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241 History of the Taxes on Knowledge: Their Origin and Repeal (The Thinker's Library, No. 33)
Collet, Collet Dobson ; with an introduction by George Jacob Holyoake Watts & Co London 1933 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
First impression in the Thinker's Library edition. Original brown / tan boards, with black titles. Lacks dust jacket. Minor bruising and light rubs to board edges. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xv, 231. 308892 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
256 William - The Showman
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes, Limited 1937 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Second impression, November 1937; was first published July 1937. Original red boards with black titles to the spine. A good solid copy. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. However, there is a forwards lean to the spine, rubs to boards at spine ends and corners, the spine is faded and there are some minor marks to the boards. A brief gift inscription written on the front pastedown. A few light handling marks to pages (not many) and some foxing to outer closed textblock page edges, with occasional spots to pages. pp. 253. 308465 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
242 Flight From Conflict (The Thinker's Library, No. 101)
Collier, Laurence Watts & Co. Fleet Street, London 1944 First Thus Hardcover Good Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards with black titles. In very good, clean condition but the pages have significantly browned. Minor bumps to top corners. Inferior paper quality. A war economy standard production. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. pp. ix, 84. Rubs and chips to the dust jacket edges, with small loss to the top corner of the front 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. 105506 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
257 William - The Detective
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1952 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback with dust jacket. 16th impression. Red boards with black titles. The boards are very good. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little light foxing to prelims and to outer closed textblock page edges, plus occasional spot to page margins. pp. 252. Bump to the top corner of a few pages towards the end of the book. The dust jacket is worn at the edges - rubbed, a couple of short tears, creasing, chips with minor loss and a small brown stain to the spine. 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. (Books photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107070 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
243 A Pirate of the Caribbees
Collingwood, Harry [William Joseph Cosens Lancaster] Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited [c.1910] Bow Street, Covent Garden, London 1910 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book Condition: Good. nd. Date of publication not stated but is c. 1900-1910. Blue pictorial cloth. Light marks and spine ends bumped. Presentation prize bookplate on the front pastedown (dated 1911). Front inner hinge is lightly cracked. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. The pages are otherwise in good, clean condition. Black and white frontis. illustration by C. J. de Lacy ; no other illustrations. A later Henry Frowde edition had more illustrations. pp. 343. 304276 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
258 The Stars Look Down
Cronin, A. J. Victor Gollancz Ltd 1936 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. 3rd impression, January 1936. Original black boards. There is a very slight forwards lean to the spine and light bruising to the spine ends and corners, with minor rubs at the head of the spine and two of the corners. The binding is firm and pages clean. No names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to the front pastedown, half-title page and endpapers. pp. 701. The yellow Gollancz dust jacket is worn and torn and quite brittle at the spine. Spine has browned. The jacket is overall greyed, has a few long tears and chips with loss to the edges. 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. 307298 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
244 The Beacon Literary Readers, Book Four: Argosy
Compton, J. (edited by) ; illustrated by E. Nicholson Ginn and Company Ltd. [c.1940s] Queen Square, London Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" Nicholson, E. 
Original pictorial cloth. Date not stated but is c. 1940s. Economy standard paper. A little rubbed at spine ends and corners and light marks to the rear board. Inscription and names on the front endpaper. Looks like erased pencil to the rear pastedown. Some foxing to endpapers. Binding quite firm and the black and white illustrations are striking. Short pieces from literature including Bede, The Arabian Nights, R. L. Stevenson, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Richard Jefferies, the Bible, and more. 256pp. 033607 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
259 You've Gone Astray
Croome, Honor Christophers Berners Street, London 1944 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. Original black boards. Minor bruising to the spine ends and corners. In very good, clean condition. The binding is firm and pages clean. 2nd impression. pp. 256. 307412 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
245 Wittgenstein's Metaphysics
Cook, John W. Cambridge University Press 1994 0521460190 / 9780521460194 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Black boards. The boards are a little bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. In very good, clean condition inside but the front endpaper has a large piece clipped from the top corner (presumably a previous owner's name etc.). Dust jacket is a little bruised at the edges and has a mark on the back cover from an old price sticker. pp. xxiii, 350. 308486 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
260 Nature Tales [The Silver Torch Series, No. 15]
Crossland, John R. ; illustrated by Marjorie Anderson Collins Clear-Type Press 1958 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 9th impression, 1958. Green boards - a few small marks, corners and spine ends bumped, spine faded. Small pocket-sized book. Some black and white pictures in the text. Some foxing to endpapers, but text pages are clean. 96p. 101142 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
246 Haig [2 vols]
Cooper, Duff Faber and Faber Limited London 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, lacking dust jackets. Black cloth. Both volumes are first editions - vol. 1 1935 and vol. 2 1936. The bindings are firm inside, very good inner hinge and no names or inscriptions. However, vol. 1 has a short split to the cloth at the top of the spine / rear joint (approx. 2cm) and vol. 2 has a little fraying to the cloth at the head of the spine. Top edges gilt. A very little light foxing. pp. 404; xii, 484. A few light scratches to the boards. A VERY HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this set 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. 107095 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
