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[Seymour, Frederick:] Charlotte, Countess Spencer: A Memoir. Noprthampton: William Mark, 1907. 4to., pp. [vi], 96. Wide margins, clean and bright within. Half vellum with pale blue cloth, brown morocco gilt spine label, gilt crest to upper board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Vellum a bit grubby, cloth faded, still very good overall. Bookplate of Freda M. Bidduph to front paste-down. To a preliminary blank, a gift inscription to her from the fifth Earl Spencer (1835-1910) dated 1907, reading: ' [...] I send this memoir of my dearest wife by her brother Frederick Seymour.' Earl Spencer's wife was Charlotte Seymour (1835-1903).   Ref: 51248 
£75
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Sillitoe, Alan: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. London: W.H. Allen, 1958. First edition, author's signature to f.f.e.p.. 8vo., pp. 213, [i]. Very slightly toned but clean within. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, a few very faint smudges to endpapers, tiny pencilled code to rear pastedown, top edge a little dusty, very good. Signed first edition of the author's first novel. Sillitoe also wrote the screenplay for the 1960 film version of the novel, directed by Karel Reisz.   Ref: 49263 
£600
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Sjöwall, Maj, & Wahlöö, Per: (Teal, Thomas, trans.:) Cop Killer: the Story of a Crime. London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. First English edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], 296. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Small dent to edge of upper board, top edge a little foxed, still very good overall. The penultimate novel in the Martin Beck series, first published as Polismördaren in 1974.   Ref: 51664 
£40
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Stead, C.K.: My Name Was Judas. London: Harvill Secker, 2006. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [vi], 244. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, otherwise fine. First edition copy, with author's signature to title-page.   Ref: 50483 
£25
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Stoker, Bram: Dracula. London: Rider and Company, n.d. (1930s). 8vo., pp. 335, [i]. Internally clean. Blue publisher's cloth, dark blue title to spine. Joints and edges a bit worn, light stain to upper board, corners beginning to fray, slight foxing to edges but sound and still very good overall. Dracula was published by Rider and Company from the 1912 9th edition (with reset text) onwards, previous editions having been produced by Constable.   Ref: 49720 
£60
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(Tegg, Thomas:) Eccentric Biography; or Lives of Extraordinary Characters; Whether Remarkable for their Splendid Talents, Singular Propensities, or Wonderful Adventures. London, Glasgow, Dublin & Paris: printed for Thomas Tegg [...] et al, 1826. 12mo., pp. iv, [ii], 330 + frontispiece. Some foxing, particularly to title-page, occasional brief pencil markings. Half dark green morocco, gilt spine with title, green textured cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed, corners wearing, endpaper split at upper hinge but holding firm, very good. Illegible signature to preliminary blank; pencilled inscription of Dampier Vernon, Belle Vue, Topsham to head margin of Preface A versatile and opportunistic publisher, Thomas Tegg (1776–1846) had three main strands to his business: 'he issued many reprints of books which had gone out of copyright; he purchased remainders, sometimes with the copyrights, from other publishers, and sold them at greatly reduced prices; and he produced a number of original works, often on commission' (ODNB). Eccentric Biography is an example of this last category of often-sensational literature, other similar titles including Albani, or, The Murder of his Child; Almagro and Claude, or, Monastic Murder Exemplified in the Dreadful Doom of an Unfortunate Nun; and Domestic Misery, or, The Victim of Seduction. The title of this volume is perhaps inspired by Tegg's former premises 'The Eccentric Book Warehouse' at 122 St John's Street, West Smithfield, though by the time of its publication he had acquired the Old Mansion House at 73 Cheapside from which he traded for the rest of his life.   Ref: 51775 
£125
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Tennyson, Alfred, Lord: (Gordon, F.C. illus.:) Becket. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1901. 8vo., pp. 187, [i]. Frontispiece, additional illustrated title-page and further illustrations in the text. Bright and clean within. Green cloth, ornate gilt and white titles and decoration. A little rubbed, a few small marks, a very good, attractive copy. 'Pencoyd' armorial bookplate to front paste-down.   Ref: 51185 
£20
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Topp, Chester W.: Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849 - 1905. Volumes I-IX. Denver: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993. Set of 9 vols. Large 8vo. (260 x 180mm), brown cloth, as new.   Ref: 51322 
£180
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Unsworth, Barry: Sacred Hunger. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 629, [i]. Black cloth, white title to spine. Small, unobtrusive blue sticker to ffep verso, top edge a little dusty, very good indeed. Joint winner of the 1992 Booker Prize.   Ref: 51665 
£60
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Upcott, William: (Simmons, Jack, intro.:) A Bibliographical Account of the Principal Works Relating to English Topography. Wakefield: EP Publishing, 1978. Facsimile edition. 4to., pp. x, (1576, eight reproduced pages per leaf). Black cloth, gilt title to spin. Top edge a little dusty, otherwise fine. Originally published in 1818 in an edition of only 250 copies.   Ref: 51145 
£25
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