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THE PHANTOM JOURNAL and other ESSAYS and DIVERSIONS

By: LUCAS , E V

Price: £3.50

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4557

Condition: VG


Small VG H/b.1st ed. 205pp + author's note & 8pp of publisher's adverts. B/w Frontis with tissue guard + 5 other illustrations as expected. Thirty-three Essays: the first of which describes a dream newspaper filled only with good news.( green Boards Bright Gilt titles, free from bumps, tidy vol., ink inscsp.to ffep.Sound binding] .Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ONLY THE OTHER DAY A VOLUME OF ESSAYS

By: LUCAS, E.V.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN & CO: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118001

Condition: Very Good


Orange cloth boards with black titles to spine, 195x140mm approx, vi + 211 nos.pp. B/W frontis with tissue guard and corrigendum slip. Collection of essays mainly reprinted from "Punch" and "The Sunday Times" with a long description of "Herculaneum" which first appeared in Harper's Magazine. VG/VG (Book- Light offset browning to end papers. Paper of book block a little evenly tanned and foredges untrimmed some of which have been roughly opened. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket. Loss principally around head of spine of up to 9mm approx. General rubbing/shelf soiling with a couple of ... View more info

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HIGHLAND WAYS AND BYWAYS [ Highways in Scotland taken from Coinneach Mor ]

By: MACRAE , Kenneth A ,

Price: £7.50

Publisher: INVERNESS, Cullerie Crafts / Club Leabhar Ltd: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119488

ISBN: 0902706268

Condition: Very Good


H/b Dust Jacket VG/Fair.1st ed.thus- Anthology/ miscellany.A selection from the writings of K A MaCrae " Coinneach Mor". 42 Headings. [ Highland Waterway / Markets / Moy / Culloden / Gallow's Hill/ Highwaymen / Trysting Stone / forts / the Black Isle etc - myth- legend- fact.] yellow cloth gilt titles to book contents clean throughout however ink date to front blank end-paper and ink notes to back blank end-paper. [ D/j not price clipped, heavy fox tan to spine, med - mild to covers , minor edgewear nicks/marks, small loss to base front area - yet blends itself into scene - in clear pr... View more info

LANDSCAPE POETS ROBERT BURNS

By: MILLER , KARL , BURNS , ROBERT

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9400

ISBN: 0297779915

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG/VG , 1st edition thus , illustrated b/w photos by J Hedgecoe , 127pps , An Anthology selected by K Miller with Intro , chronology , gloss ; contents - 30 headings [ Literatutre/Poetry ] book - paper lighth fox creamed , no inscsp , tight binding however lacks 1/3rd cut-away first blank page fep [ col photo illus D/j not clipped no notable defects - no nicks/creases etc View more info

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SEVEN MEN OF WIT

By: MILLER, MARGARET

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3628

Condition: Fine


h/b D/j FINE/VG+.1st ed.175pp.an insight into the lives of seven writers / authors of fame ;the writers being; Edward Lear , Lewis Carroll , W.W.Jacobs ,Mark Twain , W.S.Gilbert , Jerome K. Jerome and Stephen Leacock . also contains some short extracts of their works. [Anthology/Miscellany] ( Beige Boards+red titles wiith red line drawing of Mr Punch to frontl board -book - No inscsp.Fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped with no noteable defects. PLS See our image View more info

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TRANSLATIONS FROM THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY

By: MITCHELL, DAVID M.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: LETCHWORTH, Privately published: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118719

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to front board. 190x130mm approx. 23 nos. pp. Although undated our researches on Copac reveal that the book was published in 1940. Short collection of prose and poetry translated and sometimes gleaned from the Loeb edition of the Greek Amthology and J.W.Mackail's"Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology" to seek to take the Greek text and put it into English verse as an English poet might have expressed it had he had the idea first, whilst keeping it as close as possible to the literal translation. The book was printed in a limited edition of 150 copi... View more info

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Recollections of a Literary Life; Or, Books, Places and People.

By: Mitford, Mary Russell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1852

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118645

Condition: Good


Green cloth blind blocked decorative boards with gilt titles to spine, 205x135mm approx. xl + 558pp. Miscellany being an attempt to make others relish a few favorite writers as heartily as the author. Many being the best bits of neglected authors and others difficult to procure. First American edition by the author of "Our Village " and "Belford Regis", The former considered to be the inspiration for Mrs Gaskell's - Cranford. Good (Book- Remnants of a paper label to spine and gilt titles dulled/rubbed. Cloth heavily rubbed and shelf worn with some loss at extremities. Text of b... View more info

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BY YON BONNIE LINKS ! A MIXED BAG OF 14 AULD CLUBS !

