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The Cottage in the Wood.

By BRONTE, Patrick:

Bradford, T. Inkersley, 1818, second edition, pp. 69, [3], engraved frontis. original roan-backed boards. Binding slightly rubbed, some slight dustiness, but a very good copy. Both first and second editions are uncommon.


The Abolition of Man or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools.


Oxford, 1943, first edition, pp. 52. A Riddell Memorial lecture. Original paper covers with yapp edges. Ex-library with stamps to recto and verso of title page and a blind stamp to margin of last page. The yapp edges have some inevitable chipping and the backstrip is splitting and repaired, but this is still a sound and reasonable copy.


Basil Seal Rides Again.

By WAUGH, Evelyn:

London, Chapman & Hall, 1963. Limited edition, number 463 of only 750 copies. Perhaps just a slight trace of fading to the spine, but very good condition with the original glacine jacket.


Death in the Afternoon.


London, Jonathan Cape, 1932, first English edition with the first issue dust jacket priced 15s. Jacket just a trifle rubbed at head and tail of spine and one corner, the red slash on the spine perhaps a little faded, but overall very good and the book and contents excellent.


Antient Drolleries: Cobbes Prophecies 1614 and Pimlyco, or, Runne Red-Cap, 1609.

By BULLEN, A. H. (editor):

London and Oxford, 1890 and 1891, two pamphlets, facsimiles of the rare originals, printed for private circulation and each limited to 300 copies. Original wrappers, ex-library, a few stamps, worn and dusty. Sold as useable working copies.


The Manchester Athenaeum Album.

By Bronte, Charlotte (contributes):

Manchester, 1850, small 4to, pp. x, 54. Ex-library copy in later cloth-backed boards. Class numbers on spine, library bookplate inside, some numbers on title page verso, a couple of blindstamps. Edges gilt, contents generally rather dusty, half title slightly chipped at fore-edge, but still sound condition. Contributors include Charlotte Bronte with a poem "The Orphans" translated from the French, also Tennyson, Charles Swain, J. Critchley Prince and others.


Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories.

By SADE, Marquis de:

London,Spearman,1965, pp.183. Translated by Margaret Crosland. Very good in just slightly marked d.w.


Hodge and His Masters.


London,Smith,Elder,& Co.,1880, first edition,2 volumes,pp.x,359;(vi),312 plus 2 leaves of adverts,original cloth gilt. Bookplate on front paste-down of each volume,occasional light foxing,but an exceptionally bright and attractive copy,with the inner hinges totally free from the usual cracking.


Pastorals: A Book of Verses.


London,Erskine Macdonald,1916, first edition,pp.36,(6),original printed wrappers with yapp edges. A very nice,largely unopened copy of this early work by Blunden, published soon after he had left school.