Friday, 3 September 2010
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1. BEMELMANS. LUDWIG Madeline
Derek Verschoyle 1953 (1st UK) £195
A really nice collectible copy of this, the first in the Madeline series. The book has pictorial boards and is Fine except for a light stain to lower back cover and rear pastedown. The d/w is really nic but has corresponding stain to rear, other sl. signs of wear and a rectangular price clip. Nr Fine in VG d/w.
Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962) was a German-American author, an internationally known gourmet and also a writer and illustrator of children's books. He is most famous today for the series of Madeline books.Each story begins: "In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline."
The girls are cared for by a nun, Miss Clavel. Other characters include Pepito, son of the Spanish Ambassador, who lives next door; Lord Covington (called Cucuface by the girls), owner of the house; and Genevieve, a dog who rescues Madeline from drowning in the second book.
The first book, Madeline, was made into an award-winning 1952 short animated cartoon directed by Robert Cannon for UPA, also titled "Madeline".
Between 1990 and 1995 an animated Madeline series was made for television, with narration in appropriately rhyming style read by Christopher Plummer.
A live action Madeline film based on several of the books appeared in 1998, directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer and starring Hatty Jones as Madeline, Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel, and Nigel Hawthorne as Lord Covington (aka "Cucuface").
2. BRADBURY. RAY Something Wicked This Way Comes
Rupert Hart-Davis 1963 (1st UK) £245
Sensational as new copy. Wonderful clean tight book with d/w that is NOT price-clipped or sunned. A very small tear to top edge o/w Fine in a Fine d/w.
In a small town, two young boys named Will and Jim encounter a sinister carnival whose proprietor, Mr. Dark, lures the townsfolk to their doom by promising to fulfill their childhood desires. As Will, Jim, and Will's father, Charles Halloway, are about to find out, these wishes come at a horrific price.
3. DUFFY. CAROL ANN The World's Wife
Picador 1999 (1st UK) £28.00
Signed by the author to the title page. Mint in a Mint d/w.
'The World's Wife' is Carol Ann Duffy's first themed collection of poems, which was first published in 1999. The collection takes characters, stories, histories and myths which focus on men, and in Duffy's renowned feminist way, presents them anew for the public to look at the women that were previously obscured behind the men. It is a set text on some A2 andAS Syllabuses of English Literature in England and Wales.
Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL (born 23 December 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly bisexual person to hold the position, as well as the first laureate to be chosen in the 21st century.
4. DUFFY. CAROL ANN . The Princess' Blanket - Signed Limited Edition.
ill. Catherine Hyde.
Templar Publishing 2008 (1st UK). £28.00
A beautifully produced book in matching slipcase. This is number 64 of 500 copies, signed by both the author and the illustrator. Mint in Mint slipcase.
5. FIELDING HELEN. Bridget Jones Diary. Picador 1996
Fine in a Fine d/w. £34.00
The UK edition precedes the U.S. publication by 2 years. A phenomenal success, a brilliant comical evocation of the life of a single girl. The novel is based on the author's hugely popular fictional diary in the 'Independent' newspaper.
6. FRY. ROSALIE K. The Castle Family with ORIGINAL ARTWORK. ill. Gill. Margery.
Dent 1965 (1st UK). £45.00
A lovely example of this book with 4 original pen and ink illustrations that were used in the book. The drawings show a girl with her seated father, children drawing, a girl in coat and headscarf walking her dog, and a boy opening a door. They are on paper and measure approx 5 x 4 and 4 x 4 inches (9 x 5.5 and 7.25 x 5.75 inches including borders). They are captioned with chapter and page numbers, etc. The artist has revised 3 of the drawings and inserted new pieces into the image, which are affixed on separate pieces of paper. These are held in place by tape on the reverse sides. VG+ in VG+ d/w.
7. GARNETT. DAVID Pocahontas
Chatto & Windus 1933 (1st UK) £32.00
Scarce in the d/w. Book is nice and tight. Some foxing to side edges in a d/w that has a piece missing at bottom of front affecting name (see photo), staining to the back and sl. sunned spine. Overall, Very Good in a Very Good d/w.
8. GOLDING. WILLIAM Pincher Martin
Faber 1956 (1st UK) £85.00
A stunning example. Slightly dusty top edge and a hint of sunning to the spine o/w Fine in a Fine d/w.
From the library of Michael Josselson with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Michael Josselson was born March 2, 1908, in Tartu, Estonia, the son of a Jewish timber merchant. Following his primary education in Estonia, he attended secondary school in Berlin from 1920 to 1927. He attended one year each at the University of Berlin and the University of Freiburg from 1927 through 1928, then left school to work as a buyer in the Berlin office of Gimbel-May department stores.
Josselson, fluent in German, Russian, French, and English, excelled in his job, which required him to arrange wholesale purchases from suppliers in various European countries. By 1935, he sought to leave Nazi Germany and gained a promotion to manager of Gimbel Brothers' Paris office. He was so successful in that position that in 1937 he immigrated to the United States with his new French wife, Colette, to work in New York City as the managing director for all of Gimbels' European offices.
World War II brought about the collapse of European markets and in 1941 Josselson had to again work as a buyer for Gimbels. He and his wife separated that year and she remained in New York while he moved to Pittsburgh for his new position. They later divorced in 1949. Josselson became a US citizen in 1942 and was drafted into the US Army in 1943.
In the Army, Josselson received military intelligence training and was assigned to a communications unit in Europe as an interpreter. He was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in 1946, although he remained in the reserves as a military intelligence officer until 1950.
