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72952
Andersen, Hans Christian (W. Heath Robinson, illus.)
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2007.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles and decorations; 289pp., top edge dyed red, with a colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates and many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly scuffed slipcase.
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$70
39955
[Anton Chekhov] Chekhov, Anton (Gordon McVay, trans. & ed.)
Chekhov - Folio Society edition A Life in Letters
The Folio Society, London, 1994.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and decorations to the boards; 378pp., with a monochrome portrait frontispiece and 16pp. of plates likewise. Minor wear. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
73829
Austen-Leigh, J.E.
A Memoir of Jane Austen - Folio Society edition By Her Nephew
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
Seventh impression: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and upper board decoration; 202pp., with a colour frontispiece and 9pp. of monochrome plates. Minor wear. Fine in rubbed slipcase with some scraping and discolouration on rear panel.
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$24
34665
Beare, Geraldine, ed. (David Eccles, illus.; Introduction by Tim Heald)
Adventure Stories from the 'Strand' - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1995.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, with spine-titling on a gilt panel and gilt-enhanced board decorations; 329pp., top edge dyed green, with black and white illustrations. Slightly faded spine. Near fine in a slightly scuffed gold slipcase. Stories by Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Grant Allen, Fred M. White, Arthur Morrison, H.G.Wells, Richard Marsh, F. Anstey, Edgar Wallace, F. Britten Austin, Stacy Aumonier, Richmal Crompton, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, A.E.W. Mason, "Sapper", William C. White, Graham Greene & Hilton Brown.
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$28
209028
Bronte, Anne, Charlotte, & Emily (Harry Brockway, Ian Stephens, George Tute, Peter Reddick, Howard Phipps, Simon Brett & Peter Forster, illus.)
Seven Bronte Novels - Folio Society edition, seven volumes "Agnes Grey"; "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"; "The Professor"; "Villette"; "Shirley"; "Jane Eyre"; and "Wuthering Heights"
The Folio Society, London, 1991.
First printing: seven volumes, octavo; hardcover, green moire silk cloth boards with silver gilt spine titling; 2,441pp. [172pp. + 386pp. + 226pp. + 450pp. + 421pp. + 508pp. + 278pp.], with seven wood-engraved frontispieces and many illustrations likewise. Mild wear; spines sunned. Near fine in a matching gilt titled slipcase.
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$220
96783
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (Miriam MacGregor, illus.; Introduction by Richard Holmes, ed.)
Selected Poems - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2003.
Reprint. Quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in leather with decorated cloth boards, with gilt spine titles; 372pp., top edge dyed navy blue, with many woodcut illustrations. Minor wear; some mild spots to the text block fore-edge. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$60
8283
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (Roger Hudson, ed.)
Coleridge among the Lakes & Mountains - Folio Society edition From his Notebooks, Letters and Poems 1794-1804
The Folio Society, London, 1991.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, illustrated cloth boards with gilt spine titling; 256pp., green endpapers, with many colour plates. Well-rubbed slip-case with a few marks. Else near fine very good slipcase.
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$30
76633
Crane, Stephen (Introduction by John T. Winterich, ed.)
Red Badge of Courage - Folio Society edition With Civil War Photographs
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
Reprint. Hardcover; octavo, 159pp., monochrome illustrations. Light blue cloth boards with dark blue repeated motifs, red title plate and gilt lettering. Minor wear; near fine in slightly rubbed navy slipcase.
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$28
69770
Dickens, Charles (Arthur J. Cox, ed.; Introduction by Christopher Hibbert; Charles Keeping, illus.)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1995.
Reprint: royal octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth with gilt spine titles on red labels; 251pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in slightly rubbed, gilt decorated slip-case.
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$40
69377
Dickens, Charles (Introduced by Christopher Hibbert & Charles Keeping, illus.)
Hard Times - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1994.
Reprint: royal octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth with gilt spine titles on red labels; 244pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly rubbed, gilt decorated slip-case.
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$40
69772
Dickens, Charles (Introduction by Christopher Hibbert; Charles Keeping, illus.)
Martin Chuzzlewit - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1994.
Reprint: royal octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth with gilt spine titles on red labels; 812pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in slightly rubbed, gilt decorated slip-case.
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$40
201884
Dickens, Charles (Introduction by Rosalind Vallance, ed.; George Cruikshank, illus.)
Dickens' London - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2009.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated boards ruled in gilt and gilt spine titles; 239pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 14 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$25
41617
Donne, John (Introduction by Kingsley Hart)
Poems of Love - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1992.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover , full cloth with silver-gilt sine titles and board decorations; 208pp., numbered in red ink, top edges dyed red, with a monochrome portrait frontispiece. Minor wear; boards lightly rubbed; slight dusting to the text block top edge; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Very good in like slipcase.
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$25
7890
Donne, John (Scott Rivers, ed.)
No Man is an Island - Folio Society edition A Selection from the Prose
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover; 198pp., with a colour frontispiece and many illustrations. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$27
209008
Dumas, Alexandre (Robin Buss, trans.; Introduction by Peter Conrad; Portia Rosenberg, illus.)
