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The Artemis Sanction

By: Aasheim, Ashley

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112627

ISBN: 0584311532

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Authors First Novel. Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is edge-wear/chipping to the dustjacket extremities and there is a circular stain to the front board. There is light rubbing to the cloth edges and the pages are cream due to the cheap paper. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 318 pp. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good' copy. "The Artemis Sanction weaves a web of pursuit, murder and betrayal around the c... View more info

Illuminations . A Novel

By: Aczel, Tamas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1982

Edition: 1st UK Edn

Seller ID: 112595

ISBN: 0571118275

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Grey blue cloth bound boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are crease marks running through the surface of the boards and there is very light creasing to the dustjacket corners. There is a scratch mark and a crease line to the rear dustjacket cover, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 375 pp. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good' copy. "In this, Aczel's first novel in English, the award-winning Hungarian wr... View more info

The Greenway

By: ADAMS JANE

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 61200

ISBN: 0333644247

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key. Black boards with bright gilt titling along the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. NOT clipped. A couple of very light foxing spots to the page fore edges - o/w a very clean, tight, bright copy. NO Inscriptions or Marks. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. 204 pp. Nr Fine/Nr Fine. 8vo. The AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL. "A haunting debut." Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award for Best First Crime Novel and the Authors' Club Best First N... View more info

The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... View more info

Turkish Gambit

By: Akunin, Boris; Andrew Bromfield

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition UK; First Printing

Seller ID: 111598

ISBN: 029764551X

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Dark green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is very light browning to the top page fore-edge, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. (6) + 230 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks, he wins his freedom in a game of backgammo... View more info

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HEARTS and SWEETHEARTS

By: Albanesi, Madame ( Aka - Effie Adelaide Maria Rowlands)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1916

Edition: Unknown (Probably a reprint)

Seller ID: 114689

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very good, blind-stamped, decorated paper-covered boards with clear black titling and decoration to the spine. An impressed Frys Breakfast Cocoa logo on the rear cover. In the original most attractive illustrated period dust jacket, with a delightful illustration by H. C. Marsh Lambert for Frys Cocoa on the rear cover of the d/j. The d/j spine has a 2/- sticker near the foot of the spine and there is a little VERY light edgewear. A small brown spot is obscuring the 'an' of the word 'romantic' on the front of the d/j - but o/w VG, showing a charming period image of a lady and child on the front... View more info

Marjorie Daw and Other Stories

By: ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1890

Edition: Authors Edn

Seller ID: 107072

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Decorative cloth covered boards, bright gilt titling to front cover and to spine, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, inner hinges splitting slightly, surface speckles to rear board, 32pp illustrated catalogue to end of book, Name/writing on half title. 313pp, slight foxing spots mainly to page edges, overall internally CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. "A tale by Thomas Bailey Aldrich written in correspondence form followed by nine more short stories by the author. Includes Miss Mehetabel's son; Our new neighbours at Ponkapog; A midnight fantasy etc etc; 107072; 8vo (small) View more info

Secret Heart . Signed Copy

By: Almond, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder Children's Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 111920

ISBN: 0340764821

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Signed First Edition. Blue boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are very light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. Signed by the Author on the title page with a dedication: 'To Abigail Happy Reading'. (8) + 202 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "Secret Heart is the fourth novel from David Almond: an author who always hits the mark. This time he surpasses himself with a tale of lost souls ... View more info

The Egyptologists (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

By: Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition (Uncorrected Proof copy)

Seller ID: 107374

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In original publishers Cape 'logo' decorated wraps. Covers dusty, remains of label to front cover (probably giving a provisional publishing date, price etc) , 2 small round stains to rear cover, spine creased, edges lightly creased, NO INSCRIPTIONS, hinges sound, 255pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "What is the Metropolitan Egyptological Society? Why does it protect itself so vigilantly against inquiring outsiders? What significance of the mysterious Article 22 of its Constitution? What takes place behind the locked doors of its Isis Room?"; 8vo View more info

The Steadfast Tin Soldier .

