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1 "R.A.B." : Study of a Statesman.  Gerald Sparrow.
Odhams Press 1965 First Edition Good  No Jacket 
A good ex-library book with the usual stamps and label residues. Front endpaper removed - first page is half-title page. Clean & tight, light edge rub. Covers are splashstained, nothing inside. Spine mildly sunned. No DJ. 253 pages, bibliography, index.  
Price: 6.00 GBP
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2 A Captive of Time : My Years with Pasternak.  Olga Ivinskaya.
Collins and Harvill Press. 1978 002628473 First English Language Edition. Near Fine.  Very Good 
A near fine 488 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. DJ has the lightest touch of corner rub. The biography of Olga Ivinskaya, who was Boris Pasternak's closest companion from 1946 to his death in 1960. Encompassing the writing of Doctor Zhivago, for which Olga was the model for Lara, the book describes what literary life was like under Stalin and, later, Khrushchev. Translated by Max Hayward.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Century of Swansea., John O'Sullivan.
3 A Century of Swansea. John O'Sullivan.
Sutton Publishing 2000 0750926503 / 9780750926508 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good 120 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks in a very good DJ. Neither book nor DJ have any noticable wear, and could pass for new. 12 sections, consists largely of good-sized monochrome photographs with accompanying captions, following a very interesting and well-written 9 page introduction. Covers the years 1900-2000. Includes two photographs of Swansea Jack which I've never seen before. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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4 A Code to Keep : Prisoner in Vietnam Brace, Ernest C.
Robert Hale 1988 0709035608 / 9780709035602 First UK Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine 
A near fine 264 page hardback book in a near fine DJ. Appears to be unread. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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5 A Family of Roses.  Sam McGredy & Sean Jennett.
London. Garden Book Club. 1972 Very Good  Very Good Gillian Kenny. 
A very good book with small name and telephone number in bottom corner of rear endpaper. No other marks. Top edge foxed. Some fading around top edge. DJ is lightly rubbed along top and bottom and is yellowed overall. Price clipped.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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6 A Foreign Devil in China : The Story of Dr L Nelson Bell : A Surgeon in China.  John Pollock.
London. Hodder & Stoughton. 1972 0340163046 / 9780340163047 First British Very Good  No Jacket 
A very good ex-library book with the usual stamps and label residues. Page edge slightly dust soiled. No DJ.  
Price: 6.00 GBP
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7 A Handbook of Charles Dickens Characters.  Timothy Ramsden.
England Creative Publishing 1981 0907781004 / 9780907781004 Good  Good 
A very good 160 page hardback book with the previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, otherwise no marks. Light corner rub. Pages crisp and clean. DJ is good with rubbing along head and foot and sunning to the front panel. One small 2" closed tear at the top of front panel.. Mild cover stains. A clean and tight book.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Handlist of the Ronald Duncan Papers : The New Collection., Anna Trussler.
8 A Handlist of the Ronald Duncan Papers : The New Collection. Anna Trussler.
University of Plymouth. 1995 0905227379 / 9780905227375 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
A very good ex-library (reference) A4-sized 215 page hardbook with the usual stamps. Virtually unworn, has seen very little use. No DJ. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 A Historian Looks at His World.  Sir Charles Petrie.
Lon Sidgwick & Jackson 1972 0283978503 / 9780283978500 Very Good  Good 
A very good 246 ex-library hardback book with the usual stamps and lable residues. Pages foxed and browned and corner rub and one small bump on the front fore-edge. DJ is good with light rubbing along head and foot, yellowing to the lacquer and one tiny closed tear along the rear joint.  
Price: 7.00 GBP
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A History of Newtown., Maurice Richards.
