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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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Arden, John: Silence Among the Weapons. Some Events at the Time of the Failure of a Republic. London: Methuen, 1982. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 343, [i]. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine. Toned, slight separation between title and half-title pages, still very good. Dust-jacket a little faded at spine, slight shelf wear, very good. Shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize but lost out to Schindler’s Ark.   Ref: 51642 
£20
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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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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 (1824–1890), 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. 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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