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Barrington

By: Charles Lever

Price: £51.12

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13309

Condition: Good


1863, First Edition in book form. Size Octavo, 8.5" x 5.25", 411 pages. Black half morocco over black buckram boards. mid brown endpapers. With frontispiece, engraved title page, and 24 illustrations by Phiz, Hablot K. Browne. Condition good, front hinge weak, with a split from the head to about a third of the way down, corners and spine edges rubbed. WH Smith subscription library label to front pastedown. Engraved title and frontispiece foxed and browned, some spotting to plate margins, pages a little toned generally clean. View more info

Cruikshank At Home: A New Family Album of Endless Entertainment. First Series, Second Series

By: Cruikshank, Robert

Price: £65.03

Publisher: York St, Covent Garden, Henry G. Bohn: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12141

Condition: Good


Original Red blind stamped cloth, frontis, and numerous illustrations engraved on wood. Spine ends rubbed, spine sl. faded, corners bumped, a few marks to cover. small tear in top of cloth. Some minor fore-edge spotting.First series 316pp. Second series 319pp. All pages in very good condition. View more info

The Humourist: A New Family Album of Endless Entertainment : Being the Second series of Cruikshank at Home

By: Cruikshank, Robert

Price: £44.37

Publisher: 14, Chandos St, London., W. Kidd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12142

Condition: Good


Original Green blind stamped cloth, gilt decoration to spine, frontis, numerous illustrations. Gilt pages edge. Spine darkened, spune ends rubbed, corners bumped. Scattered light spotting, 319pp all in very good condition View more info

As Chimney-Sweepers

By: Frank Singleton

Price: £21.81

Publisher: Bolton, Moor Plant Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11849

Condition: Very Good


First Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. b/w Buckram Bound Boards with titles to spine. Book Condition Very Good, all pages in fine condition. Signed by Author on endpaper Stuart, with grateful affiction and regard. Frank 1968. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.spine slightly darkened, top edge creased. Not price clipped, Thirty shillings. 62 pages View more info

Goodnight Monsieur Bonpied

By: G. K. Wilkinson

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Macdonald & Co.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00027

Condition: Good


First edition. Size 8" x 5.2", 175 pages, dustjacket a bit tatty with edge wear, red hardcover with wear to base of spine, pastedowns and endpapers in good condition, book pages clean and clear with no marks,not price clipped. View more info

The Biglow Papers

By: Lowell, James Russell

Price: £17.05

Publisher: Piccadilly, John Camden Hotten: 1865

Edition: Thirtieth Edition

Seller ID: 12016

Condition: Very Good


Purple blind stamped cover, gold titles to spine. coloured frontis & coloured illustrations by George Cruikshank. Spine ends rubbed, spine faded, corners bumped. Book plate of B. Williams. ball. on pastedown. 200pp, 8pp publishers catalogue, all in very good condition. A political satire about the American invasion of Mexico View more info

Game in Heaven with Tussy Marx

By: Piers Paul Read

Price: £19.76

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1966

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 13449

Condition: Near Fine


1966 First Edition. Size octavo, 7.75" x 5". Black hard cover with gilt title to the spine. Dust jacket design by Jack Larkin. Book Condition Near fine, corners and spine ends slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed, a few light handling marks, back panel slightly scuffed else fine, not price clipped, protected. Karl Marx's youngest daughter comments from Heaven on the revolutionary attempts of the book's, Hereward. View more info

Festival at Farbridge

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10884

Condition: Very Good


Size 8¾" x 5½", 593 pages including index of characters. Navy blue cloth covered boards with JBP stamped on the front cover, bottom right corner and gilt titles to the spine, top page edge red. Book condition very good, front cover top edge slightly faded, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, gift inscription on front endpaper else contents clean. View more info

Clinical Judgements. Signed By Claire Rayner

By: Rayner, Claire

Price: £37.49

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12614

Condition: Near Fine


1989 First Edition. Signed by Claire Rayner on the book plate of David E. Green M.B.E. to the half-title. Size 9.25" x 6", 378 pages. Blue hard cover with gilt titles to the spine. Dust jacket illustration by Sally Lecky-Thompson. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges very slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition very good, edges and corners creased and rubbed, else fine, not price clipped. Lively Novel about the life and characters in a Hospital. Accompanied by a lovely typed letter hand signed by Claire Rayner that she enclosed when sending back a number of book ... View more info

Hello Darling, are You Working

By: Rupert Everett

Price: £40.90

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 00012

Condition: As New


First Edition, Signed by Author.To darling Yurk love Rupert. Size 10" x 6", 233 pages, photographic dustjacket, not price clipped, dustjacket has creasing to both ends, black hardcover with title and author stamped in red on the sine. Pastedowns and endpapers have a pyschadelic pattern, book in new condition thoughout with no marks. Comical illustrations thoughout the book. 0 View more info

Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

By: Shulman, Max

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Publisher: The Reprint Society: 1959

Seller ID: 10142

Condition: Fine


Yellow cloth bound boards with cream spine panel with title in gilt on a black panel on the spine. dustjacket yellow with mainly red illustration of soldier and lady waving on front, forthcoming publications on back, Inner flaps about the book and author, not clipped. Size 7 1/2" x 5 1/4", 223 pages. Book condition fine, jacket condition very good, slightest age discolouration. View more info

The Struggles and Adventures of Christopher Tadpole at Home and Abroad.

By: Smith, Albert

Price: £34.76

Publisher: London, Willoughby & Co.:

Seller ID: 10900

Condition: Very Good


Not dated, c.1848. Size 8½" x 5¼", 512 pages. Brown marbled boards with quarter black leather to the corners and spine section. Four raised bands on the spine decorated with ornate gilt lines, and gilt titles in the second compartment, marbled page edges. Condition very good, some rubbing to covers, corners and spine, internally a few spots on text and plate pages but mainly in margins generally not affecting text or plates, contents generally clean. With frontispiece portrait of Albert Smith by John Cook with facsimile signature and 32 other illustrations by John Leech View more info

The Bed Post. a Miscellany of the Yorkshire Post. Signed and Inscribed By Kenneth Young

By: Various. Edited and Introduced By Kenneth Young

Price: £12.39

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10881

Condition: Near Fine


Signed and inscribed by the editor, Kenneth Young "To Miss Helen Went with all good wishes. Kenneth Young, Nov 15, 1962." 1962 First edition. Size 8" x 5", 244 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, top and bottom edges of spine rubbed, else fine, contents clean. Dustjacket condition good, top and bottom edges and spine faded, edges rubbed, front flap creased, else fine, not price clipped. Contains the first book appearance of "Talking Freely T. S. Eliot and Tom Greenwell," incorporating T. S. Eliot's ta... View more info

"Ask Mamma;" or, the Richest Commoner in England.

By: [Surtees, Robert Smith] By The Author of "Handley Cross" "Sponge's Sporting Tour," Etc. Etc.

Price: £26.10

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13299

Condition: Fair


1858 First Bound Edition. Size Octavo, 8.5" x 5.25", 412 pages. Contemporary binding of bron calf over marbled boards, five raised bands to the spine with gilt title on red morocco label in the second and gilt decoration in the remaining compartments, marbled page edges, pastedowns and endpapers. Condition good, front hinge cracked through, cover weak, threads showing, spine backstrip is starting to come away from the top, pages slightly toned, hardly any foxing though, plates clean. Lacks plate opp page 230. Contains 12 of 13 hand coloured full page plates by John Leech, plus numerous... View more info