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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions and Words  that have a Tale to Tell. To which is added a concise bibliography of English Literature. 2 Vols, A - Lab; Lab - Z., Brewer, E.Cobham.
1 Brewer, E.Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions and Words that have a Tale to Tell. To which is added a concise bibliography of English Literature. 2 Vols, A - Lab; Lab - Z.
London Cassell 1895 Hardback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Both Vols: Heavy blk boards; a trifle marked; binding tight; gilt titling still quite bright. B/w frontis in Vol I. ; 2-720, 721-1440 pages 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Life and Work of Joanna Baillie, Carhart, Margaret Sprague
2 Carhart, Margaret Sprague The Life and Work of Joanna Baillie
New Haven Yale University Press 1923 paperback Good+ 
Plain buff card wrappers; a trifle worn; small triangular section missing from front top corner; backstrip worn - stitiched binding exposed, but binding intact. ; Yale Studies in English. vol. 64.; 8vo (6" x 9"); 215 pages 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Poems By Goldsmith And Parnell / The Chase. A Poem., Goldsmith, Oliver and T. Parnell / William Somerville
3 Goldsmith, Oliver and T. Parnell / William Somerville Poems By Goldsmith And Parnell / The Chase. A Poem.
London W. Bulmer & Co - Shakespeare Printing Office 1795 + 1796 First thus Hardback Good+ 
Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Heavy, dk brown, scored calf boards; a little marked; light edge-wear; corners a little worn; binding very tight. Gilt decoration somewhat rubbed, gilt titling still quite bright. Marbled foredges, marbling a little faded. Bookplate on front pastedown; small cutting pasted to front endpaper, detailing this particular book - probably from a bookseler's catalogue. There are also some inked notes about the woodcuts, on one of the front endpapers, written by an earlier owner - the style of the handwriting suggests early 19th century. Very occasional light spotting, but in general the pp are quite clear. Five full-page woodcuts designed by John Bewick, and engraved by his brother John, in addition to other illustrations throughout the text. Two books bound together - I: The Traveller and The Deserted Village, by Goldsmith + The Hermit, by Thomas Parnell (1795); II: The Chase, by William Somerville (1796).; 4to (9" x 11"); xx+76, xv+vii+126 pages 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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4 James, Henry The Sense Of The Past
London W. Collins Sons 1917 First English Hardback Very Good- 
Black buckram boards, a little marked; corners slightly bent, but not broken. Gilt titling, bright. Binding tight. B/w frontis., with tissue guard. Foredges lightly spotted, but pp clear. Some pencil notes on verso of Contents page, and some numbers (in pencil) in margins of pp 1-7. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 350 pages 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Dictionary of the English Language ... The seventh edition, etc, Johnson, Samuel
5 Johnson, Samuel A Dictionary of the English Language ... The seventh edition, etc
London J.F. Rivington, et al 1785 Seventh Hardback Good 
Please note that this is an extremely heavy item and will require extra postage.; Dk brown leather half-binding; very worn. Front board + front endpaper detached, but present (repairs previously made to this joint). Backstrip worn - stitched binding exposed in places; raised bands on spine. Text block + rear board themselves intact - ie no pp loose. pp remain very supple. Bookplate on front pastedown. This is a scarce early one volume edition, complete. ; 4to (11 1/2" x 17"); Unpaginated pages 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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The Nightingale Warbling forth her own Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela. Newly written in English verse. [Inscribed by A. Strettell], Parker, Martin
6 Parker, Martin The Nightingale Warbling forth her own Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela. Newly written in English verse. [Inscribed by A. Strettell]
A. Strettell 1820 Hardback Very Good- 
