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    £18.00

    Innocent Blood by James, P.D

    London: Faber and Faber, 1980. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean and unmarked copy in very slightly bumped dj. Not price-clipped. Highly attractive copy with the (normal) yellowing of the pages.


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    £70.00

    The Country Gentleman by Scrutator

    Chapman & Hall, 1863. EARLY EDITION. Dated 1863 on title page. Published by Chapman & Hall. Hardback. Lovely tight clean book looks unread. On the first page someone has printed in old-fashioned script Ballycraigy. The red boards have Standard Editions Of Popular Authors embossed in centre. Corners bumped but no markings. . Hard Cover. Good Plus.


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    £22.50

    Power in the Blood. by Lister, Michael

    USA: Pineapple Press, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine unread, unmarked copy. Signed 'in blood' by the author


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    £1.95

    In At The Kill by Elizabeth Ferrars

    Collins Crime Club (1st), 1978. VG in DW. 20.5x14cm. Crime Fiction


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    £13.50

    Detective Story by Imre Kertesz

    Harvill Secker, 2008. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. Excellent unmarked copy


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    $38.00

    While England Sleeps by Leavitt, David

    New York: Viking Press, 1993. First edition. Cloth. Owner's signature to half-title thus only near fine in a fine dj.. 304 pp. Original printing before Stephen Spender's lawsuit which claimed plagiarism forced withdrawal of this edition.


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    £270.00

    Angel by Taylor, Elizabeth

    Peter Davies, 1957. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with a slight lean, minor browning to page edges and some shelf wear. Jacket is also slightly browned and faded on the spine with some chipping and minor (about 5mm) loss at top of spine. Overall a very nice looking copy. More pictures on request.


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    $118.00

    'They' and The Brushwood Boy by Kipling, Rudyard

    London: Macmillan and co., limited, 1925. First edition thus. Hardcover. Edges slightly foxed, else fine copy/fine. Illustrated by F. H. Townsend. 8vo. Buckram gilt. T.e.g. Pp. 160. Illus: frontispiece, 26 color plates. Illustrated by F. H. Townsend.


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    £9.00

    The Talismans of Shannara by Brooks, Terry

    Century, 1993. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book four of the Heritage series. Fine but with usual light browning to page edges


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    $118.00

    Devices and Desires by James, P. D

    London: Faber and Faber, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (viii), 408. Inscribed by the author on title-page, with the owner's bookplate on first free end-paper.


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    £6.30

    Cold Ground Was My Bed Last Night by Garrett, George

    Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1964. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Very nice copy with some fading to spine and minimal scuffing to cloth covers. owner's name plate neatly pasted on ffep.


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    £45.00

    Cider with Rosie by Lee, Laurie

    Hogarth, 1959. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. The first volume of Lee's autobiographical trilogy First issue, containing the passage describing the local fire-prone piano works (p. 272), subsequently supressed. 8vo. [4] blank, [1] half-title, 284 pp. Green cloth. Excellent tight copy with neat oeners inscription. No dust jacket.


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    $100.00

    The Midlander by Tarkington, Booth

    Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 493 page. Book Three in the "Growth" series which featured "The Magnificient Ambersons." Green cloth binding with gilt border and titles on front cover and gilt titles on spine. Spine gilt very faded, almost illegible, with darkening of spine, edge wear, scuffs,stains and spotting, two small holes in cloth of spine, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, former owner's name and inscription with 1951 date on front free end paper, a little worming of end papers at hinge, hinges weak, interior pages clean and lightly tanned, back hinge showing webbing, binding otherwise tight.


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    £9.00

    Blood and Water by Humana, Charles

    New York: Random House, 1961. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean with no inscriptions and rough-cut pages. Unclipped dj is a little worn with minor chipping. Jacket by Anita Walker


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    £18.00

    The Two of Us - Proof Copy by Braine, John

    London: Methuen, 1984. Proof . Soft cover. Very Good. Uncorrected proof paperback copy with blue/grey covers


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    £5.85

    The Shape of Snakes by Walters, Minette

    Macmillan, 2000. First Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. Fine unread copy.


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    £81.00

    Balthazar by Durrell, Lawrence

    London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. A good tight clean copy. Dust Jacket is good only as faded on spine with loss at top and base of spine and some grubby marks. Book itself is very good. 1st impression


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    £495.00

    Room at the Top by Braine, John

    London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Impression. Complete with the rare yellow band. Minor chipping to top of dust jacket otherwise an excellent copy of this book. Some spotting to the yellow band. Not price clipped, no inscriptions.


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    £135.00

    The Buccaneers by Wharton, Edith

    New York: Appleton, 1938. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Brown gilded boards are slightly marked. Dust jacket is fractionally chipped with tiny tears at top of spine. A bright, clean copy


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    £9.00

    The Black House by Highsmith, Patricia

    London: Heinemann, 1981. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First UK edition. Hardback . Short stories. Excellent copy tanned at edges


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    £18.00

    The King of Babylon Shall Not Come Against You by Garrett, George

    New York: Harcourt, 1996. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Excellent clean copy in bary slightly rubbed sj copy with no detectable scuffing. Signed with a dedication by the author


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    £5.85

    The Dreamer's Guide to Living in France by Hodgkinson, John

    London: Breese books, 1995. 1st Edition . Soft cover. As New. Book fine, unmarked and unread.


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    £13.50

    Declaration by Maschler (ed) with Anderson, Tynan, Holroyd, Osborne, Lessing, Wilson, Hopkins, Wain

    MacGibbon and Kee, 1957. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Excellent tight copy with no inscriptions and not price clipped. Slight spotting to book edges. DJ is excellent with minor wear and no significant tears or chipping though slightly sunned on spine.


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    £9.00

    Mayhem in Greece by Wheatley, Dennis

    London: Hutchinson, 1962. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Book is very good plus with no markings. Unclipped jacket has some minimal chipping but otherwise v. good


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    $10.00

    Ernest Hemingway by For Whom The Bell Tolls

    Foxing to pages. 471pp. Tan boards with red text block on spine. Authors' name stamped on front cover. FFEP includes typed area of previous owner's name and address at Camp Pendleton, VA. $2.75 in front dust jacket panel.


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