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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor
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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

by Peake, Mervyn

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Country Life. London: Country Life (1939). A first edition. 4to., original pictorial paper boards, backed with the original green cloth spine; pp. 48; An about very good copy. Missing its jacket. The boards and all pages have browned with age. The upper board has wear and rubbing to the corners. The lower board has marks, a couple of small splash marks and a small number of scratches. The corners are also rubbed. The upper board at the bottom edge says "A Country Life book London 1939". The front free end paper is heavily creased. It has a near contemporary gift inscription from 1941. The third leaf has a handful of tiny pen marks dotted at the bottom of the page. All pages have browning marks although most are sporadic and occasional. Overall an about very good copy of a scarce book. Mervyn Peake's first book and notoriously scarce. Most copies were destroyed in the blitz as the Country Life building was hit, just as the book was about to be… Read More
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A Caribbean Mystery
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A Caribbean Mystery

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. First edition published by Collins Crime Club in 1964. This is a near fine copy. The price clipped dust wrapper is toned to the upper edge and spine. With a couple of short closed tears to the rear panel. The book is excellent with the binding square and firm. The cloth is bright and fresh and contents clean throughout. A Miss Marple novel. [Wagstaff & Poole p215] . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1964.
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Carrie's War
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Carrie's War

by Bawden, Nina

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Gollancz. First edition published by Gollancz in 1973. This is a very good or better copy. The Faith Jacques designed jacket is very complete and overall clean. It has been price clipped. The book has a couple of bumped corners and the first couple of pages has some patches of browning. Overall a very good or better copy.  Nina Bawden's stand out children's novel about two young London evacuees during the second world war. It has been adapted by the BBC twice, most recently in 2004.  . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1973.
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Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
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Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

by Powell, Anthony

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William Heinemann. POWELL, Anthony  Casanova's Chinese Restaurant London: William Heinemann, 1960 Crown 8vo,. Red publisher's cloth with black painted label and titles gilt to spine; publisher's device in blind to lower board; together in the unclipped illustrated dust jacket (16s net), with the classic design by Broom Lynne; pp. [viii], 229, [iii]; a near-fine copy, with a couple of spots to the outer edge, the pages marginally, and evenly toned, perhaps a trifle rubbed to the edges; in the very good dust jacket, in far superior condition to those often found, lightly sunned to upper edge and folds; shelf-wear to the lower panel, and slightly toned along spine; retaining, still, much of its original brightness.  First edition, inscribed by the author in the year of publication "Bill/from/Tony/with grateful thanks/for help and encouragement/June,1960". The 5th novel in Powell's twelve volume roman-fleuve.  Powell was inspired to write his first… Read More
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Christine (Uncorrected Proof)
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Christine (Uncorrected Proof)

by King, Stephen

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The Viking Press. New York: The Viking Press, 1983 8vo., printed soft wraps with text and title art in black to upper cover only; pp. [xi], viii-xi, [iii], 3-522, [ii]; very mild browning, creasing, and spotting to covers, extending to the first and last few pages; clearly read, but carefully so, the bulk of the text remaining clean and totally unmarked; the odd corner crease.  Rare US Proof copy of one of King's earlier titles, his 13th novel, published in 1983. With publication date and price to front, marked 'Confidential' and 'Not for distribution to the public'.  Christine is the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury possessed by malevolent supernatural forces. Due to its language, sexual content, and demonic undertones, it was banned by the American Library Association, and was removed from numerous school libraries. King is no stranger to banned books, with another three of his works also being placed on the list: his first, Carrie (1974), along with Cujo (1981),… Read More
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Confessions of a Carp Fisher
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Confessions of a Carp Fisher

by B.B (Watkins-Pitchford, Denys)

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Eyre & Spottiswoode. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode (1950). First edition. 12mo., green cloth boards, lettered in gilt to the spine, with the publisher's logo also in gilt to the tail. With the original dust jacket illustrated by the author, who also provides the frontispiece and a vignette for every chapter of the book. pp. x, [ii], 178, [ii]; A very good copy, the upper board with a gentle push to a corner. The gilt a little dulled. Light impression marks on the front free end paper. The wrapper price clipped with a short, closed tear to the top edge of the front panel and mended to the reverse. The head of the spine with edge wear. One of BB's most celebrated non-fiction titles, popular due to his detailed technical knowledge of carp fishing along with his superb vignette illustrations that accompany what he is describing.   . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1950.
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Cook-book Note-book
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Cook-book Note-book

by Bawden, Edward; Joicey, Magda; Carter, Angela

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Westhouse. JOICEY, Magda; Edward BAWDEN [Illus.]  Cook-Book Note-Book London: Westhouse, 1946  8vo., dark cream cloth decorated in red to upper board, and lettered as such along spine; in the Bawden illustrated dust jacket (8s. 6d. net); pp. [viii], 9-160; with title vignette and full-page line drawings at each chapter heading; a little browned along spine, spotted to edges and prelims; a very good copy in  the fragile dust jacket which is evenly browned and shelf-worn, darkened along spine with some rubbing and creasing, particularly to head; reinforced with tape to verso.  First edition of this post-war cookbook, with notes provided by the nutritionist (not author!) Angela Carter.  An interesting collaboration between three accomplished artists in the fields of cooking and illustration. Bawden provides 11 charming illustrations in a rather surrealist manner. The artist had previously collaborated with Ambrose Heath on a series of Good Food cookbooks in the 1930s.… Read More
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The Country Girls
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The Country Girls

by O'Brien, Edna

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Hutchinson. First edition published by Hutchinson in 1960. A near fine copy. The jacket is in excellent, crisp shape with hardly any wear. It has been clipped. The book is also very presentable with no marks to the boards. There is a previous owner's neat name to the front free end paper. There is no foxing or browning patches and the pages are clean. It is a book in highly collectible condition. A book initially banned by the Irish censorship board and subjected to multiple public book burnings due to the sexual content and how social issues in Ireland were portrayed. The novel divided opinion: it also won awards and was recently added to a list of 100 most influential books by the BBC. A modern firsts classic and rare to find in such nice condition . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1960.
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Crowds and Power
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Crowds and Power

by Canetti, Elias

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Gollancz. London: Gollancz (1962). First UK edition. 8vo., blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering to the spine, with the original dust jacket; pp. 495, [i]; A near fine copy. The book has a small previous owner's address label to the front paste down. The spine of the dust wrapper is a shade tanned and there is a scuff mark to the top corner of the back panel. The jacket hasn't been price clipped. It is a sharp copy.   The nobel Laureate's masterpiece about the psychology of crowd behaviour. Canetti poured 25 years of his life into researching the subject fired by an early encounter as a child with a hostile crowd at the outbreak of the first world war.  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1962.
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A complete set of Autobiographies signed - consisting of The Downing Street Years; The Path to...
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A complete set of Autobiographies signed - consisting of The Downing Street Years; The Path to Power; The Collected Speeches; Statecraft

by Thatcher, Margaret

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HarperCollins. First editions all published by Harper Collins between 1993 and 2002. This is a near fine set consisting of 1. The Downing Street Years (1993) - double signed by both Margaret and Dennis Thatcher without dedication. The spine of the wrapper is faded a shade. There is a flyer where presumably the previous owner obtained the signatures. 2. The Path to Power (1995) - double signed by both Margaret and Dennis Thatcher inscribed to a previous owner. 3. The Collected Speeches (1997) signed by Margaret Thatcher without dedication. A difficult title to find signed. 4. Statecraft (2002) signed by Margaret Thatcher without dedication. A super set with little wear at all. All four volumes are signed and two are signed by both Margaret and Dennis Thatcher.  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1993.
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