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A Quartette of Comedies. Kips, The Story of a Simple Soul; Love and Mr Lewisham; The History of Mr Polly; Bealby., WELLS, H. G.;
181 WELLS, H. G.; A Quartette of Comedies. Kips, The Story of a Simple Soul; Love and Mr Lewisham; The History of Mr Polly; Bealby.
London, Ernest Benn Ltd., 1928 1st edition (1st issue cloth, scarce dustwrap) 
Hardback, (8vo,) approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. With uncommon dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine darkened. Handling marks. Rubbing to edges. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.). Cloth a little faded on spine and around edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Josephine Collins, Rookery Nook 1932.” A couple of very minor handling marks, Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. ---- Compendium of 4 novels. 1100pp. With decorated chapter headings and tailpeices. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Love and Mr Lewisham., WELLS, H. G.;
182 WELLS, H. G.; Love and Mr Lewisham.
London & New York, Harper & Brothers 1900 1st edition (later issue, scarce) 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at edges. Rubbing to corners and some minor rubbing to boards. Top page edges slightly darkened with a couple of minor marks. Endpapers darkened. Some light foxing spots to pages, Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 323pp. + 40pp cat. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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The War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael., WELLS, H.G:
183 WELLS, H.G: The War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael.
London, George Bell & Sons 1908 (1st edition) later issue 
8 x 5 inches. Hardback, blue cloth lettered in gold on spine & decorative blind embossed lettering to top of front cover. Colour plate to front. In very good condition. Edges darkened with some rubbing. Endpapers partially darkened. Publishers advert slip tipped in to half-title page. Some handling marks and thumb spots, plates clean. Else a nice tight copy. 389 pp; Cat. 2pp; 16 b&w plates by A. C. Michael. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Bacon’s Essays: With Annotations. SIGNED - With Author’s Dedicatory Inscription, Signature and date to title page., WHATELY, Richard;
184 WHATELY, Richard; Bacon’s Essays: With Annotations. SIGNED - With Author’s Dedicatory Inscription, Signature and date to title page.
John W. Parker and Son, London. 1856 1st edition 
Size approx. 6 x 9 inches. Half bound in green calf leather to spine and corners and cloth to boards. Decorative embossed edging to leather on boards and with highly decorative gilt and raised banding to spine and gilt lettered leather spine label. Endpapers and page edges marbled. In very good condition. Corners bumped and edges are rubbed. Owners bookplate to front endpaper. Some minor foxing to endpapers else inside pages clean and bright. 520pp. SIGNED - With Author’s Dedicatory Inscription, Signature and date to title page. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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Ice in the Bedroom., WODEHOUSE, P.G.:
185 WODEHOUSE, P.G.: Ice in the Bedroom.
Herbert Jenkins. 1961 1st edition. 
Hardback 8 x 5 inches. In red covers with black lettering to spine, in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded, slightly darkened at rear, edges and corners rubbed, Price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Minor rubbing to edges of cover. One or two very small odd marks to pages else a very clean and tight copy. Freddie Widgeon is promised an excellent return on his investment, but things do not go smoothly. 223pp. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Requiem. Signed limited edition., WOLFE, HUMBERT:
186 WOLFE, HUMBERT: Requiem. Signed limited edition.
London. Ernest Benn Limited. 1927 
Size 5.5 x 7.75 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Small hole near top of spine. Not price clipped). Endpapers slightly browned. Else a clean and tight copy. 123pp. Collection of poems by Humbert Wolfe on hand made paper. Limited edition of 275 copies of which this is no.237 and signed by the author. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Sea Horses. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED., YOUNG, Francis Brett;
187 YOUNG, Francis Brett; Sea Horses. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED.
London, Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1925 1st edition, 3rd impression 
Size 7.8 x 5.3 inches. Brown cloth with black lettering. In good condition. Slightly rubbed on spine ends, with two small chips lower spine. Some cassell label lower front cover. Previous owner's inscription on the fly leaf. One corner a little turned over. Inside generally clean & tight. 309 pages. Signed by Young on the title page. 
Price: 89.00 GBP
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