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Gems of National Poetry. The Albion Edition

By: Valentine, Mrs., compiled and edited by

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.:

Book number: 53915

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 527 pp. Quarter vellum over light blue cloth. Decorative floral gilt to spine with dark green leather title label. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. Minor marks to boards. Spotting to fore-edge. Early ink inscription to front endpaper. Internally clean. Frontis portrait engraving of Walter Scott. View more info

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Playwright at Work & Widening Circle

By: Van Druten, John

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton 1953: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39976

Condition: Very Good


2 vols bound together, xi, 210, [2], 229 pp., The books are dated 1953 and 1957. Lovely light brown half calf with brown cloth boards, by Sotheran's. TEG, gilt bordered panels on spine. Scuffing and smears of white paint to the lower extremity of boards. Prev owner's bookplate on pastedown, Corner monogrammed with prev owner's initials, minor pencil annotations in margins of text. View more info

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Rhymes and Roundelayes in Praise of a Country Life

By: Various Authors

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge 1875: 1875

Book number: 46703

Condition: Very Good


192 pp blue leather binding with gilt decorated spine and boards and gilt edged pagess, illustrated in b/w, some foxing. View more info

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The Collected Poems of William Watson

By: Watson, William

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane 1899: 1899

Edition: Fourth Edition

Book number: 54524

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 305 pp. Dark blue half morocco over blue cloth. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt floral panels and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontis portrait. Very clean copy. No ownership names. Minimal wear. View more info

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The Natural History of Selborne. With Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and The Naturalist's Calendar

By: White, Gilbert with additions by William Jardine & edited by Edward Jesse

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn 1861: 1861

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 50083

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 416 pp. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in brown half calf over brown cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt decoration and lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. With engraved frontis and 40 hand-coloured illustrated plates. Occasional light foxing. No names or other markings. A Very Good copy. 202b View more info

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Some Account of the Proposed Improvements of the Western Part of London, By the Formation of the Regent's Park, The New Street, The New Sewer, etc. etc. Illustrated by a Variety of Plans, and Accompanied by Explanatory and Critical Observations

By: White, J. [John]

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Cadell & Davies; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; Edmund Lloyd; W. Reynolds 1815: 1815

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 49868

Condition: Very Good


Second edition, with additions. Two works in one. xii, 99, xciii, 22 pp. Full brown morocco. Five raised bands to spine. Gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Binder's leaf following title page. Original paper title label bound in. With seven engraved folding plates, six hand-coloured. Three of the plates are proposals for the new Regent's Park, two for the proposed 'new street' of Regent's Street, one of the proposed church of All Souls, Langham Place, and one of the sewers of Westminster. Bound in at the end are 'Brief Remarks On the Proposed Regent's Canal,'... View more info

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Leaves of Grass. Everyman's Library No. 573

By: Whitman, Walt and edited by Emory Holloway

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1947: 1947

Book number: 56487

Condition: Near Fine


xlii, 468, 16 pp. Bound in a recent quarter dark green morocco over green marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration and maroon leather title label. New endpapers. Internally clean. No ownership names. 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. View more info

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Venice

By: Wiel, Alethea

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin 189:

Book number: 57852

Condition: Very Good


xxxiii, 478 pp. Full red morocco with ruled gilt borders to boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering & ruling. All edges gilt and gilt turn-ins. Silk endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Stain to spine and edges of rear board. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean and fresh. Illustrations and folding map. View more info

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Change Ringing Disentangled with Hints on the Direction of Belfries, on the Management of Bells, etc. etc.

By: Wigram, Rev. Woolmore

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons. 1880: 1880

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 37726

Condition: Very Good


pp. xii., 114, 22 ads. With a couple of parish church stamps. Bound in a recent quater navy blue morocco, with cloth boards. An uncommon title. View more info

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

By: Wilder, Thornton

Price: £300.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni 1927: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 40813

Condition: Very Good


235 pp. Bound in a recent half dark green morocco over green marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. The original endpapers have been preserved. Several b/w illustrations. View more info

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The Compleet Molesworth

By: Willians, Geoffrey ; Searle, Ronald

Price: £395.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish 1958: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48694

Condition: Near Fine


378 pp., illustrated throughout. Bound in an elegant full black morocco, with gilt lettering and blind lines. All edges gilt. A little creasing to the first few pages, and spotting to extremities. As well as Down With Skool!, How to be Topp & Whizz for Atomms, this edition also contains a complete new book Back in the Jug Agane. Lovely volume. View more info

