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  • 12 Books That Changed The World by BRAGG, Melvyn
    BRAGG, Melvyn
    12 Books That Changed The World

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; and The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2073
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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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  • Amelia by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    Amelia In four volumes

    London: Harrison and Co, 1780. First Thus (Harrison & Co. edition). Four volumes bound as one. In quarter leather with mottled brown card boards. Contemporary titles and gilt rules to the spine. The binding is in good, sound condition, with a little bumping and rubbing only. Frontispiece and a further four engraved plates (five in total). Internally clean and tidy throughout, in very good condition. iv, 299 pages. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3340
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  • An Attempt to Determine the Chronological Order Of Shakespeare's Plays; by STOKES, Henry Paine
    STOKES, Henry Paine
    An Attempt to Determine the Chronological Order Of Shakespeare's Plays; The Harness Essay, 1877

    London: Macmillan & Co, 1878. First Edition. Hard back book, in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title to the spine. Ex-library copy. 220 pages of text. 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches).

    Condition: Usual library stamps and identifications. Boards are rubbed and a little soiled / darkened. Inside, there is an ink gift inscription dated 1881. Pages are aged. Overall a good copy of a scarce item.

    Book ID: 2772
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  • Signed
    Battles and Enchantments. by O'CONOR, Norreys Jephson
    O'CONOR, Norreys Jephson
    Battles and Enchantments. Retold from Ancient Irish Literature

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922. Author signed, First Edition. In original blue cloth with gilt decoration to front board and title to spine. Original brown unclipped paper dust jacket. Dust jacket has some marks and is nicked to the head of the spine. Inside the book is clean, just basic shelf wear. Author signed dedication to FFEP. 168 pages. 200 x 145 mm (7¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2093
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  • Dombey and Son by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Dombey and Son Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First issue / first edition. Bound in contemporary green half-calf over buckram boards. Gilt title on red morocco label, and gilt details to the spine and raised bands. Marbled endpapers. xvi, 624 [2]pp. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Some first issue points: vignette title with Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm; p.XV line 2 no quotation marks around 'the Party'; p.14 ten lines from bottom 'aint' with no apostrophe; p.26 line 11 'fidgetty'; p.284 lines 5 and 6 from bottom 'Delight'; p.324 last line 'Captain' correctly spelled; and p.582 last line with no full stop.
    Some not: Errata has 8 lines; Captain spelled correctly on p.324.

    Condition: Complete. Rubbing to edges and light marking to boards. Small marking to p.1. where it and xvi have once been slightly stuck together.

    Book ID: 2070
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  • Driftkopje verloofd. by CLÉMENT, Bertha
    CLÉMENT, Bertha
    Driftkopje verloofd. Naar het Duitsch. Met platen.

    Amsterdam: H.J.W. Becht, 1915. Beautiful Art Nouveau / Jugendstil cover design on cream percaline, by Cornelia van der Hart. Third edition of this 'story for girls'. With b/w illustrations by E.C. Leegstra, and text in Dutch. 274 pages. 235 x 15 mm (9¼ x 0½ inches).

    Condition: Boards are a little darkened. Previous owner's name in neat ink handwriting to from blank endpaper. A very good book.

    Book ID: 2654
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  • Gossip in a Library by GOSSE, Edmund
    GOSSE, Edmund
    Gossip in a Library

    London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
    great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic. His classic memoir, Father and…

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    London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
    great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic. His classic memoir, Father and Son (1907), detailed his difficult childhood in a religiously fanatical home.

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    Book ID: 2087
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  • Le Paysan et la Paysanne Pervertis, by BRETONNE, Retif de la
    BRETONNE, Retif de la
    Le Paysan et la Paysanne Pervertis, precede d'une etude de Maurice Talymeyr dessins de Jean Hee

    Paris: Les Oeuvres Représentatives, 1932. Limited numbered edition. Copy #193/450. Attractive Burgundy half leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine and matching marbled boards. A touch of fading and rubbing but in very good condition. Pages are a touch darkened, but clean and tidy. Lovely woodcut designs throughout. Text in French. 294 pages. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Édition limitée numérotée. Copie n° 193/450. Jolie reliure demi-cuir bordeaux, à titres et décors dorés au dos et plats marbrés assortis. Une touche de décoloration et de frottement mais en très bon état. Les pages sont un peu sombres, mais propres et bien rangées. Beaux dessins de gravure sur bois partout. Texte en français. 294 pages. 190 x 145 mm

    Book ID: 3135
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  • Les caractères de La Bruyère by BRUYERE, Jean de La
    BRUYERE, Jean de La
    Les caractères de La Bruyère suivis des Caractères de Théophraste, traduits du grec par le même, précédés d'une notice sur La Bruyère, considéré comme écrivain et comme moraliste, par M. J. Simonnin. Tome I & Tome II

    Paris: Emler Frères, 1829. First Edition. Two volumes, uniformly bound in lovely half red Morocco with gilt title to spines and red marbled boards. Bards lightly rubbed at corners only. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Contents have some areas of light to medium foxing. Overall a good set. Tome I: xxxvi, 366 pp. Tome II: 388 pp. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches). Première édition. Deux volumes, reliés uniformément en beau maroquin demi-rouge avec titre doré aux dos et plats marbrés rouges. Bardes légèrement frottées aux coins seulement. Gardes et bords de pages marbrés. Le contenu présente certaines zones de rousseurs légères à moyennes. Dans l'ensemble un bon ensemble. Tome I : xxxvi, 366 pp. Tome II : 388 pp. 230 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 3590
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  • Rose O' The River by DOUGLAS WIGGIN, Kate
    DOUGLAS WIGGIN, Kate
    Rose O' The River

    London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, 1905. First edition. Second impression. Red cloth boards with gilt stamped title and decoration. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece, plus nine other colour plates illustrated by George Wright. Signed and dedicated by the author to the FFEP, dated 1909. 224 pages + publishers advertisements. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Condition: Boards lightly bumped to edges. Pages and tissue age toned, with some foxing.

