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Tannhauser - A Dramatic Poem ... Freely translated in Poetic Narrative Form

By Wagner, Richard; RollestonT W

George G Harrap & Co, London, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Pogany, Willy. Complete. Most beautifully rebound in full leather by St Aidan's College, Grahamstown for a Merit award. Original front design has been carefully reproduced in stamped gilt. St Aidan's crest on the rear. The spine has gilt titling and decoration a la Pogany. The boards are handsome, elegant, steady and sound. The guttering along the half title page is a little cracked. The security of the book is unaffected. Wonderfully illustrated on every page by Pogany with tipped-in two-tone and coloured plates. There are only the mildest indications of use. In general the pages are creamy, thick, hale, most pleasing, clean and clear, evocative of the spirit of legend and myth. fk


Vom Blutenbaum der Deutschen Dichtung - Eine Gedichtsammlung (Van Schaik's Sammlung - Deutscher Schriftsteller)

By Trumpelmann, GPJ (ed)

J L van Schaik, Publishers, Pretoria, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 182 pages (complete). In German throughout. The dustjacket is a little sunned, worn, scuffed all about. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid. They have shelving wear, some light tanning all over. The contents are tidy. They do have annotations throughout. In general, the contents are clean, clear, certain. fk


Shadow and Sunlight : Poems, (Johannesburg) 1890 - 1893

By Mann, Arthur M

J.C. Juta, 1893. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. the boards are a bit chipped and marked. foxing. ownership plate. a few inscriptions on rear end page. otherwise text remains clear and much presentable. fairly good copy.[SK]


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts - Presented by Willy Pogany

By Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

George G Harrap & Co, London, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. A wistfully charming copy. Most memorably illustrated by Pogany. Green boards with gilt titling and decoration (benign). The boards have wear about the edges, corners, seams from shelving, stacking, handling. The spine has wear to head and foot. Gilt titling is a little hand-worn. There is scuffing, there are handling and storage marks. However, they are also steady, sound. Decorated end papers. The colours of the illustrations and colour-printing are fresh, lively, enlivening. The contents have foxing throughout - principally about the borders. The presentation, the boldness of the print and fonts, the gentility of the tipped-in plates, the energy of the line-drawings still engulf the reader with joy and contentment. The pages (rough cut) are thick, healthy, sure, healthy, comfortable. fk


Works of Lord Byron - Vol I
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Works of Lord Byron - Vol I

By Lord Byron

John Murray, London, 1821. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 216 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. Previous owner signature on the title page (Susan Drewe Sepr. 1821). Full leather. The boards are much worn, scuffed, rubbed, marked from handling all about. They are gratifyingly vintage in aspect and feel. They are steady and sure. The end papers and early and later pages have foxing and other age-related marks. The engraving plates have foxing. The text pages are pleasingly clean, clear, amiable, certain, benevolent, tidy, eager. fk


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By Mallarme, Stephane

Les Peintres du Livres / Editions LCL, Paris, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Matisse, Henri. Complete. In French throughout. A contented copy. The book has a clear plastic protective cover (worn). The blue cloth boards are sedate and healthy. The end papers have some residue marks from scotch tape. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, bright, elegant, hale, chic, generous, gratifying. fk


The Map of Love: Verse and Prose
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The Map of Love: Verse and Prose

By Thomas, Dylan

J M Dent and Sons Ltd., London, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 116 pages (complete). An agreeable copy. It is rare to find a healthy copy with a dustjacket. This was Thomas's third book, and one which was almost wholly consumed by the declaration of war just days after its publication. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear, marks, stains from age, storage, handling. It is comfortable and secure. The roman purple boards have shelving/storage fading/sunning about the top edges and head and foot of the spine. Stamped gilt titling (agleam - except where the sunning has won the day). The boards are otherwise steady, healthy and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, unblemished, amenable, fresh, comfortable, companionable, very assured and generous, gratifying. fk


Poems of Ossian. To which are prefixed, Dissertations on the Aera and Poems of Ossian - Vol II

By Macpherson, James (trans)

Cadell and Davies; R Faulder and Son; Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; R Lea; J Nunn; Cuthell and Martin; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Darton and Harvey; J Booker; B Crosby; and J Asperne - London, 1806. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 303 pages (complete). A comfortably worn and aged copy. Poems in this volume: The Songs of Selma, Fingal Books I-VI, Lathmon, Dar-Thula, Death of Cuthullin, Battle of Lora, Temora Books I-VIII, Conlath and Cuthona, Berrathon. Ex-library (Grahamstown Public Library) copy with consequent labels, annotations, wear. Half leather, marbled boards. The leathered corners and spine are much worn, handled. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked from handling, age and shelving. They are steady and sure. The first free page has a previous owner gift inscription. Whilst the contents are foxed throughout, they are also mild-mannered and convivial. They are tight, healthy, clear, companionable, keen. fk


