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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

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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


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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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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

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

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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

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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

Kathleen Ferrier A Memoir

By: Cardus, Neville

Price: £2.88

Publisher: London, Hamilton: 1954

Seller ID: 030723

Condition: Good


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

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A Fragment of Friendship: Evelyn Waugh as a Young Man

By: Carew, Dudley

Price: £8.55

Publisher: London, Everest Books: 1974

Seller ID: 472073

ISBN: 0903925109

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Lightly tanned dust jacket with one or two minor bumps. Extremely slight fading and bumping on hardcover spine ends. Slight bumping on upper edges of several pages near rear. Tanning at front and rear. Text is clear. AF View more info

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Dadland

By: Carew, Keggie

Price: £11.40

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2017

Seller ID: 475769

ISBN: 080212514X

Condition: Very Good


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

Thomas Carlyle's the Life of Friedrich Schiller (1825)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: £22.30

Publisher: Columbia, SC, U. S. A., Camden House, Inc.: 1992

Seller ID: 181918

ISBN: 1879751100

Condition: Very Good


Text is clear and bright throughout. Cover is in good, clean condition. Contains minor marginalia in pencil. Review copy. View more info

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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: £14.25

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall Ltd.: 1888

Seller ID: 472761

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Three volumes in One. Light marks and wear to the hardcover. The spine ends are bumped and nicked. Sticker on front pastedown. The page block and pages are tanned and foxed. Some of the pages are sealed on the upper edges. A few early pages have small chipped portions, nicks and creases - mainly to the leading corners. The binding is slightly weak on one or two early pages. All text is clear. CM View more info

Robert Runcie

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: £5.74

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Limited: 1996

Seller ID: 180999

ISBN: 0340571071

Condition: Good


Sound book with clean pages. Name sticker previous owner on FEP. View more info

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A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: £14.25

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Limited: 1988

Seller ID: 466157

ISBN: 0571147860

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. First edition. Jacket is lightly scored and edge-worn. Jacket and hardcover spine feet are lightly bumped. Page block is lightly marked. Half title page is lightly tanned, creased and marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar in North's Translation

By: Carr, R.H., B.A. (Ed.)

Price: £3.19

Publisher: Oxford, U.K., Clarendon Press: 1908

Seller ID: 273736

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Faded boards with evidence of water damage along lower edges. Back board has several small stains and front board has one or two grubby marks. Spine is faded and worn along edges and at ends. Leading corners are worn and bent. Page block is faded and a little foxed. Light grubby mark on back pastedown. Endpapers are very foxed. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF View more info

The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll

By: Carroll, Lewis; Cohen, Morton N. (ed.)

Price: £37.57

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK, The Macmillan Press Ltd: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 271656

ISBN: 0333496930

Condition: Good


Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket lightly softened around some edges, with slight crease on front lower edge. Slight tanning and superficial surface wear. Front and rear pastedowns slightly tanned, rear is dog-eared. Edges of abstract pages are tanned. Pages are clean and crisp, and printing is tight and bright throughout. MB View more info

Lying Awake

By: Carswell, Catherine

Price: £7.01

Publisher: London, U.K., Secker & Warburg: 1950

Seller ID: 261186

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. "An Unfinished Autobiography and Other Posthumous Papers". Pictorial dust jacket. Jacket is very worn, with numerous nicks along edges. Tear measuring about 1 1/2 inches next to spine foot on back jacket. Small amount of fabric missing to area near lower rear leading corner. Spine is very worn along edges, with a small tear along middle of left edge. Small amount of paper missing from spine head and foot. Two tears across middle of jacket spine. Leadin... View more info

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Irene Petrie: Missionary to Kashmir

By: Carus-Wilson, Ashley

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1900

Seller ID: 467774

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. First edition with map. Boards and spine are marked, faded and worn. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and split. Light creases and scores on spine. Page block and some pages are tanned and marked. Book plate on front pastedown. A few pages are creased. Spine is slightly cocked. Binding is exposed on pastedown hinges and between a few pages. Binding remains intact. Contents remain clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver

