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BATS IN THE BELFRY

By: " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, THE MORAY PRESS: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120679

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth boards with red titles to spine and front panel. 195 x 130 mm approx. 96pp. Collection of rhyming verse by the Scots Poet Harold S.Stewart who's work featured in the "Daily Record" and illustrated by the Glaswegian illustrator Cecil Orr. VG/Gd (Book- Light shelf wear and soiling to boards. A little offset browning to free end papers. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little loss to head and tail of spine, a few small tears - up to 10mm ma... View more info

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POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology

By: ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Compiler to title pa

Seller ID: 119618

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy .LEATHER.Full Morocco Green Goatskin Boards with Gilt titles to spine and front board. 190x135mm approx. Sewn Headbands, green silk marker, top edge gilt, Marble Printed end papers, xii + 180pp. Frontispiece in colour and 12 Full page sepia photographic illustrations. Forward by Hugh Walpole. Preface by the compiler using her own name rather than as wife of one of the famous climbing/photographers - Known as the "Keswick Brothers" Ashley P.Abraham.Ver... View more info

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MORE NURSERY RHYMES , The Three Little Pigs , Simple Simon & The House That Jack Built illustrated by Artist Frank Adams

By: ADAMS , Frank , Artist

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, BLACKIE & Son Ltd: 1935

Seller ID: 120237

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON title.Undated c. 1930's? pos.1st? Three classic Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Renouned Artist Frank Adams with humour. 27 full-page b/w.Small pocket-size Square H/b card-boards. Cloth spine , Colour plate Frontis of 3 pigs ; same as the cover. Unpaginated- 62pp.[ almost erased childs name - feint outline, no other inscsp. or annotation., light spot-dot marks to page margins of light handling. centre-hessian exposure to 2 pages but sewn bindings sound. fade to cl... View more info

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THE PRINCESS A MEDLEY (TWO VOLS)

By: ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN & CO: 1895

Seller ID: 119847

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth blind and gilt blocked with gilt titles to spine. 140 x 110 mm. approx. Vol I 1895 61 nos. pp Vol II 1896 90pp. A charming two vol set in Macmillan's "People's Edition" VG (Books- Light shelf wear to extremities of boards with a small worm hole to tip of top corner vol I, offset browning to end papers with ink gift inscription to front free end paper of Vol II. No other notable defects. Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. View more info

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ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £125.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN: 1866

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121326

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 175 x 110 mm approx. Original grey made end papers. xiv +130 pp. Attributed as Poetry the work is written as a play with list of persons and introductory argument. First edition dated 1866 to title page and tail of spine. Good (Book- moderate shelf rubbing - mainly colour loss only and soiling including dulling of cloth around tail of spine from liquid spillage with associated light tide mark to gutter region of front... View more info

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SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121336

Condition: Very Good


Dark Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and floral decs. Original grey end papers. 195 x 135 mm approx. 136 + publisher's 32 pp catalogue dated April 1880. First Edition 1st Printing. Contains Thalassius, On the Cliffs, The Garden of Cymodoce and Birthday Ode. VG (Book- Moderate shelf rubbing mainly to corner tips and a little general shelf soiling. Previous owner book plate of Adolphus W Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down with later family bo... View more info

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STUDIES IN SONG

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121476

Condition: Good


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 212pp + 36pp incl 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1880. Good (Book- Shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Light foxing to prelims and last few pages. No annotations, some signatures uncut at top edge. Binding sound. No cr... View more info

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LOCRINE A Tragedy

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121477

Condition: Good


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 138pp + 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1887.First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Split to cloth - 20mm approx at top front spine fold, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Moderate foxing to end papers. No annotations, Binding sound. No cracks to end p... View more info

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THE WORLD OF HOMER

By: ANDREW LANG

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121814

Condition: Very Good


Dark Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. xviii + Errata + 306 pp. Frontis with tissue guard + 15 other plates as called for. First Edition of Andrew Lang's Homeric work. Preface dated Sept 1910. VG no d/j (Book- colour rubbing to extremities with nicks of up to 5mm approx. to head and tail of spine. Previous owner name and date in ink to front free end paper. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual ... View more info

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BALLADS OF BOOKS

By: ANDREW LANG (Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121714

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on bevelled boards with gilt titles and publisher's gilt blocked logo to front panel. 170 x 105mm approx. xviii + 158 pp. Printed on hand made paper, top edge gilt and uncut to others. A recasting of Brander Matthews volume of the same name published by Coomes - New York 1887. As stated by Lang in his preface- an editor must be meddling and thus he has re-ordered some of the poems by date, omitted some and added others which had escaped Matthew's attention or ... View more info

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IN SEARCH OF BYRON IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

By: ANNE FLEMING

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Ditchling , Sussex, OLD FORGE DITCHLING PRESS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121983

ISBN: 0951301004

Condition: Very Good


Laminated card covers (paperback) 210 x 150 mm approx. vi + 74 pp 21 sepia illustrations. Century Old Style type. A guide book to places and their literary associations with Lord Byron of interest to students and admirers of the poet. VG(Book - a little light colour rubbing to spine edges. No previous owner name or insc. Little sign of use). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GREEN FINGERS AGAIN A Further Present for a Good Gardener

