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1 Scott, Walter. THE COMPLETE POETICAL AND DRAMATIC WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT.
George Routledge & Sons [London]. 1883. Hard Cover 
640pp. sm8vo. 1/2 light brown leather with boards marbled (feathered) with red, blue & white. Spine has 'Scott's Poetic Works' gilt-lettered in a red panel & ornate gilt diaper bands at the top, bottom & below the panel. Typical ornate Victorian gilt devices decorated the areas between the 2 raised bands of the spine. Marbled edges & endpapers matching covers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Scott with tissue guard & 15 other plates by various artists (including at least 5 by Edward Henry Corbould) engraved mostly by the Brothers Dalziel. Preliminary memoir by William Bell Scott (1811-1890). All edges & spine extremes heavily rubbed; corners bumped; scattered scuffs on the leather portions including the top of the spine & raised bands; spine darkened with some wear; marbling on top & bottom of the textblock somewhat faded; a previous owner's ink stamp (Irving Whalley - presumably John Irving Whalley [1902 - 1980], a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania) on the back of the front free endpaper; some very light spots of foxing on the initial pages including the margins of the frontispiece; occasional spots of light foxing throughout o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE SCAN. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 Swift, Jonathan. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: An Account of the Four Voyages Into Several Remote Regions of the World.
Crown Publishers [New York]. 1947. (1947). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing thus. 358pp. Tall 8vo. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine & 2 gilt decorative devices. 24 original prints & 160 drawings by Luis Quintanilla. The publisher states 'For the first time in publishing history the public is offered a great classic illustrated with original prints made directly from the artist's own work.' The artist 'devised a special new technique by which . he himself engraved the actual metal plates used in printing 24 of the illustrations'. Unexpurgated. Introduction by Jacques Barzun. Tip of the lower right corner of the front cover rubbed o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (1' edge tear on upper edge of front, spine extremes worn with the head chipped at each edge, back cover has light soiling o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 West, Rebecca [Cicily Isabel Andrews , nee Fairfield]. THIS REAL NIGHT.
Viking Penguin [New York]. 1985. (1985). 0670804320 / 9780670804320 First Edition Hard Cover 
1st American edition. 266pp. Tall 8vo. 1/4 blue cloth & light tan boards. In 1912, when Dame Rebecca West was 20 years old she wrote: 'I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute'. Couldn't help sharing that one with you. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (1/4' tear at base of spine, minor edge wear o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). ISBN 0670804320. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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