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CULMER, Ian : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] SPELL OF THE DAWN.

CULMER, Ian : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] SPELL OF THE DAWN.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1956]. First edition. Country gent meets the spirit of the wood while out riding. New Moon series – reference number on first page 828.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (3)-50pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; mild wear; some internal spotting, but a good copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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NEVILLE, Charles : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] TARNISHED LOVE.

NEVILLE, Charles : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] TARNISHED LOVE.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1965]. First edition. Show-girl and successful farmer on the Sussex coast. Published after the William Stevens firm moved from Crane Court off Fleet Street to St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell – a move mirrored in the London telephone directories in the period 1964-1965. New Moon series – reference number on first page and lower wrapper 1038.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (3)-50pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some creasing and spotting; first two leaves slightly damaged at margin; a good copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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NORMAN, Mary : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] DREAM DIVINE.

NORMAN, Mary : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] DREAM DIVINE.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1964]. First edition. Tania the heiress – she of the golden hair and eyes the colour of wet violets – wants a night out at the local Palais de Danse before her big society wedding. Mary Norman had been contributing to the various William Stevens series since at least 1946. New Moon series – reference number on first page 997.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (52)pp – wrappers included in pagination. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; mild creasing; lower wrapper with large if light staining and discolouration, but otherwise very good. No copy located in any major UK library.

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RAVEN, Nancy : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] JOYFUL REAPING.

RAVEN, Nancy : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] JOYFUL REAPING.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1955]. First edition. "I will not be argued with, girl! You will marry young Charles Blofield, or out of my house you go, and stay out! I'll cut you out of my will into the bargain". Nancy Raven had been contributing to the various William Stevens series since at least 1939, with titles like "Bonds of Pride", "Glad Surrender", etc. New Moon series – reference number on first page 786.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). 51,[i]pp – wrappers included in pagination. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a few minor marks; a touch of rust to staple, but otherwise very good. No copy located in any major UK library.

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WARNER, Dean : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] PROMISE OF DAWN.

WARNER, Dean : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] PROMISE OF DAWN.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1964]. First edition. The summer season was ended – Roma Templeton puzzles over the man on the beach. New Moon series – reference number on first page and lower wrapper – 1008.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (52)pp – wrappers included in pagination. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a few minor marks and creases, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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WIGHT, Marion : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] FATE RELENTS.

WIGHT, Marion : [DROP-HEAD TITLE] FATE RELENTS.

London : William Stevens, [ca.1965]. First edition. Pamela Hardwick wants to win the silver cup at the gymkhana, principally to impress Gerald. Marion Wight had been churning out novellas for the William Stevens series since at least 1939. New Moon series – reference number on first page 1036.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (51),[i]pp – wrappers included in pagination. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little creased and lightly tanned, but a good copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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