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The Old Man and the Sea

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 010978

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard, slim octavo, pp 117, extremely clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper has very slight marginal wear but is otherwise bright and clean and now protected in a removable plastic cover. View more info

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The Genius and the Goddess [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008902

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small 8vo, pp 128, binding leaning slightly otherwise a good copy in a frayed dustwrapper. {This short novel is packed with literary and socio-historical references and allusions. Huxley portrays various aspects of his ideology about subjects such as God, sex, history, literature, intellect and death.}. [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.] View more info

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The Life of the Fields

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 013350

Condition: Good


New edition. Small octavo, pp viii, 262 (+ 32pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1891), age-toned, some broiwning and foxing throughout, ouctorial cloth, slightly rubbed and worn, spine slightly more worn. View more info

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The Poet and the Painter (William Shakespeare and Ronnie Copas)

By: Jones, Robert Pennant

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005025

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 36, paperback, the slightest signs of wear, otherwise a very good copy. (The fascinating story of Jones' commissioned work from Copas, illustrating a scene from each of Shakespeare's plays]. View more info

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Epic and Romance - essays on medieval literature

By: Ker, W.P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1908

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 009925

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Small 8vo, pp xxiv, 398, + 2 page publisher's catalogue, edges uncut, a little foxing throughout (heaviest on half-title and title pages), otherwise very clean and sound internally, red cloth slightly worn and marked, spine slightly faded. SCARCE. View more info

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The Bathroom Digest

By: Kreismer, Jack (editor)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Saddle River, New Jersey, Red-Letter Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010845

ISBN: 0940462003

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo, pp 128, very clean internally, green cloth showing only the faintest signs of wear. [Never before have some of the world's most famous authors been brought to America's favourite reading room. Presented in short story form for timely bathroom reading are great works of Poe, Twain, O'Henry, Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce and many other literary giants. This book is not only a collection of short story masterpieces. For those inclined to browse through printed material during their stay, there's a delighful array of trivia, teasers and other amusement. All in all, this book just may prov... View more info

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The Dawn of the Roman Empire - Books 31 - 40

By: LIVY (Titus Livius)[translated by J.C. Yardley]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 006165

ISBN: 019283293X


[Oxford World's Classics series]. Small thick 8vo, pp xxxvi, 612, with five maps, paperback, the slightest signs of wear to the covers, but a good sound copy. View more info

Image for The Garden Inclosed - Being Certain Fair Ensamples and Miracles of St. Francis now translated for the first time from a XVth century Ms. of the Fioretti, preserved in the Riccardian Library at Florence

The Garden Inclosed - Being Certain Fair Ensamples and Miracles of St. Francis now translated for the first time from a XVth century Ms. of the Fioretti, preserved in the Riccardian Library at Florence

By: Mansfield, M.

Price: £8.90

Publisher: Florence, G. Cecchi & Son: 1911

Seller ID: 009992

Condition: Good


Nine plates, small 8vo, pp 67,(3), some foxing throughout, title page and chapter initials printed in red and black, unlettered boards (possibly hand-painted ?) slightly worn browned and bumped, cloth ties. View more info

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The Egoist - a comedy in narrative

By: Meredith, George

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1889

Seller ID: 006322


New edition, 1889. Octavo, pp viii, 505, edges foxed, slight suggestion of cracking to the front and rear endpapers, neat name and date on half-title, otherwise a good sound clean copy internally. Blue cloth, joints slightly rubbed, very slightly worn, spine very slightly worn at head and tail. 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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Pierce Penniless's Supplication to the Devil. From the first edition of 1592, compared with later impressions.

By: NASH, Thomas

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Shakespeare Society: 1842

Seller ID: 006366


With an introduction and notes by J. Payne Collier. pp xxxii, 108, rather age-toned, some neat pencilled annotations (these have been left, for their interest, but could easily be erased), original brown cloth binding, lacking the spine , the covers slightly bumped and worn, a small old circular label on the upper cover. [Thomas Nash was the first husband of William Shakespeare's granddaughter Elizabeth Barnard. He lived most of his life in Stratford-upon-Avon, and was the dominant male figure amongst Shakespeare's senior family line after the death of Dr. John Hall, Shakespeare's son-in-law, ... View more info

