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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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Gravel for Dinner

By: Cavell, David

Price: £5.75

Publisher: UK, Bookist Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 509762

ISBN: 0955001803

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Page block head is foxed - otherwise excellent throughout. TS View more info

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Joseph Cornell's Theater of the Mind: Selected Diaries, Letters, and Files

By: Caws, Mary Ann (ed.); Motherwell, Robert

Price: £28.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Seller ID: 507632

ISBN: 0500015449

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in dust jacket. Very good condition. Includes 24 illustrations. With label mark on jacket rear. Jacket rear is nicked at each of the leading corners. Pages are clean and sound, text is clear. TA 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

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Walter Pater: The Scholar-Artist

By: Cecil, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1955

Seller ID: 494167

Condition: Very Good


Slim paperback with wraps stitched to spine (front inner flap clipped at upper corner, though original price visible on lower corner). One or two marks on exterior; pages are clean and sound throughout, and all text is clear. The Rede Lecture, delivered 19 May 1955. TS 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


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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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Maharshi Karve

By: Chandavarkar, Ganesh L.

Price: £17.00

Publisher: Bombay, Popular Book Depot: 1958

Seller ID: 504888

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Price-clipped jacket is slightly marked, with larger mark on spine; shelfworn, with two minor taped repairs. Spine ends are bumped. Page block is slightly tanned; pen mark on FEP; minor foxing towards start and end of volume. All text is clear. TS View more info

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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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Mme Sun Yat-sen (Soong Ching-ling)

By: Chang, Jung; Halliday, Jon

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1986

Seller ID: 509232

ISBN: 014008455x

Condition: Good


Paperback. Small amount of correction fluid on rear cover. Fairly minor crease on front cover; one corner faintly bent; spine head bumped, with closed nick nearby. Page block and pages are tanned, the former slightly marked. Text is clear 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

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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

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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

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East and West: Episodes in a Sixty Years' Journey

By: Cheng, F.T.

Price: £12.35

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1951

Seller ID: 474882

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no dust jacket). Faded boards with several marks, stains and bumps. Nick on spine foot. Lower leading corner of front board is split. Page block and pages are lightly marked. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

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Charles Dickens

By: Chesteron, G. K.; Kitton, F. G.

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1903

Seller ID: 505668

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket; decorative boards). Exterior lightly marked in places, and slightly worn at edges and corners. Cover loss to front upper leading corner and most of spine. Inside covers and first and last pages are lightly marked. Previous owner's stamp on inside front cover and title page; blind stamp on first page (ads). Binding a little weak at front; pages remain sound and all text and images are clear. The Bookman Booklets. TS View more info

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Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry 'Red' Allen

By: Chilton, John

Price: £13.78

Publisher: London, Cassell And Company, Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 448974

ISBN: 0304704075

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. A few scores on dust jacket with sticker on front flap. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry 'Red' Allen

By: Chilton, John

Price: £13.78

Publisher: London, Cassell And Company, Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 448975

ISBN: 0304704075

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. A few scores on dust jacket. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Stephen Holbrook: The Light in the Darkness

By: Christie, James

Price: £4.79

Publisher: Tadcaster, Mage: 2002

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 015289

ISBN: 0952710919

Condition: Very Good


Gift dedication to inside cover. Slight crease at corners of front cover View more info

Henry the Fifth

By: Church, A. J.

Price: £7.97

Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026065

Condition: Good


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The Voyage Home

By: Church, Richard

Price: £29.05

Publisher: London, U.K., William Heinemann Ltd: 1964

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 408265

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Several newspaper clippings containing reviews of "The Voyage Home" are laid in between pages 86 and 87. Faded and slightly grubby dust jacket. Small tear to upper edge of rear jacket. One or two small surface marks on rear jacket. Several small nicks to jacket spine ends. Leading corners of jacket are a little worn. Boards are a little faded. Hardcover spine ends are rather faded and bumped. Noticeable age-spotting to face of page block. Age-spotting and fading at several points throughout. Binding remains sound and page... View more info

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The Golden Sovereign: A Conclusion to Over the Bridge

