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The Phoenix Nest, Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1593

By: N/A

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Kensington, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald: 1926

Seller ID: 003282


Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, on Kentish Rag paper, in a limited edition of 500 copies, this one being numbered 65. Large 8vo, pp 8, (8), 117, uncut, original boards with cloth spine, a duplicate from a college reference library, with number on front endpaper and bookplate of Bernard Wallis, but no other internal markings; there is a neat stamp on top, bottom and fore-edges, and a shelf number on the spine. This is still a very good copy, with very little wear. ... View more info

Cathedrals - a contribution by poets to the celebration of the nine hundredth anniversary of Winchester Cathedral

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Winchester College Printing Society: 1979

Seller ID: 005361


Limited edition of 900 copies (this being number 625). Small, tall quarto, pp (56), title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved illustrations, hessian cloth with leather labels on spine and upper cover, small bookplate of John Sparrow on front endpaper. View more info

The Poems of William Collins

By: Blunden, Edmund (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kensington, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald: 1929

Seller ID: 003283


Printed by the Chiswick Press on Kentish Rag paper, in a limted edition of 500 copies, this one being numbered 150. Frontispiece (by John Flaxman), viii, 179, (2), original grey boards, rather sunned and faded, a little worn, a spare spine label is loosely inserted at the end. Bookplate of Bernard Wallis, with his original invoice dated 7th October 1942 for 12/6 included. A duplicate from a college reference library with their number and bookplate on the front endpaper, ... View more info

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Scar Lines - poetry by Griselda Cann

By: Cann, Griselda

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Cast Iron Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008190

ISBN: 1898761000

Condition: Very Good


Large slender 8vo, pp (16), paperback, covers showing the slightest signs of wear, otherwise a very good copy. With prospectus loosely inserted. SCARCE. (EDITION LIMITED TO 200 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS A PROOF COPY] View more info

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Octopi, and Other Beasts Less Rude.

By: Costa, Elsa

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Private printing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


pp (36), original buff sewn wrappers, a little chipped and browned. A book of (only slightly !) risque poems. Privately printed, presumably in Italy as the cover price is 100 lire. A note on the rear flap states "For broad-minded adults only. A limited edition of this remarkable book, which will be published shortly in New York and London". (n.d. c.1920?) View more info

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again

By: Cowper, William

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1954

Seller ID: 012099

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated throughout by Ronald Searle, small slim 12mo, pp 44, endpapers slightly age-toned, otherwise clean and sound internally, pictorial boards showing the slightest signs of use, binding leaning very slightly, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it is very slightly marked and worn. Ovewrall a nice copy. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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An Anatomie of the World, wherein by occasion of the vntimely death of Mistris Elizabeth Drvry the frailtie and the decay of this whole world is represented

By: Donne, John

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Shaftesbury, The High House Press: 1929

Seller ID: 010000

Condition: Good


Large slim 8vo, pp 32, uncut and unpressed, a little age-browning to the edges, slightly uneven browning to the endpapers, otherwise very clean and sound internally, cloth backed marbled boards a bit rubbed, paper title label on spine slightly chipped. [Limited numbered edition of 170 copies]. View more info

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Indian Songs of Passion (poems)

By: Emanuel, Gladys (Mrs John Grossmann)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Thacker, Spink & Co.: 1908

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 009726

Condition: Fair


Slim 12mo, pp v, 38, self wrappers, a little foxed and soiled throughout. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [The wife of John Grossmann, a jute broker, and the mother of the film director Val Guest who was born in India. He returned to England after his parents' divorce, having been told that his mother had died.] View more info

An Emerson Treasury, (edited by J. Pennells)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Siegle, Hill & Co.:

Seller ID: 004519

Condition: Good


12mo, pp (4), 126, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, in a publisher's full soft suede binding, yapp edges, embossed decoration on upper cover, slightly worn. View more info

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A Floral Anthology

By: Emslie, George (compiler)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leigh on Sea, F. Lewis: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010689

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 12 mounted colour plates, large slim 8vo, pp 32, inscription on front endpaper, inner hinges cracking slightly but not weak, a little staining to the inner margins, otherwise very good. A slight mustiness pervades the book. SURPRISINGLY SCARCE. [Includes a plate by Maxwell Armfield, one by George Sheringham, two by Brangwyn, three by H. Davis Richter etc.] View more info

