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1928 Esther Waters An English Story By George Moore American Edition
1928 Esther Waters An English Story By George Moore American Edition

Price: £19.99

Esther Waters An English Story is a novel by George Moore first published in 1894, with an Epistle Dedicatory to T. W. Rolleston to front. Written in a Zola-like naturalistic style, the novel stands out among Moore's publications...

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1928 ETON FABLES by Cyril ALINGTON First Edition
1928 ETON FABLES by Cyril ALINGTON First Edition

Price: £37.99

A series of addresses given at both Eton college and Shrewsbury School, these moral tales are written in a disarming and accessible style. The author had been a head master of both schools as well as a chaplain to the king. Bound...

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1928 Five of Us and Madeline Edith Nesbit Illustrated Scarce Dustwrapper
1928 Five of Us and Madeline Edith Nesbit Illustrated Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

An uncommon copy of 'Five of Us - and Madeline' by the popular author Edith Nesbit, in the original very scarce dustwrapper. 'Five of Us - and Madeline' is about five siblings and their cousin...

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1928 Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary Illustrated John Austen Dustwrapper
1928 Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary Illustrated John Austen Dustwrapper

Price: £450.00

A first thus edition of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary.Very Scarce With Dustwrapper.With 14 illustrations by John Austen.A literary realist, Gustave Flaubert was a celebrated French novelist best known for his...

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1928 Harold Acton Cornelian Signed First Edition Limited Edition
1928 Harold Acton Cornelian Signed First Edition Limited Edition

Price: £145.00

Harold Acton's famous fable CornelianNumber 170 of 550 limited first editions signed by the author. Sir HArold AMrio Mitchell Acton was a British writer and scholar who mixed with some of hte greatest intellectual and literary figures...

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1928 Manon Lescault Abbe Prevost John Austen Plates J Lewis May
1928 Manon Lescault Abbe Prevost John Austen Plates J Lewis May

Price: £450.00

A large paper copy of this short novel from Antoine Francois Prevost.With an introduction by J. Lewis May.Illustrated with 12 coloured plates and illustrations in the text by John Austen.Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final...

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1928 MANON LESCAUT by L'Abbe PREVOST illus by J Austen
1928 MANON LESCAUT by L'Abbe PREVOST illus by J Austen

Price: £195.00

A limited edition of L'Abb Prvost's Manon Lescaut. Bound in quarter vellum with gilt lettering. Limited edition, number 56 of 500. Signed by John Austen. Antoine Franois Prvost (1697 - 1763), usually known simply as the Abb Prvost,...

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1928 Many Inventions Rudyard Kipling St Ronans Riviere Binding Leather
1928 Many Inventions Rudyard Kipling St Ronans Riviere Binding Leather

Price: £80.00

An attractive rebound copy of this collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, in a signed Riviere full calf binding with a gilt crest of St Ronan's School to the front board. This work...

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1928 Patricia Lancasters Revenge First edition Illustrated Beatrice Chase Naiads
1928 Patricia Lancasters Revenge First edition Illustrated Beatrice Chase Naiads

Price: £30.00

A scarce illustrated first edition of this mystery set on the coast. With Illustrated frontispiece and four other illustrations. Beatrice Chase was the pen name for a British writer, who became well known for...

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1928 Paul Morand Earth Girdled Illustrated Translated Into English First Thus
1928 Paul Morand Earth Girdled  Illustrated Translated Into English First Thus

Price: £27.00

A science fiction novella from notorious avant-garde author and later Nazi collaborator Paul Morand.While his stories were lauded for their style and descriptive power, Morand's politics were extremist and authoritarian....

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1928 Peronnik the Fool by George MOORE SIGNED LIMITED
1928 Peronnik the Fool by George MOORE SIGNED LIMITED

Price: £120.00

A signed limited edition of Moore's Peronnik the Fool. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Signed Limited edition of 200 copies, this is number 113. This book was the result of Nancy Cunard's desire to publish Moore. Each...

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1928 Resurrection Leon Tolstoi Tolstoy French Translation T De Wyzewa New Ed
1928 Resurrection Leon Tolstoi Tolstoy French Translation T De Wyzewa New Ed

Price: £44.00

Leo Tolstoy's final novel, Resurrection.A French language edition of this work, complete in one volume.Bound with the original paper wraps.Translated from the original Russian into French by T de Wyzewa.Resurrection is Tolstoy's last...

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1928 Roland Dorgeles Les Croix de Bois Scarce Limited Edition
1928 Roland Dorgeles Les Croix de Bois Scarce Limited Edition

Price: £195.00

Scarce limited edition copy of Roland Dorgeles's significant First World War novel. In French. One of 500 numbered copies, this being number 342. Roland Dorgeles (1885 in Amiens, Somme 1973), was a French novelist and a...

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1928 Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle Jacket Art Ryder
1928 Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle Jacket Art Ryder

Price: £55.00

A copy of Conan Doyle's Nigel.With dust wrapper art by Ryder. Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones...

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1928 Sur les Balcons du Ciel Francois de Bondy French
1928 Sur les Balcons du Ciel Francois de Bondy French

Price: £95.00

A scarce edition of this work by Francois de Bondy.Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the Foreign Office from 1889 to 1928. He was private secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Thomas Sanderson...

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1928 The Pathway Henry Williamson Third Impression
1928 The Pathway Henry Williamson Third Impression

Price: £19.99

A interesting novel of spiritual struggle in the aftermath of the First World War. Third impression of the first edition. The fourth and final volume of the Flax of Dream sequence.

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1928 The Roadmender Michael Fairless E. Waite Illustrated Colour Plates Bumpus
1928 The Roadmender Michael Fairless E. Waite Illustrated Colour Plates Bumpus

Price: £34.00

A nicely and colourfully illustrated copy of Margaret Barber's Christian work on meditation and the road to heaven, illustrated by Edward Wilkins Waite. 'The Roadmender' is a spiritual book,...

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1928 The Silver Stallion a Comedy of Redemption First Illustrated Edition Cabell
1928 The Silver Stallion a Comedy of Redemption First Illustrated Edition Cabell

Price: £140.00

The first English illustrated edition of Cabell's Silver Stallion. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With eleven full page plates and numerous decorative vignettes...

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1928 The Twilight of the Nymphs Pierre Louys Translated Limited Edition
1928 The Twilight of the Nymphs Pierre Louys Translated Limited Edition

Price: £240.00

A limited edition of this fictional work originally by Pierre Louys. Limited to one-thousand, two-hundred copies on English un-bleached hand made paper, of which this is number one-hundred and five. Featuring several illustrated...

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1928 The Well of St Clare First Illustrated Edition Alfred Allinson Frank C Pape
1928 The Well of St Clare First Illustrated Edition Alfred Allinson Frank C Pape

Price: £48.00

The first illustrated edition of Anatole France's The Well of Saint Clare.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With twelve full page plates of illustrations by Frank...

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1928-1929 The London Aphrodite Miscellany Poems Stories Essay By Various Hands
1928-1929 The London Aphrodite Miscellany Poems Stories Essay By Various Hands

Price: £54.99

The London Aphrodite is a collection of stories, poems and essays 'by various hands eminent or rebellious' with black and white illustrations. Six sections bound in one. Edited by Jack Lindsay and P. R. Stephensen and published...

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1928-1930 13Vol The Works Of Pierre Loti Translated Uniform Library Edition
1928-1930 13Vol The Works Of Pierre Loti Translated Uniform Library Edition

Price: £550.00

A smart collection of works from French novelist and naval officer, in their original unclipped dustwrappers. Uniform Library Edition. Collection includes "The Marriage of Loti. (Rarahu)" first reprint of the first edition, translated...

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1928-1931 7vol C E Montague Phoenix Library Dramatic Values Rough Justice Action
1928-1931 7vol C E Montague Phoenix Library Dramatic Values Rough Justice Action

Price: £99.99

Seven volumes of the works of C. E. Montague from the Chatto and Windus Phoenix Library, uniformly bound. Charles Edward Montague, (1 January 1867 28 May 1928), was an English journalist, known also as a writer of novels and essays. Montague...

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1928-31 11 vols GALSWORTHY Grove Edition CARAVAN I-III
1928-31 11 vols GALSWORTHY Grove Edition CARAVAN I-III

Price: £120.00

Eleven volumes of The Works of John Galsworthy, Grove Edition, including The Forsyte Saga. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Volumes 2, 4-6, 11, 16-21, and 15-20 of the Works. Includes Caravan Volumes I to III: A Stoic,...

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1928-37 7vol Zane Grey Western Novels Nevada Spirit of the Border Last Trail
1928-37 7vol Zane Grey Western Novels Nevada Spirit of the Border Last Trail

Price: £89.99

A set of seven Westerns by Zane Grey. Containing: The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley (1935, twenty-first edition) Wild Horse Mesa (1928) The Last Trail (1935, twenty-third edition) The...

