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Gods of Modern Grub Street - Impressions of Contemporary Authors

By: Adcock, A. St. John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 002042


Undated, third impression, illustrated with 32 tipped-in photographic portraits of authors being written about, 8vo, pp.viii, 327, charcoal cloth slightly worn, lacking top strip of spine, fore and bottom edges uncut and a little browned, one page roughly opened, a few internal hinges starting to crack, half-title and one blank page at end of book heavily browned but the remainder remarkably clean, bears bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. View more info

The Spectator - a New Edition in Eight Volumes, with Illustrative Notes. To Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors By Robert Bissett.

By: Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard, (and others). {Edoted By Robert Bissett]

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, PRINTED FOR GEORGE ROBERTSON, NUMBER 221 PICCADILLY: 1793

Seller ID: 002629


Eight volumes, engraved title page to each volume, [some also have a printed title page], rather browned internally, a little staining on the inner margins to three of the volumes, one signature loose in Volume 4, contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, morocco labels, rather dry, rubbed and scuffed, spines darkened. View more info

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A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham

By: Bason, Frederick T.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Unicorn Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009538


Limited numbered edition of 1000 numbered copies - this being number 37. Slim 8vo, pp 98, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, some foxing throughout, heavy on the fore-edge, a few pencilled annotations throughout. View more info

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Jane Austen and the English Landscape

By: Batey, Mavis

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Barn Elms: 1996

Seller ID: 008850


Very well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 135, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Extremely scarce. [Originally published at £19.99] View more info

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Swedenborg and Shakespeare - A Comparison

By: Baynham, George W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, James Spiers: 1894

Seller ID: 008717


Small 16mo, (measures 104mm x 164mm), pp 16, scattered foxing, no covers (as issued). Extremely scarce. {Postage will be reduced}. View more info

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Robert Louis Stevenson

By: Binding, Paul

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010162


Illustrated by Robin Jacques, 8vo, pp (6), 206, extremely clean internally, cloth binding in excellent condition, the dustwrapper has the publisher's permanent cellophane protective covering and is slightly bumped and wrinkled on the upper edge, otherwise this book would be as new. View more info

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Shelley - a life story [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008986


Frontispiece, pp 320, a good copy in a frayed and torn dustwrapper. [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.] View more info

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From the Headlands

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013594


First edition. Octavo, pp x, 208, fore-edge very slightly foxed, otherwise very good in a very good dustwrapper with a minor crease to its lower cover and with slightly foxed fold-over flaps. View more info

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No, Not Bloomsbury

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010729


Large 8vo, pp (8), 373, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is showing only the slightest suggestion of use. View more info

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The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art

By: Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Crosby Lockwood: 1948

Seller ID: 010977


Illustrated, several maps (including one folding), pp xiv, 312, very slightly age-toned, endpapers browned, otherwise very clean and sound internally, cloth slightly worn and faded, (and very faded on the spine). View more info

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The English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His Julius Ceasar

By: Craik, George L.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011495


Thick 12mo, pp xl, 352, a little staining and spotting throughout, a signature on the front endpaper, original embossed cloth, rubbed and slightly worn, head and tail of spine worn, slight splitting to the joints. [The scarce first edition] View more info

Elspeth Huxley - a Bibliography

By: Cross, Robert & Perkin, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Winchester, St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press: 1996

Seller ID: 004700


Illustrated, pp xx, 187, blue cloth with the very faintest wear. (John Phillimore's typed review loosely inserted.) View more info

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Vita Sackville-West - a bibliography

By: Cross, Robert & Ravenscroft-Hulme, Ann

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Winchester & New Castle, St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009467


13 illustrations, large 8vo, pp xiv, 306, blue cloth, the slightest signs of wear to the dustwrapper, otherwise almost as new. View more info

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The Merry Heart - reflections on reading, writing and the world of books. [Hardback edition]

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1997

Seller ID: 006551


Large 8vo, pp xii, 385, purple and black boards, very slightly faded, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. [The first US edition, in the US dustwrapper priced at $27.95) View more info

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Group Portrait - Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James and H.G. Wells

By: Delbanco, Nicholas

Price: £3.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010155


A few illustrations, 8vo, pp 224, very clean internally, brown cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped and shows only very slight signs of use. View more info

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"Discourses That Pretend to Inform or Instruct" - rhetoric, empiricism and religion

By: Elliott, Roger

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Gringley-on-the-Hill, Doncaster, Brynmill Press: 1987

Seller ID: 006727


Slim 8vo, pp 44, paperback, slightlly worn. [ Important discussion of the incompatibility of empiricism and liturgy ]. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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The Apothecary's Shop - Essays on literature

By: Enright, D.J.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1957

Seller ID: 006317


pp 236, exceptionally clean internally, blue cloth very clean, in a dustwrapper which has very slight tears and fading but which is not price-clipped. A very attractive copy. [Literature Criticism and Belief. Coriolanus: Tragedy or Debate. Prosaic Engineering in the Waste Land. Wilhelm Meister and the Ambiguousness of Goethe. Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. Franz Werfel's The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. To the Lighthouse or To India. The Brain-Washed Muse, etc.] View more info

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Bunyan's Country - studies in Bedfordshire topography of the Pilgrim's Progress

By: Foster, Albert J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, H. Virtue & Company Ltd: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007741


Illustrated by the author, pp 182, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, neat contemporary signature on title page, endpapers browned, otherwise clean and tight internally, green cloth very slightly faded and worn, but really a good copy. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper] View more info

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S Much Wisdom - a commonplace book

By: Foyle, Christina

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1984

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007778


8vo, pp 125, (3), slightly age-toned, otherwise a good copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, but which is faded on the spine. Presentation copy from the author to the botanical artist Mary Grierson. View more info

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George Meredith and British Criticism (1851 - 1909)

By: Galland, Rene

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Paris, Les Presses Francaises: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009335


Octavo, pp xii, 120, uncut and unopened, some foxing throughout, paperback, covers a little worn and browned. SCARCE. Presentation copy from the author to Professor W.L. Renwick. [In English. A Doctorate of Letters thesis for the University of Paris]. View more info