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NUMBER AND GEOMETRY IN SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH: THE FLOWER AND THE SERPENT
Written by Sylvia Eckersley.
Stock no. 2137789
Published by Floris Books. 1st 2007. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Gilt title to spine. An important book for Shakespeare and numerology experts alike. ISBN: 9780863155925. Some light browning/foxing to outer page edges. A little edge-creasing to wrapper.

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THE A & C BLACK COLOUR BOOKS
Written by Colin Inman.
Stock no. 2137674
Published by Werner Shaw Ltd.. 1st 1990. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The definitive bibliography of over 800 books in 50 different series. Also inlcuded is an alphabetical list of authors and artists. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0907961053. A few very light foxspots to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is a little edge-creased.

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THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas A. Anderson. Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 1322796
Published by Guild Publishing. 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A comprehensive gloss on this classic book. Large format. Black boards with gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w illustrations to text. 335 numbered pages. Some grubby fingermarks to some pages. Dustwrapper is lightly edge rubbed/creased.

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HUGH THOMSON HIS ART HIS LETTERS HIS HUMOUR AND HIS CHARM
Written by M.H. Spielmann; Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 2137364
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1931. Very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt title to spine. 12 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. Spine is faded and bumped. Foxing to outer page edges.

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ENID BLYTON AND THE MYSTERY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Written by David Rudd.
Stock no. 2137309
Published by MacMillan Press. 1st 2000. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Enid Blyton's work is probably better known that any other chldren's author worldwide but there has been relatively little serious attention paid to her. Negative criticism has been plentiful but this study suggests that previous critics have been misguided. It gives detailed readings of Noddy, the Famous Five and Malory Towers and proposes a new interpretation locating her in the oral tradition. It also unlocks the secret mechanism by which she entrances so many young children. Black boards with gilt titles to spine. 266 pages. ISBN: 0333747186. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner. Marks and some browning to outer page edges. Bumping along cover edges and to corners/spine. Wrapper is edge-creased and faded to spine.

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THE PIPE BOOK
Written by Alfred Dunhill.
Stock no. 2137265
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. Circa 1924. Fair condition.

Blue cloth with gilt title and small vignette to spine; blind decorations to front cover. A & C Black Colour Book. With 28 full page plates, 4 of which are in colour. B/w illustrations. Ex-lib. (withdrawn), with all stamps and other markings; appears that spine has been glued back on - fraying to cloth at edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing. A reading copy.

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THE TOBY TWIRL ADVENTURE BOOKS A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Written by Sheila Hodgetts; Martin Hockley. Illustrated by E. Jeffrey.
Stock no. 1322731
Published by Toby Twirl Ltd.. 1st 2003. Fine condition.

Hockley, an avid collector himself, has produced this tribute and identification guide to the Toby Twirl books. Green pictorial cardwraps. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0954472004.

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GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES, EXCLUDING LONDON, PUBLISHED BEFORE 1856
Written by Jane E. Norton.
Stock no. 1322439
Published by The Royal Historical Society. 1st thus 1984. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Royal Historical Society Guides & Handsbooks 5. Reprinted with corrections (1st published 1950). Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 241 pages. ISBN: 0861931025. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Small white address label to front free-endpaper. Cream dustwrapper is ever so slightly grubby.

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THE HANDWRITING OF ENGLISH DOCUMENTS
Written by L.C. Hector.
Stock no. 1322417
Published by Kohler And Coombes Ltd.. 1st thus 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards with gilt title to spine. The chief object of tis book is to moderate as far as possible the hands written in England for administrative, legal or business purposes during the past eight or nine centuries. The invaluable series of 36 plates shows 56 examples of English handwriting from c. 700 to the middle of the 19th century. Originally published in 1958 (1st) and 1966 (2nd), this is the facimile edition. ISBN: 0903967162. Spine bumped. Light browning to front fly-leaf. Dustwrapper is lightly browned with small hole to centre of spine and small tear to top front corner.

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BE THE WORST YOU CAN BE: LIFE'S TOO LONG FOR PATIENCE & VIRTUE
Written by Charles Saatchi.
Stock no. 2136502
Published by Booth-Clibborn. 2012. Very good condition.

Not exactly a biography. The author's responses to questions posed by journalists and readers. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781419703737. SIGNED by author to front endpaper. 'Signed Copy' sticker to front cover.

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ENGLISH HANDWRITING 1540 - 1853
Written by Joyce Irene Whalley.
Stock no. 2136460
Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Circa 1969. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large oblong format. Green cloth with bright pink/purple titles. An illustrated survey based on material in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum. Some fading along cover edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some browning and marks; a few nicks.

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THE SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPANION: AN ELEMENTARY GUIDE
Written by Daniel Smith.
Stock no. 2136218
Published by Aurum Press. 1st 2009. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Red/brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. The author explores Holmes and his world in every engrossing respect. ISBN: 9781845134587. Bumping along cover edges and to corners. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased.

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