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Animal Farm - a fairy story

By: Orwell, George

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1950

Seller ID: 015149

Condition: Very Good


"Cheap edition", second reprint. Small octavo, pp 92, some age-toning throughout, very slight foxing to the edges, endpapers unevenly age-toned and slightly foxed, otherwise very clean and sound internally,green cloth showing only very slight signs of wear, the dustwrapper is complete and showing the 3/6 price, it is age-toned, particularly on the lower cover, there are several small closed tears, but no real loss, the front fold-over flap has creases,. View more info

How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear - Watercolours by Edward Lear from Rhode Island Collections

By: Pezzera, L. Candice

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Providence, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design: 1982

Seller ID: 006718


Well illustrated in black and white, large horizontal 8vo, pp (44), a very slight impression or dimple runs through all the pages but it is barely noticeable, paperback, covers very slightly worn. View more info

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Pavannes and Divagations

By: Pound, Ezra

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Ltd: 1960

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 009692

Condition: Fair


ppxii, 243, generally clean internally but an ex-library copy with bookplate on the front endpaper, a withdrawal sheet and ticjet holder on the rear endpapers, small circular stamp on the title page and ink number and withdrawn stamp on the reverse of title (which shows through to the other side a little), blue cloth slightly worn, shelf number and cross on the spine. View more info

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Albucius

By: Quignard, Pascal. Titus Albucius. (translated by Bruce Boone)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Venice, Ca., Sam Francis - The Lapis Press: 1992

Seller ID: 013870

ISBN: 0932499694

Condition: As New


Illustrated with a few early European photographs (modified), large octavo, pp (6), 188, (4), pictorial laminated boards, a very good copy in dustwrapper, as new. View more info

Image for The Blacke Bookes Messenger, 1592. 'Cuthbert Conny-Catcher' The Defence of Conny-Catching, 1592. (The Bodley Head Quartos edited by G.B. Harrison

The Blacke Bookes Messenger, 1592. 'Cuthbert Conny-Catcher' The Defence of Conny-Catching, 1592. (The Bodley Head Quartos edited by G.B. Harrison

By: ROBERT GREENE

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1924

Seller ID: 006361


Slim small 8vo, pp viii,(2), 32,(2); 66, endpapers browned, slight age-toning throughout, two plates reproducing the title pages, decorated cloth showing slight signs of wear, slight fraying to head and tail of the spine, but really a good sound copy. [The Bodley Head Quartos, edited by G.B. Harrison, in which every care was taken to make them as accurate as possible, the punctuation, spelling, and other peculiarities of the original Elizabethan text have been faithfully reproduced. The pamphlets of Elizabethan 'journalists', give a vivid and fascinating picture of the life of the people in th... View more info

The Naming of Animals - an appelative reference to domestic, work and show animals, real and fictional

By: ROOM, Adrian

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Jefferson & London, McFarland and Co.: 1993

Seller ID: 005838

ISBN: 0899507956


Red cloth with white lettering, pp xiv, 231, a very good copy. (A mine of information). View more info

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The Songs of Robert Schumann

By: Sams, Eric

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Eulenberg Books: 1975

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 011375

ISBN: 0903873184

Condition: Very Good


Second edition (corrected and slightly enlarged). Small 8vo, pp xii, 292, a few corners very slightly turned, otherwise good and clean internally, paperback, spine a little creased, covers showing very slight signs of use. View more info

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Dingo

By: Scott, J.M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001152

Condition: Very Good


First Edition in dustwrapper. Octavo, pp 183, raspberry-red cloth wth gilt lettering on the spine, very feint suggestion of foxing on part of the fore-edge, feint vertical stain on the back free endpaper. Dustwrapper is not price-clipped and has one small tear on the front cover, some minor soiling, rubbing and fraying. [The author also wrote "Sea-Wyf and Biscuit"]. View more info

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Chine Ou Le Pouvoir Dans l'Entendue. [limited to 100 copies with the English translation of the introduction]

By: Segalen, Victor

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Taranman: 1978

Seller ID: 000199

ISBN: 0906499003

Condition: Very Good


{French text}. Illustrated, pp 131, large octavo, paperback, cream covers, very slight signs of use but a good copy. (NUMBER 72 OF A LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 COPIES CONTAINING TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OF THE INTRODUCTIONS BY HENRY BOUILLIER.) View more info