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

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

By: BENSON, Stella;

Price: £20.00

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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Monks of the Thelema. A Novel. Second Edition. In Three Volumes.

By: BESANT, WALTER: RICE, JAMES:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus, 1878:

Seller ID: 81865


3 vols. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, marbled paper boards. Gilt banding and lettering to spines. Plain endpapers. Speckled red page edges. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to board sand edges. Corners bumped. Chip to bottom of spine v.1. and top of spine v.2. Endpapers darkened, bookplates to fronts, “Edward Chatterton Orpen.” Some dark foxing to titles and last pages, else inside pages clean and tight. 3 volumes. 314, 283 & 277pp. With decorative chapter headers. Walter Besant and James Rice wrote in partnership unt... 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: £10.00

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 his life and probably the poet’s best work. Scarce with dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters. Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes.

The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters. Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes.

By: BRONTE, CHARLOTTE: EMILY, ANNE: MRS GASKELL: BELL, Currer, Acton, Ellis:

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1877:

Seller ID: 81864


7 volumes. Hardbacks, Quarter bound in red morocco leather fine binding, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering, raised banding and gilt decorations to spines, gilt line-edged boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Spines with some darkening and rubbing to edges and ends. Corners bumped and rubbed. Some small chips and rubbing to paper on edges of boards. Some rubbing to board faces. Some mild foxing to prelims between endpapers. Some light foxing to inside pages else a beautiful set. 7 volumes. Illustrated with full-page B&W plates, including frontispieces and tit... 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: £60.00

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 Poetical Works of Robert Burns With Notes, glossary, index of first lines and chronological list.

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns With Notes, glossary, index of first lines and chronological list.

By: BURNS, Robert: ROBERTSON, J. Logie:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde, 1909:

Seller ID: 81038


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In very attractive full tree calf fine leather prize binding with gilt lettering to brown leather spine label, decorative gilt paneled boards, school crest to front “Honor, Virtutis, Praemium,” and extensive gilt decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good near fine condition. Some minor bumps to bottom edges. Prize bookplate to front “C. Crompton, 1916, Arnold House School, South Shore Blackpool.” Some light foxing to endpapers, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Beautiful binding. 635pp. Illustrate... 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 stupid. View more info

Image for Tomorrow's Star An Essay on The Shattering and Remoulding of a World.

Tomorrow's Star An Essay on The Shattering and Remoulding of a World.

By: BYNG-CRANMER, L.:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938 1st:

Seller ID: 81256


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Pink cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some minor darkening to spine and handling marks, small nicks to corners, in protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Some slight darkening to endpapers else a very clean and tight copy. 181pp. Illustrated with 2 b&W vignettes by Lettice Sandford. View more info

Image for The Ace of Knaves The “Saint” Books. SIGNED.

The Ace of Knaves The “Saint” Books. SIGNED.

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie;

Price: £695.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1937 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80349


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Light blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front. Blue endpapers. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW darkened, edges rubbed, corners chipped, small tear to bottom front spine edge, some minor tape marks to inside corners. In protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Cloth faded and rubbed at edges, with a couple of minor handling marks. Two dark-square tape-mark spots to endpapers. “The Saint Club Rules” pamphlet loose in front. Faint inscription to top of title page. Some minor handling/thumb marks... View more info

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The Blue Lagoon “Nash’s Great Novel Library.”

By: CONRAD, Joseph:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd. no date ca1950:

Seller ID: 80606


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed lettering to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening to rear, corners and top of spine with some small chips, “Ryerson Press” label to centre of spine, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean, some minor rubbing to corners. Some minor foxing spots to outer page edges, Else a very clean and tight copy. 326pp. View more info

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The Rover “Nash’s Great Novel Library.”

By: CONRAD, Joseph:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd. no date ca1950:

Seller ID: 80607


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed lettering to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening to spine and rear side, edges rubbed, small chips to corners, some creases, in protective sleeve.) Corners of cloth slightly bumped, some darkening to edges. Minor mark to half title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 317pp. View more info

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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

Image for The Raiders “Nash’s Famous Fiction Library.”

The Raiders “Nash’s Famous Fiction Library.”

By: CROCKETT, S. R.:

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd. no date ca1950:

Seller ID: 80608


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed lettering to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some fading to spine, chips to corners, bottom rear edge and top of spine, “Ryerson Press” label to centre of spine, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean, Inside pages all very clean and bright, Else a very clean and tight copy. 409pp + cat. 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

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The Story of King Midas.

By: DAVIDSON, GLADYS:

Price: £4.00

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

Image for Marie Stopes A Checklist of Her Writings

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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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

Image for Fables. By The Late Mr. Gay. In Two Volumes. (Bound in One.)

Fables. By The Late Mr. Gay. In Two Volumes. (Bound in One.)

By: GAY, JOHN:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Printed by C. Hitch, L. Hawes, J. & R. Tonson &c &c... 1757:

Seller ID: 82153


Two Volumes in One. Hardback, Size approx 8 x 5 inches. In full calf leather binding with maroon leather spine label lettered in gilt. Red speckled edges, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Contemporary leather to spine, professionally relaid under original boards. Boards have chipped corners, bumped and darkened edges, with some light scratches and handling marks to faces. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Title and frontis darkened. Some occasional small handling marks and foxing spots to pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 334pp. With frontis engraved and portrait vignette to ti... View more info

Image for Battle. Introduction by Kelsey Thornton.

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