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A Choice of Ornaments

By: Bentley, Nicolas

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1959

Edition: No Earlier Edition Stated

Seller ID: 018432

Condition: Good


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The Brontes and Their World

By: Bentley, Phyllis

Price: £9.79

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 424489

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket and pages appear somewhat tanned by cigarette smoke. Jacket is rather edge-worn and had one or two minor scores. One or two small nicks on jacket spine ends and leading corners. Name penned on front endpaper. Four newspaper clippings are laid in between pages 64 and 65. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

Edward VII : Image of an Era 1841-1910

By: Bentley-Cranch, Dana

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, UK, HMSO: 1992

Seller ID: 145474

ISBN: 0112905080

Condition: Very Good


Cover clean and tidy, text block bright, tight, white. "Presented for Review" slip enclosed dated 22 0ct 1992. View more info

One man against the drylands, Struggle and achievement in Brazil

By: Benton, Peggie,

Price: £2.87

Publisher: London, Collins and Harvill Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018788

ISBN: 000262608x

Condition: Very Good


Struggle and Achivement in Brazil., 1972, 223pp, bound in d/j, boards very good condition, d/j price clipped, illustrated, View more info

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Dr. F. J. Furnivall: A Victorian Scholar Adventurer

By: Benzie, William

Price: £19.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, Pilgrim Books: 1983

Seller ID: 501066

ISBN: 093766457X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Jacket is slightly marked and worn. One or two marks on page block; pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

Goldwyn: A Biography

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1989

Seller ID: 255834

ISBN: 0241128323

Condition: Good


Jacket has slight wear on edges, with creased upper and lower rear edges. Slight imperfection on leading edge of front of jacket. Jacket leading corners are slightly worn. Minor marks and scores on jacket front and rear. Head of jacket and hardcover spine is worn. Minor marks on front and rear boards. Gift dedication on FEP. Page block a little marked and grubby. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. View more info

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Wilson

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: £14.25

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio: 2013

Seller ID: 456412

ISBN: 1442365900

Condition: Very Good


Audio CD set in very good condition. Read by Jeremy Bobb. All eleven discs are clean. HCW View more info

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Jean Renoir: Projections of Paradise

By: Bergan, Ronald

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: 495184

ISBN: 0747508372

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Minor shelfwear to the jacket. Pages are clean; text and images are clear. CM View more info

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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

By: Berger, John

Price: £59.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1967

Seller ID: 492904

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with good jacket. Illustrated with black-and-white photos by Jean Mohr. Jacket is lightly scored and worn. Upper edges of jacket are creased and nicked. One centimetre tear on rear upper edge. Hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

Shopping in the Santa Monica Mall: The Journals of a Strolling Player

By: Berkoff, Steven

Price: £2.78

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 2000

Seller ID: 277849

ISBN: 97818861053572

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Superficial marks and minor edgewear on jacket. Front cover and spine are slightly faded. Page block is tanned. Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW View more info

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Getting Over it: An Autobiography

By: Bernard, Oliver

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 1992

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 492594

ISBN: 0720608651

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Signed and dedicated by the author on the title page. Shelfworn jacket with a repaired nick on the front upper edge. Bumps to the jacket and hardcover spine heads. Small white marks on the lower board edges. The binding is sound and all text is clear. CM View more info

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Getting Over it: An Autobiography

By: Bernard, Oliver

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 1992

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 506135

ISBN: 0720608651

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Signed and dedicated by the author on the title page. Shelfworn jacket with a score mark on the front of jacket. Some shelf wear along the edges of the jacket. The binding is sound and all text is clear. CM View more info

Paul Nash: The Portrait of an Artist

By: Bertram, Anthony

Price: £47.76

Publisher: London, U.K., Faber and Faber: 1955

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 279867

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by the author on first title page. Boards are a little edge-worn, with two or three light surface marks. Spine is quite worn along edges and at ends, and gilt lettering and decoration on spine is a little rubbed. Leading corners are quite worn. Page block is rather sunned, with moderate age-spotting and two or three grubby marks. Decorative endpapers are heavily sunned, and first two or three pages have some light age-spotting. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Contents are clear. View more info

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Hinch: A Celebration of Viscount Hinchingbrooke, MP 1906-1995

By: Best, Andrew; Sandwich, John (eds.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, Mapperton Estate: 1997

