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121 An Introduction to Lute Playing
Poulton, Diana Schott & Co. Ltd 1961 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Paper covers - some light grubby marks and foxing to the covers. Comes with the separate Music Examples booklet. A handful of minor marks in the text in pen; no writing in the Music Examples booklet. pp. 24; 19. 307855 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
136 The Folio Society Edition of the Plays of William Shakespeare - in 8 Volumes: Tragedies; Tragicomedies; Comedies; Early Comedies; Classical Plays; Romances; Histories I; Histories II
Shakespeare, William ; edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; introduced by Jonathan Bate The Folio Society London 1997 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Complete 8 volume set but they lack their slipcases - when new they would have been presented in two slipcases, each holding 4 volumes. Three of the volumes have a name (Emma) written on the front endpaper in biro; no surname or other writing. No writing in any of the other volumes. The volumes are all otherwise clean and tight and appear barely read / some unread. A couple of very minor knocks to the bottom edge of the boards but most volumes are in near fine condition. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper and bound in Oxford library buckram with paper sides printed with designs by Richard Shirley Smith. The set uses the text of the Oxford Shakespeare edition edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor. Volumes are 24cm tall. PLEASE NOTE this is an extremely HEAVY set. No additional postage charges to send these within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - an additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage is likely to be very expensive if available - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount on postage is available for collection from our shop premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire. 104596 
Price: 52.00 GBP

 
 
122 Favourites from Andy Pandy's Annuals
Purnell Books [Publisher] Purnell Books Maidenhead, Berkshire 1975 0361031971 / 9780361031974 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Annual in overall very good clean condition. Previous owner's (child's writing) name written on the title page. Grubby thumbing mark in the bottom margin of p.14. No other marks. 63pp. 300918 
Price: 5.50 GBP

 
137 Godel's Theorem in Focus
Shanker, S. G. (edited by) Routledge 1991 0415045754 / 9780415045759 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. Pale grubby mark to the edges of a few pages, most noticeably to p. 48. Otherwise clean and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm and tight. No writing to pages. pp. ix, 261. 308695 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
123 Free Writing [University of Bristol Institute of Education Publication Number 10]
Pym, Dora ; with a chapter by Lorna V. Southwell University of London Press Ltd Warwick Square, London 1956 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Used paperback in flimsy paper covers, typical of a periodical of this time. Some light creasing to the covers, spine discoloured. Flattened crease to the half-title page and title page. Previous owner's signature on the half-title page. 148pp. 104135 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
138 Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus. The 1818 Text
Shelley, Mary ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nick Groom Oxford University Press 2018 0198814046 / 9780198814047 First Thus Hard Cover New No jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback. White cloth. RRP. 14.99. First impression of this new edition. By the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened... Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this creature. The results, for Victor and for his family, are catastrophic. Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements into an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by accelerating technological progress. Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking inprofound ways to this day. 223 x 142 x 30 (mm). pp. 226. BK0003 
Price: 13.49 GBP

 
 
124 Mary Plain in Town
Rae, Gwynedd ; with illustrations by Irene Williamson George Routledge & Sons Ltd London 1943 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
7th impression; first published in 1935. Original green cloth binding. Lacks dust jacket. There are some marks to the boards and rubs to the edges. The binding is a bit shaken with some weakness at the endpapers, short splits but hinges not fully cracked. There's no rear endpaper but it looks as though there may not have been one (as published) although there is a front endpaper. Some light foxing to the front endpaper and some spots to the bottom margin of a few pages. A couple of pages have indentations where the book has been used as a rest for writing paper. Pages are clean; no writing to the pages. No names or inscriptions. 104184 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
139 The I of the Beholder: Identity formation in the art and writing of Breyten Breytenbach
Sienaert, Marilet Kwela Books Cape Town 2001 0795701411 / 9780795701412 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition. 127pp. 303467 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
125 Don't Mention the War: The British and Germans since 1890
Ramsden, John Little, Brown London 2006 0316861227 / 9780316861229 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in good, solid, clean condition. However, some bumps to the spine ends and corners and a forwards lean to the spine. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other writing inside. A good, clean, reading or reference copy. pp. xiv, 433. 103851 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
140 Universality and the Liar: An essay on truth and the diagonal argument
Simmons, Keith Cambridge University Press 1993 0521430690 / 9780521430692 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. The front endpaper has been removed and there is some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Otherwise good condition. No writing to pages. The binding is firm. Dust jacket very good. pp. xii, 229. 308657 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
126 Practical Reasoning (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)
Raz, Joseph (edited by) Oxford University Press 1978 0198750412 / 9780198750413 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand paperback. The pages have browned (very brown at the edges). Previous owner's signature in small writing at the top edge of the half-title page. pp. 201. The binding is firm. 308633 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
141 A History of Technology, Volume II: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500
Singer, Charles ; Holmyard, E. J. ; Hall, A. R. ; Williams, Trevor I. (editors) Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original blue cloth boards. There are some marks to the boards and the spine has slightly faded. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some pencil marks throughout the text but not extensive or heavy writing. pp. lix, 802, 44 plates. 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. 107022 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
127 Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh 1275-1749 and the Highlanders at Bannockburn
Robertson, James Printed by Wood & Son, Perth Perth 1929 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Original cloth, significantly faded and with marks. Rubbed at the head of the spine with chips to the cloth. Inscribed on the front endpaper in copperplate writing 'With the Authors Compliments, May 1935' though the author hasn't signed his name. Previous owner's name and date written neatly at the top edge of the front pastedown. Some light foxing. Fold-out maps at the back are in nice, clean condition. This little book was the subject of an address to the Gaelic Society of Perth on 18th October 1928. pp. 80, maps. 305680 
Price: 41.00 GBP

