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This Above All.

By: ADCOCK, Almey St John.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd, 1924.:

Seller ID: 39000


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. View more info

A Captive in the Land.

By: ALDRIDGE, James.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962.:

Seller ID: 12788


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+. View more info

The Scarlet Goose.

By: ALMEDINGEN, E.M.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970.:

Seller ID: 10627


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. View more info

Abra of Poictiers: A Story of the Days of S.Hilary.

By: AMES, M.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: James Nisbet & Co., 1900. 0:

Seller ID: 34223


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. View more info

Collected Short Stories.

By: AMIS, Kingsley.:

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1980.:

Seller ID: 22926


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+. View more info

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The Story of Hassan (Hassan Ali Shah): A Novel of India written by Himself and Englished by John Anthony.

By: ANTHONY, John. (Englished by).

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London: Nisbet & Co.Ltd, 1928. 0:

Seller ID: 40414


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... View more info

Badenheim 1939. (Translated by Dalya Bilu.)

By: APPELFELD, Aharon.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1981.:

Seller ID: 19027


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+. View more info

Farewell to the Sea. A Novel of Cuba. (Translated by Andrew Hurley).

By: ARENAS, Reinaldo.:

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1986.:

Seller ID: 21565


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+. View more info

Hezekiah and Hell's Belle.

By: ARMSTRONG, Dave.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale, 1992.:

Seller ID: 10604


1st ed. A Black Horse Western. Fiction. Cattle rustling. Pp. 156. Illustd. laminated boards. VG. View more info

Wisdom Hunter.

By: ARTHUR, Randall.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oregon: Questar Publishers, Inc., 1991.:

Seller ID: 29430


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. View more info

Classical Whodunnits: Murder and Mystery from Ancient Greece and Rome.

By: ASHLEY, Mike. (editor).:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford: Past Times, 1996.:

Seller ID: 31046


"...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+. View more info

Morning Star. Or The Vampires of Summer.

By: ATKINS, Peter.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: HarperCollins, 1992.:

Seller ID: 10628


1st ed. Fiction. "Witty, gruesome, swift, unpredictable and ultimately awe-inspiring". Pp. 238. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. F/F. View more info

Alias Grace.

By: ATWOOD, Margaret.:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Ontario: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1996.:

Seller ID: 29813


1st ed. "In her astonishing new novel, Margaret Atwood has reclaimed a mysterious and disturbing story of the past century in Canada and has woven it into an intricate narrative that brilliantly evokes time and place." Pp. 470. Beige cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. F/VG. View more info

Thumbs Up.

By: AVERY, Harold.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Nisbet & Co Ltd, 1925.:

Seller ID: 41411


1st edition. "An elderly gentleman of unimpeachable respectability, is suddenly seized with the conviction that, for their moral and intellectual well-being, his neighbours need "livening up." The complications in which his crusade invloves not only himself but his sober-minded relatives, are endless, and, though exasperating to them, highly amusing to others." Pp.284, toning to endpapers. Blue cloth, illustrated dustwrapper a bit grubby with edge wear and small closed tear to top edge but now in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/Good. View more info

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone.

By: BALDWIN, James.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1968.:

Seller ID: 21486


1st ed. "... it is the story of a famous American Negro, Leo Proudhammer, who has suffered a serious collapse at the age of 39 in San Francisco." Pp. 407. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w has edge creasing. VG/G+. View more info

Four Handsome Negresses. The Record of a Voyage.

By: BAPTIST, R.Hernekin.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London:Jonathan Cape,1931.:

Seller ID: 11986


1st ed. "Four negresses were taken aboard off the Guinea Coast on one of the pioneer voyages of the Portuguese...They were, it is recorded, to be well tended, richly dressed and left ashore at different points of the African coast as emissaries of trade and, presumably of Christian missionary enterprise: women, it was reasonably argued, being less likely than men to be slain by savage tribes." Pp.256,map of Africa, small red stain to rear endpaper. Brown cloth,gilt title to spine, slightly rubbed. G+. View more info

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Her Little Kingdom.

By: BARTER SNOW, Laura A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Pickering & Inglis, nd.(c.1932). 0:

Seller ID: 34451


By the author of 'Twixt Altar and Plough' and 'Eldwyth's Choice'. Golden Crown Library series. Pp.330/3(ads), prize bookplate to front free endpaper (Sth. Chingford Congregational Church Sunday School.), minor spotting to endpapers and closed page edges. Bright blue cloth with blind-stamped 'Golden Crown Series' crest and black title to front, black title to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper reproduces colour frontispiece plate to front, small edge tears to rear with small loss to top of spine. Clear protective wrap. VG/G+. View more info

Tracer.

By: BARTHELME, Frederick.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: J.M.Dent, 1986. 0460047019:

Seller ID: 33031

ISBN: 0460047019


British first edition. ""The cool brilliance of his writing reverberates with surreal imagery that suggests the gap between our conscious motives and the buried world of inarticulate emotions and desires." Pp.126. Blue cloth, d/w ilustration by Kathy Miller. VG/VG. View more info

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.

By: BASSANI, Giorgio.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1965.:

Seller ID: 44981


Translated from the Italian by Isabel Quigly. "Set in the Ferrara of the late thirties...The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is an extraordinary picture of people strangely placed at a particular moment in history, but it is also an enormous portrait of Italy, of fascism, of people anywhere, of events that anyone can be affected by." Pp.293, slight toning to pages. Green cloth, dustwrapper (designed by Leonard Rosoman) dusty and rubbed. G+/Good. View more info

Tales of Moortop.

By: BEAUMONT, William.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Huddersfield: Advertiser Press Ltd., 1971.:

Seller ID: 29435


1st ed. Selection of tales, taken from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Pp. 95. P/b. VG. View more info