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241 The Scapegoat
Du Maurier, Daphne Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Fair Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. EX-LIBRARY copy. Pages have darkened and there are some grubby marks to pages and some marks to the outer closed textblock page edges. Library marks - tape marks, abrasions and label residue etc. - to the endpapers and pastedowns. Full page library label pasted onto the front endpaper. The binding is firm. A slight forwards lean to the spine and light bruising to the spine ends of the boards. pp. 368. The yellow Gollancz dust jacket is quite bright and clean as it has been encased in a protective library sleeve - there are small chips and rubs to the spine ends and corners and a light brown stain to the base of the spine. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 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. 307231 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
256 Euripides II: Electra, Orestes, Iphigeneia in Taurica, Andromache, and Cyclops [Loeb Classical Library]
Euripides ; translated by A. S. Way William Heinemann | Harvard University Press 1965 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Original green cloth binding. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. The dust jacket is faded at the spine and price clipped. Binding tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xv, 591, 8. 104079 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
242 Don't Look Now and Other Stories
Du Maurier, Daphne ; introduction by Patrick McGrath ; illustrations by Helen Smithson The Folio Society London 2009 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with slipcase. Second printing of this Folio Society edition. Both book and slipcase are in excellent fine condition. Tight. appears unread. Printed on Abbey Wove paper. Bound in full buckram cloth blocked with a design by the artist. pp. xvi, 331. 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. 103732 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
257 The Wooden Doctor
Evans, Margiad [ Peggy Eileen Whistler (17 March 1909 - 17 March 1958)] Basil Blackwell Oxford 1933 First Edition Hardcover Poor No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. A poor condition first edition copy. Red cloth. Marks to the boards, a forwards lean to the spine, cloth frayed at the head of the spine, cloth of the rear spine joint is very thin, with a short snagged tear. Spine discoloured. Front endpaper removed, front inner hinge cracked, exposing webbing. Remnants of what was probably a label or bookplate on the front pastedown. May be an ex-lending-library copy. Pages are age-toned and have light foxing throughout. A readable copy of this scarce first edition. May be suitable for repair or re-binding. pp. xviii, 220. 307793 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
243 Not By Bread Alone
Dudintsev, Vladimir ; translated from the Russian by Dr Edith Bone Hutchinson London 1958 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 4th impression. Original black boards. Some pale marks to the boards. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. Foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding firm but a slight forwards lean to the spine. pp. vii, 447. The dust jacket is worn and torn with several tears to the spine, rubs and small chips to the edges. 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. 105600 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
258 Vera's Trust: A Tale
Everett-Green, Evelyn T. Nelson and Sons London 1892 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Decorative blue cloth. Light rubs to the spine ends and a couple of very small marks to the spine. Hand-written prize inscription written on the front endpaper (dated 1893). Flower patterned endpapers. The binding is nice and firm. Some light foxing and occasional handling marks to page margins. Pages are overall quite clean and bright. A nice copy of this Victorian moral tale. 302pp. 041778 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
244 The Black Tulip
Dumas, Alexandre ; translated by Robin Buss, introduced by Peter Conrad and illustrated by Portia Rosenberg The Folio Society 2011 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both book and slipcase are in excellent fine, as new condition. There is one teeny tiny bump to one end of the slipcase. Printed on Abbey Pure paper and quarter bound in buckram cloth with Modigliani paper sides, printed with a design by Portia Rosenberg. pp. xv, 252. 303349 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
259 Children of the Rainbow
Farhi, Moris Saqi Books London 1999 0863560598 / 9780863560590 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A name written on the f.e.p. A slightly grubby mark to the outer textblock edge. Otherwise in very good clean 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). 389pp. 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. 302822 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
245 Balthazar
Durrell, Lawrence Faber and Faber Russell Square, London 1959 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 3rd impression. Original blue boards. Boards very slightly bruised at the spine ends and dulled at the spine. Previous owner's name and date written at the top edge of the front endpaper. In very good, clean condition but with a very slight musty odour. pp. 250. 106648 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
260 Martin Conisby's Vengeance
Farnol, Jeffery Sampson Low [c. 1950s] London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
n.d. No publication date stated in this edition; c. 1950s though the book was first published in 1921. Original red boards with black titles. Light rubs to spine ends and corners. Some light foxing to outer closed textblock edges and to endpapers. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Bottom corner torn away from the rear endpaper. pp. viii, 174. 305500 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
246 Mountolive
Durrell, Lawrence Faber and Faber Russell Square, London 1958 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 2nd impression. Original yellow boards. Boards slightly bruised at the spine ends and with a forwards lean to the spine. Previous owner's name and date written at the top edge of the front endpaper. In good, clean condition but very slight musty odour. Binding firm. pp. 320. 106647 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
261 Bitter Sweets [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Farooki, Roopa W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2007 1407400665 / 9781407400662 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large print edition. Softback in excellent near fine, like new condition. Appears unread. 390pp. Novel. 303051 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
247 Born for Victory
Dymoke, Juliet Jarrolds Publishers 1960 First Edition Hardback Good No Jacket 8vo - 8" Tall / 20cm 
Green cloth boards. Ex-Boots Booklovers Library, but with minimal marks. There is the usual Boots shield at the bottom edge of the front board and a few tiny white speckles to the boards.. Otherwise, minimal paper remains on the rear pastedown where it looks as though a lending library date sheet has been neatly removed. Short marker pen line on the bottom textblock edge. No other Boots library marks. Some foxing to the endpapers and lightly to outer closed textblock page edges. Small grubby mark to the edge of the margin of pages 168-169. A scarce copy of the first edition of the author's second novel. Born for Victory is the fictionalised story of Thomas Fairfax. 287 pages. 052232 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
262 The Saturday Evening Post Stories Volume 2
