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So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald

By: Penelope Fitzgerald

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065624

ISBN: 0007136404

Condition: Very Good


Letters written to her family and friends during her lifetime offering an unparallelled record of the life of the Booker prize winning author. Clean bright hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 532 pages including index. First edition with complete number line. Preface by A.S. Byatt. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Journal of Emily Pepys

By: Pepys, Emily

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Totnes, Devon, Prospect Books: 1984

Seller ID: 052602

ISBN: 0907325246

Condition: Very Good


With an introduction by Gillian Avery and a preface by Dee Cooper. Serves as an brief insight into the Pepys family with the revealing of Emily's diary over a period of just six months when she was ten years old. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean bright copy in a d/w - 95 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys : Volume III - 1666

By: Pepys, Samuel

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: Re-issued

Seller ID: 056216

ISBN: 0004990277

Condition: Near Fine


New and complete transcription edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews. Clean, unread paperback - 329 pages including select glossary. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys : Volume II - 1661

By: Pepys, Samuel

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: Re-issued

Seller ID: 056218

ISBN: 0004990226

Condition: Near Fine


New and complete transcription edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews. Clean, unread paperback - 267 pages including select glossary. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys : Volume XI - Index

By: Pepys, Samuel

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: Re-issued

Seller ID: 056221

ISBN: 0004990315

Condition: Near Fine


New and complete transcription edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews. Clean, unread paperback - 344 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Diaries of Bishop William Poynter, V.A. (1815 - 1824)

By: Phillips, Canon Peter ( Edited By )

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Catholic Record Society: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061754

Condition: Very Good


Volume 79 in the Records Series. Covers a period early in the nineteenth century when issues that were critical for the future of the Catholic Church in Britain had to be addressed. Small blemish to frontis/title page else a clean, bright, near fine hardback293 pages including a general index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Lingard Remembered: : Essays to Mark the Sesquicententenary of John Lingard's Death

By: Phillips, Peter ( Edited By )

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Catholic Record Society: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061755

ISBN: 0902832212

Condition: Near Fine


Volume 6 in the Monograph Series. Collection of essays marking the subject's death and to look back over a fruitful life as Catholic priest and historian. Bright, square hardback - 224 pages including an index compiled by Meg Davies. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Readings from Liberal Writers : English and French

By: Plamenatz, John ( Selected with an Introduction By )

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043426

Condition: Very Good


No.13 in the Minerva Series. Exceedingly useful book for students with an outstanding introduction by the Editor. Clean, tight copy - 240 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Junior Modern Essays

By: Pocock, Guy N. (editor)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013770

Condition: Good


Clean, bright copy in maroon boards with gilt spine. Previous owner's name in ' this book belongs to ' plate to front endpaper, and first couple of prelims show creasing. No.143 of the Kings Treasuries of Literature series edited by Sir A.T. Quiller Couch. 253 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Earth Memories

By: Powys, Llewelyn

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bristol, Redcliffe Press Ltd: 1983

Seller ID: 065622

ISBN: 0905459431

Condition: Very Good


A collection of essays written in 1931 when the author moved to the remote Dorset countryside to embrace what he called 'the poetry of life'. Very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustjacket which has slightly faded spine. 147 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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So Wild a Thing : Letters to Gamel Woolsey

By: Powys, Llewelyn

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Dulverton, Somerset, The Ark Press: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 066168

ISBN: 095005108X

Condition: Very Good


Malcolm Elwin edits, as a narrative, a selection of the letters Powys wrote until the time of his death to the much younger woman who was central to his life and the inspiration of much of his writing. Limited to 500 copies. Clean, bright copy in a d/w showing light sunning to spine and protected by plastic film - 96 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Shapes of Sleep

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1963

Seller ID: 045216

Condition: Very Good


Features the international detective and cynic Ben Sterndale who is hired by an advertising agency to find out who stole an important document from one of the director’s desk. Square, tight hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear/tear. 250 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Essays on Educational Reformers

By: Quick, Robert Herbert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1902

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 054221

Condition: Good


With prefaces to the editions of 1868 and 1890. Internally clean copy with light shelfwear and bow to boards and sunning to spine - 560 pages including index plus publisher's catalogue. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A Century of English Essays - an Anthology Ranging from Caxton to R.L. Stevenson & the Writers of Our Own Time

By: Rhys Ernest & Vaughan Lloyd (chosen by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1923

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015363

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with dulled gilt lettering and decoration to spine. 474pp + publisher's adverts. Sticker attached to rear fly pastedown. Previous owner's name in pencil on front fly. A clean, square tight copy being No 653 in the Everyman's Library series. View more info

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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