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Fast, Howard
SPARTACUS
London, The Bodley Head 1952 1st edition
£17.50
Hardback in dustwrapper. Pink cloth covers. Very slightly skewed. Rubbing and slight fading to spine ends. No inscription or name. Internally very clean. Well-worn dustwrapper with some repairs and small loss but has removable, clear protective covering. Not price-clipped. Scarce. VERY GOOD / GOOD
2314
Gallico, Paul
THE MAN WHO WAS MAGIC - A Fable of Innocence
London, Heinemann 1966 1st edition
£24.00
Hardback with dustwrapper. Pink cloth covers with titles in gilt on spine. Small bump at top of front cover and ends of spine slightly bumped. Small name "Brown" on first blank endpaper. Very clean and tight. Very attractive, bright pictorial dustwrapper with some tiny edge chipping and small neat repairs with very slight loss at ends of spine. Not price-clipped and in removable, clear protective covering. SCARCE copy. VERY GOOD / VERY GOOD
5680
Gardam, Jane
A FEW FAIR DAYS
London, Hamish Hamilton 1971 1st edition
£15.50
Hardback with dustwrapper. Blue cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. Ex-library. Clean and tight. First front endpaper has had a label removed and is creased. A "withdrawn from stock" stamp on following page and library stamp on rear of title page. Black and white illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. Chipped and sightly creased pictorial dustwrapper. A very scarce book in a first edition with dustwrapper. GOOD ++ / GOOD+
2484
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn ( Mrs.)
THE SEXTON'S HERO AND OTHER TALES
Japan, Hokuseido Press 2nd edition
£60.00
Hardback ( 5" x 7 1/2" ). Black cloth covers with titles in orange on front cover and in gilt on spine. Spine ends are very slightly rubbed and have tiny split at top. Clean and tight. Slight foxing on blank endpapers. One small, neat name on blank endpaper. Introduction and notes by A. Stanton Whitfield. Frontispiece black and white illustration of Mrs. Gaskell and one other of her handwriting and home, both with tissue guards. VERY SCARCE. VERY GOOD +
6052
Golding, William
FREE FALL
London, Faber and Faber 1959 1st edition
£40.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Deep pink covers with titles in gilt. Book has slight bumping to top and btm. of spine.No inscription or name. Very clean and tight. Dustwrapper is a little grubby and browning at top edges. Chipped and repaired at top spine and top edges and in a removable, clear protective cover. Not price-clipped. VERY GOOD + / GOOD +
483
Graves, Robert
PROCEED, SERGEANT LAMB
London, Methuen 1946 2nd edition
£40.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Green cloth covers with white titles on spine. No inscription or name. Very clean and tight. Map tipped in rear of book showing Sgt. Lamb's Travels in 1778. ATTRACTIVE pictorial dustwrapper by John Aldridge. Slight rubbing to ends of spine. Not price-clipped. VERY GOOD + / VERY GOOD +
3831
Guareschi, Giovanni
DON CAMILLO'S DILEMMA
London, Gollancz 1954 ( 1st published September 1954 - 2nd impression before publication )
£20.00
Hardback with dustwrapper. Blue cloth covers with titles in gilt on spine. No inscription or name. Clean and tight with a little page-edge foxing. Yellow decorated dustwrapper, slightly grubby and has some edge repairs and at ends of spine. Not price-clipped (10/6d). VERY GOOD / GOOD
6149
Hornby, Nick
HIGH FIDELITY
London, Victor Gollancz 1995 1st edition
£38.00
Hard back complete with dust wrapper. No inscription or name. Exceptionally bright, clean and tight. ATTRACTIVE pictorial dustwrapper, very clean and not price-clipped. FINE / NEAR FINE
2105
Huxley, Aldous
THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN
London, Chatto & Windus 1952 1st edition
£20.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Bright orange cloth covers with black box with gilt titles on spine.Clean and tight. Tiny faded name on blank front endpaper. Seven b/w illustrations. Attractive black pictorial dustwrapper by Biro which has some edge repairs and a little loss. Not price - clipped. VERY GOOD / GOOD
2323
Ishiguro, Kazuo
AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD
London, Faber and Faber 1986 Printed in G.B. by Richard Clay,Suffolk
£18.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Black cloth covers. No inscription or name. Very clean and tight. Clean ATTRACTIVE pictorial dustwrapper. FINE / VERY GOOD +
461
Lawrence, D.H.
