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Goon in the Block
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Goon in the Block

By Eric Williams

London: Jonathan Cape, 1945. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 238 8vo. Described by the author as " a work of fiction based on the author's experiences in a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany in 1942 and 1943"; it was written while the war was still on, which meant that Eric Williams could not yet tell the story of his own escape. Light brown cloth-covered boards, red titles to spine and front board, 196 pages. Condition notes: Spine strip soiled or sun-darkened, light dust speckling to external top edges of text block and a patch of staining to the bottom external edges. Internally clean and bright. Pencil pricing and edition note from previous seller to front free end paper.

$66.91

Nick and the Glimmung
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Nick and the Glimmung

By Philip K Dick

London: Victor Gollancz, 1988. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 283 8vo. Since 1992, it has been illegal to own any sort of animal on planet Earth- so when Nick is found to be keeping a cat, things get difficult. A science fiction novel for children. Pictorial dustjacket, green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 141 pages, illustrated with line drawings. Condition notes: Edge wear to the (unclipped) dustjacket, otherwise as new.

$33.46

We Shall March Again
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We Shall March Again

By Gerhard Kramer

London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 426 8vo. A novel telling the story of how an ordinary man, a Belgian lawyer, lets himself be caught up in the service of the German army, and in spite of coming to understand the nature of the regime he is serving lacks the courage to act. Translated from the German by Anthony G. Powell. First printing of first edition in English. Condition notes: Dust jacket rubbed and rather grubby, corners clipped, book clean and sound although edges of boards are faded. Verso of jacket soiled, and now in removable protective transparent wrapper.

$20.07

Picciola
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Picciola

By X-B Saintine

Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1869. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 521 8vo. With introductory notes by Michel Masson, followed by a bibliography of 'Xavier-Boniface Saintine' (pseudonym of Joseph Xavier Boniface, 1795-1865) (pp i-xxxi); there is a portrait of the author as frontispiece. Green calf, gilt decoration, marbled end papers, all edges marbled. School prize label (to Elizabeth Griffiths, Howells School, Llandaff, 1870) to front paste down. 'Quarante-troisième Edition'. Condition notes: Some rubbing and bumping to the boards but an attractive, firm copy in a handsome binding.

$20.07

Oeuvres de Rabelais, Collationnées Sur Les Editions Originales Accompagnées d'une Bibliographie et d'un Glossaire par Luis Moland
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Oeuvres de Rabelais, Collationnées Sur Les Editions Originales Accompagnées d'une Bibliographie et d'un Glossaire par Luis Moland

By Louis Moland

Paris: Librairie Garnier Freres. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 951 12mo. Nouvelle Edition, Précédée d'une Notice Biographique par Henri Clouzot. Undated. Geen cloth-covered boards, gilt titles, deckled edges. Complete in two volumes. Condition notes: Previous owner's stamp to front free end paper; a few faint pencil notes to margins. Bindings firm; a handsome and tidy set.

$29.44

A Six-Cylinder Courtship
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A Six-Cylinder Courtship

By Edward Salisbury Field

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1907. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 426 8vo. This is a very attractive book, with each page of text surrounded by a decorative margin. There are also monochrome illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood. There is a coloured frontispiece by Harrison Fisher. All in all, a delightful period piece. Condition notes: The corners and edges of the boards of this book are somewhat rubbed, but it is still externally attractive. Internally, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding firm.

$13.38

Gaston de la Tour, an Unfinished Romance
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Gaston de la Tour, an Unfinished Romance

By Walter Pater

London: Macmillan, 1922. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 500 8vo. Prepared for the press by Charles L. Shadwell. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Condition notes: Green cloth-covered boards a little knocked, cloth lifting slightly on rear board along junction with spine (possibly a manufacturing fault), otherwise a clean, tight copy, internally bright and attractive. Gift inscription to front free end paper.

$53.53

Godolphin

By Lord Lytton

London: George Routledge and Sons. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 418 8vo. 'A New Edition'. Undated, but with previous owner's name dated 1881 to title page. Half leather, brown cloth-covered boards; external page edges protected by deckling. Condition notes: Boards and leather very worn (especially the leather), foxing to first few pages, end papers grubby; front board very nearly detached (held by cords). Text block firm, pages clean and bright.

$9.37

Miscellanies of Literature
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Miscellanies of Literature

By I. D'Israeli

London: Edward Moxon, 1840. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 1086 4to. A new edition, revised and corrected. Full leather, gilt decoration, including motif of Oxford Local Examinations, London to front. All edges marbled, marbled end papers. Prize label to Herbert Jameson Waterlow for his examination success in 1862. Condition notes: Leather rather knocked, front board detached, but binding firm and book in very good condition internally.

$46.84

Ernest Maltravers

By Lord Lytton

London: George Routledge and Sons. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 418 8vo. Undated, but with previous owner's name dated 1881 to title page. Preface to the edition of 1840 followed by 'A Word to the Reader Prefixed to the First Editon of 1837'.' Half leather, brown cloth-covered boards. Condition notes: Boards and leather very worn (especially the leather), foxing to first few pages, end papers grubby; front board very nearly detached (held by cords). Text block firm.

$9.37

Tom Brown's School Days

By Thomas Hughes

London: Blackie and Son Ltd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 381 8vo. Red cloth covered boards, blind stamped decoration to front. Undated, but clearly early 20th century. Coloured frontispiece and other coloured illustrations. Condition notes: Spine faded. Fore edges with foxing/spotting, a little spotting to a few pages, otherwise clean and sound.

