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Image for Hero and Leander. A poem begunne by Christopher Marlowe and finished by George Chapman. Limited edition.

Hero and Leander. A poem begunne by Christopher Marlowe and finished by George Chapman. Limited edition.

By: MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER / CHAPMAN, GEORGE:

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London. Joseph M.Dent. 1909 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 70886


Size 6.25 x 8.5 inches. In vellum covers hard card board with gilt to light brown leather spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Boards slightly discoloured and warped. Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 103pp. With some red decoration. Marlowe had completed the two opening Sestyads before his death and ‘about a hundred lines of the third’. The work was completed by George Chapman. ... View more info

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Eggs and Baker. or The Days of Trial.

By: MASEFIELD, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Heinemann. London. 1936 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61257


8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. Blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small chips at ends. Slight browning. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 298pp. Novel by the Poet Laureate. View more info

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Selected Poems. Signed limited edition.

By: MASEFIELD, JOHN:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: Wiliam heinemann, Ltd. 1922:

Seller ID: 73082


Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In white hard card covers with gilt to vellum spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Handling marks. Author’s signature to limited edition. Else a clean and tight copy. 245pp. With portrait frontis. Collection of Poems by John Masefield. limited edition of 530 of which this is No.386. View more info

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The Hollowed-Out Elder Stalk. John Cowper Powys as Poet.

By: MATHIAS, Roland; POWYS, John Cowper;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Enitharmon Press. 1979 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76459


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In blue cloth with gilt to spine. In original dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW Price clipped, label mark to front and rear corner.) Else a very clean tight copy. 158pp. View more info

Image for Vittoria. Two Volumes. Surrey edition.

Vittoria. Two Volumes. Surrey edition.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Times Book Club. 1912 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57758


Tall 8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Ex library copies. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened with slight chips and small tears to tops. Corners slightly bumped. Labels from Seafarers’ Education Service on front endpapers. With a few stamps at rear, and some minor foxing. Else clean and tight copies. 320, 309pp. With b/w frontis and tissue guards. Published in 1867, this is the sequel to Sandra Belloni. It is a most vivid account... View more info

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The Amazing Marriage. 2 volumes.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co. 1895:

Seller ID: 58335


In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened. Corners slightly bumped. Slight part fading to covers. Occasional foxing spots throughout. Else clean and tight copies. 270, 282pp. View more info

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Diana of the Crossways. A Novel.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. Chapman and Hall. 1885 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 58336


In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Small marks to covers. Owner’s inscription in pencil on half title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 398pp. An account of an intelligent and forceful woman trapped in a miserable marriage and was prompted by Meredith's friendship with society beauty and author Caroline Norton. View more info

Image for When We Were Very Young. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, (FIRST ISSUE.)

When We Were Very Young. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, (FIRST ISSUE.)

By: MILNE, A. A.; SHEPARD, E. H.;

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1924 1st edition & 1st Issue:

Seller ID: 80386


Hardback, size approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine, gilt paneling to front with pictorial gilt figures to front and rear corner. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Some very small handling marks to boards. Free endpapers darkened with neat pencil inscription to front “A. Newcent.” Inside pages very clean and tight; small dark mark to to... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works With Notes of Various Authors; and with some account of the life and writings of Milton, derived principally from original documants in Her Majesty’s State-Paper Office. By the late Henry John Todd, M.A. Fifth Edition. In Four volumes.

The Poetical Works With Notes of Various Authors; and with some account of the life and writings of Milton, derived principally from original documants in Her Majesty’s State-Paper Office. By the late Henry John Todd, M.A. Fifth Edition. In Four volumes.

By: MILTON, JOHN:

Price: £130.00

Publisher: London, Rivingtons, Longman, Simpkin &c &c., 1852:

Seller ID: 78896


4 vols. 8vo. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In brown full calf leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to spine on black and maroon morocco title labels, gilt paneled boards and edge dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges, Spines slightly darkened. Some minor rubbing marks to boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Georgio Darrock, 1862.” Binders stamp to bottom edge “Nutt & Son... View more info

Image for Master Mariner - Book 1 - Running Proud.

Master Mariner - Book 1 - Running Proud.

