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Image for The Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw [and] Prefaces. Two volumes

The Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw [and] Prefaces. Two volumes

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Limited 1931 / 1934: 1931

Edition: First Editions

Book number: 55659

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes. Both volumes are first editions. 1131; viii, 802 pp. Uniformaly bound in red half calf over red cloth. Gilt lettering & ruling to spines. Minor marks to leather. Slight foxing. No ownership names. Bindings firm. A VG pair. View more info

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Selected Passages From The Works Of Bernard Shaw

By: Shaw, Bernard and Chosen By Charlotte F. Shaw [George Bernard Shaw]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd 1912: 1912

Book number: 45801

Condition: Very Good


xii, 294 pp. Green half morocco over green cloth. Five raised bands to spine. Gilt panels. Top edge gilt. Bound by Hatchard's. Slight wear to head of spine and slightly edgeworn. Foxing to eps and prelims. Frontis portrait. Only 1500 copies of this were bound up. View more info

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The Letters of William Shenstone

By: Shenstone, William and edited by Marjorie Williams

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell 1939: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52247

Condition: Very Good


xxviii, 700 pp. Publisher's maroon cloth in dust wrapper. Dw slightly chipped & edgeworn. Remains of cellotape marks to dj flaps. Page edges darkened. Inernally clean. VG/VG View more info

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The Marlborough - Godolphin Correspondence. In three volumes

By: Snyder, Henry L., editor

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press 1975: 1975

Book number: 57547

ISBN: 0198223811

Condition: Near Fine


In 3 volumes complete. xxxix, 588; 589 to 1186; 1187 to 1794 pp. Original cloth in dust jackets. Djs slightly edgeworn. Cloth clean. Internally clean. No ownership names or other markings. Review slip laid in. Frontis portrait to each volume. Very nice set. Scarce. 0198223811 View more info

Image for Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. ... In four volumes

Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. ... In four volumes

By: Stanhope, Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Dodsley 1774: 1774

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 57751

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes. Third edition, same year as the 4to first edition. xvi, 352; 355; 376; 364, 92, 43 pp. Contemporary full tree calf. Gilt panels to spines with black leather title labels. Some joints repaired. Boards clean. Internally clean. Bookplate to front pastedowns. All bindings firm. View more info

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Essays of Richard Steele. Golden Treasury Series

By: Steele, Richard and edited by L. E. Steele

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1923: 1923

Book number: 53006

Condition: Very Good


xv, 358 pp. Tan full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Bumpus. Lord David Cecil's copy with his signature to the first blank. Foxing to endpapers and prelims. Frontis portrait. View more info

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Virginibus Puerisque : And Other Papers

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus 1906: 1906

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 60469

Condition: Very Good


278 pp. Full calfwith raised bands to spine. Prize binding with gilt school device of The Godolphin and Latymer Girls' School to front board & prize bookplate to front endpaper. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine. Internally clean. View more info

Image for Letters and Memorials of State in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second and Oliver's Usurpation. Written and Collected By Sir Henry Sydney Knight of the Garter,  Etc

Letters and Memorials of State in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second and Oliver's Usurpation. Written and Collected By Sir Henry Sydney Knight of the Garter, Etc

By: SYDNEY, Sir Henry

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Collins Esq 1746: 1746

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 36369

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes. pp, [frontis] [xi] xii 400 [i] xii 733., Contemporary gilt bordered full leather, with 6 gilt decorated compartments on spine, raised bands and red morocco title labels. Steel engraved frontis depicts Sir Philip Sydney reclining next to a tree. "The whole containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs. Also the ancient government of the principality of Wales the wars between the Spaniards, and thge states general of the Netherlands....The intriegues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First.......etc etc etc" ... View more info

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Letters and Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thos . Byam Martin G.C.B

By: Vesey Hamilton, Sir Richard

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society 1902: 1902

Book number: 35623

Condition: Good


3 vols, various paginations. Bindings rubbed, marked and discoloured, a touch of offsetting to feps and endpapers, but largely very good and clean internally. View more info

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The Fugger News-Letters, Being a Selection of Unpublished Letters from the Correspondents of the House of Fugger During the Years 1568-1605.

By: Von Klarwill, Victor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd 1924: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 40200

Condition: Very Good


xlv, 284 pp., illustrated with b/w plates. Edges foxed slightly. Minor rubbing and marking to binding. View more info

Image for The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Volume 45. Complete Index. II. Constantine to Grazing

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Volume 45. Complete Index. II. Constantine to Grazing

By: Walpole, Horace and W. S. Lewis, editor

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Oxford and New Haven, Oxford University Press and Yale University Press 1983: 1983

Book number: 51206

ISBN: 0300027133

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. 45. 589-1152 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust jacket. Fresh and clean condition. Fine/Near Fine 0300027133 View more info

Image for The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Volume 46. Complete Index. III. Graziosi to Moldavia

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Volume 46. Complete Index. III. Graziosi to Moldavia

By: Walpole, Horace and W. S. Lewis, editor

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Oxford and New Haven, Oxford University Press and Yale University Press 1983: 1983

Book number: 51207

ISBN: 0300027141

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. 46. 1153-1758 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust jacket. Fresh and clean condition. Fine/Near Fine 0300027141 View more info

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The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Volume 48. Complete Index. V. Sallust to Zweibrucken

By: Walpole, Horace and W. S. Lewis, editor

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Oxford and New Haven, Oxford University Press and Yale University Press 1983: 1983

Book number: 51209

ISBN: 0300027176

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. 48. 2359-3002 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust jacket. Fresh and clean condition. Fine/Near Fine 0300027176 View more info

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Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1902: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 51225

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 318 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Slight wear to spine ends with very slight dulling to gilt. Internally clean with no ownership marks. Binding firm. A VG copy. View more info

Image for Correspondence of H. G. Wells , 4 Volumes v.1 1880-1903 ; v.2 1904-1918 ; v.3 1919-1934 ; v.4 1935-1946

Correspondence of H. G. Wells , 4 Volumes v.1 1880-1903 ; v.2 1904-1918 ; v.3 1919-1934 ; v.4 1935-1946

By: Wells, H. G.; Smith, David (editor)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Pickering & Chatto Publishers 1998: 1998

Book number: 48714

ISBN: 1851961739

Condition: Fine


4 volumes. pp. (1)xlix., 458 + (2)vii., 574 + (3)vii., 563 + (4)vii., 629. A fine set, issued without jackets. This collection of H G Wells's correspondence draws on over 50 archives and libraries worldwide, including the papers of Wells's daughter by Amber Reeves. The book contains over 2,000 letters, a few are business - to publishers, agents and secretaries - but the majority are more personal. Wells's private correspondence extends from letters to President Franklin Roosevelt, and Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and A J Balfour to persons such as "Mark Benney", who wrote novel... View more info

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Three Guineas

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press 1938: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48192

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 329 pp. Recent half dark blue morocco over blue cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. Photographs. Slight foxing to half-title. Near Fine copy. View more info