 
142 The Homing of the Winds and Other Passages in Prose
Sitwell, Sacheverell Faber and Faber Ltd London 1944 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second impression. Publisher's original blue boards. Some light marks to the boards and faded patch to the top edge of the front board. Lacks dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. War economy standard book but binding is firm and tight and pages are clean. 158pp. 304910 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
128 Lexique de Ronsard, precede d'une Etude sur son vocabulaire, son orthographe et sa syntaxe, par L. Mellerio
Ronsard; Mellerio, L. ; preface par M. Petit de Julleville Plon Paris 1895 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Bound in red cloth, faded, particularly faded at the spine. Bump to the base of the spine and light rubs to edges. The binding is firm. Many page sections are uncut at the top edge. Pages untrimmed. There are a few minor grubby marks to pages but no writing. A grey stain to the top outer closed textblock page edge. No names or inscriptions. pp. lxxv, 250. 309260 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
143 Things That Happened (Glas New Russian Writing Volume 19)
Slutsky, Boris ; edited, translated and with an introduction and commentaries by G. S. Smith Glas 1999 1566632358 / 9781566632355 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand soft back in excellent, clean and tight, fine condition. Covers are slightly faded at the spine; otherwise as new. pp. vi, 314. 309026 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
129 London Magazine, New Series November 1977 - Volume 17 / Number 5
Ross, Alan (edited by) London Magazine 1977 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Lightly rubbed covers. In otherwise clean and tight condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 96pp. 306202 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
144 The Truth About Cats
Snow, Alan HarperCollins Publishers 1995 0001980637 / 9780001980631 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Very good lightly used condition. There are just small handling marks to a couple of pages. No writing. No names or inscriptions. 29pp. Large picture book. 103034 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
130 A First Book of Saints, A Ladybird Easy-Reading Book (Ladybird, Series 606A)
Rostron, Hilda I. ; with illustrations by Martin Aitchison Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition. Original matt buff boards, with blue line illustration on the front board. The boards are lightly bruised and rubbed at the spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name written in small neat writing at the top edge of the front endpaper. The binding is firm. The pages are bright and clean, with just a very occasional very pale handling mark to the outer edge of the page margins (really just a couple of these). 51pp. Price of 2/6 on the front flap of the dust jacket. List of titles on the rear flap of the dust jacket ends with this one. A tally of over 100 available Ladybird title mentioned on the rear dust jacket flap. The dust jacket is noticeably rubbed at the spine edges and ends, with a few short nicks. There is a small, c. 0.5cm blue ink spot to the spine of the dust jacket. 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. 105112 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
145 Dick Whittington and his cat, A Ladybird 'Easy-Reading' Book (Ladybird, Well-Loved Tales, Series 606D)
Southgate, Vera (retold by) ; with illustrations by Eric Winter Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1966 0721400825 / 9780721400822 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. Not a first edition but an early printing from c. 1967. A few very light rubs to the boards. Name (erased pencil but visible in child's writing) on the front pastedown. The binding is firm and pages are nice and clean. Printed price of 2/6 inside the front cover. 9-digit ISBN number and tally of over 200 available Ladybird titles mentioned on the rear boards. The last title in the list on the back is no. 10 Puss in Boots. pp. 51. 307918 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
131 The World of the Soil [New Naturalist No. 35]
Russell, Sir E. John Collins St. James's Place, London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original green boards. In very good, clean condition overall but there is some heavy foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge and a few light spots to the other edges. A few light foxing spots to the pastedowns and to the white sections of the dust jacket. Front endpaper has a previous owner's name in small, neat writing at the top edge of the page, with a very small date stamp just above (13 Sep 1957). Dust jacket design by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. Front flap not price clipped. pp. xiv, 237, plates. 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). 308551 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
146 The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat, A Ladybird Easy Reading Book (Ladybird Well-Loved Tales, Series 606D)
Southgate, Vera (retold by) ; with illustrations by Robert Lumley Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1966 0721400841 / 9780721400846 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A later printing from c. 1970. Matt pictorial boards. There is a small grubby mark on the back cover, some light rubs to spine edges and corners and minor bruising to the spine ends. Inside, there is a previous owner's name written in slightly scruffy (but not large) writing (blue biro) at the top edge of the title page. The pages are otherwise nice and clean, with just very light handling creasing to a few pages. 51pp. Printed ISBN number and dual price of 2/6 and 12.5p net on the back cover. Printed list of titles ends at no. 20, The Enormous Turnip. The Little Red Hen is no.8. 104644 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
 
