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An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems., SITWELL, SACHEVERELL:
161 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:
162 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. 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. 64pp. With decorated main title page. 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.:
163 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 Moon is Down., STEINBECK, JOHN:
164 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 Initials. A Novel. Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes. Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Vol. CCLXXXVIII (288)., TAUTPHOEUS, Baroness:
165 TAUTPHOEUS, Baroness: The Initials. A Novel. Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes. Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Vol. CCLXXXVIII (288).
Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz, 1854 1st thus 
2 vols. Hardback, 6.5 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound in red polished morocco leather to spine and corners and marbled paper boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edges gilt, endpapers marbled. In very good near fine conditions. Slight fading to spines, with some minor rubbing.Stamp and neat inscription to original title page “B. Faist’s English Library.” Inside pages all clean and tight, excellent copies. 346 & 347pp. 
Price: 38.00 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):
166 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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The Poetical Works. Copyright edition. Eight volumes bound in Four., TENNYSON, ALFRED:
167 TENNYSON, ALFRED: The Poetical Works. Copyright edition. Eight volumes bound in Four.
Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. 1860 
4 vols. Hardbacks, approx 6.5 x 4.5 inches. In full vellum bindings with gilt decorations and twin red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, blind paneled boards. Red page edging, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some slight rubbing to labels, some minor darkening/handling marks around edges, neat owners stamps to front endpapers “John W. Glenny.” A couple of small minor spots, pages generally very clean, tight and bright. Else a nice, clean and tight set. 4 volumes. The collected works of Tennyson from 1860 in a 4-volume, Vellum fine-binding. Idylls; Poems; Enoch Arden etc; Queen Mary etc. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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Complete Works, In Thirteen Volumes. Includes ‘Life of Thackeray’ by Melville., THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE:
168 THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE: Complete Works, In Thirteen Volumes. Includes ‘Life of Thackeray’ by Melville.
London, The Caxton Publishing Co. no date, circa 1880’s 
13 volumes. Hardbacks, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Half bound in black morocco leather to spines and corners and dark green cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering and extensive decorations to spines, raised banding, and gilt line detailing to boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In good conditions. Spines rubbed and faded, rubbing to corners edges and spine ends. (Top edge sof ‘Burlesques’ chipped, nick to leather on ‘Lovel the Widower’, repaired split to top of ‘Lile’ by Melville. Rubbing and marks to cloth on boards. Endpapers foxed/darkened. A couple of small spots to inside pages else pages and plates very clean and tight throughout. -- Vanity Fair, Virginians, Pendennis, Yellowplush Papers etc... Illustrated with b&w engraved full-page plates and illustrations within text. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One., THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE:
169 THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE: The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.
Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. London. n.d. ca1920. 
8vo. In maroon full calf leather covers with gilt, raised banding and decoration to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and along top edge of front board. Inner pages clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 1004pp. With many b&w illustrations in text. Facsimile edition of the 1864 edition with appendices and illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrations by The Author., TOLKIEN, J.R.R.:
170 TOLKIEN, J.R.R.: The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrations by The Author.
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1975 10th impression 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering and illustration to boards. Maps to endpapers. In illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrap (DW edges rubbed, in protective sleeve.) Neat inscription to front. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout, Else a very clean and tight copy. 317pp. With 15 B&W illustrations including endpapers. 1966 3rd edition of The Hobbit. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson. By one of the firm. Introduced by Juliet McMaster. Illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas., TROLLOPE, ANTHONY:
171 TROLLOPE, ANTHONY: The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson. By one of the firm. Introduced by Juliet McMaster. Illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas.
London. The Folio Society. 1999 
Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In hard card boards with floral border and gilt to cloth spine. In hard card slip case. 176pp. With b/w illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas. In near fine condition.with very good slipcase. Small mark to front. Else a very clean and tight copy. Satire on advertising. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters., TWAIN, MARK:
172 TWAIN, MARK: A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.
London. Folio Society. 1999 1st thus. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In illustrated pale green cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. With hard card slip case. Green endpapers. 266pp. With line drawings. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Selection of stories and essays by Mark Twain. Includes Taming the Bicycle, George Washington’s Boyhood, Curing a Cold, European Food, the £1,000,000 Banknote, Decay of the Art of Lying, and more. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition., VARIOUS:
173 VARIOUS: England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.
London. Frederick Etchells. 1925. 
Size 7.0 x 9.25 inches. In brown hard card covers with gilt to light brown cloth spine. In near fine condition. Lower corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 256pp. Limited edition reprint of a collection of poems from the early 17th century. Authors include, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spencer, and others less celebrated today. Notes at back identify some pseudonyms and give dates of original publication. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney., WAIN, JOHN:
174 WAIN, JOHN: The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.
Guild Publishing. London. 1990 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth boards with faux leather spines. Gilt to spine and front with gilt borders to boards. In hard card slip case. Three volumes. In near fine condition with good slip case. (sc; split along bottom edge.) A very clean and tight set. Book club edition of anthology of English Poetry. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare., Ward, A.C
175 Ward, A.C Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.
Longmans Green & Co. 1953 
Bound in original red cloth with gilt on spine. With Dustwrapper. 244pp. with numerous illustrations. In good condition with good dustwrapper (Rubbed and chipped at top and at bottom of spine and corners). Price clipped. Slight foxing to endpapers. Else clean and tight copy. Descriptions and discussions of the history and development of English literature and authors from Chaucer to Shakespeare. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Chatto & Windus. A Brief Account of the Firm’s Origin, History and Development., Warner, Oliver;
176 Warner, Oliver; Chatto & Windus. A Brief Account of the Firm’s Origin, History and Development.
London Chatto & Windus 1973 1st edition 
Hardback. Approx 8 x 5 inches. In blue cloth with illustrated glossy dustwrap. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW price clipped.) Inside clean & tight. 33pp. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Elinor Barley. With illustrations in dry point by J.R.Hodgkins. Limited edition., WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND:
177 WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND: Elinor Barley. With illustrations in dry point by J.R.Hodgkins. Limited edition.
The Cresset Press Limited. 1930 
Size 7.0 x 10.75 inches. In marbled hard card boards with gilt to vellum spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition apart from boards. Spine slightly darkened. Boards rubbed and stained. Slight browning to endpapers. Occasional small marks. Else clean and tight inside. 107pp. With 5 b/w plates. Story written in first person as a young widow tells how and why she murdered her husband. “This copy is number ‘out of series’” 
Price: 54.00 GBP
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Scenes of Childhood and other stories., WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND:
178 WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND: Scenes of Childhood and other stories.
Chatto and Windus. 1981 1st thus. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 177pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along edges. Not price clipped). Corners slightly bumped. Else a clean and tight copy. Written between the mid 1930s and the mid 1970s these stories reflect incidents in the author’s life. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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First & Last Things. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life., WELLS, H. G.:
179 WELLS, H. G.: First & Last Things. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life.
London, A. Constable & Co., 1908 (1st.). 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front cover. In very good condition. Edges rubbed. Some minor rubbing to cloth. Some darkening to endpapers, minor foxing spots. Else a nice tight copy. --- Contents: Metaphysics / Of Beliefs / Of General Conduct / Some Personal Things. 246 pp. Cat.1 pg; 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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New Worlds For Old., WELLS, H. G.:
180 WELLS, H. G.: New Worlds For Old.
London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908 1st edition. 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth lettered in gold on spine and front, with gilt vignette on front cover. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers darkened. Some small spots to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 355pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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