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THE THACKERAY SOCIETY  Louis Littman and It's Early Years, -----...........
1 -----........... 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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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN  (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO)  Revised edition, ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA  PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)
2 ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR) THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition
London DAVID NUTT In the Strand 1897 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 
2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper replaced, a few foxing spots to prelims and last few pages. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
3 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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A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS, ALISON UTTLEY
4 ALISON UTTLEY A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS
LONDON FABER AND FABER 1970 0571095216 / 9780571095216 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book C.F.TUNNICLIFFE 
Blue Buckram cloth boards with gilt blocked title block and lettering to spine, 205 x 140 mm approx. 142 nos. pp. Chapter head b/w illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe. First Edition 1st printing of this collection of 12 essays on diverse subjects from this enduringly sought after author/ artist duo in collectible condition. Fine/Fine (Book- A touch of colour rubbing to cloth at extremities of boards. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - Non price clipped, cover price 30s / 1.50 No notable defects to book or jacket the later now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. Additional images may be available on our web site. 
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FOR THE TIME BEING  Collected Journalism, BOGARDE , DIRK
5 BOGARDE , DIRK FOR THE TIME BEING Collected Journalism
London VIKING 1998 0670880051 / 9780670880058 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240x160mm Approx 
H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE , 1st edition , 301pps , blue boards gilt lettering , no inscsp , d/j not price clipped.No inscps. D Bogarde actor and author , 1985 an Honorary Doctor of letters , St Andrews University , with warmth and candour he brings together a gallery of friends /family in war torn Europe / 1950,s / Hollywood/ Italy/ Provence / England ... "For the Time Being"brings together virtually all the work of this gifted autor published outside his novels & autobiographies. PLS See our image 
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Feeding The Mind.  With a Prefatory Note by William Draper., CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : .Draper, William H.
6 CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : .Draper, William H. Feeding The Mind. With a Prefatory Note by William Draper.
London CHATTO & WINDUS 1907 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Grey paper wraps with red cloth quarter binding, 180x110mm approx. Text of a lecture given to a public audience in Derbyshire few of whom knew of the world-wide reputation enjoyed by the shy, slight figure before them. Introductory note by Rev. Draper at the request and in the friendship of whom the lecture was given. VG (Booklet- light shelf wear/soiling. No previous owner name or insc). 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. 
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THE ESSAYS OF ELIA, CHARLES LAMB (ALFRED AINGER INTRO. AND NOTES)
7 CHARLES LAMB (ALFRED AINGER INTRO. AND NOTES) THE ESSAYS OF ELIA
LONDON MACMILLAN and CO 1903 Full Leather Very Good Book 
Full Red Calf LEATHER school prize binding. Raised bands, gilt lined and tooled compartments and panels.Black leather title slip. Milled edges to boards and den tels. 175 x 125 mm approx. Marbled end papers with matching marbling of edges to book block. Red and gold applied head bands xxvi + 426pp. Collection of misc. prose writings by Lamb first published in this edition by Macmillan in 1883. Introduction and extensive notes by Alfred Ainger. The copy offered by us is a 1903 reprint in a school prize binding with the crest of Haileybury College to front panel. VG ( Light shelf rubbing to extremities with minor scuffs. College prize book plate to front paste down. Light foxing to end blanks. No other notable defects. ie binding sound with no cracks to end papers etc. An attractive book on the shelf and very tactile) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE CRIMES of ENGLAND Essays  The Enigma of Waterloo etc, CHESTERTON , G K ,
8 CHESTERTON , G K , THE CRIMES of ENGLAND Essays The Enigma of Waterloo etc
London Cecil Palmer & Hayward 1915 1st Edition Paper Back Poor+ Book 185x125mm Approx 
P/b.1st ed. GK Chesterton Essays: The Enigma of Waterloo ,Some Words to Professor Whirlwind etc .127pp.One Shilling. [ grey card covers, paper creamed over time.Heavy fox tan 1st/last few pages & foredge.Tight sound binding, No inscsp.no annotation.edgewear to covers minor nicks & small loss max spine top 10mm not erasing title.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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CORRESPONDANCE de LORD BYRON Avec un Ami , SOUVENIRS et OBSERVATIONS , Tome Second, DALLAS , R C , LORD BYRON
9 DALLAS , R C , LORD BYRON CORRESPONDANCE de LORD BYRON Avec un Ami , SOUVENIRS et OBSERVATIONS , Tome Second
PARIS A et W GALIGNANI 1825 2nd Edition Hard Back Poor Book 165x100mm Approx. 
2nd ed.1825.H/b. Leather spine+ gIlt titles with mottled pattern boards with & reluctance to close. yellow foredge.French Text.The stitching exposed but tightly held -tight bindings. 275pp. lacks free blank end paper. Sound and complete text. Overall a little grubby some staining of lightened splash marks throughout.& light-med fox tan throughout 
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PIONEERS OF CANTERBURY DEANS LETTERS 1840-1854, DEANS, JOHN
10 DEANS, JOHN PIONEERS OF CANTERBURY DEANS LETTERS 1840-1854
DUNEDIN , New Zealand A.H.& A.W. REED 1937 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG Book 225x150mm Approx. 
