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151 The House of the Prophet
Auchincloss, Louis Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1980 0297777653 / 9780297777656 First UK Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original turquoise boards. A forwards lean to the spine. Clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Front flap not price clipped. Binding firm. 275pp. 049144 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
166 The Colour of Rain
Aydy, Catherine ; dust jacket design by Osbert Lancaster Weidenfeld and Nicolson New Bond Street, London 1963 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original black boards. In fair condition only. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are quite a few marked passages in the text - marked with a line or a cross in the margin, in pen. Pages have age-toned but not heavily browned. pp. 144. The greyed and torn dust jacket has unfortunately been covered, by a previous owner, in a NON-REMOVABLE, clear sticky back plastic. An acceptable reading / reference copy of this scarce novel. 307312 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
152 The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children 3)
Auel, Jean M. Crown Publishers, Inc New York 1985 0517556278 / 9780517556276 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First impression. Hardback with dust jacket. Mild bruising to the spine ends, a forwards lean to the spine and outer closed textblock edges have some light grey marks. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. ix, [i], 645. 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 - 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. 306496 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
167 One Summer
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" 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

 
 
153 Bobby Bear's Annual 1933
Aunt Kitsie Dean and Son, Ltd King Street, London 1932 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Pictorial front board, plain grey rear board and green cloth spine. There are some stains and marks to the rear board. Some rubs and minor scratches and a small abrasion to the front board. Bruising to spine ends and rubbed corners. The binding is quite firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns and a small pale brown stain to the bottom edge of the rear pastedown. Light foxing and handling marks to pages but no very grubby marks to pages. The dot-to-dot puzzle on page 60 has been done in pencil; the maze puzzle on page 73 has been done very lightly in pencil; the missing words in the puzzle story competition pages 84-86 have been done in pencil; pages 104-106 have a narrow pale brown stain to the very top edge. Other puzzle pages and colouring in pages are clean. pp. 125. A forwards lean to the spine. Overall quite a good copy of this 1933 children's annual. 308428 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
168 Than This World Dreams Of
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton London 1935 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publisher's original red cloth binding. First reprint of 1935 [1st published 1934]. Clean condition, but with minor rubs and fading to the spine. 319pp. 301517 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
154 Northanger Abbey [Hamish Hamilton The Novel Library edition]
Austen, Jane Hamish Hamilton | The Novel Library London 1948 First Thus Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In the Hamish Hamilton pocket-sized Novel Library edition. Quarter black cloth, with lovely printed patterned paper sides and with matching dust jacket. A lovely little edition. This copy has a significant / heavy forward lean, or slant, to the spine. The book is otherwise in quite nice, clean condition. The paper sides are bright as they have been protected by the dust jacket. Pages are clean and the binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Boards are just very light rubbed at the spine ends and to a couple of corners. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with chips, nicks, short tears, a small snag in the middle of the spine, and some minor loss at the head of the spine. Front flap not price clipped. pp. viii, 236. 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). 308577 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
169 The Beggar Man
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" 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

 
 
