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Round London with the Unicorn

By: Stonier, G. W.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Turnstile Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066894

Condition: Very Good


The Book Society recommendation. An original book with the theme of London - of the very gloom and joy, men and streets and pubs and zoo. Clean, square hardback in unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear/rubbing - 142 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Night the Old Nostalgia Burned Down

By: Sullivan, Frank

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1954

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 032123

Condition: Very Good


A collection of articles some of which were first published in the New Yorker, written by the writer who PG Wodehouse described as America's finest humourist . A very good clean copy. 248 pages. View more info

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From the Boer War to the Cold War : Essays On Twentieth-Century Europe

By: Taylor, A. J. P.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066022

ISBN: 0241134455

Condition: Very Good


Edited and with an introduction by Chris Wrigley. Brings together the best of Taylor's essays, including pieces on Balfour, Asquith, WW1, Trotsky, Mussolini, Hitler, Bevin, Churchill and the start of the cold war. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 454 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Secret Annexe (SIGNED COPY)

By: Taylor, Alan & Irene ( Edited By )

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Canongate Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 060073

ISBN: 1841954438

Condition: Very Good


Arranged as a diary around a calendar year in telling many individual stories from many wars down the ages, with several compelling entries for each day of the year. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w. SIGNED by Alan Taylor to the title page in black ink. 676 pages including an index of diarists. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mill's On Liberty : A Critical Guide

By: Ten, C. L. ( Edited By )

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060762

ISBN: 0521873568

Condition: As New


Part of the Cambridge Critical Guides Series, presenting newly commissioned essays covering the whole range of problems raised by Mill's work published in 1859. Clean, square hardback in a d/w - 243 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole

By: Townsend, Sue

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059575

ISBN: 0413624501

Condition: Good


Adrian continues to confide his deepest thoughts and moving experiences to the page. Light tanning to page margins else a clean, tight copy in an unclipped d/w - 117 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Excursions in the Real World

By: Trevor, William

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065746

ISBN: 0091770866

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiographical tales are about people and places, personal fascinations and enthusiasms, that have remained snagged in the author's memory over the years. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 201 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters of Archbishop Ullathorne

By: Ullathorne, Archbishop

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates: 1892

Seller ID: 061788

Condition: Reading Copy


Letters of English prelate who held high offices in the Roman Catholic Church during the nineteenth-century. Hinges reinforced with binding tape. Previous owner's details on front endpaper. Cloth torn to head of spine. Internally text block is clean. 550 pages including index. View more info

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Dickens in Europe

By: Vallance, Rosalind ( Essays Selected and Introduced By )

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2010

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 064095

Condition: As New


Clean, bright, unread hardback housed in its own slipcase - 212 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays Mainly on the Nineteenth Century Presented to Sir Humphrey Milford

By: Various

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Oxford at the University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061485

Condition: Very Good


Produced in honour of Sir Humphrey Milford who, after a long and distinguished career, retired from the position of Publisher to the University of Oxford in 1945. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing some shelfwear & tear/staining with minor losses and sunning to spine - 160 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale : Selected Letters

By: Vicinus; Nergaard and Nergaard, Bea (editors)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051805

ISBN: 086068671X

Condition: Very Good


Presents the great pioneer in her own words as the editors have selected a fascinating range from the welter of surviving letters in capturing, in one volume, Florence Nightingale's public and personal self. Clean large format paperback with minor shelfwear to covers - 461 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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From the White Cottage : Letters in Wartime (SIGNED COPY)

By: Walton, Sydney

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Epworth Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 061382

Condition: Good


Correspondence from the war years. Some odd foxing to the prelims else a good, square hardback which is SIGNED in green ink to the title page with the inscription ''To Arthur Newell whom I hold in love & ? Sydney Walton August 1942''. Also, laid in, is an initialled complimentary slip from Professor Walton. 156 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Chimney Corner

By: Waugh, Edwin

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Manchester, England, John Heywood Ltd:

Seller ID: 014302

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 292pp. Decorated end papers. Undated but circa 1900 - Previous owner's name and date (28/4/13) on front fly leaf. A little spotting to endpapers but otherwise text block is clean. Binding square and tight. Frontis of A Old Chimney Corner in Chadderton Fold. Light wear to spine ends. An attractive copy. Edited by George Milner. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds

By: Whiley Hilles, Frederick

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Archon Books: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 044026

Condition: Good


Sir Joshua Reynolds is known as the founder of the English school of painting being the first president of the Royal Academy - this book concentrates on his letters and manuscripts including essays for periodicals, criticism on art for his Discourses, notes on Shakespeare for his friends etc. Small stain to front pastedown else a good clean hardback. 318 pages including index. View more info

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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1954

Edition: First Penguin Edition

Seller ID: 066694

Condition: Very Good


Includes:- The Canterville Ghost; The Model Millionaire; The Young King; The Fisherman and his Soul and others. Very good clean Penguin paperback. 192 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Selected Essays and Poems

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1954

Edition: First Penguin Edition

Seller ID: 066663

Condition: Good


Includes:- The Soul of Man Under Socialism; The Decay of Lying; De Profundis; The Ballad of Reading Gaol; Sonnet to Liberty; Portia, Magdalen Walks and others. Crease to rear cover and tanning to pages else a good clean Penguin paperback. 252 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Five O'Clock Angel : Letters of Tennessee Williams to Maria St. Just, 1948-1982

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1991

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 046623

ISBN: 0233986863

Condition: Very Good


Reveals, through a series of wonderfully open, expressive, serious, funny, gossipy and moving letters, the onset of his breakdown in the early 1960s, his on-again off-again dependence on alcohol and drugs, his constant battle with depression, and his restless need to move all over the world. Clean, square hardback, with untrimmed fore-edges, in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 407 pages including index. With commentary by Maria St. Just, preface by Elia Kazan, and an epitaph by Marlon Brando. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Days of Wonder

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Great Britain, The Henry Williamson Society: 1987

Seller ID: 027636

ISBN: 0950865230

Condition: Near Fine


A clean bright copy containing essays that originally appeared in the Daily Express between 1966 and 1977 containing where possible the original illustrations, includes The Somme just fifty years after; The battle of Vimy Ridge; How the Hawks lost the War Game; Heartbreak of a bird very much in love etc. 104 pages. . Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Essential Calhoun

By: Wilson, Clyde N. (editor)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Somerset, NJ, USA, Transaction Publishers,U.S.:

Seller ID: 026484

ISBN: 0765806673

Condition: As New


With an introduction by the editor and a foreword by Russell Kirk. Put together by the foremost authority on John C.Calhoun. Still in shrink wrap. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Macaulay's Essay on Robert Clive

By: Wilson, Richard (Editor) Macaulay

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 062227

Condition: Good


School stamp and previous owner's name to front endpaper plus some ticks to margins in questions at rear. Good clean hardback.191 pages. Essay on Lord Clive with commentary to rear. View more info