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Image for The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: 136, The Strand, W.H. Smith & Son:

Seller ID: 008811

Condition: Fair


Not dated (c.1853 ?). Small 8vo, pp 192, a little aged and marked throughout, preceded by seven un-numbered pages with an engraving and quote from a notable person, title page with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sydney Smith, title page. a bit marked, lacking the front endpaper, rough quarter calf a bit rubbed and worn. Several newspaper clippings tipped-in. [With the tiny book label of Santiago Jose Brinn, his neat name is written on the first few pages, and a note to say that the book was bound in Santiago. The anecdotes are miscellaneous and light, designed no doubt to take the min... View more info

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Les Songes du Chevalier de la Marmotte

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions d'Histoire Sociale: 1970

Seller ID: 013758

Condition: Very Good


[Originally published 1745). Facsimile reprint, slim 12mo, pp 108, marbled endpapers, extremely clean internally, full calf with gilt decorated spine, corners very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy. [Number 84 of a limited edition of 250 copies.] View more info

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Fragment of a Novel, written by Jane Austen, January - March 1817, now first printed from the manuscript. (Sanditon).

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press: 1925

Seller ID: 006154

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. Small slim 8vo, pp (10), 170, (34), a little age-toned internally, edges lightly untrimmed, original grey boards with cloth spine, paper label, binding slightly marked and browned, spine more browned, lower corners slightly worn, slight stain to rear corner. (A spare paper label is lightly tipped-in at the rear. A wide-margined copy - possibly Large Paper ?? Often known as Sanditon.) View more info

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A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham

By: Bason, Frederick T.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Unicorn Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009538

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Hidden Orchis

By: Bone, Gertrude

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London & Boston, The Medici Society: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014035

Condition: Very Good


Small 12mo, pp 49, with six plates by Stephen Bone (printed in blue), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, cloth-backed boards, very slightly worn, [Chiswick Press printing for Medici Society]. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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The Flower in Season (Anthony Huxley's copy)

By: Brooke, Jocelyn

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010199

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Attractive line drawings by Charles W. Stewart, pp 160, very slight age-toning of the pages, decorated cloth gilt, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the garden writer Anthony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper.]. SCARCE View more info

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Hudibras. New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1835

Seller ID: 000068

Condition: Very Good


New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash. 2 VOLS, pp xl, 346; 403, engraved frontispiece (foxed), 2 engraved title page vignettes, contemporary dark green watered silk cloth, a small red spot on one spine, paper labels a little dull & worn, (with contemporary inscription on front endpaper - "the Rev. Dr Burney from William Nicol". With the bookplate of the garden designer and plantsman Jim Russell (designed by Felix Kelly). View more info

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Proverbs of the Mountain

By: Clark. Thomas A.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Moschatel Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014328

Condition: Very Good


12 loose sheets, each with a proverb illustrated with a charming line drawing by Laurie Clark, in very good condition, in the original printed blue folder wich is very slightly age-toned and slightly worn. [Limited edition, signed by author and artist, number 106 of 300 copies]. {Thomas A Clark was born in Greenock, Scotland. His poetry has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands. In 1973, with the artist Laurie Clark, he started Moschatel Press. At first a vehicle for s... View more info

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

The Cattle of St Mochua - a paraphrase of the Irish tale

By: Darling, Frank

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007738

Condition: Very Good


With four (scraperboard ?) illustrations by George C. Leslie, 16mo, (168mm x 105mm), pp 14, paperback, covers very slightly sunned and marked. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the half-title, and with a tiny presentation inscription - "with good wishes from Frank and Avril Darling"] View more info

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Contes Militaires (Contes Du Lundi). [ Army Series of French and German Novels]

By: Daudet, Alphonse (Perowne, J.T.W. Ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Williams and Norgate: 1892

Seller ID: 001175

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 1 folding map, 12mo, pp.viii, 242, red decorated cloth with gilt crossed swords motif on both front cover and spine and black lettering, some wear and fading to cloth and a little dusty, two corners slightly bumped, owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown endpaper, some foxing internally and uneven browning of grey endpapers. [Part of the "Army Series" of French and German novels printed in their respective languages.](The stories are taken mostly from Daudet's "Contes du Lundi")] SCARCE. 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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Silas Marner : The Weaver of Raveloe

By: Eliot, George

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons:

Edition: Stereotyped edition

Seller ID: 011623

Condition: Good


Stereotyped edition, not dated - c. 1880 ?), small 8vo, pp (4), 158, extra vignette title page, two plates, half-title and front endpaper creased, otherwise very clean internally, original red cloth, a small central vignette in gilt on upper cover, cloth a bit rubbed and marked, but otherwise sound. View more info

Amelia (three volume edition, being Vols 7, 8 & 9 of The Works of Henry Fielding)

By: FIELDING, Henry (edited by George Saintsbury)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co at Aldine House: 1893

Seller ID: 006140


Three vols, 12mo, illus, edges uncut, original olive-green cloth stamped in gilt, a little worn, the spines fraying. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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The Steam-boat

By: Galt, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1822

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000197

Condition: Good


Small 8vo, pp vi, 359, + publisher's catalogue 12pp, a good uncut copy in what might appear to be original grey boards, but I suspect they date from the 20th century, a little rubbed, joints cracking slightly, lacking a small portion at the head of the spine. SCARCE. View more info

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The Blacks - a clown show

By: Genet, Jean

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1960

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 010067

Condition: Very Good


First UK edition. Translated by Bernard Frechtmann, small slim 8vo, pp 96, a very good clean copy, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, but which is a little age-toned (particularly on the lower cover), very slightly chipped and frayed, and slightly marked on its inner surface. Overall though a rather good copy. View more info

An English Garner - Later Stuart Tracts

By: George A Aitken (introduction)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co Ltd: 1903

Seller ID: 006385


Large 8vo, pp xxx, 404, with title pages for each pamphlet reproduced, very slightly age-toned, endpapers browned, cloth very slightly worn with slight wear to the spine-head. [Introduction.--Sir William Petty: Political arithmetic (1690)--Daniel Defoe: An appeal to honour and justice (1715) The trueborn Englishman (1701) The history of the Kentish petition (1701) Legion's Memorial (1701) The shortest way with the Dissenters (1702) A hymn to the pillory (1703) The Review (prefaces and extracts) (1704-12) Papers from the Review (1704) The revolution of 1688 (1710) The education of women (1697)-... View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co: 1867

Seller ID: 000160

Condition: Fair


12 plates printed in oil colour, square 8vo, pp viii,248, weak and becoming loose internally, decorated red cloth, dull and marked, a bit worn and frayed, (spine more so). A cheap copy of a scarce edition. View more info

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The Schoole of Abuse, and a Short Apologie for the Schoole of Abuse (1579)

By: GOSSON, Stephen

Price: £13.50

Publisher: 35, Wheelys Road, Birmingham, Privately Published ?: 1868

Seller ID: 006383

Condition: Fair


Edited by Edward Arber (English Reprints series). Small slim 12mo, pp 80, uncut edges, grey paper-covered boards, rubbed and frayed, joints cracking on the spine, but all still tight and sound. [Stephen Gosson (April 1554 - 13 February 1624) was an English satirist. He was baptized at St George's church, Canterbury, on 17 April 1554. He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1572, and on leaving the university in 1576 he went to London. In 1598 Francis Meres in his Palladis Tamia mentions him with Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Abraham Fraunce and others as the "best for pastorall"... View more info