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The H- Family    The Bondmaid. To Which is Added, Axel and Anna; or, A Correspondence Between Two...
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The H- Family The Bondmaid. To Which is Added, Axel and Anna; or, A Correspondence Between Two Stories of the Same House The President's Daughters. A Narrative of a Governess Strife and Peace: or, Scenes in Norway The Linwoods; or, 'Sixty Years Since' in America' Home Tales of Ardennes

by Frederika Bremer; Miss Sedgwick; H. D. Inglis

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London: Whittaker and Co, 1841. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6". None. A sammelband of works by Frederika Bremer, Miss Sedgwick, and H. D. Inglis, nicely bound in a diced calf binding. All of these works besides 'Tales of Ardennes' are undated with no publisher information, with 'Tales of Ardennes' being dated at 1841 and published by Whittaker and Co. The works are by the same publisher and of similar date, as they are all uniform, with the same borders, and same two-columns per page. This sammelband contains; 'The H- Family', by Frederika Bremer, translated from Swedish. 'The Bondmaid. To Which is Added, Axel and Anna; or, A Correspondence Between Two Stories of the Same House', by Frederika Bremer, translated from Swedish. 'The President's Daughters. A Narrative of a Governess', by Frederika Bremer, translated from Swedish. 'Strife and Peace: or, Scenes in Norway', by Frederika Bremer, translated from Swedish. 'The Linwoods; or, 'Sixty Years Since' in America', by Miss… Read More
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H.M Dockyard, Rosyth Claim no. 16-Monoliths
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H.M Dockyard, Rosyth Claim no. 16-Monoliths

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Not Stated : Easton Gibb & Son, 1921. Cloth. Very Good. 14" by 9.5". Not Stated. A scarce volume of this 1920s contract variation H.M Dockyard, Rosyth Claim no. 16-Monoliths, with two plates. This volume contains H.M Dockyard, Rosyth Claim no. 16-Monoliths, Extra Cost of the Monoliths owing to Alterations of the Condition contemplated by the Contract. Rosyth Dockyard is a large naval dockyard on the Firth of Forth at Rosyth, Fife, Scotland which formerly undertook refitting of Royal Navy surface vessels and submarines. This volume contains a Contractor's Statement of Claim and observations and criticisms of the claim. With two plates. Collated, complete. In cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some rubbing to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Very Good
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H.M.S. -
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H.M.S. -

by Klaxon [Graham John Bower]

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Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1918 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Near Fine. 8" by 6" . None. The first edition of this collection of naval short stories, some concerning the First World War. The first edition, first impression of this work, in the very scarce publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.A thrilling collection of works of short fiction about life in the Navy, by Sir Graham John Bower, who wrote under the pseudonym Klaxon.Bower was an Irish colonial official of the British Empire, who after his Naval service was made Imperial secretary to the High Commissioner for Southern Africa, Sir Hercules Robinson. In September 1898, he was appointed Colonial Secretary of the Colony of Mauritius. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, bright, with areas of fading to boards. Dust wrapper a touch age toned, with small closed tear to tail of front wrap, and minor chipping to back strip head and tail.… Read More
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H.M.S. Ulysses, The Guns of Navarone, & South by Java Head
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H.M.S. Ulysses, The Guns of Navarone, & South by Java Head

by Alistair MacLean

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London: Collins, 1955-1958. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None. Three smart first edition volumes from Scottish novelist, Alistair MacLean. Three volumes. First edition. Written by Alistair MacLean, a Scottish novelist of popular thrillers and adventure stories. This set includes the author's first three novels: H.M.S. Ulysses, 1955. The author's debut novel, inspired by his experiences in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Featuring a light cruiser among the fastest ships in the world, which is being pushed too hard in the aftermath of a mutiny. The Guns of Navarone, 1957. Concerning the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress threatening Allied naval ships and preventing British Army soldiers from being rescued in the Aegean Sea. South by Java Head, 1958. Set in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Singapore, following the British stronghold of Singapore as it falls to the… Read More
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H.M.S Ulysses
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H.M.S Ulysses

by Alistair Maclean

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London: Collins, 1955. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None. A first edition copy of Alistair Maclean's first two WWII novels. Including his debut novel 'HMS Ulysses' HMS Ulysses was based on MacLean's experiences in the Royal Navy during World War II. A critical success, this work was regarded in the same vein as Herman Wouk's 'The Cain Mutiny' and Nicholas Monsarrat's 'The Cruel Sea'. The Guns of Navarone is set during World War II on a fictitious Greek Island, Navarone. It is set during the Dodecanese Campaign, the Allies' campaign to capture the German held Greek islands in the Aegean in 1943.Alistair Maclean was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories.With the original unclipped dustwrappers. A very smart set of Alistair Maclean's early works. In the publisher's original cloth binding. With unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, very smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is smart. Prior owner's shelf label to… Read More
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H. R. H. The Prince of Wales's Sport in India
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H. R. H. The Prince of Wales's Sport in India

by Bernard C. Ellison; Sir H. Perry Robinson [ed.]

