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THE GREEN LACQUER PAVILION
Written by Helen Beauclerk. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1506552
Published by W. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd.. 5th 1929. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, black titles in border to spine. 9 b/w illustrations plus portrait of the author. 319pp. 7 x 4.25". Spine bumped, worn and faded. Corners bumped. Slight damage to top edge of rear cover next to spine. Front endpaper is MISSING. Some light foxing and browning, mainly to endpapers and text block. Top edge of text block grubby. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped, spine browned, panels slightly grubby.

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
Written by Oliver Goldsmith. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1608854
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. c. 1912. Very good condition.

Beautifully decorated green cloth covers, gilt title to spine. Illustrated endpapers. 25 super tipped-in colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 197 pages. 10.5 x 8". Spine and corners bumped; a few marks to covers. Endpapers foxed / browned. A few scattered foxspots but contents generally clean and bright.

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TIDEWAY TACTICS
Written by L.M. Bates. Illustrated by Norman Mansbridge.
Stock no. 2122189
Published by Frederick Muller Ltd.. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth with yellow title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. The hero of this book is a London River tug-boat. Her adventures in peace and war form the stories, some tragic and some humorous, but always full of the spirit of that waterway which is half river and half sea. Browning to endpapers. Some foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge=creased and browned, with a few tiny nicks to corners.

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INVENTING WONDERLAND
Written by Jackie Wullschlager.
Stock no. 2122137
Published by Methuen. 1st 1995. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The lives and fantasies of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, J.M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, and A.A. Milne. B/w illustrations and photos. ISBN: 0413678407. Page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with faded spine; a few grubby marks.

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WHITE EAGLES OVER SERBIA
Written by Lawrence Durrell.
Stock no. 1608631
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Tan cloth boards, white title to spine. An espionage novel. Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is a little grubby and edge creased and chipped with a little loss.

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THE BELOVED VAGABOND
Written by William J. Locke. Illustrated by Jean Dulac.
Stock no. 1316151
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st thus 1922. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Tan colour boards, with blue titles to spine and front cover. blue border and decoration to front cover. The illusrated edition. 16 colour plates. Spine bumped. Foxing to page edges, pale page browning to endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss and a few tears which are tape repaired on verso, rear panel is a little grubby.

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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.
Stock no. 1506170
Published by T. N. Foulis. Almost very good condition.

Cream cloth covers with gilt illustration to front cover, gilt titles to spine. 7 x 5.5". 8 Colour plates. Repetitive background illustrations to text pages. 123 pages plus book list. Spine and corners bumped and worn. A couple of bumps to cover edges. Browning to spine and cover edges. Some of gilt on front cover is rubbed. Two names in pen to front endpaper, one crossed out. Front joint starting to crack by frontis. Browning to endpapers and some page edges. Contents generally clean. All plates present.

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THE OLD WIVES' TALE
Written by Arnold Bennett. Illustrated by Glynn Boyd Harte.
Stock no. 2121980
Published by Folio Society. 2004. Fine condition.

Colour lithograph illustrations. Brown cloth. Contained in a very good slip case that had damp stain to bottom corner.

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MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE
Written by T.H. White. Illustrated by Charles Stewart.
Stock no. 2121923
Published by Folio Society. 1990. Nearly fine condition.

Magnificant scarlet silk binding decorated with gilt. Colour illustrations. Very slight fading to spine. A few light foxspots to outer page edges. Slip case is in very good condition; but foxed.

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THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
Written by Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington. Illustrated by John Buckland-Wright.
Stock no. 2121848
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.

A limited edition of 1750 numbered copies, bound in red leather with a blocked design in gilt and green. Includes a booklet entitled 'The Happy Art of Narration' Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron. B/w aquatints. Dark green ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. Translated by Richard Aldington. This is Copy No. 683. Booklet is also in Fine condition. All contained in a green 'box' case, with gilt title to spine; in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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WAR AND PEACE
Written by Leo Tolstoy. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski.
Stock no. 2121847
Published by Folio Society. 2006. Fine condition.

This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies. Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, In Wassa Goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. Translated and with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. With a special booklet 'What is War and Peace?' by John Bayley - 12 pages. This is Copy No. 1662. Booklet is also in fine condition. Contained in large black 'box' case, which is also in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE MABINOGION
Written by Sarla Mehta. Illustrated by Sarah Hopkins.
Stock no. 2121786
Published by Langdon Publishing. 1st 1990. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. From Merlin's Box of the First branch of The Mabinogion. Comic book/story board style. ISBN: 1871887046.

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