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A Country Calendar and Other Writings

By: Thompson, Flora

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065480

ISBN: 019211753X

Condition: Very Good


This book is a selection from the unpublished papers of Flora Thompson (of Lark Rise to Candleford fame). A short biographical essay introduces the book written by Margaret Lane who talked to a number of Flora's surviving relations as well as others who knew her. A good clean copy in unclipped dustjacket. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. 307 pages. Prompt dispatch., View more info

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Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman

By: Tucker, Nicholas

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Wizard Books: 2003

Seller ID: 050483

ISBN: 1840464828

Condition: As New


A useful guide to the world of Pullman's fiction. 207 pages. As new, unread copy. View more info

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Notes on Jane Austen - Emma

By: Turner, J. B. E.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Bath, Avon, James Brodie Ltd:

Seller ID: 031874

Condition: Very Good


70 page stapled booklet being an early copy of Brodie's notes on Emma. Undated circa 1960's. First page is clipped at top corner. A very good clean copy. View more info

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The Tolkien Companion

By: Tyler, J. E. A.; Tyler, S. A.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063893

ISBN: 0333196333

Condition: Very Good


The author has compiled almost every known fact, name, foreign word, date and etymological allusion occurring in the history of Middle-earth. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has been covered rather untidily with clear sticky-backed plastic. 531 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Best English

By: Vallins, G.H.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Pan: 1960

Seller ID: 016153

Condition: Very Good


Clean, uncreased copy whose pages have yellowed a little with age. Dissects and explains the many uses of language in literature. 224 pages including index. View more info

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Space and the Eighteenth-Century English Novel

By: Varey, Simon

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015996

ISBN: 0521374839

Condition: As New


Challenging and original illustrated study in which the author relates the idea of space in the major novels of Defoe, Fielding and Richardson to its use in the theory and practice of 18th.C. architecture. 220 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Bunyan: The Pilgrim's Progress, Grace Abounding, and A Relation of His Imprisonment.

By: Venables, Edmund (editor)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Oxford, England, Clarendon Press: 1879

Seller ID: 032104

Condition: Good


With biographical introduction and notes (52pp). Good, clean copy with faint sunning to page edges. Light wear/rubbing to boards. Rear pastedown contains a letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph regarding the discovery and sale of Bunyan's anvil. 510 pages including an index of words explained in the notes. View more info

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An Edmund Wilson Celebration

By: Wain, John; Wilson, Edmund

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Oxford, Phaidon: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035179

ISBN: 0714818453

Condition: Very Good


12 essays by contributors including David Flusser, Andrew Harvey and Clive James each look at one aspect of Edmund Wilson's life and work and explore his breadth and diversity. A very good clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. 182 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Literary Legacy of C. S. Lewis

By: Walsh, Chad

Price: £20.50

Publisher: New York & London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036413

ISBN: 0151527253

Condition: Very Good


Perceptive and comprehensive study of the works of C.S. Lewis, the creator of some of the most original books of modern times. A very good clean hardback in unclipped protected dustwrapper. 269 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Cambridge History of English Literature Volume VIII The Age of Dryden

By: Ward, Sir. A.W. & Waller, A.R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge at the University Press: 1934

Edition: Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 044771

Condition: Good


Contents include:- Dryden, Samuel Butler, Political and Ecclesiastical Satire, The Early Quakers, The Restoration Drama I, II & III, The Court Poets, The prosody of the Seventeenth Century, Memoir and Letter Writers Il Evelyn and Pepys etc. A good clean hardback which has faded spine. Slight creasing to endpapers along fore edge. Text block is clean, binding square and tight. 390 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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York Notes on Shakespeare's "Othello"

By: Warren, Rebecca

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 1998

Seller ID: 021506

ISBN: 0582329086

Condition: Good


A study guide to the famous play. One word is highlighted in pink. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The English Novel

By: Watts, Cedric Thomas (editor)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Sussex Books: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031925

ISBN: 090527203X

Condition: Good


Discusses nine of the major English novelists. Good, clean copy - 200 pages including bibliography. Light tape residue inside front cover and sunning to spine. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Mightier than the Sword : The P.E.N. Hermon Ould Memorial Lectures 1953-1961

By: Wedgewood, C.V. ( Foreword )

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043199

Condition: Very Good


With contributions by J. B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell, Edith Sitwell, Charles Morgan, A.L. Rowse, Isaiah, Berlin, and Wedgwood, as seven leading writers of the age face the problems which concern the writer. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 146 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Good Man Fallen Among Fabians

By: West, Alick

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039044

Condition: Good


Considers the impact of Fabianism on George Bernard Shaw's work and sets out to show how it harmed him that he fell among Fabians. A good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 172 pages. Picture of Shaw has been pasted to verso of rear endpaper. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Marvell : Modern Judgements

By: Wilding, Michael (Editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Nashville, TN, USA, Aurora Publishers: 1970

Seller ID: 031975

Condition: Reading Copy


A selection of the best literary criticism on a number of major authors, both British and foreign with each volume edited by a well-known scholar, who contributes an extensive introduction. A good reading copy paperback with tanning to page margins. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Horace and His Lyric Poetry

By: Wilkinson, L.P

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1946

Seller ID: 054667

Condition: Good


Includes a brief account of Horace's life and works; character and views; attitude to poetry; the Horation Ode; Translation and Epilogue. Good clean hardback with faded spine strip. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 185 pages. View more info

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The Dickens Concordance

By: Williams, Mary

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Francis Griffiths: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044010

Condition: Very Good


A compendium of the names and characters and principle places mentioned in all the work of Charles Dickens which is divided into three parts :- List of the Works of Charles Dickens; List of Characters and Places in the Order of the Books; Complete Alphabetical Index. A very good clean hardback bound in green cloth boards with gilt top edge. 162 pages + adverts. View more info

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The Day Shakespeare Died

By: Williamson, Hugh Ross

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025136

Condition: Good


A good, clean copy in tatty jacket which has areas of loss to top edges. Book has faded in the areas where the jacket has losses. . Binding tight and square. Text block clean. Shakespeare's life is examined from three aspects: his relation to God, his work , and his place in the society of the time. 190 pages including index. View more info

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Leslie Stephen and Matthew Arnold as Critics of Wordsworth

By: Wilson, John Dover

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054680

Condition: Good


A little foxing to page edges and faded spine strip else a good clean hardback. 59 pages. The Leslie Stephen Lecture delivered before the University of Cambridge on 2 May 1939. View more info

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The Common Reader

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065447

Condition: Good


First edition, first printing. Decorated paper covered boards designed by Vanessa Bell show some minor soiling/shading. Rubbing to paper at edges and corners and small bump to edge of rear board. Grey cloth spine strip has faded and there is a small nick to cloth at head of spine. Endpapers have toned. Gift inscription dated 1925 to half title. Some faint foxing througout. Generally a good clean copy in square, tight binding. 305 pages. 25 essays, including The Pastons and Chaucer, On Not Knowing Greek, The Modern Essay and other essays on Conrad, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Defoe, Addison ... View more info