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Medieval Welsh Poems by Joseph P. Clancy (£152.00)Publisher: Dublin: Four Courts Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851827838]Condition: Very Good — in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Faint spotting to the top edge of the text block, again to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight. A genuinely nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary;

From the cover: “This anthology of Welsh poems from c. 575 to c. 1525 offers the general reader the most substantial collection of medieval Welsh verse yet rendered into English, in translations that will support the claim that this poetry is one of the finest literary achievements of the Middle Ages.

Drawing on Professor Clancy’s acclaimed Medieval Welsh Lyrics (1965) and The Earliest Welsh Poetry (1970) this comprehensive anthology presents over 150 poems, eloquently translated, that render poetry as poetry. A lucid introduction, ample notes and a glossary provide the background needed for a full appreciation of the poems.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 396 pages. Tags: clancy welsh poetry translations english wales literature language middle ages lore songs 1851827838 9781851827831 1550
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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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University Verses 1910 - 1927 by W. MacNeile Dixon (£28.00)Publisher: Students Representative Council — 1927Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with several small puncture marks to the upper board. Tanning to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: An anthology from the Glasgow University Magazine. Number 85 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Signed by the author on the first blank and hand-numbered.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 151 pages. Tags: signed books author signatures poetry canto sonnet ode elegy limerick couplet epic lyricist versifier bard poets poetry poems lyrics stanzas verse doggerel free verse nursery rhyme assonance poetry literary art evocative qualities poetic drama hymns lyrics prose poetry aristotle’s poetics uses speech verse form alliteration, onomatopoeia rhythm incantatory effects ambiguity
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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece by R. F. Willetts (£24.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Faintest wear at edges of DJ. Book mildly bumped at spine and corners. Bookplate inside front cover.Description: Our knowledge of Ancient Crete, has now been amplified by spectacular archaeological discoveries. In this book the author shows Cretan life from the Stone Age until the Roman Conquest 7,000 years later. He also discusses the position of women and slaves; the growth of trade; the complex organisation of law and government; and the roles of religious belief and ritual.Illustrated with line drawings by Eva WilsonTags: plato-continued peloponnesian consciousness organization prostitution geographical distribution theophrastus themistocles architecture environment citizenship poseidonius portraiture thermopylae aristocracy hellenistic variations technology philosophy individual pythagoras theocritus protagoras thucydides literature government xenophanes priesthood praxiteles divination barbarians population revolution political sophocles community festivals anthology jymnasium vitruvius geography seleucids dionysiac oligarchy simonides sculpture democracy thersites finances national
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A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great by C. W. C. Oman (£23.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1921Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. A little rubbed at extremities with resulting fraying. Slightly shaken. Top edges dusty. Inscription to ffep and front pastedown. Internally bright and clean.Description: Deep red cloth with gilt titling to spine, embossed colophon to upper board. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations, maps and plans throughout. Fold out map to rear endpapers. 560pp. Index. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: accounts alphabet anabasis ancient anthology architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians battles britain chronological citizenship claudius comedy commerce community conquests consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment european festivals finances funeral generals geographical geography geral gods greece greeks hellenistic helots heroic historia ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear
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What Is The Reason? Vol I Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Chaim Press (£22.00)Publisher: Balshon — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn with several small nicks and an unclosed tear at top front corner.Description: An anthology of questions and answers on the Jewish holidays, text mainly in English with Jewish comments and questions. 95pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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What Is The Reason? Vol II Yom Kippur by Rabbi Chaim Press (£22.00)Publisher: Bloch — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn, faded on spine, with a few small unclosed tears. Book a little bruised at corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: An anthology of questions and answers on the Jewish holidays, text mainly in English with Jewish comments and questions. 87pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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What Is The Reason? Vol III Succoth by Rabbi Chaim Press (£22.00)Publisher: Bloch — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn, faded to spine but complete and pleasant enough. Internally bright and clean.Description: An anthology of questions and answers on the Jewish holidays, text mainly in English with Jewish comments and questions. 95pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Night and Day by Christopher Hawtree (£21.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0701129964]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ slightly ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Signed by the author on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. The first anthology of the legendary weekly magazine of the 1930s, Night and Day. Articles, fiction, poems, cartoons, satire, squibs and reviews (libellous and otherwise): this hilarious collection is varied, often unexpected and always wonderfully entertaining.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Graham Greene. Size: 4to Medium (29 x 23cm Approx.). 278 pages. Tags: 1930s magazines satire comedy squib
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Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers by Edited by Charles Simic & Mark Strand (£19.50)Publisher: Ecco Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0912946288]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned with light, occasional spotting to the leading edge. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a bookplate to the pastedown.Description: From the cover: “Another Republic is a gathering of the best European and South American poets and fabulists superbly trans lated by outstanding British and American writers. Ranging from such acknowledged masters as Henri Michaux and Francis Ponge to such unjustly neglected figures as Johannes Bobrowski and Fernando Pessoa, the anthology is audacious, inclusive, and unlike any other. The selections are ample enough to give the reader a clear idea of each poet’s vision and a comprehensive notion of what con temporary poetry is. Charles Simic and Mark Strand, two of America’s finest poets, have chosen wisely the writers who have most influenced the new generation of American poets, and have avoided making the predictable choices of over-anthologized poets whose reputations, the editors believe, are disproportionate to their influence.

