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Samphire. Signed copy., POWYS, JOHN COWPER:
121 POWYS, JOHN COWPER: Samphire. Signed copy.
New York. T.Seltzer 1922 (not published in England). 1922. 
Size 4.5 x 7.25 inches. In patterned hard card covers with paper title labels to spine and front. 53pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends. Mark from old label to front. Large bookplate to front endpaper. Owner and authorís inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1930. Slight browning throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. Collection of poems. Signed by author at a lecture he gave on Shakespeare in USA. 
Price: 99.00 GBP
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Singular Figures. Six Lectures. Edited by Paul Roberts., POWYS, JOHN COWPER:
122 POWYS, JOHN COWPER: Singular Figures. Six Lectures. Edited by Paul Roberts.
Colchester. Footprint Press. 1989 1st edition 
Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. (small label mark to rear corner of dw). Small marks to front endpaper where prev owners label removed, else a very clean and tight copy. 79pp. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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The Pleasures of Literature., POWYS, JOHN COWPER:
123 POWYS, JOHN COWPER: The Pleasures of Literature.
London. Cassell and Co.Ltd. 1938 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label to spine. With dustwrapper. 670pp. With 5 b/w woodcuts. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. A collection of 21 essays on literature, from the Bible onwards, with authors covered including Homer, Dante, Dickens, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Hardy, etc. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Homer and the Aether., POWYS, John Cowper;
124 POWYS, John Cowper; Homer and the Aether.
London. Macdonald. 1959 1st edition 
Hardback. Size approx 8 x 5 ins. In light olive cloth with green and gilt lettering to spine and gilt to front. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and corners slightly nicked. some darkening and spotting to rear. Price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Edges of cloth slightly darkened. Bookplate and original bookseller labels to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 298pp. 6pp cat. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Powys to a Japanese Friend. Edited by Anthony Head., POWYS, John Cowper; HARA, Ichiro; HEAD, Anthony;
125 POWYS, John Cowper; HARA, Ichiro; HEAD, Anthony; Powys to a Japanese Friend. Edited by Anthony Head.
London. Cecil Woolf. 1990 1st edition 
Hardback. 9 x 5.5 inches. In pink cloth with original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. DW minor crease to top edge. Neat owners label to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy. 160pp. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Powys to Knight. The letters of John Cowper Powys to G. R. Wilson Knight. SIGNED., POWYS, John Cowper; KNIGHT, Wilson; BLACKMORE, Robert;
126 POWYS, John Cowper; KNIGHT, Wilson; BLACKMORE, Robert; Powys to Knight. The letters of John Cowper Powys to G. R. Wilson Knight. SIGNED.
London. Cecil Woolf. 1983 1st edition. 
Hardback. Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped, slight crease top edge.). Neat ownerslabel ans small mark to front endpaper. Signed by editor on title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 144pp. With b/w photographs. Fifty letters written from John Cowper Powys sixty-fifth to his ninetieth year, 1937-1962. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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Letters of John Cowper Powys to Louis Wilkinson 1935 - 1956., POWYS, John Cowper; WILKINSON Louis;
127 POWYS, John Cowper; WILKINSON Louis; Letters of John Cowper Powys to Louis Wilkinson 1935 - 1956.
Macdonald 1958 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. Hardback. Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Green cloth with black label to spine and gilt lettering. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve, slight darkening, rubbing to edges and ends of spine, price clipped.) Endpapers slightly darkened, original bookseller label to front. Else a clean and tight copy. 4 B&W plates. 400 pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Still The Joy Of It., POWYS, Littleton C.;
128 POWYS, Littleton C.; Still The Joy Of It.
London. Macdonald. 1956 1st edition 
Size approx 9 x 5.5 ins. Hardback bound in grey cloth with red and gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine slightly faded and darkened, small tear top rear edge.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Loose newspaper clipping relating to ‘Powys family home’ tipped in front. 286pp. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Letters of Gamel Woolsey to Llewelyn Powys, 1930-1939. Edited with an introduction and notes by Kenneth Hopkins., POWYS, Llewellyn;
129 POWYS, Llewellyn; Letters of Gamel Woolsey to Llewelyn Powys, 1930-1939. Edited with an introduction and notes by Kenneth Hopkins.
Norfolk. Warren House Press. 1983 1st edition 
Size approx 8.5 x 6 ins. Hardback bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine slightly faded, owners label to rear, some minor rubbing.) Else a very clean and tight copy. 135pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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So Wild A Thing. Letters to Gamel Woolsey. Limited Edition. Edited as a Narrative by Malcolm Elwin. With Illustrations by Peter Reddick., POWYS, Llewellyn;
130 POWYS, Llewellyn; So Wild A Thing. Letters to Gamel Woolsey. Limited Edition. Edited as a Narrative by Malcolm Elwin. With Illustrations by Peter Reddick.
