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1 Hampstead Past and Present: Its Romantic Story Associations and Amenities
Cheltenham Ed J. Burrows 1947 Paperback Good 
Cheltenham: Ed J. Burrows, 1947 108 pp with B&W photo illustrations throughout. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bumped with a chip missing at head of spine.. Soft Cover. Good. 5 " x 7". 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 The Illustrated London News Coronation 1953
London, U.S.A. The Illustrated London News and Sketch 1953 Hardcover Very Good 
London, U.S.A.: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, 1953 68 pp with 594 sepia and white photos and illustrations plus 16 color plates.. Stiff Paper. Very Good. 10.5" x 14.5". 
Price: 34.00 USD
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3 The Welsh History Review Volume 7 June 1974 Number 1
Cardiff University of Wales 1974 Paperback Good 
Cardiff: University of Wales, 1974 127 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are intact but show some wear.. Soft Cover. Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Sir Roger Coverley and Other Essays from The Spectator, Addison, Joseph & Steele, Richard
4 Addison, Joseph & Steele, Richard Sir Roger Coverley and Other Essays from The Spectator
MacMillan 1930 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Colby, Homer 
MacMillan, 1930 275 pp with 12 B&Willustrations in text. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Red cloth boards with gold-stamped spine are only a little bumped at corners, otherwise clean and bright.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Colby, Homer. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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5 Adlington, William (trans.) The Golden Asse of Apuleius
London Grant Richards Ltd. 1913 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published 
London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1913 279 pp with deckled edges. A limited edition of 1150 copies. This book has an engraved plate, probably the frontpiece of a Seventeenth Century edition published in Amsterdam, as a frontpiece and intricate scrolling for the initial letter of each chapter. There is some light foxing to the first half dozen pages and the endpapers are tanned from the glue used. The brown boards with tan cloth spine are rubbed at extremities, slightly bowed, with three areas where the pressed surface has been pulled off though the undercolor is the same. The spine has an intricate pattern stamped in gold. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited Edition. Quarter-bound Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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That Uncertain Feeling, Amis, Kingsley
6 Amis, Kingsley That Uncertain Feeling
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1956 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1956 247 pp. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Blue boards are lightly rubbed, torn at top of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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The Essays or Counsels Civill & Morall, Bacon, Francis
7 Bacon, Francis The Essays or Counsels Civill & Morall
The Heritage Press 1944 Hardcover Very Good Fair 
The Heritage Press, 1944 190 pp. Previous ownr's tasteful bookplate on FFP. A handsome edition with a large readable typeface .Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards are bright and undamaged. Appears unread. Paper case shows some rubbing and sun-fading.. Cased Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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8 Barrie, J.M. A Tillyloss Scandal
Little Leather Library Paperback Good 
Little Leather Library A miniature book by the Little Leather library. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, tanned. Green leatherette embossed covers are chipped along spine with a tear to back cover.. Flexible Soft Cover. Good. 3" x 4". 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Beerbohm, Max The Incomparable Max A Selection
London Heinemann 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: Heinemann, 1962 363 pp. introduced by Sir Sidney Roberts with one of Beerbohm's caricatures in B&W frontis. Spanning from 1896 to 1946, the selections are from "The Works of Max Beerbohm, " " More," " A Variety of Things, " "Around Theatres," "A Christmas Garland,", "Seven Men,"m "And Even Now," and "Mainly on the Air." Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges are sunned. Black buckram boards are clean and undamaged. DJ is rubbed and chipped, not price clipped. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Works of Max Beerbohm 10 Volumes, Beerbohm, Max
10 Beerbohm, Max The Works of Max Beerbohm 10 Volumes
London William Heinemann 1922 Limited Edition of 780. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
London: William Heinemann, 1922 A Limited edition of 780 published between 1922 -1928 and signed by Beerbohm. Works of Max Beerbohm, More, Yet Again, And Even More, Zuleika Dobson, Seven Men, Around Theatres l, Around Theatres ll, A Variety of Things. Bound in colored cloth with paper titles on spines and an extra title sticker in back endpapers. Texts are clean, tight and unmarked, endpapers glue-stained. Spines are sun-faded.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition of 780.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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11 Bennett, Norman Robert Arab Versus European Diplomacy and War in Nineteenth-Century East Africa
New York Africana Publishing Company 1986 0841908613 / 9780841908611 Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Africana Publishing Company, 1986 325 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged. Much more interesting reading than the title would suggest.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Book Club Edition. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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12 Bles, Joseph Rare English Glasses of the XVII & XVIII Centuries
London Geoffrey Bles Ltd., Printed at the Morland Press 1924 Hardcover Good Fair 
