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Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

London : George Allen , 1894 A fair to good copy of the 1st publication of the 'Peacock Edition' of Pride and Prejudice with illustrations by Hugh Thomson. In the original green decorative cloth binding with spectacular gilt peacock design to front board and gilt designs to spine. Aeg. With numerous black and white illustrations by Thomson. The binding is bright and clean. The front board has wear to the corners with slight cloth loss and a small indentation at the side edge also with slight cloth loss. The spine is cocked to the front and is slightly dulled with some pulling and slight fraying at the bottom. The back board has some corner wear and slightly faded areas. The original black endpapers are present with early splitting at the front joint and more obvious splitting at the rear joint where there has been repair. The book is sound but shaken - with webbing visible at p 32/3 and 352. Contents are complete and in good clean condition. There is a light stain to the side edge of the fep which persists to the dedication page, and occasional spotting primarily to margins. There is some marking at pp 18/19. There is what looks like an old repair to the corners of pp 175/6 and 177/8 where a section was probably torn and reattached - there is slight loss of text underneath the adhesive that has been used. There are a couple of very small edge tears at the bottom margin.

$1226.55

Persuasion
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Persuasion

By Jane Austen

Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906 A good copy of the Winchester Edition version of Jane Austen's Persuasion. In the original light green cloth binding with gilt decoration and titles to spine. Top page edges gilt - remainder untrimmed. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is slightly cocked to the front, slightly faded and a little pulled. There is a small bump to the top front corner and a couple of small paler scuffs to the front board. Contents include series half title (this was Vol X of the edition); title page in red and black and book half title. Contents are very clean. There is some browning to the free endpapers and sporadic light foxing, mostly to margins.

$58.10

Pride and Prejudice Vols I & II
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Pride and Prejudice Vols I & II

By Jane Austen

Edinburgh: John Grant , 1906 A good copy of the Winchester Edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 2 volumes. In the original light green cloth bindings with gilt to the top page edges, remainder untrimmed. The bindings are generally bright and clean. Vol I has small bumps to the front corners, a little pulling and fading to the spine with a couple of small faint spots, and a small white scuff on the back board. Vol II has slight fading and a few spots to the spine with cocking to the front and light pullin;, some bumping to the bottom corner and a small indentation to the front board; and a small dark line and a slight bump to the bottom corner on the back board. Contents generally good to very good. Vol I: half title to series; red and black title page; vol half title; text 292pp. Vol II: half title to series; red and black title page; volume half title; text 297pp; 1 final blank. There is some light marking to the endpapers and light foxing to some sections, mainly affecting margins. Vol I - page corner at p 201 has been turned over. Vol II has a decorative bookplate of Sarah Rosina Dodd to the fep.

$193.67

Harold. The Last of the Saxon Kings
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Harold. The Last of the Saxon Kings

By Lord Lytton

London and New York: George Routledge and Sons A good copy of the Routledge Railway Library copy of Harold in the original decorative card binding with Harold on a horse on the front board. The back board and the endpapers are full of advertisements (Beecham's Pills, Macassar Oil). Undated but late 1800's. The binding has wear to corners and edges including joints. Contents are complete and clean with some spotting to the top margins and to the foredge. 6 page list of Routledge two shilling railway library novels to rear.

$25.82

Sense and Sensibility
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Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen

London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 A good early reprint of this edition, first published in 1896, with numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson. In contemporary half leather binding with gilt titles and decorations to the spine and marbled boards. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The spine has some scuffing and a little fraying to the top and there is general wear to corners and edges. Internally there is the bookplate of Charles Francis Aubone Hare to the front pastedown. Contents are complete and clean with just the occasional spot to bottom page edges.

$154.93

Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 A good early reprint of this edition, first published in 1895, with numerous black and illustrations by Charles E Brock. With introduction by Austin Dobson. In contemporary half leather binding with gilt decorations and titles to the spine, and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top page edges gilt. The binding has wear to the top and bottom of the spine and some rubbing to the joints. The spine is lightly sunned. There is wear to edges. Contents are complete and in very good clean condition. The tissue guard to the frontispiece is very spotty and the frontispiece and title are lightly toned. There is a mark at the bottom page edge of pp 339-342 and general spotting at the foredge.

$464.80

Tehanu. The Last Book of Earthsea [unpublished proof copy]
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Tehanu. The Last Book of Earthsea [unpublished proof copy]

By Ursula le Guin

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1990 An uncorrected proof copy of the first English edition of Tehanu in the original publisher's soft wraps. The cover has the stamp of the receiving organisation to the front. Internally there is a Gollancz compliments slip. Cover is slightly grubby with slight folds to front corners. Contents clean and bright. The proof copy left space for the map of Earthsea but does not contain it.

