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31 Aunt Bell
Arden, Henley I. Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd [c. 1920] 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Pictorial blue cloth. Hardback without dust jacket. Some foxing throughout. Bumps and rubs to the cloth at the spine ends. A slight forwards lean to the spine. A gift inscription written on the front endpaper (dated 1922). Publication date not stated but this edition is c. 1920. Black and white frontispiece and three further illustrations. 176pp. 105763 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
46 Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Richard Church and wood-engravings by Joan Hassall The Folio Society London 1997 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Hassall, Joan 
Hardback. Lacks slipcase. A lovely copy in excellent, fine condition. Burgundy cloth spine with printed paper sides designed by Joan Hassall. The first Folio printing of this edition was in 1962, it was reset in 1975 and this copy is an 18th printing of 1997. pp. 308. 22.9cm tall. 309004 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
 
32 There Was No Yesterday
Arey, John Stuart Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1944 Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original green cloth binding. Slightly bumped corners. Lacks dust jacket. Second reprint; first published November 1943. The binding is firm and pages in clean condition. 208pp. 051803 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
47 The Book of Illusions
Auster, Paul Faber and Faber 2002 0571212131 / 9780571212132 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth. In excellent fine unmarked condition. 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). 321pp. 302649 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
33 The Bazaar and Other Stories
Armstrong, Martin Jonathan Cape London 1928 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Travellers' Library edition, 1928; first published 1924. Original blue boards. Some light marks and generally dulled boards. Rubs to spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Pages clean. 287pp. 305456 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
48 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

 
 
34 The Streets of Askelon [Inscribed by the Author]
Aspler, Tony Secker & Warburg London 1972 0436022303 / 9780436022302 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Some minor rubs to the dust jacket, and a faded spine. Not price clipped (2.00 net original price printed on the front flap). Inscribed by the AUTHOR Tony Aspler on the f.e.p. The DJ is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way), 200pp. 300777 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
49 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

 
 
35 Transcription [Exclusive Independent Bookshop 1st edition with red edges]
Atkinson, Kate Doubleday London 2018 0857525883 / 9780857525888 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brand new. Hardback with dust jacket. Exclusive first edition for independent bookshops with red tinted page edges. First impression. Red ribbon page marker and red endpapers. Comes with a promotional bookmark. pp. 336. This is NOT a signed copy. Brand new, in excellent fine condition. 308538 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
50 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

 
 
36 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

 
51 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

 
 
37 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

 
52 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

 
 
38 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. Paper design is by Sarah Nechamkin, a Curwen Press paper. 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

 
53 The Olive Readers [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Aziz, Christine W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2006 1846324068 / 9781846324062 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback and dust jacket in excellent, fine, like new condition. 383pp. Jephzat lives in a world without memory: the massive corporations who rule Earth control every aspect of life. The corporations have seen all history, culture and art destroyed - except for a secret library. When Jephzat's sister disappears and her parents are relocated, she is left alone to face a newly hostile world. Then she meets Homer, an olive picker and keeper of the library - which is hidden in Jepzat's parents' house... 302999 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
39 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. Paper design is by Sarah Nechamkin, a Curwen Press paper. 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

 
54 The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel
Babel, Isaac ; edited by Nathalie Babel ; translated into English by Peter Constantine ; introduction by Cynthia Ozick W. W. Norton & Company New York and London 2002 0393324028 / 9780393324020 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In very good condition, but the edges of the covers are curling and there are some light greyish marks to the covers. Small remainder mark (black marker pen dot) to the bottom closed textblock edge. Clean and tight inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 511. 308734 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
40 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

 
55 Kitty
Bacon, Margaret Dennis Dobson 1972 0234776951 / 9780234776957 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 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). 287pp. 303399 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
41 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

 
56 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

 
 
42 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

 
57 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

 
 
43 Emma (Everyman's Library 36)
Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Marilyn Butler Everyman's Library 1991 1857150368 / 9781857150360 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, clean and tight, fine condition. The binding is nice and firm. No names or inscriptions. Green cloth binding, with green page marker and black and white dust jacket. DJ not price clipped. pp. xlvii, 495. 309198 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
58 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

 
 
44 Sense and Sensibility (Everyman's Library 51)
Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Peter Conrad Everyman's Library 1992 1857150511 / 9781857150513 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. A very good, clean and tight copy, in a very good to near fine dust jacket. Binding firm. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has a minor indentation / scratch to the back cover. Green cloth boards, with green ribbon page marker, and black and white dust jacket. The green ribbon page marker has frayed quite a lot at the end. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xxxv, 380. 309196 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
59 Gaiety Girl
Baker, Amy J. Hutchinson London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
FAIR ONLY. 1st edition. Original green boards. Lacks dust jacket. Spine faded. Previous owner's signature on the f.e.p. Some foxing. Grubby mark on p. 104. Partial crack to paper join of the rear inner hinge with some residue on the rear pastedown, as though something was previously pasted there. Rusted metal twist, such as usually seen in lending library copies, has been removed from the spine. Rusty marks and holes to the pages at the spine to c. 6 pages in the middle of the book where hook was removed. Acceptable reading copy. 208pp. 300937 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
45 Emma
Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Richard Church and wood-engravings by Joan Hassall The Folio Society London 1997 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Hassall, Joan 
Hardback. Lacks slipcase. A lovely copy in excellent, very near fine condition. There are just some very pale, very small specks to the bottom outer closed textblock page edge. Burgundy cloth spine with printed paper sides designed by Joan Hassall. The first Folio printing of this edition was in 1962, it was reset in 1975 and this copy is an 18th printing of 1997. pp. 382. 22.9cm tall. 309005 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
60 The Fermata
Baker, Nicholson Random House New York 1994 0679415866 / 9780679415862 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good to near fine, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. The white dust jacket has pale greyish marks to both sides. Lightly bruised at the head of the spine. Dust jacket flap not price clipped. pp. 303. 106633 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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