SIGNED Copy.beige cloth boards with dark brown titles to spine and blind stamped title to front board. 312pp. B/W Photo. frontis + 10 other plts as expected. Laid on plt. being a sketch of Mr Dean's House Port Cooper Plain to dust jacket. An important and scarce work being letters of founder settlers to Canterbury New Zealand the Dean family from Ayrshire Scotland. Forward by Major A.J.D.Acland and preface by John Deans of Kirkstyle N.Z. dated Nov 1937. ( Although not stated - taken to be a descendant) I have ascribed the publication date as being 1938 although the book is undated. The book is inscribed in ink to ffep With my compliments John Deans and dated 6.3.39. There is also a hand written note laid in loose at the illust at p273 Riccarton House - giving details of the original house forming part of the property as it was at time of publication and initalled JD. VG+/VG (two small nicks - 0f 3mm approx top rear near spine fold. Minor rubbing to top edges. A few liquid splashes to spine.No other noteable defects to book or jacket. The latter is now in a proprietary protective wrapper). PLS See our images 
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CONCERNING AGNES THOMAS HARDY'S ' GOOD LITTLE PUPIL', DESMOND HAWKINS
11 DESMOND HAWKINS CONCERNING AGNES THOMAS HARDY'S ' GOOD LITTLE PUPIL'
GLOUCESTER ALAN SUTTON 1982 0904387976 / 9780904387971 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book Signed by Author on Title Page
Maroon boards with gilt titles to spine, 225x160mm approx. xi + 148pp. Line Map and 25 illustrations as called for. Written by a respected author on Thomas Hardy who lectured widely on his subject this is an investigation into the identity of the spirited young Victorian beauty of whom Hardy wrote a deeply felt elegy in his poem "Concerning Agnes' and of their friendship of 30 years namely Agnes Geraldine Fox-Pitt (Lady Grove). The copy offered by us would be an appropriate addition to the bookshelves of any Hardy devotee in that it is inscribed Best Wishes and signed by the author to the title page in ink with no other name. VG/VG (Book- Light soiling to a few pages - not significant but worthy of mention. No previous owner name. Dust Jacket - laminate rubbed and scuffed in two places at bottom edge - front and rear panel of up to 10x5mm. No other notable defects to book or jacket- the latter now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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12 ERVINE , ST JOHN OSCAR WILDE A PRESENT TIME APPRAISAL
LONDON ALLEN & UNWIN 1951 1st Edition Hard Back VG VG Book 220x145 mm Approx 
Green cloth with black lettering to spine.336pp + 6 of publisher's adverts. An absorbing biography in which Ervine set out to judge Wilde not as a subject for pity or reproach, but as a Writer and especially as a Dramatist. Book clean - no insc. It has the usual brown band on the feps between the d/j flap and the spine associated with books of this age and very slight foxing to fore edges of pages. Attractive book plate to pasted down fep. The Dust Jacket is in exceptional condition - not price clipped 5mm closed tear to rear bottom spine fold and very slight foxing to rear flap at fore edge o/w wise bright and clean in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS see our image 
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LETTERS FROM A YEOMAN TO HIS SON IN SOCIETY, FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH , J ,  MC
13 FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH , J , MC LETTERS FROM A YEOMAN TO HIS SON IN SOCIETY
LONDON HEATH CRANTON Ltd 1936 1st Edition Hard Back VG Good Book 190x132mm Approx 
192pp.,Green boards+ green quarter-binding+Gilt titles to Front & spine. J Fairfax-Blakeborough MC the author of Spring Days /Sporting Stories/ ,Country Life & Sport etc.Herin the humours of Village / rural Life - shrewd, witty , the letters from a practical well-heeled Yorkshire sporting farmer to his son who has been called to the Bar and found himself drawn into the vortex of London . [ book no inscsp, tight binding , clean throughout , fox tan to feps from inner d/j flaps. Bright exterior.] Paper- Card D/j not clipped,, light edgewaer , light stains to spine , 3/6 , small dot to rear, Book introdustion to the front of the jacket - now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS see our image 
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A SWINBURNE ANTHOLOGY Verse Drama Prose Criticism, FOSS, Kenelm
14 FOSS, Kenelm A SWINBURNE ANTHOLOGY Verse Drama Prose Criticism
London The Richard Press 1955 1st Edition Hard Back Near Fine VG Book 200x130mm approx190x130mm Approx 
Smaller format H/b+jacket NearFINE/VG, 1st.254pp.This is the first Swinburne anthology to be published [ Verse, drama, prose, criticism]. Biographical intro; by K Foss.[ red boards+ black titlesno no defects other than a private owner's Swinburne stamp to endpaper] grey Dust Jacket is price-clipped,but still a reasonably clean and tidy cover with minor edgewear. PLS See our image 
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MORE BOOKS ON THE TABLE, GOSSE , EDMUND , CB
15 GOSSE , EDMUND , CB MORE BOOKS ON THE TABLE
London William Heinemann Ltd 1923 1st Edition Thus Hard Back Very Good Book 195x130mm Approx 
H/b VG.1st ed thus.402pp. EG Gosse [ Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne / Life of Sir Thomas Browne / Life and Letters of John Donne etc] collection of 41 Stories & Essays - writings - includes snapshots of AC Swinburne / Izaak Walton's adopted son / The Oxford sausage / Two Blind Historians etc [Literature]Brown cloth+ bright Gilt titles to spine & blind-embossed titles to front. no inscsp , no annotations , tight bindings , med fox tan to 1st/last few pages only. PLS See our image. 
