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Byron in England : His Fame and After-fame (Alan Titchmarsh's copy), Chew, Samuel C.
Byron in England : His Fame and After-fame (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)
Chew, Samuel C.
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The Background of English Literature,  Classical and Romantic; and other collected essays and addresses, Grierson, H.J.C.
The Background of English Literature, Classical and Romantic; and other collected essays and addresses
Grierson, H.J.C.
7.50 GBP

The English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His Julius Ceasar, Craik, George L.
The English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His Julius Ceasar
Craik, George L.
20.00 GBP

The Letters and Life of Charles Lamb, Talfourd, T.N.
The Letters and Life of Charles Lamb
Talfourd, T.N.
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John Keats : The living Year, 21 September 1818 to 21 September 1819 (Alan Titchmarsh's copy), Gittings, Robert
John Keats : The living Year, 21 September 1818 to 21 September 1819 (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)
Gittings, Robert
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Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph, Shelley, Hugh
Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph
Shelley, Hugh
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Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
Thorpe, Edward
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Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
Thorpe, Edward
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The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust   (Fred Whitsey's copy), MOSS, Howard
41 MOSS, Howard The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust (Fred Whitsey's copy)
London Faber & Faber 1963 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and frayed 
First edition. Small 8vo, pp124, dustwrapper slightly chipped and rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] 
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Julia - a portrait of Julia Strachey, Partridge, Frances & Strachey, Julia.
42 Partridge, Frances & Strachey, Julia. Julia - a portrait of Julia Strachey
London Victor Gollancz 1983 057503288X / 9780575032880 First Edition Cloth As New Very Good 
A few illustratons, larsge 8vo, pp 308, extremely clean internally, green cloth in excellent condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Almost as new. [Julia Strachey, 1901 - 1979) was an English writer, born in Allahabad, India, where her father, Oliver Strachey, the elder brother of Lytton Strachey, was a civil servant. Her mother, Ruby, was of Swiss-German origin. For most of Julia's life she lived in England, where she worked as a model at Poiret, as a photographer and as a publisher's reader, before she embarked upon a career in novel-writing. She is perhaps best remembered for her work Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, a book originally published by the Hogarth Press in 1932 . Virginia Woolf wrote: 'I think it astonishingly good - complete and sharp and individual.' Both through the connections of her uncle Lytton, and the name she made for herself through her writing, Julia soon became integrated into the Bloomsbury Group, frequenting many of its social events. These unique experiences had a strong influence on her fiction. Until 1964, Julia was also an avid member of Bloomsbury's Memoir Club, where she and its other members discussed and wrote about their shared memories. In 1927 Julia married the sculptor Stephen Tomlin. They separated in 1934. During this period, Julia made a living by writing short stories for magazines. It was also the beginning of her novel-writing career. In 1939, she met the artist (and later critic) Lawrence Gowing, who was, at the time, only 21 years old. The couple went on to spend thirty years together, fifteen of them married, in Newcastle and in Chelsea, before Gowing fell in love with another woman. There is very little information relating to Julia Strachey's death, except for the fact that it took place in 1979.] 
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Georgian Poetry, 1911 - 1922 : The Critical heritage, Rogers, Timothy (editor)
43 Rogers, Timothy (editor) Georgian Poetry, 1911 - 1922 : The Critical heritage
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1977 0710082789 / 9780710082787 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Not illustrated, pp xvi, 435, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine and very slightly rubbed on the lower cover. 
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The Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of Virgil, Sargeaunt, John
44 Sargeaunt, John The Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of Virgil
Oxford B.H. Blackwell 1920 First Edition Cloth Good 
Small octavo, pp viii, 149, slight age-toning, a few tiny pencil ticks throughout text, page 31 with an ink smudge, cloth very slightly worn and slightly marked, a tiny pin-hole wear on the lower hinge, a good sound copy. VERY SCARCE. 
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Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph, Shelley, Hugh
45 Shelley, Hugh Arthur Ransome - a Bodley Head Monograph
London The Bodley Head 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Small 12mo, frontispiece, pp 72, very clean internally, upper cover very slightly marked, a good sound copy. [Postage will be reduced] 
Price: 5.75 GBP
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The Scots Literary Tradition - an essay in criticism, Speirs, John
46 Speirs, John The Scots Literary Tradition - an essay in criticism
London Chatto & Windus 1940 
Small 8vo, pp viii, 191, a bright clean copy in a dustwrapper which is showing only very slight signs of wear. [Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, David Lindsay, Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson, Burns, Scottish ballads etc.] 
