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Image for Country and Other Matters (6 Volume Box Set);  Dulcima, The Four Beauties, The Wild Cherry Tree, Seven By Five, The Triple Echo and Fair Stood the Wind for France

Country and Other Matters (6 Volume Box Set); Dulcima, The Four Beauties, The Wild Cherry Tree, Seven By Five, The Triple Echo and Fair Stood the Wind for France

By: Bates, H. E.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: England, Penguin Books: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19296

Condition: Very Good


Slipcase shows some wear but books are in VG to VG+ condition with only one showing a spine crease ; 7.5 X 4.5 X 3.0 inches; H.E. Bates classic novels together in a slipcase View more info

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Sick Heart River

By: Buchan, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Musson Book Company: 1941

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18259

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Price clipped DJ shows shelf wear with creasing, scuffing, tears and chipping. Sunfaded. Previous owner's name in front free end paper ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Blue cloth covered boards with blindstamp on front cover and gilt titles on spine, blue publisher topstain on top page edges with a little bleeding down onto pages. Fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. Prologue by Howard Swiggett ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; This is one of the books utilising characters from the classic mystery 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. Sir Edward Leithen, one of Richard... View more info

A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD

By: Cunningham, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1990

Edition: First British Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 11649

ISBN: 0241129095

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; DJ has some edge wear, chipping, front flap creased . 'A novel which crosses homosexual/heterosexual barriers conveying a message about love and lust. It tells the story of Jonathan Glover and Bobby Morrow, highschool friends, comrades and lovers. Bobby's life is shattered when his revered elder brother dies by walking through a glass door.' View more info

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Shabby Summer

By: Deeping, Warwick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1939

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12349

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


DJ chipped and worn, shot tears and creasing, large piece missing from top of DJ spine affecting most of title. Blue cloth covered boards show only light wear, some discoloration top of spine, foxing of page edges, ; DJ stabilized in Mylar protector, hinges intact; Farm life, drought, greed and a love story are the major story lines in this novel. View more info

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The Collected Works of Julian Fane "Memoir in the Middle of the Journey", "Social Comedy", "Evening" v. 5

By: Fane, Julian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2001

Edition: Omnibus

Seller ID: 11209

ISBN: 1841193453

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light chipping to extremities of DJ, some scuffing, light creasing ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 528 pages; "This is the fifth volume of Julian Fane's collected works. It begins with the semi-autobiographical "Memoir in the Middle of the Journey". Next comes "The Social Comedy", a romance that demonstrates the power of society, and finally, "Evening", describing the different degrees of love." View more info

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RANDALL AND THE RIVER OF TIME

By: Forester, C. S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10846

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Unclipped DJ is chipped with a couple of short tears ; A bright solid, book, hinges intact; 320 pages; A more modern story than his Hornblower novels, the central character is a young soldier home on leave from the trenches in WWI View more info

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Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party

By: Greene, Graham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1980

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16519

ISBN: 0370303164

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 7.90 X 5.20 X 0.50 inches; 140 pages; "A darkly comic novel about a misanthropic millionaire who decides to hold the last of his famous parties, but this time it is to be his own deadly version of the Book of Revelation. Mr Jones, a quiet unprepossessing man who works as a translator in a Swiss chocolate factory, meets and falls in love with Anna-Luise, many years his junior and the daughter of Doctor Fischer, the notorious toothpaste millionaire." View more info

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The Genius and the Goddess

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1955

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 18048

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, pages yellowed. Previous owner's name blacked out on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 128 pages; "Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens—a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance—bringing the couple to ruin. Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps up... View more info

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Countess From Canada; a Story of a Life in the Backwoods

By: Marchant, Bessie (Elizabeth Marchant Comfort) & Cyrus Cuneo

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son: 1930

Seller ID: 10558

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Beige cloth covered boards with brown stamped design and titles on front and spine, last 20 pages folded over top corner. Unclipped DJ in Mylar - chipped with tape repaired tears and creases. ; B&W Plates; 360 pages; Marchant was a prolific author of stories for teenage girls. This book is undated but DJ art appears to be from 1920-1930 View more info

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Due Reckoning: Being the Third and Last Part of The Realists

By: McKenna, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth Limited: 1927

