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1923 Literary and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Oxford Binding Critical
1923 Literary and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Oxford Binding Critical

Price: £110.00

A collection of essays by Lord Macaulay. Oxford Edition of this work.With a portrait frontispiece of Thomas Babington Macaulay. In a beautiful Oxford binding, with gilt stamping to the front pastedown.Prior owner's bookplate to the...

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1923 The Art of Thomas Hardy Lionel Johnson New Edition Critical Text
1923 The Art of Thomas Hardy Lionel Johnson New Edition Critical Text

Price: £34.00

An interesting critical text on Wessex author Thomas Hardy. With a portrait frontispiece of Hardy and one illustrated plate. In the publisher's original binding. Written by Lionel Johnson,...

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1924 Jane Austen A French Appreciation Leonie Villard Brimley Johnson Criticism
1924 Jane Austen A French Appreciation Leonie Villard Brimley Johnson Criticism

Price: £55.00

A literary criticism on the works of Jane Austen.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Austen Society Reports. Translated from the original french by Veronica Lucas, with a new study...

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1924 On Expression John Galsworthy First Edition
1924 On Expression John Galsworthy First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this interesting lecture by John Galsworthy about expression and the use of language. The first edition of this work. 'On Expression' was pamphlet number fifty-nine published...

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1924 The Author's Thames by Gordon S Maxwell Illustrated by Lucilla Maxwell
1924 The Author's Thames by Gordon S Maxwell Illustrated by Lucilla Maxwell

Price: £39.99

An illustrated work on the literary history of the Thames Valley. First edition. With many charming monochrome drawings.

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1924 The Shakespere Signatures Sir Thomas More Sir George Greenwood Scarce
1924 The Shakespere Signatures Sir Thomas More Sir George Greenwood Scarce

Price: £79.99

A very scarce first edition of this work on the Shakespeare authorship question by Sir George Greenwood. Illustrated throughout with numerous facsimiles of signatures.

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1925 Arbitration by Gabriel Wells Signed Lecture Scarce First Edition
1925 Arbitration by Gabriel Wells Signed Lecture Scarce First Edition

Price: £95.00

A scarce first edition of this lecture by Gabriel Wells. Inscribed by Wells to Thomas Hatton to the title page. Gabriel Wells was a noted bookseller, historian and author. Famous as one of...

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1925 Danmarks Digtere Hans Brix History of Danish Poetry Marbled Boards
1925 Danmarks Digtere Hans Brix History of Danish Poetry Marbled Boards

Price: £30.00

A nicely bound Danish work regarding the history of Danish poetry. This work discusses the history of various phases in Danish poetry as well as individuals. With illustrations of various poets...

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1925 Essays Alice Meynell Sixth Impression Prose Literary Criticism
1925 Essays Alice Meynell Sixth Impression Prose Literary Criticism

Price: £19.99

An anthology of Alice Meynell's prose essays, which were described as "remarkable for fineness of culture and peculiar restraint of style." Sixth impression of the first edition. Adorned with an engraved frontispiece.

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1925 Mr Pepys Introduction to the Diary Joseph Robson Tanner First Edition Illustrated
1925 Mr Pepys Introduction to the Diary Joseph Robson Tanner First Edition Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating study of Samuel Pepys' notable diary, by the renowned English historian and expert on Pepys, Joseph Robson Tanner. Samuel Pepys's diary was written...

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1925 The Cornhill Magazine ed Leonard Huxley Short Story Poems Literary Critic
1925 The Cornhill Magazine ed Leonard Huxley Short Story Poems Literary Critic

Price: £48.00

A literary magazine with short stories, poems and essays. From the personal library of Chris Viveash, an eminent Austen scholar. August 1925 issue, with essays on Jane Austen and Guy de Maupassant.

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1925 With The Living Voice John Masefield Limited Edition Signed Address 1st Ed
1925 With The Living Voice John Masefield Limited Edition Signed Address 1st Ed

Price: £60.00

A speech given by John Masefield.With The Living Voice is an address given at the First General Meeting of the Scottish Association for the Speaking Verse on the 24th October 1924.First Edition.Limited edition, numbered 248 of 265...

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1926 Child Actors SCARCE By Harold Newcomb HILLEBRAND
1926 Child Actors SCARCE By Harold Newcomb HILLEBRAND

Price: £129.99

A brown paperback with black lettering. Includes an autograph letter by Harold Hillebrand. A scarce copy of Harold Hillebrand's The Child Actors. No. 1 only.  Harold Newcomb Hillebrand (1887-1953), member of the English...

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1926 Of Many Things Reflections Impressions Asprey Zaehnsdorf Binding Otto Kahn
1926 Of Many Things Reflections Impressions Asprey Zaehnsdorf Binding Otto Kahn

Price: £400.00

A collection of essays by German-born investment banker and critical thinker, Otto H Kahn.Kahn was a banker, collector, philanthropist and patron of the arts. He wrote several works regarding several topics such as the financial...

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1926 The Soul of Spain Havelock Ellis New Edition Reprint Travel History Work
1926 The Soul of Spain Havelock Ellis New Edition Reprint Travel History Work

Price: £38.00

A work on Spain by Havelock Ellis.A reprint of the New Edition.In original unclipped dustwrapper.Havelock Ellis was an English physician, progressive intellectual and social reformer. He studied human sexuality and was the co-author...

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1927 2vols English Books 1475-1900 Charles J Sawyer and F J Harvey Darton
1927 2vols English Books 1475-1900 Charles J Sawyer and F J Harvey Darton

Price: £240.00

The first edition of this useful work.With original, price clipped dustwrappers. A limited edition print run of two thousand. As stated to verso of title page to volume I 'Two Thousand Sets of this Books have been Printed at the Riverside...

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1927 Are We A Democracy Gabriel Wells First Edition Signed Pamphlet Criticism
1927 Are We A Democracy Gabriel Wells First Edition Signed Pamphlet Criticism

Price: £60.00

A work of literary criticism by Gabriel Wells.First edition.In the original paper wraps.With presentation inscription from author to the title page.Wells was a noted bookseller, historian and author. He was regarded as one of the most...

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1927 Gedenkrede Auf Beethoven Rudolf G Binding Writing Privately Printed Signed
1927 Gedenkrede Auf Beethoven Rudolf G Binding Writing Privately Printed Signed

Price: £750.00

A scarce work on Beethoven by Rudolf G Binding.The poetical flow of this work reflects on art and its immortality. A privately printed work, printed at the Art School in Frankfurt in 1927.In the original German.With...

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1927-30 3Vol Collected Essays Papers Etc Robert Bridges
1927-30 3Vol Collected Essays Papers Etc Robert Bridges

Price: £50.00

A three volume set of the collected essays and works of Robert Bridges.Volumes I-III of original ten. Volumes include:Volume I: The Influence of the audience on Shakespeare's Drama, Volume II: II. Humdrum & harum-scarum, ...

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1927-32 2vol The Kipling Journal Rudyard Kipling Illus Folding Plates 1st
1927-32 2vol The Kipling Journal Rudyard Kipling Illus Folding Plates 1st

Price: £475.00

Two volumes containing twenty-four issues of the Kipling Society's 'The Kipling Journal', illustrated throughout, including with a folding plate to each volume. In two volumes, with issues of...

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1928 Do We Agree G. K. Chesterton Bernard Shaw Hilaire Belloc First Ed Dustwrapper
1928 Do We Agree G. K. Chesterton Bernard Shaw Hilaire Belloc First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

The first edition of this famous debate, presented in the original scarce dustwrapper. With a page of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. In the scarce original unclipped...

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1928 Shake-speare's Heraldic Emblems W Lansdown Goldsworthy Illustrated
1928 Shake-speare's Heraldic Emblems W Lansdown Goldsworthy Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A scarce work on the emblems of Shakespeare. Second and revised edition, published the same year as the first. Illustrated throughout with many engraved plates from old plates and wood-cuts.  Ex-libris bookplate of Nicholas...

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1928 The Art of Jane Austen S Alexander Signed Scarce Literary Criticism
1928 The Art of Jane Austen S Alexander Signed Scarce Literary Criticism

Price: £195.00

A scarce copy of this article on the work of Jane Austen.Reprinted from 'The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library' Vol 12, No. 2, July 1928. The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, established in 1903, publishes peer-reviewed articles...

