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JIMMY AGAIN

By: CROMPTON, RICHMAL , Roberts , Lunt ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, GEORGE NEWNES Ltd: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2987

Condition: VG


VG H/b. Author of Just William Books. illus. by Artist Lunt Roberts.[green cloth Gilt titles to front & spine+ gilt illus. of schoolboy to spine. No inscsp., tight bindnig, mild light fox spotting to end papers+ foredge] 256pp. External light edgewear & col/rub/ crease to corners. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ROBINSOE CRUSOE

By: DEFOE , Daniel , MILES , Alfred H , DAVIE , Howard ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London Paris New York, RAPHAEL TUCK & Sons Ltd: 1917

Seller ID: 120147

Condition: Good


H/b [annual-size] undated c. 1917.illustrated 8 full page Colour Plates & Line Drawings By Howard Davie. author Daniel Defoe. Abridged by AH Miles.112pp.e Children's Illustrated Classics - setting - marooned on an Island alone from being shipwrecked - along came Man Friday - boys adventure story. [ book tight bindings , no inscsp , very slight minor tan fox 1st 2 page edges, old-fashioned cellotape P40-41.[ external minor edgewear colour rub/fade/loss,even spine fade.small corner loss back to cardboard to corners. Bright clean front cover.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sal... View more info

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THE ORATIONS OF DEMOSTHENES

By: DEMOSTHENES , THOMAS LELAND , D.D. (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HENRY COLBURN AND RICHARD BENTLEY: 1832

Seller ID: 118042

Condition: Very Good


1832.Small VG H/b.Thick format 547pp.Original Cloth boards with gilt embossed title and decs to spine. Portrait frontis. bust of Demosthenes, Translation of the eloquent orations of Demosthenes who in his early years was influenced by Callistatus, received assistance from Plato and Callias and derived advantage from the rhetoric taught by Isocrates and Alcidamus. The book contains a short biographical sketch and preface to each of the principal orations which are grouped in subject; Against Philip King of Macedon; Public Deliberation and of Aeschines and Demosthenes. VG.160x100mm (Book- No sig... View more info

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DAVID COPPERFIELD Retold for Children

By: DICKENS , Charles , JACKSON , Alice F

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd / inc. TC & EC JACK: 1905

Seller ID: 5887

Condition: VG


H/b VG Undated c. early 1900's ?illustrated by Artist FMB Blackie with 8 x humerous fine-line pictures in pastel shades. [Childrens Classics] Charles Dickens retold for Boys & Girls by AF Jackson [ Miss Betsy Trotwood / Miss Peggotty /Mr Murdstone /the Micawbers.hard times befall little Davy] sand boards black titles with Laid-on Colour Plate to centre front & line surround decoration [ Nelson / TC.EC Jack] " for Boys and Girls" to base front.also a charming pastel coloured illus.Bright and clean. 5 spotting dot marks to rear, minor foxi tan to foredge.to foredge & end papers only.tigh... View more info

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THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB The Pickwick Papers

By: DICKENS, CHARLES , REYNOLDS , FRANK , R I .

Price: £29.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1910

Seller ID: 3469

Condition: VG


VG H/b.Large.c. 1910. Ccolour illus.25- Tipped-in plates with Tissue-guard with explanatory text. Maroon Cloth Boards + Bright Gilt Decs. & titles. Illus. end papers.Victorian Artist Frank Reynolds R.I ( NB 2/3rds of the illust. on page 336 is missing ) Moderate shelf wear to extremities mainly colour rub/loss. Slight fraying to top front corner 3mm , some soiling to boards commensurate with handling. No exposed hinges to end papers, No inscsp. Despite the loss to one of the illust. the book remains a very handsome volume ;the artist's paintings making a fine compliment to the story.Please se... View more info

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LYRICS AND PROSE OF EDWARD LEAR A BOOK OF BOSH

By: EDWARD LEAR (CHOSEN BY BRIAN ALDERSON)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, KESTREL BOOKS/ PENGUIN BOOKS: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120629

ISBN: 0722654057

Condition: As New


Apple Green Boards with Blue Foil titles. 205 x 135 mm approx. 216pp. Learical Lyrics and Puffles of Prose being a selection of Limericks, nonsense songs, rhymes and poems illustrated by Lear and selected by Brian Alderson to show the range of "Bosh" (Stuff and Nonsense) produced by Edward Lear. The book was published by Penguin Books simultaneously in this edition and as a Puffin Paperback. The copy offered by us is in near mint condition having been in store since publication and would make an ideal gift for a learophile. Fine/Fine No sign of previous ownership or use. No notable def... View more info