$19.37

The Secret History [uncorrected proof]
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The Secret History [uncorrected proof]

By Donna Tartt

London: Viking, 1992 Uncorrected advance proof copy in paperback of the english edition of Donna Tartt's debut novel, with enclosed letter dated 11 June 1992 from Viking's Publishing Director, recommending the book. The dustwrapper is in very good condition with slight wear at edges, and a small split at the top of the spine. It is in a removable protective wrap. The soft cover binding is in very good to near fine condition with some light vertical lines to spine where the book has been held open and some cocking to the front. Contents in near fine clean condition with some light spotting to top page edges.

$290.50

Blood and Sand [uncorrected proof]
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Blood and Sand [uncorrected proof]

By Rosemary Sutcliff

London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1987 A near fine copy of the publisher's uncorrected proof issued before publication due November 1987. In the original wrapper which is in near fine clean condition with just a little scuffing to the rear. In blue proof softback binding in near fine clean condition. Contents near fine and do not appear read.

$25.82

The Lottery and Murad the Unlucky. Miss Edgeworth's Popular Tales
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The Lottery and Murad the Unlucky. Miss Edgeworth's Popular Tales

By Maria Edgeworth

Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1860 A nice early copy in the original decorative card covers with black and white frontispiece and vignette title page. The binding has a flower design and titles to the front and a list of Milner and Sowerby's Juvenile Books at the rear. Contents: advertisement for Popular Tales and Juvenile Stories; frontispiece with signature dated 1862 to verso; vignette title; plain title 1860; text; publisher's adverts 4pp. Binding is nice and clean and in good condition; contents in very good condition.

$25.82

Golden Lives: The Story of A Woman's Courage
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Golden Lives: The Story of A Woman's Courage

By Frederick Wicks

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1891 A good copy in the original decorative card binding. The binding has general wear, particularly to spine and corners. The spine is slightly cocked and there is some grubbiness. There are ownership initials and blind stamp to the fep. Contents are very clean with the occasional light spot. With 5pp publisher's ads at the rear.

$38.73

Emma
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Emma

By Jane Austen

London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1896 A good to very good copy of the first Macmillan edition with Hugh Thomson illustrations. In the original red binding with beautiful gilt decoration to the front board and spine. All edges gilt. With numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson and decorative yellow endpapers. This copy has a bright clean binding. The spine has fading and some pulling at the top and bottom - there is light wear to joints. The front board is very bright with light corner wear and a slight bump to the bottom corner. The back board has a couple of small spots and a slight bump to the top corner. Both corners have light wear. The decorative yellow endpapers are present: with slight marking to both. Contents in very good clean condition. The half title has slight impressions from a pencil signature. pages with light toning, particularly towards edges. The corner of p355 is folded in because it was not cut properly. A nice copy.

$645.55

Mansfield Park
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Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen

London: Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the first single volume edition of Mansfield Park. Newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards, and with new endpapers. Page edges marbled. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands to the spine and title and author labels. Contents with black and white frontispiece (with new tissue guard), vignette title page and plain title page dated 1833. Lacks the Bentley Standard Novels title page. Text pp 1-424 set out as 3 books. The contents are very clean. There is some light browning to the frontispiece and vignette title and the odd spot elsewhere but the contents are in very good condition.

$890.86

Popular Tales
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Popular Tales

By Maria Edgeworth

London: J Johnson, 1804 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Maria Edgeworth's Popular Tales in 3 volumes. The set has been rebound (possibly in the early 1900's) in a half leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to the spine. The bindings are in very good clean condition. Endpapers marbled. Initial and final blanks have been added on rebinding. The contents of each volume are in very good condition with the text on water-marked hand-made paper. Page edges are rough where edges have been opened. Vol I: title page; preface, text with half titles for each story 384pp plus errata 1p. Repaired edge tear in margin p174. Vol II: title page; text with half titles 367pp; publisher's list 1p; errata 1p. Printer's ink marks in side margin pp 104 and 108; slight marking to side edges circa p340 where paper is softer. Vol III: title page; text with half titles 394pp; errata 1p. Paper flaw p21 - part of corner tip missing; repaired vertical cut in margin p 105; mispagination p 337 for 373; top corner tip missing from errata page. A lovely set.

