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Image for Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London. 1796:

Seller ID: 70871


Size 5.75 x 9.5 inches. Re-bound in grey hard card covers with gilt to maroon morocco title label on leather spine. New endpapers. In very good condition. Small marks to front. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 544pp. With illustrated main title page. Anthology of ‘improving’ verse, for young people, from the end of the 18th century. Includes works by, Dryden, Johnson, Gay, Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton and many others. View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes.

The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes.

By: (CRABBE):

Price: £250.00

Publisher: John Murray. 1851:

Seller ID: 61650


8 vols.; 8vo. In light brown full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and tan and green morocco title labels. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Spines slightly faded and rubbed. Light scratches and small marks to covers. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. A couple have small pencil marks in margins. There are a couple of contemporary inserts loose at front . Else very clean and tight copies. Eight volumes. With b/w engraved frontis and vignette main title page. Volume one is The Life. The remaining volumes have the poems and letters, etc. View more info

Image for Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc.

Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc.

By: (HENTY), VARIOUS:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son. n.d ca 1938:

Seller ID: 77303


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark grey cloth with dark green lettering and blue design to front board. In very good condition. Corners, edges and ends of spine rubbed, rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers with inscription to front “Sylvia M. Gee 9/2/38.” Some small spots to outer page edges, slight darkening to top of title page. Colour plates clean and bright. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 8 Colour plates and 14 full-page b&w illustrations. View more info

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A Fiery Eye. Signed copy.

By: ALCOCK, FRANK:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Piscean Press. Portland, Dorset. 2000 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65771


5.5” x 8.5”. In illustrated limp card covers with red lettering to spine and front. In near fine condition. Author’s dedicatory inscription to title page. A very clean and tight copy. 80pp. 79 poems from Frank Alcock. View more info

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Images.

By: ALDINGTON, RICHARD:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London. The Egoist Ltd. n.d ca 1925:

Seller ID: 58227


Sm 8vo. In brown hard card covers with green cloth spine. Paper title labels to spine and front. In very good condition. In removable plastic cover. Spine slightly darkened and covers slightly marked. Owners’ nameplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 60pp. “These poems are taken from “Images” (published around 1915 and now out of print), and the various Imagist anthologies which are also being allowed to lapse. I have rescued one or two poems from periodicals. There are also one or two newer poems which did not quite fit into my other two books”. View more info

Image for Paris Symphony. With a foreword by John Cowper Powys.

Paris Symphony. With a foreword by John Cowper Powys.

By: ANDERSON, JOHN REDWOOD:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London. George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1947 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73995


Size 5.5 x 8.0 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. 87pp. With portrait frontis. Poems in four Movements. View more info

Image for Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED.

Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED.

By: ARMSTRONG, Archie

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Edinburgh / London. William Paterson / Southran, Baer & Co. 1872 Ltd Ed.:

Seller ID: 75903


8 x 5.5 inches. Brown cloth hardback with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Corners bumped, cloth faded, spine darkened. Label rubbed. A couple of small minor marks to title and endpapers else pages clean and tight throughout. 383pp. Frontis portrait and illustrated title page. Decorative chapter headings. View more info

Image for Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems.

Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems.

By: ARNOLD, MATTHEW:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. 1888:

Seller ID: 72599


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In brown morocco bindings with gilt to spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened. Small marks and handling marks. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Vol I has marks to first blank page. Else a clean and tight set. Three volumes. Poems by Matthew Arnold. View more info

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Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold

By: ARNOLD, MATTHEW:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. 1908:

Seller ID: 81034


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In very attractive full tree calf fine leather binding by “Bickers & Son.,” with gilt lettering to maroon leather spine label, decorative gilt paneled boards, vignette to both boards “Collegium Sancti Petri Radleiense, AD.MD.CCC.XLVII” and extensive gilt decorations and raised banding to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good near fine condition. Boards are slightly curved outward at leading edges. No penned inscriptions or marks. Pages all very clean and tight throughout. Some minor foxing to rear endpapers. Else a very clea... View more info

Image for On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts.

On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts.

By: AUDEN, W.H. / ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited. 1939 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 73983


Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1943. 123pp. Play in three acts by W.H.Auden and Christopher Isherwood. View more info

Image for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Illustrated by HUGH THOMSON. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson. Two Volumes in One.

Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Illustrated by HUGH THOMSON. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson. Two Volumes in One.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1951:

Seller ID: 78869


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top red edging. In paper dustwrapper with red lettering. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened, some minor handling marks.) Cloth slightly rubbed at edges else clean and bright. Endpapers partially darkened, a couple of negligible spots else a very clean and tight copy. 444pp. With full-page B&W illustrations by HUGH THOMSON. View more info

Image for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

Northanger Abbey and Persuasion Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1933 repr:

Seller ID: 79456


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine darkened, chip to edge of spine. Small chips to corners. In protective sleeve.) Corners slightly bumped & some slight rubbing to cloth. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 444pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

Image for Mansfield Park With Coloured Illustrations by C. E. Brock. “The Series of English Idylls.”

