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Image for And So it Goes : Some of the Best of Edward Rodwell

And So it Goes : Some of the Best of Edward Rodwell

By: Rodwell, Edward

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Nairobi, Keyna, Ian Parker: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066029

Condition: As New


Selection of articles by East Africa's best-known writer who started his weekly column in the Mombasa Times in 1943 and became something of a local institution in his own lifetime. Clean, bright, unread hardback in a d/w - 142 pages including glossary. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Pi - A Hodge-Podge of the Letters Papers, Addresses, Written During a period of 60 years.

By: Rogers, Bruce

Price: £52.50

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030495

Condition: Very Good


The first definitive collection of Bruce Rogers' writings - filled with wisdom and humour. Ranging from discussions on fine bookmaking, typography and the problems of designing to sly satire and tongue in cheek humour. A very good clean copy bound in red cloth with gilt titles presented in price-clipped jacket which has darkened slightly to the spine and is now protected with clear acetate cover. 185 pages. A lovely copy. View more info

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The Forging of Freedom of Speech : Essays on Argumentation in Congressional Debates on the Bill of Rights and on the Sedition Act

By: Rudanko, Juhani

Price: £17.50

Publisher: United States, University Press of America: 2003

Seller ID: 055644

ISBN: 0761826149

Condition: Near Fine


Essays on Argumentation in Congressional Debates on the Bill of Rights and on the Sedition Act. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread. 148 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Ethics of the Dust : Ten Lectures to Little Housewives on the Elements of Crystallization

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1892

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 045341

Condition: Good


With prefaces to the first and second editions. Internally clean copy with some foxing to page edges and wear and ink stain to spine strip - 244 pages including notes. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Sesame and Lilies : Two Lectures by John Ruskin

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Orpington, Kent, George Allen: 1890

Edition: Eleventh Edition

Seller ID: 054197

Condition: Good


11th Edition in original form with a new preface. Lectures being 1, Of Kings' Treasures - 2, Of Queens' Gardens. Internally clean copy in green boards showing light shelfwear. Gilt lettering to spine - 180 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Frondes Agrestes

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1904

Seller ID: 058288

Condition: Good


Red leather over soft card with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Leather is rubbed to spine. 184 pages. Top edge gilt. View more info

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A Joy For Ever

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1904

Seller ID: 058289

Condition: Good


Red leather over soft card with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Leather is rubbed to spine with minor losses to spine ends. 274 pages. Top edge gilt. View more info

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The Crown of Wild Olive

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1904

Seller ID: 058291

Condition: Good


Red leather over soft card with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Leather is rubbed to spine with minor losses to spine ends. 276 pages. Top edge gilt. View more info

Image for Aratra Pentelici -  Six Lectures on The Elements Of Sculpture, Given Before The University Of Oxford In Michaelmas Term, 1870

Aratra Pentelici - Six Lectures on The Elements Of Sculpture, Given Before The University Of Oxford In Michaelmas Term, 1870

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1872

Seller ID: 061837

Condition: Very Good


Ruskin - Works Volume III. The essays are Of the Division of Arts; Idolatry; Imagination; Likeness; Structure, and The School of Athens. A very good clean hardback bound in blue leather. Some rubbing to leather at edges and corners. Spine strip has faded slightly. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. 207 pages. A very attractive copy. View more info

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Sesame and Lillies, Unto This Last and the Political Economy of Art

By: Ruskin, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1917

Seller ID: 063448

Condition: Good


Loss to leather at head of spine, else a good clean copy bound in green leather with gilt titles & decoration to faded spine, and gilt symbol to front cover. Foxed to page edges plus occasional foxing spot to text. 334 pages. View more info

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The Sayings of Rudyard Kipling

By: rutherford, Andrew (edited)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035088

ISBN: 0715626213

Condition: Near Fine


Unread 64 page booklet containing sayings of the most quoted author of the last century. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap

By: Said, Edward W.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065376

ISBN: 0747573433

Condition: Near Fine


Refracts the reality of terrible years through a mind with extraordinary understanding, compassion, insight and deep knowledge. With a foreword by Tony Judt and an afterword by Wadie E. Said. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 323 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Hazlitt Selected Essays

By: Sampson, George (Editor)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 044454

Condition: Very Good


Essays include:- My First Acquaintance with Poets; On the Conversations of Authors; Of Persons One would Wish to have Seen; On Reading Old Books etc. Green paper covered boards with cloth spine. Black lettering to spine. 251 pages. A little foxing to page edges but text block is clean. Previous owner's name to front pastedown. A very good, clean, tight copy. View more info

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Hang-Ups : Essays on Painting ( Mostly )

By: Schama, Simon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065623

ISBN: 0563521732

Condition: Near Fine


A personal selection of the author's articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker, appearing in Britain for the first time. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light sunning to spine/cover - 352 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Russian Journal of Lady Londonderry 1836-7

By: Seaman, W. A.; Sewell, J. R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, History Book Club: 1973

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 042265

Condition: Very Good


Reveals an extraordinary, gripping and vivid picture of nineteenth-century Russia through the journal published here for the first time. Clean, square copy - 185 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Short History of Christian Thought

By: Selwyn, E. Gordon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1949

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 025859

Condition: Good


Part of the Christian Challenge Series. Concise but authoritative account of the principal phases of Christian thought and its leaders from the earliest days until modern times. Good, clean copy with some light sunning to page edges. Un-clipped d/w shows slight wear & tear. Previous owner's name to ffep. 137 pages including index. View more info

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A Selection of Letters and Articles to the Editors: Kenya -1956 to 1972 : Britain - 1972 to 1998

By: Shah, H. D.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Not Stated, Not Stated: 1998

Seller ID: 028792

ISBN: 095328770X

Condition: Very Good


Views of a man-in-the-street. Good, square hardback with some sunning to page edges and felt pen mark to bottom edge. 275 pages including index. View more info

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My Dear Dorothea

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050236

Condition: Very Good


Subtitled - A practical system of Moral Education for females embodied in a letter to a young person of that sex. Illustrated by Clare Winsten with a note by Stephen Winsten. Practical unconventional humorous advice for a young girl to find her way through life. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 55 pages. View more info

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The Collected Stories

By: Shields, Carol

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053588

ISBN: 0007192053

Condition: Near Fine


Unread hardback in unclipped jacket which shows signs of slightest shelfwear. 593 pp. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Mountains and Caverns : Selected Essays

By: Sillitoe, Alan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1975

Seller ID: 065709

ISBN: 0491018347

Condition: Very Good


Unique insight into the mind of an artist, his ideas and personal thoughts, that will interest all those concerned with mainstream twentieth-century literature. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 160 pages. Enclosed, laid in, is a newspaper cutting taken from the Guardian of the author's obituary. View more info