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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

Florence Nightingale

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: £2.55

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1950

Seller ID: 027163

Condition: Good


spine break on the catalogue page, b/w illustrations through the book. blue cover with silver gilt lettering on the spine. View more info

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Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel

By: Woodward, C. Vann

Price: £5.10

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 297293

ISBN: 0195007077

Condition: Acceptable


Reprinted 1972. Scuffed, creased and significantly edge worn paperback with faded spine and chipped leading corners. A few small scrapes along spine edges. Surface paper peeling to leading edges of covers. Age fading to page block. Leading edge of page block has minor grubby marks. Name of previous owner and date penned on top of title page. Highlighting on page 35. Page edges are noticeablly tanned. One dog-eared page. Minor creasing to leading corners of early and fina... 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

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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

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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

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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

Letters of Edward Fitzgerald: Volumes I & II

By: Wright, William Aldis

Price: £5.10

Publisher: London, U.K. & New York, New York, U.S.A., Macmillan & Co., Limited: 1901

Seller ID: 281081

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Former owner's name penned on front endpaper of Vol. I. Boards are a little scuffed, with several light surface scratches and small surface marks. Spines of both volumes are very faded, with wear, bumping and nicking at ends. Spine of Vol. II has one or two small abrasions. Leading corners are worn and bent; lower front leading corner of Vol. II is dented. Endpapers and pastedowns have moderate, age-related spotting and staining. Back hinge of ... View more info

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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

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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

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Chagall: Love and Exile

By: Wullschlager, Jackie

Price: £15.36

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 2008

Seller ID: 447439

ISBN: 0713996528

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Minor nick on BEP. Hinge is slightly visible at rear. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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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. S... 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

Against the Grain : An Autobiography

By: Yeltsin, Boris

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1990

Seller ID: 188543

ISBN: 0224027492

Condition: Good


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

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The Autobiography of Arthur Young with Selections from His Correspondence

By: Young, Arthur; Betham-Edwards, M. (ed.)

Price: £15.35

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 434417

Condition: Acceptable


Ex-academic library book. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Boards are lightly scuffed with bumped and rubbed leading corners. Spine is cocked. Spine ends are nicked and lightly worn. Page edges are unevenly cut. Page block is age tanned. Ink "with drawn" stamps and stickers on half-title page. First inner paper hinge is split; front board is a bit loose. Minor age spotting to endpapers and a few final pages. Pages are slightly tanned. Small tear through leading edges o... 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

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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

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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