By: MORLEY, Sam

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Northaw , Herts, Aedificamus Press,: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1516

ISBN: 0951170147

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+jacket both NrFINE,1st ed.224pp.illustrated with drawings by Jo Varney+ B/w photographic plates.Sam Morley - himself a golf player -was invited to the R.& A.St Andrews by Michael Bonallack after his publication of If it Wasn't for Golf. He toured the 14 prestigious venues shown on the D/j.Contents include St Andrews, North Berwick , Muirfield , Musselburgh Links,Royal Royal Burgess ,Carnoustie Blairgowriee Burgess, Carnoustie, Blairgowrie, Murryshall, Gleneagles,Troon,Ranfurly Castle,Turnberry, Prestwick, Belleisle etc.The Archive Research ,spell binding narrative, zestful and irreverent s... View more info

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THE BEST POEMS OF 1942 Book Society Recommended

By: MOULT , Thomas , selected by

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119129

Condition: VG


Book Society Recommended. Small slim VG H/b in Poor+ D/j.1st ed. War-time poemss selected by T Moult. 5 pages Listing Titles - illustrated b/w.[ Oscar Williams/ Herbert Corby/ John Gawsworth/ Stephen Spender/ Edward Shanks/ V Sackville-West/ Patrick MacDonogh /John Masefield etc] [yellow cloth with powder blue 1/4 binding & illus. to front.paper title block to spine.light fox tanto end papers.ink name onlt to front end paper.Uncut pages.] Dust jacket not price clipped, 6/- , rather weary with minor stains/markings, handling soil , minor edgewear nicks with small loss top/tail spine, small corn... View more info

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An Evening of Poetry at the Skinners Hall - for the benefit of the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, 15th June 1973

By: Mullin, M. Redmond (Editor)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118685

Condition: Fine


Pastel Green boards with gilt titles and floral decs and line frame.230x145mm approx. green endpapers, 48pp. Anthology of poems read at Skinners' Hall in 1973 for the benefit of the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables. Each poet read one of his own poems, and one by another poet: John Birtwhistle (William Shakespeare), John Fuller (Leonard Welsted), Roy Fuller (Tennyson), Peter Levi (Sir Walter Raleigh), Robert Lowell (Elizabeth Bishop), Stephen Spender, Charles Tomlinson (Antonio Machado), and John Wain (Coventry Patmore). Edited by M R Mullin and with original acetate wraps. Book- Fine.no... View more info

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OVER THE TREE TOPS Nursery Rhymes from Many Lands

By: ROSE FYLEMAN

Price: £3.00

Publisher: OXFORD, BASIL BLACKWOOD: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123020

Condition: Good


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board. 225 x 145 mm approx. 64pp. collection of 55 nursery rhymes from mainly European countries with a few from Egypt, China and Bengal. First published in 1949 the copy offered by us is of the 3rd impression of 1956. The rhymes are accompanied by charming line illustrations- presumably by Fyleman as artist not attributed . Good/Poor (Book-No notable shelf wear or soiling to boards. Previous owner name and address to free front end paper the former being obscured by black felt tip marker. Tear to half title repaired by magic tape and another sign... View more info

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THE GOLFER'S YEAR Vol 2 [ 1951 ]

By: SCOTT , TOM , EVANS , WEBSTER , Various Specialist authors ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, THE SPORTSMAN'S BOOK CLUB: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6728

Condition: VG


Vol 2, H/b Dust Jacket VG/Good.1st ed.132pp. illustrated 36 B/w plates , 23 chpts. by various Top Golf writers [ includes Tips from Masters & Womens Golf - Famous personalities etc / Ben Hogan / Bill Cox , Sam Snead/ Sir Guy campbell / Robertson-Glasgow etc] Edited by T Scott & W Evans. Evans.[green cloth gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding , paper creamed O/w no notable defects] D/j not clipped, fox tanned moreso to spine, numerous small edge losses max 5x2mm top rear spine corner. in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image View more info

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DOWN THE LINE TO DOVER a Pictorial History of Kent's Boat Train Line

By: SEARLE , MURIEL V

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, MIDAS Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8613

ISBN: 085936206x

Condition: Near Fine


Large H/b+ D/j Both Near FINE.1st ed. This is not a technical tome but a lively human & historic survey of this line.Maps to end papers.163pp. illustrated b/w photos to all pages. An anthology & history of related interest : a nostalgic look at a past era etc.[ green cloth gilt titles, small neat ink inscsp.tight binding, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped.slight wrinkling to top edge.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

