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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


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


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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Our Women. Chapters on the Sex Discord (1920)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03238


Original green cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt lettering. Corners bumped, otherwise very good. Essays (or chapters) on women in life and fiction. View more info

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The Human Machine (1908)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1914

Seller ID: VN0513


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

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Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1914

Seller ID: VN0514


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: £24.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00986


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


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


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: £6.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0125


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


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: £9.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1860

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN1743


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

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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


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: £6.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN1892


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


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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Through the Magic Door

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1907

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2138


Early C20th brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, bookplate with notes ("Feb 1911. Bound June 1911") on front pastedown, very good. Todd [4008a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in. View more info