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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 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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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 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 (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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4 (DICKENS, Charles). NEWEY, Vincent. The Scriptures of Charles Dickens. Novels of Ideology, Novels of the Self.
Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot. 2004 
First edition. DW. xii, 315pp. 5pp. of ills. Near fine in slightly worn wrapper. ISBN 1859284345. 29389 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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5 (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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6 (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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7 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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8 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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9 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 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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10 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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11 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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12 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 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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13 ALDRICH, Bess Streeter. Miss Bishop.
Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1941 
First Edition, UK. DW. A lovely copy with a very slight lean to front board. Age browning to pages, and inner hinge cracked. Bright wrapper, partially sunned to rear cover and slightly worn at extremities, and creased to spine. Book VG. Wrapper VG+. 66088 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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14 ALDRIDGE, Alan, written with Steve Boyett. Illustrated with Maxine Miller and Harry Willock. The Gnole. (SIGNED).
1991 
Heinemann, London. 1991. First Edition. Hardback. DW. Illustrated. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "For Ed A R Aldridge" to title page. Ownership inscription to half-title page. Some water damage to head and tail of DW. Generally a clean and sound copy. 71909 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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15 ALIGHIERI, Dante The Divine Comedy in three volumes. Hell, Paradise, Purgatory. The Miniature Classics Library.
2003 
Del Prado. Madrid. Clean copy in three volumes. 75790 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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16 ALINGTON, Gabriel. The Stars are Upside Down.
1980 
Heinemann, London. 1980. First Edition. Hardback. DW. 'Exhibition copy Not For Sale' label to front endpaper o/w a very clean and sound copy. 71961 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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17 ALLENDE, Isabel. The House of the Sprrits. Translated from the Spanish by Madga Bogin. With an Introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
Everyman's Library, London. 2005 
Millennium Library Edition. DW. xxxi, 488pp. Silk bookmark. Ex-library copy with three neat stamps. A lovely clean copy. VG+. The Millenium Library donated to Josiah Mason College. 54424 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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18 AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim. Early edition in Film Tie-in Wrapper.
1957 
Gollancz. 20th Impression of first edition with film tie-in wrapper showing Ian Carmichael as Lucky Jim with Maureen Connell. Sl. lean to spine. Small black felt tip spot to front pastedown, pages browned o/w VG in VG- wrapper that is chipped and torn along edges with slight loss to top corner of front panel and at tail of spine. 71337 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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19 AMIS, Kingsley. That Uncertain Feeling. A Novel.
Victor Gollancz Ltd., London. 1955 
Third Impression. DW. Slightly worn and age browned copy with occasional light foxing in browned and chipped wrapper VG/VG-. 45076 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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20 AN OCTOGENARIAN. (SHAKESPEARE). New Masks to Old Faces.
Printed at the Chiswick Press for Private Circulation only. 1901 
Bound in quarter vellum, green cloth boards. red lettering to spine. Spine is browned. Contents clean and sound. VG. 68069 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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