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61 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

 
76 The Carrion Eaters
Ballinger, W. A. Michael Joseph 1971 0718109082 / 9780718109080 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red boards. In very good, clean condition. Some light foxing to the dust jacket. Dust jacket darkened at the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Dust jacket design by Salim Patell. DJ not price clipped. 384pp. 044022 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
62 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

 
77 Cousin Pons [Balzac's Works, illustrated edition, Volume 6]
Balzac, Honore de ; introductions by George Saintsbury Bantam Press New York 1910 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is c. 1910s. Original olive green cloth binding. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Binding firm and tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Little flattened creases to the top corners of the first 12 pages. pp. v, 306. 104176 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
63 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

 
78 Old Goriot; A Passion in the Desert ; An Episode Under the Terror [Balzac's Works, illustrated edition, Volume 2]
Balzac, Honore de ; introductions by George Saintsbury Bantam Press New York 1901 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is c. 1910s. Original olive green cloth binding. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Binding firm and tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A short tear and creasing to the top edge of one page. pp. vi, 273, 16, 18. 104177 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
64 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

 
79 The Wonder Spot
Bank, Melissa Viking / Penguin 2005 0670915874 / 9780670915873 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. First impression. Binding firm. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 324pp. A nice copy. 038480 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
65 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

 
80 The Wonder Spot
Bank, Melissa Viking / Penguin 2005 0670915874 / 9780670915873 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. First impression. Binding a little bruised at the spine ends. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 324pp. A nice copy. 038481 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
66 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

 
81 We Lost Our Way
Barcynska, Countess [Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis] Rich and Cowan [c. 1948] 1948 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Date of publication not stated, but we believe c. 1948. The book is in fair to good condition. Original red boards. Faded spine, a few marks to the boards, rubbed spine ends and corners. Some foxing to prelims and occasional spots to pages. A couple of pages have small grubby mark in the margin. A forward lean to the spine but binding firm and hinges good. No names or inscriptions. 219pp. The author, Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis, also wrote under other pseudonyms - Oliver Sandys, Helene Barcynska, Marguerite Florence Barclay, Marguerite Evans, and a few others. She was a very prolific author and a number of her novels were also made into films. By the mid-1920s she was a bestselling novelist. 017473 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
67 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

 
82 The Crest of the Broken Wave: A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns
Barke, James Collins London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Lacks dust jacket. Brown cloth, faded spine, minor rubs to spine ends. Some darkening / tanning to pages. Pages clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 320pp. 304151 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
68 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

 
83 The Gooseboy
Barker, A. L. Hutchinson London 1987 0091725690 / 9780091725693 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. Original blue boards. Binding square and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 151pp. 104468 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
69 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

 
84 A Perfect Life
Barker, Raffaella Headline Review 2006 0755324099 / 9780755324095 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original grey boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. First impression. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. 324pp. 041224 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
70 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

 
85 A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
Barnes, Julian Jonathan Cape London 1990 0224026690 / 9780224026697 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition but the pages have significantly tanned / browned. Binding firm and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 309pp. 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. 105208 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
71 Mine Own Executioner
Balchin, Nigel Collins St. James's Place, London 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original black cloth binding. First edition hardback; dust jacket features 'chosen by the Book Society' on the spine. Previous owner's name in pencil on the front endpaper. Rear hinge is just a little weakened at the penultimate page. Overall binding is firm. Pages have slightly tanned / darkened due to age and paper quality. Dust jacket is generally greyed / darkened and has some light marks. Dust jacket has some small chips to the spine ends. Not price clipped. 256pp. 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. 104191 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
86 That Was Then... Selected Stories
Barr, Tom United Writers Publications Ltd Cornwall 2000 1852000902 / 9781852000905 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED by the author (with the author's best wishes, but not inscribed) on the f.e.p. Excellent condition hardback and dust jacket. Original RRP 15.95. Short stories. 167pp. 301122 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
72 Martin Rattler
Ballantyne, R. M. John F. Shaw & Co., Ltd [c. 1910] London 1910 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Decorative cloth, attractive art nouveau style design to the boards. Publication date not stated but this edition is estimated to be c. 1910. Illustrated with a few colour plates. The boards are lightly bruised at the spine ends, with a small bump to the top edge of the front board. The binding is firm. A few light cracks to inner hinges but binding not compromised. A gift inscription written in pencil on the reverse of the frontispiece illustration (dated 1913). Some quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the title page; occasional spots to pages. Some grubby brownish marks in the margins of a few pages (p. 112-113, 220-222. pp. 224, plates. 308837 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
87 Light and Shade
Barre, Jean Wright & Brown Ltd 1942 Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Publication date not stated but is c. 1942. Original orange boards, faded at edges. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with some loss to edges and creases. Novel. 284pp. 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. 032358 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
73 The Buffalo Runners, A Tale of the Red River Plains
Ballantyne, R. M. James Nisbet & Co. Limited London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
n.d. Date not stated. This book was first published in 1891. This particular copy is a 16th thousand edn., so c. 1900-1910. Pictorial cloth with a picture in black, red and brown. Gilt titles. Foxing and rubs to the edges of the boards, exposing the board at the corners. Front endpaper has been removed. Front inner hinge cracked, though binding is secure. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Black and white frontis. illustration wrinkled at the top edge. Further black and white plates. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. viii, 416, 8 (publisher's catalogue page) + plate. 304229 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
88 The Sign of The Cross
Barrett, Wilson Grayson and Grayson Curzon Street, London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original red boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine and the spine has faded. Light bruising to spine ends. Bumps to the lower corners. Previous owner's name written on the front endpaper. The binding is firm. A little foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the preliminary pages. A little pink / red colour bleed from the binding to the bottom outer closed textblock edge. pp. 316. Publication date not stated. A good reading copy. 308224 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
74 The Wild Man of the West: A Tale of the Rocky Mountains
Ballantyne, R. M. W. & R. Chambers, Ltd Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date not stated, c. 1933. Brown cloth. Prize inscription written on the f.e.p. for 1932-1933. Colour frontis. illustration. A few light foxing spots to closed outer textblock edges. 284pp. 102165 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
89 Sentimental Tommy, The Story of his Boyhood
Barrie, J. M. Cassell and Company, Limited Leather Bound Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Limp blue leather. The Uniform Edition of the works of J. M. Barrie. n.d. Top edge gilt. Gilt titles etc to spine and gilt author initials in round garland design on the front board. Brief previous owner's gift inscription written on the front endpaper. The ink has smudged. Some rubs to the spine ends, particularly at the head of the spine. pp. xii, 452. 104577 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
75 The Drowned World
Ballard, J. G. ; introduced by Will Self ; illustrated by James Boswell The Folio Society 2013 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book Boswell, James 
Hardback with slipcase. In excellent, fine condition. As new. Still shrink wrapped. Bound in cloth with a blocked pictorial design to the front cover. 308890 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
90 The Teachings of Don B. : Satires, Parodies, Fables, Illustrated Stories, and Plays of Donald Barthelme
Barthelme, Donald Counterpoint Berkeley, California 1992 1593761740 / 9781593761745 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand soft back in excellent, clean and tight, near fine condition. Old price sticker on the back cover. pp. xxii, 352. 309014 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
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