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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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Florence Nightingale by Du Garde Peach
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1959. 50 pages. No dust jacket. Series 561. Yellow & illustrated boards with black lettering. Illustrated by John Kenney. Colour illustrations throughout. Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners. Mild staining and soiling to boards.  read more
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The China Clippers by Basil Lubbock
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1957. 287 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Ex library book. White cloth with pink lettering. Library inserts and stamps at front pages. Mild tanning to pages with light foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with cracked hinges. Bumping to spine ends and corners with noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces.  read more
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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1967. Reprint. 351 pages. No dust jacket. Blue faux leather bound with gilt lettering. Clean pages with firm binding. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild soiling to boards.  read more
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The Bookmark by C E M. Joad
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1946. 141 pages. Orange pictorial dust jacket over black cloth. Small annotation to the FEP. Mild tanning to pages with light foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with cracked hinges. Bumping to spine ends and corners with noticeable rubbing and wear over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with noticeable rubbing and wear over surfaces.  read more
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The Observer's Book of Common Insects & Spiders by E. F. Linssen
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1966. Reprint. 127 pages. 1884.366. White & illustrated dust jacket with pink lettering over green cloth. B&W and colour illustrations and photographs throughout. Clean pages. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild staining and soiling to DJ.  read more
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Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
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1958. 192 pages. This is an ex-Library book. White pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth boards with black lettering. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. With some tanning to spine and edges. The dust jacket has moderate edge wear, with some loss and chips to edge and spine ends. Dust jacket is split along spine and in two pieces.  read more
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Gundogs, Modern Methods of Training by P. R. A. Moxon
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1968. 105 pages. White & photographic dust jacket with green lettering over green cloth. B&W photographs throughout. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate sunning to spine and board edges. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild tanning to spine and edges. Mild soiling to DJ.  read more
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Maori Tales of Long ago by A. W. Reed
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72 pages. No dust jacket. White & illustrated boards with black lettering. Illustrated by A. S. Paterson. B&W and colour illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, dated 1958. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild staining and soiling to boards.  read more
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St Kilda Sketch Book by Stan Marks
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1980. First Edition. 54 pages. Signed by the author. Yellow pictorial dust jacket over brown cloth boards with white lettering. Illustrated by Bill Brodie. Signed by Author & Illustrator. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners. With some sunning to spine and edges.  read more
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Ivanhoe, A Romance by Walter Scott
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1922. 499 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. Front endpaper missing. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges.  read more
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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. - by Livingstone
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1861. 436 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Some internal hinge cracking with a loose bind, plates and pages. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges.  read more
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Air, Land And Sea In Pop-Up Action Pictures by Anon
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1950. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Blue & illustrated boards with red lettering. This version is undated. Colour illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. All pop-ups in good condition. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild soiling to boards. Sticker mark to front.  read more
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The Wooden Statue by Dorothy MacKinder
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1952. 224 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Blue pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth boards with blue lettering. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners. With some tanning to spine and edges. Dust jacket taped to boards and protected by plastic wrapper.  read more
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The Caledonian Railway by O. S. Nock
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1961. 190 pages. Navy & illustrated dust jacket with B&W lettering over blue cloth. Colour frontispiece with B&W photographs throughout. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild foxing to board edges. Clipped dust jacket. Moderate wear, tear and pieces missing to edges and corners. Moderate tanning to spine and edges. Mild staining and soiling to DJ.  read more
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The Dumpy Book of Ships and The Sea by Henry Sampson
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285 pages. Blue pictorial boards with red and yellow lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends.  read more
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Golden Hours of Easy Piano Pieces by Various
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1931. 56 pages. Pictorial softcovers. Mild age toning within,but neat and clean. Slight curling to page corners. Fraying to spine ends and an old sticker to front cover.A solid reading copy.  read more
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Hymns For The Household Of Faith, And Lays Of The Better Land by S J Williamson
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1867. 536 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Inscriptions to endpapers. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose bind. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges.  read more
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The Sun Football Encyclopaedia & 3D Album 1972-73 by The Sun Newspaper
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1972. 96 pages. White pictorial card cover. Player's signature to rear endpaper. Owner's name to rear endpaper. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose bind. Card is lightly rub worn and thumbed with some light shelf wear to edges and corners, creases to corners. With some tanning to spine and edges.  read more
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All Aboard the Whale! by Richard W. Hatch
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1949. 143 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over red cloth boards with black lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners. With some tanning to spine and edges. The jacket is clipped. Sticker mark to front.  read more
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Ofnadwy Nos by Llew Jones
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1974. 98 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over red cloth boards with gilt lettering,. Owner's name to front endpaper. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. The dust jacket has moderate edge wear, with some loss and chips to edge and spine ends. With some tanning to spine and edges.  read more
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