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1929 14vols The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Novels of Anthony Trollope
1929 14vols The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Novels of Anthony Trollope

Price: £695.00

A selection of works by Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope.The works present are as follows:The WardenFramley Parsonage I and IIDoctor ThorneThe Last Chronicle of Barset I, II, III and IVThe Small House at Allington I and II. Barchester...

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1929 2Vols Frederic Manning The Middle Parts Of Fortune 1st Ltd Edition
1929 2Vols Frederic Manning The Middle Parts Of Fortune 1st Ltd Edition

Price: £1,400.00

The limited first edition of Frederic Manning's powerful novel, set in the trenches during the First World War.The novel was written in response to the sudden demand in the late 1920s for literary material dealing with the war. Whereas...

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1929 A A Milne Those Were the Days First Ed The days Play Once a Week Sunny Side
1929 A A Milne Those Were the Days First Ed The days Play Once a Week Sunny Side

Price: £110.00

A selection of writings by A A Milne.This work is a combination of four pieces of writing originally published in Punch Magazine prior to his Winnie-The-Pooh series.Comprising of :The Day's Play, Once a Week, The Holiday Round, and...

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1929 A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes Signed Numbered Limited Editon
1929 A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes Signed Numbered Limited Editon

Price: £250.00

A charming copy of this novel by Richard Hughes.Signed by the author on the colophon.Limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is 104.Richard Hughes was a Welsh author, poet and playwright . Hughes published four novels in his lifetime,...

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1929 A Modern Comedy Ltd Ed Signed no 69 of 1030 J Galsworthy Ronald Simpson
1929 A Modern Comedy Ltd Ed Signed no 69 of 1030 J Galsworthy Ronald Simpson

Price: £250.00

A signed limited edition of Galsworthy's Modern Comedy. With an illustrated plate of the Forsyte Family Tree.This is the 69th copy of 1030 printed which are signed and inscribed by the author. The inscription to this copy...

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1929 Black Roses by Francis Brett Young Signed Limited Edition Vellum Port Lympne
1929 Black Roses by Francis Brett Young Signed Limited Edition Vellum Port Lympne

Price: £120.00

A signed limited edition copy of Francis Brett Young's famous work, from the Port Lympne Mansion library in Kent. Limited edition of five hundred and twenty five copies of which this is number...

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1929 CONQUETES D'AMOURGLOIRE MARECHAL RICHELIEU Paul Rebboux
1929 CONQUETES D'AMOURGLOIRE MARECHAL RICHELIEU Paul Rebboux

Price: £49.99

Paul Reboux, pen name of Andrew Amillet, was a (May 1877 - February 1963) French writer. He was the son of the famous milliner Caroline Reboux. Paul Reboux, writer, was also a painter, literary critic, food critic , novelist, author...

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1929 High Wind in Jamaica Volume III No 15 Desmond McCarthy First Edition
1929 High Wind in Jamaica Volume III No 15 Desmond McCarthy First Edition

Price: £19.99

A short story by Richard Hughes, published in the journal, Life and Letters. Volume III, No. 15. A High Wind in Jamaica is a 1929 novel by Welsh writer, Richard Hughes, which was made into a film of the same name in 1965. The...

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1929 In The Reign of Rothstein Donald Henderson Clarke Second Printing
1929 In The Reign of Rothstein Donald Henderson Clarke Second Printing

Price: £24.00

An uncommon copy of this novel from American author, Donald Henderson Clarke. Second printing.

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1929 Juan VALERA Novel JUANITA La Larga SPANISH Illus
1929 Juan VALERA Novel JUANITA La Larga SPANISH Illus

Price: £29.99

Leatherbound volume with marble paper covered boards and many illustrations. Juan Valera y Alcal-Galiano (October 18, 1824 April 18, 1905), was a Spanish realist author, writer and political figure. Throughout his diplomatic...

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1929 Love of Foolish Angel BEAUCLERK 1st + illus DULAC
1929 Love of Foolish Angel BEAUCLERK 1st + illus DULAC

Price: £69.99

Grey patterned cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. First edition which is illustrated with a lovely frontispiece and decorations by the well known French illustrator Edmund Dulac. Helen Beauclerk was a novelist and...

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1929 MOTHER of PEARL Anatole FRANCE French FICTION
1929 MOTHER of PEARL Anatole FRANCE French FICTION

Price: £29.99

Decorative black cloth binding with gilt titles and detail in dust jacket. Illustrated edition of 1929 with pictorial end papers and great plates throughout including frontispiece. Anatole France (April 16, 1844 October...

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1929 Mother of Pearl ANATOLE FRANCE Illustrated Edition
1929 Mother of Pearl ANATOLE FRANCE Illustrated Edition

Price: £64.99

Anatole France's whimsical 1892 novel about a hermit and a faun. Translated from the French by Frederic Chapman. With engraved frontispiece of the hermit, plus eleven other plates by Frank C. Pap.

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1929 P G Wodehouse Mr Mulliner Speaking First Ed Short Storied First Printing
1929 P G Wodehouse Mr Mulliner Speaking First Ed Short Storied First Printing

Price: £95.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories by P G Wodehouse.Stated first priting. Mr Mulliner Speaking is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. All stories are narrated by the inexorable Mr Mulliner about...

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1929 Peter Freuchen Nordkaper Novel Original Wraps Danish Attractive Binding
1929 Peter Freuchen Nordkaper Novel Original Wraps Danish Attractive Binding

Price: £60.00

An attractively bound first edition of this novel by Peter Freuchen With the original paper wraps bound in, Peter Freuchen was a Danish explorer, author and journalist. He is notable for his...

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1929 PILGRIM on the EARTH Green Engraving SUSSAN LTD ED
1929 PILGRIM on the EARTH Green Engraving SUSSAN LTD ED

Price: £59.99

A handsome volume bound in three quarteers vellum with blue cloth. This is a RARE illustrated Limited First Edition by Julien Green. This is an edition limited to 375 copies. This volume is number 369. Julien Green (1900-98) ...

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1929 Roper's Rown Warwick Deeping First Collectors Edition SIGNED
1929 Roper's Rown Warwick Deeping First Collectors Edition SIGNED

Price: £64.99

A signed collectors' edition of Warwick Deeping's fictional work Roper's Row. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 403. From the prolific English novelist and short story writer who's early work is dominated by...

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1929 The Bishop Murder Case S S Van Dine Mystery Novel Foldout Map
1929 The Bishop Murder Case S S Van Dine Mystery Novel  Foldout Map

Price: £24.99

A copy of Van Dine's murder mystery, illustrated with photographs from the film. Featuring a photographic frontispiece. 'Illustrated with scenes from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer all talking picture'.

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1929 The Greene Murder Case S S Van Dine American Mystery Detective Novel
1929 The Greene Murder Case S S Van Dine American Mystery Detective Novel

Price: £34.99

A copy of Van Dine's murder mystery novel. Third Impression.

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1929 The Linhay on the Downs Henry Williamson Limited First Edition Dustwrapper
1929 The Linhay on the Downs Henry Williamson Limited First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £90.00

A limited first edition of this short story by Henry Williamson.Number 473 of 500 copies initialled by the author.

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1929 The Orphan Angel By Elinor Wylie Limited Edition 106 Of 190 Signed First
1929 The Orphan Angel By Elinor Wylie Limited Edition 106 Of 190 Signed First

Price: £69.99

The Orphan Angel is a novel by Elinor Wylie first published in 1926 in which "the great young poet is rescued from drowning off an Italian cape and travels to America, where he encounters the dangers of the frontier." The first...

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1929 The Pilgrim on the Earth GREEN novel
1929 The Pilgrim on the Earth GREEN novel

Price: £59.99

Vellum spine with gilt titles and blue cloth covered boards.  This is a Limited First Edition as detailed on the page after the half title page, see photograph above, please note this book has not been officially numbered. ...

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1929 The Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges First Edition Sixth Impression
1929 The Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges First Edition Sixth Impression

Price: £130.00

A first edition, sixth impression, of The Testament of Beauty by former Poet Laureate Robert Bridges.For this long philosophical poem Bridges received the Order of Merit.With publisher's note bound to the rear of...

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1929-1935 2vol Marching on Tanga and Black Roses Francis Brett Young
1929-1935 2vol Marching on Tanga and Black Roses Francis Brett Young

Price: £39.00

Two novels from Francis Brett Young. Including:Black Roses (1929)andMarching on Tanga (1935)Black Roses is a first edition, and The Cage Bird is the Severn edition.Francis Brett Young (29 June 1884 28 March 1954) was an English novelist,...