The Black Tulip - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2011.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with decorative boards and gilt spine titles and decorations on a black label; 252pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 9 plates likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly rubbed slipcase.
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$30
84959
Galdos, Benito Perez (Lester Clark, trans.; Augustin Blancovaras, illus.)
The Disinherited - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1976.
First printing. Royal octavo; hardcover, illustrated boards with gilt spine titles on a red label; 339pp., top edges dyed dark red, with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; spine faded. Otherwise very good in a slightly spotted and rubbed slipcase.
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$25
14840
Hardy, Thomas (Peter Reddick, illus.; Introduction by Tim Heald)
The Woodlanders - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1991.
First edition, thus: royal octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles on a brown label, an upper board decoration and endpaper maps; 348pp., top edges dyed brown, with a monochrome engraved frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Mild wear; text block edges spotted; spine label somewhat scuffed. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good to near fine in a slightly scuffed slipcase. Very good.
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$28
39956
Horace (James Michie, trans.; Elisabeth Frink, illus.)
The Odes of Horace - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1987.
First printing. Quarto; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with gilt spine-titling; 288pp, top edges dyed green, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Fine in a like slipcase.
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$40
14809
[Jerome K. Jerome] Jerome, Jerome K. (Introduction by Joseph Connolly)
My Life and Times - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1992.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth, with gilt spine titling; 223pp., with 16 monochrome plates. Minimal wear. Slipcase lightly worn. Near fine. Laid in: a promotional brochure for "Three Men in a Boat".
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$30
209016
Kipling, Rudyard (Introduction by Andrew Lycett, ed.; George Tute, illus.)
Rudyard Kipling - Folio Society edition Selected Poems
The Folio Society, London, 2005.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in leather with decorated cloth and gilt spine titles; 405pp., top edges dyed brown, with a monochrome engraved title page and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear. Fine in a lightly sunned slipcase.
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$50
97747
Lewis, Matthew (Introduction by Debendra P. Darma; George Tute, illus.)
The Monk - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1984.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with marbled papered boards and gilt spine titles, and decorative endpapers; 311pp., top edges dyed red, with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Fine in mildly rubbed slipcase.
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$30
75632
Malory Knt., Sir Thomas (Introduction by William Caxton; Aubrey Beardsley, illus.)
Le Morte d'Arthur - Folio Society edition The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal and, in the end, le Mort Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing Out of this World of Them All.
The Folio Society, London, 2003.
Facsimile edition: quarto; full black Nigerian goatskin with gilt decorations, gilt spine-titling, a grey ribbon and laid paper endpapers; 538pp., all text block edges gilt, with an illustrated monochrome frontispiece and 20 monochrome plates. Fine in like buckram solander box, titled in gilt on a black leather spine label, with an accompanying introductory booklet - "Thomas Malory, the 'Morte Darthur' and Aubrey Beardsley" by Anthony S.G. Edwards: small folio; laid paper wrappers; 16pp. Number 671 of a limited edition run of 1020 facsimile copies of the original printing by William Caxton, as revived by J.M. Dent in 1927.
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$1000
90954
"Mark Twain" (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (Introduction by Ron Powers)
Life on the Mississippi - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2006.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling and upper board decoration; 384pp., with a colour frontispiece and 16pp. of monochrome and colour plates. Minor wear. Fine in a like illustrated slipcase.
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$32
7880
Maupassant, Guy de (Donald Adamson, trans.)
Bed 29 and Other Stories - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1993.
First printing. Hardcover, octavo, 221pp. A little toning to text block edges; else near fine in a like slipcase.
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$28
38370
Michelangelo (Introduction by Michael Ayrton; Elizabeth Jennings, trans.)
The Sonnets of Michelangelo - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1961.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in vellum with blue silk boards and gilt spine titling; 112pp., top edges dyed light blue, with a monochrome frontispiece and 15 plates likewise. Minor wear; board fore-edge slightly faded and a few tiny scrapes to the spine; mild foxing to the endpapers; top text block edge faded towards head of spine. Very good in a mildly scraped slipcase.
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$20
216538
Milton, John (ed. Alastair Fowler; intro. Michael Prodger and mezzotints by John Martin)
Paradise Lost: Folio Society edition - two volumes in slipcase Paradise Lost & Commentary
Folio Society, London, 2015.
Two folio hardcover volumes in slipcase; quarter bound in red and blue cloth boards with black spine panel with gilt titling and upper board black titles on side edges, red and blue endpapers; 311 + 335pp., with b&w plates in Volume I, top edges gilt. Illustrated coloured slipcase with black top and base. Minimal wear only; fine in like slipcase.
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$500
97748
Richardson, Joanna
The Brownings - Folio Society edition A Biography Compiled from Contemporary Sources
The Folio Society, London, 1986.
First printing. Hardcover, octavo; gilt decorated red cloth boards with gilt spine titling, ochre endpaper, top edges dyed red; 285pp., monochrome illustrations. Near fine in brown slipcase.
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$25
98778
Richardson, Joanna
The Life and Letters of John Keats - Folio Society edition
Folio Society, London, 1981.
