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Blood, Earth and Medicine. a year in the life of a casual agricultural labourer. With a foreword by John Fowles. Signed copy., CROWDEN, JAMES:
41 CROWDEN, JAMES: Blood, Earth and Medicine. a year in the life of a casual agricultural labourer. With a foreword by John Fowles. Signed copy.
Parrett Press, Martock. 1991 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In maroon limp card covers with flyleaves. In near fine condition. Author’s inscription to main title page; “James Crowden, Dorchester Corn Exchange, 26th July 1994.” A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. Collection of verses themed month by month over a year. With notes on text and foreword by John Fowles. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Santo Sebastiano: Or, The Young Protector. A Novel. In Five Volumes. Second Edition. By the Author of “The Romance of the Pyrenees.”, CUTHBERTSON, Catherine;
42 CUTHBERTSON, Catherine; Santo Sebastiano: Or, The Young Protector. A Novel. In Five Volumes. Second Edition. By the Author of “The Romance of the Pyrenees.”
London George Robinson 1809 
5 vols. Approx 7x4 inches. In full red leather bindings with gilt and bind embossed decorative edging to boards and board edges, gilt lettering and decorations to spines, and full gilt page edging. Navy endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings tight and sound. Corners slightly bumped with some rubbing to ends of spines. Spines slightly faded. One or two minor marks / bumps to boards. One or two minor marks inside but overall pages very clean and tight throughout. 418; 403; 415; 422 & 452pp. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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The Story of King Midas., DAVIDSON, GLADYS:
43 DAVIDSON, GLADYS: The Story of King Midas.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. n.d. ca 1920 
Size 5.0 x 6.75 inches. In olive green cloth covers with black lettering to spine and pictorial front. 96pp. With b/w line drawings. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. The story of King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Bells and Grass. a book of rhymes. With illustrations by F.Rowland Emett., de la MARE, WALTER:
44 de la MARE, WALTER: Bells and Grass. a book of rhymes. With illustrations by F.Rowland Emett.
London. Faber and Faber. 1941 2nd imp. 
Size 5.25 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated green cloth covers with black to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Rubbed along edges with small tears and small pieces missing. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Small mark at top end of spine. Small marks and old postage stamp to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 155pp. With b/w plates and illustrations in text by F.Rowland Emett. Collection of poems by Walter de la Mare. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Poems. 1901 to1918, two volumes., de la MARE, WALTER:
45 de la MARE, WALTER: Poems. 1901 to1918, two volumes.
London. Constable and Company Ltd. 1932 6th imp. 
Size 5.25 x 7.75 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Blind embossed decor.With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrappers (dw; spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Small mark to spine, Vol II. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Prize bookplate to front endpaper Vol I, dated 1939. Many pages uncut/unopened, both vols. Else clean and tight copies. 251, 250pp. Collection of poems by Walter de la Mare from 1901 to 1918, in two volumes. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Poems. 1919 to1934., de la MARE, WALTER:
46 de la MARE, WALTER: Poems. 1919 to1934.
London. Constable and Company Ltd. 1935 1st edition. 
Size 5.25 x 7.75 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Blind embossed decor. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else clean and tight copies. 379pp. Collection of poems by Walter de la Mare from 1919 to 1934. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Fanny Burney. (Madame D’Arblay.) English Men of Letters Series., DOBSON, AUSTIN:
47 DOBSON, AUSTIN: Fanny Burney. (Madame D’Arblay.) English Men of Letters Series.
London, Macmillan & Co. 1903 1st edition (USA) 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Modern green leather half-binding, with marbled paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding to spine. Contemporary endpapers. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. In new contemporary covers. Some minor darkening to edge of half title and title pages, else pages very clean and tight throughout. 216pp + 4pp cat. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Samuel Richardson. English Men of Letters Series., DOBSON, AUSTIN:
48 DOBSON, AUSTIN: Samuel Richardson. English Men of Letters Series.
London, Macmillan & Co. 1902 1st edition (USA) 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Modern green leather half-binding, with marbled paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding to spine. Contemporary endpapers. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. In new contemporary covers. Some darkening to outer page edges, slight tanning to inside pages, else pages very clean and tight throughout. 213pp + 2pp cat. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Story of Rosina and other verses by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson., DOBSON, AUSTIN:
49 DOBSON, AUSTIN: The Story of Rosina and other verses by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
London. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. 1895 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt illustration to front. All edges gilt. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. Else a clean and tight copy. 120pp. With b/w engraved plates and illustrations in text. The poet wrote in the spirit of the 18th century and ‘The Song of Rosina’ is the best example of this. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Primordia Caeca. Poems., DONAGHY, JOHN LYLE:
50 DONAGHY, JOHN LYLE: Primordia Caeca. Poems.
Eason & Son, Ltd. Dublin. 1927 
Tall 8vo. In green hard card covers with covers with cloth spine. Black lettering to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Covers part faded with a few small marks.Broening to green endpapers. Occasional small marks inside. Else a clean and tight copy. 33pp. With red suare design to main title page and red publisher’s statement at back.. Privately printed edition of 250 copies of mystical poems by John Lyle Donaghy (1902-1947). Ulster poet and friend of Samuel Beckett. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Mountolive. A Novel., DURRELL, LAWRENCE:
51 DURRELL, LAWRENCE: Mountolive. A Novel.
London, Faber & Faber. 1958 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.25 inches. In yellow cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean & tight copy. 320pp. Third novel in Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet". 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Black Book. A Novel., DURRELL, LAWRENCE:
52 DURRELL, LAWRENCE: The Black Book. A Novel.
Faber and Faber. London 1973 repr. 
