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Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard, Barnum, Vance
1 Barnum, Vance Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard
George Harrap 1921 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hardback in blue cloth with dark blue titles and red/blue pictorial onlay, clean, tightly bound, no inscriptions, cloth rubbed at corners, frontispiece has a short closed tear (no loss). Interesting novel which gives the 'trade secrets' of many conjuring tricks 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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The poacher, with, The mower [in 'Selected modern short stories'] (2 books), Bates, H. E.
2 Bates, H. E. The poacher, with, The mower [in 'Selected modern short stories'] (2 books)
Penguin 1937 First Paperback Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
A pair of clean, tightly bound paperbacks, card covers rubbed at corners, pages age-toned no inscriptions. First printings in the orange Penguin series - nos 83 & 96 (1937). No 83 covers are chipped at the spine and has a repaired dustwrapper with minor loss at foldovers and spine. No 96 is worn at spine edges and has a crease to bottom of front cover 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Career, Baum, Vicki
3 Baum, Vicki Career
Geoffrey Bles 1942 Reprint; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is chipped at the corners. 352 pages. English translation by Basil Creighton 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The coward, Benson, Robert Hugh
4 Benson, Robert Hugh The coward
Germany Bernhard Tauchnitz 1912 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Clean hardback tightly bound in brown half leather over green cloth, 4 raised spine bands, gilt titles, all edges sprinkled red, " loss at head of spine, rubbing at corners, pages age-toned, no inscriptions. 358 page novel. Volume 4318 in the Tauchnitz edition of British authors series 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The middle generation, Beresford, John Davys
5 Beresford, John Davys The middle generation
W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1932 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Good reading copy, a clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with dulled gilt titles, cloth is rubbed at corners and has a mark where a Boots Library shield has been removed, neat name/place on front endpaper, Boots form tipped onto last page, minor fox spotting. Uncommon novel 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Olivia's latchkey, Bland, Hubert
6 Bland, Hubert Olivia's latchkey
T. Werner Laurie 1913 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hardback in blue cloth with dulled gilt and black titles and decoration, boards are rubbed at the corners and the endpapers are tanned, hinges appear to have been cracked & reglued, but generally this is a clean and tightly bound copy. An uncommon Gothic novel of weird goings on in the Serene Republic in the Middle Ages. 334 pages, frontispiece & 23 engravings on plates 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Spangles of Existence, Blatchford, Robert
7 Blatchford, Robert Spangles of Existence
Bodley Head 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very good hardback in black cloth with red and yellow title panels, boards are rubbed at the corners and the endpapers are tanned but overall an above average copy. Book of 50 (very) short stories by this Socialist author. No dustjacket. 1 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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The holiday that wasn't, Bond, Freda C.
8 Bond, Freda C. The holiday that wasn't
Newnes 1947 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback, tightly bound in unevenly faded green cloth with black titles, no inscriptions. 216 page childrens novel, illustrated by D.L. Mays 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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9 Boyle, Kay Year before last
Virago 1986 086068752X / 9780860687528 Reprint Softcover Good 
Clean, tightly bound paperback, spine uncreased, card covers rubbed at edges,pages age tanned, page edges lightly foxed, no inscriptions. 330 pages 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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A modern hero, Bromfield, Louis
10 Bromfield, Louis A modern hero
Cassell & Company, Ltd. 1932 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Good reading copy, ex Mudies library with the usual label at the top edge of the front cover & pastedown, and a pocket on the rear pastedown, but otherwise internally clean and complete, in a worn publisher's binding of black cloth with gilt titles 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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11 Burke, Thomas In Chinatown: more stories of Limehouse nights
Grant Richards Limited 1921 First Edition Thus; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in green cloth with black titles, spine has been professionally rebacked, endpapers tanned, no inscriptions. 188 pages, 8 short stories 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Jurgen, Cabell, James Branch
12 Cabell, James Branch Jurgen
Penguin 1940 First Paperback Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
A very clean, tightly bound paperback, card covers rubbed at spine ends, pages age-toned, no inscriptions. First printing in the orange Penguin series - nos 268 (1940). The unclipped dustjacket is chipped at the edges and has minor loss at the top edge and spine ends 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Nixey's harlequin, Coppard, A. E.
13 Coppard, A. E. Nixey's harlequin
Jonathan Cape 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in black quarter cloth over multicoloured paper on boards, paper spine label, minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 296 pages. Flier for 'Fares please!' by the same author tipped in at rear 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The collected short stories: volume 2, Coward, Noel
14 Coward, Noel The collected short stories: volume 2
Methuen Publishing Ltd 1985 0413582000 / 9780413582003 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, pages are age toned as usual, in an unclipped dustjacket which is a little sunned at the spine. Appears little used. x + 470 pages, introduction by Martin Tickner 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Stories, essays & poems. Everyman no. 940, de la Mare, Walter
15 de la Mare, Walter Stories, essays & poems. Everyman no. 940
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1938 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is chipped and creased at the edges and has minor loss at spine ends and foldovers. xx + 366 pages plus 16 pages publisher's adverts 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The riddle and other stories, de la Mare, Walter
16 de la Mare, Walter The riddle and other stories
Faber & Faber Limited 1928 Reprint; Second Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in brown cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, page edges foxed, no inscriptions. 280 pages 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Porcelain Junk, Delteil, Joseph
17 Delteil, Joseph The Porcelain Junk
Routledge 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Red cloth, gilt decoration and titles, very clean copy, no inscriptions, only fault is a single vertical crease to the front endpaper. Curious, rather precious novel, translated from the French by Paul Courtney - the sort of book that you feel should have been illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley (shame it isn't, as it would no doubt be worth more! ). 1 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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South wind, Douglas, Norman
18 Douglas, Norman South wind
Penguin Books 1953 Reprint Softcover Good 
Penguin no. 11, a 1953 reprint in the orange fiction series, has the usual age-toning to the pages and general grubbiness to the cover, without inscription 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Pink sugar, Douglas, O.
19 Douglas, O. Pink sugar
Hodder & Stoughton 1940 Reprint Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Clean, tightly bound book with a neat name on the front endpaper dated 1940, pages age-toned but no other marks or inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket with slight rubbing at edges & small tear on back, no loss. 312 pages 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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WO 2, Drake, Maurice
20 Drake, Maurice WO 2
Methuen & Company 1916 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Smaller format hardback tightly bound in red cloth with black titles, cloth is worn and faded, pages age-toned, but otherwise internally unmarked 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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