London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd., Printed at the Morland Press, 1924 Undated but presumed to be 1924. 69 pp with 100 B&W tipped-in plates.Text is clean, tight and unmarked. All plates protected by glasine. Because of the tipped-in plates, the heavy stock untrimmed -edge pages are slightly rippled. Front hinge partially cracked but holding. Blue cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are sunned and rubbed at extremities with loss of material to lower corners and head of spine.. Grey paper wrapper with price of L5,5s is heavily chipped along edges, now in protective mylar. The Bles Collection of English and Irish Glass had been lent to the Victoria and Albert Museum in the year preceding this book's publication. A review of the show describes the collection as "particularly rich in glasses of individual interest, and every piece included may be said to illustrate a different aspect of the development of the craft.". Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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The Mudlark, Bonnet, Theodore
13 Bonnet, Theodore The Mudlark
Doubleday Doran & Co. 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Doubleday Doran & Co., 1949 305 pp. The novel from which the motion picture, "The Mudlark" starring Alec Guinness and Irene Dunn was made. This copy from the library of the motion picture's screenwriter, Nunnally Johnson. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, sloightly cocked. Blue cloth boards are clean, slightly sunned along spine.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Booker, Christopher Private Eye's Romantic England
London Weidenfield & Nicholson 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 1963 Subtitled "The Last Days of Macmillan" Cartoons and satirical essays on England in the early 60's. Takes you back to the good old days when scandals simply involved politicians and floozies.Text is clean,tight and unmarked. Pictorial cover is bright and clean, lightly bumped at corners. 9" x 11 1/2". First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9" x 11 1/2". First Edition. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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15 Booth, General William In Darkest England and the Way Out
Funk & Wagnalls 1890 First American Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
Funk & Wagnalls, 1890 (12) 285 ,xxxi pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Color illustration frontis missing. Front hinge tender, partially split. Black cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are rubbed at extremities with a small chip missing from top of spine. Now in protective mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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16 Boswell, James Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D Now First Published from the Original Manuscript
New York The Literary Guild 1936 First Thus Hardcover Very Good + No Jacket 
New York: The Literary Guild, 1936 435 pp.The private papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle. Text is exceptionally clean, tight and unmarked save for previous owner's name on flyleaf. There is a barely visable strip of moisture staining aprox 1/4 inch deep along top edge of pp. i-xvii . Pictures of Boswell and Johnson and the flaps of the DJ have been pasted on the front and back endpapers. A foldout map of the journey on heavy paper is the frontis. Four B&W photographic plates of the original manuscript ( the listed plate of Rorie More's claymore is not a plate but a line illustration within the text). The tan cloth boards with brown printing are clean and only lightly bumped. This is a large, solid book in overall Very Good Plus condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Cloth. Very Good +/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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17 Bridgeman, Harriet;Drury, Elizabeth The British Eccentric
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1976 0517524996 / 9780517524992 Hardcover Very Good Good 
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1976 159 pp. B&W illustrations on every page. Short esssays on various English eccentrics including "The Princess Caraboo", Aleisteir Crowley, Sir George Sitwell, Ouida and Thomas de Quincy. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, not ex-libe. DJ is intact and clean but has several closed tears.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Testament of Youth an Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900 - 1925, Brittain, Vera
18 Brittain, Vera Testament of Youth an Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900 - 1925
NYC MacMillan 1933 Second Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
NYC: MacMillan, 1933 661 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, yellowed. A photo of a woman writing (from the letter could be Vera Brittain, hard to tell) and a letter are glued to the front endpapers and first free page. The letter (dated March 1943) is from a friend of Vera Brittain's telling news of Brittain's children and war news.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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19 Bryant, Arthur The Age of Elegance 1812 - 1822
Great Britain Penguin Pelican Book 1958 Paperback Very Good + No Jacket as Published 
Great Britain: Penguin Pelican Book, 1958 469 pp with six B&W maps. The climax in the saga of the Napoleonic wars and a survey of England as she emerged, rich, powerful and confident, from them. Text is clean, tight and unmarked save for a price stamp on the title page. Cover in intact but rubbed.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good +/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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20 Burl, Aubrey Prehistoric Avebury
London Yale University Press 1979 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
London: Yale University Press, 1979 275 pp with B&W and color illustrations throughout text. By far the largest of many British stone circles, the multiple circles and earthworks of Avebury stands on the Marlborough Downs, eighteen miles from Stonehenge. This complex of prehistoric remains with its many associated tombs and relics has long fascinated archeologists. Audrey Burl carefully sifts the archeological and historical evidence available about the monuments and their builders to present a comprehensive picture of the life of the primitive communities who erected these massive structures nearly 5000 years ago. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged with only slight bumping to spine ends. In mylar jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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