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The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen
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The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

By Michael Kerrigan (Editor)

London: Fourth Estate, 1996 Selection of Jane Austen's insights into human nature. 122pp, illustrated with original 19th century black and white drawings of scenes from her novels. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight foxing, especially to top edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor edgewear otherwise very good.. First Edition. Dark Blue Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$9.64

A Commonplace Book
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A Commonplace Book

By Alec Guinness

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001 Collection of passages from favourite poems and plays, theatrical anecdotes, reminiscences and stories, found handwritten in notebooks left by Sir Alec and published posthumously. 162pp, illustrated with black and white drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Front endpaper missing and traces of erased pencil marks to half-title page, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ has some edgewear, else good.. First Edition, First Printing. Blue Cloth Boards. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.00

Writings Beyond the Wall - Literature from the German Democratic Republic
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Writings Beyond the Wall - Literature from the German Democratic Republic

By Edward Mackinnon, Gina Kalla & John Green (Editors)

London: Artery Publications, 1979 Anthology of prose and poetry from the GDR. 112pp, illustrated with black and white drawings. Edges rough-cut. Some creasing to edges and corners, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Card Covers. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.64

The Mothers' Anthology
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The Mothers' Anthology

By William Lyon Phelps (Compiler)

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company Inc, 1941 Selection of verse and prose about mothers. 380pp. Gilt design and lettering to spine. Blind stamped initials to front board. Some bumping to spine and corners, top edges somewhat dust-marked, former owner's name and US Army stamp to front endpaper, pocket and lending slip to rear pastedown, otherwise good copy.. First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tal. Ex-Library.

$32.15

Victorian Prose - An Anthology
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Victorian Prose - An Anthology

By Rosemary J Mundhenk and LuAnn McCracken Fletcher (Eds)

New York: Columbia University Press, 1999 Selection of 56 texts from many Victorian writers, including many women and lesser known authors, and from a wide variety of written forms. Minimal creasing and shelfwear to cover and a couple of tiny turned corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.72

Oxford Words & Watercolours
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Oxford Words & Watercolours

By Eliane Wilson (Selected & Edited by)

London: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, 1987 Collection of the most perceptive comments and reflections about Oxford, its history and university. 112pp, illustrated with 44 watercolour paintings. Gilt lettering to spine. Tiny lean to spine and former owner's name to half-title, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has minimal surface scuffing and shelfwear, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Valerie Petts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.72

The Royal Treasury of Story and Song - Part V: The Enchanted Garden
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The Royal Treasury of Story and Song - Part V: The Enchanted Garden

London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Attractive anthology including Greek myths and Arthurian legend - Kingsley, Tennyson, Arnold, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Rossetti, Anderson, etc. 272pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates and line drawings to the text . Art Deco design to front board. Some bumping to spine and corners, sunning to edges, foxing and former owners' names to endpaper, otherwise good copy.. Presumed First Edition. Decorated Brown Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Sir E Burne-Jones, John Copley, et al. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.86

Bygone Days - Illustrations, stories and Poems from Years Gone By
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Bygone Days - Illustrations, stories and Poems from Years Gone By

By Leonard De Vries (Editor)

London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, 1984 Selected extracts from some of the finest early children's books, together with some of the best colour pictures of the era, taken from copper engravings and chromo lithography. 160pp of real gems! Minimal surface scuffing to boards, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight creasing and wear to edges, with one 1.2" closed tear, otherwise good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Near Fine/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.36

Tales of a Monster Hunter - Selected By Peter Cushing
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Tales of a Monster Hunter - Selected By Peter Cushing

By Peter Cushing and Peter Haining

London: Arthur Barker Ltd, 1977 Collection of stories featuring monsters, each with an introduction by Peter Cushing. Authors; Dumas, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Josef Nesvadba, Conan Doyle, Gertrude Bacon, Robert Bloch, Michael Arlen & James Blish. 208pp illustrated with 15 black and white photographs of Cushing in various roles. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Burgundy Cloth Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.29

Gardening the Soul - Soothing Seasonal Thoughts for Jaded modern Souls
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Gardening the Soul - Soothing Seasonal Thoughts for Jaded modern Souls

By Sister Stan

Pocket / Town House, 2003 Daily thoughts reflecting the changing rhythms of the garden through the year. Unpageinated. Slight marking to edges but spine uncreased, very good copy.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.36

The French on Life and Love - with Frivolous Illustrations in Color By John Trotta
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The French on Life and Love - with Frivolous Illustrations in Color By John Trotta

By Edward Lewis (Editor)

London: Roger Schlesinger, RHS (Publications) Ltd, 1969 Selection of aphorisms from the best writing of the greatest French writers. 60pp, illustrated throughout with colour drawings in the humorous 1960s style of 'Yellow Submarine'. Blue endpapers. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ price-clipped, with slight marking and edgewear, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Trotta. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$16.07

The Spice of Love - Wisdom and Wit About Love Through the Ages: Accented with Satiric Color Illustrations By John Trotta.
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The Spice of Love - Wisdom and Wit About Love Through the Ages: Accented with Satiric Color Illustrations By John Trotta.

