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A DAY WITH BROWNING

By: -----

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 0

Seller ID: 5900


Pastel Green paper covered boards with green cloth quarter binding, laid on colour portrait painting of Robert Browning to front board and gilt ltitle. Undated ( circa 1920's) and unpaginated. Green dec. endpapers. Frontis colour plate by W.J.Neatby and 4 full colour plates by Russell Flint. to accompany uncredited text about the life of Browning with extracts of his works. In the Hodder "Days With The Poets" Series. VG/G (book- no previous owner name or insc. Li... View more info

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THE THACKERAY SOCIETY Louis Littman and It's Early Years

By: -----...........

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117812


illustrated 8 Full-page Colour illustrations of The Reform Club of the Thackeray Society.Reform Club, Pall Mall, London.[ Clubs/ societies/ Company histories] Speeches & Speakers.120pp[ book Fine, no inscsp] Dust Jacket near Fine. PLS See our image View more info

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A BOOK OF MASQUES 17th Century Theatre , Plays

By: -...............-----------

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8186


VG+ P/b. 448pps , illustrated 48 plates b/w , Notes on plates , A Book of Masques [ 17th century - earl;y 1600's ] prepared by former colleges and pupils of Allardyce Nicoll , historian of the drama , first editor of Shakespeare Survey and Founder of Shakespeare Institute , University Birmingham , Frontis - A Masque of Apes , from John Ogilby , General edit note ;, Sybil Rosenfeld notes on plates ; general intro; by GE Bentley ; , commentary , collation , study [ green l... View more info

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CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND 1733 to 1813 A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY German Poet

By: ABBE, DEREK MAURICE VAN

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE G HARRAP: 1961

Edition: Ist Edition

Seller ID: 4679


Hard Back , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG , 1st edition , 191 pps , blue boards with gilt lettering, slim neat Cambridge booksellers plate to bottom inner fep, no inscsps, sound bindings , clean copy ,grey paper d/j with pale blue lettering and silhouette illustration , not price clipped , 18/- net , sunned spine and edges , Author D M van Abbe , MA PhD , sometime scholar King'e College, Cambridge , Head Depmt. of German University Adelaide ... Frontispiece - :Portrait Weiland by... View more info

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ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £125.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN: 1866

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121326


Original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 175 x 110 mm approx. Original grey made end papers. xiv +130 pp. Attributed as Poetry the work is written as a play with list of persons and introductory argument. First edition dated 1866 to title page and tail of spine. Good (Book- moderate shelf rubbing - mainly colour loss only and soiling including dulling of cloth around tail of spine from liquid spillage with associated light tide mark to gutter region of front... View more info

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SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121336


Dark Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and floral decs. Original grey end papers. 195 x 135 mm approx. 136 + publisher's 32 pp catalogue dated April 1880. First Edition 1st Printing. Contains Thalassius, On the Cliffs, The Garden of Cymodoce and Birthday Ode. VG (Book- Moderate shelf rubbing mainly to corner tips and a little general shelf soiling. Previous owner book plate of Adolphus W Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down with later family bo... View more info

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STUDIES IN SONG

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121476


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 212pp + 36pp incl 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1880. Good (Book- Shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Light foxing to prelims and last few pages. No annotations, some signatures uncut at top edge. Binding sound. No c... View more info

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LOCRINE A Tragedy

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121477


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 138pp + 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1887.First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Split to cloth - 20mm approx at top front spine fold, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Moderate foxing to end papers. No annotations, Binding sound. No cracks to end... View more info

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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay

By: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121478


Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 188pp + 40 page publishers catalogue for Dec 1874 to rear. First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Fraying to cloth at head of spine. no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Heavy to much lesser intensity foxing to end papers and book block throughout. A couple... View more info

THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF LIGHT VERSE

By: AMIS,KINGSLEY,EDITED AND CHOSEN BY

Price: £6.50

Publisher: OXFORD,OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,FIRST EDITION 1978:

Seller ID: 3004


1st ed. 22x135mm approx,navy boards with gilt decoration to spine edges and gilt lettering,347 pgs,small neat ink insc.to fep,otherwise asnew,the dustjacket clipped,Kingsley Amis's reputation rests on the 25 vols.of fiction,verse and criticism that he has published since his 1st book of poetry in 1953 and Lucky Jim.This new anthology is light and pleasing - tradition of English writing..it is lighter in heart and closer to modern expectation of what light means[Poetry/Hu... View more info

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A CUP OF SUN A Book of Poems

By: ANGLUND , Joan Walsh

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122216


Small Slim VG H/b in Gd D/j.1st U.K.ed.Artist & author JW Anglund whose " Charmingly thoughtful text & appealing illustrations have enchanted millions of Adults & Children alike, has now set down in poetry some graceful & deeply felt thoughts .... a book for keeping, for giving & for sharing.."[ bright yellow cloth, gilt tiles, tight binding, No inscp. no annotation] Dust Jacket price clipped, med fox tanned, mild edgewear & col.rub/loss. Please see our image of... View more info

