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Droll stories collected in the monasteries of Touraine and given to the light by H. de Balzac

By: De Balzac, H. (comp.); trl. by Alec Brown, ill. by Mervyn Peake

Price: £36.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1961

Edition: Reissue of 1958 edition

Seller ID: 7990


Sl. shelf-wear, corners bumped. vii, 408 pp. View more info

Ask Mamma; or, the richest commoner in England

By: Surtees, R.S. (inferred)

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., London.: 1858

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 8078


Cover worn, considerable edge wear, hinges starting, pages tanned at edges, pencil signature of former owner on front pastedown. With 13 hand-coloured illustrations by John Leech, some still quite humorous (e.g. Imperial John's attempt to show the Way (a horse taking a dip in a dyke during a hunt) and numerous wood engravings. xii, 412 pp. View more info

Summer lightning

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1943

Edition: 2nd impression of the Tauchnitz edition

Seller ID: 8226


Bound in hard covers with pink cloth spine; pages sl. tanned at edges, esp. towards rear, but scarcely worn. This is the 2nd impression of the Tauchnitz edition (Sept. 1943) and hence the last to be issued before its premises were destroyed by Allied bombing. Todd & Bowden 4995d. View more info