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Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.
1 Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.
London. 1796 
Size 5.75 x 9.5 inches. Re-bound in grey hard card covers with gilt to maroon morocco title label on leather spine. New endpapers. 544pp. With illustrated main title page. In very good condition. Small marks to front. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Anthology of ‘improving’ verse, for young people, from the end of the 18th century. Includes works by, Dryden, Johnson, Gay, Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton and many others. 
Price: 108.00 GBP
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The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes., (CRABBE):
2 (CRABBE): The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes.
John Murray. 1851 
8 vols.; 8vo. In light brown full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and tan and green morocco title labels. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Eight volumes. With b/w engraved frontis and vignette main title page. In very good condition. Spines slightly faded and rubbed. Light scratches and small marks to covers. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. A couple have small pencil marks in margins. There are a couple of contemporary inserts loose at front . Else very clean and tight copies. Volume one is The Life. The remaining volumes have the poems and letters, etc. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc., (HENTY), VARIOUS:
3 (HENTY), VARIOUS: Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc.
London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son. n.d ca 1938 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark grey cloth with dark green lettering and blue design to front board. In very good condition. Corners, edges and ends of spine rubbed, rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers with inscription to front “Sylvia M. Gee 9/2/38.” Some small spots to outer page edges, slight darkening to top of title page. Colour plates clean and bright. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 8 Colour plates and 14 full-page b&w illustrations. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Introducing James Joyce. A Selection of Joyce’s Prose. With an introductory note., (JOYCE) ELIOT, T.S.:
4 (JOYCE) ELIOT, T.S.: Introducing James Joyce. A Selection of Joyce’s Prose. With an introductory note.
Faber & Faber, Ltd. 1942 2nd imp. 
Size 4.75 x 7.5 inches. In yellow cloth covers with purple lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. 146pp.(thin paper). In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small marks. Corners clipped, but price still visible). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. T.S.Eliot makes a selection of some of the prose of James Joyce as an introduction to his work. Includes, The Sisters, from The Dubliners, from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Through The Looking-Glass. And What Alice Found There. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel., (TENNIEL, JOHN); CARROLL, LEWIS:
5 (TENNIEL, JOHN); CARROLL, LEWIS: Through The Looking-Glass. And What Alice Found There. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel.
London, Macmillan & Co. 1942 repr 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine and boards. Vignettes of red and white queens on boards. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW spine and edges darkened, small nicks to ends of spine. In plastic sleeve.) Corners slightly bumped, endpapers darkened, Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 227pp + 2pp cat. With b&w engravings and illustrations in text. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Clerkenwell Tales., ACKROYD, PETER:
6 ACKROYD, PETER: The Clerkenwell Tales.
Chatto and Windus. 2003 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 213pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Set in London in 1399, prophets forsee the Day of Judgement. the author uses the cast of the Canterbury Tales to elucidate the mysterious events. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Essays. Chosen and Edited by John Richard Green., ADDISON, JOSEPH:
7 ADDISON, JOSEPH: Essays. Chosen and Edited by John Richard Green.
London. Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1920 repr. 
Size 4.0 x 6.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. 377pp. With b/w portrait vignette to main title page. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Small marks to front. Pencil notes to back endpapers. Foxing to title pages. Else a clean and tight copy. Collected essays of Joseph Addison. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.), ADDISON, JOSEPH; STEELE, RICHARD;
8 ADDISON, JOSEPH; STEELE, RICHARD; The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.)
Glasgow, Printed for Robert Duncan, for J. Robb and R. Duncan, 1769 
Hardbacks, 8 volumes complete. Size approx 7 x 4 inches. In brown full calf leather bindings with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Speckled edges. Plain endpapers. Generally in very good conditions. Corners bumped and edges rubbed, corners slightly chipped. Rubbing and darkening to spines and some nicks/chips to ends of spines. Some minor rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers. Neat bookplates to front endpapers “A. Frank Stammers.” Some slight darkening, One or two minor spots, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. ---- The Spectator was a daily publication of 1711–12, founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England after they met at Charterhouse School. Eustace Budgell, a cousin of Addison's, also contributed to the publication. Each 'paper', or 'number', was approximately 2,500 words long, and the original run consisted of 555 numbers. These were collected into seven volumes. The paper was revived without the involvement of Steele in 1714, appearing thrice weekly for six months, and these papers when collected formed the eighth volume. Illustrated with engraved decorative title pages and 8 frontispieces. Decorative scrollwork separates articles. 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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A Fiery Eye. Signed copy., ALCOCK, FRANK:
9 ALCOCK, FRANK: A Fiery Eye. Signed copy.
Piscean Press. Portland, Dorset. 2000 1st edition. 
5.5” x 8.5”. In illustrated limp card covers with red lettering to spine and front. In near fine condition. Author’s dedicatory inscription to title page. A very clean and tight copy. 80pp. 79 poems from Frank Alcock. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Images., ALDINGTON, RICHARD:
10 ALDINGTON, RICHARD: Images.
London. The Egoist Ltd. n.d ca 1925 
Sm 8vo. In brown hard card covers with green cloth spine. Paper title labels to spine and front. 60pp. In very good condition. In removable plastic cover. Spine slightly darkened and covers slightly marked. Owners’ nameplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. "These poems are taken from "Images" (published around 1915 and now out of print), and the various Imagist anthologies which are also being allowed to lapse. I have rescued one or two poems from periodicals. There are also one or two newer poems which did not quite fit into my other two books". 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Lucretius on the Nature of Things. Translated from the Latin into English Verse. With Introduction, Appendices and Notes., ALLISON, Sir ROBERT:
11 ALLISON, Sir ROBERT: Lucretius on the Nature of Things. Translated from the Latin into English Verse. With Introduction, Appendices and Notes.
