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301 Broken Wings: A Soldier's Diary
Bennett, Vernon Harold The Fortune Press London 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Bright red boards. Previous owner's signature at the top corner of front free endpaper. 38pp. Complete with beige dust jacket. There is a pale stain to the back cover of the dust jacket. 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). 302785 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
316 The First and the Last
Berlin, Isaiah ; introduced by Henry Hardy Granta Books 1999 1862072701 / 9781862072701 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Book and dust jacket both in excellent, fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 142pp. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 303628 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
302 The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Bennett, William J. (edited, with commentary by) Simon & Schuster New York 1993 0671683063 / 9780671683061 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
There is a small grubby mark on the front flap of the dust jacket. Otherwise, book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Mild bruising to edges. No names, inscriptions or other marks inside. 831pp. 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. 103952 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
317 Johnson, Boswell, and their Circle [Bernard Quaritch Bookseller's Catalogue No 1266]. Books and Manuscripts, including new acquisitions from a private collection.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd Bernard Quaritch Ltd 1999 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Bookseller's rare book catalogue. Some creasing to the title page. A few light pencil marks in the margins. No names or inscriptions. Slim book. Unpaginated. 103455 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
303 Ferryman's Folly
Benney, H. P. Victory Press London and Eastbourne 1972 0854761861 / 9780854761869 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Book Condition: good. Printed pictorial boards. Small rubbed patches at the base of the spine and towards the lower edge of the front board. Small strip of sellotape on the front board. Some light foxing to endpapers and prize presentation bookplate on the f.e.p. Binding firm. Other pages clean. 119pp. 304258 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
318 The Spirits of the Yellow Leaves
Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf; with the collaboration of Emmy Bernatzik ; translated into English by E. W. Dickes Robert Hale Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards. There are some very pale marks to the front board (only visible in good light). The binding is firm and pages clean though there are a few minor foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. 222pp. The dust jacket is worn - grubby grey-ish marks to the back cover, rubs to edges, short tears and some loss to the top edge of the front cover and the bottom edge of the back cover. 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. 105302 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
304 The Freaks of Mayfair
Benson, E. F. ; with illustrations by George Plank The Folio Society London 2009 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent, fine condition. Barely opened; appears unread. pp. vii, 148. Printed on Abbey Wove paper and bound in yellow cloth printed with an illustration by George Plank. 103055 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
319 Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma
Bernstein, Jeremy Duckworth 2004 0715633309 / 9780715633304 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Book and dust jacket in excellent fine unmarked condition. Clean, tight, appears unread. Not price clipped [£16.99], the dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear). pp. xi, 223. 303200 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
305 Nova Scotia Sketch Book
Benson, L. B. Petheric Press; Printed by McCurdy Printing Co. Ltd Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1975 Spiral Bound Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Spiral bound blue card covers. Second edition, 16th printing, July 1975. Pages are in nice clean condition, covers are a little marked. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 90pp. 17.5 x 25.5cm. 100211 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
320 Wonders of the Antarctic
Berrill, Jacquelyn The World's Work Surrey 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Illustrated By the author 
Original blue boards. The boards are very slightly bowed. Small sellotape residue mark on the front endpaper. Pages are otherwise bright and clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is rubbed, nicked and chipped at the edges and the front flap is price clipped. 96pp. 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. 050809 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
306 A Version of the Truth
Bentley, Nicolas Andre Deutsch London 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Orange cloth. In very good clean condition. The dust jacket torn and chipped at the edges. Also price clipped. The DJ is now supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 208pp. 301606 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
321 Jackie and the Pony Trekkers
Berrisford, Judith M. ; illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam Brockhampton Press 1965 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
2nd impression. Red boards. In VG clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges. 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). 121pp. 302671 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
307 The Floating Dutchman
