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The Disinformer: Two Novellas, Ustinov, Peter
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Wuthering Heights, Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte)
Wuthering Heights
Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte)
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The Songs of Bilitis., Louys, Pierre.
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The House of the Seven Gables., Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
The House of the Seven Gables.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
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A Rock Solid., Lent, John.
A Rock Solid.
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Carmina Sapphica., Quinti Horati Flacci.
Carmina Sapphica.
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The Course of Time: A Poem., Pollock, Robert.
The Course of Time: A Poem.
Pollock, Robert.
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Acrostics in Prose and Verse., A.E.H.
1 A.E.H. Acrostics in Prose and Verse.
London Thomas Bosworth 1867 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Small hardcover (15x10cm approx), cloth covered boards with gilt titles, all edges gilt, some shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Third edition, pp 280. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Wuthering Heights, Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte)
2 Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte) Wuthering Heights
W. Nicholson & Sons New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in publisher's original green cloth with blind stamped floral pattern to front cover and blind stamped floral motif to rear; gilt title to front cover and spine; some slight rubbing and shelfwear to cloth, new end papers sympathetically bound in; some slight browning to pages and text block but otherwise in Very Good and tight condition. New edition published after the death of Emily Bronte in 1848 and Anne in 1849, pp 388 plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (Emily Bronte) and Agnes Grey by Acton Bell (Anne Bronte) with a biographical notice by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) The biographical notice compiled by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) about her sisters is dated 1850, but this is probably a later edition because it has a different pagination to the Smith Elder publication. Nevertheless, it is an early edition of this work and is still a scarce item. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
 
 
This Son of Vulcan., Besant, Walter & Rice, James.
3 Besant, Walter & Rice, James. This Son of Vulcan.
Chatto & Windus New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in original quarter leather binding and cloth reinforced corners with marbled paper covered boards, some damage to edge of spine possibly from worm, light wear to head and foot of spine, previous owners bookplate on front end paper "Colonel T. Innes of Learney" but otherwise in Very Good condition. "New Edition" c. late 1800s, pp 392. "This Son of Vulcan. By the authors of Ready-Money Mortiboy. With James Rice." 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Ayesha, My Queendom Come, Brinckman, John
4 Brinckman, John Ayesha, My Queendom Come
Trafford Publishing 2006 141203776X / 9781412037761 1st Edition Soft cover As New Book Signed by Author(s)
Fine half leather binding with cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine with two raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, name label on end paper. First edition, Signed and inscribed by author to his brother whom the book is dedicated to (Roddy Brinckman), includes a number of letters between the author and his brother regarding the publication and editing of the book, pp 314. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
No Man's Meat., Callaghan, Morley.
5 Callaghan, Morley. No Man's Meat.
Paris Edward W. Titus 1931 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardcover in original quarter buckram binding with pink paper over boards and title label in Fine condition, original glassine wrapper slightly browned but otherwise Very Good, contained in a folding buckram box with leather label with gilt title made by the previous owner. Limited edition of 525 [456], signed and inscribed by author on ffep, signed by author on colophon, pp 42. Scarce Signed limited edition by Canadian author Morley Callaghan. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
Ourika: Translated into English with an Introduction and Epilogue by John Fowles., De Durfort, Claire & Fowles, John (translator)
6 De Durfort, Claire & Fowles, John (translator) Ourika: Translated into English with an Introduction and Epilogue by John Fowles.
Austin W. Thomas Taylor 1977 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book Signed by Editor
Hardcover in quarter blue Morocco with gilt ruling and titles to spine, marbled paper over boards, some small scratches to marbled paper but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 500 copies, Signed by translator John Fowles on p64, pp 65. Ourika is a story based on the life of a woman who was purchased as a child (in or around 1786) by the Chevalier de Boufflers, the colonial administrator of Senegal, and given as a gift to the de Beauvau family. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Two Volumes in One., Defoe, Daniel.
7 Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Two Volumes in One.
John Stockdale 1804 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover rebound professionally in newer dark blue half leather with light blue cloth over boards, newer marbled end papers and prelims, original marbled text block, spine and edges rubbed worn and faded, but otherwise in Very Good condition. 1804 edition, pp 405, 446, 18 illustrations including a frontispiece for each volume, a vignette on each title page and 14 plates including one that isn't included in the list of plates. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
 
 
Where the Bright Waters Meet, Greene, Harry Plunket.
8 Greene, Harry Plunket. Where the Bright Waters Meet
Philip Allan & Co. 1924 1900318210 / 9781900318211 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Macgregor, Miriam. 
Hardcover, some light foxing to page edges, head and foot of spine slightly frayed and corners bumped but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, b&w photographs. Blurb from 2006 Edition: Hundreds of books about trout fishing have been published but only a handful survive for long after their first appearance. For a fishing book to remain in demand over more than a decade is exceptional. Beyond this, a tiny number survive, like trophy salmon, to reach the status of classics. Among these, the everlasting volumes which live from one generation of anglers to the next, the most entertaining is "Where the Bright Waters Meet" by Harry Plunket Greene, first published in 1924. Harry was a rare character from an Anglo Irish family. Six feet seven inches tall with a commanding presence, he was once a professional singer on the concert hall stage in the days before microphones and the cinema. He knew all about holding and delighting an audience and these skills he brings to the magic pages of his book, a wonderful mixture of humour, passion for nature and love of sport which rivals the idyllic descriptions of Izaak Walton himself. S30. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Wildings: The Secret Garden of Eileen Soper, Hart-Davis, Duff
9 Hart-Davis, Duff Wildings: The Secret Garden of Eileen Soper
H.F. & G. Witherby dump list 1991 0854932097 / 9780854932092 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with faded spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, pp 143, colour illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
The House of the Seven Gables., Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
10 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables.
Folio Society 2012 Folio Edition Hardcover As New Book Mosley, Francis. 
Hardcover in decorative cloth covered boards in As New condition in As New slipcase. Folio edition, pp xix, 278, colour illustrations. Pyncheon family live in a creaking New England mansion and as the brooding atmosphere grows, they realise that their ancestors bequeathed them a lot more than bricks and mortar; the sins of the past are coming back to haunt them. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
Biggles Foreign Legionnare., Johns, Capt. W.E.
11 Johns, Capt. W.E. Biggles Foreign Legionnare.
Hodder & Stoughton. 1954 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardcover in Very Good condition, unclipped dustwrapper with missing chips on hinges and head and foot of spine, now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. First edition, colour frontis and five full page colour illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Biggles In Mexico., Johns, Capt. W.E.
12 Johns, Capt. W.E. Biggles In Mexico.
Brockhampton Press 1959 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 
Hardcover, small Foyles Bookshop sticker on inside front cover, in Near Fine condition, unclipped but slightly edgeworn dustwrapper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, colour illustrations, glossary. SCARCE. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
 
