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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Beecher Stowe, Harriet

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Seller ID: 61105


Blackie Binding. Good+/NO D/W. EARLY EDT. 32mo - over 4" - 7" Tall. Boards and spine fading. Prize presentation label inside front board. 4 f/p colour plates. No date, circa 1910. Colour frontispiece. 420 pp. Slight foxing to e/ps. Gilt edges to pages.; 61105 View more info

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Whirligig Pictures . (A Book of Transformation Pictures)

By: Bingham Clifton (with Verses by)

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: c.1890s

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 111718


Green cloth backed spine and pictorial paper covered boards, with a lovely chromolithograph illustration of three (dressed) Kittens skipping with skipping ropes, to the upper cover and with a plain back. . No Date given but this is an Original late Victorian Transformation title - so c.1890s. The edges of the boards are scuffed, in places through to the cardboard. The rear board had some markings and is a bit grubby. A former owner has provided New plain cream endpapers.... View more info

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Kohana San

By: Bostwick, F. M. (Lieutenant - U. S. Navy)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114411


An original Japanese crepe paper book, printed in 1892 - Meiji era. Condition: Generally Good plus to Very good minus, with some light foxing (light yellowy/brown spots here and there) and some creasing (as usual with crepe paper). This is a Hasegawa crepe paper book with music and text/lyrics depicting Kohan-san - a Geisha of Kobe. With Lovely Colour Woodblock Illustrations throughout. 24 pp - including the covers. Printed 1892. Actual size (8" x 6 3/4 " - 20 cm... View more info

Shirley. ( Volume 2 - ONE Volume Only from the 7 Volume ' Haworth Edition ' )

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1929

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112239


A SINGLE 'Odd' volume - 'SHIRLEY' - Volume 2 ONLY - from 'The Haworth Edition' of 'The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters' which is in Seven Volumes, with an Introduction to the Works By Mrs Humphrey Ward, and an Introduction and Notes to the Life of Clement K. Shorter. This second volume in the set is in the original (uniform) sage green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering/banding to the spine and gilt monogram decoration to the front cover. There is... View more info

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The Blockade of Phalsburg. An Episode on the End of the Empire.

By: Chatrian, Erckmann- (Translated from the French of)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002810


Blue boards with bright Gilt titling to spine. Extremities of boards rubbed VERY slightly, corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped. Page fore-edges lightly 'dusty' with age. Indent line along page fore-edge. Former owners' names written in ink on both the pastedown and the front free endpaper. Black/white frontispiece with tissue guard. (x) + 300 pp. 12 full page Illustraions in black/white including the Frontispiece. INTERNALLY CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ...A novel ... View more info

Take A Cold Tub Sir! The Story of the Boy's Own Paper.

By: Cox Jack

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Guildford, Surrey, Lutterworth Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7137


In As New Tan boards/Gilt Lettering to Front Board and Spine. In the original full colour Pictorial Dustjacket (Front cover by John Hassell with an illustration from the BOP 1914. Rear cover = Front cover of the BOP 1899) with light edgewear to the top of rear cover and corners only, but now in clear (removable) protective book film and looks near fine. 1st Edition 1982. 4to. No Inscriptions or Marks. 128pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w with over 100 line drawings and h... View more info

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe. Complete in One Volume

By: Crabbe George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, A & W Galignani and Co. ,: (1833/5?)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 112221


NO date shown and nothing internally to indicate a date, but Copac (Copac National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1829, but it has to be later as Crabbe didn't die until 1832 and this copy includes a short 'Memoir of his life'. Probably rushed out shortly after his death...? . Bound in full contemporary green leather with 5 gilt decorated raised bands on spine and a gilt border decoration in the compartments on the spine. The title in gilt o... View more info

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Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures.

By: Defoe, Daniel (Edited and with a Foreword By Kathleen Lines)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Nonesuch Press: 1968

Edition: First Thus (Ardizzone illustrated)

Seller ID: 113752


Clean blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine and to front board, beautiful gilt 'cygnet' illustration to front board. Extremities lightly rubbed, and coloured to match by previous owner. Corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped - NO damage. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT PRICE CLIPPED, The dustjacket has been covered with a clear adhesive film stuck onto the d/j by a former owner. The spine of dustjacket has faded to ... View more info

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The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home

By: Dickens Charles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London And Glasgow, Colllins Clear-Type Press: 1910

Edition: Presumed 1st Thus (1st in this small gift edition)

Seller ID: 114511


NO Date shown - but likely 1910/1920? . In full tan-brown suede leather. Gilt titles to the spine and a blind stamped title in a decorative border stamped on the upper cover. Some very slight fading to the base colour of the spine and a couple of light marks to the spine from storage, but overall a very good to near fine, tight copy. This is one of those delightful small 'gift-type' editions, and would probably have originally been is a box to send as a present. Small - ... View more info

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Pears' Centenary Edition of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. The CHIMES.