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1929-30 2Vol George Moore Signed The Brook Kerith Aphrodite in Aulis Illus First
1929-30 2Vol George Moore Signed The Brook Kerith Aphrodite in Aulis Illus First

Price: £440.00

Two signed and limited edition works by George Moore.Both volumes signed by Moore.Aphrodite in Aulis is the first edition and number 820 of a limited 1825 run.The Brook Kerith is number 234 of a limited 375 copies and signed...

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1929-42 5vols Five French Novels by Various Authors in French
1929-42 5vols Five French Novels by Various Authors in French

Price: £50.00

A collection of five French works by various authors.In French.The set includes: Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau, Pilote de Guerre by Antoine de Saint Exupery, La Guerre de Troie N'Aura Pas Lieu by Jean Giraudoux, Les Hommes...

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1930 2 vol Contes Drolatiques Honore de Balzac Illustrated Charles Huard Bourton
1930 2 vol Contes Drolatiques Honore de Balzac Illustrated Charles Huard Bourton

Price: £80.00

A two volume collection of Balzac's droll short stories including La Chiere Nuictee D'Amour, La Fortune Est Touiours Femelle and many more. The texts are revised by Marcel Bouteron and Henri Longnon with illustrations and illustrated...

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1930 2 Vols Livre de le Jungle Le Second Livre KIPLING
1930 2 Vols Livre de le Jungle Le Second Livre KIPLING

Price: £426.00

French translations of Kipling's always popular The Jungle Book and its sequel, with beautiful illustrations and in decorative leather bindings. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards. In Two Volumes. In...

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1930 6vols Theatre de Moliere in French
1930 6vols Theatre de Moliere in French

Price: £140.00

A beautiful set of the Theatre de Moliere with illustrations. Complete in six volumes. These volumes contain the following works by Moliere: La Jalousie du barbouill - Le Mdecin volant - L'Etourdi - Le Dpit amoureux - Les Prcieuses...

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1930 Adam and Evelyn at Kew Robert Herring Edward Bawden Colour Plates
1930 Adam and Evelyn at Kew Robert Herring Edward Bawden Colour Plates

Price: £225.00

A colourfully illustrated limited edition of Robert Herring's 'Adam and Evelyn at Kew'. A limited edition, one of 1060 numbered copies, however this copy is not numbered. Numbers 1-1000 were...

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1930 Angel Pavement New Impression Rebound Morocco
1930 Angel Pavement New Impression Rebound Morocco

Price: £22.00

A rebound new impression edition of 'Angel Pavement'. Rebound in a blue crushed calf binding, with gilt detailing to the front board and spine. Featuring an ink inscription to free-endpaper:...

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1930 Aphrodite in Aulis George Moore Limited Edition Signed Slipcase
1930 Aphrodite in Aulis George Moore Limited Edition Signed Slipcase

Price: £170.00

A signed limited edition copy of George Moore's novel 'Aphrodite in Aulis', signed by the author, held in the original slipcase. A limited edition work, limited to 1825, of which 1 to 900 were...

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1930 Aphrodite in Aulis George Moore Signed Limited Edition
1930 Aphrodite in Aulis George Moore Signed Limited Edition

Price: £120.00

A signed limited edition of this romantic novel 'Aphrodite in Aulis' by George Moore. A limited edition work, being numbered 1473 of 1825. Numbers 1 to 900 were for sale in Great Britain and...

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1930 Aphrodite in Auluis George More Limited Edition Copy Signed by Moore
1930 Aphrodite in Auluis George More Limited Edition Copy Signed by Moore

Price: £120.00

A signed limited edition of George Moore's last novel Aphrodite in Aulis. George Augustus Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic...

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1930 At the Sign of the Dog and Gun Patrick R Chalmers Anthology
1930 At the Sign of the Dog and Gun Patrick R Chalmers Anthology

Price: £20.00

An anthology of verses and prose by Patrick R Chalmers.With an illustrated frontispiece and several vignettes throughout.The first edition of these works in one volume. As stated to the leaf preceding the contents 'The following...

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1930 D H Lawrence Love Among The Haystacks & Other Pieces Nonsuch Press
1930 D H Lawrence Love Among The Haystacks & Other Pieces Nonsuch Press

Price: £270.00

A posthumously published collection of short stories by D H Lawrence, copy number 199 of a limited edition of 1600.Nonsuch Press ltd edition.Richard Aldington called Lawrence, "one of the most original and interesting persons of his...

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1930 D. H Lawrence The Virgin And The Gipsy First Edition Ltd Ex Selbourne
1930 D. H Lawrence The Virgin And The Gipsy First Edition Ltd Ex Selbourne

Price: £300.00

A limited first edition of D.H. Lawrence's last novel, published posthumously, from the Selbourne collection.Richard Aldington called Lawrence, "one of the most original and interesting persons of his time." He is widely regarded as...

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1930 D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Lover Privately Printed Edition
1930 D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Lover Privately Printed Edition

Price: £38.00

A privately printed edition of Lawrence's seminal Lady Chatterley's Lover.Including an introduction by the author entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger, which deals with his experiences of pirated copies of the novel, the work is a...

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1930 Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe Walter De La Mare Rex Whistler First Ed
1930 Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe Walter De La Mare Rex Whistler First Ed

Price: £65.00

A fascinating work of literary criticism on 'Desert Islands' in literary fiction. First trade edition. Issued the same time as a limited, signed edition. Held in the original dustwrapper. Illustrated...

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1930 Forward Youth First Edition Scarce tales and Sketches Master Greatheart
1930 Forward Youth First Edition Scarce tales and Sketches Master Greatheart

Price: £50.00

A scarce first edition collection of tales and sketches. By the same author of Word Pictures of Scholars and Teachers. Some of the tales include; Master Greatheart, The Conversion of Colroy Linch and Damsels in Distress.

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1930 Frederic Manning Her Privates We First Edition Pictorial Cloth Binding
1930 Frederic Manning Her Privates We First Edition Pictorial Cloth Binding

Price: £190.00

The first edition for general sale of Frederic Manning's powerful novel, set in the trenches during the First World War.The novel was written in response to the sudden demand in the late 1920s for literary material dealing with...

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1930 GEORGE MOORE Aphrodite in Aulis LIMITED SIGNED
1930 GEORGE MOORE Aphrodite in Aulis LIMITED SIGNED

Price: £89.99

A signed limited edition of George Moore's Aphrodite in Aulis. Bound in vellum with gilt lettering and decoration and bevelled. A nice clean copy. First edition. Signed. Limited edition, number 305 of 1825. George Augustus...

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1930 Handley Cross Jorrock's Hunt Robert Smith Surtees Illustrated John Leech
1930 Handley Cross Jorrock's Hunt Robert Smith Surtees Illustrated John Leech

Price: £24.00

A limited edition copy of Robert Smith Surtees' comic story of the sporting cockney grocer, Mr. Jorrock.  Edition limited to One Thousand and Fifty Copies for England, of which this is No. 214. Jorrocks, with his vulgarity...

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1930 It Walks By Night John Dickson Carr First Edition Fourth Impression Novel
1930 It Walks By Night John Dickson Carr First Edition Fourth Impression Novel

Price: £30.00

A thrilling work of murder mystery by the esteemed mystery writer John Dickson Carr, featuring his notable literary detective Henri Bencolin. First edition, fourth impression. Published in the...

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1930 James Joyce a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Novel Greek Mythology
1930 James Joyce a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Novel Greek Mythology

Price: £48.00

A paperback edition of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.Joyce follows the modernist Knstlerroman style of writing as he describes the intellectual and religious awakening of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter-ego...

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1930 Juan VALERA Novel PEPITA JIMENEZ Spanish Illus
1930 Juan VALERA Novel PEPITA JIMENEZ Spanish Illus

Price: £27.99

Leatherbound volume with marble paper covered boards and many illustrations. Juan Valera y Alcal-Galiano (October 18, 1824 April 18, 1905), was a Spanish realist author, writer and political figure. Throughout his diplomatic...

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1930 Love Among The Haystacks D H Lawrence David Garnett Limited Copy
1930 Love Among The Haystacks D H Lawrence David Garnett Limited Copy

Price: £46.00

This is a limited edition of collected short pieces by D.H. Lawrence.Number 425 of 1600 copies.David Herbert Lawrence was an english novelist, poet, playwright and essayist whose works are among the most famous of the Modernism collection....

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1930 Marie Belloc Lowndes The Pulse of Life Story of a Passing World Signed 1st
1930 Marie Belloc Lowndes The Pulse of Life Story of a Passing World Signed 1st

Price: £140.00

A scarce first edition by Marie Adelaide Belloc LowndesFirst US edition, published the year after the first UK edition. Signed by the author to the front free end-paper.Belloc Lowndes was a prolific English novelist known...

