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Cynthia Asquith (UNCOMMON HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Beauman, Nicola

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Greystone Books
Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780241123683
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£37.15

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987. NrF/VG+. First edition, first printing in d/w price clipped. Profusely illustrated with photographs. The biography of English writer Cynthia Asquith (1887-1960).best known for her ghost stories and diaries.With Index. Some spotting to top-edge; non-authorial gift inscription on verso of half-title page; d/w has light sunning around spine; else a near fine copy, in a very good… Read more
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Derby Day And Other Adventures (SCARCE BRITISH HARDBACK FIRST EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Newton, A Edward

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Greystone Books
Published
1935
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Near Fine
Edition
British First Edition
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London: Lovat Dickson & Thompson, 1935. NrF/VG-. British first edition in d/w not price clipped. Illustrated with coloured frontispiece and 25 other illustrations, all present as called for. Adventures of the famous author and bookcollector A Edward Newton (1864-1940). With Index. Front pastedown has bookplate of Victor Hilton of Pencombe Hall; d/w is dusted; d/w has small losses to head… Read more
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William Caxton And English Literary Culture (FINE COPY OF HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPE)

by Blake, N F

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781852850517
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London: Hambledon Press, 1991. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing in d/w. Illustrated. William Caxton introduced printing into England and produced the first editions of such masterpieces as Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. He stands at the watershed that separates medieval from modern England. The books he chose to publish provide us with an understanding of literary culture of late medieval England. In… Read more
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Illustrated Books: A Guide To Their Collection And Value (ONE OF 500 UNCOMMON HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE COPIES)

by Robinson, G Charles

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Greystone Books
Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition, First Issue
ISBN
9780906855003
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Beaconfield, Bucks: Bookman Enterprises, 1979. NrF/VG. First edition, first issue in d/w. ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES PUBLISHED CASEBOUND/HARDBACK. Profusely illustrated with line-drawings. A well-researched and authoritative study of collecting illustrated books. D/w has small losses to head of spine, and corners of the d/w; else a near fine copy, in a very good d/w of an UNCOMMON first edition,… Read more
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A Living Memory: Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, 1868-1975 (UNCOMMON BRITISH HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, JOHN ATTENBOROUGH)

by Attenborough, John

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Published
1975
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780340203132
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975. Fine/VG. First edition, first printing in d/w price clipped. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, JOHN ATTENBOROUGH, on front endpaper. PRESENTED TO AN EMPLOYEE OF HODDER & STOUGHTON. Profusely illustrated with photographs. The story of Hodder & Stoughton from its founding by Matthew Henry Stodder and Thomas Wilberforce Stoughton in 1868 to the… Read more
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A Dictionary Of Book History (SCARCE 1988 ROUTLEDGE EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Feather, John

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Greystone Books
Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
1988 Routledge Edition
ISBN
9780415006248
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London: Routledge, 1988. Fine/NrF. 1988 Routledge edition in d/w. Originally published in 1986 by Croom Helm this is a later printing by Routledge. A well-researched and authoritative study of book history. This Dictionary is an essential reference for all those who need to know about the history books: scholars, bibliophiles, research students, librarians and booksellers. The dictionary lists, in alphabetical… Read more
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Lewis Carroll: A Biography (UNCOMMON BRITISH HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Clark, Anne

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Greystone Books
Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
British First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780460043021
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London: J M Dent & Sons, 1979. NrF/NrF. British First Edition, First Printing in d/w not price clipped. Illustrated with 24 pages of plates. A well-researched and authoritative biography of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'. His greatest hobby was collecting little girls: the 'child friends' he devoted himself to instructing, entertaining… Read more
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Brought To Book: The Balance Of Books And Life (FINE COPY OF FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION)

by Breakwell, Ian and Hammond, Paul

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Greystone Books
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780140170801
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London: Penguin, 1994. Fine. First edition, first printing. Paperback. 284pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line-drawings. Compiled by Ian Breakwell and Paul Hammond, the editors set out to explode the myth that books are a closed, escapist world. This book spans the spectrum of readings rituals and fetishism: stealing, eating and cooking books; books as status symbols, food for termites,… Read more
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A Bibliography Of Books On The Circus In English From 1773 To 1964 (FINE COPY OF UPDATED SECOND EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Toole-Stott, Raymond

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Greystone Books
Published
1964
Condition
Fine
Edition
Updated 1964 Second Edition
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Derby: Harpur, 1964. Fine/Fine. Updated Second Edition in d/w price clipped. Red cloth lettered gilt on spine. A well-researched and authoritative bibliography of some 1100 circus books in English from 1773 to 1964. A fine copy, in a fine d/w, of the updated second edition. NO inscriptions, underlinings or highlighting.. Updated 1964 Second Edition. Hardback. Fine/Fine.
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C S Lewis: A Companion & Guide (BRITISH HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Hooper, Walter (Editor)

