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Image for The Doctor, &c. By the late Robert Southey. Edited by his Son-in Law, John Wood Warter. New Edition. Complete in One Volume.

The Doctor, &c. By the late Robert Southey. Edited by his Son-in Law, John Wood Warter. New Edition. Complete in One Volume.

By: SOUTHEY, ROBERT: WARTER, John Wood:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Co., 1874:

Seller ID: 81853


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In polished red calf leather binding with elaborate gilt decor to spine. Gilt lettering to black leather spine label. Raised banding. Gilt-paneled with motto “Beati Mundo Corde” to front. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor darkening to boards, some handling marks, some darkening and rubbing to spine and ends. Some minor rubbing to corners. Bookplate to front “Louis Hughes.” Neat latin inscription to front endpaper “Lenello Landon, 1882.” Minor faint stain to bottom edge of frontis/title... View more info

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The Princess, A Medley. Sixth edition.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon, 1854 6th:

Seller ID: 79787


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In fine full green morocco leather binding with decorative gilt panelled boards, gilt decoration and lettering and raised banding to spine. Gilt dentelles to boards, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Slight crack between front endpaper. Neat inscription “R. Ellis, 1855,” to front, slight darkening to endpapers, else inside pages all clean and bright. A very clean and tight copy. 211pp. Beautifully bound edition of The Princess. In the 1840s, Tennyson is reported as saying that ... View more info

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The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.

By: THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. London. n.d. ca1920.:

Seller ID: 75223


8vo. In maroon full calf leather covers with gilt, raised banding and decoration to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and along top edge of front board. Inner pages clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 1004pp. With many b&w illustrations in text. Facsimile edition of the 1864 edition with appendices and illustrations. View more info

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The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrations by The Author. De Luxe Edition.

By: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, 1984 3rd De Luxe Ed.:

Seller ID: 81827


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and gilt/silver/red pictorial ‘Smaug’ dragon design to front. Marbled endpapers. Speckled page edges. In black hard slipcase with paper title label to front. In very good near fine condition with very good slipcase (SC Some stain marks to front title label, some minor rubbing to corners and edges.) Cloth clean and bright, endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout, Else a very clean and tight copy. 286pp. Illustrated with 15 colour plates including maps. De Luxe... View more info

Image for The Lord of The Rings (Three Parts in One Volume.). Illustrations by The Author. De Luxe Edition.

The Lord of The Rings (Three Parts in One Volume.). Illustrations by The Author. De Luxe Edition.

By: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, 1984 9th De Luxe Ed.:

Seller ID: 81828


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and gilt/colour pictorial design to front. Marbled endpapers. Speckled page edges. In black hard slipcase with paper title label to front. In very good near fine condition with very good slipcase (SC some rubbing to corners and edges.) Cloth clean and bright, endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout, Else a very clean and tight copy. 1193pp. Illustrated with 2 large folding maps. Thin paper. De Luxe Boxed edition of The Lord of The Rings. View more info

Image for The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrations by The Author.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrations by The Author.

By: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.:

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, 1975 3rd edition 7th impression:

Seller ID: 82454


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering and illustration to boards. Maps to endpapers. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very condition with very good dustwrap (DW edges rubbed, few a few chips, held in protective sleeve.) Not price clipped. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout, Else a very clean and tight copy. 317pp. With 15 B&W illustrations including endpapers. 1972 3rd edition of The Hobbit. View more info

Image for A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

By: TWAIN, MARK:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London. Folio Society. 1999 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 69958


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In illustrated pale green cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. With hard card slip case. Green endpapers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 266pp. With line drawings. Selection of stories and essays by Mark Twain. Includes Taming the Bicycle, George Washington’s Boyhood, Curing a Cold, European Food, the £1,000,000 Banknote, Decay of the Art of Lying, and more. View more info

Image for The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

By: VERNE, JULES:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co Ltd., No date, circa 1915:

Seller ID: 79235


Hardback, Tall 8vo. approx 8 x 5 inches. In navy-blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front and coloured pictorial vignettes to spine and front of hot-air ballon and train. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Some darkening and light marks to spine. Some light handling and rubbing to boards. Prize label to front endpaper “Evelyn Woodall, Wesleyan Sunday School, 1915.” A couple of tinyspots to endpaper and title page, with some light handling/thumb marks to pages, Else a very clean and tight copy. 192 + 265 + 267pp. 3 B... View more info

Image for The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

By: WAIN, JOHN:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Guild Publishing. London. 1990:

Seller ID: 67193


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth boards with faux leather spines. Gilt to spine and front with gilt borders to boards. In hard card slip case. In near fine condition with good slip case. (sc; split along bottom edge.) A very clean and tight set. Three volumes. Book club edition of anthology of English Poetry. View more info

Image for The English Scene. In the Works of Prose-Writers since 1700. Foreword by Sir John Squire.

