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271 The Sands of Time
Hoeye, Michael Puffin Books 2003 0670913073 / 9780670913077 First Thus Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First UK Puffin edition, first impression. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. 277pp. RRP. 9.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 301552 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
286 Up and Down
Jeffers, Oliver HarperCollins Children's Books 2010 0007263848 / 9780007263844 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
In excellent condition. Unmarked. Second impression. A lovely copy. Printed price on the front flap of the dust jacket of 10.99. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 103331 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
272 The Swimming Pool Library
Hollinghurst, Alan Chatto and Windus London 1988 0701132825 / 9780701132828 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 3rd impression. In good condition but the pages have significantly tanned / browned, particularly at the edges. A forwards lean to the spine but binding firm. Dust jacket is a little faded at the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The book comes from the collection of the late film producer, Hercules Bellville, and includes a type-written letter to him, addressed to him at the Recorded Picture Company, London, 1988. The letter is from literary agents Aitken and Stone and makes mention of the book's success and 'Gielgud's interest in playing Lord Nantwich'. Bellville joined the Recorded Picture Company in 1984, later became a director there and remained with the company for 25 years. 308306 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
287 A Child of Books
Jeffers, Oliver ; Winston, Sam Walker Books London 2016 1406358312 / 9781406358315 Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Second impression. Red cloth boards with printed illustrated dust jacket. From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers, creator of The Day the Crayons Quit and Lost and Found, and typographical artist Sam Winston comes an exceptional new picture book. I am a Child of Books. I come from a world of stories, And upon my imagination, I float. In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure. Guided by his new friend, the boy unlocks his imagination and a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him...But who will be next? Elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are accompanied by Sam Winston's astonishing typographical landscapes, beautifully shaped from excerpts of children's classics including Treasure Island, Little Women and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, creating a gorgeous gift book perfect for readers of all ages. Slim picture book. 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. 306700 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
273 Facts and Fiction: A Book of Storytelling
Holroyd, Michael Bloomsbury London 2018 1408897350 / 9781408897355 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brand new hardback, with dust jacket. RRP 20.00. First impression. pp. vi, 217. 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. 308001 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
288 Three Men on The Bummel
Jerome, Jerome K. ; with 17 illustrations by L. Raven Hill Arrowsmith 1938 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
26th impression. In good clean condition. Original publisher's boards, faded. Minor bruising to ends and edges. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Some light foxing to outer closed textblock edges. 328pp. 103857 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
274 City of Lost Girls [First UK Edition]
Hughes, Declan John Murray (Publishers) London 2010 1848540361 / 9781848540361 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition, first impression [UK edition]. The top of the textblock edge is discoloured / darkened. RRP 19.99. Not previously owned. 309pp. 100586 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
289 Penguin Problems
John, Jory ; Smith, Lane Walker Books 2016 1406375993 / 9781406375992 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First impression. RRP 11.99. The book is excellent, as new, unread. The dust jacket has the front cover sticker removed, leaving some sticker residue behind (see photos). Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there's snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No - it's not easy being a penguin! In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ...and it isn't all fun and games! Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? This book is sure to tickle all funny bones, and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud, too! Slim unpaginated picture book. 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. 306361 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
275 No Cakes for Tea: A Warwickshire Childhood
Hughes, Eveline A. The History Press 2009 0752451626 / 9780752451626 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New soft back. This collection of memories follows a Warwickshire girl as she grows up during an era of huge transformation in Britain. Written to reflect her childhood impression of the world around her, this memoir reminds readers of the realities of everyday life in a bygone era. Illustrated with charming family photographs, this memoir creates a vivid picture of everyday life in Nuneaton in the 1920s and 30s. pp. 94. 053924 
Price: 12.99 GBP

 
290 The Boy Biggles
Johns, Capt. W. E. Dean & Son Ltd [c.1968] Ludgate Hill, London 1968 0603034012 / 9780603034015 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second impression, c. 1968. Pale blue boards. Lightly bruised spine ends. Pages are tanned / browned and there is a previous owner's name and date written at the top edge of the front endpaper. The binding is firm. The dust jacket has a couple of light pen marks to the back cover; minor rubs and a few tiny chips to the edges. Front flap not price clipped - the front flap price section is printed 15 NP. pp. 182. 307875 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
276 English Pottery and Porcelain Figures
Hughes, G. Bernard Lutterworth Press London 1970 0718802683 / 9780718802684 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression; first published 1964. Blue cloth boards. Slightly faded top edge and a short nick in the cloth at the head of the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Clean condition. Dust jacket not price clipped; has a few small nicks and chips to the top edge. 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. 224pp. 304136 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
291 Biggles & Co.
Johns, Captain W. E. Oxford University Press London 1936 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Leigh, Howard ; Sindall, Alfred (illustrators) 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First Pyramid edition, i.e. 2nd impression. Colour frontispiece illustration by Leigh and 6 black and white illustrations by Sindall. No asterisk printed on the half-title page. Two titles are listed on the page preceding the frontis; they are Biggles Flies East and Biggles Hits the Trail. Original blue boards, with pyramids and plane line illustration in black to the front board. The boards are generally greyed / a bit dull and are particularly darkened at the spine. No significant marks to the boards. There is a slight forwards lean to the spine. Top edge tinted blue (though now faded and grey). The binding is quite firm; inner hinges are very good. Some light foxing and thumbing / handling marks to pages throughout. More significant foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to first and last few pages. Two previous owner's names and addresses written on front endpaper, one of which has been heavily rubbed out, causing abrasions to the paper. Similar abrasions to the top edge of the front pastedown; presumable names have been erased there too. pp. 256. 107152 
Price: 55.00 GBP