From 1946 to 1949, Josselson worked as a cultural affairs officer for the US War Department's Office of the Military Government in Berlin. From 1949-1950 he worked on the public affairs staff of the US State Department's Office of the High Commissioner for Germany. In these positions he was responsible for the "de-Nazification" of top German intellectuals and leaders as well as the editing and dissemination of anti-Communist propaganda. It is during this period that Josselson purportedly became connected with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
9. HERGE. Tintin in Tibet.
Methuen 1962 (1st UK), First Edition. £34.00
A reasonable example of this classic title which Herge stated was his own personal favourite. One word name on f.f.e. Corners of boards a bit scuffed. Short tear at head of spine, a little rubbed at edges. Some handling marks. One leaf has a small chip at bottom edge. A few leaves have creased corners. All else in good condition in boards as published.
10. HOEG. PETER Miss Smillas Feeling For Snow Harvill 1993 £24.00
Very scarce Uncorrected Proof. Near Fine in publishers' photographic cover.
The book was also produced as a 1997 motion picture called Smilla's Sense of Snow, starring Julia Ormond, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jürgen Vogel, Mario Adorf and Tom Wilkinson, directed by Bille August.
Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award in 1992.
11. HOSSEINI. KHALED A Thousand Splendid Suns Bloomsbury 2007 £38.00
Uncorrected Proof copy with extra promotional material laid in. Flat-signed by Khaled Hosseini on the title page, in both English and Farsi. Rare to find it signed like this. Laid in are three pieces of related ephemera including a promotional postcard. Mint in a Mint d/w.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan author Khaled Hosseini, his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, ‘The Kite Runner’. It focuses on the tumultuous lives of two Afghan women and how their lives cross each other, spanning from the 1960s to present day.
Columbia Pictures owns the movie rights to the novel, but production has yet to begin; Steven Zaillian is currently writing a screenplay and is also likely to direct, Scott Rudin has signed on as a producer.
12. JONES. JAMES. From Here To Eternity. Collins 1952 £16.00
A nice copy with only sl. wear to extremities and minor foxing to edges. NOT price-clipped. Neat name and date on f.f.e. VG in VG d/w.
Author’s first novel made into the classic 1953 film version of this story starring Frank Sinatra and Burt Lancaster.
13. LANDY. DEREK. Skulduggery Pleasant.
Harper Collins 2007 (1st UK). Mint in a Mint d/w. £28.00
First book in a projected 10 book series with Warner Bros studios developing a movie project.
14. LEWYCKA. MARINA A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.
Viking 2005 (1st UK). £24.00
A signed copy of this wonderful first novel. Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2005 and Winner of the British Book Awards "Newcomer of The Year" Award 2006. As new. Mint in Mint d/w.
15. LORENZ. KONRAD On Aggression
Methuen 1966 (1st UK) £34.00
The author's famous work in wonderful condition. Also included are a few reviews and articles concerning the book.
This book is from the library of Michael Josselson although no markings/bookplates to state that. See the note at the end of the 'Pincher Martin' entry.
Translated by Marjoire Latzke. With a Foreword by Sir Julian Huxley. Animals do not normally destroy other members of their own species. Men do. Individual man has divine faculties of kindness and pity, yet man's mass behaviour can exceed any animal's in its ferocity. What has man to learn from animals. The author begins by showing that aggression in itself is not anything pathological or 'evil', but an instinct which like many others serves the survival of the species. In man the dangers of the aggression instinct seem to have surpassedd its usefulness, since modern weapons have multiplied his faculty to inflict injury on fellow members of his species. Yet the study of higher animals may still show the dangers can be averted. The book is illustrated with the same wealth of personal knowledge of animals and written with the same charm and gaiety that delighted the readers of King Solomon's Ring.
16. MACDONALD FRASER. GEORGE Flash For Freedom! (With signed colour photo)
Barrie & Jenkins 1971 (1st UK) £95.00
A really nice example with a signed colour photo of the author laid in. The only blemish to the wrapper is a price-clip. The book is fine except for one or two foxings.
17. MILLER. HENRY Black Spring
John Calder 1965 (1st UK). £16.00
A near perfect copy. Book is as new and obviously never read. Mint in Mint d/w.
18. ‘MISS READ’ Village School Michael Joseph 1955 £24.00
A nice clean copy of the author’s first ‘Miss Read’ novel. Name on f.f.e o/w Near Fine in a Near Fine d/w.
Dora Jessie Saint MBE née Shafe (born 17 April 1913), best known by the pen name Miss Read, is an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress. Her pseudonym is derived from her mother's maiden surname. She wrote a series of novels from 1955 to 1996. Her work centred on two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green. The principal character in the Fairacre books, "Miss Read", is an unmarried schoolteacher in a small village school, an acerbic and yet compassionate observer of village life. Miss Read's novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary
19. MOORE. BRIAN. The Luck of Ginger Coffey.
Cape 1960 (1st UK). £38.00
A nice example of this early Moore. One or two edge tears to d/w otherwise Near Fine in a Very Good d/w.
20. MOORE. BRIAN. I Am Mary Dunne.
Cape 1968 (1st UK). £34.oo
A wonderful example of this early Moore. Fine in a Near. Fine d/w.
21. O'BRIAN. PATRICK The Fortune of War
Collins 1979 (1st UK) £195.00
Stunning as new copy. Mint in a Mint d/w.
