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The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse
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The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

By Nicholson, D. H. S.; Lee, A. H. E. [chosen by]

Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1932 Hardback, 130mm x 194mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). Pp xv, 644. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. The lightly-toned dust-wrapper has a small repair; is price-clipped but is otherwise sound.. Reprint of the 1917 1st Edn.. Cloth. Very Good/Good.

$26.73

Guinness Poetry Award 1956-1957 Winning Poems [SIGNED BY Day Lewis & Watkins ]
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Guinness Poetry Award 1956-1957 Winning Poems [SIGNED BY Day Lewis & Watkins ]

By Watkins, Vernon; Day Lewis, C. & Fuller, Roy

1957 134mm x 198mm tall (5.2" x 7.75" approx.). Annual booklet issued by Guinness this, for 1956-1957, containing 12pp with "The Tributary Seasons" by Vernon Watkins, "Moods of Love" by C. Day Lewis, and "Seven Mythological Sonnets" by Roy Fuller. An apologia slip has been affixed to the final leaf, the adhesive for which has browned, otherwise fine, in the original white paper covers/black title. [mention is made on the back cover of the making of two special awards for Frank Kendon's "Approach to Ely" & David Gascoyne's "Night Thoughts"]. Signed by Vernon Watkins and Cecil Day Lewis. First Edition. Fine.

$46.78

Guinness Poetry Award 1957-1958 Winning Poems [SIGNED BY Wright & Kinsella ]
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Guinness Poetry Award 1957-1958 Winning Poems [SIGNED BY Wright & Kinsella ]

By Hughes, Ted; Kinsella, Thomas, & Wright, David

1958 134mm x 198mm tall (5.2" x 7.75" approx.). Annual booklet issued by Guinness this, for 1957-1958, with 8pp containing "The Thought-fox" by Ted Hughes, "Thinking of Mr. D." by Thomas Kinsella, and "Extract From A Thanksgiving" by David Wright. Fine, in the original white paper covers/black title.. Signed by Thomas Kinsella & David Wright. First Edition. Fine.

$33.41

The Danger of Cruising and other Poems
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The Danger of Cruising and other Poems

By Sutton, Charles

Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1937 Hardback, 115mm x 205mm tall (6" x 8" approx.). 79pp plus a frontispiece and two other single-sided plate leaves, containing a total of 4 b/w photos. Privately published by Sutton, a Manchester Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Valuer of some forty years standing, the book includes a seven-page autobiographical section describing a 1936 seventy-four day, 22,000 mile, cruise on the s.s. Arandora Star, a Blue Star Line vessel, including visits to Mexico City, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Hollywood, including the Universal Film Studios. Inscribed, signed & dated 19th Dec.1936 by the Author on the front free endpaper, the book is largely unopened. A couple of areas of light dulling to rear board, a previous owner's illustrated book label to f.f.e.p. and one leaf carelessly opened with a small tear-without-loss to the blank margin. Otherwise very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt title.. Inscribed & Signed by the Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Sm 8vo.

$100.24

Crazy Tales
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Crazy Tales

By Stevenson, John Hall

Privately Printed, 1894 Hardback, 145mm x 220mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xv, 151 on hand-made stock. Free endpapers toned, otherwise fine, in the original green cloth-covered boards, ruled and decorated in blind, with gilt spine title & top edges gilt. No. 77 of 210 copies only, this is a fine example of a scarce edition, only one copy of which is recorded on COPAC. "Printed for Distribution amongst Private Subscibers only.". First Edition Thus. Fine/Later loose protective Jacket. 8vo.. Limited to 210 Copies Only.

$113.60

William Golding. The Dark Fields of Discovery
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William Golding. The Dark Fields of Discovery

By Tiger, Virginia

London: Calder & Boyars, 1974 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 144pp. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/silver spine title, and with the very good and unclipped dust-wrapper.. First Edition, First Impression. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$16.71

A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity
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A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity

By Gyll, Gordon Willoughby James, Esq., of Wraysbury, Bucks.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1860 Hardback, 140mm x 278mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp ix, 388, plus Contents leaf and tipped-in Errata slip. Title-leaf printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal stamping &c. and a small chip to the lower free corner of the title leaf, otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Second Edition, Augmented and Revised. Decorated Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket. 8vo..