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
London, Heinemann copyright 1960 D.H.Lawrence Estate Phoenix edition
£18.50
Hardback with dustwrapper. Bright red cloth covers with silver titles on spine. COMPLETE UNEXPURGATED EDITION. No inscription or name.. Exceptionally clean and tight. Light brown mark on rear blank endpaper. Red and green pictorial dustwrapper with removable,clear protective cover. Price-clipped and three tiny chips on ends of spine which have been archively repaired. VERY GOOD + / VERY GOOD
3159
Miss Read
EMILY DAVIS
London, Michael Joseph 1971 1st edition
£48.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Brown cloth covers with titles in gilt on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. LOVELY tan decorated endpapers and very ATTRACTIVE black and white illustrations throughout by J.S.Goodall. SUPERB colour pictorial dustwrapper by John Goodall. Not price-clipped and has a removable, clear protective cover. A SCARCE Miss Read. A lovely copy. FINE / VERY GOOD +
3959
Mitchell, Gladys
COLD, LONE AND STILL
London, Michael Joseph 1985 2nd impression
£12.50
Hardback in dustwrapper. Olive green cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. Very ATTRACTIVE, black and white illustrated dustwrapper by Graham Rogers. A small amount of nibbling ( a mouse? ) on the edge of rear d/w. Very clean, no spine edge chips and is not price-clipped. FINE / VERY GOOD
3807
Mitchell, Gladys
NEST OF VIPERS
London, Michael Joseph 1979 1st edition
£35.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Blue cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. No inscription or name. Very clean and tight. ATTRACTIVE pictorial dustwrapper illustrated by Graham Rogers.Some foxing to inside of dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. FINE / VERY GOOD
2330
Pook, Peter
POOK IN BUSINESS
London, Robert Hale 1974 rpt.
£25.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Grey cloth covers with titles in silver on spine. Two badly rubbed marks on front and rear covers where sello-tape strips have been removed. Slight bumping to btm.edges and ends of spine. New endpapers.Small feint library number on date page and two marks on blank endpaper. No inscription or name. Internally clean and tight. Very ATTRACTIVE pictorial dustwrapper with minute chipping at btm.of spine but with its removable,clear protective covering it is not noticeable. Not price-clipped . VERY SCARCE. A GOOD copy in a VERY GOOD d/w.
5586
Pook, Peter
POOK'S LOVE NEST
London, Robert Hale 1976 1st edition
£30.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Blue cloth covers with titles in gilt on spine. Very slight bumping at spine ends.Two library stamps on title page but no other library marks. Few tiny spots of foxing on page edges. New endpapers. No inscription or name. Very clean and tight. Very ATTRACTIVE dustwrapper with minute chipping at btm.of spine and btm.corners but is in a removable,clear protective covering so is not noticeable. Not price-clipped . A nice copy. VERY SCARCE. VERY GOOD / VERY GOOD
5587
Pook, Peter
POOK SAHIB
London, Robert Hale 1965 1st edition
£55.00
Hardback with dustwrapper. Black cloth covers with silver titles on spine. Exceptionally clean and tight. No inscription or name. ATTRACTIVE yellow dustwrapper, very clean and bright. Two tiny top edge chips. Not price-clipped. Has removable, clear protective cover. A lovely copy of SCARCE book. FINE / VERY GOOD +
6821
Pratchett, Terry
CARPE JUGULUM
London, Doubleday 1998 1st edition
£20.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Black cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. Bright red endpapers. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. SUPERB colour pictorial dustwrapper illustrated by Josh Kirby. Very clean and bright. Not price-clipped. FINE / VERY GOOD+
3846
Pratchett, Terry
JINGO
London, Gollancz 1997 1st edition
£18.50
Hardback in dustwrapper. Black cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. SUPERB turquoise pictorial dustwrapper illustrated by Josh Kirby. Very clean and bright . Not price-clipped FINE / FINE
3847
Thurber, James
FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIME
London, Hamish Hamilton 1956 1st
£20.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Navy blue decorated cloth covers with pairs of animals in gilt on front cover and gilt titles on spine. Very clean and tight. No inscription or name. LOVELY illustrations by James Thurber. Green decorated dustwrapper with some repairs and tiny loss at btm.spine. Not price-clipped. Has removable, clear protective covering. VERY GOOD + / VERY GOOD
2332
Total books: 1020    Last update: 06/11/2016