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AHLBERG**, JANET** and ALLAN**:
THE BEAR NOBODY WANTED. **

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1992.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/NMINT.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge minimally aged with miniscule dust-soiling/spotting,fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine.Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original tan cloth boards with black,blocked ink vignette to upper board and black blocked ink lettering to spine/backstrip,a brown+orange striped headband,with immaculate plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,7-141pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters, b/w chapter headpieces and profuse b/w line illus throughout the text and the book - all by the co-authors; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,b/w line illustrated frntis,contents list/table,and 2pp blanks at rear. Allan Ahlberg inspired to write this story from a recalled,remembered childhood favourite read, 'The Teddybear Nobody Wanted'. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja404111. ISBN: 0670839825.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** and ALLAN**:
THE BEAR NOBODY WANTED.

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1992.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp. [Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. A small closed tear to foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj and another small closed tear on top,rear edge of dw/dj,near that corner - no loss to either tear. Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean - one small spot/splash on fore-edge; contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original tan cloth boards with black blocked ink vignette to upper and black blocked ink lettering to spine/ backstrip,a brown+orange striped headband,with immaculate plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,7-141pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters,b/w chapter headpieces and profuse b/w line illus throughout the text and the book - all by the co-authors; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,b/w line illustrated frntis,contents list/ table,and 2pp blanks at rear. Allan Ahlberg inspired to write this story from a recalled,remembered childhood favourite read, 'The Teddybear Nobody Wanted'. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja650016. ISBN: 0670839825.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
The Better Brown Stories. [Illus by Fritz Wegner.**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1995.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but an unused bookplate pasted to ffe,and no price-clip to protected dw/dj.Crisp, clean,colour pictorial artwork by Fritz Wegner illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.Bright,clean publisher's original blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip with clean blue endpapers.UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj, 1st edn,b/w line vignette illustrated half-title,title page,b/w line illustrated frntis, contents list/table,b/w line vignette illustrated acknowledgements + 1-96pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters,profuse b/w line illustrations by Fritz Wegner throughout the text,page's edges and the book,and 4pp blanks to rear. THE BETTER BROWN STORIES.A monstrous dog,a monstrous Milkman,free money,some Mysterious Men,a forgotten baby,baffled police and a bewildered town.What could be better? Fritz Wegner,born 1924,Vienna,but moved to England when he was 14.Studied at St Martin's School of Art.Since 1946,he has worked freelance as a book illustrator for British and American publishers,for magazines,and in advertising,and has developed a wiry,controlled pen line and a stylised,often humorous manner. Visiting lecturer at St Martin's School of Art. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja27617. ISBN: 0670858943.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
THE GIANT BABY.** [Illus by Fritz Wegner.**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.Owner's neat, inked name to top of ffe,but no price-clip to dw/dj.Crisp,clean,glossy laminated colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges or corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Minisculely bumped to head of spine/ backstrip with reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Bright,clean,blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean blue patterned endpapers.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-155pp [paginated] includes b/w vignette illustrated half-title and b/w line illustrated title page,contents list, 17 chapters,b/w line illustrations throughout the text and book - all by Fritz Wegner,4pp blanks to rear. Long ago,before television,when cars were shaped like cardboard boxes and school desks had ink-wells in them,there was: - a famous doctor, more or less mad - an extraordinary criminal trial - a kidnapping - a gang of desperate men - a girl who wanted a little brother (though a sister would do) and a stupendous baby but not necessarily in that order.NOW READ ON. Fritz Wegner,born 1924,Vienna,but moved to England when he was 14.Studied at St Martin's School of Art.Since 1946,he has worked freelance as a book illustrator for British and American publishers,for magazines,and in advertising,and has developed a wiry,controlled pen line and a stylised,often humorous manner.Visiting lecturer at St Martin's School of Art. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja24417. ISBN: 0670848646.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
The Giant Baby.** [Illus by Fritz Wegner,**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING/PENGUIN GROUP,1994.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] NFINE/VG+. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy colour pictorial illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with capitalised white lettered author name; black outlined white lettered title and black lettered credited illustrator (Fritz Wegner),spine/backstrip sunned/faded to a pale blue with similarly coloured+lettered author+title as front and,a small coloured - but also sunned,thumbnail illustration and publisher's black lettered+ illustrated colophon,to foot of same,rear panel with a colour illustrated vignette,an approx. 1/2" wide,vertical sunned band/strip extending from the spine/backstrip,a small circular b/w illustrated 'The Early Learning Bookshop' adhesive label and b/w barcode. The majority of edge creasing with its ubiquitous curl,is to top edges,along with a pair of tiny snicks/closed tears - one each to head of spine/backstrip's gutter fold/crease,head of same also minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing,rear panel of dw/dj with superficial scoring but without penetration to board beneath.Top+ fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,soild and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips, appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered - exception of front lower corner tip with a tiny crease,original plain royal blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettered spine/ backstrip,a b/w striped headband, and immaculate repeated pale blue patterned illustrated endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-155pp [paginated] includes 17 chapters,b/w line illustrations by Fritz Wegner throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] b/w vignetted half-title,b/w vignette illustrated title page,a Contents list/table with blank verso,a b/w vignette illustrated publisher's note,also with a balnk verso,and to the rear 4pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable, and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a children's book.It is only the exterior faults that prevents a slightly higher grading. Despite them,it really is still a more than acceptable copy for its cleanliness and brightness. A breezy and entertaining tale set in the days when school desks had inkwells features a renowned,but slightly nutty doctor,a kidnapping, some notorious criminals,a lonely girl,and an extremely humongous baby. Suppose that,more than anything in the world, you wanted a baby brother (although a sister would do).Then suppose that,suddenly,in the middle of the night,one appears on your doorstep - not just a baby though,a giant baby,bigger than any adult you know. For Alice Hicks,it's her every wish come true; for her parents it's a nightmare.But as the family comes to love their newest member,strangers have other ideas of what to do with a baby that size. Each of the characters is brought uniquely to life,from determined, spirited Alice to her uninterested father and all the rather one-dimensional characters they encounter along the way. The humour is apparent in both the characters and the situations in this simplistic yet fantastical plot. Fritz Wegner,born 1924,Vienna,but moved to England when he was 14.Studied at St Martin's School of Art.Since 1946,he has worked freelance as a book illustrator for British and American publishers,for magazines,and in advertising,and has developed a wiry,controlled pen line and a stylised,often humorous manner.Visiting lecturer at St Martin's School of Art. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,the stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1055023. ISBN: 0670848646.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
THE IMPROBABLE CAT. [Illus by Peter Bailey.]

Imprint: LONDON.PUFFIN BOOKS,2002.
Edition: UK,slim 16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,clean,colour pictorial artwork by Peter Bailey,illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Rear panel minimally grubbed,but still sound.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,original red cloth boards with dw/dj design repeated in crisp,blocked gilt to upper board,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a blue+white headband and plain grey endpapers,with a circular adhesive sticker of 'Children's Book Award Tester' label to bottom corner of ffe.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - an unread copy? UK,slim 16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1- 106pp [paginated] includes 12 chapters,profuse b/w line illustrations throughout the text and book,by Peter Bailey; plus [unpaginated] b/w vignette illustrated half-title+title pages,list of author's other works,a contents list/table, author note about the story,an afternote and 6pp blanks to rear. The Improbable Cat - 'something happens in this story which I can't account for. Something crazy - impossible - horrific' - is his latest work (then 2002). Peter Bailey has illustrated books by many of the best-known writers for children,including Philip Pullman and Dick King-Smith.He lives near Liverpool with his wife,Sian,who is also an illustrator. Allan Ahlberg has been writing children's books for twenty-five years,during which time he has produced many bestselling titles. Titles include 'Each Peach Pear Plum','Please, Mrs Butler','The Jolly Postman',and 'Woof!'. Recent work includes 'The Adventures of Bert' (with Raymond Briggs) and 'My Brother's Ghost'. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and smaller size of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja376510. ISBN: 0670912891.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** & ALLAN**:
THE JOLLY POCKET POSTMAN.**

Imprint: LONDON.HEINEMANN,1995.
Edition: US,12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,small 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. NMINT.No owner inscrptn.Wrap-around pictorial, colour decorated,laminated card boards, illustrated by both Janet+Allan Ahlberg; with negligible shelf-wear,no nicks or tears,or rubbing present.No bumping or rubbing to corners or head+foot of spine/backstrip,but with a tiny, tiny laminate wrinkle/crease to head of spine/ backstrip on upperoar bd - a production fault? Contents near pristine and appears complete.US, 12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn (approx 7.50" x 7.50") [unpaginated],but 22pp of colour illustrated text with 6 double-page envelopes complete(?) with all(?) paper ephemera enclosures.1st envelope: no nicks or tears, contains cellophane sealed plastic magnifying glass in a card envelope.[In the UK 1st edn,also included with this was a postcard from the authors to the reader,with the UK publisher's name to it - was this the case with the US 1st edn,as there is no similar postcard with this?] 2nd envelope: no nicks or tears present,contains a punning circular card. 3rd envelope: no nicks or tears present,contains a miniature pop-up, paper telegram.4th envelope: no nicks or tears present,contains a concertina folding story.5th envelope: no nicks or tears present,contains a colour folding,card map (Yellow Brick Road).6th envelope: no nicks or tears present,contains a 16pp,colour illustrated storybook with a 2pp envelope containg a small,colour postcard. Third book in the Postman series.A highly popular and collectable book in exceptional condition for its age.See also rja1691,for comparison. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1521. ISBN: 0316602027.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** & ALLAN**:
THE JOLLY POCKET POSTMAN.**

