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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by William Shakespeare; Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1316100
Published by The Temple Press. 1st thus 1939. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. 304 pages. 9 x 6.5 inches. 12 colour plates, many b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded. A few light marks to covers and damp stain to edge of rear cover. Foxing and page browning else contents clean.
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THE RETURN OF THE KING
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 1316088
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 4th 1969. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Second Edition, revised. Being the third part of the Lord of the Rings. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Top of text block red. 440 pages, folded map to rear. ISBN: 0048230472. Spine bumped with small brown mark to lower 2" of front edge of spine, this mark also affects the lower margins of quite a number of the pages and the lower textblock. Pale page browning throughout. Map is fine. Dustwrapper is browned to spine and rear panel, edge rubbed and has a small splash mark to front panel and a small brown mark to base of spine (same as on book).
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THE TWO TOWERS
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 1316082
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 4th 1969. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Being The Second Part of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Second Edition Revised. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and folding map to rear. 352 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Light page browning to contents and to folds of map. Dustwrapper is browned and edge worn. There is a tobacco smell to the book.
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PRECIOUS BANE
Written by Mary Webb. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder.
Stock no. 1316080
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st thus 1929. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 4 colour plates plus b/w drawings. First illustrated edition. Spine bumped and faded. Covers badly discoloured. Some light foxing else contents clean.
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A TRUE TALE OF LOVE IN TONGA
Written by Robert Gibbings. Illustrated by Robert Gibbings.
Stock no. 1608414
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1954. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Told in 23 engravings and 337 words. Rear panel of wrapper browned at edges. Corner cut from front flap of wrapper.
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THE BLACK TULIP
Written by Alexandre Dumas.
Stock no. 1608393
Published by Folio Society. 2011. Fine condition.

Blue cloth spine, black title block with gilt text and decoration. White illustrated boards. B/w illustrations. Contained in a near fine black slipcase.
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THE HOBBIT
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
Stock no. 1315950
Published by Harper Collins. 1st thus 1997. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette of dragon to front cover. Full page colour illustrations plus b/w illustrations to text. A great modern classic and the prelude to 'The Lord of the Rings'. ISBN: 026110330X. Spine very slightly bumped else a fine copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge creased/rubbed with patch of colour loss to top of spine.
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PERELANDRA
Written by C.S. Lewis.
Stock no. 1506120
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1951. Good condition.

Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine browned. Covers grubby. Line indentation to rear cover. Grubby marks to top corner of page 251, creasing to four pages after, a couple of words of text affected. Some foxing. A couple of page edge tears.
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AN ELEPHANT CALLED ELEANOR
Written by Daphne Sheldrick.
Stock no. 1405656
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green boards with gilt titles to spine. B/w photos. 128 pages. 9.5" x 7.25". ISBN: 0460069004. Spine and corners a little bumped. Small mark to rear board. Writing in ink to front pastedown. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears. Crease to top of front panel and bottom of rear panel.
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THE FRIGATE SURPRISE
Written by Brian Lavery; Geoff Hunt.
Stock no. 1812604
Published by Conway. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The Complete Story of the Ship Made Famous in the Novels of Patrick O'Brian. This 28-gun frigate also had a most eventful real career serving in both the French and then the Royal Navies following her capture by HMS Inconstant in 1796. Large format. Dull red boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781844860746. Light rubbing to base of spine and laminate starting to life from base of dustwrapper spine. Else a fine copy.
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CLARISSA (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Samuel Richardson.
Stock no. 1608362
Published by Folio Society. 1991. Fine condition.

Two volumes. Blue spines, gilt titles; volume 1 green moire boards, volume 2 blue moire boards. Contained in green slipcase.
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ZULEIKA DOBSON OR AN OXFORD LOVE STORY
Written by Max Beerbohm. Illustrated by Michael Kirkham.
Stock no. 1608356
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Fine condition.

Grey, illustrated boards. Cream endpapers. Contained in a cream slipcase which is marked to one side panel.
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