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1929 Cote D' Or H. M. Tomlinson Criterion Miscellany Fourth Impression H E Bates
1929 Cote D' Or H. M. Tomlinson Criterion Miscellany Fourth Impression H E Bates

Price: £30.00

A charming work of travel writing by the the noted writer and journalist, H. M. Tomlinson, and signed by H. E. Bates. Fourth impression. In the publisher's original binding, this work is...

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1929 Cote d'Or H. M. Tomlinson First Edition Signed Dustwrapper
1929 Cote d'Or H. M. Tomlinson First Edition Signed Dustwrapper

Price: £33.00

The first edition of H. M. Tomlinson's travel work 'Cote d'Or', published as part of the Criterion Miscellany, signed by the author to the half-title. The first edition, third impression of...

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1929 Creative Imagination Studies in the Psychology of Literature Downey
1929 Creative Imagination Studies in the Psychology of Literature Downey

Price: £27.99

A fascinating work on the psychology of literature by June E. Downey. With chapters including The Inner World, The Method of Style, Audible Thought, The Springs of the Imagination and much more. Bookplate of the Times Bookclub...

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1929 Full Circle by Algernon Blackwood Signed Limited Edition Weird Fiction
1929 Full Circle by Algernon Blackwood Signed Limited Edition Weird Fiction

Price: £150.00

An excellent limited edition copy of short story by Algernon Blackwood, signed by the author to the colophon. Uncommon. Limited edition of five hundred and thirty copies of which this is number...

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1929 Shake-Speare's Sonnets Unmasked By Bertram G Theobald First Edition
1929 Shake-Speare's Sonnets Unmasked By Bertram G Theobald First Edition

Price: £19.99

Shake-Speare's Sonnets Unmasked is a criticism in eight chapters by Bertram G. Theobald. With two appendixes to rear. First edition. Theobald was a 'Baconian', subscribing to 'The Baconian Theory' that Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher,...

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1930 A Basketful of Memories Thomas Okey First Edition
1930 A Basketful of Memories Thomas Okey First Edition

Price: £30.00

A charming memoir by an expert of basket weaving Thomas Okey's memoirs looks back on his educational experience, as an expert basket weaver and talented writer and translator of Italian. He...

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1930 Between the Lines H M Tomlinson First Trade Edition Princeton Address 1927
1930 Between the Lines H M Tomlinson First Trade Edition Princeton Address 1927

Price: £60.00

The first trade edition, first printing of an address given by H M Tomlinson.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With half title and publisher's advertisements...

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1930 But It Still Goes On An Accumulation Robert Graves 1st Rebound
1930 But It Still Goes On An Accumulation Robert Graves 1st Rebound

Price: £280.00

The first edition of this collected work by Robert Graves, smartly rebound in a half crushed morocco binding. The first edition of this work by Robert Graves. 'But it Still Goes On' is described...

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1930 The Heraldry of Shakespeare A Commentary With Annotations G Cadogan Rothery
1930 The Heraldry of Shakespeare A Commentary With Annotations G Cadogan Rothery

Price: £70.00

An interesting work on the heraldic connections in Shakespeare's work.Illustrated throughout.A commentary with annotations by Guy Cadogan Rothery.Limited edition, one of five hundred copies printed.

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1930 Traveller's Luck Essays and Fantasies E V Lucas Compilation Essays
1930 Traveller's Luck Essays and Fantasies E V Lucas Compilation Essays

Price: £26.00

A compilation of essays by E V Lucas.The first edition of this work.Rebound, in a quarter morocco binding.E V Lucas was an English humorist , essayist and poet. He was a member of the staff on the famous Punch Magazine from 1904...

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1930 Writers Notes On His Trade By Montague And Tomlinson Signed Limited 3/700
1930 Writers Notes On His Trade By Montague And Tomlinson Signed Limited 3/700

Price: £140.00

A limited edition, being number 3 of 700, signed by H. M. Tomlinson, author of the introductory essay. With a woodcut portrait of C. E. Montague to title page by Percy Smith and with a prefatory note by M. Montague, the wife of the...

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1931 John Galsworthy Creation of Character in Literature First Edition Signed
1931 John Galsworthy Creation of Character in Literature First Edition Signed

Price: £40.00

A signed, numbered edition of 'The Creation of Character in Literature', by John Galsworthy, from the Romanes Lecture in Oxford in 1931.Numbered 146 of 250 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author.

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1931 John Galsworthy The Creation Of Character In Literature 1st Ed. Selbourne
1931 John Galsworthy The Creation Of Character In Literature 1st Ed. Selbourne

Price: £42.00

A limited edition of this lecture by John Galsworthy, delivered at the Sheldonian Theatre in 1931, signed by him. Galsworthy was an English novellist and playwright. He won the Nobel prize for literature the year following this lecture....

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1931 The Golden Road in English Literature Illustrated Anthology Amy Cruse
1931 The Golden Road in English Literature Illustrated Anthology Amy Cruse

Price: £22.00

An examination of canonical literature in the English language.Illustrated throughout by Honor C Appleton.This work reflects on the works of many English authors including Shakespeare, Johnson, Lamb and more. Cruse also dicusses many...

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1931 Thomas Stearns Eliot a Study Thomas McGreevy Literary Criticism First Ed
1931 Thomas Stearns Eliot a Study Thomas McGreevy Literary Criticism First Ed

Price: £45.00

A work on T.S Eliot by Thomas McGreevy.McGreevy met T.S Eliot when he moved to London in 1925. McGreevy's move to London was to write for The Criterion and many other magazines. The Criterion magazine was created by T.S Eliot who was...

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1932 Apocalypse D H Lawrence Intro by Richard Aldington First Ed First Imp
1932 Apocalypse D H Lawrence Intro by Richard Aldington First Ed First Imp

Price: £110.00

D H Lawrence's last significant work.Apocalypse is a piece of writing reflecting on the Book of Revelation. First trade edition, first impression. With an introduction by Richard Aldington that is stated to the flyleaf as being...

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1934 2vol A History of Secular Latin Poetry by F. J. E. Raby First Ed
1934 2vol A History of Secular Latin Poetry by F. J. E. Raby First Ed

Price: £110.00

A smart two volume set of this interesting work regarding the development of secular poetry. The first edition. Complete in two volumes. With the ink stamp for Sion College, Embankment,...

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1934 Beasts and Saints Helen Waddell Translation Robert Gibbings Dustwrapper Anthology
1934 Beasts and Saints Helen Waddell Translation Robert Gibbings Dustwrapper Anthology

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this work, and in its uncommon dustwrapper. An anthological work, translated by Helen Waddell. These stories are from the end of the fourth to the end of the twelfth...

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1934 Bibliography of Gilbert White Antiquarian Edward Martin Dustwrapper
1934 Bibliography of Gilbert White Antiquarian Edward Martin Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A useful bibliographical work on the naturalist and antiquarian Gilbert White. In the publisher's original cloth binding, and held in the original price clipped dustwrapper. A bibliographical...

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1935 Chanticleer by J G LEGGE First Dustwrapper
1935 Chanticleer by J G LEGGE First Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A detailed study of French literature and poetry with a scarce 1935 dustwrapper. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. Little is known about the author James Granville Legge, 1861 - 1940.

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1936 New Writing Number 1 Spring 1936 First Edition John Lehmann Ralph Bates
1936 New Writing Number 1 Spring 1936 First Edition John Lehmann Ralph Bates

Price: £37.00

The first instalment of this popular literary periodical.New Writing was issued bi-annually, in Spring and Autumn. This is the first issue of the work, published in Spring 1936.First edition.Lacking original dustwrapper.New Writing...

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1937 BIBLIOGRAPHY of the Works of MILLAY YOST 1st Ed
1937 BIBLIOGRAPHY of the Works of MILLAY YOST  1st Ed

Price: £47.99

A first edition of Karl Yost's important A Bibliography of the Works of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. First edition. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892  1950, was an American lyrical poet and...

