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61 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

 
76 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

 
 
62 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

 
77 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

 
 
63 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

 
78 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

 
 
64 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

 
79 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

 
 
65 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

 
80 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

 
 
66 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

 
81 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

 
 
67 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

 
82 Great Security
Bartimeus [pseud. Lewis Anselm Da Costa Ricci] Cassell and Company, Limited 1930 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6> - 7>" tall 
Publisher's original green cloth binding. Some quite heavy foxing to outer closed textlbock edges and light foxing to prelims. Some light brown foxing-type marks to the boards at the spine. A short tear to the top edge of the front endpaper. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A naval / seafaring novel. Popular edition of August 1930; there were three previous impressions. 300pp. 200321 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
68 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

 
83 Why Tilbury?
Batchelor, David Jonathan Cape 1985 0224023209 / 9780224023207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Lightly bruised spine ends and one corner. Just a few foxing spots to the dust jacket flaps only. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Very slight forwards lean to the spine. Dust jacket lightly bruised at edges and very slightly faded at the spine. DJ not price clipped. Minor bump to the top corner of the first 10 pages. 160pp. 012406 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
69 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

 
84 A Little of What You Fancy
Bates, H. E. Michael Joseph London 1970 0718107640 / 9780718107642 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original green boards. Dust jacket design by Oliver Elms. The binding is firm but there is a very slight forwards lean to the spine. Gift inscription, in child's neat but heavy pencil handwriting, takes up half of the front endpaper. Pages are clean but slightly age-toned. Dust jacket has light rubs at the spine ends and corners and the front flap has been price clipped. pp. 216. 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. 106996 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
70 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

 
85 The Darling Buds of May
Bates, H. E. ; with an introduction by Ian Jack ; illustrations by Alice Tait The Folio Society London 2011 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Tait, Alice 
Hardback with slipcase, in excellent FINE condition; as new and still shrinkwrapped. Edition / printing not known as this book is still in shrinkwrap. No bumps. Pictorial cloth boards, purple slipcase. 307718 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
71 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

 
86 Ballerina
Baum, Vicki Michael Joseph Ltd London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Small bumps to bottom corners and forwards lean to the spine. Some very light foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges and endpapers. Pages otherwise clean. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. 415pp. It tells the story of a Russian prima ballerina, first against the glamorous background of Vienna and later in the strenuously competitive ballet of New York. Dust jacket is chipped at the edges with some loss at the bottom edge of the back cover and a few short tears. Dust jacket not price clipped. 104174 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
72 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

 
87 Headless Angel
Baum, Vicki Michael Joseph Ltd London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original blue boards. Pale marks to the front board and spine faded. A pale pencil signature on the front pastedown. Some drawings and notes in light pencil on the rear endpaper and pastedown. Light foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges. 319pp. 104173 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
73 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

 
88 The Proving Flight, A Novel
Beaty, David Secker and Warburg London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. A small mark on the front board; looks like from a previous price sticker. No dust jacket. Spine slightly faded. A good, solid copy. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to outer closed textblock edges and prelims. Pages are otherwise clean. 282pp. 104169 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
74 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

 
89 The Green Lacquer Pavilion
Beauclerk, Helen ; with illustrations by Edmund Dulac W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd Pall Mall, London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Publication date not stated but is c. 1920s / 30s. Original blue cloth. Small pocket-sized volume. Small mark on the front board. Light rubs to edges, spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature and date [1932] on the front endpaper, in pencil. The binding is firm. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Pages are otherwise clean. pp. 319. 306497 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
75 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

 
90 Pause Under the Sky
Beck, Warren Eyre and Spottiswoode 1947 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In good clean condition, with some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges, significant foxing to the front cover of the dust jacket and a previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. A couple of tears to the top edge of the dust jacket and some light rubs to dust jacket edges. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. pp. 296. 308461 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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