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  • A Philosophical Investigation by KERR, Philip
    KERR, Philip
    A Philosophical Investigation The Mind of a Killer - the Heart of Murder

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. Nice copy of this first edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Clean and tidy dust wrapper. White is still bright! Book itself is clean and tidy. A little darkening to the pages only. Neatly signed.
    330 pages
    240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2306
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  • A Picture Show By the Artist Andy Warhol - Zeichnungen 1942-1975 by CRONE, Rainer
    CRONE, Rainer
    A Picture Show By the Artist Andy Warhol - Zeichnungen 1942-1975

    Stuttgart: Württembergischer Kunstverrein, 1976. Large gold paperback. Lightly rubbed covers; with unavoidable finger marks a slight crease to upper right corner of front. Inside fully illustrated in both b/w and colour with Warhol's work on various different paper colours and qualities. In good condition. Text in German. 227 pages. 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3125
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  • A Practical Introduction to the Study of Japanese Writing. by CHAMBERLAIN, Basil, Hall.
    CHAMBERLAIN, Basil, Hall.
    A Practical Introduction to the Study of Japanese Writing.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd, 1899. New half calf (dark blue) with corresponding buckram cloth. Gilt titles to spine. New end papers. Text and Japanese characters throughout. Ex library, but the rebinding has resulted in very few library marks remaining. Chamberlain was one of the foremost Japanologists active in the Nineteenth Century. He wrote some of the earliest translations of haiku into English. During his tenure at the Tokyo Imperial University, he sent many Japanese artifacts to the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford. [vi], 1-480, [vi]. pp

    Condition: A lovely copy of this work. The binding is immaculate (it was finished last week!). Inside, the first 4 leaves have moderate foxing to them. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the edges. Library marks are limited to a stamp to the verso of the title pages, then small discreet stamps to the top of page 1, and the bottom of page 480. Tape residue to the last page (list of author's other works).

    Book ID: 1669
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  • A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, by WILBERFORCE, William
    WILBERFORCE, William
    A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, In the Higher and Middle Classes in the Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. By William Wilberforce, Member of Parliament for the County of York. The Third Edition. Wide margins with printed summary to the margins.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: T. Cadell: 1797. A decent copy of this Third Edition. Original half leather, with marbled boards. 8vo. [vi], 492. [xviii]. Pp.

    Condition: The spine is rather chipped, and a little rubbed. The label has gone, so the title is just blind embossed where the label would have been. A little cracking to the edges of the boards, so although the boards are holding, they are a little loose. Internally the book is sound. Two neat owner's names to the end paper, one contemporary another mid twentieth Century. There is some foxing to the initial pages, but only to the first few, gradually fading to a clean and tidy copy. There is one ink underline to the margin of page 405 (not affecting text)

    Book ID: 1162
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  • With an important ALS from Gilbert Dalziel giving information about the book
    A Rare and Choice Collection of Queens & Kings and Other Things. by SCHWARTZBOURG, The Princess Hesse [Marie Duval]
    SCHWARTZBOURG, The Princess Hesse [Marie Duval]
    A Rare and Choice Collection of Queens & Kings and Other Things. The Pictures, Poetry and strange, but veritable, Histories designed and written by S.A. The Princess Hesse Schwartzbourg