Bentley, Nicolas Michael Joseph London 1950 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Second impression before publication. Previous owner's signature on the front pastedown. Red boards. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with some short tears to the spine ends and minor loss to the base of the spine. 254pp. 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. 303909 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
322 Inheritance and Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Series)
Berry, R. J. Bloomsbury Books | Collins London 1990 1870630645 / 9781870630641 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Bloomsbury edition. First published by Collins in 1977. Original cream boards. The dust jacket is faded at the spine and has some very small indentations to the front cover. Otherwise very good. Clean and tight. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 350. 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. 104238 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
308 The Italics Are Mine
Berberova, Nina Chatto and Windus London 1991 0701136987 / 9780701136987 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in good condition. All outer closed textblock edges are foxed (quite heavily) and the pages are browned / tanned. Pale indentation on the f.e.p. from a previous pencilled price mark. No names or inscriptions. 600pp. A working / reading copy. 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 - 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. 103704 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
323 Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2008 (145th Edition)
Berry, Scyld (edited by) John Wisden & Co Ltd 2008 1905625111 / 9781905625116 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 
Original brown boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No names or inscriptions. 1680pp. 105217 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
309 Nelson's Dear Lord: A Portrait of St. Vincent
Berckman, Evelyn Macmillan and Co Ltd London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards. The binding is firm. Inner hinges are very good. A gift inscription written in ink on the reverse of the front endpaper. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and scattered spots to prelims. pp. xi, 274, plates. The dust jacket is rubbed and creases at the edges, with a couple of tears and some small chips. Front flap 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 it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309053 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
324 The Emperor's Tomb
Berry, Steve Hodder and Stoughton London 2011 1444709356 / 9781444709353 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
First printing of the UK edition. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good to near fine, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 436pp. 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. 303799 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
310 The City of Falling Angels [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Berendt, John W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2006 1846323126 / 9781846323126 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback in excellent, NEAR FINE, almost like new condition; dust jacket has a some very slight rubs to spine ends and there is a small bump to one corner. Appears unread. 515pp. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will allow. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102605 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
325 Tableaux D'Histoire Générale : Présentation Synchronique des Principaux Événements Contemporains a Travers Les Siècles.
Berthier, J. ; Lauvernier, C. ; Introduction de M. Émile Picard Société Mercasia Paris 1930 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Large folio volume. Red boards faded at the spine and edges. Cloth frayed and rubbed at spine ends and corners. A few pale grey marks to the boards. A brief contemporary gift inscription is written on the second front free endpaper. Book of chronological timeline tables charting French history from the 6th Century B.C. Covers major events thematically - Politics, Religion, Philosophy, Letters, Arts, Sciences, & others. 14.5" tall. French text. 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. 101066 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
311 The Bike Lesson
Berenstain, Stan and Jan Collins and Harvill | House of Grolier 1968 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Beginner Books Book Club Edition. Glazed pictorial boards. A bump to the top of the spine and rubs to the base of the spine. Otherwise in very good clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The pages are slightly tanned / browned with age. Overall a nice, clean copy. 61pp. 302616 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
326 More Adventures of Rupert - Rupert Annual 1937
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express Publication 1937 First Edition Hardcover Poor No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
POOR CONDITION. Original Rupert bear annual for 1937. Pictorial boards with red cloth spine. The cloth of the spine is discoloured and has several tears and the rear hinge looks re-glued by a previous owner. Extensive rubbing to the boards. Front inner hinge has been crudely strengthened by a previous owner with stiff card (not an attractive repair but a functional one). Rear inner hinge is cracked and there are further weak points to the binding. Page 13/14 is a photocopy replacement (original leaf missing). Some short tears, creasing and light marks to pages but pages are relatively clean. No writing or colouring in to pages. Page 111/112 is ragged at the edges. This Book Belongs to box on the front pastedown filled in with name and date of Xmas 1937. pp. 123. 106908 
Price: 90.00 GBP

