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1925 Stories from Dickens J Walker McSpadden Copperfield Twist Pip Dorrit Illus
1925 Stories from Dickens J Walker McSpadden Copperfield Twist Pip Dorrit Illus

Price: £60.00

A collection of tales regarding characters from Dickens. Written by J Walker McSpadden, the author of 'Stories of Robin Hood.' Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece and seven plates from...

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1925 The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding Illustrated R Wheelwright Signed
1925 The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding Illustrated R Wheelwright Signed

Price: £95.00

A limited edition print of Fielding's comic novel Tom Jones. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With sixteen colour plate illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright. Limited...

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1926 Den Gronne Hat MICHAEL ARLEN
1926  Den Gronne Hat  MICHAEL ARLEN

Price: £47.99

A clean, bright, Danish translation of The Green Hat by Michael Arlen. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper-covered boards. Michael Arlen, 1895 1956, whose original name was Dikran Kouyoumdjian, was an Armenian...

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1926 12 vol Works of HENRY FIELDING Saintsbury Navarre
1926 12 vol Works of HENRY FIELDING Saintsbury Navarre

Price: £150.00

A decorative limited edition set of the works of Henry Fielding, including the classic Tom Jones. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and fleur de lys decoration to the spine. Complete in Twelve Volumes. Dated from COPAC. Contains...

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1926 2vols The Complete Works of Thomas Otway edited by Montague Summers
1926 2vols The Complete Works of Thomas Otway edited by Montague Summers

Price: £80.00

A set of The Works of Thomas Otway edited by Montague Summers.Two of the complete three volumes.The first volume contains: Introduction, Alcibiades, Don Carlos, Titus and Berenice, The Cheats of Scapin and the second volume contains:...

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1926 3 vols Complete Works Thomas Otway Summers Nonesuch Limited First Edition
1926 3 vols Complete Works Thomas Otway Summers Nonesuch Limited First Edition

Price: £240.00

A limited edition set of 'The Complete Works of Thomas Otway' edited by Montague Summers and complete in three volumes. First thus, the first Nonesuch edition of these works. Each volume...

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1926 3vols The Complete Works of Thomas Otway Montague Summers Nonesuch Press
1926 3vols The Complete Works of Thomas Otway  Montague Summers Nonesuch Press

Price: £250.00

A lovely set of The Complete Works of Thomas Otway edited by Montague Summers. Complete in three volumes. Volume I contains: Introduction, Alcibiades, Don Carlos, Titus and Berenice, The Cheats of Scapin. Volume II contains: Friendship...

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1926 4vols in 10 Shakespeare Head Edition of Fielding's Novels Limited Edition
1926 4vols in 10 Shakespeare Head Edition of Fielding's Novels Limited Edition

Price: £370.00

A pleasing collection of works by the renowned eighteenth century English novelist and dramatist Henry Fielding; bound in a uniform red cloth binding with gilt title to the spines and gilded top page edges. ...

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1926 D. H. Lawrence Glad Ghosts First Edition Limited To 500 Ex Selbourne
1926 D. H. Lawrence Glad Ghosts First Edition Limited To 500 Ex Selbourne

Price: £230.00

The limited first edition of this strange supernatural tale by D. H Lawrence, from the Selbourne collection.Richard Aldington called Lawrence, "one of the most original and interesting persons of his time." His reputation suffered...

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1926 Debits and Credits Rudyard Kipling First Edition Short Stories Poems
1926 Debits and Credits Rudyard Kipling First Edition Short Stories Poems

Price: £65.00

A first edition of this work by Rudyard Kipling.A collection of fourteen stories, nineteen poems and two scenes from a play.

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1926 Glad Ghosts D. H. Lawrence First Edition Limited Edition Novella
1926 Glad Ghosts D. H. Lawrence First Edition Limited Edition Novella

Price: £140.00

A limited edition copy of this short story by D. H. Lawrence, 'Glad Ghosts' Limited edition, this being 1 of 500 first edition copies printed. A first edition copy, handsomely bound in the...

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1926 Handley Cross Surtees Illustrated John Leech Bayntun Binding
1926 Handley Cross Surtees Illustrated John Leech Bayntun Binding

Price: £170.00

A handsome copy of Robert Surtees's nineteenth century classic focusing on the adventures of a grocer turned Master of Fox Hounds, in a signed Bayntun half crushed morocco binding. Robert Smith...

