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101 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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102 BERESFORD, J. D. The Camberwell Miracle. PENGUIN NUMBER 224 - FIRST EDITION.
1939 
Penguin Books Limited. Harmondsworth. Middlesex. 1939. First edition in Penguin, number 224. Triband paperback. Cover worn and slightly creased as is spine, upper joint partial splits to head and tail of spine but holding. Pages browned and prelims foxed. Remains of owner's pencilled name to front cover and ownership signature in ink to half title. A sound copy of a scarce item. 83063 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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103 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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104 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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105 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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106 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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107 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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108 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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109 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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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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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115 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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116 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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117 BRAHMS, Caryl. No Castanets.
W. H. Allen Ltd, London. 1963 
First edition. DW. 238pp. Pages slightly age browned o/w VG+/VG+ in lovely bright wrapper which is slightly chipped and worn at extremities. 59588 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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118 BRAINE, John. Room At The Top.
1957 
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1957. First Edition. Hardback. DW. Generally a clean and sound copy in very worn and slightly torn wrapper that is a little dulled. 72463 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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119 BRAMAH, Ernest. The Wallet of Kai Lung. FIRST PENGUIN EDITION.
1936 
Penguin Books. London. 1936. First edition, thus. Orange Penguin paperback, number 39 with wrapper. Small split to tail of spine o/w covers are lovely and clean. Small neat ownership inscription to half-title, page margins are browned. Wrapper is a little soiled, the spine is lightly sunned and the extremities are very slightly worn. 77037 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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120 BRIDGE, Ann. Peking Picnic. A Novel. (Penguin Paperback No. 171).
1938 
Penguin Books. 1938. First edition, thus. Penguin Paperback. No. 171. Ownership signature to front cover, spine sunned and covers a little soiled. Contents are tender with page 33/34 detached but present with old browned tape repairs to spine. 82587 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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