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Image for Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining pieces of poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London. 1796:

Seller ID: 70871


Size 5.75 x 9.5 inches. Re-bound in grey hard card covers with gilt to maroon morocco title label on leather spine. New endpapers. In very good condition. Small marks to front. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 544pp. With illustrated main title page. Anthology of ‘improving’ verse, for young people, from the end of the 18th century. Includes works by, Dryden, Johnson, Gay, Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton and many others. View more info

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Requiem. Signed limited edition.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London. Ernest Benn Limited. 1927:

Seller ID: 73089


Size 5.5 x 7.75 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Small hole near top of spine. Not price clipped). Endpapers slightly browned. Else a clean and tight copy. 123pp. Collection of poems by Humbert Wolfe on hand made paper. Limited edition of 275 copies of which this is no.237 and signed by the author. View more info

Image for Bentley’s Miscellany. Oliver Twist, The Marchioness of Brinvilliers, Stanley Thorn, Richard Savage, Jack Sheppard, Brian O’Linn, Ingoldsby Legends, Guy Fawkes, Mr Ledbury, Various Articles, ‘Old Miscellany Days’. Volumes 1-12. Lacks Volume 2.

Bentley’s Miscellany. Oliver Twist, The Marchioness of Brinvilliers, Stanley Thorn, Richard Savage, Jack Sheppard, Brian O’Linn, Ingoldsby Legends, Guy Fawkes, Mr Ledbury, Various Articles, ‘Old Miscellany Days’. Volumes 1-12. Lacks Volume 2.

By: (CHARLES DICKENS):

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1837 1st:

Seller ID: 79337


11/12 volumes. Hardbacks, Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Quarter-Bound Leather bindings dark purple/black polished calf & marbled paper boards, raised and gilt banding to spine, with gilt lettering on twin red leather spine labels, and gilt decorations. Grey endpapers. In very good condition. 11/12 volumes. Lacks Volume 2. Corners bumped and edges rubbed, some rubbing to faces of boards. Some rubbing to spines. A couple of small ‘dings’ and bumps to boards. ... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes.

The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe. With Letters and Journals, and Life. By his Son. In eight volumes.

By: (CRABBE):

Price: £250.00

Publisher: John Murray. 1851:

Seller ID: 61650


8 vols.; 8vo. In light brown full calf leather binding with gilt to spine and tan and green morocco title labels. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Spines slightly faded and rubbed. Light scratches and small marks to covers. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. A couple have small pencil marks in margins. There are a couple of contemporary inserts loose at front . Else very clean and tight copies. Eight volumes. With b/w engraved fr... View more info

Image for Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc.

Blackie's English-Study Readers. Fifth Reader. Book V. Henty, Hardy, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, etc.

By: (HENTY), VARIOUS:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son. n.d ca 1938:

Seller ID: 77303


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark grey cloth with dark green lettering and blue design to front board. In very good condition. Corners, edges and ends of spine rubbed, rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers with inscription to front “Sylvia M. Gee 9/2/38.” Some small spots to outer page edges, slight darkening to top of title page. Colour plates clean and bright. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 8 Colour plates and 14 full-p... View more info

Image for Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II. comprising his diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith from the original shorthand in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from his Private Correspondence. Second Edition. In Five Volumes.

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II. comprising his diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith from the original shorthand in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from his Private Correspondence. Second Edition. In Five Volumes.

By: (PEPYS) RICHARD, LORD BRAYBROOKE:

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, 1828 2nd:

Seller ID: 78908


5 vols. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In full tree calf leather bindings, with green and light brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt (light brown label has circular white leather inset with numbering,) raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spines, gilt decorations around board edges. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Beautiful bright clean boards. Slight fading to top of front board on vol.4. Spines a little rubbed and darkened. Hin... View more info

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The Clerkenwell Tales.

By: ACKROYD, PETER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chatto and Windus. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72978


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 213pp. Set in London in 1399, prophets forsee the Day of Judgement. the author uses the cast of the Canterbury Tales to elucidate the mysterious events. View more info

Image for The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.)

The Spectator. In Eight Volumes. (No.1 - 635, 1710-14.)

By: ADDISON, JOSEPH; STEELE, RICHARD;

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Printed for Robert Duncan, for J. Robb and R. Duncan, 1769:

Seller ID: 77848


Hardbacks, 8 volumes complete. Size approx 7 x 4 inches. In brown full calf leather bindings with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Speckled edges. Plain endpapers. Generally in very good conditions. Corners bumped and edges rubbed, corners slightly chipped. Rubbing and darkening to spines and some nicks/chips to ends of spines. Some minor rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers. Neat bookplates to front endpapers “A. Frank Stammers.” Some s... View more info

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A Fiery Eye. Signed copy.