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1930 Pink Furniture Novel A E Coppard Nancy Bankart Gurney Illustrated First Edition
1930 Pink Furniture Novel A E Coppard Nancy Bankart Gurney Illustrated First Edition

Price: £100.00

A collection of tales by A E Coppard, in original publisher's binding and held in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout, with drawings by Nancy Bankart Gurney. This work concerns a small boy,...

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1930 The Autocracy of Mr Parham H G Wells Dustwrapper First Edition
1930 The Autocracy of Mr Parham H G Wells Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £130.00

This is a first edition copy of this novel by H. G. Wells.The Autocracy of Mr Parham is a satirical political novel by H.G. Wells, which includes recognisable caricatures of contemporary politicians.

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1930 The Edwardians Vita Sackville-West First Edition Dustwrapper
1930 The Edwardians Vita Sackville-West First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £85.00

The first edition of this influential social commentary by Vita Sackville-West, complete in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of the work. Vita Sackville-West was an English...

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1930 The Signature of Pain and Other Poems by Alan Porter First Edition
1930 The Signature of Pain and Other Poems by Alan Porter First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this book of poetry by Alan Porter.Most of the poems included here have appeared in The Spectator, The Observer, The New Age, G. K.'s Weekly, Oxford Poetry, The London Mercury and other periodicals and anthologies.At...

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1930 The White Paternoster Other Stories T. F. Powys Limited Edition Signed
1930 The White Paternoster Other Stories T. F. Powys Limited Edition Signed

Price: £80.00

A limited edition copy of Theodore Powys' short story collection 'The White Paternoster'. A limited edition work, of which three hundred and ten copies were printed, three hundred being for...

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1930 Two Mediaeval Tales R L Stevenson Signed CB Falls Limited Ed Illus Slipcase
1930 Two Mediaeval Tales R L Stevenson Signed CB Falls Limited Ed Illus Slipcase

Price: £280.00

A limited edition copy of Robert Lewis Stevenson short stories. This handsomely bound volume, with embossed detail to the front board is in excellent

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1930-31 2vol Mr and Mrs Pennington Jim Redlake Francis Brett Young First Edition
1930-31 2vol Mr and Mrs Pennington Jim Redlake Francis Brett Young First Edition

Price: £45.00

Two first edition novels from Francis Brett Young.Including:Jim Redlake (1930)andMr and Mrs Pennington (1931)Francis Brett Young (29 June 1884 28 March 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer.

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1930-34 6vol in 3 John Galsworthy Danish Language Forsyte Saga The Modern Comedy Leather Bindings
1930-34 6vol in 3 John Galsworthy Danish Language Forsyte Saga The Modern Comedy Leather Bindings

Price: £40.00

Three attractively bound volumes of the novels of John Galsworthy in Danish. Containing six works bound in three. In Danish With a folding family tree of the Forsyte Saga to the rear of the...

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1931 2Vol Novels J S Fletcher The Dressing Room Murder First Green Ink
1931 2Vol Novels J S Fletcher The Dressing Room Murder First Green Ink

Price: £26.00

Two volumes of works by J S Fletcher.The Dressing-Room Murder is a first edition.Joseph Smith Fletcher was a British journalist and author who wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects.

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1931 Aphrodite in Aulis by George Moore
1931 Aphrodite in Aulis by George Moore

Price: £19.99

A half cloth hardback with marbled boards and rough cut edges.   Aphroditis in Aulis, first published in 1930 in limited edition, is Moore's last novel.   Second edition. George Augustus Moore (1852 - 1933) was...

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1931 Broome Stages CLEMENCE DANE
1931 Broome Stages  CLEMENCE DANE

Price: £24.99

A second impression copy of Clemence Dane's Broome Stages. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Second impression. Clemence Dane, CBE, was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton, an accomplished novelist, playwright,...

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1931 Cat's Meat and Kings George Baker Short Stories Benington Books Series no.2
1931 Cat's Meat and Kings George Baker Short Stories Benington Books Series no.2

Price: £25.00

A collection of seven short stories by George Baker.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Limited edition, one of 560 copies for sale printed at the Alcuin Press, Chipping...

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1931 Complete Works of Michael Fairless Frontispiece Margaret Barber First Ed
1931 Complete Works of Michael Fairless Frontispiece Margaret Barber First Ed

Price: £60.00

The complete works of Michael Fairless.With a photographic frontispiece of Fairless.The first edition of this complete collection of her works.Michael Fairless was a pseudonym for Margaret Fairless Barber, an English Christian writer....

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1931 Hahns Oraon Folk Lore A. Grignard Critical Text and Translation Very Scarce
1931 Hahns Oraon Folk Lore A. Grignard Critical Text and Translation Very Scarce

Price: £150.00

A very scarce collection of short stories by Ferdinand Hahn, with the translation and additional notes by A. Grignard. A collection of short stories being the Oraon Tales and Stories. The...

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1931 Handrail and the Wampus by Charles Duff Scarce
1931 Handrail and the Wampus by Charles Duff Scarce

Price: £110.00

A scarce copy of Handrail and the Wampus: Three Segments of a Polyphonic Biogriad by Charles Duff.Charles Duff (1894-1966) was a British author of books on language learning and other subjects.Duff served as an officer in the British...

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1931 MANDOLINATA Faith Compton MACKENZIE Ltd Ed SIGNED
1931 MANDOLINATA Faith Compton MACKENZIE Ltd Ed SIGNED

Price: £135.00

Hardbound volume in red cloth covered boards. This edition was limited to 330 copies signed by the author of which this is no. 308. This volume contains fourteen short stories by the wife of Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie...

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1931 Old St Pauls A Tale of The Plague and The Fire W Harrison Ainsworth
1931 Old St Pauls A Tale of The Plague and The Fire W Harrison Ainsworth

Price: £110.00

A beautifully bound copy of this historical novel.Published as a part of George G Harrap's 'Standard Fiction Library' series.Based on the events of the 1666 great fire of London Old St Pauls comprises of six books, all discussing details...

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1931 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard Anatole France 1st Illus Edition Zhenya Gay
1931 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard Anatole France 1st Illus Edition Zhenya Gay

Price: £49.00

The first illustrated edition of Anatole France's work 'The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard'. In the publisher's original cloth bidning, with gilt detail to the spine and front board. Lacking the...

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1931 The Grasshoppers Come by David GARNETT
1931 The Grasshoppers Come by David GARNETT

Price: £36.99

A nice solid copy of Garnett's The Grasshoppers Come. A mottled cloth hardback with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition, second impression. David Garnett (1892 1981) was a British writer and publisher.   He was a...

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1931 The Kindly Vision by Florence Lawford First Ed
1931 The Kindly Vision by Florence Lawford First Ed

Price: £174.00

A scarce first edition of one of Florence Lawford's novels. Bound in cloth with an unclipped dustwrapper Dated from COPAC. Little is known about the author, Florence Lawford. She wrote many other novels, including The...

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1931-44 2vols Two Novels by Hugh Walpole First Editions
1931-44 2vols Two Novels by Hugh Walpole First Editions

Price: £50.00

A pair of first edition novels by Hugh Walpole.The set consists of Judith Paris and Katherine Christian.With fold-out family trees to the rear of both volumes.Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 1 June 1941) was...

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1931-49 2vol The Beacon Light Midnight Love Sydney Horler First Editions
1931-49 2vol The Beacon Light Midnight Love Sydney Horler First Editions

Price: £40.00

Two first edition novels from Sydney Horler.The Beacon Light (1949, first printing)Midnight Love (1931, first edition)Sydney Horler (18 July 1888 27 October 1954) was a prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers. Born in...

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1931-9 2vols Brief Candles and Do What You Will by Aldous Huxley
1931-9 2vols Brief Candles and Do What You Will by Aldous Huxley

Price: £18.00

A collection of two books by Aldous Huxley.The set consists of: Brief Candles: Stories and Do What You Will: Essays.Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of...

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1932 2vol Henry Fielding The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling
1932 2vol Henry Fielding The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling

Price: £39.99

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. The novel is both a Bildungsroman and Picaresque novel. In two volumes complete. First...

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1932 2vol Pickwick Papers Dickens Bayntun Binding Lombard Street Edition Illustrated
1932 2vol Pickwick Papers Dickens Bayntun Binding Lombard Street Edition Illustrated

Price: £490.00

An attractive rebound copy of this fascinating Lombard Street Edition copy of Dickens's 'Pickwick Papers', copiously illustrated throughout and in a signed Bayntun half crushed morocco binding. ...

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1932 5vol Works of Constance Holme Old Road from Spain He-Who-Came Lonely Plough
1932 5vol Works of Constance Holme Old Road from Spain He-Who-Came Lonely Plough

Price: £48.00

Five of the novels of English playwright and novelist, Edith Constance Holme. Containing:The Old Road from Spain (1932)The Lonely Plough (1934)He-Who-Came (1936) The Splendid Wayfaring (1933)Beautiful End (1935)Beautiful End still...

