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Shakespeare - The Complete Works (Four volumes)

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 014745

Condition: Very Good


Four volumes, thick 12mo, pp 834; 726; 574; 542; fore-edges very slightly marked, otherwise very clean internally, red faux-leather, gilt decoration, a very good set. View more info

Image for The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals. St Patrick's Day. The Duenna. The School for Scandal. The Critic. A Trio to Scarborough.

The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals. St Patrick's Day. The Duenna. The School for Scandal. The Critic. A Trio to Scarborough.

By: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (edited by Iola A. Williams, with an introduction)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins Limited: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 014565

Condition: Good


Small thick octavo, pp 384, a little age-toned, an iscription on the front endpaper, top edge gilt, half morocco, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, three small gilt initials on the upper cover, slightly worn and faded, joints rubbed. View more info

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The School for Scandal

By: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (Sir Laurence Olivier - introduction)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1949

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 014731

Condition: Good


Nine colour and five plain plates by Cecil Beaton, large octavo, pp 120, a little age-toned, slight foxing (a little heavier on the endpapers), an inscription on the front endpaper, red cloth with gilt decoration, very slightly worn, spine slightly dull. View more info

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The Clockmaker or the Sayings and the Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville - Series 1-3 in one volume.

By: Slick, Samuel. (Haliburton, Thomas Chandler)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, David Bryce & W.P. Nimmo:

Seller ID: 001168

Condition: Fair


Not dated. 12mo, pp viii, 533, (+2 pages of publisher's advertisements) decorated orange boards rubbed, stained and faded, corners bumped, a few minor dents, head of spine lacking thin strip, all edges dusty, some staining and foxing internally, some creasing to page corners, creasing to front free endpaper and title page, rear free endpaper lacking small piece and extensive pencilled numeration on the reverse, some cracking to internal hinges. [An early issue (?) with the price of Two Shillings at the base of the spine] View more info

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The Scots Literary Tradition - an essay in criticism

By: Speirs, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1940

Seller ID: 006166


Small 8vo, pp viii, 191, a bright clean copy in a dustwrapper which is showing only very slight signs of wear. [Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, David Lindsay, Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson, Burns, Scottish ballads etc.] View more info

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Hours in a Library - First series

By: Stephen, Leslie

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1877

Seller ID: 006309


Second edition. Small thick 8vo, pp (8), 392, slightly dusty and very slightly marked but overall very clean and sound internally, brown cloth very slightly worn. corners slightly bumped, spine slightly rubbed. [De Foe's novels, Richardson's novels, Pope as a Moralist, Mr Elwin's edition of Pope, Some Words About Sir Walter Scott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Balzac's Novels, De Quincey. A re-publishing of articles which originally appeared in Cornhill Magazine, Fraser's Magazine & the Fortnightly Review.] Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB was an English author, critic and mountaineer, and the father of Virgini... View more info

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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick (Two Volumes)

By: Sterne, Laurence

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, A. Millar & J. Hodges: 1782

Seller ID: 008641

Condition: Fair


Two volumes, 12mo, pp 159; 159, a little aging and dustiness throughout, the first volume contains an early and probably contemporary indistinct signature on the front endpaper, and also the signature of Michael Maguire, 1955. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, spines rather worn and lacking the morocco title-labels, joints cracked, upper cover of volume one detached. View more info

English Domestic Life During the Last 200 Years - an anthology selected from the novelists

By: STRONG, L.A.G. (editor)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1950

Seller ID: 005619


Small 8vo, pp 281, very slightly worn, spine very slightly faded, neat number in ink on front endpaper. View more info

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A Celebration of Gardens

By: Strong, Roy.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010430

ISBN: 0002158914

Condition: Very Good


Decorations by Julia Trevelyan Oman, small thick 4to, pp xx, 376, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing pnly the faintest signs of wear. [An excellent anthology]. View more info

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Selected Essays and Short Pieces of Jonathan Swift (Travellers' Library)

By: Swift Jonathan; Davies Charles (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1931

Seller ID: 009864

Condition: Very Good


Slim 12mo, pp 287, very slightly worn internally, endpapers browned, small neat signature on front endpaper, blue cloth in good condition, in a very worn dustwrapper which is lacking parts of its spine. View more info

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Oeuvres Completes de Tacite. Tome II seulement. (Volume II only)

By: Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (edited by Burnouf, J.L.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, L. Hachette: 1828