Imprint: LONDON.HEINEMANN,1995.
Edition: UK,12mo HB,no dw/dj(as issued),1st edn.
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. (Publisher LITTLE,BROWN to spine/backstrip,but English publisher Heinemann,to recto of ffe. NFINE.Wrap-around pictorial colour decorated, laminated boards by both Allan+Janet Ahlberg, with green endpapers; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.No bumping to corners and very light creasing to head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Minimal shelf-wear to all edges; no bumping or rubbing.Unpaginated,but 22pp of colour illustrated text with 6 double-page envelopes complete with all paper ephemera enclosures.1st envelope: slightly creased to top edge and a small closed nick,contains postcard from author to reader+magnifying glass; 2nd envelope: light creases and no tears,contains a punning circular card,3rd envelope: minimal creases and no tears,contains a miniature pop-up paper telegram; 4th envelope: minimal creases, contains a concertina folding story,5th envelope: light creases and no nicks or tears, contains a colour folding card map (Yellow Brick Road) and the 6th envelope: no creases or tears, contains a 16pp colour illustrated storybook with a 2pp envelope containing a small colour postcard.Third book in the Postman series.A highly popular and collectable book in remarkable condition. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1691. ISBN: 0434969427.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** & ALLAN**:
THE JOLLY POSTMAN or Other People's Letters.**

Imprint: LONDON.PUFFIN BOOKS for The Book People Ltd.,2009.
Edition: UK,landscape 12mo HB, no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn thus. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Another edition/version of 'THE JOLLY POSTMAN',originally published by Heinemann, 1986,then published by VIKING,1999 this edition though by Puffin Books,for The Book People Ltd., 2009.,so a 1st edn thus.] FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around cream background with colour pictorial artwork by Janet Ahlberg, illustrated boards with black-outlined, capitalised red lettered part-title and black-outlined yellow lettered sub-title,black-outlined,capitalised authors' names to front board,spine/backstrip with repeated coloured+ lettered surname and part-title from front board and publisher's colour illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear board with facsimile colour illustration of a page in the book with facsimile colour illustrations of envelopes' contents and other black-lettered text. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present. Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine,apart from a tiny tear to 1 envelope - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread,other than my own collation.UK,landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn thus,includes 28pp [unpaginated and excluding free endpapers] of which 12 pages made into illustrated+addressed envelopes,each with character-related ephemera item(s) inside, remaining 16pp as illustrated text of a 4-line rhyme/verse each; plus colour vignette illustrated title page.Ephemera items include a colour illustrated letter to the 3 Bears,an illustrated advertising flyer to Occupier of the Gingerbread Bungalow,a colour illustrated postcard to Mr V. Bigg,Beanstalk Gardens,a letter to Cinderalla with separate illustrated minature facsimile book,a solicitor's letter to Big Bad Wolf,and a colour illustrated birthday card and facsimile £1 note enclosed,for Goldilocks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation [for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a child's book complete with all loose ephemeral enclosures intact and undamaged]. It really is an exceptional and exemplary copy for its cleanliness,brightness and totality. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. A Jolly Postman delivers letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf,Cinderella,and the Three Bears in six envelopes and contains eight ephemeral items such as letters,advertising leaflet,cards, postcard,and a miniature book.Each letter or item may be removed from its envelope page and read separately. The AHLBERG's greatest success was 'The Jolly Postman',published by (UK) Heinemann,in 1986. Taking 5 years to complete,Janet illustrated the book and Allan wrote it. Allan Ahlberg also wrote dozens of books with other illustrators. The book won the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated writing and illustration.There were two sequels,'The Jolly Christmas Postman' (1991),for which Janet won her second Greenaway Medal,and 'The Jolly Pocket Postman' (1995). Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,the stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1058423. ISBN: 9780141329581.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** & ALLAN**:
THE JOLLY POSTMAN or Other People's Letters.**

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1999.
Edition: UK,slim landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,18th imp.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,18th imp. [Complete number line 19 20 18.] Another edition/version of 'THE JOLLY POSTMAN', originally published by Heinemann,1986,then published by VIKING,1999 this edition.] FINE-. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around cream background with colour pictorial artwork by Janet Ahlberg,illustrated boards with black-outlined,capitalised red lettered part-title and black-outlined yellow lettered sub-title,black-outlined,capitalised authors' names to front board,spine/backstrip with repeated coloured+ lettered surname and part-title from front board and publisher's colour illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear board with facsimile colour illustration of a page in the book with facsimile colour illustrations of envelopes' contents and other black-lettered text. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present. Clean,plain pale yellow endpapers.Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - unusually,NO envelope is torn - and no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.UK, slim landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,18th imp,includes 28pp [unpaginated and excluding free endpapers] of which 12 pages made into illustrated+addressed envelopes,each with character-related ephemera item(s) inside, remaining 16pp as illustrated text of a 4-line rhyme/verse each; plus colour vignette illustrated title page.Ephemera items include a colour illustrated letter to the 3 Bears,an illustrated advertising flyer to Occupier of the Gingerbread Bungalow,a colour illustrated postcard to Mr V. Bigg,Beanstalk Gardens,a letter to Cinderalla [but missing a separate illustrated minature facsimile book],a solicitor's letter to Big Bad Wolf,and a colour illustrated birthday card and facsimile £1 note enclosed,for Goldilocks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a child's book with loose ephemeral enclosures intact and undamaged - and only 1 item missing. It is only this fault that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that, it really is still an exceptional and exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and undamaged state. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. A Jolly Postman delivers letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears in six envelopes and contains eight ephemeral items such as letters,advertising leaflet,cards, postcard,and a miniature book - this missing in this listing.Each letter or item may be removed from its envelope page and read separately. The AHLBERG's greatest success was 'The Jolly Postman',published by (UK) Heinemann,in 1986. Taking 5 years to complete,Janet illustrated the book and Allan wrote it.Allan Ahlberg also wrote dozens of books with other illustrators.The book won the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated writing and illustration.There were two sequels, 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' (1991),for which Janet won her second Greenaway Medal,and 'The Jolly Pocket Postman' (1995). Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,the stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1058523. ISBN: 0670886246.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** & ALLAN**:
THE JOLLY Christmas POSTMAN.

Imprint: LONDON.WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD.,1993.
Edition: UK,slim landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj, as issued,reprint.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,reprint. [Originally and first published 1991.It was reprinted 1992,and again in 1993 - this edition, so a 2nd reprint thus.] No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork by Janet Ahlberg,illustrated boards with black-outlined,capitalised reddish-orange lettered title and black-outlined, capitalised,pale blue lettered authors' names to front board,spine/ backstrip with repeated coloured+lettered surname and title from front board and publisher's capitalised,black lettered publisher name to foot of same,rear board with colour illustration and other black-lettered text. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present, and immaculate pain orange endpapers.Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - NO torn envelopes and ALL ephemeral items/enclosures are present,intact and complete - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.UK,slim landscape 12mo HB,no dw/dj, as issued,2nd reprint edn,includes 32pp [unpaginated and excluding free endpapers] of which 12 pages made into 6 illustrated+addressed envelopes,each with character-related ephemera item(s) inside,remaining 20pp as illustrated text of a rhyme/verse; plus colour vignette illustrated title page.Ephemera items include a colour illustrated Christmas card for Baby Bear, a colour illustrated folded card board game for Red Riding Hood,a colour illustrated card jigsaw puzzle for Humpty Dumpty,a colour illustrated facsimile small book with a bonus miniature book for Gingerbread Boy,a colour illustrated,folded Wolf Spotter Guide from Riding Hood to Wolf,and a colour illustrated concertina-folding diorama for the Postman. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a child's book complete with all loose ephemeral enclosures intact and undamaged.It really is an exceptional and exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and totality. Want more AHLBERG books,titles? Please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. A Jolly Postman delivers Christmas letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf,Cinderella,and the Three Bears in six envelopes and contains character-related ephemeral items such as cards,games,puzzles, small+miniature books and a diorama.Each letter or item may be removed from its envelope page and read separately. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,the stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1058623. ISBN: 0434925322.

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AHLBERG**, JANET** and ALLAN**:
THE OLD JOKE BOOK.

Imprint: LONDON.KESTREL BOOKS/PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.,1976.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn. VG+.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj - as issued. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,colour pictorial artwork by Janet Ahlberg,illustrated boards; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners. Some inevitable but minor,light,superficial scoring/indents - mainly to rear board.Top+fore- edges slightly aged/toned; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,32pp [unpaginated - and excluding endpapers] decorated with colour, cartoon-strip formatted jokes,includes 3 double-page spreads.A collection of children's childish jokes etc. British husband-and-wife author/illustrator team.Born in 1944 [Janet] and 1938 [Allan] respectively.The two met at Sunderland Teacher Training College,and married in 1969.They collaborated on many books for young readers. Although not all Allan's 100 plus titles were illustrated by Janet,though she was active from 1975.Janet died,November 1994.She had won the Kate Greenaway medal for 1978 with 'Each Peach Pear Plum'. With their first 3 books all published in 1975 and all by Collins,this title is their 4th book and the first (of 3) for the Kestrel imprint,in 1976.Very uncommon. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja523015. ISBN: 0722652372.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
The Shopping Expedition. [Illus by Andre Amstutz.]

