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Thangliena: The Life of T.H. Lewin: Amongst Wild Trives on India's North East Frontier

By: Whitehead, John

Price: £11.47

Publisher: Gartmore, Stirlingshire, Kiskadale Publications: 1992

Seller ID: 254933

ISBN: 1870838068

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and binding are very well preserved, pages are clean and crisp, and printing is tight, clean and bright throughout. MB View more info

Abigail Adams

By: Whitney, Janet

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 254953

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover has significantly sun faded spine with age spotting and some discoloration on boards, otherwise it is sound. Age spotting to page block. Previous owner's name, place and year on FEP. Age spotting to early and last pages, No dust jacket. T View more info

David Williams: The Anvil and the Hammer

By: Whitney, R. D. Jones

Price: £4.47

Publisher: Cardiff, United Kingdom, University of Wales Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 221967

ISBN: 0708309496

Condition: Very Good


Plastic protected and reinforced dust jacket. Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in very good condition. Previous owner's book-plate on front inside cover. View more info

Bertie: Albert Edward, Prince of Wales

By: Whittle, Tyler

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061829

ISBN: 0434864897

Condition: Good


spine with gilt lettering; sunning to d/j; mild dust staines to top of page block View more info

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The Political Life and Letters of Cavour, 1848-1861

By: Whyte, A. J.

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1959

Seller ID: 434601

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover without jacket; ex-library. Three punctures on spine, which has bumped ends. Light wear on leading corners and one or two edges. Item is slightly cocked. Page block is marked, with further foxing on head. Two labels on front pastedown; stamps on pastedowns and endpapers. Binding is a little weak in places; all pages remain intact, and text is clear throughout. TS View more info

Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller: A Private Correspondence

By: Wickes, George (ed.)

Price: £76.41

Publisher: London, U.K., Faber & Faber Limited: 1963

Seller ID: 297608

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Signed and dated (1985) by Lawrence Durrell on title page. Card featuring a photograph of Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller and signed by Durrell is laid in between pages 154 and 155. Dust jacket is protected with a clear cellophane wrapper and is a little sunned. Jacket spine ends and leading corners are a little worn. Page block is faded, with noticeable age-spotting. Endpapers have several marks left by the imprints of sellotape. Binding is sound and pages ... View more info

Memoirs of a Medical Man

By: Wig, K. L.

Price: £12.11

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Originals: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 173869

ISBN: 8175361948

Condition: Very Good


Almost new condition. Previous owner's name on title page. View more info

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Memoirs of a Medical Man

By: Wig, K.L.

Price: £13.23

Publisher: New Delhi, Originals: 2000

Seller ID: 443667

ISBN: 8175361948

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Marks and one or two nicks on slightly shelfworn jacket; centimetre-long tear on rear upper leading corner. One or two marks on page block; content is clear throughout. TS View more info

Images of Destruction

By: Wigoder, David

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1987

Seller ID: 078226

ISBN: 0710210868

Condition: Acceptable


creasing to the cover and down the spine, usual stickers and stamps on the inside of the covers, FEP, page block and on the front cover. View more info

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De Profundis: The Complete Text

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £8.55

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1949

Seller ID: 465287

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Several marks and slight bumps on boards. Spine is cocked and worn. Slight bumping on hardcover spine foot. Minor wear on hardcover leading corners. Minor tanning and marks on page block and pages. Binding is sound, and the text is clear. AF View more info

Carl Becker A Biographical Study in American Intellectual History

By: WILKINS, Burleigh Taylor

Price: £7.97

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, M.I.T & Harvard Univ Pr: 1961

Seller ID: 019821

ISBN: 0262230054

Condition: Good


creasing to the edges of the cover writing on the inside of the cover in pencil easily removed. View more info

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Frederick William Faber: A Great Servant of God

By: Wilkinson, Melissa

Price: £14.25

Publisher: Herefordshire, Gracewing: 2007

Seller ID: 472758

ISBN: 0852441355

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Foreword by Peter Nockles. The jacket has a few faint scores and some wear to the edges. The front inner flap is creased. Label on rear pastedown. One or two dog-eared page corners. The pages are clean and sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

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Bertolt Brecht: Letters 1913-1956

By: Willett, John

Price: £14.25

Publisher: London, Methuen London Ltd.: 1990

Seller ID: 471828

ISBN: 0413510506

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Light sunning, edgewear and a few faint scores on the jacket. Some foxing on the page block. The pages are clean and sound; all text is clear. Translated by Ralph Manheim. CM View more info

Richard Crashaw, a Memorial Lecture

By: Willey, Basil

Price: £9.56

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press:

Seller ID: 022808

Condition: Good


26 pages. View more info

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President and Power in Nigeria: The Life of Shehu Shagari

By: Williams, David

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frank Cass and Company Limited: 1982

Seller ID: 486592

ISBN: 0714631825

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with slipcase in very good condition. No jacket. Slight sunning on slipcase. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Tambimuttu: Bridge Between Two Worlds

By: Williams, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 481457

ISBN: 0720607183

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Limited edition (1000 copies printed) in very good condition. Introduction by Robin Waterfield. Consultant editor: Kathleen Raine. Jacket is a little marked and edgeworn, with two or three nicks to the edges. Pages are clean; all content is clear. CM View more info

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Tambimuttu: Bridge Between Two Worlds

