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A Raft of Swords, Kyle, Duncan
81 Kyle, Duncan A Raft of Swords
London Collins 1974 0002216922 / 9780002216920 Cloth Good Fair 
First reprint (same year as first edition), pp 224, fore-edge very slightly marked, otherwise very clean internally, black cloth very slightly worn, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, but which is a little faded, worn and frayed, with two closed tears. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Never Had a Spanner On Her, Leasor, James
82 Leasor, James Never Had a Spanner On Her
London Heinemann 1970 0434410160 / 9780434410163 First Edition Cloth Fair Fair Ex-Library 
First edition. pp 218, an ex-library copy, a little used internally, a small mark to the fore-edge and margin of eight pages, lacks front endpaper, stamps to half-title and verso of title page, number on half-title, the paste-down endpaper has lost some of its surface, purple cloth in quite good condition, on a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is a little worn generally. 
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The Rivers of Babylon, Liddell, Robert
83 Liddell, Robert The Rivers of Babylon
London & Chester Springs Peter Owen 1995 0720609291 / 9780720609295 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
287 pages, very good copy in an unclipped dustwrapper. [Robert Liddell (13 October 1908 23 July 1992) was an English literary critic, biographer, novelist, travel writer and poet. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, England, and educated at Haileybury School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. During the years 1933 to 1938 he was employed at the Bodleian Library as an assistant in the Department of Western Manuscripts. Liddell then lived briefly in Athens, Greece, working as a lecturer for the British Council. During the years 1941 to 1951 he was a lecturer at the Universities of Cairo and Alexandria. From 1953 to 1972 he was employed by the University of Athens, serving for part of the time as head of the English Department. He never returned to England, and died in Athens in 1992.] 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Abominable Goat, Lister, Stephen
84 Lister, Stephen The Abominable Goat
London Peter Davies 1977 0432087184 / 9780432087183 First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn 
Small 8vo, pp 187, a small faint stain to the bottom of page 86, pages 119 - 128 have a crease (not too unsightly), otherwise very clean internally, grey cloth with slight mark on the lower cover otherwise in good condition, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little frayed at the margins, and a bit wrinkled on its lower cover. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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But We Didn't Get the Fox, Llewellyn, Richard
85 Llewellyn, Richard But We Didn't Get the Fox
London Michael Joseph 1970 0718107101 / 9780718107109 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
pp 365, front endpaper very slightly marked otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth slightly worn, binding leaning slightly, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is very slightly worn. [British secret agent Edmond Tothe takes over an international oil company under siege from invisible enemies and tracks the criminals to Rome, where he runs into an attractive CIA agent with designs of her own.] 
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Very Ordinary Seaman, Mallalieu, J.P.W.
86 Mallalieu, J.P.W. Very Ordinary Seaman
London Victor Gollancz 1944 First Edition Cloth Good 
One illustration, small 8vo, pp 278, very age-toned, a few creased corners, a small signature on the front endpaper, green cloth, dull and slightly worn, spine a little spotted, binding leaning slightly. [First edition, first impression of what is generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea in the Second World War. A fictionalised but accurate account, based on the author's experiences in a destroyer on the Murmansk run.] 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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L'Eta del Malessere  (Fred Whitsey's copy), Maraini, Dacia
87 Maraini, Dacia L'Eta del Malessere (Fred Whitsey's copy)
Torino Einaudi 1963 First Edition Cloth Good Good 
Small 8vo, pp 195, lacks front endpaper, red cloth covers slightly marked and very bowed, in a dustwrapper which is a little worn and soiled. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Something of the Night, Marchant, Ian
88 Marchant, Ian Something of the Night
London & New York Simon & Schuster 2012 1847376347 / 9781847376343 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First edition, pp (6), 293, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Easy Money, Mather, Arthur
89 Mather, Arthur Easy Money
London Hodder & Stoughton 1979 0340234598 / 9780340234594 First UK edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First UK edition. pp 223, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, black cloth in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is very slightly rubbed along the margins and with a tiny closed tear on the lower cover. SCARCE. 
