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Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men.", Alcott Louisa M.
1 Alcott Louisa M. Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men."
Boston Robert Brothers 1886 Very Good Plus 8vo 
First edition, first state. Book measures 7 x 5 inches. 365pp, 18pp adverts, illustrated frontispiece. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, tooling in black and gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed, black tooling faded from leaf design on top board. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice copy. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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2 Altenberg Peter Was Der Tag Mir Zutragt Funfundfunfzig Studien
Berlin S. Fischer Verlag 1901 First Edition Very Good 8vo 
Collation, xiv[2]250pp, frontispiece portrait, half title, original wrappers bound in. Bound in contemporary decorative printed buckram/cloth, with leather title label, top gilt edge. Cloth dusty, dirt marked. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, pages in very good clean condition.8778.A16 
Price: 119.99 GBP
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3 Anon THE COLLECTS EPISTLES AND GOSPELS FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER: FOR SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND CHRISTMAS DAY, THE EPIPHANY, ASH WEDNESDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, ASCENSION DAY.
Birmingham City Of Birmingham School Of Printing/ College Of Art And Crafts, Birmingham, 1953 First Edition Very Good Quarto Signed by Author
Gift inscription signed by Leonard Jay on free endpaper. Book measures 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Bound in original publishers green buckram, with gilt title lettering. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition. A very good clean copy, inscribed by Leonard Jay. 
Price: 58.00 GBP
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Brendon Chase, B.B. [ D. J. Watkins-Pitchford ]
4 B.B. [ D. J. Watkins-Pitchford ] Brendon Chase
London Hollis & Carter Ltd 1944 First Edition Very Good Good Plus 8vo 
Book measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Collation, [4],235,[1]pp, frontis and 12 full page plates. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gilt image on top cover. Cloth faded on top/bottom edge of spine, and tipp of boards, slight lean on spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket dust/dirt marked, chipped with loss on edges, inscribed on inner flap. Jacket in good condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition. A nice copy. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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5 Barker Clive The Great and Secret Shadow the First Book of the Art
London Collins and Harvill Press 1989 First Edition 8vo Signed by Author
Limited to 526 copies, this being no 298, signed by Clive Barker. Bound in original publishers black leather/leatherette, with gilt title lettering, full gilt edges. Binding in fine condition. Internally, pages clean bright, unread. Housed in original publishers box.8038.A1 
Price: 135.00 GBP
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6 Bennett Arnold The Human Machine
New York George H. Doran Company 1911 First Edition Very Good Very Good 8vo 
Collation, 123pp. Bound in original publishers cloth backed boards, with title lettering on spine and top board. Binding light rubbed, a few scuf wear marks, edge of boards bumped. Generally binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket light rubbed along edges, nicked with some loss. Dust jacket in very good condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice copy, in a rare dust jacket. A16 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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7 Betjeman John A Few Late Chrysanthemums
London John Murray 1954 First Edition 8vo 
First edition. Bound in original publishers cloth, with paper title label. Binding in excellent clean condition. Dust jacket lightly rubbed along edges, some light staining/dirt marking, jacket in good condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, tanning to endpapers, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean copy, in lightly rubbed/dirt marked but better tha good jacket. A63 
Price: 39.99 GBP
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8 Browning Robert Perleying with Certain People of Importance in Their Day
London Smith Elder & Co 1887 First Edition Small 8 Vo 
Collation, [6]268pp+4pp catalogue. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, with gilt lettering, and rule blindstamp edges. Cloth lightly rubbed, slightly dusty, binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, no writing or marking, a few spot marks on blank endpapers, pages in very good clean condition throughout. Book measures 12x18cm. Weight 750g.A71 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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9 Browning Robert The Inn Album
London Smith Elder & Co 1875 First Edition Small 8 Vo 
Collation, 211[1]pp, complete with half title. Bound in original publishers green cloth. Cloth lightly rubbed, darkened/marked, but in good condition. Internally, no writing or marking, endpaper joints slightly weak, pages in very good clean condition. A nice copy. Book measures 12x18cm. Weight 750g.A71 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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10 Campbell Ramsey The Doll Who Ate His Mother
London Millington 1976 0860000761 / 9780860000761 First Edition Very Good Plus, Near Fine Very Good Plus Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Inscribed on free endpaper '' for Jim Fisher all the best from Ramsey Campell 25.2.78. ''. A very good clean publishers hardcover binding. dust jacket in very good clean condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A63 
Price: 32.99 GBP
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11 Chesterton Gilbert K. The Napoleon of Notting Hill
London & New York John Lane the Bodley Head 1904 First Edition Near Very Good 8vo W. Graham Robertson Signed by Author
