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Oxford and Oxfordshire in verse. Edited and with an introduction by Antonia Fraser., FRASER, ANTONIA (ed):
61 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. 85pp. With b/w line drawings. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Collection of poems by various authors on the subjects of Oxford and Oxfordshire. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Two Forsyte Interludes. A Silent Wooing, Passers By. Signed Limited Edition., GALSWORTHY, John;
62 GALSWORTHY, John; Two Forsyte Interludes. A Silent Wooing, Passers By. Signed Limited Edition.
William Heinemann Ltd. 1927 1st 
Size approx 5 x 8 inches. In blue cloth and decorative ‘marbled’ tissue covered boards. With original paper dustwrapper. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some very minor rubbing to corners. Dustwrapper slightly faded/darkened at spnie and edges. Minor foxing to endpapers else inside pages clean and tight. 74pp. Signed by the author opposite title page. Limited 525 copies. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Battle. Introduction by Kelsey Thornton., GIBSON, W.W.:
63 GIBSON, W.W.: Battle. Introduction by Kelsey Thornton.
The Cyder Press. Cheltenham. 1999 
5.75” x 8.25”. In beige limp card covers with black lettering to spine and covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 52pp. Facsimile re-issue of book originally published in 1915. A collection of poems from WWI, a striking early attempt to write a more realistic, non-heroic poetry. Never before reprinted in its original published form. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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If It Die... Translated by Dorothy Bussy. LIMITED EDITION. 394/1500., GIDE, Andre; BUSSY, Dorothy;
64 GIDE, Andre; BUSSY, Dorothy; If It Die... Translated by Dorothy Bussy. LIMITED EDITION. 394/1500.
Secker & Warburg, London. 1950 1st edition 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In navy blue cloth with gilt to spine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw partial tear bottom of spine. minor tears to corners, some marks (splash marks) spine a little darkened. Loose in protective sleeve. Also has colour copy of dw. Neat inscription to front endpaper else pages clean and tight. Dated in pen 7.12.51 opposite final page. 301pp. Hand numbered 394/1500. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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English Odes Selected by Edmund Gosse., GOSSE, EDMUND (ed):
65 GOSSE, EDMUND (ed): English Odes Selected by Edmund Gosse.
Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. 1889 
Size 4.0 x 6.25 inches. In white vellum binding with red lettering to spine and front. Top edge gilt. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened with small marks, small holes. Slightly rubbed along edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Small marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Many pages uncut/unopened. A clean and tight copy. 259pp. With b/w frontis with tissue guard. Anthology of English verse. Includes work by Ben Jonson, Milton, Dryden, Gray, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson and others. Rare in original dustwrapper. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson., GRAHAME, KENNETH:
66 GRAHAME, KENNETH: The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.
London, Methuen & Co. 1908 Second (2nd) edition 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration to spine and front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed, corners a little bumped, spine darkened. Some darkening to endpapers, Neat inscription to front “J.S. from L.P. 1908.” Some light to mild foxing throughout, some pages more darkened, with some handling marks, else pages overall nice and tight throughout. 302pp. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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No More Ghosts. Selected Poems., GRAVES, ROBERT:
67 GRAVES, ROBERT: No More Ghosts. Selected Poems.
Faber and Faber. 1940 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In cream hard card covers with blue lettering to spine and front. With blue dustwrapper. 79pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1943. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Artistsí Edition., GRAY, THOMAS:
68 GRAY, THOMAS: An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Artistsí Edition.
London. John Slark. 1888 
Size 7.25 x 10.5 inches. In dark blue bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spineand decorated front. All edges gilt. 47pp. With b/w engravings. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Each page is illustrated with a superb engraving, by various American artists. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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A Gun For Sale. An Entertainment., GREENE, GRAHAM:
69 GREENE, GRAHAM: A Gun For Sale. An Entertainment.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1936 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Red endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Small bump to top edge. Slight fading to spine with a couple of light patches and spots. Mark to front endpaper from removed bookplate. Inside pages all very clean and tight. Scarce 1st edition. 261pp. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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England Made Me. A Novel., GREENE, GRAHAM:
70 GREENE, GRAHAM: England Made Me. A Novel.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1935 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Darkening to cloth with some light patches and spots. A couple of small marks to cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper “William Ewert Berry, Baron Camrose.” Some foxing spots to endpapers and page edges, Else a very clean & tight copy. 314pp. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney., GREENE, GRAHAM:
71 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney.