 
 
277 He Looked for a City
Hutchinson, A. S. M. Michael Joseph Bloomsbury Street, London 1940 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. 3rd impression, November 1940. Original black boards with red titles to the spine. A forwards lean to the spine. Gift inscription written on the front endpaper. Foxing to the endpapers. Pages are clean but age-toned / tanned. pp. 425. 307016 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
292 Biggles and The Black Raider
Johns, Captain W. E. Armada Books 1978 0006903274 / 9780006903277 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. Later impression of paperback edition first published in 1970. The pages have typically browned (lightly; not heavily). The binding is firm and cover and pages clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Indent on the front endpaper from an old pencil price mark. pp. 127. 106085 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
278 The Stream of Life (The Forum Series, No. 1)
Huxley, Prof. Julian S. Watts & Co. Fleet Street, London 1926 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second impression. Original red boards with black titles. Pages have age-tanned / browned and there are a few foxing spots and a couple of small pencil marks in the margins. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 56pp. Dust jacket rubbed at the edges, with a few short tears. 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. 105744 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
293 Biggles and The Blue Moon
Johns, Captain W. E. Knight Books Leicester 1970 0340041501 / 9780340041505 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. Second impression of this paperback edition (1st paperback edition was 1968). The pages are typically browned (very brown pages). In otherwise very good, clean condition. Binding is firm, with just some light rubs to cover edges and a small partial flattened crease to the back cover. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 190. 106084 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
279 Black and White
Ipcar, Dahlov Flying Eye Books 2014 190926363X / 9781909263635 First Thus Hard Cover NEW No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. First published as a Borzoi book by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963; this is a first impression of the new Flying Eye Books edition. RRP 11.99. Pictorial boards. Slim unpaginated illustrated children's picture book. Delightful story and illustrations. Two little dogs frolic and dream of adventures beyond their wildest imaginations, from the jungles of the Congo, with towering ebony elephants, to the whitewashed, frigid arctic where the icy white polar bears roam. Dahlov Ipcar once again pairs her timeless illustrations with fresh original verse that celebrates the unity and beauty of the living, breathing, natural world around us. 058042 
Price: 10.19 GBP

 
294 Biggles Hits The Trail
Johns, Captain W. E. Oxford University Press London 1935 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Leigh, Howard ; Sindall, Alfred (illustrators) 
Hardback with dust jacket. First Pyramid edition, i.e. 3rd impression. Original blue boards, bright and clean, with pyramids and plane line illustration in black to the front board. A slight forwards lean to the spine. Top corners bumped. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Top edge tinted blue (though now faded and grey). Quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock foredge. Light sporadic foxing to pages as well though pages are mostly clean. Colour frontispiece illustration. pp. 256. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with several sections of small loss to the edges. A previous owner has reinforced the underside of the jacket in two places with a paper label, or paper tape (not sellotape). 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. (Book photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107151 
Price: 180.00 GBP

 
 
280 To The Bright Edge of the World
Ivey, Eowyn Tinder Press 2016 1472208609 / 9781472208606 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. First impression. RRP 16.99. 467pp. Set in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in The Snow Child (a Sunday Times bestseller, Richard and Judy pick and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Eowyn Ivey's To the Bright Edge of the World is a breathtaking story of discovery set at the end of the nineteenth century. Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska's hitherto impassable Wolverine River, with only a small group of men. The Wolverine is the key to opening up Alaska and its rich natural resources to the outside world, but previous attempts have ended in tragedy. Forrester leaves behind his young wife, Sophie, newly pregnant with the child he had never expected to have. Adventurous in spirit, Sophie does not relish the prospect of a year in a military barracks while her husband carves a path through the wilderness. What she does not anticipate is that their year apart will demand every ounce of courage and fortitude of her that it does of her husband. 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 - 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. 305970 
Price: 14.44 GBP

 
295 The Biggles Omnibus, containing Biggles Flies East; Biggles Hits the Trail; and Biggles & Co.
Johns, Captain W. E. Oxford University Press 1938 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, lack dust jacket. Publisher's original brown cloth. 2nd impression, of 1938. Two asterisks / stars printed on the half-title page. There are some marks to the boards, rubs to all corners exposing board underneath, bruising to the spine ends and corners, and the cloth is a little frayed at the spine ends / front, or upper, joint. The binding is firm and almost square; leans forwards slightly. Top edge tinted brown. A period presentation prize bookplate on the front pastedown, dated 1938. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges, with occasional spots to pages. Small grubby brown marks to a few pages. The binding is firm and inner hinges are good. pp. 253, 256; 256. 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. 106725 
Price: 90.00 GBP

