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P Corneille Theatre Choisi
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P Corneille Theatre Choisi

by Pierre Corneille

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Paris: Laplace, Sanchez et Cie, 1881. Leather. Very Good. 7" by 4.5". Not Stated . A new edition of the selected dramatic works of Pierre Corneille adorned with four full page coloured plates. Pierre Corneille was one of the most influential French dramatists in the seventeenth century along with Moliere and Racine. He was a French tragedian, known for his play Le Cid, a tragicomedy first performed in 1636 at the Théâtre du Marais in Paris. Other works include 'La Mort de Pompee', 'Andromede', 'Cinna' and 'Clitandre'. When young he earned the patrionate of Cardinal Richelieu. A new edition of his selected works, including 'Le Cid,' 'Cinna,' and 'Rodogune' among others. Collated, complete with four full page coloured plates. In quarter morocco binding over cloth covered boards, five raised bands, gilt tooling to spine. Externally very smart with light bumping to extremities of boards. Previous ownership neat ink inscription to front free endpaper, undated. Pp. 262-266 and one leaf of plate loose… Read More
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P. G. Wodehouse: Man and Myth
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P. G. Wodehouse: Man and Myth

by Barry Phelps

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London: Constable, 1992. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9.5" by 6.5". None. The first edition of this biographical work on P. G. Wodehouse. First edition. Illustrated with sixteen plates of black and white photographs. Collated complete. A biographical work on Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. With an in depth look into the personality behind the characters that he created. Written by Barry Phelps, an financial journalist and editor, now considered an expert on P. G. Wodehouse. In the original blue cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelf wear only. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also excellent. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Near Fine
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P. Moran, Operative
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P. Moran, Operative

by Percival Wilde

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New York: Random House , 1947. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. A well presented first edition of this collection of humorous detective stories, following the stories of Pete Moran, an unsuccessful student of detection. An uncommon first edition of this work in original publisher's cloth binding and unclipped dust wrapper. This work was written by American author and playwright, Percival Wilde, who is best known for his many one-act plays. He had a very thorough style of research and for this particular novel he enrolled in a correspondence course for detecting. He took this course under a pseudonym, giving the best answers he could whilst using the worst english and spelling. P. Moran, Operative, follows the experiences of Pete Moran in his course of detection. Despite the best intentions, Pete has the longest track record for never being right. This work contains seven short stories of Moran's adventures. In original publisher's cloth binding with decorative detailing… Read More
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The P. & O. Pocket Book
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The P. & O. Pocket Book

by Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company

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London: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company , 1899 . Cloth. Very Good. 5.5" by 4". Not Stated. The scarce second issue of this lovely pocket book from the P. & O. Company with illustrations and maps. Scarce second issue of The P. & O. pocket book in cloth binding.The book is intended as a guide for passengers by the P. & O. steamers. It also contains general information for those travelling to the far East. Contents include Notes for a Tour Through India, and Directions for Staff. The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company is still in existence today. It is a British shipping and logistics company originating in the nineteenth century.Includes 11 illustrations on monochrome plates and 9 maps. Collated, complete.With 31 notes pages to the end, blank.Ink inscription dated 1900 from prior owner. In cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The front hinge is starting but firm. Ink inscription… Read More
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P. Virgilii Maronis Opera
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P. Virgilii Maronis Opera

by Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]; Carolus Ruaeus [Charles de la Rue]

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Londini: J.J. & P. Knapton, R. Knaplock et al., 1735 . Leather. Good Only. 8.5" by 6". Not Stated. A beautifully illustrated Latin edition of the collected works of ancient Roman poet Virgil. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, fourteen engraved plates, and a folding map. Collated, complete.The collected works of Virgil, printed in the original Latin, and with additional notes from Charles de la Rue, known as one of the great orators of the Society of Jesus in seventeenth century France.Virgil is one of the best remembered Ancient Roman poets, active during the Augustan period. Across his career he composed three of the most famous poems in the canon of Latin literature, 'Eclogues', 'Georgics', and 'Aeneid'. ESTC Citation No. T170291 With the stamp of the Pax St. Augustine's Abbey Library Ramsgate to the recto of the frontispiece, their bookplate to the front pastedown, and a handwritten shelf number to the spine.Virgil's works have had a great and far-reaching influence on Western… Read More
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P .Virgilii Maronis Opera
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P .Virgilii Maronis Opera

by Publius Vergilius Maro; Michel Maittaire (ed.)

