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The War Against Cliche. Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

By: Amis, Martin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065397

ISBN: 0224050591

Condition: Very Good


A selection of reviews spanning a quarter of a century containing pieces on Cervantes, Milton, Donne, Coleridge, Jane Austen, Dickens, Kafka, Larkin, Joyce etc. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 506 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Master of the Rings : Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkein

By: Ang, Susan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Wizard Books: 2002

Seller ID: 036467

ISBN: 1840464232

Condition: Near Fine


Looks at the man himself, where he came from, what influenced his writing, and the themes that unite his major works. Unread paperback with slightest signs of storage - 176 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Careers for Men and Women Series : No. 26 Journalism & Publishing

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1945

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 016560

Condition: Very Good


Compiled by the Appointments Department and issued by The Ministry of Labour and National Service. 8 page stapled pamphlet with full index inside covers. View more info

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Selected Modern English Essays

By: Anon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1940

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 018306

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in buckram covers - 435 pages plus an index of other books in the 'World's Classic' series. Previous owner's details to ffep. View more info

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An Open Letter to English Gentlemen

By: Anon

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Williams & Norgate: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024595

Condition: Very Good


A very good clean copy bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 47 pages. Agenda club bookplate (no writing within it) on front pastedown. One very small mark to front cover. A most attractive copy. View more info

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On - Some Irresponsible Jottings - Scientific and Otherwise

By: Anon

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, A.E.I. News: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026367

Condition: Very Good


"A collection of twenty nine short articles which were written monthly to amuse and interest the family of workers who read the A.E.I news. " Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. 164 pages. Spine strip has faded and there is a small stain to top of spine strip where it meets rear board. Previous owner's sticker on front end paper. Text block very clean. Binding square and tight. View more info

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Triquarterly: An International Journal of Writing, Art, and Cultural Inquiry

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: TriQuarterly,U.S.: 2004

Seller ID: 026475

ISBN: 0810159155

Condition: As New


TriQuarterly 118 features poetry by Lloyd Schwartz, D. Nurske, Kimiko Hahn, David Hernandez, and Geri Doran; stories by David H. Lynn, Richard Burgin, and Carolyn Alessio; a dramatic adaptation of "Crime and Punishment" by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, and much more. Still in shrink wrap. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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From a Collector : A Selection of Articles from the Saturday Column in The Times.

By: Anon

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028742

Condition: Very Good


Covers a wide range of objects aimed at inspiring the reader to fresh hunts of the shops and arcades. Internally clean and bright in a d/w which shows wear & tear and minor loss. 125 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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England's Essayists : Their life-Work, Toils and Triumphs, and Their Legacy to the World

By: Anton, Rev. Peter

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co: 1900

Seller ID: 042495

Condition: Good


No date - circa late 1890s. Looks at the lives of Addison, Bacon, De Quincy and Lamb. Good, clean copy with some spotting to page edges - 252 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Champions of Freedom Volume 14 : The Privatization Revolution

By: Armey, Dick; Goodman, John C. et al

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Hillsdale, MI, USA., Hillsdale College Press: 1987

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 055134

ISBN: 091630888X

Condition: Very Good


Part of The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series. Clean tight paperback with a foreword by Dr. Charles D. Van Eaton - 135 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Poems of Matthew Arnold

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Nimmo Hay & Mitchell:

Seller ID: 043462

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Miniature Series. Bound in soft green suede over card. Undated. 116 pages. All edges gilt. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Today and Tomorrow And.....

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schuman: 1974

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 035733

ISBN: 0200722069

Condition: Very Good


The result of thirty-two science essays written for a variety of publications over a six year period and all updated. Interesting to look back, thirty-five years on, to the major challenges envisaged on how to deal with developments in outer space as well as on earth. Clean, square copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear. Date to ffep. 321 pages. View more info

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Lay Sermons

By: Asquith, Margot

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054181

Condition: Reading Copy


A selection of writings on various subjects including: Carelessness, Health, Taste, Fashion, Human Nature etc. Sunned to spine strip and covers and previous owner's name on front endpaper. Text block clean. Binding tight. A good clean reading copy. 253 pages. View more info

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Home and Away: A Miscellany

By: Attenborough, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chislehurst, Kent, Author: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053853

Condition: Very Good


Small collection of articles in two parts, firstly written for a parish magazine which has served a growing congregation in Chislehurst of the period of twelve years - 1975-1987, with the second reflecting some of the activities the author has been involved in during the course of his working life. Clean bright copy with some odd faint fold marks to prelims - 134 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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What Would Jesus Say 2 :

By: Ayers, Steve

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Leicester, Leicestershire, Inter Varsity Press: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021274

ISBN: 0851117996

Condition: Near Fine


Unread paperback in which the author asks what would Jesus say to the likes of David Beckham, Anne Robinson, Big Brother etc ? 158 pages including notes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Golden Sections

By: Ayrton, Michael

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065580

Condition: Very Good


A book of essays which record the impact upon the author of some splendours of the arts, some joys in things seen and friends known and some evaluation of the wonder and excitement of experiences gained from painting, sculpture, music, literature, travel and people. With an introduction by Wyndham Lewis. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing some shelfwear & tear and small loss to top of spine. Enclosed, laid in, are a couple of newspaper cuttings from The T... View more info

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The Rudiments of Paradise : various essays on various Arts

By: Ayrton, Michael

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065593

ISBN: 0436028506

Condition: Very Good


The distinguished painter and sculpture celebrates some of the rudiments and fragments which mean most to him. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing some wear to top edges - 319 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Dear and Noble Boy : The Life and Letters of Louis Stokes 1897-1916

By: Barlow, R.A & Bowen, H.V (editors)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036842

ISBN: 0850524253

Condition: Very Good


Unique and penetrating insight of one person's transition from the cloistered portals of Rugby to the horrors of trench warfare on the Western Front. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 190 including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Faith of Our Fathers - A Collection of Sermons and Talks

By: Bateman, Thomas Douglas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New Orleans, Pelican: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 003340

Condition: Very Good


This book was edited by Erroldine Hay Bateman and has been SIGNED by her on the front flyleaf. Inscription says 'Erroldine Hay Bateman Compiler Columbus Mississippi 1961' Blue boards have slight staining on rear board and darkening to bottom edges of both boards. 140 pages - Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters from Compton Deverell

By: BB

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1950

Edition: First Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 065440

Condition: Very Good


'BB's tranquil work designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smalls of the English countryside. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear and spotting - 281 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info