Used and Out of Print Literature and Collectible Fiction Books
Five Plays For Boys: The Bag of The Winds, Hereward The
Wake, Alfred and The Navy, Bridgewater Castle, Clipper Ships -by- L du
Garde Peach. With decorations -by- Evelyn Simpson (Sir Isaac Pitman &
Sons Ltd, London, reprint, 1949) Used small hardcover book, no dust jacket, 118 pages.
Good blue cloth covers with good silver actor emblem on front cover and silver
lettering on spine, bookshop bookplate inside front cover, corners bumped, pages are very good.
Footsteps In The Sea -by- Pat Booth. A novel, first edition (Collins, London, first edition, 1964) Used hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket, 256 pages, dust jacket is soiled, knocked on corners and with small
tears in spine, foxing on edges of [ages and some light foxing on introduction pages, else very good.
From A Hilltop: Getting A House, Building A Home, Living In It -by- Rita F Snowden (The Epworth Press, London, First edition,
1956) Used small hardcover book in dust jacket, 121 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Written
inscription on fep. Bookshop bookplate inside cover. Foxing throughout the pages, heavy on fep. Text is good.
Fudge in Bubbleville -by- Ken Reid. Childrens Literature. Fudge embarks on a perilous journey to the
forbidding Mournful Mountain to retrieve the enchanted egg of the Glum-Glum bird, so that the wicked water witch
Golliponda will remove her spell over Tranquil Waters. Black and white cartoon format. Illustrated with colour
plates. (Savoy Books Ltd. Manchester. 1981) ISBN 0861300106. Used childrens story book. Softcover. 135 pages.
Covers are lightly scuffed and bumped in corners. A few spots of foxing on edges of pages. Else is very
'I Lived With You', 'Party', 'Symphony In Two Flats' -by- Ivor Novello. The
first plays that Ivor Novello published; although Novello is principally famous
as an actor, these 3 plays give him a high position as a contemporary dramatist;
with an introduction by Edward Marsh
(Methuen, London, First Edition, 1932) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 287 pages,
dust jacket is fair, with tears and pieces missing, soiling, creasing and heavy edge
wear, book itself is good, with bookshop bookplate inside cover, foxing and
marks on eps, foxing on edges of pages, text is very good.
Mademoiselle de Maupin -by- Theophile Gautier, A new translation of this
classic novel (Dymocks Book Arcade, First Australian Edition, Sydney, 1951)
Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 340 pages. Very good red cloth with dulled gilt
lettering on spine. Boards bumped on corners and on upper edge of spine, else very good.
Murder On Trust -by- Charles Rushton. First Edition Fiction. A murder mystery novel involving Inspector
Cadman investigating murders on and around the ship the 'Green Castle' (Herbert
Jenkins, London, First Edition, First Printing, undated but circa 1950)
Hardcover, no dust jacket, 187pp. Worn and marked orange cloth with brown lettering.
Spine discoloured. Foxing on eps and edges of pages. Pages are very good.
Princess Mary's Gift Book. A
collection of stories by famous authors illustrated with beautiful colour
tipped-in plates and delightful line drawings, published by Princess Mary with
all profits of the original sale given to the Queen's Work For Women Fund which
was acting in conjunction with the National Relief Fund; colour frontispiece of
Princess Mary by J J Shannon; contributions by J M Barrie; G A Birmingham; Hall
Caine; Ralph Connor; A Conan Doyle; J H Fabre; Ellen Thorneycroft; Charles
Garvice; Lady Sybil Grant; H Rider Haggard; Beatrice Harraden; Rudyard Kipling
(Hodder and Stoughton, London, no date, circa 1915) Covered in black
pseudo-leather, knocked on corners with small pieces mussing at both ends of
spine, foxing on eps and edges of pages, pages have tanned, text and
illustrations are very good.
The Blackwood Moon, A Novel of Cornwall 1794-5
-by- Winston Graham, uncorrected advanced proof (First edition, 1973,
Collins, London) ISBN 0002210967. Used softcover book, 480 pages. Red paper
covers creased, with small tears at top and bottom of spine, worn on edges and
knocked in corners. Page edges soiled. Bookshop stamp on first page. Text is good.
The Catalogue And Cataloguing selected by
Arthur Ray Rowland. The publication of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
completes a work which has been developing for over 3 decades; this volume is a
collection of those articles presenting the changes which have taken place in
the development of the Code and cataloguing generally, which will be of great
interest to students beginning a study of cataloguing and its development; many
of the articles appear on various reading lists, bibliographies, and in
cataloguing texts as supplementary reading (Crosby Lockwood &
Son, London, 1969) ISBN 0258967560. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 344 pages, now protected by
clear plastic sleeve. Name and date written on fep, light foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
The Market Square Dog -by- James Herriot -illustrated by- Ruth Brown. First Edition
Childrens' Literature. (St. Martin's Press, New York. 1989) ISBN 0312033974. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Illustrated covers.
