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101 BENSON, E.F. An Act in a Backwater. Author of Dodo, The Challoners, The Relentless City, Scarlet and Hyssop. etc.
William Heinemann. London. 1905 
First Edition. Original dark red boards, attractive black and gilt decoration to spine and upper. Extremities bumped and rubbed, with tears to spine including 2.5cm to joint at head. Spine sunned, with sight soiling. Binding cocked. Pen owner inscription to front free end page. End pages browned with occasional foxing o/w a nice clean copy. Good only. 36982 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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102 BENSON, E.F. Final Edition. Informal Autobiography.
1941 
Longmans Green and Co. London. Second Impression. Hardback. DW. Spine is slightly soiled. Gift inscription and slight rubbing to front free endpaper o/w internally a clean copy in price clipped wrapper that is a little chipped and worn at extremities and lacks small portions from head and tail of spine, slightly affecting text. SCARCE in this condition. 73447 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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103 BENSON, E.F. Mother. (SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR).
1925 
Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1925. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Blue cloth,gitl. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "For Ellen Spicer with all good wishes from E. F. Benson. Xmas 1925". Portrait Frontis + black and white photograph illustrations throughout. Large 8vo. Boards are a little soiled and lightly rubbed and spine is very slightly sunned. Some occasional light foxing to o/w clean and sound contents. A handsome volume. 75490 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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104 BERGER, John and MOHR, Jean. A Fortunate Man . The Story of a Country Doctor.
1964 
Penguin Books. 1964. First Penguin paperback. Illustrated. Spine creased and sunned and covers lightly rubbed o/w generally a good clean copy. 79022 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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105 BERGER, John. G. A Novel by John Berger.
1973 
Laurel Edition. New York. 1973. First Edition Thus. Paperback. Covers are creased, rubbed and worn with small chip to head of spine. Pages browned but contents are clean. A good copy. 72955 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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106 BIALIK, Hayyim Nahman. Random Harvest. The Novellas of Bialik. Translated by David Patterson and Ezra Spicehandler.
Westview Press, Boulder. 1999 
First edition thus. DW.299pp. Introduction. Glossary. Index. Presentation copy from David Patterson to Rabbi Sidney Brichto - inscription to front free end-paper + letter loosely inserted. Nr. Fine/VG 55820 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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107 BIERCE, Ambrose. In The Midst of Life. Tales of Soldiers And Civilians.
Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth. 1939 
Reprint. Orange Penguin paperback in D/w. No. 199. Head and tail of spine bumped. Small owner sticker to inside cover. Half title page has two 2cm horizontal tears from inner hinge. Page margins age browned. Wrapper worn and soiled, tender joints with large (up to 7cm) tears to flyleaves and spine. VG-/Good. 41186 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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108 BJORNSON, Biornstjerne. Folklivsberattelser. Synnove Solbacken / Arne
P.A. Norstedt & Soners, Stockholm. 1927 
Bound in half tan calf, gilt type and decorations to spine, marbled boards. 246pp. Text in Norwegian. Extremities sl. rubbed, spine more so with wear at head. VG 47154 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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109 BLACKBURN, Thomas. The Feast of the Wolf.
MacGibbon & Kee, London. 1971 
First edition. DW. Near fine in very sl. soiled wrapper. A vampire novel. 34843 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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110 BLACKMORE, R. D. Lorna Doone. A Romance of Exmoor. ATTRACTIVE LEATHER POCKET EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.
No date (c.1905) 
Sampson, Low, Marston and Company. London. No date, c.1905. Attractive pocket edition, printed on India paper and bound in publisher's limp maroon leather gilt, all edges of pages gilt with a nice curve to corners. Illustrated with a coloured frontis. and 6 photogravure plates from drawings by F. J. Widgery. Title page printed in red and black. Spine sunned, slight shelf-wear, endpapers foxed otherwise a clean and bright copy. 81559 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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111 BLAIR, Suzi. (Edited by.) When I was a Lad. Nostalgic Short Stories. (SIGNED).
1993 
Forward press, Peterborough. 1993. First Edition. Paperback. SIGNED presentation copy from Peter Muirhead (one of the contributors) "To Hugh (my alter pater) with love and best wishes Peter". Fore-edges are browned o/w a lovely clean copy. 77191 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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112 BLAKELOCK, Denys. With a drawing by Edward Ardizzone. In Search of Elsie Piddock. An Echo of Eleanor Farjeon. (SIGNED).
1967 
The Favil Press, London. 1967. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Blue cloth. SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author to Rumer Godden "Rumer in memory of Eleanor from Denys" . Small slim 8vo. 23pp. Illustrated. Boards are very slightly rubbed o/w a lovely clean copy internally. 78213 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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113 BLESSINGTON, Countess of. The Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman.
Baudry's European Library. Paris. 1836. 
First edition thus. Half-bound in tan calf, raised bands and gilt to contrasting label to spine, marbled boards. 140pp. Bds. and extremities rubbed, spine (excluding label) sunned. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Brooke to front pastedown. VG. 32548 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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114 BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Bonadventure. A Random Journal of an Atlantic Holiday.
1922 
Richard Cobden-Sanderson, London. 1922. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Blue cloth, cream label with blue lettering to spine. Contents are lightly foxed o/w a lovely clean bright copy. 78077 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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115 BLUNDEN, Edmund. Undertones of War. FIRST PENGUIN EDITION.
1936 
Penguin Books. London. 1936. First edition, thus. Penguin paperback, number 82. No DW. Small neat ownership inscription and separate neat French quotation to half-title, spine faded and creased, small tear to head of spine, pages browned to margins otherwise a sound copy. 77039 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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116 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Amorous Fiammetta. Revised from the only English translation with an Introduction by Edward Hutton.
Privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited. 1926 
lix, 356pp. Frontis. with tissue guard. Top edge gilt. Original red cloth, gilt extra. Gilt vignette to upper board. Spine sunned, extremities rubbed and worn. Endpapers browned o/w contents clean and fresh. 40023 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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117 BOCCACCIO. Illustrated by Byam Shaw. Tales From Boccacio. Done into English by Joseph Jacobs.
1899 
George Allen, London. 1899. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Illustrated green cloth, gilt. xxiii, 117pp. Illustrated. Generally a clean and sound copy. 72159 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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118 BODENHEIM, Maxwell. Virtuous Girl.
Continental Books, Inc. New York 1932 
Reprint. Paperback. Covers grubby and a little worn with small tear to tail of spine. Some grubby marks to contents and bottom corner of page 105/106 torn, not affecting text, o/w contents sound. VG. 65818 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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119 BORODALE, Jane. The Book of Fires (SIGNED).
Harper Press, London. 2009 
First edition, first issue. DW. SIGNED by the author to title page with no other inscriptions. "Signed by the Author" sticker to front cover of wrapper o/w NR. FINE. 68712 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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120 BOWEN, Elizabeth. The House in Paris. (Penguin paperback No. 535)
1946 
Penguin Books. 1946. First Edition, thus. Penguin paperback No. 535. Spine sunned and covers very slightly worn. Page margins lightly browned o/w a very good copy. 82553 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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