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Plato: Timaeus and Critias

By: A. E. Taylor

Price: £119.29

Publisher: 36 Essex Street, Strand, Methuen & Co: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12073

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth with gold titles to spine. Spine ends very sl. rubbed, pages edge foxed, Signature of H. E. Goodson of Royal College of Science London on pastedown, with his notes in margins. Pages sl. age toned. 136pp, 8pp Methuen general literature. Dust Jacket Condition, Spine darkened, spine ends creased, covers a bit dusty. Orange dust jacket. View more info

Old Saint Paul's

By: Ainsworth, W. H.

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 10926

Condition: Good


Size 6¼" x 4", 576 pages. Not dated c.1920's. Navy blue textured cloth covered boards with stamped titles and ornate decoration on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition good, corners and edges rubbed, spine faded, a little sporadic spotting esp prelims and ends else contents generally clean. Ornate title page and frontispiece illustration "Bloundel threw himself upon the earl and hurled him to the ground." View more info

Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance.

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: £68.17

Publisher: Great Marborough Street, Henry Colburn: 1844

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 12019

Condition: Very Good


Green Half Calf - Marbled Boards, 5 raised bands, engaved title page & printed title page. illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Jonannot, with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte. Spine faded, corners slightly bumped, bands, engaved title page spotted, some very light scatterd spotting. All pages in very Very Good condition. 322pp including index. View more info

A Bitter Debt. a Tale of the Black Country

By: Annie S. Swan (Mrs Burnett-Smith)

Price: £47.71

Publisher: Paternoster House, Hutchinson & Co:

Seller ID: 11905

Condition: Good


8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue Pictorial boards, a.e.g. frontis, head-pieces and illuminated capitals. Spine faded, corners bumped, endpapers darkened, some spotting to first few pages, prize label on pastedpwn dated 1901. 381 pages View more info

La Terre Qui Meurt

By: Bazin, Rene

Price: £12.39

Publisher: Paris, Publisher: Calmann Levy:

Seller ID: 10035

Condition: Good


No Date. Condition Good. No Jacket. Size 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Cover, Three-Quarter Green Leather. Green Leather Spine. Raised bands on spine, little flowers stamped into the sections in between. Green marbled end papers, gilt edges, nice solid book. Minor wear to outer edges, clean internally. 336 pages. French text. View more info

Christmas Stories, Containing John Wildgoose The Poacher, The Smuggler And Good Nature; Or, Parish Matters

By: Berens, Edward

Price: £23.85

Publisher: Printed for J G & F Rivington: 1835

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 12074

Condition: Poor


Original Paper Boards with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Boards worn, with front joint cracked at bottom, corners rubbed & very worn, covers grubby. Inner joint cracked, scattered spotting, pages sl. age toned. Lacks rear end papers.159pp in Fair condition. View more info

The King's Wife

By: Bloom, Ursula

Price: £4.05

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1951

Edition: Book Club Reprint

Seller ID: 10273

Condition: Very Good


Book Club Reprint. Small 8vo. Nice copy in bright dj, some fraying to top edge, book condition very good. Jane Seymour. Size 7.5" x 5" 192 pages. View more info

De Foix: or, Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Fourteenth Century. A Historical Romance

By: Bray, Mrs Anna Eliza

Price: £51.12

Publisher: Paternoster-Row, Published: London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1845

Seller ID: 10076

Condition: Good


A New Edition, Revised and Corrected by the Author. Size 12mo 7" x 4 1/2" 372 pages. Bound in Dark Green stamped embossed cloth. There is ornate blind stamping to the front and back covers. There is a central title piece design on the front cover embossed in a gilt design with knight's helmet, shield, axe, pike etc. The spine is also embossed in gilt. The title appears in a shield, there is also a spear. The spine has aged somewhat, the and back boards are in good condition. Frontispiece engraving of "The Lady Jane of Bolougne presenting the Scarf to Sir Equitan" followed by a ... View more info

English Saga (1840 - 1940)

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society Ltd. Wm. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd.: 1942

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10384

Condition: Very Good


Size 7½" x 5" 344 pages including index. Beige cloth covered boards with gilt titles on a dark brown leather panel on the spine, top page edge black. Book condition very good, 3 spots of dirt on front cover, bottom edge a little rubbed, owners name in pencil on front pastedown, contents clean complete intact. Dustjacket condition very good, some age discolouration, a few small nicks, no loss, not clipped. Green dustjacket. The back tuck-in flap has a paragraph an advert for the BBC's wartime world service. View more info

English Saga 1840-1940.

