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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

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Fade to Grey (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114209

ISBN: 0333721543

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - .9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NEW copy bought new and UNused. FINE sharp cornered, crisp black boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. SIGNED and dated (Sept 18 '98) by the Author on the title page without dedication. Clean white pages/paper. NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. UNREAD Immaculate. " A serial rapist is stalking the streets, each attack seeming ident... View more info

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Final Frame (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114210

ISBN: 0333759710

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NEW copy bought new and UNused. FINE sharp-cornered, crisp, dark maroon boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. SIGNED by the Author on the title page without dedication. Clean white pages/paper. NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. UNREAD. Immaculate. "For over six months DI Mike Croft has been chasing filmmaker and killer Jake Bowen in a nat... 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

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

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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

Goodbye Goldilocks

By: Arthy, Judith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1984

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 112587

ISBN: 0207148996

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black cloth bound boards with white titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are light smudge/scratch marks to the dustjacket covers, along with some light creasing and edge-wear to the dustjacket corners. There is very light rubbing to the head and tail of the cloth spine, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (8) + 149 pp. This is the Australian Author's First Novel and is Not a Book Club Edition. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Set in Queensland, London and Ibiza, this chilling ... View more info

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Keep on Dancing

By: Baily F. E.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1937

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: M007046

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine copy of this undated (c.1937) romantic novel and presumed to be the First Edition (code number C338 on back of title page). In Scarlet-red glossy boards with bright gilt titling and bright gilt logo to the spine. In the charming, and very attractively designed, pictorial period jacket by Alex Jardine. Some dusty storage wear to the extremitites, but considering this is a white based d/j it is in lovely condition! Very Good plus overall with NO tears or chips. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. Some tan spotting to the page ... View more info

Casualties

By: Banks, Lynne Reid

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112669

ISBN: 0241119170

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 the emotional ambivalences of the present-between the trivialities, which can corrode modern marriage, and the profound trauma... 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

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


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 an Umbrella to the front board. A few light marks, and a little light rubbing to the boards, particularly to the very tips of ... 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

ISBN: 1859025528

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


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 life and death, set against two differing backgrounds - the Welsh Borders and Mississippi. ". Poet and essayist. John was ... View more info

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ARGOSY. The Short Story Magazine. May 1971. Vol XXXII. No. 4. Volume 32. Number 4.

By: Bates H. E (and Other Contributors Including Winston Graham; Victor Canning, etc. )

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, IPC Magazines: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114223

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


IPC Magazines Ltd. London. First edition. May 1971. Card wraps Sm 8vo. Approx 7" x 5". True FIRST Edition COMPLETE Short Story of Bates' "The Man who loved Squirrels". Also Stories by Winston Graham, Victor Canning, etc. The usual light but uniform tanning to paper/page edges due to age, a few light marks to covers, one neat closed tear to the top of the spine, light creases and small rubs to spine ends and corners - all pretty negligible. No Inscriptions or marks inside. Overall a Very Good, clean, tight and bright copy. See Images. View more info

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Agatha Raisin and the Witches' Tree

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2017

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114724

ISBN: 1472117220

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


An as new copy in a similar dustjacket. Black cloth-covered boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dust-jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (6) + 232pp + 2 (advert) . "Cotswolds inhabitants are used to bad weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their vill... View more info

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Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt

By: Beaton, M.C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2015

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 113986

ISBN: 1472117204

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


As NEW copy in an As New unclipped dust jacket. O/w Looks Unread/Untouched. Scarlet-red cloth with bright gilt titling in an as NEW d/j. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Pristine text. (6) + 294 pp + (2 Advert leaves). " A therapist had moved into the village of Carsely and Agatha Raisin hates her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background... When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days' later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name..." . See Images. ; 8vo 8&... View more info

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Die of Shame - SIGNED 1st Edition Copy. Includes Short Story Exclusive to Hardback

By: Billingham, Mark

Price: £29.99

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2016

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114817

ISBN: 1408704838

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Bought NEW, stored on the shelf, and never read. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. FINE in fine dust-jacket, not price-clipped. SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the title page. Blue cloth-covered boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. Sharp cornered and very clean. In the original lettered and decorated dust-jacket which is in a clear protective - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks AS NEW. Clean white page fore-edges. Internally plain cherry coloured endpapers. 415 pp + (4) + (short story at end - unpaginated but 21 pp) . A DI N... View more info

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Songs of Innocence

By: Blake William

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (1st with these Illustrations); First Printing

Seller ID: 113930

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


In the original pictorial paper-covered boards with an IDENTICAL pictorial dustjacket. All delightfully Illustrated by HAROLD JONES. First Edition THUS, First Printing, with these lovely Illustrations by Harold Jones. The head and tail of spine of the boards are VERY slightly bumped, NO damage. The book is VERY Clean and Bright. The dustjacket is lightly spotted (foxed - pale brown spots) to the reverse, which shows through a little on the jacket, predominently to the back cover. The dustjacket has a small nick (0.5 cm) , with loss, to the head of the d/j spine, and a minute nick to the bottom... View more info

Stepping Westward.

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002042

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Boards bright, silver titling to spine, dustwrap torn and chipped, some masking tape repairs inside dustwrap. Foxing to fore edges. 413 pp. NO INSCRIPTIONS, NOT PRICE CLIPPED. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 002042; 8vo View more info

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Barbar and Father Christmas

By: Brunhoff Jean De

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1940

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 114704

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's slightly glossy pictorial boards. Orange cloth spine - a little wrinkled, but NO loss. Large thin Folio - 14.4" x 10.5". 1st UK Edition with 1940 on the title page. The boards have some edge wear - light scratches, and surface paper loss at edges and, particularly, at the corners. A former owner has coloured the exposed edges to match and the boards look at least Good Plus now. Rare to find a 78 year old book of this size without some outer wear. SEE IMAGES. Internally pictorial red/grey/black/white 'elephant' endpapers. 40 pp. Delightful coloured illustrati... View more info

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A Parish of Rich Women

By: Buchan, James

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114823

ISBN: 0241113105

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


FINE red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. The white sections of the d/j, and the page fore-edges are a little foxed/spotted/flecked with tiny pale tan spots. There is a large light brown stain to the front edge of the dust-jacket cover. Not too noticable on the outside but very noticable on the reverse of the d/j. The book must have been stored somewhere in the past where the d/j got damp, as the reverse of the jacket also shows some red from the corner of the cover. The d/j is now in a new protective cl... View more info