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Image for The Laying On Of Hands A Story By Alan Bennett. SIGNED.

The Laying On Of Hands A Story By Alan Bennett. SIGNED.

By: BENNETT, ALAN:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Profile Books, 2001 1st Signed Copy.:

Seller ID: 80848


Small hardback, approx 6 x 4 inches. Red cloth with dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper: Dustwrap some minor rubbing to edges. Cloth clean and bright, inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Author’s signed sticker to front half-title page. 110pp. View more info

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

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

By: BENSON, Stella;

Price: £30.00

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

Image for Armorel of Lyonesse “Yellowbacks.”

Armorel of Lyonesse “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1893 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80610


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Pale yellow covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, chipped at bottom, chip to fore-edge, slight cracks to hinges. Some rubbing, handling marks to rear. Endpapers and title page darkened, small owners stamp to front “Wm. A. Borland.” Dark offsetting to main title page, a couple of minor spots to inside pages else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 317 + 32pp cat. View more info

Image for St. Katherine’s by The Tower “Yellowbacks.”

St. Katherine’s by The Tower “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1893 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80632


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Pale yellow covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, crack to front hinge with some loss to bottom of spine. Some rubbing, handling marks. Some foxing to endpapers and title page. Neat inscription to rear of title page. A couple of minor handling marks and light spots else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 377 + 32pp cat. View more info

Image for Dorothy Forster “Yellowbacks.”

Dorothy Forster “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1892 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80633


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. White covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, slight cracks to hinges. Some rubbing, handling marks. Some foxing to endpapers and title page. Bookseller labels to front endpaper “Walser Grist, West Brighton.” A couple of minor handling marks and light spots else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 312 + 32pp cat. View more info

Image for All Sorts And Conditions of Men “Yellowbacks.”

All Sorts And Conditions of Men “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1889 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80635


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Pale yellow covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, slight cracks to hinges, chip to top edge of rear board. Some rubbing, handling marks. Some darkening to endpapers. Neat inscription to rear of title page “Mary Brown.” A couple of minor handling marks and light spots else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 331 + 32pp cat. View more info

Image for The Ivory Gate “Yellowbacks.”

The Ivory Gate “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1894 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80637


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Pale yellow covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, slight cracks to hinges. Cover rebacked on spine. Some rubbing, handling marks. Some darkening to endpapers. Half-title page darkened. A couple of minor handling marks and light spots else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 358 + 32pp cat. Colour plate of Marie Antoinette to first rear cat page. View more info

Image for St. Katherine’s by The Tower A Novel. A New Edition.

St. Katherine’s by The Tower A Novel. A New Edition.

By: BESANT, Walter:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1893 New Edition:

Seller ID: 81043


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound maroon morocco leather binding by “Mudie.” Marbled paper boards, Gilt lettering and raised banding to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners, slight fading to spine. Binders stamp “Mudie” to endpaper. Minor spot to edge of p.1. else pages very clean and tight throughout. 377pp. View more info

Image for The Golden Butterfly, A Novel. “Yellowbacks.”

The Golden Butterfly, A Novel. “Yellowbacks.”

By: BESANT, Walter: RICE, James:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1895 New Edition:

Seller ID: 80611


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Pale yellow covers with colour illustrated front board and spine. Adverts to endpapers. In good condition, some wear to cover; darkened, corners bumped, edges rubbed, ends of spine bumped, slight cracks to hinges. Some rubbing, handling marks. Endpapers a little darkened, Very top edge of title page clipped. A couple of minor handling marks else pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. 352 + 32pp cat. Colour plate of “Marie Antoinette on the Eve of Her Execution” at first page of catalogue. View more info

Image for Shells by a Stream. New poems.

Shells by a Stream. New poems.

By: BLUNDEN, EDMUND:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan & Co. 1944 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55133


In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed with small chips along edges. Old repairs with sticky tape inside. Not price clipped). Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 60pp. Not war poems in the ordinary sense...not a casual optimism, his vision is one of an ultimate flowering of many hopes often seemingly frustrated. 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: £15.00

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. Haworth edition. With Introductions to the works by Mrs Humphry Ward and an Introduction and notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter. In Seven Volumes. “Haworth Edition” Leatherbound on Thin Paper.

The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her sisters. Haworth edition. With Introductions to the works by Mrs Humphry Ward and an Introduction and notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter. In Seven Volumes. “Haworth Edition” Leatherbound on Thin Paper.

By: BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE / MRS GASKELL:

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co. 1933 reprints:

Seller ID: 81149


7 volumes. Hardback. 7 x 4.5 inches. In full brown calf leather bindings with gilt lettering and decorations to spines and gilt monograms to fronts. Top edges red. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to coovers on Jane Eyre, Wildfell & Wuthering... Wildfell has small chip to top of spine, Jane Eyre with small nick to egde near top of spine. Else covers very clean. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Pages all clean and tight throughout. A very nice little set. 7 volumes. 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 Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired country. Illustrated by William Strang.

The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired country. Illustrated by William Strang.

By: BUNYAN, JOHN:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo, 1895:

Seller ID: 79814


Hardback, Tall 8vo. 9 x 6.5 inches. Half bound in dark green polished morocco leather and green cloth boards; gilt line detailing, gilt decoration with raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities, corners slightly bumped and chipped on rear side. A couple of dark patches on spine. Binders stamp to front endpaper “Hatchards, Piccadilly.” Neat inscription to front endpaper “Cynthia Ethel Elam, 1903.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight. A lovely copy. 379pp. With 14 b&w engra... 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

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

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

Image for The Rover “Nash’s Great Novel Library.”

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