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Heyer, Georgette A Civil Contract
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1961. Cloth. Near Very Good/Near Very Good. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Ex-Library Touching Regency Romance, unusual for Georgette Heyer as the Heroine is plain & practical (and has no dress sense!), married by the Hero in order to save his ancestral home. The old love,a beauty, hovers in the background. The climax come at the end with Napoleon's escape from Elba, and the Battle of Waterloo (The Hero is not engaged, though a Peninsular veteran, he remains a civilian). Red cloth cover with dull gilt lettering & border lines to spine. Jacket illustration shows a Stately Home from its ground (by A. E. Barbarosa.) 8" Tall. Some edge wear to jacket with some nicks to top and very small tears at spine ends. (see photo). Protected by a worn clear plastic wrapper. Some library marks and remains of an old library label on endpaper and a library stamp on rear endpaper. Small library label on jacket spine. (Book ref. 007763) £12.00
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Hunt, Robert Popular Romances of the West of England, or The Drolls, Traditions and Superstitions of Old Cornwall: Third Edition, Enlarged & Revised
London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. 3rd Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Book Marvelous book, full of tales about Saints, Lost Cities, Mermaids, Giants, Piskies, Spriggans, Demons etc. 480 Pages + publisher's adverts. Green cloth cover with Gilt illustrations to front and spine, of Piskie Ring, hand catching tiny person, man of stone etc. Gilt lettering to spine. Frontispiece has a full page B&W Illustration of "the Giant Bolster striding from Beacon to Carn Brea", protected by Tissue Guard. Some rubbing to cover, spine colour a little darkened. Pages in nice, clean condition. Previous owner's incription on ffep dated '93. (Book ref. 007711) £35.00
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Kinsman, John (Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Introductory Chapter) THE CORNISH HANDBOOK; The History, Poetry and Romance of a Charming Corner of England
Cheltenham and London: The London Cornish Association (E J Burrow). Original Wraps. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Book Contents include : Cornish Characteristics" by Q, Cornish Dialect, Curious Cornish Customs, Life in a Cornish Village,Saints of Cornwall, Trelawny, and much more. Frontis Illustration is a B&W photo "Near Land's End. 7" Tall. (Curious Subtitle as no true Cornishman regards Cornwall as being part of England!) Original card cover with black lettering and small central design of a ship on the front. Undated Edition, previous owner's inscription on ffep dated 1921. Cover has some wear and top 2/3 of the card spine is missing. Repaired with brown paper.Pages in very good, clean condition. (Book ref. 007706) £8.00
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Hunt, James (Collected and Edited By) POPULAR ROMANCES OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND: The Drolls, Traditions & Superstitions of Old Cornwall. First Series
Piccadilly, London: John Camden Hotten, 1865. Decorative Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Book Splendid collection of Old Cornish Folklore & Legends: Piskies, Spriggans, Giants, Fairies, Mermaids, Tregeagle stories with Dosmery Pool and the Hounds, Lost Cities, and much, much more. Frontispiece has a full page Illustration of the "Giant Bolster". Illustrated Title Page. Red cloth cover with Gilt Illustration a small bearded figure wearing a cloak and conical hat. Gilt lettering and illustration of a man turned to stones on spine. Beveled Edges. Dark green endpapers with a note on "Curious Books worth having" bound in. 7 3/4" Tall. Previous owner's inscription at top of title page, "Cornwall County Record Office" stamp on blank preliminary page and white ref. no. written on spine. Spine colour slightly faded and a little fraying at spine ends. Occassional spot of foxing to a few pages. (Book ref. 007696) £70.00
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Ridgway, Athelstan THE SECRET NET : A Cornish Romance
London & New York: Andrew Melrose. Cloth. Near Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Book Characterful Cornish Novel set in the days of World War I. Blue cloth cover with Black linear border and lettering to front & spine. 7 3/4" Tall. Spine colour very slightly faded. No inscriptions except 2 penciled letters in corner of free endpaper. (Book ref. 007692) £20.00
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Crawford, F. Marion STRADELLA, An Old Italian Love Tale
London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1911. Illustrated by Gibbs, George & Craig, Frank. 1st Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Book 1st Edition Reissue, 1911. The love story of handsome young Maestro Allesandro Stradella of Naples and beautiful Ortensia. Illustrated with 8 B&W PLates by George Gibb and Frank Craig. Frontis Illustration shows Ortensia, seated. Red cloth cover with central gilt decorative Monogram to front. Blind stamped Floral Design and Gilt lettering to spine. 7 1/2" Tall. Slight edge wear. Spine colour a little faded. Old Decorative Bookplate pasted to endpaper. A few spots of foxing, mainly marginal. (Book ref. 007641) £7.00
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Anon The Ladies Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance [Volume 2 Only]