22. PATON ALAN. Cry, the Beloved Country.
Cape 1948 (1st UK). £38.00
First edition, first printing of this important novel. The book has a small neat name on f.f.e. dated 'Durban 1948'. Book is really nice with sl. browned edges and one or two spots of foxing. The jacket is price-clipped and has wear to top of spine and foldovers. Slight loss at top of spine. A nice example. Very Good in a Very Good d/w.
23. RAYMOND. DEREK I Was Dora Suarez Scribners (UK) 1990
Fine in a Fine d/w. £32.00
It's the fourth book in the Factory series (with "He Died with His Eyes Open", "The Devil's Home on Leave" and "How the Dead Live") written by Redmond, A pseudonym of Robin Cook.
Cook’s notoriety crested following the 1990 publication of what many consider his best — and most repulsive — work: the tortured, redemptive tale of a masochistic serial killer, I Was Dora Suarez. To Cook’s delight, the ensuing novel caused Dan Franklin, the publisher of its three predecessors, to vomit over his desk. As a result of this reader response, Secker & Warburg told the author to take his nauseating wares elsewhere. Scribner took over the fourth novel in the factory series. Writing for The New York Times, Marilyn Stasio proclaimed: “Everything about I Was Dora Suarez […] shrieks of the joy and pain of going too far.” Filmmaker Chris Petit described it in The Times as “a book full of coagulating disgust and compassion for the world’s contamination, disease and mutilation, all dwelt on with a feverish, metaphysical intensity that recalls Donne and the Jacobeans more than any of Raymond’s contemporaries.”
24. REMARQUE. ERICH MARIA All Quiet on the Western Front
Putnam 1929 (1st UK)Very Good+ in a Very Good d/w. £595
A really nice example of this classic novel of World War 1. Translated from the German by A. W. Wheen. First Edition in English, First Impression. One of the essential novels of the Great War and very scarce in this condition. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to upper board and spine in green,in a lovely d/w not price-clipped or sunned. Only blemish is one or two closed tears.
25. RICE. ANNE Interview With The Vampire Macdonald 1976 £95
Wonderful book. Only blemish is a short tear to front of wrapper otherwise Fine in a Fine d/w.
Interview with the Vampire is a vampire novel by Anne Rice written in 1973 and published in 1976. The novel, the first to feature the enigmatic vampire Lestat, was followed by several sequels, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles. A film version, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, was released in 1994 starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Tom Cruise.
26. STOPPARD. TOM Rock 'N Roll
Faber 2006 (1st UK Hardback) £24.00
Scarce hardback in as new condition. Mint in a Mint d/w
27. STOREY. DAVID Flight into Camden Longmans 1960 £38.00
Very sl. wear and a small bookseller sticker on f. pastedown. Near Fine in a Near Fine d/w.
Flight into Camden won the 1963 Somerset Maugham Award and the 1961 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
28. SWARUP. VIKAS Q and A Doubleday 2005 (1st UK) £145.00
Signed by the author to the title page. The first UK edition of the author's first novel which has recently been a Cinema hit filmed as "Slumdog Millionaire". As new. Mint in a Mint d/w.
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1) Adams. Richard. Nature Through The Seasons. Kestrel Books 1975 (1st UK), Laid in is a signed photo of the author.Illustrated throughout by David A. Goddard. F in VG+ d/w with very sl. edge wear. £12.00
2) Adams. Richard. The Tyger Voyage. Cape 1976 (1st UK), 14 full page. beautiful colour illustrations by Nicola Bayley. Fantasy tale of the voyage of two tigers which normally live in Suburbia. Fine in laminated pictorial boards as issued. £12.00
4) Adams. Richard. The Iron Wolf and Other Stories. Allen Lane 1980 (1st UK), Fine in Fine d/w. £12.00
5) Almond. David. Kit's Wilderness. Hodder & Stoughton 1999 (1st UK), Second novel by this award winning author. M in M d/w. £12.00
6) Almond. David. Where Your Wings Are. Hodder Children's Books 2002 (1st UK), A 'World Book Day' title from 2002. Includes five stories from 'Counting Stars', plus a new story 'The Built-Up Sole'. Mint in wraps as issued. £2.50
7) Almond. David. The Fire - Eaters. Hodder & Stoughton 2003(1st UK), Winner of the Whitbread Children's Prize and Gold Smarties Award Winner. Mint in Mint d/w. £12.00
8) Anholt. Lawrence & Williams. Dan. The Magpie Song. Heinemann 1995 (1st UK), £7.50
9) Barklem. Jill. Sea Story. Collins 1990 (1st UK), Mint in mint d/w. £8.50
10) Blake. Quentin. Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book. ill. Quentin Blake. Cape 1983 (1st UK), Fine in Laminated boards as issued. £14.00
11) (Blake. Quentin). Aiken. Joan. e.t.c.. Silver Jackanory. B.B.C. 1991(1st UK), A book of short stories by acclaimed writers and writers/performers to celebrate 25 years of the BBC programme, Jackanory. The contributors include Joan Aiken, Helen Cresswell, Joan Eadington and Dick King-Smith Rory McGrath. The illustrations are provided by amongst others ,Quentin Blake, who provides the dustjacket. Name on f.f.e. VG+ in VGd/w. £7.50