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A START IN LIFE

By: ANITA BROOKNER

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122403


Grey Boards with gilt titles to spine,210 x 135 mm approx. 176 pp. The Booker prize winner's First Published Novel which displays her wonderful wit and the irrepressible autonomy of her characters. The copy offered by us is in "as new" condition - a prize for the " Brookner Collector". Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name . Dust Jacket - corner clipped with publisher's price sticker affixed. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images... View more info

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MIDAS: AN ENGLISH BURLETTA, (IN TWO ACTS) AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN COVENT GARDEN "

By: ANNONYMOUS ( KANE O'HARA)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: LONDON, T. LOWNDES, W. GRIFFIN & W. NICOLL: 1771

Seller ID: 117997


Brown paper covered boards with black titles to spine, 210x130, Engraved Frontis 32pp, Sixth Edition 1771. "An Englifh Burletta,etc"VG (Book- Recently sewn on three tapes with paper covered boards and plain ivory laid end papers. Paper of book block a little age tanned with some foxing to rear signature). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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SOME POEMS

By: AUDEN, W.H.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9165


Hard cover , VG , 1st edition , Buff paper covered baords with blue titles, 80pp. Collection of poems sellected from some of the author's previous published works. ( book- no dust jacket) Name of previous owner, date and place name in ink to front paste down. Some loss to paper covered boards at corners and foredges. No annotations and boards respectably clean. View more info

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THE KNIGHT and CHIVALRY

By: BARBER , Richaed , Award Winning Author

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Ipswich, BOYDELL PRESS Ltd: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121007


H/b+D/j VG/Gd.400pp.1974. illustrated 8 colour plates & 39 B/w all important works of Art & history. Giving equal weight to both to the world of reality & imagination; involving both history & literature. " wIth a stle & subject matter that make the book attractive to the general reader; t willl also be an important work for Literary Scholars & Historians.[ 14th/15th c. Medieval History Lyric poetry allegories Romance & heroics] black cloth gilt titles, tight binding ,... View more info

NEW POEMS 1975 A P.E.N. Anthology

By: BEER , PATRICIA , [ ED.] ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3060


1st ed. 200X130mm approx,terracotta boards with gilt lettering,185 pgs, ink inscp.to fep,another P.E.N. Anthology of Contempory Poetry, publilshed by Hutchinson from the year 1960.The work is arranged thematically and poets represented include Alan Brownjohn/Fleur Adcock/Ted Hughes/ Philip larkin/Ted Walker/David Wright etc/Kingsley Amis/Seamus Heaney/.[ with a brief paragraph about each of the 75 poets at the back of the book][and List of Titles to front], VG+/VG+ [the ... View more info

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VERSES

By: BELLOC , H

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth and Co: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10375


Hard back , VG , 1910 .Navy blue boards with Bright clean Gilt titles to front board .87pp. 20 Verses by Hilaire Belloc [To Divse / Cuckoo / The Rebel / House of commons / The Night , Birds / South Country / Soho etc ] Book- minor even fade to spine not effecting titles, blind embossed motif to rear , light marking to front ,Gilt top foredge , Uncut pages , neat Ink inscsp top title page , light /med tanned paper pages View more info

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Heimatklänge Ein nach Schlagwörtern alphabetifch geordnetes poetifches Hausbuch

By: BERN , Maximilian

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Stuttgart, Süddeutsches Verlags-Institut: 1892

Seller ID: 118172


Red cloth+ laid on colour plate with Fine Gilt decs to front & Spine+ Full Bright Gilt to All Foredge.,Frontis + tissue guard & 7 other monochrome illustrations as called for. A charm of a book German text Gilt decs to end-papers and red-line pattern outline to all pages. 756pp.(book - med colour fade to spine. Paper to book block mildly tanned with a little light foxing to prelim. & rear end paper.Two small repaired tears to title page. No previous owner name or insc. ... View more info

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SHELLEY A Life Story

By: BLUNDEN , EDMUND

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Seller ID: 10574


Hard Back , Dust Jacket , 1946, Good/Poor. E Blunden " some earlier biographies of Shelley's era have caused many to wish he would undertake that of Shelley himself. This he has now done with his fullest judgement and skill "[ Keats / Lamb etc ] He never assumes his reader to literary students nor his subject to have been simply a literary figure. 26chpts. [ book good in that it is a sound copy , clean throughout , paper evenly fox creamed , no inscsp/annotion ] ... View more info

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THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE

By: BROOKE, RUPERT

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1934

Seller ID: 118760


6th imp.Blue buckram cloth bevel edged boards with gilt titles and facsimile signature, 195x135mm approx, viii=165 nos. pp. Frontis b/w portrait with tissue guard and facsimile m.s of "The Soldier" as expected. Uncut fore and bottom edges of book block. VG (Book- light general shelf wear/ soiling to buckram boards and gilt a little dulled. Attractive wood block gift plate to front free end paper to and from - dated Xmas 1934 in ink. Light general tanning to paper... View more info