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Where Love Lies Deepest

By: Ashford, Daisy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1966

Seller ID: 004181

Condition: Very Good


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Price-clipped. 77pp. Beautifully illustrated with b/w drawings by Ralph Steadman. Daisy Ashford was twelve when she wrote this book, three years older than when she completed her most famous book, "The Young Visiters". Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Maze Maker

By: Ayrton, Michael

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006037

Condition: Good


Grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some light suning to top edge of front cover. Binding sound. Boards are bowing very slightly. Front endpaper bears the signature in blue biro of the author Elspeth Huxley whose collection this book came from. Dustjacket condition: Good, jacket design is fresh and bright, with general light shelfwear. 282pp. In this book, Michael Ayrton (also an artist and sculptor) retells the myth of Daedalus and Icarus in a wider context. View more info

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A Few Words on the Advantages of a More Common Adoption of the Mathematics as a branch of Education, or Subject of Study

By: Barnes, William

Price: £285.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker and Co. (et al.): 1834

Seller ID: 006330

Condition: Very Good


Pale green paper wrappers with title printed in black on front cover. Condition: Very good with light shelfwear and very light soiling to covers. Light foxing to title page. Dedicated to Major Shrapnel (1761-1842), the inventor of the shrapnel shell. 23pp. View more info

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A Glossary of the Dorset Dialect with a grammar of its word shapening and wording

By: Barnes, William

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Dorchester and London, M & E Case, Trubner & Co.: 1886

Seller ID: 006446

Condition: Good


Quarter-leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light scuffing to spine and cover corners and boards. Internally in very good condition with light browning to endpapers. Previous owners neat reference number to base of front pastedown. 124pp plus one page index to grammar. View more info

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Facet, Vol.1 No.s 1-5, 1946-47

By: Britton Austin, P. (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Bristol, Quest Publications: 1946

Seller ID: 004797

Condition: Very Good


Five issues of Facet magazine bound in a dark green library binding. Condition: Very good, the endpapers of the binding bear the stamp of Bristol Polytechnic Library Faculty of Art and Design, no other library marks. The five issues are in very good condition, having been protected by the binding, and issue no.1 includes a two page essay on Mervyn Peake by Quentin Crisp, together with two b/w images by Peake. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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English Ritual Drama: a Geographical Index

By: Cawte, E.C., Helm, Alex and Peacock, N.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folk-Lore Society c/o University College, London: 1967

Seller ID: 005181

Condition: Good


Brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 132pp. This geographical index of the English folk-play is divided into five sections; method, discussion, list of places, texts and list of sources. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine with other records of his early career in England & America

By: Cobbett, William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Nonesuch Press: 1927

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006454

Condition: Good


Marbled paper-covered boards with title in gilt on black linen spine. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear to cover edges, and head and tail of spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some browning to endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. 163pp. Colour frontispiece after the cartoon by Gillray is coloured through stencils by the Curwen Press, London. One of a limited edition of 1800 copies, this is no.99. View more info

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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane the Bodley Head/Dodd, Mead and Company: 1929

Seller ID: 006215

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on sine and front cover. Condition: Good, covers are generally lightly shelfworn, with the fading to the gilt titling on the spine, but not the front cover. Endpapers are quite foxed. Text and illustrations within volume are clean and bright. Dustjacket condition: Good, with a small area of tiny paint splashes to front of the jacket, general light shelfwear, more so to head and tail of spine with some loss and chipping. 333pp. Beautifully illustrated by John Austen. View more info

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The War-Workers

By: Delafield, E.M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A.Knopf: 1918

Seller ID: 004839

Condition: Fair


Purple cloth with title in purple on paper label pasted on to spine. Top edge yellow. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general light shelfwear with some rubbing and bumping. the Paper title label on the spine is sunned with some rubbing and foxing. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 295pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Cocktail Party

By: Eliot, T.S

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002775

Condition: Good


Green cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing and browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a few repaired tears to spine and cover edges. Some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. Has the misprint of "here" for "her" at the top of p.29. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Thomas Hardy's English

By: Elliott, Ralph W.V.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Oxford and London, Basil Blackwell in association with Andre Deutsch: 1984

