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The Story of Theatre

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Rathbone Books: 1959

Seller ID: 022318

Condition: Good


A good, clean copy of this book which provides a history of theatre from earliest times to the late 1950's (date of publication). Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 69 pages. Black cloth with white lettering. View more info

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Johnson Over Jordan - The Play and All About it (an Essay)

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £57.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045116

Condition: Very Good


Something more than just a reading version of the play, Priestley has succeeded in conveying to the reader, mainly by added descriptive passages, all that he would have seen at an actual performance at the theatre, and finally added an essay about the writing of the play, of its genesis, of the hazards of its production, critical reception and run at two London theatres. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear/tear and minor loss. Illustrated with eight full pages of half-tone plates, including examples of the memorable masks designed by Elizabeth Haffen... View more info

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The Shapes of Sleep

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1963

Seller ID: 045216

Condition: Very Good


Features the international detective and cynic Ben Sterndale who is hired by an advertising agency to find out who stole an important document from one of the director’s desk. Square, tight hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear/tear. 250 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Let the People Sing

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063807

Condition: Good


Humorous novel set in the small English town of Dunbury, where the music hall is due to be closed and the kerfuffle this causes amongst the local political scene. Some minor marking to covers, a little foxing to endpapers and page edges, previous owner's name on front endpaper, rear endpaper creased. Text block is clean. Binding square and tight. 418 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Moments and Other Pieces

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1966

Seller ID: 043220

Condition: Very Good


Collection of periodical pieces, lectures and talks which delightfully illustrate the breadth of its author's interests and the vigour and zest of his mind. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 321 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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It's an Old Country

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 044390

Condition: Very Good


Novel in which a young Australian, Tom Adamson, travels to London following the death of his mother. Good, square hardback in d/w shows light shelfwear - 248 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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George Meredith

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050576

Condition: Very Good


Part of the English Men of Letters series edited by J.C. Squire. Priestley gives a impartial assessment of the novelist and poet's work. Clean bright copy in maroon boards showing light shelfwear and gilt to spine. Prelims darkened and fore and bottom page edges untrimmed - 204 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Lost Empires

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Limited: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058085

Condition: Very Good


Being Richard Herncastle's account of his life on the variety stage from November 1913 to August 1914 together with a prologue and epilogue. A Book Society Choice. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear with sunning to spine - 308 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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William Hazlitt

By: Priestley, J.b.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045881

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series. A very good clean 38 page booklet. Frontis of William Hazlitt. . An essay on his life and work, plus select bibliography. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bright Day

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 057547

Condition: Very Good


Novel set in 1946, in which English screenwriter, Gregory Dawson, goes to a seaside hotel in Cornwall to finish a screenplay where an accidental meeting with two people from his distant past prompts him to explore his memories of his youth in Bruddersford (a fictional Northern town) between October 1912 and June 1914.. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Blue leatherette boards with gilt lettering. B/W frontis of author. 368 pages. Silk marker. View more info

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Festival at Farbridge

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 057549

Condition: Very Good


Novel written to coincide with the Festival of Britain. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Blue leatherette boards with gilt lettering. B/W frontis of author. 593 pages. Silk marker. View more info

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Literature and Western Man

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 057550

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Blue leatherette boards with gilt lettering. B/W frontis of author. 593 pages. Silk marker. View more info

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Faraway

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 057566

Condition: Very Good


William Dursley's long lost Uncle Baldwin reveals to him an incredible story of a distant island in the South Pacific, filled with a precious uranium ore, worth millions of pounds - his uncle's sudden death leads him to make the reckless decision to set off on a hazardous voyage in search of this uncharted, mythical paradise. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Blue leatherette boards with gilt lettering. B/W frontis of author. 565 pages. Silk marker. View more info