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The Long Day Closes

By: Beatrice Tunstall

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran and Company Inc: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001154

Condition: Good


Historical novel about the Starmont family, set in Shropshire in the 18th Century, illustrated with maps to endpapers. Has been a library book at some time, part of a date stamp label remains inside the front cover. However, there is a dedication "For the bride with all best wishes for Health, Wealth and Happiness from the Author" and a signature "Beatrice Tunstall" to the title page. Black and white printed label depicting a highwayman to front board, wi... View more info

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The Novels and Tales of Benjamin Disraeli, The Bradenham Edition, 8/12 Volumes

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Price: £150.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004988

Condition: Very Good


Eight uniform volumes: Popanilla and Other Tales, Contarini Fleming, Alroy, Coningsby, Sybil, Tancred, Lothair and Endymion. Undated but thought to be review copies, one has a publisher's note tipped in asking for reviews not to be released until the publication date in 1928. These books came from an "attic sale" of items from Renishaw Hall, home of the Sitwell family, and two of the dustjackets have "Sitwell" written on the front panel. Introductions by ... View more info

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A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas

By: Charles Dickens, Sidney Macer-Wright (Editor)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books Ltd: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009181

Condition: Very Good


First Pan edition (issued Christmas 1945) of the book first published in 1843. 117pp, illustrated with the original drawings by John Leech - 4 colour lithographs and 4 woodcuts. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, wrinkle and rubbed patch to bottom of front board and fading to top edge, spine and part of rear board, otherwise very good uninscribed copy. View more info

It Is Never Too Late To Mend

By: Charles Reade

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 003454

Condition: Very Good


Undated, Illustrated Pocket Classics. 664pp illustrated with 8 full page monochrome prints. Gilt title and design to spine and gilt signature to front board; burgundy endpapers and all edges gilt. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Bronte

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins Clear Type Press:

Seller ID: 009139

Condition: Good


Undated edition. 492pp illustrated with 5 black and white drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, hinges starting and gift dedication to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

Robinson Crusoe Part II

By: Daniel Defoe

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Illustrated Classics: 1938

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000308

Condition: Good


Collectable version of famous castaway story, part 2, with wood engravings by J R Biggs. Edges of pages 317-320 damaged. Foxing to page edges, cover marked. Otherwise good copy. View more info

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The Ghost

By: Danielle Steel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 001045

ISBN: 0-440-22485-3

Condition: Good


Two interwoven stories set two centuries apart. Spine creased and slanted, some creasing to cover, marking to edges and one turned corner, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Early Stories

By: Daphne Du Maurier

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Bantam/Todd Publishing Company Ltd: 1959

Seller ID: 001273

Condition: Good


A collection of stories written between 1927 and 1930, when Daphne du Maurier was under 23 and before the publication of her first novel, The Loving Spirit. An original book, published on cheaper paper and with a less permanent binding than usual, and price marked 3s6d, with the author and title in red lettering on a yellow background, and 'This is an original book' in black to the front cover. Occasional monochrome illustrations. Bumping to spine and corners. some nicks... View more info

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Frenchman's Creek

By: Daphne Du Maurier

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1952

Edition: 16th Impression

Seller ID: 004278

Condition: Good


One of the author's Cornish novels, set in a fishing village. 206pp. Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, spine faded, page edges browned and fading cup rings to front board, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Experiences of an Irish RM

By: E Somerville and Martin Ross

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London and New York, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1944

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001161

Condition: Very Good


Everyman's Library No 978, containing Some Experiences of an Irish RM (first puiblished in 1899) and Further Experiences of an Irish RM (first published in 1908), by Edith OEnone Somerville and Violet Florence Martin. Hilarious fictional accounts of the exploits of a Resident Magistrate in western Ireland, which provoked intense speculation at the time as to the sex and identity of the authors. The story was made into a TV series in the 1980's. Spine slightly faded, corn... View more info

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Paulina's Ambition - A Story

By: Edis Searle

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Jackson & Halliday: 1878

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 008037

Condition: Fair


Scarce copy of this romantic novel by the author of 'Aunt Annie's Stories'. 342pp, illustrated with black and white drawing to frontis. Gilt and black design and lettering to front board and spine. Rubbing to spine and corners, spine darkened, edges soiled, a few black ink marks to binding, some light foxing to early and late pages and pencil note to pastedown dated 1879, otherwise fair collectable copy. View more info

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The Heaven Tree

By: Edith Pargeter

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Heinemann/Cedric Chivers: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000657

Condition: Very Good


The first novel in Edith Pargeter's trilogy set in medieval Wales. Library stamp on bottom page edges. Plastic cover to DJ. End paper loose, otherwise very good copy. View more info

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The Scarlet Seed

By: Edith Pargeter

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Heinemann/Cedric Chivers: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001105

Condition: Very Good


Third novel in the trilogy about medieval Wales, begun with The Heaven Tree and The Green Branch. Library stamp to bottom edges and two pages have had stamps cut out from margins. Otherwise clean and bright copy. White Library Association DJ has clean plastic cover. View more info

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To the North

By: Elizabeth Bowen

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1950

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005005

Condition: Good


Novel, first published in 1932. Collected Edition. Blind stamped initials to front board, gilt lettering to spine, decorated endpapers and black and white illustration to frontis. Spine slightly faded, boards a little bowed and top edges dusty. Left hinge cracked and somewhat loose and creasing to bottom corner of first couple of pages, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

Cranford - A Tale

By: Elizabeth Gaskell

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Co: 1908

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 009260

Condition: Good


Third edition of the novel first published in 1853. Red textured leather boards, gilt art nouveau design and lettering to spine, top edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Boards somewhat bowed, slight rubbing to spine and corners, creasing to some corners and suning to edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

Wuthering Heights, with a Preface, and Memoir of Emily and Anne Bronte by Charlotte Bronte

By: Emily Bronte

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, New York & Toronto, Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press: 1907

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009254

Condition: Good


The World's Classics series. 343pp, illustrated with black and white portrait to frontis and decorated border to title page and frontis. Gilt lettering and design to spine and top edges gilt. Some wrinkling to cloth on boards, bumping to spine and corners, slight creasing to early pages and minor foxing to fore-edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The White Chapel

By: Esme Stuart

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 005319

Condition: Good


Engaging story of a young girl sent away from her family to be educated by a widow. Decorated chapter heads and black and white illustration to frontis. Floral decoration to front board and spine. Top edges tinted. Spine slanted, some bumping to spine and corners, hinges cracked and some foxing to edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Act of God

By: F Tennyson Jesse

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1938

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005035

Condition: Good


Tauchnitz Edition of British and American authors, Volume 5310. Novel, 226pp plus publisher's list to rear. Foxing to cover and edges, some pencil underlining to text and slight slanting and wrinkling to spine, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Adam Bede

By: George Eliot

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 005439

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Pocket Classics Edition. 632pp illustrated with black and white plates. Burgundy endpapers. Gilt lettering and design to spine. Top edges gilt. Spine a little slanted, slight bumping to corners, fading to spine and minor spotting to fore-edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Adam Bede

By: George Eliot

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins Clear Type Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008301

Condition: Good


Undated edition with 8 full-page black and white illustrations. 564pp. Burgundy leather on buckram binding, with gilt lines. Gilt floral design and title to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bumping and rubbing to spine, corners and edges, slight loss at top of backstrip and former owner's name inside endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info