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The Plantagenet Prelude

By: Plaidy, Jean

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 7893

Condition: Fine


335pp. Complete dustjacket a very little rubbed to edges. B + w decorations. Internally very clean. The story of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Henry, and Thomas A Becket. View more info

Cervantes

By: Predmore, Richard L

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12793

ISBN: 0500010935

Condition: Fine


Large format. 224pp, priceclipped dustjacket with a couple of short tears. 170 illustrations, including 18 in colour. Internally very clean. The adventurous life of the author of 'Don Quixote'. A heavy book - we may need extra postage. View more info

The Oxford Book of Short Stories

By: Pritchett, V S (ed)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1989

Seller ID: 11347

ISBN: 019282113X

Condition: Very Good


549pp, illustrated softback covers with light creases to spine. A clean, tight, Near Fine copy. 41 of the best short stories from Sir Walter Scott to William Trevor and John Updike. View more info

Turnstile One

By: Pritchett, V S (ed) James Joyce, Woolf, Auden, Betjeman

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Turnstile Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11318

Condition: Very Good


253pp, cloth covered boards. Gift inscription on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean, An important anthology - original poems, stories, reviews etc from the New Statesman. Includes Joyce, D H Lawrence, Betjeman, Woolf, Auden etc. View more info

Girls Will Be Girls

By: Radford Evans, J

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Spring Books: 1949

Seller ID: 16381

Condition: Good


188pp, the paper browning a little with age. Blue boards, faded to the spine and edge and with one light mark to the front. Gift inscription and name to flyleaf, faint traces of name to foredge, otherwise internally clean. A school and sea adventure story for girls. View more info

Analog Science Fact & Science Fiction

By: Raphael, Rick and Dickson, Gordon and Anvil, Christopher and Porges, Arthur et al

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Atlas: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10758

Condition: Very Good


June 1963 British issue. 128pp, the edges browning with age, illustrated softback covers. Internally clean and tight. Novelette (Code 3), short stories, and serial (Space Viking) by H Beam Piper. View more info

The London Book of English Prose

By: Read, Herbert and Dobree, Bonamy (eds)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Eye & Spottiswoode: 1951

Seller ID: 11710

Condition: Very Good


572pp, dustjacket with a little loss to edges. Original owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. An anthology of the best 'narrative, scientific and emotive' prose. View more info

The Cloister and the Hearth

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Odhams Press: 1111

Seller ID: 11887

Condition: Good


Probably 1930s. 653pp, red cloth covered boards, with impressed design. Author portrait. Spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. A classic story, set in the MIddle Ages. View more info

Let's Look at the Bible!

By: Redlich, E Basil

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Nelson: 1947

Seller ID: 16302

Condition: Very Good


1947 reprint of the 1938 first edition. 262pp, colour illustrated dustjacket with a little wear to the edges. B + w illustrations. Internally clean. The chief Bible stories explained, in answer to questions posed by three children. View more info

Winter Love It Or Leave It

By: Rosenthal, A M and Gleb, Arthur (ed)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Ebury Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6120

ISBN: 0852235585

Condition: Fine


1st softback edition. 352pp. Very clean. Essays on Winter travel from Margaret Atwood, Muriel Spark, Derek Walcott, Peter Benchley, V S Pritchett etc. Part of the Sophisticated Traveller series. View more info

Paul and Virginia Translated from the French of St Pierre to Which is added Elizabeth from the French of Madame Cotton

By: Saint-Pierre, J-H and Cottin, Madame

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Suttaby Evance & Fox: 1820

Seller ID: 13301

Condition: Very Good


A little book of 192pp. Brown ribbed cloth covered boards, worn to edges of spine, with leather label. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and title engravings by R Courbould. Small but clear type. Previous owner's name ot inner board and bookseller label. Internally clean. 2 important stories of the Romantic period - St-Pierre was a follower of Rousseau. View more info

Essays From Eighteenth Century Periodicals

By: Segar, M G (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Methuen: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14216

Condition: Very Good


191pp, beige soft covers. Previous owner's name and adrress and some light foxing to flyleaf, some page corners folding, otherwise internally clean. Introduction and Notes, and essays by Adddison, Steele, Walpole, Johnson, Fielding , Goldsmith etc. taken from 15 periodicals from 1709 to 1787. View more info

Jane Austen and Leisure

By: Selwyn, David

Price: £28.50

Publisher: Hambledon: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16968

ISBN: 1852851716

Condition: As New


352pp, complete illustrated dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. Leisure and its use - music, needlework, society, art, dancing books etc as a central characteristic of Jane Austen's work, and its significance in understanding her characters and the role they play. View more info

None But The Brave

By: Smedley, Claude and Dowling, Jane et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Thames Publishing Co:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14421

Condition: Very Good


Probably circa 1940. 125pp, blue cloth covered boards with a light mark to the front. Colour illustrations. Previous owner's name to inner board, otherwise internally clean. 8 historical romantic stories by Claude Smedley, Jane Dowling, A M Burrage, Irene Dancyger, T C Bromley, Moiya Bridgeman, Dudley Hoys and Bertha Leonard. View more info

Gulliver's Travels To Lilliput And Brobdingnag

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Presentation Library: 1111

Seller ID: 3557

Condition: Very Good


Probably 1960s. 191pp, decorated blue cloth boards. A clean, Near Fine copy. View more info

Gulliver's Travels

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Williaim Clowes and Sons:

Seller ID: 11116

Condition: Very Good


Date 1933 with previous owner's signature on flyleaf. Green cloth covered boards, faded to spine. Attractive colour frontispiece and full-page b + w illustrations. Internally clean. View more info

Gulliver's Travels

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: £0.75

Publisher: Penguin: 1985

Seller ID: 13950

ISBN: 0140430229

Condition: Very Good


Edited by Peter Dixon and John Chalker. Introduction by Michael Foot. 360pp, including Notes. Illustrated softback covers with creases, Internally very clean and tight. View more info

The Georgian Literary Scene

By: Swinnerton, Frank

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Dent: 1938

Seller ID: 3876

Condition: Very Good


1st Everyman edition. 379 pp, orange cloth covered boards, fafed to spine. Previous owner's names on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. The literary scene from circa 1910, from James to Eliot via the Sitwells etc. View more info

In Hot Pursuit

By: Thompson, Vicki Lewis, and Lewis, Sherry and Fox, Roz Denny

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Mills & Boon: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9341

ISBN: 0263828417

Condition: Very Good


298pp, illustrated softback covers with light creases to spine. Internally very clean. 3 stories - That's My Baby!, For The Baby's Sake and Baby, Baby View more info

Minor Elizabethan Drama Volume One Pre Shakespearean Tragedies

By: Thorndike, Ashley (ed)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Dent: 1959

Seller ID: 15216

Condition: Very Good


Everyman edition. Introduction by Ashley Thorndike, with later revisions. 322pp, including Glossary. Blue cloth covered boards. One light mark to bottom edge, otherwise a very clean copy. 5 plays - Gorboduc by Norton and Sackville, Arden of Feversham, David and Bethsabe by George Peele, The Spanish Tragedy by Kyd and Cambyses by Thomas Preston. View more info