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Silas Marner
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Silas Marner

By George Eliot

London : Macmillan and Co. Limited , 1907 A 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 some indentation and cloth loss to the top edges of the boards and some areas of cloth loss to the side edges. The front top corner is bumped with some cloth loss; the bottom corner has similar bumping. Spine ends have wear with a little fraying at the top. The back board has lost some of the shine from its surface, with a couple of darker areas, and there is very slight warp at the top. Internally there is a decorative bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper. Contents are in very good clean condition. There is a small blind stamp to the title page with the words 'presentation copy'. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images.

$53.06

Mansfield Park
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Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1906 A very good set in the original decorative cloth bindings, edited by R Brimley Johnson, and with 12 colour plates by H M Brock. 4th edition thus. The bindings have gilt titles to spine and front board. The top page edges are gilt; the remaining edges are uncut. Original page markers are present. With half titles, showing that they were volumes V and VI of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispieces; decorative title pages; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. Volume I has a preface. Vol I 245pp; Vol II 249pp. All the plates are present as called for.Vol I has a slight bump to the bottom corner of the front board and the spine is slightly dulled and with a small mark at the bottom. Vol II has a small bump to the top corner of the front board and the spine and board edges are slightly dulled. Contents of both are in very good clean condition. The stitching is visible between pp10 and 11 in Vol I but the volume is sound and tight.

$132.64

Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

London : George Allen , 1894 A very 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. Top page edges gilt, remainder untrimmed. With numerous black and white illustrations by Thomson. The binding has been rebacked retaining the original spine and the book is therefore sound and tight. The original black endpapers have been retained with professional repair at the joints. The gilt decoration is slightly dulled to the front board and more so to the spine, which is cocked to the front. Board corners lightly turned. Contents are generally very bright and clean with the odd mark and spot. There is light toning to the paper; marking in the top margin of pp 218/9 which is faintly mirrored on the pages immediately preceding and following; and a browned area where a piece of newspaper was used as a bookmark on pp 454/5. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.

$1260.08

Persuasion
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Persuasion

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1902 A very good copy of the 4th edition in this form edited by R Brimley Johnson, with 6 colour plates by C E Brock. In original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front board and decorative endpapers; top page edges gilt. With half title, showing that it is volume X of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispiece; decorative title page; preface; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. Original page marker present. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. The binding is in very good condition being bright and clean. There is slight pulling to spine ends and a slight bump to the bottom corner tip of the rear board. Contents are very clean and without spotting. There is a sprawly pencil signature to the verso of the fep.

$185.70

Emma Vols I & II
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Emma Vols I & II

By Jane Austen

Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906 A good to very good copy of the 'Winchester Edition' of Jane Austen's Emma in 2 volumes. In the original green cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine. Top page edges gilt; remainder untrimmed. The bindings are in good to very good clean condition with bright gilt to spines. There is some pulling to spine ends and slight fading. Vol I has a small fray at the top spine end and an indent to the front spine joint and side edge of the front board, presumably from a string tie. There is also a grubby area to the top page edge. Both bindings are cocked to the front. Vol I: half title to Winchester Edition Vol VII; title page in red and black; half title to volume; dedication to the Prince Regent; text 355p. Contents good - some browning to free endpapers and sporadic spotting, particularly at the beginning of the volume. Vol II: half title Winchester Edition Vol VIII; title page; half title to volume; text 358pp. Contents very clean with browning to endpapers and sporadic light foxing. Both volumes have the decorative bookplate of Sarah Rosina Dodd to the front free endpaper.

$119.38

Northanger Abbey
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Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1904 A very good copy of the fifth edition in this form edited by R Brimley Johnson, with 6 colour plates by H M Brock. First published in 1898, this edition was very popular and quickly went through a number of printings. In the original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front board and decorative endpapers. Top page edges gilt. With half title, showing that it is volume IX of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispiece; decorative title page; preface; note from the authoress; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for. The binding is very bright and clean with slight darkening to the spine, slight pulling to spine ends and a very small bump to the top corner tip on the front board. Contents in near fine clean condition with pencil signature to verso of fep.

$145.90

Emma
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Emma

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1901 A very good copy of Emma: Vol I 4th edition thus, February 1903; Vol II 3rd edition thus 1901. The Brimley Johnson edition was first printed in 1898 and was extremely popular, rapidly running through a number of printings. With 12 colour plates by C E Brock. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board.Top page edges gilt, other edges uncut. With half titles, showing that they were volumes VII and VIII of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispieces; decorative title pages; preface (volume 1); listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. Vol I has 245 pp and Vol II has 258 pp. The bindings are in very good clean condition: Vol I - slight corner wear and small bump to the top corner of the front board; Vol II - slight bumping to the corner tips on the back board. Contents in near fine clean condition with pencil signature to the verso of the fep in each volume. The plate paper in Vol II is slightly shinier than in Vol I, presumably because of the difference in printing date.

$225.49

Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1905 A very good copy of 6th edition complete in 2 volumes, edited by R Brimley Johnson, and with 12 colour plates by H M Brock. First issued in this form in 1898, the edition proved extremely popular and quickly went through a number of printings. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. With half titles, showing that they were volumes III and IV of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispieces; decorative title pages; preface (volume 1); listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for and both volumes have the original page marker.Vol I has 191 pp and Vol II has 210 pp. Vol I has slight darkening to the spine and slight pulling to spine ends. Vol II has a small mark to the side of the front board and a couple of light small marks on the back board. Both have slight cocking to spines. Internally Vol I has a couple of small marks in the bottom margin of p 37 and Vol II has small marks to the top margin of p 172 and 173. Contents otherwise bright and clean. There are pencil signatures in both volumes to the verso of the fep.

$464.24

Sense and Sensibility
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Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen

London : J M Dent & Co, 1906 A very good copy of the fifth edition in this form: complete in 2 volumes, edited by R Brimley Johnson, with portrait frontispiece of Jane Austen, and 12 colour plates by C E Brock. The Brimley Johnson edition was first published in 1898 and was extremely popular, quickly running through a number of reprintings. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board. The top page edges are gilt; the remaining edges are uncut. With half titles, showing that they were volumes I and II of Brimley Johnson's series; frontispieces; decorative title pages; listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. Original page markers present in both volumes. Volume I has a listing of Austen's novels together with a short biography. All the plates are present as called for and are tissue guarded. Vol I has 163 pp and Vol II has 218 pp. Both bindings are bright and clean with spines lightly cocked to the front. Vol I has a very small mark to the side edge of the front board and a small light mark to the back board. Vol II has a couple of small marks on the back board and a light bump to the bottom corner tip on the front board. Contents to both volumes bright and clean in near fine condition. Pencil signatures to verso of feps.

$198.96

The Winged Darkness and Other Stories. Translated from the Danish. With Introduction and Notes by Hedin Bronner
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The Winged Darkness and Other Stories. Translated from the Danish. With Introduction and Notes by Hedin Bronner

By William Heinesen, Hedin Bronner

New York, Paisley Scotland : Irvington Publishers Inc, Wilfion Publishers, 1983 A near fine copy in very good unclipped wrap. The wrap has some crinkling to the top edge and slight marking at the top. It is in a removable protective wrap. Cloth binding in near fine condition with a small bump to the top front corner and some cloth wear to the bottom edge and bottom corner edges. Contents in near fine to fine clean condition with slight toning to page edges.

$185.70

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.

$198.96

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.

$26.53

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.

$159.17

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.

$477.50

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.

$19.90

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.

$298.44

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.

$26.53

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.

$39.79

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.

$663.20

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.

$915.22

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