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121 The Turquoise Shop
Crane, Frances Hammond, Hammond & Co. Ltd London 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Blue cloth, faded to beige at the spine ends. There is a previous owner's red ink name, address and date stamp on the front endpaper. The binding is sound and pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with rubs, tears and creasing to the edges and some loss to the spine ends. Not price clipped [8/6], 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). A Pat Abbott Mystery. 303590 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
136 Reuben, Reuben
De Vries, Peter Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1964 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression before publication. Red cloth. Distinctive Gollancz yellow dust jacket. The dust jacket is greyed. DJ complete with (also greyed) wraparound reading 'Second impression ordered immediately'. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. In lovely clean condition inside. Not price clipped. 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). 435pp. 302721 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
122 More William
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1955 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
37th impression. Red boards. Previous owner's brief name and address stamp on the f.e.p. Pages tanned. Contents clean. Binding firm. The dust jacket is edgeworn - with rubs, chips, tears and creases; small loss at corners and spine ends. 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). 252pp. 302674 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
137 Humpty Dumpty
Delessert, Etienne Houghton Mifflin | Walter Lorraine Books 2006 0618569871 / 9780618569878 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback. Brand new. Not humpty dumpty in the traditional sense, but rather a parable for both children and adults. Delessert explores Humpty Dumpty by raising questions about the walls we build between one another and the perils they pose, not only to those excluded, but often to the wall-builders themselves. Picture book. 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). 302160 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
 
123 Still - William
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1957 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
27th impression. 1st published 1925. Red boards. Previous owner's brief name and address stamp on the f.e.p. Pages browned. 252pp. Dust jacket has a darkened spine, greyed back cover and edgewear - rubs, chips and nicks. Remnants of two old small sellotape repairs to the DJ. Not price clipped [7/6 net cheap edition]. 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). 302672 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
138 Cosmopolis [Clipper Large Print Edition]
DeLillo, Don W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2003 1841976180 / 9781841976181 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback and dust jacket in excellent, FINE, like new condition. 215pp. It's a stunningly eventful day in the life of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire who has recently married the heiress of a vast European fortune. Sitting in his stretched limousine as it moves across the middle of Manhattan, he finds the city at a virtual standstill becasue the President is visiting, a rapper's funeral is proceeding through town, and a violent protest is being staged in Times Square by anti-globalist groups. Eric's bodyguards are worried that he is a target and indeed he is - although the danger, as it turns out, is not from protesters or political assassins but from an anonymous man who lives in an abandoned building... 303630 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
124 William - The Pirate
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited 1958 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
19th impression. Red boards. Pages browned. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn, with rubs, chips, tears and creases and two sections of loss at the spine ends. 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). 252pp. 302673 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
139 A Christmas Carol & Other Stories
Dickens, Charles Oxford University Press 2018 0198822391 / 9780198822394 First Thus Hard Cover New No jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback. Red cloth. RRP 14.99. First impression of this new edition. Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life,and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire. 145 x 223 x 37 (mm). pp. xlviii, 438. BK0016 
Price: 13.49 GBP

 
 
125 William - The Rebel
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 17th impression. 1st published 1933. Red boards. Pages browned, with just a couple of short nicks to page edges and one page has a long flattened crease to the top corner. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with short nicks and minor creasing. Not price clipped [7/6 net cheap edition]. 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). 252pp. 308210 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
140 The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens, Charles Chapman and Hall London Half Leather Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" 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. 522 + postscript, 4 pages, dated 1868.18cm x 13cm. . The Charles Dickens (printed autograph) edition. 101499 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
126 William - The Rebel
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
17th impression. 1st published 1933. Red boards. Pages browned. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn, with a tear and creases to the front cover and more minor rubs and chips to the edges. Not price clipped [7/6 net cheap edition]. 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). 252pp. 302664 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
141 A Christmas Carol and Dickens' London - His most loved novel, his life story and rare photographs of the city that inspired him
Dickens, Charles ; Hill, Tim Atlantic World 2012 1909242020 / 9781909242029 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Large but slim softback. In very good, clean and unmarked condition. No names or inscriptions. This edition of the perennially popular tale features illustrations by two of the greatest exponents of their craft, John Leech and Arthur Rackham. Includes some rare photographs from English Heritage and an informative text by Tim Hill, giving a flavour of what Victorian Britain was like. 64pp. 306433 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
127 Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer
Crowther, Bosley Holt, Rhinehart and Winston New York 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 4th printing. The dust jacket has some creasing and short tears to the edges and has unfortunately been covered in a clear sticky back plastic (non-removable). Spine of the dust jacket is faded. The binding is firm. Clean inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A good reading copy. pp. x, 339. 105903 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
142 The Giant Jumperee
Donaldson, Julia ; Oxenbury, Helen Puffin Books London 2017 0141363827 / 9780141363820 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback in excellent, fine condition. First impression. RRP 12.99. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE! When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree! But who is the Giant Jumperee? A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury. 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. 306631 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
128 This War Called Peace
Crozier, Brian ; Middleton, Drew ; Murray-Brown, Jeremy The Sherwood Press London 1984 090767108X / 9780907671084 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A clean tight copy in very good condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 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). 307pp. 301963 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
143 The Radium Woman: A Youth Edition of the Life of Madame Curie
Doorly, Eleanor ; and woodcuts by Robert Gibbings William Heinemann Ltd London 1946 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint; first published in 1939. Publisher's original blue boards, faded at the spine. Previous owner's signature on the front pastedown. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding firm and sounds. In good, clean condition. 181pp. 304672 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
129 A Hunter's Life in South Africa Volume I (Facsimile reproduction of the 1850 edition: Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa)
Cumming, R Gordon ; with introduction by Professor James A Casada Books of Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1980 086920209x / 9780869202098 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown cloth hardback. Previous owner's name (biro) crossed out on the front endpaper. Small light grubby mark on the front endpaper. Contents clean. Binding firm and square. xvii, 389pp. Volume I only. The dust jacket is rubbed and worn at the edges - now protected in a loose archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 22cm. 100337 
Price: 28.00 GBP

