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image of THE HOUND OF HEAVEN. A Commemorative Volume. Edited and Introduced by G. Krishnamurti. SIGNED BY HENRY WILLIAMSON AND G. KRISHNAMURTI.

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN. A Commemorative Volume. Edited and Introduced by G. Krishnamurti. SIGNED BY HENRY WILLIAMSON AND G. KRISHNAMURTI.

by THOMPSON, Francis; KRISHNAMURTI, G; WILLIAMSON, Henry & Others.

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition, First Impression
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$250.00

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London: The Francis Thompson Society., 1967. First Edition, First Impression. Quarto, original blue boards, gilt titles on spine. 67 pp. issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, this being copy No. 110. This copy is inscribed in pen on the title page "Henry Williamson for R. Dalby Hallowe'en 1967"; it is also signed in pen by the Editor,… Read more
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image of THE SPY'S BEDSIDE BOOK. An Anthology edited by Graham Greene_Hugh Greene. Introduced by Stella Rimington. Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle.

THE SPY'S BEDSIDE BOOK. An Anthology edited by Graham Greene & Hugh Greene. Introduced by Stella Rimington. Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle.

by GREENE, Graham & Hugh [Editors].

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Published
2006.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2006.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 261pp. Frontispiece plus many additional black & white illustrations throughout the text. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ Anthology of tales from Spy Novels including works by Ian Fleming, T.E. lawrence, Dennis Wheatley, William le Queux, Eric Ambler and many… Read more
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image of A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

by PHELPS, Gilbert.

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Published
1962.
Condition
Very Good in slipcase
Edition
First Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1962.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good in slipcase. Royal Octavo, bound in quarter dark blue leather over blue cloth boards. 159 pp. Frontispiece plus thirty-nine additional full-page black & white plates showing facsimiles of various manuscripts, printed books, portraits, paintings and etchings illustrating the progress of English Literature. A fine copy in red… Read more
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image of COVER HER FACE. Illustrations by Jonathan Burton.

COVER HER FACE. Illustrations by Jonathan Burton.

by JAMES, P.D.

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Published
2008.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2008.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 216 pp. Frontispiece plus seven additional full-page colour plates on textured paper, plus cover design, all by Jonathan Burton. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ Detective Fiction. Originally published in 1962, this is P.D. James' debut novel and the debut… Read more
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image of AN INKEEPER'S DIARY. Introduction by Craig Brown. Illustrations by Peter Bailey.

AN INKEEPER'S DIARY. Introduction by Craig Brown. Illustrations by Peter Bailey.

by FOTHERGILL, John.

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Published
2000. [2005].
Condition
Fine in slipcase
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$22.50

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London: The Folio Society., 2000. [2005].. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original decorated boards boards, green cloth spine blocked in white and black. 278 pp., Index at rear, Frontispiece and line drawings throughout the text by Bailey. This is the Fifth Impression, dated 2005 on the copyright page. Miniscule mark to fore-edges of leaves, a fine copy in… Read more
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image of COBBETT'S ENGLAND. A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM COBBETT. With Engravings by James Gillray. Edited With an Introduction by John Derry.

COBBETT'S ENGLAND. A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM COBBETT. With Engravings by James Gillray. Edited With an Introduction by John Derry.

by COBBETT, William.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1968.
Condition
Near Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1968.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original printed boards, blue cloth spine titled and decorated in gilt. 276 pp. Illustrated with a series of eight caricatures by James Gillray entitled "The Life of William Cobbett, - written by Himself", originally published in 1809. Spine panel a bit tanned, otherwise… Read more
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image of IF THIS IS A MAN. Translated by Stuart Woolf. With an Introduction by Frederic Raphael and an Afterword by the Author. Etchings by Jane Joseph.

IF THIS IS A MAN. Translated by Stuart Woolf. With an Introduction by Frederic Raphael and an Afterword by the Author. Etchings by Jane Joseph.

by LEVI, Primo.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
2000.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2000. . First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 234 pp. Frontispiece plus eleven additional full-page black & white reproductions of engravings, all by Joseph. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ First published in 1947, IF THIS IS A MAN (US title: 'Survival in Auschwitz') is a… Read more
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image of TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES. Drawings by Edward Ardizzone.

TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES. Drawings by Edward Ardizzone.

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Published
1967. [2001].
Condition
Fine in slipcase
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$20.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1967. [2001].. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Small octavo, original pictorial cloth. [136] pp. Frontispiece and numerous small & lovely drawings by Ardizzone throughout the text. The 12th printing, dated 2001 on the copyright page. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ Originally published in 1879, 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes' is one of… Read more
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image of MEMOIRS OF THE COMTE DE GRAMONT. Translated by Horace Walpole. Edited, with an Introduction, by david Hughes.

MEMOIRS OF THE COMTE DE GRAMONT. Translated by Horace Walpole. Edited, with an Introduction, by david Hughes.

by HAMILTON, Anthony.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1965.
Condition
Very Good in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$20.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1965.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good in slipcase. Octavo, bound in full dark green buckram with a gilt design based on a binding by Samuel Mearne from the library of Charles II, now in the British Library. 256 pp. Frontispiece plus fiftenn additional full-page black & white lithographed plates which are… Read more
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image of THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION. Translation by Rex Warner. Introduction by George Cawkwell. Preface by Theodore K. Rabb. Illustrations by Bob Venables.

THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION. Translation by Rex Warner. Introduction by George Cawkwell. Preface by Theodore K. Rabb. Illustrations by Bob Venables.

by XENOPHON.