$322.78

Sense and Sensibility
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Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen

London and Toronto, New York: J M Dent & Sons Ltd; E P Dutton & Co, 1922 A very good copy of a later issue of the C E Brock illustrated edition of Sense and Sensibility. In contemporary half leather binding with colour frontispiece, decorative title page and 15 further colour illustrations by Brock. The binding has false raised bands to the spine, gilt decoration and titles. The spine is rubbed and generally darkened and there is corner wear, but the binding is clean and sound. Top page edges gilt. Contents are in very good condition. There is some spotting to the half title and the verso of the frontispiece and to the final blank. There is also a little spotting to the foredge and to the top margin of p245 and the top margin of the plate facing.

$90.38

Mansfield Park
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Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen

London & Toronto, New York: J M Dent & Sons Ltd; E P Dutton & Co, 1922 A very good copy in contemporary half leather binding with colour frontispiece, decorative title page, and 15 colour plates by Charles E Brock. The binding has false raised bands to spine with gilt decoration and titles. It is in very good clean condition, with some scuffing and wear to the spine and to edges. The bottom corners are lightly bumped. Marbled endpapers. Contents in very good clean condition. There is some spotting to preliminaries and to pp 395/6 and the reverse of the rear endpaper.

$129.11

Persuasion
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Persuasion

By Jane Austen

London and Toronto, New York: J M Dent & Sons Ltd; E P Dutton & Co, 1922 A very good copy of a later printing of Persuasion illustrated by Charles E Brock, in contemporary half leather binding. With colour frontispiece and 15 further colour plates. The binding has raised bands and gilt titles and stamped gilt decoration to the spine. The spine is scuffed and a little faded at the edges and corners and edges have slight wear. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Contents are very clean with the occasional unopened text page. There is some spotting to the half title and final text page; and some spotting to the foredge. There is a small scuff to the text on p74.

$129.11

Mansfield Park
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Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen

London: Richard Bentley, 1856 A good copy of the 1856 reprint of the Bentley edition of Mansfield Park in the original brown decorative cloth binding. Mansfield Park was first reprinted by Bentley as part of his Standard Novels series in 1833. This reissue retains the original frontispiece but without the vignette title. The cloth binding has blind stamped decoration to boards and a flowing gilt design around titles to the spine. It is rare to find one of these novels in the original cloth. The binding is a little shaken with some pulling at the top and bottom of the spine which is cocked towards the front. It is bright and clean. The corners are slightly bumped. Contents with signature to front endpaper; frontispiece; title page; text 424pp. There are browned sections to pp 24 and 25 where a newspaper clipping about the Suez crisis was used as a bookmark. There are a couple of small repaired margin edge tears and slight damage to the top gutter edge of some pages where the owner had difficulty opening the book. There is a small brown mark in the margin of pp 144-6 (from a small squashed bug - now removed) and a small ink spot at the bottom edge of pp 413, 419, 421. Bottom tip of rear endpaper not cut properly.

$387.33

Silas Marner
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Silas Marner

By George Eliot

London : Macmillan and Co. Limited , 1907 A very good copy of the first edition of Silas Marner with Hugh Thomson illustrations. With 24 colour plates, 21 full page black and white illustrations and numerous illustrations and designs in the text. One of the few works illustrated by Thomson to have colour plates. In the original dark green decorative cloth binding with stunning gilt illustration and titles to front board and spine. All page edges gilt. The binding is very bright and clean. There is slight bumping to corners and slight pulling to the spine. The back board has a couple of small light marks near the top corner. The original endpapers are present - these are clean with very slight spotting. Contents: half title; colour frontispiece with tissue guard; title page; illustration list; text in 2 parts with half titles. 2pp list of Hugh Thomson illustrated works at the rear. Contents in very good clean condition.

$103.29

The Vicar of Wakefield
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The Vicar of Wakefield

By Oliver Goldsmith, Austin Dobson (introduction)

London and New York : Macmillan and Co., 1904 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with numerous delicate illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 4th reprint of the 2nd edition in this form (first published with Thomson illustrations in 1890). The binding has sage green cloth with heart leaf design in darker green and gilt titles to front board; gilt titles and further design to spine. All page edges gilt. The binding is clean with a bright front board. The spine is sunned with pulling at the top and bottom and is cocked. There is light corner wear. Internally the original endpapers are present - the front pastedown has a pencilled 5/- to the top. There is light spotting to endpapers. Contents complete and clean with occasional light spotting - mostly to early and final pages. 6pp catalogue at the rear.

$7.75

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