By Robert Myers (Editor)

London: Roger Schlesinger, RHS (Publications) Ltd, , 1969 Anthology of quotations about love, including proverbs, witty sayings and good advice from great writers across the ages. 60pp, illustrated throughout with colour drawings in the humorous 1960s style of 'Yellow Submarine'. Yellow endpapers. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ price-clipped, with slight marking and 1/4" tear at base of spine, otherwise good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by John Trotta. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.72

Vogue's Gallery of 50 Famous Authors and Artists
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Vogue's Gallery of 50 Famous Authors and Artists

By Vogue

London: The Conde Nast Publications Ltd, 1962 Anthology of 50 outstanding contributors to Vogue. 255pp, illustrated with 48 pages of black and white photographs. Cream/green binding. Gilt lettering to spine and decorated endpapers. Minor bumping to corners and top edges dusty, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ losing its laminate cover and marked to front and back panels, otherwise very good. Extra postage will be required for overseas/1st class shipping.. First Edition. Quarter Bound Cream Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by David Gentleman (Endpapers). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.72

The Times Bedside Book - SIGNED COPY
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The Times Bedside Book - SIGNED COPY

By Philip Howard (Editor)

London: Harper Collins, 1991 The best of the articles which appeared in The Times over the year. 278pp with index. Gilt title to spine. Signed by Philip Howard to a presentation label on the half title page. Also has a gift inscription to the verso of the front endpaper (not by the editor). Some colour seepage from the binding to the front pastedown and DJ, otherwise very good.. Signed by the Editor. First Edition, First Printing. Dark Blue Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.07

More Humorous Stories
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More Humorous Stories

By Ronnie Barker (introduction)

London: Octopus Books Ltd, 1986 Second collection of humorous stories from a huge variety of well-known writers, with an introduction by Ronnie Barker. 793pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Sunning to edges, slightly musty and gift inscription to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has minor edgewear, otherwise very good. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested if ordering from outside the UK.. First Thus. Black Leatherette Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.64

The Cream of Noel Coward

By Michael Cox (Editor)

London: The Folio Society, 1996 Anthology of Noel Coward's scripts, lyrics and reminscinces, linked by extracts from his diaries and autobiographies. Preface by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley. 276pp illustrated with 12 black and white drawings. Minimal bumping at top of spine, otherwise near fine unmarked and uninscribed copy. Minor marking and fading to gold slipcase, otherwise near fine.. First Thus. Gold Decorated Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Helen Smithson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$7.72

A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)

By Edmund Gosse

London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1909 Anthology of English writing from 1660 to 1780. 415pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, top edges rough-cut and somewhat soiled, remains of label to front board, a few pencil lines to margins and former owner's name to endpaper, otherwise fair reading copy.. Reprint. Dark Blue Cloth Boards. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.07

The Harvest of a Quiet Eye - A Selection of Scientific Quotations
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The Harvest of a Quiet Eye - A Selection of Scientific Quotations

By Alan L Mackay, Maurice Ebison (Editor), Sir Peter Mdawar (Foreword)

London & Bristol: The Institute of Physics, 1977 A personal selection of scientific quotations, illustrating what has been said about science over the centuries. 192pp with index, illustrated with black and white drawings to the text. Gilt lettering to spine. Coloured endpapers, top edges tinted. Minor lean to spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor edgewear and fading, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Brown Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.00

A Victorian Posy - Penhaligon's Scented Treasury of Verse and Prose
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A Victorian Posy - Penhaligon's Scented Treasury of Verse and Prose

By Sheila Pickles (Editor)

London: Pavilion Books, 1987 Anthology of Victorian writing, published to complement the success of a new scent by the Penhaligon perfumery. Beautifully produced, with a strong hint remaining of the scent. 111pp, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout. Marbled boards have minor fingermarking. Lettering on red cloth spine has faded. Red ribbon page marker. Enclosed in a very good slipcase with minor surface marking. Signed by the Editor with gift dedication to title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorated Boards/Red Spine. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.15

British Life in India
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British Life in India

By R V Vernede (Editor)

Oxford India Paperbacks, 1998 "An anthology of humorous and other writings perpetrated by the British in India, 1750-1950, with some latitude for works completed after Independence". 274pp with index, illustrated with black and white drawings. Laminate starting to peel from corners, edges somewhat soiled and underline to back cover, otherwise good copy.. 2nd Impression. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.64

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