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Trade edition. Brown cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Cream and orange pictorial endpapers. Part of the trilogy of 'The Ring of the Niblung'. With a prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 34 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, covered with captioned tissue-guards. Text in a play format. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some uneven fading/marks to covers, with scuffing. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, which also has some corner creasing. Light corner crease to frontis, other plates are fine! Some foxing and browning.
Brilliant criminologist, Dr. Vane was not averse to using criminal methods to foil the enemies of his country... Blue cloth, black title to spine. 205 pages. Fading to top and tail of spine. Previous owner's address label to front pastedown (hidden by the front flap of dustwrapper). Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with slight loss.
Large format. Blue cloth, gilt titles with gilt vignette. 40 tissue-guarded tipped in colour plates. xxiv and 143 pages. Spine bumped at top and tail with very slight wear, corners very slightly rubbed. Spine very slightly browned. Name plate to front pastedown. All plates present and in fine condition. Foxing otherwise contents clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
A Comedy in Four Acts. Large format. Elaborately decorated blue/lilac cloth covers, large gilt vignette and titles to front and spine. Illustrated endpapers. 22 beautiful tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations.198 pages. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Faint stain, only visible at certain angles, to spine edges of rear and front cover. Tiny bookseller's label to front pastedown. Foxing and light browning to endpapers. Contents very good just an odd margin tear and fox spot. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with tears to ends of spine. Creasing to folds and sides of spine. Browning to spine and unevenly to rear panel. Browning and pink stains to verso corresponding with faint stains on covers.
Dark pink boards, gilt title and vignette to spine. 190 pages. A murder novel. Minimal bumping to spine. A couple of tiny black spots to covers. Yellowed tape marks to both sets of endpapers. A few words/numbers erased from front pastedown. Faint lines of browning to half-title and title page from tape which left marks on front endpapers. Contents otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and chipped, small tear at top of spine had been repaired with tape on verso, tape no longer present. Spine possibly slightly faded.
Comprising "Desert Night" and "The Raid", two yarns unavailable since the 1930's. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Pictorial card wraps. B/w frontis. Tiny nick to top of spine and minimal rubbing to corners. This is copy no. 206.
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner; Margaret Armour. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2118149
Published by William Heinemann. 1920. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Trade edition. Brown cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Cream and orange pictorial endpapers. Part of the trilogy of 'The Ring of the Niblung'. With a prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 34 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, covered with captioned tissue-guards. Text in a play format. Some wear to spine and corners. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges; a little foxing. Wrapper is worn and scuffed along edges; creased with some tears and chips; a little loss to top of spine. Some marks to wrapper.
Olive green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to front cover and spine. Large format. Dark green pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 24 mounted colour plates with captioned tissue guards, 12 full-page tinted illustrations plus numerous b/w drawings. Spine and corners slightly bumped with minimal rubbing. Small indentations to cover edges. All plates present, a couple have light corner creases all others are fine. Foxing to contents and some light fingering to page margins.
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD
Written by Oliver Goldsmith. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1303332
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1929. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A jovial domestic portrayal of Goldsmith's classic. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 232 pages. Top edge gilt. Spine and corners bumped else a bright copy. Light foxing to outer page edges and light browning to first few and last few pages. White pictorial wrapper is edge chipped, slightly grubby, price-cut and has a 2" closed tear to top edge of front panel.
P.G. WODEHOUSE A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHECKLIST
Written by Eileen McIlvaine; Louise S. Sherby; James H. Heineman. Illustrated by Peter Van Straaten.
Stock no. 1801922
Published by James H. Heineman. 1st 1990. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
This comprehensive bibliography and checklist opens wide the doors to the books, plays, verse, short stories and lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse. This volume is directed to the scholar, the researcher, the collector, the casual reader and, not least, to the fan of the man whom 20th century literary giants have called "The Master". Large format. Grey cloth boards with gilt plum titles. Plum, patterned endpapers. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. xlix and 489 pages. ISBN: 087008125X. Small plain white sticker to top corner of front endpaper else contents clean. Purple pictorial wrapper is edge-worn. A nice copy.
Pale grey/blue silk moire covered boards. Silver title and vignette to spine. Green pictorial endpapers. 16 Full page colour plates. B/w chapter headers and footers. Spine browned, covers unevenly browned. Name in ink to verso of half-title page. All plates present. Contents creased diagonally across top half of page. Still a reasonable copy.
2 Volume Set. Nouvelle Edition. Volume I has 6 b/w plates (including frontis). Volume 2 has 3 b/w plates. 3/4 marbled boards with leather spines. Edges and corners are very worn. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Some foxing throughout. 1 plate is a bit dampstained. Volume 1 frontis is nearly detached. Some creasing/chipping to page edges. Volume 2 has tissue-guard present at page 45 - but believed should have been bound in next to frontis. Reduced from Â£120.