Seller ID: 006297

ISBN: 0631136592

Condition: Very Good


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good with light shelfwear. 387pp. Largely self-educated, Thomas Hardy drew his language from many different sources; from the dialect of his native Dorset, from his familiarity with the English Bible, his architectural training, his interest in the arts and his wide reading. He was especially interested, however, in the history of the English language, and he exploited this learning in his writing, reviving old and obsolete works and coining new ones. In this book ... View more info

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A Time of Gifts

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1984

Seller ID: 006177

ISBN: 0719533481

Condition: Very Good


Published in 1984, this is the fourth printing of the 1977 first edition. Blue hardcover with an image of a flying goose in gilt on front cover and title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 291pp. View more info

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Love of Seven Dolls

By: Gallico, Paul

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006048

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper-covered boards with title in bright blue on grey hardcover spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers, a hint of sunning to top and bottom of spine.Previous owners name printed to top right of title page.Signed by Paul Gallico at top of half-title. Very light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Dustjacket condition: Very good with light shelfwear and a small chip missing to top left of front cover of jacket where it meets the spine. Small faint splashmark to rear of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 103pp. Jacket and endpapers illustrated by David Knigh... View more info

Sylvia & David - The Townsend Warner/Garnett Letters

By: Garnett, Richard (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1994

Seller ID: 006458

ISBN: 1856193411

Condition: Very Good


Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with some very light browning to very edges of text throughout. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 246pp. David Garnett and Sylvia Townsend Warner established their reputations with their first novels, he with "Lady into Fox" (1922), and she with Lolly Willowes (1925). The correspondence between them records a friendship which began shortly before the publication of "Lady into Fox" and lasted until Sylvia's death fifty-six years la... View more info

Cranford

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1930

Seller ID: 002305

Condition: Fair


1930 reprint of the 1925 first edition thus. Volume II of eight volumes in the Knutsford edtiion series, printed on thin India paper. Scarlet leather prize binding with the arms of the Royal Drawing Society and the authors monogram stamped in gilt on front cover, with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn, with quite heavy rubbing to spine. Prize bookplate on front pastedown, dated 1942. Binding sound, text clean, apart from small waterstain to top edge of pages 272 to 549, with some associated light wrinkling. 549pp. plus publishers list. Good reading copy. ... View more info

Gay's Fables, with Elucidations and Comments By the Very Reverend Archdeacon Coxe.

By: Gay, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, 1838

Seller ID: 001826

Condition: Fair


Sixth edition. No publisher listed, but title page states " sold by all booksellers". Dark green textured cloth, with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair, top and bottom of spine is chipped and worn, cover corners are bumped. Binding sound. Previous owners name in pencil on front pastedown. Fep has been removed. Text clean, although very lightly browned. 236pp. Sixty-eight woodcuts. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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The Poetry of William Barnes

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Tragara Press: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006332

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Marbled paper wrappers with title in black on cream label pasted onto front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. One of a limited edition of 95 copies, this being no.60. Printed by hand on Barcham Green paper. 12pp. According to his biographer, R.L.Purdy, this is the only book review Hardy ever wrote. It was done at the request of C.Kegan Paul, the publisher of the New Quarterly Magazine, and appeared anonymously in the issue for October 1979. View more info

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Our Exploits at West Poley

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1952

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006354

Condition: Very Good


Pale blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers and very light foxing to cloth on spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, not price-clipped. 98pp. Wood engravings by Lynton Lamb. One of a limited edition of 1050 copies, of which 1000 were for sale, this is no.52. View more info

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The Three Wayfarers - Jubilee edition 1893-1943 (Facsimile of the First Edition)

By: Hardy, Thomas (Weber, Carl J. ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints: 1944

Seller ID: 006331

Condition: Very Good


Maroon buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners reference number in biro at the bottom of front pastedown.Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and a couple of small chips missing to head and tail of spine.53pp. One of an edition of 500 copies. The book includes an introduction and notes by Carl J Weber. View more info

Sylvia Townsend Warner - A Biography

By: Harman, Claire

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1989

Seller ID: 005667

ISBN: 0701129387

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine. 358pp. 22 b/w photographic plates. Best remembered for her novels and short stories, including her first novel, Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) also wrote a highly praised biography of T.H.White. View more info