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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 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1709]
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 42.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5342]
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
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5342]
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 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]

 
VON ARNIM, ELIZABETH (MARY ANNETTE BEAUCHAMP)
The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen (Ruegen) : Colonial Edition
London, Macmillan & Co. 1904, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Author was cousin to Katherine Mansfield. "travel story is shot through with the Elizabeth von Arnim's special self-deprecating wit and character sketches. There's the bishop's wife and her "personable" son, a dressmaker, and Elizabeth's long-lost cousin Charlotte who is trying to escape her pursuing husband." CONDITION Colonial Library edition which were often printed in advance to enable shipping in time for release date. Blue ribbed cloth bds with bright gilt titles, fold out map in colour as frontis, 299 pages with 8 page publishers cat bound in at rear. top cnrs bumped, light shelf wear. Internally very bright and crisp with spotting to edges and cat at rear. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16082
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 1923]

 
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 63.5 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8013]

 
BASHKIRTSEFF, MARIE
The Last Confessions of Marie Bashkirtseff and Her Correspondence with Guy De Maupassant with a Forward By Jeannette L Gilder
New York, U.S.A. Frederick A Stokes. 1901, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Marie Bashkirtseff (born Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva, 1858-1884) was a Russian-Ukrainian diarist, painter, and sculptor. Bashkirtseff lived and worked in Paris for many years, and died at age 25 of Tuberculosis. Her journal was first published in 1887 in French was an immediate success, not least because its cosmopolitan confessional style. Combined with her letters, consisting of her correspondence with the writer Guy de Maupassant first published in 1891. CONDITION Grey ribbed cloth with bright gilt title and coloured and embossed rose decoration ( cloth unworn with some small marks and discolouration, bottom front cnr curved, slight damp stain to rear bd) publishers red stained top edge, pp 157 with 9 half tone photo plates. Pencil name inside front, printed on heavy cream paper stock. Copy is bright and crisp with some atmospheric toning to odd page edges. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16075
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]

 
BEACH, SYLVIA
Shakespeare and Company
London, Faber & Faber. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First British Edition. Renown French book shop opened by Sylvia Beach, an American in 1919. During the 1920s, Beach's shop was a gathering place for many then-aspiring writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Djuna Barnes, James Joyce and Ford Madox Ford. She raised eyebrows when she published Joyce's Ulysses after it was banned from publication world wide. It closed in 1941 during the German occupation of Paris and never re-opened but another named the same was opened as a tribute in 1951. CONDITION Blue bds with bright gilt title, Pp 232 with 39 b/w photo illus. Copy is unworn with sharp cnrs, internally very bright and crisp. Mark to bottom front, name to front ep and foxed to eps at both ends. Original DJ is toned with some marks, a little faded with some small chips. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 16101
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4274]

 
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 12.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1603]

 
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
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2137]
Keywords: 0714542121

 
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 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]

 
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
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2137]
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
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2137]
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 148.25 | £UK 134 | JP¥ 18697]

 
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 80.5 | £UK 72.75 | JP¥ 10150]
Keywords: Arthur B Frost & Henry Holiday

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