Seller ID: 487722

ISBN: 0953120104

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in very good condition. Introduction by Anthony Lejeune. Small mark on the spine. Pages are clean and sound; text is clear. CM View more info

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First and Last Loves

By: Betjeman, John; Taylor, Geoffrey

Price: £10.49

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 2008

Seller ID: 442290

ISBN: 0571245692

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Front upper leading corner is a little bumped, affecting early pages. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Goodbye Shahzadi: A Political Biography of Benazir Bhutto

By: Bhatia, Shyam

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New Delhi, The Lotus Collection: 2008

Seller ID: 499204

ISBN: 817436658X

Condition: Very Good


Very good hardcover, with a hint of shelfwear to jacket. Content is clear on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

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"Glimpses"

By: Bibby, Derek James

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Bibby Bros & Co: 1991

Seller ID: 494109

ISBN: 0950159123

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Signed and dedicated from author ("Derek") on inside front cover. Covers and page block are slightly marked, with a hint of wear to external corners; pages are clean and sound, with clear content throughout. TS View more info

The Life of Goethe: Volume I: 1749-1788: From Birth to the Return from Italy

By: Bielschowsky, Albert

Price: £17.14

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. & London, U.K., G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 304430

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Authorised translation from the German by William A. Cooper, A.M. Penned dedication on front pastedown. Front board has several pale stains. Rear board has two or three minor surface scratches. Spine has a few small stains and some wear and bumping to ends. Leading corners are quite worn and bent. Page block is a little grubby. Considerable age-spotting to pastedowns and endpapers. Heave age-spotting to pages 78-80. Binding appears sound and pages are tight throughout. Contents are clear. AF View more info

The Unplanned & Unexpected

By: Bilbrough, Walter H.

Price: £7.65

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Intrepid Communications: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 279980

ISBN: 0968281818

Condition: Good


Ex-library paperback. Very light shelfwear on covers. Spine is slightly sunned; catalogue number on spine base. Page block is slightly tanned and marked. Library stamps on title page and page block head. Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW View more info

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The Last Zulu King: The Life and Death of Cetshwayo

By: Binns, C. T.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co Ltd: 1963

Seller ID: 487285

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with jacket in good condition. Jacket is marked and edge-worn. Boards are slightly faded. Hardcover spine head is bumped. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

All My Sins Remembered : Another Part of a Life - The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters

By: Bion, Wilfred R.

Price: £60.49

Publisher: London, Karnac Books: 1991

Seller ID: 195138

ISBN: 1855750031

Condition: Very Good


jacket and binding are extremely well preserved, though with some minor signs of very light wear. pages are immaculately preserved and printing likewise. very good condition. View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Volume 1-6

By: Birbeck Hill, George (ed.)

Price: £219.94

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1934

Seller ID: 422309

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Six volumes set. 1979 reprints. Dust jackets are grubby. Jackets leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn with several nicks on spine ends and leading corners. Jacket of volume 6 is price-clipped. Hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped. Page blocks are lightly marked. Half-title page and page 193 of volume 2 are marked. Pen writing on rear pastedown of volume 3. Bindings are intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Dickie Bird: My Autobiography

By: Bird, Dickie; Lodge, Keith; Parkinson, Michael

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 456037

ISBN: 0340684577

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - signed and dedicated by Dickie Bird - in very good condition. Slight marks on page block; previous owner's name penned on FEP; address label on rear pastedown. Page edges are slightly tanned; binding is sound and all text is clear. TS View more info

Just Like It Was: Memoirs of the Mittel East

By: Blacker, Harry

Price: £9.56

Publisher: U.K., Valentine, Mitchell & Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 203811

ISBN: 0853031789

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dedicated and signed by the author. Dust jacket has some tears to the front and back, but cover underneath is fine. Some pages have some sunning to them but condition is otherwise clean, bright and tight. View more info

Lorna Doone

By: BLACKMORE, R. D.

Price: £15.92

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1900

Edition: New Edition Corrected and Revised, with

Seller ID: 074520

Condition: Very Good


spie with tooling; chips and tears to top and bottom edges of d/j; text tight and bright View more info

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History and Biography: Essays in Honour of Derek Beales

By: Blanning, T. C. W.; Cannadine, David (eds.)