12) (Blake. Quentin). Yeoman. John. The Family Problem. Hamilton 1993 (1st UK), Wonderful book with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Fine in lam. bds as published. £14.00
13) Blake Quentin. The Green Ship. ill. Quentin Blake. Cape 1998 (1st UK), Mint in laminated boards as issued. £9.50
14) Blake. Quentin. Words and Pictures. Chris Beetles 2000 (1st UK), This is the signed, limited edition of 2000 copies. Signed and numbered by Blake. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout the book. A 'fascinating insight into the work of the Children's Laureate'. M in M d/w. £32.00
15) Blake. Quentin. Laureate's Progress. Chris Beetles 2002 (1st UK), Quentin Blake was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999. This book is a fascinating account of his time in office. Wonderfully illustrated. One of a signed limited edition of just 1000 copies, published by Chris Beetles. Mint in Mint d/w. £28.00
16) Blake Quentin. Quentin Blake At Christmas. Dulwich Picture Gallery 2005 (1st UK), A very scarce soft wraps book to accompany his second exhibition of his illustrations organised by his gallery. He gives an interesting commentary alongside his illustrations. This is not a catalogue but a 'running commentary on the show' as he states. Mint in pictorial wrap around/w. £14.00
17) (Blyton. Enid). Stewart and Summerfield. The Enid Blyton Dossier. Hawk Books 1999 (1st UK), Lavish production with numerous colour photos of books, photos and other collectibles. Wonderful bibliography and accompanying biography. Mint in laminated boards as issued. £18.00
18) Bond. Michael. The Book of Bears. O'Mara Books 1992 (1st UK), Lots of bears stories with great illustrations. Mint in mint d/w. £12.00
19) Boyce, Frank Cottrell. Millions. Macmillan 2004 (1st UK), Signed by author on title page and Boyce has also added a doodle that transforms the "F" in "Frank" into a tiny smiling pound sign with a halo. Mint in a Mint d/w. £20.00
20) Bradman. Tony, Byng. Georgia, Colfer Eoin, Morpugo Michael, Sharratt Nick, Thomson Emma. A Complete Set of the 2004 World Book Day Books. A mint set of the 6 World Book day 2004 paperbacks with promotional bookmarks. Includes Georgia Byng's 'Molly Moon's Hypnotic Holiday'; Eoin Colfer's 'The Seventh Dwarf'; Michael Morpugo's 'Cool'; Kes Gray and NickSharratt's 'If I Was Boss;' Emma Thomson's 'Fairy Fluster' and Tony Bradman's 'The Magnificent Mummies'. £9.50
21) (Briggs. Raymond) Warburton. Clifford. Houses. Bodley Head 1963 (1st UK), Small card signed by Briggs is fixed to the f.f.e. A very early example of a book illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Fading to front cover. VG in boards. £14.00
22) Briggs. Raymond. Unlucky Wally. Hamilton 1987 (1st UK), Fine in laminated boards as issued. £14.00
23) Briggs. Raymond. Ethel & Ernest. ill. Raymond Briggs. Cape 1999 , Signed by the author. States 135798642 but 'This edition published 1999'. In laminated boards different from 1st UK. Not too sure what it is! Mint in laminated boards. £12.00
24) Briggs. Raymond. Blooming Books with Signed Christmas Card. Cape 2003 (1st UK), Laid in is a wonderful Christmas Card depicting a painting called 'Sunrise'. Father Christmas looks pleased, The Snowman not so! Beautifully produced history of Brigg's books and life. Hundreds of colour illustrations including whole stories. M in M d/w. £42.00
25) Briggs. Raymond. Ethel & Ernest Signed Postcard. ill. Raymond Briggs. Promotional postcard for the book 'Ethel and Ernest' signed to the front 'Raymond Briggs, 16 March 2007'. To the rear there is a message to a fan, initialled 'RB'. Mint. £14.00
26) Burningham. John. Granpa + Signed Promotional Postcard - Granpa. Cape 1984 (1st UK), Laid in is a signed promotional postcard for the book 'Granpa' signed in full. Fine in laminated boards as issued. £24.00
27) Butterworth. Nick. Original Artwork + Handwritten Quote + Signed Postcard. 1. A wonderful sketch of' Percy The Park Keeper' taking his cap off in greeting. On his head is a cute little mouse. Upper body. 6.5 x 6 inches. Signed 'Nick Butterworth 1999'. A sketch with work put into it - not a quick doodle! 2. A handwritten quote on a nice piece of card, 8.5 x 6 inches, from one of the books, Signed 'Nick Butterworth 1999'. In lovely neat handwriting. 3. A pictorial promotional card showing a colour version of an illustration similar to item 1 (although this is full length) £225.00
28) Byng. Georgia. Molly Moon Package. Macmillan 2002-2004 (1st UK), 1. Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Macmillan 2002 (1st UK). M in M d/w. 2. Molly Moon Stops the World. Macmillan 2003 (1st UK). Signed. M in M d/w. 3. Molly Moon's Hypnotic Holiday. Macmillan 2004 (1st UK). Published for World Book Day 2004. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £28.00
29) Cole. Babette. Drop Dead. Cape 1996 (1st UK), Mint in lam. boards as issued. £9.50
30) Colfer. Eoin. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Viking 2002 (1st UK), Laid in is the promotional bookmark. Sequel to Artemis Fowl. 1st ediition with the all important number '1' on the copyright page. As new. M in M d/w. £12.00
31) Colfer. Eoin. Artemis Fowl The Seventh Dwarf. Puffin 2005 (1st UK), Published for the 'World Book Day' 2005. A brand new Artemis escapade! Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £2.50
