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Author: Arthur KOESTLER
Publisher: Collins. London: 1951. First Edition, Hardcover Octavo with dj. (448pp).
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET which has a protective plastic cover. There is foxing to page edges and prelims.
Description: Arthur Koestler CBE (5 September 1905, Budapest – 3 March 1983, London) was a Hungarian author of essays, novels and autobiographies.
This is a novel of the near future, written in the early days of the Cold War.
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Jonathan Cape London 1947. 5th impression original cloth Very Good small octavo with dj, 188pp.,
Condition:Crisp tan cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear chips. No inscriptions or names. Minor foxing to endpapers and pp. edges.
Description: Arthur Koestler CBE (1905, Budapest - 1983, London) was a Hungarian author of essays, novels & autobiographies. This novel was written in 1942, after he had arrived in the UK. The novel deals with the arrival of a young man in an unnamed neutral country.
Author: DORIS LESSING
Publisher: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, 1st pub. 1958, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 300pp.
Condition:Crisp grey cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, author's name gilt on blue, slight rubbing to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name stamp to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: In this series, Doris Lessing (Nobel Prize winner) traces the history of Martha Quest from her childhood in Rhodesia, through post-war Britain to an apocalyptic ending in AD 2000.
This third novel follows Martha through her emotional entanglements.
Author: J. D. SALINGER Author of Catcher in the Rye
Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1963, 1st U.K. ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 248pages. Yes! We will combine items so you save on postage
Condition:Dk Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, slight foxing to endpapers & to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a couple of tiny tears.
Description: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1959. Whatever their differences in mood or effect, they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass, who is the main character about the Glass family.
Author: 1. The Republic Translated by Benjamin Jowett 2. THE THEORY OF EDUCATION IN PLATO'S REPUBLIC by R L NETTLESHIP (1846-1892) 3. Socratic D. by Jowett
Publisher: 1.World Publishing, Cleveland, USA, 1946, 2nd printing, 383 pp 2.Oxford University Press, London, 1947, 155pp., hardcover 8vo 3.Oxford, London, 1949, 274pp.,
Condition:1.Black hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w name to frenpr. 2.Orange hardcover with title to faded spine & frcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w fade 3. Green cloth-bound hardcover as above.
Description: TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH WITH ANALYSES AND INTRODUCTIONS
Author: RAFAEL SABATINI (author of Scaramouche and Captain Blood)
Publisher: all published by Hutchinson, London, c1925, hardcover 8vo's.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcovers, matching with blind stamped title to frcover in black and black title to spine, some wear & sunning to spines, all are STRAIGHT , CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with foxing to endpapers, titlepp. and pp. edges, name to frenprs
Description: Three handsome, matching copies of these classic adventure stories
Author: by Jeanette WINTERSON
Publisher: Bloomsbury, London, 1992, small hardcover 8vo with dj, 248pp.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and light edgewear.
Description: A novel about love & sex; truths and lies and 12 dancing pricesses who live happily ever after, but not with their husbands, set in 17th-century England.
A novel of magical fantasy that juggles the readers perception of history and reality.
Author: RUTH RENDELL
Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1995 1st of this ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 183pp., 11 Stories, black eprs.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear
Description: Blood Lines
Shreds and Slivers
The Man Who Was the God of Love: The Carer: Expectations; Clothes; Unacceptable Levels: In all Honesty; The Strawberry Tree; A scintillating collection of long and short stories.