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            The Life of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.; To which is added The Journal of a Tour To The Hebrides [4]

Boswell, James [Edited by Percy Fitzgerald]

(Book #ID 58105)

Published by Bliss Sands & Co., London Third Edition 1897. London 1897.

Third Edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel with gilt flower design to the spine and blind tooling to the upper panel. Quarto 10'' x 7''. Contains [xviii] 726 printed pages of text with five monochrome illustrations. A little sun fading to the red of the spine, spine ends and corners turned in with shallow rubs, label to the front paste down, ghosting to the end papers, age darkened page edges. Very Good condition book, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            As I See Life [Signed]

Burdick, Charles Laurence

(Book #ID 4576)

Published by William Maclellan First edition 1942. 1942.

First edition hard back royal blue cloth covers with yellow titles to spine. 94 pp. Dedication from the author to half title page, 'C. P. Strange with the authors compliments'. In near Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A Small Stir: Letters on the English

Bridie, James and Moray McLaren

(Book #ID 4953)

Published by Hollis & Carter, London First edition 1949. 1949.

First edition hard back blue cloth covers with gilt titles, yellow page tops. 8vo 152 pp. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Pilgrim's Progress

Bunyan, John [1628-1688] With an Introductory Notice of the Author by Rev. William Landels [Illustrations by Frederick Barnard, J. D. Linton, W. Small etc. Engraved by Dalziel Brothers] Cargilfield Trinity, Edinburgh

(Book #ID 103020)

Published by S. W. Partridge & Co. 8 & 9 Paternoster Row, London Second Edition circa 1890. 1890.

Hard back binding in full camel brown crushed cape levant morocco, the spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second over red morocco label, tooling to the others, twin parallel lines to the board perimeters, knurled gilt board edges, cherry red marble page edges and end sheets, Cargilfield Trinity, Edinburgh in gilt to the front cover. 8vo. 9½'' x 8''. Contains 237 pp with 62 monochrome illustrations by Frederick Barnard, J. D. Linton, W. Small etc. engraved by Dalziel Brothers. Cargilfield Trinity Prize plate dated 1894 inside the front cover, light foxing to the end papers and in Very Good tight and square condition.

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            Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature

Buck, Claire [Edited by]

(Book #ID 9338)

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, London First edition 1992. 1992.

First edition hard back publisher's original maroon paper covered boards, gilt stamping. Thick 8vo 9¼" x 6" xii, 1171 [pp]. Illustrated. Fine in Nr. Fine dust wrapper with 10 mm closed nick to upper top corner, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            'Herbs and Stewed Rabbit' to: Feasts an Anthology

Bland, Christopher and Kelly, Linda [J. R. R. Tolkien [Contributes:]

(Book #ID 10976)

Published by Constable and Company Limited, 10-12 Orange Street, London First Edition 1987. 1987.

First edition hard back publisher's original black cloth covers, silver stamping to spine, top edge dyed green 8vo 9½" x 6½" 266 pp. Small former message to the front free end paper. Nr. Fine in Fine price clipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Journal of a Stranger: A Sub Objective Narrative

Brown, F. J.

(Book #ID 12971)

Published by Londinium Press 24 Week Street, Maidstone, Kent First edition 1978. 1978.

First edition hard back publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8¾" x 5¾" 222 pp. Struck down with a mysterious illness in mid-life, scriptwriter/journalist Fred Brown, friend of Dylan Thomas and other well-known writers, believes himself to be the victim of a sensational conspiracy. Now confined to a wheelchair, deprived of normal speech, his palsied hands have made his typewriter the means of full self-expression. Fine in Very Good dust wrapper with small closed nick to spine tip, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to that Which is to Come in the Similitude of a Dream [9]

Bunyan, John [1628-1688] Illustrated with Plates After T. Stothard

(Book #ID 55998)

Published by Brumby & Clarke Ltd., Hull and London First Thus Edition 1896. Hull 1896.

Hard back binding in publisher's original dark mustard cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering and black designs to the spine and the upper panel. 4to 11'' x 8½''. Contains [vi] 182 printed pages of text with 24 full-page single-sided monochrome plates, two of which have been tipped back-in, 1898 ink name to the front free end paper, spine and edges of the boards age darkened and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            English Literature From Widsith to the Death of Chaucer | A Source Book

Benham, Allen Rogers

(Book #ID 107466)

Published by Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York 1970. 1970.

