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Comic History of Rome

By: A BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott LEECH, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 0,:

Seller ID: 33436


à BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott. The Comic History of Rome. Illustrated by John Leech. [L.] : Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 10, Bouverie Street, n.d. Pp (2),[v]-xii,[1]-308,(2),+ engraved title page + 10 hand-coloured full-page plates. Also, many text illustrations. 8vo, red half-leather, raised bands, gilt compartments, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Light edgewear, some foxingto first and last few leaves, else a very good, tight copy. 350.00 View more info

Comic Almanack : An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, containing Merry Tales, Humourous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities by Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A. Pickett, The Brothers Mayhew, &c : The First Series, 1835-1843

By: Almanack] CRUIKSHANK, George THACKERAY MAYHEW

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 0,:

Seller ID: 78816


[Almanack]. The Comic Almanack : An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, containing Merry Tales, Humourous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities by Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A. Pickett, The Brothers Mayhew, &c : The First Series, 1835-1843 . With many hundred illustrations by George Cruikshank and Other Artists. London: Chatto and Windus, [n.d. - ca. 1903]. Pp. (6),[1]-388,(32) of ads, frontis., + 108 leaves of black and white plates. Also includes numerous textual illustrations. 8vo, green cloth with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. Spine roll, faint soiling to margins of borders and ... View more info

Jake's Thing. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking, New York, 1978,:

Seller ID: 1012


AMIS, Kingsley. Jake's Thing. New York : Viking, (1978). Pp 276. 8vo, blackpaper covered boards, beige spine cloth. Very good in slightly rubbed, nic ked dustjacket.. 20.00 View more info

One Fat Englishman. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1963,:

Seller ID: 940


AMIS, Kingsley. One Fat Englishman. London : Victor Gollancz, 1963. Pp. 192. 8vo, red cloth. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist II: A20. "Roger Micheldene, an English publisher, is on the loose in the U.S. He spends an Octoberweek shuttling between New York and Budweiser College in Pennsylvania. Thi s exercises all his British appetites.snobbery, gluttony, anger, sloth and lust. But Amis roasts Americans as well and serves us familiar dishes, though in a piquant sauce: the precocious undergraduate author of a far-out novel, an earnest young priest, and an alcoholic literary agents nymphoman... View more info

Windfall. First Edition in dustjacket .Signed

By: BAGLEY, Desmond

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Collins, London , 1982, ISBN:000222349X:

Seller ID: 82107


BAGLEY, Desmond. Windfall. London : Collins, 1982. First Edition. Pp (6),7-320. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Desmond Bagley (1923-1983), was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. "Jan Willem Hendrykxx's legacy amounted to a staggering £40 million; £34 million to go to an agricultural college in Kenya's Rift Valley, and the remaining £6 million to be divided equally between the mysterious benefactor's only discovered living descendants: Dirk Hendriks, a South African, and Henry Hendrix, a young drop-out living in Calif... View more info

Spuddy. 1st UK in dj

By: BECKWITH, Lillian AMBRUS, Victor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, 1974, ISBN:0091214009:

Seller ID: 6924


BECKWITH, Lillian. The Spuddy. L: Hutchinson, (1974). First UK Edition. Decorations by Victor Ambrus. Pp. 96. 8vo, brown cloth, beige ill. to front, beige titles to spine. Vg in dj. 25.00 View more info

Modern Traveller. 1st thus

By: BELLOC, H. and B.T.B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1972,:

Seller ID: 47750


BELLOC, H. and B.T.B. The Modern Traveller. (London) : Duckworth, (1972). First Printing Thus. 8vo, yellow glossy paper covered boards. An illustrated reissue, a facsimile of the first edition of 1898. Vg. 30.00 View more info

Summoned by Bells. 1st UK in dj

By: BETJEMAN, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: John Murray, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 725


BETJEMAN, John. Summoned by Bells. L.: John Murray, 1960. First Printing. Pp 111. 8vo, green cloth. For Betjeman (28 August 1906 - 19 May 1984) see Kingsley Amis' warm notice in the DNB 1981-1985, pp36-37. And on this work: "[...] a blank-verse poemof some 2,000 lines that gives an account of his early life up to schoolmastering days with characteristic animation, humour, sadness, and abundance of detail." - ibid. Browning from magazine clipping to front endpapers, gift inscription, else vg-fine in price-clipped dj. 45.00 View more info

Cuts. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm PHILLIPS, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1987, ISBN:0091682800:

Seller ID: 559


BRADBURY, Malcolm. Cuts. With drawings by Tom Phillips. London : Hutchinson, (1987). First Edition. Pp (7),2-106. Illustrated 8vo [approximately 6 by 9 inches], red cloth boards, black cloth spine, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (b. September 7, 1932, Sheffield – d. November 27, 2000, Norwich) was an English author and academic. "“It is the summer of 1986 and in the newspapers and on television “cut” is the commonest noun and the most regular verb. And up in the North of England two kinds of cuts are going on. They are cut-cut-cutting at a... View more info

Expert, The. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BROOKS, John.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tom Stacey, Ltd., London, 1973, ISBN:0854681981:

Seller ID: 106095


BROOKS, John. The Expert. London: Tom Stacey Ltd., (1973). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),[1]-284. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The Expert is an appalling contemporary figure. A young man, the product of social science multiplied by social change; the new boy with all the answers, who communicates with compelling assurance, in the outlandish and disturbing illiteracies of those new disciplines straining after universality. In the small seaside town, he annotates, without love, the structure of the community. Half of him, the half that should respect the follies and faiths o... View more info

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Doctor Syntax's Three Tours

By: COMBE, William HOTTEN, John Camden. ROWLANSON, T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: John Camden Hotten, 1871,:

