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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


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 n... View more info

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

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

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press: 1925

Seller ID: 006154


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


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 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


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

Image for The Life and Death of Mr Badman, presented to the world in a familiar dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive. [with illustrations and decorations by the Brothers Rhead]

The Life and Death of Mr Badman, presented to the world in a familiar dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive. [with illustrations and decorations by the Brothers Rhead]

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Wm Heinemann: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010728


Illustrated with 12 striking full page drawings by George and Louis Rhead, together with text decorations, large quarto, pp xx, 144, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slight age-toning, endpapers foxed, also slightly affecting the half-title and title page, ornately embossed cloth, rather rubbed and worn, the spine is more worn with the joints wearing through. 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


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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Octopi, and Other Beasts Less Rude.

By: Costa, Elsa

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Private printing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000073


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

Image for The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again

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


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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Vita Sackville-West - a bibliography

By: Cross, Robert & Ravenscroft-Hulme, Ann

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Winchester & New Castle, St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009467


13 illustrations, large 8vo, pp xiv, 306, blue cloth, the slightest signs of wear to the dustwrapper, otherwise almost as new. View more info

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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


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

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

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


Illustrated with 1 folding map, 12mo, pp.viii, 242, (The stories are taken mostly from Daudet's "Contes du Lundi"), 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 Germa... View more info

Lettres a Jacques Dubourg

By: De Stael, Nicolas

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Taranman: 1981

Seller ID: 000200


Large 8vo, unpaginated, signature and date on front endpaper, original cream wrappers. (LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES). View more info

Image for 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

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


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

Image for Silas Marner : The Weaver of Raveloe

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


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

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

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

Image for S Much Wisdom - a commonplace book

S Much Wisdom - a commonplace book

By: Foyle, Christina

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1984

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007778


8vo, pp 125, (3), slightly age-toned, otherwise a good copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, but which is faded on the spine. Presentation copy from the author to the botanical artist Mary Grierson. View more info

The Steam-boat

By: Galt, John

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1822

Seller ID: 000197


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

Image for The Blacks - a clown show

The Blacks - a clown show

By: Genet, Jean

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1960

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 010067


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

Image for An English Garner - Later Stuart Tracts

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... View more info

Image for Strait is the Gate  (Fred Whitsey's copy)

Strait is the Gate (Fred Whitsey's copy)

By: GIDE, Andre

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1952

Seller ID: 008706


[Standard edition of the works]. Small 8vo, pp 144, blue cloth slightly worn and marked, in a dustwrapper which is a little browned, worn and frayed, but which is not price-clipped. Postage will be reduced. [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