Hudibras - A Poem - With a Life of the Author, a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War &c New Notes & Illustrations - Vol II
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Hudibras - A Poem - With a Life of the Author, a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War &c New Notes & Illustrations - Vol II

By Butler, Samuel

Suttaby Evance & Fox & Crosby & Co., London, 1812. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 410 pages plus 2 pages advertising (complete). A much owned, aged copy. Full leather. A small hand-sized volume. The boards and spine are much worn and full of character. They have marks, scuffing, stains from handling and storage and shelving. Yet, they are also benign and comfortable. Within, the contents have resolutely weathered the years. There is some wear to the guttering along the frontispage. The early and later pages are much marked from storage. The pages, by and large, whilst they have age-related marks and flushes of discolouration about the edges, are clean, clear, certain, convivial, agreeable, amenable. fk


The Gulf : a collection of Poems
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The Gulf : a collection of Poems

By Wiggett, Harry

H.A. Wiggett, 1991. First Edition. Paperback. Good. signed by author. shelf wear on wraps. light foxing. contents are clean and intact. good copy.[SK]


Queen of a Nutshell
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Queen of a Nutshell

By Heldzera, Marion Angela

Tygali, 2011. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Signed. minor shelf wear on wraps. inscribed and signed by author. otherwise internally clean, crisp and fresh. near fine condition.[SK]


Feelings of Love
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Feelings of Love

By Nabal, Dick

1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. complete, 46 pages. shelf wear on boards. mild foxing and marks. text is clear, crisp and legible. soundly bound. fairly good copy.[SK]


A prince of liars

By Shaper, Hal

Faircape, 1992. Paperback. Fine. wraps are a little shelf rubbed. a neat & clean copy. 32 pages soundly bound. fine copy.[SK]



By Lord Byron

George Routledge and Sons, London and New York, 1867. New Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 719 pages (complete). A sturdy, aged, resolute copy. Half leather. The leathered corners and spine are much worn, scuffed, marked. The spine - stamped gilt decoration and titling - is rubbed, dulled. The marbled boards are also scuffed, scratched, marked, worn. The boards and spine are steady and sure. Marbled end papers (bearing the years with ill grace). The first free page and title page have previous owner signatures. The guttering along the ffp is cracked. The general security, or shabby charm of the book is unaffected. Marbled trims. The contents are passive. They have some very occasional tanning, some foxing, some wear. They are otherwise determinedly diligent, clean and clear, very occasionally annotated, firm, bountiful. fk


Dr. W.H. Drummond's Complete Poems

By Drummond, W.H

McClelland and Stewart, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. jacket is a bit chipped. one inscription. contents remain clean and fresh. binding is intact. very good copy.[SK]


The Dream of Gerontius (London Booklets No 7)

By Cardinal Newman

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh, 1910. Softcover. Very Good/Good. 62 pages (complete). A genteel, pleasing copy. Pocket sized. Illustrated paper dustjacket in genial, healthy condition. The contents have occasional shallow splashes of foxing. Otherwise, they are rich in spirit, clean, clear, comfortable, kindly, fresh. fk


The Upward Road: Poems

By Symons, Hylda

Juta & Co, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Signed. The author, Hylda Symons, has signed and inscribed the front end page in ink. The dust jacket is shelf rubbed, worn and marked, with creasing and tearing along the edges. Despite this, it remains whole and intact. The boards are strong and square. Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound and presents attractively in cellophane. JK


The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej (2 Vol. Set )

By Smith, G. C. Moore (ed)

John Murray, 1902. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 2 Volume set. Complete. Early Reprints. The original boards are edge worn, cocked, sunned on spine, a bit chipped and marked but remains strong. Tanning, foxing, minor marks within the books. Few inscriptions in both volumes. Deckle edges. However, both volumes are still in good condition considering age, excellent binding and intact. pages remains clear and crisp. MK.


Enoch Arden

By Tennyson, Alfred

Strahan and Co, 1869. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. No edition stated. The boards are rubbed and edge worn but remain whole and strong. Internally, the front hinge is cracked and there is some light marking and tanning throughout. The binding remains sound. In lovely condition for its age! JK


Beyond this Disregard : Poems
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Beyond this Disregard : Poems

By Pudney, John

John Lane, 1943. Hardcover. Good/Good. shelf wear on both book and jacket. light foxing. contents are clean and presentable. reprint.[SK]


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