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Christabel,   Kubla Khan, a Vision,  the Pains of Sleep,  Zapolya, Coleridge. S.T.
21 Coleridge. S.T. Christabel, Kubla Khan, a Vision, the Pains of Sleep, Zapolya
Albemarle Steet John Murray 1816 First Edition Half Leather Hardback Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Rare first editions of four works by Coleridge bound in one, lacking half title of Christabel, half title present of Zapolya. Newly rebound very handsomely in half tan leather with marbled boards , raised bands, red labels with gilt title and emblems in the compartments, new endpapers, bottom corner of block (pages) bumped and very worn, heavy foxing throughout, a few old Cork library stamps sparodically throughout including title pages. Now a very handsome presentable copy . Rare 128pp. 
Price: 2655.00 EUR
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22 CORNWALLIS, Charles, First Marquis of Cornwallis , Edited By Charles Ross. Correspondence of Charles , First Marquis of Cornwallis
London John Murray 1859 First Edition Hard Back Brown Very Good 8vo Heavy 3 Vols Frontis of Cornwallis 
First edition 3 vols, 2 folding maps & a folding genealogical table original grained cloth with blind boarder decoration gilt titles to spine and gilt Cornwallis crest to front boards. A handsome set heavy at 4kg so will require extra postage please email for cost. Cornwallis ( 1738 - 1805) Commander of the British forces who surrendered at Yorktown Virginia 1781 ensuring a victory over the British in the American revolution, he was Govenor- General of India 1786-93 in 1798 appointed Lord Lieutenant & supreme army commander in Ireland & he successfully put down the rebellion there. This is an important work on the histories of America, India ,& Ireland Scarce. 
Price: 315.00 EUR
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23 Coulson Kernahan The Child, the Wise Man & the Devil
London & Dublin James Bowden 1896 First Limited Edition. . Cream Buckrum Hard Back Very Good No Jacket as called for Small 8vo Inscribed By the Author
A very scarce book limited to 500 this is no 240 signed and dedicated from the author , frontis by Bertha Newcombe title page by W Erichson. boards are stained, internaly very clean and bright some small amount of foxing 70pp. 
Price: 49.50 EUR
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24 Daphne du Maurier The Apple Tree.
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1952 First Edition Very Good Dj Edge Toned in Protector 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Scarce first edition, dj has a closed tear on the front cover and has small pieces missing on the spine & rear, more photos on request, 
Price: 112.50 EUR
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Dealings with Firm of DOMBEY & SON,  Wholesale, Retail and Exportation., Dickens Charles
25 Dickens Charles Dealings with Firm of DOMBEY & SON, Wholesale, Retail and Exportation.
11 Bouverie, Street, London. Bradbury and Evans 1848 1st Edition Half Calf Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall H K Brown ( Phiz) 
Book is handsomely bound in brown calf with marbled boards spine has raised bands with blind tooling decoration to panels, title is in light tan panel, internally clean & tight with usual foxing to plates & end papers, book has been collated & is complete including 38 plates plus frontispiece 
Price: 355.50 EUR
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The Posthumas papers of the Pickwick Club, Dickens Charles
26 Dickens Charles The Posthumas papers of the Pickwick Club
London Chapman & Hall 1837 First Edition Half Morocco Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 43 Illustrations By R Seymour and PHIZ. 
Finely rebound in tan marocco leather with raised bands lined in gilt black title and name label , gilt , plus gilt date at bottom, marbled boards, new end papers, first few pages and the plates heavily foxed as usual, pages rough cut. A very handsome copy of this first edition first printing with the name Vellar on the sign & all other first issue points. English classic. 
Price: 535.50 EUR
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27 Eduard Fuchs Illustrierte Sittengeschichte, Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Gegenwart
Munchen Albert Langen 1912 First Edition Hard Back Quarter Leather. Very Good 4to - over 9 - 12" tall illustrated 
Bound in green marocco faded to tan on the spine with raised bands and gilt titles & embelishments in the compartments, marbled boards, 367 text illu`strations & 33 full page plates all of classical poses paintings, prints, drawings & photographs of an erotic nature, some smudge marks through out, 342pp. a handsome binding , limited to two hundred copies in this binding this is no 14. very heavy will incurr extra postage costs. 
Price: 310.50 EUR
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28 Ella McMahon , Translator. Golden Sands, a Collection of Little Counsels for The Happiness of Daily Life.
New York G p Putnums 1883 First Thus Decorated Cloth Very Good No Dj 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall C e Wentworth 
Finely decorated front board, black lettering with gilt wheat strands and man hand sowing, some marks on boards, much underlining,. From the library of the MacDermot, Prince of Connaught, Coolavin Co Sligo.101pp. 
Price: 16.20 EUR
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Poems of Passion and Pleasure, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
29 Ella Wheeler Wilcox Poems of Passion and Pleasure
London Gay & Hancock 1912 Limited Edition Vellum Binding Fine Folio Heavy So a Bit Extra to Post Dudley Tennant Signed By Author & the Artist
Fabulously bound & illustrated this edition is limited to 500 copies this being no 18 , signatures by Wilcox are rare, 20 fine tipped in colour plates by Tennant with tissue guards. charming dedication from a previous owner " To my darling old Lil from her loving old Alex Dec 1912" no date but circa 1912 , 267 rough edged pages , spine & front board with gilt titles & decorations. A RARE BOOK. 
