Rare books on sale this week at Wanstead Oxfam

Oxfam in Wanstead High Street is holding a sale of collectible, rare and fragile books on Thurdsay 10 November between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Some of the books which will be for sale are listed below. Oxfam says all prices have been checked against listed prices elsewhere.

A Haunted House and other Short Stories
Virginia Woolf. Hogarth Press London. 1943.
1st edition with dust jacket. £20.00

The Spanish Farm Trilogy
R.H.Mottram. Chatto & Windus, Signed by author. 1920.

Lady – This is Love
Irene Buena De Mesquita. Cecil Palmer. London, 1930.
1st UK edition with dust jacket. £15.00

Tom Sharpe. Secker & Warburg. London. 1976.
1st edition. Dust jacket. Very good condition. £29.99

Smithy Abroad, Barrack Room Sketches
Edgar Wallace. E.Hutton & Co Ltd. London. 1909. Rare. Poor condition.
£160.00. [Based on comparitive sales in auction of similar titles]

The Waverley Novels: Volumes,1, 2 and 3

Sir Walter Scott. Adam and Charles Black. Edinburgh. 1868.

Vol.1: Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality,
Legend of Montrose, Bride of Lammermoor.

Vol.2: The fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward,
St. Ronan’s Well, Red Gauntlet, Bethrothed.

Vol.3: Talisman, Woodstock, Fair Maid of Firth, Anne of Geiecstein,
Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous.
£10.00 each or £21.00 for all three.

Ends and Means
Aldous Huxley,. Chatto & Windus. 1938.

Lorna Doone

R.D. Blackmore [Illustrated by C..E..Brittan & C..E..Brock]
Sampson Low. Marston & Co. 1920.
Two front plates detached. £20.00

Island Nights Entertainment, consisting of the Beach of Falesa,
The Bottle Imp, The isle of voices

Robert Louis Stevenson, Cassell. 1893. £15.00


The Old Front Line or The Beginning of the Battle of the Somme
John Masefield. William Heinemann. London 1917.
Dust jacket slightly damaged, but book in very good condition. £45.00

The Great Boer War
Arthur Conan Doyle. Smith, Elder & Co. London. 1900
1st edition. All maps clean and undamaged. £50.00

Dickens in Europe
Rosalind Vallance. London 1975 £5.00 Folio Society

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments [England]
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London Vol.2
West London

1925. £15.00

The Mint. A day book of the RAF depot between August and
December 1922 with later notes by 352087 A/C Ross

T.E..Lawrence. Jonathan Cape. London, Reprinted 1955 £10.00


The plays of Shakespear, complete in three volumes

William Shakespeare. Howard Staunton {ed} John Gilker [Illus]
George Routledge & Co. New York. 1859, 59, 60.
Condition good to very good. Some foxing and rubbing to green
cloth covers on edge and top and bottom of spine. £250.00

The plays of William Shakespeare- with twelve illustrations in
permanant photographs from the Boydell Gallery
Charles and Mary Lamb.. Bickers & Son. London. 1890.

Cover embossed: Royal Medical Foundation at Epsom
College. £25.00

The plays of William Shakespeare: The Historical Plays Vol.2
Edited and annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke.

Cassell. Date unknown. Fair to poor condition. £15.00


Popular English Art [x2]
Noel Carrington and Clarke Hutton. King Penguin
London. 1945. £5.00

Touraine and its Chateaux

Henry Debrage. The Medici Society. 1926.

