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The Golden Reciter: Prose & Verse For Reading & Recitation

By: Cairns James

Price: £9.72

Publisher: 38 Great Russell St, Seeley, Service and Co: 1907

Seller ID: 00130

Condition: Good


Size 5.2" x 8" tall,703 pages, blue cloth with lots of gilt lettering on spine. Blind stamped decoration and lettering on front cover.pastedown has very small sticker with bookshops address. spine slightly faded, spine ends rubbed, a few finger marks to pages. View more info

Moth and Rust. Together with Geoffrey's Wife and the Pitfall

By: Cholmondeley, Mary. Author of Red Pottage

Price: £36.80

Publisher: London, London. John Murray Albemarle Street: 1907

Edition: Re-issue

Seller ID: 10468

Condition: Good


Size 8" x 5" 312 pages plus publiser's advertisements. Title page printed in red and black. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and emblem and white wavy line frame on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine, rough cut page edges. Condition good, cover quite grubby, prize label on front endpaper, foxing on prelims but contents clean, complete, intact, binding sound. View more info

Selected Russian Short Stories

By: Chosen and Translated By A. E. Chamot

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press: 1925

Seller ID: 11097

Condition: Very Good


Size 6" x 3¾", 344 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Olive green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and floral emblem on the spine, with red book mark ribbon. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, gilt and spine grubby, contents clean. The World's Classics number 287 CCLXXXVII. Stories by Pushkin, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoevski, Garshin, Chekhov, Gorki,, Kuprin and Andreev. View more info

Home Wards for Heart and Hearth (1883)

By: Conducted by the Rev. Charles Bullock B.D.

Price: £34.08

Publisher: London: 7 Paternoster Square E.C., Publisher: "Home Words Publishing Office": 1883

Seller ID: 10059

Condition: Very Good


Condition Very Good, no jacket. Original Maroon half leather and cloth binding. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt pattern. Gilt title and year to spine. Minor rubbing to outer corners and edges only. Full copy 12 months including December Christmas issue. Many delightful full page black and white engravings. Pages all clean, compete and intact. 284 pages. Size 8vo 8 3/4" x 6 3/4". View more info

Home Wards for Heart and Hearth (1884)

By: Conducted by the Rev. Charles Bullock B.D.

Price: £34.08

Publisher: London: 7 Paternoster Square E.C., Publisher: "Home Words Publishing Office": 1884

Seller ID: 10060

Condition: Very Good


Condition Very Good, no jacket. Original Maroon half leather and cloth binding. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt pattern. Gilt title and year to spine. Minor rubbing to outer corners and edges only. Full copy 12 months including December Christmas issue. Many delightful full page black and white engravings. Pages all clean, compete and intact. 284 pages. Size 8vo 8 3/4" x 6 3/4". View more info

The Great Book of Thrillers

By: Edited by H. Douglas Thomson

Price: £11.66

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11511

Condition: Very Good


1935 First Edition. Size 8.5" x 5.5", 768 pages including index. Black cloth with gilt crossed daggers motif to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, cloth torn at top edge of spine, contents clean. A compendium of Thrillers in the categories of "Stories of Mystery and Adventure" "Stories of Crime and Detection" and "Stories of the Supernatural" With frontispiece and 16 further illustrations throughout. 47 Stories by A. J. Alan, Michael Arlen, Marjorie Bowen, L. P. Hartley, Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dor... View more info

Forsytes, Pendyces and Others

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: £9.32

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11341

Condition: Very Good


1935 First Edition. Size 7.5" x 4.75", 298 pages. Green cloth with gilt titles and JG motif on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Top page edge green. No dust jacket. Condition very good plus, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, small owner's inscription on front endpaper else contents clean. Title page printed in red and black View more info

The Cleft Stick, or, "It's the Same the Whole World Over"

By: Greenwood, Walter

Price: £14.31

Publisher: London, Selwyn & Blount: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11019

Condition: Good


Size 9¼" x 5¾", 222 pages. Cream cloth covered boards with black titles to the front cover and spine. Book condition good, top and bottom of front cover and spine grubby, few spots to page edges else contents clean. Dustjacket condition fair, only middle third of spine remains, smaller missing pieces front and back covers, a number of tears, grubby, not clipped but no price. With black and white illustrations throughout by Arthur Wragg. View more info

The Cleft Stick, or, "It's the Same the Whole World over"

By: Greenwood, Walter

Price: £11.75

Publisher: London, Selwyn & Blount, Publishers: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11216

Condition: Very Good


Size 9¼" x 5¾", 222 pages. Cream cloth with black titles to the front cover and spine. Condition very good, a little edge wear, cover slightly grubby, now protected, some spots to page edges else contents clean. Short stories by the author of 'Love on the Dole' , illustrated with drawings by Wragg, many double-page, and his pictorial endpapers. View more info

Quinneys'