By: ALCOCK, FRANK:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Piscean Press. Portland, Dorset. 2000 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 65771


5.5” x 8.5”. In illustrated limp card covers with red lettering to spine and front. In near fine condition. Author’s dedicatory inscription to title page. A very clean and tight copy. 80pp. 79 poems from Frank Alcock. View more info

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Images.

By: ALDINGTON, RICHARD:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London. The Egoist Ltd. n.d ca 1925:

Seller ID: 58227


Sm 8vo. In brown hard card covers with green cloth spine. Paper title labels to spine and front. In very good condition. In removable plastic cover. Spine slightly darkened and covers slightly marked. Owners’ nameplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 60pp. “These poems are taken from “Images” (published around 1915 and now out of print), and the various Imagist anthologies which are also being allowed to lapse. I have rescued one ... View more info

Image for Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED.

Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests Reprinted from the Original Edition. Together with Archy’s Dream, Printed in the year 1641. LTD ED.

By: ARMSTRONG, Archie

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Edinburgh / London. William Paterson / Southran, Baer & Co. 1872 Ltd Ed.:

Seller ID: 75903


8 x 5.5 inches. Brown cloth hardback with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Corners bumped, cloth faded, spine darkened. Label rubbed. A couple of small minor marks to title and endpapers else pages clean and tight throughout. 383pp. Frontis portrait and illustrated title page. Decorative chapter headings. View more info

Image for Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems.

Poems. Three volumes. Vol I, Early Poems, Narrative Poems and Sonnets; Vol II, Lyric and Elegiac poems; Vol III, Dramatic and Later Poems.

By: ARNOLD, MATTHEW:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. 1888:

Seller ID: 72599


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In brown morocco bindings with gilt to spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Spines slightly darkened. Small marks and handling marks. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Vol I has marks to first blank page. Else a clean and tight set. Three volumes. Poems by Matthew Arnold. View more info

Image for On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts.

On the Frontier. A Melodrama in three acts.

By: AUDEN, W.H. / ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited. 1939 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 73983


Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1943. 123pp. Play in three acts by W.H.Auden and Christopher Isherwood. View more info

Image for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Illustrated by HUGH THOMSON. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson. Two Volumes in One.

Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Illustrated by HUGH THOMSON. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson. Two Volumes in One.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1951:

Seller ID: 78869


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top red edging. In paper dustwrapper with red lettering. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened, some minor handling marks.) Cloth slightly rubbed at edges else clean and bright. Endpapers partially darkened, a couple of negligible spots else a very clean and tight copy. 444pp. With full-page B&W illustrations by HUGH THOMSON. View more info

Image for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

Northanger Abbey and Persuasion Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1933 repr:

Seller ID: 79456


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine darkened, chip to edge of spine. Small chips to corners. In protective sleeve.) Corners slightly bumped & some slight rubbing to cloth. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 444pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

Image for Emma Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

Emma Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1938 repr:

Seller ID: 79457


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine darkened, some minor rubbing to edges. In protective sleeve.) Corners slightly bumped & some slight rubbing to cloth. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 437pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

Image for Pride and Prejudice Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

Pride and Prejudice Introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. Macmillan’s Illustrated Pocket Classics.

By: AUSTEN, JANE:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1938 repr:

Seller ID: 79458


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine darkened, some minor rubbing to edges. In protective sleeve.) Corners slightly bumped & some slight rubbing to cloth. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 351pp + cat. B&W Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. View more info

Image for Persuasion “The Nelson Classics.”

Persuasion “The Nelson Classics.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, No date, circa 1950’s:

Seller ID: 79496


6 x 4 inches. Pebbled / leather effect cloth cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edges blued. In very good condition. Some minor handling marks and slight dark patches to cloth. Some minor foxing to outer page edges, else a clean tight copy. 229pp + 6pp cat. View more info

Image for Sense and Sensibility “The Nelson Classics.”

Sense and Sensibility “The Nelson Classics.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, No date, circa 1950’s:

Seller ID: 79497


6 x 4 inches. Pebbled / leather effect cloth cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edges blued. In very good condition. Some minor handling marks and slight dark patches to cloth. Some minor foxing to outer page edges, else a clean tight copy. 335pp. View more info

Image for Pride and Prejudice “The Nelson Classics.”

Pride and Prejudice “The Nelson Classics.”

By: AUSTEN, Jane:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, No date, circa 1950’s:

Seller ID: 79498


6 x 4 inches. Pebbled / leather effect cloth cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edges blued. In very good condition. Some minor handling marks and some light patches to cloth. Some minor foxing to outer page edges, else a clean tight copy. 345pp. View more info