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Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell

By: Greene, Richard

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 1998

Seller ID: 041935

ISBN: 1860494676

Condition: Very Good


Two inscriptions on front endpaper, one of which reads "Best wishes Francis Sitwell" - who was Dame Edith Sitwell's literary executor and nephew. A very good clean copy of this book which includes previously unpublished letters to an array of significant figures, including, amongst others, Bertrand Russell, Benjamin Britten, Gertrude Stein etc. 508 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Recollections: Chiefly of Writers and Artists

By: Grigson, Geoffrey

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065288

ISBN: 0701127910

Condition: Very Good


Writing with his customary wit and energy Geoffrey Grigson's collection of essays vividly evokes the pleasures and perils of literary life. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 195 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Motorcycle Diaries : A Journey Around South America

By: Guevara, Ernesto

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 1996

Seller ID: 065923

ISBN: 1857023994

Condition: Very Good


The story of a remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban Revolution, in Che's own words, and illustrated with contemporary photographs. Faint sunning to page edges else a clean, tight paperback - 155 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Dear Merv...Dear Bill (SIGNED COPY)

By: Haisman, Mervyn; Snellgrove, L. E.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Gomer: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 043336

ISBN: 0863838901

Condition: Very Good


A book of contrasts - between the peace of rural Wales and the violence of London during the Blitz, it is an exchange of letters between two South-East London schoolboys - Merv is evacuated to a large country house in South Wales, while Bill remains in London and goes through the Blitz. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, inscription reads "For Ted, Who helped so much. Mervyn Haisman May '92" 193 pages. A very good clean copy in an unclipped dust jacket which has sunning to spine.... View more info

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Science Advances

By: Haldane, J. B. S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054055

Condition: Good


A volume of collected essays in which Professor Haldane covers a very wide field of sciences with subject ranging from bird migration to the electron microscope, from the achievements of Newton and Archimedes to Hitler's racial theories. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light signs of shelfwear with some blemishes (see photo) and darkening to spine - 253 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Personal Impressions : Asaiah Berlin

By: Hardy, Henry ( Edited By )

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 065699

ISBN: 0701205105

Condition: Very Good


The author's fourth volume of his Selected Writings containing appreciation of thirteen men of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world (sometimes in both). A couple of nail-thumb light blemishes to a couple of pages else a clean, bright copy in a price-clipped protected in a plastic jacket - 219 pages including index. Enclosed, laid in, is a newspaper cutting from The Times for Berlin's obituary. With a new introduction by Noel Annan. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters from India

By: Hayward, Carolyn Potts

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065889

ISBN: 1441554637

Condition: Near Fine


Set in 1936, a story of love at first sight. After a short romance of seven weeks, Ned and Ginny set sail for India on their wedding day. Life in India is challenging, however World War II set their lives in a spin. Ginny is forced to evacuate and leave Ned behind with the impending threat of Japan bombing Calcutta. Her trip back to New York was filled with challenges. The constant threat of war and the lack of transportation made her journey a long and grueling undertak... View more info

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The Letters of John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova

By: Hill, Polly and Keynes, Richard ( Edited By )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065382

ISBN: 0684192020

Condition: Very Good


Recalls the correspondence which celebrate the approach to an unorthodox, strong, and happy marriage between two seemingly unlikely people. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 367 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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On History

By: Hobsbawm, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 065698

ISBN: 0349110506

Condition: Very Good


Stimulating and engaging essays reflecting upon the theory, practice and development of history and its revelance to the modern world. Light sunning to page edges else a clean, tight paperback - 403 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Speaking to Each Other Volume I - About Society

By: Hoggart, Richard

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065732

ISBN: 0701114630

Condition: Very Good


A collection of essays about cultural change, and cultural analysis, education and class feeling, and on mass communications in contemporary life. Very good clean hardback in price-clipped protected jacket. 256 pages including index. This is Volume I. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Speaking to Each Other Volume 2 - About Literature