By: ARKELL , Reginald , NORFIELD, Edgar ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, HERBERT JENKINS Ltd: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122523

Condition: Very Good


Small Slim VG H/b in Gd D/j.1st ed.1942. More country-related gardening poems with humour [ 1940's humour] by R Arkell. Illus. in line by E Norfield.[ green cloth gilt titles & gilt insect to front board, tight binding, neat bookplate to 1/s title page not on the ladybird/ant illus. end papers, clean throughout, fox tan foredge ] Dust jacket price clipped, the design matches the end papers.mad fox tanned more-so spine area. now in clear easily Removable proprietary prote... View more info

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THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, THE FEW

By: ARTHUR BRYANT [ Sir Arthur Bryant CH CBE LLD FRSL FR Hist S ] & EDWARD SHANKS

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE DAILY SKETCH: 1948

Seller ID: 122598

Condition: Near Fine


Airforce Blue Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles to upper panel. 225 x 150 mm approx. 32pp. Printed on hand made paper and with uncut edges to book block in a limited edition of 300 copies produced to raise funds for the Daily Sketch War Relief Fund. The copy offered by us is Nos 124. Originally published by the Daily Sketch 25,27 and 28th September 1944.with the war poet Edward Shank's poem "The Few" which was subsequently adopted for the Battle of Britain Me... View more info

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BLIND GOLD

By: BAXENDELL, SARA MAUD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Christchurch, NZ, THE CATSPAW PRESS: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11188

Condition: VG


Stapled Card with yellow paper dust jacket, 16pp - unpaginated. Collection of poems printed on laid paper at the Caxton Press in an edition of 100 copies. VG/VG (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust jacket- no nicks or shelf soiling). Please see our image of the actual booklet offered for sale View more info

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BEDTIME & MOONSHINE Lullabies and Nonsense [ Bedtime and Moonshine ]

By: BAYLEY , Nicola ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, WALKER Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 123615

ISBN: 0744507847

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near FINE large slim H/b in Near Fine D/j. Traditional Rhymes & nonsense ; from up-side-down piano players - to - women who live in coal scuttles.[ 240x180mm , unpaginated, navy cloth , silver titles to front & spine, tight binding, clean throughout, Signed by N BNailey , in name only, to title page.No other incssp.] Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defects to book or cover. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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The NEW RUPERT Colour STORY BOOK

By: BESTELL [ Tourtel ] No Author stated

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Maidenhead, PURNELL Books: 1954

Seller ID: 120793

Condition: VG+


H/b VG+. 2 Tales in Full Colour with a brown bear + 2 Tales in red two-tone strip-pictures with verse beneath.Unpaginated.book thoughout Fine , tight binding, clean , thick paper-card pages ," This Book Belongs to" however is filled in and dated 1955. miniscule corner creasing to outer boards, bright and clean covers. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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EDELWEISS Fur Frauensinn und Frauenherz Eine Auswahl aus der Neueren und Neueten Lyrik

By: BETTEL , Dr Karl ,

Price: £25.00

Publisher: STUTTGART, DRUCK und VERLAG von Greiner & Pfeiffer: 1885

Seller ID: 120754

Condition: Very Good


Undated c. 1885.GERMAN TEXT. Red H/b with Gilt decorative boards. Classic 19th century Poetry.Wonderful illustrations - profusely illus. A real charm of a book. Gilt to top,side and base foredge of book.Internally VG very clean copy throughout.small neat fading ink inscsp to 1/2 title page.fox tan 1st/last few pages only. Publisher adverts to rear.after Index.Light thuimb-size stain to rear.Sunned spine.Please see our actual images View more info

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THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE

By: BROOKE, RUPERT

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1934

Seller ID: 118900

Condition: Very Good


Blue Buckram bevel edged boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt facsimile signature to front board.195x135mm approx.First issue of the Complete Poems in this form was October 1932. The copy offered by us for sale is the Sixth Impression of October 1934. With a portrait frontispiece engraving (tissue-guarded) and a Facsimile of the manuscript of The Soldier ("If I should die.") VG/VG (Book- Moderate foxing to prelims and uncut foredges of book block. No previou... View more info

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN A CHILD'S STORY

By: BROWNING , ROBERT , TARRANT , MARGARET W

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1962

Seller ID: 6349

Condition: VG+


VG H/b in Good- D/j. Title conts: " written for and inscribed to WM the Younger" Dent's Tales for Children from Many Lands Series., A charm of a book illustrated 8 Colour plates & in line by Artist Margaret Tarrant. The Pied Piper by the famed Scot's Poet Robert Browning. [ bright burnt orange boards, small 5 lettter receding ink name to front blank end paper, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 7/6 ,yet oddly clipped to top inner flap corner. 10mm c... View more info

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NEW POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED

By: CHRISTINA ROSETTI (WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI - EDITOR)

Price: £120.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN AND CO: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121453

Condition: Good


Dark Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and line decs. 180 x 125 mm approx. xxiv + 398 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. Published posthumously and with a preface and notes by her brother William this collection of poems and verse comprises mainly hitherto unpublished works gleaned from seventeen note-books and privately printed books of the author. The first edition was in dark blue cloth (there also being a variant dark green cloth). Go... View more info