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Essays Modern and Elizabethan

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007676

Condition: Reading Copy


Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Good reading copy though some light spotting to early pages and wear/remains of sticker to boards. 380 pages. Essay subjects include Walter Pater, Henrik Ibsen, Heinrich Heine, Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea, Cowper and William Hayley, etc. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Gallimaufry Dished Up for Mervyn Horder

By: Elborn, Geoffrey and Watson, Mark (edited by)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, At the Sign of the Lyrebird: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 066997

Condition: Very Good


A series of short recollections and reminiscences of a much-loved English hereditary peer, publisher, and a composer of songs. Clean, bright softcover of a limited edition of 135 copies (of which this is No. 131). Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Moments with George Eliot - Selected From Her Writings

By: Eliot, George

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Leopold B. Hill:

Seller ID: 013200

Condition: Very Good +


Soft brown leather covers with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Gilt top edge. Marbled end papers. 80pp. Undated circa 1910. A lovely clean, bright copy of this miniature book. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Character

By: Emerson, R. W.

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Leopold B. Hill:

Seller ID: 013199

Condition: Very Good +


Soft brown leather covers with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Gilt top edge. Marbled end papers. 87pp. Undated circa 1910. A lovely clean, bright copy of this miniature book. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son: 1904

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 066421

Condition: Good


Emerson's essays on history, self-reliance, compensation, spiritual laws. love, friendship, prudence, heroism, the over-soul, circles, intellect, and art. With an introduction by Richard Whiteing. A good clean hardback bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner's details to front endpaper. Frontis of Emerson. 312 pages including notes. View more info

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Selections from The Spectator

By: Evans, Rev. Henry

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Blackie:

Seller ID: 002873

Condition: Good


Green boards with black lettering. No date. A little pencil annotation. 135pp + adverts. Prelims darkened. A good clean copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mr. Wu and Mrs.Stitch: The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper, 1932-66

By: Evelyn Waugh; Diana Cooper

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: 066328

ISBN: 0340574615

Condition: Reading Copy


Good clean reading copy of this book of letters which spans a period of over thirty years between the wittiest novelist of his generation and the celebrated society beauty. Tanning to page edges, light reading creases. 462 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Love Quotations

By: Exley, Helen (editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Watford, United Kingdom, Exley Publications Ltd: 1992

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 018473

ISBN: 1850150591

Condition: As New


Pocket-sized collection of romantic pictures and the best love quotes. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Diary of a Soul in the year 1901

By: Farquharson, David

Price: £37.50

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1902

Seller ID: 057747

Condition: Good


Charts a year in the life of a soul. Some tanning to page margins else a good, clean copy with fore and bottom edges remaining untrimmed. Covers show light shelfwear and the odd blemish - 187 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Words of Mercury

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066145

ISBN: 0719561051

Condition: Very Good


Artemis Cooper edits a gathering of Fermor's most evocative writings, drawn from his books, journalism and letters - much never published in book form. Light sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 274 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Complete Marjory Fleming Her Journals, Letters & Verses

By: Fleming, Marjory (edited By Sidgwick, Frank)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052500

Condition: Very Good


The complete works of the little Scottish girl who died before she was nine. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has faded spine. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. 208 pages. View more info

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The Gower Street Poltergeist

By: Fleming, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066158

Condition: Very Good


A series of humorous articles, written under the pseudonym "Strix," for the "Spectator. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 192 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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My Aunt's Rhinoceros : and other Reflections

By: Fleming, Peter

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066159

Condition: Very Good


Contains a selection from the essayist's writings as 'Strix' and 'A Spectator's Notebook' View more info

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The Essays of Michael Lord Of Montaigne : Volume Two

By: Florio, John ( Translated By )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 058261

Condition: Good


No. 441 on the Everyman's Library series bound in cloth with gilt design and coloured top. Good clean copy - 523 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Wormholes : Essays and Occasional Writings

By: Fowles, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065766

ISBN: 0224044567

Condition: Near Fine


Edited and with an Introduction by Jan Relf. Made up of thirty pieces, ranging from a single page to substantial essays, covering the period from 1963 and the appearance of Fowle's first novel, The Collector, onwards. Enclosed, laid in, is a newspaper cutting from The Guardian for the author's obituary. Bright, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing lightest signs of shelf-life - 405 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Unrisen Dawn

By: France, Anatole

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1929

Seller ID: 042798

Condition: Very Good


Translated, with an introduction by J. Lewis May. Good, clean copy from the library of Ted Willis and with his signature to the ffep. Unclipped d/w shows some light shelfwear & tear and sunning to spine - 256 pages. View more info

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The Correspondence of Michael Faraday, 1811-1831 Volume 1 Letters 1-524

By: Frank, A. J.; James, L.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Institution of Electrical Engineers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040132

ISBN: 0863412483

Condition: Very Good


Contains previously unpublished correspondence not only with men of contemporary science (such as Davy, Ampere and Herschel) but also with major figures in many other areas of nineteenth century society. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear/creasing. 673 pages. View more info

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Saml. Pepys and the Minxes

By: Freeman, R. M.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 054838

Condition: Good


The author takes the role of Samuel Pepys Junior as he brings his wit to the 1930s. Foreword by the Earl of Sandwich. Internally clean copy in green boards with spine sunned to beige - 288 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Letters of T. E. Lawrence

By: Garnett, David (editor)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064381

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to slightly faded spine. Crease/indent to rear board. Good clean hardback in square, tight binding. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated Xmas 1939. 896 pages. Frontis of Lawrence, Hogarth and Alan Dawnay at Cairo + 15 other b/w illustrations and 4 maps. Orange top edge. Occasional spotting to edges but text block is very clean. Binding is square and tight. This is the first printing with "Baltic" on page 182, later corrected to 'Balkan" and the letter signed "T.E.L" later corrected to 'T.E.S" on page 495. A mos... View more info

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The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters: Correspondence of George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis 1955-56: 65963

By: George Lyttelton; Rupert Hart-Davis

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065963

ISBN: 071953478X

Condition: Good


The first volume in a series of entertaining letters between the publisher and his retired Eton schoolmaster. Slight bleed to red top edge else a good clean hardback in unclippped jacket which shows signs of lshelfwear/tear and faded spine. 220 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info