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On Moral Courage (SIGNED COPY)

By: Mackenzie, Compton

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065554

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by the author in blue ink to the title page. A very good clean hardback in jacket which has faded slightly to the spine . Text block clean. Binding square and tight. 255 pages including index. A selection of essays in which Compton Mackenize exposes the moral courage, or lack thereof, of some of the most famous people of the twentieth century including D.H,. Lawrence, Oscar Wilde and the Duke of Windsor. View more info

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The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb : Volume II - Apprenticeships 1892-1912

By: Mackenzie, Norman ( Edited By )

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: Paperback Re-Issue

Seller ID: 063407

ISBN: 0521084911

Condition: As New


Professor MacKenzie recalls the Webb's correspondence with some of the most outstanding personalities of their day, including E. M. Forster, H. G. Wells, J. M. Keynes, GBS, William Beveridge, Asquith, Bertrand Russell, Leonard Woolf as well as family and friends. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread - 405 pages including index. Prompt dispatch View more info

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The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb : Volume I - Apprenticeships 1873-1892

By: Mackenzie, Norman ( Edited By )

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: Paperback Re-Issue

Seller ID: 063408

ISBN: 0521084954

Condition: As New


Professor MacKenzie recalls the Webb's correspondence with some of the most outstanding personalities of their day, including E. M. Forster, H. G. Wells, J. M. Keynes, GBS, William Beveridge, Asquith, Bertrand Russell, Leonard Woolf as well as family and friends. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread - 453 pages including index. Prompt dispatch View more info

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The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb : Volume III - Pilgrimage 1912-1947

By: Mackenzie, Norman [edited by]

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2009

Edition: Paperback Re-Issue

Seller ID: 063400

ISBN: 0521083982

Condition: As New


Professor MacKenzie recalls the Webb's correspondence with some of the most outstanding personalities of their day, including E. M. Forster, H. G. Wells, J. M. Keynes, William Beveridge and Leonard Woolf as well as family and friends. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread - 482 pages including index. Prompt dispatch View more info

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The Etchingham Letters

By: Maitland, Ella Fuller & Pollock, Sir Frederick

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1913

Edition: Eighth Impression (Fourth Edition)

Seller ID: 018356

Condition: Reading Copy


Correspondence of a baronet and his sister, setting forth a story of the conventional kind, along with their views on modern life and character, on art, and on literature, expressed in the Addisonian manner, and reflecting two attractive personalities. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 327pp. Stain to top edge - does not affect text. Binding square and tight. Text block clean. A perfectly acceptable reading copy. View more info

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Modern Essays and Sketches

By: Marriott, J. W. (editor)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1938

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035766

Condition: Good


Part of the Nelson Classic Series in which this edition forms a supplement to A Hundred English Plays, which is No.370 in the series. Good, clean copy with odd foxing to page edges. Unclipped d/w shows light wear & tear. Previous owner's details, in pencil, to ffep. 198 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Intercepted Letters

By: McNairn A., Stuart

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Evangelical Union of South America:

Seller ID: 011856

Condition: Very Good


Undated but gift inscription on front fly leaf dated Christmas 1954. 128 pages. Prelims darkened otherwise internally immaculate. Spine faded. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Letters with the theme of Christianity. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Friends of a Lifetime - Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell

By: Meynell, Viola (editor)

Price: £132.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027893

Condition: Very Good


Letters written to Sir Sydney Cockerell during his lifetime, by over sixty correspondents including long series of letters from Ruskin, Octavia Hill, Ouida, Wilfrid Blunt, C.M. Doughty, Charles Rickets and T.E. Lawrence. A very good clean copy in unclipped jacket which has been internally repaired with tape (which has darkened the jacket) and which is now protected with archival cover. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. 384 pages. b&w frontis of S.C.C + 14 other b&w illustrations. A very good copy of this now uncommon title. View more info

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Selected Prose Writings of John Milton