Inscribed by Strettell on front endpaper. Red boards; somewhat scuffed and marked; corners worn. Blk leather spine; slightly rubbed; gilt titling still quite bright. Binding tight. Very occasional spotting, but pp generally clear and supple. There is a 25pp paginated section, preceded an unpaginated 16pp section. This is one of 27 copies reprinted by Strettell ca 1820 (the book is undated, but the British library suggests 1820) from the rare 1832 edition, published by William Cooke. A small cutting from a bookseller's catalogue, on the verso of the front endpaper, and which refers to this very copy, states: "Very few copies reprinted from the extremely rare edition of 1832 by Mr. Strettell, by whom this copy was presented to Mr. Heber". And the handwritten inscription, in a neat copperplate, on the facing page, reads, "To Richard Heber Esq, with Mr Stettell's compliments".; 8vo (5" x 8"); 25 pages; Signed by Editor 
Price: 800.00 GBP
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The Cockleshell, R, Lynd
7 R, Lynd The Cockleshell
London Methuen & Co 1933 First Edition Hardback Very Good Signed by Author
Publisher's original cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and dated 18/6/33, boards slightly marked, internally clean. ; 4.5" x 7"; 184 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Seventeenth Century Prose, Vickers, Brian
8 Vickers, Brian Seventeenth Century Prose
Longmans 1969 0582341604 / 9780582341609 Hardback Very Good with no dust jacket 
orange cloth cover with white titling, VG but DJ missing; binding tight; pages unmarked; edges unmarked. ; English; 276 pages 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Jacob's Room, Woolf, Viginia
9 Woolf, Viginia Jacob's Room
London The Hogarth Press 1947 New; Second Hardback Poor 
Pale green boards, poor copy, somewhat worn and faded; front joint slightly exposed - binding otherwise very intact, but a little frail. Top foredges a little dusty. Owner's name on front endpaper.; 8vo (5" x 7"); 176 pages 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1904-1912, Woolf, Virginia (ed Andrew McNeillie)
10 Woolf, Virginia (ed Andrew McNeillie) The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1904-1912
London The Hogarth Press Ltd 1986 0701206667 / 9780701206666 First Hardback Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Illustrated dk blue d/jkt, unclipped; lightly marked, but not otherwise worn. Dk blue boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. ; 8vo (6" x 9 1/2"); 411 pages 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Leave the Letters Till We're Dead: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol VI - 1936-1941, Woolf, Virginia (ed Nigel Nicolson)
11 Woolf, Virginia (ed Nigel Nicolson) Leave the Letters Till We're Dead: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol VI - 1936-1941
London The Hogarth Press Ltd 1980 0701204702 / 9780701204709 First Hardback Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Illustrated pale brown d/jkt, clipped; spine sunned. Pale blue boards, clean and bright; gilt titling, bright. ; The Letters of Virginia Woolf; 8vo (6 1/2" x 9 1/2"); xvii+556 pages 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Moment and Other Essays, Woolf, Virginia.
12 Woolf, Virginia. The Moment and Other Essays
London The Hogarth Press 1947 First Hardback Fair 
Pale red boards; somewhat marked; some offsetting on front and rear. Binding intact, but slightly frail. Owner's name on f.e.p. ; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8"); 191 pages 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Nightingale Warbling forth her own Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela. Newly written in English verse. [Inscribed by A. Strettell], Parker, Martin
The Nightingale Warbling forth her own Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela. Newly written in English verse. [Inscribed by A. Strettell]
800.00 GBP

Poems By Goldsmith And Parnell / The Chase. A Poem., Goldsmith, Oliver and T. Parnell / William Somerville
Poems By Goldsmith And Parnell / The Chase. A Poem.
300.00 GBP

The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1904-1912, Woolf, Virginia (ed Andrew McNeillie)
The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1904-1912
45.00 GBP

Leave the Letters Till We're Dead: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol VI - 1936-1941, Woolf, Virginia (ed Nigel Nicolson)
Leave the Letters Till We're Dead: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol VI - 1936-1941
60.00 GBP

A Dictionary of the English Language ... The seventh edition, etc, Johnson, Samuel
A Dictionary of the English Language ... The seventh edition, etc
350.00 GBP

The Moment and Other Essays, Woolf, Virginia.
The Moment and Other Essays
10.00 GBP

Seventeenth Century Prose, Vickers, Brian
Seventeenth Century Prose
5.00 GBP

Jacob's Room, Woolf, Viginia
Jacob's Room
5.00 GBP

 
 


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