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THE COUNTRYMAN'S EAR  and Other Esssays on Thomas Hardy, HARDY , EVELYN
16 HARDY , EVELYN THE COUNTRYMAN'S EAR and Other Esssays on Thomas Hardy
Padstow , Cornwall Tabb House 1982 0907018106 / 9780907018100 1st Edition Hardcover Fine VG Book 220x140mm Approx 
Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , FINE/VG , 1st edition , 100pps , b/w illustrated plus frontis mono plate of Bronze Bust , a book to give pleasure to all Hardy fans and an enticing invite to newcomers , E Hardy educated in America , London University , full time author , her biography of T hardy being commissioned by L & Virginia Woolf [ book tight binding , no inscsp ] [ sepia photo illus D/j not price clipped , mushroom even fade shade to spine , minor edgewear top/f corner and top/tail spine 1mm ] 
Price: 3.95 GBP
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INDEX TO THE HENRY CRABB ROBINSON LETTERS IN DR. WILLIAMS'S LIBRARY   Being a supplement to the index in Edith Morley's Henry Crabb Robinson on books and their writers, INEZ ELLIOTT
17 INEZ ELLIOTT INDEX TO THE HENRY CRABB ROBINSON LETTERS IN DR. WILLIAMS'S LIBRARY Being a supplement to the index in Edith Morley's Henry Crabb Robinson on books and their writers
LONDON DR. WILLIAMS'S TRUST 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Cream Stapled Card covers (paperback) 205 x 165 mm approx. 36pp. No 10 in Dr Williams's Library Occasional Papers series. VG (Booklet- a little light shelf soiling to covers. No previous owner name, insc. nor annotations. Not an ex-library copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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NATURE NEAR LONDON, JEFFERIES, RICHARD
18 JEFFERIES, RICHARD NATURE NEAR LONDON
LONDON CHATTO AND WINDUS 1893 Half Leather VG Book 190X135 Mm Approx 
Half calf leather with five raised bands, gilt decs and red and black title labels with gilt titles, cloth sides. Blue laid paper end papers, gilt top edge, vii+242.pp. Nature notes near the metropolis. Hand Made paper edition 1893. ( Very Good - Leather to spine a little sun browned and cloth sides faded at extremities. Light foxing to preliminary blank and blank to rear. neat printed name of a previous owner to title page. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale). Other Jefferies titles presently in stock in same binding to this book. Please e mail or phone for details. 
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RICHARD JEFFERIES' LONDON, JEFFERIES, RICHARD (SAMUEL J. LOOKER ED)
19 JEFFERIES, RICHARD (SAMUEL J. LOOKER ED) RICHARD JEFFERIES' LONDON
LONDON LUTTERWORTH PRESS 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book BRISCOE, E.E. 
Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spine,top edge stained red. 200x135mm approx. 182pp + 2 listing Jefferies' Chief works. Fronti illust. + 9 other b/w line drawings as called for by Briscoe. Essays on London edited and with an introduction by S.J.Looker. "While there are eyes to read and hearts to understand, the spirit of Jefferies shall not perish, and we shall have a tribute to our countryside and to our greatest city as everlasting as Nature herself." VG/G (Book- no previous owner name or insc. A few foxing spots to foredge of book block Dust Jacket - price clipped. Chip to top front panel of 13x8mm approx with associated tear of 15mm approx and a couple of other less significant nicks and tears, now in a proprietary protective wrapper). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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A LAND OF PURE DELIGHT  Selections from the Letters of Thomas Johnes of Hafod 1748 - 1816, JOHNES, THOMAS MOORE-COLYER, RICHARD J. (ED)
20 JOHNES, THOMAS MOORE-COLYER, RICHARD J. (ED) A LAND OF PURE DELIGHT Selections from the Letters of Thomas Johnes of Hafod 1748 - 1816
Dyfed Gomer Press 1992 0863837514 / 9780863837517 1st Edition 1st Impression Hard Back Near Fine Near Fine Book 215x155mm Approx 
Black boards with gilt ttles to spine, 215x155mm approx.xi , 2 page family tree +314pp and numerous unspecified b/w plates. Celebrated Cultured Welshman of Hafod, Cardiganshire who despite personal tragedies in the form of the destruction of his house by fire in 1807 and the death of his only son four years later continued in the pursuit of the creation of a "paradise" at Hafod until the end of his life in 1816. VG+/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. Negligable rubbing to extremites. No notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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