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1926 Harmer John Unworldly Story Hugh Walpole Limited Edition Signed
1926 Harmer John Unworldly Story Hugh Walpole Limited Edition Signed

Price: £55.00

A limited edition of this novel set in a cathedral town. It is one of two hundred and fifty large paper copies and is signed by the author.Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) was an English writer.

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1926 Lavengro Scholar Gypsy Priest George Borrow Colour Illustrations
1926 Lavengro Scholar Gypsy Priest George Borrow Colour Illustrations

Price: £39.00

A copy of Borrow's work, falling somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel.With colour illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. Borrow began work on Lavengro in 1842 and had written most of it by the end of 1843, but progress was...

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1926 Penguin Island Anatole France A. W. Evans Frank C. Pape Satire Illustrated
1926 Penguin Island Anatole France A. W. Evans Frank C. Pape Satire Illustrated

Price: £65.00

An illustrated copy of Anatole France's satirical novel 'Penguin Island', translated by A. W. Evans, illustrated throughout by Frank C. Pape. 'Penguin Island' is a satirical novel written about...

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1926 Peronnik the Fool Heloise Abelard George Moore Limited Edition
1926 Peronnik the Fool Heloise Abelard George Moore Limited Edition

Price: £35.00

A limited edition copy of George Moore's work 'Peronnik the Fool', which had originally been included in 'Heloise and Abelard'. A limited edition work, of which 785 were printed. This work...

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1926 Ronald Knox The viaduct Murder Fiction Novel Murder Mystery
1926 Ronald Knox The viaduct Murder Fiction Novel Murder Mystery

Price: £80.00

An uncommon Second Edition of Ronald Knox's The Viaduct MurderRonald Arbuthnott Knox (17 February 1888 24 August 1957) was an English priest, theologian and author of detective stories. He was also a writer and a regular broadcaster...

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1926 Sea and Sussex Rudyard Kipling Illustrated and Signed Donald Maxwell
1926 Sea and Sussex Rudyard Kipling Illustrated and Signed Donald Maxwell

Price: £125.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of Rudyard Kipling's poetical work, "Sea and Sussex". Signed by the illustrator, Donald Maxwell. With twenty-five coloured plates. Maxwell trained in London at the Clapham School of Art, the Slade...

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1926 Seafaring Captain George P Boughton Colour Plates Nautical Stories
1926 Seafaring Captain George P Boughton Colour Plates Nautical Stories

Price: £29.99

A collection of semi-autobiographical seafaring stories from the 1920s.First edition. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates. Including decorative endpapers.

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1926 Sporting Songs and Verses Whyte-Melville Coloured Plates
1926 Sporting Songs and Verses Whyte-Melville Coloured Plates

Price: £34.99

A collection of poetry about countryside pursuits such as hunting, horse-riding, and more. Illustrated throughout with numerous tipped-in coloured plates by Lionel Edwards George John Whyte-Melville (18211878) was a Scottish novelist...

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1926 Stephen McKenna Saviours Society Realists Trilogy Aristocrat First Edition
1926 Stephen McKenna Saviours Society Realists Trilogy Aristocrat First Edition

Price: £35.00

An uncommon first edition of Stephen McKenna's Saviours of Society.With a general focus on English upper-class society, McKenna wrote forty six novels and six works of non fiction, including a biography of his uncle Reginald McKenna,...

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1926 Ulick and Soracha by GEORGE MOORE LIMITED EDITION
1926 Ulick and Soracha by GEORGE MOORE  LIMITED EDITION

Price: £200.00

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, bevelled edges and unclipped dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is of a smaller size than the book, as is usual. Signed by the author. First edition. Limited edition, number 384 of 1,250. The...

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1926 Ulick and Soracha George Moore First Limited Edition Signed Nonesuch Press
1926 Ulick and Soracha George Moore First Limited Edition Signed Nonesuch Press

Price: £40.00

A lovely limited first edition copy of this charming historical romance novel by the renowned Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and art critic George Moore; signed by the author to the limited edition colophon...

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1926 Ulick and Soracha George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Signed First Ed
1926 Ulick and Soracha George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Signed First Ed

Price: £145.00

The first edition of George Moore's novel Ulick and Soracha. Limited edition, number 637 of 1250 copies printed on japon vellum for the Nonesuch Press. With scarce original dustwrapper in a complete and fine

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1926 Walter de la Mare The Connoisseur and Other Stories Signed Limited Press
1926 Walter de la Mare The Connoisseur and Other Stories Signed Limited Press

Price: £150.00

A first edition of Walter de la Mare's The Connoisseur.A collection of short stories and poetry by Walter de la Mare, the novelist noted for his psychological horror stories and separate works for children.Signed by the author and...