10 A History of Newtown. Maurice Richards.
The Powysland Club. 1993 0950361364 / 9780950361369 Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
A very good A4 sized 94 page paperback book without inscriptions. shadow of small sticker on front cover, minimal shelfwear. 14 chapters, bibliography, index, numerous monochrome illustrations. heavily detailed with much mention of Robert Owen, one of it's most renowned children. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A History of Saint David's University College Lampeter Volume One: To 1898., Price, David Trevor William
11 A History of Saint David's University College Lampeter Volume One: To 1898. Price, David Trevor William
University of Wales Press 1977 0708306063 / 9780708306062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good 222 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Bright, clean and tight, both Book and DJ virtually unworn. 9 chapters, 4 appendices, bibliography, frontispiece of Saint david's college plus 8 plates, index. Covers the history of the college from its founding by Thomas Burgess, Bishop of Saint David's in 1822, up to 1898 with the death of the sixth principal, G E Gent. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A History of St. Paul's Church, Sketty, Swansea., F G Cowley.
12 A History of St. Paul's Church, Sketty, Swansea. F G Cowley.
Vicar and Churchwardens of St. Paul's Church, Sketty, Swansea. 2001 0953996204 / 9780953996209 Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
A very good large-format 132 page paperback book without inscriptions or other marks. Bright, clean and tight, virtually unworn, seems unused, could pass for new. 6 chapters, lists of incumbents and other personnel, glossary, biliography, index. Numerous monochrome and colour illustrations. Includes a chapter on the stained glass and decorative art by Professor Maurice Broady. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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13 A Hotel by Clachan Armstrong, Sybil
Hutchinson 1978 0091332109 / 9780091332105 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good The Author. 
A very good 144 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Top edge mildly foxed, virtually unworn. DJ is a little rubbed at spine ends with a 1" closed tear at top front near fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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14 A J Ayer : A Life.  Ben Rogers.
London. Chatto & Windus 1999 070116316X / 9780701163167 First Edition Near Fine  Very Good 
A near fine unworn, unmarked book. DJ has a touch of rub and wrinkle along top edge.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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15 A Medical History of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya : a Personal Memoir. John A Carman.
London. Rex Collings. 1976 0901720887 / 9780901720887 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine 
A near fine unmarked, unworn book in a near fine DJ. Price intact. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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16 A Million Miles Ago Shilton, Neale
Haynes Publishing. 1982 0854293132 / 9780854293131 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine. 
A near fine 300 page hardback book in a near fine DJ. No inscriptions or other marks, virtually unworn, seems unread. Includes original laid-in errata slip. A lovely example of an uncommon classic. 
Price: 145.00 GBP
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17 A Monkey Among Crocodiles : The Life, Loves and Law Suits of Mrs Georgina Weldon.  Brian Thompson.
HarperCollins. 2000 0002571897 / 9780002571890 Uncorrected Proof. Very Good  No Jacket 
A very good 302 page paperback without inscriptions or other marks. Uncorrected proof copy, issued before publication of the hardback first edition. Touch of edge rub, some very minor soiling to page edges.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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18 A Mosaic of Life: Or, The Magic Horn of Oberon Memoirs of a Russian Childhood  Kataev, Valentin
Angus and Robertson 1976 0207956448 / 9780207956447 Very Good  Good 
A very good 447 page hardback book with a small red ballpoint tick on front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Clean and tight, virtually unworn. DJ has some light foxing over outer surfaces - none on book.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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19 A Nation's Heroes. Artium Magister.
Cardiff. Educational Publishing Co Ltd. Paperback Good No Jacket 
A good large-format saddle-stapled paperback of 74 pages. Undated, but introduction is dated 1916. Covers are plain paper bearing only the title, which makes it look as if the "real" cover is missing, but I have two copies, both the same, so it looks as if it should be this way. Generally grubby and rubbed overall, but still a good sound book. Brief biographies of eleven of Wales' greatest. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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20 A Nation's Heroes. Artium Magister.
Cardiff. Educational Publishing Co Ltd. Paperback Good No Jacket 
A good large-format saddle-stapled paperback of 74 pages. Undated, but introduction is dated 1916. Covers are plain paper bearing only the title, which makes it look as if the "real" cover is missing, but I have two copies, both the same, so it looks as if it should be this way. Generally grubby and rubbed overall, with 2" tear at top of spine and another 2" tear at foot, but still a good sound book. Brief biographies of eleven of Wales' greatest. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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