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A Genius of Industrial England: Edward Wadsworth 1889-1949

by WADSWORTH, Edward. Lewison, Jeremy (edits).

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Arkwright Arts Trust and Bradford Art Galleries and Museums., 1990. First edition. Quarto. 128 pages. Essays by Andrew Causey, Richard Cork, Serge Fauchereau and Jeremy Lawson. Well-illustrated exhibition catalogue. Card wrappers.Fine.
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Tiepolo's Hound.

by WALCOTT, Derek.

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Faber and Faber, London., 2000. First edition. Royal octavo. pp [xii], 164. A long poem: the verse biography of Camille Pissarro. Illustrated with colour reproductions of the author's watercolour paintings. Cloth-backed boards.One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author.Fine in fine acetate dustwrapper.
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The Antilles - Fragments of Epic Memory: The Nobel Lecture.

by WALCOTT, Derek.

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Faber and Faber, London., 1993. First edition. Octavo. 30 pages. Sewn plain wrappers.Fine in fine dustwrapper. This Faber edition is now uncommon.
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The Castaway and Other Poems.

by WALCOTT, Derek.

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Jonathan Cape, London., 1965. First edition. Octavo. 62 pages. Cloth-backed patterned paper boards. The author's third book in the U.K. Thirty-three poems.Fore-edge a bit spotted. Near fine in very near fine dustwrapper.
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The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes.

by WALEY, Arthur.

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George Allen and Unwin, London., 1958. First edition. Octavo. 257 pages. The first attempt to give an account of the Opium War (1839-42) from the Chinese point of view, largely making use of the diary of Commissioner Lin.Very near fine in very good, slightly rubbed dustwrapper a bit darkened at the spine.
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Yuan Mei - Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet.

by WALEY, Arthur.

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George Allen and Unwin, London., 1956. First edition. Octavo. 227 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Yuan Mei. The biography contains numerous translations of the poet's verse and prose.Small ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Small snag at head of spine. Near fine in very good, slightly nicked dustwrapper faintly darkened at the spine.
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The Lady who Loved Insects.

by WALEY, Arthur (translates).

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The Blackamore Press, London., 1929. First edition. Octavo. 38 pages. One of 550 numbered copies. Four dry-point etchings by Hermine David. Cream silk covers. Top edge gilt. A story translated from the Japanese. Near fine. Lacks the card slipcase.
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On Sight.

by WALKER, Alice.

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Bookslinger Editions, Minneapolis., 1983. First edition. A 19-line broadside poem published on the occasion of the author's reading at the Walker Art Center in March 1983. Printed at the Toothpaste Press.Number 34 of 90 copies signed by the author.Fine.
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The Man Who Borrowed a British Battleship.

by WALLACE, Edgar.

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Implacable Fund, London., (1930). First edition. Oblong octavo. pp [12]. Wrappers with pictorial title label on front. Two illustrations. Issued as part of an appeal for funds to restore a ship of the Napoleonic Wars.Inside the rear cover are the remains of the the slip which could be used in the sending of a donation. Covers partially faded. Very good. Very scarce. No copies are listed on Library Hub.
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Bosambo of the River.

Bosambo of the River.

by WALLACE, Edgar.

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Ward, Lock & Co, London., 1914. First edition. Octavo. Colour frontispiece. First issue black blind-embossed cloth lettered in gilt with colour pictorial panel reproducing a detail from the frontispiece mounted on the front. A 304-page adventure novel.Free endpapers tanned. Very good indeed in later issue dustwrapper which is good, nicked, chipped and torn, defective at the tail of the spine. On the spine of the dustwrapper is a mark where the price sticker has been; the first issue dustwrapper had a printed price.
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Middle East Anthology of Prose and Verse.

by WALLER, John and DE MAUNY, Erik (edit).

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Lindsay Drummond, London., 1946. First edition. Octavo. 170 pages. Contains work by Sidney Keyes, Lawrence Durrell, Bernard Spencer, Keith Douglas, Olivia Manning, John Gawsworth, etc.Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by one of the editors: "To Derek Patmore, from John Waller. 29 April 1967 [messy squiggles] If there's any more unobtainable Greek [?] we'll have to send Patmore to Coventry!'' The recipient was Waller's fellow Fleet Street poet. Derek Patmore's middle name was Coventry; he was the great grandson of another poet, Coventry Patmore.Fine in fine dustwrapper designed by John Heartfield.
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The Kiss of Stars.

by WALLER, John.

