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Illinois: Open Court, 1975. First Edition. Cloth Covered Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8 x 5 Inches 087548316x Hardcover Very informative book on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, examing the story, places and the characters, their inspiration and meanings.201 pages in very bright clean condition, very informative text, dustwrapper is also lightly marked with tiny closed tear to top front and very slight discolouration to edges, not price clipped, A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 007029)
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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. Illustrated by Rosemary Fawcett. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 11 x 8 Inches 0374317909 Hardcover First American edition of this book by Roald Dahl, 32 pages in very bright clean condition, many full page colour illustrations and smaller b/w illustrations,all present as listed. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean, not price clipped. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 007026)
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London: Longmans Green and Co, 1905. Illustrated by H J Ford. Reprint. Gold Decorated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very nice condition book, eleventh impression of the Blue Fairy Book, 390 pages in very bright clean condition, only thing that spoils it is the rear endpapers have small patches where old tape has been, probably some notes were attached, also previous owners names neatly written in old ink on half title page, all edges of pages gold. Many B/w illustrations,all present as listed, NO dustwrapper, outer gold decorated boards are lightly rubbed on edges and slight discolouration to spine, book is very square and sound. A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 007014)
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London: Pavilion Books Ltd, 1983. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 11 x 8 Inches 0907516238 Hardcover First edition of this book by Terry Jones, one of the Monty Python team, illustrated by Michael Foreman. 144 pages in very bright clean condition, many colour illustrations,all present. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean, not price clipped. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 007007)
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London: W P Nimmo Hay and Mitchell Ltd. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Novel in rare dustwrapper, not dated looks around 1940s. Contains 200 pages in very bright clean condition someone has seperated the last page of text from the last blank page resulting in a small loss to the margin. Dustwrapper is worn on edges with small tears and losses, slight fade to spine, not price clipped. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006970)
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London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1943. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover First edition of this crime novel, the last title in the list of other books by this author is another bout with the mildew gang. 272 pages in overall bright clean condition just a few occasional foxing spots Outer boards bright and clean, dustwrapper is a little worn on edges and some light browning,price clipped. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006968)
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London: W P Nimmo Hay and Mitchell Ltd. Reprint. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Reprint of this novel published circa 1940 with very attractive illustrated wrapper, 218 pages in very bright clean condition, outer boards are clean with just very light fade to spine and a small patch faded slightly more at top. Dustwrapper is rubbed and worn on edgeswith small losses top and bottom of spine and small tears,not price clipped 6s.net.. A pleasing example of this book especially with dustwrapper SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006967)
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London: J M Dent and Sons ltd, 1934. First UK Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Author,s firstnovel, this is the first UK edition, 345 pages in very bright clean condition. Dustwrapper is a little worn on edges with a few tiny closed tears, tiny losses top and bottom of spine, browned to spine and a few small foxing spots not price clipped. Outer boards are bright and clean just slight fade to spine. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006965)
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London: Osgood McIlvane and Co, 1894. Reprint. Gold Decorated Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover 1894 reprint of this novel by Thomas Hardy, 519 pages in clean condition just very light browning to edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used, previous owners name neatly written on first blank page, NO dustwrapper, outer boardsare lightly rubbed and worn on edges and some light marking. A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006961)
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London: Michael Joseph, 1980. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8 x 5 Inches 0718119509 Inscribed By Author Hardcover First edition of this novel by Dick Francis INSCRIBED and SIGNED by him on half title page Joyce and Bruce how lovely seeing you again and many thanks for the hospitality. Love and best wishes from Mary and me Dick Francis. Dec 1980. Contains 247 pages in bright clean condition, slight slant to spine, dustwrapper is clean and sound. A nice example of this book especially with inscription SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006960)
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London: John Lane, 1895. Second Edition. Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on the life and works of Thomas Hardy with a bibliography. SECOND edition, 340 pages plus 16 pages of adverts in bright clean condition just some lsmal foxing spots to outer edges of pages which come into a few pages very, very slightly, very light browning to endpapers, portait of Thomas Hardy by William strang at front of book. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are clean with some fading to spine and slightly along edges. Overall a nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006954)