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1926 Zadig and Other Romances Voltaire H I Woolf Wilfrid S Jackson Illustrated
1926 Zadig and Other Romances Voltaire H I Woolf Wilfrid S Jackson Illustrated

Price: £77.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of Zadig and other Romances by Voltaire.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With portrait frontispiece of Voltaire and a further...

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1926 Zadig and Other Romances Voltaire Woolf Jackson 1st Edition Keen Illustrated
1926 Zadig and Other Romances Voltaire Woolf Jackson 1st Edition Keen Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A first illustrated edition copy of Herman Irwell Woolf's translation of Voltaire's 'Zadig, or Destiny', 'Story of a Good Brahmin', 'The Simple Soul' and 'The Princess of Babylon', and Wilfrid S. Jackson's translation...

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1926-27 12vols NOVELS of B DISRAELI Sybil, Vivian Grey
1926-27 12vols NOVELS of B DISRAELI Sybil, Vivian Grey

Price: £535.00

A handsome collection of the Bradenham Edition of the novels of Disraeli, complete with their dustwrappers in twelve volumes. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, and gilt and embossed decoration, and unclipped dustwrappers. Includes an...

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1927 Alroy by Benjamin Disraeli Dustwrapper Bradenham Edition
1927 Alroy by Benjamin Disraeli Dustwrapper Bradenham Edition

Price: £160.00

A first Bradenham edition of this novel by Benjamin Disraeli.Benjamin Disraeli was a British politician and author who served as Prime Minister. Alroy was his fifth novel original published in 1833.With the very scarce art deco dustwrapper....

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1927 Benjamin Disraeli William Aytoun Ixion Heaven Endymion Skit Burlesque
1927 Benjamin Disraeli William Aytoun Ixion Heaven Endymion Skit Burlesque

Price: £25.00

A short novel and poem written by Benjamin Disraeli and William Edmondstoune Aytoun respectively, bound into one volume and bearing the sub heading "Disraeli's Skit and Aytoun's Burlesque".A limited edition of 525 copies, this...

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1927 Cranford Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell Illustrated by Hugh Thomson
1927 Cranford Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell Illustrated by Hugh Thomson

Price: £34.99

Mrs Gaskell's best-known novel about the fictional town of Cranford, with her first novel, Mary Barton. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little...

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1927 First Thus The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes A Conan Doyle
1927 First Thus The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes A Conan Doyle

Price: £350.00

A smart copy of Arthur Conan Doyle's work of detective fiction. First thus. First published in the U.S in serialised form in 1926, this particular edition is a first U.S Edition of this work...

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1927 Jersey Folk Lore John H. L'Amy Illustrated First Edition
1927 Jersey Folk Lore John H. L'Amy Illustrated First Edition

Price: £38.00

A very smart, first edition copy of John L'Amy's look and analysis of the folklore found in Jersey, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. An interesting look at the fascinating...

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1927 Latterday Symphony by Romer Wilson smart striped boards no dustwrapper
1927 Latterday Symphony by Romer Wilson smart striped boards no dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A charming first edition from the Nonesuch Press.With a lovely stamped frontispiece, an unusual half-title, and a dedication to singing master John Goss, this little volume is beautiful outside and in.

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1927 Psyche Suivi de La Fin de Psyche Pierre Louys First Edition Limited Ed
1927 Psyche Suivi de La Fin de Psyche Pierre Louys First Edition Limited Ed

Price: £98.00

The first edition of this posthumously published work by Pierre Louys.Edited by his friend, Claude Farrere.Limited edition, number 127 of of 400 copies printed on papier de Holland.In the original French.Pierre Louys was a french Poet...

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1927 Romer Wilson Latterday Symphony First Edition Novel Nonesuch Press
1927 Romer Wilson Latterday Symphony First Edition Novel Nonesuch Press

Price: £58.00

A first edition of this novel by Romer Wilson.With a decorative title page.Bound with publisher's advertisements to the rear of the text.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector...

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1927 Sterne A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy Mr Yorck
1927 Sterne A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy Mr Yorck

Price: £29.99

A lovely, illustrated interwar edition of the famous novel from Laurence Sterne.With colourful vignettes, broad, clear margins, and large text, this is a charming keepsakeFrom a limited run of two thousand copies for sale, with...

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1927 The Brook Kerith a SYRIAN Story George Moore
1927 The Brook Kerith a SYRIAN Story George Moore

Price: £29.99

A fictional work from irish novelist and dramatist, George Moore. Seventh revised impression of the first edition. As a naturalistic Moore, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists,...

