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Donne, John: (Grierson, Herbert J.C., ed.:) Poems [...] edited from the Old Editions and Numerous Manuscripts with Introductions & Commentary. Vol. I, The Text of the Poems with Appendixes; Vol II, Introduction and Commentary. Oxford University Press; London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1951. 2 vols., 8vo., pp.xxiv, 474; cliii, [iii], 275, [i] + portrait frontispiece to vol. I. In both volumes the title-page has been over-enthusiastically tipped onto the endpaper, resulting in a slight separation between it and the otherwise sound text-block. Very occasional light pencil markings. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles to spines, blind-stamped crest to each upper board., edges uncut. A little shelf wear, vol.II ffep a little toned. Very good. To each front paste-down: small label of Barker's Book Store, Brisbane; inscription of V.M. Bonnell (crossed through); inscription of D. Bruce. First edition published 1912, lithographically reprinted from the sheets of the first edition 1938 and 1951.   Ref: 51773 
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Doyle, Roddy: Rory & Ita. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [x], 338. Bright and clean within. Top coner of upper board slightly bumped but overall very good indeed. One of Doyle's few works of non-fiction, Rory and Ita is based on interviews with his parents.   Ref: 51482 
£25
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Doyle, Roddy: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 226. Internally clean. red cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Autographed to title-page. Doyle's fifth novel. A sequel, Paula Spencer, followed 10 years later.   Ref: 51481 
£30
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Drage, Geoffrey: Cyril. A Romantic Novel. London: W.H. Allen & Co. 1889. First edition. 8vo., pp. vii [i] 796. Last gathering reinforced with and stained by yellowed sellotape, just some light toning otherwise. 20th-century half vellum with dark blue pebbled cloth boards, red morocco gilt label to spine, a.e.r., marbled endpapers. Gift inscription from Charles Drage to Thea dated 1976 in red ink to verso of f.f.e.p., a note dated 1929 sellotaped to an initial blank, armorial bookplate of Charles Hardinge Drage to upper pastedown. The first edition of this now-mostly-forgotten romantico-political novel set in Oxford and Russia. This copy belonged to Charles Hardinge Drage (1897-1983), who was the son of Geoffrey Drage. The taped-in note concerns Greek and Latin quotations.   Ref: 25735  show full image..
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Drazin, David: Croquet: a Bibliography. Specialist Books and Pamphlets Complete to 1997. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, & Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 508. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, otherwise near fine.   Ref: 51636 
£15
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Ellroy, James: Hollywood Nocturnes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 229, [i]. Quarter black cloth, black boards, white-lettered spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. Autograph to title-page. Published in the UK as Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories. This copy a first edition, signed by Ellroy to the title-page.   Ref: 50462 
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Evans, Joan: Pattern. A Study of Ornament in Western Europe from 1180-1900. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. 2 vols. 4to., pp. xxxvi, 179; xv, [i], 249, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Spines and edges dusty, endcaps creased, endpapers a little discoloured but very good. Small slip letterpress-printed 'With the Author's Compliments' loosely inserted. Dame Joan Evans became the first female President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, serving from 1959 to 1964.   Ref: 45263 
£90
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Ffinch, Michael: Donald Maxwell. 1877-1936. Kendal, Cumbria: The Maxwell Estate, 1995. First edition. 4to., pp. xvi, 245. Black cloth, gilt title to spine with gilt decoration to upper board, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, one-inch closed tear, fixed by sellotape, to bottom edge of front cover, another small closed tear to top edge of back cover, spine faded, shelf wear, but still very good.   Ref: 51939 
£200
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Findley, Timothy: Not Wanted On the Voyage. London: Macmillan, 1985. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 352. Toned towards page edges. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, very good indeed. Small inititals, 'ESG', to f.f.e.p.. First UK edition of Findley's fifth novel.   Ref: 50466 
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[Foyles] Fabes, Gilbert H. The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1938. Privately printed, 1938. 8vo., pp. 64 + 10 plates on 8 leaves as called for. A little foxed, mostly at front and rear, half-title toned. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, a little rubbed but very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep, 'To my old/ friend Smith/ Gilbert Foyle/ June 1939'. Revised edition. First published in 1929 as 'The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1929'. Gilbert Fabes was manager of the rare book department at Foyles from 1927 until c.1932. He later took on the same role at Hatchards of Piccadilly, as well as several stints as an independent bookseller.   Ref: 51765 
£30
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