The Seven Lamps of Architecture

John Ruskin. George Allen. Kent. 1880
Poor condition. £25.00

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method
Progress Fletcher Banister, B. T.Batsford, 5th Edition.
London. 1905
Wear to spine, fair condition. £45.00

The Art of the Goldsmith and Jeweller
Thomas B. Wigley.. Charles Griffin & Co..London. 1911
2nd revised and enlarged edition, Signed by author. £50.00

Children as Artists
R.R.Tomlinson. King Penguin. London 1944. £5.00

H..M..Bateman By Himself

H..M..Bateman. Collins. London. 1937. £9.99

Four Quartets comprising East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages
Little Giddings

T..S..Eliot, Faber & Faber, The Dry Salvages and Burnt Norton. 1941
Little Giddings. 1942
East Coker. 5th Impression. 194.1

In Winter
W.H.Davies, Privately published. London. 1931. Signed by poet. £15.00

In Autumn

Herbert Palmer. Privately published. London. 1931. Signed by poet. £10.00

In Summer

Edmund Blunden, Privately Published. London. 1931. Signed by poet. £20.00

In Spring
Edith Sitwell, Privately Published, London. 1931. Signed by Poet. £50.00

For The Time Being

W.H. Auden. Faber and Faber. 1965. 1st. edition £25.00

Travellers Verse. New Excursions into English Poetry
Chosen by M. G. Lloyd Thomas. Original Lithographs by Edward Bawden.
Frederick Muller Ltd. London. 1946. £25.00

Drums of Defeat and other Poems
Theodore Maynard, Erskine Mcdonald Ltd. London. 1917. £35.00

The River of Adventure
Enid Blyton. Macmillan & Co. 1955. £25.00

BBC Children’s Hour Annual
May E..Jenkinson. Illustrated by Various, Burke, London. £9.99

Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll. Illustrated in colour by A.Rado. H..W..Cornelius. London. 1945
Dust jacket is damaged, First pictorial frontispiece is loose. £50.00


Psalterium Monastcum Ordinis Sancti Beneductis
H.Dessain. 1925. Poor Condition. £20.00

Essays: Moral, Political and Literary

David Hume. Grant Richard. World Classic. 1903. £8.99

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments,
Translated out of the original tongues: And with the former
translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesty’s
Special Command.

Oxford University Press Oxford. 1836. Poor condition. £20.00

Myths and Legends. The North American Indians

Lewis Spence. George G..Harrap & Co. London. 1914.
Colour plates throughout. £30.00

The Lambeth Joint Report on Church Unity: A Discussion

Hodder and Stoughton. c1922. £30.00


A. Writer’s Diary – Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf
Eds. Virginia and Leonard Woolf. The Hogarth Press. 1953.
Damage to dust jacket. £35.00

In The Tracks of the Sun : Readings from the Diary of a Globe Trotter
Frederick Diodati. Thompson, with many Illustrations by Mr..Harry Fenn and
from photographs. William Heinemann. 1st edition. 1893..
Wear to cover and spine. £50.00

A Shadow of Dante: Being an Essay Towards Studying Himself,
His World, His Works and His Pilgrimage.

Maria Francesca Rossetti. Longman’s, Green & Co. London. 1891
6th edition, Poor condition. £10.00

Conductor’s Gallery: Biographical Sketches of well-known Orchestral
Conductors and a Short Biography of the Late Henry Wood.

Donald Brook. Rockliffe. London. 1947. Signed by 5 of the conductors
in the book. £50.00


Handbook of Culvert and Drainage Practise
Acmo Ltd. London. 1938. £3.49

Edible Fungi
John Ramsbottom,. King Penguin. London. 1943 £5.00

The Book of The Horse [Thorough-bred,half-bred, cart-bred], Saddle
and harness, British and Foreign. With hints on horsemanship, the
management of the stable, breeding, breaking and training for the road,
the park and the field

S.Sidney. Cassell. London. 2nd edition [1st edition 1893].
Slight wearing. £100.00 [1st edition from £250.00 and 3rd edition from £75.00}

Twist Lombard Street and Cornhill

Lloyds Bank Staff Produced and Printed by Sir Joseph Causton & Sons. 1931
Illustrated Souvenir. £5.99

Dr. Webster’s Complete Dictionary of the English Language

Thoroughly revised and improved by Chauncery A. Goodrich and Noah Porter.
Bell and Doldy. London. Damage to p.vii. £40.00