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Emma “The Nelson Classics.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, No date, circa 1950’s:

Seller ID: 79499


6 x 4 inches. Pebbled / leather effect cloth cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edges blued. In very good condition. Some minor handling marks and some light patches to cloth. Some minor foxing to outer page edges, else a clean tight copy. 498pp. View more info

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Mansfield Park With Coloured Illustrations by C. E. Brock. “The Series of English Idylls.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London & New York, J. M. Dent & Sons, & E.P. Dutton & Co., no date ca1928:

Seller ID: 79794


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Light pale green cloth with red decorative design and lettering to front and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor handling to cloth, corners slightly bumped, small nick to rear bottom corner of spine. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing to outer page edges else a clean and tight copy. 396pp. 15 coloured plates + a decorative title page by C. E. Brock. View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: AUSTEN, Jane;

Price: £89.00

Publisher: The Folio Society 1989 7th imp.:

Seller ID: 74335


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. View more info

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The Novels of Jane Austen In Ten Volumes. Illustrated.

By: AUSTEN, JANE; JOHNSON, Reginald Brimley:

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Company, 1896-7 5th/6th edition:

Seller ID: 80054


10 vols. Hardbacks, Demy 8vo; approx 7 x 4.5 ins. Attractive light green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine & front cover. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Nice bright cloth. Some handling marks and minor soiling. Free endpapers darkened, printed bookplate to fronts with stag designs. Some light foxing spots to front tissue guards/title/frontis’, else pages very clean and tight. Illustrated wi... View more info

Image for 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 Collected Works of Walter Bagehot. Edited by Norman St John-Stevas. The Literary Essays in two volumes. The Historical Essays in two volumes.

By: BAGEHOT, WALTER:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: The Economist. London. 1965-68 1st editions.:

Seller ID: 72744


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 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. Four volumes. With b/w portrait frontis to Vol I. The first four volumes of the Collected Works of the Victorian writer Walter Bagehot. These volumes have the Historical and Literary Essays. ... View more info

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Poems of a Country Lover.

By: BARR, E.D.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd. 1966. 1st edition:

Seller ID: 66007


Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 80pp. Collection of poems on a rural theme. View more info

Image for Intimate Journals. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, Introduction by W. H. Auden. With Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. LIMITED EDITION of 750 Copies.

Intimate Journals. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, Introduction by W. H. Auden. With Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. LIMITED EDITION of 750 Copies.

By: BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES; ISHERWOOD, C.; AUDEN, W. H.;

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1949 1st thus LTD Edition:

Seller ID: 77535


Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges, spine a little faded and darkened, minor tears to corners, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 71pp. Illustrated with Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. Plates with tissue guards. View more info

Image for Green and Pleasant Land. Poetry of the English Countryside. Pictures by Gordon Beningfield.

Green and Pleasant Land. Poetry of the English Countryside. Pictures by Gordon Beningfield.

By: BENINGFIELD, GORDON:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Selectabook. Devizes. 2003:

Seller ID: 71211


Size 10.0 x 7.0 inches, oblong. In illustrated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; front slightly faded. Price clipped).Small stain to bottom edge affecting some pages inside. Else a clean and tight copy. 125pp. Collection of poems by various authors on themes of English countryside and nature, illustrated by Gordon Beningfield. View more info

Image for Hope Against Hope. And Other Stories. Signed LTD edition.

Hope Against Hope. And Other Stories. Signed LTD edition.

By: BENSON, Stella;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. 1931 1st ltd ed:

Seller ID: 75609


10.5 x 6.5 ins. Half bound in white/cream cloth to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering and edging to cloth. top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners bumped and nicked at leading edges. Spine darkened with some minor rubbing. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Signed by author opposite half-title page. Pages rough cut else very clean and tight throughout. 152pp. View more info

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The Minerva Press. 1790 - 1820

By: BLAKEY, Dorothy;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London The Bibliographical Society, Oxford. 1939 (for 1935):

Seller ID: 75845


Size 9 x 7 inches. Half bound in cream cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. Black lettering to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened. Boards slightly faded around edges. Some spotting to top page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 339pp. 9 Collotype Illustrations (1 double page.) View more info

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Shells by a Stream. New poems.

By: BLUNDEN, EDMUND:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan & Co. 1944 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55133


In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed with small chips along edges. Old repairs with sticky tape inside. Not price clipped). Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 60pp. Not war poems in the ordinary sense...not a casual optimism, his vision is one of an ultimate flowering of many hopes often seemingly frustrated. View more info

Image for A Voyage From Utopia. Edited with an Introduction by M. F. Lloyd-Prichard.

A Voyage From Utopia. Edited with an Introduction by M. F. Lloyd-Prichard.

By: BRAY, John Francis;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence and Wisheart Ltd. 1957 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77493


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges, slightly darkened. Small price label to inner flap.) Minor rubbing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Some spotting to page edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. View more info

Image for The Testament of Beauty. A Poem in 4 Books by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate. Second edition with the Author’s final corrections.

