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NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Domini Nostri Jesu Christi......1591
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NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Domini Nostri Jesu Christi......1591

London: Apud claudium Cartero, 1691. Lvgdvni Apud claudium Cartero pp. 605 , plus [18] index Epistolarum et Evangeliorum. engraved frontispiece plate. Contemporary full vellum over thick board, top and bottom of spine worn, front hinge rather springy. Four raised bands to the spine, plain spine. Contents clean and tight, small name to front pastedown and faded note to first page, fore-edges may once have been red. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 32mo (7 x 11cm). Book.

$235.71

NIGHT FLIGHT
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NIGHT FLIGHT

By SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine De

London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. pp. viii, 208. Original dust jacket in very good to near fine condition, not price-clipped, very careful repair to the reverse at the top and base of spine with Japanese tissue. dark blue/grey cloth binding with silver gilt lettering to the spine, light general wear with some fading to the base of the spine. Contents clean and tight, original plain end papers very good, hinges very good, not cracked, no inscriptions. A very good copy of the scarce first English edition. 'Night Flight , published as Vol de Nuit in 1931, was the second novel by French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It went on to become an international bestseller and a film based on it appeared in 1933.[1] Its popularity, which only grew with the ideological conflicts of the 1930s & 1940s, was due to its master theme of sacrificing personal considerations to a cause in which one believes.'. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$909.16

THE SECOND FORM AT ST. CLARES
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THE SECOND FORM AT ST. CLARES

By Blyton, Enid

London: Methuen, 1951. b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket very good, lightly rubbed to head/tail of the spine and corners, a couple of short nicks repaired to the underside with ultra-thin archival tape, price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Orange cloth hard-back binding very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal spotting. A very good early edition with a very good dust jacket.. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Cable, w. Lindsay. 8vo. Book.

$33.67

PADDINGTON AT LARGE
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PADDINGTON AT LARGE

By Bond, Michael

London: Collins, 1962. First edition, first impression. 128 pages, illustrations. Dust jacket very good with a little general wear and light rubbing to edges, slightly marked and spine lightly faded, price-clipped and repriced by publisher, now protected in a clear, removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding very good. Contents clean and tight, endpapers slightly marked, no inscriptions a little light scattered spotting. A very good first edition copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Peggy Fortnum. Book.

$242.44

THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
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THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

By Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Ltd, 1894. pp. 279, b/w frontispiece, other b/w in-text illustrations, half-title and title page. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and black vignette to the front board, boards with bevelled edges. Binding generally very good with a little general wear and rubbing to edges, gilt bright to front board, somewhat dulled to spine, cloth slightly marked. All edges gilt. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, original peacock patterned endpapers, but missing the front free part which has been replaced in facsimile. A good to very good copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. Large 8vo. Book.

$532.03

THE BIG SIX
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THE BIG SIX

By Ransome, Arthur

London: Jonathan Cape, 1940. b/w illustrations, pictorial end papers. Green cloth binding very good with light wear only, very slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, small discreet previous owner's signature to the front blank page otherwise unmarked. A very good first edition, first impression copy (no dust jacket).. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$18.86

GLAUCUS; Or the Wonders of the Shore.
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GLAUCUS; Or the Wonders of the Shore.

By Kingsley, Charles

London: Macmillan and Co., 1855. pp. [viii], 165 + [2] + [15 publisher's adverts dated May 1855]; engraved frontispiece plate (by frontis by W. Dickes) with original tissue guard. Original sage green cloth binding with gilt and black lettering and decoration; very good with light wear, a little rubbing to the head/tail of the spine, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, original green coated end papers, old bookseller's catalogue entry for this book neatly tipped on, slight spotting/foxing mostly to first and last few pages, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo (11 x 17cm).

$56.57

THE NEEDLE'S EYE
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THE NEEDLE'S EYE

By Pember, Timothy

London: Jonathan Cape, 1948. 366 pages. Original dust jacket (designed by 'ev') very good, with slight rubbing to edges, small mark to front panel, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Original light yellow-buff cloth very good, unmarked, bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing, pages crisp, top edge of pages with a little old dust soiling. A very good plus first edition copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$24.24

THE HONEY BIRD and Other African Stories
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THE HONEY BIRD and Other African Stories

By Cloete, Stuart

London: Collins, 1964. 366 pages. Original dust jacket (designed by Gorham) very good, with slight rubbing to edges, rear panel a little spotted and toned; not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Original dark sage green cloth very good, unmarked, bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good plus first edition copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.12

THE HIDING PLACE
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THE HIDING PLACE

By Shaw, Robert

London: Chatto & Windus, 1959. Second impression in the same month as the first impression i.e. October 1959. 252 pages. Original dust jacket very good, with slight general wear and toning, a little rubbing to edges, lightly scuffed to the head/tial of the spine, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal foxing. A very good copy.. Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$64.65

THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, of York, mariner; Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque
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THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, of York, mariner; Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque

By Defoe, Daniel

London: printed for T. Craig in Nantwich, 1792. pp. iv, 304, [290 blank], engraved frontispiece, engraved plates at pages 20, 97, 143. Contemporary sheepskin with red morocco title label to spine, binding good and strong with a little general wear and rubbing, lightly chipped to the head of the spine, joints rubbed but remain strong. Contents clean and tight, no free end papers, short tear to fore-magins of pages 60 & 61, a little reading wear. A good to very good copy.. Reprint. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo (11 x 16.5cm).

