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ISHIGURO, Kazuo. The Unconsoled. Canada. Alfred A. Knopf, [1995]. First Canadian edition. 8vo. 535pp, [1]. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in white, pictorial dustwrapper. Priceclipped, else a fine copy. Signed by the author to title page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21460
NAUGHTON, Bill. Alfie. [London]. Macgibbon & Kee, [1966]. First edition. 8vo. 208pp. Original publisher's purple cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to dustwrapper, a trifle dusty. A near fine copy. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20965
JOYCE, James. Two tales of shem and shaun: fragments from work in progress. London. Faber and Faber, [1932]. First English edition. 8vo. 45pp, [1]. Original publisher's powder blue paper boards, lettered in dark blue, printed orange paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper priceclipped, rubbed, marked, and chipped, naive orange paper repairs to verso at head and foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21483
SMITH, Stevie. Mother, what is man?. [London]. Jonathan Cape, 1942. First edition. 8vo. 80pp. With numerous line-drawings by the author in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle marked, lightly rubbed, some chipping/loss to edges and head and foot of spine panel. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21471
SITWELL, Osbert. Selected poems old and new. London. Duckworth, [1943]. First edition. 8vo. 163pp, [1]. Original publisher's orange cloth, lettered in red, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'For Peggy with affection from Osbert. Nov. 15. 1943'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21470
BURNS, Robert. Poems, chiefly in the scottish dialect. Kilmarnock [i.e. Toronto]. Printed by John Wilson [i.e. Printed by James McKie for J. Campbell], 1786 [i.e. 1870] 8vo. 240pp. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. Extremities marked and lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by James Mckie to verso of title page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13780
BOOTHBY, Guy. Doctor Nikola. London. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1896]. First edition. 8vo. viii, 322pp, [4]. With a black and white frontispiece, 21 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text by Stanley L. Wood, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, illustrated colour inlays bordered in gilt to upper board and spine. Rubbed, and lightly marked, spine sunned. Endpapers browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 16929
AUSTEN-LEIGH, J[ames] E[dward]. A memoir of jane austen...to which is added lady susan and fragments of two other unfinished tales by miss austen. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1871. Second edition. 8vo. ix, [1], 364pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Adhesive and ruled paper remnants to gutter of front blank fly-leaf, one leaf (preface) detached, occasional light spotting/browning. From the library of a relative of Ralph Vaughan Williams, inked ownership to front blank fly-leaf: 'Vaughan Williams / North Tidworth'. This is likely Ralph's ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21530
VIRGIL. DRYDEN, John. The works of Virgil, translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden. London. Printed for James Swan...For Vernor and Hood et al., 1803. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. In three volumes. [32], xlii, 223, [1], [4], cxvi, 260; [4], 326pp, [4]. With 15 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed to spines, a trifle sunned and soiled. Marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp set. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12200
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. London. Bradbury and Evans, [1865]. First edition. 8vo. In original 12 monthly parts. With 24 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech and Halbot Knight Browne. Original publisher's brick-red pictorial wrappers, housed in recent custom red morocco pull-off case by W. Root & Son of London. Case a trifle rubbed, with bookplates of Samuel Henry Austin and Lucius Wilmerding. Very slight chipping to spines, upper panel of part I detached from text-block. Internally clean ... More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 10191
SITWELL, Sacheverell. The people's palace. Oxford. B. H. Blackwell, 1918. First edition. 8vo. No. XXII in the "Adventurers All" Series. 52pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and title page, and three final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's orange-brown wrappers, printed paper lettering-pieces to spine and upper wrapper. Extremities a trifle creased. Internally immaculate. From the library of the Marquess of Crewe, with his inked ownership inscription of 'Crewe' to upper wrapper. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21533