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London: William Heinemann, 1925. First edition. Leather. Near Fine. 10" by 7.5". None. A handsomely bound first edition of this highly illustrated work regarding Edward VIII's sporting expedition to India. The first edition of the work. Sumptuously rebound in half morocco. Endpapers and blanks renewed. Half title has been retained.With ninety nine plates, eight maps, one of which is folding and a folding chart to the rear of the work. Tissue guard overlay detailing staff has been retained. Written by Bernard C. Ellison, former curator of the Bombay Natural History Society and Naturalist to the Shoots.An interesting work, detailing the sporting events undertaken by the The Prince of Wales during his 1921 tour to the country, including big game shoots in Nepal, Burma and Patiala; lists of guns and shooting records; and reference to mahseer fishing.   In half morocco with marbled boards. Eternally in lovely condition. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the odd spot, heavier to the… Read More
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H. R. H. The Duke of Clarence & Avondale in Southern India    With    A Narrative of...
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H. R. H. The Duke of Clarence & Avondale in Southern India With A Narrative of Elephant-Catching in Mysore

by J. D. Rees; G. P. Sanderson

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1891. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 10" by 7". None. The very scarce first edition of this work regarding the Duke of Clarence's tour in Southern India, including a narrative of their time elephant catching in Mysore. Profusely illustrated throughout. The first edition of the work. Very scarce in any edition. Rebound in modern cloth. Endpapers and front blank have been renewed. Half title and rear blank retained.With a frontispiece and four further autotype portraits, twenty four photogravures and one colour map of the region. Collated complete.A very scarce account of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale's trip to Southern India, with a particular focus on his time in Hyderabad and shooting in Mysore and Travancore. Chapter four is written by G. P. Sanderson and contains a detailed description of their time elephant catching in Mysore. Sanderson was the Superintendent of Keddahs in Mysore. Rebound in modern cloth. Externally in lovely… Read More
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H.R.H. The Prince of Wales's Sport in India
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H.R.H. The Prince of Wales's Sport in India

by Bernard C. Ellison; Sir H. Perry Robinson [ed.]

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London: William Heinemann, 1925. First edition. Cloth. Good. 10" by 7.5". Not Stated. The first edition of this illustrated work on Edward VIII's, then the Prince of Wales, 1921 and 1922 sporting expedition to India. A thrilling work on Edward VIII's (then the Prince of Wales) 1921 and 1922 sporting expedition to India, written by Bernard C. Ellison, former Curator of the Bombay Natural History Society and Naturalist to the Shoots. Including descriptions of big game shooting in Nepal, mahseer fishing, sport in Patiala, shooting in Burma, shooting records, lists of guns, and more.Including an introduction by the Earl of Cromer and edited by Sir H. Perry Robinson. The first edition of this work. Illustrated with ninety-nine plates, eight maps, one of which is folding, and a folding chart at the rear of the work. Collated and complete.The copy was previously housed in an in institutional library, and contains a library sticker to the rear pastedown. Rebound in full cloth binding. Externally,… Read More
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H. W. Fowler

by G. G. Coulton

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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1934. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. An uncommon first edition biography on the influential lexicographer H. W. Fowler, complete with illustrations, including a portrait frontispiece and a folding plate. The first edition of this uncommon work.A concise biography on the noted lexicographer H. W. Fowler.Fowler is considered to be a lexicographical genius, and is notable for his 'A Dictionary of Modern English Usage' and 'Concise Oxford Dictionary'.Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plate, and five plates.Written by G. G. Coulton, a historian and controversialist known for his medieval histories. Printed for private circulation by the courtesy of the Society for Pure English.Bookseller's label to the front paste down.Collated, complete. In the original paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart, with some light marks and discolouration to the boards and spine, as is usual with white binding. Minor bumping to the extremities. Small chip… Read More
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H is for Homicide     I is for Innocent     J is for Judgment    L is for Lawless    R is for...
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H is for Homicide I is for Innocent J is for Judgment L is for Lawless R is for Ricochet

