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The Vision of Mirza (reprinted from the Spectator)

By: ADDISON, Joseph

Price: £18.00

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 108031


Printed under the direction of Bernard Rogers at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College School of Printing, Bristol. 14 point granjon, wood engraving by Capt T H Barnard, velvalur 88lb paper with velvide cover supplied by Samuel Jones and Co. 8pp. Clean blue card covers with sewn binding, clear titling to front cover. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Black/white frontispiece. EXCELLENT COPY, CLEAN AND BRIGHT.; 108031; 8vo View more info

L. of C. (Lines of Communication). Being the Letters of a Temporary Officer in the Army Service Corps

By: Agate, Captain James E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109792


Green cloth boards, which a former owner has attempted to 'improve' by re-titling/lettering the spine (which has faded) in ink. The rubbed and worn extremities have been coloured green in an attempt to match the cloth colour. No dustjacket. The inner hinges have been reglued neatly but, apart from some light foxing/browning mainly to the first few and the last few pages, internally the book is Good plus to VG with no marks. An old Mudies Library Label on the front pasted... View more info

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BEHIND A MASK. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

By: Alcott Louisa May. Madeleine Stern (edited and Introduced by)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company. , Inc,: 1975

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 114300


Hard Cover. Good Plus. Clean, sound, deep salmon pink boards with deep black titling to the spine. Spine ends a little 'crushed' from storage but no damage. The base colour to the spine is very lightly faded but all titling is very clear and deep. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket, 99% complete (one small hole to the front edge) and price -clipped to the top corner of the inner flap, so overall Good only - looks a bit edge discoloured/rubbed - however the ... View more info

The High King

By: Alexander, Lloyd

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition USA

Seller ID: 111756


Blue boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is sunning to the dustjacket spine along with light edge-wear and chipping. The dustjacket is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks better, but the sunning does downgrade it. There is a gift note in black ink on the top of the d/j front flap. The paper is uniformly cream, otherwise... View more info

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Winesburg Ohio. LIMITED EDITION

By: Anderson Sherwood

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center,: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113399


A Very Good copy but has slight fading to the spine - all gilt titling/decoration is very clear but just a little less bright than on the rest of the covers. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in Gilt and Red Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards, but not quite so bright leather or gilt to the spine. 4 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges bright Gilt. (Gilt VERY slightly rubbe... View more info

Fiction Sequels for Readers, 10 to 16 An Annotated Bibliography of Books in Succession

By: Anderson, Vicki

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, McFarland & Co Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47781


In the original publisher's glossy lettered card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. (vii) + 150 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Governess

By: Angadi, Patricia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112590


Burgundy cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is light fading to the bottom edge of the cloth. There is also light creasing to the edges of the dustjacket, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 181 pp. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Eleanor Lane-Baker hires Mabel Herring to be a governess to her six children in 1918, b... View more info

The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases. Volume 1 ONLY: 'QUOTATIONS' Volume ONE Only

By: Anon

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 1990

Edition: 2nd Edition (reprint)

Seller ID: 7324


This is Volume ONE Only of a 3 volume set. : - "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of QUOTATIONS". V GOOD {EX REFERENCE LIBRARY with MINIMAL STAMPS/ MARKS } Quarter Leather spine (rexine? ) with red cloth boards and bright gilt titling on the 'leather' spine. No Slipcase. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

A BOOK OF BALLADS

By: Anon

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107223


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, dustwrap slightly grubby, small stain to front of dustwrap, decorative paper covered boards (yellow/blue), small Name/writing on front endpaper, 63pp, hinges sound, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 107223; 8vo View more info

The Library Assistant. a Partial ‘run’ of Bound Volumes from Volume.3 (III) October 1901 to Volume LXIV ( 64) 1971 - Lacks Nos Volumes 1,2, - o/w Complete from 1901 - 1971. The Official Journal of the Association of Assistant Librarians

By: Anon (edited by F Seymour Smith - Etc Al)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, The Association of Assistant Librarians: 1901-1971

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 47773


62 Volumes complete running from 1901-1971. All 8vo (except the last 3 Volumes - 62/63/64, which are near 4to size) , but with varying widths, the earlier ones are ‘fatter’! All uniformly bound in Dark Bluish/Black Half Leather/blue cloth with bright gilt lettering/titling to the spine. Volumes 7 and 8-9 have quite a lot of rubbing/chafing to the spine, with one spine re-glued - all the rest are near VG. An Ex- REFERENCE library label (each with a 'Discard' stamp) on... View more info