Mansfield Park With Coloured Illustrations by C. E. Brock. “The Series of English Idylls.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London & New York, J. M. Dent & Sons, & E.P. Dutton & Co., no date ca1928:

Seller ID: 79794


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Light pale green cloth with red decorative design and lettering to front and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor handling to cloth, corners slightly bumped, small nick to rear bottom corner of spine. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing to outer page edges else a clean and tight copy. 396pp. 15 coloured plates + a decorative title page by C. E. Brock. View more info

Image for Emma Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

Emma Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1961 repr:

Seller ID: 81685


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW rubbing to edges and ends of spine, Not price clipped.) Cloth clean and bright. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages all clean and tight throughout. A very good copy with dustwrapper. 437pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

Image for Pride and Prejudice Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics. Leather Pocket Edition.

Pride and Prejudice Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics. Leather Pocket Edition.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1933 repr:

Seller ID: 81684


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Maroon calf leather binding with gilt decorations and lettering to spine and decorative lettering to front. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to ends of spine and corners. A couple of tiny nicks to top corners on top of spine.Slight darkening to endpapers, stamp to rear endpaper “The Times Bookclub, Wigmore Street.” Front free endpaper slightly curled else Inside pages all very clean and tight. No penned inscriptions. 352pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. View more info

Image for The Novels of Jane Austen, in Five Volumes. The Text based on collation of the early editions. With notes Indexes and illustrations from Contemporary Sources by R. W. CHAPMAN. Second Edition.

The Novels of Jane Austen, in Five Volumes. The Text based on collation of the early editions. With notes Indexes and illustrations from Contemporary Sources by R. W. CHAPMAN. Second Edition.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1926 2nd (see notes):

Seller ID: 81687


5 vols. Hardback. 8 x 5.5 inches. In maroon cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spines and decorative gilt vignette to fronts. In very good conditions. Some slight fading to spines, some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Some light handling marks to cloths on boards. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and bright throughout. Page edges rough cut. Else a very clean and tight set. (Second Oxford Edition, being the First Regular Edition, proceeded by the ‘Large Paper Edition’ in 1923. Some sets have gilt numbering to spines; this appears... View more info

Image for Jane Austen’s Works in Five Volumes. Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey & Persuasion / Emma / Sense & Sensibility / Mansfield Park. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock. With Introductions by Austin Dobson.

Jane Austen’s Works in Five Volumes. Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey & Persuasion / Emma / Sense & Sensibility / Mansfield Park. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock. With Introductions by Austin Dobson.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £480.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1900:

Seller ID: 81686


5 vols.; Hardbacks, 7.5 x 5 inches. In attractive quarter-bound navy blue polished calf leather to spines and corners, and marbled paper boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and gilt floral decorations to spines. Top page edges all gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookseller labels to rear endpapers “Henry Ling, Dorchester.” In very good conditions. Spines are sun-faded and rubbed, some rubbing to edges and corners, a couple of surface chips to leather on rear board of “Sense & Sensibility.” Some minor darkening to endpapers, No penned inscriptions. Some darkening to tiss... View more info

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Poems of a Country Lover.

By: BARR, E.D.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd. 1966. 1st edition:

Seller ID: 66007


Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 80pp. Collection of poems on a rural theme. View more info

Image for Intimate Journals. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, Introduction by W. H. Auden. With Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. LIMITED EDITION of 750 Copies.

Intimate Journals. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, Introduction by W. H. Auden. With Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. LIMITED EDITION of 750 Copies.

By: BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES; ISHERWOOD, C.; AUDEN, W. H.;

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1949 1st thus LTD Edition:

Seller ID: 77535


Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges, spine a little faded and darkened, minor tears to corners, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 71pp. Illustrated with Six Collotype Plates and One Line Drawing. Plates with tissue guards. View more info

Image for Verses. Rare First Edition in Dustwrapper.

Verses. Rare First Edition in Dustwrapper.

By: BELLOC, HILAIRE:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth and Co., 1910 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 81813


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. Gilt banding to ends of spine, blind paneled front board. Top edge gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening to spine and edges, some rubbing to edges, small chips to corners and ends of spine. A couple of ‘stamp-paper’ corners to inner flaps. Not clipped. In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean and bright, come slight rubbing to corners. Owners’ bookplate to front endpaper “J.G.E. Hopkins.” Some minor darkening to... View more info