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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

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Enough Said

By: Levin, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054507

ISBN: 0224051695

Condition: Very Good


The ninth and last selection of his journalism once again demonstrates the erudition, passion and integrity on which his extraordinary reputation, and huge following, are based. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 268 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Great Ship and Rabelais Replies

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031178

Condition: Very Good


Two dialogues originally broadcast on BBC radio which take as their central theme the topic of education. A clean bright copy in unclipped jacket which is a little darkened to spine and has a couple of small marks. 64 pages. Pale grey boards with red lettering. View more info

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The Castle And The Field : An Essay on the Psychology of Religion

By: Loukes, Harold ( Editor )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042632

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Swarthmore Lectureship Series first established in 1907. Good clean copy in French flaps - 80 pages including notes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Urbanities - Essays New & Old

By: Lucas, E.V.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1921

Seller ID: 051110

Condition: Good


A selection of essays on subjects including:- The Ring, The Fatherly Force, Of Accuracy, A Little Child, Transformation, Those Thirty-Minutes, The Free Pleasures, The Beautiful Words etc. With a pictorial commentary by G.L. Stampa. Small repaired tear to cloth at head of spine else a good clean hardback. 175 pages + publisher's adverts. View more info

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In a Green Shade : Essays on Landscape, 1970-83

By: Mabey, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065705

ISBN: 0091543207

Condition: Very Good


One of the most influential conservationists of the day reflects on his writings on countryside and landscape over the last ten years. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket - 186 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Miscellaneous Essays : Volume 1

By: Macaulay, Lord

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Collins Clear Type Press: 1910

Seller ID: 042508

Condition: Good +


No dated - circa 1910s. Good, clean copy in red boards with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Contents - Machiavelli; Southey's Colloquies on Society; Mr. Robert Montgomery's Poems; Civil Disabilities of the Jews; Moore's Life of Lord Byron; Croker's Edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson; Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress; War of the Succession in Spain & Lord Bacon. 457 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Literary Essays

By: Macaulay, Lord

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press: 1905

Seller ID: 058539

Condition: Very Good


Good, clean copy in blue boards with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Contents - Milton; Moore's Life of Lord Byron; John Bunyan; Madame D'Arblay; The Life and Writings of Addison; Southey's Colloquies; Mr Robert Montgomery; Leigh Hunt. 473 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Essays on Hayek

By: Machlup, Fritz (edited by)

Price: £27.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., New York University Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055176

Condition: Very Good


Seven essays presented at a special regional meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society held at Hillsdale College from 24 to 28 August 1975. Foreword by Milton Friedman. Clean square copy in a d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 182 pages including index. ISBN 0814754090. Next post dispatch. View more info