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Wells H. G. - Apropos of Dolores

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has two or three small closed edge tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. 352 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1938, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H. G. - Christina Alberta's Father

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt In a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish red stain at the foot of the front panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 410 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1925, First Edition
£58.00

Wells H. G. - Democracy Under Revision : A Lecture Delivere at the Sorbonne on March 15th, 1927

Hardback. A very good copy in quarter cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 47 pages.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1927, First Edition
£9.00

Wells H. G. - God the Invisible King

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth. Spine lettering faded. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some foxing. Pp.xvii,[ii],206. Wells sets out his religious belief "as forcibly and exactly as possible."
Published : Cassell, London 1917, First Edition
£8.00

Wells H. G. - Imperialism and the Open Conspiracy

Softback. A good copy in yellow paper wraps which are somewhat soiled. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 24 pages. Wells sets out his anti-imperialist views. This is No. 3 in the Criterion Miscellany series.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1929, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan, London 1906, First Edition
£65.00

Wells H. G. - In the Fourth Year : Anticipations of a World Peace

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in light green. Some edge foxing. Half-title browned. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,156 + 32 pages publisher's adverts (also browned as is the final page of the text) dated 3.18. Wells argues for the setting up of a League of Nations at the end of the First World War.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1918, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Love and Mr. Lewisham

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge foxing but not foxed internally. Gift inscription (dated September 1900) on end-paper. Pp.iv,323 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. This is generally regarded as one of Wells's best books
Published : Harper & Brothers, London and New York 1900, First Edition
£60.00

Wells H. G. - New Worlds for Old

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt but showing some damp fading to the boards. Pp.vii,355 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. The author's views on socialism.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£10.00

Wells H. G. - Phoenix : a Summary of the Inescapable Conditions of World Reorganisation

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Ownership inscription on title page. 192 pages. Wells outlines his ideas for World reconstruction "for a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity."
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1942, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Socialism and the Family

Hardback. A near very good copy in a brown quarter cloth binding with green boards. Lettered in black on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Corner clipped from front end-paper. 60 pages + 4 pages publisher's adverts. Combines two papers written by Wells which together "state pretty completely the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life."
Published : A.C. Fifield, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Text-Book of Biology Part I Vertebrata and Part II Invertebrates and Plants

Hardbacks. [1893]. A very good two volume set in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Vol. I, pp.x,149 + 16 page undated catalogue (which refers to this book as being "in the press" and states of another item that it "will be published during the fortnight following the examination of June 1893"). 24 sheets with plates.Vol. II,pp.x,157 + 2 page advert. for evening and vacation classes + 14 page publisher's catalogue dated December 1894. 23 sheets with plates (as called for). Vol. I has no ownership inscription. Vol. II has an ownership inscription on the half-title dated 1895. Neither volume is foxed internally and both have just a touch of edge foxing. This was Wells' first published book. Photographs available on request. A very decent set of a scarce item.
Published : University Correspondence College Press, London 1893, First Edition
£650.00

Wells H. G. - The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Hardback. A very good copy of the first issue in green cloth lettered in gilt. One board tip a little bumped. Bookseller's embossed stamp on front free end-paper but no ownership inscription. Pp.vii,317 + 2 pages undated adverts and 16 pages adverts dated 20.7.04.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Wells H. G. - The Future in America : A Search After Realities

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show patches of fading. Internally the book is a very good clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,359. 12 illustrations. A study of the USA at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1906, First Edition
£18.00

Wells H. G. - The Salvaging of Civilization

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth. Spine lettering faded but readable. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 202 pages. Wells gives his thoughts on the future of mankind, a world state etc.
Published : Casell & Company, London 1921, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Hardback. A good, sound, copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and front board. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.[x],275 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1895. Fifteen science fiction/fantasy short stories. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1895, First Edition
£300.00

Wells H. G. - The Story of a Great Schoolmaster : Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth which is a little faded at foot of boards. In a good dustwrapper which has a narrow one inch long tear in front panel and other minor chips/tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A little edge foxing. 151 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. A memorial of the life, work, thought and teaching of a great headmaster.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1924, First Edition
£95.00

Wells H. G. (Writing as "Reginald Bliss") - Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump Being a Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on front board. Front board a bit marked. Lower board tips a little bumped. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's label on front fixed end-paper. 342 pages. Photograph available on request.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1915, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H.G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. Externally very good in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Embossed previous owner's address on front free end-paper. Binding a little loose. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1906, First Edition
£35.00

