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1 ADAMS, Douglas.: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
London: Heinemann, 1987. 
1st ed. "The first ever fully realised Ghost - Horror - Detective - Whodunnit - Time-Travel - Romantic - Musical - Comedy Epic". Pp. 1/247. Slight toning to pages. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w. G+/G+. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
 
 
2 ADCOCK, Almey St John. This Above All.
London: George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd, 1924. 
1st edition. By the author of "The Man Who Lived Alone". Pp.319, front free endpaper absent, browning to title page, pencil gift message to inside front board, final page has a 2" tear exposing hinge webbing to lower inner spine. Red cloth with black title to front and spine. A scarce title. Good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
3 ALDRIDGE, James.: A Captive in the Land.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. 
1st ed. Fiction. A tense novel, it offers an authentic, vivid and above all unbiased picture of Russia. Pp. 376, spotting to fep. and closed page edges not affecting text. Dark red mottled cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w (jacket designed by P. Youngman Carter). G+/G+. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
4 ALLENDE, Isabel. Retrato En Sepia. (Portrait in Sepia).(Signed).
Madrid: Areté, 2001. 8401341558 8401341558 / 9788401341557 
12th edition. Spanish edition. A sequel to Allende's 'Daughter of Fortune' as it follows Eliza Sommers' grand-daughter - Aurora del Valle...War and history are important in this novel; Allende has confided she always does thorough historical research for her novels for accuracy. Also, she describes the ultra conservative characteristics of Chilean society at that time".(Wiki). Pp.345, inscribed by the author to half-title page. Black cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. Dustwrapper has removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
 
 
5 ALMEDINGEN, E.M.: The Scarlet Goose.
USA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. 
1st ed. Fiction. Captures the dramatic conflict of a break with tradition in this story of a young Renaissance artist. Pp. 306/1Biography. Scarlet cloth, illustrated d/w, slight rubbing to edges and cover. VG/G. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
6 AMES, M.E. Abra of Poictiers: A Story of the Days of S.Hilary.
London: James Nisbet & Co., 1900. 0 
1st edition. Historical fiction account of the life of the fourth century bishop and Early Church Father, St.Hilary. Pp.x/189, endpapers browned. Green cloth, publishers 'file copy' label to front, spine slightly rubbed. VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
7 AMIS, Kingsley.: Collected Short Stories.
London: Hutchinson, 1980. 
1st ed. "Kingsley Amis's 'Collected Short Stories' contains almost everything that he has published in that genre." Pp. 303, owner's name to fep. Yellow cloth, d/w has sunning to spine and lower front wrap. G+/G+. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
 
 
8 AN ESCAPED WIFE OF A MORMON ELDER. In the Grip of the Mormons.
London: Henry Hardingham, nd. 
Anti-Mormon novel. Probably a later version of "Mormonism Unveiled" by Orvilla S.Belisle. 18cms x -11cms. Pp.151/2(ads for other publications), front endpaper absent(?), owner's embossed address to half-title page, toning to endpapers, front hinge cracked to expose webbing but holding. Red cloth, edges of spine and boards rubbed. Scarce. Good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
9 ANON. [ LADY AUGUSTA NOEL (nee) KEPPEL ]. Effie's Friends; Or Chronicles of Woods and Shore.
London: James Nisbet, 1875. 
Victorian children's short stories written anonomously by Lady Augusta Noel ,wife of Ernest Noel and daughter of General George Thomas Keppel. Stories include: The Swallow's Story; The Peacock's Story; The Sparrow's Story; and The Seagull's Story. Pp.192, head and tailpiece illustrations by W.Harry Rogers, some spotting to closed page edges not affecting pages internally. Maroon bevelled cloth with gilt decorated title to front and spine, slightly rubbed. VG. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
 
 
10 ANON. [Evelyn Whitaker]. Miss Toosey's Mission.
London: Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd, nd.(c.1900s). 0 
By the author of "Laddie", "Tip-Cat", "Our Little Ann", "Pen", "Dear". Pp.92, line drawing frontispiece by Edith Ellison, browning to endpapers and spotting to closed page edges. Dark blue/green cloth with 'art nouveau' blind-stamped and gilt decorated title to front and spine, edges rubbed. G+. ** Evelyn Whitaker (1844 - 1929) was an English novelist. Whitaker was born in Herne Bay, Kent and died in Hammersmith, London at the age of 84. She remained a spinster all her life often living with one or more of her sisters. All her works were published anonymously and the identity of the author of Tip Cat was not revealed until after her death. Her nineteen novels and several shorter stories were issued by multiple publishers in Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States from 1879-1915. Many of these editions were beautifully bound and illustrated. The novels were intended for children and young adults but were also widely read by adults, particularly women."(wki). 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
11 ANON.: The Episode Guide to the Galaxy.
London: Future Publishing, 1996. 
"Fact-packed episode guides to: Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, Space: 1999". P/b with illustrated cover; crease to rear cover. G+. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
 
