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Still Life

By: A S Byatt

Price: £57.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 81493


First edition second impression published in September 1985 in a Dust jacket. Inscribed "Richard with very best wishes and considerable gratitude. Vive la Nature Mute! Antonia April 27th 1989". 358 pages. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, original price has been covered with a sticker from publisher showing £11.95. The book is tightly bound. The paper is showing signs of beginning to brown but internally the book is clean, bright, and free of m... View more info

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A Flame In The Air

By: Allan Prior

Price: £30.00

Publisher: 1951, Michael Joseph:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81611


First edition in a dust jacket. Book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is chipped along the edges with a small tear on the spine edge; unclipped showing 9s 6d. Top edge is browned and foxed; the other edges are a little marked. Black boards are marked along the outer edges; the text and decoration on the front board have faded. Endpapers are slightly browned but the text block is clean, free of foxing and markings. View more info

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The Harmony Silk Factory

By: Ash Aw

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 81672


First edition in a dust jacket, signed by the author on the title page. The book is near fine, unread, slight markings on the edges,other than that the book is in pristine condition. The only slight disappointment is that Blackwell's have stuck their stickers on the front. View more info

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Frankie & Stankie

By: Barbara Trapido

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 81610


First edition in a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Long listed for 2003 Man Booker prize. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel prize. Near fine condition, the book appears to be unread. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, unclipped showing £16.99. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Spirit of the Game

By: Basil Mathews

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 81283


The Camp Fire Library. A Quest by Basil Mathews and additional stories by A E Southon and R W Abernethy. The dust jacket is scuffed along the edges with several closed tears; there is water staining on the spine and back; the inside front flap is creased. The green boards are clean, the corners are scuffed. There is a little foxing on the edges. The endpapers are a little spotted, the text block is clean. View more info

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Adventures Of The Comte de la Muette During The Reign Of Terror

By: Bernard Capes

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1898

Seller ID: 81343


First edition; 301 pages plus 32 adverts. Book tightly bound, spine slightly cocked. Cover - original green cloth, text on spine and board in gilt - slightly worn. Board is scruffy with staining. Spine ends and corners are scuffed. Pages are rough cut and browned. End papers are green with some markings. On the title page are two inscriptions. Some pages are slightly foxed but the book is essentially clean. View more info

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The Disenchanted

By: Budd Schulberg

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81561


First edition in a dust jacket. 394 pages. Thinly disguised novel about F Scott Fitzgerald. Dust jacket is scuffed and chipped along the edges and spine ends; unclipped showing 12s 6d net. The book is tightly bound, spine slightly cocked. The underlying grey boards are clean. The edges are browned and slightly marked. The endpapers clean with one small mark, the text block is clean and free of foxing. View more info

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Chinatown Stories

By: Chester Bailey Fernald

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1900

Seller ID: 81353


First edition without a dust jacket in a yellow pictorial binding. A collection of short stories. 250 pages with a 31 page catalogue at the end. The book is tightly bound with a little cracking on the internal hinges. The spine is sunned/faded and scuffed on the ends. There are stains on the front and rear board plus some marking. The pages are rough cut and the edges are browned. The endpapers are browned with a little foxing; the text block has some marks but is genera... View more info

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Red Crystal

By: Clare Francis

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 81490


First edition in a dust jacket. 443 pages. Inscribed "Richard very best wishes Clare". Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, unclipped showing £9.95. Top edge a little browned. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Night in the Hotel

By: Eliot Crawshay-Williams

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd:

Seller ID: 81287


Very Good in a very good dust jacket . 3rd Impression. A novel concept for a collection of short stories, all of which are based upon the characters staying in one hotel in a single night. An uncommon find in the original dust jacket. The book is firmly and squarely bound in green cloth, lettered in black to the spine, the corners and spine ends are a little bumped and rubbed. The text block is slightly toned and dusty, but free from inscriptions. The dust jacket is t... View more info