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. The lithograph double-page illustrations are fabulous, printed in colour and gold, very unusual and creative. Printed by the Dalziel Brothers at their Camden Press. In the original publisher's cloth (there seem to be three variants: green, red or blue) - this one is green. Only 500 copies were ever printed. Boards with wonderful unusual decorations in gilt and black. Corners a little bumped. All edges gilt. Leaves are paginated by letters A - U. Printed one side only, each recto features a full page illustration, beneath which is a rhyme. On each facing page is text expanding upon the histories of the various characters. Preface page partially detached, but present. Two leaves with light…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. The lithograph double-page illustrations are fabulous, printed in colour and gold, very unusual and creative. Printed by the Dalziel Brothers at their Camden Press. In the original publisher's cloth (there seem to be three variants: green, red or blue) - this one is green. Only 500 copies were ever printed. Boards with wonderful unusual decorations in gilt and black. Corners a little bumped. All edges gilt. Leaves are paginated by letters A - U. Printed one side only, each recto features a full page illustration, beneath which is a rhyme. On each facing page is text expanding upon the histories of the various characters. Preface page partially detached, but present. Two leaves with light marginal tears, some minor foxing throughout. Tiny hole to bottom of page T. Small closed tear to rear free endpaper. Letter from the printer (tipped-in) to front. This is from Gilbert Dalziel, and explains the printing history, the arrangements behind the printing, and the relationship with the artist and printer. 345 x 285 mm (13½ x 11¼ inches). Isabelle Émilie de Tessier (1847 – 1890) who worked under the pseudonym Marie Duval, was a French cartoonist, known as co-creator of the seminal cartoon character Ally Sloper (with her husband). She was married to the artist of this work, who is revealed in this letter as Charles H. Ross. Tessier was one of the first female cartoonists in Europe, and one of four female contributors to the British satirical magazine Fun edited by Ross. Duval was also an actress in the English theatre.
    Neither Copac, nor any current listings of this work identify Charles H. Ross as the illustrator. Perhaps this is our own small contribution to bibliography!

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    Book ID: 2397
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  • a treatise on the conversion of Hindus, and on the failure of the Catholic Church to do the same.
    A Reply to the Letters of the Abbe Dubois on the State of Christianity in India. by HOUGH, Rev. James
    HOUGH, Rev. James
    A Reply to the Letters of the Abbe Dubois on the State of Christianity in India.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: L. B. Seeley & Son, 1824. Original paper covered cloth boards with cloth spine. Title neatly painted (at a later date it seems) in two colours to the spine. Bookplate to the inside board showing that the book was gifted to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in 1867. A second stamp to the front end paper from the SPGFP. No other marks. The book is presented in six sections. 1) on the possibility of converting Hindus (Hindoos). 2) The nature and failure of Catholic efforts 3) the nature of Protestant efforts. 4) The success of Protestant efforts. 5) the present state of the Syrian church in Travancore and 6) the duty and policy of promoting Christianity in India. iv, 322. pp

    Condition: A clean and tidy copy of this first edition. A touch of darkening to the boards with a little rubbing to the edges. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a little darkening. No significant marks beyond the end papers. A nice copy.

    Book ID: 1388
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  • A Series of Ornamental Timber Gables, From Existing Examples in England and France of the Sixteenth Century in England and France, by PUGIN, A.& FERREY, B.
    PUGIN, A.& FERREY, B.
    A Series of Ornamental Timber Gables, From Existing Examples in England and France of the Sixteenth Century in England and France, Drawn on Stone by B. Ferrey, under the direction of A. Pugin; with Descriptive Letter-Press by Edw. James Wilson.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: A. Pugin: 1831. A decent copy of this first edition. Original stiff card boards. It is unusual to find this work in its original state. There is a copy of the decorative title page to the front board. The spine is missing (surface of the spine - the binding of the book is still sound). 13 pages of text and 30 full page plates, drawn on stone. A further decorative title page. 30 plates + illustrated title. [i], [plate], 13, [1], 30.

    Condition: Overall a reasonable copy. There is loss of most of the spine to the book. The front and rear boards are still firmly attached. The boards are rather darkened and somewhat rubbed to the edges still sound. Inside, the book is sound throughout. There is light to moderate foxing to many of the plates (As is usual with this work). Two of the plates are printed on a brown paper rather than the cream of the rest of the paper stock. To the front end paper, there is an advertisement for Pugin's architectural works tipped in. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1161
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  • Attractive copy of these Pugin engravings
    A Series of Views Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture: by LEEDS, W.H. & NASH, Joseph
    LEEDS, W.H. & NASH, Joseph
    A Series of Views Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture: Sketched from nature and drawn on stone by Joseph Nash, pupil to Augustus Pugin. With letter-press descriptions by W.H. Leeds.

