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Image for Thomas Hardy - a critical study

Thomas Hardy - a critical study

By: Abercrombie, Lascelles

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Martin Secker: 1927

Seller ID: 208216

Condition: Good


hardback, quarter yellow cloth with title in black to spine, paper covered boards knocked at corners o/w a very good tightly bound copy, minor foxing to rough-trimmed edges, text clean and unmarked, 194pp View more info

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Mr Pepys of Seething Lane

By: Abernethy, Cecil

Price: £6.95

Publisher: W H Allen: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 229473

Condition: Very Good


hardback, octavo, a very good tightly bound copy in a chipped pictorial dust wrapper that has some gummed paper repairs to verso, 384pp View more info

Image for Welsh Dylan - Dylan Thomas's Life, Writing, and his Wales

Welsh Dylan - Dylan Thomas's Life, Writing, and his Wales

By: Ackerman, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Granada: 1980

Seller ID: 167571

ISBN: 0586083502

Condition: Good


binding cracked but all pages firmly in place, b&w illustrations, 143pp View more info

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Blake

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 233416

Condition: Near Fine


hardback, thick octavo, brown cloth lettered black and blocked with a design in black and gilt, dust wrapper not called for with this printing. A near fine tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text, 455pp. Housed in a well preserved slipcase. View more info

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Worthy Dr Fuller

By: Addison, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: J M Dent & Sons: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 203738

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, page edges a little age-toned but o/w a very good tightly bound copy in a lightly rubbed pictorial dust wrapper, b&w portrait frontis, b&w plates, 298pp View more info

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Monsieur Proust

By: Albaret, Celeste (as told to Georges Belmont)

Price: £11.15

Publisher: Collins: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 217408

ISBN: 0002625040

Condition: Very Good


hardback, octavo, a very good tightly bound copy in a well preserved dust wrapper, critical notes of a previous owner to rear blank, text unmarked and clean, 387pp View more info

Image for The Nature Novel from Hardy to Lawrence

The Nature Novel from Hardy to Lawrence

By: Alcorn, J.M.

Price: £11.65

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 207524

ISBN: 0333211952

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, a very good tightly bound copy in a very good pictorial dust wrapper that has slightly faded to spine & is now enclosed within a protective non-adhesive clear film sleeve, text clean and unmarked, 129pp View more info

Image for J.M. Barrie: The Magic behind Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie: The Magic behind Peter Pan

By: Aller, Susan Bivin

Price: £17.65

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group: 1994

Seller ID: 217023

ISBN: 0822549182

Condition: Near Fine


hardback, octavo, pictorial glazed boards, a near fine tightly bound copy in a near fine pictorial dust wrapper, text clean and unmarked, b&w illustrations, 128pp View more info

Image for Rudyard Kipling and His World

Rudyard Kipling and His World

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: £26.65

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 217196

ISBN: 0500130523

Condition: Very Good


hardback, quarto, a very good tightly bound copy in a well preserved pictorial dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, b&w illustrations, 128pp View more info

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Experience, a memoir

By: Amis, Martin

Price: £6.85

Publisher: Miramax Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 224625

ISBN: 0786866527

Condition: Very Good


hardback, octavo, a very good tightly bound copy in a very good pictorial dust wrapper, the text remains clean and unmarked, b&w plates, 406pp View more info

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A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew

By: Austen-Leigh, J E

Price: £6.85

Publisher: Folio Society: 1990

Seller ID: 224306

Condition: Very Good


hardback, octavo, 3rd impression, apricot coloured cloth binding lettered silver to spine, silhouette portrait within a silver roundel to upper board, dust wrapper not called for in this edition, a very good tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text, The slipcase is in very good condition, colour frontis, b&w illustrations, 202pp View more info

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A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew

By: Austen-Leigh, J E

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Folio Society: 1989

Seller ID: 213586

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, apricot colour cloth with a black silhouette of Miss Austen within a silver roundel to upper board, dust wrapper not called for in this edition, initials of a previous owner to top right of front free endpaper o/w a very good tightly bound copy, text clean and unmarked, 202pp. Slipcase a little stained to one panel. View more info

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The Reception of Walter Pater in Europe

By: Bann, Stephen (editor)

Price: £23.50

Publisher: Continuum: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 191492

ISBN: 0826468462

Condition: Near Fine


hardback, 8vo, pictorial laminated boards, no jacket, a near fine crisp copy, 295pp View more info

Image for Concerning Thomas Hardy - a composite portrait from memory

Concerning Thomas Hardy - a composite portrait from memory

By: Barber, D F (editor)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Charles Skilton: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 207862

Condition: Near Fine


hardback, 8vo, a near fine tightly bound copy in a very good price clipped pictorial dust wrapper that is enclosed within a non-adhesive protective clear film sleeve, text clean and unmarked, b&w frontis & plates, folding pedigree, 184pp View more info

Image for Stevie : A Biography of Stevie Smith

Stevie : A Biography of Stevie Smith

By: Barbera, Jack & McBrien, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Heinemann: 1985

Seller ID: 183856

ISBN: 0434441058

Condition: Near Fine


hardback, 8vo, a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, b&w plates, 378pp View more info

Image for Tolstoy : A Russian Life

Tolstoy : A Russian Life

By: Bartlett, Rosamund

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Profile Books: 2010

Seller ID: 217481

ISBN: 1846681383

Condition: Very Good


hardback, thick octavo, a very good tightly bound copy in a price clipped else very good pictorial dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, b&w plates, 544pp View more info

