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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

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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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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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The Search for the North-West Passage

By: Savours, Ann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 068196

ISBN: 1861760590

Condition: Near Fine


Fitting testimony to the bravery and resourcefulness of men who lived in a harder and more uncertain age, based largely on the narratives, diaries and letters of the explorers themselves and containing illustrations never previously published. Gift quality, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 342 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. 068196. 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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Burma Surgeon

By: Seagrave, Gordon S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1944

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 068385

Condition: Very Good


No document has described the Burma war more vividly than Dr. Seagrave's diary. Good, clean copy in a somewhat tatty d/w showing some shelfwear & tear and small losses - 159 pages plus the attached, fold-out map to rear. Prompt dispatch. 068385. 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

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Kodak Mantra Diaries : October 1966 to June 1971

By: Sinclair, Iain

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Albion Village Press: 1971

Seller ID: 061460

Condition: Good


Tall, narrow, ring-bound edition. Slight shelfwear to spine ends. Good clean copy - Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Pound Wise

By: Sitwell, Osbert

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065487

Condition: Very Good


A selection of essays, mostly from papers and books long unobtainable in this pick of a lifetimes work. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing lightest shelfwear with sunning to spine - 320 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Where The Stress Falls

By: Sontag, Susan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Vintage: 2003

Seller ID: 065342

ISBN: 0099289415

Condition: Very Good


America's most important essayist chooses more than forty longer and shorter pieces from the last two decades that illustrate a deeply felt, kaleidoscopic array of interests, passions, observations and ideas. Clean, tight paperback - 351 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters From Hilaire Belloc

By: Speaight, Robert ( Selected and Edited By )

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hollis & Carter: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061417

Condition: Good


Volume devoted entirely to Belloc's correspondence, covering the years 1900 to 1942. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear with sunning to spine - 313 pages including an index to Recipients of Letters and a General index. Previous owner's pale stamp to ffep. Prompt dispatch. View more info