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Black Laughter.

By: POWYS, LLEWELYN:

Price: £23.00

Publisher: London. Grant Richards Ltd. 1925 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69706


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In orange cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Slight lean. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 224pp. Novel set in Africa. View more info

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Fables. With Four Drawings by Gilbert Spenser. Signed.

By: POWYS, T. F.;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London. Chatto & Windus. 1929 1st Ltd. Edition.:

Seller ID: 76475


Tall 8vo. (9x6 ins.) Green cloth bound hardback. Beveled boards. Gilt lettered leather label to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine faded, some minor rubbing to label. couple of small marks and bumped corners on cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. Signed by author and numbered 679/750 at rear. Drawings by Gilbert Spenser. 275 pp. Pages rough-cut. View more info

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Kindness in a Corner. With title vignette by Gilbert Spenser.

By: POWYS, T. F:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London. Chatto & Windus. 1930 1st ltd edition:

Seller ID: 76476


Hardback. Size 8.5 x 6 ins. Half bound with blue cloth to spine and patterned paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to ends of spine and corners. Owners bookplate to front. Pages rough cut. Signed by author and numbered 40/200. A very clean and tight copy. 254pp. Title vignette by Gilbert Spenser. View more info

Image for Two Stories. ‘Come and Dine’ and ‘Tadnol’. With Wood-Engravings by Reynolds Stone. Edited by Peter Riley. Review Copy.

Two Stories. ‘Come and Dine’ and ‘Tadnol’. With Wood-Engravings by Reynolds Stone. Edited by Peter Riley. Review Copy.

By: POWYS, THEODORE FRANCIS:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hastings. R. A. Brimmell. 1967 1st Ltd Ed.:

Seller ID: 80239


Hardback. 8.5 x 5.5 ins. In blue paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition. Slightly faded at spine. Stamp to title page “Review Copy.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 71pp. With Wood-Engravings by Reynolds Stone. View more info

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The Haunted Castle A Study of the Elements of English Romanticism.

By: RAILO, Eino;

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York Humanities Press 1964:

Seller ID: 75846


Approx 9 x 6 inches. In dark grey cloth covers with black and gilt printed spine label. Top page edges coloured. In very good condition. corners slightly bumped/rubbed. Inside very clean and tight throughout. With clear plastic dust wrapper. 388pp. With 8 b&w plates. View more info

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Billy Bunter Afloat. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman.

By: RICHARDS, FRANK:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company. 1957 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77368


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In original green cloth covers with red lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, some rubbing to edges and fading to spine. Numbered ‘21’ on spine.) Covers very good, Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. - Billy Bunter steals a hamper and permission to use a boat. The true owners try to recover it. 223pp. Colour frontis & numerous b/w illustrations by C.H. CHAPMAN. View more info

Image for Is Modern Marriage A Failure? A Debate. With an introduction by Margaret Moran. Limited Numbered Edition.

Is Modern Marriage A Failure? A Debate. With an introduction by Margaret Moran. Limited Numbered Edition.

By: RUSSELL, Bertrand; POWYS, John Cowper;

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Norfolk. Warren House Press. 1983 1st Ltd UK Edition:

Seller ID: 76501


Hardback. Demy 8vo. Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In red cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve.) Owners bookplate and label to front endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 116/200. 36pp. View more info

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Kenilworth

By: SCOTT, SIR WALTER:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black, 1897:

Seller ID: 78732


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Full tree calf leather binding; Brown leather spine label lettered in gilt, extensive gilt decoration and raised banding to spine. Gilt decoration to board edges, and blind inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Corner bumped and slightly chipped on front edges. Some rubbing to edges. Small chip to leather on inner bottom edge of front board. Some light spotting to endpapers, Neat inscription to front “Ralph Dawson, Xmas 1911.” Some minor spots to page edges else a clean and tight copy. 473pp. Illustrated with a decorati... View more info

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The Complete Works in 40 Volumes. Miniature Set. On Wooden Presentation Shelf.

By: SHAKESPEARE, William;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London Allied Newspapers ca1932 1st thus:

Seller ID: 80542


40 volumes. Approx 2 vx 1.5 inches. In black cloth covers with printed green lettering and design to spines. Rounded corners. Decorative endpapers. In good condition with very good case/shelf. (3 teir, with leant back shelves., some rubbing to ends/feet.) Miniatures very good, cloths a little darkened, lettering darkened/faded, some rubbing to ends of spines/corners. Some minor darkening/handling marks to pages. Else a clean and tight set. Illustrated each with frontis illustration. View more info

Image for The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. Thirteen volumes. Pocket edition.

