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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

WEST COUNTRY BOOK NUMBER ONE

By: ------

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON, WESTAWAY BOOKS: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1199

Condition: Very Good


1st ed. 220x145mm approx. Rust Cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine.180pp. Edited by J.C.Trewin with an introduction by Waveney Girvan and line illust. by R.M.Lander. An anthology of essays and poems of the West Country first printed in the West Country Magazine. Contains contributions from John Arlott, Robin Atthill, John Betjeman, Richard Church, Margaret Leigh, Angela Milne, V Sackville- West, and Edith Shackleton. VG (no dust jacket). View more info

GAMMER CURTON'S GARLAND

By: -.-------------

Price: £3.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHAPMAN AND HALL:

Seller ID: 7579

Condition: VG


16 pages, paper wraps , euphemera , string bound paperback softback card boards, illustration to front and frontispiece by T Webster RA, Publisher's adverts to feps ,Poetry - nursery rhymes from great grandma's days [Hickory Dickory Dock / Humpty Dumpty / Sing a Song of Sixpence / Old King Cole / Who killed Cock Robin etc .] grubbiness to rdges , VG View more info

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WILLIAM MORRIS: HIS WORK AND INFLUENCE

By: A CLUTTON-BROCK

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, THORNTON BUTTERWORTH: 1931

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 122743

Condition: Very Good


Blue Cloth boards with dark blue titles and decs.170 x 115 mm approx. viii + 254pp + 6 of publisher's adverts. Fifth printing 1931 in publisher's "Home University Library of Modern Knowledge" series. No 89. Contents include :- The Influence of Rossetti, The Founding of the firm, Morris as a romantic poet, The Revival of arts and crafts, The Sagas and "sigurd", Morris as a Socialist etc. VG/Good (Book- A little fading to extremities of cloth bopards, no no... 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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ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11673

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/j.Discovering the Roots of the English Cultural Society..P Ackroyd holder of numerous Awards [ Factual / historic fiction / poetry / criticism biographies [.such as TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a Biography ] 4 pages List illustraions.53 chpts.Thick format 516pp.Chronology , Biblio; illus. end papers.Colour & b/w illus .as expected [ maroon cloth gilt titles, No inscsp. book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped , £25 , light ... View more info

THAMES Sacred River

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO & WINDUS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9454

ISBN: 0701172843

Condition: Fine


H/b larger format chunky Epic , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE book as new , 1st edition , profusely illustrated , no inscsp , not price clipped £25 ., 490pps , illustrated , Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc , illus colour & mono plates - listed , 45 chpts in 15 sections , Maps , index , biblio;, ackns;,an alternative topography from source to sea [ col illus d/j covers col + photo illus... View more info

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ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO and WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120916

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


SIGNED.Larger H/b+D/j.both FINE, book as new. Epic. 516pps.Colour & b/w illustrated.Peter Ackroyd Award Winning [ many awards] author of historic fiction, poetry, criticism, biographies. - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a biography , Thames etc] 4pages Lists illustrations.53 chpts , chronology , biblio; ackns;, History/Social history. [ maroon cloth Gilt titles No inscsp Fine - Loosely laid-in Posted Envelope addressed by Peter Ackroyd containing a Pet... View more info

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LONDON The Biography

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, VINTAGE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11589

ISBN: 0099422581

Condition: VG+


Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped.Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2... 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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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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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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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

THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF LIGHT VERSE

By: AMIS,KINGSLEY,EDITED AND CHOSEN BY

Price: £6.50

Publisher: OXFORD,OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,FIRST EDITION 1978:

Seller ID: 3004


1st ed. 22x135mm approx,navy boards with gilt decoration to spine edges and gilt lettering,347 pgs,small neat ink insc.to fep,otherwise asnew,the dustjacket clipped,Kingsley Amis's reputation rests on the 25 vols.of fiction,verse and criticism that he has published since his 1st book of poetry in 1953 and Lucky Jim.This new anthology is light and pleasing - tradition of English writing.it is lighter in heart and closer to modern expectation of what light means[Poetry/Hum... 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

APOLOGIE FOR POETRIE 1595

By: ARBER,EDWARD, edited by

Price: £4.75

Publisher: LONDON,CONSTABLE,1912:

Seller ID: 3661


170x110mm approx,dark green boards with gilt lettering to spine,gilt now worn from front board,boards a bit grubby so poor but book sound bindings and clean,no inscps,72 pages,English Reprints series,"The Right Noble Vertuous and Learned Sir Phillip Sidney, Knight, Apologie for Poetrie 1595,printed for Henry Olney - .here edited by E Arber,FSA etc,Late Examiner in English Language and Literature to University of London. 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