261 English Church Design 1040 to 1540 A.D.
Crossley, F. H. ; with dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook B. T. Batsford Ltd 1947 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall illustrated from drawings, plans and photographs; with dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Original red boards, with black titles. Small bump to the boards at the base of the spine. The binding is firm and tight. Inner hinge are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns and to outer closed textblock page edges. Top edge tinted red. The dust jacket is bright and clean, with a few light foxing spots to the back cover, browned / dulled spine, and with some foxing to the inner flaps. Light rubs to the dust jacket edges. Front flap not price clipped. 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. (Book photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107122 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
247 The Pathfinder
Cooper, J. Fenimore Blackie and Son, Limited [c. 1900] 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Decorative blue cloth. Publication date not stated but is c. 1900 (this edition). The binding is firm. Boards are clean but slightly dull, with bruising and rubs at the spine ends and corners. A school prize bookplate (dated 1900) on the front pastedown. A short tear to the bottom edge of the title page, next to the spine. Black and white frontis. illus. Pages are age-toned; endpapers browned. Some light foxing. pp. 256, + 12 pages of publisher's lists at the back. In the Famous Books for Boys and Girls series. 308427 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
262 A Guide to Advanced Russian Essay-Writing, Based on Extracts from the Soviet Press
Crowe, Barry George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd London 1962 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Red cover with black titles. Clean and bright copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Blind embossed stamp on rear endpaper reads 'complimentary copy'. 110pp. 016596 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
248 The Seven Years War: A Study in British Combined Strategy
Corbett, Julian S. ; with an introduction by Jeremy Black The Folio Society London 2001 Hardcover Near Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Really nice, clean, near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding tight and book appears unread / barely read. pp. xxiii, 674. Printed on St. Paul's Wove Paper and bound in full printed cloth. PLEASE NOTE this is an extremely heavy book. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - a small additional fee may be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard rate is likely to be expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. 103233 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
263 Pulling Faces for a Living
Dale, James Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1970 0575004223 / 9780575004221 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Some light foxing to endpapers / prelims. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A nice clean copy. Dust jacket bright, clean and not price clipped. 158pp. 023933 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
249 Why We Love the Dogs We Do
Coren, Stanley The Free Press New York 1998 0684839016 / 9780684839011 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st edition. Second-hand hardback and dust jacket in very good clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Black remainder mark on bottom of closed textblock edge. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 308pp. 301383 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
264 Dickens and the Art of Analogy
Daleski, H. M. Faber and Faber London 1970 0571094740 / 9780571094745 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black cloth boards. Book and dust jacket both in VERY GOOD clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A couple of short tears to the top edge of the dust jacket. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 349pp. 101931 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
250 Distribution in a High-Level Economy
Cox, Reavis ; in association with Charles S. Goodman and Thomas C. Fichandler Prentice-Hall New Jersey 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. No dust jacket. In very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. pp. xv, 331. 028164 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
265 The Gradual Furnace
Dare, Simon [pseud. of Marjorie Huxtable 1897-1955] Mills & Boon London 1931 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Third edition. Original green boards, with black titles. Just a few small light foxing spots (very few) to outer closed textblock page edges and to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 245 + 16 pages of publisher's adverts. 024161 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
251 King Cameron
Craig, David Carcanet Press Limited 1991 0856359173 / 9780856359170 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth. Book and dust jacket both in VG clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. DJ 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). 212pp. 302811 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
266 Whispering Hope
Darling, Isabella F. John Menzies & Co. / Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1893 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback. Decorative Victorian cloth binding. Red cloth with gilt titles and black leaf design to opposing corners of the boards. The cloth is dulled / darkened at the spine and there are some light rubs / mild biopredation to the boards. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Frontispice portrait of Isa Darling, with tissue guard. The book is dedicated to the author's sister, Grace Darling (printed dedication). Sporadic foxing to pages and foxing spots and general greying to the outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 240, 4. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 039462 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