By: Carver, Raymond

Price: £15.20

Publisher: New York, The Quantuck Lane Press: 2013

Seller ID: 476073

ISBN: 159372053X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Photographs by Bob Adelman. Introduction by Ann Beattie. Afterword by Tess Gallagher. CM View more info

Memoir of the Bobots

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Seller ID: 189252

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. Includes publishers slip. Some discolouration of back cover. View more info

Memoir of the Bobotes

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: £6.69

Publisher: London, U.K., Michael Joseph Ltd: 1964

Seller ID: 280739

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket is protected with a clear cellophane wrapper. Cellophane wrapper has one or two scratches. Back jacket appears rather grubby. Light wear to jacket spine ends and leading corners. Endpapers have some light staining caused by the imprint of the cellophane wrapper. One or two small stains on page block. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

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Except the Lord

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: £10.45

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 471038

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket (wrapper design by BIRO) in very good condition. Name of former owner, the late Professor David Bradshaw, penned on FEP. First edition. Light marks and edgewear to the jacket; small repaired tear on front upper edge. The front inner flap is price clipped and has a label. Light wear on hardcover edges; spine ends are a little bumped. The pages are clean and sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

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Edwin Arlington's Letters to Edith Brower

By: Cary, Richard (ed.)

Price: £3.73

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1968

Seller ID: 413961

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover; one or two minor marks on jacket. Well-preserved for age. Pages remain clean and sound; all text is clear. TS View more info

My Dear One: A Victorian Courtship The Letters of Agnes Bowers and Arthur Thorndike

By: Casson, Patricia

Price: £4.15

Publisher: London, Julia MacRae Books: 1985

Seller ID: 032484

ISBN: 0531097730

Condition: Very Good


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The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, and, Metrical Visions, from the Original Autograph Manuscript (Two volumes)

By: Cavendish, George

Price: £43.30

Publisher: London, Harding, triphook, and Lepard: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 235813

Condition: Good


With notes etc by Samuel Weller Singer, who dedicates it to his Grace the Duke of Devonshire: "this revival of a most interesting specimen of contemporary biography, by his collateral ancestor George Cavendish." Cavendish's Life follows a long preface by Singer. The second volume contains the Rev. Joseph Hunter's 'Who wrote Cavendish's Life of Wolsey?', Cavendish's 'Metrical Visions', and a selection of letters and illustrative documents. First edition; two volum... View more info

Two Quiet Lives: Dorothy Osborne; Thomas Gray

By: Cecil, David

Price: £1.60

Publisher: London, Readers Union/Eyre and Spottiswoode: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028367

Condition: Good


sunning to spine; fading and age spotting to covers; age spotting to FEP, BEP, some early pages and page block View more info

The English Poets (Britain in Pictures)

By: Cecil, David

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1942

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 032710

Condition: Good


With 8 plates in colour and 13 b/w illustrations. Just-jacket worn along the spine and edges; minor wear along the spine and edges; gift-note on FEP. View more info

Memoirs Written by Himself

By: Cellini, Benvenuto

Price: £1.28

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 062084

Condition: Very Good


mild age spotting to FEP and BEP; gift-note on front inside cover View more info

Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed

By: Cerbone, David R.

Price: £27.07

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Continuum: 2008

Seller ID: 156091

ISBN: 0826486681

Condition: Good


Pages are clean, bright and tight throughout. Missing cover jacket. Cover is in excellent condition, with only very minor marking to the front. View more info

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Memoirs of Count Lavalette

By: Chamans Comte de La Valette, Antoine-Marie

Price: £22.73

Publisher: London, Gibbings and Co: 1894

Seller ID: 421423

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. No jacket. Boards are tanned and marked. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and bumped. Nicks on spine ends. Page block is tanned. Page edges are rough. Hinge is cracked on front pastedown. FEP is detached, and plate after page 300 are partially detached from binding. Tissue paper on title page is chipped on upper leading corner. Pages are lightly marked. Contents are clear. AM View more info

Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Volume III. Prints and Drawings, Part ii: Portraits

By: Chamberlain, Eric (ed.)