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London: Printed by Jacobi Tonson and Johannis Watts, 1715. Leather. Good. 6" by 3.5" . Louis Du Guernier. A very scarce copy of this collection of poetry by Virgil, translated and edited by the notable classical scholar and bibliographer Michel Maittaire. With a printed dedication to Maittaire to the start of the text. This work is in Latin. With a frontispiece plate by Louis Du Guernier, and decorative head-pieces to the occasional page. In a calf biding. Externally rubbed to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in slight loss to leather. Lacking spine labels. Leather to spine and joints faded and split. Hinges split and tender, weak to front hinge. Offsetting to extremities of endpapers. Internally generally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages age toned with the odd spot and handling mark. Good
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P and O Pocket Book
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P and O Pocket Book

by None

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London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton and Kent, 1890. First edition. Leather. Good Only. 5" by 4". None. A very scarce 19th century copy of the pocket sized travel book issued by P&O with numerous illustrations. To the rear there are examples of signalling flags and maps of many P&O destinations. With the memoranda to the rear left blank, which is for the owner to recount their own travels. To the start there is a list of correspondence and agents at P&O in different UK locations as well as a list of their fleets. A fascinating piece of history, with many descriptions of the P&O lines, routes and locations. P&O introduced passenger services in 1844, with a leisure cruise from Southampton to the Mediterranean. Towards the end of the nineteenth century they introduced round trips to destinations such as Alexandria and Constantinople. With many illustrations of the liners. A scarce souvenir of the British travel industry at the end of the nineteenth century.… Read More
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The P1830oetical Works of James Thomson
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The P1830oetical Works of James Thomson

by James Thomson

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London: William Pickering, 1830. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 6.5" by 4". None. Two finely bound volumes of James Thomson's poetry. With an engraved frontispiece of Thomson to the first volume. A memoir of Thomson's life to the start of volume I. James Thomson was a Scottish poet and playwright best known for his masterpiece The Seasons. Containing his noted work 'The Seasons'. 'The Seasons' is a cycle of four poems. It was extremely influential and inspired the likes of Joseph Haydn, Thomas Gainsborough and many more individuals. Other poems to these volumes include 'Castle of Idolence', 'Hymn on Solitude' and 'To the memory of Sir Isaac Newton'. 'A Poem to the Memory..' was first published in 1727. Written in memory of the recently passed Isaac Newton, this poem was written during a period where Thomson was still finishing 'The Seasons'. In uniform straight grained morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with just some light shelfwear to the spines. Small loss to the head of spine… Read More
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POP ART    A Continuing History
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POP ART A Continuing History

by Marco Livingstone

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London: Thames and Hudson, 1990. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 11" by 11". Various. A first edition study of the history of pop art and the cultural impact that it made. Includes three hundred and sixty-six illustrations, three hundred of which are in colour. The book explores the foundations of pop, classic pop, pop's maturity and the legacies of pop. Livingstone studies a wide variety of art, from prints to installations, sculptures and photography each referenced in the text and understood in terms of the rest of the exhibition. In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition. Dustwrapper is very smart with some shelfwear only as base of front board is bumped. Ink inscription to front pastedown dated to 1990. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Fine
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Pa Cats and Ma Cats and Their Kittens
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Pa Cats and Ma Cats and Their Kittens

