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Under the Lantern of "Our Lady of woolnoth" Being a Few Lectures on the Various Epiphanies of God: Together with Some Others for the Most Part Delivered in the Above Church

By: Brooke, J. M. S.

Price: £109.06

Publisher: London, London: Printed By Bowles and Sons, George Street, Mansion House, E.C.: 1887

Seller ID: 10556

Condition: Near Fine


Size 8¾" x 6¾", 184 pages. Burgundy leather fine binding, with 2 thick gilt frames and large diagonal gilt title on the front cover, gilt frames on the back cover. gilt lines on the cover edges and tiny little gilt flowers on the inner turn-ins. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt title in the second compartment and gilt flower motifs and corner pieces in the other compartments. All pages edged with thick bright gilt. On thick cream paper, the texts are printed in a red border on each page, with titles at the head of each page in large ornate font, and vignettes and red initial cap... View more info

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

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

Preludes & Studies

By: Dent, Alan

Price: £32.56

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co. Ltd: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10777

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. 1942 First Edition. Size 8½" x 5½", 251 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, cover and spine grubby, spine faded, corners and edges rubbed, contents clean. View more info

The Poems of John Donne

By: Donne, John. Sir Herbert Grierson, Edited

Price: £24.61

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10686

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 7½" x 5", 404 pages including index. Navy blue cloth covered boards with Oxford University emblem blind stamped on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine, top page edge blue. Red dustjacket (protected) with white titles and woodcut of John Donne by David Gentleman. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges ever so slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition near fine, tiny repaired tear bottom front edge, else fine, protected, not price clipped, price 16s. net. View more info

The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse, An Anthology of Verse in Britain 1900-1950

By: Edited by John Heath-Stubbs & David Wright

Price: £6.48

Publisher: London, Publisher: Readers Union, Faber & Faber: 1955

Seller ID: 10122

Condition: Fine


A Reader's Union Additional. Dustjacket has a blue and white abstract tree pattern, not price clipped, price 6/6. Blue cloth bound boards Size 7 1/2" x 5 1/4", 390 pages. Condition inside Fine, cover Fine, dustjacket, very good - not clipped, minor fraying to very top edge only. A very clean copy. View more info

The Visitor's Book

By: Fitzwater Wray (Kuklos)

Price: £25.90

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11307

Condition: Very Good


1937 First Edition. Size 8.5" x 6.75", 219 pages including index. Beige cloth with red vignette and titles on the front cover and red titles to the spine, top page edge red. Beige dust jacket with ornate titles with scroll and cherub border. Book condition very good plus, corners and edges very slightly rubbed and toned, contents clean. Dust jacket condition near fine. There are actually 2 dust jackets, one inside the other, very slight rubbing to the corners, the outer dust jacket is grubby but the inner one is very clean, not price clipped, price 6/- net. Illustrated with photographs... 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

Diaries & Letters 1930 - 1964

By: Harold Nicolson

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, William Collins & Son: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00396

Condition: Very Good


First edition,size 6" x 9.2" tall,white dustjacket with very slight edgewear to spine,brown cloth bound boards with gold stamped title and author to spine,436 pages including contents and index,all pages clean,not price clipped. View more info

Liber Amoris and Dramatic Criticisms

By: Hazlitt, William. With an Essay of Introduction By Charles Morgan

Price: £41.65

Publisher: London, Peter Nevill Limited: 1948

Inscription: Signed by Mary Mills

Seller ID: 10729

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by Mary Mills. Size 8¾" x 5½", 426 pages. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the front cover and spine. Beige dustjacket with red and green titles. Book condition near fine, bottom edge of spine a little rubbed else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, grubby esp spine, top edge a little frayed, spine edges rubbed, else fine, not price clipped. View more info

The Ideal Life and Other Unpublished Addresses By Henry Drummond F.R.S.E. With Memorial Sketches By W. Robertson Nicoll and Ian MacLaren

