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BATS IN THE BELFRY, " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil ,
1 " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil , BATS IN THE BELFRY
EDINBURGH THE MORAY PRESS 1935 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 195x130mm Approx. CECIL ORR 
Black cloth boards with red titles to spine and front panel. 195 x 130 mm approx. 96pp. Collection of rhyming verse by the Scots Poet Harold S.Stewart who's work featured in the "Daily Record" and illustrated by the Glaswegian illustrator Cecil Orr. VG/Gd (Book- Light shelf wear and soiling to boards. A little offset browning to free end papers. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little loss to head and tail of spine, a few small tears - up to 10mm max. and light general shelf soiling.Non price clipped. Cover 3.s6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology, ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM)
2 ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM) POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology
LONDON FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd 1934 1st Edition Full Leather Very Good Book Signed by Compiler to title page
SIGNED Copy .LEATHER.Full Morocco Green Goatskin Boards with Gilt titles to spine and front board. 190x135mm approx. Sewn Headbands, green silk marker, top edge gilt, Marble Printed end papers, xii + 180pp. Frontispiece in colour and 12 Full page sepia photographic illustrations. Forward by Hugh Walpole. Preface by the compiler using her own name rather than as wife of one of the famous climbing/photographers - Known as the "Keswick Brothers" Ashley P.Abraham.Very Good (Book- Light shelf wear to boards and rear blank and rear end paper have minor loss at bottom corner due probably to ingression of damp or insect - not significant but worthy of mention. The copy offered by us has the added attribute of being inscribed "With kind regards and signed by Lucy B.Abraham" to the title page with no other name or previous owner name/insc. A very desirable item for Lakeland / Abraham Bros collectors). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale 
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MORE NURSERY RHYMES , The Three Little Pigs , Simple Simon & The House That Jack Built illustrated by Artist Frank Adams, ADAMS , Frank , Artist
3 ADAMS , Frank , Artist MORE NURSERY RHYMES , The Three Little Pigs , Simple Simon & The House That Jack Built illustrated by Artist Frank Adams
London & Glasgow BLACKIE & Son Ltd 1935 Hard Back Good Book 145x115mm Approx. Adams , Frank , 
UNCOMMON title.Undated c. 1930's? pos.1st? Three classic Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Renouned Artist Frank Adams with humour. 27 full-page b/w.Small pocket-size Square H/b card-boards. Cloth spine , Colour plate Frontis of 3 pigs ; same as the cover. Unpaginated- 62pp..[ almost erased childs name - feint outline, no other inscsp. or annotation., light spot-dot marks to page margins of light handling. centre-hessian exposure to 2 pages but sewn bindings sound. fade to cloth spine.small edgewear corner col rub/loss. a 15x6mm area missing from front cover.Spotting also to rear plain card. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale 
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THE PRINCESS A MEDLEY (TWO VOLS), ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
4 ALFRED LORD TENNYSON THE PRINCESS A MEDLEY (TWO VOLS)
LONDON MACMILLAN & CO 1895 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Green cloth blind and gilt blocked with gilt titles to spine. 140 x 110 mm. approx. Vol I 1895 61 nos. pp Vol II 1896 90pp. A charming two vol set in Macmillan's "People's Edition" VG (Books- Light shelf wear to extremities of boards with a small worm hole to tip of top corner vol I, offset browning to end papers with ink gift inscription to front free end paper of Vol II. No other notable defects. Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. 
