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Cyril Ashley a Tale

By: A. L. O. E. (Charlotte Tucker)

Price: £12.15

Publisher: Paternoster House, T. Nelson & Sons: 1882

Seller ID: 11894

Condition: Very Good


1882 Decorative Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Brown Decorative Cloth frontispiece and vignette title page. Spine, ends rubbed, corners bumped. First few pages foxed, else very occasional foxing. Previous owners name on pastedown, inscription on endpaper dated 1896. 264 pages, 9 pages publishers catalogue. View more info

I Will Repay: A Story of the Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Baroness Orczy

Price: £13.64

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1938

Edition: Thirtieth Edition

Seller ID: 11377

Condition: Very Good


1938 thirtieth edition. Size 7" x 4.5", 256 pages. Red cloth with blind H&S and lines to the front cover and black titles to the spine, top page edge red, red pastedowns and endpapers. Yellow dustjacket with soldier illustration. Book condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, spine and cover edges toned, contents clean. Dust jacket condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed, a little toned, spine toned, not clipped, price on spine 2'- net. A Scarlet Pimpernel story. View more info

The Jungle Spies

By: Bevan, Tom

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Collins Clear Type Press:

Seller ID: 10045

Condition: Very Good


c.1933?. 315 pages. Size 12mo 7.5" x 5". Orange cloth, title stamped black, illustrative boards. Front board is silhouette profile of boy's head and shoulders plus title and author. Spine has title, author, publisher and rugby player standing in front of posts. Part of the Collins' Green Lion Library series. Book in very good condition. No damage, 1 blank front paper has been removed. There is a full page colour frontispiece before the title page which is in Fine condition "He understood how near death had come to him" The jacket is in Fine condition. Tiny split at top and bott... View more info

The Prince and the Page, A Story of the Last Crusade

By: Charlotte M. Yonge

Price: £17.05

Publisher: London & New York, MacMillan & Co Ltd: 1891

Seller ID: 11908

Condition: Very Good


12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Blue Cloth with gilt decoration to spine & cover. Frontispiece by Adrian Stokes. Prize label on pastedown. Spine faded, spine ends rubbed, all pages in Fine condition. 259 pages, plus 44 page publishers catalogue. View more info

For the Term of his Natural Life

By: Clarke, Marcus

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Melbourne, Hallcraft Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.: 1953

Edition: Fourth reprint of publishers first ed

Seller ID: 10004

Condition: Very Good


Grim tale of life in an Australian penal colony. Red cloth covered boards with the author's surname, Clarke, stamped in large fancy letter design on front cover.8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Jacket. Very good condition throughout with only minor wear rubbing to the edges of the spine and outer corners. Fourth reprint of publishers first ed. Printed October 1953. 430 pages. View more info

The Wolf Pack

By: Cullum, Ridgwell

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, The Reader's Library Publishing Company Ltd.:

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 11477

Condition: Very Good


Copyright Edition. Not dated. Size 6.75" x 4.25", 253 pages, with 2 pages of publisher's advertisements behind the title page and 1 page at the back. Crimson cloth with ornate gilt border and titles to the front cover and spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, pages slightly toned, bookseller stamp on front endpaper else contents clean. View more info

Surface with Daring

By: Douglas Reeman

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: 1976

Edition: First Edition First Impression

Seller ID: 13446

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Stated First Edition. First Impression. Size Octavo, 8.75" x 5.25", 272 pages. Blue hard cover with white titles to the spine. Dust jacket with illustration of ship and submarine. Book condition near fine, corners and spine ends very slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition very good-near fine, corner slightly creased, inside of jacket a little toned, price clipped, protected. Adventure novel about Submarines in World War Two. View more info

Martin Conisby's Vengeance

By: Farnol, Jeffery

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.:

Seller ID: 11556

Condition: Very Good


Not dated (circa 1925). Size 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾", 308 pages. Red cloth with black border to front cover and black titles to the spine. Condition very good, front cover slightly grubby, pages toned, previous owners name on end paper else contents clean. View more info

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Fenimore Cooper, James

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Limited: 1898

Seller ID: 11378

Condition: Very Good


1898. Size 7.5" x 4.75", 333 pages. Crimson cloth with blind titles to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, covers grubby, endpapers toned, Sunday School prize label on front pastedown, a very few finger marks in margins else contents clean. With frontispiece illustration "In the Woods" View more info

The Secret Hunters. Signed By Ranulph Fiennes

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: £30.67

Publisher: London, Little Brown & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12590

Condition: Near Fine


2001 First Edition. Signed by Ranulph Fiennes on the book plate of David E. Green M.B.E. to the half title. Size 9.5" x 6", 370 pages. Blue hard cover with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, top corner slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition near fine, slight crease to spine top edge and corners, else fine, not price clipped. David Green M.B.E.'s son had written to Ranulph Fiennes to ask if he could sign the book plates as a present. Accompanied by a post it note hand-written and signed by Ranulph Fiennes. From The Library of Captain David E. Green M.B.E. View more info