32) Colfer. Eoin. Artemis Fowl Ephemera + Book. 1. Artemis Fowl Bookmark. 2.'Who is Artemis Fowl?' Badge. 3. Artemis Fowl Top Secret File with the first chapter of Artemis Fowl - The Eternity Code. Given free by W.H. Smiths with every copy of 'The Arctic Incident' purchased. Also includes games and other information. Mint in wraps as issued. 4. Artemis Fowl - The Seventh Dwarf. Puffin 2004. Produced for World Book Day 2004. Mint in wraps as issued. £16.00
33) Corder. Zizou. Lionboy Uncorrected Proof. Puffin 2003 (1st UK), Scarce uncorrected proof copy. Mint in publishers wraps as issued. £12.00
34) Crossley - Holland. Kevin. The Seeing Stone, At The Crossing Places and King Of The Middle March Uncorrected Proofs. Orion 2000-2003 (1st UK), The highly acclaimed 'Arthur' trilogy in Uncorrected Proofs. All as new. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £34.00
35) Dahl. Roald. Boy + Going Solo - Autobiography Package. Cape 1984 +1986 (1st UK), 1. Boy. Dahl's first volume of his autobiography. F in F d/w. 2. Going Solo. Dahl's second volume of his autobiography. F in F d/w. £32.00
36) Dahl. Roald. Roald Dahl's Guide To Railway Safety. ill. Quentin Blake. British Rail 1991, Mint in wraps as published. £9.50
37) Dahl. Roald. Songs and Verse. Cape 2005 (1st UK), Signed by the illustrator, Quentin Blake. Wonderful production with glorious illustrations. Mint in a Mint d/w. £28.00
38) Dahl. Roald. Roald Dahl's Incredible Chocolate Box. ill. Quentin Blake. Puffin 2005 (1st UK), Published for the 2005 World Book Day title. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Includes a top-secret missing chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £2.50
39) Dart - Thornton. Cecilia. The Lady of the Sorrows. Macmillan 2002 (1st UK), Book 2 of the Bitterbynde trilogy. M in M d/w. £6.50
40) Dunmore. Helen. Snollygoster withSigned Postcard Poem. Scholastic Press 2001 (1st UK), Laid in is a signed promotional postcard with the poem 'Baby Orang-utan' used to celebrate National Poetry Day. Signed by Dunmore. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £14.00
42) Foreman. Michael. Jack's Big Race. ill. Michael Foreman. Andersen Press 1998 (1st UK), Mint in laminated boards as issued. £9.50
43) Gardner. Graham. Inventing Elliot. Orion 2003 (1st UK), First published novel and highly recommended. M in M d/w. £7.50
44) Garfield. Leon. Guilt and Gingerbread. Viking Kestrel 1984 (1st UK), Illustrated by Fritz Wegner. Fine in a fine d/w. £9.50
45) Gilman. David. The Devil's Breath. Puffin 2007 (1st UK), Signed by the author with a special 'Max Gordon' stamp. Amazon - He doesn't need Alex Rider's girly gadgets. He's much more fanciable than Andy McNab's Boy Soldier. His adventures will take you to places even Wilbur Smith hadn't thought of. Soon after escaping an assassin that bursts from the shadows to try and kill him in the dark windswept grounds of his school in Dartmoor, Max Gordon discovers that his explorer father has also gone missing. Max is determined to find him whatever dangers may lay in his path. A secret clue, that his father has left, leads Max to the inhospitable wilderness of Namibia and the discovery of a potential massive ecological disaster masterminded by the very powerful and completely ruthless businessman, Shaka Chang. Whoever is behind Max's fathers disappearance is determined to get rid of Max too. For good. The "Devil's Breath" is the first incredible book, in a blockbuster new adventure series for boys and girls of 9+ , with more plot twists and death defying action scenes than a Bond film. A world of stampeding buffalo, lethal scorpions, ancient tribes and prophecies awaits you... Mint in wraps as published £12.00
46) Gliori. Debi. Pure Dead Wicked. Doubleday 2002 (1st UK), Signed by the author with an original doodle of Ffup's dragon's egg and her starburst doodle in the appropriately coloured ink. Mint. £24.00
47) Gliori. Debi. Deep Trouble. Doubleday 2004 (1st UK), Signed by the author with an original doodle of Ffup's dragon's tail and her starburst doodle in the appropriately coloured ink. Mint. £24.00
48) H.R.H The Prince of Wales. The Old Man of Lochnagar . ill. Hugh Casson. Hamish Hamilton 1980 (1st UK), Wonderful illustrations by Sir. Hugh Casson. Nr. Fine in nr. Fine d/w. £12.00
49) Haddon. Mark. A Set of Promotional Postcards. A set of 5 promotional postcards to publicize Haddon's book, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'. Each card shows a different coloured car. All mint. £5.00
50) Haddon. Mark. The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea. Picador 2005 (1st UK, 2nd Impression, Signed by the author. 2nd impression. Mint in Mint d/w. £4.50
51) Hardcastle. Michael. Please Come Home. Faber 1995 (1stUK), M in M d/w. £4.50
52) Hearn. Lian. Tales of the Otori Trilogy: Across The Nightingale Floor; Grass For His Pillow; Brilliance of the Moon. Macmillan 2002-2004 (1st UK), A mint set of the highly acclaimed trilogy entitled 'Tales of the Otori' and the first book of fiction ever published simultaneously on Macmillan's adult's and children's lists. Lian Hearn is a pseudonym, and Macmillan will not disclose the identity of the true author, though rumour has it that Gillian Rubinstein is behind the novel. 1. Across The Nightingale Floor. Macmillan 2002. This book has the less common non-embossed dustjacket. Mint in Mint d/w. 2. Grass For His Pillow. Macmillan 2003. Signed. M in M d/w. 3. Brilliance of the Moon. Signed. M in M d/w. £38.00
