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Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard

By: Barnum, Vance

Price: £6.50

Publisher: George Harrap: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12079

Condition: 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 View more info

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Career

By: Baum, Vicki

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Geoffrey Bles: 1942

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 60434

Condition: 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 View more info

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The coward

By: Benson, Robert Hugh

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Germany, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1912

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 46630

Condition: 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, ½" 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 View more info

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The meeting place: and other stories

By: Beresford, J. D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1933

Edition: Cheap edition

Seller ID: 62883

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with some light fox-spotting, no inscriptions, in a priceclipped dustjacket which is chipped at the corners & dulled at the spine. 410 pages. 26 short stories, with an afterword by the author View more info

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The Camberwell miracle

By: Beresford, J. D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1934

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 62974

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in purple cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, pencilled name/address on front endpaper otherwise no inscriptions. vi + 328 pages View more info

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The middle generation

By: Beresford, John Davys

Price: £7.50

Publisher: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 25325

Condition: 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 View more info

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Olivia's latchkey

By: Bland, Hubert

Price: £6.25

Publisher: T. Werner Laurie: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12433

Condition: 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 View more info

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Spangles of Existence

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Bodley Head: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11253

Condition: 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 View more info

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The holiday that wasn't

By: Bond, Freda C.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Newnes: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 28429

Condition: 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 View more info

Year before last

By: Boyle, Kay

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Virago: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 57301

ISBN: 086068752x

Condition: Good


Clean, tightly bound paperback, spine uncreased, card covers rubbed at edges,pages age tanned, page edges lightly foxed, no inscriptions. 330 pages View more info

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A modern hero

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 43275

Condition: 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 View more info

In Chinatown: more stories of Limehouse nights

By: Burke, Thomas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Grant Richards Limited: 1921

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 33804

Condition: 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 View more info

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Jurgen

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1940

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42596

Condition: 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 View more info

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His monkey wife: or, married to a chimp

By: Collier, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis: 1957

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 63127

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with silver-gilt titles, no inscriptions. 186 pages, foreword by Osbert Sitwell View more info

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Defy the foul fiend or, misadventures of a heart

By: Collier, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1934

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 63319

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in green cloth with gilt titles, boards slightly bowed, cloth rubbed at corners, bookplate on front pastedown. 368 pages View more info

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Nixey's harlequin

By: Coppard, A. E.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60723

Condition: 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 View more info

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The collected short stories: volume 2

By: Coward, Noel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39857

ISBN: 0413582000

Condition: 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 View more info

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The riddle and other stories

By: de la Mare, Walter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited: 1928

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 61290

Condition: 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 View more info

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Stories, essays & poems. Everyman no. 940

By: de la Mare, Walter

Price: £6.00

Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd: 1938

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 61298

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Porcelain Junk

By: Delteil, Joseph

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3134

Condition: 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 View more info