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Melodies of English Verse (Signed copy)

Signed by Lewis Kennedy Morse to Jose Castillejo
Lewis Kennedy Morse
Houghton, Mifflin & Co, Boston, 1916
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies


A fantastic Edwardian book, including ho to smoke underwater
Montague A Holbein
C Arthur Pearson, London, 1904
Sports & Hobbies | Hard Cover | First Editions

Fir-Flower Tablets

Poems from the Chinese
Florence Ayscough, (translator), English versions by Amy Lowell
Constable, London, 1922
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

About the Old Testament

A study by Alban Goodier, Bishop of Bombay
Alban Goodier
Burns Oates & Washbourne, London, 1929
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | First Editions


A book of poetry from Dorothy Quick, one of Mark Twain's Angel Fish
Dorothy Quick
Erskine Macdonald, London, 1927
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

Paul Verlaine

A pocket biography of the French Decadent poet
Wilfred Thorley
Constable, London, 1914
Autobiography & Biography | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Dowager of Jerusalem

A play by the famous plant-collector, Reginald Farrer
Reginald Farrer
Edward Arnold, London, 1908
Drama | Hard Cover | First Editions

Tudor School-Boy Life

Twenty-five dialogues by Juan Luis Vives
Juan Luis Vives, translated by Foster Watson
J M Dent, London, 1908
Philosophy | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Selma Lagerlof's timeless Swedish fable
Selma Lagerlof, translated by Velma Swanston Howard. Decorations by Harold Heartt
Arthur F Bird, London, 1912
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover | First Editions


A collection of writings from Swedish author, Selma Lagerlof
Selma Lagerlof, translated by Florence and Naboth Hedin
T Werner Laurie Ltd, London, 1935
Essays | Hard Cover | First Editions

Children's Stories from Russian Fairy Tales

1917, with 12 colour plates by Arthur A Dixon
Seraphima Pulman, (translator), illustrated by Arthur A Dixon
Raphael Tuck, London, 1917
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover | First Editions

Songs from the Desert

A rare 1917 first edition of Australian Great War poetry
A Lighthorseman, pseud. Godfrey William Warren White
Whitehead, Morris & Co, Cairo, 1917
Poetry | Soft Cover | First Editions

Difficult Love

1927, an early collection of verse from L A G Strong
L A G Strong
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1927
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

Opus 7

A long narrative poem from Sylvia Townsend Warner
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Chatto & Windus, London, 1931
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

The New Providence

Sold at Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare & Co bookshop in Paris
R H Mottram
Chatto & Windus, London, 1930
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper | Association Copy

Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman

c1927, in a super dustwrapper
E W Hornung
Reader's Library, London, 1927
Fiction | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

Evening in Spring

August Derleth's novel of first love
August Derleth
Stanton & Lee, Sauk City, 1945
Fiction | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper | First thus

If It Had Happened Otherwise

Lapses into Imaginary History
J C Squire, (editor), contributors include Winston Churchill, Ronald Knox and Hilaire Belloc
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1931
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

De la Terre a la Lune Trajet Direct en 97 Heures 20 Minutes

A god reading copy of Jules Verne's 1865 novel
Jules Verne, illustrated by Montaut
Libraire Hachette, Paris, 1931
Fiction | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings

Twenty Five Years of Progress

An illustrated Siemens brochure from 1930, detailing achievments in railway power and automatic signalling 1905–1930
Siemens & General Electric, London, 1930
Transport | Soft Cover | First Editions

Oeuvres Completes de Paul Verlaine

Volume 1 of the French symbolist poet's works
Paul Verlaine
Leon Vanier, Paris, 1905
Poetry | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

English Fairy Tales

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with Rackham's 1926 Christmas Card pasted in annotated by himself
Flora Annie Steel, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Macmillan, London, 1918
Illustrated | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Relativity, The Special and The General Theory, A Popular Exposition

The first UK edition of Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Albert Einstein, translated by Robert W Lawson
Methuen, London, 1920
Science & Technology | Hard Cover | First Editions

Pity for Women

First UK edition of the first to novels of de Montherlant's tetralogy (Les Jeunes Filles and Pitie pour Les Femmes)
Henri de Motherlant
George Routledge & Sons, London, 1937
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Mother Goose; The Old Nursery Rhymes

1913, with 13 colour plates by Arthur Rackham
Arthur Rackham
William Heinemann, London, 1913
Illustrated | Hard Cover | First Editions

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