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31 The Bear Nobody Wanted
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan Viking London 1992 0670839825 / 9780670839827 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight bruising to the dust jacket edges. Not price clipped [9.99]. 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. 142pp. Delightful children's story. 103008 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
46 The Ship's Cat
Aldridge, Alan ; Adams, Richard Jonathan Cape London 1977 0224014412 / 9780224014410 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Laminated pictorial boards. A nice, clean copy. No marks, names or inscriptions. Pages ever so slightly darkened / toned at the edges. First edition. Beautifully illustrated. Slim unpaginated picture book. 106620 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
32 Voices [Large Print Edition]
Aiken, Joan Clio Press Oxford 1989 1850899819 / 9781850899815 Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Large print edition. In excellent, fine condition; as new. Clean, tight and unmarked. 130pp. 022916 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
47 Georgian Stories 1926
Alexander, Sandra ; Armstrong, Martin ; Coppard, A. E. ; Delafield, E. M. ; Maugham, W. Somerset ; et al. Chapman and Hall Ltd London 1926 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A reading copy only. The boards have bowed, covers are rubbed, cloth fraying at spine ends, spine faded. The front pastedown has a large mark where it looks like a label may have been removed. Binding shaken but all pages present and bound in. No loose pages. Some foxing throughout. A good readable copy if you are not concerned about appearance. pp. viii, 291. 306194 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
33 Puss in Boots
Ainsworth, Ruth Purnell and Sons Limited 1978 0361039468 / 9780361039468 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Slim booklet with stapled binding and pictorial card covers. Some light creases to the covers. Some discolouration / darkening just inside the covers. Pages themselves are bright and clean and free from creases. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 20pp. 306294 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
48 Alentejo Blue [Signed Limited Edition]
Ali, Monica Doubleday 2006 0385604866 / 9780385604864 First Edition Hardcover Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
LIMITED EDITION. Hand numbered - number 989 of 1000 copies. SIGNED by Monica Ali on the title page (no inscription / dedication). Book and slipcase in navy blue cloth. No dust jacket (as issued by the publisher). Book is in FINE condition. Slipcase NEAR FINE - there is a pale mark on the base of the case where it looks as though the original price sticker has been removed. 299pp. 23cm x 14.5cm. 100443 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
34 Great Artists, Book 3 - A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 701) [Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gaugin and Paul Cezanne]
Aitchison, Dorothy ; with illustrations by Martin Aitchison Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1971 0721402801 / 9780721402802 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition. Matt pictorial boards. Quite a heavy rub at the top of the spine; lighter rubs to base of spine, spine edges and corners. The boards are otherwise clean. Very good, clean condition inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to the pages, though there are some barely visible light foxing spots to the outer closed textblock page edges. Printed 10-digit ISBN number, dual price of 2/6 and 12.5p crossed out by printer and printed round revised price of 15p on the back cover. All three titles in the series listed on the back cover and a tally of over 280 available Ladybird titles mentioned on the back cover. 307134 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
49 Brick Lane [Signed 1st Edition]
Ali, Monica Doubleday London 2003 038560484x / 9780385604840 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Excellent condition fine hardback in near fine dust jacket - The DJ has just a few very slight bumps to the top edge. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). First edition, first printing. 413pp. 24cm. 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. 300409 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
35 The Second Chair
Aitkin, Don Angus & Robertson Publishers Australia 1977 0207134952 / 9780207134951 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Previous owner's name written at the top edge of the front endpaper and there is a forwards lean to the spine. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. 247pp. First edition of author's first novel. Spine of the dust jacket slightly faded. Some rubs to the dust jacket at the top of the spine and to the top corners. 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. 303743 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
50 Ten Crowded Hours
Alington, C. A. Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd [1944] London 1944 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated [1944]. Red boards. The boards are quite bent. There is a pale stain to the top of the textblock edge, affecting about an inch of the textblock next to the spine and the very top of the margins of nearly all pages. It is very pale. Previous owner's red ink name and address stamp on the half-title and title pages and also on the last page. A perfectly good, clean copy for reference / reading copy. 152pp. 303742 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
36 Dealing With Decimals: A Help Your Child at Home Library Book
Akers, J. M. Caversham Publishing Company Berkshire Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Cash, Yvonne 
