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1 "RITA". A Man Of No Importance.
Hurst & Blackett, London n.d. (c1915) 
First Edition, thus. (1st cheap edition). DW. Spine is slightly cocked and boards are lightly faded at margins. Inner hinge visible, pages browned, some pages have a vertical crease near spine, but contents otherwise clean. The wrapper is chipped and worn at extremities, lacking portions from rear panel at top corner and at bottom margin near tail of spine o/w VG/VG-. SCARCE IN WRAPPER. 68281 
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2 "SINBAD" [DINGLE, Captain Aylward Edward] Spin a Yarn Sailor.
1934 
George G. Harrap & Co. No DW. First edition. Original purple cloth, sl. marked with one tiny 2mm patch missing from upper board. With the bookplate of Dingle's friend J. J. Whitfield showing a plough and a little church on the bay of a desert island with coconut palms and a sailing ship. Occ. light foxing, endpapers sl. marked and browned o/w VG. Dingle also known as "Sinbad" was an adventurer, a sailor and a writer of pulp adventure stories. He spent 22 years at sea and was shipwrecked five times. In 1893, Dingle joined a salvage, the schooner Black Pearl sailed from Mahe, the Seychelle Islands to the Crozets, seeking gold that had gone down with the immigrant ship Strathmore. They found the sunken wreck, and its strongbox, but were unable to remove it. Eventually, they were driven off by gales. On the return voyage, the Black Pearl was wrecked near St. Paul Island. Both crew survived, though the Black Pearl was completely lost. They survived twelve weeks on the island, eating rabbit, goat and fish. Exploring, they found gold from a buried 1870s wreck. On the first morning of the twelfth week, they were rescued by a French bark. Dingle was one of the earliest people to be featured on Desert Island Discs in March 1942 and possibly the only guest who really had been shipwrecked! 70895 
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3 (BRONTĖ). MEEKER, Claude. With a preface by Butler Wood. Haworth: Home of the Brontės. (Brontė Society Publications. Part II).
1895 
F. Treweek & Co. Bradford. 1895. First Edition, UK. Hardback. No DW. Sim 8vo. Black cloth, gilt. Frontis + Illustrated. Boards are soiled and a little worn. Free endpaper and half title pages are slightly grubby with partially erased ink inscription to half title, inner hinge is visible, however the contents are very clean and bright. 77303 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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4 (BUCHAN, John). Edited by Andrew Lownie. John Buchan. The Complete Short Stories. Volume 2. SIGNED by the editor.
1997 
Thistle Publishing. 1997. Volume 2 only. First edition. Hardback with DW. SIGNED presentation copy from the editor "with best wishes Andrew Lownie". A very good clean copy in slightly worn wrapper. 75308 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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5 (HARDY, Thomas). DEACON, Lois. Hardy's Summer Romance, 1867. An Interpretation and a Reconstruction.
1967 
The Toucan Press, Guernsey. 1967. First Edition. Paperback booklet. Page 33 to page 50. Illustrated. Generally a clean bright copy. Monographs on the Life, Times and Works of Thomas Hardy: No 38. General Editor: J. Stevens Cox. 78286 
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6 (HARDY, Thomas). DEACON, Lois. Introduction by Canon Edward B. Brooks. The Moules and Thomas Hardy. Monogaphs on the Life, Times and Works of Thomas Hardy : No 47. General Editor J. Stevens Cox. (SIGNED).
1968 
The Toucan press, Guernsey. 1968. Slim paperback leaflet. SIGNED presentation copy from the Editor "with compliments J. Stevens Cox" written to top margin of front cover. Generally a clean bright copy. 78288 
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7 (HARDY, Thomas). DRABBLE, Margaret. The Genius of Thomas Hardy. Edited by....
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. 1976 
First Edition. DW. Illustrated. Large 8vo. Boards, fore-edges and endpapers foxed o/w VG/VG in price clipped and slightly worn wrapper that is foxed internally. 65326 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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8 (HARDY, Thomas). HOMER, Christine Wood. With an Introduction y Richard Curle. Thomas Hardy and His Two Wives.
1964 
J. Stevens Cox at the Toucan Press, Dorset. First Edition. Slim paperback, staple binding. 16pp. Illustrated. Ownership inscription to inside cover o/w a nice copy. Monographs on the Life of Thomas Hardy : No 18. Edited by J. Stevens Cox. The author Christine Wood Homer was a friend of the Hardy Family. 78284 
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9 (HARDY, Thomas). OLIVER, Constance M. (Mary Waight's grand-daughter). Thomas Hardy Proposes to Mary Waight as told to J. Stevens Cox in September 1963. With an Introduction by Richard Curle.