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1932 7volin6 Selected Works of A J Cronin Translated into Danish Uniform Binding
1932 7volin6 Selected Works of A J Cronin Translated into Danish Uniform Binding

Price: £220.00

Six novels by A.J Cronin.Translated from the original English into Danish.The novels present are the following: I. Hattermagerens Slot I Paa Dansk Ved Peter Christiansen and Hattermagerens Slot II  (1932)II. Himmeriges Nogler...

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1932 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Centenary Edition John Tenniel Illus
1932 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Centenary Edition John Tenniel Illus

Price: £295.00

The centenary edition of this much loved children's work, complete with the original charming illustrations by John Tenniel. A scarce example of the centenary edition of the work. This work...

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1932 Charlie the Fox John Budden Illustrated G D Armour Dustwrapper First Ed
1932 Charlie the Fox John Budden Illustrated G D Armour Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this work by John Budden.Illustrated by George Denholm Armour, a British Painter known for his paintings of hunting and horses. This work displays Armour's skills beautifully with eight full page plates and illustrations...

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1932 Christmas Formula and Other Stories Benson Sign Limited Ed Furnival Books
1932 Christmas Formula and Other Stories Benson Sign Limited Ed Furnival Books

Price: £135.00

A collection of short stories by Stella Benson.With a frontispiece.This is number 11 of the Furnival Book Series. There is a note tipped in stating the 'The Furnival Books are now Published By Jointer and Steele Ltd. The Name William...

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1932 Diamant de la Reine by Paul Bourget
1932 Diamant de la Reine by Paul Bourget

Price: £59.99

An early twentieth century edition of Bourget's work in a fine decorative binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and armorial decoration. An armorial presentation binding from Ampleforth...

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1932 Ernest Bramah The Moon Of Much Gladness 1st Edition Ex Selbourne Collection
1932 Ernest Bramah The Moon Of Much Gladness 1st Edition Ex Selbourne Collection

Price: £120.00

A first edition of Ernest Bramah's fantasy novel, from the Selbourne collection.Kai-Lung is Bramah's fictional Chinese peripatetic storyteller. This book sees his return from earlier Bramah works The novel satirises well-known...

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1932 ESSAYS by J. B. S. HALDINE Inequality of Man
1932 ESSAYS by J. B. S. HALDINE Inequality of Man

Price: £47.99

A collection of essays by J. B. S. Haldane. Bound in cloth with unclipped dust wrapper. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964) was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist. He was one of the founders of population...

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1932 Faraway J B Priestley Novel First Edition Original Binding
1932 Faraway J B Priestley Novel First Edition Original Binding

Price: £20.00

The first edition of this early novel by J B Priestley.In original cloth binding, lacking dustwrapper.J B Priestley was an English author, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, man of letters and broadcaster. Priestley...

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1932 L'Inimitable Jeeves Romanzo Umoristico Inglese by P G Wodehouse Italian
1932 L'Inimitable Jeeves Romanzo Umoristico Inglese by P G Wodehouse Italian

Price: £59.99

A first Italian edition of L'Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. The text is incomplete though the original illustrated paper front board is present.

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1932 Limits and Renewals Rudyard Kipling First Edition With Dustwrapper
1932 Limits and Renewals Rudyard Kipling First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

A first edition of Kipling's last collection of short stories. Written shortly after the death of Kipling's son, the stories all feature themes of pain, inner suffering, mental anguish and bereavement. Including The Woman in...

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1932 The Body Behind the Bar By CECIL GREGG FIRST
1932 The Body Behind the Bar By CECIL GREGG FIRST

Price: £39.99

A first edition of Gregg's The Body Behind the Bar. Bound in cloth with yellow stamped lettering and decoration. Cecil Freeman Gregg (1898-unknown) was a chartered secretary and accountant. He was born in London. He had two main...

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1932-1956 3 vol Stories Napoleonic Historical Romances Conan Doyle First Thus
1932-1956 3 vol Stories Napoleonic Historical Romances Conan Doyle First Thus

Price: £40.00

A three volume set of works by Arthur Conan Doyle containing an assortment of texts published thematically into volumes on 'Stories', 'Napoleonic Stories' and 'Historical Romances'. The Complete...

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1932-37 6vol T Gwynn Jones Novels in Welsh Caniadau Manion Sangorski Sutcliffe
1932-37 6vol T Gwynn Jones Novels in Welsh Caniadau Manion Sangorski Sutcliffe

Price: £895.00

Six attractively bound novels from Welsh author Thomas Gwynn Jones.Containing Dyddgwaith (1937), Beirniadaeth a Myfyrdod (1935), Cymeriadau (1933), Manion (1932) , Astudiaethau (1936) and Caniadau (1934).Professor Thomas Gwynn Jones...

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1933 CARESSES... Memoires Intimes de Jacqueline de R
1933  CARESSES...  Memoires Intimes de Jacqueline de R

Price: £99.99

A bright, clean, limited edition of the French book Caresses... Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Limited edition, No. 319 of 500. The memoirs of Countess Jacqueline, born and bred into the aristocracy of 18th-Century...

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1933 2 Vol Complete Works of Doctor Francois Rabelais Illustrated Frank C Pape
1933 2 Vol Complete Works of Doctor Francois Rabelais Illustrated Frank C Pape

Price: £50.00

A handsome copy of The Complete Works of Doctor Franois Rabelais.With 24 plates, illustrated by Frank C Pap.Writing during the Renaissance, Franois Rabelais was a French humanist, Greek scholar, and physician.Complete in two volumes....

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1933 A Thatched Roof Beverley Nichols Rex Whistler Illustrated 1st
1933 A Thatched Roof Beverley Nichols Rex Whistler Illustrated 1st

Price: £75.00

The first edition of this smartly bound illustrated collection of Beverly Nichols' work looking at a charming cottage. The first edition, third impression of this work. This work is a companion...

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1933 Communication to my Friends by GEORGE MOORE First
1933 Communication to my Friends by GEORGE MOORE First

Price: £45.00

A limited first edition of A Communication to my Friends by George Moore. Bound in quarter leather and paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. First Edition. No. 958 of 1000 Limited Editions. George...

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1933 Contes d'Andersen H. Giraud Maurice Berty Illustrated Colour Plates French
1933 Contes d'Andersen H. Giraud Maurice Berty Illustrated Colour Plates French

Price: £70.00

An illustrated copy of this French translation of some of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, illustrated by Maurice Berty. In French. A collection of fairy tales by the renowned Hans Christian...

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1933 DICKENS All the Year Round arranged by Wethered and Turley First Edition
1933 DICKENS All the Year Round arranged by Wethered and Turley First Edition

Price: £17.99

A first edition of this collection of Dickens' short stories With an introduction by Bernard Darwin. Including Mr Venus in Love, Tough Old Joe, and The Poodle, amongst many others. With illustrated tailpieces and a vignette...

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1933 Haphazard by Gina Harwood Poetry Epitaphs First Edition Uncommon
1933 Haphazard by Gina Harwood Poetry Epitaphs First Edition Uncommon

Price: £19.99

A volume of poetry and epitaphs by Gina Harwood. A collection of various poems which originally appeared in The Spectator, Country Life and the Oxford Magazine. First edition. Uncommon.

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1933 John Galsworthy Over The River Limited Edition No 196 Of 375 Copies
1933 John Galsworthy Over The River Limited Edition No 196 Of 375 Copies

Price: £34.99

A  limited edition of Over the River a novel by John Galsworthy, being number 196 of 375 copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. First edition thus. John Galsworthy OM (1867 - 1933) was an English novelist...

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1933 Martha Ostenso Vildgaes Wild Geese First Danish Edition Novel Canadian
1933 Martha Ostenso Vildgaes Wild Geese First Danish Edition Novel Canadian

Price: £45.00

The first Danish edition of this famous novel by Martha Ostenso.Martha Ostenso was a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. Wild Geese was an award winning novel set on the prairies of Manitoba, Canada, following characters struggling...

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1933 P G Wodehouse Heavy Weather First Edition Blandings Castle
1933 P G Wodehouse Heavy Weather First Edition Blandings Castle

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this work by P G Wodehouse.Heavy Weather is part of the Blandings Castle series fo tales, the fourth full-length novel to be set there and a direct sequel to Summer Lightning.

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1934 G E Collins An Undistinguished Sportsman First Novel Dustwrapper
1934 G E Collins An Undistinguished Sportsman First Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A charming first edition of G E Collins' An Undistinguished Sportsman.Scarce in the pictorial dustwrapper.Following a long life experience of field sports, G E Collins published the tale of Bob Birkett - the poor sportsman...

