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Image for The Potting Shed. a Play in Three Acts.

The Potting Shed. a Play in Three Acts.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1958 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77400


Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed along top edges, corners and top end of spine chipped, a couple of small tears to edges and nick to bottom rear edge.) A couple of small marks to front endpaper and first page. Else inside pages clean and tight. A very clean and tight copy. - Graham Greene’s second play. A man seeks to deal with a traumatic event from his childhood. 76pp. View more info

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Guesses at Truth By Two Brothers.

By: HARE, Augustus & Julius:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. 1866:

Seller ID: 79708


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Fine polished full maroon morocco leather binding, raised banding to spine, gilt lettering and decoration, gilt decorative paneled boards, with personalized gilt monogram to front. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Beautiful leather binding with initialed monogram to front “O.C.W.” with presentation inscription to front endpaper “Carolo Richardson...” Binders stamp to front edge “Bound by Holloway.” Rear hinge cracked with professional repair to inner hinge. Front hinge started. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Else ins... View more info

Image for The English Rogue described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant. Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes. In Four Volumes.

The English Rogue described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant. Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes. In Four Volumes.

By: HEAD, R.: KIRKMAN, F.:

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Henry Marth, 1665 (ca1875 facsimile reprint.):

Seller ID: 81147


4 volumes. Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound polished dark maroon morocco leather binding to spine and corner, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering, decoration and banding to spine, gilt edging to boards. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to edges. Some minor rubbing to boards. title labels on spines are mostly missing but are still gilt lettered in place. Vol.3 is Numbered twice on spine. Some small foxing spots to inside pages (mostly to title and preface) else a very clean and tight set. 4 vols. 471, 378, 304 & 324pp. Illustrated each with a ... View more info

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Methuen's Library of Humour: A. P. Herbert Edited by E.V. Knox (Editor of “Punch.”)

By: HERBERT, A.P.: KNOX, E.V.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. 1933 1st:

Seller ID: 81637


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Light brown/orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed vignette to front. In illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some minor darkening to front and spine, some rubbing to edges and top end of spine. Not clipped.) Cloth clean, some dark foxing spots to outer page edges, else pages all very clean and tight. 152pp. View more info

Image for The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels. With a biographical and critical introduction. Illustrated with reproduction of the original steel engravings by Leech and Cruikshank. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels. With a biographical and critical introduction. Illustrated with reproduction of the original steel engravings by Leech and Cruikshank. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: INGOLDSBY, THOMAS: BETTANY, G. T.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1889:

Seller ID: 80298


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing spots and darkening to title and last pages, some minor spots to outer edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 426pp. Illustrated with full page B&W plates by Leech and Cruikshank. View more info

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Atlantic Fury.

By: INNES, HAMMOND:

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Collins, London. 1962 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 54592


Bound in original green cloth. With Dustwrapper In good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; small tears to edges and slightly rubbed at corners). Not price clipped. Inside clean and tight. No inscriptions or other marks. 318pp, With b/w maps to endpapers. The story of a mysterious island called Laerg. A curious mission sends Donald Ross to the Hebrides to meet a Major Braddock. "Braddock" is Donald's brother - who was assumed to be dead - now living a new life in a dead man's name, and running the evacuation of the army base on the island of Laerg. He wants the army, and D... View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Wilmot. Earl of Rochester. Limited edition.

By: JOHNS, QUILTER (ed):

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The Haworth Press. 1933 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70883


Size 6.5 x 10.25 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to maroon morocco title label on spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpepr. Else a clean and tight copy. 240pp. The poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, with a brief life. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680), was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. Limited edition of 400. This copy is number 342. View more info

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These Also. An Anthology arranged by M.M.Johnson. With an Introduction by Walter de la Mare.

By: JOHNSON, M.M. (ed):

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 1945 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72780


Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Slight lean. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Letter loose in front. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. Anthology of extracts from various authors, some familiar, some less well known. View more info

Image for The Rambler. In Four Volumes. From “Parson’s Select British Classics; a well chosen Collection of Classical Essays by the most esteemed and admired authors. Containg the First (to fourth) Volumes of The Rambler.”

The Rambler. In Four Volumes. From “Parson’s Select British Classics; a well chosen Collection of Classical Essays by the most esteemed and admired authors. Containg the First (to fourth) Volumes of The Rambler.”

By: JOHNSON, SAMUEL: PARSONS:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, J. Parsons, 1793:

Seller ID: 82140


Four volumes. Hardbacks, 6 x 3.5 inches. In full polished tree calf leather fine bindings. With maroon leather spine labels lettered in gilt, shield-shaped inset balck leather numbered labels. Gilt decoration and numbering to spines, and gilt edge dentelles. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped with some minor rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of minor marks to boards, a couple of dark scratches to boards of v.1. Lacks spine number label on v.1.Partial crack to front hinge v.3. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Some areas of minor light foxing... View more info

Image for Father Clement; A Roman Catholic Story. By the author of “The Decision,” “Profession is Not Principle,” &c. Fifth Edition.

Father Clement; A Roman Catholic Story. By the author of “The Decision,” “Profession is Not Principle,” &c. Fifth Edition.

By: KENNEDY, Grace:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Oliphant, 1826:

Seller ID: 82157


Hardback, 6 x 3.5 inches. Quarter bound in black leather and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering, banding and decorations to spine. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good condition. Some wear to cover, Corners bumped and nicked, rubbing to edges, chips to edges of paper on boards. Some minor handling marks to endpapers, A couple of minor spots and handling marks to pages, some tiny spots to frontis plate. Neat inscription to top of title page “Margaret S. Cooper.” Else a clean and tight copy. 360pp. Illustrated with a B&W engraved frontis portrait. View more info

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Two Years Ago. In Three Volumes.

