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The Dark Companion.

By: COOKSON, G.M.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Privately printed. 1940 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 56442


Tall 8vo. In grey limp card covers. In very good condition. Covers slightly browned and creased at edges. Mild foxing to edges. Else clean and tight inside. 32pp. The star Procyon has a dark companion, and the two revolve round each other in a period of forty years. A dialogue poem between Procyon and his dark companion. They debate religion and war. Oxford, Berkshire, Kent, Paris, Rome, Jordan, Jerusalem. View more info

Image for Homeward Bound: Or, The Chase. AND Eve Effingham; A Sequel To Homeward Bound. A Tale of The Sea. A New Edition. Two Volumes in One.

Homeward Bound: Or, The Chase. AND Eve Effingham; A Sequel To Homeward Bound. A Tale of The Sea. A New Edition. Two Volumes in One.

By: COOPER, J. Fenimore,

Price: £30.00

Publisher: G. Routledge & Co. London. 1855 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 74457


Size 4 x 6.5 inches. Half-bound in green calf leather to spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Label, gilt and raised banding to spine. In very good condition. Spine faded with rubbing to corners and edges. Boards rubbed with some minor chips to leather. Endpapers and title slightly dirtied else pages generally clean throughtout. Else a very tight and sound copy. 316 + 287pp. View more info

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Poetical Works of Wiliam Cowper Edited by Robert Bell. In Three Volumes.

By: COWPER, William: BELL, Robert:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker and Son, 1854:

Seller ID: 79514


3 vols. Hardback, 6.5 x 4 inches. Brown calf leather with raised and gilt banding to spines; twin red & black spine labels, gilt paneled boards and dentelles, marbled endpapers and page edges, and gilt prize vignettes to fronts. In very good conditions. Spines darkened, corners and ends of spines rubbed, rubbing to edges. Some dark mottled marks to boards. Gilt vignettes read “West of England Examination Prize, First Class 1857.” Neat inscription to top o... View more info

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The Poetical Works of William Cowper. With a Preface by the Rev. T. S. Grimshawe. A New Edition.

By: COWPER, WILLIAM: GRIMSHAWE, Rev. T. S.:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg and Co., 1853:

Seller ID: 79734


Hardback, 6.5 x 4 inches. Full brown morocco leather binding, extensive gilt decorations to boards and spine, with raised banding and gilt lettering. Gilt crests to boards “Tuum Est.” In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and rubbed on banding and top edge. Some minor handling to boards. Some minor marks to endpapers with neat inscription to front “H. E. Wainwright, 1854.” Some minor darkening to edges of plates, some minor foxing/darkening... View more info

Image for Blood, Earth and Medicine. a year in the life of a casual agricultural labourer. With a foreword by John Fowles. Signed copy.

Blood, Earth and Medicine. a year in the life of a casual agricultural labourer. With a foreword by John Fowles. Signed copy.

By: CROWDEN, JAMES:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Parrett Press, Martock. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65221


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. View more info

Image for Santo Sebastiano: Or, The Young Protector. A Novel. In Five Volumes. Second Edition. By the Author of “The Romance of the Pyrenees.”

Santo Sebastiano: Or, The Young Protector. A Novel. In Five Volumes. Second Edition. By the Author of “The Romance of the Pyrenees.”

By: CUTHBERTSON, Catherine;

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London George Robinson 1809:

Seller ID: 75842


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... View more info

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The Story of King Midas.

By: DAVIDSON, GLADYS:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. n.d. ca 1920:

Seller ID: 73227


Size 5.0 x 6.75 inches. In olive green cloth covers with black lettering to spine and pictorial front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. With b/w line drawings. The story of King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold. View more info

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Poems. 1901 to1918, two volumes.

By: de la MARE, WALTER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Constable and Company Ltd. 1932 6th imp.:

Seller ID: 70867


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 19... View more info

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Poems. 1919 to1934.

By: de la MARE, WALTER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Constable and Company Ltd. 1935 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70868


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. View more info

Image for The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostic, and several cures of it. In three partitions. With their several sections, members and subsections, philisophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up. To which is prefixed A Satyricall Preface, conducing to the following discourse. The sixteenth edition printed from the authorized copy of 1651, with the author’s last corrections, additions &c, &c.

