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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. 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

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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 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: £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 tight throughout. A stunning copy. 100pp. With b&w line drawings in text. View more info

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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

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Singular Figures. Six Lectures. Edited by Paul Roberts.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Colchester. Footprint Press. 1989 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76442


Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. (small label mark to rear corner of dw). Small marks to front endpaper where prev owners label removed, else a very clean and tight copy. 79pp. View more info

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Real Wraiths.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Village Press. 1974.:

Seller ID: 67000


Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In limp card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. Strange mystical tale of imagination and fantasy with Lucifer, Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Venus. View more info

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Samphire. Signed copy.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £99.00

Publisher: New York. T.Seltzer 1922 (not published in England). 1922.:

Seller ID: 73794


Size 4.5 x 7.25 inches. In patterned hard card covers with paper title labels to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends. Mark from old label to front. Large bookplate to front endpaper. Owner and author’s inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1930. Slight browning throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 53pp. Collection of poems. Signed by author at a lecture he gave on Shakespeare in USA. View more info

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Powys to a Japanese Friend. Edited by Anthony Head.

By: POWYS, John Cowper; HARA, Ichiro; HEAD, Anthony;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. Cecil Woolf. 1990 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76450


Hardback. 9 x 5.5 inches. In pink cloth with original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. DW minor crease to top edge. Neat owners label to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy. 160pp. View more info

Image for Powys to Knight. The letters of John Cowper Powys to G. R. Wilson Knight. SIGNED.

Powys to Knight. The letters of John Cowper Powys to G. R. Wilson Knight. SIGNED.

By: POWYS, John Cowper; KNIGHT, Wilson; BLACKMORE, Robert;

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London. Cecil Woolf. 1983 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 76455


Hardback. Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped, slight crease top edge.). Neat ownerslabel ans small mark to front endpaper. Signed by editor on title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 144pp. With b/w photographs. Fifty letters written from John Cowper Powys sixty-fifth to his ninetieth year, 1937-1962. View more info

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Still The Joy Of It.

By: POWYS, Littleton C.;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London. Macdonald. 1956 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76499


Size approx 9 x 5.5 ins. Hardback bound in grey cloth with red and gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine slightly faded and darkened, small tear top rear edge.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Loose newspaper clipping relating to ‘Powys family home’ tipped in front. 286pp. View more info

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The Wordsworths in Dorset. Introduction by Malcolm Elwin.

By: POWYS, LLEWELYN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Garden Press/ INCA Books 1972. LIMITED EDITION (600).:

Seller ID: 76469


Tall oblong 8vo. (Approx 10 x 9 ins.) Olive grey cloth with black lettering to front. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW a couple of minor marks and some rubbing.) Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Title-page, limitation page, introduction, essay 7 pp. Essay by L. Powys. Not included in ‘Dorset Essays’. View more info