Academic reprint of a book originally published in 1916. First edition thus hard back binding in publisher's original Wedgwood blue cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 9½'' x 6''. Differs from an anthology in that it is concerned with judgement and scholarship rather than taste and appreciation, though these last may be the most precious by products, and from a textbook in that it gives a direct rather than an indirect report of its field. Contains (xxviii), 634 pp. Slightly rubbed cloth else in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Tom Stoppard: Writers and Their Work No. 250

Bigsby, C. W. E. [Edited by Ian Scott-Kilvert] Tom Stoppard [1937-]

(Book #ID 29595)

Published by Longman Group Ltd., Harlow, Essex First Edition 1976. 1976.

First edition in publisher's original stapled card covers. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 32, ii [pp] ISBN 0582012511. Monochrome frontispiece. Spine and edges sun faded and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Story of As You Like It

Bennett, Rodney [Retold by]

(Book #ID 39011)

Published by University of London Press Ltd., Malham House, Bickley, Kent circa 1946 edition not stated. London circa 1946.

Hard back binding in publisher's original aqua blue paper covers, white lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 12mo 6'' x 5'' 64 pp. Light foxing to the end papers and page edges, thin rubbed line down the upper spine edges, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Greek Strain in English Literature; The English Association Pamphlet No. 45

Burnet, Professor John

(Book #ID 49484)

Published by The English Association, Imperial College Union, South Kensington, London February 1920. London 1920.

Publisher's original twine bound grey card wrap covers, black title and author lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 9½'' x 6''. Contains 8 printed pages of text. A little darkening to the cover edges, without any ownership markings and in Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. We currently hold in stock 14 other titles from this series. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Poetical Works of John Milton

Beeching, Reverend H. C. [Edited after the original texts by] John Milton [1608-1674]

(Book #ID 56547)

Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Amen House, London 1900. 1900.

Hard back binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt title and editor lettering to the spine, gilt motif to the the upper panels. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xiv] 554 printed pages of text with frontispiece. A little rubbing of the cloth to the spine ends with small tears, smart bookplate and name to each front free end paper and in Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Tongues of Men and of Angels: Inspirational Poetry and Prose From the Renaissance to the Restoration

Bentley, James [Edited by]

(Book #ID 32666)

Published by Little, Brown and Company Ltd., London First Edition 1996. London 1996.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dove grey cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, colour designed end papers. 8vo 8'' x 8'' 120 pp ISBN 0821223364. Colour illustrations throughout. Fine condition book, in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Epitaphs | Graveyard Humour and Eulogy

Beable, William H. (Compiled by)

(Book #ID 97515)

Published by Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1927. 1927.

Hard back binding in publisher's original black, orange and gold paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, paper title label to the front cover. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 246 printed pages of text. Collection of epitaphs drawn from ancient British graveyards and early writings on the subject. Ex-library with all of the usual stamps. Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with reference number to the sun faded spine. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Collected Poems of T. E. Brown

Brown, T. E. [1830-1897] Introduction by W. E. Henley

(Book #ID 35906)

Published by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., St. Martin's Street, London 1920. London 1920.

Hard back binding in publisher's original emerald green pebble cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, page edges untrimmed. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' xxviii, 736, iv [pp]. Tissue-guarded monochrome frontispiece. Message to the front free end paper, corners and spine tips turned-in, binding firm and square and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            On the Novel; A Present for Walter Allen on His 60th Birthday From His Friends and Colleagues

Benedikz, B. S. [Edited by] Walter Allen

(Book #ID 36593)

Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, Bedford Street, London First Edition 1971. London 1971.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original aqua blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 9'' x 6'' 239 pp ISBN 0460039547. Small name to the top front paste down. Fine condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with tiny nicks to the spine tip, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Memoirs of Samuel Pepys Comprising His Diary From 1659 To 1669, and a Selection From His Private Correspondence [A Verbatim Reprint of the Original Edition] The Chandos Library Series

Braybrooke, Lord Richard [Samuel Pepys] Introduction and Memoir by John Timbs

(Book #ID 57662)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. London circa 1880. London circa 1880.

Hard back binding in publisher's original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, blind tooling to the upper and lower panels. Thick 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xvi] 815 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece. Whilst the covers are secure to the text the hinges are cracked, just a little wear to the spine ends and corners and in Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Bacon's Essays with Memoir and Notes

Bacon, Francis [Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626), also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England].

