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Crushed yet conquering; A story of Constance and Bohemia

By: Alcock, Deborah

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, F.H. Revell Co: N.D.

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12009

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Clipped DJ heavily chipped with some loss head & tail of spine, tears. Gift notation on FFEP dated 1940 ; DJ in Mylar. A bright solid, book, blue cloth covered boards, hinges intact ; 576 pages; The author specialized in religious fiction. View more info

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Pilling Always Pays

By: Armstrong, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 19378

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear, light soiling. Price-clipped. Pages somewhat toned ; DJ in mylar. A bright solid book.; Crowther Chronicles #2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages; This is a follow-up to 'The Crowthers of Bankdam' View more info

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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

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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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Patrol to the Golden Horn

By: Fullerton, Alexander

Price: $21.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 1994

Edition: New

Seller ID: 14882

ISBN: 0316910929

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight edge wear, some yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. This was originally published in 1978 by Michael Joseph. ; Nick Everard No. 3; 1.1 x 8.5 x 5.67 Inches; 229 pages; Set in the final days of WWI View more info

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FREE FALL

By: Golding, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6501

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-Library; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 253 pages; Ex-library with library stamp on front free end paper, title page and copyright page. Pocket removed with minimal damage. Tape remnants either side of each hinge Light to medium shelfwear to board edges and corners. DJ has some edgewear, chipping, short tears, light soiling. Book has a little lean. I have tried to be brutally honest. Dust jacket in Mylar. DJ unclipped. 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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The Slow Awakening

By: Marchant, Catherine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19333

ISBN: 0434450316

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and boards show light shelf wear, jacket chipped at extremities. ; Inscribed by the author, tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.3 X 5.7 X 0.9 inches; 282 pages; "In the mid-1850s, life for an orphan was grim, as Kirsten MacGregor discovered when her parents died suddenly on a journey to Northumberland, leaving her penniless and alone in the hands of a cruel farmer. Somehow, Kirsten survived her terrible childhood, only to be sold, at the age of fourteen, to a traveling tinker, a vicious man who raped her and held her captive until... View more info

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Soldier of Fortune

By: Marston, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12463

ISBN: 0749080523

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


only slight wear ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Captain Rawson Vol.1; 1.18 x 8.5 x 5.75 Inches; 331 pages; The first in a series of adventure novels featuring Captain Rawson spy, linguist, sportsman, duellist, ladies man and career soldier involved in the campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough during the war of the Spanish Succession. 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 Last Breath

By: Mina, Denise

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19482

ISBN: 0593051432

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear, minor creasing of dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.3 inches; 352 pages; "Paddy Meehan is home alone when there’s a knock at the door. It’s the police and they have bad news. Former boyfriend Terry Patterson’s naked body has been found in a ditch. He’s been tortured, hooded, then shot through the head: all hallmarks of an IRA assassination. Paddy is devastated: Terry was her first lover; the sort of journalist she’s always aspired to be. But why have the police come to her? Although she and Terry have had an on/off... 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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Richard Temple

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Harpercollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11631

ISBN: 0007214987

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear, remainder mark bottom page edges; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright solid, book. This is the 1st British edition. ; 1.1 x 8.43 x 5.59 Inches; 250 pages; This is the story of Richard Temple - prisoner of war, sometime adventurer, lover and artist - told with insight, empathy and drama by one of the world's master storytellers.Captive in a brutal German prison towards the end of World War II, Richard Temple has been stripped of everything that once defined him: pride, courage, his very identity have all been surrendered in a desperate bid to protect his secret... View more info

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The Golden Ocean

By: O'Brian, Patrick.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 14104

ISBN: 0333082850

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear to DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; In the year 1740 two young men set out to join the Royal Navy and experience many adventures. "Based on the true account of Anson's voyage, this is an heroic story, laced with high comedy." 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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The Winter Should Pass

By: Patten, Nigel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18868

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear. Sticker damage to FFEP. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; "Issak flees his native Antwerp after committing a terrible crime. Settling in Snowdonia (North Wales), he builds a home in the hills and founds a family with Rachel, a vagrant gypsy woman. But he remains haunted by his past with Julie, his one true love, and the conviction that his eldest son will in some way pay for his father's past sins." View more info