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Image for The Education of Henry Adams Illustrated with Portraits of the Author's Family, of His Friends, and of Leading Figures of the Day

The Education of Henry Adams Illustrated with Portraits of the Author's Family, of His Friends, and of Leading Figures of the Day

By: Adams, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Franklin Centre, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library 1981: 1981

Edition: Limited

Book number: 42311


xix, 535 pp., Full gilt decorated maroon leather binding. AEG. Several b/w illustrations View more info

Image for 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)

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)

By: Addison, Joseph and Richard Steele and others

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, John Sharpe / W. Suttaby 1809 / 1815: 1809

Book number: 50072


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 se... View more info

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Jack Sheppard

By: Ainsworth, W. Harrison

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, [Bentley's Miscellany] 1839: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 51630


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. View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co, Ltd 1901: 1901

Book number: 46174


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. View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: ANDERSEN, Hans

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd 1913: 1913

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 30657


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. View more info

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The Boy's Week-Day Book

By: Anon

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Religious Tract Society 1842: 1842

Edition: Fourth Edition

Book number: 55548


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. View more info

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The Young Gentleman's & Lady's Magazine : Or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction and Amusement ... to Serve as an Useful Auxiliary to Public and Private Tuition. In two volumes

By: Anon

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the editors and sold by J. Walker 1799 / 1800: 1799

Book number: 56113


In two volumes complete. All published. Two volumes comprising six issues to each volume. 468, (4); iv, 432, (4) pp. Recent full brown morocco. Raised bands to spines with maroon leather title labels. New endpapers. Minor spotting to prelims. Internally clean. Extra-engraved title page to each volume. Frontis engraving to vol. one. Twelve hand-coloured copper engravings with plain duplicate opposite. Eight maps, including one folding. One additional colour and two plain ... View more info

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The Fisher Boy : A Poem

By: Anon [William Henry Ireland]

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharpe N.d. [1808]: 1808

Book number: 57058


[ii], engraved title, [iii-viii], 116, (4) pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt-design borders to boards. Gilt decoration & ruling to spine with title lettering. The calf is darkened, but looks to have been a very nice quality mottled. Rubbing to corners. Marbled endpapers. Dublin bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Engraved title-page. Text clean. Four-page publisher's list at rear. Ireland was a notorious Shakespeare forger, even producing an entire play. View more info

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A Book of Golden Deeds of All Times and All Lands. Golden Treasury Series

By: Anon [Yonge, Charlotte M.]

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. 1892: 1892

Book number: 55046


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. View more info

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Ring Round the Moon a Charade with Music

By: Anouilh, Jean

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd 1950: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39824


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 View more info

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The Frogs

By: Aristophanes (Murray, Gilbert Translation & Notes)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, George Allen 1915: 1915

Book number: 35975


136 pp, red half morocco Riviere binding top edge gilt gilt lettered spine some foxing to pages View more info

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The Poems of Matthew Arnold 1840-1867

By: Arnold, Matthew with an introduction by A. T. Quiller-Couch

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford 1913: 1913

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 49517


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 View more info

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society 1958: 1955

Book number: 55831


vii, 285 pp. Recently bound in quarter green morocco over green marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & red leather title label. New endpapers. No ownership names. Internally clean. Woodcut illustrations by Joan Hassall. View more info

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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems

By: Aytoun, William Edmondstoune

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1863: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48637


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. View more info

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The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon

By: Baker, Sir Samuel W.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co 1892: 1892

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 40506


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 View more info

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English Landscape an Anthology

By: BARING, Maurice

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press 1916: 1916

Book number: 46258


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. View more info

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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


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


[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


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


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