 
 
281 Collected Ghost Stories
James, M. R. ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones Oxford University Press 2017 0198797362 / 9780198797364 Hard Cover New No jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback. Grey cloth. Second impression of this new edition. RRP 16.99. Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries providesettings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. 146 x 224 x 42 (mm). pp. xxxvi, 468. BK0013 
Price: 15.29 GBP

 
296 The First Biggles Omnibus - containing Biggles Sweeps the Desert; Biggles in the Orient; Biggles Delivers the Goods; Biggles Fails to Return
Johns, Captain W. E. Hodder and Stoughton London 1964 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Publisher's original blue boards, with gilt titles. There are some light marks to the boards and the boards are bruised at the spine ends and have minor bumps to the corners. 5th impression of this omnibus edition. A few foxing spots to the outer closed textblock page edges and light brown stains to the edges and bottom corner of the front endpaper and half-title page. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are otherwise clean. A good reading copy. pp. 640. 307841 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
282 A Brief History of Seven Killings
James, Marlon Oneworld Publications London 2015 1780745877 / 9781780745879 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A 3rd impression. Reprinted twice in 2015 is stated on the copyright page; the book was first published in 2014. The binding is firm and square and pages clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks.Dust jacket not price clipped. In excellent, near fine condition. There are two small dents in the rear board and dust jacket. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2015, this edition has no mention of the Booker Prize on the dust jacket or inside. Dust jacket not price clipped [18.99]. 688pp. 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 - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland. 306158 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
297 Biggles Flies West
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Alfred Sindall Geoffrey Cumberlege | Oxford University Press Warwick Square, London 1947 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Sindall, Alfred 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. A bump to the bottom edge of the front board and minor bruising to the spine ends and corners. Boards are a little faded at the spine ends. A brief gift inscription written in red biron on the front endpaper. 4th impression. 1941; the book was first published in 1937. The frontispiece illustration has unfortunately been removed (neatly). There are 7 black and white illustrations in the text. The dust jacket is typical of some wartime printing and has been printed on the reverse of a publisher's sheet of illustrations for another book. There are rubs, tears, chips and minor loss to the edges, plus a long tear to the front cover. A few ticks against titles on the back cover of the dust jacket. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 255. 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. 307884 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
283 Christmas Comes to Moominvalley
Jansson, Tove (adapted from the Tove Jansson classic) ; with Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson, and Filippa Widlund Macmillan Children's Books London 2018 1529003628 / 9781529003628 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback. Pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as published. Brand new, in excellent, fine condition. RRP 12.99. First impression of this new UK edition. Slim and unpaginated children's picture book. 308524 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
298 Biggles in Africa
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Alfred Sindall Geoffrey Cumberlege | Oxford University Press 1952 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Sixth impression; was first published in 1936. Original green boards. Light bumps to a couple of corners. The binding is firm and pages are clean but with some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Monochrome in-text illustrations; not plates. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, short nicks and very minor loss. The dust jacket also has a larger rubbed patch to the back cover (looks like where a price sticker has been removed), and a small light brown mark to the back cover. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 256. 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. 307839 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
284 The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Jay, Alison (illustrated by); Ritchie, Alison (retold by) Templar Publishing 2016 1783704896 / 9781783704897 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. RRP 12.99. First impression. Long ago in a kingdom far away, there lived a king and his twelve beautiful princesses. Although they are locked in their room each night, every morning the princesses wake up with their slippers worn through, as if they had been dancing all night long. Who will solve the mystery of the tattered shoes and claim one of the princesses as their bride? With dazzling illustrations by Alison Jay, this is an enchanting retelling of a classic tale. 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. 306206 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
299 Biggles & Co.
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall Oxford University Press | Geoffrey Cumberlege London 1946 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Leigh, Howard ; Sindall, Alfred 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 1946 reprint, c. 6th impression; was first published in 1936. Original grey cloth boards with titles in blue to the spine. A slight forwards lean to the spine. Light bruising to the spine ends and corners. Remnants of a small ownership or bookseller label at the bottom edge of the front pastedown. Inner hinges are very good and the binding is firm. Colour frontispiece illustration. pp. 256. Top edge tinted blue. 106903 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
285 The Heart and the Bottle
Jeffers, Oliver HarperCollins Children's Books London 2010 0007182309 / 9780007182305 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. The book itself is in excellent, near fine condition; clean, tight and unmarked. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has an approx. 2cm tear to the bottom edge of the back cover and a couple of short nicks and rubs at the head of the spine. Front flap not price clipped. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. Beautifully illustrated. Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again? 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. 306708 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
300 Biggles Flies South
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle Oxford University Press | Geoffrey Cumberlege London 1946 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 1946 reprint, c. 7th impression; was first published in 1938. Original tan cloth boards with titles in black to the spine. A forwards lean to the spine. Light bruising to the spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name and address written in ink on the front pastedown. Inner hinges are very good but binding is a little shaken. Light foxing to some pages; more significant foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Colour frontispiece illustration. pp. 255. 106902 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
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