    First Edition. Original buckram boards with leather spine and gilt titles. A touch of rubbing to the boards and the spine edges, but still an attractive copy. Slight fading to the edges of the boards.
    Engraved title, title and a further 21 plates (so 22 plates including title), plus 20 pages of Leed's text. Some foxing /darkening to the plates. [iv], 20, [22] pp. 350 x 265 mm (13¾ x 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 2826
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  • A Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-Berry Godfrey by LLOYD, William
    LLOYD, William
    A Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-Berry Godfrey One of his Majesties Justices of the Peace, Who was Barbarously Murthered. Preached on Thursday the 1st day of October 1678. In the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields.

    London: Tho. Newcomb for Henry Brome: 1678. Disbound sermon. Paper covers. Title, with black funereal border. Anti Catholic sermon preached at the funeral of Lloyd's parishioner, Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, the justice of the peace to whom Titus Oates made his first depositions concerning the Popish Plot. Shortly thereafter, he was found mysteriously murdered in a ditch on Primrose Hill. This led to the arrests of several Catholics - and was the beginning of the hysteria of the Popish Plot. It would appear, in hindsight, that Oates himself was involved in the murder, and that its aim was to bolster support for his anti-Catholic allegations.

    Condition: There is a touch of nicking to the corners of the paper cover. The cover is darkened - the rest of the sermon is clean and tidy. A sound copy.

    Book ID: 1813
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  • A Sermon on the anniversary of the Great Fire of London by HESKETH, Henry
    HESKETH, Henry
    A Sermon on the anniversary of the Great Fire of London

    London: Robert Sollers, 1682. The title of the tract is: A Sermon preached before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London at Bow Church, September the 2d 1682. Being the day of their Publick Humiliation for the late dreadful Fire.

    The fire started on 2nd September 1666. After the event King Charles ordered that there should be a day of fasting and public humiliation on the anniversary each day. This sermon was given on the 16th anniversary.

    Recent faux leather binding with gilt title. very good condition. The sermon itself is in very good, clean condition, with just a touch of darkening. 28 pages. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3034
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  • A Short Account of the Origin and Progress of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: by CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    A Short Account of the Origin and Progress of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: With an Appendix of Documents, intended as An Introduction to the First Annual Report.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: C. Richards: 1839. A thin volume, not bound up (as issued) Titles and monogram of the institute to the front cover. Sewn. The list of patrons and the committee, led by the Earl of Shrewsbury, includes Lord Clifford as one of the (many) Vice Presidents. The Catholic Institute grew out of the Metropolitan Catholic Tract Society. The organisation was formed "To protect the rights of Conscience of the Poorer classes of Catholics and to promote the interests of Religion and charity." Irish M.P. Daniel O'Connell was also involved in the establishment of the Institute. Led initially by the Hon. Charles Langdale M.P. 16pp.

    Condition: Clean and tidy copy of this work. The pages are almost without mark, and the printing has made a clean, deep impression.

    Book ID: 1299
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  • A Soggarth's Last Verses by RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    A Soggarth's Last Verses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns & Oates: 1911. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. xii, 95, [v]. pp

    Condition: A very nice copy of this first edition. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Sion Abbey in Chudleigh.

    Book ID: 1201
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  • 72 Large Photographs Of England And The Continent From 1893-5
    A Travel Photograph Album Of England, Germany, South Tyrol And Austria by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Travel Photograph Album Of England, Germany, South Tyrol And Austria

    Na. A lovely large format photograph album of a tour of England and Wales in 1893. There was also a tour of Bavaria, Salsburg and Innsbruck in 1895.

    The album starts in 1893 and has 38 photographs (mostly Albumen) of England and Wales. These are mostly large (24cm x 32cm) images. There are some smaller (18.5 cm x 23.5cm). They appear to be commercially purchased photographs. There are also a further 9 smaller (17cm x 22cm and 12cm x 18cm) images of cottages with descriptions on the back. These seem to be personally taken photographs?

    The trip began with the Needles on the Isle of Wight, (24cm x 32cm) and continued with similar photographs of the Isle of Wight,…

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    Na. A lovely large format photograph album of a tour of England and Wales in 1893. There was also a tour of Bavaria, Salsburg and Innsbruck in 1895.

