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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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Published
1833
Condition
Very Good
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£3,604.44

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London : Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the 1st issue of the Richard Bentley Standard Novels Pride and Prejudice. This is the first issue as a single volume and the 4th edition overall. It retains the Standard Novels series half title page, being number XXX in the series. It has been newly rebound in half calf… Read more
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Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

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Published
1833
Condition
Very Good
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£1,222.94

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London: Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the first single volume edition of Mansfield Park as published with the original Bentley Standard Novels series title page as well as the book title page. Newly rebound in half calf with gilt-lined raised bands, title label, author and date to spine, and marbled boards. New endpapers. The bookplate of Coker… Read more
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£1,222.94
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Northanger Abbey. Persuasion

by Jane Austen

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Published
1833
Condition
Very Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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£2,059.68

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London: Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the first illustrated and popular edition of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in one volume. Issued as part of the Standard Novels series. This is the first issue, numbered XVIII in the series, retaining the series half title, and is the second edition of the works overall. It has been newly… Read more
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The Mabinogion, from the Welsh of the Llyfr Coch O Hergest (The Red Book of Hergest) in the Library of Jesus College, Oxford. Translated with notes.

by Lady Charlotte Guest (translator)

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Published
1877
Condition
Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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£180.22

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London : Bernard Quaritch , 1877 A good copy in newer half morocco leather binding with relaid spine. Marbled boards (probably part of the original binding) and newer endpapers. The binding is in good condition with light wear and scuffing to the board surfaces. Contents: half title; rubricated vignette title page; dedication; preface to 2nd edition; contents; introduction; text with… Read more
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London : Walker and Edwards, A Richardson et al, 1816 A very good copy of the rare 2 volume 1816 edition of Malory's work. This copy has the 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary full calf, which has had a professional reback preserving the original spine. The work was first printed in 1485 by Caxton, with editions in 1498,… Read more
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£2,574.60
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Emma Vols I & II

by Jane Austen

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Published
1906
Condition
Good
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£115.86

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Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906 A good to very good copy of the 'Winchester Edition' of Jane Austen's Emma in 2 volumes. In the original green cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine. Top page edges gilt; remainder untrimmed. The bindings are in good to very good clean condition with bright gilt to spines. There is some pulling to spine ends… Read more
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£115.86
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Northanger Abbey. Persuasion

by Jane Austen

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Published
1856
Condition
Very Good
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£643.65

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London: Richard Bentley, 1856 A very good copy of the 1856 reprint of Richard Bentley's highly successful one volume edition of Northanger Abbey bound with Persuasion. In contemporary half calf binding with silk boards which has been rebacked with a new spine (matching the original which was too damaged to retain). The spine has gilt-lined raised bands and title and… Read more
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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

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Published
1856
Condition
Very Good
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£643.65

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London: Richard Bentley, 1856 A very good copy of Richard Bentley's much reprinted single volume edition of Sense and Sensibility, first published in this form in 1833. In contemporary half calf binding with silk boards. The binding has been rebacked, retaining the original spine, which has gilt-lined raised bands and title and author labels. The binding is in very good… Read more
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The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno-Purgatorio- and Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri, Rev. Henry Boyd [translator]

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Published
1802
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£5,792.85

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London : T Cadell Jun. and W Davies, 1802 A good to very good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. This copy retains the original marbled boards, with new calf spines and corners, so the bindings are clean, sound and tight with some light scuffing to the boards. The translation was completed by Henry Boyd,… Read more
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£5,792.85
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Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
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£308.95

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London : Ernest Benn Limited, 1927 A very good copy of the first edition of this work illustrated by Edmund Dulac. In the original red cloth binding with decorative black design to front board edges and black titles to spine. With 12 colour plates by Dulac and numerous black and white illustrations, vignettes, head and tail pieces and decorative initial… Read more
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£308.95
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The Faerie Queene. Spenser's Faerie Queene. A Poem in Six Books with the Fragment Mutabilitie

by Edmund Spenser, Thomas Wise [editor]

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Published
1897
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£1,918.08

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London : George Allen , 1897 A very good set of the special limited edition of 1000 copies, printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham on hand-made paper, and illustrated with complex designs and images by Walter Crane. Published in parts over 3 years from 1894 - 6, this was a huge undertaking and is judged to be one… Read more
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£1,918.08
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Emma

by Jane Austen

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Published
1899
Condition
Good
Item Price
£308.95

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited , 1899 A good to very good copy in art nouveau style half vellum binding. This copy is the third reprint of the extremely popular Macmillan edition illustrated by Hugh Thomson, and introduced by Austin Dobson. The binding has decorative title and date labels and a delicate gilt leaf and flower design to the spine.… Read more
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Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

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Published
1898
Condition
Good
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£193.10

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited , 1898 A good to very good copy of Mansfield Park with numerous illustrations by Hugh Thomson. This is the first reprint of that edition and is in a custom-made half vellum binding with art nouveau style title and date labels and delicate gilt leaf design to spine. The cloth is pale green. Top page… Read more
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£193.10
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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

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Published
1900
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
£308.95

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London, New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited , 1900 A very good copy in art nouveau style half vellum binding. This is the third reprint of the very popular Austen edition with Hugh Thomson illustrations. The binding has decorative title and date labels and a flower and leaf design to the spine. The boards have a pale green cloth. Top… Read more
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Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press Saint Aldgates and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1933 A good to very good copy of the 2 volume limited edition of Malory's epic work, taken from the only remaining copy of the Wynkyn de Worde printing housed by the John Rylands Library in Manchester. In their original half morocco bindings… Read more
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£772.38
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

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Published
1910
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition Thus
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£360.44

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London: William Heinemann , 1910 A very good copy of the first limited edition illustrated and signed by Hugh Thomson. No 149 of 350. In the original vellum binding with 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations. The binding lacks its ties but is clean with bright gilt decoration and titles. It has some light spotting… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, MB. with an account of the Life and Writings of the Author

by Oliver Goldsmith

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Published
1793
Condition
Fair
Edition
New Edition
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£20.60

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London : T Cadell; Scatcherd and Whitaker; G and T Wilkie; W Miller; and J Murray, 1793 A fair copy in contemporary full leather binding with title label to spine. New edition, published less than 20 years after the author's death. Oliver Goldsmith's writings are not particularly in fashion now, but he was extremely popular in his time - known… Read more
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London : Hodder and Stoughton A fair copy with 40 tipped-in colour plates by W Heath Robinson. Undated but probably 1908 - the first trade edition. In the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt titles and designs to front board and spine. Classed overall as 'fair' because the binding has considerable patchy fading, particularly to the back board. The… Read more
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£102.98
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The Novels of Jane Austen, in ten volumes [in presentation box]

by Jane Austen

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Published
1893
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
£2,317.14

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London: J M Dent and Company, 1893 An extremely rare 10 volume set of Jane Austen's novels, illustrated by William C Cooke, in contemporary presentation box. The box is made of stiff card - cloth covered externally to match the book bindings, and with gold leaf-decorated paper internally. The box is dulled and with some brown staining to the top… Read more
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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

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Published
1864
Condition
Good
Item Price
£450.56

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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1864 A good copy of the Tauchnitz edition of Sense and Sensibility. 1st thus. In red cobbled cloth binding with morocco leather spine with gilt titles, raised bands and gilt decoration. The binding has a lot of wear to the spine, particularly at the joints. There is a little marking on the front board and light wear… Read more
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£450.56