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[5241] HORWOOD, William DUNCTON STONE. Volume Three of The Book of Silence
London: HarperCollins, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 0002241749 Book and dustjacket in fine condition. 689pp. With frontispiece. The second trilogy about the moles of Duncton Wood reaches its climax with this book. (Book ref. 5241)   £18.00
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[5215] TINNISWOOD, Peter UNCLE MORT'S NORTH COUNTRY
London: Pavilion, 1986. Illustrated by John Ireland. First Edition. 185145070X Hardcover in fine condition. pictorial endpapers. Dustjacket in very good condition, top of spine very slightly bumped. 127pp. With 9 double-page illustrations, and also illustrations in text by John Ireland. Novel about the Brandon family. From d/j flap - " Carter Brandon was given a week off work. So he decided he would spend the time taking day trips in his car. Uncle Mort went with him - So begins the funny account of their tour." (Book ref. 5215)   £12.00
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[5192] LYSTER-POWELL, Maisie CHARLOTTE CHANGES COURSE
Upton-upon-Severn, U.K: Self Publishing Assoc., 1991. First Edition. 1854211293 Hardcover in near fine condition, top of spine very slightly bumped. Dustjacket in near fine condition, top of spine very slightly bumped. Price clipped. 188pp. Novel. Set in a riverside village which is being used as a mask for a major drugs operation. (Book ref. 5192)   £15.00
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[5188] REA, Lorna SIX MRS. GREENES
London: William Heinemann, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Author Hardcover in very good condition, spine ends and outer corner edges slightly bumped, small black mark on back board, free endpapers slightly tanned, pages clean and bright no tears or marks. No dustjacket. Inscription by author on front free endpaper "With gratitude for your most kindly appreciation of my book, Lorna Rea. Dec. 3rd, 1929." 289pp. Novel. (Book ref. 5188)   £15.00
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[5184] BILL, Andrew WRATH OF THE ICE SORCERER
U.K: Holland Studio Craft, 1988. First Edition. 0951429809 Hardcover in fine condition. map on endpapers. Dustjacket in very good condition, very slightly rubbed at top corner edges, and front bottom edge. x, 85pp. With 2 colour double-page and 8 colour illustrations by John Woodward, plus 14 black-and-white line illustrations by John Woodward and the author. From d/j flap - "The land of Enchantica is shrouded in cloaks of mystery. Only those who can fan the mists with the breath of imagination, may step through the veils and reach her enchanted shores." (10"h x 7"w) (25cms x 18cms). (Book ref. 5184)   £10.00
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[5078] EVANS, Simon SIMON EVANS OF CLEOBURY MORTIMER. An Anthology
Kidderminster, U.K: Kenneth Tomkinson, 1978. First Edition. 09504718 4 4 First impression of the First Edition limited to 150 copies. Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in very good+ condition, top edge slightly rubbed, and small mark by front edge on front cover. 238pp. With frontispiece of Simon Evans, 8 illustrations, and map of the Simon Evans country. The 'Introduction' is by his widow. Evans was a postman-poet-writer in Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Shropshire, famous for its crooked church steeple and beautiful countryside. (8"h x 6"w) (22cms x 16cms). (Book ref. 5078)   £40.00
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[4050] LUDLUM, Robert and Philip Shelby ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE CASSANDRA COMPACT. A Covert-One Novel
New York: St. Martin Griffin, 2001. First Edition. Trade paperback in excellent condition, no marks, tears or creases. (9"h x 6"w). 387pp. From back cover - "Someone has stolen Russia's store of the deadly small-pox virus and are now en route with the virus to the United States. Jon Smith and his Covert-One colleagues must now unravel the complex scheme, overcome their powerful and invisible opponents and recover or destroy the virus before the power of total Armageddon rest comfortably in the arms of a madman." (Book ref. 4050)   £5.00
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[4048] THOMAS, Craig A DIFFERENT WAR
London: Little, Brown, 1997. Trade paperback in fine condition. (9h" x 6"w). 6378pp. Novel. From back cover - "On its final test flight, a new American airliner crashes mysteriously in the Arizona desert. An accident, or something more sinister? Michael Gant, hero of 'Firefox', and now an expert on aviation accidents, must risk his life by repeating the test flight in every detail to discover the truth. Then a second airliner crashes off the coast of Finland ." (Book ref. 4048)   £5.00
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[4047] WALKER, Jim MURDER ON THE TITANIC
Nashville, U.S.A: Broadman and Holman, 1998. Trade paperback in excellent condition, no mark, tears or creases. (9"h x6"w). 487pp. Novel. From the back cover - "A man lies dying in the street, and Morgan Fairfield is compelled to deliver his top secret message to the American War Department. Morgan is given only two things: a locked briefcase and a first-class ticket aboard the Titanic." (Book ref. 4047)   £6.00
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[5144] BOYD, Carole LYNDA SNELL'S HERITAGE OF AMBRIDGE. Her guide of Archers Country
London: Virgin, 1997. First Edition. 1852276584 Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in fine condition. 160pp. With photographs and illustrations in colour and black-and-white. Lynda Snell (played by Carole Boyd) one of the characters in the Radio Four soap 'The Archers' has chronicled the wildlife and plant life throughout the seasons, and has taken a close look at the genealogy of the families in particular the Archers and the Grundys, and the area of Ambridge and Borsetshire. (Book ref. 5144)   £10.00
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[5099] ALLEN, Trevor JADE ELEPHANTS
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1934. First Edition. Signed by Author Hardcover in very good+ condition, spine slightly faded, , a few spots of foxing on front edge and front free endpaper, no other marks or tears, outer edges of pages slightly tanned. No dustjacket. Dennis Wheatley's bookplate inside front board. Inscription from author to Dennis Wheatley "To Dennis Wheatley With best wishes From Trevor Allen. Xmas 1935."on front free endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate also on front free endpaper. Part of d/j flap pasted inside back board. A very good tight copy. 280pp. Novel set in Macedonia. (7"h x 4"w) (19cms x 12cms). (Book ref. 5099)   £30.00
