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ROBIN HOOD Little Classics Edition

By: RHEAD , LOUIS , LAWRENCE , JOHN

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, MacMillan Childrens Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10335

ISBN: 0333606876

Condition: Fine


Slip-Case H/b in Dust Jacket , 1st edition thus - Macmillan Little Classics - based on a 1912 edition , Purple boards with bright gilt titles to spine , 216pp , illus 8 line drawings by J Lawrence . Robin Hood by L Rhead . Intro , 21 chpts [ Robert Fitzooth , Will Gamwell , Will Scarlet , King Richard , Maid Marion , Friar Tuck , Allan a Dale , Bishop of Hereford ] book - puple decorative feps , This book Belongs To not filled-in - col illus D/j matches the protective Bo... View more info

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COLLECTORS PIE OF MAGNET & GEM Number FIVE , No 5 , Facsimiles [Amalgamated Press 1920- 1986 ]

By: RICHARDS , Frank , CLIFFORD , Martin

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, HOWARD BAKER: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118530

ISBN: 0703002910

Condition: VG+


Larger format H/b+jacket VG+/VG+.1st ed. thus - Facsimiles from the Amalgamated Press 1920- 1986.line illustrated.( green cloth+ gilt titles to book, internal Fine, no inscsp.outer cover slight wrinkling to front] Dust Jacket not price clipped.Cerise Pink & olive green illus cover - no notable defects - in clear proprietray protective cover. PLs see our image. View more info

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THE HUNDRED TALES Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles

By: ROBBINS , Rossell Hope , Fellow Royal Soc. Literature

Price: £19.95

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119940

Condition: Very Good


1st thus - UK ed.English text.390pp.illustrated with humour in line by Artist A Dobkin. A major monument of 15th Century French literature rivalling even the Decameron - translated by RH Robbins Fellow Royal Soc. Literature.Morals & manners were free when these stories were told .includes Appendix of Authors & Select Analogies plus biblio; [ red book with gilt titles, tight binding, clean throughout, No inscsp] col illus. Dust Jacket not price clipped, 35s,light colour e... View more info

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BRUGES-La-MORTE

By: RODENBACH , Georges , European Classic [1892 ]

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, Dedalus Ltd: 2007

Seller ID: 122246

ISBN: 1903517230

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b.New Translation of a Classic: of spiritual & poetical, mournful & tragic , & later obsession.Set in a decaying city of Bruges.First published 1892.One of the great masterpieces of the Symbolist period. Translated by M Mitchell & W Stone.Note on the failure to erect a Memorial. illustrated b/w photographic plates[ No inscsp.]2007 P/b.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BACK TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE and Other Ugly Moments [ St Trinian's ]

By: RONALD SEARLE

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121157

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with Black titles to spine and St Trinians Schoolgirl to front panel. 96pp. Collection of drawings with associated text being a return to the celebrated academy for young gentlewomen with other ugly moments in the course of human destiny to distress and delight the gentle reader. First Edition 1st printing. VG/Good (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to boards. Ink gift insc. xmas 1951 to front free end paper. Dust Jacket- Moderate shelf soiling and colour... View more info

ARTHUR BERRIEDALE KEITH 1879 - 1944 THE CHIEF ORNAMENT OF SCOTTISH LEARNING

By: SHINN , RIDGEWAY F [Juinor] Professor

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Scotland, ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6996

ISBN: 0080377378

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket FINE/ VG.1st ed.c classic.386pp.Appendix , biblio , 3 parts; Professor RF Shinn Junior combines Biography with Narrative -analysis of the Achievements & Failures of a man in whose life was reflected many of the significant features of the Scottish both Empire & Commonwealth. AB Keith became a World leading authority / outstanding scholar / many languages / lawyer .illustrated 14 b/w plates [book as new , no inscp. blue cloth+ gilt titles] D/j not clipped... View more info

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IN DESERT AND WILDERNESS

By: SIENKIEWICZ, HENRYK (DREZMAL MAX A. TRANSLATOR)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: EDINBURGH, POLISH BOOK DEPOT: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119663

