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A is for Alibi The First Book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series. 1st UK Edition

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN: 1986

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114771

ISBN: 033341778X

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


A near fine book with light toning to the page edges as always found with this type of paper. Green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A little light 'crushing' to the head/tail of the spine from storage, but NO damage. In a near fine d/w that is NOT price clipped, (price shown - £7.95) and only marked as 'near fine' due to one tiny chip (2mm - negligible) to the rear foot of the spine, o/w FINE. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - remova... View more info

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F is for Fugitive (SIGNED Copy)

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Henry Holt: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114779

ISBN: 0805004602

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


A near fine book with light toning to the page edges as always found with this type of paper. Quarter bound with black cloth covered spine running into the front and rear boards, with salmon covered paper-covered front and rear boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A little VERY light 'turning' to the head/tail of the spine from storage, but NO damage. In a near fine d/w that is NOT price clipped, and only marked as 'near fine' due some slight discolouration to t... View more info

The Blood Star

By: GUILD Nicholas

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald and Co Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108170

ISBN: 0356176541

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Blue Boards with Gilt titling to the spine. There is a very sl. SUGGESTION of a crease line down the centre of the spine - but it is only very slight, and it would probably be impossible to open/read this very thick book without having a v. sl. affect on the spine. The dustwrapper however is Near Fine and is now encased in a clear protective acetate cover. (6) + 595 pp. There is some light tanning to the page edges, but affecting all the pages uniformly, as usual wit... View more info

Thomas Wolfe . A Critical Study

By: Hansford Johnson, Pamela

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000294

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very Good/Torn and Chipped. First Edition. 8vo. Black cloth bound boards, gilt titling to front board and to spine. Spine faded. Black and white frontispiece of Thomas Wolfe. 138 pp. Includes some newspaper cuttings about Thomas Wolfe. One of the earliest and best studies of the American novelist. Has chapters on Wolfe's style, his alter-egos Eugene Gant and George Webber, his attitude toward wealth, and his philosophy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

ORIGINAL Lux Shampoo Advert (Circa. 1900/10).

By: Hassall John (Artist) ; Lever Bros

Price: £14.00

Publisher: England, Lever Bros. , Ltd. , Port Sunlight: (1900/10)

Edition: Original

Seller ID: 112886

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An ORIGINAL c. 1900 late Victorian/Early Edwardian Full Colour loose leaf Advertisement for LUX - formerly tipped into an old book - measuring 6.5" high x 4" wide. The illustration by 'Hassall' (John Hassell) is highly politically incorrect nowadays (! ) consisting of a full colour illustration of big black 'Mama' washing the hair of a small black 'Picaninny' boy in a small tub on a wooden 'Lux' crate, having his hair washed in Lux Shampoo, with the caption - ... View more info

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Memoirs of the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, a M. President of the College in New Jersey. Compiled Originally by Samuel Hopkins DD. Revised & Enlarged by the Editors of Edward's Works, Now First Published in a Separate Volume, with Numerous Verbal Emendations

By: Hawksley John (and Samuel Hopkins, Dd. )

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Printed for James Black, York Street, Covent Garden,: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114196

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The ORIGINAL Edition 1815. In Half leather (leather spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards - the marbled paper scuffed & scraped with loss, particularly to the rear board, but the leather is sound, with a little rubbing to the corners. 8 gilt bands to the spine. No title - though there is some impressed lettering reading "Edward's Memoirs" where the title label might have been. The remains of a white paper label in the compartment underneath & the i... View more info

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War. (2 Volume Set)

By: Henderson, Lieut. Col. G. F. R.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1900

Edition: New Impression

Seller ID: 110344

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


New Impression. 1900. 8vo Thick. Poor Red cloth covered boards - faded/rubbed/stained/creased - slightly different red to the spines of each volume due to the staining. COMPLETE in 2 volumes and Quite Scarce. Name/Writing on both half titles. Frontispiece portrait of 'Stonewall' Jackson with tissue guard to Volume One. With an introduction by Field Marshal The Right Hon. Viscount Wolseley. IN 2 VOLUMES with portraits maps and plans. Volume One = (xxiii) + (5) + 447 pp (2... View more info

American Literary Anecdotes A Compendium of 1,200 Stories and Bon Mots about Writers and Writing, Books and Publishers from the United States.

By: Hendrickson Robert

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford & New York, Facts On File Inc.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47159

ISBN: 0816015996

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Overall A Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; The Literary Anecdote Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers (SIGNED by the Illustrator)

By: Hughes, Langston & (Illustrator) E. B. Lewis

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Disney - Jump at the Sun Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition Thus; Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 114336

ISBN: 0786818670

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


In the original publishers' glossy pictorial laminated boards, in the identical glossy dustjacket, immaculate apart from one tiny 'closed' (repaired) nick to the very top corner - negligible. There is also a black and silver sticker on the front of the d/j noting that this is a 'Coretta Scott King Honor Award' book. Wonderfully illustrated by E. B. Lewis, a Newbery Honor Illustrator, who has SIGNED his name in ink (slim marker pen) under his printed name on the title pag... View more info

THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, ESQ in Two Volumes 1834 in the Family Library No 39 (XXXIX) and (XL)

By: IRVING WASHINGTON (Geoffrey Crayon Pseud)

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1834

Seller ID: 002409

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In Publishers' original black printed beige cloth, slightly stained, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, spine dulled. Paste down foxed/thumbing. Steel engraved frontis to each volume. Overall good++ set. Geoffrey Crayon is Washington Irving. Includes; RIP Van Winkle, The Royal Poet, The Boar's Head Tavern, The widow and her son, The Mutability of literature etc.; 002409; 8vo (small) View more info

Fighter Pilots of World War II

By: Jackson, Robert

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110536

ISBN: 1566196841

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound boards with a grey cloth spine with bright gilt titling and light mauve paper covered boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. There is some very light foxing and slight soiling to the page edges. Internally some light foxing to the endpapers. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 176pp. Apart from light foxing, as mentioned above, This an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. " From t... View more info

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The Ambassadors. LIMITED EDITION

By: James Henry

Price: £45.00

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

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113397

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A FINE copy. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in BRIGHT GILT and Red Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards and similar to the spine, with bright gilt lettering/titling. 4 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges bright Gilt. (Gilt slightly rubbed in a few lines of circa 4cms each on the front edge only - showing a little of the white page edges underneath). A LIMITED EDITION pub... View more info

In the Cage and Other Tales

By: James, Henry

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart Davis: 1958

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 106849

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, 1 small tear to bottom of rear of dustwrap, spine a little faded, clean red/rust coloured boards with bright gilt titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS, 350pp, few faint spots to page edges but overall an excellent copy, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. "Collection of 8 stories..." ; 106849; 8vo View more info

Washington Square

By: James, Henry

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112209

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Black cloth spine with a small onlaid photographic picture on paper covered boards. In the original publisher's clear glassine dustjacket, which is lettered on the flaps but is not price-clipped. There are NO inscriptions or marks. 200 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. About the Photographs; About the Author. Overall, this is a Handsome GIFT Quality, 'As New', copy. "This handsomely designed, entirely retypeset edition of Washington Square is prefaced by a portfo... View more info

Armies of the American Wars, 1753-1815

By: Katcher, Philip

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Reading, Osprey Publishing: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112569

ISBN: 0850451736

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are light clear 'fleck' marks to the dustjacket covers, in the laminate as printed I think, and only seen if you squint closely at it. Otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (16) + 160 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Select Bibliography; Index; Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Brig... View more info

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Science in the Kitchen A Scientific Treatise on Food Substances and Their Dietetic Properties, Together with a Practical Explanation of the PRINCIPLES of HEALTHFUL COOKERY. over Nine Hundred Choice Palatable, and Wholesome Recipes. (REVISED EDITION)

By: Kellogg, Mrs E. E.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Battle Creek, Michigan, Modern Medicine Publishing Co: 1904

Edition: 4th (Revised) Edition

Seller ID: 110001

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A forerunner of Vegetarianism, by THE Mrs Kellogg. The Fourth REVISED Edition with new illustrations, etc. In grey-white covers with black titling and a LOVELY b/w illustration covering the front board. The Covers are VERY scraped/scratched/discoloured and marked with some surface loss to the rear board, pitted as tho wax, or oil or similar, has splattered it? - but the covers are sound and tight, and the large illustration of a Victorian maid? /housewife? /lady cook ? S... View more info

The Hypnotist

By: Kepler, Lars

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Blue Door: 2011

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113219

ISBN: 0007359101

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Scarlet Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price clipped. The dustjacket has some very light surface shelfwear - some smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - all pretty negligible, and the d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine/As New. NO Inscriptions or Marks. An Excellent Near "As New" UK First E... View more info

Brock (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

By: Kersh, Gerald

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1969

Edition: Uncorrected Proof Copy (1st Edition)

Seller ID: 107324

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


SCARCE title. Red/white covers, slightly dusty, with a v. sl 'lean' and spine rubbed on the edges/creased, due to storage. 345pp, no illustrations, NO INSCRIPTIONS, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Hinges sound. "Brock is a marvellous tapestry of people and places, woven together by Kersh's pungent style, and enlivened by his dry wit. Kersh's last novel - completed just before his death in November 1968 - is his best for a long time, and a fitting mon... View more info

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Cell (SIGNED COPY)

By: King, Stephen

Price: £295.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2006

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114709

ISBN: 0743292332

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FINE copy - near 'As New' SIGNED copy. The US FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2, published by Scribner. Flat Signed by King to the front free endpaper without further inscription. Quarter bound with a black cloth spine and red boards. Bright Silver Titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, in a Brodart protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover, supplied when purchased new, and look... View more info

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Bag of Bones (SIGNED COPY)

By: King, Stephen

Price: £220.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1998

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114711

ISBN: 0684853507

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine SIGNED copy - almost 'As New'. The US FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2, published by Scribner. Dedicated and SIGNED by Stephen King on the page with the publisher's 'emblem' before the Title page. "To the Freeze, Best, Stephen King". Quarter bound with a white spine and with burnt orange paper-covered boards. Bright metallic copper titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket,... View more info