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Hawk in the Rain

By: Hughes, Ted

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber 1957: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59375

Condition: Fine


59 pp. Recently bound in half black morocco over dark blue cloth. Raised bands to spine with maroon leather title & author labels. New endpapers. Hughes' first collection of poems. View more info

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Oeuvres de Victor Hugo. In twenty-one volumes

By: Hugo, Victor

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, Editeur N.d. [c. 1875]: 1875

Book number: 59271

Condition: Near Fine


In 21 volumes. Contemporary dark brown half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Kauffmann-Petit. All bindings fresh. Gilt spines bright. All internally clean. No foxing. Head and tail-pieces. Text in French. Nicely bound selection of Hugo's works in Near Fine to Fine condition. View more info

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The History of England : From the Invasion of Julius Caesar ... to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three. In sixteen volumes

By: Hume, David and T. Smollett and John Adolphus

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Cadell and Davies 1817 / 1818: 1817

Book number: 57756

Condition: Very Good


In 16 volumes. Volumes 1 to 8 by David Hume, vols. 9 to 13 by Smollett and vols. 14 to 16 by Adolphus. Uniformly bound in contemporary straight-grained morocco with gilt borders & decoration to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spines with blind and gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Spines slightly dulled. Boards clean. Internally clean with no foxing. Two frontis portraits. View more info

Image for Histoire D'Angleterre, Depuis L'Invasion de Jules-Cesar Jusqu'a la Revolution de 1688. Forty volumes bound as twenty

Histoire D'Angleterre, Depuis L'Invasion de Jules-Cesar Jusqu'a la Revolution de 1688. Forty volumes bound as twenty

By: Hume, David, et continuee par Goldsmith et W. Jones

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Paris, A. Hocquart Jeune, Editeur / P.-H. Krabbe, Editeur 1830 / 1834: 1830

Book number: 50560

Condition: Very Good


40 volumes bound as 20. 9cm x 14cm. Contemporary brown full leather. Decorative gilt to spines with maroon leather title labels. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Ribbon markers. Bound by Relieur Bazas. Occasional minor marks to boards. Scattered light foxing. Frontis portrait engraving. Additional engravings, some folding. Text in French. Gilt spines bright. A fresh and handsome VG to Near Fine set. View more info

Image for 4 Plays By William Inge - Come Back, Little Sheba ; Picnic ; Bus Stop ; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

4 Plays By William Inge - Come Back, Little Sheba ; Picnic ; Bus Stop ; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

By: Inge, William

Price: £150.00

Publisher: New York, Random House 1958: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39978

Condition: Very Good


x, 304 pp., Pretty light brown half calf with brown cloth boards, by Sotheran's. TEG, gilt bordered panels on spine. Significant cuffing to the lower extremity of rear board with a portion of discolouration and loss. Corner monogrammed with prev owner's initials. View more info

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The Ingoldsby Legends

By: INGOLDSBY, Thomas

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1882: 1882

Book number: 23256

Condition: Very Good


417 pp. full dark green prize binding with a red morocco title label, marbled endboards. With the stamp of Kendrick Schools, Reading on the front board. View more info

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The Ingoldsby Legends : Or Mirth and Marvels

By: Ingoldsby, Thomas

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde 1911: 1911

Book number: 60295

Condition: Near Fine


lv, 527 pp. Contemporary full tree calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and brown leather title label. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Bickers. Ink owner's name to first blank. Boards clean. Internally clean. Frontis portrait and 25 illustrations. View more info

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Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster

By: Ireland, Samuel

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, Printed by C. Clarke and Published By R. Faulder and J. Egerton 1800: 1800

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35667

Condition: Near Fine


xvi., 254, errata leaf. 21 sepia aquatints of the Inns of Court. Bound in a very pleasant full tan calf executed by Baytun Riviere. Black and red title labels, and compartments filled with a leaf and berry design. Gilt lines to the boards, with a leaf and berry design towards the corners between lines. Blind stamped vine-leaf border panel in the middle of each board. Gilt inner-dentelles, and all edges gilt, 236 mm tall. A beautiful volume. Samuel Ireland was the father of the Shakespeare forger W. H. Ireland. View more info

Image for Standard Novels No XLIX. Tales of the Alhambra, the Last of the Abencerages, the Involuntary Prophet [Bentley Standard Novels]

Standard Novels No XLIX. Tales of the Alhambra, the Last of the Abencerages, the Involuntary Prophet [Bentley Standard Novels]

By: IRVING, Washington; Chateuabriand; Horace Smith

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1835: 1835

Book number: 46982

Condition: Very Good


viii, 395 pp., engraved frontis and full title. Contemporary blue morocco half calf with blue boards and marbled edges by Riviere. Very strong copy, with strikingly clean text block. A touch of rubbing to edges, and a hint of fading to boards. View more info

