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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG: SIEGFRIED AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2140741
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1976. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. Colour plates. Reissue of the 1910 edition. ISBN: 0434619819. Wrapper is price cut to top of front flap and is edge-creased with a few small nicks; faded to spine and edges.

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CROSSINGS A FAIRY PLAY
Written by Walter De La Mare; C. Armstrong Gibbs. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe.
Stock no. 2140293
Published by Beaumont Press. 1st 1921. Very good condition.

Limited edition; 330 copies overall. This part of the run is Limited to 56 copies SIGNED by the author, artist and composer - Japanese vellum; covers are holly decorated. B/w illustrations. SIGNED by author, artist and composer. This is Copy No. 45. Some browning and wear to covers; chipping to a couple of corners. Page edge browning throughout.

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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323067
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1939. Very good condition.

A Trilogy With A Prelude By Richard Wagner. 2 Volumes in 1: The Rhinegold and The Valkerie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods, originally published in 1910 and 1911. 48 dramatic colour plates and b/w decorations. Blue cloth, black titles. Green/white pictorial endpapers. Large format. Spine and corners bumped. Some light scuffing to covers. Some foxing to endpapers and textblock.

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CROSSINGS A FAIRY PLAY
Written by Walter De La Mare; C. Armstrong Gibbs. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe.
Stock no. 1322975
Published by Beaumont Press. 1921. Very good condition.

Limited edition printed on hand-made paper. Grey cloth spine with gilt title. Holly decorated boards. B/w chapter headers. 131 pages, edges untrimmed. This is copy no. 163. Corners bumped. Spine slightly darkened. Contents clean.

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CROSSINGS A FAIRY PLAY
Written by Walter De La Mare.
Stock no. 1322972
Published by W. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd.. 1924. Very good condition.

Music by C. Armstrong Gibbs. Beige cloth spine with gilt title to spine. Pale grey boards. 169 pages, edges untrimmed. Booklist to rear. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Some foxing else contents clean.

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CROSSINGS A FAIRY PLAY
Written by Walter De La Mare; C. Armstrong Gibbs. Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Stock no. 1322941
Published by Alfred A. Knopf. 1st USA 1923. Very good condition.

Music by Gibbs. Blue cloth with gilt titles and vignette. Colour frontis with tissue-guard, b/w plates. 169 pages with slightly ragged edges. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to prelims (frontis effected). A nice copy.

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EVERYMAN & OTHER PLAYS
No author listed. Illustrated by John Austen.
Stock no. 2138768
Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1st 1925. Very good condition.

Larger format. Black cloth with gilt titles. Blue, black, gold and white illustrations throughout. Contains: Everyman; The Nativity and The Shepherds' Play. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Some scuffs to covers. Page edge browning, with some foxing. A few margin marks. Small inscription in ink to free front endpaper.

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PEER GYNT
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2138594
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1936. Very good condition.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. This copy has 'Harrap' to spine and J.B. Lippincott Co. to title page. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Page edge browning, with some foxing. Mark to top of rear cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges; with some margin foxing.

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HASSAN
Written by James Elroy Flecker; Basil Dean. Illustrated by Peter Bucknell.
Stock no. 1322875
Published by Folio Society. 1966. Very good condition.

Introduction by Basil Dean. The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand. A play. Dark blue silk moire binding. Colour plates. Top edge blue. Cloth is slightly dusty and faded to spine. Gold slipcase is scuffed with a few scratch marks.

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UNDER MILK WOOD
Written by Dylan Thomas; Douglas Cleverdon. Illustrated by Ceri Richards.
Stock no. 2138110
Published by Folio Society. 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.

Edited with an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon. A Play for Voices. Purple cloth rear board and spine with gilt title. Grey cloth front board with a lilac leaf design. Light grey endpapers. Lilac two-tone lithographs. Slip case is very good - some grubby marks and light wear.

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UNDER MILK WOOD
Written by Dylan Thomas; Douglas Cleverdon. Illustrated by Ceri Richards.
Stock no. 1823610
Published by Folio Society. 2000. Slightly better than very good condition.

Edited with an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon. A Play for Voices. Purple cloth rear board and spine with gilt title. Grey cloth front board with a lilac leaf design. Light grey endpapers. Lilac two-tone lithographs. Fourth printing. Boards clean and bright. Light vertical crease to edge of a couple of pages to rear. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.

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THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE
Written by William Shakespeare.
Stock no. 1823592
Published by W.W. Norton & Company Inc.. 2nd 1996. Slightly better than very good condition.

The Norton Facsimile. Based on Folios in the Folger Shakespeare Library Collection. Prepared by Charlton Hinman with an introduction by Peter W.M. Blayney. Large format. Heavy volume. Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories & Tragedies. Published according to the True Original Copies. Leather spine. Pictorial cloth. Second edition. ISBN: 0393039854. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is scuffed with one or two minor knocks to edges.

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