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1 Dick Turpin and the Haunted House ( The Black Bess Library).
George Newnes, Ltd. 1921 First Edition in This Form Paperback 13.5 x 18.5cm. Apprx. 
24 page boys comic / booklet, Binding front fair, lacks rear. condition inside fair to good minor edge wear & folded corners. undated but c1921, postage will be reduced to UK. 1, ,EU 2, . all other inc. US 3 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 The Tragedy of Turley's Mill, A Stirring tale of Buffalo Bill at war with renegade and redskin ( Buffalo Bill Library series )
London Aldine Publishing 1922 First Edition in This Form Paperback 13.5 x 18.5cm. Apprx. 
24 page boys comic / booklet, lacks Binding, condition inside fair to good minor edge wear & folded corners. undated but c1922. postage will be reduced to UK. 1, ,EU 2, . all other inc. US 3 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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3 Anon The Mysteries of London [A novel] Translated from the French
London J. S. Pratt 1849 First Edition Unbound Very Good 8 x 12.5cm Approx 
512 pages, Lacks binding. Contains end-pages front & rear. Contents very good and clean copy, just a few folded pages/corner tips. Unable to find out any information about this book. Only copy I found is in the British Library, but does give any other details. Although George Reynolds (1814 - 1879) published his series & book of the same title, around the same time. It is not the same as in this book, chapter one starts with "On a Sunday evening in the month of November, the brave Captain Paddy O'Chrane was seated in the parlour of the "Crown Arms". Unlike Reynolds book. But possibly also based on a French book. a quick look, it is mostly on the upper classes including The Right. Hon. Brian de Lancaster, Lord James Trevor, Lady B, The Countess of Derby, possibly mostly about Rio Santo and Lady Campbell. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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4 Baker, M. C. K. Baker The Cup of Castella (Holbrook's Sauce / Golden Stories pure as gold series No. 185)
London Golden Stories /Harmsworth 1901 First Edition Decorative Paperback Almost Mint 13 x 18cm Approx 
40 pages, Paperback binding very good, just tear to rear at spine only, 3 sides with adverts . Contents Very good, clean & tight, almost mint, just ageing of paper, no inscriptions. With illustrations. States complete story, poss written for this Holbrook's sauce / Golden Series booklet as the Title not found on the net. Dated Dec. 25th 1901. looks unread. 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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5 Bamford John M. Bamford Elias Power, of Ease-In-Zion
London T. Woolmer 1887 Decorative Cloth Hard Back 13 x 19cm Approx 
iv + 220 pages + 16 page publisher cat. rear. Poss the most beautiful binding for this Title. Decorative Binding Condition, Fair as has some water damage front/rear, decorative spine a bit faded. Contents are Very good, clean & tight and gilt edges, with exception of endpages that have water staining, & inside front cover is a name & address of poss original owner. There are a few illustrations within text & a full page illustration opposite Title page with tissue paper (very good & not folded). between . 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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6 Beaumont, Mary, Illustrated by J. Walter West Joan Seaton , a Story of Percival-Dion in the Yorkshire Dales
J. M. Dent & Co. 1896 First Edition A Hard Back 
First Edition. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Approx. Lightly gilt Embossed design /title on cream binding is ok! fair/good Designed by J.Walter West as was the full page colour frontice.NO major faults. .Contents 303pages +6 to front+*page publishers ads at rear.Basically clean/ tight with no inscriptions ,except for a few bits of foxing at fronr/rear 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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7 Benson, E. F. Travail of Gold
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. 1933 First Edition Fair 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" Approx. 306pages+ 8 at front. RARE 1st. Ed with Dust Jacket. the rare d/j designed/drawn by Robert Ball is frayed at edges with minor loss, all text clear and still has it's $2.00 price on inside d/j. back of d/j is an ad for the Vicki Baum book Helene priced $2. Binding is the original green in good condition with small dents to corners and top/bottom of spine. Contents are very good and tight there are NO inscriptions/foxing/staining etc. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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8 Bergman, Andrew The Big Kiss-off of 1944, a Jack Le Vine Mystery