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1927 The Devil on Two Sticks by Rene le Sage Illustrated
1927 The Devil on Two Sticks by Rene le Sage Illustrated

Price: £34.99

An edition of The Devil on Two Sticks by Rene le Sage. A new edition with an introduction by Arthur Symons. With illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen.

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1927 The Devil on Two Sticks Rene Le Sage English Translation William Strange
1927 The Devil on Two Sticks Rene Le Sage English Translation William Strange

Price: £50.00

An English translation of this eighteenth century novel by Alain-Rene Le Sage. First thus. This edition is based on the scarce nineteenth century translation by William Strange. The illustrations...

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1927 The Devil on Two Sticks Rene le Sage Illustrations by Philip Hagreen
1927 The Devil on Two Sticks Rene le Sage Illustrations by Philip Hagreen

Price: £39.99

An illustrated English translation of this comic novel by Alain-Rene Lesage. New edition. With illustrations throughout by Philip Hagreen, and an introduction by Arthur Symons.

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1927 The Gods are Athirst Anatole France Illustrated Edition First Thus English Trans
1927 The Gods are Athirst Anatole France Illustrated Edition First Thus English Trans

Price: £60.00

An English translation of Anatole France's famous French Revolution novel. Illustrated throughout, with numerous illustrations by John Austen. First thus, the first illustrated edition of this...

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1927 The Magic Casket Richard Austin Freeman Dr Thorndyke Detective Novel
1927 The Magic Casket Richard Austin Freeman Dr Thorndyke Detective Novel

Price: £65.00

A collection of exciting short stories about the detective Doctor Thorndyke. Dr Thornydke was a detective who became one of the first forensic scientists in fiction. He appeared in about twenty-two...

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1927 The Return of Blackshirt Bruce Graeme First Edition
1927 The Return of Blackshirt Bruce Graeme First Edition

Price: £32.99

A thrilling work of crime fiction from respected novelist of suspense, Bruce Graeme. First edition. Sequel to "Blackshirt" and from the author of "La Belle Laurine", "The Trail of the White Knight" and "Passion, Murder and Mystery". ...

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1927 Three Stories French Eighteenth Century Mrs Wilfred Jackson First Edition
1927 Three Stories French Eighteenth Century Mrs Wilfred Jackson First Edition

Price: £14.99

Three French tales from the eighteenth century by Crebillon, the Abbe de Voisenon, and Montesquieu. With frontispiece and three other plates. Part of the Broadway Library of XVIII Century French Literature.

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1927-1935 14vols Works of John Galsworthy Grove Edition
1927-1935 14vols Works of John Galsworthy Grove Edition

Price: £120.00

Fourteen volumes of the works of the notable English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, from the Grove Edition series. As the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932 John Galsworthy...

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1927-1936 16vol Works of Walter Savage Landor Limited Edition Welby Illustrated
1927-1936 16vol Works of Walter Savage Landor Limited Edition Welby Illustrated

Price: £500.00

A complete limited edition set of the the works of Walter Savage Landor, complete in sixteen volumes. Walter Savage Landor was an English poet and writer best remembered for his prose work...

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1927-35 22 vol J GALSWORTHY Grove Edition FORSYTE SAGA
1927-35 22 vol J GALSWORTHY Grove Edition FORSYTE SAGA

Price: £505.00

The Complete Works of John Galsworthy, Grove Edition, including The Forsyte Saga, twenty-two volumes. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Complete in 22 Volumes. Includes: Caravan Volumes I to III: A Stoic, The Apple Tree, and...

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1927-37 15 vols J GALSWORTHY Grove Edition FORSYTE SAGA
1927-37 15 vols J GALSWORTHY Grove Edition FORSYTE SAGA

Price: £240.00

Fifteen volumes of The Works of John Galsworthy, Grove Edition, including The Forsyte Saga. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Volumes 2, 4, 5, 7, and 11-21 of the Works. Includes Caravan Volumes I to III: A Stoic,...

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1928 3 vol STORY TELLER'S Holiday APHRODITE Aulis MOORE
1928 3 vol STORY TELLER'S Holiday APHRODITE Aulis MOORE

Price: £119.99

A set of novels by this Irish writer, poet, dramatist and critic, in the original dustwrappers. Comprising: Volumes I and II of 'A Story-Teller's Holiday' (1928); and 'Aphrodite in Aulis' (1933 reprint of revised Uniform Edition). 'A...

