A Book for all Reasons: Fiction - Period (1850-1950)
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 E. C. [ERICA COTTERILL],, FORM OF DIARY (two volumes).
E. C. [ERICA COTTERILL],
FORM OF DIARY (two volumes).
Pushkin Press, 1939, 1st edn. 1st state and 1st edn. 2nd state, [iv], 444pp and [iv], 444pp, 1st state: black buckram lettered in gilt at spine, with the original title page crediting the authorship to E.C. otherwise identical to the later issue; 2nd state: as first but with with a cancel at the title mounted on the stub of the original title; both states, fore and lower edges uncut, described by many as a largely unpunctuated 'stream of conciousness' narrative, 2nd state dustwrapper: grey background lettered in red with a quote from George Bernard Shaw, with a promotional band repeating the GBS quote, the quote from GBS omits the phrase 'if you do not die a lunatic' (p291) (which may be significant), 1st state: lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, light foxing to endpapers, no dustwrapper; 2nd state: lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, faint foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at tips, promotional band a little foxed, both darkened at spine, 1st state: very good; 2nd state: very good plus in a very good dustwrapper and band,
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Book number: 43365
GBP 42.00 [Appr.: EURO 48.5 US$ 52.38 | JP¥ 5832]
Keywords: fiction diary
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 VON ABELE, RUDOLPH,, THE PARTY.
VON ABELE, RUDOLPH,
THE PARTY.
Cresset Press, London, 1963, 1st edn., 418pp, dark green cloth with red title panel at spine lettered and bordered in gilt, pictorial montage dustwrapper by Val Biro, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, ink name front free endpaper, dustwrapper: a little rubbed with remains of label upper cnr., spine sl. sunned, light soiling lower panel, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37776
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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ARCHER, FRED,
A LAD OF EVESHAM VALE.
Coronet, London, 1974, 2nd imp., paperback, 160pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), a portrayal of life in the villages of the Vale of Evesham after WW1, lightly rubbed at tips, faint crease upper hinge, paper tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 30015
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950) countryside

 ATTENBOROUGH, JOHN,, ONE MAN'S INHERITANCE.
ATTENBOROUGH, JOHN,
ONE MAN'S INHERITANCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, 3rd imp., 254pp, dark green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound pictorial dustwrapper by Mary Cartwright, sl. cocked, rubbed at extrems. with sl. fraying at tail of lower joint, 6 line ink inscr. front free endpaper, dustwrapper: spine and part upper panel sunned, rubbed at extrems. with sl. loss and some short closed edge tears, good plus in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37030
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: period fiction
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 BAKER, KATHLEEN,, A FAMILY AT WAR.
BAKER, KATHLEEN,
A FAMILY AT WAR.
Mayflower, London, 1972, 5th imp., paperback, 157pp, [iii] ads., tv tie-in, photo pictorial wrappers based on the Granada TV series created by John Finch, sl. slant to spine, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 33869
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction war
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BEERBOHM, MAX,
ZULEIKA DOBSON (Or An Oxford Love Story).
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1952, 1st in imprint, paperback, 252pp, [v] ads., ...'well-known as a writer, caricaturist and wit'... this is the author's only novel, lightly rubbed at extrems., some faint foxing to edges, very good plus,
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Book number: 23944
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.48 | JP¥ 833]
Keywords: fiction period romance oxford wit