by Not Stated

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London: Ralphael Tuck & Sons LTD, 1902. First edition. Cloth. Good. 13.5" by 10". Louis Wain. A very scarce first edition copy of one of Louis Wain's charming children's works, illustrated with his trademark colour plates of anthropomorphised cats. The very scarce first edition of this work.Illustrated with eleven chromolithograph colour plates, and monochrome illustrations throughout.Collated, complete.A charming children's story, featuring anthropomorphic cats.The poetical work is a charming and greatly entertaining tale.Illustrated by Louis Wain, who is best known for his anthropomorphised cat drawings that featured cats and kittens with large eyes. Later in his life he was institutionalised for alleged schizophrenia, which some psychiatrists have said can been seen in his works.This story showcases Wain's famous cat illustrations. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with some bumping to the spine and extremities. Some light marks to the boards and spine. Front… Read More
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Pablo Ruiz Picasso: A Biography
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Pablo Ruiz Picasso: A Biography

by Patrick O'Brian

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London: Collins, 1976 . First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 9" by 6". None. A very smart first edition of this biographical work on Picasso, by Patrick O'Brian, with illustrations. First edition, in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original, striking dust wrapper, which has been price-clipped. This biographical work was written by English novelist and writer, Patrick O'Brian, who was best known for his maritime novels. This work was the first complete life of the famous artist Picasso to appear in English, at the time. O'Brian presents the life of Pablo Picasso, showing both his private and public lives, shedding light to his marriages, children, closest friends and his art. With six illustrations, some being of his work and some being photographs. Collated, complete.Ink inscription of Simon Morley, London 1988. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original, striking dust wrapper, which has been price-clipped. Externally, lovely, with minor shelf wear and very… Read More
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Pablo de Segovia The Spanish Sharper
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Pablo de Segovia The Spanish Sharper

by Francisco de Quevedo-Villegas

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London : T Fisher Unwin, 1892. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 14" by 10". Daniel Vierge. A stunning large first English edition copy of Pablode Segovia The Spanish Sharper, with beautiful illustrations throughout. A large paper first English edition of Pablode Segovia The Spanish Sharper translated from the original of Francisco de Quevedo-Villegas and illustrated with one hundred and ten drawings by Daniel Vierge. Also with comments on them by Joseph Pennell and an essay on the life and writing of Quevedo by Henry Edward Watts. Quevedo was a Spanish nobleman, politician and writer of the Golden Age. Daniel Vierge was a Spanish-born French illustration who revolutionised the reproduction of illustrations.With illustrations throughout the text and an article pasted to the front free endpaper. In full vellum binding. Externally, smart with some marks to the spine. There is a bookplate stuck to the front pastedown and an article on the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound with bright and… Read More
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Pacchiarotto and how he Worked in Distemper: With other Poems
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Pacchiarotto and how he Worked in Distemper: With other Poems

by Robert Browning

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London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1876 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A pleasing first edition copy of Robert Browning's collection of poetry, 'Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper'. The first edition of this collection of poems from beloved Victorian era poet Robert Browning. A well received work, marking his first published collection of short pieces for twelve years.The title poem, which ostensibly discusses the life and works of 15th Century Italian painter Giacomo Pacchiarotti, is actually a thinly veiled attack on Browning's own critics, and many other pieces in the collection take the same tone.In the publisher's original cloth binding, with two pages of advertisements for the work of his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Bowning, to the rear.A first edition work from an important nineteenth century figure. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail. Hinges starting, with boards holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.… Read More
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Pacchiarotto and how he Worked in Distemper: With other Poems
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by Robert Browning

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London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1876 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A smart first edition copy of Robert Browning's collection of poetry, 'Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper'. The first edition of this collection of poems from beloved Victorian era poet Robert Browning. A well received work, marking his first published collection of short pieces for twelve years.The title poem, which ostensibly discusses the life and works of 15th Century Italian painter Giacomo Pacchiarotti, is actually a thinly veiled attack on Browning's own critics, and many other pieces in the collection take the same tone.In the publisher's original cloth binding, with two pages of advertisements for Elizabeth Barrett Bowning's work to the rear.Former owner's inscription to front pastedown and head of title page. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with a touch of fading to back strip. Front joint starting, with board holding firm. Former owner's… Read More
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Pacciarotto and How he Worked in Distempter: With Other Poems
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by Robert Browning

