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The Works of Charles Dickens. In 14 volumes., DICKENS, CHARLES:
1 DICKENS, CHARLES: The Works of Charles Dickens. In 14 volumes.
Chapman & Hall, ca1868-1870 
14 volumes, comprising 20 titles bound in 14 volumes. Hardbacks, quarter bound calf leather binding with marbled boards, ed Red & Black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding and gilt decorations to spines, Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners, some slight rubbing and darkening to spines. A couple of small spots to plates and the odd page, Else very clean and tight copies. Profusely illustrated with over 100 engr.plates by Phiz, Cruikshank, etc.,(the novels usually have 8 plates each). Oliver Twist-A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Little Dorrit, Hard Times-Pictures from Italy-Great Expectations, American Notes-Reprinted Pieces-Commercial Traveller, Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Cpperfield, Sketches by Boz-Christmas Books. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. As appeared in the Strand Magazine., DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN:
2 DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. As appeared in the Strand Magazine.
London, George Newnes Ltd., 1894 
Hardback, Tall 8vo; 9.5 x 6.5 inches. In dark blue cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spine and front, with printed ‘Strand Library’ vignette to front. Beveled edge boards. Floral endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners and edges a little rubbed, some darkening to spine and around edges of cloth. A couple of small marks, else cloth lovely and bright. Endpapers partly darkened with neat inscription to front “Wilfred Gutch, with his Mothers best love 1894.” Cracks between endpapers but binding remains nice and tight. Some areas of light foxing to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. Profusely illustrated by S. Paget. 279pp. 
Price: 625.00 GBP
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Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION., HARDY, Thomas;
3 HARDY, Thomas; Wessex Tales. Strange, Lively and Commonplace. Two Volumes in Slipcase. RARE FIRST EDITION.
Macmillan & Co. London. 1888 first edition 
Two volumes. Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Both in green cloth with green printed banding to top and bottom of front boards and spines. Gilt lettering to spines. Pages rough cut - some remain un-cut. Slipcase with morrocco leather & gilt spine label. In very good conditions. Corners are bumped, and some rubbing to edges of spines. A couple of very minor marks to boards else cloth overall very clean and sound. Slipcase very good, a little rubbed at bottom and corners with some very slight fading to spine else excellent. Both endpapers have gilt & leather owners labels to endpapers “Ex Libris, Blairhame”, also with original bookseller labels “Frederick H. Hutt. London.” to corners of endpapers. Further description: Both volumes are mildly cocked. Covers and Spines. present mild, rubbing and darkening. Several short and mild wrinkles to cloth of Front Cover Vol. 1. Foxing to prelims. Several edges trimmed short. Text clean and bright with firm, un-cracked hinges. A delightful copy of this most scarce and elusive First Edition. 247 + 212 +4pp (cat.) The First Edition. One of 750 copies printed, of which only 634 were bound to comprise the First Edition. All Points of Issue present in this copy as per Purdy-p.58; Sadleir-1119. Bound in original Publisher's Green cloth. Horizontal imprinted lines to front cover. Gilt tiled spines. Publisher's imprinted device to rear covers. Housed in Custom Slipcase with gilt titled Morocco label and further in custom chemise. Hardy's first and most notable collection of stories. This copy provenance: "The Blair Copy-from the collection of notable book collector, Natalie K. Blair, who used the name of her sprawling New York estate, Blairhame, on her bookplate which is laid-on to the front pastedown of this copy. A voracious and knowledgeable bibliophile, Mrs. Blair was renowned for acquiring only the finest copies of the 19th century British Titles which she wished to add to her collection." 
Price: 1295.00 GBP
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The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Illustrated in colour and black and white also with maps. In two volumes., MAWSON, SIR DOUGLAS:
4 MAWSON, SIR DOUGLAS: The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Illustrated in colour and black and white also with maps. In two volumes.
William Heinemann. 1915 1st edition. 
2 vols.; Tall 8vo; Dark blue cloth with gilt to spine and front.with illustration on front covers in silver. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities and minor marks to boards. Corners a little bumped. Fold out maps clean and intact. Else clean and tight copies. Endpapers slightly darkened and slightly cracked between front endpapers. (Vol.2. hinges are cracked front and rear.) Small mark to edges of frontis and title in vol.2. Some very small faint spots else inside pages very clean and tight; maps and plates clean and bright. Very good 1st edition examples. 349 & 338pp. Profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photo plates (some fold out/ double-pg.). Numerous maps, including 3 folding maps in back pocket (vol.2.) The author led the Australsian expedition to explore Antarctica in 1911. Following an accident, himself and one other man attempted to return to base, having to eat some of their dogs on the way. Eventually Mawson was forced to travel the final 100 miles alone and arrived after the ship had left. He and six others spent another winter exploring and finally arrived home in December 1913. His work helped to more accurately fix Magnetic South. This is the scarce first edition of his account of that expedition. 