Price: 603.00 EUR
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30 Fowles , John Daniel Martin
London Jonathan Cape 1977 First Edition Cloth Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dj a little worn at the edges marked on the front cover top of spine two 1/2" splits taped on the back. Boards have bumped corners top of front board badly creased still very bright & tight, clean inside. 
Price: 12.60 EUR
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31 G. P. R. James Esq The Castle of Ehrenstein; Its Lords Spitual and Temporal; Its Inhabitants Earthly and Unearthly.
65 Cornhill Londond Smith Elder & Co 1847 First Edition Half Calf Fine 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Beautifully bound in red calf & red marbled boards these three volumes are very rare especialy in this condition , spines with double gilt bands title in gilt on black labels, vol 1 303pp. vol 2 301pp vol 3 306pp. Small amount of foxing on all eps with blue stamp "THE MACDERMOT COOLAVIN" these are from the library of the Macdermot Prince of Connaught Coolavin House Sligo. These are presented in their original bindings. 
Price: 2475.00 EUR
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32 George Birmingham Inisheeny
London Methuen & Co 1920 First Edition Quarter Leather Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Another of the Reverand Birminghams novels set in Rural Ireland. Covers are slightly worn on the edges, a couple of library stamps not effecting the text. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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33 George Cruikshank The Bachelor`s Own Book Being the Progress of Mr Lambkin, in the Pursuit of Pleasure and Amusement and Also in Search of Health and Happiness
Fleet St Londond George Cruikshank 1844 First Edition Wrapps Very Good 22cm x 13cm Landscape Illustrated By the Author 
A very scarce publication expertly drawn by Cruikshank original covers the front one illustrated , expertly rebacked at some time , book sellers small sticker on front cover of Hodgson of Belfast covers darkened and stained as usual for this type of cover large signature of a previous owner on the rear of ep and across the title page some underling in brown crayon 13 pages including the title all with double cartoons . Scarce 
Price: 256.50 EUR
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34 Gerald Griffin Card Drawing , the Half Sir& Suil Dhub the Coiner.
Wellington Quay Dublin James Duffy 1857 First Edition Hard Back Red Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Engraved Frontis and Title Page 
A very handsome volume with the spine heavily decorated with trailing flowers & title in gilt the front board with more gilt ruling shamrocks and a harp pages gilt eged. all round 490 pp. A very fine scarce two Irish novels. 
Price: 63.00 EUR
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35 Gordan Hall Gerould Sir Guy of Warwick
London George Harrap 1912 First Thus Hard Back Full Leather Fine 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall M Eridith Williams, B j Olsson-Nordfelt, B Cohen. 
A very fine copy bound in full calf with raised bands, gilt panels and title to spine gilt border with Celtic decoration to corners and motif for Scarborough college on front board top of pages gilt prize label on front paste down, seventeen wonderful woodcuts, 280 pp. In almost like new condition a very fine and handsome copy. 
Price: 85.50 EUR
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36 Grahame Kenneth The Wind in the Willows
London Methuen & Co 1950 First Thus Quarter Leather Green Almost Fine 8V0 Arthur Rackham 
Finely rebound in green leather with raised bands gilt ruling Titles and devises to the compartments, matching marbled eps. 12 fabulous colour plates by Arthur Rackham, 178pp. A wonderful children`s classic. A small amount of foxing on the half title ,title and first few pages. 
Price: 630.00 EUR
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37 Greene Graham A Burnt Out Case
London Heinmann 1961 First Edition Good Good in Protector 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 

Price: 31.50 EUR
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The Diamond Smugglers, Ian Fleming
38 Ian Fleming The Diamond Smugglers
London Jonathan Cape 1957 First Edition, Second State. Very Good Very Good DJ in Protector 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is the second state printing with gold lettering on the spine , the first state has white lettering. D J edge worn and a little faded on the spine, see photo on our website. This is a scarce copy. 
Price: 99.00 EUR
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39 Ida Rentoul Outhwaite & Grenbry Outhwaite The Enchanted Forest
London A & C Black 1921 First Edition Hard Back Morocco Leather Very Good 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 
A very scarce children`s classic by Ida Outhwaite (1888-1960) & her husband Grenbry Outhwaite both from Australia, full of wonderful & charming coloured & black & white plates of fairies, the little people & Goblins etc. some foxing through out as is usually found in this edition , the book has been sumptuously rebound in dark blue morocco leather with raised bands gilt lines, emblems between, title and the date , boards with striking matching dark blue marbled papers and the original paper label laid on. Original endpapers with fairys in brown sepia retained , "This very scarce book looks stunning" 
Price: 990.00 EUR
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40 Isobel Rae The Strange Story of Dr James Barry. Army Surgeon, Inspector-General of Hospitals, Discovered on Death to be a Woman
London Longmans, Green & Co 1958 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Very Good in Protector 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Frontice & One Photograph of Her. 
A fascinating story of a woman who was not discovered to be so untill her death, Book is in superb condition with some foxing on eps, bookplate of Naval Commander Charles John Skrine brother of The author Molly Kean his bookplate was designed by the Irish artist Mainie Jellet. Scarce book in such good condition. 
Price: 52.20 EUR
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