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ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
5 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY
LONDON JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
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 paste down. End papers cracked and a few signatures strained where glue has failed but mull and sewing sound. Book plate of Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down and later family book plate to front free end paper. A few light foxing spots to title page). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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LOCRINE A Tragedy, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
6 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE LOCRINE A Tragedy
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1887 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
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 papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
7 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES
LONDON CHATTO AND WINDUS 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
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 book plate to free end paper. A few mild foxing spots to prelims. Binding Sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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STUDIES IN SONG, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
8 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE STUDIES IN SONG
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
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 cracks to end papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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THE WORLD OF HOMER, ANDREW LANG
9 ANDREW LANG THE WORLD OF HOMER
LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Dark Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. xviii + Errata + 306 pp. Frontis with tissue guard + 15 other plates as called for. First Edition of Andrew Lang's Homeric work. Preface dated Sept 1910. VG no d/j (Book- colour rubbing to extremities with nicks of up to 5mm approx. to head and tail of spine. Previous owner name and date in ink to front free end paper. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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BALLADS OF BOOKS, ANDREW LANG (Editor)
10 ANDREW LANG (Editor) BALLADS OF BOOKS
LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO 1888 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Blue cloth on bevelled boards with gilt titles and publisher's gilt blocked logo to front panel. 170 x 105mm approx. xviii + 158 pp. Printed on hand made paper, top edge gilt and uncut to others. A recasting of Brander Matthews volume of the same name published by Coomes - New York 1887. As stated by Lang in his preface- an editor must be meddling and thus he has re-ordered some of the poems by date, omitted some and added others which had escaped Matthew's attention or have subsequently been recommended for inclusion by other bibliophiles. Good (Book- moderate shelf wear and soiling to cloth. Front end paper starting but mull and cords sound.Browning with a little foxing to the end papers which are not of such good quality paper. Attractive armorial book plate to front paste down and discreet original bookseller label - William George's Sons Bristol). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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IN SEARCH OF BYRON IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, ANNE FLEMING
11 ANNE FLEMING IN SEARCH OF BYRON IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
Ditchling , Sussex OLD FORGE DITCHLING PRESS 1988 0951301004 / 9780951301005 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Laminated card covers (paperback) 210 x 150 mm approx. vi + 74 pp 21 sepia illustrations. Century Old Style type. A guide book to places and their literary associations with Lord Byron of interest to students and admirers of the poet. VG(Book - a little light colour rubbing to spine edges. No previous owner name or insc. Little sign of use). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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12 ARKELL , Reginald , NORFIELD, Edgar , GREEN FINGERS AGAIN A Further Present for a Good Gardener
London HERBERT JENKINS Ltd 1942 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Good Book 195x135mm Approx Norfield , Edgar 
Small Slim VG H/b in Gd D/j.1st ed.1942. More country-related gardening poems with humour [ 1940's humour] by R Arkell.illus. in line by E Norfield.[ green cloth gilt titles & gilt insect to front board, tight binding, neat bookplate to 1/s title page not on the ladybird/ant illus. end papers, clean throughout, fox tan foredge ] Dust jacket price clipped, the design matches the end papers.mad fox tanned more-so spine area. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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BLIND GOLD, BAXENDELL, SARA MAUD
13 BAXENDELL, SARA MAUD BLIND GOLD
Christchurch, NZ THE CATSPAW PRESS 1982 1st Edition Card Covers VG VG Book 215x140mm Approx 
Stapled Card with yellow paper dust jacket, 16pp - unpaginated. Collection of poems printed on laid paper at the Caxton Press in an edition of 100 copies. VG/VG (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust jacket- no nicks or shelf soiling). Please see our image of the actual booklet offered for sale 
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14 BEER , PATRICIA , [ ED.] , NEW POEMS 1975 A P.E.N. Anthology
London HUTCHINSON 1975 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 200x130mm Approx 
