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John Keats : The living Year, 21 September 1818 to 21 September 1819 (Alan Titchmarsh's copy), Gittings, Robert
John Keats : The living Year, 21 September 1818 to 21 September 1819 (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)
Gittings, Robert
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Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph, Shelley, Hugh
Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph
Shelley, Hugh
5.75 GBP

Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
Thorpe, Edward
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Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
Thorpe, Edward
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The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art, Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A.
The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art
Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A.
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A Contemplation of Flowers - Garden Plants in Myth and Literature, Ward, Bobby J.
A Contemplation of Flowers - Garden Plants in Myth and Literature
Ward, Bobby J.
9.70 GBP

The Figure in the Landscape: Poetry, Painting, and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century, Hunt, John Dixon
The Figure in the Landscape: Poetry, Painting, and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century
Hunt, John Dixon
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No, Not Bloomsbury, Bradbury, Malcolm
No, Not Bloomsbury
Bradbury, Malcolm
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1 Adcock, A. St. John Gods of Modern Grub Street - Impressions of Contemporary Authors
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. Hoppe, E.O. 
Undated, third impression, illustrated with 32 tipped-in photographic portraits of authors being written about, 8vo, pp.viii, 327, charcoal cloth slightly worn, lacking top strip of spine, fore and bottom edges uncut and a little browned, one page roughly opened, a few internal hinges starting to crack, half-title and one blank page at end of book heavily browned but the remainder remarkably clean, bears bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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2 Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard, (and others). {Edoted By Robert Bissett] The Spectator - a New Edition in Eight Volumes, with Illustrative Notes. To Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors By Robert Bissett.
London PRINTED FOR GEORGE ROBERTSON, NUMBER 221 PICCADILLY 1793 
Eight volumes, engraved title page to each volume, [some also have a printed title page], rather browned internally, a little staining on the inner margins to three of the volumes, one signature loose in Volume 4, contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, morocco labels, rather dry, rubbed and scuffed, spines darkened. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham, Bason, Frederick T.
3 Bason, Frederick T. A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham
London The Unicorn Press 1931 First Edition Cloth Good 
Limited numbered edition of 1000 numbered copies - this being number 37. Slim 8vo, pp 98, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, some foxing throughout, heavy on the fore-edge, a few pencilled annotations throughout. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Jane Austen and the English Landscape, Batey, Mavis
4 Batey, Mavis Jane Austen and the English Landscape
London Barn Elms 1996 1899531025 / 9781899531028 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Very well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 135, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Extremely scarce. [Originally published at 19.99] 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Swedenborg and Shakespeare - A Comparison, Baynham, George W.
5 Baynham, George W. Swedenborg and Shakespeare - A Comparison
London James Spiers 1894 Unbound Good 
Small 16mo, (measures 104mm x 164mm), pp 16, scattered foxing, no covers (as issued). Extremely scarce. {Postage will be reduced}. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Binding, Paul
6 Binding, Paul Robert Louis Stevenson
Oxford University Press 1974 0192731335 / 9780192731333 First Edition Cloth As New Very Slightly Worn Robin Jacques 
Illustrated by Robin Jacques, 8vo, pp (6), 206, extremely clean internally, cloth binding in excellent condition, the dustwrapper has the publisher's permanent cellophane protective covering and is slightly bumped and wrinkled on the upper edge, otherwise this book would be as new. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Shelley - a life story  [Fred Whitsey's copy], Blunden, Edmund
7 Blunden, Edmund Shelley - a life story [Fred Whitsey's copy]
London Collins 1946 First Edition Cloth Good Fair 
Frontispiece, pp 320, a good copy in a frayed and torn dustwrapper. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Authors by Profession.  Volume Two: 1911 - 1981, Bonham-Carter, Victor
8 Bonham-Carter, Victor Authors by Profession. Volume Two: 1911 - 1981
London The Bodley Head & The Society of Authors 1984 0370306007 / 9780370306001 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
8vo, pp 336. a little age-toned, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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No, Not Bloomsbury, Bradbury, Malcolm
9 Bradbury, Malcolm No, Not Bloomsbury
London Andre Deutsch 1987 023398013x / 9780233980133 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Large 8vo, pp (8), 373, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is showing only the slightest suggestion of use. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art, Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A.
10 Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A. The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art
London Crosby Lockwood 1948 Cloth Good 
Illustrated, several maps (including one folding), pp xiv, 312, very slightly age-toned, endpapers browned, otherwise very clean and sound internally, cloth slightly worn and faded, (and very faded on the spine). 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton, G.K.