Price: £12.43

Publisher: Cambridge, D. S. Brewer: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027897

ISBN: 0859913325

Condition: Very Good


gilt tooling to front cover View more info

Thomas More (The Bedford Historical Series)

By: CHAMBERS, R. W.

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020524

Condition: Good


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KTLA's News at Ten: 60 Years with Stan Chambers

By: Chambers, Stan

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Lake Forest, CA, U.S.A., Behler Publications: 2008

Seller ID: 285416

ISBN: 1933016507

Condition: Good


Paperback. Superficial scuff marks and minor edgewear on covers. Page block has a few light marks. Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW View more info

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Memoir of William and Robert Chambers

By: Chambers, William

Price: £7.45

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers: 1900

Seller ID: 444073

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. This book does not have a publication date. It was not published in 1900. Boards and spine are grubby and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Nicks on spine ends. Page block and pages are marked. Pencil dedication on FEP. Three centimetre tear on page 13. Hinge is visible on title page and a few further points. Contents are clear. AM View more info

Mission and Betrayal 1940-1945

By: Chambrun, Rene De

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Andre Deutsch Ltd: 1993

Seller ID: 019658

ISBN: 0233988351

Condition: Very Good


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A Knight in Africa: Journey from Bukene

By: Chande, J. K.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Canada, Penumbra Press: 2006

Seller ID: 486691

ISBN: 1894131835

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Negligible edgewear on jacket; interior excellent: clean, sound pages and clear content throughout. TS View more info

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The Letters of Samuel Johnson, with Mrs. Thrale's Genuine Letters to Him: Volumes I - III

By: Chapman, R. W. (ed.); Johnson, Samuel

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1952

Seller ID: 476942

Condition: Very Good


Hardcovers with jackets in very good condition for age. Three volumes. Volume one: 1719-1774, letters I-369; volume two: 1775-1782, letters 370-821.1 and volume three: 1783-1784, letters 821.2-1174. Plastic-protected jackets are marked, lightly edge-worn and price-clipped. Minor nicks on volume one jacket spine foot and volume three hardcover spine head. Light edge-wear on hardcovers. Page blocks are marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

In a Strange Garden: The Life and Times of Truby King

By: Chapman. Lloyd

Price: £5.42

Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand, Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: 294995

ISBN: 0143018795

Condition: Good


Softcover. Covers are slightly edge-worn, with one or two minor surface scratches. Leading corners are a little creased and dog-eared. One or two small stains on page block. Pages are slightly sunned around edges. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

Shaw The Villager and Human Being: A Biographical Symposium

By: Chappelow, Allan (ed.)

Price: £6.05

Publisher: London, Charles Skilton: 1961

Seller ID: 294484

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. A few marks on boards. Spine ends are a little bumped. Spine is slightly cocked. Page block is tanned. Pastedowns, endpapers and half-title page are lightly marked and tanned. Hinge is visible between a few pages. Contents are clear. AM View more info

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Putting Poetry First: A Life of Robert Nichols 1893-1944

By: Charlton, Anne; Charlton, William (eds.)

Price: £46.55

Publisher: Norwich, Michael Russell (Publishing) Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 471232

ISBN: 0859552799

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Name of previous owner, the late Professor David Bradshaw, penned on FEP. Light edgewear to jacket; the spine foot is creased. The hardcover spine head is bumped. Page 182 has one word circled in pen. The binding is sound, with clear text throughout. CM View more info

Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade

By: Chase, Clifford (ed.)

Price: £3.71

Publisher: New York, Rob Weisbach Books: 1998

Seller ID: 425943

ISBN: 0688158110

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW View more info

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What Am I Doing Here?

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: £4.47

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1989

Seller ID: 414275

ISBN: 0224026348

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. First edition. Price-clipped. Numerous scores on dust jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased. Nicks on jacket front spine side. Hardcover spine ends are very slightly bumped. Minor nick on one of the closing blank papers. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info