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 480555

ISBN: 0521473306

Condition: Good


Hardcover in jacket, both slightly worn at corners and more evidently bumped by spine head, causing minor nick to jacket. Binding slightly weakened at p.180-1 - all pages remain intact, and text is clear throughout. TS View more info

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I Married A Barbarian

By: Bloodworth, Dennis; Ching Ping, Liang

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Singapore, Times Books International: 2000

Seller ID: 487140

ISBN: B0013XVVZG

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with lightly shelfworn covers. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and content is clear throughout. TS View more info

Diderot: The Virtue of a Philosopher

By: Blum, Carol

Price: £11.79

Publisher: London, Sheldon Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017597

ISBN: 0670272272

Condition: Very Good


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Thomas Hardy

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1941

Seller ID: 448294

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Several marks and scores on boards. Spine ends, edges and leading corners are bumped and worn. Page edges are rough-cut. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Nick on FEP. Some foxing in the volume. Contents are clear. AM View more info

The Last Paragraph : The Journalism of David Blundy

By: Blundy, David

Price: £3.83

Publisher: U.K., Heinemann: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 210211

ISBN: 0434344354

Condition: Good


Some minimal shelfwear to the dust jacket, which a neatly masking a large chip out of the top back hand cover. Previous owner's name to the front end page. Pages are clean, bright and tight. View more info

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Cockerell

By: Blunt, Wilfrid

Price: £14.25

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1965

Seller ID: 466519

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. First American edition. Price-clipped jacket in acceptable condition. Jacket is marked and tanned. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine are worn, creased and nicked. Portion of jacket spine head has been torn away. Three centimetre tear across jacket spine. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Almost a Legend - John Fry: Leading Reformer of General Practice

By: Blyth, Max

Price: £17.83

Publisher: London, Royal Society of Medicine Press: 2007

Seller ID: 285432

ISBN: 1853157074

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Superficial scuff marks on boards. Spine ends are bumped. Leading corners are slightly worn. Leading edges have an isolated/single dent on each edge. Page edges are very lightly tanned throughout. Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW View more info

Christopher Marlowe: A Biographical and Critical Study

By: Boas, Frederick S.

Price: £20.38

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 240369

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards, light edgewear, bumped at base of spine. Previous owners' names on FEP; some notes on BEP; Light edge wear and general wear; contents otherwise clean and sound. TPW View more info

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Christopher Marlowe: A Biographical and Critical Study

By: Boas, Frederick S.

Price: £14.25

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Seller ID: 468849

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Tanned dust jacket with minor shelf-wear and two or three marks and bumps. Half-centimetre tear on front upper edge of jacket. Half-centimetre tear on front spine side. Slight nick and bumping on jacket spine head. Slight wear on upper leading corners of jacket. Slight dent on lower inner corner of rear board. Spine is slightly cocked. Very slight bumping and wear on hardcover spine ends. Slight wear on leading corners. Pages are clean. Contents are clear throughout. AF View more info

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Modern English Biography: Volume V - D-K, Supplement to Volume II,

By: Boase, Frederic

Price: £12.94

Publisher: London, U.K., Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: 419469

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Ex-library, with library labelling on spine foot, pastedowns, front endpaper and at one or two further points. Paper residue on FEP. Boards have a few minor surface scratches. Spine is a little faded. Light wear to spine ends and leading corners. Pages are a little sunned. Binding is sound and text is clear throughout. AF View more info

Snakes and Ladders

By: Bogarde, Dirk

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1978

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 061826

ISBN: 070112377X

Condition: Good


tooling to spine; minor yellowing to d/j View more info

Twelve Against the Gods

By: Bolitho, William

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1939

Seller ID: 505201

Condition: Good


Paperback - Penguin 230. Covers are slightly shelfworn, with minor tanning and crease on spine. Spine foot is nicked. Two external corners are creased, affecting a few early and late pages. Page block and pages are tanned. Insignificant nick on upper edge of first two or three pages; one similar instance on penultimate page. Binding is weak at one or two points. All text is clear. TS View more info

Simon Bolivar: The Hope of the Universe

By: Bolivar, Simon

Price: £7.65

Publisher: New York, United Nations Educational: 1984

Seller ID: 163448

ISBN: 9231021036

Condition: Very Good


Very good, clean condition throughout. Pages are clean, bright and tight. Hard cover has gold lettering and picture on cloth covered boards. View more info

What's To Become of the Boy?, Or Something to Do with Books

By: Boll, Heinrich

Price: £7.72

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1985

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 432368

ISBN: 0436054566

Condition: Good


Hardcover; first English edition. Jacket is a little edgeworn, and faintly sunned on spine, with much wrinkling of laminate on front: cosmetic effect only. Leading corners of jacket and hardcover are slightly bumped. Faint foxing on page block. All text is clear, on sound pages. TS View more info

The Portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A.