Old Silences - New Voices : Poems from Brewery Hill, South Gloucestershire

By: Evans, John M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Upton Cheyney, Gailes Press: 1998

Seller ID: 003492

ISBN: 0953204707


Small 8vo, illustrated with line drawings, pp 64, dark violet boards with gilt decoration, with typed letter signed by author. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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The Middle of a War - The New Hogarth Library Vol. 8

By: Fuller, Roy

Price: £3.25

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000828

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, small octavo, pp 48, pale turquoise cloth with very slight fading, good dust wrapper but sunned and very slightly marked. This copy belonged to the late Anthony Huxley and his signature is on the front endpaper. View more info

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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray and Smollett. With memoirs, critical dissertations and explanatory notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.

By: Gilfillan, Rev, George

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Nichol: 1855

Seller ID: 006316


Large 8vo, pp x, 254, edges slightly unevenly trimmed, a little age-toning and slight marking but overall a much better than average condition internally for a book of this age and very tight. Bookplate of William Abercrombie. Green blind-stamped embossed cloth, very slightly worn, spine faded and slightly frayed at the head. An attractive copy. View more info

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Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry

By: Guerard, Albert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009703

Condition: Good


Large 8vo, pp xvi, 332, a little used but clean internally, an ex-public library copy, with bookplate on the front endpaper, two plates and a ticket holder on the rear endpapers, an inked number and withdrawn stamp on the verso of the title page, blue cloth a little worn, shelf number and cross on the spine. View more info

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Scepticism and Poetry - an essay on the poetic imagination

By: James, D.G.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1937

Seller ID: 006321


First edition. pp 275, a little light foxing, marginal mark to pages 148/149, otherwise very clean and tight, red cloth very slightly worn, the spine slightly faded and marked and a little bruised at the head. A good sound pleasing copy. [The imaginative use of language, imagination lyric and morality, visionary dreariness, Adam's dream, the failure of the ballad-makers, poetry dogma and the mystical.] View more info

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There Never Was a Finer Day - Landscape Paintings of Wessex

By: Lynch, James (& Edward Thomas)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Furlong Fields Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 010904

ISBN: 0954439457

Condition: New


Well illustrated with Lynch's stunning paintings, accompanied by Edward Thomas's poems, horizontal 8vo, pp 72, pictorial laminated boards, a very good new copy. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST ON THE TITLE PAGE. View more info

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Nobodaddy - A Play

By: Macleish, Archibald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Dunster House: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000826

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, Octavvo, pp 67, black decorative cloth with blue title and design on front cover and spine, no dust wrapper, very slight wear and fade to cloth, very slight sunning to uncut edges. This being one of 750 copies only, the title page in blue and green was designed by W.A. Dwiggins. This copy belonged to the late Anthony Huxley and has his signature on the front endpaper. A good copy. [MacLeish, 1892 - 1982) was an American poet and writer who was associated w... View more info

An Anthology of the Home Counties

By: Mortimer, John D. (Introduction by John Betjeman )

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1947

Seller ID: 005569


16 plates, small 8vo, pp xxxii, 256, cloth very slightly worn, otherwise a good sound copy in a chipped and slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his signature on the front endpaper]. View more info

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Tennyson - aspects of his life, character and poetry

By: Nicolson, Harold

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1949

Seller ID: 006319


Second edition reprinted 1949. pp x, 309, very slight foxing to the fore-edge otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth very clean, in a dustwrapper which is a little worn chipped and frayed, but not price-clipped. [The Tennyson legend, Somersby, Cambridge, the 1830 and 1832 volumes, the ten years' silence, Farringford, Aldworth, Tennyson and his age, love politics and religion, lyrical inspiration.[ View more info

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A Rhyming Alphabet of Medicinal Plants

By: Oakeley, Henry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Beckenham, Henry Oakeley: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012645

ISBN: 0952146150

Condition: New


Illustrated, slim square octavo, pp 42, paperback. NEW. Postage will be much reduced. ["An A to Z of rhymes (witty) and wisdom (useful) on medicinal plants and people. Beautiful 16th & 17th century woodcuts (some rude). A perfect present."]. J is for juniper, it's used to flavour gin, an aid to disinhibition and faciliating sin. R is for ranunculus, it always causes smiles, for the knobbly rootstock, was used to cure one's piles. View more info