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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

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Essays on Contemporary German Literature : German Men of Letters - Volume IV)

By: Keith-Smith, Brian ( Editor )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Oswald Wolff: 1972

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 050532

ISBN: 0854960074

Condition: Good +


Illustrates the diversity of approach and theme that is such a marked feature of writing in Germany since 1945. Looks at the work of Wilhelm Lehmann, Hermann Kasack, Hans Magnus Enzensberger etc. Good clean copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 280 pages including select bibliography. Next post dispatch. View more info

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My Dear Duchess - Social and Political Letters to the Duchess of Manchester 1858-1869

By: Kennedy, A.L.L. (editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040857

Condition: Very Good


Letters written to the Duchess of Manchester by Lord Clarendon, and other eminent public men, filled with political, social, diplomatic and other gossip of the day. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of wear and tear and loss to edges. Gift inscription on front endpaper. 254 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Kirkmeraily Ramblings over Rough Terrain!

By: Kenny, James G.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Author: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 055043

ISBN: 0951008404

Condition: Very Good


A collection of the author's prose writings drawn from his archive of anecdotes and reminiscences and in doing so captures something of the charm of the Ulster countryside. SIGNED by the author to the title page along with the date, 2nd, August, 1985. Clean bright paperback - 112 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Two Memoirs: Dr. Melchior: A Defeated Enemy and My Early Beliefs

By: Keynes, John Maynard

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065362

Condition: Very Good


The first of the memoirs tells of the inside story of the breaking of the blockade of Germany in which Keynes played a leading part after the First World War. The Second is an examination of the beliefs and philosophy of Keynes and his closest friends when they were Cambridge undergraduates, and of how far their individualistic principles of ethics stood the test of experience in his case. Very good clean hardback in dustwrapper that shows signs of wear and internal rep... View more info

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Home Sweet Home : Wartime Letters of Sergeant Pilot Bob Kimberley

By: Kimberley, Bob

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Exeter, Devon, Webb & Bower: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052866

ISBN: 0863503144

Condition: Very Good


A compilation of letters which make poignant reading and give a fascinating, if at times heart-rendering, insight into the life of a young man as he struggles to win his wings and fight for his country. Clean large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slight shelfwear and sunning to spine - 144 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Yogi and the Commissar

By: Koestler, Arthur

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065472

Condition: Good


Good clean hardback. Previous owners' names on front endpaper. Divided into three sections of essays entitled Meanderings, Exhortations and Explorations. 256 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays of Action

By: Lamb, G. F. (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004777

Condition: Very Good


A book of narrative essays and sketches covering such topics as football, fighting, cricket, mountaineering, sailing house-building and travel. A very good, clean copy in green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Part of the Scholars Library 192 pages including notes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Selected Letters

By: Lawrence D. H.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 065278

Condition: Good


Good clean paperback with tanned pages. Letters selected by Richard Aldington. Introduction by Aldous Huxley. 183 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Selected Essays

By: Lawrence, D. H.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books: 1950

Edition: First Penguin Edition

Seller ID: 059919

Condition: Good


Essays divided into subject categories - Love and Life; The Spirit of Place; Writing and Painting; Lawrence and Magnus. Pages have darkened with age. Penguin Book No 753 - Double Volume. 351 pages. View more info

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The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt : Volume I

By: Leichhardt, F. W. Ludwig

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, The Hakluyt Society: 1968

Seller ID: 063202

Condition: Very Good


Second Series: No. CXXXIII collected, edited, and newly translated By M. Aurousseau. Internally clean copy in a d/w showing some shelfwear & tear and makeshift internal repairs. 423 pages including appendixes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt : Volume II

By: Leichhardt, F. W. Ludwig

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, The Hakluyt Society: 1968

Seller ID: 063203

Condition: Very Good


Second Series: No. CXXXIV collected, edited, and newly translated by M. Aurousseau. Internally clean copy in a d/w showing some shelfwear & tear/loss and makeshift internal repairs. Pages run from 425 to 819 including appendixes. Prompt dispatch View more info

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Words of Mercury - SIGNED COPY

By: Leigh Fermor, Patrick

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065702

ISBN: 0719561051

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED on the front title page in blue ink - Patrick Leigh Fermor. Clean crisp hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Third impression. 274 pages. Slight darkening to bottom page edges - else an immaculate hardback copy. Includes a Fermor's obituary taken from The Guardian 11th June 2011. Prompt dispatch. View more info