Unpaginated. Light foxing on title page. Else very good.
The Mousetrap Story: 43 Years of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
Agatha Christie wrote the 30 minute play "Three Blind Mice" for the late Queen Mary in 1947; the play was eventually enlarged
into "the Mousetrap" and has been presented at St Martin's Theatre in London continuously for the past 43 years. A souvenir
programme celebrating the 43rd year; contains lists and photographs of the cast for every year since its opening (presented by
The Agatha Christie Society, London, no date) Used softcover book. Light wear to edges and corners. Else very good.
The Princess Of The Chalet School -by- Elinor M Brent-Dyer (Dymock's
Book Arcade, Sydney, First Australian edition, 1952) Used hardcover book in dust jacket,
272 pages. Dust jacket is poor: torn and chipped on edges and corners, heavy foxing on
its edges, 2 small sections of surface of front cover lifted, obliterating parts
of the word "Chalet" in the title. Book itself is good, with the name
of a previous owner written inside front cover, foxing on edges and a red ink
stain at top outer corner of rear pages.
The Prospector, Being The Life and Times of
Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737-1794) -by- John Carswell. (First edition, 1950, The
Cresset Press, London) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 278 pages, decorated boards
knocked on edges and corners, bookshop stamp on fep, foxing on eps, first few
pages and edges of pages, else good.
The Song Of Middle-Earth: J R R Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths -by David Harvey.
The author takes a fresh look at the historical background to Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'
revealing the complex web of history and myth that lies behind the stories.
(George Allen & Unwin. Boston. First Edition. 1985) ISBN 0048090239. Used book. Hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket. 143 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and inked stamps. No stickers on
the dust jacket. Tape shadows on dust jacket and boards from a plastic covering now removed. The laminate
covering of the dust jacket has crazed. The front free endpaper has been neatly torn out. Foxing on the
free endpapers, edges of pages and last few pages. Else pages are very good.
The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography -by- Margaret Lane. Frontispiece b/w photograph of Beatrix Potter aged 10.
Illustrated in black and white and colour. (Frederick Warne & Co. London. Reprint. 1976) ISBN 0723201382. Used
hardcover book. No dust jacket. 174 pages. Very good green cloth covers with very good gilt lettering on spine.
Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Twelve Lays of The Gipsy -by- Kostis Palamas. Translated by George Thomson. Poetry.
Poem by one of the greatest of all Greek poets. Introduction -by- George Thomson. Used small hardcover book in clear
plastic dust jacket. 146 pages. (Lawrence & Wishart. London. 1969) Name of previous owner written on title page.
Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Wild Beast -by- Franz Berliner -illustrated by- Lilian Brøgger (Lilian Brogger).
English translation -by- Alison Sage. Childrens' Literature. (The Bodley Head, London. 1990) ISBN 0370315235. Used hardcover book. No dust
jacket. Illustrated covers. Unpaginated. Very good.
The Year Of The Yield -by- March Cost. A
novel. First edition (Cassell, London, first edition, 1965) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 232
pages, foxing on dust jacket and edges of pages, foxing also on first and last few
pages, dust jacket is worn with small tears and chips in edges and corners, bookshop
plate inside cover, all else is good.
There's No Place Like Home -by- Rita F Snowden (The Epworth Press, London, reprint, 1951) Used small hardcover
book in price-clipped dust jacket, 208 pages. Covered in clear plastic. Name written on fep. Tape
marks on eps. Foxing on edges of pages, else good.
The Complete Yes Minister, The Diaries Of
A Cabinet Minister By The Right Hon. James Hacker M.P. -edited by- Jonathan Lynn & Antony Jay. Omnibus
edition containing the 3 books covering Jim Hacker's time as minister for Administrative Affairs (Book Club Associates,
London, 1984) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 514 pages, dust jacket is marked, worn and creased on edges, corners
bumped with small chips and tears, inscription to previous owner of fep, foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
Yes Prime Minister, The Diaries Of The Right
Hon. James Hacker Volume I edited by Jonathan Lynn & Antony Jay (BBC
Books, London, reprint, 1987) ISBN 0563204699. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 256 pages,
dust jacket is lightly worn on edges and bumped in corners, else in fine condition.
Yes Prime Minister, The Diaries Of The Right
Hon. James Hacker Volume II edited by Jonathan Lynn & Antony Jay (BBC
Books, London, First edition, 1987) ISBN 0563205849. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 240 pages,
dust jacket is marked, worn and creased on edges, corners bumped with small tears, pages have tanned,
else very good.
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