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 Dustjacket not price clipped] 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The NEW RUPERT Colour STORY BOOK, BESTELL [ Tourtel ] No Author stated
15 BESTELL [ Tourtel ] No Author stated The NEW RUPERT Colour STORY BOOK
Maidenhead PURNELL Books 1954 Hard Back VG+ Book 255 x 210m Approx 
H/b VG+. 2 Tales in Full Colour with a brown bear + 2 Tales in red two-tone strip-pictures with verse beneath.Unpaginated.book thoughout Fine , tight binding, clean , thick paper-card pages ," This Book Belongs to" however is filled in and dated 1955. miniscule corner creasing to outer boards, bright and clean covers. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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EDELWEISS Fur Frauensinn und Frauenherz Eine Auswahl aus der Neueren und Neueten Lyrik, BETTEL , Dr Karl ,
16 BETTEL , Dr Karl , EDELWEISS Fur Frauensinn und Frauenherz Eine Auswahl aus der Neueren und Neueten Lyrik
STUTTGART DRUCK und VERLAG von Greiner & Pfeiffer 1885 Hard Back Very Good Book 175x125mm Approx 
Undated c. 1885.GERMAN TEXT. Red H/b with Gilt decorative boards. Classic 19th century Poetry.Wonderful illustrations - profusely illus. A real charm of a book. Gilt to top,side and base foredge of book.Internally VG very clean copy throughout.small neat fading ink inscsp to 1/2 title page.fox tan 1st/last few pages only. Publisher adverts to rear.after Index.Light thuimb-size stain to rear.Sunned spine.Please see our actual images 
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THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE, BROOKE, RUPERT
17 BROOKE, RUPERT THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE
LONDON SIDGWICK & JACKSON 1934 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Blue Buckram bevel edged boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt facsimile signature to front board.195x135mm approx.First issue of the Complete Poems in this form was October 1932. The copy offered by us for sale is the Sixth Impression of October 1934. With a portrait frontispiece engraving (tissue-guarded) and a Facsimile of the manuscript of The Soldier ("If I should die.") VG/VG (Book- Moderate foxing to prelims and uncut foredges of book block. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- rubbed at extremities with a little loss at head and tail of spine- 4x3mm approx. max. A little general shelf soiling and tanned to spine. now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN   A CHILD'S STORY, BROWNING , ROBERT , TARRANT , MARGARET W
18 BROWNING , ROBERT , TARRANT , MARGARET W THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN A CHILD'S STORY
London J M Dent & Sons Ltd 1962 Hard Back VG+ Good- Book 184x145mm Approx TARRANT , MARGARET W 
VG H/b in Good- D/j. Title conts: " written for and inscribed to WM the Younger" Dent's Tales for Children from Many Lands Series., A charm of a book illustrated 8 Colour plates & in line by Artist Margaret Tarrant. The Pied Piper by the famed Scot's Poet Robert Browning. [ bright burnt orange boards, small 5 lettter receding ink name to front blank end paper, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 7/6 ,yet oddly clipped to top inner flap corner. 10mm closed line tear to f/base , 2 small line creases approx 10mm f/bttm corner & rear edge , bit grubby to white background,minor spine lean, now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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NEW POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED, CHRISTINA ROSETTI  (WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI - EDITOR)
19 CHRISTINA ROSETTI (WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI - EDITOR) NEW POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED
LONDON MACMILLAN AND CO 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Dark Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and line decs. 180 x 125 mm approx. xxiv + 398 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. Published posthumously and with a preface and notes by her brother William this collection of poems and verse comprises mainly hitherto unpublished works gleaned from seventeen note-books and privately printed books of the author. The first edition was in dark blue cloth (there also being a variant dark green cloth). Good (Book a little light general shelf wear and soiling, Private book plate of Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse Cambridge to front paste down with latter same family book plate to front free end paper. Ink gift insc. of A W Ward 1896 to reverse of f.f.e.p. Tissue guard browned causing slight discolouration to title page and tear to margin of page xiii. Light foxing to rear end papers. Binding sound. No annotations). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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SELECTED POEMS, CONRAD AIKEN , Award Winning Poet [ Pulitzer & National ]
20 CONRAD AIKEN , Award Winning Poet [ Pulitzer & National ] SELECTED POEMS
NEW YORK OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003 0195165462 / 9780195165463 1st Ediition Thus Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Fawn cloth quarter binding with pale blue paper sides and lovat green titles to spine. 215 x 150 mm approx. xx + 292pp. First Edition 1st printing of the OUP Hard back edition of the Selected Poems of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning American author Conrad Aiken with a new forward by Harold Bloom. The book contains Aiken's own choice of the best and most representative of his poems spanning more than 40 years of his work. Fine/Fine (Book - no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped.. No defects to book or jacket- the later supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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