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CARR, Kathryn : [COVER TITLE] SUBSTITUTE PRINCESS.

CARR, Kathryn : [COVER TITLE] SUBSTITUTE PRINCESS.

London : C. Arthur Pearson, [ca.1950]. First edition. Nurse Gwyneth Ross longs for romance as she works in the Military Hospital at Kleinstadt in the British Zone of post-war occupied Germany. An early un-numbered title in Pearson’s once popular “Glamour Library”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some mild rubbing and slight wear; one nick and a few creases; short tear to one leaf, but overall a very good copy. Although the British Library has a set of the Glamour Library books, this title not individually traced in any major library worldwide.

£15

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"CLAY, Bertha M." : BY A WOMAN'S HAND.

London : C. Arthur Pearson, [1931]. First edition. Lucy wanders the corridors of Wayland Manor on a dark and stormy night - the master of the house found shot. "Bertha M. Clay" was originally a pseudonym of Charlotte Mary Brame (1836-1884), but had long since become a house-name, disguising numerous later writers. In Pearson's Copyright 6d Novels series.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 124,[iv]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by E. Brier dated 1927; light wear, slight creasing; lower wrapper lightly marked; text a little tanned; slight rusting to staples, but a very good copy. No copy traced in any major UK library.

£50

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KING, Philippa : SEVEN NIGHTS.

KING, Philippa : SEVEN NIGHTS.

London : C. Arthur Pearson, [ca.1936]. [Second edition]. "Curled up among the cushions, was a girl in an orange silk kimono, embroidered in black and gold, a girl with a crimson mouth, and large slumbrous eyes the colour of sloes, and hair that was as black as polished jet". Originally published in 1935 in Pearson's "Big Threepennies" series, and here in their "4d Novels" series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial wrappers - blonde avoids the man at the window; minor wear; lower wrapper lightly marked and slightly chipped; some pencilled marks partially erased from upper wrapper; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library.

£25

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SHANN, Renée, 1901?-1979 : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] WIDE-EYED AND INNOCENT.

SHANN, Renée, 1901?-1979 : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] WIDE-EYED AND INNOCENT.

London : C. Arthur Pearson, [ca.1956]. [Third edition]. Alphonse doesn't wish to disturb the young couple in earnest conversation in his restaurant. Originally published in 1939 and here republished in Pearson's Yellow Star Library series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (64)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear, splitting and creasing; wrappers slightly frayed; a serviceable copy. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library.

£20

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