By: Williams, Jane

Price: £19.50

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 481467

ISBN: 0720607183

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. First edition - limited to 1000 copies printed. Very good condition. Introduction by Robin Waterfield. Consultant editor: Kathleen Raine. The plastic protected jacket is a little marked and edgeworn, with a small chipped portion on the front flap upper edge. Hardcover spine foot is a little bumped. Pages are clean; all content is clear. CM View more info

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Collected Papers of Martha Harris and Esther Bick

By: Williams, Meg Harris

Price: £28.50

Publisher: Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, The Clunie Press: 1987

Seller ID: 474373

ISBN: 0902965247

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Jacket is lightly scored and edgeworn. The inner flaps and rear of jacket are slightly tanned. 2cm tear on the rear leading edge. Hardcover spine is a little worn. A few minor marks on the front board, page block and one or two pages. Penned notes on the closing blank page; pen and pencil marginalia on some pages - all text remains legible throughout. CM View more info

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Later Leaves

By: Williams, Montagu, Q.C.

Price: £7.80

Publisher: London & New York, MacMillan: 1891

Seller ID: 433086

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Embossed library stamp on front endpaper. Boards have several stains and marks. Upper edges of boards have water damage; several mildew-type stains on front board. Crease on front board. Several marks and scratches on spine. Spine ends and leading corners are worn, bumped and nicked. Pages are rough. Page block is tanned and has several scores and foxing marks. Pastedowns and endpapers are grubby. Water damage on upper edges of rear... View more info

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The Children of Shallowford

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: £6.65

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Ltd: 1939

Seller ID: 456114

Condition: Good


Hardcover without jacket in good condition. First edition. Front of board has a few marks and the spine edges and ends are a little faded. Fitted in a protective sleeve. Foxing on text block with some traces on some of the page edges throughout. Lower edge of half title page is slightly bumped. Binding is slightly cocked. All text is clear. CM View more info

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A Singular Woman: The Life of Geraldine Aves, 1898 - 1986

By: Willmott, Phyllis

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Whiting & Birch Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: 478749

ISBN: 1871177383

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with jacket in good condition. Jacket is lightly scored and creased. Jacket spine is sunned. Jacket and hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped. Page block head is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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W. G. Wills: Dramatist and Painter

By: Wills, Freeman

Price: £32.52

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co: 1898

Seller ID: 436329

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. No Jacket. Boards are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and bumped. Nicks on spine ends. Page block is tanned. Some foxing and other marks in the volume. A few pages are dog-eared. Binding is intact, contents are clear. AM View more info

Where Kingcups Grew: A West Country Childhood

By: Wilshire, Lewis

Price: £3.73

Publisher: Bristol, Broadcast Books: 2005

Seller ID: 409961

ISBN: 1874092680

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Superficial marks on covers. Minor abrasion on spine. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Well Oiled: The Adventure of an Engineer in the Oil World

By: Wilson, Alfred

Price: £5.87

Publisher: London, Northgate Publishing Company Ltd: 1979

Seller ID: 438608

ISBN: 0852984154

Condition: Good


Paperback. A few light scores and edge wear on covers and spine. Minor mark on page block head. Binding is visible on inside covers but remains intact. Previous owner's details penned on half title page. Overhanging corner due to printing error on page 147. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW View more info

Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex

By: Wilson, Andrew

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd..: 2007

Seller ID: 253730

ISBN: 0747592659

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has score down front leading edge. Hardcover bumped at foot of spine. Head of page block has slight mark. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. View more info

The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Works

By: Wilson, Angus

Price: £3.92

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1977

Seller ID: 257132

Condition: Good


Ex-library hardcover. Dust jacket in taped-on protective film sleeve, which has caused some creasing. Jacket is faded, and has library sticker on foot of spine. Jacket and hardcover leading corners, and head and foot of spine, are slightly bumped. Inner jacket flaps are taped to boards, leaving marks on FEP and BEP. Library lending history, stamp and pencil marks on FEP. Library stamp on BEP. Slight penned marginalia on page 12, contents are otherwise sound, clean and cl... View more info

Alex: The Authorised Biography of Sir Alexander Gibson

By: Wilson, Conrad

Price: £5.10

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: 1993

Seller ID: 273553

ISBN: 1851585745

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Jacket has some superficial scuffing and scoring. Spine ends, on jacket and hardcover, are slightly bumped and creased. Small nick on jacket spine head. Upper and lower edges and leading corners, on jacket, are slightly bumped and creased. Page block has very few minor marks. Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW 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 through... 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 p... 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

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

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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

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Best of Times, Worst of Times

By: Winters, Shelley

Price: £35.59

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Limited: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 440119

ISBN: 0091744385

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Signed by author on half-title page. Dust jacket is marked and scored. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Pages are tanned and foxing. Spine is cocked. Binding remains intact, contents are clear. AM 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

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High Diver: An Autobiography

By: Wishart, Michael

Price: £32.30

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1978

Seller ID: 474856

ISBN: 0704332450

Condition: Good


Paperback. One or two creases and dents on slightly shelfworn covers; lower corners a little worn; page block and page edges are tanned. Age-related marks on page block head, visible on upper edges of a few pages. All text remains clear, and binding is sound throughout. TS View more info

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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 t... 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

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

By: Wood, Richard G.

Price: £10.93

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