Seller ID: 012129

Condition: Good


Traduction nouvelle avec le texte en regard, des variants et des notes. Librairie Classique de L. Hachette, Paris, 1828. Octavo, pp 558, (ii), some age-toning and foxing throughout, page 555/556 creased, but otherwise sound and tight internally, slight water-staining to the upper margin of the first forty pages, a neat contemporary signature of the original owner on the title page - Ch. Bouchet, Paris 1838 - a tiny booksellers stamp on the front endpaper - Henrion a Vendome - contemporary calf and marbled boards, rubbed and dull, with loss of the surface. View more info

The Devil and the Lady, edited by his grandson

By: Tennyson, Alfred (edited by Charles Tennyson)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1930

Edition: Limited edition

Seller ID: 007528

Condition: Good


Frontispiece, pp xvi, 68, uncut, decorated boards and parchment spine, slightly faded and very slightly worn, the binding is leaning very slightly. Bookplate of the Edwardian solicitor Francis Austin Langton Hodgkinson. [Limited edition of 1500 copies, printed on Whatman hand-made paper at the Chaucer Press, Bungay.] View more info

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Holiday Memory - a story

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: £2.75

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co,: 1975

Seller ID: 012097

ISBN: 0460078887

Condition: Very Good


Second reprint. Small horizontal 12mo, (measures 155mm x 120mm), illustrated by Meg Stevens, pp (32), clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly worn, a faint mark from a price sticker on the lower cover. [Postage will be much reduced] View more info

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The Seasons. A new edition, to which is prefixed an essay on the plan and character of the poem

By: Thomson, James (essay by J. Aiken)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 013903

Condition: Fine


Probably the edition of 1778. [LACKING THE TITLE PAGE and anything before page iii.]. Octavo, pp xlvi, 256, with an engraved frontispiece (a bit stained) and 7 engraved plates, some offsetting of plate on to the opposing page, some neat contemporary marginal notes in both ink and pencil, an early owner's stamp on page (iii), also repeated on the upper cover, lacking the front endpaper, full contemporary calf, marked and a bit worn but sound, lacking tiny portions of the spine at head and tail. The plate of Summer is neatly partially coloured. View more info

The Man With the Iron Mask

By: Topin, Marius (translated and edited by Henry Vizetelly)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co.: 1870

Seller ID: 005180


Small 8vo, pp xvi, 367, a few corners turned slightly, a bit weak internally, rear endpaper a little torn om the inner margin, dark blue cloth, blind-stamped on upper and lower covers, decorated in gilt on the spine, cloth a bit dull and rubbed, a large stain on the bottom half of the spine has removed the colouring of the cloth. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter.] View more info

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The Moon Dies

By: Turton, Godfrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Leopard's Head Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015290

ISBN: 0904920062

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with very dramatic wood engravings by Shirley Mungapen, quarto, pp xvi, 103, half cloth and boards, the upper cover slightly faded, a little shelf wear to the lower edge, otherwise a very good copy in the original clear acetate cover . View more info

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The Rhinegold. Das Rheingold. [Libretto, with stage directions]

By: Wagner, Richard. Ernest Newman. Professor W. Golther

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & Leipzic, Breitkopf & Hartel:

Seller ID: 014875

Condition: Good


Not dated - perhaps 1950's ? Large slim octavo, pp 64, age-toned, the last few pages slightly worn at the lower corners, otherwise clean internally, paperback, slightly age-toned, lower cover slightly worn. View more info

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The Duchess of Malfi

By: Webster, John. (Rylands, George & Williams, Charles - introductory essays)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Sylvan Press: 1945

Seller ID: 014729

Condition: Good


Illustrated with line drawings by Michael Ayrton, slim octavo, pp 88, a little foxing and age-toning internally, an inscription on the front endpaper, cloth dull and slightly marked, the spine a little faded and with a suggestion of fraying to the lower joint. View more info

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The Happy Turning - a Dream of Life

By: Wells, H.G.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001025

Condition: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Small slim octavo, pp (vi) 50, navy blue quarter cloth and decorated lilac boards showing vignette of a winged cherub hovering beneath the book title on front cover, gilt lettering on the spine, very slight fading to the top and bottom edges of covers, very slightly dusty on fore and top edges, dustwrapper has some chipping and tears, very small piece lacking from the top and the bottom of the dustwrapper spine, and some general wear. View more info

The Works of Oscar Wilde

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins:

Seller ID: 005729


Not dated (c.1935 ?). With eight attractive illustrations by Donia Nachshen, small thick 8vo, pp 480, hinge at title page slightly weak, very small and neat inscription on front endpaper, pale beige cloth, very slightly worn, slight tear to spine head, two small edge bumps on upper cover, spine a little dull. View more info