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1 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES., Belloc, Hilaire.
2 Belloc, Hilaire. CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.
London Folio Society 1997 Very Good Posy Simmonds. 
160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen; The Modern Traveller. Light wear at top of spine, very light wear at corners, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has minor rubbing/soiling on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Corneille, John, Major. Edited with introduction by Michael Edwardes. JOURNAL OF MY SERVICE IN INDIA.
London Folio Society 1966 Very Good B.S. Biro. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Bound in full brown cloth with an etching in black; endpapers with the coats of arms of George II and the East India Company. Brown slipcase. "The frontispiece reproduces a page from the original manuscript, which was compiled between 1754 and 1757. This is the first publication of the diary, which was discovered in France in the early 1960s. Val Biro's 14 scraperboard illustrations consist of 11 headpieces, two cartouches (each used on one of the divisional titles for the two parts of the book), and the title-page vignette. The etching used on the binding shows Fort Saint George at Madras, and was made at around the time Corneille was in India." Map of Plassy. Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very small bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has light edge rubbing, small rear corner bump, three tiny/small light stains, wear at top/bottom front edges and for 1" on side bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Darwin, Charles. Introduction by Richard Dawkins. THE ESSENTIAL DARWIN. 4 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE / ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES / THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS / THE DESCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 1990 Very Good 
395 pp, 298 pp, 258 pp, 592 pp, 10" H. 4 volumes in dark green slipcase with gold lettering/profile of Darwin on side panels. Bound in dark green buckram with gold banding, brown leather labels with gold lettering on spine - gold borders, lettering and Darwin profile on front boards. Dark brown endpapers, top edges dark green. B&w illustrations. 'A Naturalist's Voyage' has a tiny faint dent/scuff on rear board. 'The Descent of Man' has small bump at top corner of front board and top of front hinge. 'The Expression of the Emotions' has wrinkle at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a small bump at one top front and rear corner, very light rubbing. The gold lettering on spine labels is all complete - scan does not show it well. 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
7 Davies, Lyn. A IS FOR OX: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.
London Folio Society 2006 Second Printing Fine Lyn Davies. 
127 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bound in full maroon cloth blocked in a pattern in orange and gilt, gilt lettering & emblem on spine, burnt orange endpapers. Illustrated throught in black, white and orange with alphabets, maps, drawings, etc. Plain orange slipcase. Contents: Introduction: What is the alphabet?; How did writing begin?; The alphabet emerges; The alphabet spreads; Majuscules to miniscules; Key eras; The alphabet now; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has a small soiling mark on one side panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
8 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
10 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT).
London Folio Society 2004 Fine "Phiz" 
871 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has light wear on front edges - mainly near corners, small slight bump at top/bottom of front edges, small tear at one corner, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
11 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Simon Callow. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Folio Society 2005 Near Fine "Phiz". 
835 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Tiny faint soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
12 Dickens, Charles. Selected and introduced by Rosalind Vallance. DICKENS IN EUROPE.
London Folio Society 2010 Third impression. Near Fine 
212 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Dark brown cloth spine with gold lettering, black illustration of Dickens' Swiss Chalet on the mid brown paper covered front and rear covers. Map endpapers, b&w interior illustrations. Dark brown slipcase. Chapter headings: Crossing the Channel (July 1837); The First Visit to Italy (1844-45); Genoa (1844); The Adventure of 'The Chimes' (1844-45); Towards Rome (Spring 1845); Rome (1845); Naples (1845); A Secret Expedition (1845); Goodbye to Italy (June 1845); In Switzerland (1846); Paris (1851); In Provincial France (1853 and later); Switzerland and Italy (1853); Hommage a l'illustre ecrivain d'Angleterre (1855-65); Return Via Staplehurst (June 1865); At Home in the Swiss Chalet). Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.
London Folio Society 2001 Very Good Roman Pisarev. 
591 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon the anonymous translation first published by Routledge in 1857." Further adventures of the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Slight bump to bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, one small rear bottom corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
14 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FOLIO SOCIETY 1997 PROSPECTUS., Folio Society.
15 Folio Society. THE FOLIO SOCIETY 1997 PROSPECTUS.
(The Folio Society, London, 1997). 
49 pp, oblong 8vo (7 3/4" H), stapled in wraps. Wonderful cover art by Charles Stewart from "Ghost Stories and Other Horrid Tales". Profusely illus. in color and b&w giving the listings for new publications for January to September 1997 - celebrat ing the 50th anniversary of The Folio Society. Interior - light cigarette odor, minor browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, very light edge browning, crea s e s a t m i ddle of spine area, soft bump to bottom corner of book. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Folio Society. (C.V. Wedgwood, Christopher Robinson.) FOLIO: THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1968.
Folio Society, London, 1968. 
15 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Accidental Literature: The Letters of Dorothy Osborne; Food for Thought (food in literature). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
17 Folio Society. (Chris Wrigley, Hilary Pyle, Alexander Murray, John Major, Bryan Forbes.) FOLIO. SUMMER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; The History Man (A.J.P. Taylor); Sons of the Artist John (John Butler Yeats); Positively Medieval; The Politician's Trollope; Traveller's Tales (Somerset Maug ham, John O'Hara). Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Folio Society. (Graham Handley, Rod Waters, Timothy Wilson-Smith, Thor Heyerdahl, Claire Hills.) FOLIO. WINTER/SPRING 1996.
Folio Society, London, 1996. 
36 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial (including an obituary for Robertson Davies); The Uses of Time in Vanity Fair; In Search of Nina Balatka; Portrait of an Artist: the Journal of Eugene Delacroi x; In the Wake of the Sun-God: The Kon-Tiki Voyage; The Ninth Folio Society Debate. Interior - light cigarette odor, creases in gutters of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, creases o n s p i n e /covers, an area of tiny shallow dints on front cover, very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Folio Society. (John Mullan, Claire Hills, Neil Cuddy, Peter Gilbert.) FOLIO. AUTUMN 1996.
Folio Society, London, 1996. 
32 pp, 8 5/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Mayhew's London Characters and Crooks; 'Lipstick and Invitations': a re-reading of The Chronicles of Narnia; How Distance has brought us closer to Tudor and Stuart Britain; Jospeph Conrad; The Folio Golden Jubilee Competition. Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
20 Folio Society. (Michael Wood, Chapman Pincher, Sue Bradbury, Simon Goldhill.) FOLIO. WINTER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; In Search of Lost Time (journey to Mesopotamia); The Second Oldest Profession (writers and spies); The Cockney Alphabet; Knowing Homer (legacy of the Odyssey myth); Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize 1999. Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny curl to top/bottom corners of book. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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