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Born for Sacrifice
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Born for Sacrifice

By Jean Overton Fuller

London: Pan Books, 1957. Paperback. Good/No jacket. 146 12mo. Originally published with the title 'Madeleine'. This is a story of Noor Inayat Khan, whose father was Indian, mother American, who was born in Russia and brought up in France. She came to England in 1940, and eventually was dropped into France in 1943. Eventually arrested after being betrayed, she died in Dachau. This is her story, written by a close friend. Paperback, with pictorial cover; there are four pages photographs of Noor and her family. Condition notes: Covers worn, with the spine strip curling away for an inch or so at the base. Considerable dust-spotting to the top edges of the text block. Pages age-darkened, but clean.

$27.39

Ghosts
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Ghosts

By Maude Roxburgh

London: Adelphi Artists. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 103 8vo. A collection of short pieces, most of which seem to have been written during the 1939-1945 war, arranged into: Satirical Verses, Short Articles on Several Topics, Serious Verses, and Polish Fragments. Many of the first two are on the trials and tribulations of life on the Home Front. Illustrated throughout with sketches. Signed by author, with a gift inscription to Horatio J Powys. A newspaper cutting of what seems to be a letter from the same mr Powys (on 'The Ghost Dog') has been pasted to the front free end paper. Mottled cream-brown paper-covered boards, illustration pasted to front board, 43 pages. Just grazes into 'octavo' in size class (7.5 inches high). Undated; inscription is dated 1950. Condition notes: Spine strip worn and pulling away in places, pages age-tanned, otherwise a sound, unmarked copy.

$34.23

Facts, Files And Action in Business and Public Affairs

By J Edwin Holmstrom

London: Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1951. 1. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 710 . Part One, Sources and Backgrounds of Facts. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, dust jacket. Condition notes: Dust jacket worn and chipped, book clean and bright, inside and out.

$16.43

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

By Washington Irving

New York: J M Dent and Sons Ltd, 1926. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 273 12mo. 1926 printing of the Everyman edition of 1906. Orange cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 368 pages plus two pages about the Everyman library. Condition notes: Boards somewhat soiled, internally clean and sound, old price in pencil to front free end paper, previous owner's name to verso of front free end paper.

$13.69

Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq., in Three Volumes, With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr.Tickell (complete, 3 Volumes)
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Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq., in Three Volumes, With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr.Tickell (complete, 3 Volumes)

By Joseph Addison

The Strand, London: Jacob Tonson, 1766. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 904 12mo. Three uniform leather bound volumes, re-backed (not recently), retaining original spine strips. Top and fore-edges tinted. Volume 1 contains Poems on Several Occasions; Volume 2 includes Cato, a Tragedy; Volume 3 includes an essay, in the form of conversations, setting out what can be learned from the study of Greek and Roman coins ('Dialogues Upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals'). Volume 1 has a portrait of Addison as frontispiece; thsi appears to have been moved durin g the rebacking from Volume 2 (evidenced by offsetting of this portrait to the verso of the contents page of Volume 2). Volume 2 has an engraving intended to be bound facing the title page of that volume, but bound in opposite page 3, as well as an engraving bound in its rightful place opposite the start of 'The Drummer Or, the Haunted-House' (p 183). Volume 3 is illustrated with several pages of drawings of Greek and Roman coins (pp 171 to 133, single sided). Condition notes: Leather rubbed and worn along edges, corners bumped, but bindings firm, and overall an attractive set. Previous owner's surname to front free end paper.

$205.40

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. (Volume 4)

By Oliver Goldsmith

London: J. Johnson et al, 1806. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 243 12mo. Containing An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning, followed by Essays Originally Published in 1765 (24 essays), then Life of Dr. Parnell and Life of Henry Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. Decorative leather, gilt decoration and titles. Condition notes: spine chipped with loss, leather worn and rubbed with a few ink splodges, usual age tanning to pages, one of spine labels pulling away, part lost. Binding firm.

$16.43

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. (Volumes 2 and 3, including Letters from a Citizen of the World)
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. (Volumes 2 and 3, including Letters from a Citizen of the World)

By Oliver Goldsmith

London: J. Johnson et al, 1806. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 486 12mo. Volume 2 contains letters 1 to 74 of Letters From a Citizen of the World to His Friends in the East and Volume 3 letters 75 to 123 of the same work, followed by The Bee. Decorative leather, gilt decoration and titles. Condition notes: Volume 2: spine chipped with loss, leather worn and rubbed with a few ink splodges, usual age tanning to pages. Binding firm. Volume 3 in similar condition, but rather more ink splashes than Volume 2, no loss to spine, but joint between front board and spine strip cracked, and morocco labels with gilt titles to spine rubbed away. Volume 4 also available but listed separately.

$27.39

The Oxford Book of Aphorisms
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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms

By John Gross

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 632 8vo. With an index of authors. The collection is divided into topics such as Nature, Religion, Design and Chance, Self-Knowledge, Money and Rank etc. Condition notes: There are slight signs of wear/soiling to the dust jacket, which is unclipped. The book is clean and bright, although with some dust-soiling to the top external page edges.