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1938 2vol T E Lawrence to His Biographer Liddell Hart Robert Graves Limited Edition Signed
1938 2vol T E Lawrence to His Biographer Liddell Hart Robert Graves Limited Edition Signed

Price: £650.00

Two volumes of correspondence between Thomas Lawrence 'Of Arabia' and his biographers. Complete in two volumes. This book is a limited edition. Each volume is signed, one by Robert Graves and...

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1938 Mona Wilson Jane Austen and Some Contemporaries Literary Criticism
1938 Mona Wilson Jane Austen and Some Contemporaries Literary Criticism

Price: £55.00

A charming edition of Mona Wilson's review of Jane Austen.An Austen scholar, Wilson presents several essays comparing the classic author to many of her contemporaries. This includes writers such as Eliza Fletcher, Anne Woodrooffe, and...

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1938 Unholy Trinity Eric Gill Illustrated Denis Tegetmeier First Edition
1938 Unholy Trinity Eric Gill Illustrated Denis Tegetmeier First Edition

Price: £30.00

A first edition copy of this collection of essays, profusely illustrated throughout by the artist Denis Teg. A collection of essays by Eric Gill, each accompanied by illustrations by Denis...

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1938 Voltaire et L'Encyclopedie Raymond Naves Uncommon
1938 Voltaire et L'Encyclopedie Raymond Naves Uncommon

Price: £50.00

An interesting look on Voltaires pamphlet arguing for the ban on 'l'Encyclopedie' to be lifted in France. An uncommon work. This is a critical work looking at Voltaire's 1774 pamphlet 'De l'Encyclopedie',...

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1941 On Poets Lafcadio Hearn In Slipcase Literary Crticism
1941 On Poets Lafcadio Hearn In Slipcase Literary Crticism

Price: £79.99

A scarce edition of this work of literary criticism by Lacfadio Hearn. Third revised edition. With chapters on Tennyson, Cowper, William Morris and many others. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 26 September 1904), known...

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1942 T. S. Eliot The Music Of Poetry; Third W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture 1st Ed.
1942 T. S. Eliot The Music Of Poetry; Third W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture 1st Ed.

Price: £78.00

A first edition of this lecture on the potency of poetry, by the great T. S. Eliot, originally delivered at Glasgow in 1942.T. S. Eliot is one of the major poets of the 20th century. Perhaps best known for The Waste Land, his erudition...

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1942 The Classics and The Man of Letters T. S. Eliot Presidential Address
1942 The Classics and The Man of Letters T. S. Eliot Presidential Address

Price: £25.00

A nice example of this presidential address delivered by noted poet and author T. S. Eliot in 1942. A copy of the presidential address delivered to the Classical Association on 15th April 1942....

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1942 The Music of Poetry T. S. Eliot First Edition Lecture University of Glasgow
1942 The Music of Poetry T. S. Eliot First Edition Lecture University of Glasgow

Price: £42.00

A first edition copy being an manuscript of a lecture given by T. S. Eliot in the University of Glasgow. This particular lecture was delivered on the 24th February 1942. T. S. Eliot was a...

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1943 Maz Beerbohm Lytton Strachey The 1943 Rede Lecture 1st Edition Selbourne
1943 Maz Beerbohm Lytton Strachey The 1943 Rede Lecture 1st Edition Selbourne

Price: £40.00

A first edition of Max Beerbohm's lecture on the writer and critic Lytton Strachey, delivered at Cambridge in 1943. Strachey was a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group, and is best known for his innovative form of biography. This...

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1944 2vols Comparative LITERATURE Studies FRENCH Critic
1944 2vols Comparative LITERATURE Studies FRENCH Critic

Price: £29.99

Two black, cloth hardbacks with gilt lettering to spines.  Comparative Literature Studies brings you the work of eminent critics, scholars, theorists, and literary historians. Their essays range across the rich traditions...

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1945 James Russell Lowell First Edition Conversations Old Poets Criticism Essay
1945 James Russell Lowell First Edition Conversations Old Poets Criticism Essay

Price: £50.00

A scarce first edition of this book of literary criticism by James Russell Howell.Howell belonged to a group of critics and poets known as the 'Fireside Poets, who were notable as the first American poetry group to rival the popularity...

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1946 Thomas J Wise in the Original Cloth Wilfred Partington Bernard Shaw
1946 Thomas J Wise in the Original Cloth Wilfred Partington Bernard Shaw

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this biography of infamous forger, Thomas J. Wise.With an appendix by George Bernard Shaw.In 1934 Wise's reputation was damaged by the publication of "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets"...

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1948 Richard Aldington Jane Austen First Edition Dustwrapper Literary Criticism
1948 Richard Aldington Jane Austen First Edition Dustwrapper Literary Criticism

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this short work on Jane Austen.With the personal bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.Richard Aldington was an English writer and poet best known for...

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1948 The Brontes Literary Criticism First Ed Second Impression Phyllis Bentley
1948 The Brontes Literary Criticism First Ed Second Impression Phyllis Bentley

Price: £44.00

A biographical work on the Bronte sisters.This literary family are well known as both poets and novelists.This work was published as a part of 'The English Novelists Series'.Second impression of this work which was first published...

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1948 William Morris G D H Cole Centenary Edition Prose Verse Lectures Essays
1948 William Morris G D H Cole Centenary Edition Prose Verse Lectures Essays

Price: £34.00

A volume on a collection of William Morris' poems, short stories and essays. Includes poems such as The Wanderer, short stories such as A King's Lesson and essays such as The Beauty of Life. William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an...

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1949 Jane Austen Some Aspects of her Work Tonbridge Connections Andrews
1949 Jane Austen Some Aspects of her Work Tonbridge Connections Andrews

Price: £85.00

A very scarce pamphlet on the life and works of Jane Austen.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Austen Society Reports. Produced for the Tonbridge Parish Church Restoration Fund and focusing...

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1950 Explanatory Introduction Thorpe's Edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets Limited
1950 Explanatory Introduction Thorpe's Edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets Limited

Price: £140.00

A critical commentary on Shakespeare's sonnets by Clara Eleanor Longworth de Chambrun. Number thirty-two of a limited number of 1240 copies. Clara Eleanor Longworth de Chambrun, Comtesse de Chambrun (October 18, 1873 June 1, 1954)...

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1950 Nursery Rhymes Vita Sackville-West First Trade Edition Dustwrapper
1950 Nursery Rhymes Vita Sackville-West First Trade Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

The first trade edition of this fascinating work of literary criticism by noted English poet and author, Vita Sackville-West. The first trade edition. First published as a limited edition of...

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1950 S Kaye-Smith and G B Stern More Talk of Jane Austen First Literary Crit
1950 S Kaye-Smith and G B Stern More Talk of Jane Austen First Literary Crit

Price: £27.00

A charming first edition of Kaye-Smith and Stern's critique of Jane Austen's work with original dustwrapper.A follow up to their first book "Talking of Jane Austen" , both Kaye-Smith and Stern were novelists of long lists of works. They...

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1950 The History of the British Linen Bank Charles Alexander Malcolm Illustrated
1950 The History of the British Linen Bank Charles Alexander Malcolm Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A historical work on the British Linen Bank.With a coloured plate of the bank's coat of arms and numerous black and white plates.With the bookplate of one A Pugh-Thomas to the front pastedown.The British Linen Bank was a commercial...

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1950 The Simple Art of Murder Raymond Chandler First English Edition
1950 The Simple Art of Murder Raymond Chandler First English Edition

Price: £550.00

A detailed critical essay and a collection of short stories, written by renowned detective fiction author, Raymond Chandler. First English edition. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper. The essay is considered a seminal...

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1951 The Enchafed Flood Romantic Iconography Sea W. H. Auden First
1951 The Enchafed Flood Romantic Iconography Sea W. H. Auden First

Price: £30.00

A first UK edition collection of essays by W.H. Auden. This work contains Auden's 1949 lectures at the university of Virginia on the sensibility of romanticism, dealing with poetry by Coleridge, Byron and Blake.

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1951-60 5vol The Phillipps Studies A. N. L. Munby Illustrated
1951-60 5vol The Phillipps Studies A. N. L. Munby Illustrated

Price: £135.00

A complete set of Alan Munby's fascinating look at the beautiful book collection and life of Sir Thomas Phillipps, illustrated throughout. Complete in five volumes. An extensive look at the...