Imprint: LONDON.WALKER BOOKS LTD.,2005.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn. FINE/FINE-. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around colour pictorial poster-like artwork by Andre Amstutz,illustrated dw/dj with yellow lettered title and capitalised,white-lettered illustrator +author names to front of dw/dj; spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+lettered illustrator+ author surnames only,similarly coloured+lettered title,and publisher's black lettered+illustrated name and colophon to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj without text,other than b/w barcode. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - majority of light creasing to top edges of dw/dj with head+foot of spine minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing - but no nicks,tears or splits present.Minor minimal and superficial scoring/indents with little noticeable effect to boards beneath - not obtrusive.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread other than my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glazed boards with repeated dw/dj illustration+lettering and clean plain orange endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn,32pp [unpaginated] with colour vingnette illustrated half-title,double-page colour illustrated title page,14 double-page colour illustrations and text.                          Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable, and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a child’s book.It is only the minimal exterior faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall. Despite them,it really is still an exceptional, example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of major detracting faults.                      A wonderful flight of the imagination in which an ordinary trip to the shops becomes an intrepid adventure. Come shopping with me and Mum and little Harry and Wilf the Wonderdog. But this is no ordinary shopping trip; the car breaks down, the rain keeps coming and the road becomes a jungle, then a river...It's an expedition where anything might happen; in fact, it probably will! A delightful picture book by an accomplished story-teller - a past winner of the Children's Book Award and a Blue Peter Award. Author's 137th book.                      Andre Amstutz  studied at Brighton School of Art in the early years of the Second World War, becoming an animator for Gaumont British (GB) Animation,before developing his career on a number of professional skills,including art directing for a number of leading British advertising agencies,poster designing and the prolific illustration of children’s books.        From the 1960s onwards he also developed a reputation as a prolific and highly successful illustrator of children’s books, many of which were written by Allan and Janet Ahlberg, including Master Salt the Sailor’s Son (1980), Hip-Hippo-Hooray (1981), The Man Who Wore All His Clothes (2001) and The Baby in the Hat (2008).He was also a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!   N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1104523. ISBN: 074459684X.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
THE SNAIL HOUSE. [Illus by Gillian Tyler.]

Imprint: LONDON.WALKER BOOKS LTD.,2000.
Edition: UK,slim,landscape 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim,landscape 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp. [Complete number line 10 - 3 descending,so 1st edn,3rd impression.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,monochrome illustrated background with colour pictorial cartouche illustrated front panel of dw/dj with grey,green,black and yellow lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's brown/russet paper-covered bds with colour cartouche repeated from dw/dj to front board,rear board plain brown/russet,sage green spine/backstrip with black letters and immaculate plain sage green endpapers.UK,slim, landscape 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp,32pp [unpaginated] includes part,full,double-page and cartoon-strip style colour illustrations throughout the text and book - all by Gillian Tyler - with accompanying text; plus colour vignetted half-title page and colour vignetted title page. Here is the story Grandma tells one evening on her wide verandah steps.It has Michael and Hannah and the disappearing baby in it; a tigerish bird,rain drops like sacks of water and the hugest apple you ever saw. Oh yes . . . So gather round,climb up now into Grandma's lap.Darkness is falling,the air is still,and the story is just about to begin. Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books, particularly in partnership with his wife Janet, who died in 1994.Among his numerous classic picture books are 'The Jolly Postman' books, 'Burglar Bill,Peepo!' and 'Each Peach Pear Plum'. Allan's other books for Walker include the Red Nose Readers,'The Mysteries of Zigomar', 'Monkey Do!','Mockingbird' and 'The Bravest Ever Bear.' Gillian Tyler is a highly regarded illustrator whose books for children include the Walker picture book 'The Good Little Christmas Tree'. "What I enjoyed most about illustrating 'The Snail House'," she says, "was the challenge I faced in drawing the natural world at such close-hand." Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja759917. ISBN: 0744561647.

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AIKEN**, JOAN:
Tale of a One-Way Street.

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1978.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by Jan Pienkowski illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Head +foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing,sunned and the top two corners minimally rubbed with reciprocal loss - nothing excessive though. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also,without any dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright,clean,publisher's original,plain grey cloth boards with a bright,crisp,blocked gilt decorated silhouette of boy riding a zebra to upper board's lower,right-hand corner and bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,and 3 colour (blue+b/w) silhouette illustrated endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7-127pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,dedication,8 stories,profuse part,full and double-page b/w silhouette illustrated pages throughout the book and text,plus 12 full-page,full-colour illustrations - all by Jan Pienkowski and all called for - plus half-title page,and a double-page,b/w silhouette'd title page. What very strange creatures you are apt to meet if you dare to go the wrong way up a one-way street.What splendid things you can remember,even if they didn't happen (like the zebra you got for your birthday or all the doughnuts in the world which you ate without being sick),if you hold the leaf of a memory tree in the palm of your hand.What a peculiar muddle your presents can get into when your birthday cake is baked with a wishing spoon,and what magical rewards come your way if you save the king of grasshoppers from drowning in your porridge. In these original stories of imagination, charmingly enhanced by the adventurous illustrations of Jan Pienkowski,Joan Aiken takes us to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really happen. Jan Michel Pienkowski,born 1936,Warsaw, Poland: childhood spent in Austria,Germany and Italy.Educated in England and Wales. Read Classics and English at King's College,Cambridge and studied in London. Founder director(1961) of Gallery Five Ltd.,greetings card and publishers.As an illustrator of children's books,he works in bold colours and simplified shapes, sometimes (as in the Meg and Mog series) adopting a childlike drawing style.Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Joan Aiken's 'Kingdom under the Sea'(1971) and with his own pop-up book 'Haunted House' (1979).Although he collaborated with Aiken on a few of her books,perhaps his finest works are his own pop-up books - 'Haunted House'(1979) - see rja24 and 'Robot' (1981) - see rja1203 - the first of which sold over one million copies.Also a graphic designer for advertising and television, designer of wallpaper,stage designer and art editor. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja32228. ISBN: 0224011588.

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AILSBY, CHRISTOPHER:
THE WAFFEN-SS IN RUSSIA 1941-1945 - SS: HELL ON THE EASTERN FRONT.

Imprint: UK.STAPLEHURST,KENT.SPELLMOUNT LIMITED,1998.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp..
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE-. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,historic contemporary monochrome montage'd photographic illustrated front panel of dw/dj with white lettering,white lettered spine,rear panel with contemporary single, b/w photograph and white lettered part synopsis; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present other than top two corner tips minisculely rubbed with miniscule loss and head of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,glazed boards with dw/dj design repeated to same,a b/w striped headband and immaculate plain pale grey endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,6-192pp [paginated] includes 12 chapters,profusely illus with b/w regional battle maps+keys and historic contemporary b/w photographs throughout the text and the book, appendices(3): Waffen-SS Order of Battle, Foreign Knight's Cross Winners and Waffen-SS Ranks,and an index; plus [unpaginated] contemporary b/w thumbnail photographic illustrated half-title page with full page contemporary b/w photographic frntis to its reverse,title page and contents list/ table. The Eastern Front was the scene of the most decisive campaign of WW2.Hitler's elite soldiers,the Waffen-SS,fought in the East from the beginning of the Russian campaign in 1941 to the fall of Berlin in May 1945,and the SS's development and military professionalism is bound up with the war in the Soviet Union.As the war in Russia progressed,the formations of the Waffen-SS distinguished themselves in the most demanding theatre of WW2.The premier Waffen-SS formations,the Leibstandarte,Das Reich,Totenkopf and Wiking Divisions, showed themselves to be masters of mechanised warfare and the all-arms battle.'SS: Hell on the Eastern Front' is a detailed accounr,enhanced by more than 100 b/w photographs,of every aspect of the Waffen-SS's war on the Eastern Front: its battles.its organisation,tactics and equipment. Read what it was like to take part in Operation 'Barbarossa',the opening assault against Russia in the summer of 1941,when the Waffen-SS fought its way to the very gates of Moscow; the first dreadful winter in Russia,during which temperatures dropped to 40 degrees below zero; the clash of massed armour at Kursk; and other epic encounters of the war in the East: it also examines the recruitment and organisation of those foreign legions of the SS that fought on the Eastern Front. Also covered in full is every aspect of the Waffen-SS's war - away from the battlefield - against Soviet partisans.In addition,the book examines the military consequences of Waffen-SS soldiers being ideologically indoctrinated,their concept of hardness often resulted in atrocities and the murder of civilians and prisoners. Above all,'SS: Hell on the Eastern Front' provides an insight into how Waffen-SS individuals and units met and often mastered their Red Army adversaries,first during the offensive campaigns of 1941-43, but most strikingly during the great offensive actions of the last two years of the war.With detailed appendices covering the order of battle of the Waffen-SS in the East,plus a rank and award tables,'SS: Hell on the Eastern front' is the most detailed study of the Waffen-SS's war in Russia yet published. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. That offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja961921. ISBN: 1862272093.

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AINSLIE, KATHLEEN:
"Me and Catherine Susan".

Imprint: LONDON.CASTELL BROTHERS LTD.,[nd, circa 1903]
Edition: UK,16mo wraps with silk ties,1st edn.
Binding: Wraps - card covers., No dw/dj,wraps - as issued
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,16mo wraps with silk ties,1st edn. [Though designed in England and published by Castell Brothers Ltd.,(London) circa 1903,(British Library's accession date),the book was printed in Bavaria.] UK,16mo (approx 5½' x 4¼ ',140 x 115 mm) with colour bright,colour chromolithographic illustrated card covers with tasselled silk tie,and grey lettering to front cover only.Covers aged/toned with inevitable wear+rubbing to extremities and also some minimal surface colour rubbed off the spine too, and some other negligible creasing - no major nicks or tears present.Rear cover externally with small fluid stain and a couple of black ink spots,whilst internally - residue of a fluid stain to top corner with similar to concomitant area of the last page of book opposite and some minor foxing to both.Front card cover with 3 inked (owner's?) capital initials,again,a faint residue of a fluid stain,along part of the fore-edge with similar stain to concomitant fore- edge of title page opposite and some foxing to both.UK,16mo wraps with silk tie,undated 1st edn,36pp [unpaginated - includes title page but excludes the covers] includes unillustrated title page,20 colour chromolithic page illustrations - all by Kathleen Ainslie - each illustration facing some simple one or two sentence handwritten text - with the exception of the centre pages which have single sentence text written to either the top or bottom of the respective illustration,the last illustration to reverse of the last page of colour illustration with a b/w line illustration of a single doll off to post a letter in a postbox in the distance.Postbox has previous owner's(?) childish red pencil colouring.Contents top, bottom and fore-edges all with varying degrees and intensity of ageing/toning and from the aforementioned fluid stains to fore-edges some blleding through to just a few more pages each. Described hard,but fairly and honestly - still an accetable copy of an uncommon title. Assumed to be the first title in this series about a couple of jointed,wooden,undressed Dutch dolls (they are clothed in some of the illustrations!) with 20 delightful colour plates depicting the everyday life of the doll twins: having tea parties,washing up,playing games (badminton),dressing up after an invite for a party,playing the fiddle (though in reality,a cello is illustrated!),etc. Kathleen Ainslie (b.1883 - d. 1935 - active 1903-10.) Author and illustrator of curious little (16mo Christmas stocking-sized) children's books, which,with their handwritten texts and Dutch doll characters,show the influence of the Uptons' [Florence Kate - illustrator and originator of the Golliwog and Dutch Doll escapades and of Bertha,her mother,the writer of the rhymes for them.] slightly earlier 'Golliwog' series.The drawings are obviously the work of an amateur,but there are several delightful endpaper designs.The particular title 'Votes for Catharine Susan and Me.' satirises the female emancipation movement.She is thought to have produced around 25 titles for Castell Brothers and produced work for the 'Little Folks.' periodical. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja846619. ISBN: No ISBN.

