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A DAY WITH BROWNING, -----
1 ----- A DAY WITH BROWNING
LONDON HODDER & STOUGHTON Hard Back Very Good Poor Book 205X150mm Approx. NEATBY, W.J. & FLINT RUSSELL , W.FLINT, W. 
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. Light to Moderate foxing throughout - not affecting plates. Boards clean with a little shelf wear to top and bottom edges. The book retains it's original dust jacket which has a gilt edged hole (as issued) to frame the portrait on the laid on painting to front board. There are ragged tears to the corners of the "frame" - max 50mm approx and associated creasing to the right side of the frame with 15mm approx tear to top front foredge flap and small loss to head and tail of spine). PLS see our image 
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THE THACKERAY SOCIETY  Louis Littman and It's Early Years, -----...........
2 -----........... THE THACKERAY SOCIETY Louis Littman and It's Early Years
Stroud Alan Sutton 1991 0862999812 / 9780862999810 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 255x175mm approx 
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 
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A BOOK OF MASQUES   17th Century Theatre , Plays, -...............-----------
3 -...............----------- A BOOK OF MASQUES 17th Century Theatre , Plays
Cambridge CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1980 0521297583 / 9780521297585 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG+ Book 215x135mm Approx 
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 line illus book - tight bindings , no inscsp or annotations] light sun shading to exterior cover all else Fine ; no nicks or creases. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND 1733 to 1813 A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY  German Poet, ABBE, DEREK MAURICE VAN
4 ABBE, DEREK MAURICE VAN CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND 1733 to 1813 A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY German Poet
LONDON GEORGE G HARRAP 1961 Ist Edition Hardcover VG+ VG Book 190x126mm Approx 
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 Graff. During his lifetime Wieland was a household word among German reading public..and the most popular of the poets - ..Dr Abbe,MA,PhD has spent 7 yrs studying all aspects of Wieland's works. 
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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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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
6 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1875 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
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 of page corners turned and a few pencil highlight marks to margins, Binding sound. No cracks to end papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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LOCRINE A Tragedy, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
7 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
8 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. 
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STUDIES IN SONG, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
9 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. 
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10 AMIS,KINGSLEY,EDITED AND CHOSEN BY THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF LIGHT VERSE
OXFORD,OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,FIRST EDITION 1978 Book 
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/Humour],more than 250 poems by some 80 authors. F/VG+ 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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A CUP OF SUN A Book of Poems, ANGLUND , Joan Walsh
11 ANGLUND , Joan Walsh A CUP OF SUN A Book of Poems
London COLLINS 1968 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Good Book 190x110mm Approx Anglund , Joan Walsh 
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 the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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MIDAS: AN ENGLISH BURLETTA, (IN TWO ACTS) AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN COVENT GARDEN, ANNONYMOUS ( KANE O'HARA)
12 ANNONYMOUS ( KANE O'HARA) MIDAS: AN ENGLISH BURLETTA, (IN TWO ACTS) AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN COVENT GARDEN
LONDON T. LOWNDES, W. GRIFFIN & W. NICOLL 1771 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 210x130 mm Approx 
Brown paper covered boards with black titles to spine, 210x130, Engraved Frontis 32pp, Sixth Edition 1771. 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. 
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SOME POEMS, AUDEN, W.H.
13 AUDEN, W.H. SOME POEMS
LONDON FABER & FABER 1940 1st Edition Hard Back VG Book 190x130mm Approx 
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. 
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THE KNIGHT and CHIVALRY, BARBER , Richaed , Award Winning Author
14 BARBER , Richaed , Award Winning Author THE KNIGHT and CHIVALRY
Ipswich BOYDELL PRESS Ltd 1974 0851150411 / 9780851150413 2nd Edition Hard Back VG Good Book 200x 130mm Approx 
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 , No inscsp.,paper browned] Dust Jacket not price clipped, bit grubby to rear; also fox tanned.edgewear of light creases, colour rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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FLOWER FAIRIES of the WINTER A Celebration, BARKER, CICELY MARY [ 1885 - 1973 ]
15 BARKER, CICELY MARY [ 1885 - 1973 ] FLOWER FAIRIES of the WINTER A Celebration
London FREDERICK WARNE / PENGUIN 2001 0723247455 / 9780723247456 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG+ VG Book 250x190mm Approx Barker , Cicely , Mary 
Large slim VG+ H/b in VG D/j. Includes 5 page biography by the Publisher 1st ed. thus, this format 2001. Poems & Colour illustrations by author & artist CM Barker [ 1885-1976].From, the now classic , fairy book - charming pictures.77pp. Alternate pages full-page illus. opposite poetical text; along with explanatory text.( maroon cloth+gilt titles , No inscsp. or annotation - clean throughout ] Dust Jacket not clipped, very minor bump to base rear board corner casing small , 2mm, tear to jacket.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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16 BEER,PATRICIA,EDITED BY NEW POEMS 1975
LONDON,HUTCHINSON,FIRST EDITION 1975 Book 
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] 
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VERSES, BELLOC , H
17 BELLOC , H VERSES
London Duckworth and Co 1910 1st Edition Hard Back VG Book 225x155mm Approx. 
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 
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Heimatklänge  Ein nach Schlagwörtern alphabetifch geordnetes poetifches Hausbuch, BERN , Maximilian
18 BERN , Maximilian Heimatklänge Ein nach Schlagwörtern alphabetifch geordnetes poetifches Hausbuch
Stuttgart Süddeutsches Verlags-Institut 1892 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 185x130mm Approx 
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. and no other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.185x130mm approx 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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SHELLEY A Life Story, BLUNDEN , EDMUND
19 BLUNDEN , EDMUND SHELLEY A Life Story
London Collins 1946 0582329140 / 9780582329140 Soft cover Good Poor Book 210x145mm Approx 
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 ] D/j not price clipped , 12/6 , heavy fade to spine & front margins , rear grubby from handling - lighter to front. 12mm closed-line-tear to top/fnt +2 nicks to top rear of 5mm, 20x20mm loss to rear base corner 97%, stain to lower spine base area - now in clear proprietary cover , Pls see our image. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, BRETT , JAN , Artist
20 BRETT , JAN , Artist THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
London Simon & Schuster Young Books 1990 0750004231 / 9780750004237 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG+ Book 145x120mm Approx. Brett , Jan 
Small VG+ H/b as new.1st ed.thus. Traditional Christmas Music, Songs & verse.The 12 days of Christmas. Colour illustrated by Artist J Brett, a charm of a book for older child & adult alike. Laminated h/b No inscsp, no notable defect] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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