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Whittington - Memories of a Cotswold village

Whittington - Memories of a Cotswold village

by by Frank Berry

The Whittington Press, 1982 Book. Good. Hardcover. [vi], 51, [3] pages. Illustrations tipped in. In the original floral paper covered boards with cloth spine. Printed paper label to the spine. Just light signs of use. Colophon states that 350 copies were printed, this is numbered 146. Signed beneath the colophon by the author. Some light spotting to the end papers .
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$76.71
Glaciation [SIGNED]

Glaciation [SIGNED]

by Will Stone

Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2007. First . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dedicated by Stone to title page ("To Fiona who warmly introduced me at Wells Poetry 2008") and in near-fine order throughout. Smart black boards with bright silver titling to spine. Unclipped near-fine d/j. This is a charity sale on behalf of Friends of Morston Church (reg.1099831). 8vo. 67pp
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$19.18
Rose

Rose

by Smith, Martin Cruz

Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1996. First edition. Full Leather. near fine. Bound in full blue leather with gilt lettering to covers and spine. Three raised bands. AEG. This limited edition has been privately and personally signed by author exclusively for The Signed First Editions Society.
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$40.00
The Service

The Service

by Henry David Thoreau; F. B. Sanborn [editor]

Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1902. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 25 x 15 cm. xi (3) 31pp. Bound in grey boards with paper title label to spine. Limited to 20 copies printed on Japan paper by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, this being copy number 20 and is signed by the publisher, C. E. Goodspeed. Some soiling ot the top of the boards. Some rubbing to the spine label. Previous owner's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Rubbing to corners of the boards. Believed to have been written around 1840,... Read more about this item
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$750.00
Dried Flowers and Spices:  Personal Reflections

Dried Flowers and Spices: Personal Reflections

by Polworth, Sister Jean

Rutland, VT: Academy Books, 1793. Private Press; 1973 16mo size bright blue clothbound hardcover with silver tiles on spine and cover; 144 pages Signed by "Sister Jean" on fep and inscribed to Dr Norman. This is a volume of the author's religious and spiritual reflections. The author died in 2004. She served as a religious sister for 45 years. One of her sisters was also a nun. Very lightly bumped top corner. Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase benefits charity and... Read more about this item
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$31.00
Bye-Bye Brevoort; A Skit

Bye-Bye Brevoort; A Skit

by Welty, Eudora

Jackson, Mississippi: Palaemon Press, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter black morocco and dark blue/gray boards, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine. 20 pages. 26 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy F of 50 signed in blue ink by Eudora Welty. The title was produced as part of the Off-Broadway production, "the Little Revue," which opened at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City, 22 May 1956. Title page printed in red and black as are the contents.
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$550.00
The Writing of Rebecca West

The Writing of Rebecca West

by Mosley, Diana

Francestown: Typographeum, 1986. Limited private press edition. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine copy. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 48. With a new Afterword. 150 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket. From 1953 to 1959 Diana Mosley edited a magazine called "The European" advocating the adherence of England to Europe. It included a series of articles, by various authors, on literature and politics. One of these articles, by Diana Mosley herself, was on the... Read more about this item
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$65.00
Edward Gordon Craig: The Last 8 Years 1958-1966 Letters From Ellen Gordon Craig

Edward Gordon Craig: The Last 8 Years 1958-1966 Letters From Ellen Gordon Craig

by Ellen Gordon Craig; Edward Craig (ed)

Andoversford: The Whittington Press, 1983. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. John Craig. No.31 from the edition of 345, signed by Edward Craig. Frontispiece portrait of Nelly Craig by Laura Knight, two wood engravings by John Craig and two vignettes by Edward Gordon Craig. All in near-fine internal order. Quarter bound with Whittington marbled paper and brown cloth. Printed paper label to spine. Very light shelfwear to edge of boards. 4to.
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$76.71
Twelfth Night Or, What You Will; With Engravings By Eric Ravilious

Twelfth Night Or, What You Will; With Engravings By Eric Ravilious

by Shakespeare, William

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1932. Hardcover. Orig. quarter bound brown morocco, decorated cloth boards. Teg. Very good. Ravilious, Eric. 76 pages. 34 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 223 of 275 on Batchelor hand-made paper with Golden Cockerel watermark, wood engraved title, borders plus 29 wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious printed in brown and grey/green, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. CHANTICLEER 82. "One of the Press's greatest aesthetic successes, and the finest flowering of... Read more about this item
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$3,150.00
The Gospel According to St. Luke

The Gospel According to St. Luke

by St. Luke

New York: The John Day Company, 1926. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near fine copy in original glassine. Bound in teal-coloured cloth with gilt lines. An edition limited to 1250 of which 750 were for sale. Printed by William Rudge. 86pp. A handsome edition finely printed..
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$18.22
Poems of Shelley: An Anthology in Commemoration of the Poet’s Death the 8th July 1822.