The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostic, and several cures of it. In three partitions. With their several sections, members and subsections, philisophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up. To which is prefixed A Satyricall Preface, conducing to the following discourse. The sixteenth edition printed from the authorized copy of 1651, with the author’s last corrections, additions &c, &c.

By: DEMOCRITUS JUNIOR:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: R.Blake. 1840:

Seller ID: 79705


Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. In Quarter-Bound Leather binding, marbled paper boards, gilt decoration to spine, with lettering to maroon leather label. Speckled page edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing and handling to boards; corners bumped etc. Contemporary/later endpapers. Some minor darkening to frontis plate & surrounding pages. Neat inscriptiuon to top of title page “Arnold, 1847,” with a handwritten passage rom “... View more info

Image for The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq. Containing all his Original Poems, Tales and Translations. Now first collected and published together in Four Volumes. With explanatory notes and observations also an account of his life and writings.

The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq. Containing all his Original Poems, Tales and Translations. Now first collected and published together in Four Volumes. With explanatory notes and observations also an account of his life and writings.

By: DERRICK, Samuel: DRYDEN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, J. & R. Tonson, 1760:

Seller ID: 79532


4 vols. Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full polished calf leather bindings; raised banding and gilt decorations, red & blue leather spine labels. Gilt paneled boards and edge dentelles. In very good conditions. Leather and spines still bright. Some rubbing to spines; small chip top of spine v.1. and bottom v.3. Some rubbing and small marks to boards. Front hinge partially cracked v.1. and both hinges started on v.4. Bookplates to endpapers “John Day, Lincolns I... View more info

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Bleak House With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.

By: DICKENS, CHARLES:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London Bradbury & Evans 1853 1st edition:

Seller ID: 79536


Hardback, 8vo. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound in brown calf leather and marbled paper boards. Raised banding and extensive gilt decoration with lettering to spine. Blind embossed decorative edging to boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Edges and corners bumped and rubbed. Some fading and rubbing to spine. Bookplate and bookseller labels to front endpaper “Evan Lewis,” and “H.W. White, Me... View more info

Image for The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxon, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the Daily Gazette. In slipcase.

The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxon, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the Daily Gazette. In slipcase.

By: DOYLE, Arthur CONAN:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society 1977 1st thus:

Seller ID: 79587


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated B&w plate to front. In hard card slipcase. In very good near fine condition with near fine slipcase (SC some minor shelfwear.) 195pp. With 11 B&W illustrated plates. View more info

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The Black Book. A Novel.

By: DURRELL, LAWRENCE:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. London 1973 repr.:

Seller ID: 75529


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. View more info

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Marie Stopes A Checklist of Her Writings

By: EATON, Peter / WARNICK, Marilyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Croom Helm 1977 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74279


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. View more info

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First and Second Love. Sonnets.

By: FARJEON, ELEANOR:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. OUP. 1959 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 65211


8vo. In beige cloth covers with silver to spine. With dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 52pp. Personal poems originally written, not for publication, about the author’s love for two men. Thirty years after writing she felt the time was right to publish. This new edition was published 10 years later. View more info

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The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

By: FOWLES, JOHN:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 1969 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 75904


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. View more info

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Yeast: A Problem. Reprinted, with Corrections and Additions from Fraser’s Magazine.

By: FRASER’S MAGAZINE;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: John. W. Parker, West Strand. London. 1851 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74636


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... View more info

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Two Forsyte Interludes. A Silent Wooing, Passers By. Signed Limited Edition.

By: GALSWORTHY, John;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd. 1927 1st:

Seller ID: 74479


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. View more info

Image for Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life With full biographical introduction by the editor. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life With full biographical introduction by the editor. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: GASKELL, Mrs: BETTANY, G.T.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co., 1891:

Seller ID: 80294


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing to title page, a couple of minor handling marks, else a very clean and tight copy. 422pp +26pp cat. View more info