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A Free Translation. Signed copy. 2nd impression., RAINE, CRAIG:
141 RAINE, CRAIG: A Free Translation. Signed copy. 2nd impression.
Salamander Press. Edinburgh. 1981 2nd imp. 
5.75” x 8.5”. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signature to main title page. A very clean and tight copy. 29pp. Poems. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Billy Bunter Afloat. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman., RICHARDS, FRANK:
142 RICHARDS, FRANK: Billy Bunter Afloat. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman.
Cassell and Company. 1957 1st edition. 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In original green cloth covers with red lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, some rubbing to edges and fading to spine. Numbered ‘21’ on spine.) Covers very good, Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. - Billy Bunter steals a hamper and permission to use a boat. The true owners try to recover it. 223pp. Colour frontis & numerous b/w illustrations by C.H. CHAPMAN. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Bunter The Bad Lad. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman., RICHARDS, FRANK:
143 RICHARDS, FRANK: Bunter The Bad Lad. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman.
London, Cassell and Company, 1960 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with yellow lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, slight darkening/rubbing to edges, chipped at top of spine, numbered “26”.) Covers very good, cloth slightly faded at ends of spine under jacket. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 217pp. Colour frontis & b/w illustrations by C.H. CHAPMAN. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Just Like Bunter Illustrations by C. H. Chapman., RICHARDS, FRANK:
144 RICHARDS, FRANK: Just Like Bunter Illustrations by C. H. Chapman.
London, Cassell, 1963 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In brown cloth covers with red lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, some minor rubbing to edges, spine faded, numbered “34”.) Covers very good. Small mark to top of page edges and corner of dustwrapper. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 218pp. Colour frontis & b&w illustrations by C.H. CHAPMAN. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Banishing of Billy Bunter. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman., RICHARDS, FRANK:
145 RICHARDS, FRANK: The Banishing of Billy Bunter. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman.
London, Cassell and Company, 1956 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In original red cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, some rubbing and darkening to edges, corners slightly nicked. Numbered ‘19’ on spine.) Covers very good, Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. - Billy Bunter is unjustly expelled from Greyfriars, but refuses to leave! 223pp. Illustrated with b&w illustrations and a colour frontispeice by C. H. Chapman. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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Becoming Mr. Nobody: The Philosophy and Poetry of John Cowper Powys. Limited numbered edition., ROBERTS, Paul; POWYS;
146 ROBERTS, Paul; POWYS; Becoming Mr. Nobody: The Philosophy and Poetry of John Cowper Powys. Limited numbered edition.
Nottingham. Paupers’ Press. 1992 1st Limited edition 
Hardback. Size 8.5 x 6 inches. White hardback binding with white label to spine and blue printed boards. Laminated. In very good near fine condition. Small sticky label mark to rear. Numbered on front endpaper 15/100. 52pp + 2pp cat. With title vignette. 
Price: 34.00 GBP
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Three Plays. Tamerlane, The Fair Penitent, Jane Shore. Edited by J.R.Sutherland with Introduction, Bibliography and Notes., ROWE, NICHOLAS:
147 ROWE, NICHOLAS: Three Plays. Tamerlane, The Fair Penitent, Jane Shore. Edited by J.R.Sutherland with Introduction, Bibliography and Notes.
The Scholartis Press. 1929 1st thus 
Size 6.5 x 10.25 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. 352pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at top end. Mild foxing to edges. Mild foxing throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. The author was poet, dramatist and miscellaneous writer who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1715. Here are his three most successful plays. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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The English Spirit. Essays in History and Literature., ROWSE, A.L.:
148 ROWSE, A.L.: The English Spirit. Essays in History and Literature.
Macmillan. london. 1944 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 275pp. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. small marks. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Essays include: Mr Churchill and English History, The English Spirit, Seamen and Empire, Erasmus and England, Elizabethan Exhibition, The Old Music School at Oxford, Jonathan Swift, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Macaulay’s Essays, Drake’s Way. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Is Modern Marriage A Failure? A Debate. With an introduction by Margaret Moran. Limited Numbered Edition., RUSSELL, Bertrand; POWYS, John Cowper;
149 RUSSELL, Bertrand; POWYS, John Cowper; Is Modern Marriage A Failure? A Debate. With an introduction by Margaret Moran. Limited Numbered Edition.
