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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

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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: £5.00

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 The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq. Containing all his Original Poems, Tales and Translations. Now first collected and published together in Four Volumes. With explanatory notes and observations also an account of his life and writings.

The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq. Containing all his Original Poems, Tales and Translations. Now first collected and published together in Four Volumes. With explanatory notes and observations also an account of his life and writings.

By: DERRICK, Samuel: DRYDEN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, J. & R. Tonson, 1760:

Seller ID: 79532


4 vols. Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full polished calf leather bindings; raised banding and gilt decorations, red & blue leather spine labels. Gilt paneled boards and edge dentelles. In very good conditions. Leather and spines still bright. Some rubbing to spines; small chip top of spine v.1. and bottom v.3. Some rubbing and small marks to boards. Front hinge partially cracked v.1. and both hinges started on v.4. Bookplates to endpapers “John Day, Lincolns I... View more info

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The Black Book. A Novel.

By: DURRELL, LAWRENCE:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. London 1973 repr.:

Seller ID: 75529


8x5 ins. Black cloth with white lettering to spine and front. In original illustrated dustwrapper with ‘Whale’ design. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and extremeties. Not price clipped). Inside clean and tight with no marks or inscriptions. 244pp. Second, revised edition, with a new preface by the author. View more info

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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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First and Second Love. Sonnets.

By: FARJEON, ELEANOR:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. OUP. 1959 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 65211


8vo. In beige cloth covers with silver to spine. With dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 52pp. Personal poems originally written, not for publication, about the author’s love for two men. Thirty years after writing she felt the time was right to publish. This new edition was published 10 years later. 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

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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

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If It Die... Translated by Dorothy Bussy. LIMITED EDITION. 394/1500.

By: GIDE, Andre; BUSSY, Dorothy;

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London. 1950 1st edition:

Seller ID: 75221


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In navy blue cloth with gilt to spine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw partial tear bottom of spine. minor tears to corners, some marks (splash marks) spine a little darkened. Loose in protective sleeve. Also has colour copy of dw. Neat inscription to front endpaper else pages clean and tight. Dated in pen 7.12.51 opposite final page. 301pp. Hand numbered 394/1500. View more info

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English Odes Selected by Edmund Gosse.

By: GOSSE, EDMUND (ed):

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. 1889:

Seller ID: 70854


Size 4.0 x 6.25 inches. In white vellum binding with red lettering to spine and front. Top edge gilt. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened with small marks, small holes. Slightly rubbed along edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Small marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Many pages uncut/unopened. A clean and tight copy. 259pp. With b/w frontis with tissue guard. Anthology of English verse. In... View more info

Image for The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney.

The Bear Fell Free. Signed & Limited Numbered Edition. “The Grayson Books” Edited by John Hackney.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £700.00

Publisher: London, Grayson & Grayson, 1935 1st Ltd edition:

Seller ID: 77387


Hardback, 8.75 x 5.75 inches. In grey cloth with gilt decorative lettering and design to front and gilt rose to rear. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners. Leading edge of front board slightly curled. top page edges darkened. Endpapers darkened. Some mild foxing to endpapers and title page. A couple of light spots to inside pages. Signed by Graham Green and numbered 175/250. Approx 26pp. Illustrated with one full-page b&w pl... View more info

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The Living Room. a Play in Two Acts.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1953 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77402


Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges rubbed, some darkening and marks to rear.) A couple of small rubbing marks to boards. A couple of minor spots to outer edges. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 67pp. View more info

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The Complaisant Lover. a Comedy.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1959 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 77401


Hardback. 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in navy blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges rubbed, spine darkened and faded, some darkening to front and rear. Price clipped.) A couple of small rubbing marks to boards.Bookseller label to front endpaper “Berkelouw”. A couple of minor spots to outer edges. Else inside pages clean and tigh... View more info

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The Lost Childhood. And Other Essays.

By: GREENE, GRAHAM:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77399


Hardback. Approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Bound in light grey cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Red endpapers. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening, rubbing to edges and small nicks to corners, some marks to rear, in protective sleeve.) Some rubbing to cloth, fading/darkening to edges and a couple of dark marks to spine. Some darkening and spotting to outer page edges, some light foxing else pages very clea... View more info

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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... 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.”... View more info