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1928 AMOUR TERRE INCONNUE Martin MAURICE
1928 AMOUR TERRE INCONNUE Martin MAURICE

Price: £69.99

An interesting work by Martin Maurice, (Maurice-Lon Martin). Original paper wraps have been bound within. In French.

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1928 Belinda A Tale of Affection in Youth and Age Hilaire Belloc First Edition
1928 Belinda A Tale of Affection in Youth and Age Hilaire Belloc First Edition

Price: £100.00

The first edition of this novel by Hilaire Belloc. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Hilaire Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian. He was a prolific twentieth...

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1928 Belshazzar H Rider Haggard Scarce First Edition
1928 Belshazzar H Rider Haggard Scarce First Edition

Price: £195.00

A very scarce first edition of this historical H. Rider Haggard novel. A historical fantasy with intriguing supernatural undertones, Rider Haggard's Belshazzar is a fascinating ride through the last years of the Babylonian...

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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 l'Assommoir Emile Zola Arthur Symons Frontis Dustwrapper Limited Ed Signed
1928 l'Assommoir Emile Zola Arthur Symons Frontis Dustwrapper Limited Ed Signed

Price: £90.00

A limited edition copy of Emile Zola's enlightening novel 'l'Assommoir', with a frontispiece, signed by the translator, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. A limited edition work, limited...

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1928 l'Assommoir Emile Zola Rougon-Macquart Arthur Symons Limited Ed Signed
1928 l'Assommoir Emile Zola Rougon-Macquart Arthur Symons Limited Ed Signed

Price: £48.00

A limited edition copy of Arthur Symon's translation of Emile Zola's 'l'Assommoir', illustrated with a frontispiece, and signed by the translator. A limited edition work, consisting of one-thousand...

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1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover Early Pirated Edition Limited Ed Scarce D H Lawrence
1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover Early Pirated Edition Limited Ed Scarce D H Lawrence

Price: £125.00

A limited edition, early pirated copy of this contentious twentieth century novel by D H Lawrence. Believed to be one of the earliest pirate copies of this work, this copy has the same pagination...

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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 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 Seven Tales and Alexander H. E. Bates First Edition Limited Edition
1929 Seven Tales and Alexander H. E. Bates First Edition Limited Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of this work by H. E. Bates's 'Seven Tales and Alexander', in the publisher's original cloth binding. A limited edition first edition copy of this work. 1 of 1000 copies....

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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 All Our Yesterdays H. M. Tomlinson Signed Limited Edition First Edition
1930 All Our Yesterdays H. M. Tomlinson Signed Limited Edition First Edition

Price: £80.00

A excellent copy of this limited edition signed first edition copy of this novel by H. M. Tomlinson. Bound in the publisher's original cloth binding, this particular copy is in excellent

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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 Dandelion Days Henry Williamson The Flax of Dream Signed Limited Edition Scarce
1930 Dandelion Days Henry Williamson The Flax of Dream Signed Limited Edition Scarce

Price: £165.00

A scarce limited edition revised copy of Henry Williamson's second book in his 'The Flax of a Dream' series, signed and numbered by the author. Henry Williamson was a renowned English author...

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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 Farewell Miss Julie Logan A Wintry Tale J. M. Barrie Newspaper Uncommon
1931 Farewell Miss Julie Logan A Wintry Tale J. M. Barrie Newspaper Uncommon

Price: £35.00

A delightful example of this work of fiction by J. M. Barrie, in a well-made amateur binding. As published in the British newspaper 'The Times'. First edition, published prior to the publication...

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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 Christmas Formula and Other Stories Stella Benson Illus Signed Limited Ed
1932 Christmas Formula and Other Stories Stella Benson Illus Signed Limited Ed

Price: £135.00

A signed limited edition copy of Stella Benson's collection of three short stories, illustrated with a frontispiece, and signed by the author to the edition page. A limited edition work, of...

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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 Flowering Wilderness John Galsworthy Signed First Edition Limited Edition Slipcase
1932 Flowering Wilderness John Galsworthy Signed First Edition Limited Edition Slipcase

Price: £80.00

A pleasing first limited edition copy of the penultimate work in John Galsworthy's 'Forsyte Chronicles', signed and numbered in ink by the author. As the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature...

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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 8vols Constance Holme Oxford World Classics Collection Slipcase Crump Folk
1934 8vols Constance Holme Oxford World Classics Collection Slipcase Crump Folk

Price: £120.00

Eight pocket sized volumes from the 'Oxford World's Classics' series. Housed in a slipcase, this set of novels are all by Edith Constance Holme. These novels are all the following numbers from...

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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 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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