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Life of George Eliot

By: Browning, Oscar

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Walter Scott Ltd: 1892

Seller ID: 102902

Condition: Good


Previous owner name on the FEP, front pastedown and title page. stain at the bottom of the first couple of pages where it looks like the cover got wet. fading of the colour on the back and rubbing to the ends of the spine; pages are rough cut. View more info

Life of George Eliot

By: Browning, Oscar

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, U.K., Walter Scott: 1890

Seller ID: 293147

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. One of the "Great Writers" series. Ex-library, with library labelling on spine foot, front pastedown, front endpaper and at two or three points throughout. Boards have a few light surface scratches and marks. Spine ends are worn, nicked and bumped. Leading corners are very bent. Pages are lightly rough-cut. Pastedowns and endpapers are a little grubby, with some age-related fading, and a few pages are rather sunned. Small tear near middle of inner edges of pages 9-12. Binding appears sound and text is clear. AF View more info

Duchess of Cork Street : The Autobiography of an Art Dealer

By: Browse, Lillian

Price: £14.01

Publisher: U.K., Giles De La Mare Publishers Ltd: 1999

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 198757

ISBN: 1900357143

Condition: Good


Very good, clean condition. pages are white, bright and tight. Numerous black and white images throughout. View more info

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Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940 - 1977

By: Bruccoli, Matthew J. (ed.); Nabokov, Dmitri (ed.); Nabokov, Vladimir

Price: £19.50

Publisher: London, George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited: 1990

Seller ID: 492702

ISBN: 0297810340

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Jacket is lightly scored, worn and bumped on edges. Page block is marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

By: Bruccoli, Matthew J.; Kerr, Joan P.; Smith, Scottie Fitzgerald (eds.)

Price: £29.00

Publisher: Columbia, SC, USA, Bruccoli Clark: 1985

Seller ID: 486984

ISBN: 0897230507

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Covers are lightly scored, worn and bumped. Minor closed tears on spine. Minor crease on half title page. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Roberto Rossellini

By: Brunette, Peter

Price: £9.91

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1996

Seller ID: 302792

ISBN: 0520200535

Condition: Good


Paperback. Superficial marks on covers and spine. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Several marks on page block. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Samuel Pepys: The Man in the Making

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £1.60

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028182

Condition: Good


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Auden and Documentary in the 1930s

By: Bryant, Marsha

Price: £12.83

Publisher: Charlottesville and London, University Press of Virginia: 1997

Seller ID: 466000

ISBN: 0813917565

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Two or three minor bumps and scores on dust jacket. Slight bumping on hardcover spine ends. Pages are clean. Binding is sound, and the contents are clear throughout. AF View more info

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Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty

By: Buchan, James

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Profile Books Ltd: 2006

Seller ID: 484547

ISBN: 1861979053

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. CM View more info

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Oliver Cromwell

By: Buchan, John

Price: £8.63

Publisher: Thirsk, U.K., House of Stratus: 2001

Seller ID: 419414

ISBN: 1842327828

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are very lightly worn. Light marks on rear cover and page block. Minor nicks on lower edge of first page. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW View more info

I Chose Caviar

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021324

Condition: Good


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Hostilities Only: An Autobiography

By: Buckle, David

Price: £18.47

Publisher: Oxford, Robert Dugdale: 1999

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 293248

ISBN: 0946976082

Condition: Good


Paperback. Signed by author. Covers have several marks and scores. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Front cover is a little faded next to spine. Several marks on page block. Dedication and signature of author on FEP. Very few pen marks on pages 62-63. Several minor marks in the volume. Contents are clear. AM View more info

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Constant Paine: From Southampton Legend to South African Ambassador

By: Bull, David

Price: £6.73

Publisher: Bristol, United Kingdom, Hagiology Publising: 2008

Seller ID: 301913

ISBN: 0953447472

Condition: Good


Hardcover with slightly creased spine and lightly bumped spine ends and lower leading corner. Plastic protected dust jacket with very lightly worn lower leading corners. Leading edge of page block has a few minor marks and scores. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress, From This World to That Which is to Come

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £12.14

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 432819

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Boards are marked. Leading corners, edges and spine are worn. Pastedowns and endpapers are marked. Pages are tanned and foxed. Hinge is slightly visible on pastedowns. Binding remains intact, contents are clear. AM View more info

Flame into Being : The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248128

ISBN: 0434098183

Condition: Very Good


Dust jacket with sun faded spine and one small tear on top edge, orange hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in very good clean condition, showing minimal signs of wear. T View more info

The Autobiography of a Beggar Boy

By: Burn, James Dawson; Vincent, David

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Europa Publications Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 143261

ISBN: 090511826x

Condition: Good


Dust jacket scuffed and shelfworn with some small chips and tears along edges, price clipped. Red cloth boards in good clean condition, binding is tight and pages bright. View more info

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Vol I: 1778-1784

By: Burney, Frances (Madame D'Arblay); Barrett, Charlotte (Ed.)