 
Orchids For Biggles, Johns, Capt. W.E.
13 Johns, Capt. W.E. Orchids For Biggles
Brockhampton Press 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Good+ Good+ Book 
Hardcover slightly squashed, light foxing to page edges, chip missing from top corner of page 81 but otherwise in Good+ condition, unclipped dustwrapper, light edgewear, ink scores through list of other Biggles books on rear cover but otherwise Good+. First edition, colour frontis. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant), Landy, Derek
14 Landy, Derek Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant)
HarperCollins Children's Books 2010 0007325940 / 9780007325948 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 
Hardcover in Fine condition with unclipped dustwrapper in Near Fine condition. First edition. It's the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure! only Skulduggery Pleasant himself is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possible survive? (Yes, all right, he's already dead. But still.) What can we say, without giving too much away? Not much, is the answer. But what we CAN say is that this book is hilarious, it's tense, and it's packed with all the eye-popping action, crackling one liners and imaginative set pieces you've come to expect. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
A Rock Solid., Lent, John.
15 Lent, John. A Rock Solid.
Dreadnought 1978 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 
Folded card covers in an illustrated card slipcase, 8 loose folded stanzas, some very light shelfwear to slipcase but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 100, unpaginated but 8 loose folded stanzas in a tri-folded card wrap contained in a slipcase. From Wikipedia: A Rock Solid plays off the various senses of the term rock: geological, musical, and etymological, with emphasis on its derivation from the Old High German rucken: "to cause to move". The term solid relates to the Cubist-influenced geometric structure, an insight prompted by the epigraph from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's Du Cubisme (1912). Combined, the "rock solid" signposts an emphasis on fluidity and stasis. The title's indefinite article foregrounds this rock solid as one petite narrative among many; that is, the structure and sense are not a univocal, universalising "truth". The relationship between words and painting, tied to the acoustic suggestion in the volume's title, stress the poet's inter-related concerns with a totality of experience. A Rock Solid "has captured a sense of experimentation with form [...] It is rare in literature for a reader to have a glimpse of the poet chipping through the rock solid of experience in order to see the poem" (Meyer, 88-90).[7] Meyer's sole review of the book also comments on its packaging and how the reader is "sorting through a pile of debris". This comment underlines the reader's engagement, where sorting through the cards enforces reflection upon the experience and the reading process. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
The Brothers Lionheart, Lindgren, Astrid
16 Lindgren, Astrid The Brothers Lionheart
Brockhampton Press 1975 0340191082 / 9780340191088 1st UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardcover with some light shelfwear to head and foot of spine but otherwise in Very Good condition; dustwrapper corner clipped but price still present, some edgewear and small chips to head and foot of spine area, internally repaired and covered in a clear archival wrap, Very Good condition. First edition, pp 192, b&w illustrations. There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, the wonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 
 
The Songs of Bilitis., Louys, Pierre.
17 Louys, Pierre. The Songs of Bilitis.
The Fortune Press Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in original publisher's black cloth, top edge gilt, rough cut pages, book plates of two previous owners on front paste down, some minor rubbing and shelfwear to boards but otherwise in Very Good condition. No Date but introduction dated 1894, Limited edition of 500, pp 163, colour illustrations. This edition is printed by the Whitefriars Press on Kelmscott Hand-made paper with eight coloured etchings by Jean De Bosschere. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
 
 
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Michael Morpurgo
18 Michael Morpurgo The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Walker Books Ltd 2015 1406368350 / 9781406368352 1st Edition Hardcover New New Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover with dustwrapper in Mint condition. First of this edition, colour illustrations. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats takes over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. S28. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
When We Were Very Young., Milne, A.A.
19 Milne, A.A. When We Were Very Young.
Methuen 1924 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in original blue with some light edgewear but otherwise in Very good condition. Second edition, pp x,100, b&w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
 
 
The Gormenghast Trilogy., Peake, Mervyn.
20 Peake, Mervyn. The Gormenghast Trilogy.
Folio Society 2011 3rd Edition Hardcover Fine Book Harding, Peter. 
3 Volumes Complete in Slipcase. Hardcovers with illustrated cloth covered binding and gilt titles to spine in Fine condition, some small marks to slipcase but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Third printing, Gormenghast, pp 444, b&w illustrations throughout, Titus Alone, pp 246, b&w illustrations throughout, Titus Groan, pp xviii, 422, b&w illustrations throughout. Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons (and his eccentric and wayward subjects) according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle. Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THIS BOOK, IT MAY BE SHIPPED AS A MEDIUM WHICH MAY INCUR FURTHER COSTS. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
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