By: Church, Richard

Price: £6.52

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1957

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 444037

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. Signed and dedicated by author on FEP. Dust jacket is grubby and edgeworn. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are nicked with a few small tears. Hardcover spine is faded; spine ends are a little bumped. Foxing on page block and pages. Envelope with newspaper articles on rear pastedown. Contents are clear. AM View more info

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Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography

By: Church, Richard

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 448476

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. 1956 reprint. Includes letter signed by author pasted on front pastedown. Boards and spine are marked, scored and slightly faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped, worn and nicked. Page block is tanned and marked. Stain on page block head affects creased upper leading corners of pages. Sticker on front pastedown. Frontispiece is detached from binding. Remaining pages are intact. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill: A Portrait with Letters

By: Churchill, Peregrine; Mitchell, Julian

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019236

ISBN: 0002113937

Condition: Good


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Winston S. Churchill. Volume I: Youth, 1874-1900.

By: CHURCHILL, Randolph S.

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022548

Condition: Good


Several chips to spine of dust jacket and half inch tear at the top View more info

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Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master - and Spy

By: Churton, Tobias

Price: £24.50

Publisher: London, Watkins Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 493470

ISBN: 1780280122

Condition: Very Good


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

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In the Shadow of the Steeple

By: Cladwell, Erskine

Price: £11.17

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1967

Seller ID: 445356

Condition: Good


Hardcover without jacket in good condition. Spine is faded. Lightly bumped spine ends; pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

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The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family

By: Clair, William St.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1990

Seller ID: 465073

ISBN: 0571144179

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Some light shelfwear to the cover. Tiny abrasion on the spine foot. Felt tip pen marks on the slightly tanned page block. All pages and plates are clear. CM View more info

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The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family

By: Clair, William St.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1990

Seller ID: 465074

ISBN: 0571144179

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Some light shelfwear to the cover. Tiny abrasion on the spine foot. Felt tip pen marks on the slightly tanned page block. All pages and plates are clear. CM View more info

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Mrs Thatcher's Minister: The Private Diaries of Alan Clark

By: Clark, Alan

Price: £7.45

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Seller ID: 444610

ISBN: 0374139172

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Good condition. A few marks and scores on dust jacket. Jacket spine ends are a little worn and bumped. Upper leading corner of front flap is clipped. Hardcover spine is a little bumped. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Slight wear on upper leading corners of boards. Contents are clean and clear. AF View more info

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The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood

By: Clark, Andrew

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 486898

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Abridged with an introduction by Llewelyn Powys. No. 580 of OUP World's Classics. Plastic-protected jacket is lightly marked, edge-worn and price-clipped. Hardcover leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block is lightly marked and tanned. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Labour's Lost Leader: Victor Grayson

By: Clark, David

Price: £12.10

Publisher: London, Melbourne, New York, Quartet Books Limited: 1985

Seller ID: 444617

ISBN: 070432539X

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Good condition. Rather scuffed and grubby dust jacket with some edge-wear and several scores. Leading edge of front flap is creased. A few small marks on front board. Hardcover spine ends are slightly bumped. Page block is lightly foxed. Minor tanning and one or two marks on endpapers. Contents are clear. AF View more info

Benjamin Franklin

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: £3.83

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1983

Seller ID: 182266

ISBN: 0297782185

Condition: Good


With 16pp illustrations. Ex library copy with bookplate and torn out return slip on FEP; library stamps on endpapers and page block. Classification labels taped to spine of dust jacket and cover.Dust jacket slightly faded; title wearing from spine; text clean and tight throughout View more info

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The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood

By: Clarke, Andrew; Powys, Llewelyn

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 485708

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - World's Classics 580, abridged and with an introduction by Powys - in very good condition: well-preserved, with only a few hints of shelfwear to jacket. Text is clear throughout, and pages are sound and clean. TS View more info

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Capote: A Biography

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1988

Seller ID: 509634

ISBN: 0241125499

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket. Very good condition. Jacket is slightly shelf-worn at upper and lower edges. Front board upper corner is bumped. Pages are a little tanned, but remain sound and clear. TA View more info

A Young Man's Passage

By: Clary, Julian

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Ebury Press (an Imprint of Random House): 2005

