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The Last Man in Europe: An Essay on George Orwell., Sandison, Alan.
The Last Man in Europe: An Essay on George Orwell.
Sandison, Alan.
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Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat., Bramah, Ernest.
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
Bramah, Ernest.
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Asprey & Co. Reference Library 8 Volumes.
Asprey & Co. Reference Library 8 Volumes.
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An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, Carter, John; Pllard, Graham.
An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets
Carter, John; Pllard, Graham.
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A New Latin Leader: One Hundred Short Passages from Latin Authors.
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Stone, S. J.
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Asprey & Co. Reference Library 8 Volumes.
1 Asprey & Co. Reference Library 8 Volumes.
Asprey & Co. Ltd 1924 Hardcover Very Good Book 
8 Volumes, 12x9cm (dictionary volume 15x9cm) in uniform unusually patterned full leather with gilt titles and ruling and all edges gilt, spines faded (top of boards on dictionary also faded - see photos) and some light shelfwear and rubbing to corners and spines but otherwise in Very Good condition. Volumes - Asprey's Gazetteer of the World: pp xiv, 680. French and English Dictionary: pp 605, colour maps to rear. Encyclopaedia: pp 718. French and Latin Quotations: pp iii, 120. English Quotations and Proverbs: pp iii, 127. Classics and Mythology: pp 116. Atlas, pp xxxi, 145 coloured plates. Dictionary: pp 445. No date but Dictionary Preface is dated March 1924. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. 
Price: 450.00 GBP
 
 
C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. De Zilverdistel Rare Books - Catalogue Three
2 C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. De Zilverdistel Rare Books - Catalogue Three
Antwerpen, Belgium De Zilverdistel Rare Books 1996 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Hardcover in cloth binding with gilt motif on front cover in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp LIX, 69, colour illustrations. A detailed look at the C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
Five Cummington Poems
3 Five Cummington Poems
Cummington Press 1939 Limited Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Stapled pamphlet with green paper wraps, minor edge rubbing and slight creasing to rear cover but otherwise in Very Good+ condition. Limited edition of 300 printed especially for the Association of Friends of the Cummington School, pp 8, Poems by Samuel French Morse, William Bronk, Henry Duncan and Jane Ward. Prelude to the Cummington Press. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Guild Court.
4 Guild Court.
Sunrise Books 2004 Facsimile Edition Hardcover Near Mint No Jacket Book 
Hardback in brown faux leather covered boards with gilt lettering on front and spine in As New condition. Facsimile edition, pp iv, 331. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature.
5 Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature.
Sotheby's 2004 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Illustrated card covers, slight creasing to first page and light shelfwear to covers but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 260, colour illustrations throughout. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Acrostics in Prose and Verse., A.E.H.
6 A.E.H. Acrostics in Prose and Verse.
London Thomas Bosworth 1867 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Small hardcover (15x10cm approx), cloth covered boards with gilt titles, all edges gilt, some shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Third edition, pp 280. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Wuthering Heights & Agnes Grey, Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte)
7 Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte) Wuthering Heights & Agnes Grey
W. Nicholson & Sons New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in publisher's original green cloth with blind stamped floral pattern to front cover and blind stamped floral motif to rear; gilt title to front cover and spine; some slight rubbing and shelfwear to cloth, new end papers sympathetically bound in; some slight browning to pages and text block but otherwise in Very Good and tight condition. New edition published after the death of Emily Bronte in 1848 and Anne in 1849, pp 388 plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (Emily Bronte) and Agnes Grey by Acton Bell (Anne Bronte) with a biographical notice by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) The biographical notice compiled by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) about her sisters is dated 1850, but this is probably a later edition because it has a different pagination to the Smith Elder publication. Nevertheless, it is an early edition of this work and is still a scarce item. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
 
