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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320087
Published by J.M. Dent & Co.. 1st 1909. Very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Brown and white pictorial endpapers. 304 pages. 9 x 6.5". Spine and corners bumped. Some fading to spine and sunning to cover edges. Endpapers browned and foxed. Foxing to prelims and page margins. Name in ink to front free-endpaper.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOMMY
Written by H.G. Wells. Illustrated by H.G. Wells.
Stock no. 1320086
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1929. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

"Telling all about the Proud Rich Man and the present he gave to Tommy". Large format. Brown cloth spine, yellow boards with black title and vignette to front. Colour illustrations to text. Spine slightly bumped, light rubbing to cover edges. Light browning and foxing to endpapers, half-title and last text page. Dustwrapper is edge torn and creased with some loss.

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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320085
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 and slightly worn. Covers mottled, small stains to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Crack between free-endpaper and half-title. Foxing to contents. Some page corners lightly creased.

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THE MYSTERY OF HOLLY LANE
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Treyer Evans.
Stock no. 1320084
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title and vignette to front. B/w illustrations, 179 pages. Being the Eleveth Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog Spine and corners slightly bumped. Some foxing to contents. Dustwrapper is creased and edge worn with a couple of very small tears at edges.

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT (LIMITED EDITION CASED SET)
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1320082
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1993. Nearly fine condition.

Special Limited edition boxed set, (limited to 750 copies); issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This commemorative box contains facsimiles of the three stages in the publication of this title: the picture letter Beatrix Potter first wrote to Noel Moore in 1893, her own privately-printed volume of 1901 (the first printing), and the original deluxe edition published by Frederick Warne in 1902 (gold binding). A small stapled pamphlet on the history of publication is included, as is a gilt embossed tissue guard to protect the limited edition plate on the interior of the box. The box is dark blue cloth with a brass latch and has a gilt title to spine. A beautiful edition for the collector! ISBN: 0723240272. A super set still in the white card sleeve which has protected it (slight wear to the sleeve).

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SPQR: A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME
Written by Mary Beard.
Stock no. 1821055
Published by Profile Books. Circa 2015. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. How Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, and also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they continue to be important to us. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations plus a few colour. ISBN: 9781846683800. 4th printing. A few light marks to boards. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly worn at corners.

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CHILDREN'S WORLD: GROWING UP IN RUSSIA, 1890-1991
Written by Catriona Kelly.
Stock no. 1821053
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2007. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

An enthralling and detailed picture of a society where childhood was celebrated everywhere, but children's real needs were often neglected by the state. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780300112269. Boards scuffed and marked. Text block slightly grubby. Contents clean. White pictorial dustwrapper is yellowed and creased, 2" closed tear to front flap fold.

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THE DIVINE COMEDY
Written by Dante Alighieri. Illustrated by John Flaxman.
Stock no. 1320081
Published by Folio Society. 1979. Very good condition.

Blue decorated cloth. Blue and white engravings. 554 numbered pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contained in publisher's cream slipcase which is edge worn and split in places, rubbed (black mark) to lower edges and a small mark to one side panel.

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HOMO DEUS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOMORROW
Written by Yuval Noah Harari.
Stock no. 1821052
Published by Harvill Secker. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Exploring the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? Blue cloth boards, black title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781910701874. Lower corner crease to front endpaper. Black dustwrapper is scuffed.

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THE BAYESIAN CHOICE: FROM DECISION-THEORETIC FOUNDATIONS TO COMPUTATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION
Written by Christian P. Robert.
Stock no. 1821051
Published by Springer. 2nd 2007. Almost very good condition.

Springer Texts in Statistics. Second Edition. Reprint of the 2001 edition. A graduate-level textbook that introduces Bayesian statistics and decision theory. Cardwraps. ISBN: 9780387715988. Covers faded to spine, worn and scuffed with some creasing. Some highlighting of paragraphs in pencil and biro to margins. Price-label to rear cover.

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QUEEN VICTORIA
Written by Elizabeth Longford.
Stock no. 1320076
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Slightly better than very good condition.

Introduction by Roy Strong. Illustrated in colour. Fold-out genealogical tree to rear. Minimal bumping to top of spine. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which has some light scuff marks, a black mark to one side of the opening and some surface paper damage to one edge of spine.

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EPITAPH FOR A SPY
Written by Eric Ambler. Illustrated by Paul Blow.
Stock no. 1320075
Published by Folio Society. 2013. Fine condition.

To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. First published in 1938 by Hodder & Stoughton, the text of this editions follows the first edition with minor emendations. Navy blue pictorial cloth. 8 full-page colour plates. 220 pages. Still in original publisher's black slipcase and shrinkwrap.

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