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Image for YOUNG BERT An Exhibition of the early years of D.H.Lawrence

YOUNG BERT An Exhibition of the early years of D.H.Lawrence

By: ---------

Price: £4.00

Publisher: NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Festival Committee/ Arts Council: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121794


Laminated card covers. Paperback- 240 x 125 mm approx. 96 pp. 54 b/w illustrations on glossy art paper. Catalogue for the Exhibition held 8th July to 29th August 1972 with a forward by James T. Boulton. Good- green ink inscription and date 30th August 1972 to title page. Covers a little rubbed at head and tail of spine). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE WORLD OF HOMER

By: ANDREW LANG

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121814


Dark Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. xviii + Errata + 306 pp. Frontis with tissue guard + 15 other plates as called for. First Edition of Andrew Lang's Homeric work. Preface dated Sept 1910. VG no d/j (Book- colour rubbing to extremities with nicks of up to 5mm approx. to head and tail of spine. Previous owner name and date in ink to front free end paper. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual... View more info

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IN SEARCH OF BYRON IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

By: ANNE FLEMING

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Ditchling , Sussex, OLD FORGE DITCHLING PRESS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121983


Laminated card covers (paperback) 210 x 150 mm approx. vi + 74 pp 21 sepia illustrations. Century Old Style type. A guide book to places and their literary associations with Lord Byron of interest to students and admirers of the poet. VG(Book - a little light colour rubbing to spine edges. No previous owner name or insc. Little sign of use). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE RISE OF MODERN MYTHOLOGY1680-1860

By: BURTON FELDMAN & ROBERT D. RICHARDSON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122617


Marron cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 240 x 175mm approx. xxviii + 564pp. Critical history, with extensive documentation, of the rise and development of interest in myth from the early eighteenth through to the middle of the nineteenth century giving generous samples from the original work of every important writer in the period. Many of the sixty readings appear in English or are reproduced for the first time. Separate bibliographies appear on each aspect or wr... View more info

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CONCERNING AGNES THOMAS HARDY'S ' GOOD LITTLE PUPIL'

By: DESMOND HAWKINS

Price: £20.00

Publisher: GLOUCESTER, ALAN SUTTON: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 119820


Maroon boards with gilt titles to spine, 225x160mm approx. xi + 148pp. Line Map and 25 illustrations as called for. Written by a respected author on Thomas Hardy who lectured widely on his subject this is an investigation into the identity of the spirited young Victorian beauty of whom Hardy wrote a deeply felt elegy in his poem "Concerning Agnes' and of their friendship of 30 years namely Agnes Geraldine Fox-Pitt (Lady Grove). The copy offered by us would be an app... View more info

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HENRY CRABB ROBINSON on BOOKS and THEIR WRITERS ( Three Vol. Set)

By: EDITH J. MORLEY (EDITOR)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, J.M.DENT: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123153


Rust Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. First Edition Set . Selections from the Diaries and reminiscences appertaining to English literature and men of letters of the 19th century lawyer, diarist and correspondent for the Times who's literary connections included amongst others Blake, Lamb, Wordsworth, Coleridge .Three vols complete Save vol I lacks d/j. Frontispice illustrations to all three vols VG/Good (Book- No notable shelf wear or soili... View more info

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VIRGINIA WOOLF Life and London A Biography of Place

By: JEAN MOORCROFT WILSON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, CECIL WOOLF: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120730


Cerise Boards with gilt titles to spine. 225 x 140 mm approx. 256 pp. 15 full page illustrations by Leonard McDermid + numerous other unspecified line drawings in text.First Edition 1st printing of this valuable guide for the student or follower of Virginia Woolf to the many places in Sussex and London associated with her, her writing and the Bloomsbury Group. Fine/Near Fine (Book- No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - slight fading to spine. Non price clipped. ... View more info

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SIR WALTER SCOTT

By: JOHN BUCHAN

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, CASSELL: 1933

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 120570


Green Cloth boards with red title block with gilt titles. 220x150mm approx. 288pp. Frontis portrait. Respected biography of Scott by a noted fellow Scottish author first published in 1932. The copy offered by us is the 5th edition (1st Cheap Edition) of 1933. VG/Good (Book- moderate shelf wear to tail of spine- No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket Rubbed with chips /loss to head and tail of spine and corners with moderate to heavy general shelf soiling. Now in a r... View more info