11 Chesterton, G.K. George Bernard Shaw
London & New York John Lane : The Bodley Head 1910 First Edition Cloth Good 
Small octavo, pp 258, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slightly worn internally, a name and date crossed out on the front endpaper, another neat name there also, pale blue cloth a little bumped and worn, joints rubbed, spine faded and slightly stained. [With the bookplate of the Kew botanist Bernard Verdcourt.] 
Price: 3.95 GBP
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Byron in England : His Fame and After-fame (Alan Titchmarsh's copy), Chew, Samuel C.
12 Chew, Samuel C. Byron in England : His Fame and After-fame (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)
London John Murray 1924 First Edition Cloth Fair Signed by Author
Portrait frontispiece, pp x, 415, some foxing throughout (heavy on some pages), green cloth with gilt emblem on upper cover, spine head pulled, and a tear at the top joint. [A presentation copy from the educationalist Edith C. Batho to Ruth Collins. With a subsequent inscription from the author, dated five months later, "It is a pleasure to associate the name of a most satisfactory student and assistant - Ruth Collins - with mine in this book - Samuel C. Chew, Bryn Mawr, 15 - XI - 32". Also with the bookplate of Alan Titchmarsh.] 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His Julius Ceasar, Craik, George L.
13 Craik, George L. The English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His Julius Ceasar
London Chapman & Hall 1857 First Edition Cloth Fair 
Thick 12mo, pp xl, 352, a little staining and spotting throughout, a signature on the front endpaper, original embossed cloth, rubbed and slightly worn, head and tail of spine worn, slight splitting to the joints. [The scarce first edition] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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14 Cross, Robert & Perkin, Michael Elspeth Huxley - a Bibliography
Winchester St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press 1996 1873040067 / 9781873040065 
Illustrated, pp xx, 187, blue cloth with the very faintest wear. (John Phillimore's typed review loosely inserted.) 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Vita Sackville-West - a bibliography, Cross, Robert & Ravenscroft-Hulme, Ann
15 Cross, Robert & Ravenscroft-Hulme, Ann Vita Sackville-West - a bibliography
Winchester & New Castle St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press 1999 1873040261 / 9781873040263 First Edition Cloth As New Very Good 
13 illustrations, large 8vo, pp xiv, 306, blue cloth, the slightest signs of wear to the dustwrapper, otherwise almost as new. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Merry Heart - reflections on reading, writing and the world of books. [Hardback edition], Davies, Robertson
16 Davies, Robertson The Merry Heart - reflections on reading, writing and the world of books. [Hardback edition]
New York Viking 1997 0670873667 / 9780670873661 
Large 8vo, pp xii, 385, purple and black boards, very slightly faded, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. [The first US edition, in the US dustwrapper priced at $27.95) 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Group Portrait - Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James and H.G. Wells, Delbanco, Nicholas
17 Delbanco, Nicholas Group Portrait - Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James and H.G. Wells
London Faber & Faber 1982 0571118801 / 9780571118809 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
A few illustrations, 8vo, pp 224, very clean internally, brown cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped and shows only very slight signs of use. 
Price: 3.75 GBP
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"Discourses That Pretend to Inform or Instruct" - rhetoric, empiricism and religion, Elliott, Roger
18 Elliott, Roger "Discourses That Pretend to Inform or Instruct" - rhetoric, empiricism and religion
Gringley-on-the-Hill, Doncaster Brynmill Press 1987 0907839320 / 9780907839323 
Slim 8vo, pp 44, paperback, slightlly worn. [ Important discussion of the incompatibility of empiricism and liturgy ]. Postage will be much reduced. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Apothecary's Shop - Essays on literature, Enright, D.J.
19 Enright, D.J. The Apothecary's Shop - Essays on literature
London Secker & Warburg 1957 Cloth Very Good Good 
pp 236, exceptionally clean internally, blue cloth very clean, in a dustwrapper which has very slight tears and fading but which is not price-clipped. A very attractive copy. [Literature Criticism and Belief. Coriolanus: Tragedy or Debate. Prosaic Engineering in the Waste Land. Wilhelm Meister and the Ambiguousness of Goethe. Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. Franz Werfel's The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. To the Lighthouse or To India. The Brain-Washed Muse, etc.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Bunyan's Country - studies in Bedfordshire topography of the Pilgrim's Progress, Foster, Albert J.
20 Foster, Albert J. Bunyan's Country - studies in Bedfordshire topography of the Pilgrim's Progress
London H. Virtue & Company Ltd 1901 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Illustrated by the author, pp 182, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, neat contemporary signature on title page, endpapers browned, otherwise clean and tight internally, green cloth very slightly faded and worn, but really a good copy. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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