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Kim Macmillan Leather Pocket Edition.

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1951 reset & reprinted:

Seller ID: 81375


Hardback, Size approx 7 x 5 inches. In maroon full calf leather binding with gilt lettering and decorations to spine and gilt embossed elephant head to front. Top page edges gilt. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW clean and bright, in protective glassine wrapper, a couple of tiny nicks to top rear edge. NOT price clipped.) Cover clean and very bright. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Pauline M Fooley, Salford.” else a very clean and tight copy. 413pp. Illustrated with a map. View more info

Image for Twenty Six volumes. Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Rewards and Fairies, Kim,  A Day’s Work, Puck of Pook’s Hill, Many Inventions, Captains Courageous, Debits and Credits, Letters of travel, Stalky and Co., the Light that Failed, Life’s Handicap, Wee Willie Winkie, Plain Tales From The Hills, Traffics and Discoveries, Actions and Reactions, Limits and Renewals, A Book of Words, Diversity of Creatures, The Naulahka,Land & Sea Tales, Soldiers Three, And From Sea to Sea 2 Volume Set. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

Twenty Six volumes. Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Rewards and Fairies, Kim, A Day’s Work, Puck of Pook’s Hill, Many Inventions, Captains Courageous, Debits and Credits, Letters of travel, Stalky and Co., the Light that Failed, Life’s Handicap, Wee Willie Winkie, Plain Tales From The Hills, Traffics and Discoveries, Actions and Reactions, Limits and Renewals, A Book of Words, Diversity of Creatures, The Naulahka,Land & Sea Tales, Soldiers Three, And From Sea to Sea 2 Volume Set. Macmillan Pocket Edition.

By: KIPLING, RUDYARD:

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1927-1932:

Seller ID: 82484


Sm.8vo. Beautiful Full maroon soft morocco covers with gilt decor to spine and gilt elephant head to front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. A really nice clean condition collection. No chips. Spine very lightly sunned, a few very light scuffs on a few covers. Inside really clean & tight. No inscriptions. 26 volumes. Many b/w illustrations. TwentySix volumes of Kipling’s work, published in Macmillan pocket edition, between 1927 and 1932. View more info

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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

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

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Carnival “Nash’s Famous Fiction Library.”

By: MACKENZIE, COMPTON:

Price: £25.00

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

Seller ID: 80605


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 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. 446pp. View more info

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Welsh Ambassadors. (Powys Lives and Letters).

By: MARLOW, Louis;

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1936 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76486


Hardback. Approx 8.5 x 6 ins. In red cloth with black lettering to spine, in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW darkened and faded at spine and top edges, nick to top of spine, in protective sleeve.) Cloth faded at ends of spine. Bookplate to front. Else a very clean and tight copy. 281pp. 12 b&w plates plus frontis. View more info

Image for Hero and Leander. A poem begunne by Christopher Marlowe and finished by George Chapman. Limited edition.

Hero and Leander. A poem begunne by Christopher Marlowe and finished by George Chapman. Limited edition.

By: MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER / CHAPMAN, GEORGE:

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London. Joseph M.Dent. 1909 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 70886


Size 6.25 x 8.5 inches. In vellum covers hard card board with gilt to light brown leather spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Boards slightly discoloured and warped. Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 103pp. With some red decoration. Marlowe had completed the two opening Sestyads before his death and ‘about a hundred lines of the third’. The work was completed by George Chapman. A limited edition of 500, this is No. 213. The publisher based his type on the Jenson type. View more info

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Eggs and Baker. or The Days of Trial.

By: MASEFIELD, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Heinemann. London. 1936 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61257


8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. Blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small chips at ends. Slight browning. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 298pp. Novel by the Poet Laureate. View more info

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The Hollowed-Out Elder Stalk. John Cowper Powys as Poet.

By: MATHIAS, Roland; POWYS, John Cowper;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Enitharmon Press. 1979 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76459


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In blue cloth with gilt to spine. In original dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW Price clipped, label mark to front and rear corner.) Else a very clean tight copy. 158pp. View more info

Image for Vittoria. Two Volumes. Surrey edition.