252 The Collected Poems of Hart Crane
Crane, Hart ; edited with an introduction by Waldo Frank Liveright Publishing Corporation New York 1946 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Black cloth, gilt titles, decoration to spine . Spine ends and corners frayed. Surface split to the cloth at the top of the rea joint. Abrasion to the rear pastedown - looks like a label has been removed. There is a stamp on the title page for Undergraduate Library, University of Kansas. pp. xxxiv, 179. Some notes written in pen on the rear free endpaper. 103765 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
267 The Little Universe of Man
Darlington, C. D. George Allen & Unwin London 1978 0045700109 / 9780045700103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original black boards. The binding is firm and the book itself is in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is faded at the spine and the surface laminate of the back cover has peeled to the bottom corner, exposing the white underside of the jacket. pp. 307. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. 016878 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
253 Travel Notes (From here - to there)
Crawford, Stanley G. Jonathan Cape London 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pale grey boards, ever so slightly discoloured at the spine ends. The book is clean and tight; no previous owner's names or inscriptions. Top edge pink. The dust jacket has unfortunately been covered in a clear sticky black plastic film by a previous owner. This is NON-REMOVEABLE. There are a couple of bubbles to the plastic covering. pp. 186. 307413 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
268 Aunt Marianne's Garden
Davey, Robert ; illustrated by Gordon Davey Chatto and Windus London 1970 0701103175 / 9780701103170 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Davey, Gordon 
Hardback with dust jacket. Slim and unpaginated children's picture book. Blue boards with silver titles. Gift inscription in black ink at the top edge of the half-title page. A few thumbing and handling marks to the page edges and a very pale stain to the edge of the last page. Some foxing and a small mark (looks like from old price sticker) to the half-title page. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with a couple of short tears. Front flap not price clipped. 308788 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
254 The Ministry of Holda: Leaves from God's Story Book in Nature
Cresswell, Clarice M. A. R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd. London 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Taylor, W. J. (illustrated by) 
Original decorative cloth. Titles to the spine are dulled. Board edges rubbed. There are some black marks to the front board. Previous owner's name in pen on the front endpaper and imprints from other erased names. Heavy foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns and first and last few pages. Other pages are darkened / tanned. With 8 colour plates by W. J. Taylor. pp. viii, 147. 021875 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
269 Learning to Sew (A Ladybird Book, Series 633)
Davis, Noreen ; with illustrations by Eric Winter Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1972 0721403263 / 9780721403267 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. An early printing but not a first edition. Some light rubs to the boards at the spine ends and corners. There is a number three written on the spine in black marker pen. A grubby mark on the front board near the Ladybird logo, which looks like it might be from an old price sticker. Inside, there's a previous owner's name written neatly at the top edge of the Contents page and a star mark in pen next to the Introduction on the Contents page. Pages are otherwise nice and clean; no other marks. 52pp. List of titles in the series on the back cover ends with no. 11 More things to Make. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 18p on the back cover and tally of over 320 available Ladybird titles also mentioned on the back cover. 105231 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
255 Just William's Luck
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes, Limited 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. 4th impression. Original red boards. An abrasion to the front board (looks like an old price sticker may have been removed). A short black felt pen line next to the spine of the front board and a small hole (a small point like a drawing compass) in the spine. Excepting these flaws, a good solid copy with clean pages, though pages have noticeably browned / tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Inner hinges are very good and binding firm. pp. 256. 308469 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
270 Learning to Sew (A Ladybird Book, Series 633)
Davis, Noreen ; with illustrations by Eric Winter Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1972 0721403263 / 9780721403267 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. An early printing but not a first edition. Light rubs to the spine ends and corners, some minor black / grey-ish marks to the boards and a small ring mark to the rear board. A small pale mark to the Contents page. No other marks to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions and no handling creases to the pages. 52pp. List of titles in the series on the back cover ends with no. 11 More things to Make. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 18p on the back cover and tally of over 320 available Ladybird titles also mentioned on the back cover. 306522 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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