By providing the reader with the foreign sources of what is most vital in American literature today, Simic and Strand have done an invaluable job. This is an anthology in which discoveries will be made, in which there are poems and fables that will astonish and delight. It is also an anthology which, because of its clearly polemical nature, will stimulate controversy. Another Republic will add richly to the fabric of ideas.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 247 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory into irony jintishi limerick lines literary literature lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical modern narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza traditions translations uses verse versifier villanelle
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Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems, 1965-1990 Complete by Alice Walker (£19.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780151400409]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. A lovely copy.Description: More than an anthology, this book offers a historical perspective on the political and spiritual issues of the last three decades as well as insight into the evolving consciousness of one of the most remarkable and provocative literary voices of our time.Notes: Size: 9½" x 5½". 463 pages. Tags: Walker anthology poetry
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The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hansbury-Tenison (£19.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192142089]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “The anthology does not aim to include every moment of discovery, but to give a flavour of the emotions and motives of those who took part in the major events of exploration. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfrid Thesiger, to the Americas with Cortes, Frobisher, and Cabot, to the Pacific with Drake, Banks, and Bougainville, to Africa with Burton, Livingstone, and Stanley, and to the Poles with Peary, Amundsen, and Scott.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 530 pages. Tags: discoveries geography g80.094 910’9d 93-10770 writings explorers ultimate travel writing legendary explorers marco polo columbus magellan unknown continents native inhabitants victorian travel empire source the nile lhasa royal geographical society edmund hillary wally herbert north pole wilfred thesiger borneo expeditions sarawak survival international tribal people
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Miscellennium by Diana May (£18.00)Publisher: Wilton 65 — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0947828591]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the first blank, now tipexed out for some reason — unverified (but matching the enclosed typed and inscribed letter from the author) and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the flap; “This book is for the Millenium, a collection of offerings for what is literally the biggest event of the calendar in our lifetime. It is a happy miscellany of text to inform you, poems to entertain you, and drawings to inspire you. Truly, it will be a keepsake book to treasure. Included with the book is a letter from the author to the previous owner.”Notes: Jacket designed by Manjit Rai. Size: 8½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 267 pages. Tags: millennium keepsake book anthology selection interesting facts year 2000 celebrations poetry phoenix fable emblem regeneration after disaster millennial feeling renewal historical literary sensibility contemporary events double chiliad western judaeo-christian tradition reflection anticipation poetic expression commonplace book everyday saying pillow books
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The Golden Ages of Verse by VARIOUS (£18.00)Publisher: Past Times — 2002Binding: Hardback Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine Slip Case.Description: A limited edition reprint, of which this is 2392 of 3000, specially prepared for Past Times. Spanning five centuries of English verse, this anthology contains examples of the finest and most admired poetry written in the language. From the poets of the Elizabethan age, to those who established a distinctive voice for the twentieth-century, “The Golden Ages of Verse” highlights the contrasts and changes, as well as the continuities, which characterise each literary period creative movement. In doing this, it presents the reader with a handsome compilation that charts the evolution of English Poetry with reference to many of these has celebrated and enduring works.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". 186 pages. Tags: poetry poets verse elizabethan Metaphysical poetry cavalier poetry Augustan poetry romantic poetry Victorian poetry first world war poetry
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Books of Hours And Their Owners by John Harthan (£15.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500232172]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little faded and soiled at the same, with a small nick at the head of the spine. Boards lightly spotted. Endpapers also lightly spotted. Pages slightly tanned at the extremities.Description: OF ALL the precious illuminated manuscripts that survive from the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Books of Hours form the largest ; single category: the personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society. This anthology of over ninety manuscript pages, reproduced in full colour from thirty-four Books of Hours, with the author's descriptive, explanatory and historical notes on the books themselves and their owners. the Books of Hours considered here are so closely involved with the lives of notable individuals and families that they amount to a selective review of an age of European history, seen from an unusual and intimate viewpoint. With 89 illustrations, 72 in colour.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9". 192 pages. Tags: Harthan prayer books Renaissance manuscript
