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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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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 Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1896

Seller ID: 82072

Condition: Very good


Eighth Jesse edition. With a portrait frontispiece and 25 plates, a fine copy in recent blue half calf, marbled sides and edges, gilt banded spine. [Coigney 176]. Contents good, clean, bright; binding very good, tight, solid. View more info

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The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, L. A. Lewis: 1839

Seller ID: 82071


First Lewis edition. A beautiful binding from Bayntun; half-calf binding with marbled boards, contrasting red & green morocco title labels, gilt angling motifs to spine, top edge gilt. (Coigney 49). Interestingly the title on the spine and title page use the spelling "complete", there is a facsimile of the original frontispiece with the original spelling "compleat". Very good condition; tightly bound. Leather slightly marked, as is gilt on top edge; edges slightly browned. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Chiswick, Thomas Tegg: 1826

Seller ID: 82098


Second Tegg Edition. Publisher's printed paper boards, 'Whittingham's Cabinet Library'. With portraits and 32 engravings on wood. [Coigney 33] Paper boards/spines showing age and wear, fragile. Cracking along spine hinge on volume I. Pages rough cut browned. Endpapers foxed and browned, and light foxing in text block. Small bookseller label on pastedowns. Owner's inscription on endpapers. Volume II has 2 pages of notes, handwritten in pencil that I am unable to decipher. These were continued on rear endpapers but have been partially removed. View more info

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The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1904

Inscription: A Fly Fisher

Seller ID: 82073

Condition: Very good


Second Le Gallienne edition. Half crushed morocco binding by Bumpus, one of the top binders of its time, with gilt pictorial spine depicting bulrushes and fish. Swirling endpapers (evocative of moving water), top edge gilt, contemporary gift inscription to 'a Fly Fisher'. Illustrated by Edmund H New. [Coigney 222] Some wear to the leather along the spine edges. Green cloth a little marked. Gilt top edge slightly worn, pages rough-cut and browned. Text block clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Compleat Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1921

Seller ID: 82074


Fourth Marston edition, 1921. [Coigney 272]. Publisher's blue gilt cloth, original unclipped dust-jacket in exceptional condition. With twenty illustrations. Very good condition. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, clean and bright, a crease on the front and back, slight sunning along top edge; unclipped showing 3s 6d. Endpapers a little browned/foxed. Text block clean and bright. View more info

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The Compleat Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1921

Seller ID: 82093


Fourth Marston edition, 1921. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt text and motif, original unclipped dust-jacket. With twenty illustrations. [Coigney 272]. The book is tightly bound. Spine is sunned/faded; corners/spine ends scuffed. Dust jacket is foxed and grubby, creased and close tears at top spine end; unclipped showing 3s 6d. Half-title page a little browned, internally the book is clean, free of foxing and markings. View more info

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The Compleat Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1921

Seller ID: 82094


Fourth Marston edition, 1921. [Coigney 272]. Publisher's blue gilt cloth. With twenty illustrations. The book is tightly bound. Spine sunned/faded, corners and spine ends scuffed. Previous owner's details and stamp on pastedown. Endpapers slightly browned. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Compleat Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1921

Seller ID: 82095


Fourth Marston edition, 1921. [Coigney 272]. Original publisher's brown gilt cloth, a variant not included in Coigney With twenty illustrations. The book is tightly bound. Cloth torn at top spine end. Endpapers browned; a diagonal crease across the bottom right corner from the endpaper to page xxxii. Repeated on the rear pages so, clearly, it occurred in the printing process. The text block is clean. View more info

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The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1904

Seller ID: 82097


Second Le Gallienne edition. In John Lane blue cloth with gilt crest for The Crown Library to upper board. [Coigney 222] Book is tightly bound. Spine sunned/faded; corners and spine ends faded. Pages rough-cut and browned. Endpapers browned; text block clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info