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Image for The Works of Shakespeare in Eight Volumes. Collated with the Oldest copies, and Corrected; with notes, explanatory and critical. Printed Verbatim from the Ocatavo edition.

The Works of Shakespeare in Eight Volumes. Collated with the Oldest copies, and Corrected; with notes, explanatory and critical. Printed Verbatim from the Ocatavo edition.

By: SHAKESPEARE: THEOBALD, Mr.:

Price: £595.00

Publisher: London, C. Bathurst, J. Beecroft, Strahan Rivington &c &c... 1773:

Seller ID: 80062


8 volumes complete. Hardbacks, approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Bound in full speckled calf leather bindings with red and dark green leather spine labels, raised banding and gilt decoration to spines. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some darkening and rubbing to spines, with some small chips to ends, edges rubbed and corners bumped. Some minor marks and small rubbed patch to corner of rear board vol.5 else boards clean and bright. Endpapers bright, with bookplates to fro... View more info

Image for The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. Thirteen volumes. Pocket edition.

The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. Thirteen volumes. Pocket edition.

By: SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1927 repr’s:

Seller ID: 80354


13 vols. Hardbacks, 8vo. 7 x 4.5 inches. In dark blue full calf leather covers with gilt to spine and gilt signature designs to front. Top edges gilt. In very good near fine conditions. Covers very clean and bright, very little or no rubbing. Some slight darkening to endpapers, else pages all very clean and tight. An excellent set. 13 volumes. “Saint Joan” is illustrated with a photogravure frontis-portrait. Plays and essays by George Bernard Shaw. Most volum... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Including Various Additional Pieces from Ms. and Other Sources. The Text carefully revised, with notes and a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti. In Two Volumes.

The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Including Various Additional Pieces from Ms. and Other Sources. The Text carefully revised, with notes and a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti. In Two Volumes.

By: SHELLEY: ROSSETTI, W. M.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, E. Moxon, Son & Co. 1870:

Seller ID: 79568


2 vols. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Dark green morocco leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to twin brown spine labels, raised banding, extensive gilt decorative paneled boards and dentelles, full gilt page edging, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Extremities a little rubbed; corners edges and spine. Some loose articles in front. Some darkening/foxing between endpapers and to title page and frontis in v.2. v.1 frontis some small spots. Minor ma... View more info

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The Nut-Brown Maid.

By: SIDGWICK, F. (ed):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shakespeare Head Press. 1925:

Seller ID: 64871


8vo. In patterned limp card covers with dark brown lettering to front and spine. In fine condition. Pages uncut/unopened. A very clean and tight copy. 15pp. Dramatic lyric from the 16thC with period spelling. Conversation between an earl’s son and a baron’s daughter in alternate stanzas with introduction by F.Sidgwick. View more info

Image for An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems.

An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems.

By: SITWELL, SACHEVERELL:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1982 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65799


5.5” x 8.75”. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small chip to top front fore corner. Not price clipped). Slight browning to pages. Else a clean and tight copy. 142pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Later poems by Sacheverell Sitwell. View more info

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A Selection of His Poems. Edited with an Introduction by Roland Gant.

By: SKELTON, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Crown Classics. 1949 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 72831


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In illustrated hard card cover with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips and tears.Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 64pp. With decorated main title page. John Skelton was a poet and tutor to the young Henry VIII. View more info

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The Cottage on the Cliff, etc.

By: SKINNER, H.J.:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London. Hamilton, Adams and Co. 1865 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65461


8vo. In green bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 119pp. Collection of poems. View more info

Image for Poems. With Illustrations by Millais, Stanfield, Creswick, Mulready, Horsley etc.

Poems. With Illustrations by Millais, Stanfield, Creswick, Mulready, Horsley etc.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons New Edition (circa 1874):

Seller ID: 79567


Hardback 8vo. 8.5 x 6 inches. Dark green morocco leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to spine, raised banding, decorative paneled boards, full gilt page edging, and marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed; corners edges and spine. Boards faded in middles. “Hammond” binders mark to inner board edge. Neat inscription to front “Emma Willhemina Jean Melville, 1874.” Some loose articles in front. Some mild foxing to... View more info

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The Princess, A Medley. Sixth edition.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon, 1854 6th:

Seller ID: 79787


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In fine full green morocco leather binding with decorative gilt panelled boards, gilt decoration and lettering and raised banding to spine. Gilt dentelles to boards, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Slight crack between front endpaper. Neat inscription “R. Ellis, 1855,” to front, slight darkening to endpapers, else inside pages all clean and bright. A very ... View more info

Image for Idylls of the King. Illustrated in colour by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

Idylls of the King. Illustrated in colour by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. n.d. ca 1912.:

Seller ID: 79798


Hardback, approx 8 x 6 inches. Quarter bound dark green polished morocco leather and green cloth boards, lined with gilt and with gilt shield to front. Raised banding, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, grey endpapers. In very good condition. Spine faded, some rubbing to corners of boards. bookplate to front “Piers Debenham, 1919.” Some light/mild foxing spots to title page and some inside pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 216pp. W... View more info

Image for The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. In Five Volumes (Bound in Six.)

