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Image for A Prelude: Landscapes, Characters and Conversations from the Earlier Years of My Life

A Prelude: Landscapes, Characters and Conversations from the Earlier Years of My Life

By: Wilson, Edmund

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen & Co: 1967

Seller ID: 493511

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Price-clipped jacket is lightly worn. Hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped. Hardcover leading corners are worn. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Edmund Wilson: Letters on Literature and Politics 1912-1972

By: Wilson, Elene (ed.)

Price: £6.06

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Seller ID: 278658

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. Lightly-edge-worn dust jacket with several light scorings and small indentations. Jacket spine foot has a light crease. Inside of dust jacket has considerable age-spotting, and boards and spine have some patchy fading as a result. Hardcover spine ends and leading corners are slightly worn. Moderate age-spotting to head of page block. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout.Text is clear. AF View more info

Harriette Wilson's Memoirs (The Century Lives and Letters)

By: Wilson, Harriette; Blanch, Lesley (ed.)

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Century Publishing Co. Ltd: 1985

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 219262

ISBN: 0712609946

Condition: Very Good


Soft cover is sound with two light creases along spine and slightly worn top corners. Contents in very good clean condition. Gift note on FEP. View more info

My Days are Swifter Than a Weaver's Shuttle, Richard Ryley's Diary 1862

By: Wilson, Ken (Drawings and Notes by)

Price: £15.29

Publisher: Lancashire, Carrprint: 1980

Inscription: And Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 097396

Condition: Good


SIGNED on Author's Biography page (right after FEP) "Best Wishes, Ken Wilson" Light wear to cover edges View more info

The Greville Diary; Volume II

By: Wilson, Philip Whitwell (ed.)

Price: £5.73

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 110236

Condition: Good


Hardcover without a dust jacket. Including passages hitherto witheld from publication. Gilt lettering to spine, gilt tooling to front cover. Head of spine beginning to detach from back board, softening and tears to head of spine, softening and chip to tail of spine, lightly rubbed corners of boards, soiling to page block, remain of plate on back inside cover, minor creasing to top corners of pages 9-40, otherwise text and illustartions are clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

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Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774

By: Wimsatt, William K., Jr.; Pottle, Frederick A. (eds.)

Price: £19.95

Publisher: Melbourne, Heinemann: 1960

Seller ID: 471928

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. Dust jacket is protected with a clear cellophane cover. Shelf-worn dust jacket with several bumps, nicks and marks. Portions of jacket are torn from edges and spine ends. Minor pencilled notes on rear of jacket. Mark left by a cup on front board. Hardcover spine ends and lower leading corners are bumped. Tanning and light foxing on page block. Minor foxing at front and rear. Lower leading corners of several pages at rear are bumped. One or two minor marks on pages. Contents are clear. AF View more info

Sister Brother : Gertrude and Leo Stein

By: Wineapple, Brenda

Price: £3.19

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1997

Seller ID: 189340

ISBN: 0747534896

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. View more info

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Vast Alchemies: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake

By: Winnington, G. Peter

Price: £7.60

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 474320

ISBN: 0720610796

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Jacket is lightly scored and worn. Jacket and hardcover rear upper edge and spine ends are lightly bumped. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for Walter Fuller: The Man Who Had Ideas

Walter Fuller: The Man Who Had Ideas

By: Winnington, G. Peter

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Switzerland, The Letterworth Press: 2014

Seller ID: 501922

ISBN: 2970065428

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover (no jacket; printed boards) in very good condition, with no notable faults. TS View more info

G. B. S. 90, Aspects of Bernard Shaw's Life and Work

By: Winsten, S. (edited by)

Price: £8.28

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1946

Seller ID: 082051

Condition: Very Good


Contributions by Gilbert Murray, Lord Keynes, J. B. Priestley, H.G. Wells and many more. 37 illustrations. 200 pages View more info

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Memoirs of a Child

By: Winston, Annie Steger

Price: £14.50

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 476808

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Ex-library. First edition. 169 pages. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Labels on rear board and front pastedown. Shelf mark on spine foot. Spine ends are nicked. Page block and pages are marked. Stamps and pen on title page. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Thomas Mann: The Making of an Artist, 1875-1911

By: Winston, Richard

Price: £6.37

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1981

Seller ID: 291143

ISBN: 0394471717

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Superficial marks on jacket. Jacket edges are slightly creased, bumped and worn. Small nick on rear lower spine corner. Lower leading corners are slightly bumped and worn. Boards are marked. Spine foot is bumped. Ink stamp on page block foot. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Volume is slightly cocked but binding is intact. HJW View more info

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Thomas Mann: The Making of an Artist, 1875 - 1911

