• Thomas Hardy

    One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history.

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  • Jane Austen

    Romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

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  • Beatrix Potter

    Rare books by Beatrix Potter, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound copies.

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Recent Acquisitions

  • CONRAD, Joseph
    The Complete Short Stories of Joseph Conrad

    [First Collected Edition].


    A Dish of Apples

    With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. [First Trade Edition].


  • EVERETT, Major-General Sir Henry
    The History of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s) 1685-1914

    With a Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief.


    Tutte le Opere di Nicolo Machiavelli cittadino et secretario fiorentino

    Divise in V. Parti et di nuovo con somma accuratezza ristampate al santissimo et beatissimo Padre Signore Nostro Clemente VII.


  • MILLAIS, John Guille
    The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks

    [Illustrated by Archibald Thorburn and the Author].


  • SCOTT, Robert Falcon
    Scott’s Last Expedition

    Vol. I: The Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. Vol. II: The Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. Wilson and the surviving Members of the Expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley with a Preface by Sir Clements Markham.


  • DEWAR, George A.B.
    Sir Douglas Haig’s Command

    December 19 1915 to November 11 1918.


  • HARTNOLL, Phyllis
    The Grecian Enchanted

    With Eight Aquatints by John Buckland-Wright.


  • DOUGHTY, Charles Montagu
    Travels in Arabia Deserta

    With a New Preface by the Author, Introduction by T.E. Lawrence, and all original Maps, Plans and Cuts. [Second English Edition.]


  • GUNN, Neil M
    The Lost Glen


  • DOYLE, Arthur Conan
    A Study in Scarlet

    A New Edition. With Forty Illustrations by Geo. Hutchinson. [And a Note of Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Joseph Bell. Third English Edition, Second Impression.]


  • SMITH, Adam
    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    The Sixth Edition.


    Dead Man Leading. A Novel


    The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author

    Embellished with One Hundred and Twelve Plates. [Translation by Samuel Croxall.]


    Fables of Aesop and Others

    Newly done into English [by Samuel Croxall] with an Application to each Fable. Illustrated with Cutts. [First Croxall edition]


  • HOBAN, Russell
    Riddley Walker

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake. With a Postscript by Rowan Williams.


  • WOOLF, Virginia
    The Diary of Virginia Woolf

    Edited by Anne Olivier Bell. Assisted by Andrew McNeillie. [Complete set in unclipped dustwrappers].


  • ELIOT, George
    Adam Bede

    Fourth Edition.


  • CALVERT, Frederick
    The Isle of Wight Illustrated in a Series of Coloured Views

    engraved in Aqua-tint by Mr. Percy Roberts from the original Drawings of the late Mr. F. Calvert, accompanied by a succinct historical, geographical and topographical Description of the Island.


  • LEES-MILNE, James
    Diaries. [Complete set of first editions in dustwrappers; first volume SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR].


Fine Bindings

  • GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of his Life and Writings

    A New Edition in Four Volumes. Edited by Washington Irving.


    A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon, including all British India, The Portuguese and French Possessions, and the Protected Native States

    Tenth Edition.


  • IRELAND, Samuel
    Picturesque Views on the River Thames


  • AINGER, Arthur Campbell
    Eton Songs

    Set to Music by Joseph Barnby. Illustrated by Herbert Marshall.


  • AUSTEN, Jane
    [The Novels of Jane Austen.]

    [With] A Memoir by her Nephew J.E. Austen-Leigh [with] Lady Susan and Fragments of two other unfinished Tales. New Edition. [Complete set of the Steventon Edition.].


  • BROWNING, Robert
    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett 1845-1846

    With Portraits and Facsimiles. [Edited by F.G. Kenyon and Roger Ingpen].


  • SCOTT, Peter
    Morning Flight. A Book of Wildfowl

    [Ninth Impression.]


  • MORRIS, Ernest
    The History and Art of Change Ringing

    With a Foreword by the Rev. Canon G.F. Coleridge.


  • MAHAN, Alfred T.
    The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812

    Seventh Edition.


    [Order of Service at the Consecration of Coventry Cathedral 1962.]

    The Form and Order of the Service and Ceremonies to be observed by Cuthbert Lord Bishop of Coventry in the Presence of Her Majesty the Queen the Second at the Conscration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael Coventry, 25-26 May 1962


  • DURRELL, Gerald
    My Family and other Animals


  • REID, Patrick R.
    The Colditz Story [with] The Latter Days


  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    Men at Arms [with] Officers and Gentlemen [with] Unconditional Surrender


  • CORNWALL, pseud.], [Barry
    The Life of Edmund Kean


  • SYMONS, Arthur

    Second Edition, revised and enlarged.