By: Dickens Charles, Illustrated by Green, Charles.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, A. & F. Pears Ltd: 1912

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 000108


Very Good/No Jacket. Blue cloth bound boards with gilt titling to front board and spine. Colour picture of Pears' 'Bubbles' head pasted to front. Contains 30 Illustrations. With an introduction by Clement Shorter. Illustrated Advertising pastedowns. Foxing to half title. Black and White Frontispiece and b/w Illustrated title page. 147 pp. Pears' advertisement at end of book. No date, but research shows it to be 1912. (Dicken's Birthday was 1812) .This is one of 4 Christ... View more info

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In Fairyland A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World

By: Doyle, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Exeter, Michael Joseph/ Webb & Bower: 1979

Edition: 1st Thus (Combined Edition)

Seller ID: 114448


FINE green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped, but has a little edgewear, one large closed tear to the rear cover (repaired to the reverse with archive tape) and some creasing to the back. The d/j has been tinted where there was edgewear and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. A former owner's nam... View more info

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Novels of George Eliot - A New Edition - 8 Volumes Bound As 7.

By: Eliot George

Price: £320.00

Publisher: Edinborough And London, William Blackwood and Sons,: c1890

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 113333


All volumes Undated, but late nineteenth century - circa 1880 to early 1890s? . Title pages describe this as A 'New Edition'. All Seven Volumes bound in matching deep red contemporary half calf with raised bands to the spines creating six panels. Second panel from the top inset with tan Morocco label with the gilt title = 'Novels of Geo. Eliot'. The Third panel from the top inset with a darker Morocco label with gilt volume number and novel title. On Volumes I & II the b... View more info

The Victoria Cross . How it Was Won; How it Was Lost; How it Came Back Again

By: Gerard Morice

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111032


In the Original Publishers' decorated cloth with gilt titling to the front cover and a gilt band with the title picked out in it on the spine. Plain light blue rear cover with a blind stamped logo/decoration in the centre of the rear board. Some wear/rubbing to the extremities, and some marking to the boards, but overall sound and tight. All hinges secure. Pale grey Floral endpapers. The name 'Alexander' is written in smudged ink on the reverse of the Frontispiece. The p... View more info

Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs Gilbert (Mrs Gilbert = Nee Ann Taylor). Two (2) Volume Set.

By: Gilbert, Josiah

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry S. King & Co. ,: 1876

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112813


TWO (2) Volume Set - Complete. Chocolate Brown cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. No Dustjacket. There is some slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the cloth corners. There are some very light 'smudge' marks to the covers and there are a couple of small marks/small indent near to the spine of Volume One. There are some foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges, some light foxing to a few of the inner page-edges,... View more info

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The Goblin's Moonlight Walk

By: Gulston, Josepha Heath (Talbot Gwynne)

Price: £130.00

Publisher: Derwen Mansion, Llandeilo, South West Wales, Privately Printed,: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113746


Original Pictorial Card Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1844. Privately Printed 1844. 4to, 9 pp + (1) pp, plus 6 plates printed on tinted paper, drawn and lithographed by the author, pagination of the illustrations corresponds to the relevant page in the text. Title-page printed in red and black on glazed paper, original black printed, lithographed, pictorial (front cover only) card wraps, gilt edges. The spine is fragile but holding (old 1840s glue! ). As far ... View more info

The Art of Mystery and Detective Stories . The Best Illustrations from over a Century of Crime Fiction

By: Haining, Peter (designed By Christopher Scott)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Treasure Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Thus (Treasure Press Edition)

Seller ID: 002827


In the original publisher's fine glossy pictorial laminated boards. No marks to covers. First published by Souvenir Press in 1977. This is the first history of the detective story to be told in pictures, containing over 400 stunning illustrations, following the development of crime fiction from The Annals of Newagte, Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue to the Private Eye magazines of the 20's and 30's, and the 'Pulp' Crime magazines, etc. (The contents Including Sherlock... View more info

On the Writing, Illustration and Publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice Books

By: Hancher Michael

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan Children's Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112159


In the original publishers' plain white, black lettered, paper covers. Stapled. And with 'Proof Copy' lettered in black across the bottom front corner. 12 pp (including the front/back covers) . The Author is noted as the Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. A Scarce booklet of interest to Alice collectors, etc. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Victorian Novelists and Their Illustrators

By: Harvey, J. R.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111825


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and bright gilt emblem to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is edge-wear, chipping and tears to the dustjacket, which are neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xi) + 240pp. Illustrated with b/w ... View more info

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Out on the Pampas or The Young Settlers

By: Henty, G. A.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Griffith, Farran & Co: 1894

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 001680


Earlyish reprint of the Author's First Juvenile book. No date, but circa 1894. The Catalogue at end of book is dated 1893/4. Red, orange black and gilt illustration/titling to the front board and spine. VERY slightly duller red to the spine, but still pretty bright.. The illustration is of crossed swords under the Authors name and with Crossed Rifles/Oars/and an Anchor through the title. All edges Bright Gilt. Decorated e/p's. There is a presentation (birthday) note in o... View more info

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NEWPORT THEATRE. Deaf & Dumb; Or. the Orphan Protected... an ORIGINAL THEATRE Poster/ Theatre Bill for Monday, May, 12th, 1828... Will be Presented... 1820s Playbill / Broadside Poster

By: Holcroft Thomas

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Salop (shropshire), H. P. Silvester: 1828

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114542


A Single sheet Theatre Bill ( 25.00 cm x 18.2 cm. Approx 10" x 7") - some edge-wear and tears, tears now closed with a little loss. Ragged edges possibly near as published. Fragile 'pulp' paper. A couple of small letters/words lost at the very bottom between "the performance..(? Will beg)..in exactly at half-past Seven, o/w all Text complete. Printed in black on white, for a performance which "Will be presented, Holcroft's admired Play of 'Deaf & Dumb; Or... View more info