By: Winston, Richard

Price: £7.13

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd: 1982

Seller ID: 466572

ISBN: 0094600600

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. First edition. Jacket is lightly scored and worn. Jacket spine is sunned. Light crease along hardcover spine. Page block and a few pages are lightly foxed. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955 Volume II: 1942-1955

Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955 Volume II: 1942-1955

By: Winston, Richard; Winston, Clara

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1970

Seller ID: 478337

ISBN: 0436272466

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - volume two, covering 1942-1955. Very good (page block a little foxed; minor dent on half-title and title pages) in good jacket. Jacket is slightly sunned on spine, with one or two marks, and two small tears at lightly worn spine ends. Text is clear throughout on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

Convoy: The Defence of Sea Trade 1890-1990

By: Winton, John

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1983

Seller ID: 500098

ISBN: 0718121635

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover and jacket. Unread shop stock. Very good condition. TA View more info

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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

By: Wirt, William

Price: £71.25

Publisher: Philadelphia, James Webster: 1818

Seller ID: 453422

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover (no jacket) in acceptable condition. Second edition. Front board is detached. Edges, corners and spine ends are worn, with loss in several areas. Page block is foxed, marked and discoloured. Tape marks, taped repairs, and faint writing on front pastedown and FEP; rear pastedown and BEP are marked and foxed. Age-related stains and foxing on pages within; all text remains clear. TS View more info

Image for William Carlos Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters

William Carlos Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters

By: Witemeyer, Hugh (ed.)

Price: £9.03

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: 1989

Seller ID: 472252

ISBN: 0393026825

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Several light scores and a few bumps on dust jacket. Minor fading on jacket spine and flaps. Upper leading corner of front flap is clipped. Slight fading around edges of boards. Light bumping on hardcover spine ends. Head of page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean. Text is clear. AF View more info

Frances E. Willard: The Story of a Noble Life

By: Witts, Florence

Price: £16.56

Publisher: London, The Sunday School Union:

Seller ID: 010059

Condition: Acceptable


Spine break at FEP, page block is exposed View more info

Is it Me?: Terry Wogan - An Autobiography

By: Wogan, Terry

Price: £4.78

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, BBC Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026926

ISBN: 0563551399

Condition: Very Good


Terry Wogan has been clinging to the wreckage for so long now, you'd think he'd do the decent thing and silently steal away. Not likely... Unaided and, indeed, unbidden, comes this forbidding tome--his latest cry for attention. It's full to bursting with the kind of inconsequential nonsense with which he has filled the radio and television airwaves for years. From unremarkable childhood to a chequered career as a bank clerk, from the Cattle Market Report on Irish Radio to the appalling excesses of The Eurovision Song Contest, no stone is left unturned, no unsavoury detail spared. Has the man n... View more info

The Bridge and the Abyss, The Troubled Friendship of Maxim Gorky and V.I. Lenin

By: Wolfe, Bertram D.

Price: £12.43

Publisher: London, Frederick A. Praeger: 1967

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 036964

Condition: Very Good


Inscription from author on FEP: "To Constantine Brancovan witht he cordial best wishes of the author Bertram D. Wolfe, Stanford, May 18, 1970" Some rubbing / wear along edges of Dust Jacket but, overall, in Good + condition. View more info

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My Father, Sandy

By: Wollaston, Nicholas

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Short Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 485205

ISBN: 1904095445

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - first edition, first printing. Negligible wear along jacket's upper edge; minor crease on inner flap; nick at spine foot. A few minor marks on page block. Text and images are clear; pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

Gandhi's Passion : The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

By: Wolpert, Stanley

Price: £7.01

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Pres: 2002

Seller ID: 199307

ISBN: 019515634x

Condition: Very Good


Pages are clean, bright anf tight. minor bump to the top left corner of back cover. View more info

Image for Undercover Lives: Soviet Spies in the Cities of the World

Undercover Lives: Soviet Spies in the Cities of the World

By: Womack, Helen (ed.)

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix: 1999

Seller ID: 500076

ISBN: 0753807904

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Unread shop stock. Very good condition. Sunning on the spine. TA View more info

Image for Stephen Harriman Long 1784-1864: Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor

Stephen Harriman Long 1784-1864: Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor

By: Wood, Richard G.

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Glendale, California, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1966

Seller ID: 473191

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Light marks and wear to the boards. The pages are rough cut. All text is clear, with sound binding. Frontier Military Series VI. CM View more info

George Bernard Shaw - Creative Artist

By: Woodbridge, Homer E.

