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Image for Friends of a Lifetime - Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell

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. 38... 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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On God and Good - Reprinted from The Anatomy of Knowledge

By: Murdoch, Iris (SIGNED PAMPHLET)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065661

Condition: Good


An essay by Murdoch originally published in The Anatomy of Knowledge and here reprinted as a stand alone.. 25 page stapled booklet. Spine strip of paper wrappers is torn to both ends. Signed by Iris Murdoch on front cover and on the first page. Internally very clean. A good copy of this hard-to-find item. View more info

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Existentialists and Mystics - Reprinted from Essay and Poems Presented to Lord David Cecil

By: Murdoch, Iris (SIGNED PAMPHLET)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Constable:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065662

Condition: Good


An essay by Murdoch originally published in Essays & Poems and here reprinted as a stand alone.. 14 page stapled booklet. Spine strip of paper wrappers is torn to bottom end. Signed by Iris Murdoch on front cover and on the last page. Internally very clean. A good copy of this hard-to-find item. 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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People and Things - Wireless Talks

By: Nicolson, Harold

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065428

Condition: Good


Good clean hardback with faded spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 182 pages including index. Slight darkening to first page where a postcard was left inside and has shaded the paper. View more info

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Vita and Harold : The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, 1910-62

By: Nicolson, Nigel ( Edited By )

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065648

ISBN: 0297811827

Condition: Near Fine


Witty, evocative, intense work put together by their younger son. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing some sunning to cover/spine - 452 pages including index and sixteen pages of photographs. Prompt dispatch. 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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Inside the Whale and Other Essays

By: Orwell, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 066404

Condition: Very Good


The other essays include:- Down the Mine; England your England; Shooting an Elephant; Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool; Politics vs Literature an examination of Gulliver's Travels; Politics and the English Language; The Prevention of Literature, and Boys' Weeklies. Very good clean paperback which has tanning to page edges. 203 pages. Prompt 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

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In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

By: Patrick Leigh Fermor; The Duchess of Devonshire

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2008

Seller ID: 065701

ISBN: 0719568587

Condition: Very Good


A lifelong exchange of letters between the youngest of the six Mitford sisters and Paddy Fermor the British author. Very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket which has very slightly faded spine. 390 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Wool Education Society Lecture on '' Wool Craftsmanship Through the Ages''

By: Patterson, Mr. R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Department of Education: 1956

Seller ID: 012057

Condition: Very Good


Lecture given by the Curator of Castle Museum York at The Royal Society of the Arts on Thursday 11th October 1956. 12 pages. A very good, clean copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info