Faulkner, William ; Street, James ; and others Elek Books Limited London 1956 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression. Green cloth. In VG clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn at the edges - rubbed, short tears and some loss at the spine ends and corners. 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). 345pp. 302067 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
248 Disraeli in Love
Edelman, Maurice Collins St James's Place, London 1972 0002211807 / 9780002211802 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original brown boards. In very good condition. Lightly bumped spine ends. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 316pp. Dust jacket has a small piece of brown paper reinforcement tape to the top edge of the underside, repairing a short tear. Flattened crease to the full length of the front flap of the DJ. DJ illustrations by Charles Mozley. Not price clipped. 104473 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
263 Jeeves and the Wedding Bells [Signed 1st Edition]
Faulks, Sebastian Hutchinson London 2013 0091954045 / 9780091954048 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author on the tilte page (no inscription / dedication). A clean and tight copy but there is a very slight lean to the spine and the pages have darkened / tanned at the edges. The binding is firm and tight. pp. viii, 259. Dust jacket not price clipped. 106955 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
 
249 Dickens on France: Fiction, Journalism and Travel Writing
Edmondson, John (edited by) Signal Books Limited Oxford 2006 1904955061 / 9781904955061 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book and dust jacket in excellent fine unmarked condition. Clean, tight, appears unread. Not price clipped, the dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear). pp. xxvi, 425. 303207 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
264 Between The Tides : A Summer Idyll
Fausset, Hugh I'Anson W. Heffer & Sons Ltd Cambridge 1942 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. First edition. Beige / grey cloth. Boards lightly marked and spine darkened. Spine ends and corners are lightly bumped. Previous owner's red ink name and address stamp on the front endpaper; plus signature on the front endpaper. Pastedowns a bit wrinkled. Produced in conformity with the wartime economy standards. Pages are clean and the binding firm. 279pp. 19cm. 100784 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
250 Woman at Point Zero
El Saadawi, Nawal ; translated into English by Sherif Hetata ZED Books London and New York 2010 1842778730 / 9781842778739 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. In excellent, very near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. pp. xii, 114. Second hand. 308185 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
265 Jew Suss: A Historical Romance
Feuchtwanger, Lion Martin Secker London 1928 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Brown cloth. Spine dulled. Minor bumps to top corners. Minor pale mark to the bottom corner of the rear board. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Top outer closed textblock edge has some light foxing. First published in England in 1926, this is the first cheap edition of July 1928. 536pp. 308160 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
251 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 7 - 9" 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

 
266 Return To Earth
Finn, Ralph L. Hutchinson & Co. [c.1944] 1944 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. No publication date stated [c.1944]. 2nd impression. Grey / beige boards. A few small marks to the boards. Previous owner's red ink name and address stamp on the front endpaper. Small piece cut away from the bottom edge of the rear endpaper. Pages clean, slightly tanned; no foxing. The binding is firm and hinges are good. 96pp. 19cm. 100792 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
252 The Works of George Eliot - Standard Edition : Romola [Complete in 2 Volumes]
Eliot, George William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh and London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
No publication date stated. Blue cloth. Spines faded. Top edges gilt. There are some white paint marks on the front board of volume II. Otherwise handsome volumes. Foredges untrimmed. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some sporadic foxing. 444 ; 447pp. 18.5cm. 100755 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
267 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Other Writings
Fitzgerald, Edward (rendered into English verse by) ; edited by George F. Maine ; with an introduction by Laurence Housman Collins Olive Classics 1961 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Collins Olive Classics reprint edition in flexible green covers. Top edge is green (faded and with pale splash marks, not affecting pages). Binding firm and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 320pp. 105056 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
253 Introducing James Joyce: A Selection of Joyce's Prose
Eliot, T. S. ; with an introductory note Faber and Faber Ltd London 1942 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second impression. Original yellow boards. The boards are fair - they have discoloured at the edges, have rubs to the spine ends and corners and some grubby marks to the boards. Inside in good condition. Previous owner's name and date on the front endpaper. Pages have tanned / browned but binding is in firm, good condition. 146pp. 305240 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
268 Madame Bovary
Flaubert, Gustave ; translated into English by Adam Thorpe Vintage 2011 0099529866 / 9780099529866 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Other
Hardback with dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR, Adam Thorpe, on the title page (i.e. dedicated to somebody). A super copy; very near fine. Clean, tight and binding firm. pp. xxii, [2], 347. Dust jacket not price clipped. 308449 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
254 John Brown's Soul
Ellison, Jerome Jarrolds Publishers 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. There is a previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. The binding is firm but pages have noticeably browned. The dust jacket is price-clipped and just a little rubbed at the edges - now protected in a removable clear film sleeve. 288pp. A good copy. 011209 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
269 The Good Shepherd
Forester, C. S. Michael Joseph London 1955 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression. Publisher's original black boards. Binding sound, solid. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges; not price clipped. 288pp. 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. 103962 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
255 The Prodigal Heart
Ertz, Susan [1887-1985] Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. 2nd impression. Original blue boards; pale speckled marks to board edges and a couple of other marks to the rear board. A slight forwards lean to the spine. The binding is firm and hinges good. Previous owner's signature small and neat on the front endpaper. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to first and last few pages. pp. 287. A good reading copy. 307028 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
270 Self Made Man
Forster, Peter Hutchinson London 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback and dust jacket VG. Previous owner's signature on the f.e.p. A couple of creases to the front flap of the dust jacket. Otherwise very clean. Not price clipped, the DJ is now supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 286pp. 301434 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
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