 BELL, NEIL [AKA. STEPHEN SOUTHWOLD],, THE GOVERNESS AT ASHBURTON HALL.
BELL, NEIL [AKA. STEPHEN SOUTHWOLD],
THE GOVERNESS AT ASHBURTON HALL.
Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1948, 1st edn., 288pp, black cloth lettered in silver at spine, decorated lettered dustwrapper by 'Lower', the story of a governess at a Devon country house at the end of 19th century, edges tanned and lightly foxed, 4 line ink inscr. front pastedown, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., sl. sunning to spine, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37051
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 8.73 | JP¥ 972]
Keywords: period fiction
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 BENSON, E. F.,, LUCIA'S PROGRESS.
BENSON, E. F.,
LUCIA'S PROGRESS.
Black Swan, London, 1984, reprint, trade paperback, 268pp, [iv] ads., tv tie-in, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, lower wrapper shows Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales in a still from the LWT series 'Mapp & Lucia' for Channel 4, the fifth novel in the Lucia series, spine lightly creased, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 38920
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.48 | JP¥ 833]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950) lucia
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 BENSON, E. F.,, TROUBLE FOR LUCIA.
BENSON, E. F.,
TROUBLE FOR LUCIA.
Black Swan, London, 1984, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 256pp, coloured pictorial upper wrapper by Lynda Reiss, the sixth and last of the 'Mapp & Lucia' novels, sl. slant to lightly creased spine, a little rubbed at extrems., some leaves misaligned, binding fragile, reading copy,
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Book number: 38921
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950) lucia
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BINGHAM , CHARLOTTE,
THE KISSING GARDEN.
Bantam Books, London, 1999, 1st in imprint, paperback, x, 611pp, [ii] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper by Andrew Lawson, lightly rubbed at tips, ink initials inside upper wrapper, very good plus,
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Book number: 29032
GBP 4.80 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 5.99 | JP¥ 666]
Keywords: fiction (1850-1950) period

 BIRMINGHAM, GEORGE A. (INTRO WILLIAM TREVOR),, THE SEARCH PARTY.
BIRMINGHAM, GEORGE A. (INTRO WILLIAM TREVOR),
THE SEARCH PARTY.
Bodley Head, London, 1973, reissue, 251pp, turquoise cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, reissue of a comedy of the west of Ireland first published in 1909, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37059
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period ireland
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BLAKE, GEORGE,
THE SHIPBUILDERS.
Pan Books, London, 1972, 1st in imprint, paperback, 287pp, [i] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, '...universally acclaimed as George Blake's finest novel - tells in vivid fashion of ...the great depression which struck the shipyards of Clydeside ...', sl. slant to spine, vertcial creasing at spine and upper hinge, a little rubbed at extrems., light diag. creasing to cnrs., edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 31124
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)

 BLOND, ANTHONY,, FAMILY BUSINESS.
BLOND, ANTHONY,
FAMILY BUSINESS.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1978, 1st edn., 431pp, brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative headband, wraparound col'd decorative lettered dustwrapper, faintly bumped at tips, edges v. tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, spine sl. sunned, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37061
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.48 | JP¥ 833]
Keywords: fiction period
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 BLOOMFIELD, PAUL,, QUITE CONTRAIRY.
BLOOMFIELD, PAUL,
QUITE CONTRAIRY.
John Lane / Bodley Head, London, 1930, 1st edn., [viii], 119pp, decorated title, orange cloth lettered in gilt at spine and upper board, ruled in black upper and lower boards, upper edge coloured, fore- and lower edges uncut, dustwrapper lettered in black with pictorial vignette upper panel, light foxing to uncut edges, faint foxing to endpapers, prelims. and final pages, some light and mainly marginal foxing in text, dustwrapper: rubbed with some loss at spine ends and cnrs., thinning at folds, short tears at folds and edges, small chip lower panel, light overall soiling and foxing, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38516
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 US$ 21.83 | JP¥ 2430]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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 BRAGG, MELVYN,, THE SOLDIER'S RETURN.
BRAGG, MELVYN,
THE SOLDIER'S RETURN.
Sceptre, London, ND, reprint, trade paperback, [vi], 375pp, photo pictorial montage wrappers, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 36480
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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BRAGG, MELVYN,
THE SOLDIER'S RETURN.
Sceptre, London, ND, reprint, trade paperback, [vi], 375pp, photo pictorial wrappers, light diag. crease upper cnr. lower wrapper, very good plus,
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Book number: 31125
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)