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Collins: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11009

Condition: Very Good


1947 First Edition, fourteenth impression. Size 8¾" x 5½", 340 pages. Purple cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition very good, corners and spine edges very slightly rubbed, gilt on spine a little dull, few spots to page edges else contents clean. Dustjacket condition very good, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, spine slightly grubby, slightly faded, else fine, not price clipped, price 12s. 6d. net. Book Society Choice. View more info

A Lady of Quality: Being a Most Curious Hitherto Unknown History, as Related By Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff But Not Presented to the World of Fashion Through the Pages of The Tatler, and Now for the First time Written Down.

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £13.12

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.:

Edition: Twenty Second Thousand

Seller ID: 11355

Condition: Very Good


Not dated, twenty second thousand, c.1896/1897. Size 7.75" x 5", 368 pages. Green cloth with gilt titles and blind "Frances Hodgson Burnett" and floral decoration to the front cover and spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, spine cloth a little ridged, contents clean. With tissue protected frontispiece. View more info

The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels

By: By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire (Rev. Richard Harris Barham.)

Price: £13.28

Publisher: London, New York, and Melbourne, Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 10110

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with reproduction of the original steel engravings by Leech and Cruikshank. Frontispiece of the author opposite the fancy title page. Cover dark green with gilt title to the spine. Condition Very Good, clean, complete and intact inside, foxing only to very last page. Boards clean, fading to edge only. Size 7½" x 5¼" 426 pages. All illustrations present and in fine condition. View more info

Barbara Heathcote's Trial.

By: Carey, Rosa Nouchette

Price: £4.86

Publisher: MacMillan & Co Ltd: 1906

Seller ID: 12047

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth. Spine faded, cover a bit grubby, pages, inner joint cracked, lacks endpaper, some foxing.503pp View more info

The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Harpercollins: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 013514

ISBN: 0007140908

Condition: Fine


2003 First Edition First Impression With The Number Line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Red Hard Cover With Gilt Titles To The Spine, Illustrated Endpapers, Illustrated Dust Jacket. Book Condition Fine. Dust Jacket Condition Fine, Not Price-Clipped. Historical Romance Set In Fifteenth Century France, From The Author Of The Girl With The Pearl Earring. View more info

hugh crichton's Romance

By: Christabel R. coleridge

Price: £68.17

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co: 1876

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 11901

Condition: Good


1876, Second Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Green Decorative Cloth. Book Condition, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped, and worn, cover a little bit grubby, scatterd foxing. 369 pages. plus 32 pages of MacMillan and Co catalogue of works in belles Letters, including poetry, fiction, etc. View more info

For the Term of his Natural Life

By: Clarke, Marcus

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Melbourne, Hallcraft Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.: 1953

Edition: Fourth reprint of publishers first ed

Seller ID: 10004

Condition: Very Good


Grim tale of life in an Australian penal colony. Red cloth covered boards with the author's surname, Clarke, stamped in large fancy letter design on front cover.8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Jacket. Very good condition throughout with only minor wear rubbing to the edges of the spine and outer corners. Fourth reprint of publishers first ed. Printed October 1953. 430 pages. View more info

A Heritage and Its History

By: Compton-Burnett, I

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10381

Condition: Very Good


Mid brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, gilt on spine a little grubby, first and last few pages a bit brown. Size 7½" x 4¾" 240 pages. View more info

Bill Bailey's Lot

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: £4.05

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing, BCA: 1987

Seller ID: 10240

Condition: Very Good


Book Condition Very Good/Near Fine, Jacket condition Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info

Our Mutual Friend

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £10.53

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins:

Seller ID: 11539

Condition: Good


London: Collins Clear Type Press. Not dated but gift inscription on front endpaper dated 1917. Red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, burgundy pastedowns and endpapers. Condition good, corners and edges rubbed, spine slightly faded, front board a little loose, gift inscription on front endpaper else contents clean. With 2 frontispieces 1 colour and 1 black and white, decorative and printed title pages and ilustrations by Arthur A. Dixon. View more info

David Copperfield

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £11.34

Publisher: London & Edinburgh and New York, Thomas Nelson and Sons:

Seller ID: 11540

Condition: Good


Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh and New York, 1903. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall, Book Condition:good,2volumes.vol 1 gold lettering to spine,spine sunned,pages yellowing.vol 2 black lettering to spine ,pages yellowing View more info