$6.69

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

By Alexander Pushkin

Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1975. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 124 4to. Drawings by I.Bilibin. "The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son, the Glorious and Mighty Knight Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Fair Swan-Princess". Translated from the Russian by Louis Zellikoff. The republication by Progress Publishers, Moscow in 1975 of the illustrated story first published in 1905. Decorative paper covers, stapled, landscape format (32 cm x 25.5 cm). Delightful illustrations. Condition notes: A fragile book and inevitably showing some signs of wear. There is some creasing to the back cover, a little wear to the edges of both covers, and some creasing to the last page. There is a little raggedness to the rear cover at the top right-hand corner, extending for about 1 cm from the spine and 1 or 2 mm deep. Nevertheless this remains an attractive book.

$16.06

Madame Bovary

By Gustave Flaubert

London: London Press Company. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 534 8vo. Undated, and no translator credited. Coloured frontispiece. Condition notes: The dark red boards are faded and there is some soiling to external page edges, otherwise this is a clean, sound copy.

$13.38

Salambo

By Gustave Flaubert

London: The London Press Company. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 560 8vo. A Realistic Romance of Ancient Carthage". Undated, no translator credited. Coloured frontispiece, red cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Condition notes: Spine faded, some marking to rear board, internally clean, bright and sound.

$6.69

The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

By Powys Mathers

London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1937. 2nd edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 4600 8vo. Revised edition. Complete in four volumes. Blue boards, gilt titles to spine. Top edges gilt. "Rendered into English from the literal and complete French translation of Dr J.C.Mardrus". Condition notes: A little rubbing or spotting to the boards, and some spotting to fore edges, but internally clean and bright and with bindings firm.

$100.37

Libro di Novelle e di Bel Parlar Gentile, Contenente Cento Novelle Antiche
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Libro di Novelle e di Bel Parlar Gentile, Contenente Cento Novelle Antiche

Milan: La Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1804. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1864 8vo. Illustrato con note tratte de varj dal Dott. Giulio Ferrario". Complete in three volumes. A collection of 100 stories by various authors (Volumes 1 and 2) and Volume 3 (1810) 'La prima e la seconda cena novelle di Antonfrancesco Grazzini detto il Lasca, alle quali si aggiunge una novella che ci resta della terza cena'. Leather binding, gilt bands and numerals to spine. All page edges protected by deckling. Engraved frontispiece to Volumes 2 and 3. Condition notes: Bindings of all three volumes are firm and all are internally clean and sound. The leather of all three is somewhat rubbed, and there is considerable wear, with some loss, to the spine-strip of volume 3. The spine strip of volume 1 also shows some damage, with a tendency to pull away from the front board, but this is less pronounced than in volume 3. The numbers of volumes are shown in gilt on the spine strip, but the title labels have been lost, leaving only shadows of the lettering. Postage at our standard rate within the EU; for other destinations please enquire.

$127.13

Simon De Montfort, or the Third Siege of Rochester Castle
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Simon De Montfort, or the Third Siege of Rochester Castle

By Edwin Harris

Rochester: Edwin Harris and Sons, 1902. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 478 8vo. Quarter leather, red pebble-finish cloth-covered boards with gilt decoration and titles, darker red leather to spine strip, also with gilt titles. Marbled end papers, red-deckled page edges, illustrations by Harold Bird. Condition notes: Boards a little knocked, spine strip unaccountably trimmed at the top and bottom, with the loss of 2 or 3 mm, otherwise sound and clean. Overall, a very nice copy.

$66.91

Restoration House or Rochester in the Time of the Commonwealth
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Restoration House or Rochester in the Time of the Commonwealth

By Edwin Harris

Rochester: Edwin Harris and Sons, 1904. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 454 8vo. Quarter leather, red pebble-finish cloth-covered boards with gilt decoration and titles, darker red leather to spine strip, also with gilt titles. Marbled end papers, red-deckled page edges, illustrations, some from photographs. Condition notes: Boards a little knocked and with a small stain to the front board, leather to spine rubbed, spine strip rubbed at top and bottom (especially at top), internally sound and clean.

$93.67

Richard Watts; or, Rochester in the Time of the Tudors
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Richard Watts; or, Rochester in the Time of the Tudors

By Edwin Harris

Rochester: Edwin Harris and sons, 1903. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 476 8vo. Quarter leather, red pebble-finish cloth-covered boards with gilt decoration and titles, darker red leather to spine strip, also with gilt titles. Marbled end papers, red-deckled page edges, illustrations. Richard Watts was a prominent citizen of Rochester in the time of Elizabeth I, and funded an almshouse for "six poor travellers who, not being rogues or proctors, may receive gratis for one night lodging, entertainment and fourpence each". It is unclear what a Proctor was in this context or what Richard Watts had against such people (or indeed what entertainment he had in mind). Condition notes: Boards a little knocked, spine strip unaccountably trimmed at the top, with the loss of 2 or 3 mm, otherwise sound and clean. Overall, a very nice copy.

$53.53

Weir of Hermiston, an unfinished romance

By Robert Louis Stevenson

London: Chatto and Windus, 1896. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 526 8vo. Black cloth-covered boards, bevelled edges. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Scots glossary at end, followed by publisher's catalogue for March 1896. Condition notes: Boards worn and bumped, internally clean and bright, apart from age-tanning to end papers. Very occasional pencil marks to margins. Previous owner's name to front free end paper, dated 1899.

$6.69

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