Price: £7.01

Publisher: U.S.A., Southern Illinois University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 192712

Condition: Good


Some pencil annotations, dustjacket is slighly grubby and chipped. Clean, bright and tight. View more info

Image for The Paradox of Oscar Wilde

The Paradox of Oscar Wilde

By: Woodcock, George

Price: £8.08

Publisher: London, T.V. Boardman and Co Ltd: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 472192

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. First edition. Lightly marked and worn hardcover, with minor bumps to the leading corners and spine ends. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Spine is slightly cocked, however the binding remains sound; all text and illustrations are clear. CM View more info

Mary Fitzgerald

By: Woolf, Felicity

Price: £3.83

Publisher: Dublin, Gandon Editions: 1992

Seller ID: 172550

ISBN: 0946641234

Condition: Good


Good conditon. Sticker mark on back cover. binding has become unglued slightly at FEP, Pages clean, bright and tight. View more info

Image for Sowing: An Autobiography of the Years 1880 to 1904

Sowing: An Autobiography of the Years 1880 to 1904

By: Woolf, Leonard

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press Ltd: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 479717

Condition: Good


Hardcover with unclipped jacket. Good condition. First edition. Jacket is tanned, marked and shelfworn, with several nicks to the edges. Minor wear and a few small marks on the hardcover. Page block and one or two pages are lightly tanned. All text and images are clear, with sound binding. CM View more info

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The Grasmere Journals

By: Wordsworth, Dorothy; Woof, Pamela (ed.)

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1991

Seller ID: 478804

ISBN: 0198170017

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover and jacket in very good condition. Text is clear throughout on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

Leading Ladies: Twenty-three Outstanding Women

By: Wordsworth, Jane

Price: £3.83

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1979

Seller ID: 185808

ISBN: 0589012517

Condition: Good


'Famous New Zealanders' series. With many photos of famous women from New Zealand, including Eve Rimmer, Katharine Wilson Sheppard, Learmonth Whyte Dalrymple, Mabel Bowden Howard, etc. Some wear and fading to cover; text and photographs still clean and sound. View more info

Image for In Search of Christopher Marlowe: A Pictorial Biography

In Search of Christopher Marlowe: A Pictorial Biography

By: Wraight, A. D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chichester, Sussex, UK, Adam Hart (Publishers) Ltd: 1993

Seller ID: 481854

ISBN: 1897763034

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Covers are lightly scored and worn. Leading corners and spine are creased, slightly affecting pages. Binding between pages 152 and 153 is slightly weak but remains intact throughout. Pages are clean and contents are clear. HCW View more info

Life and Times of Louis Philipppe

By: Wright, G. N.

Price: £23.56

Publisher: London, Peter Jackson:

Seller ID: 212021

Condition: Good


Ex library with a small label on the spine and a book plate on the inner cover. Dark brown blind stamped covergilt title on the spine. Head of the spine has some small pieces missing and the tail is nicked. The hinges have some slight splits. The corners are softened and bent. Lower board has a bump on the top edge. The page block is eneven and tanned, signed and dated by a previous owner on the fep. Bfep are age spotted. Clear and tight. View more info

Image for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

By: Wright, I.C.

Price: £71.25

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1891

Seller ID: 471533

Condition: Good


Ex Library hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Labels on the pastedowns; label and residue on FEP. Stamps and light marks on the page block and a few pages throughout. Tiny pen marks on one or two early pages. The binding remains sound; all content is clear. Very good for age. CM View more info

A Review of the Missionary Life and Labours of Richard Wright.

By: Wright, Richard

Price: £31.21

Publisher: UK, F. B. Wright: 1824

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 171357

Condition: Good


Re-bound book with very stout spine and heavy boards which is half leatherette, card portion of cover is significantly worn and softened, page block is tanned, title page has a dedication, first and last few pages are lightly foxed, clear and tight. Ex-Glasgow Unitarian Church library with two small stamps View more info

Image for William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man

William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man

By: Wu, Duncan

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 481394

ISBN: 0199549583

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. The plastic protected jacket and edges of the hardcover are lightly edgeworn. Faint marks on page block. Pages are clean; text and b/w images are clear. CM View more info

Image for The Confucian's Progress: Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China

The Confucian's Progress: Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China

By: Wu, Pei-Yi

Price: £27.08

Publisher: Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press: 1990

Seller ID: 456827

ISBN: 0691015244

Condition: Good


Paperback. Good condition. One or two minor scores on covers. Front cover is a little warped. Minor wear on leading corners. Page block is a little dirty and has several light marks. Binding is sound, pages are clean, and the text is clear throughout. AF View more info

Image for Raffles of the Eastern Isles

Raffles of the Eastern Isles

By: Wurtzburg, C.E.

