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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. (A reprint of a rare early poetry anthology. Authors identified were Nicholas Breton, Edward Dyer, Richard Edes, Goss, Robert... 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, a barcode on the rear endpaper, a shelf number on the spine, and stamp on top, bottom and fore-edges. View more info

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Through the Year With St Columba - a celtic prayer for every week

By: Brown, Oliver & Whittaker, Jean

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Tobermory, Brown and Whittaker Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014400

ISBN: 0952842866

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, 16mo (measures 109mm x 100mm), pp (60), ringbound, very slight wear but a good copy. SCARCE. {postage will be greatly reduced} View more info

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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Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland; collected and arranged with introduction, notes and parallel phrases

By: Cheviot, Andrew

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Paisley, Alexander Gardner: 1896

Seller ID: 014682

Condition: Good


[Not dated, the introduction is dated 1896.]. Octavo, pp xii, 434, slightly weak internally, front hinge cracking, rear hinge just starting to crack, cloth very slightly worn. 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

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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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WarChild

By: Goodridge, Marjorie

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Published by the author:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014877

Condition: Very Good


Not dated - c. 2011 ? Small slim octavo, pp 69, paperback, ringbound, a very good copy. Signed by author. Postage will be reduced. 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

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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Verses and Cuts

By: Latham, Reg. and Spradbery, Walter E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Published by Them at the Walthamstow Settlement,:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013965

Condition: Good


Ten poems with eleven woodcuts, large slim octavo, pp 25, slight age-toning and marking, a large corner cut from the front endpaper, card covers a bit worn and bumped, the lower cover a bit soiled. SCARCE. [The educational settlement movement began in the north of England, and the early educational settlements grew from the Quaker adult schools. The Rowntree family of York were probably the most important pioneers of educational settlements in the Edwardian period, and were closely associated with the establishment of the first two: the Swarthmore Settlement in Leeds and the St Mary’s Settl... View more info