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Greystone Books
Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
British First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780006278009
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London: HarperCollins, 1996. NrF/VG+. British first edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. A well-researched and authoritative companion and guide to the works of C S Lewis; including an excellent eighty plus page bibliography. With Index. Some age tanning to edges of pages; d/w has a short edge tear (11mm) to front lower corner; else a near fine copy,… Read more
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Bibliography Of G A Henty & Hentyana (SCARCE FIRST EDITION WITH INTRODUCTION SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR, P J FARMER)

by Kennedy, R S and R J Farmer

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Greystone Books
Published
1956
Condition
Good Only
Edition
First Edition
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London: Privately Published, 1956. Good Only. Large stapled paperback. Not dated, (1956). 93 pages of typescript, printed ony on recto. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR, BERNARD J FARMER, without dedication or inscription at end of Introduction. Signing reads, 'Bernard J Farmer/11-9-56'. Nine pages have annotations added presumedly by Farmer. With separate single sheet added 'Corrigenda et Addenda' (with a… Read more
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Ludwig Bemelmans: A Bibliography; With 77 Reverently Drawn Irrelevant Drawnings By Ludwig Bemelmans (AMERICAN HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Pomerance, Murray (Edited And Compiled By)

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780870081408
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New York, NY, USA: James H Heineman, 1993. NrF/VG. First American edition, first printing in d/w. Profusely illustrated with line-drawings by Ludwig Bemelmans. A well-researched and authoritative bibliography of the works of Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962). He was an Austrian-born American writer and illustrator of children's books, best known for his Madeline series.With Appendixes and Index. Short split (1mm) to base… Read more
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A Bibliography And Reader's Guide To The First Editions Of P G Wodehouse (UNCOMMON HARDBACK 1986 SECOND REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Jasen, David A

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Greystone Books
Published
1986
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Revised And Expanded Edition
ISBN
9780947898182
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£46.43

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London: Greenhill Books, 1986. NrF/VG+. Second revised and expanded edition in d/w. P G Wodehouse published his first book in 1902 and continued writing until his death in 1975. This valuable reference work provides identification of Wodehouse's first editions. It also lists and briefly characterises persons and places in Wodehouse's novels and stories. This book was first published in 1970.… Read more
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Elements Of Bibliography (SCARCE 1916 PAPERBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING)

by Feipel, Louis N

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Greystone Books
Published
1916
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Very Good Plus
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1916 First Edition, First Printing
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Chicago, Illinois, USA: University Of Chicago Press, 1916. VG+. First edition, first printing. Paperback. 37pp. An early publication in the development of bibliography. From the National Library of Wales, the book has only two stamps which indicate that it is ex-libris. Both are rectangular, one is on the half-title page and measures 52mm by 40mm, the other is on the… Read more
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In Quest Of The Perfect Book (SCARCE 1984 FIRST EDITION)

by Driff (Driffield)

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Published
1984
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Very Good Plus
Edition
1984 First Edition
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London: Driffield, 1984. VG+. 1984 First Edition. Small paperback. 177pp. Driff's guide to all the secondhand and antiquarian bookshops in Britain. A very good plus copy of a SCARCE 1984 first edition.. 1984 First Edition. Small Paperback. Very Good Plus.
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The Victorian Novelist: Social Problems And Social Change (FINE COPY OF SCARCE HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Flint, Kate (Editor)

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Greystone Books
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780709910237
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London: Croom Helm, 1987. Fine/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w. This volume reflects the upsurge in those Victorian novels which consider social problems. The material is divided into three parts, dealing with the industrial north of England, London and the agricultural poor. With Index. D/w spine has light sunning; else a fine copy, in near fine d/w, of a… Read more
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A Bibliography Of The Works Of W Somerset Maugham (FINE COPY OF FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Stott, Raymond Toole

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Greystone Books
Published
1973
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780888640048
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London/Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Kaye & Ward/University Of Alberta Press, 1973. Fine/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w. Illustrated. A well-researched and authoritative bibliography of the works of W Somerset Maugham. D/w spine has faint sunning; d/ has two short (longest 3mm) edge tears; else a fine copy, in a near fine d/w, of a first edition, first printing. D/w now… Read more
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Dr Joseph Bell: The Original Sherlock Holmes (SCARCE FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Hume, Robert

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Greystone Books
Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780954990909
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Broadstairs, Kent: Stone Publishing House, 2005. NrF. First edition. Paperback. 79pp. Illustrated by Cheryl Ives. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, without dedication or inscription on half-title page. A book for young adults explaining the link between Dr Joseph Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. There is an illustration of Holmes on the cover and in… Read more
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Dickens And Religion (SCARCE 1930 HARDBACK FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM KENT)

by Kent, William

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Watts & Co, 1930. VG. First edition. SIGNED BT THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM KENT, without dedication or inscription on front endpaper. A well-researched and authoritative study of religion in Dickens's writing. Chapters include; 'Religion During Dickens's Nonage', 'Dickens's Pseudo.Christianity', 'Dickens's Use Of Religion', 'Dickens's Rligious Satire', 'Dickens And Nonconformity', 'Dickens As Humanist'. With Index. Age-tanning to endpapers; light rubbing and… Read more
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A House Of Lords: The Memoirs Of A Mid-Twentieth Century Commoner (SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, DEREK LORD)

by Lord, Derek

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Greystone Books
Published
2001
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781859880548
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Southport: Limited Edition Press, 2001. VG+. First edition, first printing. Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, DEREK LORD without dedication on half-title page. Signing reads, 'With great pleasure-/Derek Lord'. (v),242pp. Derek Lord (1927-2004) was an English journalist. Harrow in 1927 saw the curtain rise on Derek Lord's life around London, service at home and abroad in the Royal Engineers, and career… Read more
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