By: Hoggart, Richard

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065733

ISBN: 0701115149

Condition: Very Good


A collection of essays on such writers as W.H. Auden, Graham Greene, George Orwell, and the American Essayist Tom Wolfe on autobiographical writing and the question of tone. Very good clean hardback in price-clipped protected jacket. 280 pages including index. This is Volume II. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Between Two Worlds : Essays

By: Hoggart, Richard

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Aurum Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065694

ISBN: 1854107828

Condition: Near Fine


Series of essays all concerning the author's issues which have preoccupied him over his long and varied career. Bright, square copy in an unclipped d/w - 318 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Studies in Canadian Social History

By: Horn, Michiel & Sabourin, Ronald ( Edited By )

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, McClelland and Stewart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063517

ISBN: 0771042361

Condition: Good


Collection of works by leading scholars in a cross-section of disciplines. Light sunning to page margins else good, large format paperback showing some shelfwear to cover/spine - 480 pages. Prompt dispatch View more info

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On Freedom: Essays from the Frankfurt Conference

By: Howard, John A. (Editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A., Devin-Adair Pub: 1984

Seller ID: 055067

ISBN: 0815955200

Condition: Good


Essays first presented at a conference entitled 'For Your Freedom, and Ours' held in Frankfurt in 1982 - contributors include Leopold Tyrmand; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Leszek Kolakowski; Paul Johnson; Arthur Shenfield; Joh Howard; Ronald Berman; Richard John Neuhaus and Melivin J. Lasky. Good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has crease to inner front flap. 161 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book : Containing the Inspired and Inspiring Selections Gathered During a Life Time of Discriminating Reading for His Own Use.

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: £17.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, WM. H. Wise & Co: 1949

Seller ID: 046985

Condition: Very Good


Collection of spiritual musings originally collected for Hubbard's own delectation and delight. A very good clean hardback presented in slipcase which is worn to the edges. 228 pages + indexes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Ends and Means : An Enquiry into the Nature of Ideals and into the Methods Employed for their Realisation

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 065516

Condition: Very Good


A book of essays published in 1937 containing illuminating tracts on war, religion, nationalism and ethics. Clean, square copy with previous owner's name to ffep - 336 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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English Critical Essays - Nineteenth Century

By: Jones, Edmund D (Selected and Edited by)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008726

Condition: Good


Essays which illustrate English literary criticism in the 19th century covering Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Lamb, Shelley, Hazlitt, Keble, Newman, Carlyle, Hunt, Arnold, Ruskin, Mill, Basehot, Pater, Emerson and Lowell. A good square, tight copy whose spine has faded. Dark blue boards. Grey top edge. 610pp + index of authors. Part of the World's Classic Series. Some minor annotation and underlining. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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English Critical Essays (Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)

By: Jones, Edmund D. (Editor)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008028

Condition: Very Good


A very good clean, hardback in unclipped dustjacket which shows signs of shelf wear and small loss. Part of the World's Classics Series. No 240. 460 pages. A comprehensive selection of essays which should enable the reader to follow the main movements and counter-movements of English critical thought from the Renaissance to the Revival of Romanticism. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Letters of Junius

By: Junius

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printedfor J. Mundell & Co: 1798

Seller ID: 044855

Condition: Good


Contemporary brown calf, with gilt embossed bands to spine. Some rubbing to leather at edges and cracking to leather along front board at outer hinge - board is still firmly attached. Some darkening to edges and endpapers but text block is generally clean. Junius was a pseudonym for the unknown author who wrote 69 letters to the Public Advertiser between 1769 and 1772 attacking George III and his ministers for corruption and became a political sensation of the time. View more info

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People and Places : A Selection 1975-1987

By: Kavanagh, P. J.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Manchester, England, Carcanet Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065684

ISBN: 0856357472

Condition: Very Good


A selection of the column writer's ''personal letters to the world'' covering a wide and varied range of topics. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 272 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info