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Rubbalong Tales. 1st UK.

By: BLYTON, Enid MEREDITH, Norman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London, 1950,:

Seller ID: 77750


BLYTON, Enid. Rubbalong Tales. Illustrated by Norman Meredith. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1950. First UK Printing. Pp. (2),iii,(1),1-124. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, decorated tan cloth with red lettering to front and spine. Inner hinges cracked, minor splaying to boards, inking to title page, else vg. 35.00 View more info

Queerfella. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BONE, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 14869


BONE, David W. The Queerfella. London : Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1952). First Printing. Pp (6),7-288. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 273. The Queerfella is Sir David Bone's first full-length novel. "In the early years of this century the full-rigged ship Bryn Gower, one of the last sailing ships in British registry, makes a voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta with a cargo of steel rails, and homeward to Dundee, laden with jute. Hero of the story—the Queerfella himself—is a young seaman, Duncan Stirrat, who joins the ship roaring drunk at Garst... View more info

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The Little Girls. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964,: 1964

Seller ID: 670


BOWEN, Elizabeth. The Little Girls. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First U.S. Edition. Pp (10),3-[307],(5). 8vo (150 x 217 mm), blue cloth, gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering and red decorations to spine. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. "Elizabeth Bowen offers her new novel as a comedy. It is not autobiographical; it is anti-nostalgic. It could be called a cautionary tale. Set in present-day England, The Little Girls is about thre... View more info

Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1968,: 1968

Seller ID: 9224


BOWEN, Elizabeth. Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. New York : Alfred A. Kopf, 1968. First American Edition. Pp (14),[3]-302,(6). 8vo (152 x 218 mm), green cloth, gilt lettering to front board & spine. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London). "In Eva Trout the extraordinary gifts that make Eiizabeth Bowen one of the finest of living novelists are more than ever manifest. Her new novel is a triumph. She describes it as a "tragi-comedy," which differs from her others in that it' "follows the fort... View more info

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The Little Girls. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1964,: 1964

Seller ID: 86812


BOWEN, Elizabeth. The Little Girls. London : Jonathan Cape, (1964). First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-277,(5). 8vo (135 x 194 mm), yellow cloth, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed maroon. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (1899-1973) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. "In 1914 they had been eleven years old - Dicey, Mumbo and Sheikie. Nearly fifty years have gone by since they met at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. One of them, Dicey, a beauty to whom time has so far done little, deliberately convenes the other two - Clare, a successful care... View more info

Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1968,:

Seller ID: 116268


BOWEN, Elizabeth. Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. New York : Alfred A. Kopf, 1968. First American Edition. Pp (14),[3]-302,(6). 8vo (152 x 218 mm), green cloth, gilt lettering to front board & spine. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London). "In Eva Trout the extraordinary gifts that make Eiizabeth Bowen one of the finest ofliving novelists are more than ever manifest. Her new novel is a triumph. She describes it as a "tragi-comedy," which differs from her others in thatit' "follows the fortunes of one character along whose line ... View more info

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English Novelists. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth Britain in Pictures

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Collins, 1942,:

Seller ID: 616


BOWEN, Elizabeth. English Novelists. With 8 Plates in Colour and 19 Illustrations in Black & White. London : William Collins, 1942. First Edition. Pp.(6),7- [48] + 8 pages of colour illustrations . With other illustrations in the text. 8vo (165 x 228 mm), brown illustrated paper-covered boards. Sellery and Harris A12a. In the Britain in Pictures series. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London). "It may be said with truth that the panorama of everyday English life unfolds itself to the ... View more info

Girls : A Story of Village Life. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BOWEN, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1987, ISBN:0871131374:

Seller ID: 10041


BOWEN, John. The Girls : A Story of Village Life. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). John Griffith Bowen (b. November 5 1924, Calcutta) . Verygood in unclipped dustjacket (with Edward Gorey jacket illustration). 20.0 0 View more info

New Confessions. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BOYD, William

Price: $30.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc, New York, 1988,:

Seller ID: 16698


BOYD, William. The New Confessions. New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1988). First US Edition. Novel about a self-designated genius, born in 1899, as he careens through the 20th century from childhood in Scotland to World War I, Berlin in the 20s, Mexico in the 30s, World War II, and LosAngeles during the McCarthy Era."The book follows the life of John James T odd from his birth in Edinburgh up to his final exile on a Mediterranean island. Todd fights in the First World War and also films it as a cameraman, he then works for a film studio and ends up in Berlin where he starts h... View more info

New Confessions. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BOYD, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1987,:

Seller ID: 9860


BOYD, William. The New Confessions. London : Jonathan Cape, (1987). Novel about a self-designated genius, born in 1899, as he careens through the 20thcentury from childhood in Scotland to World War I, Berlin in the 20s, Mexi co in the 30s, World War II, and Los Angeles during the McCarthy Era."The book follows the life of John James Todd from his birth in Edinburgh up to his final exile on a Mediterranean island. Todd fights in the First World War and also films it as a cameraman, he then works for a film studio and ends up in Berlin where he starts his filming of The Confessions. After th... View more info

Eating People Is Wrong. First Edition

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1959,:

Seller ID: 9654


BRADBURY, Malcolm. Eating People Is Wrong. London : Secker & Warburg, 1959.First Edition. Pp (8),9-288. 8vo, maroon cloth, silver lettering to spine. Author's First Book. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (b. September 7, 193 2, Sheffield – d. November 27, 2000, Norwich) was an English author and academic. "Professor Treece liked to think of himself as a liberal humanist. It was his desire to implant in his pupils at the provincial university where he taught English a sense of civilised values. But he found it tough going. For one thing, he was beginning to feel old at forty; for another ... View more info