Price: £13.30

Publisher: Singapore, Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 471575

ISBN: 0195826051

Condition: Good


Paperback. Minor fading and a few creases, bumps and scores on covers. Light creasing on spine. Several marks on head of page block. Pages are tanned. Contents are clear throughout. AF View more info

Dramatis Personae, 1896-1902; Estrangement; The Death of Synge; The Bounty of Sweden

By: Yeats, W. B.

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.: 1936

Seller ID: 291946

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Contains four works in one volume. First edition. Jacket is tanned, marked and split in half at spine, with significant spine loss. Spine is creased and marked. Significant tears and creases on rear of jacket. Leading corners are nicked. Edges are worn and creased. Hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Cloth spine is marked. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Publishers slip attached on FEP. Text is legible throughout. Spine is slightly cocked, but binding remains intact. HJW View more info

Against the Grain : An Autobiography

By: Yeltsin, Boris

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1990

Seller ID: 184367

ISBN: 0224027492

Condition: Good


A sound book with clean pages and clear content. View more info

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The Greatest of the Borgias

By: Yeo, Margaret

Price: £5.60

Publisher: London, Sheed and Ward Ltd.: 1936

Seller ID: 417032

Condition: Good


First edition. Hardcover with significantly faded spine and edges of rear board, bumped spine ends and slightly worn leading corners. Brown spotting to foot of spine. Age tanning to head of page block. Foot of page block has minor grubby marks. Library sticker on inside front cover. Leading edge of BEP is lightly creased. Pages are lightly tanned. Binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. No dust jacket. T View more info

Image for Willam Haggar Fairground Film Maker: Biography of a Pioneer of the Cinema

Willam Haggar Fairground Film Maker: Biography of a Pioneer of the Cinema

By: Yorke, Peter

Price: £6.00

Publisher: UK, Accentpress: 2007

Seller ID: 502196

ISBN: 1905170874

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Very good condition. Unused shop stock. RB View more info

Servility and Service: The Life and Work of Sir John Coke (Royal Historical Society Studies in History Series; No. 45)

By: Young, Michael B.

Price: £8.28

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, The Boydell Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 219411

ISBN: 0861932021

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with silver lettering on spine and contents in very good clean condition. Tiny tear on tail of spine. Ex-libris of Roger Lockyer on FEP. View more info

Image for The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo

The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo

By: Yutang, Lin

Price: £34.00

Publisher: London, Williams Heinemann: 1948

Seller ID: 485640

Condition: Good


Hardcover without jacket; first edition; spine and corners slightly worn. Page block is lightly marked. Small label on front pastedown. Previous owners' names penned on BEP. Text is clear throughout, and pages are sound and clean. TS View more info

Men Who Dream, Can Do: A Memoir

By: Zakhem, George

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Quartet: 2009

Seller ID: 258862

ISBN: 0704371650

Condition: Very Good


Slightly shelf-worn dust-jacket, with slightly worn edges and crease at rear upper leading corner. Head and foot of jacket and hardcover spine are bumped. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. View more info

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Men Who Dream Can Do...

By: Zakhem, George

Price: £7.13

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 2009

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 453194

ISBN: 0704371650

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, signed and dedicated by author on FEP. Light shelfwear on jacket; spine ends are a little bumped; small dent on page block. Text is clear throughout, and pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

Vacher's Biographical Guide 1990

By: Zetter, Lionel - Editor

Price: £9.88

Publisher: Herts, UK., A S Kerswell Ltd: 1990

Seller ID: 090849

ISBN: 0951520806

Condition: Very Good


Very good Hardback without dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. 388p. View more info

Schopenhauer: His Life and Philosophy

By: Zimmern, Helen

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1932

Seller ID: 177473

Condition: Very Good


Binding is well preserved though with some loss of colour on front, several very small traces of paper (maybe from a sticker?) on rear, and some softening of some edges and corners. also one inner hinge in middle of text is in the early stages of separation. pages are clean and crisp and printing is tight clean and bright throughout. View more info

Image for Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By: Zoya; Follain, John; Cristofari, Rita

Price: £6.98

Publisher: London, Review: 2002

Seller ID: 445039

ISBN: 0755311116

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Very good condition. UK first edition, first printing. Dust jacket has one or two minor bumps and scores. Lower leading edge of front flap is creased. One or two small marks on boards. Slight bump on hardcover spine head. Text is clear. AF View more info

Balzac

By: Zweig, Stefan. (Rose, William & Dorothy , Trans.)

Price: £4.47

Publisher: 1948, Cassell:

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 089543

Condition: Good


Good+ Hardback without dust jacket. Book is slightly cocked & binding is becoming loose towards the back but the book is intact. Minor shelf wear. Corners have been knocked slightly. Inscription & signature of previous owner on front end page. Black & white illustrations with one fold out page. Clean copy. xiv. + 400p. View more info