Hardback. Pictorial boards. Publication date not stated but is early 70s, c. 1970-1971. The boards are quite heavily rubbed at the spine and edges with a small hole to the surface paper of the spine and short splits to the surface paper at the spine ends. Despite the wear the book is still in good, clean condition and the binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 80. 030692 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
51 The Seal on the Rocks (Oxford Scientific Films, Animal Habitats)
Allan, Doug (text by) Belitha Press | Methuen Children's Books 1988 0416065120 / 9780416065121 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with laminated pictorial boards. No dust jacket (as published). In excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight, unmarked, as new. pp. 32. A series which explains the life of each species in its natural habitat, showing its feeding habits, struggle for survival, defence mechanisms and breeding techniques. 308008 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
37 Quest for an Island
Aksyonov, Vassily PAJ Publications New York 1987 1555540201 / 9781555540203 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Brown cloth spine has some marks from binding glue / manufacturing fault. In otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very light rubs only to dust jacket edges and some tiny, pale foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 246. 309068 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
52 Anthony Adverse
Allen, Hervey Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1934 First UK Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Anthony was made into a film in 1936; the film won four Academy Awards. The novel was included in Life Magazine's 1944 list of the 100 most outstanding novels of 1924-1944. Original red boards. First published in the USA in 1933, this is the first UK edition of 1944. In fair to good condition.There is a full-length crease to the spine and a slight forwards lean to the spine. Small ink spot to the bottom outer closed textblock edge. Rubs to the board edges, with some fraying and short nicks to the cloth at the spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. Small mark to the bottom margin of a couple of pages. Some erased pencil marks to the rear pastedown. The Times Book Club sticker on the rear pastedown. Binding is sound. Some foxing to endpapers. 1272pp. 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. 104355 
Price: 5.50 GBP

 
 
38 The Burn - A novel in three books (Late Sixties - Early Seventies)
Aksyonov, Vassily ; translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny Hutchinson London 1984 0091555809 / 9780091555801 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original black boards are bumped at the spine ends. The binding is firm. Inner hinges are very good. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The pages have darkened / tanned at the edges, with some tiny, pale foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 528. Dust jacket not price clipped. 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. 309063 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
53 Awaiting Developments
Allen, Judy Julia McRae Books 1988 086203356X / 9780862033569 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
174pp. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Unmarked. No names or inscriptions. Unclipped dust jacket. 174pp. 008028 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
39 Zayni Barakat
al-Ghitani, Gamal ; translated into English by Farouk Abdel Wahab ; with a foreword by Edward Said The American University in Cairo Press Cairo, Egypt 2006 9774248724 / 9789774248726 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. In excellent, very near fine, condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. 2nd printing of this edition. pp. xxiii, 241. 308189 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
54 Betty's Triumph
Allingham, Emmie The Pilgrim Press London Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original blue cloth binding. Faded spine. A few minor rubs. As far as I can gather - first published by the First published by the National Sunday School Union in 1925; this edition is probably a couple of years later. Clean condition, with a little light foxing and a gift inscription [dated 1929] written on the f.e.p. Unfortunately the paper quality is poor and the pages are very browned with age. 18.5cm. 160pp. Colour frontispiece illustration. 006929 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
40 Women of Sand & Myrrh
Al-Shaykh, Hanan Quartet Books 1989 0704327368 / 9780704327368 First English Edition Green Cloth Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Appears lightly barely read. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little bumped at edges and slightly faded at the spine. DJ now protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. 280pp. 008029 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
55 English Suits Before the Parlement of Paris 1420-1436 (Camden Fourth Series Volume 26)
Allmand, C. T. ; Armstrong, C. A. G. (edited for the Royal Historical Society by) Offices of The Royal Historical Society London 1982 0861930959 / 9780861930951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original cloth binding. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 328pp. 016528 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
41 Only in London
al-Shaykh, Hanan ; translated into English by Catherine Cobham Bloomsbury London 2001 0747553041 / 9780747553045 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. There is a slight forwards lean to the spine and there are just a couple of short nicks to the top edge of the dust jacket. In very good, clean condition otherwise. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Black ribbon page marker. 276pp. 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. 105139 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