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ADAM BEDE

By: ELIOT, George , BROWNE , Gordon , RI

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, W.& R.CHAMBERS Ltd: 1913

Seller ID: 5622

Condition: VG


Early edition.Undated.but inscsp.dated as1913.large format thick volume-.Blue boards with bevelled edges, Laid on Colour plate & Bright Gilt titles & gilt decs.with Gilt top foredge.523pp. Colour frontis + 15 other Full-page Colour plates with 38 pen & ink drawings,as expected, by Artist Gordon Browne RI. Book undated but ink name with date to half title page of Christmas 1913. VG/Good + as - bindings tight & sound, no exposure, very minor fox tan spotting 1st/last 2 pages, tanned side & base forege light markings Really clean throughout, vg .[ external boards even spine fade yet all gilt brig... View more info

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CRANFORD

By: ELIZABETH GASKELL

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE G. HARRAP: 1910

Seller ID: 121802

Condition: Good


Brown Suede Leather limp boards with gilt and black blocked sunburst village and river scene and title to front panel. 145 x 105 mm approx. Blue paper end papers 288 pp. Frontis portrait of author with tissue guard and art nouveau vignette to title page. No 1 in the publishers " the choice books" series. Undated high no to list no 8 - possible first printing as statement of publishers further intended title announcement would indicate the first 8 books were published contemporaneously. Good ( Leather faded to brown at spine and extremities and a little shelf soiled. Replacement end pap... View more info

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THE SHIPWRECK AND OTHER POEMS , Tilt's Miniature Classics Library [ Charles Tilt ]

By: FALCONER , William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHARLES TILT: 1836

Seller ID: 118107

Condition: Very Good


Original gilt and blind embossed boards, 105x70mm approx.all edges gilt, original endpapers, engraved frontis, xvi + 125+8 pp publisher's catalogue. Published in "Tilts Miniature Classics Library" series and a charming early example of gilt blocking. VG ( Fading to cloth but no notable shelf wear. 7x3mm stain to foredge of book block, No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By: FITZGERALD

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, GEORGE G HARRAP:

Seller ID: 118154

Condition: VG


h/b+jacket VG/poor.94pp.small pocket size maroon+ total gilt decs. to spine + blind embossed to front. some light fox tan spotting mainly to end papers.Ink inscsp. to fep.line brown-tone patterns illus to pages+ 12 B/w tipped in plates.Undated. Card Dust jacket not price clipped, 6/-, light handling soil & fade to edges, tan & fade areas to patterned spine+top & tail small losses of 2 to 4mmx width.closed 20mm line-tear to top rear.Back inner D/j flap has some ink nos; also spine-line-tear , now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book of... View more info

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FABLES De LA FONTAINE

By: GEORGET , De Guy

Price: £9.00

Publisher: PARIS, Editions du Pelican Blanc:

Seller ID: 11500

Condition: Good


Linguistisc Languages France - Childrens Illustrated French Fables De La Fontaine, colour Illustrated by Guy de Georget , French Text, Classic Fables.[ learning is fun] Unpaginated, Undated larger format p/b+card Jacket. Tight binding, no inscsp, no annotaions. paper- light fox tanning. outer cover small staining/marks , 2 spine damage areas. PLS See our image View more info

THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

By: GILBERT , HENRY , CRANE , WALTER

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, T C & E C JACK: 1926

Seller ID: 6310

Condition: Good


Undated H/b c.1920's.164pp.Stories of the Knights of the Round [King Arthur legends / Sir Balin / Lancelot / Sir Percival / The Holy Grail ]164pp. illus. 8 colour plates by Artist Walter Crane.Colour Laid-on Plate to front shows knights in armour & a young king Arthur with the sword in the Stone[ medium fox foredge and some pages, fading ink inscsp. grey boards with minor stain top rear & even-browned spine. decoration surround & title to front board.205x140mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ROBIN HOOD AND THE MEN OF GREENWOOD

By: GILBERT , HENRY , CRANE, WALTER

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11266

ISBN: 0946495629

Condition: Fine


1st thus, 360pp. 1912 FACSIMILE Sir Robin de Longchamp [ Father to Robin Hood]" one of the finest conditions illustrated with 16 full-colour plates by the celebrated artist Walter Crane"[ Little John / Maid Marian / Sherrif of Nottingham ] Fine/VG [mottled green thicker format book+gilt titles.no inscsp. sound binding.] col illus D/j not price clipped, re-printed from the original edition, minor edgewear & light spotting. PLS see our image View more info

