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AESCHYLUS : POTTER, ROBERT (EDITOR)
The Plays of Aeschylus
London, United Kingdom, George Routledge & Sons. 1903, Re-Issue. Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Edition not stated. Red cloth bds, gilt spine title, spine sunned, no wear, eps age toned, interior bright, pp 288. CONDITION tight, text clean. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 6695
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Keywords: Theatre

 
AMIS, KINGSLEY
The James Bond Dossier
London, Jonathan Cape. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Stated binding with impressed bullet holes to front bd. A critical analysis of the James Bond novels also covers Ian Fleming's strengths and weaknesses as a thriller-writer. CONDITION Black bds with blind embossed decoration and gold title, ex book exchange copy with stamps frotn and rear end pages and leading edge, pocket at rear o/w very bright and crisp copy. DJ has faintest edge wear, o/w unworn in archival cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 15802
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40 | JP¥ 5400]
Keywords: 007 Spy Thriller

 
APULEIUS, LUCIUS; ALDINGTON, WILLIAM (TRANS)
The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
London, United Kingdom, Privately Printed for the Navarre Society. 1920, Edition Unstated. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Hagreen, Philip. Not Dated c1920's. Green bds with crisp Gilt titles (fresh and unworn with sharp cnrs) pp 359 with nice woodblock illus and vignettes, tight with mild edge browning (not inscribed) Original DJ sl rubbed to spine head. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 10170
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Keywords: Myths Legends Greek Hagreen, Philip

 
ARBER, EDWARD (ED); MILTON, JOHN; LATIMER, HUGH; GOSSON; STEPHEN
English Reprints: Areopagitica by John Milton (1644); Sermon on the Ploughers by Master Hugh Latimer (1549); The School of Abuse by Stephen Gosson (1579)
London, Alex. Murray & Son. 1868, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Green cloth with bright gilt titles, All edges have red publishers stain, each title paginated separately, pp 80; 40; 80. Mostly bright and clean, toned near ends and odd mark internally, tissue guard missing to title page, pencil note inside front to verso of half title, ownership stamp to verso of ffep showing class library for the English Dept of Victoria University, label residue to lower spine. Mostly in very nice condition. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14771
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]

 
AUSTEN, JANE
Volume the First
The Clarendon Press, 1933, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Jane Austen's remarkable juvenilia date from 1787, when she was eleven, to 1793, when she was seventeen. She preserved these early writings in three manuscript notebooks. Frederic & Elfrida; Jack & Alice; Edgar & Emma; Henry and Eliza; The Adventures of Mr. Harley; Sir William Mountague; Memoirs of Mr. Clifford; The Beautifull Cassandra; Amelia Webster; The Visit; The Mystery; The Three Sisters; A beautiful description; The generous Curate; & Ode to Pity. CONDITION Grey bds with White Linen spine and paper title label (spine cloth split at head o/w unworn) 140 pages on nice paper stock. Bright and crisp copy. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15898
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8100]

 
BECKE, LOUIS
By Reef and Palm
London, T Fisher Unwin. 1916, 7th Impression. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A collection of short stories, established Becke's literary reputation. A former trader, sailor-and some say even pirate-Becke knew the islands of the South Seas as few authors ever have. The introduction by the Earle of Pembroke provides a brief biography of Becke's life and an outline of the stories. CONDITION Blue cloth, 253 pages. Rubbed though mostly nice copy, name inside front, stamp YMCA library to first page of text, underlined names to a couple of pages. Paper browned due to being war economy newsprint paper. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14408
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12 | JP¥ 1620]

 
SAMUEL BECKETT
Dream of Fair to Middling Women
London, Calder Publications Ltd. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0714542121) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. His first book which remained unpublished for 60 years as it was too scandalous to print at the time. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language, the story brims with the black humor that ,like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision. CONDITION Green bds with black spine and gold title (unworn) pp xxi 241. Copy is bright and crisp it appears unread, in unworn DJ. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 15809
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BUCKLEY, THEODORE ALOIS
The Tragedies of Aeschylus. Literally Translated
London, United Kingdom, George Bell. 1880, Edition Unstated. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bohn's Classical Library. Blue cloth blind stamped decoration to bds with bright Gilt title (fresh with canted cnrs, sl. shelf wear) potrait frontis with tissue guard, pp 234 (interior mostly very clean, foxed title page, frontis and tissue guard, not inscribed, catalogues to ends have some browning due to cheaper quality paper). Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8614
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]

