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The Spectator, Volume the First

By: N/A

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, J & R Tonson: 1744

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007647


Reprint of The Spectator Vol I, 1710-1711, with a dedication to The Rt Hon John Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham. Bound in calf with gilt border to front board, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine. Front board detached, rubbing to spine, corners and edges, slight loss to head and tail of spine, crease to backstrip, page edges darkened and owner's name to endpaper. View more info

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Pitcher in Paradise, Some Random Reminiscences, Sporting and Otherwise, By Arthur M Binstead, Otherwise Know as "Pitcher of the Pink 'Un"

By: A M Binstead

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Sands and Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007472


Horse-racing stories etc 292pp. Red cloth boards with gilt and black lettering and drawing, gilt lettering to spine, title page printed in red and black. Top edges gilt. Foxing to edges, backstrip has been glued on, with slight loss at head. Left hinge cracked, some foxing to edges. From the collection of publisher Guy Chapman, whose label is affixed to front pastedown. Loosely inserted, several related press cuttings & card of racing statistics in Guy Chapman's handwrit... View more info

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A Pink 'Un and a Pelican - Some Random Reminiscences, Sporting or Otherwise of Arthur M Binstead ("Pitcher") and Ernest Wells ("Swears")

By: A M Binstead and Ernest Wells

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Bliss Sands & Co: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007473


Anthology of anecdotes, 282pp plus publisher's lists to rear. Colour drawing to front board, top edges gilt, rest untrimmed, gilt lettering to spine. Bumping and rubbing to spine, edges browned, spine cocked, foxing to endpapers, otherwise fair copy. From collection of publisher Guy Chapman, whose label is affixed to front pastedown. View more info

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Selections from the Paston Letters as Transcribed By Sir John Fenn

By: Albert H R Ball (Editor), Sir John Fenn

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008063


Collection of 15th century private letters of a Norfolk family, giving a vivid picture of the social life of the times. 386pp illustrated with black and white map and family tree. Silver lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, marking to page edges and former owner's inscription dated, otherwise good reading copy. Unclipped DJ somewhat frayed and soiled with slight loss to edges. View more info

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Ex Libris - Confessions of a Common Reader

By: Anne Fadiman

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004706


A books of witty essays about bibliophilia. 131pp. Fine unread copy. View more info

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Vort #4 Vol 2 No 1, Fall 1973 - Fielding Dawson, Jonathan Williams and Others

By: Barry Alpert (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Silver Spring, Barry Alpert: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007291


Literary magazine, this edition featuring interviews and articles on Fielding Dawson and Jonathan Williams. 112pp, illustrated with black and white photographs. This copy inscribed on front cover "for Robert", possibly to Robert Holmes, from whose library this item was acquired. Corners turned, otherwise very good copy. View more info

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Notes From a Big Country

By: Bill Bryson

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004210


Weekly witty dispatches from New Hampshire, first published in the Mail on Sunday's Night & Day Magazine over a period of 18 months, on the American way of life. 318pp with black and white illustrations to the chapter heads. Silver lettering to spine. Minor bumping to spine and corners and edges sunned, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ slightly creased with 3/8" tear to edge and remains of sticky deposit to spine, otherwise good. View more info

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Oevres

By: Charles Baudelaire

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Paris, Bibliotheque De La Pleiade: 1932

Edition: Presumed First Thus

Seller ID: 007317


Second of two volumes containing the complete works of Baudelaire. Publication date of 1932 given to rear of book. Text in French. Contains; Curiosites Esthetiques, L'Art Romantique, Essais et Notes, Oevres Diverses. 818pp. Gilt design to spine, top edges tinted, ribbon page marker. From the collection of Storm Jameson, whose signature appears on front free endpaper. Minor creasing to fore-edges of a couple of pages and very slight mustiness, otherwise very good copy. View more info

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The Essays of Elia

By: Charles Lamb

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1909

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003127


327pp with introduction by Augustine Birrell. Gilt design to front cover and spine and gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, corners rounded. Decorated endpapers and title page. Rubbing to edges and spine, with fraying and slight loss to top and bottom of backstrip. Crease to corner of back board and top page corners. Former owner's name to endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son Vol 1

