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A Wise Child
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A Wise Child

By James Hughes

London: Constable and Co. Ltd, , 1969. HC and DJ. . 8 x 5 1/4. ISBN:0-09-456530-9. 318 pp. One of the author's earliest novels. Published in London. DJ has nice graphics, and in great condition. Super bright and clean. No tears, chips or creases. Price has not been clipped. Beautiful pebbled dk. green binding with silver lettering on spine. unblemished. Endpapers are white, no former owner's name. A faint 1 inch square discolouration (presumably from sticke removal) Endpapers are clean and otherwise unmarked. Text is very nice, tight, unmarked.. First Edition. HC and DJ. V. Good/V. Good.


The Sun Princess

By Sylvia Pell

London: Collins, 1979, 1979. HC and DJ. Presumed First. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. ISBN:0-00-222035-0. 303pp. A sequel to the author's first novel "The Shadow of the Sun" This is the story of Marie-Anne beloved daughter of Europe's powerful monarch - the Sun King. A moving love story. The author does a fine job of recreating the glamour, the drama, the scandals and the fasinating intrigue of life at Court in the late 1600s. Dj appears in near new cond. No tears, chips, fading or creases. Exceptionally bright and clean. Price has not been clipped. New mylar cover. Binding is beige cloth on boards with black lettering on spine. Superb condition. Tight, bright and clean. Endpapers are white. Former owners' name neatly written in small letters.. HC and DJ. V. Good/V. Good.



By Lawrence Durrell

London: Faber and Faber, 1978, 1978. HC and DJ. Presumed First. 8 x 5 1/4. ISBN:0-571-11297-8. 265 pp. or Buried Alive. The second in a group of connected novels which was planned "In quincuncx" and not as a continuous sequence, features real and imaginary people. "The whole book glows and sparkles with memorable scenes.ideas, and conventions." An extraordinary book. This is a lovely copy : dj is a green landscapte into which the a r tist has placed ruins and evidence of decay and decline. DJ has very min wear along edges. Beautifully bright and clean. new mylar protector. Has not been pric clipped. Green binding in absolute mint cond. Endpapers are white and pristine. An exceptionally nice copy of this brilliant novel. Dj: v. good. Endpapers, text, and binding: fine..


The Governor's Lady

By Norman Collins

London: Collins, 1968 HC and DJ. First Edition. 8 1/2 x 5 7/10. 384 pp. The setting for this novel is an off - the map British Colony in Central Africa; the period - early 1930s. An interesting cast of characters, a murder, the Governor's safari, a trial. The book concludes with Epilogue Part II, in which the Chief Magistrate gives a dispassionate summing up of the characters, their motives, and their actions. DJ in sha des of orange and brown; illust. of leopard. DJ in near-mint cond. One tiny nick to corner, otherwise splendidly bright, clean and unblemished. New mylar cover. Binidng is brown cloth with gilt lette r ing - a handsome as new copy. Endpapers white - 1" sticker pull on front top right corner. Text is tight and clean. A superb copy of this fine novel. Dj: fine, Binding: v. fine.: endpaper: v. good, Te xt: fine.. F.