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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont>, 1935 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this celebration of the Portsmouth Temperance Lodge No. 2068, illustrated throughout. A scarce work. The first edition of this work. This work is a short but vibrant history of the Portsmouth Temperance Lodge, No. 2068. The work was compiled for the 1935 Jubilee celebration. The Lodge was formed in 1885. Illustrated with twenty plates. Written by Brother A. H. Williams. Collated, complete. Condition: In the original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Very light bumping to the extremities. A few light spots to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with a couple of spots to the first few pages. Overall Condition: Near Fine.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - T C and E C Jack, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Charles Ashdown's work on arms and armour. Illustrated throughout, with 42 plates and hundreds of vignettes. This is the first edition of this work. Rebound, with numerous blank leaves inserted for notes and for extra illustrations. Prior owner has pasted images and articles from other sources on arms and armour throughout this work to the blank leaves. Some of these have worked loose and are still present in text. Collated, complete. Condition: Rebound in full cloth with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with small patches of light rubbing to the extremities and to the spine. Small red mark to the front board below author's name. Bumping to the extremities. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Pat Murray. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional spots throughout. Several of the images and articles that were tipped in by previous owner have worked loose and are lo ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> John Murray : London, 1829 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this biography on the influential and notable Royal Navy officer Philip Beaver, written by a fellow officer Henry Smyth. The first edition of this work. An interesting biography of Philip Beaver, a Royal Navy officer who served in the end of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was one of the most notable figures in the Navy of that time. Written by Captain William Henry Smyth. Smyth was a Royal Navy officer who was noted for his involvement in the early history of a number of learned societies, and for his astronomical works and publications. Condition: Rebacked with the original half calf binding laid on, with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the paper to the boards, resulting in a little loss. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd scattered spot. A very small amount of worming to the tail of the first few pages. Prior owner's ink in ... Read more

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A London Romance

Charles H Ross

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London - Tinsley Brothers, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete three volumes of Charles H Ross' novel A London Romance. The first edition of this novel. From the library of Julian Goldsmid, a British lawyer, businessman and Liberal politician. He sat in the House of Commons between 1866 and 1896. He inherited Somerhill House, Tonbridge, Kent upon the death of his father. These books are from the Somerhill library as indicated from the bookplates to front pastedowns. Julian Goldsmid's name label to front boards. This novel was written by Charles Henry Ross, an English writer and cartoonist. It follows his popularPretty Widow. Hewrote six novels in total ranging from Gothic 'penny dreadfuls' to light romances. Condition: In half calf bindings with gilt stamped detailing to spines. Prior owner's name label pasted to front board of both volumes. Externally, smart with just some rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to the raised bands. Volume I has suffere ... Read more

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St. Peter's Church

Comdt. W. H. Gibson

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1990, 1990 Book. FINE with a fine. Hardcover. A copy of this book about St. Peter's Church in Kildare, published to mark its 200th year. With extensive photographs, maps, and information on the history of the area and the social life surrounding the church. Condition: In a red morocco binding with gilt title detailing to the spine, with a price clipped dust wrapper. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only; a few small marks. The dust wrapper is in excellent condition. Internally, generally firmly bound although just a little strained, with bright, clean pages. Overall: FINE with a FINE dust wrapper..

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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ont> Humphrey Milford : Oxford, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A very smart, first illustrated edition copy of D H Lawrence's school textbook, 'Movements in European History'. First thus, the first illustrated edition of this work, which was first published in 1921 under the pseudonym of Lawrence H Davison due to Lawrence's reputation at the time. When this work was first published Lawrence faced destitution. This is a large paper copy of the work, in the original navy blue cloth binding. Of this edition there was a crown 8vo edition and a large paper edition. This work is in the second state, with the plate of Boston Harbour to page 271. The first state had a plate of Old South Church, most copies were recalled and destroyed. With numerous vignette and full page illustrations throughout. To the rear there are fourteen maps. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. He endured official persecution, censorship and misreprese ... Read more

