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

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

By: LORD BYRON:

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1832-33:

Seller ID: 80396


17 volumes. Hardback, pocket size, approx 6.5 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound in dark maroon calf leather and decorative floral-patterned green silk-cloth covered boards. Light and dark brown leather spine labels, with raised and gilt banding to spines. Marbled edges, plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges, corners with some bumps and chips to leather. Small nick/chip to edge of leather on front board of vol.1. Some minor darkening to cloths. ... View more info

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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed the Edinburgh Review. New Edition.

By: LORD MACAULAY:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1872:

Seller ID: 79783


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In full red morocco leather binding by “Riviere;” with gilt panelled boards, gilt decorative line and raised banding to spine, with gilt decoration and lettering. All pages edges gilt, with gilt dentelles to boards and marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and rear board, some slight fading to spine, else cover clean and bright. Binders stamp to verso corner of endpaper. Neat inscription opposite “... 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: £45.00

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. Wit... 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

Image for Welsh Ambassadors. (Powys Lives and Letters).

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. ... 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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Selected Poems. Signed limited edition.

By: MASEFIELD, JOHN:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: Wiliam heinemann, Ltd. 1922:

Seller ID: 73082


Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In white hard card covers with gilt to vellum spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Handling marks. Author’s signature to limited edition. Else a clean and tight copy. 245pp. With portrait frontis. Collection of Poems by John Masefield. limited edition of 530 of which this is No.386. 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: £5.00

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... 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

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Diana of the Crossways. A Novel.

By: MEREDITH, GEORGE:

Price: £35.00

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 tig... View more info

Image for Master Mariner - Book 1 - Running Proud.

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... 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 Ra... View more info

Image for Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas. Two volumes. Second edition.

Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas. Two volumes. Second edition.

By: PATER, WALTER:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1885:

Seller ID: 79721


2 vols. Hardback, Tall 8vo. Quarter bound light brown calf leather and blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering to maroon leather spine label, with gilt banding and decoration. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary binding. In very good near fine conditions. Contemporary covers. Clean and bright. Neat inscription to endpaper “Walter A. Ford, Wellington College, 1886.” Page edges rough cut. A couple of tiny spots to pages, Else very clean and tight copies throughout. 239 &... 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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The Widow Garland. A Novel.

By: PHILLPOTTS, EDEN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson. 1955 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73858


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed and marked with piece missing. Handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. Novel developed from a radio play. 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 &... View more info