132 Word Games (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Saint, B. D. Robert Gibson and Sons Glasgow 1967 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Six slim booklets with card covers and stapled bindings. Unpaginated. Each booklet c. 16 pages. They are all clean and unmarked inside. Book 1 has a few small red paint marks to the back cover. Each booklet is faded at the spine. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Books 1-3 are Starting Letters, Book 4 Beginnings, Book 5 Middles, Book 6 Endings. From the back cover: These books are designed to be used by the children as individual work book, and later as word books for their Creative Writing activities. A word of advice - a couple of the booklets have words not suitable for today, such as golliwog. 306279 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
147 Pony Tracks
Sprigge, Elizabeth ; illustrated by Lionel Edwards Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1936 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. There is a forwards lean to the sine and minor rubs to edges. Previous owner's name, address and date on the front pastedown (in child's writing). Some very light foxing to endpapers. Pages are clean. Black and white plates. 157pp. 305321 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
133 Burning the Days
Salter, James The Harvill Press London 1997 1860463428 / 9781860463426 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Navy blue boards. Clean and tight. Binding firm and square. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight discolouration to the edges of the dust jacket and tanning / darkening to the top outer closed textblock page edge. pp. xi, 365. 307404 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
148 Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
Stevens, Nell Picador 2017 1509824413 / 9781509824410 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket. RRP 12.99. First impression. 244pp. Hilariously funny, painfully honest, and beautifully observed, Bleaker House is part memoir, part travelogue, part story collection. It is an exploration of the narrow spaces between real life and fiction and, in the end, a book about failing to write a novel, but finally becoming a writer. 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. 306874 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
134 If P, Then Q: Conditionals and the Foundations of Reasoning
Sanford, David H. Routledge 1992 0415079942 / 9780415079945 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. Lightly used. Light reading crease to the spine. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages have slightly tanned but are free from writing. A very good copy. pp. ix, 265. 308694 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
149 The Oldest Ally: Britain and the Portuguese Connection 1936-1941 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History 69)
Stone, Glyn The Royal Historical Society | The Boydell Press 1994 0861932277 / 9780861932276 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Original grey boards. Previous owner's name and date in small, neat writing on the front pastedown. In very good, clean condition throughout. Binding firm. pp. ix, 228. 307047 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
135 The Soil (Morton's Hand Books of the Farm No. IV)
Scott, John & Morton, J. C. Vinton & Co., Ltd London Original Cloth Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
148pp. 5th edition. Binding shaken. Boards bumped at head and tail of spine. Some pencilled writing inside. Image available on request. 007053 
Price: 6.95 GBP

 
150 English For Pleasure
Stong, L. A. G. ; with an introduction by Mary Somerville Methuen and Co Ltd London 1942 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second edition (1st published 1941). Original green boards; some discolouration to the board's edges and some foxing to the spine. Heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock edges but the pages are otherwise clean and binding firm. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has stains to the spine, plus minor rubs and small chips to the edges. pp. xii, 178. 104134 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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