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cover of REBECCA.

REBECCA.

by DU MAURIER. DAPHNE

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1938
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Victor Gollancz Limited. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Some very minor browning to the page edges, as is common with the cheap paper used in this book, and a couple of pages with a crease to the outer corner of the page, otherwise a very good copy finely bound in recent full black morocco, spine… Read more
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cover of SCOOP. A Novel about Journalists.

SCOOP. A Novel about Journalists.

by WAUGH. EVELYN

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Published
1938
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First edition.
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Chapman and Hall Ltd. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). Some offsetting to the half title and a few pages with minor spotting but overall this is a bright, clean copy. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt. Compartments with gilt lettering and decorative centre pieces. Single ruled… Read more
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cover of THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH.  The Book of Lost Tales; The Lays of Beleriand; The Shaping of Middle-Earth; The Return of the Shadow; The Treason of Isaengard; The War of the Ring; Sauron Defeated; The Lost Road and Other Writings; Morgoth's Ring; The War of the Jewels; The Peoples of Middle-Earth. ---- Plus: Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth

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George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins. London. 1983 - 1996. FIRST EDITIONS. 1st impressions. 8vo. 13 volumes. A complete set of the 12 volume History of Middle Earth plus the extra Unfinished Tales volume. Illustrated with texts and maps printed in both Colour and Mono. Original publishers boards in different colours but all with uniform gilt lettering… Read more
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cover of THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

by ORWELL. GEORGE

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Published
1947
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First edition.
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Collins. London. 1947. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to.(8.9 x 6.6 inches). Illustrated with 8 colour plates, by various artists, including Ardizzone, Minton and Lowry, and 17 black & white illustrations. Published as part of the Britain in pictures series. Near fine copy in the original green paper covered boards, illustrated and lettered in white. There is some offsetting to the… Read more
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cover of HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY. And its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day

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George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London. 1946. FIRST U. K EDITION. 8vo.(8.8 x 5.9 inches). 916pp. A lovely clean copy bound in the original publishers oatmeal cloth with brown and yellow stamped lettering panels to the spine. Two neat previous owner names to the front free endpaper otherwise a fine, crisp and clean copy throughout. In the original… Read more
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cover of KIM.

KIM.

by KIPLING. RUDYARD

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Published
1901
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First edition.
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Macmillan and co. Ltd. London. 1901. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.3 inches). Finely illustrated with ten mono plates by J. Lockwood Kipling. A very small amout of spoting to the fore edge but overall a clean and bright copy. Finely bound in recent full deep red morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards.… Read more
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cover of THE SELECTED NOVELS.

THE SELECTED NOVELS.

by MAUGHAM. W. SOMERSET

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Published
1953
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William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1953. FIRST EDITION. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.4 inches). A little spotting to just a few pages and the fore edges otherwise a very good clean set in attractive leather bindings of recent half dark green morocco. Spines with five raised bands. The compartments are ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on the… Read more
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cover of COLLECTED POEMS. Compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead

COLLECTED POEMS. Compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead

by BETJEMAN. JOHN

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Published
1958
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John Murray. London. 1958. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 4.7 inches). A fine copy in recent leather binding of full dark purple morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A lovely copy of this fantastic collection.
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cover of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children

by LEWIS. C. S. ; BAYNES. PAULINE. Illustrates

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Published
1950
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First edition.
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Geoffrey Bles. London. 1950. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated throughout with full colour frontis & line drawings by Baynes. A small area of abrasion to the half title page, where a previous owner name has been erased, but not affecting the text. A very good bright and clean copy in fine leather binding. Recent full dark… Read more
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cover of GHASTLY GOOD TASTE. Or, a depressing story of the rise and fall of English Architecture

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Chapman & Hall Ltd. London. 1933. Manuscript copy of the book in a neat hand, with the writer's brief notes in the margins, in a ruled notebook. (10 x 8.1 inches). Calligraphic title page, the text written in black, red and green inks. Photo negative of the fold out 'Street of taste' pull-out and typed leaf of 'The growth… Read more
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cover of OUR EXAMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS. With letters of protest by G. V. L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon

OUR EXAMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS. With letters of protest by G. V. L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon

by BECKETT. SAMUEL. ; WILLIAMS. WILLIAM CARLOS. ; EUGENE JOLAS. & Others

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Published
1929
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Sylvia Beach. Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1929. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. (7 x 5.6 inches). Page edges tanned, as usual, a small stain to the fore edge of the first handful of pages and a few minor chips to the edges of a few leaves, otherwise a very good example in the original cream coloured paper wraps, printed in… Read more
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cover of PROSPECTUS FOR ULYSSE. Traduction Francaise integrale par MM. Auguste Morel et Stuart-Gilbert entièrement revue par M. Valery Larbaud avec la collaboration de l'Auteur. -- Pour paraitre en Janvier 1929

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La Maison des Amis des Livres, 1929. Paris. 1928. Prospectus. 4pp. (8.7 x 5.5 inches). Portrait mono photo of Joyce mounted to the front page. Fold across the middle of the page, otherwise a very good example of this scarce ephemeral item.
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cover of DANTE... BRUNO. VICO.. JOYCE. From Our Examination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress

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Shakespeare and Co. Paris. May 1929. 8vo. 24pp. (7.6 x 5.6 inches). Complete Beckett essay removed from a copy of the 1929 trade edition of Our examination round his factification.... Finely bound in quarter dark green morocco, the spine lettered in white. Marbled paper on boards. With the ex-libris of Stephen James Joyce (1932 - 2020), James Joyce's grandson… Read more
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cover of SET OF WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTOPHER ROBIN FIRST EDITIONS. 4 Volumes.-- When We were very young. -- Winnie the Pooh. -- Now We are Six. -- The House at Pooh Corner.

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Methuen and Co. London. 1924 - 28. FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). Illustrated throughout with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. When We Were Very Young second state with page number ix present. Fine, crisp and clean copies throughout. Uniformly bound by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath in mid to late twentieth century full red… Read more
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cover of WILLIAM - THE GOOD.

WILLIAM - THE GOOD.

by CROMPTON, RICHMAL

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Published
1928
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George Newnes Limited, London. 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 4.9 inches). Illustrated by Thomas Henry. A very good copy, recently rebound in half dark red crushed morocco leather by Bayntun - Riviere of Bath. Spine with raised bands, the compartments with blind ruling and gilt lettering. Dark red cloth on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. An attractive… Read more
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cover of AN IDEAL HUSBAND. By the Author of Lady Windermere's fan.

AN IDEAL HUSBAND. By the Author of Lady Windermere's fan.

by WILDE. OSCAR

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Published
1899
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First edition.
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Leonard Smithers and Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. (8.4 X 6.3 inches). xvi, 213pp. Original light purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and decorative designs by Charles Shannon in gilt to both boards and spine. All edges untrimmed. There is a small light smudge to the bottom of the title page and the gilt on… Read more
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cover of REWARDS AND FAIRIES.

REWARDS AND FAIRIES.

by KIPLING. RUDYARD

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Published
1910
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Macmillan and Co, Ltd. London. 1910. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(8.1 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated with four full page mono plates by Frank Craig. Publishers original burgundy cloth boards. Gilt lettering to the spine. Front board with raised circular Ganesha device in gilt. Top edge gilt. In the rare original dustwrapper, with repeat pattern of Macmillan double M design over… Read more
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cover of LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. A play about a good woman

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. A play about a good woman

by WILDE. OSCAR

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Published
1893
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Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the sign of the Bodley Head. London. 1893. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to.(8.5 X 6.3 inches). xvi, 132pp. 16pp publishers catalogue at the rear of the book, dated September 1893. Original light purple/pink cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and designs by Charles Shannon in gilt to both boards. Spine… Read more
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cover of AN IDEAL HUSBAND.

AN IDEAL HUSBAND.

by WILDE. OSCAR

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Published
1899
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Leonard Smithers and Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to.(8.4 X 6.3 inches). xvi, 213pp. Original light purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and decorative designs by Charles Shannon in gilt to both boards and spine. All edges untrimmed. A small amount of light offsetting to the blank endpapers. Some mottling to the spine and a little… Read more
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cover of LONELY WHITE SAIL. Or Peace is Where the Tempests Blow.

LONELY WHITE SAIL. Or Peace is Where the Tempests Blow.

by KATAEV. VALENTINE. -- Malamuth. Charles, Translates from the Russian

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Published
1937
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$489.69

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George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. 1937. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). A fine copy in a late twentieth century fine leather binding by Morrell of London. Half deep red morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping and floral tooling. Compartments double ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards.… Read more
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