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1934 INSPECTOR HIGGINS Sees It Through GREGG 1st Ed.
1934 INSPECTOR HIGGINS Sees It Through GREGG 1st Ed.

Price: £83.99

A scarce UK first edition of Inspector Higgins Sees It Through by Cecil Freeman Gregg. Bound in card. First UK edition. Scarce. Cecil Freeman Gregg, b.1898, was a chartered secretary and accountant alongside being an author....

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1934 Portrait of Clare by Francis Brett Young
1934 Portrait of Clare by Francis Brett Young

Price: £42.00

A copy of this novel by Francis Brett Young. Francis Brett Young (29 June 1884 28 March 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer.Like many authors he uses the places and occupations he knew as the backdrops for...

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1934 The Boy's Own Annual Volume 56 Short Stories Goerge J H Northcroft
1934 The Boy's Own Annual Volume 56 Short Stories Goerge J H Northcroft

Price: £39.99

A 1930s edition of The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 56. Containing short stories and poetry, and illustrated throughout with many engraved vignettes, along with a coloured frontispiece.

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1934 The Little World Signed Francis Brett Young First Edition First Twenty Five
1934 The Little World Signed Francis Brett Young First Edition First Twenty Five

Price: £80.00

A signed copy of this novel by Francis Brett Young.The first edition.Written to the verso of front endpaper is 'The first 25 copies of This Little World taken from the machine have been specially bound for presentation by the author.Inscription...

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1934 The Romances of Voltaire Manuel Komroff Library of Living Classics
1934 The Romances of Voltaire Manuel Komroff Library of Living Classics

Price: £24.99

An uncommon copy of of these collected works from French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, Voltaire. From the Library of Living Classics. Containing Candide, Zadig, The Princess of Babylon, etc....

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1934 Woman Who Had Imagination H E Bates First American Edition
1934 Woman Who Had Imagination H E Bates First American Edition

Price: £98.00

A scarce copy of this collection of short stories.First American edition.Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE (16 May 1905 29 January 1974), better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His best-known works include Love for...

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1934-40 8Vol Francis Brett Young Fiction Novel Collection
1934-40 8Vol Francis Brett Young Fiction Novel Collection

Price: £125.00

An extensive eight volume fiction collection by Francis Brett YoungConsisting of: My Brother Jonathan, Mr & Mrs Pennington, Jim Redlake, Far Forest, White Ladies, Dr Bradley Remembers, Mr Lucton's Freedom, and They Seek a...

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1935 A Century of Humour Edited by P G Wodehouse Anthology of Short Stories
1935 A Century of Humour Edited by P G Wodehouse Anthology of Short Stories

Price: £24.00

An anthology of short humorous stories and extracts from numerous authors, collected by P. G. Wodehouse. Containing works from Harry Graham, Stacy Aumonier, Denis Mackail and many others.

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1935 Angel Pavement JB Priestley Fiction
1935 Angel Pavement JB Priestley Fiction

Price: £46.00

A leather bound edition of Angel Pavement by J. B. Priestley, a social panorama of the city of London seen through the eyes of employees situated on the first floor of No. 8, Angel Pavement.Originally published in 1930, Angel Pavement...

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1935 Angel Pavement JB Priestly Original Binding Great Depression Fiction London
1935 Angel Pavement JB Priestly Original Binding Great Depression Fiction London

Price: £55.00

Leather bound edition of J.B Priestley's Angel Pavement.Angel Pavement was first published in 1930 following the success of his title The Good Companions. Set against the background of the Great Depression this social...

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1935 Beany-Eye David Garnett First Edition Limited Edition Signed by Author
1935 Beany-Eye David Garnett First Edition Limited Edition Signed by Author

Price: £125.00

A novel by Bloomsbury author David Garnett.The first edition.Limited edition, numbered 59. There were 110 copies of this special edition total, with 100 for sale.Signed by the author to the limitation page. David Garnett was a prominent...

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1935 D H Lawrence The Man Who Died 1st Edition Thus Illustrated by Farleigh
1935 D H Lawrence The Man Who Died 1st Edition Thus Illustrated by Farleigh

Price: £170.00

An first edition thus of The Man Who Died (the alternative title to Lawrence's preferred The Escaped Cock), illustrated by John Farleigh.The novel was originally published as The Escaped Cock in 1929. It was inspired by Lawrence's...

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1935 Devon Holiday Henry Williamson First Edition Ruralist Writings
1935 Devon Holiday Henry Williamson First Edition Ruralist Writings

Price: £34.00

The first edition of this novel by Henry Williamson.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Without dustwrapper, bound with half-title.This is a semi-fictional novel regarding...

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1935 Dowsha The Story of A Donkey First Edition Frediswid Sturges Illustrated
1935 Dowsha The Story of A Donkey First Edition Frediswid Sturges Illustrated

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this novel by Frediswid Sturges. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated, with eight full page plates by K F Barker. This novel follows a tale about this donkey,...

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1935 Essays By Modern Writers Beerbohm Montague Woolf R W Jepson First Edition
1935 Essays By Modern Writers Beerbohm Montague Woolf R W Jepson First Edition

Price: £120.00

A very smart copy of this collection of essays by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century authors. First Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Includes essays by Beerbohm, Montague, Woolf, Trevelyan and Blunden. ...

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1935 Retreat from Glory R. H. Bruce Lockhart
1935 Retreat from Glory R. H. Bruce Lockhart

Price: £19.99

An insightful autobiographical espionage thriller. Second Edition. Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart KCMG (2 September 1887 27 February 1970), was a journalist, author, secret agent, British diplomat in Moscow and Prague, and...

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1935 The Bishop Murder Case S S Van Dine Mystery Novel Foldout Maps
1935 The Bishop Murder Case S S Van Dine Mystery Novel Foldout Maps

Price: £29.99

A copy of Van Dine's murder mystery, illustrated with fold-out maps. Sixth Edition. Featuring 2 fold-out maps.

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1935 The Lazy Detective George Dilnot Scarce Edition Novel
1935 The Lazy Detective George Dilnot Scarce Edition Novel

Price: £14.99

A scarce edition of this crime novel by George Dilnot. Second reprint of the popular edition. George Dilnot (1883-1951) was a journalist who wrote books on true crime. He was General Editor of the Famous Trials series published...

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1935 This Little Pig by Helen and Alf Evers Illustrated Children's Book
1935 This Little Pig by Helen and Alf Evers Illustrated Children's Book

Price: £34.99

A scarce copy of This Little Pig.By Helen and Alf Evers.With numerous coloured illustrations.

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1935 Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck Illustrated by Ruth Gannett FIRST EDITION
1935 Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck Illustrated by Ruth Gannett FIRST EDITION

Price: £2,200.00

The first edition of this novel by Pulitzer-prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. Illustrated throughout by Ruth Gannett. The novel was the author's first clear critical and commercial success. It portrays a group of paisanos...

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1935 Victorious Troy or the Hurrying Angel by John Masefield First Edition
1935 Victorious Troy or the Hurrying Angel by John Masefield First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this novel by John Masefield. John Edward Masefield, OM (1 June 1878 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered...

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1935 Westward Ho! Or the Voyages of Sir Amyas Leigh Knight Charles Kingsley
1935 Westward Ho! Or the Voyages of Sir Amyas Leigh Knight Charles Kingsley

Price: £19.99

An illustrated edition of this historical adventure novel from Charles Kingsley. Illustrated with numerous colour plates. Reprinted from the 1927 edition.

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1935 Without My Cloak Kate O'Brien Illustrated Novel James Tait Hawthornden
1935 Without My Cloak Kate O'Brien Illustrated Novel James Tait Hawthornden

Price: £25.00

A nicely bound copy of Kate O'Brien's debut novel.In the original half-calf binding from the publisher as this is the 'New Leather Bound Edition'.Without My Cloak won both the James Tait Black Prize and the Hawthornden Prize for this...

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1935-33 2vol The Cage Bird and White Ladies Francis Brett Young First Editions
1935-33 2vol The Cage Bird and White Ladies Francis Brett Young First Editions

Price: £45.00

Two novels from Francis Brett Young. Including:White Ladies (1933)andThe Cage Bird (1935)Both are first editions. Francis Brett Young (29 June 1884 28 March 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer. Like many...

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1936 8Vol The Works of John Galt edited by Meldrum and Roughead Illus Brock
1936 8Vol The Works of John Galt edited by Meldrum and Roughead Illus Brock

Price: £115.00

An eight volume set of the works of John Galt.Eight of original 10 volumes. Lacking volumes 1 and 2 comprising the Annals of the Parish. Titles include: Ringan Gilhaize. The Provost, The Last of the Lairds, The Entail; or Lairds...