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AIRD, ALISTAIR:
ALLY McCOIST - PORTRAIT OF A HERO.

Imprint: LONDON.JOHN BLAKE PUBLISHING LTD.,2008.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp. [Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour photographic portrait of subject to front panel of dw/dj with glossy capitalised,white+grey lettered part-title and capitalised yellow-lettered sub-title and glossy,capitalised,white-lettered author name,spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+ lettered author+title as the front and repeated but thumbnail portrait photograph as front,with publisher's capitalised,white lettered colophon to foot of same,rear panel with subject's glossy colour photograph.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean and unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain royal blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettered spine/backstrip,and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,1- 375pp [paginated] includes 19 chapters,16pp contemporary b/w+colour (the majority) biographical photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp152/53 and pp216/17 respectively,Appendices A-D,Notes; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, Acknowledgements page and a Contents list/table. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It really is an exceptional and exemplary copy for its cleanliness and brightness. Ally McCoist is undoubtedly the finest Scottish goal-scorer of the last 30 years.In a career that spanned over two decades,he won the hearts and minds of legions of fans as he established himself as one of the most popular sporting personalities in the UK.Despite having ended his playing days five years ago (then 2008),his appeal still endures and his regular television appearances on programmes such as A Question of Sport have generated a new wave of admirers.Ally McCoist is truly here to stay! A schoolboy prodigy,it was always clear that McCoist was destined for top flight football.At just 16 he signed gis first professional contract with Scottish First Division side St Johnstone.It was in the 1980/81 season that he shot to prominence,scoring 22 league goals and playing a starring role for the Scotland Youth team.His outstanding performances propelled him into the limelight and he was soon hot property, coveted by many First Division clubs. After two years of mixed fortunes at Sunderland,McCoist went back north of the border and signed for his boyhood heroes Glasgow Rangers.He enjoyed unprecedented success there for the next fifteen years,establishing himself as arguably the greatest goal-scorer ever to play for the club.Indeed,by the end of the 1985/86 season he was top goalscorer in the Premier Division.He not only gave heart and soul for his club but was also capped 61 times for Scotland. This authoritative and affectionate portrait of this much-loved sportsman charts the highs and lows of a fascinating career - including a couple of injury-stricken years - culminating in McCoist reaching legendary status.It also looks at the events that helped to shape his life,such as how he overcame homesickness when first playing for an English club,the effect the death of Davie Cooper had on him and how he coped when his young son had to undergo several life-saving operations. Having hung up his boots,his vibrant personality made him a natural for the television screen and he carved a niche for himself with a role in sporting media.Now, however,McCoist has come full circle and returned 'home' to be asistant manager at his beloved Rangers.This wonderful book is a must-read for any football fan or indeed for anyone captivated by this larger-than-life character. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1067723. ISBN: 9781844545681.

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AIREY**, JEAN & HALDEMAN**, LAURIE:
DOCTOR WHO: TRAVEL WITHOUT THE TARDIS.**

Imprint: LONDON.W.H.ALLEN/TARGET,1986.
Edition: UK,12mo paperback original,p/b 1st edn.
Binding: P/back Original., No dw/dj,p/back original.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo paperback original,p/back 1st edn.NMINT. As new,unread copy of this reference book to locations used in DR WHO throughout the years.As an unread copy - this is unusual - as they usually turn up well "thumbed".Though the book sold poorly it was not reprinted and was available only in paperback format,and is one missing from many people's collections. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes, particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja596ba. ISBN: 0426202406.

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AIREY**, JEAN & HALDEMAN**, LAURIE:
DOCTOR WHO: TRAVEL WITHOUT THE TARDIS.**

Imprint: LONDON.TARGET,1986.
Edition: UK,12mo p/back original,1st edn.
Binding: P/back Original., No dw/dj,p/back original - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo paperback,1st edn.NFINE.No owner inscrptn.The DR WHO fans guide to England, Scotland and Wales.The authors scoured the length and breadth of GT BRITAIN searching the film locations of the Doctor's many adventures. In as good a grade as this copy - this is unusual - as they usually turn up well "thumbed".Though the book sold poorly it was not reprinted and was available only in paperback format,and often,is one missing from many people's collections. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja108. ISBN: 0426202406.

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AKINSON**, KATE:
Behind the Scenes at the Museum.