 
The Story of Hassan (Hassan Ali Shah): A Novel of India written by Himself and Englished by John Anthony., ANTHONY, John. (Englished by).
12 ANTHONY, John. (Englished by). The Story of Hassan (Hassan Ali Shah): A Novel of India written by Himself and Englished by John Anthony.
London: Nisbet & Co.Ltd, 1928. 0 
First edition. "There is something very piquant about Hassan's account of the English in India and of their quaint ideas of order and practice, the absurdity and extravagance of which are a continued surprise to him when contrasted with the eminently sane and reasonable native practices in such matters as bribery, perjury and the proper chastisement of a wife. This entertaining autobiography is interspersed with characteristic anecdotes told by an Indian story-teller." Pp.279. Green cloth, dustwrapper (illustrated by H.E.Watson) is slightly rubbed with small tear to lower rear edge and now in a clear protective wrap. VG/G+. 
Price: 42.00 GBP
 
 
13 ANTHONY, Piers. Total Recall.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,1989. 0688052096 0688052096 / 9780688052096 
1st ed. Based on Philip K.Dick's short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" this is the novelisation of the 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pp.246, red endpapers. Grey cloth spine with lighter grey boards, illustrated d/w designed by Teresa Bonner has minor edge wear and has clear protective wrap. VG/G+. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
14 APPELFELD, Aharon.: Badenheim 1939. (Translated by Dalya Bilu.)
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1981. 
1st British ed. "A spellbinder, very different from any other Holocaust novel, and all the more harrowing because of its poetic simplicity." Pp. 148/1Biography, frontis. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w rubbed at front edge. VG/G+. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
15 ARDITTI, Michael. The Celibate.
London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993. 1856192199 1856192199 / 9781856192194 
"The story of a young, unnamed ordinand with his mind full of God and his heart closed to love...This is an intelligent and emotive novel, with a unique fictional structure which integrates the contemporary and the historical, the personal and the theological, the comic and the polemic in a revelatory way." Pp.341, slight toning to pages. Red cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
 
 
16 ARENAS, Reinaldo.: Farewell to the Sea. A Novel of Cuba. (Translated by Andrew Hurley).
New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1986. 
1st English ed. "Rich in hallucination, myth, and fantasy, 'Farewell to the Sea' is a brilliant apocalyptic vision of today's Cuba, by a writer whom Octavio Paz calls 'remarkable'." Pp. 413. Pale green boards with black cloth spine, illustrated d/w. VG/G+. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
 
 
17 ARMSTRONG, Dave.: Hezekiah and Hell's Belle.
London: Robert Hale, 1992. 
1st ed. A Black Horse Western. Fiction. Cattle rustling. Pp. 156. Illustd. laminated boards. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
18 ARTHUR, Randall.: Wisdom Hunter.
Oregon: Questar Publishers, Inc., 1991. 
3rd Printing. Fiction. "Wisdom Hunter is a uniquely compelling novel of captivating characters, fast-paced action - and a life-changing message." Pp. 318. P/b. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
19 ASHLEY, Mike. (editor).: Classical Whodunnits: Murder and Mystery from Ancient Greece and Rome.
Oxford: Past Times, 1996. 
"...twenty-two writers take up their pens to give and enthralling picture of classical crime." Contributors include: Lindsey Davis; Keith Helleg; Edward D.Hoch; Phyllis Ann Karr; Theodore Mathieson; Amy Myers; Wallace Nichols; Anthony Price; Steven Saylor; Darrell Schweitzer; Brian Stableford; Keith Taylor and many more. Pp.10/374. Pbk, creasing to spine. G+. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
20 ATKINS, Peter.: Morning Star. Or The Vampires of Summer.
London: HarperCollins, 1992. 
1st ed. Fiction. "Witty, gruesome, swift, unpredictable and ultimately awe-inspiring". Pp. 238. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. F/F. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
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