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Poems of the Countryside by Anon. (£15.50)Publisher: Viking — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780670817559]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: Contains a wide selection of poems - some familiar, some much less so - is sensitively juxtaposed with Gordon Beningfield's magnificent pictures, largely taken from his bestselling books to create a very special kind of anthology - one that will give poetic and visual pleasure for many years to come.Notes: Illustrated by Gordon Beningfield. Size: 7" x 10". Tags: poetry hardy wordsworth lyric poets
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Savoring San Diego: An Evolving Regional Cuisine by ANON. (£15.50)Publisher: UCSD Medical Centre Auxiliary — 1995Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 9780963615800]Condition: Very Good+.Description: An anthology of favourite recipes from the UCSD Medical Center Auxiliary and the UCSD Cancer Center Associates. With scenic photographs by Greg Lawson and other San Diego photographers.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 254 pages. Tags: Appetizers Salsas Soups Salads Dressings Pasta Rice Bread Meat Seafood Poultry Vegetables Desserts Sweets
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The Assassin's Cloak by Edited by Irene Taylor; Alan Taylor; (£15.50)Publisher: Canongate — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841951722]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists. Later printing. From the cover: “This stunningly readable book includes 170 contributors and is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive ever completed. Over ten years in the making, it pays tribute to a fascinating genre that is at once the most intimate and public of all literary forms.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 686 pages. Tags: diarists soutar diary diaries chroniclers the everyday record journeys the soul oscar wilde ives egocentrics communing kilvert sir walter scott milne alan clark samuel pepys arnold bennett harold nicolson journalist politician abdication crisis english society autobiography dale spender john evelyn james woodforde dorothy wordsworth josef goebbels celebrity gossip column warhol’s diaries william plomer
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The Folio Anthology of Humour by Various (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1992Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case.Description: From the editors note: “In the years before the war Hutchinson and Company produced a best-selling series of anthologies under the umbrella title of A Century of—. There were Centuries of Horror, Ghost Stories, Western Stories, Girls’ Stories, Boys’ Stories, Popular Romances, Sea Stories and Creepy Stories. But the most successful was A Century of Humour, selected by P. G. Wodehouse. Indeed, so successful was it that A Second Century of Humour swiftly followed. Humour, like any other commodity, can date, but the best of it never does. This Folio anthology contains the best of the two Centuries of Humour, and is dedicated, with grateful thanks, to its original editor, that presiding comic genius, P. G. Wodehouse.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. G. Wodehouse. Size: 10" x 6¼". Green & Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine. 400 pages. Tags: canterville love-a-duck california caroline's unnatural grossmith expeditus wodehouse syndicate makepeace armstrong thackeray tobermory sentiment ephraim's capricorn christmas ukridge's eraser's treasure winifred aumonier landlord trollope burglary sporting birthday pyecraft accident prince's anthony numbers william garnett thurber artemus richard fleming roberts leacock undoing charles dickens stephen herbert general bassoon bennett present husband burnand
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A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by J. B. Bury; Rusell Meiggs; (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333154932]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine with fading to both wrappers. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint of the 4th Edition. [First: 1900] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The first edition of Bury’s famous book was published in 1900, on the eve of Sir Arthur Evans’s dramatic excavations at Cnossus. In the second edition (1913) Bury rewrote the first chapter in the light of the evidence from Crete. In the third edition (1951), prepared by Russell Meiggs, the progress of archaeology again demanded a rewriting of much of the first chapter, and changes were made in other chapters. By the early 1970s, however, so much new material had accumulated that it was decided to prepare a fourth edition. The publishers are fortunate to have been able to call again on Russell Meiggs. This revision (1975) is more complete than the last. However, although Bury’s text has been widely changed in the light of new work and the further sifting of evidence, great care has been taken to preserve the basic character of the original; in particular, no change has been made in the scale and emphasis of Bury’s History. The revised text is presented in a modern format. The original maps have been redrawn and new ones added, with the inclusion of a fold-out map at the end of the book. The illustrations have been revised and improved and the section of notes has been enlarged, with the addition of useful bibliographies.