Seller ID: 266718

ISBN: 009189784X

Condition: Good


Softcover is sound with cocked spine, softened spine ends, very lightly worn lower leading corners and minor white spotting on fore-edge of rear board. Page block is a bit grubby. Contents in very good condition with sound binding, clean pages and clear text throughout. Lightly soiled dust jacket has light creases along edges. T View more info

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Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Appeared on the Lyric Stage, from the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time; In Two Volumes

By: Clayton, Ellen Creathorne

Price: £126.45

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1863

Seller ID: 436175

Condition: Acceptable


1st Edition. Two volumes set. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Original half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Boards are marked and rubbed. Wear to spine ends, edges and leading corners of boards. Paperpeeling to edges of boards. Leading edges of boards are bumped. Nicks on early pages of volume I. One plate of volume I is loose. One plate of volume II is partially detached. Hinges are visible on title pages. Contents are clear. Foxing of endpapers, prelims, plates and pages, heavy in some places. Illustrated with 6 engraved portraits of following female singers: Elizabeth Billington, Giuditt... View more info

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Lenin: Volumes One to Four

By: Cliff, Tony

Price: £56.05

Publisher: London, Pluto Press Limited: 1975

Seller ID: 460355

Condition: Good


Paperbacks in good condition. Four volume set. Includes 'Volume One: Building the Party (1975, 0902818570)'; 'Volume Two: All Power to the Soviets' (1976, 0904383067); 'Volume Three: Revolution Besieged' (1978, 0904383091) and 'Volume Four: The Bolsheviks and World Communism' (1979, 086104228). Light scores and edge wear on covers. Spines are creased. Minor nicks on spine head of volume one. Page blocks and half title page of volume four are marked. Previous owner's details penned on half title pages. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Amigo: Friend of the Poor

By: Clifton, Reverend M.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Herefordshire, Fowler Wright Books Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 472780

ISBN: 0852441177

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Light sunning to the cover, otherwise all in very good condition. CM View more info

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James Burnett: Lord Monboddo

By: Cloyd, E. L.

Price: £16.15

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1972

Seller ID: 476028

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Ex-university library. Boards are marked and scored. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Labels on spine foot, front pastedown and FEP. Stamps on front pastedown, copyright page and a few pages within. Pen on front pastedown. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Double Helix

By: Cluysenaar, Anne; Hewat, Sybil

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Carcanet Press: 1982

Seller ID: 452470

ISBN: 0856354287

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Several marks and scores on covers. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Light crease on front lower leading corner. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Risen By Perseverance: Lives of Self-Made Men

By: Cochrane, Robert

Price: £8.55

Publisher: Edinburgh, W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell: 1885

Seller ID: 465707

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Boards have bevelled edges. A few small marks and scores on boards. Spine is cocked. Spine ends and leading corners are worn and bumped. Page block is foxed. Name of former owner is penned on FEP. Embossed stamp of former bookseller on reverse of FEP. One or two marks on FEP. Small abrasion on rear pastedown. Foxing at front and rear. Binding remains intact, and the text is clear. AF View more info

Crossing the Line

By: Cockburn, Claud

Price: £4.78

Publisher: London, MacGibbon and Kee: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110077

Condition: Very Good


Second volume of autobiography. Jacket a little rubbed and grubby, a little bumped at edge of spine, overall in very good condition with contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Past Tense: The Cocteau Diaries (Volume 2)

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: £6.37

Publisher: Methuen & Co. LTD: 1990

Seller ID: 189290

ISBN: 0413633403

Condition: Good


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

Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections

By: Cohen, Morton N. (ed.)

Price: £18.47

Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, Macmillan & Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 271908

ISBN: 0333417216

Condition: Good


Hardcover, FFEP has been removed, not ex-lib., from the office collection of Lewis Carroll's former literary agent. Jacket shows a few superficial scores, with slight wear along upper and lower edges. Lower edges of hardcover slightly worn and marked. Jacket spine slightly sunned, and lightly worn on head and foot, with corresponding wear on hardcover spine ends beneath. Minor wear on jacket leading corners; hardcover leading corners are faintly marked. Slightly grubby page block head. Contents remain sound and clear throughout, on clean pages. TS View more info