London Hutchinson of London 1975 0091228204 / 9780091228200 Pre-Publication Proof 
5 " x 7 3/4" Approx. Rare London pre-publication paperback printed to front ; " corrected proof copy on proofing paper and the property of the publisher and not for sale " 194 pages in it's original orange/back paperback binding, condition; very good/ Fine, contents as new ( looks unread) binding has very minor sunning of spine and very minor dirt. NO tears/inscriptions or major faults to binding or contents. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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9 Bower, Marian Bower Marie-Eve
London Cassell and Company 1903 First Edition Decorative Hard Back Almost Mint Fair/good 14 x 20cm Approx 
iv + 376 pages +2 page review 8 page & an16 page publisher list rear. Original tissue paper Dust Jacket fair with minor loss & tear, Art Nouveau binding very good condition almost Mint, Contents very good, clean & tight. Small tear to edge of page 244, looks unread as Pages 121-128 & 201-218 mostly uncut, NO inscriptions. Very rare book & as unread poss unique, also at time of listing no other copy for sale on the net. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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10 Bower, Marian Bower The Guests of Mine Host
London Cassell and Company 1899 First Edition Hard Back Almost Mint Fair/good 14 x 20cm Approx 
The Guests of Mine Host, pub 1899 ; iv + 411 pages +20 page publisher list rear (last 8 uncut). Original tissue paper Dust Jacket fair with minor loss & tear, Red binding very good almost Mint, Contents UNREAD, very good,minor stain base of front endpage, base edge of title page, NO inscriptions. Very rare book & as unread poss unique. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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11 Brahms, Caryl & Simon, S. J. ( Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon ) Trottie True
London Michael Joseph 1946 Hard Back Good 12.5 x 19cm Approx Signed /dedicated by Author
237 pages, Red binding in good condition with some sunning to edges/spine. Contents Very good, clean & tight (almost mint), Authors dedication to title page "For Angus Mac Bean King Camera from (signed) Caryl Brahms (unable decipher looks like) Ballelquire January 1947" Caryl Brahms was born Doris Caroline Abrahams. This is a back-stage humorous novel set in the era of Edwardian musical comedy. Angus McBean(1904 - 1990) the celebrated society and theatre Photographer (in later years The Beatles loved his work, and he took photographs of them that were used on at least one Album cover) in fact in 1985 his portrait of Vivien Leigh, was used on a British postage stamp. I purchased this from his library sold at auction in Suffolk by his partner as he is selling their home & leaving the UK. This is one of many listed by me, sadly McBean did not write his name in the books. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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12 Brown, Charles Brockden Edgar Huntley or the Sleep Walker
London Richard Bentley 1849 
RARE early edition, 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" Approx. One of the Earliest American Novelists , Born in Philadelphia 17th Jan 1771 Died 22nd.Feb 1809, Illusration at front is foxed, In what appears to be the Original brown printers paper covers, a little rubbed and corners bumped as you would expect, two of the 16 page introduction are still uncut, 258 pages, a rare early American novel that does not contain bits of other authors books. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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13 Bruce, Compiled & Edited by Charles Bruce The Book of Adventure and Peril: A Record of Heroism and Endurance on Sea and Land
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo, & Mitchell 1898 1st Edition in This Form Decorative Hard Back Very Good 13 x 19.5cm Approx 
. x + 600 pages, undated but 1898 school prize, Decorative hardback in Very good condition, Contents Very good, clean & tight with gilt edges. Inside cover is School gift inscribed bookmark to Ed Heath 1898, also Jul. 1898 School board prize stamp rear of title page. Has some illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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14 By the Author Of Handley Cross , Ask Ma Ma ,plain or Ringlets, Mr.romford's Hounds., Illustrated by John Leech Mr, Sponges Sporting Tour