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 577 pages. Tags: accounts alphabet anabasis ancient anthology architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians battles britain chronological citizenship claudius comedy commerce community conquests consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment european festivals finances funeral generals geographical geography geral gods greece greeks hellenistic helots heroic historia ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear
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The Glory That Was Greece by J. C. Stobart (£14.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1918Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with a snag at the head of the spine and again at the join with the lower board. Shaken. Fragile. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete but a little age-tanned.Description: Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 292 pages. Tags: aegean ages alphabet anabasis ancient anthology antiquities architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians citizenship civilization claudius comedy commerce community consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment festivals finances fourth funeral generals geographical geography gods grand greece greeks hellenism hellenistic helots heroic ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear literature
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A Children's Treasury of Milligan by Spike Milligan (£13.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856136663]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: From the cover: “Spike Milligan’s publishing career began over forty years ago when Silly Verse for Kids was published in 1959. His poems were inspired by listening to his own children, and subsequently his grandchildren, and marvelling at the way they could invent new words or incorporate sound effects into their everyday language. This book features some of Spike’s classic children’s work, including Silly Verse for Kids (1959), The Bald Twit Lion (1968), A Book of Milliganimals (1968), Unspun Socks from a Chicken’s Laundry (1968), Sir Nobonk and the terrible, awful, dreadful, nasty Dragon (1982), and Startling Verse for All the Family (1987).”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 207 pages. Tags: ning nang nong anthology spike milligan’s poems stories for children classic children’s books
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The Book of Modern Scandal: From Byron to the Present Day by Edited by Bruce Palling (£13.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 029781298X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded.Description: This rich and fascinating anthology of scandal begins with Lord Byron when the growth of the press marked the start of the public exposure of private behaviour which both shocked and titillated the reading public. Au the major scandals are here from the great financial and sexual outrages of the Victorian era, to the sale of honours by Lloyd George, the great 1920s scandals in America, the Happy Valley set in Kenya, through to the post-war years of Profumo, Watergate and recent royal scandals. Political, social, financial or sexual - Bruce Palling’s use of contemporary accounts reveals how much (and how little) ‘acceptable’ behaviour has changed over the last two hundred years.Notes: 448 pages. Tags: scandal Byron Palling Watergate Profumo Happy Valley Kenya sale honours Lloyd George public exposure sexual outrages Political financial
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A Book of London by Edited by Ivor Brown (£13.00)Publisher: Collins — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, front flap creased. Remnants of a prize-plate to the ffep.Description: With Photographs From the Times. In the National Anthologies series. London is many cities. It is the city of royalty and of the Cockney, of business kings and Chelsea artists, of the East End pub and the glamorous night life of Mayfair, of roaring streets and peaceful parks. Its literature is rich, for many writers over many centuries have tried to set down in words the nobility, the gaiety, the activity, the courage, the beauty and pageantry of this great city. No one person could hope to succeed, but this anthology brings together much of the best that has been written about London, from the days of Chaucer, through Pepys, Addison and Dickens to contemporaries such as John Betjeman and Norman Collins.Notes: Jacket designed by Gordon F. Huntley. Size: 7¼" x 4½". 352 pages. Tags: Cockney Mayfair Betjeman London Addison Chaucer Pepys
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I Remember, I Remember: A Celebration of Childhood in Verse by Brian Moses (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330433938]Condition: Very Good. Single school library stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 182 pages. Tags: children poetry english glorious celebration childhood anthology brian moses 0330433938