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Nettles

D H Lawrence

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London - Faber and Faber, 1930 Book. FINE with a NEAR. Hardcover. The second impression of this poetry collection. With original unclipped dustwrapper. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. He endured official persecution, censorship and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life. Nettles is a collection of satirical poetry written by D H Lawrence in response to those who claimed to be offended by his major novel Lady Chatterly's Lover. Nettles was his final work, first published 11 days after his death and is a series of bitter, nettling attacks on the moral climate of England. Condition: In original paper wraps, with red unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Wrap is very smart with just some bumping to the extremities as expected. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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New York - The Dial Press, 1945 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition, fourth printing of The First Lady Chatterley. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. The First Lady Chatterley is the complete first draft of D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. The most commonly printed text is the third draft. With a preface by Frieda Lawrence, D H Lawrence's wife, anda manuscript report by Esther Forbes. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, literary critic and painter. Hisworks represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Lady Chatterley's lover was a controversial text upon its initial release and had to be heavily censored. Penguin books published the unexpurgated edition in Britain in 1960 which led to thetrial ofPenguin under the ObscenePublications act of 1959. Condition: In original grey cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Some bumpin ... Read more

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London - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, 1925 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this collection of essays by D. H. Lawrence. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Number 394 of the limited475 copies by the Centaur Press sent to England forsale in 1925. This is the true first edition of Lawrence's essays and the first officialBritish printed and published edition was released in 1934. Bound with half title which has a small vignette of a porcupine to the bottom of the page. Title pagehas the Centaur Press, Philadelphia,publishing details with British publisher's or 'sole agents'information tipped inat title page. This text contains seven essays by Lawrence including the full text of his essay 'The Crown'which wasoriginally written in 1915. Other essays include 'The Novel', 'Him With His Tail in His Mouth','Blessed Are The Powerful', 'Love Was Once A Little Boy ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Privately Printed : Not Stated, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A limited edition, early pirated copy of this contentious twentieth century novel by D H Lawrence. Believed to be one of the earliest pirate copies of this work, this copy has the same pagination as the true first edition. 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' went through numerous pirated copies, due to its suppression upon the initial publication. The work was originally privately printed in Italy in order to avoid the censorship in Britain. This pirated edition was issued the same year as the true first edition. Limited edition, numbered 481 of 1500 copies. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, literary critic and painter. His works typically represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Lady Chatterley's lover was a controversial text upon its initial release and had to be heavily censored. Penguin books first published the unexpurgated edition ... Read more

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Kangaroo

D H Lawrence

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ont> Martin Secker : London, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this Australian novel by noted 20th century novelist and poet, D H Lawrence. 'Kangaroo' follows an English writer named Richard Lovat Somers on his visit to New South Wales. Some note this to be a semi-autobiographical novel as Lawrence visited Australia for three months with his life Frieda in 1922. It is also a novel that regards local fringe politics. Richard Aldington called Lawrence, one of the most original and interesting persons of his time. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential writers of the 20th century. He became known for his controversial portrayals of sexuality, most notoriously in the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover. It was partly to avoid his public portrayal as a pornographer and partly on account of his delicate health that he returned to Italy, where he died in 1930. Soon after his death his reputation was rehabilitated. The influential critic F. R. ... Read more

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Apocalypse

D H Lawrence

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London - Martin Secker, 1932 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 1st Edition. D H Lawrence's last significant work. Apocalypse is a piece of writing reflecting on the Book of Revelation. First tradeedition, first impression. With an introduction by Richard Aldington that is stated to the flyleaf as being 'the most important essay written on Lawrence since his death. 'Prior to this first trade edition there was a small print run of 750 copies without the Aldington introduction. Aldington regards this work as perfectly rounding off 'the long series of Lawrence's writings' and that it is a 'splendid velediction. ' D H Lawrence has been regarded, by Aldington, as being 'One of the Most original and interesting persons of his time. ' He is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential writers of the 20th century. Condition: In original full cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with bumping to the extremities and to ... Read more

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The White Peacock

D H Lawrence

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London - William Heinemann, 1911 Book. Hardcover. A first UK editionof D H Lawrence's The White Peacock. An early novel of D H Lawrence,The White Peacock was rewritten three times and was inspired by the 1891 painting An Idyll by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, sound with light rubbing and light handling marks. Light bumping to extremities. Bookplate, small stamp, and contemporary signature to front pastedown. Foxing to front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with light spotting to first and last. Overall:GOOD..