Vittoria. Two Volumes. Surrey edition.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: The Times Book Club. 1912 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57758


Tall 8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Ex library copies. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened with slight chips and small tears to tops. Corners slightly bumped. Labels from Seafarers’ Education Service on front endpapers. With a few stamps at rear, and some minor foxing. Else clean and tight copies. 320, 309pp. With b/w frontis and tissue guards. Published in 1867, this is the sequel to Sandra Belloni. It is a most vivid account of the great struggle for Italian independence. Meredith had felt a passionate sympathy with the Italians. His dramatic gift... View more info

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The Amazing Marriage. 2 volumes.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co. 1895:

Seller ID: 58335


In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened. Corners slightly bumped. Slight part fading to covers. Occasional foxing spots throughout. Else clean and tight copies. 270, 282pp. View more info

Image for Diana of the Crossways. A Novel.

Diana of the Crossways. A Novel.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. Chapman and Hall. 1885 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 58336


In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Small marks to covers. Owner’s inscription in pencil on half title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 398pp. An account of an intelligent and forceful woman trapped in a miserable marriage and was prompted by Meredith's friendship with society beauty and author Caroline Norton. View more info

Image for When We Were Very Young. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Tenth edition, In Second Issue Deluxe Fine Leather Binding.

When We Were Very Young. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Tenth edition, In Second Issue Deluxe Fine Leather Binding.

By: MILNE, A. A.; SHEPARD, E. H.;

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1925 10th edition & 2nd Issue Deluxe Binding:

Seller ID: 81008


Hardback, size approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In light blue full calf leather covers with gilt lettering and decorations to spine, gilt paneling to front with pictorial gilt figures to front. All page edges gilt. Illustrated endpapers. In very good near fine condition. Cover in excellent condition. Almost negligible rubbing to corners. Some slight darkening to endpapers. No penned inscriptions. Very small blue mark to page 14, otherwise inside pages all very crisp, clean and tight throughout. A stunning copy. 100pp. With b&w line drawings in text. View more info

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

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

By: MILNE, A.A.: KNOX, E.V.:

Price: £25.00

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

Seller ID: 81638


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. 153pp. View more info

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Master Mariner - Book 1 - Running Proud.

By: MONSARRAT, NICHOLAS:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cassell & Company. London. 1978. 1st ed, 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 54933


Black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly rubbed at top edge. Price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. 524pp. Ills. with b/w maps and line drawings. This is the story of Matthew Lawe, whose spectacular act of cowardice in the midst of Drake’s defeat of the Spanish Armada brought upon him a wild witch’s curse that he stay on earth until his guilt was purged. Monsarrat died before he could complete the second volume. View more info

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Animal Farm. A Fairy Story.

By: ORWELL, GEORGE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Secker and Warburg, 1949 1st Cheap Edition:

Seller ID: 81240


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green paper covered boards with black lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some darkening to rear, some rubbing to edges, small chip to top of spine.) Some minor darkening to top of spine on cover, minor bump to bottom board edge. Small ink spot to bottom page edge p21-8. 3 Minor foxing spot to top page edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 92pp. Orwell’s classic illustrated by Ralph Steadman. View more info

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The Spinners. A Novel.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: William Heinemann. 1918 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73857


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In good condition. Spine slightly faded. Edges slightly bumped. Mild foxing and slight browning to edges. Else clean and tight copy. 403pp. Novel set in Dorset. A miller’s son seduces and abandons Sabina, a spinner. The story is in two parts, the first is Sabina’s story, the second her bastard son’s. View more info

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Folly and Fresh Air.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London. Trischler and Co. 1891 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73859


Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In green cloth covers with maroon lettering and decor to spine and front. Patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Slight lean. Spine slightly marked. Handling and other small marks. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Bookseller’s old label to back endpaper. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 293pp. Stories based in Dartmoor about a holiday taken in ‘Tavybridge’. View more info