The English Scene. In the Works of Prose-Writers since 1700. Foreword by Sir John Squire.

By: WALBANK, F.A.(ed.):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: B.T.Batsford. 1941. First.:

Seller ID: 81525


Tall 8vo. In orange cloth covers with black to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; in removable plastic cover. Pieces missing from top and bottom of spine. Small marks and slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 224pp. 57 plates, incl.some in colour from contemporary pictures & prints. A collection of essays on aspects of English life, by various authors from 1700 to 1940. View more info

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Black Mischief.

By: WAUGH, EVELYN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1932 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80367


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In black and red ‘marbled-effect’ cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened, edges rubbed and corners chipped, split to hinge on front flap. Spine darkened, chipped at ends with split and chip to middle.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Bookplate to front “the Book Society, R. Jowett, 1932.” Some foxing spots to outer page edges else inside pages all very clean. Else a very clean and tight copy. 303pp. Illustrated with a B&w frontis map. The author’s t... View more info

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New Worlds For Old.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77822


Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth lettered in gold on spine and front, with gilt vignette on front cover. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers darkened. Some small spots to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 355pp. View more info

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Love and Mr Lewisham.

By: WELLS, H. G.;

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London & New York, Harper & Brothers 1900 1st edition (later issue, scarce):

Seller ID: 77905


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at edges. Rubbing to corners and some minor rubbing to boards. Top page edges slightly darkened with a couple of minor marks. Endpapers darkened. Some light foxing spots to pages, Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 323pp. + 40pp cat. View more info

Image for Jeeves and Wooster. Six Volumes. Ring For Jeeves, The Mating Season, Joy in the Morning, The Code of the Woosters, Right Ho Jeeves, Thank You Jeeves.

Jeeves and Wooster. Six Volumes. Ring For Jeeves, The Mating Season, Joy in the Morning, The Code of the Woosters, Right Ho Jeeves, Thank You Jeeves.

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Folio Society. 1999:

Seller ID: 81741


Six vols. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In pictorial hard card covers with gilt to spine. In cream and gilt illustrated hard card slipcase. In near fine condition in very good slip case (SC some minor rubbing and marks.) Else a very clean and tight set. Six volume set of Jeeves and Wooster stories. Six volumes. Illustrated by Paul Cox. View more info

Image for The "Swoop!" or, How Clarence Saved England A Tale of the Great Invasion. Illustrated by C. Harrison. Rare 1st Edition Paperback in Slipcase.

The "Swoop!" or, How Clarence Saved England A Tale of the Great Invasion. Illustrated by C. Harrison. Rare 1st Edition Paperback in Slipcase.

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.: HARRISON, C.:

Price: £1,200.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers Limited, 1909 1st:

Seller ID: 81762


Paperback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Illustrated front cover with red & black pictorial design. With later hand-made hard card slipcase. In very good condition. Very scarce. Lacks cover from spine and rear. Some darkening to front and edges, small nicks and creases to corners of front cover, small repaired tear to spine edge. Front hinge partially split at frontis. A couple of minor handling marks else pages very clean and tight throughout. With later solid canvas-backed slipcase with photocopied covers. 126pp. With b&w illustrations by C. Harrison. View more info

Image for Requiem. Signed limited edition.

Requiem. Signed limited edition.

By: WOLFE, HUMBERT:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Ernest Benn Limited. 1927:

Seller ID: 73089


Size 5.5 x 7.75 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Small hole near top of spine. Not price clipped). Endpapers slightly browned. Else a clean and tight copy. 123pp. Collection of poems by Humbert Wolfe on hand made paper. Limited edition of 275 copies of which this is no.237 and signed by the author. View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, In Seven Volumes. Edited with a Memoir by Edward Dowden.

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, In Seven Volumes. Edited with a Memoir by Edward Dowden.

By: WORDSWORTH, William: DOWDEN, Edward:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons, 1892:

Seller ID: 81789


Seven Volumes. Hardback, approx 7 x 4 inches. Quarter bound in maroon morocco leather fine binding, with pebbled maroon cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering, with raised and gilt banding to spines. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor fading to spines, some minor light rubbing and handling marks else covers clean and bright. Endpapers clean. Small rubbed patch (deleted inscription) at top of half-title pg. in v.1. Some slight darkening to edges of prelims in v.1. from frontis/tissue guard. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A very nice clean ... View more info