Games and Entertainment

The Party Entertainer: A storehouse of questions, catches, puzzles and problems that will serve for many, many parties, and hundreds of quiet fireside hours
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The Party Entertainer: D E Swaffield

The Party Entertainer: A storehouse of questions, catches, puzzles and problems that will serve for many, many parties, and hundreds of quiet fireside hours. Published Universal Publications undated but guess mid century. Through the post to any UK address.

£5.00

96 pages of fun, with no hint of onanism I particularly like “The Mystic Hand of Fatima” but was more than confused by Nine Men’s Morris.

However if you are desperate to entertain yourself I would be willing to part with this fascinating (undated) publication for the princely sum of two pounds and ten shillings (£2.50)

Historical Fiction

Captain Moonlight – Ethel Mannin

Captain Moonlight – Ethel Mannin

Book Club edition – 1943 Through the post to any UK address.

£5.00

Ethel Mannin paperbacks all available at £5 each posted to UK address

TitlePublisherConditionDate
CrescendoJarroldsvg1948
Green WillowJarroldsg
PilgrmsJarroldsvg
Women Also DreamJarroldsvg

Co-Operation – Co-operatives

Co-Operation

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Working-Men Co-operators

Published by the Co-operative Union Manchester in 1947 (Ninth Reprint) a vg+ copy in green cloth. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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Mutual Aid in a Selfish Society by Michael Young and Marianne Rigge

Mutual Aid Press Paper No. 2 Card covers 44 pages Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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Towards Common Ownership

The Labour Finance & Indutry Group LONDON 1983 – 38 pages card covers vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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Co-Operative Democracy in Industry by Robert Baxter

Published by The Co-Operative Union for the Co-Op party 1973 – a 16 page pamphlet fine. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society – Jubilee Celebration 1897 – George Jacob Holyoake

Printed in 1897 260 pages with many illustrations and a comprehensive history of the co-op to that date. A complete copy showing signs of it’s age. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£15.00

DRAMA – Plays and suchlike

GAMMER GVRTNS NEDLE – by Mr. S Mr. of Art
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GAMMER GVRTNS NEDLE – by Mr. S Mr. of Art – The Percy Reprints No. 2

Basil Blackwell OXFORD 1920 1st – The only detraction from being vg+ is the neat bookplate on front endpaper (see illustration) Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

One Act Plays of Today
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ONE ACT PLAYS FOR TODAY 2nd third fourth and fifth series

Harrap late 20’s (1920’s that is) all vg+ with dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

LABOUR PARTY

THE LABOUR PARTY – Peter Lane
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THE LABOUR PARTY – Peter Lane

Batsford 1973 1st Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The ILP Past & Present by Barry Winter

The ILP Past & Present by Barry Winter

Published by Independent Labour Publications LEEDS 1993. A softcover 38 page in fine condition. If I was being cynical (obviously something I am not) I would call the title into question in todays climate, as there is no “Independent” Labour Party. The current entity using the title being a servant of the Capitalists ensuring that as always “it’s the rich what get the pleasure”. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

TRUE CRIME –

Corpus Delicti by David Whitelaw
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CORPUS DELICTI – David Whitlaw

An enquiry into the various methods by which famous murderers have disposed of the bodies of their victims. Published by GEOFFREY BLES LONDON 1936 a first edition with no dj and stained (not blood) boards book otherwise vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£8.00

CRIME OF PASSION – Derick Goodman

VRIME OF PASSION – Derick Goodman

ELek Books 1958 1st edition unclipped vg dj book has no stamps, labels or inscriptions near fine. Some of the named killers ; Marcel Hilaire-Miller, Michel Gelfand, Simone Soursas, Leone Bovier, Henri Demon, Denise Labbe, Jacques Algarron, Monique Lomard and others. 250 pages Ilustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
Webb DuncanCrime is my BusinessPanther£10.00
FabianLondon After DarkPanther£10.00
Bridges YseultSaint with Red HandsArrow£3.50
Furneaux RupertThe Medical MurdererPanther£4.00
Furneaux RupertThe Two Stranglers of Rillington PlacePanther£15.00
Harrison RichardWhitehall 1212Arrow£2.00

I do have a lot more titles but the publishes I have recently stock-checked (I have only recently included identifiers) don’t do a lot of True Crime.

