Book sale

UK shipping £3 for p/b, £4.50 for h/b and large p/b. Offers accepted on all books. All in good to very good condition unless otherwise noted. Many are first editions (not always noted!). Any questions, please get in touch!


Baillie (ed.), A Choice Ternary of English Plays (Thorny Abbey, The Marriage Broker, Grim the Collier of Croydon, MRTS, 1984), £4

Boas, Works of Kyd (Oxford), £10. Some red wine splashes to bottom of text block, but otherwise nearly new condition (minus d/j).

Dekker, Dramatic Works: Volume 3, introduction, notes and commentaries by Cyrus Hoy (p/b), £10

Globe Quartos p/b edition of Heywood & Brome, The Witches of Lancashire, £4

Greene, Plays and Poems (2 vols, ed. Collins, Clarendon Press, early C20th), £12

Middleton, The Witch, W. W. Greg’s critical edition (Malone Society reprint), pages still uncut! £10

Vol. VI of the Hereford & Simpson ed. of Jonson’s works (Bartholomew Fair, The Devil is an Ass, The Staple of News, The New Inn, The Magnetic Lady), £8

Yeats, Wheels and Butterflies: New Plays (1st edition, 1934; includes d/j but d/j spine is ripped), £18
The Variorum Edition of the Plays (ed. Alspach, 1979 reprint, includes d/j), £16

British library p/b facsimile (EEBO editions) of Shadwell, The Lancashire Witches and Heywood, The Wise Woman of Hogsdon, £4 each


Barlowe & Roye, Rede Me and Be Nott Wrothe (ed. Parker, 1st ed., 1992), £12

Byron, Poetical Works (Oxford Standard Authors, h/b w/ jacket, 1st printing of 3rd (corrected) ed., 1970), £5

Carew, The Poems of Thomas Carew with his Masque Coelum Britannicum, ed. Rhodes Dunlap (Oxford English Texts, 2010 digital reprint), £10

Chaucer, Works (ed. Robinson, Oxford, 2nd ed., h/b w/ d/j), £5

Cleveland, The Poems of John Cleveland, ed. Morris and Withington (Oxford English Texts, first ed., 1967), h/b w/ d/j in plastic sleeve, excellent condition, £13

Coleridge, Poetical Works (Oxford, 1924), £5

The Collected Works of Abraham Cowley: Vol. 2 Poems  (1656): Part 1 The Mistress (ed. Calhoun, Heyworth, King). First (and apparently only?) volume in critical ed. of Cowley. Nice copy, except binding is split at title-page (netting and spine still holding). £13

Davenant, Works (2 large vols, facsimile of 1673 ed.), £18
Gondibert (1971 Oxford ed., h/b w/ d/j), £8. Some red wine splashes to bottom of text block, but otherwise nearly new condition.

Donne Variorum Vol. 7, part 1: The Holy Sonnets, £20

Dryden, Poems (Oxford, 1935), £5

Herrick, The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick, ed. Moorman (Oxford English Texts, first edition, 1915), £12

Pearl (ed. Gordon, Oxford, 1953), £5

Pope, Minor Poems (ed. Ault and Butt), h/b with d/j, £8
The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems (ed. Tillotson), h/b, £8

Randolph, The Poems and Amyntas of Thomas Randolph (ed. Parry, 1917), £6

Skelton, Poems, Clarendon Medieval and  Tudor Series (1969), £3

Southey, Poems, ed. Fitzgerald (Oxford, h/b, 1909), £5

Swift, Poetical Works (Oxford Standard Authors, h/b w/ d/j), £5

Yeats, Collected Poems (h/b, Macmillan, first publication of revised 2nd edition, 1950), £5
Essays, 1924, first edition (Ideas of Good and Evil, The Cutting of an Agate, Per Amica Silentia Lunae). Lovely binding with art deco decoration. Some damage to spine. £10
Letters, ed. Wade (h/b w/ d/j, d/j is battered but book is fine), £8
Memoirs, ed. Donoghue (h/b w/ d/j), £6
Wheels and Butterflies: New Plays (1st edition, 1934; includes d/j but d/j spine is ripped), £18
The Variorum Edition of the Plays (ed. Alspach, 1979 reprint, includes d/j), £16

Criticism / history

Allen, Griffin, O’Connell (eds), Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality (h/b, 1st ed.), £14. As new condition except for one tiny wine splash on the bottom of the text block.

Barber, Early Modern English (h/b, 1st ed.), £5

Davies & Fletcher (eds), News in Early Modern Europe: Currents and Connections (h/b, brand new, still in shrink wrap), £20

Day, Lund, O’Donnell (eds), Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays (1st ed.), £10

Van Dorsten, Thomas Basson 1555-1613: English Printer at Leiden, £5

McKenzie, Stationers’ Company Apprentices 1605-1640 (1st ed., 1961), £5

Poeton, The Winnowing of White Witchcraft (p/b) – my book, recently published by ACMRS. I have a few shrink-wrapped copies for sale, £20

Yeats Annual No. 18: The Living Stream: Essays in Memory of A. Norman Jeffares (ed. Gould, p/b), £10


Aretino, Works (privately printed, 1931 – not the poems), £5

Bunyan, Grace Abounding and The Pilgrim’s Progress (Oxford Standard Authors, h/b with d/j in protective sleeve, lovely copy), £8

Cellini, Autobiography, Folio Society ed. (gorgeous period-looking book with slipcase), £5

Cheney & Jones, A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History (2nd ed., 2004 printing), £5

Cook, Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Library, w/ bookbinding descriptions by Mirjam Foot (Bibliographical Society), £4

Dekker, The Seven Deadly Sinnes of London (Percy Reprints, 1922), £8

Erasmus, Essential Works (p/b), £3

Hobbes, Leviathan (Cambridge History of Political Thought), £4

Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (2nd ed., ed. Nidditch, Oxford, 1983, p/b), £5

Kimber, The Happy Orphans (C18th novel, MHRA Critical Texts vol. 29, p/b), £5

Malory, Works (Oxford Standard Authors, 1971, h/b w/ d/j in plastic sleeve), £6

Melville, Moby-Dick (Northwestern-Newberry Edition, 2000 printing, p/b), £11

Miller, Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings (h/b w/ d/j and original CD-rom), £35

Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller (Percy Reprints, 1927, with d/j), £8

Schom, Emile Zola: A Bourgeois Rebel (1st ed., h/b with d/j and protective plastic), £4

Woodhouse, Puritanism and Libety (edition of the Putney debates) (1938), £6

Catalogue of the Travers Collection in the University of Sussex Library, £5

EEBO editions: Henry Holland, A Treatise Against Witchcraft (1590), £4

EEBO editions: Samuel Harsnett, A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures (1603), £4