 BURT, MICHAEL (FOREWORD BY FIELD-MARSHAL THE LORD BIRDWOOD),, LEAN BROWN MEN.
BURT, MICHAEL (FOREWORD BY FIELD-MARSHAL THE LORD BIRDWOOD),
LEAN BROWN MEN.
Ward Lock and Co., London, 1942, 4th imp., 317pp, [ii] press appreciations, light brown cloth lettered in black at spine, pictorial endpapers, wraparound pictorial dustwrapper by L. F. Campbell, a novel of the North-West Frontier, cl. cocked, lightly rubbed at extrems., tiny bubble in cloth upper board, edges tanned and lightly foxed, 4 line name/address half title, dustwrapper: price clipped with price stamped on flap, chips to spine ends, lightly rubbed at extrems. with sl. loss at cnrs., internally repaired, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 33477
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 10.6 | JP¥ 1180]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950) india
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 BURTON, BETTY,, GOODBYE PICCADILLY.
BURTON, BETTY,
GOODBYE PICCADILLY.
HarperCollins, London, 1991, 1st edn., 311pp, light grey cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by David Dowland, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 37081
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.86 | JP¥ 764]
Keywords: general fiction
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 CARY, JOYCE,, PRISONER OF GRACE.
CARY, JOYCE,
PRISONER OF GRACE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1952, 1st edn., 398pp, maroon cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured decorated dustwrapper by Freda Nichols, sl. cocked, cloth sl frayed at tips, edges dusty and tanned, misfold to final endpapers, dustwrapper: rubbed with loss at spine ends and cnrs., several short closed tears at edges, good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 34958
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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 COMBEN, JOHN,, A QUESTION OF CONFIDENCE.
COMBEN, JOHN,
A QUESTION OF CONFIDENCE.
Geoffrey Bles, London, ND (c1969), 1st edn., 309pp, green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by Elisabeth Grant, a novel of shady deals and corruption in Victorian England and France, ex public library, lacks front free endpaper, half title almost detached, usual stamps, etc., dustwrapper: laminate protection selloed to boards, reading copy only,
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Book number: 37118
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: period adventure fiction
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COMBEN, JOHN,
A QUESTION OF CONFIDENCE.
Geoffrey Bles, London, ND (c1969), 1st edn., 309pp, green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by Elisabeth Grant, a novel of shady deals and corruption in Victorian England and France, ex public library, lacks front free endpaper, half title almost detached, usual stamps, etc., dustwrapper: laminate protection selloed to boards, reading copy only,
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Book number: 16584
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: period adventure fiction

 COMFORT, ALEX,, THE ALMOND TREE - A Legend.
COMFORT, ALEX,
THE ALMOND TREE - A Legend.
Chapman and Hall, London, 1942, 1st edn., 208pp, light brown cloth lettered in black at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by M. Levetus, the Almond Tree stands in the courtyard of a German farmhouse which has been occupied by three genertions of Polish exiles and represents the inevitable and the unattainable, described as one of the most imaginative pieces of fiction the war has produced, a poet's novel, at once realistic and symbolic, an allegory and a romance, lightly bumped at tips, upper edge dusty, edges tanned and foxed, dustwrapper: price clipped, a little rubbed at extrems., spine darkened, light overall foxing, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38524
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 9.98 | JP¥ 1111]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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 COMFORT, ALEX,, THE POWER HOUSE.
COMFORT, ALEX,
THE POWER HOUSE.
George Routledge, London, 1944, 1st edn., [vi], 322pp, black cloth lettered in very light blue at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the publisher describes the author as the voice of a new generation, with a novel of vivid characterization, violent action and lyrical intensity set against a background of the war in occupied France, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and faintly foxed, dustwrapper: a little rubbed with sl. loss at spine ends and cnrs., very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38525
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.24 | JP¥ 694]
Keywords: fiction period (1850-1950)
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CORDELL, ALEXANDER,
RACE OF THE TIGER.
Pan Books, London, 1965, 1st in imprint, paperback, M103, pictorial wrappers, lightly rubbed at tips, faint creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 20708
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.61 | JP¥ 625]
Keywords: period fiction

 CRONIN, A. J.,, THE CITADEL.
CRONIN, A. J.,
THE CITADEL.
New English Library, London, 1983, new edn., paperback, 380pp, [iv] ads., tv tie-in, pictorial wrappers show Ben Cross, Clare Higgins and Gareth Thomas in the BBC TV production, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 35832
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 8.73 | JP¥ 972]
Keywords: period fiction
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