    Book ID: 2637
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  • Illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Ryhme Stew by DAHL, Roald
    DAHL, Roald
    Ryhme Stew

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Contains 80 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. 78 pp. 245 x 195 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: Small gift inscription to the front free end paper. Very good condition book, in good condition unclipped dust jacket. In archive acetate film protection.

    Book ID: 2069
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  • The Affair at Aliquid by COLE, G.D.H. & M.
    COLE, G.D.H. & M.
    The Affair at Aliquid

    London: Collins Crime Club, 1939. 5th Impression. Clean and tidy hardback, in green illustrated dust wrapper with an advert for Euthymol toothpaste to the rear panel. A little edgewear to the wrapper only. Clean and tidy blue hardback with gilt titles. The front end paper has been removed so the book starts on the title page. The top cm of the title page has been neatly removed (presumably to remove an inscription). Page block is clean but with a touch of darkening. 285 pages. More a comic romp with crimes committed than a detective novel. As Dorothy L Sayers haughtily noted, "this book really has no place on the Collins Crime Club list". Almost impossible to find a copy…

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    London: Collins Crime Club, 1939. 5th Impression. Clean and tidy hardback, in green illustrated dust wrapper with an advert for Euthymol toothpaste to the rear panel. A little edgewear to the wrapper only. Clean and tidy blue hardback with gilt titles. The front end paper has been removed so the book starts on the title page. The top cm of the title page has been neatly removed (presumably to remove an inscription). Page block is clean but with a touch of darkening. 285 pages. More a comic romp with crimes committed than a detective novel. As Dorothy L Sayers haughtily noted, "this book really has no place on the Collins Crime Club list". Almost impossible to find a copy - even in reprint. As fiction blogger Nick Fuller recently stated "I bought the only copy of this for sale in the world last month. It's a pity a book so unobtainable is so entertaining" - grab your chance here!

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    Book ID: 3334
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  • The Canterbury Tales by CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    The Canterbury Tales Illustrated by Eric Gill. [A Facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition. Commentary by Peter Holliday]

    London: Folio Society, 2008. Folio. 768 pp. Numerous illustrations. Bound in full goatskin by G. Lachenmaier with Fabriano Tiziano endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine copy. Cloth clamshell box. Facsimile Edition printed by Memminger Medien Centrum on Corolla Classic watermark laid paper. Limited to 1980 numbered copies. This being # 691

    Accompanying folio text in quarter cloth entitled: The Golden Cockerel Press, The Canterbury Tales & Eric Gill. An Essay by Peter Holliday. Folio. 48 pp. illustrations.
    350 by 230mm (13¾ by 9 inches).

    Condition: Beautiful copy, without flaws.

    Book ID: 2138
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  • The Clue of the Dead Goldfish by MacCLURE, Victor
    MacCLURE, Victor
    The Clue of the Dead Goldfish

    London, Bombay, Sydney: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1935. First Thus. Hardback red boards in original colour illustrated dust jacket. An Inspector Burford detective novel, from the Harrap's Shilling Library series. Book and dust jacket in very good condition. The half title has had the top neatly cut away (presumably to remove a previous owner's name) and also has some age toning / offsetting from the dust jacket. Inside the book is very clean and tidy. 185 x 125 mm (7¼ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3519
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  • The Dare Club by PLUNKET, Ierne L.
    PLUNKET, Ierne L.
    The Dare Club

    London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1928.

    Book ID: 2166
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  • The fables of Babrius, in two parts. Translated into English verse from the text of Sir G.C. Lewis by DAVIES, Rev. James
    DAVIES, Rev. James
    The fables of Babrius, in two parts. Translated into English verse from the text of Sir G.C. Lewis

    London: Lockwood and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1860. First edition. Hardback binding is an embossed library one; a little bumped and nicked at spine, but still quite attractive. Internally, the book has some library stamps and tags to front, small stamp on bottom of title page, and security tag to rear. Overall in good shape. xxxii, 231 pp. 175 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).

    Babrius was the reputed author of a collection of more than 125 fables based on Aesop's Greek fables.

    Book ID: 3665
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  • The Long Engagement by STEVENS, E.S. [Lady E. S. Drower]
    STEVENS, E.S. [Lady E. S. Drower]
    The Long Engagement

    London: Mills & Boon Limited, 1912. First edition. Scarce early Mills & Boon romance novel, by the author of 'The Veil' and 'My Sudan Year'. In original publisher's cloth hardback binding. Boards are lightly rubbed, and a little soft at the corners. Internally the book is in good shape, with nor markings. 408 pages, plus 32 pages. Ethel Stefana Drower, was a cultural anthropologist who specialised in the Middle East and its cultures, and an avid collector of Mandaean manuscripts.

    Book ID: 2789
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  • The Playboy of the Western World by SYNGE, J.M.
    SYNGE, J.M.
    The Playboy of the Western World

    Dublin: Maunsel, 1909.

    Book ID: 2100
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  • The Ship of Stars by QUILLER-COUCH, A.T.
    QUILLER-COUCH, A.T.
    The Ship of Stars

    London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1899. First edition. Red cloth cover with gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt. The story of a Cornish childhood. 312 pp. 200 x 140 mm (7¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: Cloth on spine is slightly sun faded. Foxing throughout.

    Book ID: 2094
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