First printing. Hardcover, octavo; quarter bound in marble papered boards with blue cloth spine and gilt spine titling, blue endpapers; 170pp., monochrome photographic frontispiece and illustrations, top edge dyed blue. Minor wear only; near fine in foxed yellow slipcase.
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$25
97803
"Stendhal" (Marie-Henri Beyle) (Introduction by Margaret R.B. Shaw, trans.; Frank Martin, illus.)
Scarlet and Black - Folio Society edition A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century
The Folio Society, London, 1966.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full decorated cloth, with gilt spine titles on a black morocco label and black endpapers; 483pp., top edges dyed black with a red and white headband, with a monochrome woodcut portrait frontispiece and 12 plates likewise. Minor wear; a slight chip to the bottom edge of the upper board; spine lightly sunned. Slipcase rubbed with a couple of superficial surface tears. Very good to near fine.
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$30
97737
Stevenson, Robert Louis (Introduction by Frank Delaney; Annie Newnham, illus.)
Catriona - Folio Society edition Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad In Which are Set Forth His Misfortunes Anent the Appin Murder; His Troubles with Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity on the Bass Rock; Journey into Holland and France; and Singular Relations with James More Drummond or MacGregor, A Son of the Notorious Rob Roy and His Daughter Catriona. Written By Himself and Now Set Forth
The Folio Society, London, 1988.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, full cloth with illustrated boards with gilt spine titling on black labels; 271pp., top edges dyed ochre with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
33753
Stevenson, Robert Louis (Edward Ardizzone, illus)
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2006.
Octavo; hardcover, illustrated boards with gilt spine titling; 136pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$23
97735
Taylor, Philip Meadows (ed. Brian Rawson & illus. Clarke Hutton)
Confessions of a Thug - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1974.
First printing. Hardcover, octavo; dark umber cloth boards with green upper board decoration, green spine label and gilt spine titling, dark green map endpapers; 372pp., monochrome illustrations and top text block edge dyed dark green. Minor wear only; near fine in pale brown slipcase with small tears on lower edges and slightly faded along front edges.
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$28
92445
Traditional (E.J. Detmold, illus.)
The Arabian Nights - Folio Society edition Tales from the Thousand and One Nights
The Folio Society, London, 2000.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt decorated boards and spine titling; 239pp., with a colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates. Minor wear; some mild spots to the boards and spine; faint spotting to the text block edges. Very good to near fine in a like slipcase.
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$45
215718
Trollope, Anthony (illus. Peter Reddick & intro., Julian Symons)
The Warden: Folio Society edition
Folio Society, London, 1976.
Octavo hardcover; brown boards with white upper board decorations and gilt spine titling and matching motifs, map endpapers; 234pp., b&w illustrations; top edges dyed brown. Tiny chips at board corners. Otherwise, near fine in plain beige slipcase.
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$27
97733
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Alice Thomas Ellis; Robert Geary illus.)
Ayala's Angel - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1989.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with decorated papered boards with gilt spine titles on black labels; 532pp., top edges dyed blue, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a lightly sunned slipcase.
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$30
97731
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by John Rae; Robin Jacques, illus.)
Dr Wortle's School - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1989.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with decorated papered boards with gilt spine titles on black labels; 199pp., top edges dyed brown, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly bumped slipcase.
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$30
97717
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Julian Symons; Peter Reddick, illus.)
Barsetshire Towers - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1977.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound dark in cloth with decorated papered boards, gilt spine titling and endpaper maps; 462pp., top edges dyed green, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; mild wear to corners. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
97715
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Julian Symons; Peter Reddick, illus.)
Doctor Thorne - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1978.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound dark in cloth with decorated papered boards, gilt spine titling and endpaper maps; 507pp., top edges dyed orange, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; mild wear to corners. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
97723
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Julian Symons; Peter Reddick. illus.)
Last Chronicles of Barset - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1980.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound dark in cloth with decorated papered boards, gilt spine titling and endpaper maps; 772pp., top edges dyed yellow, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; mild wear to corners. Near fine in a slightly shelfworn slipcase.
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$30
97738
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Julian Symons; Peter Reddick, illus.)
The Two Heroines of Plumplington and Other Stories - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1981.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter bound in cloth with decorated papered boards with gilt spine titles on black labels; 276pp., top edges dyed dark red, with monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a slightly rubbed slipcase.
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$30
201834
Trollope, Anthony (Introduction by Juliet McMaster; Llewellyn Thomas, illus.)
The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson - Folio Society edition By One of the Firm
The Folio Society, London, 1999.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with decorated boards and gilt spine titles on black labels; 176pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 11 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
45214
[William Shakespeare] Duncan-Jones, Katherine (Ed.)
Shakespeare's Life and World - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2004.
First printing. Quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound with a cloth spine and illustrated boards, with decorated endpapers; 308pp., with many full-colour and monochrome illustrations. Near fine in a like slipcase. Anthology which intermingles passages from the playwright's own works with accounts from contemporaries and related documents. Illustrated with paintings and engravings.
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$30