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1936 Caravan The Assembled Tales of John Galsworthy Bayntun Binding
1936 Caravan The Assembled Tales of John Galsworthy Bayntun Binding

Price: £120.00

A selection of short stories by the English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy attractively bound by Bayntun's of Bath.Galsworthy (1867 - 1933) is best known for his trilogy of novels The Forsyte Saga, which chronicles...

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1936 Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina First Cheap Edition Robert Graves
1936 Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina First Cheap Edition Robert Graves

Price: £35.00

Robert Graves' sequel to I Claudius. First thus, the first cheap edition of this work. With a folding plate of a the imperial family tree to the rear. Claudius The God is a novel, written in the form of an autobiography of the Roman...

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1936 Don Quichotte de la Manche Cervantes Lefevre-Geraldy Giffey Very Scarce Illustrated
1936 Don Quichotte de la Manche Cervantes Lefevre-Geraldy Giffey Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £210.00

A very scarce abridged children's edition of Cervantes' renowned novel 'Don Quixote', edited by Paul Lefevre-Geraldy and copiously illustrated throughout by Rene Giffey This work is in the original...

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1936 Gibts Koa Sund Illustrated Children's Book in Provinicial German Verse
1936 Gibts Koa Sund Illustrated Children's Book in Provinicial German Verse

Price: £34.99

A small volume of provincial German poetry for children. From a collection spanning every day of the calendar year. With charming coloured illustrations. In the original Bavarian German. 'Gibt's Koa Sund' translated into English...

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1936 Less Familiar Kipling and Kiplingiana G F Monkshood
1936 Less Familiar Kipling and Kiplingiana G F Monkshood

Price: £49.99

A scarce collection of the lesser known works of Kipling. Third revised edition.  Including some of his letters and short stories. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1936 Little French Girl Lilian Clifford Eileen Fitzgerald First Scarce
1936 Little French Girl Lilian Clifford Eileen Fitzgerald First Scarce

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this work by Lilian Clifford.A love story set during the outbreak of the First World War.

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1936 Tales From a Finnish Tupa James Cloyd Bowman Margery Bianco
1936 Tales From a Finnish Tupa James Cloyd Bowman Margery Bianco

Price: £55.00

A collection of Finnish folk tales translated into English. First thus, the first English edition of this collection. These tales are from a translation by Aili Kolehainen. Illustrated by...

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1936 The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God Bernard Shaw
1936 The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God Bernard Shaw

Price: £225.00

A scarce copy of this fictional work from Bernard Shaw. Fourteenth impression of the first edition. In a smart crushed morocco binding, bound by John Eves. Featuring various illustrations throughout the text, and an engraved title...

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1936 The Black Emperor Francis Gerard First Edition with Dustwrapper
1936 The Black Emperor Francis Gerard First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £295.00

A scarce first edition of Francis Gerard's third novel. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper. From the writer of other works such as "Emerald Embassy", "Sorcerer's Shaft", "Flight and Fear" and "Transparent Traitor". ...

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1936 The Ghost Man by Gerald Verner Very Scarce First UK Edition Dustwrapper
1936 The Ghost Man by Gerald Verner Very Scarce First UK Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £230.00

A very scarce copy of the mysterious Gerald Verner's The Ghost Man. Verner - believed to be a pseudonym of John Robert Stuart Pringle - had over 130 books published under four pseudonyms during his lifetime and was hugely popular...

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1936 The Poems of Robert Browning by Robert Browning
1936 The Poems of Robert Browning by Robert Browning

Price: £79.99

A volume of poetry by Robert Browning. Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Dramas Men and Women, Pauline, Paracelsus Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, Sordello and Dramatis Personae. With a photograph of Robert Browning to the front...

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1936 The River Men by Gerald Verner Thriller Crime Fiction Scarce First Edition
1936 The River Men by Gerald Verner Thriller Crime Fiction Scarce First Edition

Price: £79.99

A scarce copy of Gerald Verner's thriller, The River Men. Verner - believed to be a pseudonym of John Robert Stuart Pringle - had over 130 books published under four pseudonyms during his lifetime and was hugely popular...

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1936 The Wind Blows Over by Walter de la Mare Signed Limited Edition Short Stories
1936 The Wind Blows Over by Walter de la Mare Signed Limited Edition Short Stories

Price: £225.00

A scarce signed, limited edition copy of this collection of short stories by Walter de la Mare. Limited edition of seventy five copies, of which this is number fifty eight. Signed by de la...

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1936-1941 3vols Novels by Arthur Omre Det Hender Iblandt Flukten Det Onde Oie
1936-1941 3vols Novels by Arthur Omre Det Hender Iblandt Flukten Det Onde Oie

Price: £125.00

Three works by Norwegian author Arthur Omre.All works are uniformly bound in a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. In the original Norweigan. With original paper wraps of all volumes bound in.The first edition of all...

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1936-1950 8Vol Saint books of Leslie Charteris Thieve's Picnic 1st Edition
1936-1950 8Vol Saint books of Leslie Charteris Thieve's Picnic 1st Edition

Price: £130.00

An eight volume set of works by Leslie Charteris.Titles are:Thieve's Picnic (First Edition)The White RiderThe Saint and Mr. Teal (First Edition, Sixteenth Impression)The Ace of KnavesThe Saint in New York  (First Edition Sixth...

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1937 More Than Somewhat RUNYON New York ILLUS First Edition
1937  More Than Somewhat RUNYON New York ILLUS First Edition

Price: £265.00

Fifteen of Runyon's humourous stories, set around New York's Broadway. First edition. Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating...

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1937 As I Was Going Down Sackville Street Oliver St J Gogarty Frontispiece
1937 As I Was Going Down Sackville Street Oliver St J Gogarty Frontispiece

Price: £24.99

A copy of Oliver St. John Gogarty's first extended prose work, described as, 'Something new in form: neither a 'memoir' nor a novel.' Revised edition, published the same year as the first edition. With a frontispiece of the author....

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1937 CORONATION SUMMER Angela THIRKELL first edition illustrated
1937 CORONATION SUMMER Angela THIRKELL first edition illustrated

Price: £180.00

A first edition of 'Coronation Summer', a fictionalized account set when Queen Victoria was crowned, written by Angela Margaret Thirkell (January 1890 - January 1961), an English and Australian novelist....

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1937 Eton Binding Poems By Thomas Gray Vellum Odes Ballads
1937 Eton Binding Poems By Thomas Gray Vellum Odes Ballads

Price: £39.99

A collection of the poetry of Thomas Gray, privately printed by Eton College. Including a leaving gift dedication page. With many of Gray's famous odes, epitaphs, and elegies.

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1937 Fatal Friday by Francis Gerard Crime Thriller Scarce First UK Edition
1937 Fatal Friday by Francis Gerard Crime Thriller Scarce First UK Edition

Price: £49.99

A scarce first UK edition of this crime novel by Francis Gerard. Illustrated with two floorplans.

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1937 Gustave Flaubert Salammbo Historical Novel French
1937 Gustave Flaubert Salammbo Historical Novel French

Price: £75.00

An attractive edition of this French novel by Gustave Flaubert.Salammbo is a historical novel set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC shortly after the First Punic war.

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1937 HP Lovecraft Weird Tales August Volume 30 number 2 Science Fiction
1937 HP Lovecraft Weird Tales August Volume 30 number 2  Science Fiction

Price: £200.00

An early 20th century issue of this American magazine.Weird Tales was an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine. It was first established in March 1923 and its most recent publication was Spring 2014. This...

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1937 HP Lovecraft Weird Tales July Volume 30 Number 1 Farnsworth Wright Horror
1937 HP Lovecraft Weird Tales July Volume 30 Number 1 Farnsworth Wright Horror

Price: £395.00

An early 20th century issue of this American magazine.Contains the first printing of the verse 'To Virgil Finlay'Weird Tales was an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine. It was first established in March 1923...

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1937 John Graham Convict 1824 an Historical Narrative R. Gibbings First Edition
1937 John Graham Convict 1824 an Historical Narrative R. Gibbings First Edition

Price: £160.00

A first edition of this vivid historical narrative dealing with transportation and early convict life in Australia. Featuring forty wood-engravings, illustrated by the author. With rare original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1937 Lord Emsworth and Others P G Wodehouse First Edition Short Stories
1937 Lord Emsworth and Others P G Wodehouse First Edition Short Stories

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this work by P G Wodehouse.Lord Emsworth and Others is a collection of short stories containing nine stories including one set at Blandings Castle, a common location in Wodehouse's ficiton.

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1937 Lorna Doone a Romance of Exmoor Blackmore Brittan Brock Illus Colour Plates
1937 Lorna Doone a Romance of Exmoor Blackmore Brittan Brock Illus Colour Plates

Price: £60.00

An illustrated copy of 'Lorna Doone' by Richard Blackmore, illustrated with colour plates and Charles E. Brittan and Charles E. Brock. 'Lorna Doone' is a historical romance novel, set in Exmoor...