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1952 An Experience of Critics and The Approach to Dramatic Criticism Ronald Searle
1952 An Experience of Critics and The Approach to Dramatic Criticism Ronald Searle

Price: £25.00

A collection of writings by many theatre critics regarding their approach to dramatic criticism. With an introductory section titled 'An Experience of Critics' by Christopher Fry. With a prologue...

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1952 Logbook of the Coiners Andre Gide Justin O'Brien Limited Edition Slipcase
1952 Logbook of the Coiners Andre Gide Justin O'Brien Limited Edition Slipcase

Price: £40.00

- A limited edition work, with five-hundred copies for sale. This volume is numbered one-hundred and ninety-three. Held in a cloth slipcase, possibly a custom slipcase. Slipcase in a fine...

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1952 The Disinherited Mind Essays in Modern German Literature and Thought First
1952 The Disinherited Mind Essays in Modern German Literature and Thought First

Price: £50.00

The first edition of Heller's signature philosophical work The Disinherited Mind. In original clipped dustwrapper.The Disinherited Mind earned Heller a following among intellectuals. The project of the essay was to analyse...

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1952 The Vagrant Mood Six Essays W. Somerset Maugham Dustwrapper First Edition
1952 The Vagrant Mood Six Essays W. Somerset Maugham Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £45.00

A interesting collection of essays by W. Somerset Maugham. This first edition copy is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. A diverse collection of essays by the author...

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1952 Year In Year Out A A Milne E H Shepard Winnie The Pooh Prose Poetry 1st Ed
1952 Year In Year Out A A Milne E H Shepard Winnie The Pooh Prose Poetry 1st Ed

Price: £45.00

A smart, first edition of this collection of writings by famed creator of Winnie the Pooh, A A Milne. Illustrated with charming chapter headings by E H Shepard. Milne refers to this work as...

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1952-57 4Vol Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought Iris Murdoch
1952-57 4Vol Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought Iris Murdoch

Price: £80.00

A four volume first edition set of criticism on modern literature and philosophy.Satre is the first work to be published by Murdoch.Volumes include Rainer Maria Rilke by Hans Egon Holthusen(1952), Sartre: Romantic Rationalist...

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1953 Holmes and Watson A Miscellany by S. C. Roberts First Edition Dustwrapper
1953 Holmes and Watson A Miscellany by S. C. Roberts First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

The first edition of this early and important guide to Arthur Conan Doyle's much loved characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. The first edition, in the original price clipped dustwrapper...

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1954 A Balanced Economy L S Amery First Edition Dustwrapper Essay
1954 A Balanced Economy L S Amery First Edition Dustwrapper Essay

Price: £27.00

L S Amery's economical work.The first edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Internally is a facsimile letter from the author stating 'I am sending you this survey of our economic problem, in the hope that, whether you agree with...

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1954 Emerson's Essays and Representative Men Literary Criticism Ralph Waldo Emerson
1954 Emerson's Essays and Representative Men Literary Criticism Ralph Waldo Emerson

Price: £35.00

A selection of Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays. With a portrait frontispiece of Emerson and an illustrated title page. Illustrated title page is by Malcolm Patterson. Ralph Waldo Emerson was...

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1955 From A Writer's Notebook Van Myck Brooks Miniature Limited Edition
1955 From A Writer's Notebook Van Myck Brooks Miniature Limited Edition

Price: £50.00

A lovely example of this limited edition miniature book, being a work of literary criticism by Van Wyck Brooks. A limited edition copy, 1 of 1000 copies printed. This charming miniature volume,...

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1955 Selected Literary Criticism D. H. Lawrence Beal First Edition Dustwrapper
1955 Selected Literary Criticism D. H. Lawrence Beal First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £20.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of D. H. Lawrence's literary criticism, edited and arranged by Anthony Beal. Complete with the original price-clipped dustwrapper, designed...

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1956 Elizabeth Sewall Glenn The Curtains of Yesterday Signed Dustwrapper First
1956 Elizabeth Sewall Glenn The Curtains of Yesterday Signed Dustwrapper First

Price: £55.00

This is a signed first edition of this work of literary critcism by Elizabeth Sewall Glenn.Inscribed by Glenn to fellow author Eric Forbes-Boyd.

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1956 Shakespeare's Bawdy Eric Partridge Dustwrapper Literary Criticism
1956 Shakespeare's Bawdy Eric Partridge Dustwrapper Literary Criticism

Price: £77.00

A literary reference work on the use of bawdy and risque language in the works of Shakespeare. Reprinted from the first edition of 1947.Containing a literary and psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary.

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1957 ANDREW YOUNG Prospect of a Poet Ed. by L. CLARK
1957 ANDREW YOUNG Prospect of a Poet Ed. by L. CLARK

Price: £14.99

Scarce. First edition. Andrew John Young (1885 1971) was a Scottish poet and writer on botanical subjects, and a Presbyterian minister who later became an Anglican clergyman. His status as a poet was recognised quite late, in the...

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1958 Horace Walpole Library Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Dustwrapper Limited Ed First
1958 Horace Walpole Library Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Dustwrapper Limited Ed First

Price: £55.00

A limited first edition volume featuring three lectures by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis discussing the Walpole library. Limited edition, first edition. Edition limited to 750 copies. Featuring...

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1958 Points of View W Somerset Maugham First Edition Essay Anthology Criticism
1958 Points of View W Somerset Maugham First Edition Essay Anthology Criticism

Price: £32.00

A collection of essays by W Somerset Maugham.The first edition of this work.This was the last book that W Somerset Maugham ever wrote. There were later collections of his works but this work was intended to be the last book he ever...

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1959 Charles Ryskamp William Cowper Of the Inner Temple, Esq. Literary Criticism
1959 Charles Ryskamp William Cowper Of the Inner Temple, Esq. Literary Criticism

Price: £19.99

A first edition of Ryskamp's biographical work of Cowper - A Study of His Life and Works to the Year 1768.The volume includes three appendices - (A) Uncollected Letters and Essays, (B) Uncollected Poems: Early and Late, and...

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1961 The Art of George Eliot W J Harvey First Edition Literary Criticism
1961 The Art of George Eliot W J Harvey First Edition Literary Criticism

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A first edition of this literary criticism book on George Eliot.An detailed examination on the fiction of George Eliot by W J Harvey, one time senior lecturer and ELiot scholar.

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1962 Beatrice White Essays and Studies English Association Ltierary Criticism
1962 Beatrice White Essays and Studies English Association Ltierary Criticism

Price: £30.00

An attractive collection of literature essays collection by Beatrice White, on behalf of the English Association.Essays by Simeon Potter, Charles Talbot, F N L poynter, Sybil Rosenfeld, Robert Gittings, Roger Lancelyn Green, William...

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1962 Shake-spears Sonnets Edward D. Johnson Presentation Copy
1962 Shake-spears Sonnets Edward D. Johnson Presentation Copy

Price: £79.99

A fascinating study into the Shakespeare authorship theory, with focus on the inconsistent spelling of his name in two of the five editions of poetry, published before the First Folio. First edition. Presentation copy; "With...

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1962 The Banned Books of England and Other Countries by Alec Craig
1962 The Banned Books of England and Other Countries by Alec Craig

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A fascinating book on The Banned Books of England and Other Countries by Alec Craig.A study of the conception of literary obscenity."Alec Craig is recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as an authority on literary obscenity laws...

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1962 The Sherlock Holmes Companion by Michael and Mollie Hardwick First Edition
1962 The Sherlock Holmes Companion by Michael and Mollie Hardwick First Edition

Price: £47.99

A first edition of this indispensable companion to Sherlock Holmes. "A Who's Who, plots of each story, biography of Holmes and Watson, an anthology of their aphorisms and a chapter on their relation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, their...

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1962 They Asked for a Paper C. S. Lewis First Edition Dustwrapper
1962 They Asked for a Paper C. S. Lewis First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of twelve essays by the renowned British writer and lay theologian C. S. Lewis. This was the last book Lewis published in his lifetime, as...

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1963 100 Years of Banking in Asia and Africa Slipcase Dustwrapper Geoffrey Tyson
1963 100 Years of Banking in Asia and Africa Slipcase Dustwrapper Geoffrey Tyson

Price: £55.00

An historical work on banking in Asia and Africa.In original decorative binding with gilt stamping to the board and spine. Loosely inserted is a bookmark issued with this edition 'with the compliments of National and Grindlays Bank...