56 A Mile of River
Allnatt, Judith Doubleday 2008 0385613067 / 9780385613064 First Edition Hardback Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, condition but the outer closed textblock edges have darkened / tanned a little. First printing. Not previously owned. Clean, tight, unmarked and unread. 285pp. It is 1976 and England is suffocating. The long, dry spring has given way to a summer of severe drought, with standpipes in the streets and a rallying cry to 'save water, share a bath!' For the farmers, life has become a living hell - a daily struggle to make ends meet. The fields are tinder dry, the earth is dusty and scorched and the rivers are drying up to a trickle.Jess and Tom live on a remote farm in the English countryside with their increasingly difficult and brutal father, Henry. Their mother, Sylvie, walked out years before and Jess is struggling with the role of mother figure to Tom, as well as skivvy and hired hand for her father. Jess just wants to be a normal teenager, to go to dances and kiss boys, to take her exams and dream of a future far away from milking cows and ploughing fields. Daydreaming about her mother's return, Jess discovers Sylvie's old diary and begins to uncover the shocking truth about her disappearance. As the drought grips ever tighter, as the water level of the river begins to drop, the menace in the air builds until it reaches boiling point, with a confrontation between Jess and her father that has devastating consequences. 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. 037345 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
42 The Bird of Time
Albee, George Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. First edition [UK]. The blue cloth boards are rubbed at edges and have a few light marks. Previous owner's red ink name and address stamp on the front endpaper. 310pp. Pages are nice and clean and the binding is firm. 19.5cm. Old price written in pencil at the top corner of the front endpaper. A good copy. 100789 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
57 Raven Summer
Almond, David Delacorte Press USA 2008 038590715X / 9780385907156 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. Published in the UK as Jackdaw Summer; this is the first American edition. The pages are very slightly tanned / darkened at the edges. Otherwise in excellent, near fine, barely read condition. 198pp. 103106 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
43 Little Women (Collector's Library series)
Alcott, Louisa May ; with an afterword by Anna South Barnes & Noble | CRW Publishing New York 2004 076075084X / 9780760750841 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket-sized hardback with dust jacket. Original red cloth boards. Red ribbon page marker. All edges gilt. In excellent, fine condition, in a very near fine dust jacket - the dust jacket is very slightly faded at the spine. pp. 327. 15.5 x 10cm. 308761 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
58 Nursery Rhymes [Tell-a-tale Books Series, TT5]
Altson, Louise (illustrated by) Whitman Publishing Co. 1945 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Cream boards with simple line illustrations and titles in green on the front board. The book and dust jacket are both in very good, clean condition. A brief gift inscription written on the front flap of the dust jacket. Front flap price clipped. Slim unpaginated 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. 306351 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
44 A Romance of the Equator: Best Fantasy Stories
Aldiss, Brian Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1989 0575042117 / 9780575042117 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. There is a very, very slight lean to the spine. Clean. Unmarked. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding tight. Dust jacket has been price clipped. 345pp. 304421 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
59 Cruise
Ames, Jennifer Hodder and Stoughton 1935 Hardback Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
1st published Sept. 1934. This copy is the 1st reprint ed. of April 1935. Original red cloth binding. Top edge red. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. Some light foxing and a forwards lean to the spine. Boards are rubbed at the spine ends and corners. 318 pages. Other works by Jennifer Ames include Good Sport, Pandora Lifts the Lid, Anything but Love, and Romance for Sale. 053433 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
45 McGowan Goes Motor Racing
Aldous, Allan ; with illustrations by Norman Keene Oxford University Press London 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" Keene, Norman 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original grey cloth binding. Top of boards sl. foxed. Some lighter foxing to pages. No names or inscriptions. 1st edition. Dust jacket is price clipped. Some minor rubs and chips to dust jacket edges, and a couple of short tears, with some minor surface rubs to the front cover. 19cm. 184pp. Printed illustrations to the underside of the DJ. The DJ is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). Story about the adventures of a young sporting journalist, Garry McGowan. 1st UK edition. 024613 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
60 Security
Amidon, Stephen Atlantic Books 2009 1843549026 / 9781843549024 First UK Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First UK edition, first printing. Original blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Appears unread. 365pp. Security is a timely, wry, and riveting story of adults and children, secret lives and civic culture, suspicion and sexual hysteria. It confirms Stephen Amidon as a master of the art of the novel and one of the foremost chroniclers of modern life. 053237 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
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