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

D.H. Lawrence

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Privately Printed, 1930 Book. Fair. Hardcover. A privately printed edition of Lawrence's seminal Lady Chatterley's Lover. Including an introduction by the author entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger, which deals with his experiences of pirated copies of the novel, the work is a particularly unusual edition of this influential work. Condition: In paper wraps. Externally, there is wear to the wraps, with age-toning, loss and tearing, as well as an ink inscription and failed hinges. Internally, the binding is tender but holding throughout, and the pages are age-toned and lightly spotted in certain areas, with some handling marks. Overall: FAIR..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Duckworth and Co : London, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this short story collection by D H Lawrence. The title of this collection is named after the first story to this collection. There are twelve stories to this work total. These tales are one of Lawrence's most praised collections. This early impression has the gilt titles to the boards and spine. There are also twenty pages to the publisher's catalogue to the rear. This makes this publication a first issue according to Roberts, or a second issue according to MacDonald. Bibliographers disagree on this particular issue. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. He endured official persecution, censorship and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Light offsetting to the endpapers. Inte ... Read more

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Nettles

D H Lawrence

  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Faber and Faber : London, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A largely unopened first edition copy of this poetry collection by noted 20th century writer and poet, D H Lawrence. In the original paper wraps. Many gatherings remain unopened at the bottom or top edges. This poetry collection is no 11 in the Criterion Miscellany series from Faber and Faber. D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. He endured official persecution, censorship and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life. Nettles is a collection of satirical poetry written by D H Lawrence in response to those who claimed to be offended by his major novel Lady Chatterly's Lover. Nettles was his final work, first published 11 days after his death and is a series of bitter, nettling attacks on the moral climate of England. Condition: In the original paper wraps. Externally, bright and generally smart. Small chip to the front wrap at the ... Read more

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Isle of Islay - Argyll Reproductions, 1977 Book. Hardcover. An informative reference book on the subject of Arms of theCounty Councils of Scotland by David L. H. Patton. With full page colour illustrations of the arms ofthirty-three Scottish County Councils, opposite a page of explanatory text. From the Foreword: The purpose of this book is to attempt to show the wealth of history that is waiting to be discovered in the arms of Scotland's County Councils. Condition: In a green crushed Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the front board, in an unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall:NEAR FINEin a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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Debita Flacco

E H Pember

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ondon- The Chiswick Press, 1891 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A limited edition of this collection of poetry by E H Pember. With decorative tail pieces. Dedicated to the Earl of Stafford from the writer 1892. Condition: In a quarter calf binding. Externally, smart with some wear to spine Endpapers foxed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Signed from the writer to front blank. Blind stamp to front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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Literary Anecdotes

E H Barker

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  • Book condition: GOOD ONLY
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London - J R Smith, 1852 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of E H Barker's Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences. This copy is missing the spine, but we can't find another copy for sale anywhere. A scholar of the classics, E H Barker's life work focused on lexicography which is discussed in the introduction to Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, joints starting but firm. Cover to spine missing. Bumping to extremities and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with light foxing to front. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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Dictionary of Sea Painters

E. H. H. Archibald

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ont> Antique Collectors Club Ltd. : Suffolk, 1980 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of this copiously illustrated dictionary on notable sea painters, complete with the original unclipped dustwrapper. This text was written by the curator of Oil Paintings at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, E. H. H. Archibald. Archibald presided over the four thousand oil paintings held at the museum (a collection that includes more portraits than any other English collection, bar the National Portrait Gallery) for thirty years, and was hence a well respected authority on the subject of maritime art, as demonstrated within this text. This text was published by the 'Antique Collectors Club', that specifies in publishing essential reference books on a wide range of subjects, ranging from decorative arts and fashion, to design and photography. Collated, complete with numerous monochromatic illustrations and twenty nine coloured plates, including a colored frontispiece of a detail ... Read more

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