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1963 Ian Watt Jane Austen Critical Essays inc C S Lewis & Kingsley Amis
1963 Ian Watt Jane Austen Critical Essays inc C S Lewis & Kingsley Amis

Price: £130.00

A charming edition of essays reviewing the work of the renowned classic author Jane Austen.A former English professor of Stanford University, Ian Watt was a literary historian and critic. He published several seminal works that influenced...

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1963 Norma Russell A Bibliography of William Cowper to 1837 Illustrated
1963 Norma Russell A Bibliography of William Cowper to 1837 Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A first edition of Norma Russell's A Bibliography of William Cowper to 1837.The volume was published as part of the Oxford Bibliographical Society Publications - this edition in particular being part of the New Series Volume XII.William...

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1964 Oeuvres Completes Bibliotheque de La Pleiade Francois La Rochefoucauld
1964 Oeuvres Completes Bibliotheque de La Pleiade Francois La Rochefoucauld

Price: £50.00

The complete works of Francois de La Rochefoucauld.In the original French, with the introduction and notes also in French.From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in...

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1965 A Glossary of Shakespeare's Sea and Naval Terms A F Falconer
1965 A Glossary of Shakespeare's Sea and Naval Terms A F Falconer

Price: £99.99

A glossary of sea and naval terminology used in Shakespeare's writing. First edition.

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1965 Encounter Edited by Stephen Spender Melvin J Lasky December Vol XXV No 6
1965 Encounter Edited by Stephen Spender Melvin J Lasky December Vol XXV No 6

Price: £19.99

A December 1965 issue of this literary magazine, founded in 1953 by poet Stephen Spender and early neoconservative author Irving Kristol. With contributors including Peter Weiss, Richard Mayne, John Bayley and Colin MacInnes. Published...

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1965 Kingsley Amis The James Bond Dossier Dustwrapper First Edition
1965 Kingsley Amis The James Bond Dossier Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £290.00

A smart first edition of Kingsley Amis' exploration into Fleming's works of espionage with famous protagonist James Bond.Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper designed by Jan Pienkowski, based on the famous trompe l'oeil paintings...

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1965 Studies in French Literature Flaubert Madame Bovary Alison Fairlie
1965 Studies in French Literature Flaubert Madame Bovary Alison Fairlie

Price: £23.00

A study on the novel Madame Bovary.First edition, second printing.Written by Alison Fairlie, a British romance language and literature scholar, as part of a study of French literature.

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1965 The House Of Warne One Hundred Years Of Publishing Illustrated First Ed
1965 The House Of Warne One Hundred Years Of Publishing Illustrated First Ed

Price: £49.99

A beautifully illustrated celebration of one hundred years of publisher Frederick Warne and Co. With black and white photograph of Warne to frontispiece and numerous colour plates and black and white illustrations throughout,...

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1965 The Monarch of Wit by J. B. Leishman Seventh Edition Poetry Literary
1965 The Monarch of Wit by J. B. Leishman Seventh Edition Poetry Literary

Price: £69.99

A seventh edition of this study of the poetry of John Donne. By J. B. Leishman, late senior lecturer in English Literature in the University of Oxford. "The Monarch of Wit is a book rich in learning that is controlled by a remarkably...

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1965 The Secret of the Shakespeare Sonnets Roderick Eagle First Edition
1965 The Secret of the Shakespeare Sonnets Roderick Eagle First Edition

Price: £32.99

A study of the sonnets of Shakespeare, with facsimile reproduction of his poems to the rear. Of all the questions surrounding Shakespeares life, the sonnets are perhaps the most intriguing. At the time of their publication in 1609...

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1966 A Peck of Gold Alison Uttley C F Tunnicliffe Illustrated 1st Ed Dustwrapper
1966 A Peck of Gold Alison Uttley C F Tunnicliffe Illustrated 1st Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy of this collection of essays by Alison Uttley. This volume is in near fine

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1966 Jane Austen and her Predecessors Frank Bradbrook Chris Viveash 1st
1966 Jane Austen and her Predecessors Frank Bradbrook Chris Viveash 1st

Price: £95.00

An interesting and informative view on Jane Austen, and the people who inspired her to write. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. This book offers an interesting insight into the influences...

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1966 The Great Shakespeare Forgery Bernard Grebanier First
1966 The Great Shakespeare Forgery Bernard Grebanier First

Price: £19.99

A study of the life and works of famous forger of Shakespearean literature, William Henry Ireland. Illustrated with portraits of Bernard Grebanier. In December 1794, William told his father that he had discovered a cache of old...

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1967 C S Lewis Spenser's Images Of Life Presentation Copy Signed By Ed. A Fowler
1967 C S Lewis Spenser's Images Of Life Presentation Copy Signed By Ed. A Fowler

Price: £160.00

A first edition presentation copy of C. S. Lewis' work of literary criticism, signed by the editor Alastair Fowler. The Cambridge University Press explains, "This book was compiled by Alastair Fowler from notes left by C. S. Lewis...

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1968 Breakfast in Perigord Sir Russell Flint Slipcase Illus Signed Limited Ed
1968 Breakfast in Perigord Sir Russell Flint Slipcase Illus Signed Limited Ed

Price: £375.00

A limited edition copy of this collection of essays by William Russell Flint, illustrated throughout, signed by the author. A limited edition work, with five-hundred and twenty-five copies signed...

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1968 C. Day Lewis The Poet Laureate A Bibliography Signed
1968 C. Day Lewis The Poet Laureate A Bibliography Signed

Price: £25.00

A first edition of C. Day-Lewis The Poet Laureate: A Bibliography.Signed by Geoffrey Handley-Taylor.With a letter of introduction by W. H. Auden.

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1968 Grant Uden Anecdotes from History Dustwrapper First Scarce
1968 Grant Uden Anecdotes from History Dustwrapper First Scarce

Price: £28.00

A scarce first edition of Grant Uden's Anecdotes from History. With close to 1000 epigrams and episodes from throughout world history, Uden aimed that this publication be a teaching aid to students of history.

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1968 Winchcombe Shakespeares Ghost Writers Signed First In Unclipped Dustwrapper
1968 Winchcombe Shakespeares Ghost Writers Signed First In Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

A scarce signed copy of Shakespeare's Ghost-Writer(s) by George and Bernard Winchcombe. In unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated. First edition. This work aimed to discover the elusive author (or authors) of the Shakespeare masterpieces...

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1968-84 51vols Nineteenth Century Fiction by Various Authors Literary Criticism
1968-84 51vols Nineteenth Century Fiction by Various Authors Literary Criticism

Price: £395.00

A collection of volumes on Nineteenth Century Fiction by various contributors.Edited by Alexander Welsh.In fifty-one volumes.The collection consists of: Volume 23 Number 2 September 1968, Volume 24 Number 3 December 1969, Volume 24...

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1969 William S Peterson Interrogating the Oracle Dustwrapper First
1969 William S Peterson Interrogating the Oracle Dustwrapper First

Price: £35.00

A first UK edition of Peterson's exploration into the Browning Society, Interrogating the Oracle.Browning societies were groups of people who met regularly to discuss the works of Robert Browning. Emerging from various reading groups,...

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1969-1977 5vol New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Dustwrapper
1969-1977 5vol New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Dustwrapper

Price: £220.00

A lovely complete five volume set of this monumental reference work on English Literature. The culmination of works by more than fifty specialists and foremost scholars in their respective...

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1970 Catalogue Of Books Manuscript By Brooke Marsh Hassall Limited First 184/400
1970 Catalogue Of Books Manuscript By Brooke Marsh Hassall Limited First 184/400

Price: £170.00

A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts by Rupert Brooke, Edward Marsh and Christopher Hassall collected, compiled and annotated by John Schoder with a frontispiece portrait of Rupert Book drawn by John Hassall. A limited...

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1970 Mrs Gaskell's Observation and Invention by John Geoffrey Sharps
1970 Mrs Gaskell's Observation and Invention by John Geoffrey Sharps

Price: £34.99

An edition of Mrs. Gaskell's Observation and Invention by John Geoffrey Sharps.With a Foreword by A. Stanton Whitfield.With a photograph of Mrs. Gaskell circa 1864 opposite the title page.