Condition: Very Good


Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front panel, 250 x 180mm approx. 303 nos. pp. Frontis + 4 other full page illust. by Remington Schuyler as called for. A favorite of Polish Children by a Nobel prize winning author (for Quo Vadis) which tells of the unimaginable difficulties which befell Stas Tarkowski, the 14 year old son od a Polish engineer in Port Said, when kidnapped and taken hostage by the Mahdis in 1885. VG/Good (Book- Ink gift inscription a... View more info

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KIDNAPPED

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis , OAKLEY , G

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London /New York, DENT / DUTTON: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119250

Condition: VG


VG H/b IN Good D/j.1st Dent/Dutton Classics series No 45 , Colour plates & line drawings by Artist G Oakley.First published 1886 under the sub title"Kidnapped,being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 etc..." [a castaway/ the desert isle/ journey in Scottish Highlands / the notorious Jacobite / Alan Breck Stewart / wicked uncle / his many sufferings / the belt of gold etc..] brown tan illustrated boards & matching end papers, Lilac titles ,school... View more info

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES [1896 ]

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis , ROBINSON , Charles ,

Price: £130.00

Publisher: LODON, JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7626

Condition: VG


1st edition thus [ illustrated ] , Dark Green Cloth boards with gilt decs and titles to spine, front and rear boards.a.e.g. 136nos. pp + publisher's adverts at rear - Dated 1895. - Illustrated by Charles Robinson , 3rd Edition (First Illustrated Edition) The 1st and 2nd Editions having been published by Longmans Green and Co. VG (Modest wear to boards. Previous owner name to ffep. Browning to endpapers and rear endpaper starting. Mull, tapes and binding generally sound. ... View more info

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD With the Life of the Author

By: SWIFT , Jonathan , A Dean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.F.DOVE: 1829

Seller ID: 120824

Condition: Good


Paper covered boards with ivory cloth quarter binding.140 x 90 mm approx. xxvi + 334 pp incl. publisher's adverts. Steel engraved frontis and illustrations to half title and title pages By G & H Corbould. Undated circa 1829. Pocket edition in Dove's English Classics Series. Good (Book- Shelf soiling and wear to paper covered boards. Previous owner name and date to free end paper. Light foxing to prelim and last few pages. A few signatures strained where glue has failed b... View more info

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GULLIVERS TRAVELS to Lilliput and Brobdingnag

By: SWIFT , Jonathan , MOSSA , R G ,

Price: £34.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Seller ID: 120158

Condition: Very Good


UNCOMMON Large VG H/b in Poor+ D/j.Undated c. 1923.,illustrated Artist R G Mossa .12 Full-page Colour plates & in line.All paintings bright, clean throughout, tight bindings, light ink name to initial blank end paper [fep], [red-tone illus. to end papers] This book belongs To left blank. Covers - clean grey boards with red titles & front illustration, light edgewear. mild fade to margins & top/base spine due to Dust Jacket loss. [Dust Jacket not clipped, small edgewear n... View more info

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THE ROSE AND THE RING or The History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo & THE MAGIC FISHBONE

By: THACKERAY , W M , DICKENS , CHARLES , GILBERT , John , HOGARTH, Paul ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, DENT DUTTON: 1967

Seller ID: 12061

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.VG D/j.1967.Colour & b/w illustrated by John Gilbert & Paull Hogarth.Dent Dutton Classics.No 42. Two tales in one Volume by two famed Victorian authors: Thackery & Dickens. "Around the Middle of the last century there was a fashion for " literary fairy Tales" as distinct from traditional folk-lore." 179pp+ 4 pages publisher's adverts.[ blue dec.boards+ red titles to spine & front, same design to end papers, No incsp ,tight binding ] clean bright Dust Jacket no... View more info

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THE GULS HORNBOOK AND THE BELMAN OF LONDON IN TWO PARTS

By: THOMAS DEKKER

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, J M DENT & Sons Ltd: 1936

Seller ID: 123098

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine, 155 x 100 mm approx. Silk marker, gilt top edge to book block others uncut. 292 pp. Facsimile title page woodcut of the first edition of The Belman of London 1608 with tissue guard. Decorative title page printed in red and black. Printed at the Temple Press Letchworth in Dent's Temple Classics series with publisher's printed front paste down. A particularly well preserved copy. Near Fine/Near Fine.(Book- no shelf wear... View more info