Hard Back – 1st editions

The Hanging in the Hotel – Simon Brett

The Hanging in the Hotel – Simon Brett

Macmillan 1st 2004 Book vg+ but very slightly “cocked” dj unclipped fine. “The Feathering Mysteries” Simon Brett Paperbacks in stock Title Publisher The Dead Side of the Mike BAG 20 So Much Blood Keyhole Crime The Dead Side of the Mike Keyhole Crime Star Trap Keyhole Crime An Amateur Corpse Keyhole Crime Cast, in Order of Disappearance Keyhole Crime Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

The Fortune Press 1952 1st edition unclipped vg dj book signed by author vg+ Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

£5.00

Unpopular Opinions – Twenty-one Essays – Dorothy L. Sayers

Gollancz first edition 1946. the book is vg+ with no stamps or inscriptions. dj vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Chance to Kill – Dell Shannon

Gollancz first edition 1968 – the book is fine with no stamps or inscriptions. dj is unclipped vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

What Dreams May Come – Cynthia Asquith

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What Dreams May Come – Cynthia Asquith

First Edition. James Barrie London1951.What Dreams May Come collects eight macabre and disturbing stories, previously unpublished in England. Book is very good. Spine very slightly cocked endpapers have been replaced there are no marks or inscriptions The wrapper is very good but with a closed tear (see photo) A very nice example. More images available upon request. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£75.00

Aldous Huxley – Island

Aldous Huxley – ISLAND

Published by London, Chatto & Windus, 1962. 1st edition 8vo, pp. 286; a fine copy in red cloth, dust-jacket spine lightly faded but near fine and bright. Don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£65.00

Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien – Casualties of Peace

Published by Cape in 1966 1st edition vg+ book no inscription in a vg+ unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£10.00

Colin Wilson – The Glass Cage

Colin Wilson – The Glass Cage

Arthur Barker 1966 1st edition vg+ book with no inscriptions vg+ dust jacket unclipped. If you want further details pleas eMail me. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£21.00

Other Colin Wilson Titles I am confident I have in the shop.

AutherTitlePublisher
Wilson ColinAdrift in SohoPan
Wilson ColinBeyond the OutsiderPan
Wilson ColinRasputinPanther
Wilson ColinRitual in the DarkPan
Wilson ColinThe Mind ParasitesPanther
Wilson ColinThe OutsiderPan
CRESCENDO by Phyllis Bentley

CRESCENDO by Phyllis Bentley

Gollancz 1958 1st edition vg+/vg+

£7.50

Take A Girl Like You – Kingsley Amis

Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis

Gollancz first edition 1960 book has no inscriptions or stamps vg+ but with spotting on fore edge. dj chipped, see photos. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£12.50

Francis Wheeler – Unholy Alliance

Francis Wheeler – Unholy Allience

Published by Skeffington in 1951 book near fine dj chipped but not clipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£8.00

The Lost Notebook by John Montague – Illustrated by John Verling

First edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author and illustrator, hardcover with dust wrapper. As new. Mercier Press, Cork, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s). To any UK address £25.00

£25.00

Postscripts – JB Priestley

1940 1st edition in unclipped DJ Through post in UK £6.00

£6.00

Ngaio Marsh – Clutch of Constables

Collins Crime Club first edition 1968 fine book in vg+ unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£7.00

Some of the other titles I think I have

AutherTitlePublisher
Marsh NgaioA Man Lay DeadPenguin
Marsh NgaioArtists in CrimePenguin
Marsh NgaioDead WaterFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath & the Dancing FootmanPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath and the Dancing FootmanPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath and the Dancing FootmanFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath at the BarPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath in a White TieFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath in EcstasyPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath in EcstasyFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath in White NilePenguin
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolPan
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolPan
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolFontana
Marsh NgaioEnter a MurdererPenguin
Marsh NgaioFalse ScentBag 23
Marsh NgaioFinal CurtainPenguin
Marsh NgaioFinal CurtainFontana
Marsh NgaioLast DitchFontana
Marsh NgaioOpening NightPan
Marsh NgaioOpening NightFontana
Marsh NgaioOverture to DeathPenguin
Marsh NgaioPhoto FinishFontana
Marsh NgaioSinging in the ShroudsFontana
Marsh NgaioSinging in the ShroudsFontana
Marsh NgaioSpinsters in JeopardyFontana
Marsh NgaioSurfeit of LampreysPenguin
Marsh NgaioSwing Brother SwingPocket Book
Marsh NgaioThe Nursing Home MurderFontana
Marsh NgaioTied up in TinselFontana
Marsh NgaioVintage MurderPenguin
Marsh NgaioVintage MurderFontana
Marsh NgaioWhen in RomeFontana