Price: £18.43

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 199082

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Volume one only. Boards are marked, worn and faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and nicked. Page block and some pages are foxed. Front pastedown hinge has been reinforced with paper. Binding is visible on early and closing pages, but remains intact. Previous owner's name in crayon on reverse of FEP. Some pages are creased. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Vol II: 1785-1788

By: Burney, Frances (Madame D'Arblay); Barrett, Charlotte (Ed.)

Price: £18.43

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 199083

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Volume two only. Boards are marked. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and nicked. Page block and pages are foxed. Tears on pastedown hinges, but binding remains intact. Hinge between FEP and title page is reinforced with paper. Previous owner's name pencilled on title page. Penned annotations on closing blank pages. Creases and nicks throughout pages. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

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The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945-1959

By: Burroughs, William S.; Harris, Oliver (ed.)

Price: £18.05

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 2009

Seller ID: 468528

ISBN: 0141189886

Condition: Very Good


Penguin Classic paperback. One or two instances of very minor wear on covers. Pages are sound and all text is clear. TS View more info

Lives of Simon Lord lovat, and Duncan Forbes of Culloden

By: Burton, J. H.

Price: £28.66

Publisher: Chapman & Hall: 1847

Seller ID: 198148

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. Slight edge wear. Sticker on inside front cover. Slight light foxing throughout. View more info

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A Strong Song Tows Us: The Life of Basil Bunting

By: Burton, Richard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Infinite Ideas Limited: 2013

Seller ID: 481406

ISBN: 190898418X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Light exterior shelfwear; slight nicks on one or two jacket leading corners, plus the jacket and hardcover spine feet. A few faint marks on the page block. Pages are clean; text and b/w images are clear. CM View more info

Tim Burton: Entretiens Avec Mark Salisbury

By: Burton, Tim; Salisbury, Mark

Price: £12.42

Publisher: Paris, Sonatine Éditions: 2009

Seller ID: 263894

ISBN: 2355840318

Condition: Very Good


French language. Price on rear cover dug out. Binding otherwise very well preserved although with some extremely minor surface abrasions. Pages are clean and crisp, and printing is tight and bright throughout. MB View more info

Shadow of Eros: A Biographical and Critical Study of the Life and Works of Sir Alfred Gilbert

By: Bury, Adrian

Price: £35.03

Publisher: London, The Dropmore Press: 1952

Seller ID: 278747

Condition: Good


Half-bound large hardcover. No jacket. Number 109 from an edition limited to 300 numbered copies on hand-made paper. Minimal surface wear on boards. Leading corners and spine ends are slightly softened. Uneven page block, slightly tanned. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece portrait. Penned name of previous owner on 1st abstract page. Ex-libris on colophon. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and clear, in very good condition considering age. BW View more info

Bismarck; Some Secret Pages of His History

By: Busch, Moritz

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1899

Seller ID: 054934

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Ex-Westfield College library, Condensed edition. Presentation stickers on the inside of the cover and on the FEP, faded on the spine and edges. A clean and tight copy. View more info

John Keats: His Life and Writings

By: Bush, Douglas

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1966

Seller ID: 263166

Condition: Acceptable


Slightly cocked ex-library hardcover without jacket, showing marks on upper and lower edges front and rear from removed tape. Further, fainter marking on rear board from removed sticker. Library shelfmark on spine; leading corners are a little worn; spine bumped on head and foot. Page block yellowed. Front pastedown and FEP are tanned; line from adhesive on rear pastedown with imprint on BEP. Slight pink staining at upper edge of many pages, barely noticeable. Laid-in original front jacket flap, clipped, including blurb. Stamps on title page, publication page and final page; pencil markings in... View more info

School Memories

By: Bushell, W. F.