By: Bolton, Arthur T. (ed.)

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, Sir John Soane's Museum: 1927

Seller ID: 465044y

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Page block is dirty and foxed. Foxing at front and rear; a few marks on the last page. Binding is sound, and the text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

The Portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A.

By: Bolton, Arthur T. (ed.)

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, Sir John Soane's Museum: 1927

Seller ID: 465045x

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Minor exterior wear. Page block and a few pages are foxed. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst

By: Bond, Alma Halbert

Price: £25.55

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company Inc: 2008

Seller ID: 443216

ISBN: 0786433558

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Slight marks on rear cover; edges, leading corners and spine ends are a little worn; two or three small marks on page block. Text is clear on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

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Edward Gibbon: Memoirs of My Life

By: Bonnard, Georges A. (ed.)

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Nelson: 1966

Seller ID: 450456

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good, jacket in acceptable condition. First edition. Dust jacket is marked and scored. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and nicked. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped; edges are worn. A few marks on page block. Name penned on FEP. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume Three: August 1879 - September 1882

By: Booth, Bradford A.; Mehew, Ernest (eds.)

Price: £6.28

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.& London, U.K., Yale University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 419291

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket is quite scuffed and a little edge-worn. Jacket has a number of light surface scratches. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased, with one or two nicks. Gilt lettering on spine. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Rear leading corners of boards are a little dented. One or two grubby marks on page block. Pages are a little tanned around edges. Binding is sound, pages are tight and contents are clear. AF View more info

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The Philby Files: The Secret Life of the Master Spy- KGB Archives Revealed

By: Borovik, Genrikh; Knightley, Phillip (ed.)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Seller ID: 501613

ISBN: 0316910155

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. The lightest of wear at points on jacket; perhaps very slightly cocked. Both remain very good, with clear content throughout. TS View more info

Lost Hero

By: Bose, Mihir

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1982

Seller ID: 259059

ISBN: 070432301X

Condition: Good


From the collection of Doctor Peter Lowe. Jacket sun tanned on spine. Shelfwear on some edges and corners. Page block grubby. Binding slightly cocked. Contents clean and sound. MB View more info

Osbert - A Portrait of Osbert Lancaster

By: Boston, Richard

Price: £5.10

Publisher: UK, Collins: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 189091

ISBN: 0002163241

Condition: Very Good


Pages clean, bright and tight View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides: Volume V

By: Boswell, James

Price: £14.01

Publisher: London, U.K., George Routledge and Sons: 1885

Seller ID: 213226

Condition: Good


Text is clean, clear and bright throughout. Ex-library copy with white writing at bottom of spine, and the imprint of a stamp on the title page. Illustrated with portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Rough cut page edges. Number 289 of 500 copies. Cover is sturdy but quite worn, showing shelfwear and a small hole in the spine, where a sticker has been removed. There are also holes on the (blank) f.e.p. where a sticker has been removed. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

By: Boswell, James

Price: £139.65

Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1807

Seller ID: 446453a

Condition: Good


Hardcovers in good condition. No jackets. Fifth edition, revised and augmented, in four volumes. Boards and spines are worn, faded and scored. Abrasions on spines and rear board of volume three. Title plates on spines are partially detached and torn. Halves of volume three and two title plates are detached and laid in the volumes. Abrasions on worn and bumped leading corners and edges. Spine ends are chipped and nicked. Three centimetre portion of cover on volume four spine head is chipped away. Spine sides and hinges on early and closing pages are split, but bindings remain intact. Page block... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson in Six Volumes

By: Boswell, James; Hill, George Birkbeck (ed.); Powell, L. F. (ed.)

Price: £395.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1934

Seller ID: 477511

Condition: Very Good


Hardcovers with jackets in very good condition for age. Six volumes. Plastic-protected jackets are marked, sunned and edge-worn, with one or two minor nicks. Light wear and bumps on hardcovers. Page blocks and endpapers are marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info