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“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : THE OLD FIRM.

“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : THE OLD FIRM.

London : Stanley Paul & Co., [1947]. First edition. “The happy laughter of Miss Guinevere Whipple, popular novelist, rings through Swype Hall like the cry of some marsh-hen to its mate ...”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [ii],236,[ii]pp. Original purple cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; a few faint marks; a handful of edge-spots, but a very good copy in the original Fouet dust-jacket – the spine rather tanned and with some minor wear and reinforcement, but complete and with the original 10s. 6d price.

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“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : GILT EDGED.

“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : GILT EDGED.

London : Stanley Paul & Co., (1953). First edition. “Summer is i-comen in, and so is Reggie Wilmot, a stout lad with an eye like a frozen haddock and the makings of a high-class racketeer”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 224pp. Original green boards, lettered in gilt; a very good, bright, clean and sound copy in the original Fouet dust-jacket – just a little sunned at spine, but fresh and unworn. Small bookseller’s label of Swan Libraries of Upminster.

£40

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“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : SPACE TO LET.

“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : SPACE TO LET.

London : Stanley Paul & Co., (1955). First edition. Ancestral home, glamorous poetess, library a laboratory, Aunt Agnes – the Scourge of Christendom, space-ship, moon-maidens, sleep-walking – the usual Butler mayhem.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (192)pp. Original green boards, lettered in black; slight lean, but a very good, firm and clean copy in the original Fouet dust-jacket – just a touch sunned, slightly dusty on lower panel, but with just one tiny nick.

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