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The Folio Society Complete Works Complete Set of 48 Volumes in Slipcases.

By: TROLLOPE, ANTHONY:

Price: £380.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society, ca1990:

Seller ID: 82572


48 volumes. Hardbacks, Half bound in coloured cloth spines with black and gilt title labels, and decorative cream/grey paper boards. In hard card slipcases. In very good near fine conditions with very good slipcases. (Some minor dust and shelfwear to cases.) “Pickwick Papers” is Signed by the Illustrator Charles Keeping on halftitle page. Else a very clean and tight set. A scarce complete collection. 48 vols. With illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas. An Autobiography; The Golden Lion of Granpere; Sir Harry Hotspur; The Landleaguers; Cousin Henry; Eye For An Eye; Barchester Towers; Dr... View more info

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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

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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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The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford. In Five Volumes.

By: WALPOLE, Horatio:

Price: £325.00

Publisher: London, G.G. & J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, 1798 1st:

Seller ID: 82780


5 Volumes. Large, 12.5 x 10 inches. Quarter bound leather binding to spines and corners. Marbled paper covered boards. In very good condition. Covers heavily rubbed, corners bumped, chips to top ends of spines, rubbing to boards and edges. Endpapers clean, bookplates to fronts “Edward Greathead, Esq.” Also inscribed “R.C. 1965” (Robert Cooke, Athelhampton House.) Some minor tanning to some pages, some areas of minor light foxing spots. Some small minor handling marks, else inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. 5 Volumes. 577; 576; 512; 468 & 675p... 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 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

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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

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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