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Published
2009.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2009. . First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth, map endpapers. 285 pp, Index at rear. Frontispiece seven additional full-page colour plates printed on glossy paper stock, plus binding design, all by Venables. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He… Read more
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image of A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN. Drawings by Dodie Masterman.

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN. Drawings by Dodie Masterman.

by JOYCE, James.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1965.
Condition
Very good in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
Item Price
$25.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1965.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Very good in slipcase. Octavo, original grey canvas boards with green cloth spine, gilt titles. 324 pp. Frontispiece plus seven additional full-page black & white plates, plus cover design, all by Masterman. Tiny scuffs to spine, a very good tight copy in the original slipcase which is slightly… Read more
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image of THE COMPLETE NOVELS OF THE BRONTËS [Comprising] WUTHERING HEIGHTS, JANE EYRE, THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL, VILLETTE, SHIRLEY, AGNES GREY,_THE PROFESSOR. Seven Volumes. The First Folio Society Editions, Slipcased.

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London: The Folio Society, 1964-1970.. First Folio Editions. Hardcover. Very Good in Slipcases. Seven Volumes. Octavo, each volume bound in quarter black leather with coloured cloth boards, the spines with a geometrical design by John Westwood in gilt on the spines each volume with the cloth and the spine blocking in different colours (red for Emily, green for… Read more
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$450.00
image of BRIEF LIVES. A SELECTION BASED ON CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS. Edited by Richard Barber.

BRIEF LIVES. A SELECTION BASED ON CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS. Edited by Richard Barber.

by AUBREY, John.

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Published
1975. [1996]
Condition
Fine in Slipcase
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$25.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1975. [1996]. Hardcover. Fine in Slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 263 pp. Frontispiece plus 93 monochrome reproductions of portraits illustrating the 92 biographical sketches (there are two portraits for the Danvers family). This is the Ninth Impression, dated 1996 on the copyright page. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ BRIEF LIVES is… Read more
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image of RURAL RIDES In The Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire: With Economical and Political Observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the State of those Counties respectively. Edited by Ian Dyck. Introduced by Richard Ingrams. Illustrated by Joe McLaren.

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London: The Folio Society., 2010.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Royal Octavo, original pictorial cloth, map endpapers. 502 pp. Frontispiece plus twenty additional full-page black & white plates, plus cover design, all by McLaren. Indexes at rear. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ First published in 1830. A masterpiece of description and… Read more
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image of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [along with] THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. With [42] + [50] Illustrations by John Tenniel.

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [along with] THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. With [42] + [50] Illustrations by John Tenniel.

by CARROLL, Lewis [pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson].

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1961 & 1962.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Editions.
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$40.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1961 & 1962.. First Folio Society Editions.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Two Volumes. Octavo, original pictorial boards with pink cloth spines titled in gilt. 113 + 132 pp. Frontispieces plus illustrations throughout in red, all by Tenniel. Light fading to the spine panel of WONDERLAND, although it was issued in a slightly lighter toned… Read more
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image of THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The First Version of Edward Fitzgerald. Drawings by Virgil Burnett.

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The First Version of Edward Fitzgerald. Drawings by Virgil Burnett.

by KHAYYAM, Omar.

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Published
1970.
Condition
Near Fine in a very good folding box.
Edition
Second Folio Society Edition.
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$20.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1970.. Second Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine in a very good folding box.. The second Folio Society Edition, but the First with these Illustrations. Octavo, original decorated brown-red cloth with a design in silver by Madeline Dinkel, gilt titles of spine. Printed throughout in black & brown. 32 pp, Frontispiece and four additional… Read more
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image of THREE STORIES: BARTLEBY. BENITO CERENO. BILLY BUDD. With Wood Engravings by Garrick Palmer.

THREE STORIES: BARTLEBY. BENITO CERENO. BILLY BUDD. With Wood Engravings by Garrick Palmer.

by MELVILLE, Herman.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1967.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$25.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1967. . First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 210 pp. With eight full-page reproductions of wood engravings, plus cover design, all by Palmer. Spine faintly tanned, a fine copy in slipcase. ¶
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image of STORIES OF OLD NEW SPAIN.

STORIES OF OLD NEW SPAIN.

by JANVIER, Thomas A.

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Published
1891
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Impression
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$40.00

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New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1891., 1891. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in gold and darker green. 326 pp + [10] pp ads at rear. Frontispiece. Fresh clean copy, small faint stain to spine; near fine. ¶ Stories of old Mexico and the Spanish American South.
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image of MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH. With Frontispiece.

MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH. With Frontispiece.

by WELLS, H.G. [Herbert George].

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Published
1916
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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$45.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company., 1916. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original red cloth titled in gilt on spine and front panel. 443 pp + [8] pp ads at rear, colour frontispiece. Heraldic bookplate of George H. Folger on front paste-down, with his signature and date (Oct 1st /16) in pencil on front free endpaper. Small… Read more
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image of ORIENTAL ASSEMBLY. Edited by A.W. Lawrence. With Photographs by the Author.

ORIENTAL ASSEMBLY. Edited by A.W. Lawrence. With Photographs by the Author.

by LAURENCE, T.E.

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Published
[1939].
Condition
Fine in Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition, First Impression
Item Price
$150.00

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London: Williams and Norgate Ltd, Great Russell Street., [1939].. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Fine in Dust Jacket. Octavo, original rough-weave brown cloth, gilt titles on spine, top page edges stained black. 291 pp., 111 + illustrations, mostly photographic but with some sketches & reproductions of handwriting by Lawrence. Very neat ink name on front paste-down (under the… Read more
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