Edition: 1st UK; Second Printing

Seller ID: 12726

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Only light edge wear, bookplate removed from FFEP leaving some thinning of paper ; A tight solid book. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 317 pages; This is the follow-up to 'Saviours of Society' and 'The Secretary of War' View more info

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The Redundancy of Courage

By: Mo, Timothy

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1991

Edition: 1st UK

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11262

ISBN: 0701137487

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Light edge wear, creasing top edge of DJ, book lightly bumped head & tail of spine ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A bright solid, book ; 408 pages View more info

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Secret Society

By: Onyeama, Dillibe

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Isleworth UK, Satellite Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15644

ISBN: 0905186532

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Light scuffing and edgewear of dust jacket, short crease front flap. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 128 pages; "A terrifying excursion into the realms of the supernatural by the best-selling author of 'Nigger at Eton' and 'Juju' among others." View more info

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A Tale of Two Families

By: Smith, Dodie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16522

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Previous owner's name, small accession number and stamped date at top of front free end paper, stamped number top page edge and 'Anco copy' stamped on bottom page edges. Some damage from the removal of library pocket on back free end paper. A few pages show some rippling to top of pages, bottom for corners a little bumped. Dust jacket shows edgewear and light creasing but no library markings. Light lean to book. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Despite the faults, this is still an attractive, solid book. The author's birthplace colour the stories written by the author, l... View more info

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The Gates of Eden

By: Swan, Annie S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier: [1887] 1912?

Seller ID: 10785

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Olive green cloth covered boards with flowered decorations and gilt stamping show light wear. 1/4 inch tear base of spine, top corner lightly bumped. Some wear to titles front and spine. ; All edges gilt, an attractive volume. Undated but Prize bookplate dated 1913 on front pastedown, front hinge started but solid. Publisher's information dates this to 1887. Unsure if this is a first, does not state new edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Swan is well known for her Scottish stories. View more info

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Singing Spears; a Retallick Novel

By: Thompson, E.V.

Price: $24.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14358

ISBN: 0333340728

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Some creasing to top edge of price clipped DJ, small dent on front panel of DJ extending through to book, some scuffing of DJ. Pages show the light yellowing common to British hardcovers of the era. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, hinges intact; Daniel Retallick series; 1.7 x 8.6 x 5.8 Inches; 444 pages; "This is the story of Matabeleland in the 1880's, land to become eventually part of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Daniel Retallick has grown to manhood during the years of flood tide in the chronicles of Africa. The son of Josh and Miriam Retallick, he settles with his wife and children on ... View more info

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My Love's but a Lassie

By: Tynan, Katharine

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock & Co.: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11002

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Green cloth covered boards are lightly worn at extremities, one tear at each spine tip, front board has stain covering a quarter of of surface area, spine darkened, both inner hinges are cracked but still strong ; A tight solid book. Lovely colour frontispiece still has tissue guard ; 304 pages; A scarce title from this prolific author View more info

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Fishpingle A romance of the countryside,

By: Vachell, Horace Annesley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1927

Edition: First Edition; Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 10732

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


DJ worn torn, water spotted, chipped, sticker damage on back panel. Some foxing of pages ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. DJ stabilized in protective Mylar ; 348 pages View more info

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NAOMI or the Last Days of Jerusalem

By: Webb, Mrs J. B

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Walter Scott: N.D.

Seller ID: 11003

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Green cloth covered boards show light wear, inner hinges have been repaired, strengthened, gift notation on decorative FFEP, a few pen marks made by child on endpapers, light yellowing of pages. Small white spot on front board ; A tight solid book with mitred edges, gilt titles front and spine, black stamped bird design on back board. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 399 pages; Undated but gift notation is dated April 1902 View more info

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Elizabeth in Retreat

By: Westrup (Mrs. W. Sydney Stacey), Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, John Lane/Bell and Cockburn: 1912

Seller ID: 11265

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some tearing base of spine, one 1/4 inch tear at top. Previous owner's name crossed out with marker on front pastedown, number in ink beside it. Light soil on pages, a few pages spotted, front hinge started & back hinge cracked but solid, corners lightly bumped. FFEP creased ; Green cloth covered boards have black titles on front board and gilt titles on spine ; 428 pages View more info