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SHAKESPEARE IN FRANCE UNDER THE ANCIEN REGIME

By: JUSSERAND, J.J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, T.FISHER UNWIN: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11171


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and front board. t.e.g. xxviii + 496pp. Frontis + 56 other b/w illustrations being engravings or lithographic prints. Comparative study of Shakespeare and the French theatrical tradition and accounts of English troupes in France over the centuries. Good (Book- shelf wear to cloth and bumps to boards, armourial book plate of Sir James R. Fergusson. Bart. of Spitalhaugh to front paste down. Moderate foxing to frontis tis... View more info

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THE ILLUSTRATED LEWIS CARROLL

By: LEWIS CARROLL & ROY GASSON (EDITED AND WITH AN INTRO. BY)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: POOLE DORSET, NEW ORCHARD EDITIONS: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123135


Grey Boards, 255 x 170 mm approx. xxxvi + 334pp + 24 pp monochrome plates on glossy art paper. First published by Jupiter Books in 1978 the copy offered by us is the undated edition by New Orchard Editions Ltd (attributed as being 1978). With an introduction by Roy Gasson the book contains the full text of both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass (following the 1897 editions) + Carrolls' third major work - The Hunting of the Snark with many of the ill... View more info

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SELECTED LETTERS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE

By: MARGARET SMITH (EDITOR)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: OXFORD, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122534


Black Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. xlvi + 260pp. 14 b/w illustrations on 8pp of plates as called for. First Edition, 1st printing.169 letters selected, with notes and introduction by Margaret Smith Vice-President of the Bronte Society, and written by Charlotte from her school days to her death in 1855 which reveal much about her personal life, family relationships, and the society in which she lived. Fine/Fine (Book- No previous owner name or ... View more info

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A TRAVELLER IN ROMANCE Uncollected Writings 1901-1964

By: MAUGHAM , W Somerset

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, ANTHONY BLOND / Muller Blond & White Ltd: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 847


1st ed.Grey boards with gilt lettering to spine.slate/blue cover. 275pp. . Editied by J Whitehead, Co-Editor of the Maugham volume in the Critical Heritage series etc. Includes the Propaganda Articles published in USA during WW2. Containing a selection of 66 pieces of writing - spanning the entire career of W Somerset Maugham.[ Plays / fiction / journalism /theatre / travel / friends etc] book clean,no inscp.tight binding some fox tan spotting top foredge only. [ Dust J... View more info

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D.H.LAWRENCE An Appreciation

By: RICHARD ALDINGTON

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122375


VG Stapled P/b.180 x 110 mm approx. 32 pp 6 b/w photos. First Edition 1st printing of the booklet issued free to purchasers of the Commemoration Edition of the works of D.H.Lawrence published by Penguin in 1950: with additional copies supplied at 6d. ( Booklet- no previous owner name or inscp, clean throughout, clean staples, tight binding,light edewear col/rub-loss ). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE COMMON READER First Series

By: VIRGINIA WOOLF

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE HOGARTH PRESS: 1951

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 122594


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 190 x 130 mm approx. 306 pp. Uniform Edition 1951(Eighth Impression). VG/VG (Book- no notable shelf wear or soiling,No previous owner name or insc. Discreet original bookseller label to bottom of front paste down. Light even tanning to paper of book block. Dust Jacket- Mild general shelf soiling with some sunning to spine and tiny rubbing loss to tips of corners.Non price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve)... View more info

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YOUNG CHARLES LAMB 1775-1802

By: WINIFRED F. COURTNEY

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE MACMILLAN PRESS: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120984


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine. 225 x 150 mm approx. Yellow end papers, applied head and tail bands.Top edge stained yellow. xviii+412 pp. Frontis + 7 other b/w plates as called for. The early life of this prominent essayist and letter writer. Contains his first known published essay. VG/Good (Book- A little light shelf wear-colour fading only, to extremities. No previous owner name, insc. nor annotations. Dust Jacket- a little rubbed at extremities with ti... View more info