 
 
312 The Wombles in Danger [Picture Puffin]
Beresford, Elisabeth Puffin Books Harmondsworth 1974 0140500839 / 9780140500837 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Stapled binding. Pictorial paper covers. First published as a Picture Puffin in 1973; this is a first reprint. In very good, clean condition; near fine. There is a small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Otherwise excellent condition throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to pages. Slim and unpaginated. 19.8cm. 307704 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
327 More Adventures of Rupert - Rupert Annual 1947
Bestall, Alfred A Daily Express Publication 1947 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Soft back, as first published - War Economy Standard book. Stapled binding under the covers and the staples have rusted. Some foxing to the covers, a couple of small blue marks to the front cover, creasing to the corners, particularly to the bottom corners, and some short tears to the binding at the spine ends. A short tear to the edge of the front cover. This Book Belongs To box has been filled in in pencil. Short tear to the top edge of the front endpaper. Not price clipped. Quite heavy creasing to the bottom corners of the first few and the last few pages. There are some light marks to pages but pages are mostly quite clean and bright throughout. Short tear in the edge of p. 59/60. Some foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and occasional spot to pages. No colouring in or scribbles. pp. 120. 106912 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
 
313 The Jolly Farm Book (Collins Wonder Colour Books)
Berg, Leila ; pictured by Lindy Collins [c.1960] London and Glasgow 1960 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial hardback, with some rubs to the board edges, a chip to the head of the spine and a small crack in the spine. Sewn binding. Slim book. No spine titles. Contents are in very good clean condition, excepting neat previous owner's name and dedication in the 'This Book Belongs To' box. n.d. Date of publication not stated but dedication is dated 1960 so c.late 50s-1960. Unpaginated. Very sweet story about 4yo Tim choosing a farmyard animal to be his friend and playmate. 21cm. 301259 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
328 Rupert Annual 1964
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd 1964 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Bestall, Alfred 
In overall fair condition. Boards are good; contents fair. Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. Rubs to the spine ends, with a small repair to the surface paper at the top of the spine (1cm). Bumps and rubs to the corners, exposing board to a couple of corners. Boards and spine are otherwise good and complete. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. Book Belongs To box filled in and that page has some pencil scribbles and the stars on the page have been coloured in with biro, with some more biro and crayon colouring in to the Magic Star diagram. Some biro marks to the Contents page. Not price clipped. Some crayoning to pages 12-17. Some biro scribbles to page 21 - How to Make a Paper Butterfly page. General handling creases to pages. Painting pages have been completed - a bit untidy, with colour bleed to pages either side. Page 67-68 has a tears, with loss to the bottom edge next to the spine (a painting page). Some pages have flattened creases to the top corners where they have been folded over. A couple of short tears in the bottom edge of page 89-90. A few minor red biro scribbles on the last page. pp. 115. 106870 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
 
314 Snip Snap!
Bergman, Mara ; Maland, Nick Hodder Children's Books London 2005 0340882158 / 9780340882153 First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. No dust jacket as issued by the publisher. First printing. In excellent fine condition. Unmarked. 103280 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
329 Rupert Spring Adventures - Adventure Book No. 32
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, fine condition. Clean, bright, tight, unmarked. The staples have a couple of tiny rust spots at the centrefold. Otherwise as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Rope Trick, and Rupert and the Lonely Cottage. 0 106149 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
315 Animals and their Little Ones (Dean's Rag Book No. 62 - Fluffidown)
Berkeley, Stanley (illustrated by) Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [c. 1916] 1916 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Berkeley, Stanley 
A Dean's Rag book. Fluffidown - this should be a soft brushed cotton but this particular book is an ordinary Dean's rag cloth book; not as thick and fluffy as other Fluffidown books I have seen. Publication date not stated but estimated to be c. 1916. It was first published in 1907 and this edition was first published in 1914/15 and was in print until 1919. 12 pages including the covers. A washable cloth book, safe for babies. Pinked edges and zig zag sewn binding. Edges are frayed. This book has been well-loved and washed so the covers and pages have all faded. The book is washed and clean. A few very small pale brown marks. One page has been lovingly darned at the bottom corner (which I find charmingly endearing!) - it is the page showing Indian Ducks and Guinea-Pigs on the reverse. 205 x 165mm. 106895 
Price: 60.00 GBP

 
330 Rupert Summer Adventures - Adventure Book No. 33
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside; there are just a few tiny speckles to the front cover near the top edge / corner. The staples have a little bit of rusting but not badly corroded. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Speckled Seaweed, and Rupert and the Scent Garden. 0 106150 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
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