 
144 A Shoal of Stars: A True-Life Account of Everyman's Dream - Sailing across the Pacific to Exotic Lands
Downs, Hugh Doubleday New York 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Brief gift inscription written in pen on the front endpaper. Some foxing - quite heavy to outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, esp. at spine ends and corners. Front flap not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective clear film sleeve. pp. 288. 040026 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
130 Wings of an Artist: Children's Book Illustrators Talk About Their Art
Cummins, Julie (introduction by) Harry N Abrams, Inc New York 1999 0810945525 / 9780810945524 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
In excellent near fine condition throughout. 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). 31pp. 303078 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
145 Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan ; edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower British Library 2012 0712358641 / 9780712358644 First Thus Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. Both in excellent fine condition. RRP 25.00. In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer. It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle. 368pp. 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. A HEAVY book - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands. 058103 
Price: 18.75 GBP

 
 
131 The Life Story of the Fish
Curtis, Brian ; with an introduction by William Beebe D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Blue cloth. Foredges untrimmed. 1st edition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, has some tears and creases and small chips to the spine and corners. Some foxing to DJ flaps. 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). 260pp. 303085 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
146 Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan ; edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower British Library 2012 0712358641 / 9780712358644 First Thus Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. Both in excellent fine condition. RRP 25.00. In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer. It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle. 368pp. 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. A HEAVY book - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands. 058150 
Price: 18.75 GBP

 
 
132 The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
Dahl, Roald ; illustrated by Quentin Blake Century Books 1991 071265013x / 9780712650137 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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

 
147 The Life, Diary, and Correspondence of Sir William Dugdale, Knight, sometime Garter Principal King of Arms, with an Appendix, containing an account of his published works &c.
Dugdale, Sir William ; edited by William Hamper Printed for Harding, Lepard, and Co. Pall-Mall East, London 1827 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Ex-reference library copy in a modern cloth library binding. Library stamp on the recent f.e.p. Bound by F. J. Blissett & Co. A further library stamp and number on the colophon. Pages are mostly VG but with some foxing. pp. viii, 529. A nicely preserved copy. Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was born and buried at Shustoke in Warwickshire. He was one of England's best known antiquaries, his most well-known work being 'The Antiquities of Warwickshire.' His diaries and correspondence make interesting reading especially for seventeenth-century historians. 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. 301888 
Price: 625.00 GBP

 
 
133 The Magic Finger
Dahl, Roald ; illustrated by Tony Ross Unwin Hyman Ltd 1989 0044404360 / 9780044404361 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Two short tears, repaired with archival mending tissue - one to the title page and one on p. 25/26. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Otherwise VG clean condition. No names or inscriptions. DJ not price clipped [6.95 net]. First reprint of the 1989 new edition; the book was first published in 1968. 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). 64pp. 303128 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
148 Beetles and Flies [Wonders of Insect Life Series]
Duncan, F. Martin ; and L. T. Duncan Humphrey Milford | Oxford University Press 1931 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Reprint. A light tan cloth, with some light marks to the board and rubs to spine edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Colour and black and white plates, including colour frontis. A few (not many) grubby thumbing marks in the page margins. pp. 86 + plates. 103659 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
134 In Mind of Johnson: A Study of Johnson the Rambler
Davis, Philip The Athlone Press Ltd 1989 0485113651 / 9780485113655 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some foxing to the top of the closed textblock edge. Otherwise in VG clean condition. No names or inscriptions. 318pp. 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). 303341 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
149 Life in the Country House: A Historical Dictionary
Durant, David N. John Murray London 1996 0719550750 / 9780719550751 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A good, solid copy in good and clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding sound. Pages slightly tanned at edges. Minor bruising to spine ends. Dust jacket price clipped. 342pp. 103923 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
135 With a Smile and a Wave: The Life of Captain Aidan Liddell VC MC
Daybell, Peter Pen and Sword Aviation 2005 1844151603 / 9781844151608 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, clean, near fine condition. Binding is tight and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 300. 308324 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
150 BBC Children's Annual 1959
Eason, Ursula (edited by) Burke Publishing | by arrangement with the British Broadcasting Corporation 1959 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Grey boards with red titles. In very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 125pp. The dust jacket has a long tear and some surrounding creases to the front cover; further minor nicks and chips. 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). 302475 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
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