 
BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S
Port of Saints
San Francisco, California, Blue Wind Press. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0912652659) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Burroughs decribed this as an erotic fantasy. It was his first major work published in an 1973 limited edition when he got back from European exile. This true first release is rewritten and enlarged. CONDITION 174 pages, copy has handled covers and name inside front. Good.
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Book number: 15913
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Keywords: Beat 0912652659

 
BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S
The Ticket That Exploded
London, Calder & Boyars. 1968, First Edition. (ISBN: 0714507334) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First British edition of 1967 revised and enlarged edition which doubled its size from the 1962 Paris original.The 2nd book in the Nova Trilogy using his cut up technique. CONDITION 217 pages, very bright and crisp copy, a little toned at spine. Very Good.
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Book number: 15915
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Keywords: Beat Generation 0714507334

 
CARLEN, EMILIE (FLYGARE-CARLEN)
Woman's Life; or, the Trials of Caprice 3 Volumes
London, Richard Bentley. 1852, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First English. Popular Swedish Author whose literature was translated into English and German. Her writing has been likened to that of Charlotte Bronte. CONDITION Set is from the General Assembly (Govt) Library of New Zealnd with their binding and gilt emblem to front, half bound in leather with burgundy cloth (leather is rubbed and cloth a bit mottled) , marbled edges and eps, bookplate with withdrawn stmped to front pastedown, pp 347, 339, 328. Copies are bright and crisp internally with foxed ends. OVERWEIGHT. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14773
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 155.5 | £UK 140 | JP¥ 18900]

 
CARROLL, LEWIS
Rhyme? And Reason?
London, Macmillan & Co. 1883, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ill.: Arthur B Frost & Henry Holiday. hares some contents with the 1869 collection, including the long poem "Phantasmagoria" and "The Hunting of the Snark" 1876. The illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark have appeared before, however the other illustrations are new as well as the following poems, "Echoes", "A Game of Fives", "Fame's Penny-Trumpet" and the last three of the "Four Riddles". Illustrations by Arthur Frost appear here for the first time. CONDITION Green bds with gilt tile, border and decoratio (gilt rubbed, wear to extremities with spine ends and tips just starting to fray, some marks) black end pages, frontis illus with tissue guard, pp xii 214 with nice engraved illus. Copy has musty smell with spotting at end pages o/w bright and crisp copy. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15992
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 | £UK 76 | JP¥ 10260]
Keywords: Arthur B Frost & Henry Holiday

 
GLADSTONE, W E
Homer : Literature Primers
London, United Kingdom, Macmillan. 1878, First Edition. Cloth, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Red bds with Black borders and titles (unworn with sl darkened spine, cnrs sharp) pp 152 is clean with sl age toned end pages, not inscribed. A nice tight copy. Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 9087
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 48 | JP¥ 6480]

 
GOULD, G[EORGE] M[ILBREY]; STEDMAN, LAURA
Concerning Lafcadio Hearn
London, T Fisher Unwin. 1908, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo. He was a professor of English literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo. He is notable for writing about the customs, religion, and literature, translations of stories of the supernatural and translations of haiku poetry. CONDITION Blue cloth with gilt titles (unworn with faded spine) frontis portrait with clean tissue guard, pp xv 303 with 4 illus plates internally. Very bright and crisp copy, foxed to ends and edges, lightly toned to pages opposing plates due to differing paper types, extensive bibliography ro rear. DJ spine has chipped away due to paper type causing two separate panels that are bright and clean. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 15295
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 9720]

 
HARVEY, SIR PAUL
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford Univ Pr. 1951, Re-Issue. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint with corrections. pp 468+xv+appendix of maps, charts, and diagrams. Light foxing to eps else would be Fine copy. DJ unworn in Mylar protection, price clipped. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 5857
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.75 | £UK 17.75 | JP¥ 2376]

 
HOUSMAN, LAURENCE
The House of Joy
London, United Kingdom, Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1895, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Lawrence Housman. Eight short stories illustrated by Laurence Houseman and engraved by his sister Clemence reveals his fine art ability (he also illus Christina Rosettis Goblin Market in 1893. CONDITION Green cloth with lovely Nouveau decorated cover, gilt detail and title, 181 pages, illus frontis and title page, 8 full page illus to front of each story, untrimed pages printed on linen paper. Copy has been in a dampish room at some stage causing spotting to ends including frontis and a loseness, internally bright and clean copy. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14695
USD 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 120 | £UK 108 | JP¥ 14580]
Keywords: Lawrence Housman