 
This Son of Vulcan., Besant, Walter & Rice, James.
8 Besant, Walter & Rice, James. This Son of Vulcan.
Chatto & Windus New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in original quarter leather binding and cloth reinforced corners with marbled paper covered boards, some damage to edge of spine possibly from worm, light wear to head and foot of spine, previous owners bookplate on front end paper "Colonel T. Innes of Learney" but otherwise in Very Good condition. "New Edition" c. late 1800s, pp 392. "This Son of Vulcan. By the authors of Ready-Money Mortiboy. With James Rice." 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
A Radical Hegelian: Political and Social Philosophy of Henry Jones., Boucher, David; Vincent, Andrew.
9 Boucher, David; Vincent, Andrew. A Radical Hegelian: Political and Social Philosophy of Henry Jones.
University of Wales Press 1993 0708312071 / 9780708312070 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardcover in very good condition, with dust jacket, some shelf wear, but otherwise in very good condition. With bibliography and index of names. A scholarly study in Edwardian philosophy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Craft Dinner, bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip)
10 bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip) Craft Dinner
Toronto Aya Press 1978 0920544045 / 9780920544044 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover in cloth covered boards in Fine condition, dustwrapper with small amount of wear to top of spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 100 [56], signed by author, unpaginated. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
Craft Dinner, bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip)
11 bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip) Craft Dinner
Toronto Aya Press 1978 0920544045 / 9780920544044 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover in original quarter leather with gilt titles and ruling, buckram over boards in Fine condition, Fine slipcase with gilt motif. Limited edition of 26 specially hand bound, each containing a page from "An Ilphabet Primer" hand drawn by the author, this being the letter W, unpaginated. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
 
 
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat., Bramah, Ernest.
12 Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat.
Richards Press Ltd. 1928 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardcover dark orange cloth covered boards, some light shelfwear to bottom of spine but otherwise Very Good, priceclipped dustwrapper with some small missing chips to top and bottom of spine and folds, rear cover marked, small closed tears internally repaired and enclosed in a clear archival wrap and otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 344. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
 
 
I And Thou., Buber, Martin.
13 Buber, Martin. I And Thou.
T. & T. Clark 1947 4th Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Card wraps with some shelf and edgewear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Fourth edition, pp xiii, 120, 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
A Christmas Recipe., Burgess, Anthony.
14 Burgess, Anthony. A Christmas Recipe.
Plain Wrapper Press 1977 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Testa, Fulvio. 
Saddle stitched booklet in tan paper wraps with French fold style text block with rough cut pages, some light fading to covers and very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 180, unpaginated but 8 pp, inside of front wrap has seasons greeting from Plain Wrapper Press and all involved in the publication, illustration in red ink by Fulvio Testa, single page poem on how to make a delicious trifle. Anthony Burgess' rarest work. Very Rare Title. 
Price: 1250.00 GBP
 
 
No Man's Meat., Callaghan, Morley.
15 Callaghan, Morley. No Man's Meat.
Paris Edward W. Titus 1931 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardcover in original quarter buckram binding with pink paper over boards and title label in Fine condition, original glassine wrapper slightly browned but otherwise Very Good, contained in a folding buckram box with leather label with gilt title made by the previous owner. Limited edition of 525 [456], signed and inscribed by author on ffep, signed by author on colophon, pp 42. Scarce Signed limited edition by Canadian author Morley Callaghan. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, Carter, John; Pllard, Graham.
16 Carter, John; Pllard, Graham. An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets
Constable & Co Ltd 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 
Hardcover in original red cloth covered boards, top edge gilt and some extremely light rubbing to head and foot of spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition, No Jacket. First edition, pp xii,400, 4 plates. Very Scarce exposť of the pamphlet forgeries of Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Forman and Wise's crimes are generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 
 
The Defense of the Sugar Islands., Cassity, Turner.
17 Cassity, Turner. The Defense of the Sugar Islands.
Symposium Press 1974 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Card covers with paper wraps, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 275 [13], Signed by Author, pp 25. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Defense of the Sugar Islands., Cassity, Turner.
18 Cassity, Turner. The Defense of the Sugar Islands.
Symposium Press 1974 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Card covers with paper wraps, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 275 [13], Signed by Author, pp 25. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
How I Became A Vegetarian., Cobden-Sanderson, Annie.
19 Cobden-Sanderson, Annie. How I Became A Vegetarian.
Press of the Pegacycle Lady 1983 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Hardcover in quarter natural linen, grey paper boards with titles in black with rough cut hand made paper, Fine+ condition. Limited edition of 100, pp 8. This little book was originally printed in an edition of a few copies only at the Doves Press in 1908, The Press of the Pegacycle Lady reprinted it line for line in 1983 in Centaur type on handmade Hayle paper. Scarce title. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Coleridge: Critic of Society., Colmer, John.
20 Colmer, John. Coleridge: Critic of Society.
Clarendon Press 1959 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardback in Very Good condition. With dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. First edition. Scarce. With pp229, appendices, select bibliography and index. Chapters include: Early politics, private journalism: The Watchman, public journalism: The Morning Post, Politics in the post-Napoleonic Period. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
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