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Image for First and Second Love. Sonnets.

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 Personal poems originally written, not for publication, about the author’s love for two men.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

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Battle. Introduction by Kelsey Thornton.

By: GIBSON, W.W.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Cyder Press. Cheltenham. 1999:

Seller ID: 65774


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. View more info

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If It Die... Translated by Dorothy Bussy. LIMITED EDITION. 394/1500.

By: GIDE, Andre; BUSSY, Dorothy;

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London. 1950 1st edition:

Seller ID: 75221


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. View more info

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English Odes Selected by Edmund Gosse.

By: GOSSE, EDMUND (ed):

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. 1889:

Seller ID: 70854


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. In... View more info

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The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

By: GRAHAME, KENNETH:

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. 1908 Second (2nd) edition:

Seller ID: 77506


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 ... View more info

Image for The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

By: GRAHAME, KENNETH:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. 1910 Fifth edition:

Seller ID: 78844


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration to spine and front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Extremities a little rubbed. Some darkening to endpapers, Neat inscription to front endpaper. Some light to mild foxing throughout, pages rough cut, else pages overall nice and tight throughout. A really nice copy. 302pp. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. View more info

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No More Ghosts. Selected Poems.

By: GRAVES, ROBERT:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. 1940 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72732


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In cream hard card covers with blue lettering to spine and front. With blue dustwrapper. 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. 79pp. View more info

Image for An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Artists’ Edition.

An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Artists’ Edition.

By: GRAY, THOMAS:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London. John Slark. 1888:

Seller ID: 66186


Size 7.25 x 10.5 inches. In dark blue bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spineand decorated front. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 47pp. With b/w engravings. Each page is illustrated with a superb engraving, by various American artists. View more info

Image for The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney.

The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £850.00

Publisher: London, Grayson & Grayson, 1935 1st Ltd edition:

Seller ID: 77387


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 pl... View more info

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The Living Room. a Play in Two Acts.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1953 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77402


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. View more info

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The Complaisant Lover. a Comedy.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1959 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77401


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 tigh... View more info

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The Lost Childhood. And Other Essays.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77399


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 clea... View more info

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The Potting Shed. a Play in Three Acts.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1958 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77400


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... View more info

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It's a Battlefield. Inscribed by the Author.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM;

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1934 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77390


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... View more info

Image for Stamboul Train. With Quin Savory on page 77.

Stamboul Train. With Quin Savory on page 77.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1932 1st edition (1st issue):

Seller ID: 77392


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 cla... View more info

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A Gallery.

By: GUEDALLA, PHILIP:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Constable. 1924 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57474


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. View more info

Image for Chrysomela. A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick. Arranged by Francis Turner Palgrave.

Chrysomela. A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick. Arranged by Francis Turner Palgrave.

By: HERRICK, ROBERT:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1892 repr:

Seller ID: 78864


Limp boards. approx 6 x 4.5 ins. Full vellum binding with gilt lettering to spine and gilt coat of arms vignette to front & rear. Marbled endpapers. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing and slight darkening to vellum, a couple of minor marks. Some darkening and light foxing to endpapers, some minor spots to inside pages else clean and tight. xxviii, 199pp. Includes poems under the headings of; Idyllica, Amores, Epigrams, Graviores. View more info