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The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall:

Seller ID: 81439


Green leather binding, one of The Works of Charles Dickens in Twenty Volumes. 803 pages. Forty illustrations by Phiz. Gilt text and patterns on the spine, faded to a greeny brown. Slight scuffing on corners and spine end, small indentation on front board otherwise in good condition. Top edge faded gilt, slight foxing on edge. Internally the book is clean. View more info

The Professor

By: Charlotte Brontë

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1922

Seller ID: 81440


Blue half leather binding by Bayntun. Crest of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in gilt on front board. 244 pages. One of the series "The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë". Spine decorated in gilt, ribbed, title panels in red, blue leather faded/sunned. Hinge ends and corners slightly scuffed. Top edge gilt, faded. Pages are rough cut and browned. Marbled endpapers with inscription: Gerald Bourne, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Geographical Tripos Part I, June 1925. Text block is clean and free of foxing. Tissue paper covering frontispiece is intact; all illustrations a... View more info

Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Brontë

Price: £185.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1922

Seller ID: 81441


Second issue, with type reset. Blue half leather binding by Bayntun. Crest of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in gilt on front board. 457 pages. One of the series "The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë". Spine decorated in gilt, ribbed, title panels in red, blue leather faded/sunned, scuffed. Hinge edges, hinge ends and corners scuffed. Top edge gilt, a little faded. Pages are rough cut and browned. Marbled endpapers with inscription: Gerald Bourne, June 1925; slightly foxed, browned along edges. Text block is clean and free of foxing. Tissue paper covering frontispiece is ... View more info

Villette

By: Charlotte Brontë

Price: £115.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1922

Seller ID: 81442


Blue half leather binding by Bayntun. Crest of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in gilt on front board. 462 pages. One of the series "The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë". Spine decorated in gilt, ribbed, title panels in red, blue leather faded/sunned, scuffed. Hinge edges, hinge ends and corners slightly scuffed. Top edge gilt, a little faded. Pages are rough cut and browned. Marbled endpapers with inscription: Gerald Bourne, June 1925; slightly foxed, browned along edges. Text block is clean and free of foxing. Tissue paper covering frontispiece is intact; all illustrat... View more info

Shirley

By: Charlotte Brontë

Price: £160.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd: 1922

Seller ID: 81443


Blue half leather binding by Bayntun. Crest of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in gilt on front board. 509 pages. One of the series "The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë". Spine decorated in gilt, ribbed, title panels in red, blue leather faded/sunned, a little scuffed. Top edge gilt, a little faded. Pages are rough cut and browned. Marbled endpapers with inscription: Gerald Bourne, June 1925; slightly foxed, browned along edges. Text block is clean and free of foxing. Tissue paper covering frontispiece is intact; all illustrations are intact. Twelve coloured illustrations... View more info

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Aut Caesar Aut Nihil

By: Countess M Von Bothmer

Price: £375.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81772

Condition: Very good


First edition in three volumes. Quite an uncommon Victorian triple decker and an entertaining novel, revolving around the assassination of Tsar Alexander II and the activities of Russian nihilists. The books are reasonably firmly bound in the publisher's yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in black, the corners and spine ends are slightly bumped and rubbed and the cloth is a little marked. The text blocks are slightly toned and foxed with a neatly written name and address to the front pastedown of volume one and a small ownership stamp to the front endpaper of each volume, they are cracked... View more info

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Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £12.00

Publisher: MacMillan & Co,: 1924

Seller ID: 71190

Condition: Very Good Condition


1924 reprint. The book is tightly bound. Original green cloth in good condition; corners and spine ends a little scuffed. Page edges slightly browned. Light spotting on endpapers, text block clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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A Prospect Of The Sea

By: Dylan Thomas

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent: 1955

Seller ID: 81911


Third impression in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and chipped along the edges with a 2 cm closed tear at the top of the spine and another on the rear; browning along the edges; unclipped showing 10s 6d . Top edge is greyed. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Crusader's Key

By: Eric Linklater

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The White Owl Press: 1933

Seller ID: 81926

Condition: Fair


Second impression May 1933, first published April 1933. Boards a little bowed, grubby, edges scuffed. Page edges browned and foxed. Light foxing throughout the book. The. Book is firmly bound, some looseness along the internal gutter between title page and text block. Previous owner's name on endpaper. View more info

