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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. 37... 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. ... 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 ... 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 Ma... 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 Antoinett... View more info

Image for All Sorts And Conditions of Men An Impossible Story. Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes.

All Sorts And Conditions of Men An Impossible Story. Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes.

By: BESANT, Walter: RICE, James:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Hamburg, Karl Gradener & J. F. Richter, 1882 Copyright Edition:

Seller ID: 80645


2 volumes. Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Half bound covers with vellum to spines and marbled paper boards. Gilt decoration to spines, with red leather labels lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges of paper on boards. Some minor foxing spots to outer page edges. Neat pencil notes to endpaper vol.1. Some light mild foxing to pages, else very clean and tight copies. 295 & 289pp. View more info

Image for The Minerva Press. 1790 - 1820

The Minerva Press. 1790 - 1820

By: BLAKEY, Dorothy;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London The Bibliographical Society, Oxford. 1939 (for 1935):

Seller ID: 75845


Size 9 x 7 inches. Half bound in cream cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. Black lettering to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened. Boards slightly faded around edges. Some spotting to top page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 339pp. 9 Collotype Illustrations (1 double page.) 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 ... 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 littl... View more info

Image for The Complete Novels Folio Edition. Boxed Set. Illustrated with wood engravings. Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, Villette, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Seven (7) Volumes.

The Complete Novels Folio Edition. Boxed Set. Illustrated with wood engravings. Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, Villette, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Seven (7) Volumes.

By: BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Folio Society. 1991 2nd impression:

Seller ID: 80818


Tall 8vo. 7 vols; In green silk covers with gilt to spines. In hard card slipcase with gilt to side. In very good condition with good slipcase. Spines faded which is often the case with these volumes. Some light rubbing & fraying on edges of slipcase, with a little fading top edge. Inside very clean & tight. Prof ills. with b/w wood engravings by various artists. A beautifully produced set of the novels of the Bronte sisters. Illustrations by; Simon Brett, George... 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 &#... 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.”... 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... 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 Saint Overboard The “Saint” Books.

Saint Overboard The “Saint” Books.

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie;

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1937 4th repr:

Seller ID: 80350


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Light blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front. Maps to endpapers. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some darkening, edges rubbed, corners slightly chipped. In protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Cloth slightly faded on spine, else clean and bright. Partial darkening to endpapers. Neat inscription to half-title page “Ron, best wishes Mutt & Jeff. Aug 37,” and R... 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. “... 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