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1970 SAMUEL JOHNSON Critical Studies CLIFFORD GREENE DJ
1970 SAMUEL JOHNSON Critical Studies CLIFFORD GREENE DJ

Price: £36.99

Hardbound volume in orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine, and intact dustjacket. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 13 December 1784) was an English author. Beginning as a Grub...

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1970 What Became of Jane Austen by Kingsley Amis First Ed Dustwrapper Literary Criticism
1970 What Became of Jane Austen by Kingsley Amis First Ed Dustwrapper Literary Criticism

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this series of essays by noted author Kingsley Amis. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. Amis's first novel Lucky Jim was an immediate success...

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1973 Samuel JOHNSON Neoclassical THEORY Criticism Stock
1973 Samuel JOHNSON Neoclassical THEORY Criticism Stock

Price: £21.99

Bound in red leather. This is a study of the currents in neoclassical criticism with specific reference to Johnson's 'Preface to Shakespeare'. "Johnson's Preface to Shakespeare has been long established as a classic... Little...

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1974 2vols Hakluyt Handbook Quinn Second Series No. 144 No. 145 Dustwrapper
1974 2vols Hakluyt Handbook Quinn Second Series No. 144 No. 145 Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A lovely pleasing copy of volumes 144 and 145 of the 'Hakluyt Handbook', complete with attractive original unclipped dust wrappers. 'The Hakluyt Handbook' is fascinating reference guide to...

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1974 Cinna the Poet Other Roman Essays T. P. Wiseman First Edition
1974 Cinna the Poet Other Roman Essays T. P. Wiseman First Edition

Price: £44.00

The first edition of Timothy Peter Wiseman's collection of essays on Roman writers, held in smart pictorial cloth binding. The first edition of this work. A series of twelve essays on Roman...

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1974 Glenda Leeming Who's Who in Jane Austen and the Brontes Foreword P Bentley
1974 Glenda Leeming Who's Who in Jane Austen and the Brontes Foreword P Bentley

Price: £40.00

This charming book is double-volume guide to some of the best loved novels of the nineteenth century.All the characters from the collective thirteen novels of Jane Austen and Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are listed in this guide....

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1975 Barbara Hardy Reading of Jane Austen Literary Criticism Classic Literature
1975 Barbara Hardy Reading of Jane Austen Literary Criticism Classic Literature

Price: £18.00

As well as being Professor Emeritus at Birkbeck University Barbara Hardy is a well-known literary critic and writer. Her work on Jane Austen is a practical criticism of previous assessments of Austen's character. Using a...

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1975 D D Devlin Jane Austen and Education Literary Criticism Classic Literature
1975 D D Devlin Jane Austen and Education Literary Criticism Classic Literature

Price: £47.00

A charming work critiquing Jane Austen's educational style.Devlin investigates the educational details of the heroines of Austen's novels and examines the author's thoughts on education. He looks in-depth into Austen's views...

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1975 SAMUEL JOHNSON Problem of Evil SCHWARTZ Criticism
1975 SAMUEL JOHNSON Problem of Evil SCHWARTZ Criticism

Price: £19.99

Hardbound volume with grey cloth covered boards. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 13 December 1784) was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions...

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1975 Victorian Poetry Wiliam Morris Volume 13 W Fredeman Letter K Tillotson
1975 Victorian Poetry Wiliam Morris Volume 13 W Fredeman Letter K Tillotson

Price: £60.00

An illustrated copy of this magazine of Victorian Poetry.This edition focuses on the works of William Morris.With an ink inscription and note addressed to Kathleen Tillotson from Allan Life. Tillotson was one of the most distinguished...

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1975-1977 7vols Bibliography of Australia John Alexander Ferguson Dustwrapper
1975-1977 7vols Bibliography of Australia John Alexander Ferguson Dustwrapper

Price: £375.00

A scarce set of this fascinating bibliography of Australia, with the original unclipped dustwrappers. Facsimile edition of the limited edition set first published between 1941 and 1969. Scarce....

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1976 A Remaining Christmas Hilaire Belloc Illustrated Limited Edition
1976 A Remaining Christmas Hilaire Belloc Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £75.00

A scarce essay by Hilaire Belloc beautifully illustrated by Phillida Gili. Bound in the publisher's original binding, this work is in excellent

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1976 Bibliographie Des Oeuvres De Paul Valery Georges Karaiskasis Francois Chapon First Ed
1976 Bibliographie Des Oeuvres De Paul Valery Georges Karaiskasis Francois Chapon First Ed

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this bibliographical reference guide to the works of Paul Valery. In French. The first edition of the work. Paul Valery was a prolific French poet, essayist and philosopher...

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1976 Samuel JOHNSON AGE of TRAVEL Rasselas Curley Criti
1976 Samuel JOHNSON AGE of TRAVEL Rasselas Curley Criti

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A green, cloth hardback with gilt decoration. "The years spanning Johnson's life marked an era of unprecedented tourism and geographical discovery in English history... Johnson could not but be interested in travel and geography...

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1976 The Inner Journey of the Poet Kathleen Raine Signed Cecil Collins Autolithograph Signed
1976 The Inner Journey of the Poet Kathleen Raine Signed Cecil Collins Autolithograph Signed

Price: £90.00

A signed limited edition copy of this lecture with a signed autolithograph by illustrator Cecil Collins. Limited edition of five hundred numbered copies of which one hundred are signed by the...

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1977 A O J Cockshut Man and Woman Study of Love and the Novel 1740-1940 Lit Crit
1977 A O J Cockshut Man and Woman Study of Love and the Novel 1740-1940 Lit Crit

Price: £35.00

A handsome first edition of an interdisciplinary critique of classic literature.An award winning fellow at Oxford University, Cockshut is known for both his critical studies and books on nineteenth century religious controversies....

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1977 Essays by Divers Hands ed John Press inc Melvyn Bragg Royal Soc Literature
1977 Essays by Divers Hands ed John Press inc Melvyn Bragg Royal Soc Literature

Price: £16.00

A charming edition of essays edited by John Press on behalf of the Royal Society of Literature.Essays by: Marius Goring, Melvyn Bragg, Winston Graham, Elizabeth Jenkins, John Press, Christopher Ricks, Steven Runciman, Robert Shackleton,...

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1977 Using Words Verbal Communication in Industry 4th Impression Signed J Casson
1977 Using Words Verbal Communication in Industry 4th Impression Signed J Casson

Price: £25.00

A fascinating work on verbal communication.Signed by the author to the title page.This is the fourth impression of this work, and was published by John Casson himself. The first edition was published in 1968 and published by G Duckworth...

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1978 T Bareham And S Gatrell A Bibliography Of George Crabbe First Edition
1978 T Bareham And S Gatrell A Bibliography Of George Crabbe First Edition

Price: £28.99

A Bibliography of George Crabbe by T. Bareham and S. Gatrell. First edition.George Crabbe (1754 - 1832) was an English poet, surgeon, and clergyman. He is best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form...

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1979 A History of The Writings of Beatrix Potter Dustwrapper Hill Top House
1979 A History of The Writings of Beatrix Potter Dustwrapper Hill Top House

Price: £50.00

A charming work regarding the work of much loved children's author Beatrix Potter, with the bookplate of Hill Top House, the former residence of Beatrix Potter and now National Trust property and museum. ...

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1979 Jane Austen and the French Revolution Warren Roberts Scarce First Edition
1979 Jane Austen and the French Revolution Warren Roberts Scarce First Edition

Price: £50.00

A scarce first edition of this work on Jane Austen.With the personal label of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.An insightful look in to the impact of the French Revolution on novelist...

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1980 The Return of Eva Peron With the Killings in Trinidad by V S Naipaul First
1980 The Return of Eva Peron With the Killings in Trinidad by V S Naipaul First

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this collection of non-fiction essays by V. S. Naipaul. Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born 17 August 1932) is a Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage of Bhumihar Brahmin known for his novels...