By: Horace Annesley Vachell

Price: £4.86

Publisher: England, John Murray: 1915

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10408

Condition: Good


Size 7" x 4½" 294 pages plus 20 pages of Publisher's advertisements. Royal blue cloth covered boards with tooled tree design on front cover and gilt titles to the spine, top page edge blue. Blue pastedowns and endpapers with the same tree design as the front cover. Condition good spine faded, cover a little grubby, contents clean, complete, intact. View more info

Fourteen Stories By Henry James

By: James, Henry. Selected By David Garnett

Price: £30.29

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10773

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. First Edition, third impression. Size 8¼" x 5¼", 473 pages. Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, top page edge red. Book condition very good, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, spine slightly faded, top page edge colour faded, else fine, contents clean. View more info

A First Series of Representative Russian Stories; Pushkin to Gorky

By: Lavrin, Janko; Selected, Edited and Introduction

Price: £37.87

Publisher: London, Westhouse: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10722

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 8½" x 5¾", 239 pages. Black cloth covered boards with gold titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, spine ends faded, cover a little grubby, contents clean. Black and green frontispiece and title-pieces at the start of each story, in two black and green designed by R. A. Brandt. Authors include Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and others. View more info

Full Score; Twenty Tales By D. H. Lawrence

By: Lawrence, D. H.

Price: £37.87

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Mary Mills

Seller ID: 10718

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by Mary Mills. Size 7½" x 5", 606 pages. Crimson cloth covered boards with gilt titles on a black panel on the spine. Condition very good, covers grubby, corners and spine edges slightly rubbed, few spots to pastedowns else fine, contents clean. View more info

An Odyssey of the North

By: London, Jack

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon, Limited:

Seller ID: 11003

Condition: Fair


Size 6¾" x 4¼", 283 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's advertisements. Not dated. Blue cloth covered boards with black titles to the spine. Condition good/fair, corners edges and spine edges rubbed, spine faded, covers grubby, spots to prelims and ends, pages brown with age, no inscriptions. First published as "The Son of the Wolf" View more info

Urbanities: Essays New and Old

By: Lucas, E. V.,

Price: £5.67

Publisher: Methuen & Co: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12095

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gold titles on spine & cover. Many illustrationsby G. L. Stampa. Spine faded, spine ens rubbed, endpapers darkened, all pages in very good codition. 174pp, plus 8pp catalogue all in very good condition. View more info

Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles

By: Mrs Henry Wood. Author of "East Lynne," "The Channings," Etc.

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London and Felling-On-Tyne:, The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd:

Seller ID: 10492

Condition: Very Good


No date but Sunday school prize label on front pastedown is dated 1906. Size 7½" x 4¾", 440 pages plus 14 pages of publisher's advertisements. Green cloth covered boards with ornate tooled design and gilt titles on the front cover and gilt titles and gilt design on the spine. Condition very good, cover and spine a little grubby and spine edges rubbed, contents clean, complete, intact. With frontispiece. View more info

Hope of Heaven and other stories

By: O'Hara, John

Price: £13.28

Publisher: 24 Russell Square, London, Published by Faber and Faber: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10111

Condition: Very Good


Beige cloth bound boards with title in blue stamping to the spine. Size 7½" x 5 " 387 pages. Condition Very good, no jacket. Clean, complete and intact inside. minor wear to bottom edge of spine. First edition of O'Hara's first collection of 37 short stories. View more info

The Poet at the Breakfast Table, The Professor at the Breakfast Table, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table. 3 Volume Leather Bound Set in Slipcase

By: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Price: £68.17

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Collins Clear-type Press:

Seller ID: 11659

Condition: Very Good


Not dated. Size 7.25" x 4.5". 3 matching volumes contained in leather backed slipcase. Condition very good, the edges of the slipcase are rubbed, slight rubbing to the book corners and the spine edges, the dark green has faded from the spines, but evenly leaving tan leather spines, the gilt titles and decorations are still bright. The internal condition of each book is fine, no marks or inscriptions, a nice set. Very attractive soft leather bindings dark green covers and tan spines with gilt titles in elaborate frames on the front covers and gilt titles and floral decorations on the sp... View more info

Hodge and His Masters

By: Richard Jefferies

Price: £20.45

Publisher: 36 Essex Street, Strand, Methuen & Co Ltd.: 1937

Seller ID: 11882

Condition: Very Good


1937 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Orange Cloth Bound Boards with gold titles to spine, with 8 plates. Book Condition, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped, all pages very clean. Dust Jacket Condition, spine ends chipped with slight loss, slight wear to corners. Price clipped. 269 pages. Revised by Henry Williamson View more info

Jim Maitland

By: Sapper

Price: £10.13

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 00042

Condition: Good


Size 7" x 5", 320 pages. Light brown cloth with black titles to cover & spine. End papers darkened with prev owners signature. Pages age toned, spine ends rubbed & corners bumped. View more info