Welcome to my sale for the following item:

The Classic 19th Century Tale by R.D. Blackmore
1934 Paperback - Originally Published 1869

!! - FOR ONLY AU$16.99 - !!
About 2/3 this amount in US$

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Here's your chance to get this antique soft-back copy of the classic tale of the heroine "Lorna Doone", by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. Originally published in 1869, this 1934 reprint is from Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, and is part of the "Herbert Strang's Library" series (abridged).

As you can see from the photos below, this book is in great condition for its age. While the actual red cloth of the cover is peeling along the side-edge of the back, the rest of it is intact (it doesn't look like it's continuing to separate from the board at the back, and of course could be glued back). There is minimal fraying on some edges, but the front looks remarkably well-preserved. The back is a bit crumpled in comparison, and the spine is faded and has a few bookworm holes, but generally this cover not too worn, and of course is still doing a great job of protecting the pages.

All 280 pages are intact, and with only a few minor flaws. The only scribbles in this book are all in pencil, and are mainly a few marks next to paragraphs, with a very occasional reference to a character at the top of the page or margin. There is also a name etc in pencil (and underlined in red and blue pencil) inside the front cover, and some character notes in pencil on the back of the last page.

There are no stains or creases to speak of, and the only rip is about an inch of separation of the bottom of the last page's binding. There has been very little yellowing at all, and the only spotting is confined to a few rusty ones only along the very edge of some pages (mostly seen looking at the closed book side-on). There are no gaps through to the binding, but on second inspection I see one page has been taped back in some while back. However, I stress the pages are held fast, and this book looks like it will last many more years.

So whether you are into antiques or classics, or Ritchie Blackmore in particular, this book is certainly worth adding to your collection! This item is going out cheap, so hurry up and grab it before someone else beats you to it!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions regarding this item. Don't forget to check out my other sales (and eBay auctions) and combine postage & packing on items! And feel free to inspect my eBay Feedback page to see how happy my customers from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. are with my goods and service!

Rest assured this item will be packed with safe arrival in mind!
Insurance and/or Registering of mail available upon request.


Will consolidate postage costs if you have purchased 2 or more items (where possible)

Buyer to pay exact postage to your zone, plus a fee of AU$1.50 for packaging.

Please feel free to enquire about delivery costs before bidding, or rest secure in the knowledge that I will get you the cheapest rate possible.
Payment: in Australian or U.S. Dollars
Australian Buyers: Direct Deposit (preferred) -
- Money Order - Cheque - Concealed Cash
and/or Postage Stamps
International Buyers: PayPal (in US Dollars - add 10% for processing) - Paymate (NO Registration Required!)International Money Order (add AU$10 for processing) - Bank Draft
Please note that while PayPal is my preferred method of accepting international payments, I'm forced to charge the buyer the bulk of the receiving / conversion / withdrawal fees (which can climb over the average 10.9% on smaller amounts, since it costs $1 to withdraw! And I have to pay for the postage somehow!). 
Also note that IMOs may take 3-6 weeks to clear.

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Upon receiving payment, you will be notified, and your item will be shipped within 2 working days (the following working day in most cases). I will endeavour to make sure it is securely packed and at your door as soon as possible.

Please note that recycled protective packaging may be used in the packing of this item, in an effort to not only save you money, but to lower the impact on the environment. Any savings on the cost of packing materials will be yours, and reflected in the postage fee (a handling fee of AU$0.50c may still apply - this covers tape, etc).

Also note that I assume no responsibility for items that don't show up. I will, of course, do my part in tracking down items that were Registered, as well as help in any insurance claims. However, I haven't had any lost mail coming or going internationally or within Australia (still, insurance and/or registering can be arranged for your piece of mind).

Thanks again, and HAPPY BROWSING!