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY/THE BOOK PEOPLE LTD.,1995.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[True UK,HB, 1st edn was quickly reprinted,a lower print run.An undated - possibly the same year? - but virtually,almost identical (priced @ 15.99 as opposed to 14.99) issued edn by The Book People - this example.] NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,montage'd colour pictorial artwork by Sarah Perkins, illustrated dw/dj,with black +brown lettering; with virtually NO shelf- wear or creasing to edges and corners - and NO nicks or tears present either.Top edges slightly thumbed in the headband area otherwise fairly clean,fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,though uniform,faint accidental,top corner creases on title page and up to pp24; otherwise would appear unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB +dw/dj,1st edn thus,11-322pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters,the first 12 of which each have a footnote; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,a thanks page,a title separator page and 2pp blanks at the rear of the book.Author's debut novel and Whitbread Book of the Year winner. A really exceptional example in an exceptional condition and would make a very acceptable completist,stop-gap filler - because of the notorious scarcity and expense of the true UK HB 1st edn. Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue. Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father,George,was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married.Bunty had never wanted to marry George,but he was all that was left.She really wanted to be Vivien Leigh or Celia Johnson,swept off to America by a romantic hero.But here she was,stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster,with sensible and sardonic Patricia aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored,and Ruby . . . Ruby tells the story of The Family,from the day at the end of the nineteenth century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children,like flowers in amber,to the startling,witty,and memorable events of Ruby's own life. 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum' is a multi-faceted,richly comic,richly tragic tour-de-force,an epic family chronicle that introduces a wonderfully original narrative voice. Please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included or FREE. Available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja695917. ISBN: 0385405952.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
LEVIATHAN - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON 2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russia as Leviafan in 1998 by I. Zakharov Publishers,Moscow.This is the first English,UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition (but the second title in the series to be released in English).Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head+ foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear unread apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-236pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages. Author's 3rd Erast Fandorin title/novel. See also rja24107,rja373410,rja534915,rja584515 and rja731817 respectively,for similar or other related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. 3rd title in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond, Erast Fandorin. Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. It takes love and wit to revive the corpse of the country-house murder; Akunin has both and his borrowings from Agatha Christie and Conan-Doyle have already earned him an 8 million strong readership in his native Russia. The mysterious murder in 1870's Paris of an eccentric collector and his entire household yields a single clue that sends Commissioner Gauche,'Investigator for Especially Important Cases',on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan.Cooped up on board,the prime suspects exhibit all sorts of odd behaviour: drug-taking,paranoia,a refusal to admit to visiting Paris and wearing non-European clothes are enough to rouse suspicion.Only one passenger,a stuttering Russian diplomat,Erast Fandorin,has an eye for a telling discrepancy. Though the red herrings stink and the scenario is ridiculous,Akunin's affection for the genre's conventions and his elegant skits on national stereotypes and political rivalries make for an amusing voyage. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p FREE.Offer available UK only, unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja581915. ISBN: 0297645528.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
LEVIATHAN - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russia as Leviafan in 1998 by I. Zakharov,Moscow.This is the first English,UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition (but the second title in the series to be released in English).Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn, and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean, matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj,minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear unread apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp- cornered,publisher's original,plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB +dw/dj,1st edn,1-236pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages.Author's 3rd Erast Fandorin title/novel. See also rja581915,rja862020 for other similar condition/state examples of this same title and further book ID's rja24107,rja373410,rja534915,rja581915, and rja584515 respectively,for other related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. Author's 3rd title in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond,Erast Fandorin.Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. It takes love and wit to revive the corpse of the country-house murder; Akunin has both and his borrowings from Agatha Christie and Conan-Doyle have already earned him an 8 million strong readership in his native Russia. The mysterious murder in 1870's Paris of an eccentric collector and his entire household yields a single clue that sends Commissioner Gauche,'Investigator for Especially Important Cases',on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan.Cooped up on board,the prime suspects exhibit all sorts of odd behaviour: drug-taking,paranoia,a refusal to admit to visiting Paris and wearing non-European clothes are enough to rouse suspicion.Only one passenger,a stuttering Russian diplomat,Erast Fandorin,has an eye for a telling discrepancy. Though the red herrings stink and the scenario is ridiculous,Akunin's affection for the genre's conventions and his elegant skits on national stereotypes and political rivalries make for an amusing voyage. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja731817. ISBN: 0297645528.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
LEVIATHAN - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russia as Leviafan in 1998 by I. Zakharov Publishers,Moscow.This is the first English,UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition appearance (but the second title in the series to be released in English).Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges though lightly aged/toned are still fairly bright and clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound,near pristine - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - tiniest of accidental corner creases to lower corners of pp205-9 inclusive - else the book would appear unread.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1- 236pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages.Author's 3rd Erast Fandorin title/novel and the 2nd to be published in English. See also rja581915 for another similar condition/state example of this same title and further book IDs' rja24107,rja373410, rja534915, rja581915,rja584515,rja861820,rja861920 and rja862120 respectively,for other related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. Author's 3rd title in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond,Erast Fandorin.Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. It takes love and wit to revive the corpse of the country-house murder; Akunin has both and his borrowings from Agatha Christie and Conan-Doyle have already earned him an 8 million strong readership in his native Russia. The mysterious murder in 1870's Paris of an eccentric collector and his entire household yields a single clue that sends Commissioner Gauche,'Investigator for Especially Important Cases',on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan. Cooped up on board,the prime suspects exhibit all sorts of odd behaviour: drug-taking, paranoia,a refusal to admit to visiting Paris and wearing non-European clothes are enough to rouse suspicion.Only one passenger,a stuttering Russian diplomat,Erast Fandorin,has an eye for a telling discrepancy. Though the red herrings stink and the scenario is ridiculous,Akunin's affection for the genre's conventions and his elegant skits on national stereotypes and political rivalries make for an amusing voyage. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja862020. ISBN: 0297645528.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
LEVIATHAN.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON 2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russia as Leviafan in 1998,by I. Zakharov Publishers,Moscow.This is the first English,UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition (but the second title in the series to be released in English). Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE-/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head+foot of unfaded spine/ backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges minimally aged/toned,light thumbing to fore-edges but bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog- ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine /backstrip and clean plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-236pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages. Author's 3rd Erast Fandorin title/novel. See also rja24107,rja373410,rja534915, rja584515 and rja731817 respectively,for similar or other related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. 3rd title in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond,Erast Fandorin. Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. It takes love and wit to revive the corpse of the country-house murder; Akunin has both and his borrowings from Agatha Christie and Conan-Doyle have already earned him an 8 million strong readership in his native Russia. The mysterious murder in 1870's Paris of an eccentric collector and his entire household yields a single clue that sends Commissioner Gauche,'Investigator for Especially Important Cases',on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan.Cooped up on board,the prime suspects exhibit all sorts of odd behaviour: drug-taking,paranoia,a refusal to admit to visiting Paris and wearing non-European clothes are enough to rouse suspicion.Only one passenger,a stuttering Russian diplomat, Erast Fandorin,has an eye for a telling discrepancy. Though the red herrings stink and the scenario is ridiculous,Akunin's affection for the genre's conventions and his elegant skits on national stereotypes and political rivalries make for an amusing voyage. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja975821. ISBN: 0297645528.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
Special Assignments: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ERAST FANDORIN - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2007.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/toned - as usual/normal - but generally clean; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Sharp-cornered,bright,unblemished,publisher's original maroon cloth bds with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white eps. Head of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing to dw/dj.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-328pp [paginated] includes 9 chapters; plus [unpaginated], half-title+title pages,4pp blanks to rear. See also rja24107,rja534915,rja581915, rja584515 and rja731817 respectively for other similar and related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted.In addition to that series he has further novels series/ sagas - 'The Adventures of Sister Pelagia' and 'The Adventures of the Master' (following Nicholas Fandorin,Erast's grandson). In 'Special Assignments',Boris Akunin's dashing and inimitable hero,Court Counsellor Fandorin,faces two very different adversaries. The first is a wickedly mischievous swindler and master of disguise,whose outrageous con-tricks and machinations send ripples through the carefully maintained calm of late nineteenth-century Moscow.His calling card is the Jack of Spades. The other is a brutal serial killer - nicknamed 'The Decorator' - driven by a maniacal obsession,who strikes terror into the heart of the city's slums,and who may have more in common with London's Jack the Ripper than just a taste for women of easy virtue . . . . With twists and turns around every corner,and a cast of gloriously eccentric characters,Fandorin's latest adventures test their gentleman sleuth's powers of detection to the limit,and make for a fantastically entertaining read. 'Erast Fandorin,Akunin's debonair Russian Sherlock Holmes,just seems to get better and better . . . . Akunin is more like Agatha Christie meets James Bond: his plots are intricate and tantalising . . . .They are unputdownable and great fun . . . . .Sunday Times. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja373410. ISBN: 9780297848226.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
Special Assignments: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ERAST FANDORIN.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2007.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Translated by Andrew Bromfield.]FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/toned - as usual/normal - but generally clean; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Sharp-cornered,bright,unblemished,publisher's original maroon cloth boards with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white eps. Head of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing to dw/dj.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-328pp [paginated] includes 9 chapters; plus [unpaginated], half-title+title pages,4pp blanks to rear. See also rja24107,rja534915,rja581915, rja584515 and rja731817 respectively for other similar and related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted.In addition to that series he has further novels series/ sagas - 'The Adventures of Sister Pelagia' and 'The Adventures of the Master' (following Nicholas Fandorin,Erast's grandson). In 'Special Assignments',Boris Akunin's dashing and inimitable hero,Court Counsellor Fandorin,faces two very different adversaries.The first is a wickedly mischievous swindler and master of disguise,whose outrageous con-tricks and machinations send ripples through the carefully maintained calm of late nineteenth-century Moscow.His calling card is the Jack of Spades.The other is a brutal serial killer - nicknamed 'The Decorator' - driven by a maniacal obsession,who strikes terror into the heart of the city's slums,and who may have more in common with London's Jack the Ripper than just a taste for women of easy virtue . . . . With twists and turns around every corner,and a cast of gloriously eccentric characters,Fandorin's latest adventures test their gentleman sleuth's powers of detection to the limit,and make for a fantastically entertaining read. 'Erast Fandorin,Akunin's debonair Russian Sherlock Holmes,just seems to get better and better . . . . Akunin is more like Agatha Christie meets James Bond: his plots are intricate and tantalising . . . .They are unputdownable and great fun . . . . .Sunday Times. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct, insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja373410 . ISBN: 9780297848226

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
The Coronation. - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2009.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj with b/w and white-outlined red lettering to front, black and white-outlined red letters to spine//backstrip with repeated colour pictorial thumbnail portrait from front illustration,rear panel with brown+black lettered critics' reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges with very light toning and generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners – bvut a tiny accidental,lower corner crease to pp71/2 and a very tiny,folded triangular tear on lower fore-edge of pp127/8,otherwise near pristine and still appears to be unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettered spine/backstrip and immaculate/ clean plain white sets of endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-311pp [paginated] includes 20 chapters in the form of a narrative over 14 days of May,a Monday fortnight; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and 2pp blanks at front of book. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an acceptable condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the faults described that prevent a higher grading. Want more Boris AKUNIN titles? Please search my MODERN FIRST2 catalogue for other and similar titles. Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow for the coronation,accompanied by three of his children and their alluring governess,Mademoiselle Declique. During an afternoon stroll,daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits,only to be rescued by an elegant gentleman and his oriental sidekick.The passing heroes introduce themselves as Fandorin and Masa, but panic ensues when they realise that four-year old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion. A ransom letter arrives from Dr Lind,an international criminal and the Moriarty to Fandorin's Sherlock Holmes.The letter demands the handover of the Count Orlov,an enormous diamond on the royal sceptre which is due to play a part in the coronation.Fandorin suggests that the value of the stone is paid in 'installments',buying the party a week to ensure the young boy's safe return.But can the gentleman detective find Mikhail in time,or will the Grand Duke's son meet with the same gruesome fate as Lind's last abductee - whom Fandorin could do nothing to save? Will Fandorin succumb to the affections of Xenia? And why is he falling to his death on the very first page? Our inimitable hero returns in a tantalisingly closely-matched battle of wills and of wiles. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: 9780297848240.. ISBN: 9780297848240.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS - Translated by Andrew Bromfield:
THE DEATH OF ACHILLES.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2005.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to top edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and clean. Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,maroon cloth bds with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white eps. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-330pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages.See also rja373410,rja534915, rja581915,rja584515 and rja731817 for other and similar related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. International intrigue,professional rivalry,the criminal underworld of nineteenth-century Moscow,and an irresistible femme fatale: if Erast Fandorin were hoping for a quiet homecoming,he is about to be disappointed. Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow after an absence of six years,only to find himself instantly embroiled in court politics and scandal.His old friend General Sobolev - the famous 'Russian Achilles' - has been found dead in a hotel room,and Fandorin suspects foul play. Using his now-famous powers of detection - powers that belie his twenty-six years - Fandorin embarks on an investigation,in which the political and the personal become dangerously blurred.With the assistance of some formidable martial-arts skills,acquired whilst Fandorin was in Japan,our eccentric and ingenious hero must endeavour to discover not so much whodunit,as why. . . . Fourth mystery in the bestselling Erast Fandorin series. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct,insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja24107. ISBN: 0297645536.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
THE DEATH OF ACHILLES - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2005.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russian as SMERT AKHILLESA in 1998 by I. Zakharov Publishers,Moscow 1998 and EDIZIONI FRASSINELLI,Milan,Italy.This is the first English,UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition. Translated by Andrew Bromfield.]FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to top edges - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges with light thumbing at top of spine/ backstrip else generally bright and clean without foxing/spotting,fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original,maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blockjed gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-330pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3 and a Final chapter; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and individual Pts separator pages and 2pp blanks at the rear. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. Fourth mystery in the bestselling Erast Fandorin series. See also rja373410, rja534915, rja581915, rja584515, rja731817,and rja861620 - rja862020 inclusive for other and similar related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. International intrigue,professional rivalry,the criminal underworld of nineteenth-century Moscow,and an irresistible femme fatale: if Erast Fandorin were hoping for a quiet homecoming,he is about to be disappointed. Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow after an absence of six years,only to find himself instantly embroiled in court politics and scandal.His old friend General Sobolev - the famous 'Russian Achilles' - has been found dead in a hotel room,and Fandorin suspects foul play. Using his now-famous powers of detection - powers that belie his twenty-six years - Fandorin embarks on an investigation,in which the political and the personal become dangerously blurred.With the assistance of some formidable martial-arts skills,acquired whilst Fandorin was in Japan,our eccentric and ingenious hero must endeavour to discover not so much whodunit,as why. . . . Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja862120. ISBN: 0297645536.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
The Winter Queen - An Erast Fandorin Mystery - Translated by Andrew Bromfield**.