Image for Mervyn Peake a biographical and critical exploration

Mervyn Peake a biographical and critical exploration

By: Batchelor, John

Price: £9.65

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth: 1974

Seller ID: 210138

ISBN: 0715606794

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, a very good tightly bound copy in a part faded pictorial dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, 176pp View more info

Image for Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

By: Bate, W. Jackson

Price: £10.15

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1978

Seller ID: 217490

ISBN: 0701122994

Condition: Very Good


hardback, thick octavo, brown cloth lettered gilt to spine, no dust wrapper, foxing to closed page edges else a very good tightly bound copy, text unmarked and clean, portrait frontis, b&w plates, 646pp View more info

Image for Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

By: Bate, W.Jackson

Price: £16.95

Publisher: The Hogarth Press: 1984

Seller ID: 224408

ISBN: 0701205628

Condition: Very Good


hardback, small octavo, originally a paperback this copy has been rebound by the previous owner in half brown morocco and lettered gilt on black to spine, previous owner initials to lower compartment of spine, new endpapers, a very good tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text, b&w plates, 646pp View more info

Image for Iris : A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

Iris : A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

By: Bayley, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 199265

ISBN: 0715628488

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, faint foxing along top edge, brief gift inscription to front free endpaper o/w a very good tightly bound copy in a very good pictorial dust wrapper, b&w plates, 189pp View more info

Image for A Welsh Hundred : Glimpses of Life in Wales drawn from a pair of family diaries for 1841 and 1940

A Welsh Hundred : Glimpses of Life in Wales drawn from a pair of family diaries for 1841 and 1940

By: Bebb, W. Ambrose

Price: £6.50

Publisher: AuthorHouse: 2009

Seller ID: 202083

ISBN: 1434359913

Condition: Good


paperback, card covers, bottom corner knocked but o/w a good tightly boiu8nd clean copy, 191pp, translated from the Welsh by Mark K Stengel View more info

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Milton

By: Belloc, Hilaire

Price: £11.95

Publisher: Cassell & Co: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 224644

Condition: Good


hardback, octavo, scattered foxing else a tightly bound copy in a chipped and darkened printed dust wrapper that is price clipped and soiled, dated signature of a previous owner, text free of markings, 316pp View more info

Image for La Prodigieuse vie D'Honore De Balzac

La Prodigieuse vie D'Honore De Balzac

By: Benjamin, Rene

Price: £6.45

Publisher: Librairie Plon: 1925

Seller ID: 167561

Condition: Very Good


a very good paperback copy, text in French, edges rough cut, 377pp View more info

Image for Henry King & The Seventeenth Century

Henry King & The Seventeenth Century

By: Berman, Ronald

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 187826

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, a very good copy in a lightly soiled price-clipped dust jacket, signature of previous owner, 160pp View more info

Image for Thurber: A Biography

Thurber: A Biography

By: Bernstein, Burton

Price: £8.95

Publisher: Dodd Mead: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 184074

ISBN: 0396070272

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, a very good copy in a lightly age toned & slightly chipped dust jacket, 532pp View more info

Image for Shelley - a life story

Shelley - a life story

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £5.40

Publisher: Raeders Union: 1948

Seller ID: 180938

Condition: Good


hardback, 8vo, yellow cloth lettered green to spine, faint foxing o/w a good copy, 320pp View more info

Image for Horace the Minstrel : A Practical and Aesthetic Study of His Aeolic Verse

Horace the Minstrel : A Practical and Aesthetic Study of His Aeolic Verse

By: Bonavia-Hunt, Noel A

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Roundwood Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 189571

ISBN: 0900093056

Condition: Very Good


hardback, 8vo, a very good clean & tightly bound copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket that has a small cellotape repair at bottom edge, 268pp View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson to which is added The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

The Life of Samuel Johnson to which is added The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

By: Boswell, James (edited by Percy Fitzgerald)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Bliss Sands & Co: 1897

Seller ID: 171524

Condition: Good


hardback, large thick 8vo, blind stamped red cloth lettered gilt, spine decorated gilt, small bookplate of previous onwner to front pastedown, foxing to pre-lims, pages toned, 726pp View more info

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INSIDE GEORGE ORWELL

By: Bowker, Gordon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Palgrave: 2003

Seller ID: 160789

ISBN: 031223841X

Condition: Very Good


hardback, grey cloth lettered black to spine, a very good copy in a very good dust wrapper, 495pp, ISBN:031223841X View more info

Image for The Real Persuasion : Portrait of a Real-Life Jane Austen Heroine

The Real Persuasion : Portrait of a Real-Life Jane Austen Heroine

By: Bowman, Peter James

Price: £9.85

Publisher: Amberley Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 228414

ISBN: 1445659506

Condition: New


hardback, octavo, a fine new copy in an illustrated dust wrapper, colour & b&w plates, 308pp Readers will automatically recognize the story of Anne Elliott in Jane Austen's Persuasion but it is also the story of Katherine Bisshopp, accomplished, handsome daughter of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, eighth baronet of Parham, and his wife Harriett. ......Bowman has a novelist's feel for a story and intersperses Katherine's narrative with extracts from Persuasion and observations on the numerous ways in which art imitates life, and literature illuminates history. View more info