BOOKLIST - LITERARY

NB The cost of postage will be added tothe price listed.

Hardback unless stated. 

Back to Home Page menu

DESCRIPTION

Pages

Price

E.V.LUCAS: A WANDERER IN LONDON. Detailed essays and guide to London, its curiosities, culture and architecture. 16 col illus by Nelson Dawson, 36 b/w. Pub 1912. 13th edition. Methuen, London. Written in 1906 as a description of London from an impressionistic and personal point of view - but serves well as a Guide. 8vo, x, 305pp, 30pp catalog at back, front endpaper maps. Hardcover in blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine. No dustjacket. Clean, tight copy. Small cover tears at top of spine. Owner inscribed 1918.

305

£10

LONGFELLOW'S POETICAL WORKS. Comprehensive edition, pub 1890, soft leather cover, London: Henry Frowde, 1890. Good book with leatherette covers, marbled endpapers and gilt page edges. A reprint of the revised American edition together with earlier and later poems, some of which have not appeared in any other edition of the poet's works. School "Conduct prize" to owner's grandmother 1898. Small sticker inside cover for "Goulden & Nye, The Royal Library, Tunbridge Wells". Some erased pencil inscription inside first blank page. Hand-written 4 line verse facing end page of index. Some foxing on outer blank pages. Front and back covers + closest pages (inscribed) broken inside spine from rest of book (but held in place by cover). Small tear and some wear at top ext spine. Body of book vg, covers fair.

630

£15

BYRON'S POETICAL WORKS. Edited/ preface WM Rosetti. Illus. (Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti) Rare edition. Ward, Lock London ca. 1900(?). Hardbound. Wear to spine ends, corners. Binding just beginning to give a bit (inside covers, and pgs 288-9, 318-90), gilt edges Inside cover page missing, first contents page loose, some foxing throughout.

604

£15

MILTON'S POETICAL WORKS. Soft leather, pub 1896. B/W illus. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. Hard (in fact soft leather) Cover. No Jacket. 608 pages including bibliography. Tissue-protected black and white frontis. All edges bright gilt. Slight foxing to opening and closing pagess. Inscribed gift to Sunday school teacher by Guernsey class 1899. Tea(?) stain, top corner pg 303, some pencil ticks to lines of Paradise Lost. Fading to spine. Otherwise good copy.

608

£25

BACON'S ESSAYS. Inc moral and historical works. Glossary. Leather bound, damaged cover. London: Frederick Warne and Co. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Originally published in 1597 and 1605. Full title: "Bacon's Essays including his Moral and Historical Works. Namely: The Essays; The Colours of Good and Evil; Ornamental Rationalia, or Elegant Services; Short Notes for Civil Conversation; Advancement of Learning; Wisdom of the Ancients; New Atlantis; Apothegms; History of Henry VII; History of Henry VIII; History of Elizabeth. With Memoir, Notes, and Glossary". 530pp. No foxing. Marbled paper inside front and rear covers. Front cover nearly detached from spine. Spine faded and worn. Rest of book vg. Inscribed by owner 1898, some small pencil ticks to contents. Rare edition.

530

£20

RL STEVENSON: THE BLACK ARROW. "A Tale Of The Two Roses". Illus H M Paget - 8 b/w London: Cassell & Co, 1907. Hard Cover [cloth]. No Jacket. Spine darkened. Spine join inside covers beginning to wear. Otherwise good clean copy.

324

£7.50

MEMOIRES DE CASANOVA ("Les Meilleures Pages des..."). French large format p/b, most pages uncut. Probably pub 1950s. Editions de la Sirene. Texte integral. Purchased by owner from Left Bank Paris book-stall late 50s/early 60s. Appendice avec Variantes, notes et commentaires. Cover a bit scruffy, but otherwise good throughout. Thought to be rare edition.

343

£20

OEUVRES DE MOLIERE. 2 vols, yellow/brown leather bound, gilded. In French. Pub 1862. Paris: Librarie de Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie. Ridged spines with red/ black titling, scrollwork. Gilt bust on front covers, coat of arms on rear covers. Marbled inside cover pages. Integral book-marker ribbon. Vol 1: outer spine cracking apart front edge, and inside cover, but holding well. Rear cover partly detached. Vol 2: Inside title page detached. Inside covers have full-page presentation plates (Mercers Hall 1863). Slight foxing.

648/ 671

£45 pair

JOHN GALSWORTHY: THE FORSYTE SAGA. Pub 1928, all 3 books in 1 vol. London, William Heinemann, Ltd. Reprinted 1928. Cloth cover, gilt lettered titles. Spine darkened, spine top front beginning to tear. 2 final pages have tears, pencil scribbles. 1104 pages. Binding is Hardcover.

1104

£7.50

ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN POETRY. Lyric America 1630-1930. Inc suuplement 1930-5. Ed Alfred Kreymborg. Pub 1935 New York: Tudor Publishing. Hard Cover. VG-/No Jacket. Black buckram, gilt and blue titles, new revised edition, 300 years of Ameican poetry, owner's signature inside cover (1936), spine join inside covers beginning to wear.

654

£15

BARRY NORMAN: Tales of the Redundance Kid The Bedside Barry Norman - humourous essays from a master. B/W illus. Pub 1975. D/j Wokingham: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1975. 1st edn, 1st ptg; not inscr. HB. VG in VG dw. Collection of Norman's Guardian articles from the 1970s, together with a handful from 'The Observer' and 'Cosmopolitan', covering a wide variety of subjects (mainly non-film) – such as "politics, sex, sport, scenes from domestic life" etc.

180

£5

A WORDSWORTH ANTHOLOGY. Soft leather cover. Gilt titling. Published 1960s? London: Collins Greetings Books. Inside cover stamped "purchased at Wordsworth’s Cottage, Grasmere". Cover slightly mottled. Included: separate picture postcard (photo of lakeside with daffodils) with "Daffodils" poem printed on back. V good copy.

159

£5

THE POET'S TONGUE: An anthology. Ed W H Auden & John Garrett. First pub 1935 "for the use of H M Forces". Hbk + d/j London; Bell. Ninth Impression; 8vo; xxxiv, 223pp; Original blue cloth. Inside stamp "withdrawn" by printed text box "For the use of H.M. Forces. NOT FOR RESALE". Good in only slightly chipped dustwrapper, red titles on white, darkened esp on spine. Owner inscription inside.

223

£8

 

 

 

Phone or E-mail: booksforsale@perceptivecreation.co.ukwith order and postal address. Price (inc postage) will be confirmed byreturn after weighing books. PayPal option – please send email address.

Or cheque or money order to: MichaelBarry, The Counting House, Dodington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1LE

Tel: (0044) (0)1278 733100.

Back to Home Page menu