155 Pride and Prejudice [Hamish Hamilton The Novel Library edition]
Austen, Jane Hamish Hamilton | The Novel Library London 1949 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In the Hamish Hamilton pocket-sized Novel Library edition. 1st edition thus. Quarter black cloth, with lovely printed patterned paper sides and with matching dust jacket. A lovely little edition. The book is in nice, clean condition inside. The paper sides are bright as they have been protected by the dust jacket. Pages are clean and the binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Boards are just very lightly rubbed at the spine ends, edges and to a couple of corners. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges, with some tiny chips to the spine ends and corners. Front flap not price clipped. pp. viii, 386. 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 are photographed without the film sleeve, due to reflection). 308600 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
170 The Race to the Year 2000
Baade, Fritz ; translated from the German by Ernest Pawel The Cresset Press London 1963 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Published in the 1960s; DJ flap reads: What will the world be like forty years hence? Assuming that total nuclear war does not destroy it in the meantime, Dr. Fritz Baade surveys the short term future of mankind in the light of economic evolution and offers an answer - deeply considered, cogently argues, and, if sombre, on the whole reassuring. Very light rubs to dust jacket edges. pp. ix, 229. 016353 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
156 Sense and Sensibility [Hamish Hamilton The Novel Library edition]
Austen, Jane Hamish Hamilton | The Novel Library London 1948 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In the Hamish Hamilton pocket-sized Novel Library edition. 1st edition thus. Quarter black cloth, with lovely printed patterned paper sides and with matching dust jacket. A lovely little edition. The book is in quite nice, clean condition inside. The paper sides are bright as they have been protected by the dust jacket. Pages are clean and the binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Boards are just very lightly rubbed at the spine ends and to a couple of corners. There is a tiny pale grey mark to the top outer closed textblock page edge. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with chips, nicks, short tears, and a little loss at the head of the spine. Front flap not price clipped. pp. viii, 374. 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 are photographed without the film sleeve, due to reflection). 308599 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
171 The Chemistry of Life: An Easy Outline of Biochemistry (The Thinker's Library, No. 103)
Bacon, J. S. D. Watts & Co. 1944 First Thus Hardcover Good Fair Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Original red boards with black titles. Boards rubbed at spine ends. Binding firm and pages clean but the pages have significantly browned. Wartime economy standard book. No names or inscriptions. pp. ix, 118. The dust jacket is worn and torn with some loss to the spine and edges and chips and tears all around. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 105255 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
157 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 7 - 9" 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

 
172 The Chemistry of Life: An Easy Outline of Biochemistry (The Thinker's Library, No. 103)
Bacon, J. S. D. Watts & Co. 1947 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Second impression of the second edition in the Thinker's Library edition. Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards with black titles. Boards lightly bruised at spine ends. Binding firm and pages clean but with some light foxing to top outer closed textblock edge. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has a couple of short tears, small nicks and minor rubs to the edges. pp. viii, 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. 105505 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
158 Emma
Austen, Jane ; illustrated by Hugh Thomson ; with an introduction by Austin Dobson Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1899 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Thomson, Hugh 
Hardback. Dark red / maroon blind embossed boards. 4th impression of this edition with the Hugh Thomson illustrations. There are a couple of minor marks to the boards and the spine is slightly fade. Light bruising to the spine ends. The binding is firm, though there is a light crack to the front inner hinge. A gift inscription written neatly at the top of the front endpaper (dated 1901). Deckled / untrimmed page edges. pp. xviii, 437, 6. Frontispiece illustration has tissue guard. Some foxing to the title page and frontis. A nice copy. 107120 
Price: 110.00 GBP

 
173 Over the Hills of Ruthenia
Baerlein, Henry Leonard Parsons London 1923 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. First edition. Original pale blue cloth binding. Some light greyish marks to the boards. Printed paper spine label and another spare tipped in at the back of the book. Light bruising to the spine ends. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front pastedown. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to prelims. Binding firm. A very good copy of this scarce title. pp. 245, [2]. 307078 
Price: 31.00 GBP

 
 
159 Sense and Sensibility
Austen, Jane ; illustrated by Hugh Thomson ; with an introduction by Austin Dobson Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1896 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Thomson, Hugh 
Hardback. Dark red / maroon blind embossed boards. First edition with the Hugh Thomson illustrations. The boards have significantly faded at the spine. Bruises to spine ends, a small bump to the bottom corner of the front board. Light rubs to corners. There are a few slightly shaken spots in the binding / textblock but overall the binding is still firm. Inner hinges very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Frontispiece illustration has tissue guard. Light foxing to the endpapers and pastdowns. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. A nice copy. pp. xvi, 342, 6. 107119 
Price: 120.00 GBP

