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LEGENDS OF THE RING
Written by Elizabeth Magee. Illustrated by Simon Brett.
Stock no. 1824180
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2004. Slightly better than very good condition.

Leather spine with gilt titles. Pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. 694 pages. A few minor scuffs to leather spine. Boards are fine. Lower edge of text block has a small grubby mark (minor). A few tiny lower corner creases to contents. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little scuffed.

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THE FAERIE QUEENE (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Edmund Spenser; Thomas James Wise. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Stock no. 1824156
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2011. Nearly fine condition.

Spenser's Faerie Queene in three volumes. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. This facsimile was reproduced from a copy of the first edition by Dot Reproductions Ltd, printed by Memminger Mediencentrum A.G. on Corolla Classic watermarked laid paper and bound by Lachenmaier in full Nigerian goatskin leather blocked with a design based on Walter Crane's original. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. B/w full-page and text illustrations. Top edges gilt. A very heavy set. This is copy 256 of 1,000. Contained in publisher's wooden slip-case covered in burgundy silk moire with a drawer (cloth starting to pull upwards - minor!) to pull the heavy books forward, a little dusty. A beautiful set with minor rubbing of burgundy ink to base of text block of two volumes (comes from the burgundy sliding drawer).

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DINARBAS; A TALE: BEING A CONTINUATION OF RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ABISSINIA
Written by Ellis Cornelia Knight.
Stock no. 1824154
Published by C. Dilly, In The Poultry. 1st 1790. Very good condition.

The anonymous coninuation by Ellis Cornelia Knight of Samuel Johnson's Rasselas (1759). Re-bound in three quarter tan calf leather, raised bands to spine, red title label with gilt title to spine. Marbled paper boards. Vertical and lower edge of text block untrimmed. xii and 356 pages. Modern binding is beautifully clean, bright and tight. New endpapers. Some minor foxing to the contents. Browning to text block and page edges. Overall a decent copy for a text of 240+ years old.

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THE TOILERS OF THE SEA
Written by Victor Hugo. Illustrated by Victor Hugo.
Stock no. 1824152
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2014. Nearly fine condition.

A tale about shipwreck told by a man trying to salvage something from the wreckage of his own life. Translation and notes by James Hogarth, Introduction by Graham Robb, Foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Brown goatskin leather spine with gilt title. Pictorial cloth boards. Colour illustrations. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 numbered copies. Solander slipcasee with gilt title to spine and pictorial cloth onlay of shipwreck to front. This is cop0y 353 of 1250 numbered copies. A fine copy contained in solander case in excellent condition.

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LES MISERABLES
Written by Victor Hugo. Illustrated by De Neuville; Bayard; et al..
Stock no. 1824144
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Limited edition of 1750 numbered copies. Translated and with an introduction by Norman Denny. Blue goatskin leather, gilt title to spine, blocked design in red and gilt to spine and sides. Top edge gilt. Red ribbon page marker. Red endpapers. B/w illustrations from designs by De Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay and other eminent French artists. xvii and 1101 pages. Also includes an essay bound as a red cardwrap booklet entitled 'The Divine Stenographer Truth and Narration in Les Miserables'. A beautiful copy with a couple of minor, almost invisible, marks to boards. Contents fine. The Divine Stenographer booklet is present and also in fine condition. Publisher's solander case is lovely and clean. This is copy 1487 of 1750.

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PARSIFAL
Written by Richard Wagner; T.W. Rolleston. Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Stock no. 1323508
Published by Harrap & Co. 1st 1912. Very good condition.