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1981 Jane Austen's Emma on Television Monica Lauritzen Gothenburg Studies First
1981 Jane Austen's Emma on Television Monica Lauritzen Gothenburg Studies First

Price: £195.00

A scarce first edition of this study on Jane Austen and television.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a noted Jane Austen scholar and frequent contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.Monica Lauritzen is a Swedish literary critic,...

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1985 A Jane Austen Companion F B Pinion Personal Letter Dustwrapper Literature
1985 A Jane Austen Companion F B Pinion Personal Letter Dustwrapper Literature

Price: £40.00

An attractive edition of this companion to the works of Jane Austen. With a note signed by the author to David Gilson, a noted Jane Austen scholar, thanking him for his reviews and additions to the first edition.With the personal bookplate...

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1985 Calendar of Letters of E. M. Forster Mary Lago Bibliography Uncommon
1985 Calendar of Letters of E. M. Forster Mary Lago Bibliography Uncommon

Price: £48.00

A first edition copy of this reference work compiled by Mary Lago, this work is in excellent

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1986 A Walk With a White Bushman First Edition Laurens Van Der Post J M Pottiez
1986 A Walk With a White Bushman First Edition Laurens Van Der Post J M Pottiez

Price: £40.00

An insightful work regarding modern issues and personalities. This work is a transcript of a series of interviews with Jean Marc Pottiez, noted to the flyleaf as a fellow 'Eurafricasian.' The interviews are partially autobiographical...

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1987 Jane Austen The Matrix of Matrimony T Vasudeva Reddy First Edition Scarce
1987 Jane Austen The Matrix of Matrimony T Vasudeva Reddy First Edition Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce literary study of marriage in the novels of Jane Austen.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, noted Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.Dr T. Vasudeva Reddy is a renowned poet, critic...

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1987 Mary Evans Jane Austen & the State Social Science Paperbacks Literary Crit
1987 Mary Evans Jane Austen & the State Social Science Paperbacks Literary Crit

Price: £23.00

A thought-provoking review of Jane Austen's work in regards to the state. Published through Social Science Paperbacks no. 359.A professor at the London School of Economics, Mary Evans offers a radical view of the morality and capitalism...

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1990 Kingsley Amis The Amis Collection Selected Non-Fiction First Ed Dustwrapper
1990 Kingsley Amis The Amis Collection Selected Non-Fiction First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this collection of Amis's non-fiction work. With an introduction by John McDermott. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. Amis's first novel...

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1991 SAMUEL JOHNSON in the Medical World by J Wiltshire
1991 SAMUEL JOHNSON in the Medical World by J Wiltshire

Price: £71.99

A fine first edition of Wiltshire's Samuel Johnson in the Medical World. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. In fine

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1991-2009 19vol The Powys Journal Powys Society
1991-2009 19vol The Powys Journal Powys Society

Price: £175.00

A complete nineteen volume run of 'The Powys Journal', from the journal's first publication in 1991 to volume XIX in 2009. 'The Powy's Journal' is an annual publication dedicated to the study...

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1992 Deborah Kaplan Jane Austen Among Women Literary Criticism Women's Studies
1992 Deborah Kaplan Jane Austen Among Women Literary Criticism Women's Studies

Price: £75.00

An attractive copy of an interdisciplinary critique of Jane Austen's work and life.Kaplan invites her audience to question the drive, ability, and genius of Austen as she charts the author's rise and her relative success....

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1995 Jane Austen and Food Maggie Lane First Edition Signed Viveash Gilson
1995 Jane Austen and Food Maggie Lane First Edition Signed Viveash Gilson

Price: £90.00

A scarce first edition of this noted work by Austen scholar Maggie Lane.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, an author and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report, and inscribed to him by his partner David John...

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1997 A Sea of Words Patrick O'Brian King Ollard Ed Signed Dustwrapper Illustrated
1997 A Sea of Words Patrick O'Brian King Ollard Ed Signed Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A lovely copy of this fascinating and copiously illustrated study of Patrick O'Brian's renowned nautical novels; written and signed by O'Brian's biographer Dean King and dedicated to O'Brian's long-time editor Richard...

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2002 Maggie Lane Jane Austen and Names Signed First Edition Uncommon Signed
2002 Maggie Lane Jane Austen and Names Signed First Edition Uncommon Signed

Price: £110.00

An uncommon first edition of this work by Maggie Lane.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a noted Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.Inscribed by the author to Chris Viveash and his partner, noted...

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2003 Jane Austen Caught in the Act of Greatness Arthur Axelrad Gilson 1st
2003 Jane Austen Caught in the Act of Greatness Arthur Axelrad Gilson 1st

Price: £125.00

An interesting analysis of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' and 'Sanditon'. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. 'Sanditon' is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen,...

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2010 Arthur Axelrad Jane Austen's Sanditon First Edition Signed Scarce
2010 Arthur Axelrad Jane Austen's Sanditon First Edition Signed Scarce

Price: £140.00

A first edition of this work on Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon.The second in a proposed trilogy exploring Austen's unfinished final novel and attempting to have it recognised as her masterpiece.With the bookplate of Chris...

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2010 Jane Austen's Sanditon A Village by the Sea Arthur Axelrad 1st Presentation Copy
2010 Jane Austen's Sanditon A Village by the Sea Arthur Axelrad 1st Presentation Copy

Price: £150.00

Arthur Axelrad's interesting analysis of Jane Austen's unfinished 'Sanditon'. 'Sanditon' was an unfinished novel, left behind b Jane Austen when she died in 1817. There were only 120 pages...

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A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library
A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library

Price: £390.00

An exceptional copy of the first edition of this catalogue of the medical literature found in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library. The first edition of these works. Incomplete in three...

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c1821 Literary Journal Original Papers Lectures Illustrated Historical Register
c1821 Literary Journal Original Papers Lectures Illustrated Historical Register

Price: £40.00

A curious collection of extracts from the popular periodical, The Literary Journal.    Two volumes bound in one. The first is the Literary Journal with original papers, opening with a lecture from T. Campbell...

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c1834 The Beauties of Burke Selections From His Works Alfred Howard Illustrated
c1834 The Beauties of Burke Selections From His Works Alfred Howard Illustrated

Price: £95.00

A selection of Edmund Burke's work.Compiled by Alfred Howard. A scarce work, undated, dated using Copac.With a portrait frontispiece of Burke.Edmund Burke was an author, political theorist and philosopher. Burke strongly criticised...

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c1850 Calendar of Nature For Young Persons John Aikin Illus Very Scarce
c1850 Calendar of Nature For Young Persons John Aikin Illus Very Scarce

Price: £70.00

A very scarce work by John Aikin, designed for young people of the nineteenth century. A new and improved edition. Undated, dated using Copac. A charming small volume by the author of 'Evenings...

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c1851 Etudes sur la litterature de l'Angleterre Chasles
c1851 Etudes sur la litterature de l'Angleterre Chasles

Price: £174.00

A valuable study of English Literature by French critic, Chasles, in a decorative fine binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Victor Euphemien Philarete Chasles, 1798...

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c1858 2vol Cyclopedia of Literature Chambers Revised Carruthers Illustrated
c1858 2vol Cyclopedia of Literature Chambers Revised Carruthers Illustrated

Price: £130.00

A fascinating revised and enlarged copy of the influential Chambers' 'Cyclopædia of English Literature', complete in two volumes. Each entry contains a brief yet fascinating critical...

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c1870 2vols Portraits Litteraires C A Sainte Beuve Nouvelle Edition Moliere
c1870 2vols Portraits Litteraires C A Sainte Beuve Nouvelle Edition Moliere

Price: £75.00

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve's Portraits Litteraires.This is a collection of Saint-Beuves essays on various literary figures.Volumes one and two of three volumes only.In the original French.With essays on notable figures such as Boileau,...

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c1870 4volsin1 Essays Bayard Taylor La Rochefoucauld Jacob Larwood Goldwin Smith
c1870 4volsin1 Essays Bayard Taylor La Rochefoucauld Jacob Larwood Goldwin Smith

Price: £200.00

A collection of four critical works bound as one volume. With portrait frontispieces of the authors to the first two works.All four of the works are undated, dated from Copac.Diversions of The Echo Club is subtitled as a companion...