London, Grayson & Grayson, 1935 1st Ltd edition 
Hardback, 8.75 x 5.75 inches. In grey cloth with gilt decorative lettering and design to front and gilt rose to rear. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners. Leading edge of front board slightly curled. top page edges darkened. Endpapers darkened. Some mild foxing to endpapers and title page. A couple of light spots to inside pages. Signed by Graham Green and numbered 175/250. Approx 26pp. Illustrated with one full-page b&w plate by Joy Lloyd. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
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The Complaisant Lover. a Comedy., GREENE, GRAHAM:
72 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Complaisant Lover. a Comedy.
London, Heinemann, 1959 1st edtion. 
Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in navy blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges rubbed, spine darkened and faded, some darkening to front and rear. Price clipped.) A couple of small rubbing marks to boards.Bookseller label to front endpaper “Berkelouw”. A couple of minor spots to outer edges. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 77pp. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Confidential Agent. An Entertainment., GREENE, GRAHAM:
73 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Confidential Agent. An Entertainment.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in blue cloth, with red lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Rubbing and darkening to edges and spine. A couple of small marks to cloth. Small nick to edge nr. top of spine. Endpapers darkened and inside pages tanned. Else a very clean & tight copy. 286pp. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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The Living Room. a Play in Two Acts., GREENE, GRAHAM:
74 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Living Room. a Play in Two Acts.
London, Heinemann, 1953 1st edtion. 
Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges rubbed, some darkening and marks to rear.) A couple of small rubbing marks to boards. A couple of minor spots to outer edges. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 67pp. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Lost Childhood. And Other Essays., GREENE, GRAHAM:
75 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Lost Childhood. And Other Essays.
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951 1st edition 
Hardback. Approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Bound in light grey cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Red endpapers. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening, rubbing to edges and small nicks to corners, some marks to rear, in protective sleeve.) Some rubbing to cloth, fading/darkening to edges and a couple of dark marks to spine. Some darkening and spotting to outer page edges, some light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. 237pp. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment., GREENE, GRAHAM:
76 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1943 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in yellow cloth, with black lettering to spine and Heinemann logo to rear corner. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing to edges, spine slightly faded with a couple of darker spots. Slight crease to front board. Small chip to front endpaper. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 236pp. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Potting Shed. a Play in Three Acts., GREENE, GRAHAM:
77 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Potting Shed. a Play in Three Acts.
London, Heinemann, 1958 1st edtion. 
Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed along top edges, corners and top end of spine chipped, a couple of small tears to edges and nick to bottom rear edge.) A couple of small marks to front endpaper and first page. Else inside pages clean and tight. A very clean and tight copy. - Graham Greene’s second play. A man seeks to deal with a traumatic event from his childhood. 76pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Power and the Glory., GREENE, GRAHAM:
78 GREENE, GRAHAM: The Power and the Glory.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1940 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in dark cream cloth, with maroon lettering to spine and Heinemann logo to rear corner. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and corners, slettering on spine slightly rubbed. Lacks second front free endpaper before half-title page (darkened & darkened at inner edge with small hole in paper nr top.) Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. - The story of a Roman Catholic priest in the state of Tabasco in Mexico during the 1930s, a time when the Mexican government, strove to suppress the Catholic Church. 280pp. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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It's a Battlefield. Inscribed by the Author., GREENE, GRAHAM;
79 GREENE, GRAHAM; It's a Battlefield. Inscribed by the Author.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1934 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges, corners and boards. Spine a bit faded. Small mark to rear. Small paste-in to front endpaper inscribed by author “Greetings to the nephew of Dorothy Day. G.G.” Some foxing to last few pages and endpapers (p.264 onward.) Some darkening to top edges and a couple of spots to side else a very clean & tight copy. - An early, edgy thriller from Greene which portrays the murkier areas of London where Drover, a communist bus-driver, has been sentenced to death for killing a policeman in a political riot because he thought the policeman was going to strike his wife. A bitter irony hovers over the ensuing battles to save him. 275 pp. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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Stamboul Train. With Quin Savory on page 77., GREENE, GRAHAM;
80 GREENE, GRAHAM; Stamboul Train. With Quin Savory on page 77.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1932 1st edition (1st issue) 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Minor marks to rear. Page edges darkened. Front endpaper has previous owners bookplate to front “The Book Society.” Some mild foxing and darkening to outer page edges. Some minor spots to inside pages. Else a very clean & tight copy. - Greene's classic early 'entertainment' novel, a spy thriller which unfolds aboard an Orient Express train as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, it focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt the pragmatic Jew, and chorus girl Coral Musker. 307 pp. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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