53) Hearn. Lian. Across The Nightingale Floor. Macmillan 2002 (1st UK), A wonderful mint copy of the first volume of a trilogy entitled 'Tales of the Otori' and the first book of fiction ever published simultaneously on Macmillan's adult's and children's lists. Lian Hearn is a pseudonym, and Macmillan will not disclose the identity of the true author, though rumour has it that Gillian Rubinstein is behind the novel. Mint in mint d/w. £12.00
54) Hill. Stuart. The Cry of the Icemark. The Chicken House 2005 (1st UK), Debut novel and the first in a highly recommended series. M in Md/w. £12.00
55) Hoban. Russell & Pienkowski. Jan. M.O.L.E.. Cape 1993 (1st UK), Fantastic book with corrugated card endpapers and superb illustrations. Mint in laminated boards as issued. £12.00
56) Hoban. Russell. The Trokeville Way. Cape 1996 (1st UK), Jacket art and map by Patrick benson. Fine in Fine d/w. £7.50
57) Hoffman. Mary. Stravaganza: City of Masks. Bloomsbury 2002 (1st UK), First book about the parallel world of Talia. M in M d/w. £12.00
58) Horowitz. Anthony. Raven's Gate. Walker Books 2005 (1st UK), First in the 'Power of Five series. A paperback original. Mint in wraps as issued. £7.50
59) Horowitz. Anthony. Evil Star. Walker Books 2006 (1st UK) , 'The Power of Five': Book Two. Mint in wraps as issued. £8.50
60) Horwood. William. Duncton Wood. Country Life 1980 (1st UK), A few spots on the page edges o/w VG in a VG d/w with a mended tear and crease to rear. £12.00
61) Hughes. Shirley. Enchantment in the Garden. ill. Shirley Hughes. Bodley Head 1996 (1st UK), Mint in a mint d/w. £12.00
62) Hughes. Shirley. Signed Postcard. A nice card depicting one of her wonderful illustrations, signed, 'Love from, Shirley Hughes'. £9.50
63) Hussey. Charmian. The Valley of Secrets. Saint Piran Press 2003 (1st UK), Signed by the author. First published in a limited 2000 copy edition in 2003 by St. Pirans Press, this is the true first edition. Illustrated by Christopher Crump. Mint in wraps as issued. £34.00
64) Hussey. Charmian. The Valley of Secrets. Hodder 2004 (1st UK), Uncorrected Proof copy for the hardback edition. Illustrated by Christopher Crump. Mint wraps as issued. £14.00
65) Hussey. Charmian. The Valley of Secrets. Hodder 2004 (1st UK), Signed by the author. A wonderful production. Illustrated by Christopher Crump. Mint in mint d/w. £18.00
66) Jacques. Brian. The Bellmaker. Hutchinson 1994 (1st UK), The seventh book of the Redwall series. M in M d/w. £28.00
67) Jacques. Brian. Build Your Own Redwall Abbey.. Hutchinson 1998 (1st UK), Mint. £14.00
68) Jacques. Brian. A Redwall Winter's Tale. Hutchinson 2001 (1st UK), M in M d/w. £12.00
69) Jones. Terry. Fantastic Stories. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 1992 (1st UK), Wonderfully illustrated with the superb watercolours of Michael Foreman. F in F d/w. £12.00
70) Jones. Terry. The Fly By Night. Peter Bedrick Books 1994 (1st US), First American edition. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Fine in in Fine d/w. £7.50
71) Jones. Terry. Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 1997 (1st UK), Wonderfully illustrated with the superb watercolours of Michael Foreman. F in F d/w. £12.00
72) Jones. Terry. The Knight and the Squire. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 1997 (1st UK), Signed by the author. Mint in mint d/w. £16.00
73) Jones. Terry. The Lady and the Squire. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 2000 (1st UK), Signed by the author. Mint in mint d/w. £16.00
74) (Lewis.C.S.) Sibley. Brian. The Land Of Narnia. ill. Pauline Baynes. Collins 1989 (1st UK), Superb companion to the Narnia books. This exciting guide explains how their creator, C.S.Lewis, came to write them, what sort of person he was and the hidden meaning of the Narnis stories. Contains new illustrations by the original Narnia illustrator, Pauline Baynes. A lavish production. M in M d/w. £18.00
75) McKee. David. Elmer and Snake. Andersen Press 2004 (1st UK), Wonderful pen sketch on the inside cover and front endpaper of Elmer running with snake on his back. Signed and dated, 'David McKee 2004'. Mint in lam. bds. as issued. £24.00
76) McKee. David. The Conquerors. Andersen Press 2004 (1st UK), Signed by the author on the title page. Also McKee has added a wonderful sketch of a hill with a palm tree on the top with a villager walking down. The sketch is also signed and dated. M in M d/w. £20.00
77) McNish. Cliff. The Silver Child. Orion 2003 (1st UK), Signed by the author. The first book in McNish's latest trilogy. Fine in a Fine d/w. £9.50
78) Milligan. Spike. A Dustbin Full of Milligan. Dobson 1961. (1st UK), Milligan's scarce second book. Some fading to spine and top and spine side of front o/w Nr. Fine in a VG d/w. £18.00
79) Morpurgo. Michael. Arthur High King of Britain. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 1994 (1st UK), Ilustrated by Michael Foreman. Mint in mint d/w. £14.00
80) Morpurgo. Michael. Joan of Arc. ill. Michael Foreman. Pavillion 1998 (1st UK), Laid in is a card signed in full by the illustrator, Michael Foreman. M in M d/w. £18.00
