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A Walk to an Ant Hill : and other Essays

By: Bengtsson, Frans G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065904

Condition: Very Good


A volume of essays translated by Mrs. Elspeth Harley Schubert and Professor Michael Roberts. A selection from the author's five books, containg his best work. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic film - 291 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Writing Home (SIGNED COPY)

By: Bennett, Alan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065861

ISBN: 0571173888

Condition: Very Good


Brings together the Diaries for 1980-1990 for the first time unveiling many surprises including his now-legendary address at Russell Harty's memorial service. Light tanning to page margins and previous owner's sticker to the ffep else a clean, square hardback which is SIGNED by the author to the title page. Light rubbing to the unclipped d/w - 417 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Untold Stories

By: Bennett, Alan

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065862

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Very Good


Sequel to Bennett's classic Writing Home which contains significant previously unpublished work, including a poignant memoir of his family and of growing up in Leeds. Large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light wear to corners. SIGNED by the author to the title page - 658 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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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John Betjeman: Coming Home: An Anthology of His Prose 1920-1977

By: Betjeman, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065688

ISBN: 0413717100

Condition: Very Good


Perfect selection of some of Betjeman's most beautiful prose gathering together over four decades of writing bout buildings, townscape and landscape, along with appreciations of writers, artists and architects. Clean, crisp hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 537 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays About Men, Women, and Books

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1896

Edition: Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 053441

Condition: Good


Clean, well-cared for hardback from the library of Samuel Augustine Courtald and with his signature/date to ffep and bookplate to front pastedown. Sunning to spine - 233 pages. Essays on nineteen subjects - Dean Swift, Lord Bolingbroke, Dr. Johnson, Poets Laureate, 'Hours in the Library' etc. Next post 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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Harriette Wilson's Memoirs

By: Blanch, Lesley (editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Century Publishing: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 029268

ISBN: 0712609946

Condition: Very Good +


The humorous and anecdotal memoirs which took 19th.Century London by storm resulting in ten thousand pounds for Harriette and her latest consort, together with a rash of law suits for her publisher. Clean, tight paperback - 378 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mozart's Letters

By: Blom, Eric

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books: 1961

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027507

Condition: Good


Enthralling biography which enables lovers of Mozart's music to gain a new insight into his work and a new affection for his personality. Good, clean paperback with page edges tanning with age. 278 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Out of the Valley : Another Year at Wormingford

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065347

ISBN: 0670890960

Condition: Very Good


A rural journal kept by the author during the last three years of the twentieth century. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 304 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Dearest Isabel Letters from an Enlisted Man in World War II

By: Bowen, Sidney

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Manhattan, KS, USA, Sunflower University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033984

ISBN: 0897451503

Condition: As New


Edited by Sonie Lieber. Unread paperback - 232 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Hidden Huxley : Contempt and Compassion for the Masses

By: Bradshaw, David

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065747

ISBN: 0571172598

Condition: Very Good


Reveals the full range of Aldous Huxley's involvement in the social and political crises of the period between the wars. Tanning to page margins else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 255 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-1769

By: Brady, Frank & Pottle, Frederick (editors)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1958

Seller ID: 056977

Condition: Very Good


The sixth volume of the Boswell papers which has as its central theme his search for a wife - and his zigzag course between those women he could love but certainly not marry, and the women he could certainly marry and also perhaps love. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear and tear with some minor loss to front corner and base of spine. 392 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Thomas Fuller Selections With Essays By Charles Lamb Leslie Stephen Etc

By: Broadus, E.K. (Introduction and Notes by)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009531

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 206pp. Frontis of Thomas Fuller. Some odd light annotation in pencil. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss E. M. A. Savage 1871-1885

By: Butler, Samuel & Savage, Miss E.M.A.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039043

Condition: Reading Copy


Miss E.M.A. Savage was Samuel Butler's closest women friend and he consulted her freely about his books, sending everything he wrote for her approval - he preserved her letters and a number of his own to her which he edited for publication but died before they were published. A reading copy only as front endpaper has been removed. Rear endpaper has some pencil annotation. Dustwrapper is tatty with wear and tear and area of loss to front cover. 580 pages including ind... View more info

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Pope, Dickens and Others : Essays and Addresses

By: Butt, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035501

ISBN: 0852240317

Condition: Very Good


Short, posthumous volume consisting of nine essays and lectures on diverse topics written or delivered at various times throughout Professor Butt's distinguished career as a scholar and critic, and representative od his wide-ranging interests. Five appear here for the first time. Good, clean copy in an unclipped d/w - 172 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Selected Historical Essays of F. W. Maitland

By: Cam, Helen M. ( Chosen and Introduced By )

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: Paperback Re-Issue

Seller ID: 061093

ISBN: 0521066891

Condition: As New


Selection of works by one of the ablest and exacting historians of his generation. Clean, bright, unread paperback - 278 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Problems of Marriage and Divorce

By: Canterbury, The Archbishop of

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1955

Seller ID: 045309

Condition: Good


30 page stapled booklet being an address given to a group of city men. Generally clean copy with previous owner's details inside cover and some odd light spotting. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Oscott College 1838-1988 : A Volume of Commemorative Essays

By: Champ, Judith F. ( Edited By )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, Oscott College: 1988

Edition: Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 061763

Condition: Very Good


A celebration of the life and traditions of the College in the 150 years since its removal from Old to New Oscott. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, tight paperback with light shelfwear to covers - 227 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters to His Son and Others

By: Chesterfield, Lord

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039107

Condition: Good


No. 823 in the Everyman's Library Series with an introduction by Professor Robert K. Root. Records letters by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Sunning to spine. Good, clean copy with previous owner's name to ffep and a few jottings to rfep - 312 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info