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2003.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.This novel is the English language debut of the highly regarded Russian writer,nominated for GOLD DAGGER AWARD for Best Novel.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price- clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, monochrome photographic vignette illustrated dw/dj panels with black,grey and lettering to front and black lettered critics' reviews to rear; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered with no spine lean,publisher's original plain blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1- 249pp [paginated] includes 16 numbered chapters+ a Final chapter; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,and a 'Table of Ranks' - 19thC Russian authority and privilege formally structured in a hierachy of equivalent military and civil ranks and titles,introduced by the Emperor Peter the Great in January 1722. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. First in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond,Erast Fandorin. Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. Moscow 1876.A 23-year-old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens.Erast Fandorin, the brilliant,young and gifted detective is put on the case - a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of an influential industrialist and has left considerable assets.Fandorin's fearless investigation takes him from Moscow to Berlin and London,via St. Petersburg,as the suicide reveals a worldwide conspiracy. 'The Winter Queen' is a gripping literary page-turner whose power and appeal is enhanced by its vividly realistic historical setting.Boris Akunin's first UK publication marks the arrival of a startingly original new talent in thriller writing. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja861820. ISBN: 0297829742.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
The Winter Queen - An Erast Fandorin Mystery - Translated by Andrew Bromfield**.

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2003.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp. [Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.This novel is the English language debut of the highly regarded Russian writer,nominated for GOLD DAGGER AWARD for Best Novel.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,monochrome photographic vignette illustrated dw/dj panels with black, grey and lettering to front and critics' black- lettered reviews to rear; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges though toned are bright and clean,without blemish; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread apart from my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered and with no spine lean,original plain blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-249pp [paginated] includes 16 numbered chapters+a Final chapter; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,and a 'Table of Ranks' - 19thC Russian authority and privilege formally structured in a hierachy of equivalent military and civil ranks and titles,introduced by the Emperor Peter the Great in January 1722. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. First in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th- century James Bond,Erast Fandorin. Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. Moscow 1876.A 23-year-old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens.Erast Fandorin, the brilliant, young and gifted detective is put on the case - a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of an influential industrialist and has left considerable assets.Fandorin's fearless investigation takes him from Moscow to Berlin and London,via St. Petersburg,as the suicide reveals a worldwide conspiracy. 'The Winter Queen' is a gripping literary page-turner whose power and appeal is enhanced by its vividly realistic historical setting.Boris Akunin's first UK publication marks the arrival of a startlingly original new talent in thriller writing. Please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B.ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included or FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja947821. ISBN: 0297829742.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
TURKISH GAMBIT - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON 2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russian as TURIETSKY GAMBIT in 1998 by I. Zakharov Publisher, Moscow.This is the first English,UK,8vo HB +dw/dj,1st edition.Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn, and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean, matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red,black,tan lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear unread.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean plain white endpapers - ffe having a slight accidental(?) diagonal crease to lower,right-hand corner.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-230pp [paginated] includes 14 chapters and an epilogue; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and 6pp blanks at rear.Author's 2nd Erast Fandorin title/novel.See also rja24107, rja373410,rja581915,rja584515 and rja731817 respectively,for other and similar related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture,and Erast Fandorin,broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks,he wins his freedom in a game of backgammon,before finding himself the unlikely rescuer of Varvara Suvorova,a `progressive` Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiance. Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of affairs of state are thwarted when a traitor is discovered in the Russian camp. Within days,Varvara's fiance has been accused of treason,a Turkish victory looms on the horizon,and there are rumours that one of Lady Astair's Azazel orphans may be making his own bid for power.Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor,help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love in this, the 2nd,sparkling page-turner from Boris Akunin. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja534915. ISBN: 029764551X.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
TURKISH GAMBIT - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russian as TURIETSKY GAMBIT in 1998 by I. Zakharov,Moscow.This is the first English,UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edition.Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price -clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red,black,tan lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. Head+foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj, minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark green cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean plain white eps - ffe having a slight accidental (?) diagonal crease to lower, right-hand corner.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 1-230pp [paginated] includes 14 chapters and an epilogue,plus [unpaginated] half- title+title pages,and 6pp blanks at rear. Author's 2nd Erast Fandorin title/novel. See also rja24107,rja373410, rja534915, rja581915 and rja731817 respectively,for other similar related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture,and Erast Fandorin,broken-hearted and disillusioned,has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows.Captured by the Turks,he wins his freedom in a game of backgammon,before finding himself the unlikely rescuer of Varvara Suvorova,a `progressive` Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiance.Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of affairs of state are thwarted when a traitor is discovered in the Russian camp.Within days,Varvara's fiance has been accused of treason,a Turkish victory looms on the horizon,and there are rumours that one of Lady Astair's Azazel orphans may be making his own bid for power.Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor,help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love in this, the second,sparkling page-turner from Boris Akunin. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja584515. ISBN: 029764551X.

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AKUNIN**, BORIS:
TURKISH GAMBIT - Translated by Andrew Bromfield.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published in Russian as TURIETSKY GAMBIT in 1998 by I. Zakharov Publishers,Moscow.This is the first English,UK,8vo HB +dw/dj,1st edition. Translated by Andrew Bromfield.] FINE/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel,with red,black,tan lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Head+ foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top edges with very faint dust speckling but still very clean without foxing or spotting,fore-edges bright and clean also without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear unread.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain blue cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,1-230pp [paginated] includes 14 chapters and an epilogue; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and 6pp blanks at rear. Author's 2nd Erast Fandorin title/novel. See also my book IDs' rja24107,rja373410, rja534915, rja581915 and rja731817 respectively, for other similar related UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn titles by this author. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.He has been compared to Gogol,Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle,and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone.It was only after the first books of the Fandorin series were published to critical acclaim that his true identity was admitted. 2nd novel in the critically acclaimed crime fiction series of novels with the 19th-century James Bond,Erast Fandorin.Akunin's specialty is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture,and Erast Fandorin,broken-hearted and disillusioned,has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows.Captured by the Turks,he wins his freedom in a game of backgammon,before finding himself the unlikely rescuer of Varvara Suvorova,a `progressive` Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiance. Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of affairs of state are thwarted when a traitor is discovered in the Russian camp.Within days,Varvara's fiance has been accused of treason,a Turkish victory looms on the horizon,and there are rumours that one of Lady Astair's Azazel orphans may be making his own bid for power.Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor,help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love in this,the third, sparkling page-turner from Boris Akunin. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja861920. ISBN: 029764551X.

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ALAGIAH, GEORGE:
A PASSAGE TO AFRICA.

Imprint: LONDON.LITTLE,BROWN and COMPANY (UK),2001.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.Neat,black ink owner inscrptn+date to top of ffe and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,author/subject's colour photographic portrait illustrated dw/dj with gilt+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,creasing or bumping to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges though slightly aged/toned,are generally bright and clean and foxing/spotting-free; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,and immaculate plain black endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,viii-xpp+2-286pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,a cknowledgements,a preface,11 chapters and an epilogue,16pp historical+contemporary b/w photographs in 1 block,between pp150/1,a bibliography and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication and 8pp blanks at the rear. When George Alagiah was five years old,he and his family emigrated from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to Ghana.It was a journey faced with hope: the Alagiahs were part of the original Tamil diaspora,a family fleeing ethnic conflict for a country itself facing a new beginning.Ghana was revelling in being the first African country to gain independence from the British Empire,and when Accra hosted the 19655 Organisation for African Unity summit,anything seemed possible. But just twelve short months later,a coup d'etat brought this childlike optimism to a close. . . From these formative childhood years to his time as the BBC's Africa Correspondent,'A Passage to Africa.' is George Alagiah's powerful testament to a continent in which he feels at home.With unblinking candour and compelling insight, he chronicles the horror,the hope and the humanity he has borne witness to: from the 'kleptocracy' of Mobutu's Zaire to the political expediency of Mugabe's Aimbabwe; from the playground petulance of Liberia'a child soldiers to the towering moral authority of Nelson Mandela.And with South Africa drawing the era of national liberation to a close,he looks to the future,and to the 'African renaissance' led by such leaders as Yoweri Museveni and Thabo Mbeki. It is the way George Alagiah mixes political insight with personal testimony that makes this such a truly remarkable book.'A Passage to Africa.' is a powerful, passionate,though-provoking account: an autobiography not so much of George Alagiah,but of Africa itself. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N..B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja837819. ISBN: 0316855545.