81) Morpurgo. Michael. Kensuke's Kingdom. Heinemann 1999 (1st UK), Signed. Laid in is 'Waterstones' bookplate with a picture of this book on it and a congratulations to Morpurgo on becoming the 'Children's Laureate'. Set book in junior schools. M in M d/w. £20.00
82) Morpurgo. Michael. Private Peaceful with Signed Publicity Card. Collins 2003 (1st UK), Laid in is a publicity card for the paperback version of this title, signed by the author M in M d/w. £14.00
83) Morpurgo. Michael. Cool. ill. Michael Foreman. Collins 2005 (1st UK), Published for the 'World Book Day' 2005. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £1.50
84) Mosse. Kate. Labyrinth Signed Limited Edition. Orion 2005 (1st UK), This is the signed limited edition produced in a matching slipcase. Still shrinkwrapped. Mint in mint slipcase. £28.00
85) Newman. Nanette. A Cat and Mouse Love Story. ill. Michael Foreman. Heinemann 1984 (1st UK), Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Mint in laminated boards as issued. £8.50
86) Paolini. Christopher. Eldest Signed Bookmark. , Promotional Bookmark signed by the author. £9.50
87) Paver. Michelle. Wolf Boy. Orion 2004 (1st UK), Signed by the author on the title page. U.K. first edition, first printing of the author's first of six children's books in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. M in M d/w. £24.00
88) Paver. Michelle. Spirit Walker. Orion 2005 (1st UK), With free 'Spirit Walker' badge. U.K. first edition, first printing of the author's second of six children's books in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. M in M d/w. £16.00
89) Phinn. Gervase. Signed Promotional Card. A nice promotional card for the book 'Our Cat Cuddles' signed by the author, Gervase Phinn. £7.50
90) Pienkowski. Jan. ABC dinosaurs: And other prehistoric Creatures. Heinemann 1993 (1st UK), Pop-up book. Fine. £9.50
91) Pratchett. Terry. The Unadulterated Cat. ill. Gray Jolliffe. Gollancz 1989. (1st UK), A paperback original. Fine in pictorial wraps. £18.00
92) Pullman. Philip and Wright. Nicholas. His Dark Materials. Nick Hern Books 2003 (1st UK), A mint copy of the stage play signed by both the author Philip Pullman and Nicholas Wright who adapted the books for the stage.This stage adaption of 'His Dark Materials' is first published here as a paperback original and comes with a promotional bookmark and 2 promotional flyiers for the stageplay. Also included is a cast list. Mint in original wraps as issued. £38.00
93) Pullman Philip. The Subtle Knife Signed Collectors Limited Edition. Scholastic Press 2005 (1st UK), One of 1000 signed and numbered copies. The 10th anniversary edition and is numbered '26'. Mint in a Mint dustjacket in matching slipcase. £75.00
94) Rees. Celia. Witch Child. Bloomsbury 2000 (1st UK), A brilliant and moving novel set in the 1650s, dealing with a young woman's attempts to avoid persecution as a witch. Taking the form of a loosely dated journal, the emphasis on the voice of the narrator Mary makes this a compelling novel £14.00
95) Reeve. Philip. Predator's Gold. Scholastic Ltd 2003 (1st UK), Eagerly awaited sequel to Mortal Engines. M in M d/w. £12.00
96) Rosen. Michael. Signed Postcard Poetry - 'The Smeenge'. A postcard poetry of Rosen's 'The Smeenge' signed, 'Michael Rosen was here'. Mint. £9.50
97) Rowling. J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Deluxe Edition. Bloomsbury 1999 (1st UK), First edition, first issue. A handsome First Printing of the Deluxe Bloomsbury Edition with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Published in the U.K. and prohibited from original sale in the U.S. In red cloth with gold titling, gold gilt page edges and bound-in shiny blue cloth bookmark. The first book of the Harry Potter series, the deluxe editions were published starting in 1999. A lovely copy and hard to find in the first printing. First Deluxe Bloomsbury Edition. Mint. £375.00
98) Rowling. J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Deluxe Edition. Bloomsbury 1999 (1st UK), First edition, first issue. A handsome First Printing of the Deluxe Bloomsbury Edition with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. In blue cloth with gold titling, gold gilt page edges and bound-in shiny cloth bookmark. The second book of the Harry Potter series, the deluxe editions were published starting in 1999. A lovely copy and hard to find in the first printing. First Deluxe Bloomsbury Edition. Mint. £145.00
99) Rowling. J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Deluxe Edition. Bloomsbury 2003 (1st UK), First edition, first issue. As new copy in burgundy boards with phoenix illustration and gilt lettering as issued. Still in the original shrinkwrap (First Edition label present on the rear). Mint. £34.00
100) The Adventures of Rupert 1939 Facsimile Edition. . Daily Express 1992, The book is a facsimile of the original published in 1939.A patch has been rubbed on front bottom of cover where a sticker has been removed otherwise a lovely Fine copy in laminated boards as issued. £14.00
101) Rupert Adventure Book 1940 Facsimile Edition. . Daily Express 1992, The book is a facsimile of the original published in 1940. One or two faint spots on top otherwise a lovely Fine copy in laminated boards as issued. £16.00
