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THE HUNT

By: ACZEL , TAMAS

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2732


1st edition , Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 307pp , Award winning author and poet Tamis Aczel widely acknowledged as one of the most important East European writer's living in the West since 1956 , a contributor to many different language publications , newspapers and magazines,Winner of Stalin Prize and Kossuth Prize. The Hunt is set in an isolated country estate somewhere in Europe , a subtle ,vivid suspense / thriller [ General Wulf / Justice Krothy / Monsignor Becka... View more info

THE IRON WOLF AND OTHER STORIES

By: ADAMS, RICHARD

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, ALLEN LANE: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1584


1st ed. 245x175mm approx. Mid Brown Boards with dark brown lettering to spine. 142pp. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert and black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. Nineteen enchanting folk tales collected and retold by the author of Watership Down. F/F ( No insc. or bumps. Dust Jacket non price clipped and in protective wrapper). View more info

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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH

By: ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN ( TRANSLATOR - RALPH PARKER)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, GOLLANCZ: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122751


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 200 x 140 mm approx. 192 pp. First published in the UK by Victor Gollancz in 1963 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the re- issued edition of 1970. The author's first novel which brought him to international fame following it's publication in Moscow in the issue of Novy Mir in 1962. Translated by Ralph Parker. VG/VG (Book- no notable defects. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little rubbed to extremities with... View more info

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ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £125.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN: 1866

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121326


Original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 175 x 110 mm approx. Original grey made end papers. xiv +130 pp. Attributed as Poetry the work is written as a play with list of persons and introductory argument. First edition dated 1866 to title page and tail of spine. Good (Book- moderate shelf rubbing - mainly colour loss only and soiling including dulling of cloth around tail of spine from liquid spillage with associated light tide mark to gutter region of front... View more info

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SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121336


Dark Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and floral decs. Original grey end papers. 195 x 135 mm approx. 136 + publisher's 32 pp catalogue dated April 1880. First Edition 1st Printing. Contains Thalassius, On the Cliffs, The Garden of Cymodoce and Birthday Ode. VG (Book- Moderate shelf rubbing mainly to corner tips and a little general shelf soiling. Previous owner book plate of Adolphus W Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down with later family bo... View more info

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STUDIES IN SONG

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121476


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 212pp + 36pp incl 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1880. Good (Book- Shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Light foxing to prelims and last few pages. No annotations, some signatures uncut at top edge. Binding sound. No c... View more info

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LOCRINE A Tragedy

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121477


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 138pp + 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1887.First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Split to cloth - 20mm approx at top front spine fold, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Moderate foxing to end papers. No annotations, Binding sound. No cracks to end... View more info

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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121478


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 188pp + 40 page publishers catalogue for Dec 1874 to rear. First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Fraying to cloth at head of spine. no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Heavy to much lesser intensity foxing to end papers and book block throughout. A couple... View more info

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RIVER OF DEATH

By: ALISTAIR MACLEAN

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119855


Green Boards with Gilt titles to spine. 210x140mm approx. 192pp. Hunt for S.S Fugitive in South America to seek to recover a gold hoard amassed in the closing stages of WWII. Are there others in the search party with quite different motives for tracking down the former Natzi? First Edition 1st printing in collectible condition. Near Fine/Near Fine Book- No previous owner Name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped cover £7.50. No notable fading to title on spine. No n... View more info

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PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety

By: ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122198


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt blocked titles to spine and illustration to front board. 165 x 130 mm approx. Collection of 42 prayers, graces, anecdotes and literary accounts of petitions made with explanation as to the circumstances of the rendition with humorous cartoon illustrations by Artist Mervyn Peake. First Edition 1st printing. Lacks d/j. VG (Book- gilt titles to spine a little dulled, but no notable shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc) A charming... View more info

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A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR

By: ALLAN MALLINSON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, BANTAM PRESS TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121855


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. Maps to end papers [viii] + 326pp. First Edition first printing of the third novel in Mallinson's historical fiction series featuring Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- light tanning to paper of book block. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped -cover £16.99. supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No notable defects to book or jacket). Pl... View more info

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LIVERPOOL LAMPLIGHT

By: ANDREWS , Lyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Headline Book Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 118169


SIGNED Copy.Near Fine H/b in VG+ D/J. 240x160mm approx.320pp. First edition 1st printing of Andrews' book set in war torn Liverpool. Signed by her "with best wishes Lyn Andrews" , small & neat,to title page[ see image].The author was born, & lived in, Liverpool.A gem for ardent admirers/collectors of her books.(red cloth gilt titles, pages of book block a little tanned as so often the case with this imprint & a few marks to top edge. No other notable defects, n... View more info

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A START IN LIFE

By: ANITA BROOKNER

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122403


Grey Boards with gilt titles to spine,210 x 135 mm approx. 176 pp. The Booker prize winner's First Published Novel which displays her wonderful wit and the irrepressible autonomy of her characters. The copy offered by us is in "as new" condition - a prize for the " Brookner Collector". Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name . Dust Jacket - corner clipped with publisher's price sticker affixed. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images... View more info

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles

By: ANNE RICE

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121485


Grey Cloth quarter binding with silver titles to spine, grey paper boards with embossed shield and author's initials. (vi) + 430pp. First Edition 1st printing of the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles series - as rich, as violent, as sensual, as the three runaway best-sellers that preceded it. The copy offered by us is inscribed "for Elizabeth" in ink and Signed by the author on the half title page. Fine/VG (Book- Near Fine. No other previous owner name or ins... View more info

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CASANOVA'S CHINESE RESTAURANT A Novel

By: ANTHONY POWELL

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEINEMANN: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122325


Red cloth boards with black title block and gilt titles. 190 x 130 mm approx. 230 pp. First Edition 1st printing of the novel although complete in itself is the fifth book in the author's celebrated series " Dance to the Music of Time" and takes place in 1936-37. VG/Good (Book - light shelf wear to cloth at extremities - colour rubbing only. Book block slightly cocked.No previous owner name or insc. The Broom Lynne illustrated dust jacket has significant rubbing ... View more info