$60.14

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part VI The Doctor's Life 1735-1740 [ Six 6 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1933 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 314 + (i).+ a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece plate Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$40.10

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part X, Johnson's Early Life: The Final Narrative [ Ten 10 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1946 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 224. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to the closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$20.05

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part V The Doctor's Life 1728-1735 [ Five 5 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, 1928 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 314 + (i). Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges & upper corner torn from front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$40.10

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part III The Doctor's Boyhood [Three 3 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author at the Arden Press, 1922 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 209 + (ii), title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting throughout, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$20.05

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part XI, Consolidated Index of Persons to Parts I to X, as well as to the Johnsonian portions of "The Reades of Blackwood Hill" and "Dr. Johnson's Ancestry". [ Eleven 11 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1952 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 518. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$86.87

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part IX. A Further Miscellany [ Nine 9 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1939 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp v, 282. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$33.41

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part VII The Jervis, Porter and Other Allied Families [ Seven 7 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1935 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp v, 226, + (ii).+ a double-folding key pedigree and a multi-folding map. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$60.14

The Second Show
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The Second Show

By Phillips, Gordon [ Lucio of the Manchester Guardian ]

Manchester - n.d. Circa 1913/16: Lawlors Limited 125mm x 185mm tall (4.25" x 7.25" approx.). 95pp, plus a frontispiece plate and with 23 further illustrations from drawings by Horace Taylor in the text. Prelims foxed and occasional light spotting throughout and to closed-page edges. A couple of minor external marks, otherwise good, in the original red & yellow-printed, illustrated, soft grey card covers/red title. Undated, but stated by COPAC to have been published in either 1913 or 1916.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Taylor, Horace. Sm 8vo.

$33.41

Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture
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Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture

By North, R.J., M.A., Professor of French in the University of Keele

University of Keele, 1962 142mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx). 18pp. The first Professorial Lecture given in the, then new, University, on 7th November, 1962. Very good, in the original pink soft-card covers/black title.. First & Only Edition.

$13.37

Hammer and File
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Hammer and File

By A Son of the Workshop

London: Jarrold and Sons, 1914 Postage will be reduced for this light item. Hardback, 127mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 53pp. Printed at the Empire Press, Great Yarmouth. Withdrawn, with neat blind-stamp impressions of Keele University to the lower margin of two leaves, otherwise very good, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt title. Poems by the unidentified "Son of the Workshop". Uncommon. Not in COPAC. . First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good.

$40.10

The Learning Lark

By Jones, Glyn

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1960 Hardback, 130mm x 197mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). 224pp. Previous owner's neat inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original green boards/gilt spine title, and with slightly rubbed and chipped, but unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Sm. 8vo..

$24.06

The Victorian Diamond Jubilee Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England Together with the Psalms, Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Pitman Shorthand
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The Victorian Diamond Jubilee Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England Together with the Psalms, Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Pitman Shorthand

By Pitman Shorthand

London, Bath & New York: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, 1897 Postage will be reduced for this book. Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (iv), 296, printed in red & black, plus a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate with a photo of Queen Victoria and 7 further b/w plates relevant to various aspects of the Queen's long reign. A few very minor external blemishes and free endpapers toned, otherwise very good in the original half black-leather/dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title with seven double-rulings/all edges speckled red.. First & Only Edition Thus. Half Leather. Very Good.

$40.10

The Farmer's Boy. A Rural Poem
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The Farmer's Boy. A Rural Poem

By Bloomfield, Robert

Glasgow: Malcolm & Griffin, 1828 Hardback, 95mm x 148mm tall (3.75" x 5.75" approx.). Pp xxviii, 95 with an title-page vignette 'Industry' showing a bower with bee-skep and, also engraved, a fruit-bowl tailpiece. 1840 signature of one Harriet Carpenter to the vertically creased front free endpaper; occasional light internal spotting, and rubs to spine and board corners, otherwise very good in contemporary full morocco/gilt spine title & decorations/gilt logos to both front and back boards/all edges gilt. An uncommon Provincial printing of this classic.. First Edition Thus?. Full morocco/gilt. Good. 12mo.

$26.73

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