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    The Diary of Edward Thomas 1 January - 8 April 1917 by Thomas, Edward

    UK: The Whittington Press. Fine/Near Fine. 1977. First Thus. Hard Cover. 10" x 6.75" Signed by Authors Number 360 of a limited edition of 575 in the original slip case. Signed by Myfanwy Thomas, Roland Gant and Hellmuth Weissenborn. Illustrated by eight wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn (who fought on the Western Front at the same time as Thomas but in the German trenches). Foreword by Myfanwy Thomas (Thomas's daughter) and introduction by Roland Gant. Facsimile pages of Thomas's diary in his handwriting on the endpapers. No faults for the book; the slip case has narrow sunning panels at the margins on one side. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and is bound by the Association's Code of Ethics. .



    A plan for the better relief and employment of the poor; for enforcing and amending the laws respecting houses of correction, and vagrants; and for improving the police of this country. Together with Bills intended to be offered to Parliament for those purposes. by GILBERT, Thomas

    London: G. Wilkie. 1781. 8vo., (4) + 139 + (1)pp., including the half-title, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith> on front pastedown. A fine and large, crisp, copy, partially unopened. First edition*. Goldsmiths 12214. Kress B.365. William II, p.217. Thomas Gilbert (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent, lawyer, and poor law reformer, devoted much of his mature years, certainly from 1765, to the cause of poor law reform. He had produced composite bills in both 1765 and 1768, but neither actually reached the statute book. There were further attempts at legislative progress in the 1770s, and Gilbert published pamphlets on the subject, including Observations upon the orders and resolutions of the House of Commons with respect to the poor> (1775), and A Bill intended to be offered to Parliament for the better relief and employment of the poor in England> (also 1775). Two Bills initiated by him in 1781 made little progress in spite of an assiduous pamphlet campaign, including three by Gilbert himself. Eventually, the Act which became known as Gilbert's Act was enacted in 1782. It was to be described by the Webbs as 'the most carefully devised, the most elaborate and perhaps the most influential, for both good and evil, of all the scores of Poor Law statutes between 1601 and 1834'. * A short supplement (38pp.) was published later in 1781 but is not present here.



    Shock Rock ....You Know They Got a Hell of a Band, Dedicated to the One I Loathe, Voodoo Child, The Dead Beat Society, Blood Suede Shoes, Vargr Rule. Odeed, Flaming Telepaths, Addicted to Love, Hide in Plain Sight, Bootleg, Weird Gig, Reunion, Groupies by Gelb, Jeff (ed); Foreword by Alice Cooper ..Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, David J. Schow, Nancy A. Collins, Ronald Kelly, Don D'Ammassa, Brian Hodge, Rex Miller, John Shirley, Thomas Tessier, John L. Byrne, Ray Garton, Mark Verheiden, Michael Newton

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pocket Books, 1992. ....Tight clean and square, xvii + 270 pages, no names or store stamps, minor edge wear. Contents include: Forword by Alice Cooper / Intro by Jeff Gelb / You Know They Got a Hell of a Band by Stephen King / Requiem by Brian Hodge / Heavy Metal by R. Patrick Gates / Bunky by Rex Miller / The Black '59 by Bill Mumy and Peter David / Groupies by Richard Christian Matheson / Reunion by Michael Newton / Bootleg by Mark Verjeiden / Weird Gig by Ray Garton / Hide in Plain Sight by John L. Byrne / Addicted to Love by Thomas Tessier / Flaming Telepaths by John Shirley / Bob Dylan, Troy Jonson, and Speed Queen by F. Paul Wilson / Odeed by David J. Schow / Vargr Rule by Nancy A. Collins / Blood Suede Shoes by Ronald Kelly / The Dead Beat Society by Don D'Ammassa / Voodoo Child by Graham Masterton / Rites of Spring by Paul Dale Anderson / Dedicated to the One I Loathe by Michael Garrett. Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Edition First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Mark Watts .



    The Four-Leaved Shamrock by Townend, W

    Published by Rich and Cowan, London First Edition 1953. London 1953. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pea green paper covers, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 224 printed pages of text. Tan age spots to the upper closed page edges and in near Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.




    Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1911. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). A Fine copy Finely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in full red calf. Boards with double gilt ruled border with floral corner pieces. Spine with five raised bands,each with wavy gilt line. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Green and Blue labels, gilt. Board edges and inner dentelles in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a cloth covered, felt lined, slipcase.