 
HUGHES, RICHARD ARTHUR
A Moment in Time
London, Chatto & Windus. 1926, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collection of short stoies by Welsh author, playwright and journalist who associated with Dylan Thomas and Robert Graves. CONDITION Green cloth bds with bright gilt title, unworn with lightly faded spine. pp viii 243. Has foxing to ends and edges though mostly bright and crisp. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15993
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4320]

 
KEMAL, YASHAR; KEMAL, THILDA (TRANS)
The Wind from the Plain
London, Collins & Harvill. 1963, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leading Turkish writer and human rights activist he was nominated for the 1956 Nobel prize in literature for his work Memed, my hawk. CONDITION Brown bds with gold title (bottom rear cnr crushed, o/w clean and unworn) 186 pages, bright and crisp copy, name inside front. spotting to end pages. DJ has wear to spine ends and tips with loss at spine heel. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 15801
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KERNAHAN, COULSON
A Book of Strange Sins
London, Ward, Lock & Bowden. 1894, 4th Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Popular Author this title sold out the first day it was released in November 1893, produced after ha was the copy editer for Wilde's Dorian Gray these stories have unusual and philisophical way of looking at crime. CONDITION 195 pages with nice frontis illus and clean tissue guard, green cloth has been damp at some stage causing some staining, mice damage to leading rear bd, name inside front. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14769
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KINGSLEY, CHARLES
The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children
London, United Kingdom, Macmillan. 1889, Re-Issue. Buckram, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Burgundy bds with Gilt title and emblem (shelf worn with bruised cnrs, odd mark and faded spine) pp xvii 218 with nice illustrations, a nice tight copy with bright clean interior, eps age toned, pastedowns foxed, else clean, not inscribed. Very Good/Not Issued.
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Book number: 5985
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Keywords: Children's Greek Fairy Stories

 
KINGSLEY, CHARLES
The Heroes Or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children : The Temple Classics
London, United Kingdom, J M Dent & Co. 1900, Re-Issue. Cloth, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Stories cover Perseus, the Argonauts and Theseus.Teal cloth blind embossed front, decorative gilt spine title, full colour nouveax frontis and title pg with clean tissue guard, gilt tep, pp177 with 12 bw illus. CONDITION not worn or bumped, interior unblemished, clean and fresh bds, browning to eps and sf to page edges. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 6670
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Keywords: Children's

 
KINGSLEY, HENRY
Madlle Mathilde A Novel
London, Bradbury, Evans, & Co. 1870, First Edition. Half Leather, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Fact based novel set in the French revolution. Burgundy Leather spine and crns with 5 raised bands and bright gilt title (light wear to tips) pp xii 399 with nice engraved capitalisation to chapter heads, gutter split to eps nice solid copy, ex-libris plate to front pastedown and name at top of title page. Very tight copy with bright text, foxed near ends, some toning and odd mark internally. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14732
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 48 | JP¥ 6480]

 
LAGERKVIST, PAR
The Dwarf
London, Chatto & Windus. 1953, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK edition. Written by a Swedish author who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. Novel published in 1944 is as Dvärgen. A searching, ironic tale about evil, was the first to bring him positive international attention outside of the Nordic countries. CODITION Red bds, 175 pages. Bds have marks, top cnrs curved, front ep price clipped, foxed to ends and edges. Crisp interior. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15821
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LERNER, ERIK (ED)
Zero Volume IV Featuring an Interview with Paul Bowles
Los Angeles, USA, Zero Press. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 01903284) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literary Magazine with writers including John Ashbery; Burton Watson; Lewis Baltz; Vicente Aleixandre; Jerome Rothenberg; Paul Bowles; Fritjof Capra; Stephen Davis; Jose Arguelles; James Tate, 210 pages with b/w artistic photos and illus. Very bright and crisp with light shelf wear. Near Fine.
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Book number: 16022
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Keywords: 01903284

 
MCCORMICK, E H
New Zealand Literature. A Survey
Wellington, New Zealand, Oxford University Press. 1959, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This book is an updating of his Centennial History ‘Letters and art in New Zealand’ greatly enlarged and is recognized as the first of his major works. CONDITION Red cloth with crisp Gilt title (very clean with sharp cnrs) 173 pages is very bright, clean and crisp with name to front pastedown and atmospheric spotting to ends and edges. DJ is in very nice unworn condition. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14426
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