A A Fair – Erle Stanley Garner – Some Women Won’t Wait

Heinemann 1958 1st edition book vg plus (small price on ffep) dj clipped otherwise vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£11.50

Natural History

The Otter’s Tale – Gavin Maxwell
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THE OTTER’S TALE – Gavin Maxwell

Longmans 1962 1st edition t book is fine with no stamps, labels or inscriptions. The dj is clipped a little dusty but still vg at least.

£5.00

A Natural History of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds. Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects in the known World.

Abridged by J Macloc, esq. with 400 engravings by J Thompson published by Dean and Munday in 1824. The Lion is not exactly lying down with the lamb on the frontispiece, standing up and no lamb, but you get the picture.

Natural History 148

The spine is split but the book is tight though half of page 19 is missing, I haven’t done a thorough count but I think all the illustrations are complete. approx.. 7″ by 4 1/2″ 338 pages.

Just a few of the illustrations;

The flying fish seems to be looping the loop.

A Natural History of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds. Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects in the known World

Abridged by J Macloc, esq. with 400 engravings by J Thompson published by Dean and Munday in 1824. The Lion is not exactly lying down with the lamb on the frontispiece, standing up and no lamb, but you get the picture. The spine is split but the book is tight though half of page 19 is missing, I haven’t done a thorough count but I think all the illustrations are complete. approx.. 7″ by 4 1/2″ 338 pages. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

POLITICS (20th Century)

The Battleground: Syria and Palestine the Seedplot of Religion – H Belloc
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The Battleground: Syria and Palestine the Seedplot of Religion by Hilaire Belloc

In this religious-biblical oriented history, Belloc provides a full and fair treatment of the ancient Jews and other Middle Eastern cultures and their impact in history, and in today’s world. He affirms a special divine design in the story of Syria and particularly of Israel, reaching a climax in the event of the Crucifixion of Christ. His famous motto, “Europe is the Faith, the Faith is Europe” has been interpreted as a form of religious ethnocentrism. But he was making the point that what we regard as the greatest cultural, political and artistic achievements of Western civilization stem from the old creed. Without the one, the other would not exist. Cassell LONDON 1936 1st edition no dj no stamps, labels or inscriptions vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Ramsay Muir

Nationalism and Internationalism The Culmination of Modern History – Ramsay Muir

Constable 1916 paper cover vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Gollancz in German Wonderland

Gollancz in German Wonderland by Curt Geyer & Walter Loeb

Hutchinson 1942. This is a fine copy but has a stamp on title page “With the Compliments of Mr James Walker MP chairman of “Fight For Freedom” Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Portrait of the Anti-Semite – Jean-Paul Satre

PORTRAIT OF THE ANTI-SEMITE – Jean-Paul Satre

Secker & Warburg LONDON 1948 1st Translated by Erik de Mauny no dj spine starting to fade book vg+ with no stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

A Better Britain In a Better World by Ramsay Muir

Published by King and Staples to War Economy Standard (no date) soft cover 176 pages Without Looking it up, how many of the Ten Commandments are enshrined in our laws today?

£3.00

A Short History of the Russian Revolution 1905 to 1917 by R Page Arnot

Left Book Club Edition 1937 96 pages soft cover vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

HYPNOTISM

HYPNOTISM The Friend of Man by J Louis Orton
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HYPNOTISM The Friend of Man by J Louis Orton

Published by Thorsons LONDON – undated but I have seen copies advertised as published in 1930 and 1933. The book has no stamps, labels or inscriptions red cloth slightly faded but a tight copy no foxing. The front hinge is tearing but not open. This copy has no dj, the illustration is of a facsimile I have fashioned. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

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