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THE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN (7 VOLUMES)
Written by Jane Austen. Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
Stock no. 1319673
Published by Folio Society. 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.

Red cloth spines, gilt titles. Decorated boards. B/w decorations. Reset edition. Includes Pride and Prejudice; Shorter Works; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Emma; Mansfield Park; Persuasion. Twentieth printing. Books are fine. Slipcase is split along rear edges.

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LIFE IN PARIS
Written by David Carey. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Stock no. 1820497
Published by John Fairburn. 1st 1822. Fair condition.

Comprising the rambles, sprees, and amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian celebrity, and his Bang-up companion, Squire Jenkins and Captain O'Shuffleton; with the whimsical adventures of the Halibut family; including sketches of variety of other eccentric characters in the French Metropolis. Full calf binding, raised bands to spine and gilt tooling, gilt title in title block. Marbled endpapers. 21 hand coloured plates representing scenes from real life, 22 wood engravings to text. All edges gilt. Front board DETACHED. Spine rubbed. Boards a little scratched but still bright. Free front endpaper part detached from bottom. All plates present and bright, foxing to margins of plates, browning to tissue guards. Contents are tight.

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THE NORSE MYTHS
Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Illustrated by Jane Lydbury.
Stock no. 1820222
Published by Folio Society. 2015. Nearly fine condition.

Top edge red. Burgundy leather spine, with silver title. Grey and white decorated boards. B/w illustrations. Introduced and retold by Crossley-Holland. 4th printing. Small scratch to front spine edge. Contained in publisher's near fine slipcase (some light scuffing).

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WANDERING WIND
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1318968
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1967. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Hamish Hamilton Reindeer Book. Pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Minimal bumping to spine and minimal rubbing at corners. A few tiny foxspots to textblock else contents fine. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge rubbed and grubby.

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RAMBLINGS OF A SPORTSMAN-NATURALIST
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1318845
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w wood- engravings throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Spine slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing and page browning to textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased and there is slight evidence of the wrapper having been leant on to write.

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CONFESSIONS OF A CARP FISHER
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2132692
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Small format. Green cloth. Gilt title to spine. B/w scraperboard illustrations. SIGNED by author/illustrator to title page. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is lightly worn to edges, with a few tiny nicks; some foxing.

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A SUMMER ON THE NENE
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2131772
Published by Kaye & Ward Ltd.. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

BB forsakes his familiar caravan and Landrover and embarks on the motor cruiser Jolly Enterprise on the quiet byway of the River Nene in Northamptonshire. Green mottled boards, gilt title to spine. Green endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. Colour frontispiece. 158 pages. 10 x 6 inches. SIGNED by author to title page. Foxing to prelims and outer page edges. Wrapper has some edge-wear with a few marks.

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THE SPORTSMAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB; G. Denholm Armour.
Stock no. 1818528
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1948. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Brown boards. Gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 237 pages. Reprint. Text block and margins browned. Frontis has been re-glued leaving a few marks to title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is worn and torn (no loss), repaired to verso with tape which has fallen away and left stains to both sides.

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THE AUTUMN ROAD TO THE ISLES
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818527
Published by Nicholas Kaye. 1st 1959. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards, gilt title to spine. An ordinary journey made rare by the perception of the writer and genius of the artist. Colour frontis and 65 stunning b/w engravings. Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, prelims & text block. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and scuffed to rear panel.

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SEPTEMBER ROAD TO CAITHNESS AND THE WESTERN SEA
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818525
Published by Nicholas Kaye. 1st 1962. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

BB has been a-wandering again... Colour frontis and over 70 atmospheric b/w engravings. A memorable book. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 168 pages. Slight fading to top edge of boards. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed, browned and scuffed to rear panel.

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'ASK MAMMA'
Written by R.S. Surtees. Illustrated by John Leech.
Stock no. 1818393
Published by Bradbury & Evans. 1st 1858. Good condition.

Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 13 Hand-coloured steel engravings, b/w wood engravings. 412 pages. Re-backed with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Board edges worn, boards grubby. Bookplate to front pastedown. All plates present. Binding worn but tight. A few grubby marks throughout.

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IT'S MY DELIGHT
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1318443
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A thorough and entertaining discourse on the art of hunting by orthodox methods. Numerous b/w engravings. Turquoise-green cloth. Spine bumped, covers slightly grubby. Endpapers browned, light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss at top and tail of spine, rear panel is a bit browned.

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