    The album starts in 1893 and has 38 photographs (mostly Albumen) of England and Wales. These are mostly large (24cm x 32cm) images. There are some smaller (18.5 cm x 23.5cm). They appear to be commercially purchased photographs. There are also a further 9 smaller (17cm x 22cm and 12cm x 18cm) images of cottages with descriptions on the back. These seem to be personally taken photographs?

    The trip began with the Needles on the Isle of Wight, (24cm x 32cm) and continued with similar photographs of the Isle of Wight, Tennyson's house, Southsea & Portsmouth, Tintern Abbey. The tour then moved on to Wales, and there are photographs of North and South Wales, with quite a few of Betws-y-coed, and some bridges in the area. The trip moved on to Chester, with a number of photographs of Eaton House in Chester, and Hatfield house.

    A second part of the album covers a trip in 1895, comprising 23 photographs of Bavaria, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

    The photographs are all of good condition, still bright, with a touch of fading only. A few have light creasing, or the odd tear where they have come away from the album at some point, but overall a very presentable and attractive album of English and European topography from the 1890's. The album itself is black buckram with leather spine and corners. There is some rubbing to the boards, and some scuffing. A tape repair (with black tape) to the spine. The album measures 37cm x 45 cm. The photographs have hand written annotations below describing the view. There is some staining to the inside boards of the album and a few of the cardboard backing sheets are wavy, but this doesn't really affect the photographs.

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    Book ID: 2911
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  • A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, by JEFFRIES, David
    JEFFRIES, David
    A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, In Which Their Importance Is Considered: And Plain Rules Are Exhibited for Ascertaining the Value of Both; And the True Method of Manufacturing Diamonds.

    London: W. L. Molyneux, 1871. Fourth edition (first 1750) in blue cloth hardback. Gilt decoration to front board and gilt title to spine. Boards bumped, and faded to spine edge. Spine has a horizontal split in the centre of the cloth. Ex Libris to front pastedown. Old newspaper clipping to the front free endpaper. This has transferred toning to the title page. Otherwise very clean and tidy inside. Pagination: xxiii, 96, 30 (tables). 180 x 110 mm (7 x 4¼ inches).

    Famous handbook for jewellers and antique dealers, or those with gemology collections.

    Book ID: 2960
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  • A Treatise on Prayer: by Bickertsteth. Rev. Edward,
    Bickertsteth. Rev. Edward,
    A Treatise on Prayer: Designed to assist in the Devout Discharge of that Duty.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: L. B. Seeley and Son, 1825. Original diced Russian calf with gilt decoration to spine. Bookplate to the inside board. Contemporary gift inscription to the end paper. There is an engraved vignette to the title page. After the treatise on Prayer, there is around 70 pages with examples of prayers for the faithful to use, and an index. Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850) was an evangelical Church of England clergyman. He was active in promoting the Evangelical Alliance and was strongly opposed to the Tractarian movement. His son became the Bishop of Exeter.

    Condition: There is rubbing to the edges of the boards, with a little bumping to the corners. The gilt to the spine has been rubbed and the titles are no longer legible. It appears that the book may have been repaired in the distant past (unsure) the end papers look a little newer. The binding is strong and secure. Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a little darkening. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1346
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  • A View of the Art of Colonization with Present Reference to the British Empire in Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist by WAKEFIELD, Edward Gibbon
    WAKEFIELD, Edward Gibbon
    A View of the Art of Colonization with Present Reference to the British Empire in Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist

    London: John W. Parker, 1849. A very nice rebound copy of this work. First edition. Bound in half brown leather with marbled boards. Clean and tidy with very slight rubbing only. The text block is clean, if fractionally darkened. Errata slip present. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). xxiv, 1-514, 6 (ads). pp. A classic work in the theory of colonization. Wakefield proposes among other things the creation of a colony in New Zealand to be administered by the Church of England, thus disarming missionary opposition. In fact, the first emigrant ships left for the Canterbury settlement in 1850, and Wakefield himself left for New Zealand in 1853, eventually settling in Wellington.

    Book ID: 2448
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  • A Village Tragedy by WOODS, Margaret L.
    WOODS, Margaret L.
    A Village Tragedy

    London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1889. Second edition. In original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. 'The story is set between the deadly slums of London and the threatening fields, ponds and railway lines of the Oxfordshire countryside.' (Times Literary Supplement). 229 pp. 175 x 125 mm (7 x 5 inches).

