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William Ayre:
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq; Faithfully Collected from Authentic Authors, Original Manuscripts, and the Testimonies of many Persons of Credit and Honour: with Critical Observations. [In Two Volumes]

London: for the Author, 1745. First edition. xii, 340, [16]; [vi], 389, [13]; illustrated with 'heads of divers illustrious persons', and each book with an index. Contents in very good order, with minimal toning of paper. In contemporary bindings of full calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, with new labels and recent Japanese tissue repairs to joints and ends. A very nicely refurbished set. Very Good+.

Price: £420.00


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[Thomas de Quincey]:
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823. Third edition. iv, 206, +[6] adverts. The title page has been laid down on a new sheet, as the inner margin was damaged. Pages very good, slightly cockled, with occasional minor soiling or spotting, and there is an inner margin stain from former sellotape at p.10-11. 18x11cms, in a new binding of grey paper-covered boards with a cream cloth spine, ruled and labelled to the upper board. A neat and fresh copy. Very Good.

Price: £115.00


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James Boswell, Esq.:
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides. [Complete in ten volumes / 10 Vols set] New Edition, with numerous additions and notes, by The Right Hon. John Wilson Croker, M.P.: to which are added Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana, by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone, Nichols, Steevens, Cumberland, and others. And Notes by various hands. Also, upwards of Fifty Engraved Illustrations.

London: John Murray, 1939. New Edition. A good intact 8vo set in the publishers' brown cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt. Contents very good, including engravings and facsimiles. Some spines faded, a few with small repairs, and minor wear to some ends. Quite a pretty set, and good in the hand. VG.
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Price: £120.00


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Alexis de Tocqueville:
Correspondance et Oeuvres Posthumes. [Two Volumes]

Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1866. Reprint. 474, 500pp. First published in 1860. With the bookplates of George Grote, the radical and historian. Contents clean and in very good order, with foxing to prelims and final leaves. In contemporary bindings of half green-brown calf with red marbled boards: spine with five raised bands ruled and decorated in gilt and blind, with red and tan lettering pieces. Firm and bright, spines very good; marbling a little rubbed, and a few scuffs to leather. Very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £240.00


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Anon:
A Hero-Poet. [biography of Theodor Körner]

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge / SPCK / S.P.C.K., nd [1885]. First or early edition. 80pp +8p adverts, plus a frontis. No sign of the title page. Contents clean. 1891 prize inscription to front free endpaper. Lacks rear endpaper: final page tanned. 17x12cm, in the original binding of decorative blue-green cloth. Firm, a little dulled and soiled. G-.

Price: £30.00


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Liddell Hart:
T. E. Lawrence: In Arabia and After.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First edition. 454pp, with a number of plates and maps (some fold-out), and a portrait frontispiece by Augustus John. Contents extraordinarily fresh, as new. Faint toning to endpapers. Text block top edge red, bottom edge uncut. In the original binding of russet cloth titled in gilt, all bright and sharp [pale corner in photo is lighting error]. In the protected light brown dust jacket printed in green and black: this is clean and fresh, but for fading to the green on the spine: there is a 2cm closed tear to the head of the upper joint, and there are small knocks to one corner and on the bottom edge. A brilliant copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £300.00


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Frances Toye:
Truly Thankful.

London: Arthur Barker, 1957. First edition. 192pp, illustrated with photographs. Contents clean and unmarked, with some light tanning or foxing to the endpapers and prelims. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in orange: faintly marked, corners good, head of spine knocked, and slight compression to the foot. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: clean but chipped, with some creasing. Front panel missing a slither next to the head of the spine, spine ends quite severely chipped, and lower panel missing 2x2 inches next to the spine head. Uncommon title. VG in G- dust-jacket.

Price: £25.00


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Leslie A. Marchand:
Byron: A Biography. Three-volume set complete.

London: John Murray [and New York, Knopf: a Borzoi book], 1957. First edition. Contents very fresh and clean and unmarked, appears unread. Top edges pink. In the original bindings of bright red smooth cloth, with title and insignia in gilt. All vols clean, bright and sharp. In the protected unclipped brown dust jackets. These are very clean, with minimal scuffs and knocks to the upper edges, slight fading to the spines, and a one-inch closed tear to the lower panel of Vol I. Title and copyright pages give the impression that this is the US edition, but Murray is the name on the spines. A very nice set. Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.
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Price: £75.00


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edited by Cecil Clarabut:
Some letters of Stella Benson 1928-1933.

Hong Kong: Libra Press (privately published), 1978. First edition. viii, 83pp, illustrated with a few drawings. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in silver: bright, with a little damp discoloration to the foot of the boards. Contents fresh and unmarked, with a slight waviness to the lower part of the pages. In the protected green dust jacket: corners slightly knocked, and a little sunned to the spine. [Not a signed or limited edition]. VG in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £42.00


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Allan Chappelow: with a foreword by Vera Brittain:
Shaw ~ "The Chucker-Out". [Signed copy] A Biographical Exposition and Critique.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Reprint. xx, 558pp, illustrated. Contents clean, fresh and unmarked, with Chappelow's signature on the title page. In the original binding of bright red leatherette titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp: spine ends bumped, and there is a small split to the leatherette surface near the head of the upper joint. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, knocked at spine ends and with a closed tear at the head. Very nice copy. VG in VG+ dust-jacket.
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Price: £36.00


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edited by Jo Modert:
Jane Austin's Manuscript Letters in Facsimile. Reproductions of Every Known Extant Letter, Fragment, and Autograph Copy, with an Annotated List of All Known Letters.

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. First edition. xxix, 542, [1]. The first 66pp comprise the Annotated list, which is followed by the facsimiles to which the entries refer. Clean and unmarked, with small bookplate to front pastedown. Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth. Clean, with slight fading to spine, bottom corners slightly knocked, and an 8mm grease spot to the front. A good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: £160.00


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Yasar Kemal: translated from the French by Eugene Lyons Hebert and Barry Tharaud: with an Introduction by Barry Tharaud:
Yasar Kemal on His Life and Art. [Middle East Literature in Translation series.]

New York: Syracuse University Press, 1999. First edition. xxix, [3], 167pp. Very fresh unread copy. Pages very clean, and faintly cockled. In the original binding of grey cloth, spine titled in black, very sharp, bright and clean. In the protected black and blue dust jacket. The front inner flap has a small crease to its bottom corner: the jacket is otherwise as new. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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David Benedictus:
Dropping Names.

London: Ernie Books, 2005. Second edition. x, 284pp. Contents very clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright and fresh. A very nice copy. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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