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Nancy Mitford: a Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ACTON, Harold MITFORD, Nancy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975,:

Seller ID: 92


[MITFORD, Nancy] ACTON, Harold. Nancy Mitford : A Memoir. London : Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Pp (10),xi-xvi,1-252,(2) + 12 pp plates. 8vo, rose cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ritchie, Harold Acton : A Bibliography. A23a. Several page corner creased from in-lieu-of-book-mark folding over, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Ex libris Rev. R.J. MacSween (1915-1990) with his name on flyleaf. 25.00 View more info

Childhood. First edition

By: ALLINSON, Francesca MARX, Enid, wood engravings

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1937,:

Seller ID: 100907


ALLINSON, Francesca. A Childhood. With wood engravings by Enid Marx. London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1937. First Edition. Pp (12),11-187,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Foreword. I. Illness. II. Sunday. III. The Forest. IV. Seaside. V. More Seaside. VI. Pity. VII. Preparations. Spine darkened, top of spine chipped, large section of corner of the principally blank 93-94 torn away (not affecting text) spine ends and corners worn, lengthy penned note to front free endpaper, else good. 25.00 View more info

Stanley and the Women. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1984,:

Seller ID: 42


AMIS, Kingsley. Stanley and the Women. London : Hutchinson, (1984). First Printing. Pp. 255. 8vo, red cloth. Very good in very good unclipped dustjacket 30.00 View more info

Old Devils. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Summit, New York, 1987,:

Seller ID: 3396


AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils : A Novel. New York : Summit, (1987). First Printing. Pp (8), 294, (2). 8vo, purple cloth spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of is... View more info

Old Devils. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1986, ISBN:0091637902:

Seller ID: 7172


AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils. London : Hutchinsion, (1986). First Edition. Pp. 294. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional WelshmanAlun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of isola... View more info

Stanley and the Women. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York , 1985,:

Seller ID: 8563


AMIS, Kingsley. Stanley and the Women. New York : (1985). Fine in nicked dustjacket, with remainder mark on bottom edge. 20.00 View more info

Conversations in Bloomsbury.

By: ANAND, Mulk Raj.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wildwood House, London, 1981, ISBN:0704530619:

Seller ID: 99796


ANAND, Mulk Raj. Conversations in Bloomsbury. London : Wildwood House, (1981). First British Edition, from the New Delhi sheets. Pp. (4),[5]-159,(1). With errata sheet tipped in at rear. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This book is an hitherto unpublished collection of conversations that Mulk Raj Anand, one of the leading novelists of India, had with the avant garde writers of the twenties including E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley and T.S. Eliot. The talks with literary men and women in the bookshops, pubs, cafes and at sherry parties thrown new lig... View more info

House of Vandekar. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ANTHONY, Evelyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1988, ISBN:9780091080402:

Seller ID: 116056


ANTHONY, Evelyn. The House of Vandekar London : Hutchinson, (1988). First Edition. Pp (6),7-[348],(4). 8vo, (145 x 228 mm), black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Evelyn Anthony (b. July 3, 1928, London) is the pen name of Evelyn Ward-Thomas (Evelyn Bridgett Patricia Ward-Thomas). " Nancy Percival used to wake up screaming from this nightmare, terrified by the shadow without a face. But she hadn't had the dream for years. Why now? It was Nancy's birthday, and her millionaire lover, David Renwick, had planned a surprise weekend in the country. Nancy didn't know her destination. She didn't kn... View more info

Jane Austen's Letters. Third Edition, in dustjacket

By: AUSTEN, Jane) LE FAYE, Deirdre

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York, 1996, ISBN:0198117647:

Seller ID: 98160


(AUSTEN, Jane). Jane Austen's Letters. Third Edition. Collected and Edited by Deirdre Le Faye. Oxford / New York : Oxford University Press, (1996). Fourth Impression. Pp (4),v-xviii,1-643,(1). Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative--they read much like the novels themselves. They bring alive her family andfriends, her surroundings and contemporary events with a freshness unparal leled in modern biographies. Above all we recognize the unmistakable vo... View more info

Love & Friendship and Other Early Works Now First Printed from the OriginalMS. by Jane Austen. With a Preface by G.K. Chesterton.

By: AUSTEN, Jane. CHESTERTON, G.K.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: F.D. Goodchild Company, Publishers, Toronto, 1922,:

Seller ID: 93912


AUSTEN, Jane. Love & Friendship and Other Early Works Now First Printed from the Original MS. by Jane Austen. With a Preface by G.K. Chesterton. Toronto : F.D. Goodchild Company, Publishers, n.d.[ca 1922]. Pp [i]-xv,(1),[1]-140,(4), frontis (with printed tissue guard). 8vo, maroon cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, heavy gilt decoration to maroon paper covered boards, top edge dyed maroon, colour illustrated endpapers. The Canadian edition from the U.K. sheets. Contents : 1. Love and Friendship: A Novel told in a Series of Letters. 2. Lesley Castle: A Unfinished Novel in Letters. 3. The His... View more info

Young Adolf : A Novel. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BAINBRIDGE, Beryl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: George Braziller, New York, 1979,:

Seller ID: 310


BAINBRIDGE, Beryl. Young Adolf : A Novel. New York : George Braziller, (1979). First US Edition. Pp. 219. 8vo, blue cloth. Some light fading to top and bottom of boards, lightly shelf-worn, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

English Journey or The Road to Milton Keynes. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BAINBRIDGE, Beryl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Duckworth / British Broadcasting Corp., 1984,:

Seller ID: 309


BAINBRIDGE, Beryl. English Journey or The Road to Milton Keynes. (London) :Duckworth / British Broadcasting Corp., (1984). First Edition. Pp. 158. 8v o, black cloth. Very good in fine unclipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

The L-Shaped Room. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BANKS, Lynne Reid

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 1960,: 1960

Seller ID: 442


BANKS, Lynne Reid. The L-Shaped Room. London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-[319]. 8vo [130 x 205 mm], green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The author's first book. Lynne Reid Banks (b. July 31, 1929, London) is a British author of books for children and adults. "To Jane Graham, unmarried and pregnant, the L-shaped room is more than just a room. At first it's a place to hide her head; a punishment cell. She welcomes its squalour and inconveniences. But it's not in her nature to despair for long. As she changes and improve... View more info

Summertime. signed. 1st in dj.

By: BARKER, Raffaella

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Review / Hodder Headline, London, 2001, ISBN:0747220824:

Seller ID: 69671


BARKER, Raffaella. Summertime . (L.): Review / Hodder Headline, (2001). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),1-374,(6). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, green ribbon place-marker. The fourth novel by the English comic author. Vg in dj. Signed by Barker on the title page. 40.00 View more info

Rat-a-Tat Mystery. 1st UK in dj.

By: BLYTON, Enid COOK, Anyon

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Collins, 1956,:

Seller ID: 8304


BLYTON, Enid. The Rat-a-Tat Mystery. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. L. and Glasgow: Collins, (1956). First Edition. Pp (4),5-256. 8vo, red cloth. Owner's name, bookseller's stamp, else vg-fine, clean & unbrowned in bright slightly nicked unclipped dj. 60.00 View more info

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

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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