RED COAT An Anthology of the Bristish Soldier During the Last Hundred Years

By: SHEPPARD , E W , Major & Military Historian

Price: £7.95

Publisher: London, The Batchworth Press: 1952

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 10033

Condition: Good


H/b , Dust Jacket , Good/Good , 1st edition , illustrated , Major EW Sheppard an experienced Military Historian and Biographer , An antholgy of british solder 18th , 19th , 20th centuries , Colour Frontis; Intro , 15 chpts , [ in peace & war / the wives / in the field / heroic deeds / poetry & song / in fiction / at sea / besieged / in iIndia / famous portraits / the spirit / battles etc [ book - no inscsp , tight bindings , clean throughout , red cloth boards worn away to pink in some areas - covered by d/j hence downgrade from vg ] [ beige D/j not price clipped , 20s , sunned spine not effec... View more info

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GLADSTONE BAGS AND MARMALADE

By: SIEVEKING , L DE GIBERNE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON , FIRST EDITION, CECIL PALMER: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11607

Condition: Good


50 pages. grubby pale green boards with 2 orange oblong squares with one illustrated. orange circular illusto rear. [ 3/6d ]1st ed.1920. edgewear, a few light inkmarkings to lower front.No inscsp, sound bindings.med fox browning 1st/last few pages + boards.plus some handling markings to 3/4 pages. Humourous nonsense rhymes of the times [anthology - miscellany] illustrated by A Macdonald and collection of passages - Dimness by Roland Ouja. PLS see our image. View more info

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Myths & Legends of the ABORIGINE

By: SMITH , William Ramsay

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Senate: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119707

ISBN: 0091850398

Condition: VG


P/b VG 1ed thus 13579108642.[original title included"Australian"] 356pp. Folklore of the Aborigines.[ Origins / Animal Myths / Religion / Social / Personal myths] b/w illustrated. the book itself very good neat stamped name, tight binding; however the cheap paper has browned/ tanned. PLS See our image View more info

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A MORAY LOON

By: STEWART ALAN ROBERTSON

Price: £12.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, THE MORAY PRESS: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122852

Condition: Very Good


Brown Cloth Boards with gilt titles and publisher's device to spine. 170 x 115 mm approx. xii + 189 + 3 of publisher's adverts. With an introduction by Thomas Henderson - on the life and work of the author who died in January 1933.A true Scot and a singularly likeable man of letters- per flap fold. The book is a memorial to him and contains a collection of his many charming and vivid sketches of aspects of Scots life and character which appeared from titme to time in The Scotsman, The Glasgow Herald and the Scottish Educational Journal. VG/VG (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket ... View more info

POPULAR ERRORS Things Not Generally Known Explained & Illustrated, A book for Old & Young, An Entirely New Edition 1857

By: TIMBS , JOHN, FSA

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Fleet Street , London, KENT& Co [ late BOGUE]: 1857

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 5572

Condition: Good


Small h/b.1st ed thus-- "Entirely new Edition 1857 ". 247 pp+ 33 pages Publisher's Adverts. J Timbs FSA . "Things not Generally known - Explained"" - expelling myths - Set in 11 sections - Economy of man / Nature / Society & progress / Sciences / traditional history / natural history / fabulous animals / superstition / laws & customs / domestic history / miscellanea ] Exterior is Fine with a new Re-Backed Black cloth & Bright Gilt titles to spine thus preserving this very interesting book. Interior- browned foredge , ink inscsp , some edge paper loss to one of the pages mar... View more info

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NEW POEMS 1954 A P.E.N. Anthology

By: Warner , Rex , HASSALL, Christopher , LEE , Laurie , Editors

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122430

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in Gd D/j.1954.1st ed. P.E.N. Anthology .Note on each Poet to rear of book: with Listed Titles to front.[ Stephen Spender / Clive Sansom / John Lehmann / Sydney Tremayne / Peter Dunn / Leslie Norris / Stevie Smith / Raymond Garlick / S Day Lewis / N K Cruikshank etc ] patterned boards with clioth 1/4 binding, small-hand, neat ink inscp.to ffep,tight binding, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 10/6 , minor edge wear, 2 small nicks/tears, fade to spine, fox spotting to covers. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual bo... View more info

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THE FLY FISHER'S READER An Unabashed Biased Sampling of Angling's Finest Literature

By: WRIGHT , Leonard M , Jnr.[ ED] an Angling Author

Price: £10.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, SIMON & SCHUSTER Inc.: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123069

ISBN: 0671701746

Condition: Fine


H/b. D/j.10987654321.1st thus- Angler's Anthology.[Collection] of Angling Classics.Edited by an angling author Wright Jnr.Numerous authors;- Sparse Grey Hackle / Red Smith / Sir Edward Grey / Ernest Hemingway / Bill Barich / Tom McGuane etc.] eggshell boards with blue cloth quarter-binding+Gilt tiles, no iscsp, book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped, just starting to tan, tiny top edge rippling. 288pp.240x160mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info