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Hours in a Library - First series, Stephen, Leslie
47 Stephen, Leslie Hours in a Library - First series
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1877 
Second edition. Small thick 8vo, pp (8), 392, slightly dusty and very slightly marked but overall very clean and sound internally, brown cloth very slightly worn. corners slightly bumped, spine slightly rubbed. [De Foe's novels, Richardson's novels, Pope as a Moralist, Mr Elwin's edition of Pope, Some Words About Sir Walter Scott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Balzac's Novels, De Quincey. A re-publishing of articles which originally appeared in Cornhill Magazine, Fraser's Magazine & the Fortnightly Review.] Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB was an English author, critic and mountaineer, and the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. 
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Hear the Lions Roar, Stokes, Sewell
48 Stokes, Sewell Hear the Lions Roar
London Harold Shaylor 1931 
(Reports of interviews with Bernard Shaw, A.A. Milne, Galsworthy, Alfred Hitchcock, Anita Loos, Aldous Huxley, Laura Knight etc). small 8vo, pp 336, cloth backed boards, a little dull and rubbed, lacking front endpaper, spine slightly marked. [Francis Martin Sewell Stokes (16 November 1902 London - 2 November 1979 London) was an English novelist, biographer, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and prison visitor. He collaborated on a number of occasions with his brother, Leslie Stokes, an actor and later in life a BBC radio producer, with whom he shared a flat for many years overlooking the British Museum. It was here that Sewell Stokes did much of his writing in the Reading Room, used by so many distinguished writers over the years.] 
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The Letters and Life of Charles Lamb, Talfourd, T.N.
49 Talfourd, T.N. The Letters and Life of Charles Lamb
London Sisley's Ltd Pictorial Cloth Good 
[Not dated - c.1908 ?.] Small thick 12mo, pp viii, 372, last page browned, edges a little foxed, signature and date on front endpaper, pictorial decorated cloth, slightly aged and worn. 
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Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
50 Thorpe, Edward Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
New York St Martins Press 1983 0312128517 / 9780312128517 First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn and marked 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp 112, lower corner slightly damp-wrinkled, long inscription on front endpaper, black cloth slightly marked, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is slightly worn and marked. 
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Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe, Thorpe, Edward
51 Thorpe, Edward Chandlertown - the Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
London & Melbourne Vermilion 1983 0091534712 / 9780091534714 Cloth Good Slightly worn and marked 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp 112, paperback, covers age-toned, otherwise a very good copy. 
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What They Said About John Bunyan, TIbbutt, H.G.
52 TIbbutt, H.G. What They Said About John Bunyan
Arts and Recreation Department, Bedfordshire County Council 1981 Paperback Very Good 
Small slim 8vo, pp 19, a good clean copy. SCARCE. 
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F.R. Leavis, Walsh, William
53 Walsh, William F.R. Leavis
London Chatto & Windus 1980 0701125039 / 9780701125035 
pp189, fore-edge very slightly marked, otherwise a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [On the personal side, educational purposes, critical directions, the Scrutiny years, the principal collaborator, general characteristics, the Arnoldian middle, the Coleridgean conclusion.] {Frank Raymond Leavis was an influential British literary critic of the early-to-mid-twentieth century. He taught and studied for nearly his entire life at Downing College, Cambridge. Leavis in his writing was one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century English literary criticism. He introduced a "seriousness" into English studies, and some English and American university departments were shaped very much by Leavis’s example and ideas. Leavis appeared to possess a very clear idea of literary criticism and he was well known for his decisive and often provocative, and idiosyncratic, judgements. Leavis insisted that evaluation was the principal concern of criticism, and that it must ensure that English literature should be a living reality operating as an informing spirit in society, and that criticism should involve the shaping of contemporary sensibility. Leavis's criticism is difficult to directly classify, but it can be grouped into four chronological stages. The first is that of his early publications and essays including New Bearings in English Poetry (1932) and Revaluation (1936). Here he was concerned primarily with reexamining poetry from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, and this was accomplished under the strong influence of T. S. Eliot. Also during this early period Leavis sketched out his views about university education. He then turned his attention to fiction and the novel, producing The Great Tradition (1948) and D. H. Lawrence, Novelist (1955). Following this period Leavis pursued an increasingly complex treatment of literary, educational and social issues. Though the hub of his work remained literature, his perspective for commentary was noticeably broadening, and this was most visible in Nor Shall my Sword (1972). Two of his last publications embodied the critical sentiments of his final years; The Living Principle: ‘English’ as a Discipline of Thought (1975), and Thought, Words and Creativity: Art and Thought in Lawrence (1976). Although these later works have been sometimes called "philosophy", there is no abstract or theoretical context to justify such a description. In discussing the nature of language and value, Leavis implicitly treats the sceptical questioning that philosophical reflection starts from as an irrelevance from his standpoint as a literary critic - a position set out in his famous early exchange with Rene Wellek. Though his achievements as a critic of poetry were impressive, Leavis is widely accepted to have been a better critic of fiction and the novel than of poetry. Much of this is due to the fact that a large portion of what he had to say about poetry was being said by others around him at the time. Nonetheless, in New Bearings in English Poetry Leavis attacked the Victorian poetical ideal, suggesting that nineteenth-century poetry sought the consciously ‘poetical’ and showed a separation of thought and feeling and a divorce from the real world. The influence of T. S. Eliot is easily identifiable in his criticism of Victorian poetry, and Leavis acknowledged this, saying in The Common Pursuit that, ‘It was Mr. Eliot who made us fully conscious of the weakness of that tradition’ (Leavis 31). In his later publication Revaluation, the dependence on Eliot was still very much present, but Leavis demonstrated an individual critical sense operating in such a way as to place him among the distinguished modern critics. The early reception of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound's poetry, and also the reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins, were considerably enhanced by Leavis's proclamation of their greatness. His dislike of John Milton, on the other hand, had no great impact on Milton's popular esteem. As 
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A Contemplation of Flowers - Garden Plants in Myth and Literature, Ward, Bobby J.
54 Ward, Bobby J. A Contemplation of Flowers - Garden Plants in Myth and Literature
Portland Timber Press 1999 0881924695 / 9780881924695 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Line illustrations from earlier sources within the text, thick 8vo, pp 446, very clean internally, the slightest signs of rubbing to the margins of the cloth, in a very slightly rubbed and price-clipped dustwrapper. 
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Gerard Manley Hopkins (THE KENYON CRITICS series), Warren, Austin; McLuhan, Marshall; Lowell, Robert (et al)
55 Warren, Austin; McLuhan, Marshall; Lowell, Robert (et al) Gerard Manley Hopkins (THE KENYON CRITICS series)
London Dennis Dobson 1949 
First edition Small slim 8vo, pp 134, black cloth a bit rubbed and slightly worn, an ex-Boots library copy with shield on front cover, traces of a label on the rear endpaper but no other markings, and very clean internally. SCARCE. Postage will be much reduced within the UK. [Essays by Austin Warren, Marshall McLuhan, Harold Whitehall, Josephine Miles, Robert Lowell and Arthur Mizener. A publisher's note on the contents page points out that F.R. Leavis' essay had to be withdrawn due to copyright difficulties.] 
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A Complete Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of John Ruskin, with a list of the more important Ruskiniana, Wise, Thomas J. & Smart, James P.
56 Wise, Thomas J. & Smart, James P. A Complete Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of John Ruskin, with a list of the more important Ruskiniana
London Dawsons of Pall Mall 1974 0712900470 / 9780712900478 Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Two volumes, large 8vo, pp xxviii, 329; xii, 263, bindings leaning very slightly, otherwise very good copies in dustwrappers which are showing only very faint signs of use. 
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The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline, edited from the earliest manuscripts and printed texts., Wood, H. Harvey (editor)
57 Wood, H. Harvey (editor) The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline, edited from the earliest manuscripts and printed texts.
Edinburgh and London Oliver & Boyd 1933 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
Large 8vo, pp xliv, 304, a little foxing to the fore-edge and the endpapers, otherwise extremely smart internally, red cloth with very slight wear, printed title label on the spine (and a spare label tipped-in at the rear endpaper), in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is rather chipped and frayed around the margins, with some loss, and abit age-browned. 
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58 Woof, Pamela & Harley, Madeline. The Wordsworths and the Daffodils
Grasmere The Wordsworth Trust 2002 
Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp x, 52, paperback, a good copy. 
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