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Aitken, James. English Diaries of the XVI, XVII and XVIII Centuries.  Paperback,  Pelican Books, 1941. Condition: Quite reasonable, but worn, condition wholly intact & readable Pelican Books paperback. The book has mild tanning to internal pages & the cover. As with all books of this age, the cover is slightly dusty-dirty with a touch of wear to the spine edges. Price: �1.30, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge, currently �2.75 for UK buyers & more for overseas customers Allingham, Margery. 'Hide My Eyes' published in 1961 in Great Britain by Penguin Books in their green and white design Penguin Crime series: #1476, 223pp, no ISBN. Condition: Fair - completely readable and intact, but a bit dusty-dirty with tanning to internal pages (browning effect from ageing) and a cup ring mark on the front cover. There are two name stickers from the previous owner in the front of the book. Price: £2.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Ambler, Eric. 'Journey Into Fear', published in 1944 in Great Britain by Hodder and Stoughton, 224pp. Condition: acceptable - worn, but intact & readable. Price: £4.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Archer, Ian W. 'The History of the Haberdashers' Company', published in 1991 in Great Britain by Phillimore & Co. Ltd, in hardback with dustjacket, 329pp, ISBN 0850337984. Condition: Very good with very good dustjacket (price-clipped). There's some wrinkling and creasing to the dustjacket edges (mild handling wear). Price: £28.00, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Atkinson, A. B. 'Poverty & Social Security', published in 1989 in Great Britain by Harvester Wheatsheaf in paperback, 379pp, ISBN 0745000258. Condition: Very good, clean and tidy copy with only very minimal handling wear. Price: £22.50, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) Averill, H.C. 'Retribution Bullet', published by Wright & Brown Limited, London, 1957, 188 pages, 1st Edition. Ex-library. Condition: Acceptable to good with similar condition dustjacket (protected by plastic sleeve, but with small rips. Price: £10.00 (not including postage, which for UK buyers is Amazon's standard £2.75 charge, more for overseas buyers)
Aitken, James (Ed.) 'English Diaries of the XVI, XVII and XVIII Centuries'. Pelican, 1941, 160pp.

Condition: Quite reasonable condition wholly intact & readable Pelican Books paperback

Contents: containins a selection of English diaries of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. 160pp, the book has mild tanning to internal pages & the cover. As with all books of this age, the cover is slightly dusty-dirty with a touch of wear to the spine edges. The book has an interesting and absorbing selection: Edward VI (1537-1553); John Dee (1527-1608); Roger Lowe (d.1679); Adam Eyre (b.1614); John Evelyn (1620-1706); Samuel Pepys (1633-1703); Henry Teonge (1620-1690); Edward Lake (1642-1704); John Bufton; Thomas Cartwright (1634-1680); Celia Fiennes; Jonathan Swift (1667-1745); Mary, Countess Cowper; John Percival, Earl of Egmont (1683-1748); John Wesley (1703-1791); Elizabeth Byrom (1722-1801); Henry Fielding (1707-1754); Thomas Turner (1729-?) and Fanny Burney, Madame D'Arblay (1752-1840) & Index. UK despatch, within 24 hours

Price: £1.30, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

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Allingham, Margery. 'Hide My Eyes' published in 1961 in Great Britain by Penguin Books in their green and white design Penguin Crime series: #1476, 223pp, no ISBN.

Condition: Fair - completely readable and intact, but a bit dusty-dirty with tanning to internal pages and marks on the cover

Category: Margery Allingham

Price: £2.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Ambler, Eric. 'Journey Into Fear'. Hardback, 224pp. Published in 1944 by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London.

Condition: Acceptable to good condition-wholly intact & readable, with no dustjacket. Orangey colour hardcover, cloth. Some discoloured marks to the exterior. Internally the previous owner has stuck their name just inside the cover (no effect on readability). Internal pages suffer from some mild tanning due to age.

Price: £4.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

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Archer, Ian W. 'The History of the Haberdashers' Company', published in 1991 in Great Britain by Phillimore & Co. Ltd, in hardback with dustjacket, 329pp, ISBN 0850337984

Condition: Very good with very good dustjacket (price-clipped). There's some wrinkling and creasing to the dustjacket edges (mild handling wear)

Category: Business

Price: £28.00, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
Atkinson, A. B. 'Poverty & Social Security', published in 1989 in Great Britain by Harvester Wheatsheaf in paperback, 379pp, ISBN 0745000258

Condition: Very good, clean and tidy copy with only very minimal handling wear

Category: Social Welfare

Price: £22.50, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)

Averill, H.C. 'Retribution Bullet', published by Wright & Brown Limited, London, 1957, 188 pages, 1st Edition. Ex-library

Condition: Acceptable to good with similar condition dustjacket (protected by plastic sleeve, but with small rips.

Category:Westerns

Story: When Charley Cormack found the body of George Hepplett with a bullet through his heart, he realized at once that the girl he loved would be suspected of the murder. His first step was to marry Josephine in order to protect her. Then he set off to discover the real culprit. The probing of the mystery took Charley through the desert to Arizona in search of a mysterious stranger who had a streak of white in his hair. With determination and persistence, he pursued his quarry, running him to earth. But he did not bring him to justice

Price: £10.00 (not including postage, which for UK buyers is Amazon's standard £2.80 charge, more for overseas buyers)

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