This copy, inscribed by Chestertons father to his wife, '' Marie Louise Chesterton from her husband ''. Collation, 301pp, 2pp booklist, 8 full page illustrations, 1 illustrations loose and torn on corner with loss. Bound in original publishers decorative cloth. Cloth restored, recased, some wear on edges. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice copy. A4 
Price: 320.00 GBP
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12 Dawlish Peter Captain Peg Leg's War
Oxford Oxford University Press 1939 First Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Colltion, 256pp. Bound in original publishers cloth, top edge coloured, other edges have some fox spotting, binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket price clipped, rubbed along edges, dust stained, but in very good condition. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, gift inscription of free endpaper, some very occasional spotting, pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very good copy. Book measures 14x19cm. Weight 750g.A57 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Wench is Dead [ an Inspector Morse Novel ], Dexter Colin
13 Dexter Colin The Wench is Dead [ an Inspector Morse Novel ]
London Macmillan & Co 1989 0333517873 / 9780333517871 First Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 8vo Signed by Author
Signed by Dexter on title page.200 pages. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket price clipped, in very good clean condition. Internally, top corner of free endpaper clipped. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean signed copy. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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Dombey and Son, DICKENS CHARLES
14 DICKENS CHARLES Dombey and Son
London Bradbury and Evans 1848 First Edition Very Good 8vo 
Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. First edition, first issue, meeting Eckel points, lacking half title. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, xvi, 624pp, 40 plates, as index, 8 line errata. Bound in period or early quater calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooing, coloured edges, marble endpapers. At some time, [ not recently ], the binding has been restored. Showing some signs of wear, marble pattern on boards, rubbed. Generally a nice clean firm binding. Internally, plates are clean, [ possibly washed ]. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a period or early binding. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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15 DICKENS CHARLES The Mystery of Edwin Drood
London Chapman & Hall, London 1870 First Edition Period Half Calf Very Good 8vo S. L. Fildes 
Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, vii,[1],190pp, 12 full pages plates, lacking 2pp adverts. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines, marble endpapers. Binding very lightly rubbed, minor abrasion wear, slightly skewed and faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy, in a very attractive period binding. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Tour of the Dove a Poem with Occasional Pieces, Edwards John
16 Edwards John The Tour of the Dove a Poem with Occasional Pieces
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1821 First Edition Very Good 8vo 
First edition, x152[1], half title present, errata.Binding has been sympathetically reback with a new spine and title label, retaining the original boards. Boards rubbed on edges with minor abrasion wear. Binding in very good condition. Internally, pages in very good lean condition. A very nice copy. A5 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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17 Eitel Ernest J. Rev Three Lectures on Buddhism
Hong Kong & London Trubner & Co & Charles A. Saint 1871 First Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Collation, [4]38pp. Bound in later buckram/cloth, cloth lightly rubbed with a few small abrasion wear mark. Binding in good clean condition. Internally, no loose pages, first 10 pages have some annotation writing/marking. Pages in good clean condition.8549.A14 
Price: 159.99 GBP
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18 Eliot T. S. Geoffrey Faber 1889-1961
Faber & Faber 1961 Limited Very Good Very Good 
Book measures 8 x 4 3/4 inches. 19,3 pages. Limited to 100 copies, this '' out of series copy ''. Bound in original publishers brown boards with gilt title lettering. Boards slightly faded, marked, small hole on top hinge joint. Binding in good clean firm condition. In publishers acetate jacket. Internally, pages clean throughout. A nice clean copy. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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19 Farnol Jeffery The Amateur Gentleman
London Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd 1913 First Edition Very Good 8vo 
First edition, first impression. Collation, xi+599pp, +14+2pp adverts, half title present. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gold and white title lettering. Cloth light rubbed, slightly bumped on bottom of spine, top edge dust marked. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally,previous owners bookplate, first and last few pages have light spotting, rear paper hinge joint slightly rippling or pulling. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy.A17 
Price: 135.00 GBP
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20 Goldsmith Oliver The Vicar of Wakefield
London G. Harrap 1929 First Edition Very Good Good Large 8vo Arthur Rackham 
Collation, 231[1], 12 full pages coloured plates, text illustrations. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt lettering/design, top gilt edge, others rough, decorative printed endpapers. Cloth light rubbed on edges, small light stain mark on bottom cover, slightly dusty. Binding in very good firm condition. Dust jacket tatty, some loss in places, dusty/stained. Jacket in good condition. Internally, no loose pages, previous owners gift inscription on first black, dated 1943, some browning to half title page. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition. A63 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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