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The Education of Henry Adams Illustrated with Portraits of the Author's Family, of His Friends, and of Leading Figures of the Day, Adams, Henry
1 Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams Illustrated with Portraits of the Author's Family, of His Friends, and of Leading Figures of the Day
Franklin Centre, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1981 1981 Limited Full Leather Near Fine 8vo. 
xix, 535 pp., Full gilt decorated maroon leather binding. AEG. Several b/w illustrations 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The British Classics. In 24 volumes complete. The Tatler (4 vols), The Spectator (8 vols), The Guardian (2 vols), The Rambler (4 vols), The Adventurer (4 vols), The Idler (2 vols), Addison, Joseph and Richard Steele and others
2 Addison, Joseph and Richard Steele and others The British Classics. In 24 volumes complete. The Tatler (4 vols), The Spectator (8 vols), The Guardian (2 vols), The Rambler (4 vols), The Adventurer (4 vols), The Idler (2 vols)
London John Sharpe / W. Suttaby 1809 / 1815 1809 Full Morocco Very Good 12mo. 
24 volumes complete. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight grained morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Printed by Charles Whittingham, The Chiswick Press. Uniform half-title to each volume. Engraved title page & frontis engraving to each volume. With various other engraved plates, generally 2-4 in each volume. Foxing to most plates. No bookplates, names or other markings. All bindings firm, with minimal wear. An attractive set in VG condition. 
Price: 1000.00 GBP
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Jack Sheppard, Ainsworth, W. Harrison
3 Ainsworth, W. Harrison Jack Sheppard
London [Bentley's Miscellany] 1839 1839 First Edition Full Calf Near Fine 8vo. 
First edition. Original issues from Bentley's Miscellany. Bound in dark maroon full calf. Five raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. Top edge gilt. Leather turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded to brown. A few minor marks to boards. Full page engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank. Some plates slightly darkened at edges. Bound from the original parts published during 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany. A very fresh and attractive Near Fine copy. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, Allen, James Lane
4 Allen, James Lane A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath
London Macmillan & Co, Ltd 1901 1901 Full Morocco Very Good 8vo. Thomson, Hugh 
xxxii, 286 pp. Dark green full morocco. Spine gilt with five raised bands. Attractive gilt floral design to front board. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. All edges gilt. Spine slightly faded but gilt bright. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, ANDERSEN, Hans
5 ANDERSEN, Hans Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
London Constable & Co. Ltd 1913 1913 Limited Edition Full Morocco Near Fine Large 4to. Limited Edition Robinson, W. Heath 
290 pp. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 12. Signed by W. Heath Robinson. Recently handsomely rebound in a richly gilt-illustrated red morocco at the Chelsea Bindery, with ornamental gilt stamping on front, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt line along edges and dentelling on the endpapers. Wonderful illustrations: 94 in black and white, and 16 in full colour. Gorgeous. 
Price: 2500.00 GBP
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The Boy's Week-Day Book, Anon
6 Anon The Boy's Week-Day Book
London Printed for the Religious Tract Society 1842 1842 Fourth Edition Gilt Decorated Leather Very Good 8vo. 
viii, 232 pp. Contemporary elaborately gilt-decorated green leather. All edges gilt. Slight wear to boards. Internally clean. Frontis and many in-text wood engravings. Printed in Chiswick at The Chiswick Press. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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A Book of Golden Deeds of All Times and All Lands. Golden Treasury Series, Anon [Yonge, Charlotte M.]
7 Anon [Yonge, Charlotte M.] A Book of Golden Deeds of All Times and All Lands. Golden Treasury Series
London Macmillan and Co. 1892 1892 Full Morocco Fine 12mo. Prize Binding 
xi, 454 pp. Gilt-decorated maroon full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and lettering. All edges gilt. Prize binding with gilt school device of the Godolphin School, Hammersmith, to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Bickers. Title-page vignette. Minor spotting to prelims. A bright and Fine copy. 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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Ring Round the Moon a Charade with Music, Anouilh, Jean
8 Anouilh, Jean Ring Round the Moon a Charade with Music
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1950 1950 First Edition Half Morocco Near Fine 12mo. 
104 pp., Very nice Red half morocco binding with red boards and gilt ornamented panels on spine by Hatchards. Bookplate on front pastedown, Prev owner's initials monogrammed on corner of front board. Minor wear to edges of boards. Small gouge to leather on rear board 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Frogs, Aristophanes (Murray, Gilbert Translation & Notes)
9 Aristophanes (Murray, Gilbert Translation & Notes) The Frogs
London George Allen 1915 1915 Half Morocco Near Fine Small 8vo. 