The Plays of Bernard Shaw. Plays Unpleasant, Plays Pleasant, The Apple Cart, Back to Methusalah, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Saint Joan, Three Plays for Puritans, Translations and Tomfoolery, Androcles and the Lion. Thirteen volumes. Pocket edition.

By: SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1927 repr’s:

Seller ID: 80354


13 vols. Hardbacks, 8vo. 7 x 4.5 inches. In dark blue full calf leather covers with gilt to spine and gilt signature designs to front. Top edges gilt. In very good near fine conditions. Covers very clean and bright, very little or no rubbing. Some slight darkening to endpapers, else pages all very clean and tight. An excellent set. 13 volumes. “Saint Joan” is illustrated with a photogravure frontis-portrait. Plays and essays by George Bernard Shaw. Most volumes include several titles. Full list of contents; Widower’s Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Arm... View more info

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The Nut-Brown Maid.

By: SIDGWICK, F. (ed):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shakespeare Head Press. 1925:

Seller ID: 64871


8vo. In patterned limp card covers with dark brown lettering to front and spine. In fine condition. Pages uncut/unopened. A very clean and tight copy. 15pp. Dramatic lyric from the 16thC with period spelling. Conversation between an earl’s son and a baron’s daughter in alternate stanzas with introduction by F.Sidgwick. View more info

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An Indian Summer. 100 recent poems.

By: SITWELL, SACHEVERELL:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1982 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65799


5.5” x 8.75”. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small chip to top front fore corner. Not price clipped). Slight browning to pages. Else a clean and tight copy. 142pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Later poems by Sacheverell Sitwell. View more info

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The Cottage on the Cliff, etc.

By: SKINNER, H.J.:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London. Hamilton, Adams and Co. 1865 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65461


8vo. In green bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 119pp. Collection of poems. View more info

Image for The Curse of The Nile “Nash’s Famous Fiction Library.”

The Curse of The Nile “Nash’s Famous Fiction Library.”

By: SLADEN, Douglas:

Price: £26.00

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

Seller ID: 80609


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 fading to spine, chips to corners and spine ends, small tear to rear edge, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean corners slightly bumped. Some minor foxing spots to endpapers and outer page edges, Else a very clean and tight copy. 370pp + cat. View more info

Image for Pride and Prejudice In Decorative Talwin Morris Binding. With an Introduction by William Keith Leask.

Pride and Prejudice In Decorative Talwin Morris Binding. With an Introduction by William Keith Leask.

By: TALWIN MORRIS; AUSTEN, Jane;

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, The Gresham Publishing Co. circa 1920’s:

Seller ID: 81683


Hardback. Size 8 x 5.5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front and white and green printed designs to cloth by Talwin Morris. In very good condition. Some rubbing and small nicks to cloth on corners and ends of spine. A couple of small light handling marks to cloth on front and rear boards. Small minor spot to endpapers and title page. A couple of minor spots to outer page edges. Minor tear to bottom corner of last page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 392pp. Illustrated with 6 B&W plates by Chris Hammond. View more info

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Poems. With Illustrations by Millais, Stanfield, Creswick, Mulready, Horsley etc.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons New Edition (circa 1874):

Seller ID: 79567


Hardback 8vo. 8.5 x 6 inches. Dark green morocco leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to spine, raised banding, decorative paneled boards, full gilt page edging, and marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed; corners edges and spine. Boards faded in middles. “Hammond” binders mark to inner board edge. Neat inscription to front “Emma Willhemina Jean Melville, 1874.” Some loose articles in front. Some mild foxing to some areas, between endpapers, at ills. list, and pages p20, 29, 46, 173, 197 & 375. Else overall a very clean and tight... View more info

Image for The Princess, A Medley. Sixth edition.

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

Image for 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.

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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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 England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

By: VARIOUS:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Frederick Etchells. 1925.:

Seller ID: 72376


Size 7.0 x 9.25 inches. In brown hard card covers with gilt to light brown cloth spine. In near fine condition. Lower corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 256pp. Limited edition reprint of a collection of poems from the early 17th century. Authors include, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spencer, and others less celebrated today. Notes at back identify some pseudonyms and give dates of original publication. View more info