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271 My Hometown: Dalian, New York, Tokyo
Kashiwagi, Yusuke Publisher unknown [published by author? c. 1990] 1990 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean and tight, condition. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper (with dedication). Numbered copy, No. 43 on the front endpaper. pp. vii, 151. 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. 306712 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
286 The Tale of Beatrix Potter, A Biography
Lane, Margaret Frederick Warne 1968 0723201382 / 9780723201380 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Revised edition of 1968. Original green boards, which have faded slightly at the spine and edges. A gift inscription written on the front endpaper. A small mark on the title page. The binding is firm. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with rubs, some small chips and some short tears. The dust jacket is also slightly faded at the spine. Front flap price clipped. pp. 173. 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. 106927 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
272 Armed Love
Katz, Elia Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1971 0030867096 / 9780030867095 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Beige cloth. In very good clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions other marks. A short nick to the top edge of the dust jacket. Tiny rubs to 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). 216pp. 302637 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
287 What the Stones Remember : A Life Rediscovered
Lane, Patrick Trumpeter Books Boston, Massachusetts 2005 1590302540 / 9781590302545 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Excellent condition - NEAR FINE - boards a little bit bumped at spine ends. 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). 259pp. 23.5cm. 100367 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
273 Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll
Keating, Conrad Signal Books Oxford 2009 1904955630 / 9781904955634 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding firm and square. Very slight bruising to the spine ends and corners. Nice, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xviii, 495. 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. 305186 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
288 From The Ozarks and The Rockies : Autobiographical Notes
Laporte, Cloyd Cloyd Laporte New York 1970 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
Inscribed by the author on the second front free endpaper. Beige cloth binding. No publisher stated - assumed to be self-published. Light foxing to the endpapers. Some pencilled notes inside the rear board. Rest of pages very clean. Binding tight and firm. 22cm. 100402 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
274 Mirror to Russia
Kelly, Marie Noele Country Life Limited London 1952 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. Good condition. Original black boards. Some rubs to the cloth at the spine ends. Binding firm and pages clean. 248pp. 105650 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
289 The Cretan Journal
Lear, Edward ; edited by Rowena Fowler Denise Harvey and Company Athens and Dedham 1985 0907978177 / 9780907978176 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second edition. Original green cloth. Both the boards and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A very slight forwards lean to the spine (very slight). Tipped-in colour illustrations. pp. 119. 106166 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
275 Robert Graves, A Biography
King, Bruce Haus Publishing London 2008 1905791941 / 9781905791941 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New Hardback. New hardback. Excellent, fine condition. RRP. 16.99. 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. 266pp. 301332 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
290 The Cretan Journal
Lear, Edward ; edited by Rowena Fowler Denise Harvey and Company Athens and Dedham 1985 0907978177 / 9780907978176 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second edition. Original green cloth. Both the boards and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Just small foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock page edge. Tipped-in colour illustrations. pp. 119. 106167 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
276 The Life and Letters of John Locke, with extracts from his Journals and Common-place Books.
King, Lord Bell and Daldy London 1864 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Dark green cloth - there are some splits in the cloth at the spine. From the Bohn's Standard Library series. Inner hinges cracked. Binding holds firm. Pages browned. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. pp. viii, 503 + Bohn's catalogue pages [Feb 1879]. 102227 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
291 The Cretan Journal
Lear, Edward ; edited by Rowena Fowler Denise Harvey and Company Athens and Dedham 1985 0907978177 / 9780907978176 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second edition. Original green cloth. Both the boards and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight fading to the edges of the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour illustrations. pp. 119. Includes a loose advertisement pamphlet for The Corfu Years. 106168 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
277 Night Never Ending
Komorowski, Eugenjusz Andrei; Gilmore, Joseph L. Abelard London 1974 0200721550 / 9780200721554 Hardback Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Publisher's original black boards. A forwards lean to the spine. Some spotting / foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. The dust jacket is rubbed, particularly at the edges, has a few short tears to the edges and some foxing to the underside. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. x, 284. Night Never Ending is the true story of Komorowski's miraculous escape from the mass grave in which the elite of Poland's intelligensia were stacked after being methodically executed in April 1940. 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. 054573 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
292 Edward Lear: Selected Letters
Lear, Edward ; selected and edited by Vivien Noakes Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press Oxford 1988 0198186010 / 9780198186014 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's original navy blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good clean condition. The binding is firm and square and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xliii, 325. 106750 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
278 Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968
Kovaly, Heda Margolius Granta Books 2012 1847084761 / 9781847084767 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP. 12.99.192pp. 301346 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
293 Edith Wharton
Lee, Hermione Chatto and Windus London 2007 0701166657 / 9780701166656 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent near fine condition. Publisher's original black boards. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Unclipped dust jacket. pp. x, 853. 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. 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. 103801 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
279 The Death of a Poet: The Last Days of Marina Tsvetaeva
Kudrova, Irma ; translated from the Russian by Mary Ann Szporluk Overlook Duckworth 2004 1585675229 / 9781585675227 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Lightly bruised at the spine ends. Light rubs to the dust jacket at the spine ends and corners. The binding is firm and tight. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 232. 308444 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
