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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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A Rope-In Case

By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18842

ISBN: 0090898109

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Dustjacket shows some wear to extremities, previous owner's name on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Wraparound jacket art by Douglas Hall with B&W illustrations throughout. ; 8.27 X 5.20 X 0.79 inches; 192 pages; "'When I had first come to the Hebrides, Morag, my landlady, had advised me always to "take a rope - in case," . . . Over and over I had proved its usefulness. I might need it to catch a calf or a sheep; to carry a bundle of hay to the cow or a can of paraffin from the grocer; to tie a bundle of driftwood I had collected, or ... View more info

BLACK CHAMELEON

By: Booth, Martin

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1988

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 14344

ISBN: 0091735351

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dust jacket in Mylar. Light wear, light creasing below top edge of DJ short tear top back edge, unclipped. A black/white friendship in Africa and England leads to tensions and conflicts. View more info

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The Jade Pavilion

By: Booth, Martin

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18473

ISBN: 0091680905

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Boards and DJ show light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.27 X 5.12 X 1.57 inches; 466 pages; "Sean Mulrenan is an Anglo-Irish piano player and adventurer in Hong Kong. His mistress is Alice Soon, half-Chinese, ex-prostitute. It is 1937, and war is about to upset the complex rituals of the colonials. Sean becomes rich in the black market and flees to India. Alice retreats to neutral Macao and waits out the war. Although events intrude on both, Booth is concerned with the factors by which they measure themselves. Alice uses adversity to become stron... View more info

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The Crying Game

By: Braine, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1968

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 15007

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear, chipped head & tail of spine, short tears, some dust soiling of back panel, small bump bottom back board. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 286 pages View more info

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Wild Grow the Lilies

By: Brown, Christy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18567

ISBN: 0436070952

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Price clipped dust jacket chipped with a couple of short tears and some edgewear, erasure top fore corner of FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Oddity is that in the title on the spine the spelling is lillies ; 8.40 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages; "Irish journalist Luke Sheridan, newly jilted, sets out to cover the story of a poisoning gone awry and ends up in a boisterous party tht moves at the pace of the Keystone Kops set loose in a fun house. From Madame Lala's house of pleasure, with her most alluring "girl" Babysoft, and Count Fustenhalter, t... 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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A Frenzy of Merchantmen

By: Callison, Brian

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15384

ISBN: 0002222396

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Price clipped dust jacket shows only light wear ; A bright, solid book ; 1 x 8.4 x 5.4 Inches; 206 pages; Brevet Cable, reluctant hero of the book "A Plague of Sailors", now finds himself plunged into another still more calamitous adventure. Tension is high in the North Sea where a British frigate has clashed with a Soviet merchantman with tragic results. By the author of "A Ship is Dying". View more info

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The Dark Side of the Sun

By: Cleeve, Brian

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12209

ISBN: 0304292893

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


tear top front panel of DJ, some scuffing and edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 288 pages View more info

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The Mallen Girl

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15421

ISBN: 0434142638

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some edge wear to price-clipped dust jacket, short tears bottom edge. Some spotting of front end papers. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 312 pages; Even as a child Barbara was beautiful, but as her beauty grew so did the affliction which shadowed it. She was becoming totally deaf. Yet living in an almost silent world protected her from what could be a worse affliction - to know the truth of her own origins. Barbara had another protector in Anna Bridgmore who knew that truth, and was haunted by the thought it must one day be revealed to this girl she cherished like her own child. And among... View more info

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The Mallen Novels

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1979

Edition: Omnibus

Seller ID: 17051

ISBN: 0434142700

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear, price-clipped. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.58 X 5.51 X 2.28 inches; 683 pages; An omnibus consisting of 'The Mallen Streak', 'The Mallen Girl', and 'The Mallen Litter'. Three historical novels by Catherine Cookson, starting in 1851, and following the stormy lives of the Northumbrian Mallen family through four generations, from the grandeur of Victorian England to the dark days of the World War I. View more info

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The Persimmon Tree

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2008

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15646

ISBN: 1552787435

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Only slight edge wear, creasing top of DJ spine, book spine lightly concave as is common in books this thick. Light soil page fore edges ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 2.7 x 9.1 x 6.5 Inches; 711 pages; It is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading Japanese forces coming closer by the day, Nick falls in love with the beguiling Anna van Heerden. Their time together is brief, as both are forced into separate, dangerous escapes. They plan to reunite and marry in Australia but it is several ... View more info

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The Story of Danny Dunn

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15678

ISBN: 1552788792

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Slight edge wear to dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.22 X 1.73 inches; 610 pages; "In the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking, the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother, though, steers Danny... View more info

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The Story of Danny Dunn

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15751

ISBN: 1552788792

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Slight edge wear to dust jacket, bottom back fore corner a little bumped ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.22 X 1.73 inches; 610 pages; "In the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking, the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting p... View more info

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Cleg Kelly; Arab of the City

By: Crockett, S. R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10144

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Green cloth covered boards have bumped corners, some spotting front hinge intact, back hinge appears to have been glued, previous owner's name on FFEP ; A tight solid book. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. This is the ; 442 pages; Charles 'Cleg' Kelly was a street urchin whose took as his domain the streets of Edinburgh. His many fine adventures make a great read. 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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All That Glitters

By: Edwards, Samuel

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11731

ISBN: 0434222216

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light rippling of DJ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; A thriller set in Hong Kong 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: $19.95

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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A Dark Devotion

By: Francis, Clare

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1997

Edition: First British Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8050

ISBN: 033368303X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear and a light lean. ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. Signed by author on title page ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 410 pages; "Alex and her husband, Paul, are criminal lawyers practicing together in London. Their work is putting a strain on their marriage, as she feels he is all too willing to represent the guilty. Then Will Dearden, an old friend whom she hasn’t seen for twelve years, calls upon her for help. He still lives in Norfolk, where they grew up together. His elegant wife, Grace, has disappeared. The police, he thinks, aren’t trying hard enough ... View more info