By: KINGSLEY, REV.CHARLES:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. Cambridge. 1857 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74635


3 vols. Approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings with highly decorative gilt edging to boards, gilt decoration and lettering to spines, two leather morrocco spine labels each, raised banding, marbled endpapers and page edging. In very good conditions. Some minor marks to boards, light rubbing to edges and corners. Spines rubbed nr bottom. Inside owners label to front endpapers. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 304, 280, & 315pp. View more info

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Limits and Renewals

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1932 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77636


Hardback, Size 8 x 5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt elephant head medallion to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened and rubbed at ends with small chips, small tears to corners and larger tear to rear side). Slight fading to edges of cloth, Slight darkening to endpapers, else a very clean and tight copy. --- Collection of stories and verses by Kipling. 400pp. View more info

Image for Soldiers Three. The Story of the Gadsbys. In Black and White. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

Soldiers Three. The Story of the Gadsbys. In Black and White. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1926:

Seller ID: 77816


Size 7 x 4.5 inches. In maroon full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and gilt embossed elephant head to front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine faded. Else a very clean and tight copy. 353pp. With b/w full-page illustrations. View more info

Image for Just So Stories. For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author. Pocket edition.

Just So Stories. For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author. Pocket edition.

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 repr:

Seller ID: 80322


Size approx 7 x 5 inches. In maroon full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and gilt elephant head to front. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW darkened, chipped at ends of spine, small tears and rubbing to edges. In protective sleeve.) Else a very clean and tight copy. 229pp. With full page b&w illustrations, and chapter headings and letterpieces. View more info

Image for Puck of Pook’s Hill. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

Puck of Pook’s Hill. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1937:

Seller ID: 80323


Size approx 7 x 5 inches. In maroon full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and gilt embossed elephant head to front. Top edge gilt. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW soma darkening, edges rubbed, chipped at ends of spine, in protective sleeve.) Top end of spine rubbed/chipped. Neat pencil inscription to front endpapers, else a clean and tight copy. 306pp. With b/w full-page illustrations. View more info

Image for The Man Who Died. With illustrations drawn and engraved on the wood by John Farleigh. Arranged by J.H. Mason. Printed by W. Lewis at Cambridge

The Man Who Died. With illustrations drawn and engraved on the wood by John Farleigh. Arranged by J.H. Mason. Printed by W. Lewis at Cambridge

By: LAWRENCE, D. H.: FARLEIGH, John:

Price: £58.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann. 1935 1st:

Seller ID: 79807


Hardback, 11 x 8 inches. 4to. Half bound in marbled paper covered boards, beige cloth spine with gilt lettering. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; some darkening. Edges rubbed. Not price clipped). Endpapers darkened and foxed, bookseller label “Martin A.McGoff, Liverpool” to front. Foxing to title pages, some light foxing to inside pages else a clean and tight copy. 65pp. With b&w and red woodcut illustrations by John Farleigh. First illustrated edition of D.H.Lawrence’s story of the Resurrection and after. Originally called The Esca... View more info

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Literary Dorset.

By: LEGG, RODNEY:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Dorset Publishing Comp. 1990 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 69959


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased at top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 192 pp. With b/w photographs. An encyclopedia of Dorset Towns and Villages and the writers, with short biographies, that lived there or were associated with them. William Barnes, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Allsop, Frederick Treves, Alfred Russel Wallace, to name just a few. Very interesting and excellent reference material, written with the author’s characteristic tho... View more info

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The Works of Lord Byron. With His Letters and Journals, and His Life by Thomas Moore, Esq. In Seventeen Volumes.

By: LORD BYRON:

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1833:

Seller ID: 82857


17 volumes. Hardback, pocket size, approx 6.5 x 4 inches. Bound in full dark navy blue calf leather, decorative gilt paneled boards, , with raised banding and gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Gilt edge dentelles to boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to spines and corners, some minor light handling marks to boards else covers all clean and smart. Bookplate to front endpapers, “W.S.” Bookseller stamp to verso sides “George’s Park St. Bristol.” Some minor darkening and minor spots to engraved plates. All with tiss... View more info

Image for Essays, Historical and Literary From the Edinburgh Review. With a biographical introduction by the editor, portraits and other illustrations. Second Edition. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

Essays, Historical and Literary From the Edinburgh Review. With a biographical introduction by the editor, portraits and other illustrations. Second Edition. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: LORD MACAULAY: BETTANY, G.T.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co., ca1890 2nd:

Seller ID: 80293


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some fading to cloth and some rubbing to corners and edges. Endpapers darkened. Some minor foxing to frontis plate else a very clean and tight copy. 487pp. B&W portraits and other illustrations View more info

Image for The Prince. Reprinted from the translation by Edward Dacres, published in 1640. With an introduction by W.E.C.Baynes. Limited edition.

The Prince. Reprinted from the translation by Edward Dacres, published in 1640. With an introduction by W.E.C.Baynes. Limited edition.

By: MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. At the De La More Press. 1929 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 70884


Size 6.75 x 9.5 inches. In white hard card boards with paper title labels to black cloth spine and front. Top edge gilt. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened with small tears and small pieces missing. Small marks. Slightly rubbed along edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to title labels, edges and endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 240pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Machavelli’s classic work on acquiring and keeping political power. “This edition is limi... View more info