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1 AMIS Kingsley: The Riverside Villas Murder.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1973. 
Hardback. 1st. Edition. ISBN 0 224 00862 5. 8" x 5.4". 224 pp. Green cloth with gilt spine titles in clearview protected, price-clipped D/W with wear to edges. Wt: 0.5 Kg. G+(G+). 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 AMIS Kingsley: The Riverside Villas Murder.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1973. 
Hardback. 1st. Edition. ISBN 0 224 00862 5. 8" x 5.5". 224 pp. Turquoise cloth with gilt spine titles in unclipped, clearview protected D/W with wear to edges & sm. tears to spine-ends. Sl. cocked spine. Wt: 0.5 Kg. Goo(Good). 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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3 ARMSTRONG Martin: The Goat and Compasses.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1925 
Hardback. 1st. Ed. Ex Library Worn, marked & rubbed tan cloth with surface lifting from Front & rear covers. Gilt spine tiles. Wear to spine-end & edges. Bumped tips. Pulled spine. Library marks confined to libibrary bookplate to inside rear cover. 7.7" x 5". 256 pp. Wt: 0.5 Kg. Poor/ Reading Copy. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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4 BAGLEY, Desmond.: The Tightrope Men.
London. Collins. 1973. 
Hardback. ISBN 000221847X 1st. Ed. 8.5" x 5.6". 285 pp. Sl. rubbed copy in complete D/W with minor wear at edges. Rear endpaper & inside rear cover is inscribed in biro with a list of soccer fixtures of the day, including a nail-biting contest ( Stranraer V Stenhousemuir)! Wt: 0.6 Kg. G+(G+). 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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5 BARKE James: The Wonder of All the Gay World.
London. Collins. 1949. 
Hardback. 1st Ed. Red cloth with gilt spine titles in price-clipped, clearview protected dustwrapper. with wear to spine-ends & small piece missing to lower Fwd. edge of Front panel. Includes damaged aquatint postcard of "Robert Burns and his Highland Mary". 8" x 5.4". 671 pp. Map illus. endpapers. Wt: 0.75 Kg. Good+ (Good) 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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6 BARSTOW Charles H: Natty's Violin.
London. Frederick Warne. ND. 
Hardback. Crimson patterned cloth with raised Fr. cover titles & sunned spine with gilt titles. Ffep missing. Owner inscribed Prelim. page. Sl. foxed page edges. Col. painted plate Frontis. 7.4" x 5.2". 188 pp. + 1 pp. publisher's list. Wt: 0.5 Kg. Good 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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7 BARSTOW Stan: A Kind of Loving.
London. Michael Joseph. 1960. 
Hardback. 1st. Ed. Sl. rubbed black cloth with gilt spine titles. No D/W. Minor foxing to endpapers, prelim. pages & page edges. Dusty upper page edges. 7.9" x 5.5". 286 pp. Wt: 0.5 Kg. Good +. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 BECKETT Samuel: All That Fall. ( A Play for Radio.)
London. Faber & Faber. 1957. 
Paperback. 1st. Ed. 8" x 5". 37 pp. In illus. wraps. Wraps are in poor condition, front wrap being detached and rear fold-in also detached. Contents are in Good + condition. Wt: 0.3 Kg. Good +(Poor). 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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9 BECKWITH Lillian HALL Douglas (illus): Lightly Poached.
London. Hutchinson. 1973. 
Hardback. ISBN 0 09 117640 9. 1st. Ed. Green cloth with spine titles in unclipped, clearview protected Dustwrapper. Slightly dusty page edges. 8.7" x 5.7". 192 pp. Illus: line drawings by Douglas Hall. Wt: 0.5 Kg. Very Good (Very Good). 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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10 BENCHLEY, Peter: The Deep.
Andre Deutsch. 1976 
Hardback. ISBN 0233967931 First edition. V. Sl. wear to edges of D/W. Fine (Very Good). 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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11 BENNETT, Arnold: The strange vanguard
Cassell and Company 1928 1st ed. 
Hardback. Worn & Sl. stained black cloth. Good+. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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12 BRAINE John: The Jealous God.
London. Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1964. 
Hardback. 1st. Ed. 7.5" x 5.1". 288 pp. Gren cloth with gilt spine-titles. Sl. foxing to endpapers & page edges. Complete D/W with several sm. closed tears to upper edges. In clearview protective wrapper. Wt: 0.5 Kg. VG(G+). 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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13 BRISKIN, Jacqueline.: California Generation.
London. Anthony Blond. 1970 
Hardback First edition. 9.2" x 6.2". vi pp. + 570 pp. Stained upper page edges. Navy cloth in dustwrapper with wear to upper edges. Wt: 1.25 Kg. VG(G+). 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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14 BYATT A. S.: Babel Tower.
Chatto and Windus 1996 
Hardback ISBN 0701137185 First edition. Black cloth covers with gilt titles. Dustwrapper with minor creasing at bottom of spine, in clearview cover. Wt 1.3 Kg Fine (Nr Fine) 
Price: 6.90 GBP
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15 CALLISON Brian: A Frenzy Of Merchantmen
Collins 1977 
Hardback ISBN 0002222396 First edition.Blue cloth covers with slightly faded spine. Slightly grubby top page edges. Dustwrapper has minor shelfwear at edges, now in protective clearview cover. Brevet Cable, reluctant hero of the book "A Plague of Sailors", now finds himself plunged into another still more calamitous adventure. Tension is high in the North Sea where a British frigate has clashed with a Soviet merchantman with tragic results. Wt 0.5 Kg Very Good (Very Good) 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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16 CANNING Victor: The finger of Saturn
Heinemann 1973 
Hardback ISBN 0434107832 First edition Green cloth covers with gilt tiles. Dusty top page edges. Dustwrapper has light wear at edges with slight scuffing. Wt 0.6 Kg Very Good (Very Good) 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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17 COOPER William: Memoirs of a New Man.
London. Macmillan. 1966. 
Hardback. 1st. Ed. 8.2" x 5.3". viii pp. + 277 pp. Red cloth with gilt spine titles in price-clipped D/W with some wear to edges. Sl. dusty page edges. In clearview protective wrapper. Wt: 0.6 Kg. VG(G+). 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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18 COOPER, William: Scenes from Later Life.
Macmillan. Macmillan. 1983 
Hardback. ISBN 0333342046 First edition Fine (Fine). 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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19 COOPER, William: Scenes from Metropolitan Life.
Macmillan. Macmillan. 1982 
Hardback.ISBn 0333342038 First edition Minor staining to lower page-edges & upper spine of D/W. VG+ (VG+). 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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20 CORNWELL Bernard: Harlequin
HarperCollins Publishers 2000 
Hardback ISBN 0002259656 First edition. Slightly marked covers. Dustwrapper is slightly creased on rear panel with a one inch tear. Top page edges are slightly grubby. 372 pages Wt 0.8 Kg Good (Good) 
Price: 5.90 GBP
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