 
174 Casting of Nets
Bagot, Richard Edward Arnold 1901 Hard Cover Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback. Blue cloth. 8th impression. The binding is rubbed and nicked at the head and tail of the spine, and at the corners. Heavy rubs to spine edges. Foxing throughout. Spine leans forwards. The binding is cracked at both inner hinges. Binding otherwise holds fine. Previous owner's name and date written on the front endpaper. 358pp. An acceptable reading / reference copy. 018264 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
160 Travels in the Scriptorium
Auster, Paul Faber and Faber London 2006 0571232558 / 9780571232550 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd impression of this UK edition. Original black boards. In very good clean condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket a little bruised at the edges and has some light surface scratches. Overall a nice, clean and tight copy. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 130. 106634 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
175 The Mind of Rome
Bailey, Cyril (edited by) Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Original red cloth. Spine slightly dull and lightly bruised at ends. Pages are just a little darkened / tanned at the edges. A few pages have some flattened creases to bottom corner. In very good, clean condition throughout. From the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes (1905-1992) and inscribed to him from his father. Inscription is written in initials rather than full name and reads C F C H from CPH, Christmas 1926. Binding firm. pp. xii, 515. 105925 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
161 Birth of a Ballet
Austin, Richard ; photographs by Alan Cunliffe; foreword by Christopher Bruce; line drawings by Judy Ling Wong Vision Press Limited 1976 0854780440 / 9780854780440 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black cloth boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Minor rubs to dust jacket edges and the dust jacket is slightly darkened at the spine. Binding firm, pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 151pp. 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. 104246 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
176 Gifts and Poison: The Politics of Reputation
Bailey, F. G. (edited by) Basil Blackwell Oxford 1971 0631138005 / 9780631138006 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. Binding firm. In very good clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. vi, 318. 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. 105628 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
162 Images of the Dance
Austin, Richard ; photographs by Carole Latimer Vision Press Limited 1978 0854782931 / 9780854782932 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black cloth boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Minor rubs to dust jacket edges and the dust jacket is slightly greyed in appearance. Binding firm, pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 183pp. 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. 104245 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
177 National Ambitions: Being a Critical Study of the European Desire for Progress
Bailey, J. R. A. Basil Blackwell Oxford 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. A brief gift inscription written on the front endpaper. The binding is firm. pp. 231. The dust jacket has some staining, light rubs to the edges, and is now supplied in a loose clear film protective sleve. Front flap not price clipped. 053950 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
163 The Times Guide to the House of Commons June 2001
Austin, Tim & Hames, Tim (eds.) Times Books 2001 000712676x / 9780007126767 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. In very good, clean condition. There are a few paper clippings loosely inserted in the book and there is a fold-out chart tipped onto the rear pastedown. The dust jacket has a House of Commons pink visitor sticker stuck on the underside. Flattened crease to the front flap of the DJ. 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 - 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. 300270 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
178 Little Girl Lost
Bailey, Temple Hurst & Blackett Ltd London 1933 Second Impression Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Undated, but c.1933. Red cloth binding is faded at the spine and there is a faded stain to the bottom edge of the front board. Forwards lean to the spine but binding sound and hinges good. Some foxing to outer closed textblock edges and occasional spot inside. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 288, 32. 048579 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
164 The Story of [Coventry] Whitefriars
Author Unknown City of Coventry Leisure Services [c.2000] Coventry 2000 0901606545 / 9780901606549 Soft cover Very Good Book Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall 
Date of publication not stated, but c. 2000. Stapled binding. Green card covers with gold illustration of Whitefriars on the front cover. In excellent condition. The slightest of bumps to the cover edges. 30pp. 303101 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
179 Master Georgie, A Novel
Bainbridge, Beryl Duckworth London 1988 0715628313 / 9780715628317 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
6th impression. Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight bruising to top edge of the dust jacket. Binding firm and square. Dust jacket not price clipped. 190pp. 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. 305490 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
165 Manor Pool Island
Avery, Harold Collins' Clear-Type Press London and Glasgow Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Decorative red cloth. Publication date not stated but the binding is art nouveau in style. Some light marks and discolouration to the boards. A few bubbles to the cloth at the edges of the boards. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. Gift inscription on the front endpaper, dated 1907. Four coloured illustrations as called for. Occasional foxing spots; pages are otherwise clean. pp. 152. 308215 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
180 Loving Wanda Beaver (Novella and Stories) [1st Edition]
Baker, Alison Chronicle Books San Francisco 1995 081181064x / 9780811810647 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition, first impression. Hardback. Black cloth spine / green boards. Binding tight and firm. No previous owner names or inscriptions. Excellent clean condition - NEAR FINE. Not price clipped. The dust jacket is now protected in a loose archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 213pp. 20.5cm. 100372 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
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