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Revolt in the Desert by LAWRENCE, T.E

London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. Book. About Fine.. Leather and Buckram. 1st Limited Edition. Large Octavo. One Quarter dark brown pigskin over light brown buckram. Limited edition of 315 copies only of which this is #123. This is the abridged version of Lawr…

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Ashe of Rings by BUTTS, MARY

London: Whishart & Co., 1933. Book. Very Good. Blue Cloth. First English Edition. 8vo. Revised English edition, preceded by the Contact edition. Some discolouration to cloth along edges, spine slightly cocked, foxing to outside edges of pages; former …

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Blue Juniata by COWLEY, MALCOLM

New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt to the spine. In the original dustjacket, which has some light chipping to the upper edges and some light browning to the spine. An attr…

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Punctuation Personified or Pointing Made Easy By Mr. Stops by STOPS, MR

London: J. Harris & Son, 1824. Book. VG. Wraps. 1st. 12mo.. Pink-beige wrappers with wear to extremities, some sunning and slight soiling. 16 pages each with a six line poem andafabulous colour plate illustrating an element of english punctuation. One…

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A Draft of XXX Cantos by POUND, EZRA

Paris: Hours Press, 1930. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Limited Edition. 8vo. One of 200 numbered copies, of which this is number 89, bound into tan buckram with orange lettering to the front board and to the spine. This copy is slightly browned on the spine,…

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Sailing Alone Around the World by SLOCUM, JOSHUA

New York: The Century Co., 1900. Book. Illus. by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Blue pictorial cloth, silver gilt and green, bumped front corners, head and heel, sma…

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Down and Out in Paris and London by ORWELL, GEORGE

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. 1st Us Edition. 8vo. Purple cloth with black titles in pictorial dust jacket. Orwell's first book, a memoir of the tough times of his youth. An uncommonly nice copy with the following faults. mild…

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Memoirs of a Booklegger by KAHANE, JACK

London: Michael Joseph, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Green topstain. Yellow endpages. Dustjacket is slightly soiled with wear to outer extre…

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Othello: The Moor of Venice by SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

London: J.Tonson, 1734. Book. Near Fine. Leather. 1st Separate Edition. 12mo. Modern Brown calf gilt with red leather title label. Stamping to front and rear panels. New endppapers. 95 pp 1st separate publication of this play and rare thus. Generally cle…

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Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients [Pre-1920] by AUTOGRAPHS, VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENTS] -

8 August, 1920, 1920. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Autographs. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Blank-page autograph book. 11.5 cm x 9 cm, black fabricoid binding with the word "Autographs" gilt-stamped to cover, marbled endpapers, all edges …

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The Works of Christopher Marlowe by MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER

London: William Pickering, Talboys and Wheeler, T. Combe and Son, 1826. Book. Very Good. Red Cloth. First Edition. Octavo. Three volumes in their original red cloth binding. Book covers have minor cracking, scuffing, and bumping. The title labels are scra…

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman by HARDY, THOMAS

London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1926. Book. Illus. by Vivien Gribble. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter vellum spine, gilt, lightly soiled and creased on top, and slightly bumped on the bottom. Covers are mar…

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Exile's Return A Narrative of Ideas by COWLEY, MALCOLM

London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. Book. Near Fine. Red Cloth. 1st U.K. Edition. Octavo. Cowley's famous book about the expatriates and their art in Paris in the 20's. A very sharp copy in an almost fine dust jacket with some small nicks at the corners …

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The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire with Area of the Richer Beaver Harvest of North America by SANDOZ, MARI

New York: Hastings House, 1964. Book. Fine. Quarter Leather. Author's Signature Laid in. Limited Edition. Octavo. This signed, limited edition set (112 of 185) is quarter leather bound with raised bands and gilt lettering. Pages are deckled. Contains …

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London: Hodder and Stoughton Book. Illus. by Kay Nielsen. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). Limited Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Beautiful pictorial vellum, gilt, minor soiling to the spine. Limited edition (#206 of 500), signed by t…

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