136 pp, red half morocco Riviere binding top edge gilt gilt lettered spine some foxing to pages 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Poems of Matthew Arnold 1840-1867, Arnold, Matthew with an introduction by A. T. Quiller-Couch
10 Arnold, Matthew with an introduction by A. T. Quiller-Couch The Poems of Matthew Arnold 1840-1867
London Humphrey Milford 1913 1913 First Edition Thus Half Morocco Near Fine 8vo. 
xxvii, 460 pp. Half morocco over blue cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt panels and title. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Early ink name to first blank. Frontis portrait engraving by Emery Walker. Solid copy. VG 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems, Aytoun, William Edmondstoune
11 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1863 1863 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good Large 8vo. Paton, Joseph Noel and Paton, Waller, H. 
PP. x +268. First edition with illustrations. Two Paton family ownership inscriptions. Full red morocco, lovely gilt decorated front and rear boards and spine. Green leather and gilt decorative motifs. All edges gilt. Minor foxing to endpapers. Rear board slight rubbing on gilt and a little denting. A little dusty on top edge. . Otherwise very good bright copy. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon, Baker, Sir Samuel W.
12 Baker, Sir Samuel W. The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon
London Longmans, Green & Co 1892 1892 New Edition Half Vellum Very Good 8vo. 
353 pp, illustrated in b/w (with a colour plate of a 'hunting leopard' stuck on inside front board. A Relfe Brothers prize binding in half vellum with blue marbled boards a prize binding gilt decorated newport grammer school stamp to front cover 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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English Landscape an Anthology, BARING, Maurice
13 BARING, Maurice English Landscape an Anthology
London Oxford University Press 1916 1916 Full Calf Very Good 32mo. 
122 pp, a de coverley binding in brown leather with gilt lettering and page edges, some marks to spine and name in ink on front page, compiled for the relief of russian prisoners. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Iceland Adventure: The Double Traverse of Vatnajokull By The Cambridge Expedition, Beckett, J. Angus
14 Beckett, J. Angus Iceland Adventure: The Double Traverse of Vatnajokull By The Cambridge Expedition
London H. F. & G. Witherby 1934 1934 First Edition Half Calf Very Good 8vo. 
199 pp. Blue half calf over marbled boards. New endpapers. Crease to corner of title page. Some finger smudges. Photographs and folding map. Scarce. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Shirley, a Tale, Bell, Currer [ Charlotte Bronte ]
15 Bell, Currer [ Charlotte Bronte ] Shirley, a Tale
London Smith Elder and Co 1860 1860 New Edition Full gilt-decorated Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
iv, 534 pp., Lovely, gilt decorated Contemporary full maroon morocco binding by Hawkes of Cambridge. AEG, beautiful gilt tooled borders and panels on spine. Ownership signatures and minor tear to f.f.e.p. Clean otherwise. Very slight fading and rubbing to binding, slight indentation to rear board, but generally a wonderful copy. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult, Belloc, H (trans)
16 Belloc, H (trans) The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
London George Allen 1903 1903 Limited Edition Half Morocco Near Fine 4to. Engels, Robert 
[5] 137, [4] pp., Illustrated with beautiful full colour plates by Robert Engels. Numbered edition of 300 copies (no.229). Lovely bottle green half morocco over green cloth boards by Riviere. AEG. Minor fading to leather, subtle fading to cloth. Wonderful itrem. 
Price: 475.00 GBP
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From a College Window, BENSON, Arthur Christopher
17 BENSON, Arthur Christopher From a College Window
London Smith Elder and Co 1912 1912 Half Calf Very Good 8vo. 
vii, 326 pp., Essays by AC Benson. Blue half calf with blue cloth boards. TEG. Spine faded, minor wear to board edges, minor foxing to endpapers. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, Bible
18 Bible The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments
Oxford At the University Press N.d. [c. 1930] 1930 Gilt-decorated Morocco Near Fine 8vo. 
King James edition. 1252, (8), plus 12 plates, pp. Oxford binding. Elaborately gilt-decorated brown full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Leather turn-ins and marbled endpapers. India paper edition. Foxing to page edges at front & rear. with 12 colour maps at rear. Binding fresh and bright in Fine condition. Overall Near Fine. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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The Writings of William Blake, Edited in Three Volumes. Three volumes in one, Blake, William and edited by Geoffrey Keynes
19 Blake, William and edited by Geoffrey Keynes The Writings of William Blake, Edited in Three Volumes. Three volumes in one
London The Nonesuch Press 1925 1925 Limited Numbered Edition Full Morocco Very Good 4to. Limited Edition 
Copy no. III of 75 on Oxford India paper and specially bound. Three volumes in one. xvii, 364, v, 397, vii, 430 pp. Full brown morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Bound by Best & Co. Minor marks to boards with slight fading to spine. Crease to front endpaper. Frontis portrait. Illustrations. An attractive copy. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
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The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature and Art, Boag, the Rev John
20 Boag, the Rev John The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature and Art
Edinburgh and London A Fullarton & Co Full Diced Calf Very Good Large 8vo 
2 volumes, 756, xl [plates], 742, lxxv, [plates] pp., n.d [circa 1870s] Bound in a lovely contemporary brown full diced calf with decorative panels on spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. Edges of boards rubbed, some marking and genearl exterior wear, but generally a very good and handsome set. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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