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BEASTS IN MY BED.

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BEASTS IN MY BED.

by DURRELL, JACQUIE:

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  • hardcover
  • First
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (21s. net) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,apple green background with subject/ author's portrait monochrome photographic illustrated front panel of dw/dj with blue-green and b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping or creasing to edges and corners - one tiny nick at head of spine/backstrip's front gutter's/fold edge and another one to rear,lower edge of dw/dj - no other nicks or tears present. Top+ fore-edges lightly aged/toned otherwise generally bright and clean - fore-edges with minor,faint,sporadic foxing/ spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original blue+gold speckled cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,and plain white eps with foxing/spotting to both sets of pastedowns and free endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,9-192pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,12pp contemporary b/w auto+ biographical photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,and contents list/ table.An uncommon title.
Want more DURRELL titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my GENERAL,and BIOGRAPHY catalogues. Jacquie Durrell is married to Gerald Durrell - the Durrell of 'The Overloaded Ark.' (see my book ID's rja837119 and rja837219 for UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn examples) and 'The Bafut Beagles.' - and Mrs Gerald Durrell is sick and tired of being told how lucky she is to have such a famous husband and lead such a glamorous life.Very much a personality in her own right,she decided to describe her own experiences of living with the Durells and their animals.
So she wrote this book about her entry into the Durrell menagerie and her subsequent encounters with beasts both human and animal.Her astringent and very personal observations on the situations in which she found herself will appeal to anyone who has read her husband's books, visited the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Zoo,which they started together,or seen their various successful television series on animal collecting in remote parts of the world.Those who read and relished Gerald Durrell's 'My Family and Other Animals.' can also renew their acquaintance with the rest of that intriguing and now famous family.
Jacquie Durrell's may not be a glamorous life,but it undoubtedly contains more than a common share of animals,adventure,discomfort,excitement and romance, and it makes very lively reading.
Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the weight/value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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book dealer
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
rja837419
Title
BEASTS IN MY BED.
Author
DURRELL, JACQUIE:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs.
Format/binding
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Book condition
second hand - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.COLLINS,1967.
Keywords
q52.BIOGRAPHY.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.No ISBN.Zoologist's wife_Jacquie Durrell_autobiography.Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Zoo.Books new,used,signed,rare.
Bookseller catalogs
BIOGRAPHY;

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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

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