294 Edward Lear and his world
Lehmann, John Thames and Hudson London 1977 0500130612 / 9780500130612 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good to near fine condition. A nice clean copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 128. With 137 illustrations (black and white). 106161 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
280 My Ear at His Heart, Reading my Father
Kureishi, Hanif Faber and Faber London 2004 0571224032 / 9780571224036 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st edition. In excellent, clean, tight condition - near fine. Pages slightly tanned. No previous owner's 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) - not price clipped. 198pp. 302569 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
295 Edward Lear and his world
Lehmann, John Thames and Hudson London 1977 0500130612 / 9780500130612 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good to near fine condition. A nice clean copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks.The front flap of the dust jacket has been price clipped. pp. 128. With 137 illustrations (black and white). 106162 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
281 Solzhenitsyn: A Documentary Record
Labedz, Leopold (edited and with an introduction by) Allen Lane The Penguin Press London 1970 0713902205 / 9780713902204 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Original cream boards, with red titles to the spine. Slight bruising to the spine ends of the boards. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has a few minor bruises to the edges, a small crease to the top edge of the back cover and a long flattened crease to the rear dust jacket flap. Front flap not price clipped. pp. xvi, 182. 307256 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
296 Edward Lear and his world
Lehmann, John Thames and Hudson London 1977 0500130612 / 9780500130612 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good to near fine condition. A nice clean copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Front flap of the dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 128. With 137 illustrations (black and white). 106741 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
282 My Own Trumpet, A Schoolmaster's Story
Lace, A. F. Published by the author | Printed by Fyson & Co. Ltd 1969 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark blue cloth boards, with pale blue dust jacket. The dust jacket is lightly foxed, faded at the spine, and has a couple of dark blue smudge marks on the back cover. Minor rubs. Not price clipped (30/-), the DJ is now supplied in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 201pp. 22cm. 301181 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
297 Edward Lear and his world
Lehmann, John Thames and Hudson London 1977 0500130612 / 9780500130612 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good to near fine condition. A nice clean copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Front flap of the dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 128. With 137 illustrations (black and white). 106742 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
283 Elizabeth, Lady Holland to her Son 1821 - 1845
Lady Holland ; edited by The Earl of Ilchester John Murray London 1946 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint of April 1946; first published March 1946. Original red boards. No dust jacket. Very good, clean condition. No dust jacket. Spine slightly faded. The signature of eminent historian Hugh Trevor-Roper on the front endpaper. No other ownership marks or writing inside. pp. x, 251. 104273 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
298 These Golden Days: An Illustrated Record of an Oxfordshire Market Town from the 1930s [SIGNED COPY]
Lester, Marjory Published by Marjory Lester Banbury 1992 0951212710 / 9780951212714 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
One of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Book and dust jacket in very good condition. Flat signed by the author on the title page (no inscription). Dust jacket flaps and some pages are very slightly darkened at the edges and there is a very small mark to the bottom edge of the front endpaper next to the spine. No names, inscriptions or other marks. This is the second volume of Marjory's reminiscences and paintings of Banbury and follows on from Memories of Banbury. 107 pages. 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. 102885 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
284 The Anxious Bench, or Life at a Prep School [Inscribed by the Author]
Laflin, Louis E. Ralph Fletcher Seymour Chicago 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall The Author Inscribed By the Author
Original red cloth binding with black title label, which is lifting at one corner. Spine slightly faded. There is a small stain at the bottom edge of the front board. Printed by The Alderbrink Press, Fine Arts Building Chicago. Inscribed on front free endpaper: 'To John Martin, with best wishes from Louis E. Laflin, Jr.' and dated 1934. Pages are rough cut / untrimmed. pp249-254 have a small stain to the very top edge of the margin. 337pp. 047901 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
299 Edward Lear: A Biography [Signed by the author]
Levi, Peter Macmillan London 1995 0333588045 / 9780333588048 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). An excellent, fine, copy. Binding firm and pages bright and clean. The dust jacket is likewise fine; not price clipped. pp. xxi, 362. 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. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply 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. 106739 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
285 Letters of Charles Lamb [2 Volumes, forming Volume XI and XII from the larger The Works of Charles Lamb in Twelve Volumes, edited by William Macdonald]
Lamb, Charles ; edited with a preface by William Macdonald J. M. Dent & Co. London 1907 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second (revised ) edition. Volume I is dated 1907 and Volume II is dated 1921 but they are a matching uniform set. As mentioned in the title, these two volumes of letters form part of the larger set of Charles Lamb's Works in 12 Volumes. Publisher's original cloth - blue spine and tan - cream sides - with gilt initial motif towards the lower edge of the front boards. Spines darkened and spine ends and corners lightly rubbed. Both volumes bear a previous owner's ex-libris bookplate on the front pastedown, for A. E. Chadwick. Bookplate design by Ernest Marriott (1911). The f.e.p. of Volume I has a Charles Lamb letter written out by hand and pasted on. Frontis. portraits and tissue guards. Some pencil marks in the margins of the text. Extensive notes written in pen and pencil on the rear endpapers and pastedowns. pp. xiv, 422; lii, 400. A HEAVY set - 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. 103797 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
300 Edward Lear: A Biography [Signed by the author]
Levi, Peter Macmillan London 1995 0333588045 / 9780333588048 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). An excellent, fine, copy. Binding firm and pages bright and clean. The dust jacket is very near fine but has a minor bruise to the top edge and a small bruise with crease to the bottom edge of the back cover; not price clipped. pp. xxi, 362. 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. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply 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. 106740 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
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