Poems of Shelley: An Anthology in Commemoration of the Poet’s Death the 8th July 1822.

by COBDEN-SANDERSON, T.J. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe

Thavies Inn: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1922. First edition. 8vo, 252pp. Plain blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Very light edgewear. Moderate foxing. Pages untrimmed. A very good copy.||Inscribed copy from T.J. Cobden-Sanderson to his wife, Annie: “To Annie / A First Copy / 30 June 1922 / T. J. Cobden-Sanderson / Lee Abbey Lynton.” Annie Cobden-Sanderson was a founding member of the British Women's Freedom League. She was known for her advocacy of the role of working... Read more about this item
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$511.40
A Ballad Upon A Wedding

A Ballad Upon A Wedding

by David Burnett

London: Magpie Press, 1969. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. No.75 from the special edition of 140 copies printed on hand-made paper. Offset toning to endpapers, but otherwise all in fine, clean and bright internal order. Smart brown buckram with gilt titling to front. 8vo. 16pp
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$31.96
Emerson G. Wulling: Printer for Pleasure

Emerson G. Wulling: Printer for Pleasure

by Meils, Rachel; Gaylord Schanilec

Midnight Paper Sales, 2000. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine slipcase. 36.5 x 23.5 cm. Folio. 76pp. Bound in 1/4 cloth with blue paper covered boars, housed in matching slipcase. Limited to 166 copies, this copy is noted as being a "Printers Proof". It is NOT signed. Illustrated with 7 wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Illustrated with examples of Willing's work printed form his original linecut blocks. History and bibliography of Willing's Sumac Press.
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$200.00
Cartularium de Flaxley [printed Cartularinm]

Cartularium de Flaxley [printed Cartularinm]

[Cheltenham]: [Middle Hill Press], 1866 Book. Good. Disbound. 7 pages. Tear down inner fold of first section. Disbound. Measures 33.5 x 21 cm. Contains the printed foot note "N.B. As the original Roll has been mislaid, the above could not be collated with it, therefore there may be a few errors - T.P". Holzenberg 168 who dates it to 186-, but above the foot note it states impressi Marc. 1866. The Abbey of Flaxley in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire..
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$63.92
Mother Goose. Twenty nursery rhymes, selected & illustrated by Philip Van Aver.

Mother Goose. Twenty nursery rhymes, selected & illustrated by Philip Van Aver.

by GRABHORN PRESS. VAN AVER, Philip

San Francisco: Printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, 1970. 21 illustrations by Philip Van Aver. One of 300 copies. Printed in Goudy Open type on English handmade paper. Quarto., original full linen binding with printed paper label on spine andupper cover. A very good, fresh copy. ||Most of the copies were bound differently with the title and illustration on a white label pasted on.In 1966 Edwin Grabhorn had ceased printing due to ill health and Robert, with his new young partner Andrew Hoyem,... Read more about this item
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$127.85
Francois Villon Oeuvres Completes

Francois Villon Oeuvres Completes

by Francois Villon with introduction, Notes et Commentaires De Maurice Allem

Paris: Arthaud, 1945. Limited edition. Wraps. Octavo.9" x 6 1/2" Stiff pictorial wrappers. French text. 295pp. Limited to 1500 copies of which this is copy #275.. . Chemise wrap-around boards with title label has closed tear at spine. Slipcase shows some wear. Wrappers are fine. Slipcase good. Chemise fair condition.
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$100.00
The Mistress Of Vision by Francis Thompson Together With A Commentary By The Rev. John O'Connor S.T.P. And With A Preface By Father Vincent McNabb. O.P.

The Mistress Of Vision by Francis Thompson Together With A Commentary By The Rev. John O'Connor S.T.P. And With A Preface By Father Vincent McNabb. O.P.

by Gill, Eric (illustrator)

Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1918. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. black wrappers. Fine. Gill Eric. 23 pages in text. 26 x 20 cm. No. 24 of St. Dominic's Press Publications. Contains Gill's red cross on title, Paschal Lamb and Spray of Leaves. Two pages of St. Dominic Press adverts at rear. GILL 366. "This was also published in black paper wrappers lettered on front cover in gilt (our copy)." Fresh, almost as new copy.
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$300.00
The title of John Foot, alias Dineley, Esq to Estates in Hanley Hall, Woodwalls, Charlton, Church Lench, Sheriff's Lench, Little Hampton, Fladbury, and several other places in the County of Worcester