London Bradbury , Agnew & Co John Leech 
6 1/4" x 9" Approx. undated (circa 1885 )preface dated 1852 ,adverts at rear dated1885 ,contains 408 pages + 16 pages of publishers adverts at rear, + 13 full page HAND COLOURED illustrations by JOHN LEECH,still with protective papers , & 89 b/w ills. in the text.+ a colour ill. in centre of title page . rebound in red using the original red front/spine embossed in black & gilt inc dogs / horse / titles (rubbed) with new endpages , contents good & tight with only minor staining, IMPORTANT NOTE,::: MANY DEALERS STATE "1st. ED.1852 PREFACE" ,THEN STATE BY AUTHOR of "HADLEY CROSS (pub1854) "ASK MAMA" (pub1858 ),"MR. FACEY ect."1865 evan "HILLINGDON HALL" (pub 1880?????????????????) 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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15 C. P. Slater A Friendly Girl
London National Society 1896 First Edition 
First Edition.undated but 1896 5"x 7 1/4" Approx. 99 pages +16 pages of publishers ads at rear, Inscribed school prize book dated 1896. orig decorated brown boards with girl seated on wall of country lane+3 cats on spine ( black,cream & tabby ) is OK /ie. clear but some rubbing & stain to bottom of rear cover. Contents ok except 4 pages at front with light staining at top corner. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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16 Cockton, Henry Cockton The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox the Ventriloquist
London Ward, Lock & Bowden 1897 1st Edition in This Form Decorative Hard Back Very Good 12 x 18.5cm Approx 
xv + 457 pages + 6 page publisher list rear & unnumbered illustrations. Blue Hardback binding in very good condition, Contents mostly very good, clean & tight, a couple corner tip folds, undated, 1897 or before as 1897 mothers gift inscription to son, Edward J. Heath. Frontispiece illustration still retains very good tissue guard. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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17 Collins, Warwick Computer One ( a novel )
New York & London: Marion Boyars, 1998 0 7145 3033 6 / 9780714530338 1st in This Form 
5 1/2" x 9" Approx. 274pages, printed in England,apart from very minute dirt marks on dust jacket, this book is as NEW, NO insriptions, NOT price clipped. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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18 Cooke, Rose Terry Cooke Steadfast ; The Store of A Saint and A Sinner
London The Sunday School Union 1893 Decorative Cloth Hard Back 12.5 x 18.5cm Approx 
Illustrated Fronticpiece + 384 pages, Decorative binding in Fair/Good condition , some wear (see scan). Contents in mainly good clean condition, contents a little loose from binding but not detached. Minor edge wear to a few pages.A nicely written gift inscription inside front cover to Maryann Algar Diss Christmas 1897 from her father. (Diss is most likely just the Town where she lived as i purchased it in Diss, Norfolk). Author born 1827 - 1892, was an American writer born in West Hartford, Connecticut. After her marriage in 1873 to Rollin H. Cooke she became best known for her fresh and humorous stories of fiction dealing mainly with New England, As this one is. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 Cox, Josephine Cox Her Father's Sins
London Headline 1987 Promotional Copy Soft Cover Fair Promotion Copy 11 x 18cm. Approx 
Mint/unread Promotional copy. Very tight copy with no signs of being read. Cover designed by Len Thurston, About a little girl with no mother and a drunken father. To rear cover is printed " PROMOTIONAL COPY - NOT FOR RESALE " & McVities Jamaca Ginger Cake. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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20 Davey, Norman Babylon and Candlelight ( Candle Light on D/J )
London hapman and Hall 1927 First Edition Hard Back Fair 
First Edition. 5 " x 7 3/4" Approx. 246pages+publishers ads .RARE art deco style DUST JACKET ( printed signiture in design V.DAVEY ) in orange/black/green&yellow a few minor tears,tears/tiny loss and old cellotape to d/j spine..Orange buckram binding good..Contents good to very, NO inscriptions 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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