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LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters

By: THOMAS HARDY

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN & CO LTD: 1903

Seller ID: 120729

Condition: Good


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked device to front panel. 302 pp + Map + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Collection of short stories + observations on some local characters. First published 1894 the copy offered by us is the 1903 New Edition. Good (Book- Shelf rubbing to cloth including nick to head of 5mm approx and associated fraying. No previous owner name, light foxing to end papers. Otherwise clean and binding sound). Please see our image of th... View more info

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SNOB'S ISLAND

By: TIKKANEN , Henrik

Price: £29.95

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118060

ISBN: 070112265x

Condition: VG+


H/b+D/j VG+/VG.1st ed.Renouned Scandinavian Author Henrik Tikkanen [ novels & plays; & Artist] translated here by M Sandbach.Snob's island set in Finland an autobiographical novel in the tiny section that is by language & heritage Swedish.barbed, witty satire pre-war & into WW2. 122pp.[ olive cloth+gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding, no notable defects] orange/cream line illustrated Dust Jacket - in line by the author - not price clipped, minor edgewear , no te... View more info

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HAPPY COUNTRYMAN

By: WARREN , C Henry ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, GEOFFREY BLES: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122744

Condition: Good


Gd H/b in Gd- D/j.1st ed.The story of Mark Thurston, a farm-hand, in East Anglia and in his eighties at the time of writing.255pp [ Country Classics] for all lovers or rural life. [ tan cloth black titles , mild edge shelfwear, tight binding, No inscsp. fox browning to 1st/last few pages & foredge , lean to spine, light crease to ffp. ] Dust Jacketnot price clipped, 7s 6d , small edgewear col/rub/loss.small hole-loss to spine centre. now in clear easily Removable proprie... View more info

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RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

By: WASHINGTON IRVING , GEORGE H. BOUGHTON

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN & CO: 1893

Edition: Ist Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119762

Condition: Very Good


Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt blocked decs and titles to spine and front panel. 185x130mm approx. All edges of book block gilt. xi + 218 nos. pp Frontis with tissue guard & 52 other illustrations by George H. Boughton as called for many full page. First edition thus. VG (Book - Spine re-backed with matching book cloth and original laid on. New made green end papers with previous owner's armorial book plate re laid on front paste down. Half title page has a piece o... View more info

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

By: WHITE, T.H.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1983

Seller ID: 123779

ISBN: 0002216019

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy Boards with gilt lettering to spine. 678pp. Omnibus containing White's Arthurian epic novels The Sword In The Stone, The Witch In The Wood (rewritten and with a new title The Queen and Air of Darkness), The Ill-Made Knight and The Candle In The Wind. (The later first published in this edition).First Published in 1958 the copy offered is of the 1983 reprint. Near Fine/Good ( Book- No shelf wear or soiling to boards. What was initially of concern to us when the b... View more info

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IT NEVER CAN HAPPEN AGAIN 2 Volumes

By: WILLIAM DE MORGAN

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEINEMANN: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123840

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and blacke blocked titles and decs to upper boards, 195 x 130 mm approx. Vol I x 412 pp Colour portrait frontis 2nd printing 1909. Vol II viii + 388 pp incl author note to reader. First Edition 1909 (Mixed vols). A two vol novel by William de Morgan, potter, tile designer, novelist and lifelong friend of William Morris for whom he worked as a designer. Good (Books- a little mild general shelf wear to cloth at extremities, no... View more info

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THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

By: WYSS , Johann R , BROWNE , Gordon , RI

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd: 1916

Seller ID: 117976

Condition: Poor+


Undated H/b Poor+ as heavy fox browned pages.By Johann R Wyss. Artist Gordon Browne RI.[4 illus.]3 b/w+ 1 Colour Frontis;--" Our Voyage Proceeded Prosperously ".[Childfen's Classic].Tidy nameplate to initial blank page & fading ink inscsp. -Dated 1916. fox-browning,] laid-on colour plate to front, edgewear cloth wear/rub. 2mm softness top/tail spine.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info