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1937 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Marriage Broker Mystery Drama First Edition Signed
1937 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Marriage Broker Mystery Drama First Edition Signed

Price: £120.00

A very scarce signed, first edition of this mystery novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes.Scarce in any

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1937 Nigger Narcissus Tale SEA Children Joseph CONRAD
1937 Nigger Narcissus Tale SEA Children Joseph CONRAD

Price: £29.99

A smartly bound copy of Conrad's classic novella. The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Sea (1897), is arguably Conrad's finest early work. The story follows James Wait, a West Indian black sailor on board...

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1937 Poems By Thomas Gray Vellum Eton Binding Odes Ballads
1937 Poems By Thomas Gray Vellum Eton Binding Odes Ballads

Price: £39.99

A collection of the poetry of Thomas Gray, privately printed by Eton College. Including a leaving gift dedication page. With many of Gray's famous odes, epitaphs, and elegies.

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1937 Portrait of a Village Francis Brett Young Engravings by Joan Hassall
1937 Portrait of a Village Francis Brett Young Engravings by Joan Hassall

Price: £19.99

A collection of countryside tales from English novelist Francis Brett Young. First edition. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings by Joan Hassall.

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1937 Secret Sceptre by Francis Gerard Scarce First Edition Crime Thriller
1937 Secret Sceptre by Francis Gerard Scarce First Edition Crime Thriller

Price: £24.99

A scarce first edition of this crime novel by Francis Gerard. With a publisher's catalogue to rear.

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1937 Something Short and Sweet H E Bates Very Scarce
1937 Something Short and Sweet H E Bates Very Scarce

Price: £220.00

A scarce second impression of this collection of short stories.With eight pages of publishers' advertisements to the rear.Herbert Ernest Bates, (16 May 1905 29 January 1974), better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and...

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1937 Starting Point by C Day Lewis Signed Copy First Edition
1937 Starting Point by C Day Lewis Signed Copy First Edition

Price: £59.99

A novel depicting the lives of four young men struggling through the time of the General Strike of 1926 as they emerge from university. First edition Signed by the author and dated November 20th 1937

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1937 The Case of the Dangerous Dowager Perry Mason Erle Stanley Gardner First
1937 The Case of the Dangerous Dowager Perry Mason Erle Stanley Gardner First

Price: £290.00

A first edition of this novel in the Perry Mason series. Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author of detective stories.

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1937 The Master of Jalna Mazo de La Roche Gilt Stamped JAE Bumpus Signed Binding
1937 The Master of Jalna Mazo de La Roche Gilt Stamped JAE Bumpus Signed Binding

Price: £120.00

The third book of the incredibly popular Jalna series. The Jalna series is a sixteen novel family saga about the Whiteoak family. Jalna, a city in west-central India, is the name of the manor house where the Whiteoaks live. The...

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1937 The Vengeance of Monsieur Blackshirt David Graeme Harrap's Shilling Series
1937 The Vengeance of Monsieur Blackshirt David Graeme Harrap's Shilling Series

Price: £39.99

A thrilling adventure novel set against the picturesque backdrop of sixteenth century france. First edition in the Harrap's Shilling Library series.Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper.

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1937 Weird Tales June 1937 Volume 29 Number 6 Pulp Fantasy Fiction Magazine
1937 Weird Tales June 1937 Volume 29 Number 6 Pulp Fantasy Fiction Magazine

Price: £175.00

An early 20th century issue of this legendary American magazine.Weird Tales is an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine. It was first established in March 1923 and its most recent publication was Spring 2014. It...

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1938 Francis Brett Young The Christmas Box Dustwrapper Illustrated First
1938 Francis Brett Young The Christmas Box Dustwrapper Illustrated First

Price: £40.00

A first edition of Francis Brett Young's The Christmas Box in original dustwrapper.Francis Brett Young (1884 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer.With 36 illustrations by Kay Ambrose.

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1938 Francis Brett Young The Christmas Box Illustrated Dustwrapper First
1938 Francis Brett Young The Christmas Box Illustrated Dustwrapper First

Price: £40.00

A first edition of Francis Brett Young's The Christmas Box in original dustwrapper.Francis Brett Young (1884 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer.With 36 illustrations by Kay Ambrose.

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1938 Furthermore by Damon Runyon with dustwrapper 1st edition illustrated
1938 Furthermore by Damon Runyon with dustwrapper 1st edition illustrated

Price: £160.00

Amusing short stories written in Runyon's characteristic style of avoiding the use of past tense and making great use of slang words. First edition. With an introduction by E.C. Bentley, monochrome illustrations by Nicholas Bentley...

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1938 In Hazard a Sea Story by Richard Hughes First Edition
1938 In Hazard a Sea Story by Richard Hughes First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this novel by Richard Hughes. Richard Arthur Warren Hughes OBE (19 April 1900 28 April 1976) was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels and plays. In 1938, he wrote an allegorical novel In Hazard based...

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1938 Listen the Wind by Anne Morrow Lindbergh First Edition Illustrated
1938 Listen the Wind by Anne Morrow Lindbergh First Edition Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A first edition of Listen! the Wind by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.With Foreword and Map Drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh.Anne Morrow Lindbergh (nee Anne Spencer Morrow; June 22, 1906 February 7, 2001) was an American author, aviator, and...

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1938 Miles Burton Death in The Tunnel Novel First Edition Third Impression
1938 Miles Burton Death in The Tunnel Novel First Edition Third Impression

Price: £195.00

A scarce first edition of this work of detective fiction.An early work by Miles Burton and one his very best. nine editions in 1936.Very hard to find in any edition.Featuring investigator Desmond Merrion. Very scarce.First edition,...

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1938 RUNYON Furthermore First Edition Stories Illus HUMOUR
1938 RUNYON Furthermore  First Edition Stories Illus HUMOUR

Price: £225.00

Fifteen of Runyon's humourous stories, set around New York's Broadway. First edition. Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating...

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1938 Spella Ho H E Bates
1938 Spella Ho H E Bates

Price: £67.00

A fourth impression of this novel.Herbert Ernest Bates, (16 May 1905 29 January 1974), better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. Many of his stories depict life in the rural Midlands of England, particularly his...

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1938 Stories From the Arabian Nights Housman Dulac Colour Dustwrapper Illustarted
1938 Stories From the Arabian Nights Housman Dulac Colour Dustwrapper Illustarted

Price: £75.00

A charming and copiously illustrated copy in the rare dustwrapper of stories from the 'Arabian Nights', retold by the notable English playwright, writer and illustrator Laurence Housman. Illustrated...

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1938 The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade Keene Sankey Illus
1938 The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade Keene Sankey Illus

Price: £22.00

Charles Reade's best known historical novel set in the fifteenth century across several European countries. 'The Cloister and the Hearth' was Charles Reade's best known novel. Alongside being...

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1938 The Prince of Paradise Francis Gerard First Edition a John Meredith Story
1938 The Prince of Paradise Francis Gerard First Edition a John Meredith Story

Price: £49.99

The scarce first edition of this adventure novel by Francis Gerard. Including a map of Arabia.

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1938 Wild Lone Story of a Pytchley Fox BB First Edition Watkins-Pitchford Illustrated
1938 Wild Lone Story of a Pytchley Fox BB First Edition Watkins-Pitchford Illustrated

Price: £230.00

A lovely first edition copy of this charming children's work written and illustrated by Denys James Watkins-Pitchford, rebound in a half polished calf binding with cloth covered boards. Denys...

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1939 And Call It Accident Mrs Belloc Lowndes Signed
1939 And Call It Accident Mrs Belloc Lowndes Signed

Price: £90.00

A first UK edition of this novel.With a signed inscription by the author to the front free endpaper, addressed to 'Dearest Daisy'. Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Lowndes, ne Belloc (5 August 1868 14 November 1947), was a prolific...

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1939 And Still I Cheat the Gallows Short Stories E Phillips Oppenheim Dustwrappe
1939 And Still I Cheat the Gallows Short Stories E Phillips Oppenheim Dustwrappe

Price: £68.00

A thrilling novel by E Phillips Oppenheim.A Reprint edition a year after the work's first publication.In original unclipped dustwrapper.This work is titled as being 'A series of Stories'. The work provides a series of tales which link...

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1939 Behold the Dreamer Walter De La Mare Illustrated First Edition Poems Shorts
1939 Behold the Dreamer Walter De La Mare Illustrated First Edition Poems Shorts

Price: £50.00

An anthology of poems and excerpts.This anthological work contains works by many authors and is edited by Walter de La Mare.First edition.This work has writings on reverie, night, sleep, dream, love-reams, nightmare, death, the unconscious,...

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