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c1870 Biographical And Critical MISCELLANIES William PRESCOTT
c1870 Biographical And Critical MISCELLANIES William PRESCOTT

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A collection of observant literary criticism essays, originally contributions to the North American Review. In a fine school prize binding of Edinburgh Institution, with school prize bookplate to front pastedown dated 1878. Faded...

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c1872 British Quarterly Review Book Reviews JONES
c1872 British Quarterly Review Book Reviews JONES

Price: £37.99

Hardbound volume with brown cloth covered boards, remains of a morocco label to the spine with gilt title, and handwritten contents page. This is the reviewer's own copy with his manuscript index and signature - 'M. Jones...

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c1875 The Proficience and Advancement of Learning Lord Bacon With his Essays
c1875 The Proficience and Advancement of Learning Lord Bacon With his Essays

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A collection of essays by Sir Francis Bacon.The Proficience and Advancement of Learning was originally published in 1605. It inspired Jean le Rond d'Alembret's taxonomically structured Encyclopedie. It is a pioneering essay in support...

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c1878 A First Sketch of English Literature H Morley 5th Edition Relfe Binding
c1878 A First Sketch of English Literature H Morley 5th Edition Relfe Binding

Price: £56.00

This is the fifth edition of Henry Morley's popular work. Henry Morley was one of the earliest Professors of English Literature and taught at University College London. The son of an apothecary, Morley studied medicine at...

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c1880 Sartor Resartus and Lectures on Heroes Thomas Carlyle Prize Binding Critic
c1880 Sartor Resartus and Lectures on Heroes Thomas Carlyle Prize Binding Critic

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Two interesting works by Thomas Carlyle.Sartor Resartus is a novel forming a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher, Diogenes Teufelsdrockh. The second work to this volume is a collection of six...

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c1880 The English Essayists A Comprehensive Selection Robert Cochrane Relfe Bind
c1880 The English Essayists A Comprehensive Selection Robert Cochrane Relfe Bind

Price: £90.00

A selection of essays by popular British essayists.Undated, dated using Copac.In a prize binding by Relfe Brothers Limited, London. Their binder's stamp is to the verso of front endpaper.Compiled by Robert Cochrane.This work contains...

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c1881 6vol Selected Works of Disraeli Curiosities Calamities Amenties Literature
c1881 6vol Selected Works of Disraeli Curiosities Calamities Amenties Literature

Price: £295.00

Uniformly bound, selected works of Isaac D'Israeli's essays.  With illustrated frontispieces to Volumes I and II of Curiosities of Literature and two full illustrated plates to Amenities of Literature. Volume...

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c1885 Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Volume II Only Anthology
c1885 Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Volume II Only Anthology

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A comprehensive, anthological, work comprising of excerpts from many famous authors' works. With two plates, presenting portraits of many of the featured authors. Volume II only. Edited...

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c1888 AMENITIES of LITERATURE Disraeli CHANDOS CLASSICS
c1888 AMENITIES of LITERATURE Disraeli CHANDOS CLASSICS

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Full blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine.  Please note that this is volume II only of a two volume set.

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c1890 Portraits Litteraires Boileau Pierre Corneille Etc Sainte-Beuve
c1890 Portraits Litteraires Boileau Pierre Corneille Etc Sainte-Beuve

Price: £23.99

A scarce collection literary discussion and criticism on the works of seventieth and eighteenth century French authors. New revised edition written in French. Authors include Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, Pierre Corneille,...

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c1890 y Deonglydd Berniadol Neu Eglurhad Manwl Ar Bob Adnod Y Parch John Jones
c1890 y Deonglydd Berniadol Neu Eglurhad Manwl Ar Bob Adnod Y Parch John Jones

Price: £50.00

A Welsh-Language commentary to the Bible.With a frontispiece of the author.This commentary is intended for the use of Sunday/Sabbath schools.In Welsh. Comprising of both the Old and New Testaments, this work provides detailed explanations...

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c1895 The Poet at The Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Literary Criticism
c1895 The Poet at The Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Literary Criticism

Price: £90.00

A nicely bound copy of The Poet at the Breakfast Table. The Poet at the Breakfast Table was the final of Holmes' popular 'Breakfast-Table' works. Preceding The Poet was The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table and The Professor at The Breakfast...

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c1900 2vol Agnes Repplier Books and Men In Our Convent Days Frontispiece
c1900 2vol Agnes Repplier Books and Men In Our Convent Days Frontispiece

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A collection of essays by the popular American essayist Agnes Repplier, looking at the effect of reading on children, and her school days. In two volumes. These two woks are collections of...

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c1903 John S. Carroll Exiles of Eternity Fourth Edition
c1903 John S. Carroll Exiles of Eternity Fourth Edition

Price: £45.00

A fourth edition of Carroll's Exiles of Eternity.A literary investigation into Dante's Inferno.Diagram of the "Sections of the Inferno" as a frontispiece.

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c1910 8vols The Everymans Library Dent Ibsen Wendell-Holmes Lamb Emerson Scott
c1910 8vols The Everymans Library Dent Ibsen Wendell-Holmes Lamb Emerson Scott

Price: £125.00

A selection of works from J M Dent's 'Everyman's Library'.These eight volumes are from a variety of the essay, theatrical, fictional and children's series published by Dent.The works are as follows: A Doll's house and Two Other Plays...

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c1914 Heroines Of George Meredith By Bedford Signed Limited Ed Colour Illustrate
c1914 Heroines Of George Meredith By Bedford Signed Limited Ed Colour Illustrate

Price: £175.00

This edition was limited to One hundred copies, signed by the Artist and numbered, this is number twenty-one. With twenty tipped-in miniatures in colours. The volume discusses the heroines of Meredith's work, in chapters by...

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c1915 The Poet At The Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Table Talk Essay
c1915 The Poet At The Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Table Talk Essay

Price: £35.00

An early 20th century edition of Oliver Wendell Holmes' The Poet at The Breakfast Table.The Poet at the Breakfast Table was the final of Holmes' popular 'Breakfast-Table' works. Preceding The Poet was The Autocrat at the...

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c1920 2vols Oeuvres de Rabelais Collationnees Sur Les Editions Originales
c1920 2vols Oeuvres de Rabelais Collationnees Sur Les Editions Originales

Price: £110.00

Two volumes of Rabelais' works.With the original paper wraps preserved and bound in with volumes.In Flammarion Vaillant bindings.Limited edition, volume I is number 131 of 1500 and volume II is numbered 97 of 1500.In the original French.With...

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c1930 Leon Blum Stendhal et Le Beylisme Dedication by Author Morocco
c1930 Leon Blum Stendhal et Le Beylisme Dedication by Author Morocco

Price: £120.00

A copy of Blum's Stendhal et le Beylisme, with a dedication by Blum himself.Andre Leon Blum (1872 1950) was a French politician, usually identified with the moderate left, and three times Prime Minister of France. Blum attended the...

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c1958 Robert Chambers Cyclopedia of English Literature 2 Volumes in 1
c1958 Robert Chambers Cyclopedia of English Literature 2 Volumes in 1

Price: £58.00

Volume 1 of Chambers' Cyclopedia of English Literature, originally published in 1844.The Chambers brothers were influential in the mid-19th century, in both scientific and political circles.Illustrated with various engravings...

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c1963 The Brontes Came Here by Phyllis Whitehead
c1963 The Brontes Came Here by Phyllis Whitehead

Price: £29.99

A fascinating insight into the significance of place to the novels of the Bronte sisters.With a Preface by Donald Hopewell, President of the Bronte Society.Illustrations by A. E. Whitehead."Most novelists...draw upon their own experience...

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c1970 The Library of Sir George Grey Philology South Africa Africa Facsimile
c1970 The Library of Sir George Grey Philology South Africa Africa Facsimile

Price: £150.00

A facsimile reprint of this work on Africa philology. Containing two volumes (South Africa and Africa) bound in one. Reproduced by the photo-duplication department of the University of Natal.

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The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged
The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged

Price: £280.00

A rarely seen uniformly bound run of this critical literary review publication admired by the likes of Benjamin Franklin. In four volumes. 'Monthly Review' was an English periodical published...

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Thrift
Thrift

Price: £80.00

An early edition copy of this popular Victorian author's work of instructional criticism; in a full polished calf binding with attractive marbled endpapers and textblock. Samuel Smiles was...

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