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! Cawte, Helm & Peacock ,
English Ritual Drama

Published by the Folk Lore Society, London, 1967; 132 pages including 2 maps, an Appendix of "old plays impossible to classify", appendix of "exam............ Read More


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! Clark , Cumberland
A Study Of Macbeth

Printed at The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1926; 151 pages + [1] pages of advertisements); 15 X 23cm; "Good" orange/gilt cloth hard............ Read More


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! Clark , Cumberland
A Study Of Hamlet

Printed at The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1926; 167 text pages + [1] further page listing the author's other works; 15 X 23cm; ............ Read More


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! Clark , Cumberland
Falstaff And His Friends

Priinted by Wilding & Son, Shrewsbury, 1935; 128 pages of main text + [2] of Bibliography + [5] of Index + [1] page listing other books by this aut............ Read More


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Artist & Sculptress Barbara Collingwood's personal copy

Dickens , Charles
Bleak House

Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd, London, no date. With 40 illustrations by Phiz. Dark blue cloth hardback in about "Fair Plus" to "Good" condition............ Read More


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Flowering Wilderness Galsworthy

Mole with love from Otter

Galsworthy , John
Flowering Wilderness

Published by William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1932. Dark green cloth hardback in about "Fair Plus" condition with a some little rubbing/knocks to c............ Read More


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Maid In Waiting Galsworthy

Barbara Collingwood's personal copy

Galsworthy , John
Maid In Waiting

Published by William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1931. Dark green cloth hardback in only "Fair" condition with a some little rubbing/knocks to corner............ Read More


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Over The River Galsworthy

Gnosspelius/Collingwood/Ransome

Galsworthy , John
Over The River

Published by William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1933. Dark green cloth hardback in about "Fair Plus" to "Good" condition with a some little rubbing/............ Read More


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Vicar of Wakefield Goldsmith

Artist & Sculptress Barbara Collingwood's personal copy

Goldsmith , Oliver
Vicar of Wakefield

Published by Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago and New York, no date. Red cloth hardback in about "Fair Plus" to "Good" condition with a some colour f............ Read More


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Images to follow. Helen Zenna Smith , (Evadne Price)
Not So Quiet : Stepdaughters Of War

Biographical Background from Oxford Companion to Australian Literature: "A war correspondent for People in the 1940s, she claimed to have been the fir............ Read More


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The Young Franc-Tireurs AND The Young Buglers -- two vols in one Henty Henty , G.A.
The Young Franc-Tireurs AND The Young Buglers -- two vols in one

Published by Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Ltd., London, undated but circa 1905. Two volumes in one. "The Young Franc-Tireurs" occupies 160 pages an............ Read More


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Mourning Becomes Electra O'Neill
Sculptress Barbara Collingwood's personal copy.

O'Neill , Eugene
Mourning Becomes Electra

Published by Jonathan Cape, 1938 reprint. 14 X 19 cm., light blue cloth. "Good Plus" to "Very Good", no dustwrapper. With interesting associations............. Read More


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The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel --  first edition -- 1919 Orczy

ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL FIRST EDITIONS

Orczy , Baroness
The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel -- first edition -- 1919

Published by Cassell And Company, London, [1919]. FIRST EDITION with the date of March 1919 indicated by Cassell's code "F170.3.19" on the verso of............ Read More


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Studies in Sherlock Holmes 1996 (one of only 100) Sayers

Sherlock Holmes Soc. ltd. edn.

Sayers , Dorothy L.
Studies in Sherlock Holmes 1996 (one of only 100)

Privately Printed for The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, London, 1996. The District Messenger, i.e. The Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society............ Read More


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Lair of the White Worm Stoker

William Rider 1911. First Edition. First Impression.

Stoker , Bram
Lair of the White Worm

Published by William Rider & Son Ltd., London, 1911. First edition, first printing. Red cloth hardback with gilt embossed titling to spine and front............ Read More


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Dear Browsers,

Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you" also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.

And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.

Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.

To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.

After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
During the working week we try to jot down here some of the frequent changes to the website and shop.  britblog     mainblog   
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