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THE GOLDEN AGE

By: GRAHAME, KENNETH

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1923

Seller ID: 11832

Condition: Good +


Undated but 1922/3.by reference to forthcoming books to be published listed on the rear panel of the dust jacket. Red boards+ gilt titles. Victorian author Kenneth Grahame.19th century classics..287pp.17 chpts + Prologue -The Olympians - the pricess , the burglers , the Argonauts , the harvesting -childrens fantasy adventure ...Good/Poor (book- No previous owner name or inscp.sound binding, mild edgewear light tanning to paper of book block. Dust Jacket, 2/- , significant loss to head and tail of spine, general shelf soiling, laid on colour plate to front panel repectably clean and complete.Co... View more info

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THE GOLDEN AGE

By: GRAHAME, KENNETH, ENRAGHT - MOONY, R J

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1466

Condition: Good +


Tan cloth boards with red titles and galleons and line decs to spine and upper panel, 260 x 210 mm approx. Top edge of book block stained red others uncut. Publisher's original blue floral end papers. viii + 244 pp + 4 of publisher's adverts. Colour frontis + 18 other full colour plates printed on china paper as called for by R.J.Enraght-Moony. First edition thus 1915.Once more were damsels rescued and dragons disembowelled." delightful scenes of children at play with their imagination. Good/Good (Book- no notable shelf wear or soiling, binding sound with no cracks to end papers. Discreet ... View more info

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HOUSEHOLD STORIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE BROS. GRIMM [ 1882 Facsimile ] Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

By: GRIMM , BROTHERS , CRANE, LUCY [ Translator ] , CRANE , WALTER ,

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York , USA, Mayflower Books Inc. in assoc. with Macmillan: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123608

ISBN: 0831745827

Condition: Very Good


1979 1st ed.thus [ Facsimile 1882] .VG H/b in Good+ D/j.tan cloth+ gilt titles & ribbon marker.270pp.Frontis; The Sleeping Beauty. illustrations & vignettes by reputed Artist Walter Crane as listed. Translated from the German by Lucy Crane this is a collection of the Fairy Tales by the brothers Grimm which include Sleeping Beauty, The Goose Girl, The Raven, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Grethel, Tom Thumb, Snow White etc.[ shelf wear to extremities of boards with tips of corners rubbed, tight binding, No inscsp., small light mark to rear] Dust Jacket not price clipped, edgewear & spin... View more info

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ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT A Camping Holiday Revised Edition

By: HALE , Kathleen

Price: £29.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 124318

ISBN: 0723236488

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st ed thus.Frederick Warne Revised edition 10987654321.Large.Tall.375x265mm.Slim 32pp. illustrated lime green hard card boards, Colour illustrated , The famous marmalade cat Orlando. [children's illustrated] boards same design as jacket, neat ink inscsp, all else as new ] Dust Jacket price clipped, edge-wear creasing, now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A FINAL RECKONING A Tale of Bush Life in Australia [ Blackies Library of Famous Books No 45 ]

By: HENTY , G A , RAINEY , W ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd / Blackie's Library of Famous Books: 1930

Seller ID: 119560

Condition: VG


VG H/b.Fair D/j.c.1930's. Red+ gilt titles & blind embossed dec. Colour illus.4 plates.by Artist W Rainey. 252pp+2pp adverts. Boy's Adventure Classic fiction.Preface. [ no inscsp. tight binding. med-heavy fox tan to end papers & foredge] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 2/- , some spine fade, llittle grubby from handling, 3 edgewear loss areas, light edgewear in general .inner flaps show 4 colour covers from this series & other titles to rear for Boys & Girls by RM Ballantyne , S Coolidge & M R Mitford. 195x130mm. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover. Please see our ima... View more info

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A FAIRY LEAPT UPON MY KNEE

By: HOWE , Bea ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8265

Condition: VG


SCARCE TITLE.VG H/b.Poor+ D/j.1st ed.1927.191pp.Initial page a William Blake poem:A Fairy Leapt Upon My Knee & Final page a poem by William Blake "Come Hither My Sparrows" . A delicate story of 2 lovers , William and Evelina , who have the true substance of nature but a light eddying breeze from another world blows around them. A fairy , alarmingly settling in the library of a young man's country house , brings about distraction & causes misunderstandings.[ a fairy was a common term for a supposed race of people who magically meddled in human affairs] Chatto Windus New Fiction Series.[... View more info

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BUT FOR BUNTER

By: HUGHES , David , Award Winning Author

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118903

ISBN: 0434354104

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b.Near FINE D/j.1st ed.1st print " Splendidly funny, provocative & profound, But for Bunter is one of the most original & enjoyable novels of the year " by D HUghes - Read English at Oxford - Author Fiction & Non-Fiction. 233pp.220x145mm ( maroon cloth gilt titles, No inscp , small mark to base foredge, all else fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped. no notable defect. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info