The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. In Five Volumes (Bound in Six.)

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Strahan and Co., 1872:

Seller ID: 80047


6 volumes. Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. In full tree-calf leather binding, raised banding and gilt decoration to spine, with lettering to twin maroon spine labels. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Spines have all been professionally repaired and relaid. Some rubbing to edges, corners slightly bumped. A couple with some bumps to edges, some rubbing to boards, vol.6 with some scratches to front. Neat inscription to front of vol.1 “J. Cos... View more info

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Maud, and Other Poems.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edward Moxon. 1866:

Seller ID: 80409


Hardback, approx 6.5 x 4.5 inches. Blue calf leather with gilt paneled boards and decorations, light brown leather spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine binding by “Jenkins & Cecil.” In very good condition. Edges and spine slightly rubbed. Gilt decoration and boards bright. Occasional foxing spots inside. Inscribed on prelim “D. Sheila Macpherson.” A small strip of decorative paper has been pasted over the state... View more info

Image for The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.

The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.

By: THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. London. n.d. ca1920.:

Seller ID: 75223


8vo. In maroon full calf leather covers with gilt, raised banding and decoration to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and along top edge of front board. Inner pages clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 1004pp. With many b&w illustrations in text. Facsimile edition of the 1864 edition with appendices and illustrations. View more info

Image for The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

By: THOMSON, JAMES:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: (A. Millar. London?) 1764:

Seller ID: 79736


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In sumptuous full calf leather binding with dark brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding and gilt decorations to spine, gilt paneled boards with inner dark embossed decoration. In very good condition. Contemporary fine leather binding with contemporary endpapers. Some minor rubbing and handling marks to boards and edges. Some darkening to edges of original endpapers. Neat inscription to top of title page “M. Groome, ... View more info

Image for The Palliser Novels. Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke’s Children.

The Palliser Novels. Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke’s Children.

By: TROLLOPE, ANTHONY:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Folio Society. 1993 2nd 3rd & 4th Printing:

Seller ID: 80434


6 vols. Hardbacks, Half bound in coloured cloth spines with black and gilt title labels, and decorative cream/grey paper boards. Two sets of three volumes. In slipcases/ In very good near fine conditions with very good slipcases. A very clean and tight set. 6 volumes. With illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas. The Palliser Novels of Anthony Trollope in two sets of three. View more info

Image for A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

By: TWAIN, MARK:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London. Folio Society. 1999 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 69958


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In illustrated pale green cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. With hard card slip case. Green endpapers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 266pp. With line drawings. Selection of stories and essays by Mark Twain. Includes Taming the Bicycle, George Washington’s Boyhood, Curing a Cold, European Food, the £1,000,000 Banknote, Decay of the Art of Lying, and more. View more info

Image for England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

By: VARIOUS:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Frederick Etchells. 1925.:

Seller ID: 72376


Size 7.0 x 9.25 inches. In brown hard card covers with gilt to light brown cloth spine. In near fine condition. Lower corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 256pp. Limited edition reprint of a collection of poems from the early 17th century. Authors include, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spencer, and others less celebrated today. Notes at back identify some pseudonyms and give dates of original publication. View more info

Image for The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

By: VERNE, JULES:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co Ltd., No date, circa 1915:

Seller ID: 79235


Hardback, Tall 8vo. approx 8 x 5 inches. In navy-blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front and coloured pictorial vignettes to spine and front of hot-air ballon and train. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Some darkening and light marks to spine. Some light handling and rubbing to boards. Prize label to front endpaper “Evelyn Woodall, Wesleyan Sunday School, 1915.” A couple of tinyspots to end... View more info

Image for The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

By: WAIN, JOHN:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Guild Publishing. London. 1990:

Seller ID: 67193


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth boards with faux leather spines. Gilt to spine and front with gilt borders to boards. In hard card slip case. In near fine condition with good slip case. (sc; split along bottom edge.) A very clean and tight set. Three volumes. Book club edition of anthology of English Poetry. View more info

Image for Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

By: Ward, A.C

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Longmans Green & Co. 1953:

Seller ID: 52509


Bound in original red cloth with gilt on spine. With Dustwrapper. In good condition with good dustwrapper (Rubbed and chipped at top and at bottom of spine and corners). Price clipped. Slight foxing to endpapers. Else clean and tight copy. 244pp. with numerous illustrations. Descriptions and discussions of the history and development of English literature and authors from Chaucer to Shakespeare. View more info