Somerset. The Ark Press. 1973 1st ltd edition 
Size approx 10 x 5.5 ins. Hardback half bound in vellum style paper with gilt lettering on spine and maroon cloth to boards with gilt flower design to front. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve, small owners label to front flap.) Corners slightly bumped. Else a very clean and tight copy. 95pp. Illustrated endpapers & Illustrations by Peter Reddick. Limited edition of 500 copies. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Black Laughter., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
131 POWYS, LLEWELYN: Black Laughter.
London. Grant Richards Ltd. 1925 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In orange cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. 224pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Slight lean. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Novel set in Africa. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Black Laughter., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
132 POWYS, LLEWELYN: Black Laughter.
Bristol. Redcliffe. 1983 1st thus edition. 
Hardback. Size 7.5 x 5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver lettering to spine and in original dustwrapper. In near fine conditionwith near fine dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve. Not price clipped.) Neat owners label to frontendpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 222pp. Novel set in Africa. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Swiss Essays., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
133 POWYS, LLEWELYN: Swiss Essays.
John Lane the Bodley Head. 1947 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 8.5 inches. In pale maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt ankh to front. 165pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Collection of essays written in Switzerland. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Verdict of Bridlegoose. Limited edition., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
134 POWYS, LLEWELYN: The Verdict of Bridlegoose. Limited edition.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1927 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In light brown hard card boards with gilt to brown cloth spine. With dustwrapper. 143pp. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Slight browning and small marks. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. For five years Powys absorbed the colour, the atmosphere and the character of New York, and gives an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in those roaring days of the early 'twenties. Limited edition of 900 of which this is no. 41. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Wordsworths in Dorset. Introduction by Malcolm Elwin., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
135 POWYS, LLEWELYN: The Wordsworths in Dorset. Introduction by Malcolm Elwin.
Garden Press/ INCA Books 1972. LIMITED EDITION (600). 
Tall oblong 8vo. (Approx 10 x 9 ins.) Olive grey cloth with black lettering to front. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW a couple of minor marks and some rubbing.) Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Title-page, limitation page, introduction, essay 7 pp. Essay by L. Powys. Not included in ‘Dorset Essays’. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Mock's Curse. Nineteen Stories. Selected and Edited by Elaine & Barrie Mencher., POWYS, T. F.:
136 POWYS, T. F.: Mock's Curse. Nineteen Stories. Selected and Edited by Elaine & Barrie Mencher.
Brynmill. 1995 1st edition 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. In original glossy dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW not price clipped.) Else a very clean tight copy. 213pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Market Bell. Edited with notes by Ian Robinson assisted by Elaine Mencher. With an Afterword by J. Lawrence Mitchell. Limited Numbered Edition., POWYS, T. F.:
137 POWYS, T. F.: The Market Bell. Edited with notes by Ian Robinson assisted by Elaine Mencher. With an Afterword by J. Lawrence Mitchell. Limited Numbered Edition.
Doncaster Brynmill 1991 1st LTD edition 
Hardback. Size 8.5 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition. Neat owners label to front endpaper. Limited edition hand-numbered 33/200. Bound by Cederic Chivers Ltd, Bristol. 322pp. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Fables. With Four Drawings by Gilbert Spenser. Signed., POWYS, T. F.;
138 POWYS, T. F.; Fables. With Four Drawings by Gilbert Spenser. Signed.
London. Chatto & Windus. 1929 1st Ltd. Edition. 
Tall 8vo. (9x6 ins.) Green cloth bound hardback. Beveled boards. Gilt lettered leather label to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine faded, some minor rubbing to label. couple of small marks and bumped corners on cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. Signed by author and numbered 679/750 at rear. Drawings by Gilbert Spenser. 275 pp. Pages rough-cut. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Kindness in a Corner. With title vignette by Gilbert Spenser., POWYS, T. F:
139 POWYS, T. F: Kindness in a Corner. With title vignette by Gilbert Spenser.
London. Chatto & Windus. 1930 1st ltd edition 
Hardback. Size 8.5 x 6 ins. Half bound with blue cloth to spine and patterned paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to ends of spine and corners. Owners bookplate to front. Pages rough cut. Signed by author and numbered 40/200. A very clean and tight copy. 254pp. Title vignette by Gilbert Spenser. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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140 RAILO, Eino; The Haunted Castle A Study of the Elements of English Romanticism.
New York Humanities Press 1964 
Approx 9 x 6 inches. In dark grey cloth covers with black and gilt printed spine label. Top page edges coloured. In very good condition. corners slightly bumped/rubbed. Inside very clean and tight throughout. With clear plastic dust wrapper. 388pp. With 8 b&w plates. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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