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Finbar's Hotel & Ladies Night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot. Bolger (£12.50)Publisher: Picador — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper. Slip case slightly rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Two volume, slip-cased set. An Anthology Representing Fourteen of Ireland’s Finest Contemporary Authors.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: irish authors gaelic writers ireland dublin dermot bolger roddy doyle anne enright hugo hamilton jennifer johnston joseph o’connor coim toibin maeve binchy clare boylan emma donoghue anne haverty eilis dhuibhne kate o’riordan deirdre purcell
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Space Odyssey: An Anthology of Great Science Fiction Stories by Various (£12.50)Publisher: Treasure Press — 1987Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1850512086]Condition: Very Good. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Octopus, 1983] From the cover; “This anthology of great science fiction writing ranges from epic tales of space travel to subtle evocations of future societies, exploring the enormous versatility of this popular form of fiction. The collection contains 25 tales ranging from the weird quasi-erotic world of Roger Zelazny’s Nebula Award-winning story, The Engine at Heartspring’s Centre, through to the stark and spine-chilling realism of Ray Bradbury’s the Third Expedition.”Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Moore. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 349 pages. Tags: about against aliens and anderson arthur award baffled ballard based boundaries bradbury brown carter civilization clarke clones complex creature dark deep detective dick disch earthman epics eye fantasy fiction final flight fredric from future glare guin heinlein him hugo human imagination imaginative inexplicable invader john lafferty laws leiber living machines mars
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Strong-Minded Women and Other Lost Voices from Nineteenth Century England by Janet Horowitz Murray (£12.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140068341]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “From Queen Victoria’s disgust at childbearing and Isabella Bird Bishop’s conquest of the Rockies, to an eight-year-old watercress-seller’s matter-of-fact description of her very adult world, this anthology is a stunning collective portrait of women in nineteenth-century England. It powerfully illustrates the stereotypes that bound them, the limits they struggled against and the issues that absorbed them, to give us women’s true experiences both personal and political.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXII] 453 pages. Tags: 19th britain century conditions england feminism great history men role social society women
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The Noble Art by T. B. Shepherd (£12.50)Publisher: Hollis & Carte — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ generally tatty, with small tear in front and top of spine with some loss. Cover a little grubby.Description: This is a practical anthology - not just a pastime. It gives a good deal of sound advice and precept for actual practitioners of the Noble Art of boxing.Recalled are most of the famous fights from the days of bare fists to our own time in eye-witness accounts. Fiction, too, has yielded gems of description from David Copperfield and Tom Brown onwards. The compiler, has fought and taught for many years and has read, written and dreamt about Boxing for many more.Tags: Boxing, advice, fights, art
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The Oxford Book of London by Paul Bailey (£12.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192141929]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the foot of the upper panel and the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “All great cities inspire great literature but no other city has so consistently stimulated the literary imagination as London. Over the centuries writers, poets, historians, artists, and simple observers have chronicled the life and growth of the capital from its humble beginnings to the teeming metropolis it is today. In his sparkling anthology Paul Bailey has captured the essence of its allure for visitors and inhabitants from the Middle Ages to the present day with wit, humour, and pathos. Among the many contributors are those whose evocations of the city have forever fixed it in the popular mind: Charles Dickens’s descriptions of fog-bound London streets, the bustle and hustle of the Victorian city; Ben Jonson s satires on London low-life; William Wordsworth rhapsodizing on the view from Westminster Bridge; George Bernard Shaw’s archetypal cockney, Eliza Doolittle… Less well known but equally vivid are descriptions of the down-and-out and the aristocrat, of the museums, theatres, galleries and churches, the restaurants and pubs, the parks and institutions, the topography of London mapped out in unforgettable verse and prose. The great set pieces — Daniel Defoe’s description of the Plague year, John Evelyn’s and Samuel Pepys’s daily records of the Great Fire — are among several other eye-witness accounts of coronations and funerals, unequalled in their immediacy. The bemusement of foreign visitors, the joys and horrors of London buses and the London Underground, the sprawl of the suburbs and the excitement of the City, all add to the dazzling panorama. There could be no better introduction, and no better tribute to this fascinating city than The Oxford Book of London.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 377 pages. Tags: literature history london tourists english england description travel literary collections social life customs cities traditions prose poetry anthologies towns british isles depictions