By: Milton, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench,& Co., Ltd: 1884

Seller ID: 016535

Condition: Reading Copy


Cream vellum covers with red & black lettering to spine. Gilt top edge. Other edges untrimmed. 258pp. Introductory essay by Ernest Myers. Covers are stained and spine darkened. Bottom corner of rear board bumped. Front end paper removed. Previous owner's details on half title. Internally pages are clean and binding is tight. A good reading copy. View more info

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The Private Papers Of Hore-Belisha

By: Minney, R. J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064344

Condition: Very Good


Examines the publication of Hore-Belisha's private papers, comprising his diaries and letters, in attempting to unravel the mystery of his resignation as Secretary of State for War. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 320 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters from the Dales

By: Mitchell, W. R. ( Bill )

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, Castleberg: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015508

ISBN: 1871064996

Condition: Good


Internally clean and bright with crease marks to cover. Contains a letter by the author, which he has signed, by way of a review of the book presumably for publication ' for favour of a mention '. A unique record of everyday life in the Dales. View more info

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Over the Rim of the World : Freya Stark - Selected Letters

By: Moorehead, C. ( Edited By )

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066142

ISBN: 0719546192

Condition: Very Good


Published in association with Michael Russell and with a foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A selection of letters, which includes several never before published. Faint sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing sunning to spine - 404 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Everybody's Pepys

By: Morshead, O. F. (editor)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 065917

Condition: Good


Abridged from the complete copyright text and edited by O.F. Morshead. 60 illustrations by Shepard. Clean, bright copy with gilt lettering to faded spine. 570 pages including index. Map endpapers of old London. View more info

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The Coverley Papers From The 'Spectator`

By: Myers, O.M. (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1940

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039150

Condition: Good


Good, clean copy - 168 pages including index. Previous owner's name on front endpaper Occasional pencil annotation to the text. View more info

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Harold Nicolson : Diaries and Letters 1945 - 1962

By: Nicolson, Nigel ( Edited By )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065658

Condition: Very Good


The third and last volume in the series, covering the years between the end of the Second World War and the death of his wife, V. Sackville-West, in 1962. Clean, square hardback in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear and sunning to spine - 448 pages including index and the family tree to rear. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Essence of Hayek

By: Nishiyama, Chiaki; Leube, Kurt R. ( Editors )

Price: £19.50

Publisher: Stanford, CA, USA, Hoover Institution Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055014

ISBN: 0817980113

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-one essays providing an overview of the contributions of Nobel Laureate and Hoover Institution Honorary Fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy. Clean square hardback with light bumping to corners. Foreword by W. Glenn Campbell - 419 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Edward Lear : Selected Letters

By: Noakes, Vivien ( Edited By )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058358

ISBN: 0198186010

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of Lear's letters for nearly eight years, and the first to draw on all his known correspondence, which is now scattered in private and public collections throughout the world with most never previously published. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, bright hardback in an unclipped d/w - 325 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A Clergyman's Daughter

By: Orwell, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 054000

Condition: Good


Tanning to page edges else a good clean copy. Novel featuring Dorothy Hare who has landed 'on the shelf' a slave to her selfish, impecunious and ill-tempered father. 263 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays

By: Orwell, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 066406

Condition: Very Good


The other essays include:- A Hanging; Benefit of Clergy; How the Poor Die; Rudyard Kipling; Raffles and Miss Blandish; Charles Dickens; The Art of Donald McGill; Notes on Nationalism; and Why I Write. Very good clean paperback which has tanning to page edges. 232 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Ups and Downs : Diaries 1972-75

By: Partridge, Frances

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065566

ISBN: 0297607170

Condition: Near Fine


One of the great British diarists decides, at the age of 101, to publish the seventh volume of her recordings covering her life between the years of 1972 and 1975. Bright, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light sunning to spine/rear cover. Laid in is a newspaper cutting for her obituary. 350 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info