Cuts. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm PHILLIPS, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row,, New York, 1987, ISBN:006015845x:

Seller ID: 796


BRADBURY, Malcolm. Cuts. Illustrations by Tom Phillips. New York : Harper &Row, (1987). First US Edition. Pp (11),12-143,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, grey paper covered boards, off-white cloth spine, gilt border to cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (b. September 7, 1932, Sheffield – d. November 27, 2000, Norwich) was an English author and academic. "An irreverent romp through the world that gave us 'Brideshead Revisited' and 'The Jewel in the Crown,' Cuts takes one hapless, unknown writer of genius away from his night-school teaching duties and pu... View more info

Cuts. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm PHILLIPS, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1987, ISBN:0091682800:

Seller ID: 559


BRADBURY, Malcolm. Cuts. With drawings by Tom Phillips. London : Hutchinson, (1987). First Edition. Pp (7),2-106. Illustrated 8vo [approximately 6 by 9 inches], red cloth boards, black cloth spine, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (b. September 7, 1932, Sheffield – d. November 27, 2000, Norwich) was an English author and academic. "“It is the summer of 1986 and in the newspapers and on television “cut” is the commonest noun and the most regular verb. And up in the North of England two kinds of cuts are going on. They are cut-cut-cutting at a... View more info

Benbow Was His Name. 1st UK in dj

By: BRAHMS, Caryl and Ned SHERRIN BENBOW, John SHERRIN, Ned

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, 1967,:

Seller ID: 26406


BRAHMS, Caryl and Ned SHERRIN. Benbow Was His Name : a story of tall ships in battle compiled from the literature of the sea and fashioned into a novel. L.: Hutchinson, (1967). First Printing. Pp 209. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in dj. 30.00 View more info

Between Two Shores. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BRAY, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1983,:

Seller ID: 14965


BRAY, Donald. Between Two Shores. London : William Kimber, (1983). First Edition. Pp 252. 8vo, blue cloth. "When young Ned Davy of St Ives wins his captaincy by a successful sea fight with a French commerce raider, the beautiful corvette Le Faucon Gris, he sets his heart on one day commanding her. And he loses his heart elsewhere too - to a beautiful French girl he meets briefly and whose name he does not even know. Both loves seem impossible to attain... Set in the late eighteenth century, this is a fast-moving, thrilling story of smuggling and privateering between Cornwall and Brittany w... View more info

Family and Friends. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BROOKNER, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1985, ISBN:022423373:

Seller ID: 5826


BROOKNER, Anita. Family and Friends. London : Jonathan Cape, (1985). First Edition. Pp. (8),7-187,(3). 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Justbefore the dancing is to begin, Sofka's family and friends pause to be pho tographed - to be framed in that moment as they will in future moments - for the album which transcribes cribes an immutable record of qualities in each of them which the normal passage of time can never arrest, reverse or quite contain. We focus upon Sofka's four children - two sons and two daughters - in the postures and dispositions of youth, as we will locus upon t... View more info

Misalliance. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BROOKNER, Anita

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1986, ISBN:0224024035:

Seller ID: 5828


BROOKNER, Anita. A Misalliance. London : Jonathan Cape, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. 191. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt titles to spine. Remainder stroke to top edge, else very good inprice clipped dustjacket 25.00 View more info

Expert, The. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BROOKS, John.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tom Stacey, Ltd., London, 1973, ISBN:0854681981:

Seller ID: 106095


BROOKS, John. The Expert. London: Tom Stacey Ltd., (1973). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),[1]-284. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The Expert is an appalling contemporary figure. A young man, the product of social science multiplied by social change; the new boy with all the answers, who communicates with compelling assurance, in the outlandish and disturbing illiteracies of those new disciplines straining after universality. In the small seaside town, he annotates, without love, the structure of the community. Half of him, the half that should respect the follies and faiths o... View more info

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Crown Princess & other stories. First American Edition, 1st issue, in dustjacket

By: BROPHY, Brigid

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1953,:

Seller ID: 200


BROPHY, Brigid. The Crown Princess & other stories. New York : The Viking Press, 1953. First US Edition, First Issue (bound from UK sheets). Pp. (4),5-252,(2). 8vo, red cloth. Jacket design by Lynton Lamb. "These are six substantial stories, each of which makes a full exploration of its characters and their world. Although the same distinctive and original quality pervadesthem all, they tackle a variety of themes. "Mrs. Mandford's Drawing- room" , the story of an Englishwoman with a Continental daughter-in-law, recalls the now nearly forgotten ideals of England in wartime. The hero... View more info

Coin of Carthage. First British Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRYHER ELLERMAN, Winifred

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 67027


BRYHER (ELLERMAN, Winifred). The Coin of Carthage. London : Collins, (1963). First UK Edition. Pp (8), 9-[256]. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Bryher, so often praised for her extraordinary skill in recapturing past periods of crisis, has taken the Second Punic War as the background for her new novel. Through the fate of two Greek traders (and a donkey) she evokes the great struggle between Hannibal and ancient Rome. " It was a familiar story. The armies plundered, the farmers died, merchants starved, nobodysowed the field." Zonas and Dasius belong to the Greek settleme... View more info