$12.32

A-Z of Cult Films and Film-Makers
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A-Z of Cult Films and Film-Makers

By Steven Paul Davies

London: Batsford, 2003. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 676 4to. Condition notes: A little bumping to one corner, inside clean and bright, with no markings from previous owners.

$8.90

The World of Books, A Panorama
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The World of Books, A Panorama

By Basil Blackwell

London: Dent, 1932. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Poor. 76 16mo. Decorative covers to boards, marbled page edges. Foreward by Hugh R. Dent. A Dent Memorial Lecture. Condition notes: Some age-yellowing to front end papers, one brown spot to half title and to the blank page opposite, otherwise clean, bright and sound. Slight bumping to corners and top of spine. Dust jacket in tatters. Free postage within the UK.

$13.69

On Receiving the First Aspen Award
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On Receiving the First Aspen Award

By Benjamin Britten

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 57 8vo. Text of the speech given by Britten at Aspen, Colorado on the occasion of the award to him of the Aspen Award from the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies. Condition notes: Covers somewhat worn, internally clean and bright.

$5.48

The Oxford Book of English Prose

By Arthur Quiller-Couch

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 881 8vo. Chosen and edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. From John Trevisa (1326-1402) to Rupert Brooke (1887-1915). Condition notes: Some chipping to top of spine strip. Boards a little bumped and rubbed, internally clean, tight and umarked.

$9.59

The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's recreation
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The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's recreation

By Izaak Walton

London: Elliot Stock. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 251 16mo. 'Being a Fac-simile reprint of the first edition, published in 1653'. Undated, but a reference in the Preface to the use of 'photographic means' to reproduce the woodcuts and some of the trickier type faces, as well as the prose style of the Preface, put it in the second half of the nineteenth century. Bound in boards covered with very thin vellum, with red-brown decoration. Uncut (untrimmed) pages, overall taking this edition towards being an imitation of the original book rather than a simple facsimile reprinting. Condition notes: Some staining to covers, I think from the colour of the boards under the vellum leeching through; spine darkened from age or soiling. Paper age-darkened, with occasional foxing to margins. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down. Binding and casing firm.

$54.77

Essays of Leigh Hunt
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Essays of Leigh Hunt

By Reginald Brimley Johnson

London: Dent, 1891. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 630 8vo. Selected and edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. Limited edition, number 23 (of 150 for sale in England and 75 in the USA). With a portrait (as frontispiece) by S. Lawrence and etchings by Herbert Railton. Leather binding with raised bands, decorative end papers, top edges gilt. Condition notes: Leather a little rubbed and bumped but overall a very nice copy. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down.

$54.77

The Man from Blankley's and Other Sketches

By F. Anstey

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1893. 2nd edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 542 8vo. With 25 illustrations by J. Bernard Partridge. Decorative paper on boards, quarter faux vellum, gilt decoration and titles. Condition notes: Boards very rubbed at edges, bumped at corners, covers grubby. Internally, end papers somewhat chipped and creased, binding strained in one or two places, but book otherwise clean and sound.

$13.69

Good Cooking for Two

By Isabel James

Cavendish House, 1982. 2nd edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 619 4to. Revised and updated in 1982. Each recipe with at-a-glance classifications for time, skill and expense levels. Condition notes: Dust jacket with some signs of wear, price clipped. Book very clean and sound, but with inevitable age-darkening to pages.

$7.53

Essays by Modern Writers

By R.W. Jepson

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1939. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 248 12mo. Reprinting of first edition. Essayists include Max Beerbohm, Rose Macaulay, Joseph Conrad, Lytton Strachey and Hilaire Belloc. With a frontispiece portrait of Max Beerbohm. Condition notes: Covers faded and grubby, foxing or other soiling to fore edges, pencil notes to contents page. Binding firm, pages clean.

$6.16

Practical Reason and Norms

By Joseph Raz

London: Hutchinson, 1975. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 308 8vo. Ex-library, with remnants of labels to prelims and stamps to verso of title page. The rest of the book seems free of stamps. In now-permanent transparent protective cover. Condition notes: The boards are rather discoloured from age and the general appearance externally is grubby. However, apart from the library damage to prelims, the book is internally clean and unmarked, with tight binding. A good reading copy.

$20.54

Population and its Problems

By H.E. Parry

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 686 8vo. With label of the Tyler Library of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, to front paste down, and their stamp (now faded) to end paper opposite. Brown cloth-covered boards. With a list of references to each chapter. Condition notes: Free front end paper foxed, otherwise a clean, bright copy with sound, firm binding.

$10.27

The Increase of the Suburbs: a paper read before the British Association (Economic Science Section) at Cambridge, Aug 23, 1904

By Sidney Low

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. First Edition. Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo. 32 pages. Small octavo (approximately 7.3" by 4.8"). Condition notes: The paper covers of this booklet have become detached, and only the ragged remains of the front cover remain. However the now-coverless booklet is itself sound. Some foxing/spotting. Postage will be reduced for this small booklet.

$6.85

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