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The Heckler - an 87th Precinct Mystery, McBain, Ed
90 McBain, Ed The Heckler - an 87th Precinct Mystery
London Book Club Associates 1978 Cloth Good Good 
Small 8vo, pp 191, pages very slightly age-toned, otherwise very clean and tight internally, orange cloth, top corners very slightly bumped, binding leaning very slightly, in a dustwrapper which is slightly worn and stretched, faded on the spine. SCARCE. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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The Last Best Hope, McBain, Ed
91 McBain, Ed The Last Best Hope
New York Warner Books 1998 0446519901 / 9780446519908 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
First edition, published by Warner Books, New York, 1998. Large 8vo, pp 296, fore-edge very slightly marked otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth spine and light brown boards, spine lettered in red, binding leaning very very slightly otherwise very clean, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is showing only the very slightest signs of use. [Full and correct printing number on reverse of title page] SCARCE {She was a pretty lady who wore a little bathing suit to match the lime in her drink. He was an attorney who'd loved and lost and loved again. They came together because her husband was missing, or maybe he was dead, or maybe it didn't matter. Now Matthew Hope finds himself moving through a case where all the players are playing their own games, from kinky sex to high-class thievery, and everyone is playing it his own way. With one man already found dead on a Calusa beach with another man's I.D. in his pocket, Matthew Hope has one chance of getting at the truth. Follow a trail of lies to the city of stars, wanna-bes, and icy wind -- where Hope will get help from a detective named Steve Carella, of the 87th Precinct.} 
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The Clary Ghost, McDonough, Greta
92 McDonough, Greta The Clary Ghost
Pentland Press 1998 1858216079 / 9781858216072 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
8vo.pp (6), 139, paperback, a very good copy. Postage will be reduced. {Part biography, part memoir, this is a record of the author in the form of letters, and features such diverse characters as Gregor Mendel, Charles Waterton, Karen Blixen, Gilbert White etc. McDonough has had various homes in Norfolk, and has left a distinctive garden in each one.] 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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The Chrysanthemum Chain, Melville, James
93 Melville, James The Chrysanthemum Chain
London Secker & Warburg 1980 0436276917 / 9780436276910 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
8vo, pp (6), 182, a very slight mark to the fore-edge, otherwise very clean internally, black cloth in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is showing only the fainmtest signs of wear and which is not price-clipped (but nor is it priced). SCARCE.[The second case for Superintendent Otani of the Hyogo Prefecture of Honshu, the main island of Japan, where the death of a respected foreign academic presents a problem not just for the police but also for Andrew Walker the young British Vice-Consul in the Prefecture's capital Kobe, who has to master the formal intricacies and rituals of Japanese mourning as well as police procedure. With his vast knowledge and experience of Japan, James Melville again weaves an intriguing murder mystery into a subtle and affectionate depiction of Japanese life, often as seen through Japanese eyes observing western visitors observing them! Published in Japan as The English Teacher Murder Case.] 
Price: 5.75 GBP
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Poland, Michener, James A.
94 Michener, James A. Poland
New York Random House 1983 0394531892 / 9780394531892 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Large thick 8vo, pp xx 556, map endpapers, title page in red and black, very clean internally, red cloth with gold blocking, slightly faded at the bottom edge and with a very faint ghost image of the word Poland transferred through from the dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has the original price of $17.95, it has very slight signs of rubbing but overall is very good. [The usual Random House number line of 24689753 is present] 
Price: 11.50 GBP
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The Covenant, Michener, James A.
95 Michener, James A. The Covenant
South Africa. Nationwide Book Service Ltd 1980 Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and frayed 
Large thick 8vo, pp (10), 863, (8), very clean internally, green cloth showig only the slightest signs of wear, the dustwrapper is a little creased and worn. [The scarce first edition from Zimbabwe, published by agreement with Martin Secker & Warburg.]. {James A. Michener s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of "The Covenant, " a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world.} 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Source, Michener, James A.
96 Michener, James A. The Source
London Secker & Warburg 1966 Cloth Good Rather worn and frayed 
Second reprint, August 1966. Large thick 8vo, pp (8), 909, edges slightly marked, an inscription on the front endpaper, black cloth very slightly worn, upper corners very slightly bumped, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and is rubbed and rather frayed. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Depends What You Mean By Love, Monsarrat, Nicholas
97 Monsarrat, Nicholas Depends What You Mean By Love
London Cassell & Company Ltd 1947 First Edition Cloth Good 
Octavo, pp 189, a small indentation of the top margin runs through all the book, endpapers browned, otherwise very clean and sound internally, orange cloth a bit marked and worn, binding leaning slightly. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Gigi e Mister J., Morais, Jose
98 Morais, Jose Gigi e Mister J.
Lisbon Livros e Leituras 2000 9728483201 / 9789728483203 Cloth Good 
Large 8vo, pp 199, paperback, very slightly worn. (Text in Portuguese) 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Key to Midnight, Nichols, Leigh
99 Nichols, Leigh The Key to Midnight
Guild Publishing 1985 Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Large 8vo, pp 392, very clean internally, purple cloth in excellent condition, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. An attractive copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Last Love in Constantinople - a tarot novel for divination, Pavic, Milorad
100 Pavic, Milorad Last Love in Constantinople - a tarot novel for divination
London Peter Owen Ltd 1998 0720610354 / 9780720610352 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
8vo, pp (7), 184, a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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