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101 BEDFORD, Herbert. The Heroines of George Meredith. With Twenty Miniatures in Colour by..
Hodder and Stoughton. London. n.d.(c.1900) 
Quarto. Colour frontis. tipped in, with tissue guard + 19 coloured minature plates with tissue guards. Original blue decorated cloth, gilt extra, pictorial vignette to upper board. Board extremities lightly rubbed. Prelims lightly foxed o/w contents clean and fresh. A lovely copy. 29759 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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102 BEEDING, Francis. The Twelve Disguises.
1946 
Books Inc, New York. 1946. First Edition thus. Hardback with wrapper. Boards a little bumped and marked. Pages browned. Wrapper is poor with front flap detached, but present and the extremities are rubbed, chipped and worn 78047 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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103 BELL, Currer. [Charlotte BRONTE] The Professor by Currer Bell, [Charlotte Bronte]. To Which are Added The Poems of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell: Now First Collected
1861 
Smith, Elder and Co. London. 1861. First reprint of first edition thus - published in 1860. Original light orange printed cloth, slightly soiled and faded especially to spine which is also slightly frayed along edges and seems to have been repaired. Adverts to endpapers. Occasional foxing, last few pages of novel (before the poems) are slightly proud. Generally a very clean and sound copy of a scarce item. 82110 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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104 BELL, Ellis. [Emily BRONTE]. BELL, Acton. [Anne BRONTE]. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell; And Agnes Grey by Acton Bell; With a Preface and Memoir of both Authors by Currer Bell.
1858 
Smith, Elder and Co. London. 1858. A New Edition. First edition thus - Original light orange printed cloth, professionally recased with original spine laid down. Boards dulled, soiled and faded especially to spine. Adverts to endpapers. Pages browned, occasional foxing. Ownership signature to top of title page. Generally a very clean and sound copy of a scarce item. 82111 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
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105 BELLOC, Hilaire. Selected Essays of Hilaire Belloc. With an Introduction by J. B. Morton.
1955 
Methuen & Co. London. 1955. Reprint. Hardback. DW. A nice clean copy internally, in worn and partially sunned wrapper. 78644 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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106 BELLOC, Hilaire. The Postmaster-General. With Thirty Drawings by G. K. Chesterton.
J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1932 
First edition, US. DW. Boards and spine partially faded. Small gift inscription to front endpaper, pages slightly browned. Wrapper chipped and worn at extremities, lacking small portions from head and tail of spine, which is browned along with the rear cover, large closed tear to front cover at joint with spine o/w VG/VG. 67613 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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107 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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108 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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109 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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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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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115 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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116 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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117 BLACKMORE, R.D, Lorna Doone. A Romance of Exmoor.
N.d. (c.1933) 
W & R Chambers, London. No Date, circa 1933. Hardback, no DW, Blue cloth, gilt extra. Colour illustration laid down to front board. Colour frontis. + 11 colour plates + pen and ink drawings throughout. Boards rubbed and corners a little bumped. Some browning and foxing to interior, gift inscription dated 1933 to front endpaper and inner hinge is visible o/w a lovely copy. 78233 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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118 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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119 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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120 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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