By: MONSARRAT, NICHOLAS:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cassell & Company. London. 1978. 1st ed, 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 54933


Black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly rubbed at top edge. Price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. 524pp. Ills. with b/w maps and line drawings. This is the story of Matthew Lawe, whose spectacular act of cowardice in the midst of Drake’s defeat of the Spanish Armada brought upon him a wild witch’s curse that he stay on earth until his guilt was purged... View more info

Image for THE STRAND MAGAZINE. An Illustrated Monthly. Vol. XII (12) July - December 1896. With: A.CONAN DOYLE: Rodney Stone. (Chaps.1 - 10)

THE STRAND MAGAZINE. An Illustrated Monthly. Vol. XII (12) July - December 1896. With: A.CONAN DOYLE: Rodney Stone. (Chaps.1 - 10)

By: NEWNES, George;

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London George Newnes 1896:

Seller ID: 77100


Hardback, approx 9.5 x 7 inches. In beveled edge blue cloth covers, pictorial design to front, and decorative gilt lettering to spine. Red speckled page edging. Floral endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped/rubbed with some minor rubbing to ends of spine. Some slight darkening/handling marks to cloth. Neat owners label to half-title pg. Some mild foxing to frontis verso. Cracked between endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. Contents include: Ad... View more info

Image for Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions A Collection of Original Manuscripts Letters and Book of Oscar Wilde. Catalogue 161. Including his Letters written to Robert Ross from Reading Gaol and Unpublished Letters Poems and Plays formerly in the possession of Robert Ross, C.S. Millard (Stuart Mason) and The Younger Son of O.W.

Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions A Collection of Original Manuscripts Letters and Book of Oscar Wilde. Catalogue 161. Including his Letters written to Robert Ross from Reading Gaol and Unpublished Letters Poems and Plays formerly in the possession of Robert Ross, C.S. Millard (Stuart Mason) and The Younger Son of O.W.

By: OSCAR, WILDE:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Dulau and Co., No date, Limited Edition:

Seller ID: 79605


Large paperback, 10 x 8 inches. In plain paper covers with gold lettering to front. In very good condition. Some darkening and rubbing to cover, small tears/nicks to ends of spine. Some light foxing spots to endpapers. Inside pages clean and tight. Limited edition of 2000 copies. 140pp. With bookplate vignette and facsimiles of handwritings. View more info

Image for Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas. Two volumes. Second edition.

Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas. Two volumes. Second edition.

By: PATER, WALTER:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1885:

Seller ID: 79721


2 vols. Hardback, Tall 8vo. Quarter bound light brown calf leather and blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering to maroon leather spine label, with gilt banding and decoration. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary binding. In very good near fine conditions. Contemporary covers. Clean and bright. Neat inscription to endpaper “Walter A. Ford, Wellington College, 1886.” Page edges rough cut. A couple of tiny spots to pages, Else very clean and tight copies throughout. 239 &... View more info

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The Spinners. A Novel.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: William Heinemann. 1918 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73857


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Edges slightly bumped. Mild foxing and slight browning to edges. Else clean and tight copy. 403pp. Novel set in Dorset. A miller’s son seduces and abandons Sabina, a spinner. The story is in two parts, the first is Sabina’s story, the second her bastard son’s. View more info

Image for The Widow Garland. A Novel.

The Widow Garland. A Novel.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson. 1955 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73858


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed and marked with piece missing. Handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. Novel developed from a radio play. View more info

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Folly and Fresh Air.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London. Trischler and Co. 1891 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73859


Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In green cloth covers with maroon lettering and decor to spine and front. Patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Slight lean. Spine slightly marked. Handling and other small marks. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Bookseller’s old label to back endpaper. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 293pp. Stories based in Dartmoor about a holiday taken in &... View more info

Image for Singular Figures. Six Lectures. Edited by Paul Roberts.

Singular Figures. Six Lectures. Edited by Paul Roberts.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Colchester. Footprint Press. 1989 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76442


Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. (small label mark to rear corner of dw). Small marks to front endpaper where prev owners label removed, else a very clean and tight copy. 79pp. View more info

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Real Wraiths.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Village Press. 1974.:

Seller ID: 67000


Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In limp card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. Strange mystical tale of imagination and fantasy with Lucifer, Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Venus. View more info

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Samphire. Signed copy.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £99.00

Publisher: New York. T.Seltzer 1922 (not published in England). 1922.:

Seller ID: 73794


Size 4.5 x 7.25 inches. In patterned hard card covers with paper title labels to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends. Mark from old label to front. Large bookplate to front endpaper. Owner and author’s inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1930. Slight browning throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 53pp. Collection of poems. Signed by author at a lecture he gave on Shakespeare in USA. View more info

Image for Powys to a Japanese Friend. Edited by Anthony Head.

Powys to a Japanese Friend. Edited by Anthony Head.

By: POWYS, John Cowper; HARA, Ichiro; HEAD, Anthony;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. Cecil Woolf. 1990 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76450


Hardback. 9 x 5.5 inches. In pink cloth with original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. DW minor crease to top edge. Neat owners label to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy. 160pp. View more info