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Tedious Brief Tales Of Granta And Gramarye by  Arthur) Ingulphus (Gray - First UK Edition - 1919 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233555)

Tedious Brief Tales Of Granta And Gramarye

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Tedious Brief Tales Of Granta And Gramarye

by Ingulphus (Gray, Arthur)

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good+
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About This Item

The First UK Printing published by Heffer and Sons in 1919. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Clean and bright in publisher's original grey paper covered boards with a neat gift inscription to the front end paper. Some very light spotting to the text-block but internally clean. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ or better condition with some losses at the spine ends not involving any lettering. A few closed tears with minimal losses at the corners. The wrapper presents well in the removable Brodart archival protector. A very attractive copy of a fragile work. A collection of Cambridge based ghost and 'horror' stories compared favourably at the time to the work of such worthies as M.R. James. B/W illustrations throughout by E. Joyce Shillington Scales. Some fine chilling tales including 'The Necromancer' (evil stalks through Cambridge in the guise of a cat) and the beautifully titled 'The Burden of Dead Books' which warns us never to let our greed for wealth coincide with annual gatherings of the unquiet dead. "Born on September 28th, 1852, Arthur Gray went from Blackheath Proprietary School (London) to Jesus, where he was to remain for most of the rest of his life, first as a student, then a Fellow and then Tutor. When he became Master of the College in 1912 he was the first non-ordained man to hold that post in the College's four-hundred-year existence. He married Alice Honora Gell in 1882 and became the father in due course of six sons. Mrs Gray died in 1927, but Arthur Gray lived on until 1940, when he departed this world on the 12th of April at the venerable age of 87. He was Master of Jesus until the end, and died in the Master's Lodge. Apart from progressive deafness, he'd had hardly a day's illness.". A scarce title with the wrapper. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
11111112222233555
Title
Tedious Brief Tales Of Granta And Gramarye
Author
Ingulphus (Gray, Arthur)
Illustrator
E. Joyce Shillington Scales
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heffer and Sons, Cambridge
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1919
Keywords
Ghost, Gray, Ingulphus, Shillington

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About the Seller

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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Biblio.co.uk member since: 2015
Leicester, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.

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