Long Journey

By: Fisher, John

Price: £6.48

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11366

Condition: Very Good


1947 First Edition. Size 8.25" x 5.5", 286 pages. Yellow cloth with black titles to the spine. No dust jacket. Condition very good, corners and edges a little rubbed, cover a little grubby, few spots to page edges else contents clean. View more info

The Rewrite Man. Signed and Inscribed By Bryan Forbes

By: Forbes, Bryan

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10620

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed on the title page by Bryan Forbes with a personal inscription to John and Mary Mills. "Dearest Mary and Johnnie with much love from Bryan. June 26 1983. He has also crossed out the "The" from the title "The Rewrite Man" and written "your original" instead. 8¾" x 5½" 357 pages. Burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, spine edges slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, repaired tear front flap fold, ever so slightly grubby, else fine, ... View more info

By Love Possessed

By: Gould Cozzens, James

Price: £25.75

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10650

Condition: Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. First Edition, second impression. Size 8" x 5½", 570 pages. Red cloth covered boards with James Gould Cozzens' signature in gilt on the front cover and gilt titles on a black panel on the spine. Book condition good, front outer edge faded, back lower outer edge dirty, corners rubbed, Contents clean. Dustjacket condition good, 2½" repaired tear front flap fold, lower back corner, small piece missing, a little grubby. Not price clipped, price 18/- net. View more info

The Purple Plain

By: H. E. Bates

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12189

Condition: Good


Red cloth with gold titles to spine. Spine slightly faded, with a few stain marks, spine ends rubbed. 224p all in very good condition. Dust Jacket Condition, spine faded, with loss to spine ends & middle, top of cover. Not price clipped. Full of mounting suspense and masterly characterisation, Bates's popular wartime novel tells the story of three very different men who, after their aircraft crashes, are forced to trek across the Burmese wilderness to safety. View more info

Operation Pax

By: Innes, Michael

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, The Companion Book Club: 1952

Seller ID: 10486

Condition: Good


Size 7½" x 4¾", 320 pages. Pale orange cloth covered boards with gilt titles on a red panel on the spine, top page edge red. Condition good, covers and spine faded and edges rubbed, contents clean, complete, intact. View more info

The Great Mutiny

By: James Dugan

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 013517

Condition: Very Good+


1966 Stated First Edition. Size Octavo 8.75" X 5.5", 515 Pages. Blue Hard Cover With Gilt Titles On Red Label To The Spine. Dust Jacket Illustrated With Picture Of Ships. Illustrated By Ivan Lapper. End-Papers Printed With Maps. Book Condition Very Good Plus, Corners And Spine Edges Slightly Rubbed, Top Edge Slightly Faded. Dust Jacket Condition Very Good Corners Rubbed, Top Edge Slightly Frayed With Small Closed Tear To Front Inner Fold, Spine Slightly Faded, Not Price Clipped, No Protected. Price On Jacket Is 30S Net With Clear Sticker Over The Top With Price Until December 1966 As 5... View more info

The Adventures of Don Quixote De La Mancha

By: Jarvis, Charles Translator

Price: £19.09

Publisher: The Broadway, Ludgate; New York, George Routledge and Sons:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11572

Condition: Very Good


Not dated. George Routledge and Sons, Decorative Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illustrated. Decorative dark green cloth with black & gold titles and pretty pattern to spine, blue floral pastedowns and endpapers. Book Condition very Good, no jacket, slight rubbing to corners, pages yellowing slightly, small owner's label to front pastedown. 531pp. frontis of The Audience Chamber and further full page illustrations throughout. View more info

Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1947

Seller ID: 00335

Condition: Good


Size 4.8" x 7.7" tall,blue cloth bound board with gold title to spine in very good condition,blue pastedowns and endpapers with authors name stamped in dark blue,566 pages all clean with no marks, View more info

Pat the Adventurer

By: Katharine Tynan

Price: £13.64

Publisher: London, Ward Lock & Co: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00161

Condition: Very Good


First edition,size 5" x 7.4" tall,pastedown has sunday school sticker presenting the book to a child, dated 1936. 256 pages all clean and clear with no marks but foxing to page ends,red cloth bound boards with black stamped title and author and line detail to front and title to spine,spine faded and slight edgewear very good condition. View more info

The Sea-Wolf. Copyright Edition. The Readers Library Film Edition.

By: London, Jack

Price: £12.39

Publisher: London, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10472

Condition: Good


Size 6¾" x 4" Not dated, c.1920. Copyright Edition - Stated Copyright Edition. The Readers Library Film Edition. Pocket format. 252 pages. Editor's note mentions Ralph Ince for the W. and F. Film Service. Condition Good, cover loose and grubby, corners rubbed, small split at bottom outside of spine. Pages complete, quite brown and brittle with age. Burgundy cloth covered boards with ornate gilt frame of scrolls and flowers on the front cover with titles in gilt inside. Gilt titles and scroll design on the spine. View more info