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Literary Britain A Reader's Guide to Writers and Landmarks

By: Frank Morley

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: For Tony Whittome with inexhaustible gratitude for

Seller ID: 82187

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "For Tony Whittome with inexhaustible gratitude for the years of working together in the making of this book Frank Morley June 1980".] Whittome was the editorial director of Hutchinson & London House: Hansons have provided a letter certifying that all books in the auction were from the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, worn at the extremities, unclipped showing £10.95. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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New Grub Street

By: George Gissing

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co: 1891

Seller ID: 81773

Condition: Very good


Second edition in three volumes, bound in the publisher's dark green cloth, there are two pages of ads to the rear of volume 1. A rather gorgeous early edition of Gissing's most famous work. Slightly bumped and rubbed to the extremities, with some fading to the spines. The text blocks are a little foxed and toned, with a small bookplate to the front paste-down of each volume. View more info

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Les Premiers Hommes Dans La Lune

By: H. G. Wells

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Paris, Société DV Mercvre De France: 1905

Seller ID: 82010

Condition: Good


5th edition re-cased in a handsome binding. The book is tightly bound, the boards are clean. Edges are browned. The paper is browned; text block is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Ambassadors

By: Henry James

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2006

Seller ID: 81721


The book has pictorial boards and is in a black slipcase. Introduction by Frances Wilson with illustrations by Philip Bannister. The book is unread and in very good condition; spine is a little sunned/faded. The slipcase is fully intact with only minor shelf wear. View more info

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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1930

Seller ID: 71143

Condition: Very Good Condition


The World's Classics Series, small book in green binding. Hardcover (Original Cloth) in very good condition. No Dust Jacket. Introduction by Michael Sadlier. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner's annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, scuffed along edges and corners. Gilt text on spine in good condition. Edges browned and marked. The ribbon is broken but still in the book. View more info

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Emma

By: Jane Austen

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1904

Seller ID: 81859


New edition issued in 1904. Frontispiece and tissue intact. Bound in publishers original red cloth, some marks. Spine faded/sunned. Gilt top edge faded; edge rough cut and browned. Original floral endpapers. Spotting and browning to other endpapers; text block is mainly clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Memoir & Lady Susan

By: Jane Austen

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co: 1904

Seller ID: 81860


A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J E Austen Leigh + Lady Susan & fragments of 2 other unfinished tales by Jane Austen. New edition issued in 1904. Frontispiece and tissue intact. Bound in publishers original red cloth, some marks. Spine faded/sunned. Gilt top edge faded; edge rough cut and browned. Original floral endpapers. Spotting and browning to other endpapers; text block is mainly clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Sense And Sensibility

By: Jane Austen

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1904

Seller ID: 81862


New edition issued in 1904. Frontispiece and tissue intact. Bound in publishers original red cloth, front board marked. Spine slightly cocked, faded/sunned. Gilt top edge faded; edge rough cut and browned. Original floral endpapers. Spotting and browning to other endpapers; text block is mainly clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Essays by Divers Hands Being The Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature

By: John Guest (Editor)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82154


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. New series – volume XXXVI I I, edited by John Guest. Inscribed by John Guest in the year of publication, "For Mary with love. Bianchi 20 – 2 – 75". Produced approximately every other year and includes lectures given to the society. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and chipped along the edges, spine sunned/faded. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Around The World In Eighty Days

By: Jules Verne

Price: £325.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.,: 1876

Seller ID: 81991


An early edition of this classic Verne adventure, a much slimmer and and more fragile volume than those that preceded it, presumably the reason why so few survive. An uncommon Victorian softcover edition of Verne's classic tale. The book is reasonably firmly bound in the original grey card wraps. Which are slightly grubby and creased with some loss to the spine ends and minor chips to the front and rear covers. The text block is slightly toned, foxed and dusty. View more info

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What I Believe

By: Leon Tolstoi

Price: £480.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81990


First edition. Translated from the Russian by Constantine Popoff. A rarity, particularly in the original cloth. The book is reasonably firmly bound in the publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine, the boards are slightly rubbed and bumped with some minor tears to the cloth. The text block is slightly foxed and toned with some neat writing to the title page, cracking at points and a faintly stamped "D" to the rear endpaper, it retains the tipped in compliments slip. View more info