Price: £4.78

Publisher: Liverpool, England, Philip Son & Nephew Ltd.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032262

Condition: Very Good


ex-libris of Ranulph Waye on inside cover View more info

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The Life of Erasmus: With Historical Remarks on the State of Literature Between the Tenth and Sixteenth Centuries

By: Butler, Charles

Price: £24.70

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1825

Seller ID: 457621

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Leather bound Hardcover. Ex-Library. Acceptable condition. Embossed, gilt library stamps on boards. Library label on front pastedown. Edge-worn boards with several scores. Front board is detached from spine. Spine is very worn and rubbed. Spine ends are torn off. Leading corners are worn, bumped and split. Binding is very loose at front. Text remains clear. AF View more info

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Alternative Hardy

By: Butler, Lance St. John

Price: £11.40

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 471670

ISBN: 0333427696

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Light scores, tanning and edgewear to the jacket. Parts of the hardcover edges are worn, most notably on the spine foot. Minor tanning on the pastedowns and endpapers; label on rear pastedown. A few lightly creased page corners. All text is clear, with sound binding. CM View more info

Francis Thompson (Writers and Their Work: No. 141)

By: Butter, Peter

Price: £1.28

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026584

Condition: Good


library sticker on front page and FEP; library stamp on FEP and half-title page; library pocket to inside cover View more info

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Lenin: Comrade and Man

By: Bychkova, N.; Lavrov, R.; Rusanova, I.

Price: £17.69

Publisher: Moscow, USSR, Progress Publishers: 1900

Seller ID: 303616

Condition: Acceptable


This book does not have a publication date. It was not published in 1900. Scuffed, creased and faded paperback with chipped foot of spine, significantly rubbed spine edges, creased and worn leading corners and lightly worn cover edges. One small tear on upper edge of rear cover. Page block is slightly grubby. Creasing to leading corners of early and final pages. Light waterstains through lower corners of some middle pages. Text remains clear, and binding is sound throughout. T View more info

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Ian Fleming's Secret War

By: Cabell, Craig

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Barnsley, S. Yorks, UK, Pen & Sword Military: 2008

Seller ID: 497225

ISBN: 1844157733

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Two centimetre tear on front upper leading corner of jacket. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Hardcover edges and page block are lightly marked. Pages are clean. HCW View more info

The Realist at War: The Mature Years 1885-1920 of William Dean Howells

By: Cady, Edwin H.

Price: £10.83

Publisher: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., Syracuse University Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 103841

Condition: Good


Gilt lettering to spine, gilding a touch faded, sun fading to spine and top of front board, softening and wear to head and tail of spine, library sticker on tail of spine, text is clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

Image for The Recorder: A Journal of the American Irish Historical Society: A Tribute to Benedict Kiely: Volume 7, No. 1, Summer 1994

The Recorder: A Journal of the American Irish Historical Society: A Tribute to Benedict Kiely: Volume 7, No. 1, Summer 1994

By: Cahill, Christopher (ed.)

Price: £31.62

Publisher: New York, LeJacq Communications: 1994

Seller ID: 435735

Condition: Good


Paperback. Possibly signed and dedicated by Benedict Kiely on title page. A few scores on covers. Lower parts of covers are bumped, affecting pages. Light creasing on rear cover, near inner edge. Minor wear on spine ends; spine head is lightly bumped and creased. Slight wear on leading corners. A few marks on pages. Contents are clean and clear throughout. Binding is sound. AF View more info

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What's It All About?: The Autobiography

By: Caine, Michael

Price: £11.76

Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland, Johannesburg, Century: 1992

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 420571

ISBN: 071263567X

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by Michael Caine on title page. Dust jacket is quite worn and has several light scorings. Small tear on jacket spine head. Small tear on upper front leading corner of jacket. One or two small surface marks on boards. Spine is a little cocked and creased, with some wear to ends. Page block and pages are quite tanned. Binding is sound, pages are tight and contents are clear throughout. AF View more info

Berlioz Vol. I : The Making of an Artist, 1803-1832

By: Cairns, David

Price: £25.47

Publisher: Allen Lane , Penguin Books Ltd.: 1999

Seller ID: 188047

ISBN: 0713993855

Condition: Very Good


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

Andres Bello: Philosopher, Poet, Philologist, Educator, Legislator, Statesman

By: CALDERA, Rafael

Price: £4.78

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd..: 1977

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 022021

ISBN: 0049200496

Condition: Very Good


A study of this important figure and his various aspects as a philosopher, poet, philologist, educator, legislator, statesman. 165pp. Author`s inscribed dedic.on op ening page. First Translated Edition View more info

