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Image for Sketches of Young Couples, Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen. Illustrated by Phiz.

Sketches of Young Couples, Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen. Illustrated by Phiz.

By: QUIZ: (DICKENS): PHIZ:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1869:

Seller ID: 80893


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. 8vo. In green pebbled cloth covers with decorative gilt lettering and designs to spine and front with black and red paneling to front. Beveled boards. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to boards and extremities. Old glue repair between front endpapers. A couple of minor handling marks else pages all very clean and tight throughout. 238pp + 2pp cat. With engraved plates by Phiz. Decorative tailpieces. Short essays writte... 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 &... View more info

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Bunter The Bad Lad. Illustrated by C. H. Chapman.

By: RICHARDS, FRANK:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, 1960 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77371


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with yellow lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, slight darkening/rubbing to edges, chipped at top of spine, numbered “26”.) Covers very good, cloth slightly faded at ends of spine under jacket. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 217pp. Colour frontis & 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 “R... View more info

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Waverley Novels Centenary Edition. 25 Volume Set.

By: SCOTT, Sir WALTER:

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: A & C Black. 1871 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 80791


25 volumes. Hardbacks, 8vo. approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in red calf leather binding; twin black title labels lettered in gilt, gilt decoration and raised banding to spines. Marbled paper boards. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners, chip to leather on spine of vol.17. Some minor rubbing to boards. A couple of neat pencil inscription in vol.1. Else pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent s... View more info

Image for The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe With Prefaces and Notes, Including those attributed to Sir Walter Scott. In Seven Volumes.

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe With Prefaces and Notes, Including those attributed to Sir Walter Scott. In Seven Volumes.

By: SCOTT: DEFOE:

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons, 1887:

Seller ID: 79768


7 volumes. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound red calf leather and marbled paper boards. Twin green leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding and gilt decorations. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fine binding by “H. Wood.” In very good conditions. Spines are faded and darkend, small split to top of spine vol.1. Some rubbing to edges. Boards remain clean and bright. Bookplate to endpapers “Edward Brodie Hoare.” Some light f... 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 i... 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 volum... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Including Various Additional Pieces from Ms. and Other Sources. The Text carefully revised, with notes and a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti. In Two Volumes.

The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Including Various Additional Pieces from Ms. and Other Sources. The Text carefully revised, with notes and a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti. In Two Volumes.

By: SHELLEY: ROSSETTI, W. M.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, E. Moxon, Son & Co. 1870:

Seller ID: 79568


2 vols. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Dark green morocco leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to twin brown spine labels, raised banding, extensive gilt decorative paneled boards and dentelles, full gilt page edging, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Extremities a little rubbed; corners edges and spine. Some loose articles in front. Some darkening/foxing between endpapers and to title page and frontis in v.2. v.1 frontis some small spots. Minor ma... 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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A Selection of His Poems. Edited with an Introduction by Roland Gant.

By: SKELTON, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Crown Classics. 1949 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 72831


Size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. In illustrated hard card cover with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips and tears.Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 64pp. With decorated main title page. John Skelton was a poet and tutor to the young Henry VIII. 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

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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

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

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

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 ... View more info

Image for Idylls of the King. Illustrated in colour by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

Idylls of the King. Illustrated in colour by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. n.d. ca 1912.:

Seller ID: 79798


Hardback, approx 8 x 6 inches. Quarter bound dark green polished morocco leather and green cloth boards, lined with gilt and with gilt shield to front. Raised banding, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, grey endpapers. In very good condition. Spine faded, some rubbing to corners of boards. bookplate to front “Piers Debenham, 1919.” Some light/mild foxing spots to title page and some inside pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 216pp. W... View more info