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THE CANTERBURY TALES
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer; Peter Holliday. Illustrated by Eric Gill.
Stock no. 2124512
Published by Folio Society; The Golden Cockerel Press. 1st thus 2010. As new condition.

Large format. Facsimile of the 1929-31 editions. Printed on Corolla Classic Watermark laid paper and bound by G. Lachenmaier in full goatskin leather with Merida Forest endleaves. This edition is Limited to 1980 numbered copies. Wood engravings by Eric Gill. Contained in large black box/slip case that has gilt title to spine. Also contained with this edition, smaller volume; An Essay by Peter Holliday. In exquisite condition! This is Copy No. 678. Contained in original box in Near fine condition; just some light wear. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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DOCTOR VANE ANSWERS THE CALL
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1814721
Published by Latimer House Limited. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

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.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Written by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2123417
Published by William Heinemann. 1st USA 1915. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The first Dickens story Rackham attempted. Despite its ghostliness and opportunities for the supernatural, Rackham did not exploit these to the full. He seems to have voluntarily passed up the opportunity to terrify his readers, choosing instead to calm them with charming images of families enjoying the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps his choice resulted from the mood of national anxiety and tragedy of wartime. 147pp. 8 x 6". 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations and decorations. First American edition. Lavender cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Grey/white pictorial endpapers. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. All colour plates are present, with captioned tissue-guards. Wrapper is in two pieces, all the way down spine edge next to front cover; repaired previously to verso with tape. A few other closed tears and small nicks, but minimal loss.
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SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE TEMPEST
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1316416
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1919. Very good condition.

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.
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THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
Written by Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington. Illustrated by John Buckland-Wright.
Stock no. 2121848
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.

A limited edition of 1750 numbered copies, bound in red leather with a blocked design in gilt and green. Includes a booklet entitled 'The Happy Art of Narration' Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron. B/w aquatints. Dark green ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. Translated by Richard Aldington. This is Copy No. 683. Booklet is also in Fine condition. All contained in a green 'box' case, with gilt title to spine; in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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WAR AND PEACE
Written by Leo Tolstoy. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski.
Stock no. 2121847
Published by Folio Society. 2006. Fine condition.

This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies. Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, In Wassa Goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. Translated and with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. With a special booklet 'What is War and Peace?' by John Bayley - 12 pages. This is Copy No. 1662. Booklet is also in fine condition. Contained in large black 'box' case, which is also in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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THE MAN WHO LOST HIS WAY
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1405425
Published by MacDonald & Co.. 1st 1959. Slightly better than good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The man who lost his way was Noel Marsden, an ex-Commando officer and the place he lost it was almost at the gates of a decaying country house in Inverness. Black cloth with yellow title to spine. 192 pages. Ex-library with W.H. Smith Library label plus remains of another label and ink date stamps to front pastedown. Library address stamps to rear endpapers and last page of text. Spine and corners bumped. Front joint and a couple of hinges cracked. Small inner margin tears to several pages. Page 95/96 partially detached. Some page numbers ringed in blue ink and Browning to rear endpaper. Some light foxing and a few grubby marks but many pages are clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped. Foxing to front flap. Slim piece of tape to very edge of flap. Rear panel is a little creased.
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QUALITY STREET
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1505881
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1913. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

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.
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DOCTOR VANE ANSWERS THE CALL
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1505630
Published by Latimer House Limited. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

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. Tiny bump to base of spine. Fading to top edges of covers/spine and bottom edge of spine. A few light marks to covers (splash marks?). Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and browning to endpapers. Just a few fox spots and an odd mark to contents. Dustwrapper has been laminated on both sides and underneath the edges, spine and half the panels have been covered in tape, now yellowed. Some small patches of surface paper damage to panels and spine.
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NO MOTIVE FOR MURDER
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1505624
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1958. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.
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DESERT ADVENTURES
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter.
Stock no. 1315603
Published by Norman Wright. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition.

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.
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1404947
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa 1920. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Russet cloth with gilt title to spine and elaborate peacock and elephant design to front cover. 20 superb colour plates, tipped onto cream card with decorative border and each with a tissue-guard. Spine and corners bumped. Uneven fading to spine and boards. Dated inscription in ink to front endpaper, the imprint of which can be seen on the half-title page. Some page browning and foxing with many pages being clean. Plates are in fine condition.
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