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English Books - 1801 onwards

GWYNN, Denis. Young Ireland and 1848. [Cork]. Cork University Press, 1949. First edition. 8vo. [12], 321pp, [5]. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper a trifle dulled, slight chipping to head of spine panel. Internally clean and crisp. A fine copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23940
SHAW, John. Woolton green: a domestic tale; with Other Miscellaneous Poems. Liverpool. Printed by Perry and Metcalfe, 1825. First edition. 8vo. xii, [5], 12-192pp. Rough-cut leaves. With two engraved plates bound at front. Contemporary calf over blue paper boards, lettering piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed, damp-staining to boards, corners bumped. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal dust-soiling. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 13004
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Wonder-book for girls and boys. Boston. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First American edition. 8vo. vi, [7]-256pp. With an engraved frontispiece and six engraved plates after designs by Hammat Billings. Without inserted publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Rebacked, with original spine laid-down. Spine sunned with some loss to head, foot, and joints, slight rubbing to boards. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing, bookplate to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12908
MORGAN, Lady. Woman, or ida of athens. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First edition. 12mo. In four volumes. xxviii, 223, [1]: [4], 272; [4], 192; [4], 290pp, [10]. With half-titles to each volume, exception Vol. I - as issued? Contemporary calf, rubbed, some cracking to surface of spines. Head of each title torn away, presumably to remove an ownership inscription. Half-title and title of vol IV detached, with some dog-earring. Marginal tear to K12, vol. I, marginal paper flaw to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16831
WILLIAMS, G. Valentine. With our army in flanders. London. Edward Arnold, 1916. Second impression. 8vo. xi, [1], 34, 8pp. With a frontispiece, a further 15 plates, a a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spins sunned. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21511
SEBALD, William J. BRINES, Russell. With MacArthur in Japan: a Personal History of the Occupation. New York. W. W. Norton & Company, 1965. First edition. 8vo. 318pp. Numerous photographic illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear. Internally immaculate. Armorial bookplate of Field-Marshal Sir William Slim to FEP. Inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP: 'To Wm. Slim, gentleman and soldier, / with the admiration of his friend / George A. Coffin / 15 August 1965'. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25832
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Outlaw. London. George Newnes, [1927]. First edition. 8vo. 256pp. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Bookseller's ticket of Bronte Book Shop, Keighley, to FEP, light scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 24754
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Good. London. George Newnes, [1928]. First edition. 8vo. 251pp, [1]. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and marked, spotting to edges. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24750
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Fourth. London. George Newnes, [1924]. First edition. 8vo. 250pp, [2]. With two final pages of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Early inked gift inscription to FEP, light scattered foxing. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24753
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Conqueror. London. George Newnes, [1926]. First edition. 8vo. 249pp, [3]. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Early inked initials 'R.W.S.' to half-title, light scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24748
WODEHOUSE, P. G.. William Tell told again. London. Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition. Quarto. [8], 105pp, [3]. Without the (rarely seen) dustwrapper. With a colour frontispiece and a further 15 colour plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing. Presentation copy from the illustrator Philip Dadd, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Kathleen Debenham / from the artist'. With two letters in his hand loosely inserted, one with an original drawing, the ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24565
CROMPTON, Richmal. William in Trouble. London. George Newnes, [1927]. First edition. 8vo. 261pp, [1]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spotting to edges. Light scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24749
CROMPTON, Richmal. William. London. George Newnes, [1929]. First cheap edition (not so stated). 8vo. 256pp, [3]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spotting to edges. Endpapers and half-title browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24751
[JEFFERIES, Richard]. Wild life in a southern county. London. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1879. First edition. 8vo. xii, 387pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, blocked in black, gilt, and blind. Extremities rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, bookplate to FEP, inked ownership inscription to recto of half-title, very occasional light spotting/chipping to margins. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20807