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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. Spine and corners bumped. Small black spot to lower corner of front cover, slight rubbing to centre of rear cover. A few marks to page margins but contents generally clean.
THE DOROTHY L. SAYERS MYSTERIES COLLECTION (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Dorothy L. Sayers. Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
Stock no. 1323754
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2011. Nearly fine condition.
Four titles: Whose Body?; Unnatural Death; Five Red Herrings; Busman's Honeymoon. Turquoise pictorial cloth, black and gold title to spines. Full-page b/w illustrations. Books are fine, appear unread. Slipcase has a slight bump to one of the top corners and a tiny nick in the paper of the right-hand lower opening corner. Some light scuff marks to base of slipcase.
Two volumes. Blue spines, gilt titles; volume 1 green moire boards, volume 2 blue moire boards. Books are fine. Green slipcase is scuffed and slightly worn with some tiny dents to one edge.
THE SATURDAY BOOK 10
Written by Leonard Russell; Osbert Sitwell; Walter De La Mare; Alison Uttley; et al. Illustrated by Robert Gibbings; C.F. Tunnicliffe; Ronald Searle; Joan Hassall; et al..
Stock no. 1323685
Published by Hutchinson. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Tenth anniversary issue. Red cloth with gilt title to spine and vignettes to front cover. 288 pages. Full of colour and b/w photos and drawings. Corners slightly bumped. Foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is slightly edge chipped and foxed.
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Introduction by John Sutherland. Striking blue pictorial cloth, gilt. B/w plates. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase with a couple of light knocks and light scuffing.
THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY GENTLEMAN
Written by Laurence Sterne. Illustrated by John Lawrence.
Stock no. 1824221
Published by Folio Society. 2005. Slightly better than very good condition.
New Binding design - attractive green pictorial cloth with pink title block to spine. Edited by Graham Petrie, Foreword by Lindsey Davis. B/w wood engravings plus one tipped-in colour plate (marbled paper). 3rd printing, first printing in this format. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which has a scuff to one side exposing board beneath paper covering.
THE BODY-SNATCHER AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson; Claire Harman. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 1824219
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2007. Nearly fine condition.
Black cloth with gilt titles to spine and pictorial front board. Colour illustrations. Introduced by Claire Harman. A lovely copy contained in slightly scuffed publisher's slipcase which has one or two minor knocks to edges.
THE DOROTHY L. SAYERS CRIME COLLECTION (5 VOLUMES)
Written by Dorothy L. Sayers; P.D. James. Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
Stock no. 1824217
Published by Folio Society. 2006. Nearly fine condition.
Five volumes: Strong Poison; Have his Carcase; Murder Must Advertise; The Nine Tailors; Gaudy Night. Pictorial boards, titles to spines. B/w illustrations. Introduced by P.D. James. Third printing. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase with a white mark to top and light scuffing.
THE NOVELS OF HENRY FIELDING (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Henry Fielding. Illustrated by Simon Brett; Derrick Harris; Frank Martin.
Stock no. 1824216
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1995. Slightly better than very good condition.
Pictorial red cloth. Titles are: Amelia; Tom Jones; Jonathan Wild; Joseph Andrews. Illustrated with wood engravings. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which has a few knocks and bumps and scuffs.
Four volumes. Green decorative cloth, gilt. B/w illustrations. Armadale; No Name; The Moon Stone; The Woman In White. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which has a small split to lower open corner, lower rear corner bumped, cloth join on slipcase is starting to come unglued.
Reduceed format. Translated and with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. Brick red spines with gilt titles. Cream/beige covers with line drawings. B/w illustrations. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly rubbed at edges and scuffed to base.
Introduction by Helen Dunmore. Pictorial cloth, brown spine with gilt titles. Colour plates. A lovely copy in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.