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(Anon.:) Oliver & Boyd’s Little Warbler, A Selection of the most Valuable and Esteemed Songs of the United Kingdom; In Three Volumes. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, n.d. (c.1808). 3 vols in 1. 48mo.(76 x 42mm), pp. 140, 142, 142. Bound without title-pages to vols. II and III. A little grubby, particularly the title-page, with very occasional light spots of foxing, some pages a little softened at edges, first blank leaf torn horizontally. Contemporary very dark green calf, gilt spine and board edges, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, extremities a little worn, joints creased, a well-used but still pleasing copy. Ownership inscription of Sarah Sophia Barnard dated 1847 to (torn) preliminary blank. Complete at the time of publication, this book comprises Volume I. Scotch Songs, Volume II. English Songs and Volume III. Irish Songs only. Further volumes were added to the series later: Volume IV. Comic Songs; Volume V. Love Songs (in the case of one edition substituted with ‘Jacobite Songs’); Volume VI. Naval Songs.   Ref: 51303 
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Anon: (Smith, Dulcie Lawrence, trans.; Smith, Eileen Lawrence, illus.:) Aucassin and Nicolete. A Twelfth-Century Romance. London: Andrew Melrose, 1914. 4to., pp. [iv], 69, [i] + plates, some colour. Printed in red and black. Quarter faux-vellum, blue paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine and upper board, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Internally bright and clean. Spine a little greyed, free endpapers toned, otherwise very good indeed. White slipcase battered and a bit grubby, but functional. An anonymous medieval French chantefable, or combination of prose and verse, known from only one survivng manuscript discovered in 1752 by Jean-Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte-Palaye.   Ref: 51159 
£40
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Anstey, Christopher: (Britton, John, ed.:) The New Bath Guide; or Memoirs of the B-n-r-d Family in a Series of Epistles. London: Hurst, Chance & Co., 1830. 8vo., pp. lxxvi, 176 + plates. Occasional foxing mostly to plates and adjacent pages. Half bright green calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, marbled paper boards, edges and endpapers. Spine faded to brown and heavily scraped, upper hinge a bit weak but binding holding firm, edges worn, still a good copy overall. Bookseller’s catalogue entry (apparently of a different copy) pasted to front endpaper. A satire on Bath, its residents and visitors.   Ref: 51210 
£30
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Arnold, Edwin: With Sa’di in the Garden or, the Book of Love, Being the ‘Ishk’ or Third Chapter of the ‘Bôstân’ of the Persian Poet Sa’di. London: Trübner and Co., 1888. Third edition. 12mo., pp. viii, [ii], 211, [xxv]. Publisher’s list to rear. Red cloth, gilt, silver and green pictorial upper board. Spine sunned, head- and tail-caps and corners worn, boards and edges a little grubby, small tear to f.f.e.p. but still very good. Ownership inscription of E. Smith. ‘91 to front paste-down.   Ref: 42681 
£20
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Bainbridge, Beryl: The Bottle Factory Outing. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp.179, [i]. Very slight paper flaw to edge of lower margin pp.7-12 not affecting text, otherwise clean and bright within. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit creased, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. Dust-jacket verso lightly toned, very slight shelf-wear, very good. First edition of Bainbridge’s fifth novel, shortlisted for Booker Prize and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize.   Ref: 49540 
£30
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Banks, Iain M.: Look to Windward. London: Orbit, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 357, [i]. Internally clean. Black cloth, bronze title to spine. Vague creasing to tailcap, very good overall. Dust-jacket very slightly creased and top edge with a few faint dusty marks to verso (not outwardly visible). Sixth of the Culture novels.   Ref: 51479 
£20
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Banks, Iain: The Bridge. London: Macmillan, 1986. First edition, signed by the author. 8vo., pp. [x], 259, [i]. Very slightly toned towards page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very vague crease to headcap but very good overall. Dust-jacket fractionally creased at edges, very good indeed. Autographed to title-page. When interviewed by SFX Magazine in 1994 The Bridge was Banks’ favourite of his novels, as well the one he thought to be technically the best. "Definitely the intellectual of the family, it's the one that went away to University and got a first. I think The Bridge is the best of my books."(‘The Books of Iain Banks - and Iain M. Banks’)   Ref: 51373 
£175
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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. A little shelf-wear to dust-jacket, tail of spine a little rubbed but still very good.   Ref: 50457 
£25
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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. Dust-jacket a bit toned, spine faded, 10mm tear to top edge but still 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. Dust-jacket a little shelf-worn, a few marks, very good. Author signed to title-page. The second of Block's five works featuring the hitman Keller.   Ref: 50459 
£20
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