by Sue Grafton

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New York: Henry Holt; Putnam, 1991-2004. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 6". None. Fine first US editions, first impressions, of Sue Grafton's influential crime novels, each book titled after a letter in the alphabet. The first US editions, first impressions of these works. In the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. Containing; 'H is for Homicide', published in 1991. 'I is for Innocent', published in 1992. 'J is for Judgment', published in 1993. 'L is for Lawless', published in 1995. 'R is for Ricochet', published in 2004. Written by Sue Grafton, who is best known for this influential and popular series of detective novels, known as the 'alphabet series'. She started writing her detective novels after a bitter divorce and custody battle, which resulted in Grafton imagining ways to kill or maim her ex-husband, providing inspiration for this detective series. Sadly, Grafton died before she was able to finish the series, writing a total of twenty-five novels… Read More
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H is for Homicide     I is for Innocence
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H is for Homicide I is for Innocence

by Sue Grafton

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London: Macmillan, 1991-2. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". None. The first UK editions of Sue Grafton's popular alphabet murder crime novels, featuring the California private investigator Kinsey Millhone. The first UK editions of these works. In two volumes. In the original unclipped dustwrappers. 'H' is for Homicide' sees Kinsey Millhone go uncover to try and break up an insurance fraud ring in Los Angeles. 'I' is for Innocence' sees Kinsey Millhone fired, and soon hired by her attorney to solve a case, investigating the murder of an estranged wife. Written by Sue Grafton, who is best known for this influential and popular series of detective novels, known as the 'alphabet series'. She started writing her detective novels after a bitter divorce and custody battle, which resulted in Grafton imagining ways to kill or maim her ex-husband, providing inspiration for this detective series. Sadly, Grafton died before she was able to finish the series, writing a total of… Read More
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HMS Expedient    Port Royal    Barbary Coast    The Hawk    The Gathering Storm
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HMS Expedient Port Royal Barbary Coast The Hawk The Gathering Storm

by Peter Smalley

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London: Century, 2005-09. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9.5" by 6". None. Five first editions of Peter Smalley's popular historical naval novels. 'HMS Expedient' is signed by the author. The first editions of these works, all first impressions except for 'The Gathering Storm' which is a second impression. A collection of five of the popular historical naval novels written by Peter Smalley. Containing; 'HMS Expedient', published in 2005. 'Port Royal', published in 2006. 'Barbary Coast', published in 2007. 'The Hawk', published in 2008. 'The Gathering Storm', published in 2009. Peter Smalley is an Australian author best known for his naval thrillers. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, fine. Very small amount of marking to the extremities of 'HMS Expedient'. Dustwrappers with a small amount of edgewear. Evidence of a sticker being formerly adhered to the rear wrap of the dustwrapper of 'The Gathering… Read More
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'HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour'
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'HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour'

by Nicholas Monsarrat

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London : Cassell and Company Ltd, 1952. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 9" by 7". James Holland. An illustrated naval story by Nicholas Monsarrat. Second edition. Illustrated throughout with many colour illustrations by James Holland. In a decorative navy cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with just some slight warping to the front board. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some edgewear and some marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good Indeed
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Haandbog den Danske
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Haandbog den Danske

by Jon Lange

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Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzels, 1886-88. Leather. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. A fourth revised edition of this extensive guide to Danish flora. A fourth revised edition copy. This work is a handbook to Danish flora. With details of the different native plants in Denmark. Written by Joh. Lange.In the original Danish. In quarter leather with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some rubbing to the joints and extremities. Some light marks to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound with lightly age toned pages which remain clean. Very Good
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The Habit and the Horse; A Treatise on Female Equitation
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The Habit and the Horse; A Treatise on Female Equitation