$377.13

BOOBY TRAP
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BOOBY TRAP

By Crawshay Williams, Eliot

London: John Long Limited, 1935. 285 pages. Original dust jacket very good with slight wear and dust soiling, chipped to the top of the spine, not price clipped. Hard back binding very good. Contents clean and tight, light spotting to the page edges, toning to endpapers. A very good copy in a striking dust jacket.. New and Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$33.67

OUT OF THE PAST: ULSTER VOICES SPEAK [Signed]
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OUT OF THE PAST: ULSTER VOICES SPEAK [Signed]

By Lyle, M.K.

New York: Vantage Press, 1981. 338 pages. Original dust jacket very good, with some light rubbing to edges, a few chips with a little loss, not price-clipped. Hard-back binding good. Contents clean and tight, signed by the author to the title page, no inscriptions. A very good copy with a good dust jacket.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

$26.94

THE EARTH REMAINS
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THE EARTH REMAINS

By Porteous, Crichton

London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1945. 248 pages. Original dust jacket very good, with some light rubbing to edges, a little chipped, not price-clipped. Hard-back binding good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy with a very good dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.20

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES [With Signature of R. M. Ballantyne to the Title Page]
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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES [With Signature of R. M. Ballantyne to the Title Page]

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. A fascinating and important first edition copy with outstanding provenance. The signature of R. M. Ballantyne is tipped onto the title page and an inscription to the front free end paper states 'from Jean Ballantyne 1902.' [Robert Michael Ballantyne, Scottish author of juvenile fiction, wrote more than 100 books the most famous of which 'The Coral Island'. was a strong influence on Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 94), who would later base portions of his famous book Treasure Island on themes in 'The Coral Island'. Jean Ballantyne is believed to be one of the daughters of R. M. Ballantyne, probably named after Balantyne's mother Jean. It is a moot point as to whether this was actually Balantyne's copy, though it would seem so; there is also a seemingly unrelated gift inscription on the front free end paper]. Pp. x, 101 [3 -blanks]; original end papers. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering to the spine with gilt vignette to the front board, binding very good with a little general wear, slightly marked, head/tail of the spine and corners rubbed. Contents clean and tight, a few gatherings slightly out of line, end papers tanned, a few pages slightly dusty at edges, otherwise appears unmarked. A very good first edition copy, signed on a slip to the title page by R. M. Ballantyne. [Bibliographic note: this first edition copy mentions '(two series)' after 'New Arabian Nights' on the advert for books 'By the Same Author' and it would seem that might suggest it is a second issue of the first edition.]. By Author's Wife. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$646.51

THE MURDER IN THE TOWER [signed]
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THE MURDER IN THE TOWER [signed]

By Plaidy, Jean

London: Robert Hale, 1964. Gift inscription from the author to the front end paper "For Vera with best wishes for Christmas & the New Year Love from Jean Plaidy". 272 pages. Original dust jacket fair, with some general wear and rubbing, lightly chipped to head/tail of the spine, some old water-staining to the rear panel and underside, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, good, very slightly water marked. Contents good and tight, end papers a little marked and foxed, paper toned, light spotting to page edges. A good first edition copy, signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 8vo.

$47.14

THE PRINCE AND THE QUAKERESS  [signed]
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THE PRINCE AND THE QUAKERESS [signed]

By Plaidy, Jean

London: Robert Hale, 1968. Gift inscription from the author to the front end paper "For Vera All good wishes & love from Victorian Holt Dec. 1968" (seems the author forgot under which psuedonym she writing). 318 pages. Original dust jacket good, with some general wear and rubbing, chipped to head of the spine some old water-staining to the rear panel and underside, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents good and tight, end papers slightly marked, paper toned, a little spotting to page edges. A very good first edition copy, signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$37.71

A HEALTH UNTO HIS MAJESTY [signed]
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A HEALTH UNTO HIS MAJESTY [signed]

By Plaidy, Jean

London: Robert Hale, 1956. Gift inscription from the author to the title page: "For Vera With love & best wishes for Xmas & the New Year Jean Plaidy Dec. 1956". 253 pages + adverts. Original dust jacket good, with little rubbing and a little chipping to edges, not price-clipped, now presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding good, slightly water marked. Contents very good and tight, end papers lightly marked with minimal transfer of colour to lower edges from binding; a little foxing; spotting to page edges, paper lightly toned. A good to very good first edition copy, signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo.

$56.57

THE THISTLE AND THE ROSE [signed]
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THE THISTLE AND THE ROSE [signed]

By Plaidy, Jean

London: Robert Hale, 1963. Gift inscription from the author to the front end paper "For Vera with my love Jean Plaidy". 287 pages. Original dust jacket fair, with some general wear and rubbing, lightly chipped to head/tail of the spine, old water-staining to the rear panel and underside with some colour bleed from the claret coloured binding, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, good, lightly water marked to bottom edge. Contents good and tight, end papers somewhat water marked and foxed, paper toned, light spotting to page edges. A good first edition copy, signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 8vo.

$47.14

THE SHADOW OF THE POMEGRANATE [signed]
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THE SHADOW OF THE POMEGRANATE [signed]

By Plaidy, Jean

London: Robert Hale, 1962. Gift inscription from the author to the front free end paper: "All good wishes with much love Jean Plaidy". 221 pages + adverts. Original dust jacket poor, with general wear, large section of rear panel missing, rear flap detached, waterstained to rear panel and underside with some transfer of the colour from the hardback binding, not price-clipped, now presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding good, slightly water marked. Contents very good and tight, end papers lightly water-marked with very slight transfer of colour from binding to lower edge; minimal spotting to page edges, paper lightly toned. A good first edition copy, signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. 8vo.

$40.41

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