By: Andersen, H.C.; Lewis, Naomi & Patrick Lynch

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andersen Press Ltd: 1991

Edition: First Edition Thus; 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 112153

ISBN: 0862643554

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with striking colour plates by P. J. Lynch. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "This is the classic and powerful tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a little paper dancer. P. J. Lynch's stunning illustrations perfectly complement Naomi Lewis's haunting translation of a much loved fairy story." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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To Stay Alive

By: Anderson, Linda

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head Ltd: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114699

ISBN: 0370308018

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Light Tan boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Front bottom corner bumped. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is NOT price-clipped. Dust-jacket by Les Wies. There are very light smudge marks to the dustjacket covers, which can only be seen if held up to the light. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. The pages are lightly tanned due to the cheap paper used, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. Looks unread. 196 pp. Overall, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Linda A... 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

ISBN: 0899505198

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0575034858

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


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, but gradually becomes convinced that Mabel is responsible for the breakdown of her family." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

THE HOUSE IN THE TREE

By: Anon

Price: £24.04

Publisher: London, BLACKIE & SON:

Seller ID: 60067


Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 1st ND. 12¾" - 10" Tall. ORIGINAL DUSTWRAP. 1945?; 60067 View more info

The Story of the Willow Pattern Plate

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Alexander Moring Limited ( At the De La More Press ): (1922)

Edition: 1st Thus (Publisher)

Seller ID: 111293

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No Date, but Copac (National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1922. Light brown paper covered boards with a pictorial paper label/onlay on the front cover with titling and a picture of the Willow Pattern Plate - all in blue/white - as is the Plate of course - and a circular onlay illustration of the plate on the rear cover. No dustjacket. The boards show slight signs of wear (a little tiny chipping to the head of the spine and a bump/indent to the top edge) but overall the boards are clean, unmarked and are VG. The paper label has a little light foxing. Plain Endp... View more info

Sooty's Birthday

By: Anon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ariel Productions Ltd: (1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111879

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. Ideal Gift Copy. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with delightful colour drawings. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is an ideal children's illustrated book about the adventure's of Sooty and Sweep." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

The Cabin Boy's Story A Semi-Nautical Romance. Founded on Fact

By: Anon ( Maitland, James A. )

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Florida, Mnemosyne: 1969

Edition: Reprint (1st Mnemosyne)

Seller ID: 108885

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Dark Grey cloth bound boards. With Bright Silver titling/decoration. Overall near 'As New'. An Excellent Clean, Tight and Bright copy. 1st Thus. 8vo Thick. FACSIMILE Reprint. Reprinted from a copy in the Fisk University Library Negro Collection, originally printed in 1854. 438 pp. Illustrated in Black and White. Author was James A. Maitland, ("by the author of "Pirate Doctor", "The Lawyer's Story", "The Old Doctor", "The Old Doctor", "The Old Doctor", ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Dandy Book 1969

By: Anon (D. C. Thomson & Co. , )

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, D. C. Thomson & Co. , Ltd.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114172

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Cartoon illustrated boards with a Christmas illustration of Korky the cat mischievously about to eat a christmas pudding. The laminate at the spine edges is lifting slightly but otherwise the covers are fine. No dustjacket, presumed as issued? The 'This Book Belongs To' box has not been completed which makes the book ideal for purchase. The crossword has been completed in pencil, ( but this may be able to be removed? ) , otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 141 pp. Lovingly illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent,... View more info

MARY OGILVIE A Tale of the Squires Experience and Other Tales of Interest (In the 'Cruikshank at Home' Series)

By: ANON (Illustrated by CRUIKSHANK) Probably by Isaac Robert Cruikshank.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co:

Edition: Presumed Reissue?

Seller ID: 60062

Condition: Good+


No Date but this is probably the 1877 reissue. (4) + 319 pp. With 8 full-page & various vignette b/w illustrations by Robert Cruikshank. In the original Burgundy pictorial cloth blocked in black and gold, a little rubbed, very sl. faded to the spine, and a small 'nibble' to the bottom of the rear board but overall a VG sound copy. This appears to be a reissue of the First Series of 'Cruikshank at Home' by Isaac Robert Cruikshank (and possibly with Robert Seymour and Samuel Slader ?) which first appeared in the 1840s.?? Includes 'Other Tales of Interest' and in fact 'Mary Ogilvie' only cov... View more info

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A French Heiress in Her Own Chateau.

By: Anon. The Author Of "One Only", "Constantia", etc. (Eleanor Catherine Price)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,: 1878

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: M007747

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Overall a very good hardback copy of this scarce title. Red cloth with bright gilt titling and bright gilt and black decoration, which is still strikingly bright on the front, and still bright, but not quite as shiny, on the spine. Some lightish rubbing to the corner tips and head/tail of the spine but NO damage. Dusty & toned page edges. Internally NO inscriptions or marks. (8) + 306 pages. Plus a 32 page catalogue dated October 1878 at rear. Plain intact endpapers. HOWEVER the top corner of the frontispiece is missing, just clipping the extreme corner of the picture. 6 full page illustration... View more info