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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Contains previously unpublished correspondence not only with men of contemporary science (such as Davy, Ampere and Herschel) but also with major figures in many other areas of nineteenth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 ... 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

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The Letters of George Gissing to Eduard Bertz 1887-1903

By: Gissing, George; Young, Arthur C. [editor]

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039166

Condition: Reading Copy


Collection of 189 letters and post card to his German friend Eduard Bertz which provide a record of a part of Gissing's strange life about which there has been speculation and doubt, because they reflect his personality and give a clear picture of how he developed the ideas for his books, how he wrote them and how he was treated by the publishers of the day. A good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which show signs of wear and tear with small hole to front cover w... View more info

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Hot Gates and other occasional Pieces

By: Golding, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Harcourt Bace Jovanovich: 1984

Seller ID: 066017

ISBN: 0156421801

Condition: Good


Contains twenty essays written over a period of ten years by the Nobel Laureate for Literature. Good, clean copy - 175 pages. Prompt dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Gymnasium of the Mind : The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-63

By: Goldsmith, John ( Edited By )

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Wiltshire, Michael Russell Publishing Ltd: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065576

ISBN: 0859550966

Condition: Very Good


With a foreword by Kenneth Clark and a Portrait Memoir by Patrick Leigh Fermor. The book itself emerges as a constantly stimulating whole with vignettes of memorable brilliance. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket - 287 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Death of Yesterday

By: Graham, Stephen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014375

Condition: Good


Contains some foxing and occasional, faint annotation in pencil. Previous owners' names and small booksellers stamps to prelims. Stephen Graham's literary essays in a small omnibus edition. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Russia in 1916

By: Graham, Stephen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1917

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042852

Condition: Good


A traveller's inside view of events and opinions following his return to Russia during the war. Internally clean copy in blue board showing light wear and sunning to spine - 180 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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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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The Priest and the King : An Eyewitness Account of the Iranian Revolution

By: Harney, Desmond

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, I. B.Tauris: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 066201

ISBN: 1860643191

Condition: Near Fine


Highly readable diary which serves as a unique and therefore important contribution to our understanding of the Iranian Revolution. Clean, bright hardback in an unclipped d/w - 206 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Two Men of Letters : Correspondence Between R.C.Hutchinson, Novelist, and Martyn Skinner, Poet, 1957-74

By: Hart-Davis, Rupert ( Edited and Introduced By )

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066342

ISBN: 0718118413

Condition: Very Good


Full of wit, humour, and the problems of their craft, in correspondence between two of the most underrated writers of the century. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing sunning to spine - 224 pages including index. 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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Essays

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1964

Edition: First Folio Edition

Seller ID: 066277

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, crisp hardback which appears unread in excellent grey slipcase. 164 pages. Wood engravings by Frank Martin. Edited with an introduction by Rosalind Vallance & John Hampden. Essays covering such subjects as Poets, Actors, Authors, John Bull, Painting, the Beggar's Opera, Hamlet etc. Prompt dispatch. 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