    Every Book Its Reader. The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World by Basbanes, Nicholas A

    New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005. First Edition, copy #117 of 250 copies specially bound and inserted in a sllipcase and signed by the author, Nicholas A. Basbanes. Page size: 9 x 6-1/8 inches; 360pp; + 2pp. of Notes on Type and Colophon, which is where the author has signed the book, new. The fifth of Nicholas Basbanes' exploration of the world of books and bibliophiles, following A GENTLE MADNESS, PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE, AMONG THE GENTLY MAD, and A SPLENDOR OF LETTERS. Here Nicholas Basbanes explores the world of books that have "made things happen." He also takes the concept one step further profiling the the most articulate readers of our time - David McCullough, Harold Bloom, Robert Fagles, Robert Coles, Helen Vendler, Elaine Pagels, Daniel Aaron, Christoper Ricks, Matthew Bruccoli, and Peri Klass. A book to read and savor and dip into and re-read.



    Transcendentalism In New England A History by Frothingham, Octavius Brooks

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1876. First edition, inscribed by the author, on the front blank, "Henry Wilder Foote / from his friend / O. B. Frothingham." Page size: 7-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches; 396pp; including Index + 2 pp. ads. Bound: green cloth stamped in gold with author's name, title, and publisher on spine, facsimile of author's signature stamped on front panel, minor rubbing to tips and spine ends, ink stain at top of back panel about 3-1/4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, discoloring to top edge, still very good. Octavius Brooks Frothingham (1822-1895) was the first historian of Transcendentalism, organizer and first president of the Free Religious Association, an anti-slavery leader, associated with Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in advocating equal rights for women, as well as an early and ardent supporter of Darwin and Spencer, The recipient of this copy, Henry Wilder Foote, was (as Frothingham) a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and served as minister at King's Chapel in Boston. A nice association copy.



    For Whom The Bell Tolls. by Hemingway, Ernest

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, later printing without the Scribners A on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Nicholas Wreden with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway." The recipient, Nicholas Wreden was an editorial director at E. P. Dutton, and noted translator of several Russian titles, among them Leo Tolstoy. Some toning to the spine, a very good example in an excellent dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).




    1855 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Three-quarters brown calf binding. Everything from water supply of towns to the Isthmus of Panama to Alchemy. Spine rubbed. Corners worn. [S]


    AUD $20.00

    Book of American Traditions, The: Stories,Customs, and Rites of Passage to Celebrate Our Cultural Heritage by Jenkins, Emyl

    New York, USA: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996. Hardcover with white and red boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 975gms, 641 pages, blank endpapers. Cerebrating the American spirit and its rich legacy, The Book of American Traditions is a treasury of lore, stories, customs, and activities passed down from generation to generation. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, front endpaper has been ripped out. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    Gulliver's Travels: Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Swift, Jonathan

    New York: Pocket Books, 1940. ....# 34, xv, 304 pages, tight clean and square, red end papers, former owners name on inside front cover, laminate lifting, minor rubbing and front cover crease, check out the scan, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Editon 4th Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.


    CAD $25.00

    Latent Heat by Hunter, Catherine

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Signature Editions, 1997. Fine, apparently unread copy, inscribed for well known Canadian poet. ( P.K. Page ). Inscribed By Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Association Copy.



    Frog Music - SIGNED UK 1st edition/1st print by Emma Donoghue

    UK: Picador, 2014. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing As new unread copy. SIGNED to title page. Fine in likewise fine dw. First edition first impression in new condition, signed by author to title page, no markings - in removable protective sleeve.



    Korean literary works selected(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) by LI MIN DE ZHU

    Yanbian University Press Pub. Date :2008-07. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 310 Publisher: Yanbian University Press Pub. Date: 20 Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.



    The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, in the English Language

    Philadelphia: Isaac Bird, 1833. First American Edition. Good. Full contemporary calf which is worn; internally foxing is throughout. First American edition. ASSOCIATION copy likely owned by Oliver Hazard Perry, Jr. to whom it was presented in 1833. Good only.



    An Observer in the Philippines, or Life in Our New Possessions; Lala Edition by Devins, John Bancroft; William Howard Taft; Dr. Ramon Reyes Lala

    Boston: American Tract Society, 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition signed by Lala, 1905. Decorative cloth hardcover with gilt titles, gilt top edge, 416 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, about a Good copy, straining to the front inner hinge, portrait of Lala affixed to the verso of the frontispiece, light soiling or discoloration to the pages and page-edges, creasing or wear to the outer pages, light rubbing or bumping to the tips of the covers, no dust jacket. Signed by Dr. Ramon Reyes Lala with an inscription by Lala to George Westinghouse. Nice association copy.