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T. E. Lawrence

By: Wilson, Jeremy

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery Publications 1988: 1988

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 57596

ISBN: 0904017850

Condition: Near Fine


One of 75 copies, signed by the author and bound by Shepherds. viii, 248 pp. Half dark green morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. In green cloth slipcase. Slipcase spotted & edgeworn. Slightly musty smell. Boards clean. Internally clean. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Published to accompany the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in 1988-1989. View more info

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Turner Watercolours in the Clore Gallery

By: Wilton, Andrew

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The Tate Gallery 1987: 1987

Book number: 57387

ISBN: 0946590672

Condition: Near Fine


Full morocco deluxe binding. 149 pp. Full green morocco with gilt lettering to front board and spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With 67 full-page colour illustrations. Faint fading to edges of boards. No ownership marks. A bright and clean copy. View more info

Image for I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, et Potentissimi Caroli Dei Grata Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, etc. Sub imperio illustrissimi Jacobi Montirosarum Marchionis, Comitis de Kincardin...

I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, et Potentissimi Caroli Dei Grata Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, etc. Sub imperio illustrissimi Jacobi Montirosarum Marchionis, Comitis de Kincardin...

By: Wishart, Rev. George ; GRAHAM, James 1st Marquis of Montrose

Price: £600.00

Publisher: N.p. [Amsterdam?], N.p. 1647: 1647

Book number: 54577

Condition: Very Good


(22), 248 pp. Full blue morocco with gilt borders to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and lettering. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Edmund Worrall of Birmingham. Early label to front pastedown with comments. Old library stamp to title page. In 1645 Wishart joined the Royalist army at Bathwell, and was appointed chaplain to Montrose, then Governor-General of Scotland. From this time he was constantly with the army, and his narrative of the campaign is that of an eye-witness. The above work has been translated into English and printed at diffe... View more info

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Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive and Historical a New Edition

By: WORDSWORTH, Christopher

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, William S. Orr and Co. 1844: 1844

Book number: 47182

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 356 pp, illustrated in b/w with 350 engravings on wood and 28 on steel, a brown leater binding with red title label and gilt lettering and designs to spine, an ink mark to top of pages by spine and rough corner edges, some foxing to pages. View more info

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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth in six Volumes

By: Wordsworth, William

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon & Co. 1857: 1857

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 5732

Condition: Very Good


(1857) 6 volumes in a full red morocco by Sotherans. All edges gilt. Dated at the base of the spines as 1838, but actually an 1857 edition according to the date at the end of the advert in volume 1. A very good set, with just a little rubbing to extremities. Minor foxing to prelims, marbled endpapers and a brief gift inscription in volume 1 dated 1858. The leather in the top compartment of volume 4 is a little rougher, so may well have undergone a repair at some point. View more info

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A History of British Birds. In three volumes

By: Yarrell, William

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, John van Voorst 1843: 1843

Book number: 57908

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. xxxii, 528; 672; 528 pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Spines bright. Boards clean. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Relevant news-clipping pasted onto first blank. All internally clean. With 520 in-text wood engravings. An attractive set. View more info

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The World's Workers ; Charles Dickens ; Handel ; Turner the Artist

By: [ Prize Binding ]

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd. 1890: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48545

Condition: Very Good


128 pp. b/w illustrations of the men at the beginning of each section. Full dark green calf prize binding with red morocco title compartment. Gilt decoration on the boards and in the compartments and AEG. Prize label on inside cover and gilt stamp on front board. Book in excellent condition with some fading to the spine and a little foxing on the first few pages, small scratch too front page. View more info

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Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life

By: [ Wilson, John ]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons 1845: 1845

Book number: 39984

Condition: Very Good


[written 'by the author of the trials of Margaret Lindsay'] [viii], 269, [2] pp., Pretty deep red publisher's morocco with gilt design on boards and spine. AEG. Binding rubbed and slightly faded. Ownership sigs on half and full title pages. View more info

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George the Third, His Court, and Family. In two volumes

By: [Galt, John]

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Henry Colburn 1824: 1824

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 52603

Condition: Near Fine


xvi, 477; 468 pp. Contemporary dark blue full pebbled morocco with gilt and blind-stamping to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt ruling and lettering. All edges gilt. Early bookplate to front pastedowns. Red ink notations to foot of frontis. Yellow endpapers. With frontis portrait engraving and 17 additional full-page engravings. Slight foxing to some plates. Bindings firm. A fresh and bright Near Fine pair. View more info