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[5088] MUIR, Percy ENGLISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1600 to 1900
London: B.T. Batsford, 1954. First Edition. Signed by Author Hardcover in very good+ condition, just a hint of being rubbed at bottom edge, internally in fine condition. Dustjacket in very good condition, has 2 small closed tears along top edge and a couple on bottom edge, edges and sides of spine very slightly rubbed, spine slightly tanned. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper " To my friend L. Linder, hoping he will not find too much to criticize. Percy Muir 4/12/54." Also a letter from the author to Mr. Londer (author of 'A history of the writings of Beatrix Potter') tipped in on back endpaper. 255p, including index. With coloured frontispiece, 107 illustrations, of which 7 are coloured, and two small woodcuts by Thomas Beswick. An account of the works published for children during three centuries. The author discusses the importance of children's writers and their book in the years upto 1900. (10h" x 7"w) (25cms x 19cms). (Book ref. 5088)   £50.00
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[5085] YOUNG, Francis Brett BLACK ROSES
London: William Heinemann, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Author Limited edition of 525 copies this being number 388, signed by the author. 274pp. Hardcover - vellum bound, in very good+ condition, a few spots of foxing inside boards, and at top and front edge, no foxing, marks or tears on pages. A very good tight copy. Most of the pages are uncut at the top. (9"h x 6"w) (23cms x 15cms). (Book ref. 5085)   £60.00
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[5084] YOUNG, Francis Brett BLOOD ORANGES
London: London, 1932. Illustrated by Edward Kricorissian. First Edition. Signed by Author Hardcover in very good+ condition, cream cloth boards with bevelled edges, gilt top edge, gilt lettering on spine, just two spots of foxing only on four of the pages, some pages rough-cut at front edge. Of this edition there are 230 copies, signed by the author, of which this is number 109. Frontispiece plus two illustrations by Albert Edward Berbank. 41pp. (9"h x 5"w) (23cms x 14.5cms). (Book ref. 5084)   £60.00
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[5081] DAVIS, John Francis CHINESE NOVELS. Translated from the Originals; to which are added Proverbs and Moral Maxims, collected from their Classical Books and other Sources. The whole Prefaced by Observations on the Language and Literature of China
London: London, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover in very good condition, half leatherbound with marbled boards, spine has been re-bound, corner edges are slightly rubbed, boards repaired at hinges, with a few spots of foxing on some of the pages. Previous owner's inscription inside front board. A very good tight copy. 250pp. Contents: The Shadow in the Water - The Twin Sisters - The Three Dedicated Chambers - Chinese Proverbs, etc. Some Chinese characters (words) in the text. (8"h x 5"w) (22.5cms x14cms). (Book ref. 5081)   £130.00
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[5074] STACEY, Tom THE WORM IN THE ROSE
London: Heinemann, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover in near fine condition, just a very tiny dent at bottom front edge. Dustjacket in near fine condition, spine ends very slightly bumped. 258pp. Novel - " When the heir to a remote shaikdom in the Gulf is killed in a shooting accident on the estate of his former childhood friend, the politician Timothy Lunt, ex-Fleet Street journalist Anthony Guise is drawn back into the world of corruption." (Book ref. 5074)   £10.00
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[5058] T.E. SHAW (COLONEL T.E. LAWRENCE - Lawrence of Arabia THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER
London: Oxford University Press, 1935. First U.K. edition 1935. This edition was first published in the U.S.A. in 1932. Hardcover in very good+ condition, gilt top edge, with some foxing on free endpapers, also some foxing on front edge which is rough cut, no foxing on pages internally, a fine tight copy. Dustjacket in good condition, 2 small pieces missing, one at back top edge, and one at bottom back edge by spine, and 4 small closed tears on back cover, and one at top and bottom spine edge. Inside of dustjacket and flaps are foxed, but the outside of the dustjacket has no foxing. 327pp. From d/j flap - "Lawrence's translation is the 28th English version. He deliberately heightened the colour of certain passages, and devised, for dialogue, a system of highly individualised habits of speech. He took a long time in reaching what he considered to be a style adequate to his purpose." (9"h x 6"w) (23.5cms x 16cms). (Book ref. 5058)   £40.00
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[5042] BEAUMAN, Sally REBECCA'S TALE
London: Time Warner, 2002. Softcover in fine condition. 627pp. Novel - It is April 1951, and twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter and the inquest, which passed a verdict of suicide and also twenty years ago since Manderley, the de Winter's ancient family seat, was razed to the ground. (Book ref. 5042)   £5.00
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[4978] WHITE, James Dillon THE TALL SHIP
London: Heinemann, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover in very good+ condition, ends of spine very slightly faded, page 267 has crease marks by bottom front edge, one spot of foxing on outer edge of last six pages, no other marks or tears, pages clean and bright. Dustjacket in good condition, spine slightly faded, back cover a little grubby and has two small brown marks, small closed tears at sides of spine at ends, top spine and corner edges slightly rubbed. 271pp. Novel. (Book ref. 4978)   £10.00
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[4972] OLBRICH, Freny THE ACCOUNT OF MARTIN BRON
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover in near fine condition, bottom spine edge very slightly bumped. Dustjacket in near fine condition, bottom spine edge slightly rubbed, with tiny nick. 182pp. With one map. Novel set in the Second World War. (Book ref. 4972)   £15.00
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