By: Henry Drummond. W. Robertson Nicoll. Ian MacLaren

Price: £11.66

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton:

Seller ID: 014603

Condition: Very Good


Not dated, c.1885-1890. Size 8" x 5.25", 315 pages. Red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. No dust jacket. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, spine faded, endpapers toned, gift inscription on front endpaper else contents clean. View more info

Bernard Shaw. Volume I. 1856-1898 The Search for Love

By: Holroyd, Michael

Price: £29.54

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1988

Seller ID: 10792

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 9½" x 6¼", 486 pages including acknowledgements and index. Black cloth covered boards with Bernard Shaw's signature in gilt on the front cover and gilt titles on a green panel on the spine. Dustjacket with black and white photograph of Shaw. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges ever so slightly rubbed else fine. Dustjacket condition near fine, ever so slightly grubby, price clipped, else fine. View more info

The Oxford Book of English Talk

By: James Sutherland

Price: £11.34

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00319

Condition: Very Good


1953 First edition,size 5" x 7.6" tall, navy hardcover with gilt titles. light blue jacket dustjacket spine ends darkened else fine. Book Condition: Very Good, very slight rubbing to spine ends. pastedown has signature of previous owner, 453 pages all clean with no marks,not price clipped. 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

Macaulay's Literary Essays

By: Lord MacAulay

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press Ltd: 1905

Seller ID: 10299

Condition: Very Good


The Harmsworth Library no 16. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the front cover and spine, further gilt decoration to the spine, blind stamped design to the front cover. 473 pages. Publishers advertisements at the front of the book. Condition very good, some wear to cover outers, contents clean complete and intact. Size 6¾" x 4¼". View more info

The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord MacAulay

By: Lord MacAulay

Price: £14.99

Publisher: London, London. Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1889

Edition: Popular Edition

Seller ID: 10525

Condition: Very Good


Popular Edition. Size 7½" x 4¾", 784 pages including index. Condition very good, cover edges and spine rubbed, contents clean, complete, intact. Red marbled boards with quarter brown leather to the corners and spine section. 5 raised bands with gilt titles on red leather in second compartment. Red marbled page edges, pastedowns and endpapers. Comprising Contributions to Knight's Quarterly Magazine, Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Miscellaneous Poems, Inscriptions, etc. 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

The Quest for Proust. Translated from the French By Gerard Hopkins

By: Maurois, Andre

Price: £30.29

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10731

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 9" x 5¾", 348 pages including index. With 12 illustrations. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and spine edges rubbed, spine slightly faded, else fine, contents clean. View more info

If I May

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: £13.12

Publisher: 36 Essex Street, W.C. London, Methuen & Co Ltd.: 1920

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 11586

Condition: Very Good


1920 Methuen & Co Ltd. Second Edition. Blue cloth on boards with gilt title and decoration on spine, side & bottom edge uncut. Book Condition very good, spine slightly sunned, prev owners name on end paper "kimB 22-12-1920" a few marks on half title page, else very clean pages, back endpaper discoloured. A series of essays reprinted from various newspapers and magazines 183 pages size 12mo. View more info

The Colloquies of Erasmus. Translated By N. Bailey.

By: N. Bailey. The Rev. E. Johnson, M. A.

Price: £16.35

Publisher: London, Reeves & Turner: 1878

Seller ID: 13504

Condition: Fair


Printed in 1878. Complete in two volumes. Size Octavo, 8.75" x 5.5", 464 and 467 pages. Deep purple cloth covered boards with ornate blind frames to each cover and gilt titles to the spines, grey endpapers, top page edges gilt. Condition fair, the spines and top and outer edge of each cover have faded, back cover faded unevenly, corbers and head and tail of spine heavily rubbed, cloth torn at head and tail of spine with 1cm loss at tail of spine on vol I, cloth torn at head of spine on vol II. inner hinges cracked, front cover and backstrip coming away together on vol I. The internal c... View more info