The title of John Foot, alias Dineley, Esq to Estates in Hanley Hall, Woodwalls, Charlton, Church Lench, Sheriff's Lench, Little Hampton, Fladbury, and several other places in the County of Worcester

[Cheltenham]: [Middle Hill Press], 1865 Book. Good. Disbound. Single sheet, printed on one side, measuring 33.5 x 21 cm. 1cm at left margin has been folded over to allow the sheet to be bound into a volume, now disbound. Some browning and spotting.Two small worm holes clear of text. Holzenberg 305, a proof in the Grolier Club has a note that only 30 copies were printed. Relates to the estate of Sir John Dineley, alias Goodere, who was murdered 19th January, 1740. The title to estates in Hanley Hall,... Read more about this item
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$31.96
Faringdon Church [lithographic print of a monumental brass with 3 large figures and 10 small ones]

Faringdon Church [lithographic print of a monumental brass with 3 large figures and 10 small ones]

by Phillipps, Sir Thomas

[Middle Hill]: [Middle Hill Press] Book. Good. Disbound. Single sheet on thick white paper. Holzenberg 145. Faringdon once in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire. Small chip out of the right edge + creasing to the upper left corner. Small tear to the right edge also. 185-.
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$17.90
Collection of Prospectuses

Collection of Prospectuses

by [Golden Cockerel Press]

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. Very Good. This is a collection of prospectuses for five of the books issued by the famed Golden Cockerel Press in 1937. There are six prospectuses, with two copies for one of the titles. They are held in a green folder with a stylized illustration of a cock in a cocked hat and frock coat in black and the title "The Golden Cockerel Private/ Press Books /Spring List 1937." The inside two pages of the folder are printed with an essay about the private press - what it... Read more about this item
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$375.00
Romanism in the British army

Romanism in the British army

by A Protestant Soldier

[Cheltenham]: [Middle Hill Press], 1869 Book. Good. Disbound. 4p. One of the many anti-Catholic productions of Sir Thomas Phillipps at his Middle Hill Press. "our army is fast becoming a hotbed for Jesuitism and Irish ribbonism. If the present state of things be allowed to continue much longer, there will be no security for either the life or liberty of Protestant soldiers in the English army." Holzenberg 435. A few pale brown spots..
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$25.57
Mademoiselle de Maupin

Mademoiselle de Maupin

by Theophile Gautier

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1943. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the illustrator Andre Dugo this being copy 783. Blue boards with burgundy leather spine in slipcase. Rubbing to the slipcase and the slipcase has two ~ 3cm closed tears to the top. Rubbing to the edges of the boards and to the top of the leather spine.
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$35.00
The Surprising Adventures Of Blue-Eyed Patty, The Valiant Female Soldier

The Surprising Adventures Of Blue-Eyed Patty, The Valiant Female Soldier

by Donald Friend

Melbourne: The Croft Press, 1979. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Illustrations by Donald Friend to accompany this reprinted 1805 pamphlet telling the story of Patty Freelove. In an edition of 250 of which this is no.52. Signed by Friend to colophon. In VG, crisp, clean and bright internal order. VG paper wraps fixed over white card covers. 8vo. Unpaginated.
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$76.71
Leaves of Grass Facsimile Edition of the 1855 Text

Leaves of Grass Facsimile Edition of the 1855 Text

by Walt Whitman

Portland Maine: Thomas Bird Mosher, William Francis Gable, 1920. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine jacket and Very Good Slipcase. 28.5 x 20.5 cm. 16pp (intro) 95pp. This facsimile edition consists of 500 copies (second impression) printed on Old Stratford white wove paper, medium octavo, in dark green cloth stamped in gold to match the original binding. Includes facsimile of the 1855 wrappers. In original dust jacket and slipcase. Tiny closed tear to bottom of jacket. Previous owner's... Read more about this item
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$650.00
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 "Oxford" Text. Full Cloth, Limited, (A Presentation copy from Jeremy Wilson to Dennis Silk.)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 "Oxford" Text. Full Cloth, Limited, (A Presentation copy from Jeremy Wilson to Dennis Silk.)

by Lawrence, T. E

Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press /J & N Wilson, 2003. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Editor. Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A presentation copy from Jeremy Wilson to Dennis Silk and so inscribed on the half title page: "For Dennis Silk in eager anticipation. This is the text that S.S. first read. Jeremy Wilson".A reference to Sassoon being lent the 1922 text by Lawrence in 1923. Dennis Silk had been a friend of Siegfried Sassoon and gave a talk at... Read more about this item
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$303.64