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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 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

Image for Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

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 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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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 minor handling marks, a couple of cracks between gatherings, else inside pages very clean and tight. Scarce 1st issue 1st editio... 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 War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael.

The War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael.

By: WELLS, H.G:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons 1908 (1st edition) later issue:

Seller ID: 77823


8 x 5 inches. Hardback, blue cloth lettered in gold on spine & decorative blind embossed lettering to top of front cover. Colour plate to front. In very good condition. Edges darkened with some rubbing. Endpapers partially darkened. Publishers advert slip tipped in to half-title page. Some handling marks and thumb spots, plates clean. Else a nice tight copy. 389 pp; Cat. 2pp; 16 b&w plates by A. C. Michael. 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

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Requiem. Signed limited edition.

By: WOLFE, HUMBERT:

Price: £15.00

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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Sea Horses. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED.

By: YOUNG, Francis Brett;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1925 1st edition, 3rd impression:

Seller ID: 74330


Size 7.8 x 5.3 inches. Brown cloth with black lettering. In good condition. Slightly rubbed on spine ends, with two small chips lower spine. Some cassell label lower front cover. Previous owner's inscription on the fly leaf. One corner a little turned over. Inside generally clean & tight. 309 pages. Signed by Young on the title page. View more info