Trollope: Artist & Moralist

By: Ap Roberts, Ruth

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47226


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The library have cut off the front flap, but bound it in the back. So it is still present - I find this often in Ex lib books of this period but have yet to discover why? . 203pp. Ex Reference Library -usual stamps marks, but minimal. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Dissertation on Rhetoric

By: Aristotle (translated From The Greek by) Daniel Michael Crimmin, Esq.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, J. J. Stockdale: 1812

Edition: 2nd Edition ( Corrected and Enlarged )

Seller ID: 112318


Quarter-bound in the orginal contemporary binding with a beige cloth spine, and paper covered boards. No Titling to the spine or boards. (Probably had a paper label - now missing). All covers are a little marked/grubby and there is a 2" narrow split in the top inner edge to the cloth of the spine - but all hinges tight and sound - it's just the cloth that has split. The corners, edges and head/tail of the spine are bumped, with a little scraping to the corners but ge... View more info

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Guinness Advertising - a ' Guinness is Good for You ' Alice in Wonderland Themed Advert from the Illustrated London News November 1954. Featuring the Mad Hatter and Alice, etc, with a Guinness Version of Louis Carroll's ' The Mad Hatter's Tea Party'.

By: Arthur Guinness, Son & Co. , Advertising Dept.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Illlustrated London News. Arthur Guinness Son and Co: 1954

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114574


ORIGINAL Vintage Full Colour illustrated Advert for Guinness in The Illustrated London News, June 1954, with a Carroll / Guinness text and with colour iIllustrations loosely based on Sir John Tenniel's illustrations. Illustrations depict a table set for lunch with a Clock, Alice, The Mad Hatter and a (grey! ) Rabbit. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Very CLEAN & BRIGHT, EXCELLENT condition. Full page colour illustration of the Mad Hatters 'lunch' party. Text reads "Your watch, I dar... View more info

Jane Austen . A Life

By: Austen, Jane; David Nokes

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112149


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are smudge/scratch marks to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xiv) + 578 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Notes; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "In this new biography of Jane Austen, ... View more info

Background to Shakespeare

By: Badawi, M.M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, MacMillan Education: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 47613


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (viii) + 142 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages View more info

Casualties

By: Banks, Lynne Reid

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112669


Red cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. The pages are cream due to the cheap paper used, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (10) + 243 pp. Included is a review slip addressed to the former owner. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "The novel is full of ironic contrasts between the fearful horrors of the past and t... View more info

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: 1st Thus (Large Format New Edition)

Seller ID: 112510


The Publisher's Note to this New Edition, now First Published in a Larger Format, states... " 'Little Black Sambo' made his first appearence in October 1899 .. In a tiny booklet ..... NOW 'LITTLE BLACK SAMBO' IS ONCE AGAIN REPRINTED, BUT IN A NEW AND MORE IMPORTANT FORM as becomes the proud position he has won for himself as a classic of the Nursery." . Pale blue boards, with dark blue titling to the spine and a dark blue illustration of Little Black Sambo with a... View more info

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The Wine Bird (SIGNED Copy)

By: Barnie, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Llandyssul, Cardigan, South Wales UK, Gomer Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113426


SIGNED presentation copy - Signed by the Author on the Title page. Correct title is 'THE WINE BIRD' and NOT 'The Winebird' - as Amazon have it listed! Together with a loose postcard, hand-written and also Signed by the Author. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. 56 pps. " A collection of 19 short fiction works presenting portraits of various lonely characters, their hopes and fears, and their individuality while facing l... View more info

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Agatha Raisin. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

By: Beaton, M.C.

Price: £4.99

Publisher: London, C & R Crime (Constable & Robinson Ltd): 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113829


Yellow boards with bright metallic-blue titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. NEW. NO Inscriptions or Marks. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. (6) + 198 pp. "Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing thing... View more info

Dafydd Ap Gwilym Fifty Poems

By: Bell H. Idris and David Bell (Translators & Editors)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: 1942

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 108487


'Buff' (beige-ish) boards with black titling to the spine. NO Dustjacket. In the series 'Y Cymmrodor' Volume XLVIII. The spine is lightly sunned and there is some foxing in the book and quite a few foxing spots to the page-edges, but otherwise the copy is in very good condition. There are a few neat pencil notes on the front pastedown and some light pencil underlining to the Introductory Essays, easily removable. A small neat former owner's name and date to the bottom of... View more info