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Heinemann, London., 1948. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 73. Thirty-four poems.Presentation copy from the author to fellow poet G.S. Fraser and his wife, inscribed: ''To George and Paddy from John Waller - October 1948.'' Under the presentation inscription the author has written the first four lines of the poem ''Gifts for a Wedding'' which is included here. The poet G.S. Fraser was the author's superior at the Ministry of Information in Cairo during the Second World War. He is mentioned in the poem ''Salamander'' and is quoted at the head of the title poem.Endpapers spotted. Very good in good, rubbed and spotted dustwrapper darkened at the spine and edges.
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The Merry Ghosts - Poems.

by WALLER, John.

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Editions Poetry London, London., 1946. First edition. Octavo. 53 pages. Frontispiece portrait. Thirty-five poems written on board ship or in various parts of the Middle East, 1941-1943.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper to a fellow poet:''To Francis Scarfe from John Waller. December 1946.'' He has also made a small, but important, change to the poem ''Meeting at a Play'' on page 22, and another, slightly less so, to ''Curtain'' on page 37.Very good indeed in very good, spotted, faded and slightly stained dustwrapper.
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Shadow of Authority.

by WALLER, Robert.

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Jonathan Cape, London., 1956. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Although the novel is about something called the National Publishing Authority it is in fact a satire on the B.B.C. where the author worked as a producer. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Robert with best wishes from Robert! August 1956. With thanks for appreciation and criticism of the mss."Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper, designed by Dennis Bailey, a little rubbed at edges.
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Alfred Wallis, Primitive.

by WALLIS, Alfred. BERLIN, Sven.

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Poetry London/Nicholson & Watson, London., 1949. First edition. Small quarto. 122 pages. Numerous black and white reproductions etc, some full-page, as well as eleven colour plates. The first substantial book on Wallis. Covers curiously spotted with white (like stars in the night sky), as is so often the case with this title. Spine just a little bumped at head and tail. Very good in good, chipped and torn dustwrapper.
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The Gadarene Club.

by WALSER, Martin.

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Longmans, London., 1960. First U.K. edition. Translated by Eva Figes. Octavo. 273 pages. This novel, the author's second, was awarded the Hermann Hesse Prize in 1957.Spine slightly faded. Near fine in very good indeed, slightly nicked dustwrapper a bit darkened at the spine.
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The Compleat Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation being a discourse of fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers.

by WALTON, Izaak.

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The Caradoc Press, London., 1905. First edition thus. Octavo. pp [x], 156. One of 350 numbered copies. Frontispiece etching of the author by Harry George Webb, signed by him in pencil, and seven small engravings by him in the text. Fine period binding by Bayntun (Riviere) of full green morocco, raised bands, ornate gilt spine and design on upper cover, gilt rules, inner and outer dentelles, inner gilt design, silk pastedown and endpapers. Top edge silk. Green silk bookmark. Wood engraved uncials, title, running title, and marginal notes printed in red. Printed on laid paper. Spine a little faded as is usually the case with green morocco. Very good indeed. Impressive binding.
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wootton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson. To which are added, the Autographs of those Eminent Men, nor first collected; an Index, and Illustrative Notes.

by WALTON, Izaac.

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John Major, London., 1825. First Major edition. Large paper edition with the plates on Japan paper and mounted. Octavo. pp xviii, 503, [1]. 11 copperplates and 52 woodcuts. Published to complement the same publisher's 1823 edition of The Complete Angler. Fine period binding by J. Mackenzie, ''Bookbinder to the King'', of full polished calf with raised, bands, intricate and elaborate floral decoration gilt on spine and both covers, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.Some light foxing. Near fine. Housed in a recent full morocco slipcase with buckram inner sleeve.
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The Complete Angler or Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse on Rivers,...

The Complete Angler or Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish, and Fishing.

by WALTON, Izaak, and COTTON, Charles.

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Samuel Bagster, London., 1893. Tercentenary edition. Edited by J.E. Harting. Small quarto. Two volumes: pp xx, 245; [iv], 243. 53 illustrations, including etchings by Percy Thomas from paintings by John Linnell and engravings by G.E. Lodge. Includes an abridgment of the Lives of the Authors by Sir John Hawkins. Original binding of quarter vellum with gilt motifs to spines and front. Top edges gilt. Pages unopened. One of 350 numbered copies.Free endpapers tanned. Scuff mark to front cover of first volume. Spines a bit dusty and faintly spotted. A very good set.
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Up the Line to Death, The War Poets 1914-1918 [and] The Terrible Rain, The War Poets 1939-1945.

by WAR POETRY. GARDNER, Brian (selects, arranges and introduces).

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Methuen, London., 1964; 1966. First editions. The first volume has a Foreword by Edmund Blunden. Octavo. Two volumes: pp xxvi, 188; xxvi, 227. Two excellent anthologies. Fine in very good indeed, price-clipped dustwrappers a little creased at edges.
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