Books from Across the Pond

These treasures from the UK were specially curated by an English bookseller friend of Half Price Books who has the scoop on rare and unusual finds. All are available for purchase.

Poetical Works

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Frederick Warne & Co., 1868

A beautifully bound half leather copy of this collection, with marbled endpapers and boards, and only moderate wear at the edges. $35

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The Laws of England Concerning the Game of Hunting...

William Nelson

Second Edition. E. & R. Nutt, 1732

Attractive recent half calf binding with purple marbled boards, raised bands, gold tooling and gilt title label to spine. Has several old owner inscriptions. $175

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The Youngest Girl in the Fifth

Angela Brazil

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Blackie & Son, c. 1913

A volume from Brazil's popular series about schoolgirls, illustrated by Stanley Davis. Green cloth pictorial cover, with a gift inscription and owner notes. $20

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Loyal to the School

Angela Brazil

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Blackie & Son, c. 1921

Green cloth with pictorial spine and front board, and illustrations by Treyer Evans. An entry in the influential girls' series. $20

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Twiggy

Twiggy Lawson

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First Edition. Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1975

Twiggy was arguably the most recognizable image of late '60s and early '70s fashion, appearing on covers of magazines around the world. This is her story, with numerous black & white photos. $20

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Quant by Quant

Mary Quant

First Edition. Cassell, 1966

First memoir by the fashion icon credited with popularizing hot pants and other mod apparel. Black & white photos. Minor wear. $50

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Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen

John D. Hunter

Third Edition. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824

An early edition of this exciting personal account, in marbled boards recently rebacked in brown calf. Somewhat rubbed, with hinge repair and very light foxing. Portrait frontispiece. $600

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A Wilful Ward

Ruth Lamb

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Religious Tract Society

Beautiful pictorial grey cloth cover. Gift inscription: “To Darling Nellie a birthday gift from her sister Bess. Aug. 6th, 1908.” $20

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A Son of Reuben

Silas K. Hocking

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Frederick Warne & Co., 1894

Nice cloth cover with bright gilt titling. Illustrated by H.R. Steer. Award presentation copy with an inscription to “Miss Nellie Crowther” from 1899. Some foxing. $20

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A Practical Treatise on Breeding, Rearing, and Fattening, All Kinds of Domestic Poultry…

Bonington Moubray

Fifth Edition. Sherwood, Jones & Co., 1824

The full title of this classic of farming elaborates that it also covers pheasants, pigeons, rabbits, swine, milch cows, and bees, plus “an interesting account of the Egyptian Method of hatching Eggs by artificial Heat.” Oh, and “instructions for the Private Brewery.” Recent dark brown calf, gilt spine with black morocco label, with a few light spots and smudges, but generally clean. $150

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A Princess of Servia

Bessie Marchant

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Blackie & Son

A girls' adventure tale, in a wonderful pictorial green cloth binding, with six illustrations by William Rainey. $20

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The Master of Game

Edward, Second Duke of York

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First Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1909

“The Oldest English Book on Hunting,” edited by William A. and F. Baillie-Grohman. Illustrated, and in green cloth, with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. $40

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