Signed Limited edition of 525 copies. Cream vellum binding with gilt titles and vignettes. Illustrated endpapers. 16 tipped-in colour plates. Other full-page colour and b/w ilustrations. Decorations to every page. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A beautifully illustrated book. SIGNED by the artist to limitation page, this is copy no. 301. Covers ever so slightly grubby at edges and very lightly browned to spine. Large crease to one plate and small corner crease to another. Contents are clean, perhaps the page edges are just a little dusty. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE VINCENT H.R.D. STORY
Written by Roy Harper.
Stock no. 1824135
Published by Vincent Publishing Company. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. The second volume of The Authorised Record of the H.R.D. and Vincent Era. Black leather boards, gilt titles. B/w photos and illustrations. All edges gilt. Copy 269 of 500, SIGNED by the author and Philip Vincent (of Vincent Motorcycles). Boards slightly bowed else clean and bright. Price-cut black pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with small chips and closed tears, scuffed to rear panel. Slight musty odour present. A scarce item at the time of cataloguing.

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SAFETY LAST
Written by George E.T. Eyston.
Stock no. 1824134
Published by Vincent Publishing Company. 1st 1975. Very good condition.

Autobiography. Signed, limited Edition of 750. Green leather boards, gilt titles. B/w photos. All edges gilt. 158 pages. SIGNED by the author and Philip Vincent (of Vincent Motorcycles) with no dedication. This is copy 221 of 750. Boards lightly bowed. Lower corners of boards lightly rubbed. Boards clean and bright. A scarce item at the time of cataloguing.

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CARY'S NEW ITINERARY
Written by John Cary; Thomas Hasker.
Stock no. 1824055
Published by J. Cary. 6th 1815. Almost very good condition.

Sixth edition with improvements. Cary's New Itinerary or An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, Both Direct and Cross Throughout England and Wales. With Many of the Principle Roads in Scotland From an Actual Measurement by John Cary Under the Direction and Inspection of Thomas Hasker. Brown leather spine and corners, red title label with gilt title. Raised bands to spine. Green marbled paper boards. Folding map of the UK to frontis plus 6 folding maps. Index to the Direct Roads from London. Coach Directory, list of inns throughout the Metropolis from which mail and other stage coaches depart. Index to Country Seats. 946 pages + 3 page booklist to rear of publications by J. Cary. Rebound with new boards, new leather, new endpapers. Some professional paper repair especially to map of UK which is missing a good portion of the UK (see photo). Text block heavily browned, contents also heavily browned and with foxing, some damp staining to margins, some more so than others, text is legible. All plates present with browning and foxing. Overall a good copy for a book 200 years old.

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THE WORKS OF DANIEL DEFOE
Written by Daniel Defoe; John S. Keltie.
Stock no. 2140827
Published by William P. Nimmo. 1872. Almost very good condition.

Brown leather spine and corners; raised bands to spin; gilt titles and decorations. Marbled boards, endpapers and outer page edges. Carefully selected from the most authentic sources, with a life on the author. Wear and chipping to leather corners and spine; some loss of top surface. Scuffing to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Joints are a bit cracked. Some foxing and browning.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH ENGLAND (2 VOLUMES)
No author listed.
Stock no. 2140763
Published by Robert Gosling; John Pemberton. 1732. Almost very good condition.

Brown leather bindings. In Familiar Letters From a Gentleman here to His Friend Abroad. Both volumes have NEW spines, with original covers laid down. Raised bands and title labels to spines. Some joints are strengthened with white cloth tape. Volume I: Front endpaper is MISSING; is 5th edition 1732; scuffing and wear to covers; inscription in ink to front pastedown. Volume 2: Is 3rd edition 1732; some pencil tick marks to margins; scuffing and wear to covers; inscription in ink to front pastedown. Front joint is cracked; browning and foxing to pages.

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TRAVELS OVER ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES
Written by James Brome.
Stock no. 2140762
2nd 1707. Almost very good condition.

Giving a true and exact description of the chiefest cities, towns and corporations: together with the antiquities of divers other places, the most famous cathedrals, and other eminent structures...The Second edition with large additions. Brown leather. Some old English. New spine with raised bands and title block, gilt title; original covers laid down. Scuffing with a little loss to surface to front cover. Musty odour to book with page browning and foxing throughout.

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