102) Ryan. John. Murder in The Churchyard. Gungarden Books 1997 (1st UK), Signed by the author and illustrator of the 'Captain Pugwash' books. ALSO, He has added a biro sketch of 'The Murderer. Mint in wraps as issued. £16.00
103) Seth. Vikram. Arion & The Dolphin. Phoenix House 1994 (1st UK), First edition of the book made into an opera, Arion & The Dolphins (music by Alec Roth) in June 1994. Wonderful illustartions by Jane Ray. The author's debut children's book. Mint in mint d/w. £12.00
104) Seth. Vikram. Arion & The Dolphin. Phoenix House 1994 (1st UK), The publication of a libretto by Vikram Seth to coincide with the first performance of the opera, Arion & The Dolphins (music by Alec Roth) in June 1994. Signed by the author. Quite scarce. A paperback original. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £9.50
105) Silverberg. Robert. The Gate of the Worlds. Gollancz 1978. (1st UK), 1st UK edition. Fine in a Fine d/w. £4.50
106) Simmonds. Posy. F-Freezing ABC. Cape 1995 (1st UK), Mint in laminated boards as issued. £6.50
107) Snicket. Lemony. Books 1-10 - The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carniverous Carnival and The Slippery Slope + Ephemeral Items.. Egmont 2001-2004 (1st UK), Wonderful mint, never been read set of this popular series of 'Unfortunate Events'. Illustrations by Brett Helquist. The early titles have been heavily reprinted and with the recent film and promise of more in the pipeline these books are sure to go up in price. As well as all 11 titles in first edition format (With number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Volume 5,6 and 7 has the wrap-a-round bands. ALSO, I can add some rare ephemeral items - A set of promotional cards for 'World Snicket Day' and a flyer for the books. Books and ephemera all Mint. £85.00
108) Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris. Muddle Earth Signed by Author and Illustrator. Macmillan 2003 (1st UK), Signed by both author and illustrator. Mint in mint d/w. £16.00
109) Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris. Fergus Crane. Doubleday 2004 (1st UK), Signed by both author and illustrator. Includes a double fold-over wrapper which includes a map on the inside when unfolded. M in M d/w. £12.00
110) Stone, David Lee. The Ratastrophe Catastrophe. Hodder 2004 (1st UK), Signed. The author's first novel, and the beginning of the Illmoor Chronicles sequence. M in M d/w. £14.00
111) Stone. David Lee. The Yonder Foul-Up. Hodder 2004 (1st UK), Signed by the author. The 2nd book in 'The Illmoor Chronicles'. Fine in a Fine d/w £9.50
112) Stroud. Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand. Doubleday 2003 (1st UK), Book One of the Bartimaeus Trilogy. M in M d/w. £12.00
113) Taylor. G. P. Wormwood - The Special Edition. Faber 2004 (1st UK), The 'Special Edition'. Mint in Mint d/w. £9.50
114) Te Kanawa. Kiri. Land of the Long White Cloud. Pavillion 1989 (1st UK), Laid in is a card signed by Michael Foreman. M in M d/w. £12.00
115) (Tolkien. J.R.R.) Tyler. J.E.A. The Tolkien Companion. Macmillan 1976 (1st UK), Quite a scarce addition to any Tolkien collection. Fine in a nr. fine d/w. £14.00
116) Williams. Richard. Signed Postcard. A pictorial postcard advertising "The Animators Survival Kit" signed by its author and triple Academy Award Winning Director of Animation of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. Mint. £9.50
117) Willis. Jeanne & Ross. Tony. Misery Moo. Andersen Press 2003 (1st UK), Signed by Tony Ross who has added an original biro sketch of 'Misery Moo'. Mint in laminated boards as issued. £24.00
118) Willis. Jeanne & Ross. Tony. I Hate School. Andersen Press 2003 (1st UK), Signed by the author and the illustrator. M in laminated boards as issued. £18.00
119) Willis. Jeanne & Ross. Tony. I Hate School. Andersen Press 2003 (2nd UK), Signed by the illustrator with a wonderful original biro sketch of the little girl, Honor Brown's 'toad teacher'. 2nd UK edition. M in laminated boards as issued. £16.00
120) Willis. Jeanne & Ross. Tony. I Hate School. Andersen Press 2003 (2nd UK), Signed by the illustrator with a lovely original biro sketch of the little girl, Honor Brown. 2nd UK edition. M in laminated boards as issued. £16.00
121) Wood. Patrick. Viaduct Child. Scholastic Press 2002 (1st UK), Signed. M in M d/w. £9.50
122) Woodall. Clive. One For Sorrow. Ziji Publishing 2003 (1st UK), As new copy. Has the four blank pages at the back of the book. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £7.50
123) Woodall. Clive. One For Sorrow. Ziji Publishing 2003 (1st UK), 1st edition, 1st issue lacking the four blank pages at the back of the book which are found in the second printing and printed by 'Intype Libra'. Mint in pictorial wraps as issued. £12.00
124) Woodall. Clive. Seven For A Secret (Limited Edition). Ziji Publishing 2005 (1st UK), Signed and Numbered Limited Edition. One of a thousand copies. I have 4 different copies each with an extra handwritten line by the author, presumably a quote from the book. Very few have this making them extra rare. Mint in silver embossed boards. No d/w was issued. £32.00
125) Woodall. Clive. Seven For A Secret. Ziji Publishing 2005 (1st UK), Signed with Woodall's stamped 'wings' device. True first edition. Mint in wraps as issued. £16.00