8x5 ins. Black cloth with white lettering to spine and front. In original illustrated dustwrapper with ‘Whale’ design. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and extremeties. Not price clipped). Inside clean and tight with no marks or inscriptions. 244pp. Second, revised edition, with a new preface by the author. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Marie Stopes A Checklist of Her Writings, EATON, Peter / WARNICK, Marilyn
53 EATON, Peter / WARNICK, Marilyn Marie Stopes A Checklist of Her Writings
Croom Helm 1977 1st edition 
Size 5.5 x 9 inches. In black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With original pictorial glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. (Dustwrapper has small nick/chip to leading spine edge) Else a very clean tight copy. 59pp. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Melchior’s Dream and other tales., EWING, JULIANA HORATIA:
54 EWING, JULIANA HORATIA: Melchior’s Dream and other tales.
London. SPCK. n.d. ca 1890 
Size 4.75 x 7.0 inches. Indecorated brown hard card boards with gilt to brown cloth spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Boards slightly rubbed around edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat owner’s inscription to front endpaper. Occasional small marks. Else a clean and tight copy. 278pp. Eight stories by Juliana Horatia Ewing. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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First and Second Love. Sonnets., FARJEON, ELEANOR:
55 FARJEON, ELEANOR: First and Second Love. Sonnets.
London. OUP. 1959 1st thus. 
8vo. In beige cloth covers with silver to spine. With dustwrapper. 52pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Personal poems originally written, not for publication, about the authorís love for two men. Thirty years after writing she felt the time was right to publish. This new edition was published 10 years later. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Modern Husband. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. By His Majesty’s Servants., FIELDING, Henry;
56 FIELDING, Henry; The Modern Husband. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. By His Majesty’s Servants.
J. Watts, London. 1732 1st thus edition 
Size approx 5 x 8 inches. Re-Backed in half bound in morocco leather to spines and corners and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt and raised banding to spine. In good condition. Front board loose, rear hinge cracked. Rubbing to spine and corners. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Inside pages browned with some marks and light water-stained patches. Minor tear to corner at p80 else original pages good. 83+ pp. 
Price: 149.00 GBP
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The Captain from Connecticut., FORESTER, C.S.:
57 FORESTER, C.S.: The Captain from Connecticut.
Michael Joseph. London. 1941 1st edition. 
8vo. In beige cloth covers with blue to spine and front. With original dustwrapper and original Book Society wrap around. In very good condition with very good original dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed and chipped at ends. Wrap around slightly darkened at spine. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 324pp. In his only novel about the American Navy, C.S. Forester describes the exploits of a typical U.S. frigate cruising at sea during the War of 1812. Its captain, Josiah Peabody, demonstrates the revolutionary virtues of a new democracy fighting for its survival against an overwhelmingly superior British navy. During his daring voyage from Long Island Sound to the Caribbean, Peabody and his crew manage to outrun, outfox and outmaneuver their clumsier opponents and deal them some shrewd blows in the process. At the same time, Peabody wins the affections of the same lady admired by the captain of a British warship. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The French Lieutenant’s Woman., FOWLES, JOHN:
58 FOWLES, JOHN: The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
Jonathan Cape. London. 1969 1st edition. 
8vo. (8 x 5.5 ins.) In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With original dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In very good, almost near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed and darkened around edges and ends of spine, in plastic sleeve). Inside pages clean and tight. 445pp. First edition of John Fowles third novel set in Victorian Dorset. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Yeast: A Problem. Reprinted, with Corrections and Additions from Fraser’s Magazine., FRASER’S MAGAZINE;
59 FRASER’S MAGAZINE; Yeast: A Problem. Reprinted, with Corrections and Additions from Fraser’s Magazine.
John. W. Parker, West Strand. London. 1851 1st edition 
Approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In full calf leather binding with highly decorative gilt edging to boards, gilt decoration and lettering to spines, two leather morrocco spine labels, raised banding, marbled endpapers and page edging. In very good condition. Some minor marks to boards, light rubbing to edges and corners. Spines rubbed nr bottom. Front hinge cracked, leather partially split. Inside owners label to front endpapers. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 379pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Oxford and Oxfordshire in verse. Edited and with an introduction by Antonia Fraser., FRASER, ANTONIA (ed):
60 FRASER, ANTONIA (ed): Oxford and Oxfordshire in verse. Edited and with an introduction by Antonia Fraser.
Secker & Warburg. London. 1982 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 85pp. With b/w line drawings. Collection of poems by various authors on the subjects of Oxford and Oxfordshire. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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