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The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

By: N/A

Price: £7.50

Publisher: USA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: 2003

Seller ID: 036514

ISBN: 1892975904

Condition: As New


As new, unread copy of this book which compiles the best essays from the fans of Tolkien left on the site One Ring. 377 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Brigitte Simon - Recent Paintings

By: N/A

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Taranman: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064426

Condition: Near Fine


Catalogue for the exhibition held on 3-31st December 1977 at Taranman, Brompton Road. Clean, bright softcover in stiff card wrappers. No 5 of a limited edition of 300 printed at Skelton Press - the first 40 of which are signed by the artist and include an original drypoint specially engraved for the catalogue + 8 monochrome plates. 27 pages. View more info

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Christopher Hewett 1938 - 1983

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Taranman: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064441

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet which acts as a tribute to Christopher from his friends, many of whom expressed a wish that there should be a 'last Taranman catalogue' containing information about him and the gallery. Clean, bright softcover in French flaps. .One of a limited edition of 500 printed at Skelton Press - 63 pages. B/W illustrations. This copy includes laid in a pamphlet about the Christopher Hewett Memorial Exhibition, an invitation to his memorial service and the order of serv... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Alexander, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Seller ID: 021753

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w. No. 252 of the Home University Library series. Authoritative introduction for the student to Shakespeare's genius. 271 pages including index. View more info

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Essays and Studies 1988 Matthew Arnold 1988: A Centennial Review

By: Allott, Miriam (editor)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1988

Seller ID: 042313

ISBN: 0719545625

Condition: Good


Essays examining modern views of Arnold as a poet, cultural theorist, and educator. A good clean hardback in laminated board. 129 pages. Tanning to page edges, else a good clean copy. View more info

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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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Quotations for Speakers and Writers

By: Andrews, Allen (compiler)

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Newnes: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055656

Condition: Very Good


Reference book containing some 7,000 quotations alphabetically arranged under subjects and generously cross-referenced to extend the searcher's original thought. A very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 514 pages. View more info

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Notes on Huxley's "Brave New World"

By: Anon

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 1982

Seller ID: 021828

ISBN: 0582782473

Condition: Good


A good, clean second-hand copy of these study notes. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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York Notes on Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

By: Anon

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 1991

Seller ID: 024550

ISBN: 0582023114

Condition: Reading Copy


Small amount of pencil underlining to the text. 87 pages. View more info

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A Writer's Notebook

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Malvern, The Tantivy Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025484

Condition: Good


Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 253 pages + publisher's adverts. Spine ends worn. Boards have some markings/surface scratches. Edges untrimmed. Text block clean. Binding square and tight. A good, clean copy of this book whose print run was limited to 1000 copies. View more info

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Macmillan's Advanced Reader

By: Anon

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1899

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001802

Condition: Good


Includes extracts from works of Milton, Dryden, Chaucer, Shakespeare etc. A good clean copy which shows signs of shelfwear - 387 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Emma York Notes

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Pearson Education: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029983

ISBN: 0582329132

Condition: Reading Copy


With a note by Sarah Rowbotham. Contains some highlighting in yellow marker. Part of the York Note Advanced series. A good working copy written for the specific needs of advanced level and undergraduate students. 120 pages. Reliable next post dispatch. View more info

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Review - 45 : A Quarterly Review of Literature, Art and Science

By: Berger, Walter and Tigrid, Pavel (Editors)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1945

Edition: Quarterly Edition

Seller ID: 053893

Condition: Good


Summer 1945 Volume II Number 2. Publisher's File Copy stamps to cover. Good clean copy - 92 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Heroes Twilight : A Study of the Literature of the Great War

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061319

Condition: Good


Major work of criticism which serves as a brilliant and fascinating study of the literary repercussions of the First World War. The first full-length survey which provides the finest available account of the changing attitudes to the war, as reflected in the poetry, autobiography and fiction of victims and survivors alike. Some spotting to page edges else a clean, square copy in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 235 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Pen Portraits and Reviews

By: Bernard Shaw, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027711

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w with slight signs of wear & tear and darkened spine. Standard Edition - 305 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 009453490X View more info

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The Roots of Tolkien's Middle Earth

By: Blackham , Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Tempus: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 061222

ISBN: 0752438565

Condition: As New


SIGNED by the author in black ink on the front endpaper. A collection of images, contemporary and modern, of Tolkien-related sites in Birmingham. As new, unread copy. 144 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Expense of Greatness

By: Blackmur, R. P.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Gloucester, MA, USA, Peter Smith: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027675

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square, ex-library copy with the usual markings. Examines the art of writing in the work of Yeats, Melville, Hardy & Emily Dickinson as well as an essay that treats the writings of T.E. Lawrence as literary achievements. 305 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Byron I. Lyric and Romance

By: Blackstone, Bernard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longman: 1970

Seller ID: 032145

ISBN: 0582012155

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series No 215. 59 pages. Frontis of Byron. A very good clean copy. View more info

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The Creative Vision Modern European Writers on Their Art

By: Block, Haskell M. & Salinger, Herman ( Editors )

Price: £10.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Grove Press Inc: 1960

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 043234

Condition: Good


Thirteen writers who shaped the image of twentieth-century literature offer a key to the great novels, plays, and poems of our time by examining the intimate act of literary creation. Good clean copy with light sunning to spine - 197 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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After-Thought : Pieces About Writing

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Longman, Green and Co.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065519

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square hardback by the prolific Irish author who mixed with the Bloomsbury Group. Light sunning to spine - 220 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info