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London: Oxford University Press, 1928. Second Impression. Card Covers. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Card Covers This is a critical edition by John Koch for the Chaucer Society, 164 pages in very bright clean condition just some light foxing to outer edges of pages, several pages are uncut on top edges. Very informative critical text, NO dustwrapper, outer card covers are very slightly browned and a little worn top and bottom of spine., A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006946)
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London: Elkin Matthews Ltd, 1902. First Edition. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very interesting journal of this companion of Shelley and Byron, 68 pages in overall clean condition just some foxing to endpapers,first couple of pages and outer edges, inked inscription on front endpaper from the editor and bookplate of the Holiday fellowship on inside front board. Three B/w illustrations, all present as listed, frontispiece hassmall foxing spots to margins and remains of tissue guard most of guard has been removed. No dustwrapper, outer boards are clean with light wear to corners, a nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006945)
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London: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1969. Reprint. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover A series of essays on the Venerable Bede to commemorate the twelth century of his death, first published in 1935 this is the Oxford University reprint of 1969. Contains 277 pages in very bright clean condition with much information on the life and events of the Venerable Bede. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean, not price clipped. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006894)
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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1937. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8 x 6 Inches Hardcover Excellent book of ghost stories, 35 stories in total, 171 pages in very bright clean condition just some very light foxing spots to front and rear endpapers, neat former owners details on front endpaper dated1939., NO dustwrapper, outer boards are very bright and clean, a very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006774)
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London: William Heinemann, 1904. Illustrated by Parys. Decorated Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Novel by Frank Danby only date in book is 1904 possible first edition but cannot be sure, 236 pages in overall bright clean condition, neat former owners name on front endpaper, some very occasional very light foxing spots. Seven single colour full page illustrations,all present as listed including one extra that is not listed. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly browned with slight fade to spine, very light rubbing to edges. Overall a pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006751)
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London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1882. Illustrated by Cruikshank, Leech. Tenniel and Barham. Reprint. Decorated Full Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Book of the Ingoldsby legends, Popular edition 1882 468 pages in very bright, clean condition few very light marks to title page with many illustrations by Cruikshank, Leech. Tenniel and Barham. Marbled endpapers and marbled outer edges to pages, full leather binding has gold decoration, light wear to edges, few surface indentation marks and slight fade to spine. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006746)
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Paris: Ferroud, 1927. Illustrated by Serge De Solomko. Limited/Numbered Edition. Half-Leather Marble Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8 x 6 Inches Hardcover Book of French verse, text in French no English translation, 246 pages in overall bright clean condition just all over browning to title page and some foxing to next couple of pages and some browning to last couple of pages Many splendid colour illustrations,some full page. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are half leather , corners and spine with marble paper covered boards, raised bands on spine and gold decoration. Boards are a little worn on edges and corners. Limited edition of 1000 this is number 967. Though not perfect still a pleasing example of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006743)
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Paris: Librairie De L Hachette, 1860. Half Leather/ Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 4 Inches Hardcover Book with FRENCH TEXT Essays of Montaigne with a letter A M Villemain in praise of Montaigne, 718 pages in bright clean condition just some browning to outer edges of pages and some light foxing to endpapers and first and last couple of pages, bookplate of Henry George Edwards pasted on inside front board. Outer boards are half leather, corners and spine with marbled paper covered boards, lightly rubbed to edges, a nice sound binding and nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006717)
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London: Walter Scott Ltd, 1895. Illustrated by Paul Frenzeny. Gold Decorated Boards. Good/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Excellent book on Russian humour as seen in Russian literature. From the International humour series of books dated 1869, no other dates in book possible first printing cannot be sure. 349 pages plus 14 pages of adverts in clean condition, Many B/w illustrations plus very informative text,last page is stuck to rear board., marks to front endpaper. NO dustwrapper , outer boards are darkened on edges and light wear to edges. Though not perfect still a pleasing example of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006712)