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ALDERMAN, NAOMI A:
DOCTOR WHO: BORROWED TIME.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS/EBURY PUBLISHING,2013.
Edition: UK,12mo p/back,1st edn thus.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj - wraps as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo wraps,p/back 1st edn thus.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 ] NMINT.No owner inscrptn and no price removal to cover. Bright,crisp,clean and sharp-cornered,matt,wrap-around montage'd colour photographic and pictorial artwork illustrated covers with blue, green+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - and no reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,though a couple of accidental small corner creases to top corner of half-title page,otherwise appears unread - apart from my own collation.UK,12mo wraps,p/back 1st edn thus,7-255pp [paginated] includes 20 chapters and an epilogue; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication with epigrams(2) to its verso and unpaginated acknowledgements to verso of last page. 'You want more time Mr Brown,of course you do.We all want more time.Let me make you an offer.' Andrew Brown never has enough time.No time to call his sister,or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works.The train's late,the lift jams.If only he'd had just a little more time.And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop.They'll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem,the Doctor,Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank.But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments. A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor,Amy and Rory,as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja739817. ISBN: 9781849907439.

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ALDERSON, BRIAN:
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS OR TALES TOLD BY SHEHEREZADE DURING A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT.

Imprint: LONDON.VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD.,1992.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+ dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn. [Rendered into English by Brian Alderson, and illustrated by Michael Foreman.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price- clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by Michael Foreman,illustrated dw/dj panels, with gilt coloured lettering to front; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain royal blue cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate blue+white decorated endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7- 191pp [paginated] includes a blue+white with gilt decoration vignetted invocation/dedication (to ALLAH) with full-colour ilustartion to reverse,profuse collection of tales/stories,part,full and double-page colour pictorial artwork illustrations,all by Michael Foreman, throughout the book and the text; plus [unpaginated] half-title with full-colour frntis to reverse,title page,contents list/table. Sheherezade,beautiful and talented daughter of the Shah's Wazir,is determined to put an end to the cruelty of her ruler. For the Shah has vowed to take a new bride every night,and behead her come the morning.Destined for the same gruesome fate,Sheherezade devises a beguiling plan and,on her wedding night,she begins to weave her tantalizing stories - tales that will bewitch her husband for a thousand and one nights. . . 'The Arabian Nights' is a classic collection of popular stories from Arabia,India and Persia.They recreate a fabulous and fanciful world of sorcerers,sages and Jinnis,but also of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations.In this selection Brian Alderson strips the stories of their archaic prose and,in the best tradition of European folk tales,reveals an intimate and colloquial version of the tales.It is a classic retelling which includes the most famous and delightful of Sheherezade's enduring stories: 'Sinbad the Sailor','Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' and 'Aladdin'.Faithful to their Eastern origins,the author presents them in a form ideally suited for reading aloud. Michael Foreman's stunning illustrations and embellishments retain all the excitement and mysticism of the original tales.They capture the essence of the east and blend perfectly with the text in a sumptuous book of stories as vivid as they were over a thousand and one years ago. Michael Foreman,born Pakefield,Suffolk, 1938.Studied at Lowestoft School of Art and at the Royal College of Art.Lecturer at St Martin's School of Art (1963-65),the London College of Printing (1967/8),the Royal College of Art (1968-70) and the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1972). Art Director of Playboy magazine,Chicago (1965) and the King Magazine,London (1966).Painter,etcher,illustrator and writer of children's books.His illustrative work is distinctive: he often works in colour or halftone,creating luminous effects with veils of thinly diluted pigment over delicate pencil outlines; in his etched illustrations,he uses soft ground techniques to achieve subtle tonal graduations.His imagery, ostensibly decorative,humorous or with a sometimes child-like appearance,often has menacing or bizarre overtones. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight and the value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja746917. ISBN: 9780575042513.

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ALDERSON, BRIAN:
The Tale of the TURNIP.

Imprint: LONDON.WALKER BOOKS LTD,1999.
Edition: UK,slim,rectangular,12mo HB,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim,rectangular,12mo HB,1st edn. [Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.A traditional English tale retold by Brian Alderson] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj - as issued,price (£9.99) printed to rear board.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glossy laminated, colour pictorial artwork by Fritz Wegner,illustrated boards with brown+black lettering to front and black lettering to spine and rear board; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and no bumping to spine or corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation and immaculate double-paged colour pictorial illustrated endpapers.UK,slim rectangular 12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,28pp [unpaginated] which includes the free endpapers,colour pictorial illustrated dedication+publisher's details etc to recto of front free endpaper,colour pictorial vignetted title page,9 double-page,full-colour illustrations,6 single page colour illustrations - all by Fritz Wegner and accompanying text. There was once a poor farmer who grew a great turnip fit for a king.This is the tale of that turnip - and what a champion tale it is! Fritz Wegner,born 1924,Vienna,but moved to England when he was 14.Studied at St Martin's School of Art.Since 1946,he has worked freelance as a book illustrator for British and American publishers,for magazines,and in advertising,and has developed a wiry,controlled pen line and a stylised,often humorous manner.Visiting lecturer at St Martin's School of Art. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja819518. ISBN: 0744549108.

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ALDINGTON**, RICHARD:
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - A Biographical Enquiry.

Imprint: LONDON.COLLINS,1955.
Edition: UK,8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , Minus dw/dj.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,1st edn.VG.No owner inscrptn,minus dw/dj.Minimally grubbed/ marked,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards; with negligible shelf-wear, bright,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,and b/w illus British Council bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Endpapers and recto of last page of index minimally foxed/spotted - other pages opposite b/w photographs also minimally foxed/spotted,but clean.Top edge slightly dust-soiled and lightly aged/toned,fore- edge similar but brighter; contents bright,tight and clean.UK,8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn,11-448pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages,subject b/w portrait photographic frntis,contents+ illus+b/w maps lists/tables,introductory letter to Alister Kershaw; Pts 1-3 comprising 22 chapters,9pp b/w contemporary photographs interspersed through the text and book,Chapman family [Hinckley,Leics] genealogical tree,3pp b/w maps (pp389/91); 29pp sources,5pp bibliography and an index. A critical biographical enquiry about T.E.Lawrence and the legend(s) about him.' ...primarily an analysis of the career of Lawrence the man of action and of the establishment and growth of what I (the author) have termed the Lawrence legend.If I have found that the first was much less significance than is generally supposed, and the second was largely Lawrence's own doing,this is not to deny that Lawrence was a man of peculiar abilities.If The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is to be regarded as a work of imagination rather than of history,it may well be considered by its admirers all the more remarkable for that fact.' Richard Aldington. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja26067. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN W:
BROTHERS OF THE HEAD.

Imprint: UK.PIERROT PUBLISHING LIMITED,1977.
Edition: UK, slim,square 8vo wraps,1st edn thus.
Binding: Softback., No dw/dj,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK, slim, square 8vo wraps,1st edn thus. [Published simultaneously in UK,USA in softback/limp cover and in hardback in the UK only,in 1977.] VG+.No owner inscrptn,wraps as published.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial artwork by Ian Pollock,illustrated card wraps; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - some light dog-ear creasing to both front+rear wrap's lower corners - affecting internal pages' corners too.Top+fore-edges lightly aged,but generally clean; contents bright,tight and clean.UK,square,slim Qrto wraps,11-119pp [paginated] includes intro by Roberta Howe,7 chapters,profuse b/w+colour illus by Ian Pollock throughout the text and the book,an appendix,plus [unpaginated] fep, half-title page with dedication to reverse of same,a double-page colour illustrated frntis,a title page,and a contents list/table. The first book in an exciting new series of full-colour illustrated,original fiction which in itself is a new approach to fiction publishing. Brian Aldiss has written a subtle and compelling story about Siamese twin boys with a third dormant head,who grow up on a stretch of untamed Norfolk coastline,wild and resentful of their state.They become rock stars and their demon energy and freakish attraction ensures them brief superstardom.But with success the insurmountable stresses in their own relationship result in terrible struggles and jealousies over the woman in their life. Throughout the turbulence of their last months the sinister third head makes increasing demands for it right to life. . . . . The artist,Ian Pollock,is a brilliant young graduate from the Royal College of Art.His luminous water-colours and vital drawings enhance and enlarge the story's originality and pathos. Please contact seller because of the weight/value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja390311. ISBN: 0905310012.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN W[ilson]:
DRACULA UNBOUND.

Imprint: LONDON.GRAFTON BOOKS,1991.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/VG.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork by Chris Foss,illustrated dw/dj,with white and orange lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. Some light rubbing with minimal chipping occuring with some miniscule loss.Some light,superficial scoring to both panels of dw/dj; couple of light impressions/ indentations to rear panel - lightly affecting bd beneath.Top+fore-edges aged/ toned - as usual/normal; contents generally bright,tight,clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, would appear unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain pale grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and near immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-199pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,an epigram,and author's note as last page. When Bram Stoker was writing his famous novel, 'Dracula',at the end of the 19th century he received a visitor named Joe Bodenland.While the real Count Dracula came from a distant past, Bodenland arrived from Stoker's future,on a desperate mission to save humanity from the Undead. This great adventure merges supernatural horror with breathtaking science fantasy.The chief characters are Stoker,Bodenland,and Dracula himself,shrouded in a wickedness bred by centuries of evolution.Involved in the accelerating pace of events is Bodenland's family - his wife,lured beyond death,and the young newly-weds,Larry and Kylie,confronting a stormy marriage. Bram Stoker joins Bodenland in a crusade to exterminate all vampires once and for all.But the trail which begins in Utah in the 21st century ends up far away in space and time,in a climax of destruction which changes the world for ever - and its inhabitants with it. This paradoxical quest beyond life,death and time itself is Brian Aldiss at his romantic and imaginative best. Please contact seller,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja571315. ISBN: 0246137738.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN W[ilson]:
EARTHWORK.

