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The Name of Action. The author's second novel., GREENE, GRAHAM;
81 GREENE, GRAHAM; The Name of Action. The author's second novel.
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in navy blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Some rubbing on edges and boards. Some minor marks and light scratches to boards. Page edges darkened. Front endpaper has original bookseller label and previous owners bookplate to front “Berkelouw Bookdealers” & “John Dalley.” Some mild foxing and darkening to endpapers and title page inside. Some minor spots to inside pages. Else a very clean & tight copy. - This is the Rare second book of Greene who tried to suppress it's publication. 344 pp. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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A Gallery., GUEDALLA, PHILIP:
82 GUEDALLA, PHILIP: A Gallery.
Constable. 1924 1st edition. 
In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Spine faded and covers part faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 285pp. A collection of essays on various subjects. Landscapes; Seven Sages, including Thomas Hardy, H.G.Wells, Bernard Shaw; Seven Sleepers, including Stanley Baldwin, Bonar Law; Interlude; Seven Lamps of Liberalism, including Lloyd George, Churchill; Shadows, including Proust. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Work in Hand. The New Hogarth Library, Vol.VI., HODGE, ALAN / CAMERON, NORMAN / GRAVES, ROBERT:
83 HODGE, ALAN / CAMERON, NORMAN / GRAVES, ROBERT: Work in Hand. The New Hogarth Library, Vol.VI.
The Hogarth Press. London. 1942 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small ink stain to front. Not price clipped). Neat pencil inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1942. Else a clean and tight copy. 64pp. Collection of poems. Authors’ Note states “These three small books are published under a single cover for economy and friendship”. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Thomas Hood, Selected Poems Edited by Clifford Dyment., HOOD / DYMENT, CLIFFORD (ed):
84 HOOD / DYMENT, CLIFFORD (ed): Thomas Hood, Selected Poems Edited by Clifford Dyment.
The Grey Walls Press. 1948 1st edition. 
Size 5.05 x 7.75 inches. In decorated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. 64pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. A clean and tight copy. Sixteen poems by Thomas Hood. Includes Eugene Aram and Song of the Shirt. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Bethlehem A Nativity Play and the Pageant of Our Lady & Other Poems., HOUSEMAN, LAURENCE:
85 HOUSEMAN, LAURENCE: Bethlehem A Nativity Play and the Pageant of Our Lady & Other Poems.
London. Macmillan and Co. 1902 1st edition. 
Size 5.25 x 7.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. 85pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Slight browning to endpapers. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1911. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. This copy was given by the author to the poet Edith Olivier. The play itself was initially banned because of depiction of Biblical characters. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth and Marvels. In Three Volumes. (First, Second and Third Series.), INGOLDSBY, Thomas;
86 INGOLDSBY, Thomas; The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth and Marvels. In Three Volumes. (First, Second and Third Series.)
Richard Bentley, London. 1846 (3rd, 2nd & 1st editions respectively) 
Three Volumes (3). Half bound leather to spine and corners and marbled paper covered boards. With gilt and embossed detailing, raised banding and gilt to spines. Top page edges gilt. Endpapers marbled. In excellent near fine conditions. Some very light rubbing to corners/edges. Owners bookplates to front endpapers. Some light foxing to plates else pages clean bright and tight throughout. xii + 338pp & vii + 288pp & vi + 364pp. 19 plates total plus a decorative title page in each volume. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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Atlantic Fury., INNES, HAMMOND:
87 INNES, HAMMOND: Atlantic Fury.
Collins, London. 1962 1st edition. 
Bound in original green cloth. With Dustwrapper 318pp, With b/w maps to endpapers. In good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; small tears to edges and slightly rubbed at corners). Not price clipped. Inside clean and tight. No inscriptions or other marks. The story of a mysterious island called Laerg. A curious mission sends Donald Ross to the Hebrides to meet a Major Braddock. "Braddock" is Donald's brother - who was assumed to be dead - now living a new life in a dead man's name, and running the evacuation of the army base on the island of Laerg. He wants the army, and Donald, to leave. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Come In Number One, Your Time Is Up - A Business Entertainment., JEWELL, DEREK:
88 JEWELL, DEREK: Come In Number One, Your Time Is Up - A Business Entertainment.
Macmillan. London. 1971 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine faded and covers part faded. Rubbed around edges with chips and small tears. Not price clipped). Slight lean and slight rubbing at ends of spine. Small inscription on front endpaper. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 351pp. Modern first edition. The Prospero Group is in touble. It has become flabby and unwieldy, the dynamic creator seems to be losing his touch. The book covers the power struggle. In this ‘business entertainment’ the author paints a picture of a corporate world at all levels. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Heat and Dust., JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER:
89 JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER: Heat and Dust.
John Murray. 1975 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 181pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Neat pencil inscription to front endpaper, dated 1975. Else a very clean and tight copy. Novel where a young English girl goes to India to investigate the life of her Grandfather’s first wife who had eloped with an Indian Prince. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Poetical Works of John Wilmot. Earl of Rochester. Limited edition., JOHNS, QUILTER (ed):
90 JOHNS, QUILTER (ed): The Poetical Works of John Wilmot. Earl of Rochester. Limited edition.
The Haworth Press. 1933 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 10.25 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to maroon morocco title label on spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpepr. Else a clean and tight copy. 240pp. The poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, with a brief life. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680), was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. Limited edition of 400. This copy is number 342. 