Price: 720.00 GBP
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The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain. And Their Allies The Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. SIGNED by author., PRATT, ANNE:
5 PRATT, ANNE: The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain. And Their Allies The Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. SIGNED by author.
London Frederick Warne & Co. (n.d.). circa 1880 
Hardbacks, Complete in 6 volumes. Tall 8vo. (approx 9.5 x 6 inches.) Attractive green cloth with gold lettering and decoration to spine and front and black and red design also to fronts. Brown endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good conditions. Lovely bright binding, good strong impression on plates. Corners a little bumped and rubbed, some minor rubbing to cloths. Some minor fading to, and foxing between endpapers. Some areas of mild foxing to pages otherwise inside pages and plates very clean and tight throughout. Author’s signature to blank postcard loose in front. 318 very nice colour chromolithographic plates. 1 b/w plate. Approx. 350pp. per each vol. 
Price: 675.00 GBP
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The Civil Wars of Spain, In The Beginning of the Reign of Charls the 5t, Emperor of Germanie and King of that Nation. Written originally in the Spainsh tongue by Prudencio de Sandoval, Doctor of Divinitie, and Abbat of the Monasterie of St Isidro el Real, in Valladolid, of the Order of St. Bennet, Histographer Roial to Philip the Third; never yet translated, now put into english by Captain J. W., WADSWORTH, James: DE SANDOVAL, Prudencio:
6 WADSWORTH, James: DE SANDOVAL, Prudencio: The Civil Wars of Spain, In The Beginning of the Reign of Charls the 5t, Emperor of Germanie and King of that Nation. Written originally in the Spainsh tongue by Prudencio de Sandoval, Doctor of Divinitie, and Abbat of the Monasterie of St Isidro el Real, in Valladolid, of the Order of St. Bennet, Histographer Roial to Philip the Third; never yet translated, now put into english by Captain J. W.
London, William du Gard, John Holden, 1652 
Hardback, approx 11 x 7 inches. Full calf leather binding with red leather spine label lettered in gilt; with raised banding and gilt decoration to spine. Embossed line paneled boards. In very good condition. Contemporary leather covers, professionally rebound. Contemporary endpapers. Some minor tanning to pages, a couple of minor foxing spots, some light foxing to title page, small hole to margin of title and preface pages and to first main page. Title penned to top outer corner of closed page edges. Else pages in very good condition throughout. An excellent very scarce copy. 387pp. With decorative engraved headers and letterpieces. 
Price: 995.00 GBP
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The War of The Worlds., WELLS, H. G.;
7 WELLS, H. G.; The War of The Worlds.
William Heinemann 1898 (1st. ed. 2nd issue.) 
Size 8 x 7 inches. Grey cloth lettered in black on spine and front with monogram to rear. In very good condition. Corners are a little bumped with some rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of small marks to cloth with faint mark to spine but otherwise clean binding with nice strong lettering. The endpaper is split on back hinge and slightly on front. A few minor marks inside, some mild foxing spots, small inscriptions to end boards. Overall a very good copy. 303 pp. Half title with list of "Popular Six Shilling Novels" on verso. 32pp adverts (adverts undated.) The original story of this book was serialised in "Pearson's" from April - December 1897 with illustrations by Warwick Goble, before it was issued in volume form by Heinemann the following year. "According to Wells himself, the idea for this exciting novel came from his brother Frank. The pair were walking through some peaceful Surrey scenery one evening, when Frank remarked: Suppose some being from another planet were to drop out of the sky suddenly and began laying about them here. - The idea appealed to Wells, and the novel was written. Even today it makes terrifying reading, largely because the setting of the novel, Wolin, and its environs, is normally so peaceful, just like the towns in which most of us live. By using such familiar surroundings Wells heightened the horror of his story, and its message, which has never ceased to alarm people. Well's imagination was so meticulous and vivid that in 1938 a radio adaptation of the novel by ORSON WELLES was believed to be a real announcement of Martians landing, and produced a panic-stricken stampede out of New York City - one of the most memorable moments of Radio History" (BMC 1991) 
Price: 725.00 GBP
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