Auden: A Carnival of Intellect

By: Callan, Edward

Price: £8.55

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1983

Seller ID: 466003

ISBN: 0195031687

Condition: Good


Hardcover. One or two minor nicks, scores and creases on dust jacket. One or two slight bumps on board edges. Hardcover spine foot is slightly bumped. Red stamp with Oriental lettering on FEP. One or two very small marks at front and rear. Binding is sound, and the text is clear throughout. AF View more info

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The Case of Anna Kavan: A Biography

By: Callard, D. A.

Price: £23.28

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Publishers: 1992

Seller ID: 476422

ISBN: 0720608678

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Jacket in good condition. Jacket is lightly scored and worn. Three centimetre tear on front lower leading corner of jacket. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Son and Lover: The Young Lawrence

By: Callow, Philip

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023240

ISBN: 0370106636

Condition: Good


Slight wear to top of dust jacket View more info

Vincent Van Gogh: A Life

By: Callow, Philip

Price: £4.47

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Ivan R. Dee, Inc.: 1996

Seller ID: 304439

ISBN: 1566631343

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers are a little edge-worn, and have a few light surface scratches and small indentations. Light dent to upper inner corner of rear cover. Spine ends and leading corners are a little worn. Page block is a little grubby. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Text is clear. AF View more info

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Walt Whitman: From Noon to Starry Night

By: Callow, Philip

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 1992

Seller ID: 494838

ISBN: 0850319080

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Light shelfwear to the jacket. The page block is lightly tanned. Pages are clean; text and images are clear. CM View more info

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Roland Barthes: A Biography

By: Calvet, Louis-Jean

Price: £14.25

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Indiana University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 460013

ISBN: 074561017X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. HCW View more info

Angus our Precentor

By: Cameron, Isabel

Price: £3.51

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061757

Condition: Good


colour illustration tipped-in front cover; covers slightly soiled; gift-note on FEP View more info

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Memoirs of Annigoni

By: Cammell, Charles Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate (Publishers) Limited: 1956

Seller ID: 485836

ISBN: B0007IX3UE

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition, with jacket in acceptable condition. Jacket is marked, scored and sunned. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, creased and nicked. Jacket spine head is chipped. Hardcover spine is marked and faded, with similar effects to a lesser degree on boards. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Page block and a few pages are lightly tanned and foxed. Blank rectangle of paper pasted on FEP. Contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

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A Life in Pieces: Reflections on Alexander Trocchi

By: Campbell, Allan; Niel, Tim

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Rebel Inc.: 1997

Seller ID: 493388

ISBN: 0862416809

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Covers are a little shelfworn. Slight wear to front upper and rear lower corners, affecting early and late pages. Page block and page edges are tanned. Text is clear. TS View more info

Albert Schweitzer: Philosopher, Theologian, Musician, Doctor

By: Campion, C.T.

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, A and C Black Ltd: 1928

Seller ID: 171775

Condition: Very Good


An autobiographical essay on the noted philosopher. Book condition: Published 1928 the cover bears a few spots of discoloration, otherwise in attractive, presentable condition with strong binding. View more info

Image for Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

By: Cannon, Isidore Cyril

Price: £19.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 471184

ISBN: 9622099610

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Minor edge-wear on jacket. Minor bumping on hardcover spine ends. One or two very small marks on page block. Pages are clean. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

Image for Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life: The Public Years

Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life: The Public Years

By: Capper, Charles

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press Inc: 2007

Seller ID: 487019

ISBN: 0195063139

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition with clean and sound pages. CM View more info

Raymond Roussel (Atlas Arkhive Documents of the Avant-Garde)

By: Caradec, FranCois

Price: £47.50

Publisher: London, Atlas Press: 2001

Seller ID: 497383

ISBN: 1900565110

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Covers and spine are lightly scored and worn. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped, slightly affecting pages. Light crease on rear lower edge. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean. Binding is slightly visible at title page, but remains intact. HCW View more info

Kathleen Ferrier A Memoir

By: Cardus, Neville

Price: £2.88

Publisher: London, Hamilton: 1954

Seller ID: 030723

Condition: Good


d/j torn and creased at the edges and ends of the cover and spine, 50 b/w illustrations View more info