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Barker, Pat: Life Class. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 248, [ii]. Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Near fine.   Ref: 50457 
£25
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Blackmore, Richard: Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In ten books. London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil, 1695. First edition. Folio, pp. [xx], 296. Title within plain borders. A few light smudges, but internally bright and clean. Near-contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, paper label to second compartment with title inked in an old hand, blind tooled borders, edges sprinkled red. Loss to headcap, joints worn, calf split at upper joint but cords holding firm, a few light scuffs, edges worn, top corners bumped and fraying, endpapers split at hinges, patch of skinning to front paste-down likely fron the removal of a bookplate. A very good copy. Small library code inked to front paste-down. The first edition (the second followed the same year, and included an idex) of Richard Blackmore's (1654-1729) celebration of William III in the form of an epic based on The Aeneid using historical material from Geoffrey of Monmouth. King William rewarded Blackmore with the post of physician-in-ordinary. Blackmore was less successful with other poets, and is the target of particular scorn from Pope in The Dunciad and other satires. ESTC R23258.   Ref: 51084 
£750
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Blades, William: The Enemies of Books. London: Elliot Stock, 1887. Revised and enlarged edition. 8vo., pp.[ii], xiii, [iii], 165, [iii]. With 'Postscriptium'. Title page in red and black, illustrations in the text. Occasional light spots, first leaf a little toned. Contemporary dark green cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly rubbed, free endpapers toned but a very good copy overall. Blades (18241890), a printer and bibliographer, was a pioneered the use of type identification as a way of dating early books. His enormous library formed the basis of the St Bride Foundation's printing library in London. The Enemies of Books is one of his more lighthearted works and had already run to 6 editions between 1881 and 1886 before this edition appeared as part of 'The Book Lover's Library', edited by Henry B. Wheatley.   Ref: 51777 
£35
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Blake, Nicholas, pseud. [Day-Lewis, Cecil]: The Private Wound. London: published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. 223, [i]. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, top edge dusty, endpapers lightly split at inner hinges but absolutely sound, very good. The last novel Day-Lewis published using his Nicholas Blake pseudonym.   Ref: 49533 
£20
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Block, Lawrence: Hit List. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 296. Quarter black cloth, black boards, red-lettered spine. Top edge dusty but still a very good copy indeed. Author signed to title-page. The second of Block's five works featuring the hitman Keller.   Ref: 50459 
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Bobbin, Tim, pseud. [Collier, John]; (Cruikshank, G., illus.:) Lancashire Dialect; and Poems. Rendered intelligible to general readers by a literal interpretation, and the obsolete words explained by quotations from the most early of the English authors. London: Hurst, Chance and Co., 1828. 8vo., pp. viii, 184, + 6 leaves of plates. Occasional foxing, plates quite toned and spotted. Slightly later half olive green calf with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands, red spine label, marbled edges. Spine darkened to brown, a bit chipped, headcap and corners worn, a good sound copy. Bookseller's pencilled note to ffep verso. Contains works in prose and verse by Tim Bobbin, a pseudonym of the caricaturist and satirist John Collier (1708-1796), illustrating the South Lancashire dialect. Tomlinson 70   Ref: 51258 
£60
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[Bookselling ephemera] Sidney Kiek & Son advertisement. London: Sidney Kiek & Son, n.d.(c.1900). Single leaf advertisement (160 x 78mm) for the firm's Clearance Lists, 'The small prices at which many good books, perfectly NEW, are sold off after the first demand has been met will astonish you.' Sidney Kiek & Son were theological booksellers and publishers.   Ref: 51672 
£10
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Borges, Jorge Luis: (di Giovanni, Norman Thomas, trans.:) A Universal History of Infamy. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1972. 1st US edition. 8vo., pp.146. Quarter black cloth with red cloth boards, gilt title to spine, black endpapers. Top edge a little dusty, very good. First US edition, and therefore the first edition in English, preceeding the UK edition by a year.   Ref: 51551 
£25
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Botton, Alain de: How Proust Can Change Your Life. London: Picador, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 215, [iii]. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. Contemporary newspaper review loosely inserted.   Ref: 51645 
£20
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death in the Fifth Position; Death Before Bedtime; Death Likes it Hot. London: Heinemann, 1979. 3 vols. 8vo., pp.150; 161, [i]; 151, [i]. Orange, green and red cloth respectively, black titles to spines. Some endcaps a little creased, top edges dusty, very good overall. 1979 reissues of the 1952-4 UK first editions. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal's Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51643 
£75
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