by Mrs. J. Stirling Clarke

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London: The Authoress; Day and Son, 1857. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 12.5" by 10". Messrs. Day & Son. In a wonderful signed Sotheran binding, this is an exceptionally lovely copy of Mrs. J. Stirling Clarke's guide to the female equestrian, illustrated with tinted chromolithographs. A wonderful copy of this guide to female equitation, in a stunning half crushed morocco signed binding from Henry Sotheran.Illustrated with nine plates, including six tinted chromolithographs, from photographs by Herbert Watkins. Collated, complete.Published simultaneously under this title, and the title 'The Ladies' Equestrian Guide'.Mrs. J. Stirling Clarke offers a delightful instructional work, 'exclusively for the guidance of my own sex', for the aspiring female equestrian. Chapters include the gallop, trot, hunting, the position of the hands, and 'the lady's saddle and bridle'.From the Ascott House library, owned by the de Rothschild family. The library was created following the conversion of the… Read More
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The Habit of Loving
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The Habit of Loving

by Doris Lessing

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London : MacGibbon and Kee , 1957. First edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. 7.5" by 5". None . A collection of short stories by prize winning author Doris Lessing. The first edition. In the original unclipped dust wrapper. Doris Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean novelist.Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and was the oldest person to receive the prize at the age of 87. Lessing's life was founded on literature. From the age of 15, she started selling her stories to magazines, and by the time of her death she had published more than fifty novels. The Habit of Living is a short story collection exploring the role that relationships have on how we behave. Stories included in this collection are The Habit of Loving, The Words He Said, The Women, and Through the Tunnel. In the original publisher's cloth in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart. A small closed tear to the front cover and spine of the dust wrapper. Marginal age toning to the dust wrapper.… Read More
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Habu: The Innovation of Meaning in Daribi Religion
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Habu: The Innovation of Meaning in Daribi Religion

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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1972. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". Not Stated. A first edition copy of this analysis of Habu, a ceremonial communion with the dead practised by the Daribi people. The first edition of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Roy Wagner (1938-2018) was an American cultural anthropologist, best known for The Invention of Culture, which is considered a classic of ethnography and theory. This work is based on the time he spent observing the Daribi people and their religion. He explores their culture and provides discussion of the habu ceremony, in which participants summon ghosts for reconciliation. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, cloth is in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean except for the odd spot to the fore edge. Dust wrapper is very bright and smart apart from a… Read More
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Hachette World Guide: Mexico
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Hachette World Guide: Mexico

by Robert Boulanger; J S Hardman

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Paris: Hachette, 1968. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 6.5" by 4.5". Not Stated . The first edition of this Hachette World Guide of Mexico, by Robert Boulanger. A bright copy complete with all folding maps and plans, in its slipcase. The first edition of one of Hachette world guides, written by Robert Boulanger and translated by J. S. Hardman, a series issued under the direction of Francis Ambriere, this volume is an extensive guide to Mexico. With information regarding itineraries, plans, and information on the country, including topographical, geographical, historical, land general information.Illustrated with eleven maps, forty-three plans, and three illustrations, of which six are folding. Collated, complete. Housed in its original cardboard slipcase. With a slip loosely inserted concerning the nineteenth Olympic Games held in Mexico City in 1968. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with only minor shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of… Read More
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Hachette World Guides: Greece
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Hachette World Guides: Greece

by Robert Boulanger; M N Clark; J S Hardman

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Paris: Hachette , 1964. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 6" by 4.5". Not Stated . A smart first edition of this Hachette guide to Greece, complete with all maps and plans, in its slipcase. The first edition of one of Hachette world guides, written by Robert Boulanger and translated by J. S. Hardman and M. N. Clark, a series issued under the direction off Francis Ambriere, this volume is an extensive guide to Greece. With information regarding itineraries, plans, and information on the country, including topographical, geographical, historical, land general information.Illustrated with twenty-three maps, eighty two plans, and seven illustrations, of which seven are folding. Collated, complete. Housed in its original cardboard slipcase with previous ownership inscription. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelf wear. Previous ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, 'H A Gallichan,' undated. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright… Read More
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Hackenfeller's Ape
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by Brigid Brophy

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Fine. 8" by 5.5". Asgeir Scott. A scarce first edition of this delightful and profound novel from Brophy, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. First edition. Scarce work. Percy and Edwina are specimens of the rare anthropoid Hackenfeller's Ape and are lodged in the London Zoo when they engage the interests of biologist, Professor Darrelhyde. Written by Brigid Brophy, a British author, critic, and polemicist who was an influential campaigner for social reform. With decorations by Asgeir Scott, an English designer, illustrator, and artist. Includes the original Book Society Recommendation wrap around banner. In the original burgundy cloth binding. Externally, excellent. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also excellent. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with light scattered spotting and light age toning to the endpapers. Very Good Indeed
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