(Book #ID 107490)

Published by W. & R. Chambers, London and Edinburgh 1889. 1889.

Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covered boards, faded blocked and lettered gilt back. 18mo. 6½'' x 4¼''. Contains (vii)-1, 159 pp. Marks and soiling to the boards, contents in clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Works of Alexander Pope in Verse and Prose. Containing the Principal Notes of Doctor's Warburton and Warton: Illustrations, and Critical and Explanatory Remarks by Johnson, Wakefield, A. Chalmers, and Others. To Which are Added Now for the First Time Published Some Original Letters with Additional Observations, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author [Ten Volumes Complete]

Bowles, Rev. William Lisle [1762-1850] Alexander Pope [1688-1744]

(Book #ID 40139)

Printed for J. Johnson, London [and others] First Edition 1806. Ten Volumes. London 1806.

Contemporary polished tree calf bindings, twin gilt letter labels between four raised bands to the spines, gilt perimeter line to upper and lower boards, marble page edges and end papers. 8vo 9½'' x 6''. Twenty two paper guarded single-sided monochrome illustrations to the beginning of volume I. Pope was a London born poet, satirist, and translator of Homer. Bowles laid down certain canons as to poetic imagery which, subject to some modification, were later accepted, but were received at the time with strong opposition by admirers of Pope and his style. The controversy brought into sharp contrast the opposing views of poetry, which may be roughly described as the artificial and the natural. Bowles maintained that images drawn from nature are poetically finer than those drawn from art; and that in the highest kinds of poetry the themes or passions handled should be of the general or elemental kind, and not the transient manners of any society. The odd mark to the edges of a couple of volumes, light tanning to the paper with sporadic foxing to the end papers, hinges firm and tight, fading of the red Morocco titles labels to the spines, a handsome and scarce set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Pilgrim's Progress | From This World to that Which is to Come in the Similitude of a Dream : Wherein is Discovered the Manner of His Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country

Bunyan, John [1628-1688] Illustrated with Plates after Byam Shaw

(Book #ID 103590)

Published by T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd. 35 & 36 Paternoster Row, London circa 1910 edition not stated. 1910.

Hard back binding in publisher's original chestnut brown cloth covers, yellow stamped titles and designs to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains colour frontispiece, 393 pp with 15 full-page single-sided colour plates by Byam Shaw. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, off-setting to the end papers and in Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Free-Lance Journalism; The New Writers' Guide Series

Boland, John

(Book #ID 45802)

Published by T. V. Boardman & Co. Ltd., 16 Maddox Street, London First Edition 1960. London 1960.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original grey paper covers, maroon title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 159 printed pages of text. Small ownership marking to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book, in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper without any tears or chips and supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Keats's Publisher; A Memoir of John Taylor [The Life and Letters Series No. 97]

Blunden, Edmund (John Taylor)

(Book #ID 48894)

Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square London First Thus Edition 1940. London 1940.

First Life and Letters series edition hard back binding in publisher's original slate green covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 256 printed pages of text with 8 monochrome illustrations throughout. Front free end paper missing, without any ownership markings. Very Good condition book, in Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with small chips across the spine ends and corners, spine slightly faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes and Sketches in Every Rank of Society, Being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious. Drawn from the Life By Bernard Blackmantle [Volume I and Volume II]

Blackmantle, Bernard [Charles Molloy Westmacott 1787/8-1868]

(Book #ID 89912)

Published by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. Paternoster Row, London First Editions 1825 and 1826. 1825 / 1826.

Uniform matching hard back binding in contemporary half burgundy leather covers, gilt title to the spines, marble paper covered boards, top edges gilt. Contains [xxiii] 417; [xvi] 399 printed pages of text. Regrettably all of the colour plates have been removed, still with title vignettes, monochrome headers and tail-pieces. Light rubbing to the boards, hinges sound and tight. Still a fascinating read albeit with the colour plates long gone. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Essays, Religious Meditations, Places of Perswasion and Disswasion by Francis Bacon From the First Edition of 1597

Bacon, Francis

(Book #ID 53830)

Published by Haslewood Books and Printed for Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald at 1A Kensington Place, London 1924. London 1924.

