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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton N.d. [1920's]: 1925

Book number: 56473

Condition: Very Good


vii, 126, (1) pp. Recently bound in half green morocco over marbled boards. Original map endpapers at front. New endpapers at rear. Early ink inscription to recto of frontis. With sixteen tipped-in & tissue-guarded colour plates by Arthur Rackham. View more info

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

By: Belloc, H (trans)

Price: £475.00

Publisher: London, George Allen 1903: 1903

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 46371

Condition: Near Fine


[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. View more info

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From a College Window

By: BENSON, Arthur Christopher

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder and Co 1912: 1912

Book number: 42284

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Horses and Horsemen and Stable-Management

By: Bosvile, Godfrey

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd 1908: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39822

Condition: Very Good


ix, 276 pp., Several b/w photographic plates and illustrations. Bound in a handsome midnight blue quarter morocco with blue cloth boards. TEG. Minor tanning and foxing to ffeps and endpapers, but very good and clean internally. View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are  Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

By: Boswell, James

Price: £575.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1835: 1835

Book number: 21591

Condition: Very Good


10 volumes. Bound in a marbled burgundy calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Algernon Borthwick of Woodcote House. A very attractive set with an olive green title label to each volume, and extra gilt to the spines. Some rubbing to the boards. The text blocks are clean, but there is some foxing and offsetting to the frontispieces and engraved titles. View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson [Samuel Johnson]

By: Boswell, James ; Augustine Birrell (edited)

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd 1906: 1906

Book number: 5225

Condition: Fine


6 volumes, small 8vo. Bound in an attractive tan calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. A very attractive set with extra gilt to the spines, and a small olive green volume number label to each volume. 17.5 cms tall View more info

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Life of Lord Lawrence

By: Bosworth Smith, R

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder and Co 1885: 1885

Book number: 47025

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, xiii, 542, [folding map], xv, 557 pp., Lovely brown diced calf prize binding with wonderful gilt devices and delightfully tooled panels on spine. AEG. Engraved frontis, and folding map at rear, A touch of rubbing and stripping to hinges, mild dent to rear board of one vol. Harrow bookplate on pastedown. View more info

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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

By: Brewer, E. Cobham; Evans, Ivor H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. 1977: 1977

Book number: 37695

ISBN: 0304935700

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 1175 pp., Aquamarine coloured full morocco, TEG. Unusual gilt decoration. Spine faded, boards slightly marked. View more info

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A Selection from the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co 1884: 1884

Book number: 58723

Condition: Very Good


Full green leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering, raised bands on spine and decorative gilt borders on front and rear boards which have some minor marks, all edges gilt. Floral endpapers. Very minor foxing. Otherwise a very good copy. View more info

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Castle Gay

By: Buchan, John

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1930: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 38211

Condition: Near Fine


320 pp., bound in a recent half green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, and top edge gilt. View more info

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Lyrics From the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age

By: Bullen, A. H., editor

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence and Bullen 1891: 1891

Book number: 58856

Condition: Very Good


xxxiii, 233 pp. Contemporary olive-green full morocco with gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Stoakley. Slight darkening to spine. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership marks. In VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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Radar Observer's Handbook

By: Burger, W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd 1961: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 41198

Condition: Very Good


vii, 221 pp., illustrated with some in text b/w drawings. TEG. Very attractive black Sangorski and Sutcliffe half calf binding with gilt panels on spine and gilt emblem embossed on front board. Some faint watermarks to binding, and minor rubbing to edges. Spine just a little faded. Contents very good and clean. View more info

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The Kingdom of the Wicked

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: £35.00

Publisher: U S A, The Signed First Edition Society 1985: 1985

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 44150

Condition: Fine


379 pp., Gilt decorated leather binding, AEG signed by Burgess on ffep. Gilt edges. View more info

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Poetical Works of George Lord Byron : With Original Life and Notes

By: Byron, George Lord and with life and notes by A. C. Cunningham

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Charles Daly N.d. [c. 1850]: 1850

Book number: 58124

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 544 pp. Contemporary full red morocco with gilt decoration to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Early ink name to front endpaper. With sixteen steel engravings including extra engraved title-page and frontis portrait. Gilt bright. Internally clean. Copac records only 3 copies: BL; Camb.; NT. In VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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The Works of Lord Byron [ Fore-edge paintings ]

By: Byron, Lord

Price: £3,500.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1819: 1819

Book number: 4055

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes. An early collected edition in original full straight grained morocco bindings, gilt and blind decorated with leather turned over on to the front pastedowns, also with gilt and blind decoration. All edges are gilt, endpapers are silk and there is a silk inlay on pastdowns creating 'panels'. Each volume has a beautiful early fore-edge painting of a different Italian scene. They look to have been applied after the gilding. A wonderful example in a fine bin... View more info

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage : A Romaunt

By: Byron, Lord

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1857: 1857

Book number: 56531

Condition: Very Good


xii, 311 pp. Contemporary gilt-decorated full blue morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels & leather title labels. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Slight darkening to spine. Internally clean. Binding firm. View more info

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Beppo and Don Juan. In two volumes

By: Byron, Lord

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1853: 1857

Book number: 56532

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes complete. 353; 367 pp. Contemporary gilt-decorated full blue morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & leather title labels. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Slight darkening to spines. Creasing to a few leaves. Internally clean. Bindings firm. View more info

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English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers : A Satire

By: Byron, Lord

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Printed for James Cawthorn [1818]: 1810

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 58853

Condition: Very Good


vii, 85 pp. Contemporary gilt-decorated maroon straight-grained morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Staining to front endpapers. Top edge clipped from half-title. Internally clean. Binding firm. View more info

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The Black Ballads and the Love Words

By: Carpenter, Maurice; Barker, George

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Norfolk, UK, The Quaker Press 1971: 1971

Edition: Limited

Book number: 31305

Condition: Very Good


39pp. One of 10 specially bound copies signed by the author and George Barker, who wrote the introduction. This is number six. (All this written in pen by Maurice Carpenter at the rear of the book). Bound in full tan calf with the black circular stamp saying'The Black Ballads' and a second gilt stamp 'The Love Words' on the front cover. Very good; thumbed - the poems appear to have been read a number of times. View more info

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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1873: 1873

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 47063

Condition: Very Good


38th thousand [xi.], 227 pp. Bound in a recent deep red morocco with a gilt lettering and lines, and 'Alice' devices in the compartments on the spine. Marbled endpapers, original all edges gilt. This copy has some scattered foxing, but still a very attractive copy of an early reprint, just one year after the first edition. View more info