London. Arthur L.Humphreys. 1919 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 8.25 inches. In blue grey hard card covers with paper title label to cream cloth spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Small marks to boards. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Else a clean and tight copy. 275pp. English translation of a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius, with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience, and an attempt to show that everything in nature can be explained by natural laws without the need for the intervention of divine beings. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Paris Symphony. With a foreword by John Cowper Powys., ANDERSON, JOHN REDWOOD:
12 ANDERSON, JOHN REDWOOD: Paris Symphony. With a foreword by John Cowper Powys.
London. George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1947 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 87pp. With portrait frontis. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. Poems in four Movements. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED., ARMSTRONG, Archie
13 ARMSTRONG, Archie Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED.
Edinburgh / London. William Paterson / Southran, Baer & Co. 1872 Ltd Ed. 
8 x 5.5 inches. Brown cloth hardback with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Corners bumped, cloth faded, spine darkened. Label rubbed. A couple of small minor marks to title and endpapers else pages clean and tight throughout. 383pp. Frontis portrait and illustrated title page. Decorative chapter headings. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems., ARNOLD, MATTHEW:
14 ARNOLD, MATTHEW: Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems.
Macmillan & Co. 1888 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In brown morocco bindings with gilt to spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Three volumes. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened. Small marks and handling marks. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Vol I has marks to first blank page. Else a clean and tight set. Poems by Matthew Arnold. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts., AUDEN, W.H. / ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER:
15 AUDEN, W.H. / ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER: On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts.
Faber and Faber Limited. 1939 2nd imp. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 123pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1943. Play in three acts by W.H.Auden and Christopher Isherwood. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Thank You, Fog. Last Poems., AUDEN, W.H.:
16 AUDEN, W.H.: Thank You, Fog. Last Poems.
London. Faber and Faber. 1974 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light blue hard card covers with gilt to dark blue cloth spine. With dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 57pp. The last Poems of W.H.Auden. Includes his last work for the stage, The Entertainment of the Senses. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Novels of Jane Austen. The Winchester Edition. Complete In Ten Volumes., AUSTEN, JANE:
17 AUSTEN, JANE: The Novels of Jane Austen. The Winchester Edition. Complete In Ten Volumes.
Edinburgh. John Grant. 1906 1st thus 
10 volumes. Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped. Spines faded. Some minor marks and handling to boards and cloths. Vol.4 has a couple minor marks to rear. Vol.7 has split front hinge and endpaper(repaired). Vol.8 has small nick to cloth at bottom of spine. Endpapers all heavily darkened and foxed. Moderate foxing to pages throughout all. Else a tight and smart set. Volume I has engraved frontis portrait. 
Price: 325.00 GBP
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Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Shorter Works, Mansfield Park, Emma. Seven Volumes. This Edition is Selected from the Definitive Text of Professor R.W. Chapman., AUSTEN, Jane;
18 AUSTEN, Jane; Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Shorter Works, Mansfield Park, Emma. Seven Volumes. This Edition is Selected from the Definitive Text of Professor R.W. Chapman.
The Folio Society 1989 7th imp. 
7 volumes. Each approx 6 x 9 inches. Each bound in red cloth with decorative floral paper covered boards. In red hard card slipcase. Gilt to spines and slipcase. In very good condition. All volumes clean and tight. With very good slipcase. Slipcase has some minor rubbing and minor marks on rear. Esle an excellent set. With Wood-Engravings by Joan Hassall. 
Price: 89.00 GBP
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The Essays. or Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon. First published in 1597 , and as he left them newly written. With an introduction by Henry Morley., BACON, FRANCIS:
19 BACON, FRANCIS: The Essays. or Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon. First published in 1597 , and as he left them newly written. With an introduction by Henry Morley.
London. George Routledge and Sons. 1884. 
Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In blue/grey cloth covers with black lettering and decor to spine and front. Adverts to endpapers. 307pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened with small chips at edges. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Slight browning to pages with occasional foxing spots. Neat inscription to main title page, dated 1888 with owner’s inscription opposite, dated 1937. Else a clean and tight copy. Morley’s Universal Library edition of Essays of Francis Bacon. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Collected Works of Walter Bagehot. Edited by Norman St John-Stevas. The Literary Essays in two volumes. The Historical Essays in two volumes., BAGEHOT, WALTER:
20 BAGEHOT, WALTER: The Collected Works of Walter Bagehot. Edited by Norman St John-Stevas. The Literary Essays in two volumes. The Historical Essays in two volumes.
The Economist. London. 1965-68 1st editions. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Four volumes. With b/w portrait frontis to Vol I. In very good condition with very good dustwrappers (dw; slightly rubbed at ends of spines. Small marks. Not price clipped). Vol III has small marks to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight set. The first four volumes of the Collected Works of the Victorian writer Walter Bagehot. These volumes have the Historical and Literary Essays. Edited by Norman St John-Stevas. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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