World of Rare Books

A Sussex-based company with over 45 years collective experience of the book trade, World of Rare Books specialise in rare, antiquarian and vintage books, including 1st editions of all genres.
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Ocean in a teacup: The story of Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra by Ray A Hauserman
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1962. 242 pages. Pictorial dust-jacket over cream and brown boards. Small sticker to the free endpaper. Inscription to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Rough cut pages. Foxing to the endpapers. Mild edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Unclipped dust-jacket. Small tears to the edges and corners. Spine sunned. Rubbing to the jacket.
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Making Pottery and Glassware in Britain by Unknown
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95 pages. Good condition hardback. Boards, pages & binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, cracking, inscriptions, light foxing & tanning.
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The trumpet is mine by Cecil Lewis
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1938. First Edition. 279 pages. Pictorial dust-jacket over grey boards. Name to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Unclipped dust-jacket. Small chips missing from edges and corners. Rubbing to the jacket.
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A Step Ladder to Painting by Jan Gordon
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1954. 309 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards. Missing front end pages. Rear hinge split and netting clearly visible. Light rubbing and soiling across boards. Corners of boards are bumped.
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Leather Armchairs by Charles Graves
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1963. First Edition. 194 pages. Pictorial dj over red cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Pages are mildly tanned and foxed but ultimately remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Minor shelf wear to the spine and boards. Gilt remains bright. Minor tears to dj. Some losses. Mild use marking present. Clipped.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
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1956. Reprint. 172 pages. Grey illustrated dust jacket with black lettering over blue cloth. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Colour frontispiece with B&W illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Noticeable foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Some internal hinge cracks. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Visible sunning to spine. Unclipped dust jacket. Moderate wear, tear and chipping (approx. 2cm) to edges and corners. Distinct foxing and tanning to spine and edges. Noticeable staining and soiling to DJ.
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A Step-Ladder to Painting by Jan Gordon
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1946. 238 pages. Yellow dust jacket with black lettering over red cloth.Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges.Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate soiling to boards.Dust jacket corners cut but not price clipped.Mild wear to edges and corners. Moderate soiling to DJ.
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Leather Armchairs by Charles Graves
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1963. First Edition. 194 pages. Large pictorial jacket over red boards. The Chivas Regal Book of London Clubs. Good copy with firm binding and clean pages throughout. Insert to front endpaper with rust marks. Coloured frontispiece. Mild tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Well bound in neat cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Minor rub marking to boards with bumps to corners.. Clipped jacket, has light rub marking and edge wear.
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Labels by Louis de Bernières
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1997. 33 pages. Pink card covers with black lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light foxing to text block edge and thumb prints inside. Binding is firm with light tanning to the spine.
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The Haunted Stable by Leighton Houghton
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1957. First Edition. 160 pages. Illustrated dust jacket with yellow lettering over green cloth. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Clean pages. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine and board edges. Mild soiling to boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild soiling to DJ.
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The blue book by E R Boyce
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1972. 63 pages. Blue and white card covers with black lettering and contains pictorial plates. Pages remain bright with light foxing to text block edge and dog earing throughout, noticeable thumb prints inside. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and staining to the covers. Spine is tanned with light edge wear.
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The Kingdom of Manhood- by Horace G Groser
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1901. 2nd edition. 250 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. Gift inscribed to front endpaper. Mild age toning within. Some sunning to the spine and board edges. A robust copy.
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe
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2007. 3rd printing. 524 pages. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Included green pictorial slipcase. Pages remain clear throughout. Illustrated. Minimal wear to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Minor marking to slipcase.
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Tabernacle, Camping With God by Stephen F. Olford
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1971. 187 pages. Dedication & signed plate glued to front endpaper. Blue & illustrated dust jacket with black lettering over blue cloth. B&W frontispiece. Clean pages with firm binding. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine and board edges. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild tanning to spine and edges. Mild staining and soiling to DJ.
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European Jungle by F. Yeats-Brown
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1939. Reprint. 409 pages. Red & cream dust jacket with black lettering over grey cloth. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate foxing and staining to boards, with mild mould growth. Unclipped dust jacket. Moderate wear and tear to edges and corners. Moderate tanning to spine. Moderate foxing, staining and soiling to DJ.
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Sub-Consciousness: by Richard Dimsdale Stocker
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1905. First Edition. 116 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards. Mild age toning within with some tanning to prelimns. Binding firm with rough cut page ends. Some browning to spine and board edges, bumped to corners.
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The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford
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1952. 128 pages. No dust jacket. Black leather boards with gilt lettering and contains pictorial plates. Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate foxing and colouring to text block edge. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and staining to boards. Spine has light tanning.
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Seaplanes - Felixstowe by Gordon K Kinsey
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1978. 228 pages. Blue pictorial dust jacket over white cloth boards with gilt lettering. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, spine is sunned. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners.
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The War in the Cradle of the World, Mesopotamia by E. F. Egan
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311 pages. No dust jacket. Blue pictorial cloth boards with blue lettering, contains pictorial plates. Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate foxing and scuffing to text block edge, light cracking to the front hinge exposing netting. Noticeable inscription included. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and tanning around the edges of the soiled boards. Spine is tanned with light scuffing to the ends.
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The Broken Road by A. E. W. Mason
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1923. 316 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription to fep. Mild tanning and use marking to pages. Text remains clear throughout. Binding slightly slack. Minor edge wear and damp staining to boards and spine. Minor use marks also present. Gilt dulled.
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