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1 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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2 Costa, Elsa Costa Octopi and Other Beasts Less Rude
Privatly Printed ( First Edition 15.5 x 22cm Approx 
36 pages, Original illustrated paper binding, gold cord, some staining, tiny tears at spine..Contents generally good with manufacturing fold to a couple of pages..printed to inside covers ; "The First Edition .Privatly printed. Lire 100. Copywright. for broadminded adults only. A limited first edition of this remarkable book, which will be published shortly in New York and London." this is undated & un-numbered pages of tame poems (nowadays) illustrated covers & many within . looks like printed in Italy as price in Lire. **** postage will be reduced to; UK 1, Europe 1.25, most other inc. US .2 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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3 Garrett, Edward, pseud. [i.e. Isabella Fyvie afterwards Mayo.] Rab Bethune's Double or Life's Long Battle Won
Edinburgh & London Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier 1894 First Edition Haswell Donaldson 
5 1/2" x 8" Approx. 365 pages+ 9 at front+8pages publishers ads at rear .Original binding green with embossed green and gilt lettering/designs are sharp and very good with only a small amount of rubbing to corners. Contents ; good decorative brown design endpapers, 5 very nice illustrations, a small amount of foxing, most pages are good/clear , NO inscriptions 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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4 Hemans, Felicia ( Maiden Name Felicia Dorothea Browne) Songs of Affections with Other Poems
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & T. Cadell, 1830 
First Edition. 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" Approx. 2+3+259 pages, Binding is fair/good dark blue leather some minor rubbing to edges, spine with a little splitting to bottom and part of the stick on title missing, Contents are mostly very good, clear & tight, only some staining on first few pages from the odd pressed leaf ( now removed).NO inscriptions, Very good original mottled end pages with the decorative original printed owners bookplate.John Hopton, Rufsel ,Chchester, & with his "coat of arms" ( the family Estate in Devon was owned by his family since 1384) 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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5 Jacob, Naomi Jacob This Porcelain Clay
London Hutchinson & Company 1939 Buckram 14 x 19cm Approx 
376 pages + 8 rear, Blue binding Fair, tiny split top of spine & title not readable. Contents good, clean & tight with no inscriptions. Not dated but 1939. This is not a Book Club edition 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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6 Mrs. Olive ( poss. Emma Sheppard, full name Emma Olive Sheppard ) Dame South (unique authors own copy with extras)
London Nisbet & Co 1869 First Edition Card Good 10 x 15cm Aprox Authors Own Copy
26 pages + 2 religious pages + 4 page Favourite verses of an aged lady ; who died in faith, Aug. 11, 1858. The extras; inside cover a 2 page pencil drawing of a cottage in the country inscribed in corner " Aug 23rd/62 E.O.S" (drawn by E.O.S in 1862). next 2 pages are 2 watercolours, an old Lady & old man ( poss. Mrs Olive and husband or her parents). Book is undated, inscribed top of Title page "Mrs. Olive's own copy 1869". Binding good, with minor edge wear/sunning. Contents fair, with a little staining to a few pages near top. Folded title page, a couple of pages a little loose (one detached)., one word altered. At time of listing I was unable find ANY mention of this book, none for sale or in libraries etc. Story seems to be about grandparents (Authors?) also mentions a Mr. Olive, story also quiet religious like many books of the period.. Title states by Mrs. Olive, author of "Village Annals". British Library has Village Annals. By Mrs. Olive [Edited by Mrs. E. Sheppard.] undated 1866. from hours checking web seems Mrs Emma Sheppard was an author & pioneer of helping people from workhouses, Author of Sunshine in the Workhouse 1s published in 1858 and various later editions, was from Frome in Somerset and a possible link to Olive, Emma Sheppard being one person, As pencil drawing signed E.O.S. Possibly Emma Olive Sheppard, and Mrs Olive actually being Mrs Emma Sheppard (full name being Emma Olive Sheppard ?) . Please view all scans. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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7 Smith, Dodie Smith. It Ends In Revelations
London Heinemann 1967 First Edition Cloth Hardback 13.5 x 20.5cm Approx 
248 pages + 8 front. Very good dark green cloth hardback binding, Contents Very Good, Clean & Tight. Owners name and 1967 to inside front cover. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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8 Terrington, Lady Rena Terrington All that for Nothing
London T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1931 First Edition Buckram 12.5 x 19cm..Approx Printed Author Signiture
249 pages + 6 publisher pages rear. Good very dark blue binding. Contents mostly good & tight, light edge water staining to first couple of pages, a few pages with minor light foxing etc. pencil inscription to inside cover. Author states she tried to recapture the spirit of her youth and that the stories are true, except for the names. Author's signature on the portrait frontis page is printed, yes I know looks genuine and some are sure it is a genuine signature, but to me it is printed and would be on all. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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9 Trollope, Frances Trollope The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong. The Factory Boy
London Henry Colburn 1840 First Edition Hard Back Good 14 x 21.5cm Approx A. Hervieu & J. Onwhyn 
viii + 387 pages + 24 b/w plates. Title page lists Henry Colburn London as main publisher but also lists Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh & John Cumming, Dublin. Original quarter leather & marbled binding, with mottled edges to pages when closed. In fairly good condition, with wear mostly to edges/corners. Contents mostly good, clean & tight. with foxing/ spotting to plates (normal for this book), and some corner tip folds. One owner inscription to 2nd end-page front "Charlotte Albertina Jones , 4 July 1842" This looks like the 1st true edition in book form as issued first in 12 parts during 1839-40, poss. as the Publisher was not sure such a hard hitting book would sell well. In this edition the illustrations have different publishing dates on (most during 1839) from Feb 1839 to 1840.(most likely plated printed at same time as the 12 parts) and preface mentions "concluded in the twelfth number" again possibly printed at same time as 1st part in Feb 1839. Possibly made up by publisher from 12 unsold parts. This important book is among the first industrial novels published focusing on the plight of child labourers and the horrendous living conditions of the working class. She wrote this after visiting various factories in Manchester & Bradford and seeing 1st hand what most factory bosses thought was normal and acceptable for the lower classes. After publication she was highly criticized, with many of Victorian society considering it in bad taste, even suggesting that she be sent to prison for writing it! Francis also in 1839 became involved with child labour campaigns which eventually led to the Governments revision of the Factories Act of 1844. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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10 Wadsley, Olive Reality
London Cassell and Company, Limited 1925 Hard Back 12 x 18.5cm Approx 
306 + 6 pages, Binding Cloth hard back good ,,,contents clean, a touch loose, owners 1926 inscription to front endpaper. (first published 1914 ). 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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11 White, Julia The Inkpen Saga
Sussex The Book Guild 1985 0 86332 0341 / 9780863320347 First Edition Very Good 14 x 22cm Approx 
128 pages, Dust Jacket Very Good,,, blue buckram Binding & Contents MINT. , not price cut, no inscriptions, Julia White born 1900 took over the delapidated Inkpen Manor Farm and ran it for 40 years from horse - power to gang labour to combine machines 1940s - 1980s now mostly poor ex Lib, are rare to find and Very Rare to find a non ex Lib. like this one. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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