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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed for J. Ogle 1811: 1811

Book number: 58633

Condition: Very Good


186 pp. Contemporary full tree calf with leather title label to spine. Corners bumped. Early ink name to title-page. Boards clean. Internally clean. Binding firm. View more info

Image for The Imperial Encyclopaedia; Or, Dictionary of the Sciences and Arts. Comprehending Also the Whole Circle of Miscellaneous Literature... The Whole Including All the Modern Discoveries in Astronomy, Chemistry, Electricity, Galvanism, Geography, Domestic and Political Economy...In five volumes, including volume of plates

The Imperial Encyclopaedia; Or, Dictionary of the Sciences and Arts. Comprehending Also the Whole Circle of Miscellaneous Literature... The Whole Including All the Modern Discoveries in Astronomy, Chemistry, Electricity, Galvanism, Geography, Domestic and Political Economy...In five volumes, including volume of plates

By: Johnson, W. M. and Thomas Exley

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane N.d. [c. 1812]: 1812

Book number: 51052

Condition: Very Good


Five volumes. Four text volumes and one volume of plates. xiv, (ii), 880; 724; 700; 896 pp. Recent brown half calf over marbled boards. Five raised bands to spines with gilt decoration and maroon leather title labels. New endpapers. In A-Z dictionary format. Detailed entries and articles giving a fascinating insight into the knowledge of the time. The volume of plates contains 179 engraved plates and 20 maps. Lacking 12 plates. Damage to one plate with loss. Five thick quarto volumes. An attractive VG set. View more info

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Junius - stat nominis umbra A New Edition (2 Volumes)

By: Junius

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, T. Bensley 1805: 1805

Book number: 33778

Condition: Very Good


252 and 284 pp, illustrated with 21 portrait engravings red and black labelled half calf bindings with gilt lettering, some wear to edges. View more info

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Emil and the Detectives

By: Kastner, Erich

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1931: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57560

Condition: Fine


222, (1) pp. Recent full mustard-yellow morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. New endpapers. Original pictorial front board bound in. With an introduction by Walter de la Mare. Full-page illustrations. With tipped-in publisher's advert at rear. An attractive copy in Fine condition. View more info

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Six Plays By Kaufman and Hart

By: Kauffmann George S & Moss Hart

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library 1942: 1942

Book number: 39979

Condition: Very Good


xxxi, 586 pp., Pretty light brown half calf with brown cloth boards, by Sotheran's. TEG, gilt bordered panels on spine. Prev owner's initials monogrammed on corner of front board View more info

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The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy

By: Keightley, Thomas

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker and Co. 1838: 1838

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 60442


Second edition, considerably enlarged and improved. xvi, 564 pp. Contemporary red calf with gilt devices to boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and brown leather title label. Marbled endpapers. Boards & spine slightly darkened. Internally clean. With twelve full-page steel engravings. View more info

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De Imitatione Christi : Libri Quatuor [The Imitation of Christ]

By: Kempis, Thomas A

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Gulielmo Pickering 1827: 1827

Book number: 52987

Condition: Very Good


xvi, (viii), 281 pp. Edited by Charles Butler. Contemporary full morocco with decorative gilt pattern to front & rear boards and spine. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Early owners' names to ffep. Head and tail-pieces. Decorated initials. Text in Latin. Copac lists only BL; CU; NLS. An attractive binding in VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Keyes, Frances Parkinson

Price: £95.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner 1953: 1953

Edition: Special Edition

Book number: 45039

Condition: Very Good


xiii, 562 pp. Limited edition signed on extra leaf by Frances Parkinson Keyes. Bound in half calf over cloth. Spine gilt. Top edge gilt. Owner's gilt initials to lower front board. Bound for Sotheran's. View more info

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The River Road

By: Keyes, Frances Parkinson

Price: £95.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner 1953: 1953

Edition: Special Edition

Book number: 45050

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 747 pp. Limited edition signed by the author Frances Parkinson Keyes on a special leaf. Half calf over cloth. Spine gilt. Top edge gilt. Owner's gilt initials to lower front board. Bound for Sotheran's. View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Khayyam, Omar and Edward Fitzgerald

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. N.d. [1909]: 1909

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 55242

Condition: Near Fine


Unpaginated. Recently bound in full red morocco. Five raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. Original patterned endpapers.123a Internally clean. No ownership names. Printed from the second edition. The first Edmund Dulac edition, with twenty tipped-in and tissue guarded colour plates. Coloured plates and borders printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd. of Banbury. View more info

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The Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1909: 1909

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 56483

Condition: Near Fine


First edition with the Warwick Goble illustrations. x, 274, (2) pp. Recently bound in green full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Internally clean. No ownership names. With 32 tipped-in and tissue-guarded colour illustrations by Warwick Goble. Plates clean. Two-page publisher's list of works by Charles Kingsley at rear. View more info