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1 ABSE, Dannie THE STRANGE CASE OF DR SIMMONDS & DR GLAS
London Robson Books 2002 1861055048 / 9781861055040 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 
Octavo, 195pp. A fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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2 AUDEN, W.H., and ISHERW ON THE FRONTIER: A MELODRAMA IN THREE ACTS
London Faber & Faber 1938 First Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, red cloth, gilt, 123pp., partially untrimmed. No dustwrapper, but apart from foxing, which is almost wholly confined to endpapers and edges, no remarkable defects. Very good, sound. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 BARBER, Frank Douglas THE LAST WHITE MAN
London W.H. Allen 1981 0491028245 / 9780491028240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 222pp. Pages tanned, owner's name at front paste-down (obscured by dustwrapper turn-in), minimal wear. A clean and sound copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 CHATWIN, Bruce UTZ
London Jonathan Cape 1988 0224026089 / 9780224026086 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 154pp. Text block edges a little darkened, slight spine lean, very light wear only at unclipped dustwrapper. Reasonably presentable in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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5 CHETWYND-HAYES, R. GHOSTS FROM THE MISTS OF TIME
London William Kimber 1985 0178305620 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, 205pp. Unclipped dustwrapper with some foxing at rear turn-in margin, and light rubbing at extremities. Book very good. A sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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6 CHETWYND-HAYES, R. THE KING'S GHOST
London William Kimber 1985 0718305833 / 9780718305833 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 220pp. Pages tanned, otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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7 CHETWYND-HAYES, R. THE KING'S GHOST
London William Kimber 1985 0718305833 / 9780718305833 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 220pp. Pages tanned, otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 CHETWYND-HAYES, R. (ed. Stephen Lumley) THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF R. CHETWYND-HAYES
Minneapolis Fedogan & Bremer 1997 187825233X / 9781878252333 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Jim Pitts 
Foreword by Brian Lumley. Octavo, xiv + 251pp., mono. illustrations. A fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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9 EDMONDSON, Arnold SEE A FINE LADY
London Arthur Barker Limited 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Poor 
Octavo, 310pp. Edges and endpaper quite heavily browned, any further foxing/browning minimal; slight spine lean; illustrated dustwrapper quite worn, with loss around the margins, more significantly at rear panel; illustrations at front panel and spine close to intact. Slight spine lean, but reasonably sound, and in clear protective wrap. Gift inscription at front paste-down endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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10 ELIOT, T.S. THE COCKTAIL PARTY: A COMEDY
London Faber and Faber 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
Octavo, 167pp. [4] misprint at p.29. Very slight spine lean, unclipped dustwrapper spine a little tanned, and chipped at head and tail, front panel with tears, minimal loss; foxing/offsetting at endpapers and prelims., text leaves just very lightly tanned. Reasonably presentable in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS, ERSKINE, Barbara
11 ERSKINE, Barbara ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS
London HarperCollins 1998 0002245396 / 9780002245395 First Edition Hardcover Dustwrapper 
Thick, large octavo, 485pp. Signed by Erskine at title. Very small closed tear at lower dustwrapper; very slightly shaken. No significant defects, and a very good, clean, unclipped copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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12 GLOVER, David THE LOST VILLAGE
London Robin Clark Limited 1982 0860720594 / 9780860720591 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 177pp. Very minor edge-wear at unclipped dustwrapper. A near-fine copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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13 HARRIS, John THE MUSTERING OF THE HAWKS
London Hutchinson 1972 0091094100 / 9780091094102 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, 255pp. Pages tanned, unclipped dustwrapper with small corner tear (minimal loss) and attendant creasing at lower panel margin; also minimal wear at dustwrapper edges. A good, sound copy in clear protective wrap, publisher's review slip loosely inserted. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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14 HILL, Archie A CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS
London Hutchinson 1975 0091240107 / 9780091240103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Signed by Author
Octavo, 222pp. Overall just very slightly tanned, very minor blemishes at unclipped dustwrapper. Very good, clean, in clear protective wrap. Bookseller's label at corner of fly-leaf. A nice copy, signed at title: "Best Wishes/Archie Hill". 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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15 JONES, James SOME CAME RUNNING
London Collins 1959 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 926pp. Very slight spine lean, text block edges a little tanned, and with very minor soiling, tanning/a little foxing at endpapers, very minor marginal soil at prelims. Uncliped dustwrapper (wtih Sinatra and Maclaine at rear panel) with a touch of foxing (not outwardly visible), and extremely minor wear, still bright and presentable. A decent copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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16 LEWIS, C.S. (ed. Alastair Fowler) SPENSER'S IMAGES OF LIFE
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, dark red cloth, gilt title at spine, ix + 143pp. Extremely minor wear only; dustwrapper clipped, and with newer 25-shilling price label, very slightly browned. Very good in clear protective wrap. A presentable copy. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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17 MALLALIEU, J.P.W. EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN
London Macgibbon & Kee 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Mudge-Marriatt 
Octavo, ix + 179pp., line illustrations. Offsetting/foxing at endpapers, prelims., edges; unclipped dustwrapper browned (but visible only at interior), with corner tears, though just a little remarkable loss, chiefly at lower panel. A sound copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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18 MANDER, John ELEGAICS
Hatfield: Printed at The Stella Press 1972 Soft Cover 
Limited. Signed by Author. Quarto, stiff white wraps, black dustwrapper, 59pp. Copy 36 of 100, signed at verso title, and signed/inscribed at flyleaf. Some light edge-wear at dustwrapper, otherwise a very good, clean, sound copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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19 MORGAN, Alun THE BREAKWATER: A TALE OF OLD PORTHCAWL
Cowbridge: D. Brown & Sons 1975 First Edition Hardcover Dustwrapper 
Octavo, illustrated endpapers, 182pp. Signature at front paste-down. No remarkable defects. A very good, clean and sound copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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20 MORRIS, James THE GREAT PORT: A PASSAGE THROUGH NEW YORK
London Faber and Faber 1970 0571094465 / 9780571094462 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Albert Belva 
Octavo, map endpapers, 221pp., mono. photo. illustrations. A little darkened at top edge, unclipped dustwrapper very slightly, and inextensively faded. Owner's neat inscription preceeding half-title. A very good, sound copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 11.50 GBP
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