The Testament of Beauty. A Poem in 4 Books by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate. Second edition with the Author’s final corrections.

By: BRIDGES, ROBERT:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford. Clarendon Press 1938 2nd edition.:

Seller ID: 72814


Size 7.0 x 8.75 inches. In marbled hard card covers with gilt to vellum spine. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small marks. Slight browning and mild foxing. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Many pages uncut/unopened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 175pp. With portrait frontis. Publisher's note tipped in at the back. Produced near the end of ... View more info

Image for The Complete Novels Folio Edition. Boxed Set. Illustrated with wood engravings. Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, Villette, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Seven (7) Volumes.

The Complete Novels Folio Edition. Boxed Set. Illustrated with wood engravings. Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, Villette, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Seven (7) Volumes.

By: BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE:

Price: £85.00

Publisher: The Folio Society. 1991:

Seller ID: 78840


Tall 8vo. 7 vols; In green silk covers with gilt to spines. In hard card slipcase with gilt to side. In very good condition with very good slipcase. Two tiny spots on spines. But NOT faded which is often the case with these volumes. Some very light rubbing on edges. Inside very clean & tight. Prof ills. with b/w wood engravings by various artists. A beautifully produced set of the novels of the Bronte sisters. Illustrations by; Simon Brett, George Tate, Howard Phipps... View more info

Image for Speak to the Hills. An Anthology of Twentieth Century British and Irish Mountain Poetry. Foreword by Norman Nicholson. Signed limited edition.

Speak to the Hills. An Anthology of Twentieth Century British and Irish Mountain Poetry. Foreword by Norman Nicholson. Signed limited edition.

By: BROWN, HAMISH / BERRY, MARTYN (eds):

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Aberdeen University Press. 1985 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70164


Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 530pp. With b/w photographs. A rare anthology of over 600 poems with a mountain theme, by more than 300 writers. This is No. 31 of a limited edition for subscribers, and signed by the editors. View more info

Image for The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired country. Illustrated by William Strang.

The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired country. Illustrated by William Strang.

By: BUNYAN, JOHN:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo, 1895:

Seller ID: 79814


Hardback, Tall 8vo. 9 x 6.5 inches. Half bound in dark green polished morocco leather and green cloth boards; gilt line detailing, gilt decoration with raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities, corners slightly bumped and chipped on rear side. A couple of dark patches on spine. Binders stamp to front endpaper “Hatchards, Piccadilly.” Neat inscription to front endpaper &#... View more info

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The Works of John Bunyan. With an Introduction to each Treatise, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life, Times & Contemporaries. In Three Volumes.

By: BUNYAN, John; OFFOR, George;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, Blackie & Son, 1859:

Seller ID: 77858


3 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. (approx 10 x 7 ins.) In dark green full morocco leather bindings with gilt lettering; raised banding and gilt panel decoration to spines. Gilt and black line panelling to boards and embossed and printed designs to fronts and rears of boards, gilt inner dentelles and edging. All page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped and rubbed, Some minor rubbing to edges and spines. Spines slightly darkened. Some ... View more info

Image for Love, War and Fancy. The Customs and Manners of the East from writings on the Arabian Nights.  Edited and Introduced by Kenneth Walker.

Love, War and Fancy. The Customs and Manners of the East from writings on the Arabian Nights. Edited and Introduced by Kenneth Walker.

By: BURTON, SIR RICHARD:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Kimber. London. 1964 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57392


Tall 8vo. Bound in grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small chip to lower front fore edge. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges affecting first few pages. Else a clean and tight copy. 288pp. This collection was originally published as part of Burton’s 16 volume set of the Arabian Nights. They reflect how intensely he was fascinated by the East and his uncompromising outs... View more info

Image for Hudibras. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended With Several Additions and Annotations.

Hudibras. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended With Several Additions and Annotations.

By: BUTLER, SAMUEL:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: London. 1709:

Seller ID: 71027


Size 4.5 x 7.75 inches. In full calf leather binding. Raised bands. In good condition. Spine strengthened with old cloth repair, now rubbed and split. Boards and edges rubbed. Splits to hinges. One plate loose. One plate missing. Occasional small marks. In three parts, individually numbered. With b/w engraved plates. Hudibras is a mock epic satire on the Roundheads, puritans and their associates. It tells of the adventures of the Knight, Hudibras, who is both bigoted and... View more info

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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. Four Volumes In Two.

By: CARLYLE, THOMAS:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1888 “Reprinted from Stereotype Plates”:

Seller ID: 77640


2 volumes. Hardback. 7.5 x 5 ins. Half bound in blue calf leather with marbled paper covered boards. Red and Brown morocco leather spine labels lettered in gilt; with raised banding and gilt flower decorations to spines. Gilt line detailing to boards, marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Spines rubbed and darkened. Rubbing to edges and corners. Some marks and fading to boards. A couple of chips to edges. Neat inscription “Louisa Gerstley”... View more info