1964 
J. Stevens Cox at the Toucan Press, Dorset. 1964. Slim paperback, staple binding. 11pp. Illustrated. Generally a clean bright copy. Monographs of the Life of Thomas Hardy : No 11. Edited by J. Stevens Cox. 78287 
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10 (HARDY, Thomas). ATKINS, Norman J. (Alex d'Urbeville). Thomas Hardy And The Hardy Players. An enlarged edition of Hardy, Tess and Myself, first published in 1962. 6 Illustrations. (SIGNED).
1980 
Toucan Press, Guernsey. 1980. First Edition. Slim paperback, staple binding. 23pp. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "For The Rev. John Yates with grateful thanks for many favours done to me in the past years. Sincerely Tommy Atkins July 1980". Illustrated. A clean bright copy. 78289 
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11 (HARDY, Thomas). PURDY, Richard L. Thomas Hardy, O.M. 1840-1928. Catalogue of a Memorial Exhibition of First Editions, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. Prepared by....
1928 
Privately Printed. 1928. First Edition. Paperback. Slim 8vo. 41pp. Covers are slightly sunned and very lightly soiled. Contents clean and sound. 78283 
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12 (TRIPLE-DECKER). KINGSLEY, Henry. Ravenshoe. In Three Volumes.
Macmillan and Co. London. 1862 
First editions except for vol. II which is a second. Bound in green textured cloth gilt. Some very occ. light foxing o/w clean and fresh. Upper board to volume II slightly soiled. A lovely set by the brother of Charles Kingsley to whom this novel is dedicated. 15371 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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13 AARON, Jason. KUBERT, Adam. Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine.
2011 
Marvel, New York. 2011. First Edition. Slim 4to. Hardback with wrapper. A very clean and fresh copy. 78322 
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14 ABSE, Dannie. The Presence. (SIGNED).
Hutchinson, London 2007 
First Edition. DW. SIGNED by the author on title page. Nr Fine in very slightly grubby wrapper with 'Signed Copy' sticker to front cover. Scarce. 65562 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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15 ACTON, Harold and YI-HSIEH, Lee. Four Cautionary Tales. Translated from the Chinese by.... With a Preface by Arthur Waley.
1947 
John Lehmann. 1947. First Edition. Hardback. DW. Boards are a little grubby. Wrapper is reinforced/repaired internally at head of spine o/w generally a sound copy. 72878 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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16 ADAMS, Sam and HUGHES, Gwilym Rees, editors. Triskel Two. Essays on Welsh and Anglo-Welsh Literature.
Christopher Davies (Publishers) Ltd., Llandybie. 1973 
First Edition. DW. B/w illlustrations. Lovely clean copy in price clipped wrapper. VG+/VG+. ISBN: 715400460 45876 
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17 AIKIN, Dr. and BARBAULD, Mrs. Evenings at Home, or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Illustrated with Fine Engravings after Harvey.
Longman Rees & Co, London 1836 
Fifteenth edition. Black calf, decorated in gilt to spine and borders, raised bands, contrasting label. Engraving to title-page. Illustrations. Ownership inscription to front end paper. Upper hinge just visible. Some creasing to front end paper with 4mm tear o/w a lovely binding. 63201 
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18 AINSWORTH, Harrison. THE WORKS: Complete in 16 Volumes. Auriol. Boscobel. Crichton. The Flitch of Bacon. Guy Fawkes. Jack Sheppard. The Lancashire Witches. Mervyn Clitheroe. The Miser's Daughter. Old Saint Pauls. Ovingdean Grange. Rookwood. The Spendthrift. The Star Chamber. The Tower of London. Windsor Castle.VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND IN HALF BURGUNDY MOROCCO.
1895-1901 
George Routledge and Sons. London. 1895-1901. A Complete Set in 16 very beautiful leather bound volumes. Illustrated by a number of artists including George Cruikshank, Hablot K. Browne, John Gilbert and John Franklin. Very handsomely bound in half burgundy morocco gilt, marbled boards. Top edge of pages gilt. Light small paint spots to the edges of some of the volumes and other very slight signs of use. A stunning set, internally very clean. 77497 
Price: 1000.00 GBP
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19 AINSWORTH, W. Harrison. The Tower of London. An Historical Romance. Complete in One Volume.
1852 
Chapman and Hall. Early one volume edition. 1852. Small 8vo. Very handsomely bound in later green textured calf (crocodile-skin style) gilt, patterned boards, marbled edges and endpapers, contrasting lettering piece. A very clean and sound copy. 73316 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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20 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Beau Nash. Bath In The Eighteenth Century.
n.d. (c1930) 
George Routledge And Sons. London. c1930. Reprint. (Author's Copyright Edition). Hardback. No DW. Red cloth, gilt. Boards are a little soiled and lacks front free endaper o/w generally a sound copy. 73009 
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