Wells H.G. - The Holy Terror

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription at top of title page. 447 pages. Quite a nice copy. Photograph available on request.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1939, First Edition
£25.00

Wells H.G. - You Can't be Too Careful : A Sample of Life 1901-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear but which is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Light edge foxing but a nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 297 pages. Described as "a novel of character and a picture of lower middle-class life in England during the first half of the twentieth century." Photograph available on request.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1941, First Edition
£45.00

Welsh Louise - A Lovely Way to Burn

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removeable sleeve. . Signed by the author on the title page. 358 pages. This is the first volume of the "Plague Times" trilogy.
Published : John Murray, London 2014, First Edition
£12.00

Wharton Edith - The Writing of Fiction

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. A little, mainly edge, foxing. 178 pages.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, London 1925, First UK Edition
£30.00

Whigham Peter - Things Common, Properly Selected Poems 1942-1982

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 214pp. Includes all the poetry the author wishes to keep in print including much previously uncollected and unpublished work.
Published : Anvil Press Poetry, London 1984, First Edition
£10.00

White T. H. - The Godstone and the Blackymor

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription. Black and white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A book about living on the west coast of Ireland.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1959, First Edition
£18.00

White, Patrick - The Burnt Ones

Hardback. A very good plus copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 314 pages. A collection of short stories.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1964, First Edition
£20.00

White, Patrick - The Twyborn Affair

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Top edged brown. 432 pages. Very good dustwrapper showing minor edgewear, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Joanathan Cape, London 1979, First Edition
£8.00

Wilde Oscar - For Love of the King - A Burmese Masque

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Just a trace of a stain at the foot of the lower board of the book which is not apparent on the dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Edition limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1922, First Edition
£110.00

Wilde Oscar - Impressions of America

A fair to good copy. The blue paper covers are chipped at the edges and detached. Internal foxing. Limited edition of 500 copies. 40 pages. Includes two previously unpublished poems by Wilde and a preface by Stuart Mason. Housed in a recently made card pocket.
Published : Keystone Press, Sunderland 1906, First Edition
£50.00

Wilde Oscar and Whistler James A. McNeill - Wilde v Whistler an Acrimonious Correspondence on Art Between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler

A very good copy internally with no ownership or other inscription. The paper wraps, however, are considerably chipped at the edges and there is a closed horizontal tear across more than half of the front cover. One of 400 copies on small quarto paper.
Published : Privately Printed, London 1906, First Edition
£45.00

Wilde, Oscar (Edited By Rupert Hart-Davis) - More Letters of Oscar Wilde

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Very small ownership label on front end-paper. 215 pages. "As well as 164 new letters and better texts of some old ones, this book contains two conversations with Wilde which have not been in print for a great many years."
Published : John Murray, London 1985, First Edition
£10.00

Williamson Henry - A Solitary War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a touch of wear at spine ends. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 374 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1966, First Edition
£20.00

Williamson Henry - In the Woods

Hardback. A very good copy. Green cloth spine lettered in gilt. Cream boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 50 copies are stated to have been bound in cloth and signed but this copy is unnumbered and unsigned. 54 pages.
Published : St. Albert's Press, Llandeilo 1960, First Edition
£35.00

Williamson Henry - Lucifer Before Sunrise

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 515 pages. This is the fourteenth novel in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1967, First Edition
£9.00

Williamson Henry - The Lone Swallows

Hardback. Just about good in paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. The paper covering has been rubbed from the upper board tips which are rather soft. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,245 + adverts. Short nature stories from Devon.
Published : W. Collins Sons & Co., London 1922, First Edition
£25.00

Williamson Henry - The Power of the Dead

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and with some soiling to the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 365 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1963, First Edition
£20.00

Winterson Jeanette - Written on the Body

An uncorrected proof copy in paper covers and in near-fine condition.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1992,
£7.00

Wodehouse P. G. - A Pelican at Blandings

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. The wrapper design is by Osbert Lancaster. A little top edge foxing. 222 pages.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1969, First Edition
£30.00

Wodehouse P.G. - The Luck of the Bodkins

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Small mark on front board. 311 pages + 8 page catalogue at rear.
Published : Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London 1935, First Edition
£15.00

Wodehouse P.G. - The Old Reliable

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends. Some spine lean. Fair dustwrapper with chips, tears and an external sellotape repair now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1951, First Edition
£40.00

Wood James - Bay of Seals

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine which is very slightly faded. No inscriptions. 223 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1964, First Edition
£20.00