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London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1876. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7" by 4.5". None. Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper is a short collection of English poems by Robert Browning, published in 1876. The collection marked Browning's first collection of short pieces for more than twelve years, and was well received. First edition. The title poem, which ostensibly discusses the life and works of 15th Century Italian painter Giacomo Pacchiarotti, is actually a thinly veiled attack on Browning's own critics, and many other pieces in the collection take the same tone. With unpaginated advertisements for Elizabeth Barratt Browning's poetry. In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with only slight wear to extremities and the very odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with slight foxing to endpapers and spotting to text block edges. Very Good
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The Pacha of Many Tales
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The Pacha of Many Tales

by Captain Marryat

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Paris: A and W Galignani and Co, 1835. Leather. Fair. 8" by 5". None. A scarce copy of this work by Captain Marryat. Printed in the same year as the UK first edition. This edition printed in Paris. Captain Frederick Marryat was a British Royal Navy officer and novelist noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. In a half calf binding. Externally, rubbed. Joints cracked with loss to backstrip. Hinges strained. Bookseller labels to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with spotting throughout. Fair
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The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour From Southern California to Alaska the Canadian Pacific Railway...
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The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour From Southern California to Alaska the Canadian Pacific Railway Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon

by Henry T. Finck

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1891. First edition. Cloth. Good. 8.5" by 6". Not Stated. The very scarce to see first U.K. edition of Henry T. Finck's travel work on his tour of the American West Coast, complete with scenic plates. The very scarce first U.K. edition.Illustrated with a frontispiece, one map, and nineteen plates.Collated, complete. A topographical work following the author's travelling across the Pacific Coast, a wonderful look at the scenery of the coast towards the end of the nineteenth century, when the areas had boomed in popularity. With interesting passages on Yosemite, San Francisco's Chinatown, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone Park, and more. Written by Henry Theophilus Finck, a prolific and respected music critic who wrote for the 'New York Evening Post' and 'The Nation'.Instructional label, for the Potter's Subscription Library Liverpool, to the head of the front board. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, a little worn. Institutional label to… Read More
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Paco's Story
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Paco's Story

by Larry Heinemann

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 9.5" by 6.5". None. A smart first edition of this intense novel concerned with one soldier's experiences of the Vietnam War. First edition. Paco Sullivan and his infantry group are sent to a fire base and soon a vicious massacre ensues. Paco, the only survivor, is left for dead for nearly two days until he is discovered by a medic who is forever after left incapacitated by what he sees. Written by Larry Curtis Heinemann, an American novelist who published three novels and a memoir primarily concerned with the Vietnam War. In the original half black cloth binding with orange paper covered boards. Externally, excellent. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also excellent. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Fine
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A Pad in the Straw
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A Pad in the Straw

by Christopher Woodforde

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London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1952 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". Yunge-Bateman. An excellent example of the first edition of Christopher Woodforde's collection of ghost stories and horrifying tales for children. The first edition, first impression, in the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.In the vein of the tales of M. R. James, this is a wonderful collection of twenty antiquarian ghost stories for children.The Encyclopaedia of Fantasy identifies this as the earliest recognised collection of children's ghost stories.The dust wrapper is designed by John Yunge-Bateman, who is also responsible for the small number of vignette illustrations throughout the work. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price clipped dust wrapper. Light shelf wear to back strip tail, with light fading to back strip. Light spotting to fore edge of text block. Dust wrapper front wrap in exceptional condition, with rear wrap lightly age toned to perimeters. Two minor… Read More
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Paddington Helps Out
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Paddington Helps Out

by Michael Bond

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London: Collins, 1960 . First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8.5" by 6" . Peggy Fortnum. The first edition of Michael Bond's third Paddington Bear novel, in the original dust wrapper. The first edition, first impression.In the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.In this charming tale, when Mr. and Mrs. Brown are taken ill, Paddington decides to take charge. In this work, he goes to the cinema, has a picnic on a boat, goes to the launderette, and visits an auction.With vignette illustrations from Peggy Fortnum throughout. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Bumping to back strip head and tail, otherwise externally excellent. Significant spotting to dust wrapper, with small losses of paper to dust wrapper back strip head and tail. Closed tear to head of rear wrap, with further closed tears to fold of rear flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Near Fine
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