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Image for George Meredith and British Criticism (1851 - 1909)

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

Condition: Good


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

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Coleridge's Principles of Criticism : Chapters I, III, IV, XIV-XXII of "Biographia Literaria"

By: George, Andrew J. (introduction and notes)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Boston, D.C. Heath & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: 010012

Condition: Good


Portrait frontispiece, small 8vo, pp xxx, 226, some light pencil underlining and marking, otherwise clean internally, maroon cloth very slightly worn, spine slightly faded. View more info

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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray and Smollett. With memoirs, critical dissertations and explanatory notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.

By: Gilfillan, Rev, George

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Nichol: 1855

Seller ID: 006316


Large 8vo, pp x, 254, edges slightly unevenly trimmed, a little age-toning and slight marking but overall a much better than average condition internally for a book of this age and very tight. Bookplate of William Abercrombie. Green blind-stamped embossed cloth, very slightly worn, spine faded and slightly frayed at the head. An attractive copy. View more info

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Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry

By: Guerard, Albert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009703

Condition: Good


Large 8vo, pp xvi, 332, a little used but clean internally, an ex-public library copy, with bookplate on the front endpaper, two plates and a ticket holder on the rear endpapers, an inked number and withdrawn stamp on the verso of the title page, blue cloth a little worn, shelf number and cross on the spine. View more info

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The Libraries of Greater London - a guide

By: Harrod, L.M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007363

Condition: Very Good


8vo, pp viii, 252, very clean internally, blue cloth very slightly faded at the margins, dustwrapper with a small closed tear on the upper cover and a slightly browned spine, otherwise not price-clipped and good condition. View more info

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Coleridge - The Critical Heritage

By: Jackson, J.R. de J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009685

ISBN: 0389013307

Condition: Very Good


Not ilustrated, pp xiv, 660, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly worn. and rather browned on its inner surface. View more info

Scepticism and Poetry - an essay on the poetic imagination

By: James, D.G.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1937

Seller ID: 006321


First edition. pp 275, a little light foxing, marginal mark to pages 148/149, otherwise very clean and tight, red cloth very slightly worn, the spine slightly faded and marked and a little bruised at the head. A good sound pleasing copy. [The imaginative use of language, imagination lyric and morality, visionary dreariness, Adam's dream, the failure of the ballad-makers, poetry dogma and the mystical.] View more info

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Epic and Romance - essays on medieval literature

By: Ker, W.P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1908

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 009925

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Small 8vo, pp xxiv, 398, + 2 page publisher's catalogue, edges uncut, a little foxing throughout (heaviest on half-title and title pages), otherwise very clean and sound internally, red cloth slightly worn and marked, spine slightly faded. SCARCE. View more info

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Dryden - the critical heritage

By: Kinsley, James & Helen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1971

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 009683

ISBN: 0389041262

Condition: As New


(Barnes & Noble imprint on title page, Routledge, London on reverse). Not illustrated, pp x, 414, an extremely good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Reading the French Garden - Story and History

By: Le Dantec, Denise & Le Dantec Jean Pierre

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., The MIT Press: 1990

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 012464

ISBN: 0262121441

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations,, square octavo, pp (8), 272, the faintest of folds to the pages otherwise a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [One voice imagines, the other analyzes in this elegant literary excursion through the history of garden art in France from medieval times to the present. Alternating discursive accounts, or allees, with fictional vignettes that recreate time and place, the Le Dantecs skillfully integrate the history of French gardens with the modern history of ideas. They incorporate literary criticism and art history with social and political history and raise q... View more info

Towards Standards of Criticism - selections from The Calendar of Modern Letters, 1925-7

By: Leavis, F.R. (chooses and introduces)

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Wishart & Co.: 1933

Seller ID: 006313


First edition. Small 8vo, pp (4), 200, very slightly age-toned and slightly dusty internally, cloth rather faded and a little marked and worn, the binding leaning slightly. [VERY SCARCE. The introduction runs to 26 pages.] 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 Am... View more info

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The Journal of Beatrix Potter, from 1881 to 1897, transcribed from her code writing

By: Linder, Leslie (transcriber); H.L. Cox (appreciation)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014777

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xxx, 448, a little age-toning throughout, but otherwise very clean internally, green cloth, corners very slightly bumped, spine very slightly faded. View more info

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Charles Dickens Letters to Charles Lever

By: Livingston, Flora V. (editor)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009690

Condition: Fair


Introduction by Hyder E. Rollins, small slim 8vo, pp xx, 65, an ex-public library copy, with bookplate on the front endpaper, two plates on the rear endpapers, an inked number and withdrawn stamp on the verso of the title page (the ink shows through to the recto slightly), brown cloth with shelf number at the base, in a dustwrapper which is rather worn browned and frayed and which has a number and a cross on the spine. The book is otherwise sound, with only lsight wear internally and to the cloth. EXTREMELY SCARCE. View more info

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S. Fischer und Sein Verlag

By: Mendelssohn, Peter de

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, S. Fischer Verlag: 1970

Seller ID: 008621

Condition: Good


Frontispiece, large very thick 8vo, pp 1487, tiny signature on front endpaper, a good copy in a dustwrapper which is a little worn, chipped and frayed, but which is now protected in a removable plastic film. VERY HEAVY - EXTRA SHIPPING MAY BE REQUIRED. [The German publishing house S. Fischer Verlag (today in Frankfurt am Main) was founded in 1886 by Samuel Fischer in Berlin and is a leading German address for literary publications and fiction. History. Originally, it was renowned for naturalism literature. Famous authors include Gerhart Hauptmann and Thomas Mann, both awarded the Nobel prize ... View more info

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The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust (Fred Whitsey's copy)

By: MOSS, Howard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008753

Condition: Very Good


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.] View more info

Image for Dr. Johnson by Mrs. Thrale : The Anecdotes of Mrs. Piozzi in Their Original Form. Edited and With an Introduction by Richard Ingrams

Dr. Johnson by Mrs. Thrale : The Anecdotes of Mrs. Piozzi in Their Original Form. Edited and With an Introduction by Richard Ingrams

By: Mrs Thrale (edited by Richard Ingrams)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 015445

ISBN: 070112833x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xviii, 137, green cloth, a very good copy without dustwrapper. View more info

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Critical Essays

By: Orwell, George

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014993

Condition: Good


First edition. Small octavo, pp 169, slightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and sound, pink cloth faded, particularly on the spine, very slightly worn with slight bumping to the corners. [Charles Dickens. Boys'Weeklies. The Art of Donald McGill. Kipling. Yeats. Arthur Koestler. Raffles and Miss Blandish etc.] View more info

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Julia - a portrait of Julia Strachey

By: Partridge, Frances & Strachey, Julia.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009700

ISBN: 057503288X

Condition: As New


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 Chee... View more info

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The Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of Virgil

By: Sargeaunt, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford, B.H. Blackwell: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012575

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Scots Literary Tradition - an essay in criticism

By: Speirs, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1940

Seller ID: 006166


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.] View more info