    Views and Opinions by Browne, Matthew

    London: Alexander Strahan. Fair with no dust jacket. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library, Riwaka Library (a small 19th century provincial New Zealand library, Riwaka is situated 5km from Motueka, in the upper part of New Zealand's South Island.) Rebound in late 19th Century half-calf library binding. Chipped paper library label on spine. Knock to page edges, causing creasing to upper corners of pages 87 to 108.; xviii, 294 pages. Lacking the half-title page. Half-morocco binding. Page dimensions: 173 x 115mm. Selected contents: An Apology for the Nerves; The Enforced Pauses of Life; Personality in Fiction; Egotism; Voices of the Walls and Corners. ; Ex-Library; 8vo .




    Hutchinson,, [1965]. 8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps; red tweed cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.




    New York: Harper & Row, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper with mild sunning to the front panel. Stafford's fourth collection of poems.



    The Visit by MATHESON, Jean

    London: Collins, 1954. Tidy, light toning in endpapers. Dust jacket is unclipped, small edge tears/gap, in a clear film protective sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry ....pen-name of William Sydney Porter 1862 - 1910

    New York: Penguin Books, 1946. ....# 595, tight clean and square, 184 pages, flat uncreased spine, former owners names on inside front, minor rubbing/edge wear, "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things; Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, And cabbages and kings." - "The Walrus and The Carpenter" Any image driectly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Penguin. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Michael Loew .



    The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California by Fremont, J. C

    Buffalo, NY: George H Derby and Co, 1850. Apparent First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/None. Full light tan leather boards, 12mo., worn at edges and rubbed on cover, peeling from spine with loss at head. Title band on spine with gilt lettering is rubbed and indistinct. Binding sound. Front board loosening. Moderate foxing throughout, some pages spared. Light pencil notes on rear end pages. One page had a pencil line in the margin, but no other marginalia evident. Pressed leaf stained pp 176-177. BOOK INFO: 'to which is added a description of the physical geography of California. With recent notices of the gold region from the latest and most authentic sources.' B&W illustrations. gold; westward expansion; U.S. History; Geography



    Turn Back the River by Hardy, W. G

    Toronto: Harlequin Books, 1953. .... # 215, tight clean and square, spine and readers crease, edge wear/rubbing, 1/2" closed tear bottom front edge, small damp stain front bottom edge, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good Plus.



    Das Leben der Heiligen Gottes by Birschnau, P. Otto

    New York, Cincinnati & St. Louis: Einsiedeln, Verlagsanstalt Benzinger & Co, 1881. Hardcover. Good/None. Black and gilt embossed pictorial red leather boards and spine, with blindstamped shield on back cover, worn along spine edges. Marbled end papers. FFEP has 1 1/2-in. closed tear. Gilt page edges. Brilliantly colored frontis, with green protective tissue intact but torn and wrinkled. Interior unmarked. Pages toned with age at edges. 4to. BOOK INFO: The Lives of the Saints of God. Illus. throughout in B&W and glossy color, with 2 terminal pages of ads, a 1-pg. family register, and 4 pgs. of empty picture frames, 4/pg. Ships from US.



    Robert Sheckley grouping: - The Status Civilization; with - The People Trap; Wtih - Journey Beyond Tomorrow; -(3 softcovers from Dell)- by Sheckley, Robert

    New York: Dell Books 1st 1968, 1st 1968, 1st 1969, 1968. -----The scans you see are the books you get. 3 paperbacks from "Dell", all are First Dell Editions, all are in VG condition, all are tight clean and square with minor edge wear, "The Status Civilization" has former owners name on inside front cover far left edge & scratching out of cover price, 2 are full lenght novels, "The People Trap" contents include: The People Trap / The Victim from Space / Shall We Have a Little Talk? / Restricted Area / The Odor of Thought / The Necessary Thing / Redfern's Labyrinth / Proof of the Pudding / The Laxian Key / The Last Weapon / Fishing Season / Dreamworld / Diplomatic Immunity / Ghost V. Check out the scans. . First Dell Editions . Soft Covers. Very Good. Illus. by Podwil, Podwil, Photo media.

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