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Image for The Nut-Brown Maid.

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

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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

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: STEINBECK, JOHN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1939 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81004


Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Contemporary full black polished morocco leather binding, with raised banding, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt paneled boards. Dark marbled endpapers. In very good near fine condition. Some slight tanning to pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 553pp. 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... 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 ... 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

Image for The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

By: THOMSON, JAMES:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: (A. Millar. London?) 1764:

Seller ID: 79736


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In sumptuous full calf leather binding with dark brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding and gilt decorations to spine, gilt paneled boards with inner dark embossed decoration. In very good condition. Contemporary fine leather binding with contemporary endpapers. Some minor rubbing and handling marks to boards and edges. Some darkening to edges of original endpapers. Neat inscription to top of title page “M. Groome, ... 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

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Practical Wisdom

By: Various: Sir Walter Raleigh:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1901 1st:

Seller ID: 81152


Hardback, approx 6 x 5 inches. In full vellum binding with floral design and lettering to front. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor darkening/handling marks to cover, some mild small foxing spots to inside pages (mostly to front and last few pages) else a very clean and tight copy. 310pp. 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 end... 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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Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

By: Ward, A.C

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Longmans Green & Co. 1953:

Seller ID: 52509


Bound in original red cloth with gilt on spine. With Dustwrapper. In good condition with good dustwrapper (Rubbed and chipped at top and at bottom of spine and corners). Price clipped. Slight foxing to endpapers. Else clean and tight copy. 244pp. with numerous illustrations. Descriptions and discussions of the history and development of English literature and authors from Chaucer to Shakespeare. 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 insid... 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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First & Last Things. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, A. Constable & Co., 1908 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 77825


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front cover. In very good condition. Edges rubbed. Some minor rubbing to cloth. Some darkening to endpapers, minor foxing spots. Else a nice tight copy. --- Contents: Metaphysics / Of Beliefs / Of General Conduct / Some Personal Things. 246 pp. Cat.1 pg; View more info

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The Wonderful Visit.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1895 1st edition 1st issue:

Seller ID: 77819


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In red cloth, beveled edges, gilt lettering to spine and front with gilt illustrated vignette to front. Top edges gilt. In good condition. Cloth a little soiled, corners bumped, bumped and chipped on top front edge. Marks to spine and rear. Lean to spine and slight curl to front board. Slight darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Kit from J.A.C. 9th Nov 1895.” Cracked between last endpaper. Edges rough cut. Some min... 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