By: Charles Stokes Carey

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Wm Reeves: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004050


412pp illustrated with black and white portrait to frontis. Black lettering to spine. Top edges dusty, spine slanted, some spotting to edges and endpapers and dedication in ink to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. DJ is price-clipped, with darkening to spine, in clear protective cover. View more info

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The Journal of the Rev. Charles Wesley MA, Sometime Student of Christ Church, Oxford, to Which are Appended Selections from His Correspondence and Poetry: In Two Volumes.Vol I.

By: Charles Wesley, Thomas Jackson (Introduction and Occasional notes)

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, John Mason: 1849

Edition: Presumed First Thus

Seller ID: 008333


Vol.I, containing Wesley's journal in 10 parts, from March 9th 1736 to 28th December 1747. 466pp. Engraved portrait to frontis, by T A Dean from an original painting. Blind stamped pattern to boards. Gilt title to spine. Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, backstrip coming loose, foxing to early pages and edges browned, otherwise fair copy. View more info

Non-Fiction

By: Chuck Palahniuk

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 004184


A collection of essays, true stories about real people, which give a grotesque but hilarious vision of American society. 233pp. Minor edgewear, with minute dent to top edge and minimal marking to edges, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Rod, the Root and The Flower

By: Coventry Patmore

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1911

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 004436


A collection of aphorisms and other prose works by the Victorian poet, with a preface by the author dated 1895. 234pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt. Edges rough-cut, spine and corners somewhat bumped and rubbed, spine slanted and former owner's name to front endpaper, otherwise good copy of this scarce title. View more info

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Selections from Byron - Poetry and Prose

By: D M Walmsley (Editor and Introduction)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007695


Collection of poetry, prose and letters, with an introduction and notes. 216pp. White lettering to spine. Top edges foxed and dusty, some marking and sunning to other edges, slight bumping to spine and corners, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Indictment of War

By: H Stanley Redgrove and Jeanne Heloise Rowbottom

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, C W Daniel Ltd: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006430


Anthology of work by the world's great thinkers of the early 20th century in condemnation of war and militarism. 548pp. Black lettering on white title label to spine. Corners rubbed, edges dusty, pages browned and endpapers foxed. Library label inside cover, otherwise good copy of this very scarce book. View more info

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Selected Prose

By: Heinrich Heine

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008645


Selected prose, edited and with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson. 359pp with notes. Slight creasing to cover and some corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Prose Works of H W Longfellow: Outre-Mer, Hyperion and Kavanagh

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walter Jerrold (Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd:

Seller ID: 008038


Undated volume, circa 1887, in the Cassell's Red Library series. 390pp plus publisher's list to rear. Red cloth boards decorated with black design, gilt lettering to spine. All edges tinted red. Slight bumping to spine and corners, spine a little faded, minor marking to boards, darkened panels to verso of endpapers and former owner's name to endpaper, dated 1890, otherwise very good copy. View more info

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T S Eliot - A Collection of Critical Essays

By: Hugh Kenner

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New Jersey, Prentice Hall Inc: 1962

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007638


A Selection of T S Eliot's books and articles which document the assimilation of Eliot's poetry over the last 40 years, with discussions and criticism. 210pp with chronology. Black covers with bright pink illustrated text. Minor creasing to spine and corners and light foxing to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Am I Missing Something? Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph

By: Iain Hollingshead

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Aurum Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006622


Fifth volume of letters which failed to be published in the Daily Telegraph but which offer a hilarious review of the year. 205pp. Silver lettering to spine. Slight bumping to edges of spine and one small mark to fore-edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor edgewear, otherwise very good. View more info

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To My Boys

By: J Howard Whitehouse

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000175


Talks given to the boys of Bembridge School, illustrated with 14 black and white plates, including portraits of John Ruskin, Sir Walter Scott and John Bright. Gilt titles to spine. Some bumping to spine and corners, foxing to page edges and some marking to boards, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info