Hard back binding in publisher's original ivory white paper covered boards, gilt title lettering to the spine, parallel gilt tram lines to the upper and lower panels, top edge gilt. 8vo. 7'' x 5''. Contains [xvi] 65 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece, ornamental capital letters, headers and tailpieces. Limited Edition number 463 of 975 numbered copies by the Westminster Press on Kentish All Rag Paper specially made for The Haslewood Books. Ink ownership marking to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book, in scarce Very Good condition dust wrapper with shallow rubs to the spine tips and corners, grey paper spine very slightly sun darkened. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Pilgrim's Progress (The Home Library Series)

Bunyan, John [1628-1688] With an Introductory Notice of the Author by Rev. William Landels [Illustrations by Frederick Barnard, J. D. Linton, W. Small etc. Engraved by Dalziel Brothers]

(Book #ID 96781)

Published by S. W. Partridge & Co. 8 & 9 Paternoster Row, London circa 1895. 1895.

Hard back binding in publisher's original aqua green cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering and red and black illustration to the spine and to the front cover, illustrated end papers. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 415 pages with 32-page publisher's catalogue at the rear, forty-seven monochrome illustrations by Frederick Barnard, J. D. Linton, W. Small etc. engraved by Dalziel Brothers. Prize plate dated 1902 inside, light foxing to the text block edges and in Very Good tight and square condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esquire; Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II, 1659 to 1703.

Braybrooke, Lord Richard [Samuel Pepys]

(Book #ID 56597)

Published by Alexander Murray & Co., 30 Queen Square, London 1871. London 1871.

Hard back binding in contemporary quarter dark green calf covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, black cloth covered boards, marble end papers. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 913 printed pages of text. Covers rubbed with sunning and a little worming to the spine, contents clean. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Two Little Pilgrims' Progress; A Story of the City Beautiful

Burnett, Frances Hodgson [Illustrations by R. W. Macbeth]

(Book #ID 57056)

Published by Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, London circa 1890. London circa 1890.

Hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel with gilt illustration of children reading. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 215 printed pages of text with monochrome tissue guarded frontispiece. Reference copy only. One page section slightly proud to the fore edge, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Two Little Pilgrims' Progress; A Story of the City Beautiful

Burnett, Frances Hodgson [Illustrations by R. W. Macbeth]

(Book #ID 67907)

Published by Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, London Tenth Thousand 1895. London 1895.

Hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated brown cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel with gilt illustration of children reading, all page edges gilt. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 215 printed pages of text with monochrome tissue guarded frontispiece. and 11 other illustrations. Spine slant with a little bowing to the boards, contents clean and sound. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Light Verse | An Anthology from Praed to Sitwell

Bebbington, William George [Edited by]

(Book #ID 106292)

Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 35-36 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1966. 1966.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue and white designed paper covered boards. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Contains (x), 150 pp. In Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Heritage of British Literature

Bowen, Elizabeth, Anthony Burgess, Lord David Cecil, Graham Greene and Kate O'Brien

(Book #ID 107276)

Published by Book Club Associates | Thames and Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury Street, London 1983. 1983.

Hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy paper covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains 240 pp with 114 illustrations, 14 in colour. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Soldier's Return [Signed]

Bragg, Melvyn

(Book #ID 79691)

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London 1999. London 1999.

Hard back binding in publisher's original brown paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 346 printed pages of text. Feint dust marking to the closed page edges. Very near Fine clean unopened condition book in very near Fine condition dust wrapper with light rubs to the cover edges, not price clipped. SIGNED by the author to the title page 'Melvyn Bragg'. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0340751002

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            Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third [1816] bound with Canto the Fourth [1818], Including Notes and "Poems", bound with Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte [1816]

Byron, Lord [1788-1824] George Gordon

(Book #ID 86701)

Printed for John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, London First Edition 1816; 1818. 1816/1818.

Hard back binding in contemporary smooth finest quality brown leather covers, twin navy blue gilt title lettering labels to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear board edges, marble paper end papers and page edges. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains 76 [i]; [xiv] [i] 257 [ii]; 17 printed pages of text. Second issue, first variant with capital "L" of Lettre directly beneath lui of celui-la on title page and Eagle on p. 67. Half title present. Without any foxing or age toning to the paper beyond the first and last end leaves, spine is sun faded. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Epitaphs | Graveyard Humour and Eulogy

Beable, William H. (Compiled by)

(Book #ID 108194)

Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., Stationers Hall Court and Paternoster Row, London Second Edition 1925. 1925.

Hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 246 pp. Collection of epitaphs drawn from ancient British graveyards and early writings on the subject. Rubbed patch to the front board, contents in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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