Geo Henderson, London, 1839 Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. 442pp. Frontis. Vignette. Complete with 26 colour and 12 engraved plates. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. Boards rubbed. Corners scuffed. Some annotations to rear pastedown. Pages a little age discoloured. A decent copy. (bs61) Category: ABE Listing; Inventory No: BS61GLTBN712. (Book ref. BS61GLTBN712) £60.00
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Vitelleschi, Marchesa A Court in Exile: Charles Edward Stuart and the Romance of the Countess D'Albanie [2 Volume Set]
Hutchinson & Co, London, 1903 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 2 volume set bound in half-calf. xi, 300pp ; viii, pp. 306-663. With 2 photogravure plates and 24 full-page illustrations. 1st edition 1903. Gilt titles to spines, gilt top edges. Marbled end-papers. Ivor A. B. Ferguson's bookplate to front pastedown in both volumes. Spines a little rubbed. Boards slightly marked and worn. Edges rough-cut and foxed. Newspaper clippings pasted onto half-title to volume 1. First leaf of the advertisements at the rear of volume 1 was been removed. A decent set. (bs61) Category: ABE Listing; Inventory No: BS61GLTRD612. (Book ref. BS61GLTRD612) £50.00
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Ainsworth, William Harrison The Constable of the Tower: An Historical Romance [Volume 2 Only]
Chapman & Hall, London, 1861 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Illustrator: Gilbert, John. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Volume 2 only. 315pp. Frontis. Illustrated by John Gilbert. 1st edition 1861. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Boards blind-stamped. Spine relaid retaining original backstrip. Boards slightly marked. Corners a little bumped. John Hales' bookplate to front pastedown. A decent copy. (r31) Illustrator: Gilbert, John. Inventory No: R31GLTRED238. (Book ref. R31GLTRED238) £15.00
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Ainsworth, William Harrison The Constable of the Tower: An Historical Romance [Volume 3 Only]
Chapman & Hall, London, 1861 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Illustrator: Gilbert, John. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Volume 3 only. 332pp. Frontis. Illustrated by John Gilbert. 1st edition 1861. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Boards blind-stamped. Spine a little skewed. Head and tail of spine frayed. Boards slightly marked. John Hales' bookplate to front pastedown. A decent copy. (r31) Illustrator: Gilbert, John. Inventory No: R31GLTPNK238. (Book ref. R31GLTPNK238) £15.00
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Webb Mary Seven For A Secret
Jonathan Cape, 1932 rep 318pp, foxing to endpapers, fading to spine, VG A love story, illustrated by Norman Hepple (Book ref. 43645) £7.00
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Waite Garth & Waite Vicky Island. Diary Of A Year On Easdale
Mainstream Publishing, 1985 First Edition 144pp, Fine in Fine price clipped dw Island is a detailed and lovingly illustrated account of a newly married couple's first idyllic year on the tiny Scottish island of Easdale. A beautiful book and wonderful illustrations. (Book ref. 42947) £10.00
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Stratz Rudolph Where Snow Is Sovereign. A Romance Of The Glaciers.
Dodd, Mead & Co, 1909 First Edition 282pp, original decorative boards private bookplate, cracking to endpapers but secure, VG A scarce mountaineering novel. (Book ref. 44906) £38.00
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Shikibu Murasaki The Tale Of Genji. Two Volumes
Secker & Warburg, 1976 First Edition 521pp + 1090pp, VG+ Two very clean copies. The Tale Of Genji is a very long romance, running to fifty-four chapters and describes the court life of Heian Japan, from the tenth century into the eleventh. (Book ref. 42487) £19.00
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Scott Sir Walter Ivanhoe. A Romance (Two Volumes)
Waverley Book Co, No Date 500pp, half leather, gold decorative spines, volume two has a water mark on back cover, otherwise VG. Good With Sixteen Coloured illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright. (Book ref. 48733) £10.00
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Roberts Margaret Stephanie's Children
Victor Gollancz, 1969 First Edition 208pp, Fine in VG+ dw with one small tear. The novel is set in France in 1792. Romantic story with excellent detail of revolutionary France and London during those years. (Book ref. 49789) £4.00
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Macdonald George Phantastes And Lilith
Victor Gollancz, 1962 rep 420pp, slight sunning to spine, VG With an introduction by C.S.Lewis. A re-issue of two novels. (Book ref. 47033) £40.00
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Kuan-Chung, Lo Romance Of The Three Kingdoms - 2 Volumes
Charles E. Tuttle Co.,, 1970 Third Printing 638pp + 623pp, slight sunning to spines, VG+. An attractive set, now uncommon. An historical novel. (Book ref. 42521) £45.00
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Innes Michael Operation Pax
Voctor Gollancz, 1951 First Edition 304pp, very slight fading to spine, VG+ Novel (Book ref. 43556) £12.00
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Inglesant John A Romance
Macmillan & Co, 1927 rep 445pp, inscr, foxing to endpapers, Good+ (Book ref. 49177) £4.00
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