Imprint: LONDON.FOUR SQUARE BOOKS/NEL,February 1967.
Edition: UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn.[First published (London) FABER & FABER,1965 as UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.This the first UK p/back 1st edn.] VG. Bright crisp,glossy colour pictorial artwork illustrated front cover with black+red letters, production wrinkles to spine - not reading creases; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges ubiquitously aged/ toned; contents tight,solid and sound, little textblock edge toning but no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn,5- 125pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, and to the rear 2pp publisher advert. A sci-fi novel of overpopulation. Was war the only way of saving a degenerate, overpopulated world? Disease-ridden,overpopulated; robots and prison-gangs tending the bare,poison-drenched countryside; the people near starvation.This is the world Knowle Noland,ex-convict,ex-traveller,and captain of the tramp freighter Triests Star knows and accepts - because there is nothing better to hope for. To the beautiful girl named Justine it is a degrading and inhuman condition which can be overcome by global war - a war she wants Knowle to start. Knowle has always believed that war was a futile and senseless answer to man's problems. But under Justine's persuasive logic he begins to hope that a shot he can fire will lead to the ultimate death of millions and be the start of a better world for the survivors. Please contact seller because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if item offered P/p included?FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja919921. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN:
FORGOTTEN LIFE.

Imprint: LONDON.GOLLANCZ,1988.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Pictorial colour decorated upper wrap (detail of 'Interior with plant,reflection listening (self portrait)' 1967-8 by Lucian Freud),a b/w author portrait photograph rear wrap; with minimal creasing,shelf-wear to edges and light bumping/ creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip. Top edge lightly dust-soiled,fore-edges clean and contents bright,tight and clean.Green paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,284pp. Spanning fifty years and three continents - from pre-war Suffolk,to the Far East in the 1940's,to Oxford and America in the present day - 'Forgotten Life' is a novel of' immense scope,encompassing comedy and tragedy,joy and grief,as its three main characters try to work out the most difficult problem of all - the meaning of their own lives. Clement Winter is an analyst and Oxford don; his wife,Sheila,is the author of the bestselling Kerinth fantasy novels.His older brother Joseph has died recently,leaving behind an assortment of letters and papers,through which Clement tries to make sense of Joseph's life.Born in the 1920's in a small Suffolk town and haunted from his childhood by his mother's apparent rejection of him,Joseph seizes eagerly on the war as a means of escape,serving with the Forgotten Army in Burma and,after the Japanese surrender,in Sumatra.His later life is footloose and dissatisfied.Clement and Sheila's lives,by contrast,seem calm and prosperous.But even as he tries to assimilate and understand his dead brother's life,unexpected upheavals bring forcibly to Clement's attention how little he understands his own.This major contemporary novel is the most profound and extraordinary work yet from the prolific and inventive Brian Aldiss. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja503. ISBN: 0575043695.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN W. - An anthology Edited by:
PENGUIN SCIENCE FICTION [No. 1638].

Imprint: LONDON.PENGUIN BOOKS,1961.
Edition: UK,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/back - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn.[Paperback/softback original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book/title.Paperbacks usually follow on from the HB edn, but can be published at the same time as the HB edn,but p/b and s/back originals are published prior to any other format.] VG+.No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright, crisp,clean,orange+white with 5-colour (b/w,orange and two shades of brown) superimposed artwork by Brian Keogh, illustrated front cover,with b/w+orange lettering; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Spine/backstrip darkened but the lettering still visible and appears to be no reading creases present.Top+fore-edges inevitably aged/toned; contents other than page-edge toning,are bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no annotations,underlining,no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation. UK,slim 12mo p/b,1st edn,8-236pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements for the 12 stories,editor+contributor introduction,12 short stories by 12 different authors - most by SF writers; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,contents list/ table,and to the rear,a publisher's blank with 2pp adverts following for 'Quatermass' (Nigek Kneale) and 'The Black Cloud' (Fred Hoyle) and inside the rear cover,a list of 5 John Wyndham titles. Authors included in this anthology - Aldiss,Eric Frank Russell. Ward Moore,John Steinbeck,Clifford Simak,James H. Schmitz, Bertram Chandler,Walter M. Miller,Isaac Asimov,Algis Budrys, Katherine Maclean,and J. G. Ballard. This is the first of three anthology volumes edited by Aldiss and published by Penguin,covering the period 1961-1964.The different illustrated cover art designs for the following volumes each by Vassily Kandinsky and Matta respectively. ** UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p free. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja918521. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN:
RUINS.

Imprint: LONDON.HUTCHINSON,1987.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Slightly bumped edge front board.Small, closed tear to bottom front corner. Novella.B/w line illus by SALIM PATELL. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja1006. ISBN: 0091678609.

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ALDISS**, BRIAN:
THE SECRET OF THIS BOOK: 20 - Odd Stories.

Imprint: LONDON.HARPER COLLINS,1995.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Colour pictorial dw/dj by Gary Embury, with some light creasing to edges and light bumping/creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip - but no nicks or tears.Fore-edges slightly aged as usual/ normal and a couple of oblique creases to pp299/300,else contents bright,tight and clean.Blue paper-covered boards with gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,335pp includes b/w chapter headpieces by both Brian Aldiss and Rosamund Chorley. As one of Britain's most revered authors, Aldiss has created a breathtaking new collection of recent short stories - a unique mingling of anthology and chronicle novel.Many of the stories are inter-related,their themes being life,death, transformation.A linking commentary between stories shows how such themes are explored in storytelling - and,in one of the most amusing links,how a story may be stretched out until long after bedtime. And, as usual with this author,humour is not lacking,as in the profoundly Shakespearean 'If Hamlet's Uncle Had Been a Nicer Guy',which proves that the Prince of Denmark was grossly overweight,and in the glimpse of a bizarre cost-conscious heaven in 'Evans in His Moment of Glory'. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja790. ISBN: 000225364X.

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ALDRIDGE**, ALAN - Edited by:
THE BEATLES ILLUSTRATED LYRICS - VOL 1.

Imprint: LONDON.MACDONALD,1980.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps,1st edn thus.
Binding: Original wraps., No dw/dj,wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto wraps,1st thus,softback original.NFINE. No owner inscrptn.Qrto softback,pictorial colour decorated wraps,156pp profusely illustrated throughout with b/w+colour illustrations and photographs. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1113. ISBN: 0354042211.

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ALDRIDGE**, ALAN & PLOMER**, WILLIAM, FITTER**, RICHARD:
THE BUTTERFLY BALL AND GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST. [Plus scarce Ball's Invitation card.]

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE & TIMES NEWSPAPERS LTD.,1973.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB_Invitation card,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,and also complete as it includes the Ball's Invitation card,1st edn.VG.No owner inscrptn and the uncommon Ball Invite loosely laid in - these are generally missing in the majority of other listings elsewhere.Bright,clean,glossy, laminated,colour pictorial illustrated upper board; with negligible shelf-wear and miniscule bumping,miniscule rubbing spots to edges and corners.Spine/backstrip minimally sunned/faded - as usual/normal - with miniscule rubbing with reciprocal loss to foot of same.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned, contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread,apart from my own collation. UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,72pp [unpaginated and excluding endpapers], 28 full-colour full-page illustrated plates, illustrated by Alan Aldridge in collaboration with Harry Willock,b/w illustrated,illuminated capitals to verses; verses by William Plomer and Nature notes by Richard Fitter. This is the tale of the summer's day,deep in the woods of England,when the Butterflies and Grasshoppers invited all the creatures of air and land to a Ball and a Feast.From St.Michael's Mount, Windsor, Rye, Salisbury, Tintern Abbey and the far corners of Britain they came - moles, gnats, dormice, newts, shrews, caterpillars, moths, frogs, squirrels, spiders, toads, mice, bees, flies, worms, centipedes, hares, hedgehogs, otters and foxes.Setting out in Johnson's Spinner Trains, Hot-Air Balloons, stagecoaches and on foot, most arrive - some fall foul of bats, stoats, wasps and foxes and don't! Beneath the Broad Oak Tree the Butterflies and guests dance the evening away, feasting and merrymaking until the glow-worms light up and lead the weary guests back to their beds.Based on William Roscoe's book of same name, originally published 1807. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct,insured (optional at buyers own risk) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja22676. ISBN: 0224008080.

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ALDRIDGE**, ALAN & PLOMER**, WILLIAM:
THE Butterfly BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST.

Imprint: LONDON.BOOK CLUB ASSOCIATES,1979.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated, 1st edn thus. [Originally and first published by JONATHAN CAPE (LONDON),1973.This edn 1979 by BOOK CLUB ASSOCIATES,(LONDON).] FINE.No owner inscrptn and an absence of published price as a Book Club issue,as books were purchased by monthly subscriptions.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy, laminated,colour pictorial illustrated upper board; with negligible shelf-wear and miniscule bumping to both bottom corner tips.White spine/ backstrip with coloured lettering possibly(?) minimally sunned/faded - as usual/normal.Top+ fore-edges lightly aged/toned but without foxing /spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn thus,includes 72pp [unpaginated and excluding endpapers],28 full-colour full-page illustrated plates,illustrated by Alan Aldridge in collaboration with Harry Willock,b/w illustrated,illuminated capitals to verses; verses by William Plomer and Nature notes by Richard Fitter.  This is the tale of the summer's day,deep in the woods of England,when the Butterflies and Grasshoppers invited all the creatures of air and land to a Ball and a Feast.From St.Michael's Mount,  Windsor, Rye, Salisbury, Tintern Abbey and the far corners of Britain they came - moles, gnats, dormice, newts, shrews, caterpillars, moths, frogs, squirrels, spiders, toads, mice, bees, flies, worms, centipedes, hares, hedgehogs, otters and foxes.Setting out in Johnson's Spinner Trains, Hot-Air Balloons, stagecoaches and on foot, most arrive - some fall foul of bats, stoats, wasps and foxes and don't! Beneath the Broad Oak Tree the Butterflies and guests dance the evening away, feasting and merrymaking until the glow-worms light up and lead the weary guests back to their beds.Based on William Roscoe's book of same name,originally published 1807. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!  N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.     ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1114123. ISBN: No ISBN.

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