    Condition: Has a slight lean. Some moderate foxing throughout.

    Book ID: 2099
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  • A visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: by FELLOWES, W[illiam].D[orset].
    FELLOWES, W[illiam].D[orset].
    A visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: With Notes, Taken During a Tour Through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris. Illustrated with Numerous Coloured Engravings, From Drawings Made on the Spot.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Thomas McLean: 1823. Large paper copy bound in period full red morocco gilt, spine re-cased preserving the back strip. Page edges gilt. 14 of the 15 plates present. Of the plates present 12 are hand coloured including frontispiece. The colour plate of the Ruins of the ancient Church at p. 16 is lacking. The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, spine darkened and with portion of the old back strip missing at base, a little chipped at head, corners bumped. Contents are holding firmly in the main, pp. 179-186 detached as one, a few other gatherings a little proud and joints a bit tender, generally in…

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    London: Thomas McLean: 1823. Large paper copy bound in period full red morocco gilt, spine re-cased preserving the back strip. Page edges gilt. 14 of the 15 plates present. Of the plates present 12 are hand coloured including frontispiece. The colour plate of the Ruins of the ancient Church at p. 16 is lacking. The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, spine darkened and with portion of the old back strip missing at base, a little chipped at head, corners bumped. Contents are holding firmly in the main, pp. 179-186 detached as one, a few other gatherings a little proud and joints a bit tender, generally in good clean condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring. Old ink inscription at head of title page. Original brown end papers, with bookplates of two different periods to upper paste down. Abbey Travel 91 (4th Ed); Hardie 313; Tooley 212 (1st Ed). Grand exemplaire sur papier relié en plein maroquin rouge d'époque, dos remonté en conservant le bandeau du dos. Bords de page dorés. 14 des 15 planches présentes. Sur les planches présentes, 12 sont coloriées à la main, y compris le frontispice. La planche en couleur des Ruines de l'ancienne église à la p. 16 manque. La reliure tient bien et est en bon état, avec quelques usures générales à la surface/aux extrémités dues à la manipulation, dos noirci et avec une partie de l'ancienne bande arrière manquante à la base, un peu écorché en tête, coins émoussés. Le contenu tient fermement dans le corps principal, pp. 179-186 détaché d'un seul tenant, quelques autres fronces un peu fières et joints un peu tendres, généralement en bon état de propreté si un peu tonique, avec quelques légères rousseurs éparses, des plis occasionnels ou de la poussière marquant bien que rien de trop défigurant. Ancienne inscription à l'encre en tête de page de titre. Feuilles de garde brunes originales, avec des ex-libris de deux périodes différentes à coller en haut. Abbey Travel 91 (4e édition); Hardie 313 ; Tooley 212 (1ère édition). Pp. xii, 188.

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    Book ID: 1118
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  • A Voyage to Senegal; by DURAND, J.P.L.
    DURAND, J.P.L.
    A Voyage to Senegal; Or, Historical, Philosophical, and Political Memoirs, Relative To The Discoveries, Establishments, and Commerce of Europeans In The Atlantic Ocean, From Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone. To Which Is Added An Account Of A Journey From Isle St. Louis To Galam.

    London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First English edition. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Translated from the French. Fold out frontis map entitled: 'Western Coast of Africa, from Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone with the courses of the Rivers Senegal and Gambia, Shewing the Journey of M. Durand from Senegal to Galam', plus seven aquatint plates. 181 + (3) pp. 215 x 135 mm (8½ x 5¼ inches).

    Condition: Contents have foxing throughout. Two plates are in facsimile.

    Book ID: 2620
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  • Beautiful copy of the illustrated edition
    A window in Thrums by BARRIE. J.M.
    BARRIE. J.M.
    A window in Thrums

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. First edition. Illustrated with 18 etchings by William Hole. Limited edition. This copy is 450/550. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Very nice clean copy with almost no bumping or edgewear. Internally spotless, with a foxing to the end papers only. xiv, 217 pp. 270 by 190 mm (10¾ by 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2380
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