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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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A Peck of Gold

By: Uttley, Alison

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066794

Condition: Very Good


A collection of essays from the author's childhood memories, skilfully recording so much of a scene that can never be repeated. Beautiful illustrations interpret the author's descriptions with the utmost skill and sympathy. Clean, square hardback in a price-clipped d/w, protected in a plastic jacket, with previous owner's name to front flap - 148 pages. Prompt dispatch. 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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A Little Bit British : Being the Diary of an Ulsterman, August 1969

By: Waddell, Martin

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Tom Stacey Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055041

ISBN: 0854680160

Condition: Very Good


Augustus Harland's very private, never previously published diary, concerned with what people believed to be happening, whether it happened or not. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 159 pages. 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

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Performing Flea : A Self-Portrait in Letters

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059744

Condition: Very Good


With an introduction and additional notes by W. Townend. Advance Review Copy slip, from the publisher, laid in. Clean, square hardback in a somewhat tatty d/w showing shelfwear & tear and some losses (see photo) - 224 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays of Oliver Goldsmith

By: Yonge, Charles Duke (selected and Edited by)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015077

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth boards with black lettering to the spine and embossed ruling, decoration and titles to front board. 206pp. End papers a little darkened but otherwise pages are immaculate. Previous owner's name written neatly on front end paper. Spine has darkened. A very good, square, tight copy. View more info