Price: 27.00 GBP
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These Also. An Anthology arranged by M.M.Johnson. With an Introduction by Walter de la Mare., JOHNSON, M.M. (ed):
91 JOHNSON, M.M. (ed): These Also. An Anthology arranged by M.M.Johnson. With an Introduction by Walter de la Mare.
Cambridge University Press. 1945 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Slight lean. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Letter loose in front. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. Anthology of extracts from various authors, some familiar, some less well known. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dubliners. With an introduction by Joseph McMinn., JOYCE, JAMES:
92 JOYCE, JAMES: Dubliners. With an introduction by Joseph McMinn.
Alan Sutton. 1992 1st thus 
Size 6.75 x 9.75 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 194pp. With b/w period photographs. James Joyce’s collection of short stories of Dublin people with period photographs. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Hereward The Wake. ‘Last of The English’., KINGSLEY, Charles;
93 KINGSLEY, Charles; Hereward The Wake. ‘Last of The English’.
Macmillan & Co. 1907 3rd 
Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In decorative leather binding (full tree calf) with gilt decoration to spine and board edges. “Wilson’s Grammar School” in gilt to front. Raised banding and red title label to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edging. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges, particularly edges of spine at hinges and corners. Original Bookseller stamp “Bickers & Son” to front endpaper. Inside pages clean and tight. A very smart and tight copy. 373pp. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Two Years Ago. In Three Volumes., KINGSLEY, REV.CHARLES:
94 KINGSLEY, REV.CHARLES: Two Years Ago. In Three Volumes.
Macmillan & Co. Cambridge. 1857 1st edition 
3 vols. Approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings with highly decorative gilt edging to boards, gilt decoration and lettering to spines, two leather morrocco spine labels each, raised banding, marbled endpapers and page edging. In very good conditions. Some minor marks to boards, light rubbing to edges and corners. Spines rubbed nr bottom. Inside owners label to front endpapers. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 304, 280, & 315pp. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Limits and Renewals, KIPLING, RUDYARD:
95 KIPLING, RUDYARD: Limits and Renewals
London, Macmillan, 1932 1st edition 
Hardback, Size 8 x 5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt elephant head medallion to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened and rubbed at ends with small chips, small tears to corners and larger tear to rear side). Slight fading to edges of cloth, Slight darkening to endpapers, else a very clean and tight copy. --- Collection of stories and verses by Kipling. 400pp. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Collected Poems. Two volumes. Vol I, Rhyming Poems, Vol II, Unrhyming Poems., LAWRENCE, D.H.:
96 LAWRENCE, D.H.: The Collected Poems. Two volumes. Vol I, Rhyming Poems, Vol II, Unrhyming Poems.
London. Martin Secker. 1928 1st edition. 
8vo. 2 vols. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Vol I has original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small pieces missing from ends of spine and along edges. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. owner’s inscription, dated 1938. Else clean and tight copies. 232, 304pp. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Virgin & the Gipsy., LAWRENCE, D.H.:
97 LAWRENCE, D.H.: The Virgin & the Gipsy.
London. Martin Secker. 1930 1st edition. 
8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Large piece missing from lower spine. Pieces missing from corners. Chips and tears to edges. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slightly browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 192pp. Publisher’s note near front states; “This novel lacks the author’s final revision and has been printed from the manuscript exactly as it stands”. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Literary Dorset., LEGG, RODNEY:
98 LEGG, RODNEY: Literary Dorset.
Dorset Publishing Comp. 1990 (1st.). 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 192 pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased at top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. An encyclopedia of Dorset Towns and Villages and the writers, with short biographies, that lived there or were associated with them. William Barnes, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Allsop, Frederick Treves, Alfred Russel Wallace, to name just a few. Very interesting and excellent reference material, written with the author’s characteristic thoroughness. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Poems 1943-1947., LEWIS, C.DAY:
99 LEWIS, C.DAY: Poems 1943-1947.
Johnathan Cape. London. 1948 1st edition. 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With dustwrapper. 93pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small chips. Handling marks. Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1948. Else a clean and tight copy. The poems are on a personal or biographical theme, the creative process and tributes to other poets. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Word Over All., LEWIS, C.DAY:
100 LEWIS, C.DAY: Word Over All.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1945 4th imp. 
Size 5.75 x 8.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with red lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed along edges with a couple one small tear. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 52pp. Collection of poems by C.Day Lewis. Includes poems from ‘Poems in Wartime’. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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