Seller ID: 44020


COMBE, William. Doctor Syntax's Three Tours : In Search of the Picturesque, Consolation, and a Wife. The Original Edition, Complete and Unabridged, with the Life and Adventures of the Author, Now First Written, by John Camden Hotten. Eighty Full Page Illustrations Drawn and Coloured After the Originals by T. Rowlandson. L: John Camden Hotten, [ca. 1871]. Pp 354, frontis., num. col. plates. 8vo, pressed green cloth, gilt to front and spine. Rubbed with slight wear to extremities, inner hinges broken, dampstain to top edge of rear eps, owner's signature, else vg. 125.00 View more info

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Joseph Conrad : A Study. First American Edition

By: CONRAD, Joseph). CURLE, Richard CURLE, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 1914,: 1914

Seller ID: 21168


(CONRAD, Joseph). CURLE, Richard. Joseph Conrad : A Study. With a frontispiece. Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company. 1914. First American Edition. Pp (8), vii-ix,(1),1-245,(1),(1, publisher's advert),(1) + portrait frontispiece. 8vo (142 x 218 mm), blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, title and author in gilt field to front. Richard Henry Parnell Curle (b. 1883 near Melrose in the county of Roxburghshire, Scotland - d. 1968). Preface 1. Conrad, His Critics and His Contemporaies; 2. Conrad's Biography and Autobiographical Works; View more info

Class. US in dj.

By: COOPER, Jilly

Price: $22.00

Publisher: 1981,:

Seller ID: 7909


COOPER, Jilly. Class. N.Y. : 1981. Vg-fine in dj. 22.00 View more info

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Less Eminent Victorians. 1st UK

By: D., R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1927,:

Seller ID: 23473


D., R. Less Eminent Victorians. L.: Peter Davies, (October 1927). First Printing. Pp (128). Lg 8vo, orange pressed cloth. Sixty limericks illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts from various Victorian periodicals. Two small spots to front cover, light spotting to endpapers, else vg. 75.00 View more info

Rhyme Stew. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DAHL, Roald. BLAKE, Quentin.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1989,:

Seller ID: 39424


DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. London : Jonathan Cape, (1989). First edition. Pp 78. Large 8vo, blue cloth. Top edge lightlyspotted, else very good in flap-spotted, unclipped dustjacket. 60.00 View more info

Howards End. Abinder Edition of E.M. Forster Volume 4. First thus edition in dusatjacket

By: FORSTER, E.M. Abinder Edition of E.M. Forster Volume 4 STALLYBRASS, Oliver, ed. with an intro.]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold, London, 1973, ISBN:0713156988:

Seller ID: 99824


FORSTER, E.M. Howards End. [Edited with an introduction by Oliver Stallybrass]. (London): Edward Arnold, (1973). First thus edition. Pp. (4),v-xix,(1),1-364. 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge dyed red. The Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster Volume 5. "On its publication in 1910 'Howards End' was instantly and widely recognized as a classic. 'The word Forsterian is demanded,' wrote one reviewer. Anotrher adjudged its author 'likelyto be one of our glories', while a third considered that 'if he never writ es another line, his niche will be secure'. These forecasts have been j... View more info

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The Day of the Dog. First Edition in dustjacket

By: FRAYN, Michael

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1962,: 1962

Seller ID: 25131


FRAYN, Michael. The Day of the Dog. Drawings by Timothy Birdsall. London : Collins, 1962. First Edition. Pp (12),13-190,(2). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. First Edition of Author's First Book. Michael Frayn (b. September 8, 1933, Mill Hill, Middlesex). "This book consists of pieces from Michael Frayn's column in The Guardian which has gained him such an immense reputation. He wrote them originally to cheer the readers of that paper on their way between disarmament proposals. "When they come to write my obituary," he explains, "they w... View more info

At Bayn in Gear Street. First Edition, paperback original

By: FRAYN, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Collins / Fontana Books, London, 1967,:

Seller ID: 107068


FRAYN, Michael. At Bay in Gear Street. London : Collins / Fontana Boks, (1967). First Edition. Pp (6),7-159,(1). Small 8vo (mass market paperback), orange card covers, lettered in white, black, red and purple. Michael Frayn (b. September 8, 1933, Mill Hill, Middlesex). A Fontana Original # 1668. A collection of Frayn's Observer columns. "Mr. Frayn's writing is always effortlessly funny" (The Times). Rubbed, spine sunned, penned name, else very good. 15.00 View more info

White / Garnett Letters. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GARNETT, David. WHITE, T.H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London , 1968,:

Seller ID: 106032


(WHITE, T.H.). GARNETT, David. The White / Garnett Letters. Edited, with a preface, by David Garnett. London: Jonathan Cape, (1968). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-318,(2). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. "The friendship between T.H. White and David Garnett flourished inthe long and amusing letters they wrote to each other over almost thirty y ears. Their remarkable correspondence, therefore, contains the essence of arapport that lasted until White's death in 1964. In his Preface, David Gar nett writes that their friendhsip was based on an exaggerated idea of t... View more info

Destroyer at War. 1st UK in dj.

By: GRIGGS, G.P., Lieutenant TURNER, C.E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1942,:

Seller ID: 77486


GRIGGS, G.P., Lieutenant. Destroyer at War. With 15 illustrations by C.E. Turner. London: Hutchinson, (1942). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-128, including frontis. and illustrations. Small 8vo, tan cloth with red lettering to spine. Law 1052. "What is life like aboard a destroyer in war-time? In Destroyer at War Lieutenant Griggs has written a story, based on his own experiences, which answers the question in an original and fascinating manner. Withthe destroyer Valcarron as his chief character, and a supporting cast rang ing from the stoker in the engine-room to the captain on the bridge, he... View more info