Norfolk. Warren House Press. 1983 1st Ltd UK Edition 
Hardback. Demy 8vo. Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In red cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve.) Owners bookplate and label to front endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 116/200. 36pp. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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The Robbers. A Tragedy. Translated From The German. The Third Edition, Corrected and Improved., SCHILLER, Frederick;
150 SCHILLER, Frederick; The Robbers. A Tragedy. Translated From The German. The Third Edition, Corrected and Improved.
London. G.G. and J. Robinson 1797 
Size 8.5 x 5 inches. Rebound in contemporary half leather binding to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Red and gilt leather spine label. Contemporary endpapers. In very good condition. Binding is clean and tight, slight rubbing to paper on boards. Inside pages slightly darkened. Some minor spotting to tile and the odd minor spot to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 220pp. With engraved frontis drawn by I. Foulis and engraved by R. Scott. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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The Complete Works in 40 Volumes. Miniature Set. On Wooden Presentation Shelf., SHAKESPEARE, William;
151 SHAKESPEARE, William; The Complete Works in 40 Volumes. Miniature Set. On Wooden Presentation Shelf.
London Allied Newspapers ca1932 1st thus 
40 volumes. Approx 2 vx 1.5 inches. In black cloth covers with printed green lettering and design to spines. Rounded corners. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition with very good case/shelf. (3 teir, with leant back shelves., some rubbing to ends/feet.) Miniatures very good, cloths clean, slight rubbing to ends of spines. A couple have slightly loosened gatherings. Merry Wives and King Richard III have minor marks to outer page edges. Illustrated each with frontis illustration. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. etc., SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD:
152 SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD: The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. etc.
London. Odhams Press. 1937 
Size 7.0 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and blind embossed medallion to front. With dustwrapper and original packaging. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; light handling marks. Not price clipped). Mild focing to edges and endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 1284pp. Plays by George Bernard Shaw. Includes; Widower’s Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny, You Never Can Tell, The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza, Back to Methusalah, A Metabiological Pentateuch, Misalliance, The Dark lady of the Sonnets, Fanny’s First Play, Man and Superman with Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, O’Flaherty V.C., The Inca of Perusalem, Augustus Does His Bit, Annajanska, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Getting Married, John Bull’s Other Island, How He Lied to Her Husband, Major Barbara, Saint Joan, The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, The Devil’s Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, Androcles and the Lion, Pygmalion. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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The Nut-Brown Maid., SIDGWICK, F. (ed):
153 SIDGWICK, F. (ed): The Nut-Brown Maid.
Shakespeare Head Press. 1925 
8vo. In patterned limp card covers with dark brown lettering to front and spine. In fine condition. Pages uncut/unopened. A very clean and tight copy. 15pp. Dramatic lyric from the 16thC with period spelling. Conversation between an earl’s son and a baron’s daughter in alternate stanzas with introduction by F.Sidgwick. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Gardeners and Astronomers., SITWELL, EDITH:
154 SITWELL, EDITH: Gardeners and Astronomers.
London. Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1953 1st edition 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With decorated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slight browning to covers. Slightly rubbed along top edge with small tears. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 46pp. Collection of poems. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems., SITWELL, SACHEVERELL:
155 SITWELL, SACHEVERELL: An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems.
London. Macmillan. 1982 1st edition. 
5.5" x 8.75". In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 142pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small chip to top front fore corner. Not price clipped). Slight browning to pages. Else a clean and tight copy. Later poems by Sacheverell Sitwell. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Selection of His Poems. Edited with an Introduction by Roland Gant., SKELTON, JOHN:
156 SKELTON, JOHN: A Selection of His Poems. Edited with an Introduction by Roland Gant.
Crown Classics. 1949 1st thus. 
Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In illustrated hard card cover with matching dustwrapper. 64pp. With decorated main title page. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips and tears.Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. John Skelton was a poet and tutor to the young Henry VIII. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Cottage on the Cliff, etc., SKINNER, H.J.:
157 SKINNER, H.J.: The Cottage on the Cliff, etc.
London. Hamilton, Adams and Co. 1865 1st edition. 
8vo. In green bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 119pp. Collection of poems. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990., SNELL, K. D. M.;
158 SNELL, K. D. M.; The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990.
Cambridge University Press. 1998 1st edition 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In black cloth with gilt to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW some minor rubbing to edges.) Else a very clean tight copy. 300pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Moon is Down., STEINBECK, JOHN:
159 STEINBECK, JOHN: The Moon is Down.
William Heinemann. London. 1942 1st edition. 
8vo. In orange cloth covers with white to spine. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good original dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Small tear and crease at back. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 120pp. Written in WWII, “the scene of the book is any conquered country in any time, and the theme that a free brave people is unconquerable. Its people are men and women like ourselves, and its hero Mayor Orden, will stand among the immortal characters of fiction.” 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Book of the Knight of La Tour Landry. Edited by G.S.Taylor, with an introduction by D.B.Wyndham Lewis. Limited edition., TAYLOR, G.S. (ed):
160 TAYLOR, G.S. (ed): The Book of the Knight of La Tour Landry. Edited by G.S.Taylor, with an introduction by D.B.Wyndham Lewis. Limited edition.
The Verona Society. London. 1930 1st thus. 
Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to spine. Top edge gilt. Ex library copy in very good condition. Spine and front have hand written black library lettering. Handling marks to boards. Wigan Public library label to front endpaper. A few blind embossed librarty stamps. Small library label to reverse of main title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 172pp. Modernised but not emasculated version of a fifteenth century manuscript. The book was the manual for deportment for well born girls from 1371 to well into the Renaissance. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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