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Sketches in Prose and Verse with a Portrait and Biographical Sketch of the Author (1893)

By: Askham, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Northampton/Wellingborough), S. S. Campion (Northampton)/Thos Collings (Wellingborough): 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2335

Condition: Good


Frontispiece portrait of author. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine lightly sunned, gift inscription (1895) on front pastedown, good. A collection short prose pieces and (principally) poems. Askham was, like the earlier John Clare, a self-educated working-class poet. He lived and worked (initially as a shoe-maker) in and around Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. This was his last collection of (prose and) verse, published in the year before his ... View more info

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Silver Store Collected from Mediaeval, Jewish and Christian Mines (1868)

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Skeffington & Son: 1900

Seller ID: VN1774

Condition: Good


New Edition, Fifth Impression. Undated, c1900 (4th was 1898). Original light green cloth illustrated with monk reading in black, lettered in silver. Spine dulled with silver lettering rubbed, a few foxing spots, good. A collection of poems adapted/translated from the Talmud "and kindred sources". View more info

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Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1914

Seller ID: VN0514

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1914. Original dark blue cloth. paper lightly tanned, gilt on spine a little dulled: good. Non-fiction: essays. View more info

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Fifty Years Ago (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00986

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. View more info

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Stunts

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01462

Condition: Very Good


Undated [1922]. Original tan cloth. Light scuffing, a little foxing on endpapers, very good. Stories, essays and journalism View more info

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The City of Dream. An Epic Poem (1888)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 79042

Condition: Good


Frontispiece and vignette on title page. Original black buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt. Corners bumped, lightly scuffed, foxing spots, good. Wolff [893] for first edition in dark blue buckram. Buchanan was a novelist (God and the Man, The Martyrdom of Madeline etc), but also a playwright, and above all, a poet. The City of Dream is a book length poem based (in form) on Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, but written from a position of doubt and uncertainty rather than ... View more info

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Fly-Leaves (1872)

By: C. S. C {ie Charles Stuart Calverley)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Deighton, Bell & Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0125

Condition: Fair


Original green cloth. Later endpapers. Spine tips worn, erased notes/names on endpapers, bookplate of John Charrington of Shenley on front pastedown: a fair copy. View more info

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Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth

By: Chambers, William & Robert (editors)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William & Robert Chambers: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00462

Condition: Very Good


Mid C19th green cloth on light boards; hand-cut leather title label on spine. Corners scuffed, some faint marking on edges on rear board, very good View more info

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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge edited by Derwent and Sara Coleridge with a Biographical Memoir by Ferdinand Freiligrath

By: Coleridge Samuel Taylor

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1860

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN1743

Condition: Very Good


Dark green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Faint tanning to page edges, otherwise very good. Todd [512a]. First issue but bound up without series half-title. Printer's error in heading on page xl ("Preface" rendered as "Pkeface") which was corrected in the second issue. View more info

Image for Gathered Leaves from the Prose of Mary E. Coleridge with a Memoir by Edith Sichell (1910)

Gathered Leaves from the Prose of Mary E. Coleridge with a Memoir by Edith Sichell (1910)

By: Coleridge, Mary E[lizabeth]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03271

Condition: Good


Frontispiece portrait of Coleridge. Original smooth navy blue cloth, with gilt border on front board. Rubbed at head of spine, trace of removed label at foot of front board, tiny chip to cloth on lower hinge, signature (1912) on front free endpaper, good. A collection of stories and essays, published posthumously. View more info

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Free Opinions Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct (1905)

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN1892

Condition: Fair


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine sunned, speckled on front board, undated signature, front free endpaper removed: a reading vcopy. A collection of opinionated essays. View more info

Image for Raiderland All About Grey Galloway Its Stories, Traditions, Characters [,] Humours (1904)

Raiderland All About Grey Galloway Its Stories, Traditions, Characters [,] Humours (1904)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04038

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Clean, bright, tight copy: very good. A work in praise of the much-overlooked south-west corner of Scotland that Crockett helped to put on the literary map. View more info

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The Wonderful Wapentake (1895)

By: Fletcher, J. S. [Joseph Smith Fletcher]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 78055

Condition: Good


Illustrated by J. Ayton Symington. Times Book Club binding in brown cloth, lettered in black on boards and spine. Cloth nicked and frayed at head of spine, paper lightly tanned on edges, a little foxing, otherwise good. A collection of journalism, sketches and stories originally published in The Leeds Mercury. View more info

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The Lost Bab Ballads (1932)

By: Gilbert, W. S. ["Bab", William Schwenk Gilbert]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1932

Seller ID: VN0079

Condition: Good


Second Impression/Reprint. Edited by Townley Searle. Original green cloth, no dustwrapper. Light scuffing, light foxing, good. View more info

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The Bab Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense

By: Gilbert, W. S. ["Bab", William Schwenk Gilbert]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Co.: 1870

Seller ID: 01492

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Mid C19th brown leather over maroon marbled boards; pale brown endpapers; raised bands and black leather title label on spine. Corner pieces rubbed, spine lightly scuffed (gilding rubbed), armorial bookplate on front pastedown, good View more info

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Cavaliers of Fortune: or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars (1859)

By: Grant, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1865

Seller ID: 03339

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint (c1865), probably originally issued as a yellowback. Early C20th rebinding in maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges marbled; brown endpapers. Address stamp on front endpapers, otherwise crisp, bright, very good. Sketches of military heroes and their lives and campaigns. Grant wrote a long series of historical and military novels (and a handful of supernatural stories as well), but this work is non-fiction. View more info

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Rag, Tag & Co. Sketches of the People (1883)

By: Greenwood, James ("The Amateur Casual")

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1883

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88052

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1883]. Original red cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine sunned, corners scuffed, a little pink staining on endpapers, otherwise good. Sketches and stories of (largely working-class) life under various headings: River Rats, A Haunted House, From London to York, Young Rascals, Scrag-End Market, Christmas on Crutches, The Wood-Chopper's Wedding etc etc. View more info

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Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses (1922)

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 83072

Condition: Very Good


Original olive green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A few light foxing spots, gift inscription (1922) on front free endpaper, very good. A nice bright copy, with no sunning to the spine. View more info

Image for Earthwork Out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

Earthwork Out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 00775

Condition: Very Good


Third Edition Revised/Reprint. Original maroon cloth. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good. As the title suggests, essays and translations on/of Italian culture, history and literature. View more info

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Pan and the Young Shepherd

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1899

Seller ID: 01457

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition. Original green cloth, blocked in dark green. Corners bumped, very good. A verse play. View more info