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The Human Factor

By: Graham Greene

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81583


First edition in a dust jacket. 338 pages. Spine is slightly cocked, dust jacket spine is sunned/faded. Overall the book has a slightly musty tone, the edges are foxed, and some foxing on the rear of the jacket is showing through the white on the front of the jacket. The early pages are a little browned, text block is essentially clean and free of markings. There is a closed tear on the bottom left-hand corner of the jacket, unclipped showing £4.50. View more info

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The Three Judges

By: H Maxwell

Price: £47.00

Publisher: Digby Long & Co:

Seller ID: 81284


Green boards, gilt text and bevelled edges. 301 pages + 3 pages of adverts. Rare, none online. Boards have patches of fading and the corners are scuffed. Spine slightly cocked, binding is tight. Top edge greyed, paper rough-cut, edges browned with some foxing. End papers browned, slight spotting throughout the book. Previous owner's inscription on end-paper. View more info

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Nothing Matters and Other Stories

By: Henry Beerbohn Tree

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81361


First edition hardback in black boards. A collection of essays. The book is firmly bound. Black boards with embossed text and design on front and faded gilt lettering on spine. Scuffing along the hinge edges and the corners are slightly scuffed. Edges are browned. End papers are slightly foxed but the text block is generally clean. View more info

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Legacy Of A Spy

By: Henry S Maxfield

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1958

Seller ID: 81563


First edition in a dust jacket. 250 pages. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and chipped along the edges and spine ends; unclipped showing 15s net. The edges are a little browned. The original cloth boards are black with gold text, they are clean and bright. Internally the book is clean and free of foxing. Booksellers blind stamp to front endpaper. View more info

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Wednesday Stories A Book Of Stories Broadcast By The BBC

By: Hilton Brown

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Vallancey Press Limited: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81362


First edition in a dust jacket. 64 pages. The dust jacket is complete with minor scuffing and chips along the edges; unclipped showing 2s 6d. The underlying red boards are in good condition; corners are scuffed. The book is free of foxing and the endpapers and text block are clean. Top edge is slightly greyed and there is a little foxing on the bottom edge. View more info

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More Wednesday Stories A Book Of Stories Broadcast By The BBC

By: Hilton Brown

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Vallancey Press Limited: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81363


First edition in a dust jacket. 64 pages. The dust jacket is complete with minor scuffing and chips along the edges; unclipped showing 2s 6d; the back is a little grubby. The underlying grey boards are in good condition; corners are scuffed. The endpapers are a little foxed but the text block is generally clean. Top edge is slightly greyed and there is a little foxing on the other edges. View more info

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Late Night Specials A Book Of Broadcast Stories.

By: Hilton Brown

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Vallancey Press Limited: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81365


First edition in a dust jacket. 64 pages. The dust jacket is complete with minor scuffing and chips along the edges: unclipped showing 2s 6d; the back is a little grubby. The underlying grey boards are in good condition; corners are scuffed. The endpapers and the text block are generally clean. Top edge is slightly greyed and there is a little foxing on the other edges. View more info

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Who's Sorry Now

By: Howard Jacobson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2002

Seller ID: 81673


Uncorrected book proof. Provisional publication date April 2002. Marvin Kreitman, the luggage baron of South London, lives for sex. Or at least he lives for women. At present he loves four women - his mother, his wife Hazel, and his two daughters - and is in love with five more. Near fine, the book is unread and unmarked. View more info

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The Flight From The Enchanter

By: IRIS MURDOCH

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1956

Seller ID: 81549


First edition in a second impression jacket. Jacket is scuffed along the edges and corners. Worn along the spine hinges, with small tears; unclipped showing 15s net. The brown boards are clean. Edges are browned. Some browning on the endpapers but internally the book is clean and free from foxing. View more info

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Deliverance

By: James Dickey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81599


First edition in a dust jacket. 259 pages. Made into a rather memorable film starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds. The book is tight bound, but a little musty. Dust jacket is torn and scuffed along the edges with a 1 cm closed tear at the top of the spine, price clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info