192. Maysie Greig was a prolific author of over 220 novels and also wrote under the following names (some pseudonyms, some her various married names): Maysie Baltzell; Maysie Ames; Jennifer Ames; Ann Barclay; Mary Douglas Warren; Maysie Murray; Maysie Sopoushek; Maysie Smith. The dust jacket is worn, torn and creased, with some loss at the spine and greyed / grubby-looking back cover. Front flap not price clipped. Dust jacket presents okay in loose removable protective film sleeve. 307026 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
10 We Lost Our Way
Barcynska, Countess [Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis] Rich and Cowan [c. 1948] 1948 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
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. 017473 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
25 Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading
Hill, Susan Profile Books Ltd London 2017 1781250804 / 9781781250808 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Brand new. Hardback with dust jacket. RRP £12.99. First impression. A new copy, in excellent fine condition. When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through to Alan Bennett's diaries, Virginia Woolf and the writings of twelfth century monk Aelred of Rievaulx, Susan Hill charts a year of her life through the books she has read, reread or returned to the shelf. From beneath a shady tree in a hot French summer, or the warmth of a kitchen during an English winter, Hill reflects on what her reading throws up, from writing and writers to politics and religion, as well as the joy of dandies or the pleasure of watching a line of geese cross a meadow. pp. 266. 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. 307872 
Price: 12.99 GBP

 
 
11 The Conquest of Life (History of a Society series of novels)
Béhaine, René ; translated into English by Edward Crankshaw George Allen and Unwin Ltd London 1939 First UK Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. First published in France in 1914; this is the first English edition. From the French original 'La Conquête de la Vie'. Mid reddish-brown cloth binding - a few minor marks to the boards and lightly bruised spine ends and corners. Contents are clean and the binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are some very minor foxing spots to the outer closed textblock foredges. 325pp. Novel. 101124 
Price: 28.00 GBP

 
26 Autumn
Hine, Muriel John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd 1922 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Hardback without dust jacket. Mid-brown cloth with black titles and line illustration to front board. A forwards lean to the spine. Spine ends bruised. Binding is fairly firm and pages clean except for some very light foxing to endpapers only. Previous owner's signature neatly at the top edge of the first page of the first chapter. Reprint of October 1922; first published May 1917. Muriel Hine was a prolific author of romance novels between 1910 and 1950. pp. 350. A good reading copy. 049254 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
12 The Decameron - 2 Volumes
Boccaccio, Giovanni; Translated By J. M. Rigg ; with illustrations by Louis Chalon Privately Printed for The Navarre Society Limited London Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Chalon, Louis 
Hardbacks without dust jackets. Original red cloth bindings. Both volumes are in very good, clean condition. There is a small pale mark to the front board of Volume I (barely noticeable). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Bindings are nice and firm; just very lightly bruised at the spine ends. pp. xix, 332; xiii, 404. A HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 045477 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
27 The Best in Life
Hine, Muriel John Lane London 1922 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Hardback without dust jacket. Brown cloth with black titles and line illustration to front board. Spine ends lightly bruised. Boards otherwise clean. Binding is firm and pages clean except for some light scattered foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Previous owner's signature neatly at the top edge of the first page of the first chapter. Reprint of July 1922; first published August 1918. Muriel Hine was a prolific author of romance novels between 1910 and 1950. pp. 365 + publisher's catalogue pages. 006671 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 Breakfast At Tiffany's; Brideshead Revisited; The Picture of Dorian Gray; A Room with a View; The Great Gatsby; The Big Sleep [Boxed Penguin Classics Limited Designer Editions by Bill Amberg - the Complete Set of Six]
Capote, Truman; Waugh, Evelyn; Wilde, Oscar; Forster, E. M.; Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Chandler, Raymond Penguin Classics London 2008 0141189533 / 9780141189536 Special Edition Soft Leather Bound Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
First edition thus, first impressions of these luxury limited edition Penguin Classics novels. The full set of six luxury bindings designed for Penguin by Bill Amberg. 1,000 copies of each were produced. The ISBN number given is for Breakfast at Tiffany's; the other volumes have separate ISBN numbers. Soft bound in vegetable tanned buffalo calf, with matching hand-tied leather tag-style bookmark bearing the name and author of the book. The skins used in the binding of these Bill Amberg editions were taken from 'fallen animals' - i.e. they died from natural causes - and were sourced from India's premium calf tannery. Made using traditional ecological methods, where the water used is recycled after filtering through reed beds. This creates leather that improves with every use, the grain and sheen brightening continually over time. Presented wrapped in Penguin / Bill Amberg tissue in a sturdy blond card box. Paper wrap-around titles slip over the box. A full set of these superb collector's editions. The only visible flaw is in the form of some small indentations to the slipcase wraparound of The Big Sleep. All volumes are still shrinkwrapped and as new. All bear the original Penguin barcodes and price labels on the shrinkwrap. The presentation boxes are in excellent FINE condition. For sale as a set only. Book dimensions are 21.5cm x 14cm [boxes 23.4 cm x 16.3cm]. 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. 308601 
Price: 735.00 GBP

 
28 Peccavi
Hornung, E. W. Grant Richards London 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Dark green cloth binding, with lighter green titles to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. Minor bumps to head and tail of spine. Small mark on front board. Closed page textblock edges greyed. Some light foxing. 435pp. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Ernest William Hornung [1866-1921] was most famous for his Raffles series of novels. 035481 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
14 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

 
29 The Laughing Man - in 4 Volumes [Complete in 4 Volumes; from a larger 28 volume set of The Novels of Victor Hugo]
Hugo, Victor ; translated into English by Bellina Phillips John Grant Edinburgh 1903 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
4 volumes in uniform red cloth with gilt titles, ruling and fleur-de-lys to spines. All 4 volumes have faded spines, marks to the boards and rubs to the spine ends and corners. Volume I has some wrinkling to the cloth at the board edges. Top edges gilt. Other edges deckled / untrimmed. 3 of the 4 volumes have foxing to prelims. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Many pages uncut. Bindings are firm. A good, solid and still attractive set. pp. 306; 248; 306; 264; [+ plates, tissue guarded]. 19.5cm. HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105475 
Price: 37.00 GBP

 
 
15 King Arthur's World
Crossley-Holland, Kevin ; illustrated by Hemesh Alles Orion Children's Books London 2004 1842551019 / 9781842551011 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Pages are a little tanned. Appears unread. Binding tight. Very good to near fine condition. DJ not price clipped [£6.99]. 165pp. Companion to the author's Arthur Trilogy of novels. 102999 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
30 The Tales of Henry James, Volume 3: 1875 - 1879
James, Henry ; edited by Maqbool Aziz Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1984 0198125739 / 9780198125730 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Navy cloth. Some light speckles to the top outer closed textblock edge. Clean and tight. No names or inscriptions. A nice copy but the dust jacket has patchy fading - otherwise VG. DJ unclipped. pp. xv, 596. 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. 103776 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
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