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The Penguin Book of War: Great Military Writings by John Keegan (£12.50)Publisher: Viking — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670852996]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the preface: “This anthology has been designed to exemplify these contrasting military traditions. Many who read it will understandably be horrified by the record of inhumanity that the testimonies from the non-European world depict. The history of all forms of warfare is, however, essentially inhumane. That should be the message of this collection of warrior words from the European and non-European worlds.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 492 pages. Tags: british military theorist boer war transvaal republic british regular army orange free state military code hostilities clean war military cultures heroic age greek world trojan war magnanimity victory chivalry armies hand-held weapons phalanx battlefield roman republic roman empire crusades jerusalem muslim warriors gunpowder military development ottoman empire siege malta habsburg dutch maritime empire red indians first world war maritime colonialism colonialized peoples chinese civil war resistance movements
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Lament for Strings by Wrey Gardiner (£12.00)Publisher: Grey Walls Press — 1947Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Ex-library with minimal marks, plate to the pastedown, numerals to the first blank and title page. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 70 pages. Tags: english writer poet editor publisher plymouth grey walls press poetry anthology kenneth patchen literary amateur literary figure london
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20th Century American Literature: A Soviet View by Ronald Vroon (£11.50)Publisher: Progress — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edge of DJ slightly rubbedDescription: An anthology of the work of Soviet specialists studying contemporary American literature. 527 pp with index.
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A Doctor of Sorts: In Peace and in War by V.J. Downie (£11.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850523516]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: From the cover: “The author makes no apology for the anecdotal style of his memoirs. As he rightly says, a raconteur is not obliged to spin his yarns in chronological order. Certainly it has structure; one would expect no less from a surgeon, a calling which demands both skill and critical attention to detail. Certainly it reveals that the author is a brilliant raconteur: the story of the man with a poker up his backside must be an odds on favourite in any future anthology of medical anecdotes. Certainly it shows him as a man of deep and often, one suspects, self-disturbing compassion, as is more than evident in his harrowing account of the crossing of the River Rapido under the grim shadow of Monte Cassino and the fury of the German guns.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 7.50 pages. Tags: vivian james downie king edward’s school medical officer 3rd survey regiment royal artillery equitation school field ambulances infantry brigade north africa life guards no. field ambulance mentioned despatches.
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Francis Warner's Poetry: A Critical Assessment by Glyn Pursglove (£11.50)Publisher: Colin Smythe — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861402715]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “The poetry of Francis Warner is unlike that of any of his contemporaries in its blend of passion and scholarship. It is the work of a mind steeped in the great traditions of poetry — work that is learned and allusive, but simultaneously intense in its lyricism.

Glyn Pursglove, author of an earlier study of Warner’s plays Francis Warner and Tradition, provides a detailed account of this fascinating body of work, demon strating both its indebtedness to tradition and its profound originality. In a manner both scholarly and sensitive he clarifies the complex craftsmanship of Warner’s major poems and demonstrates the extraordinary formal inventiveness which characterizes so much of his work.

Central to Francis Warner’s achieve ment as a lyrical poet are several remarkable sequences of love poems. These are here afforded a poem-by-poem examination so that readers will find their pleasure in them enhanced by these meticulous and lively studies.

For all his attention to the detail of the poems, Glyn Pursglove does not neglect the larger themes that give continuity to Warner’s work. The reaffirmation of biblical and classical concepts of love — not just as a scholarly exercise but felt in the blood — is at the heart of all of his work as a poet and as a dramatist. It was perhaps inevitable that a poet so steeped in the lyrical forms of the Renaissance (the canzone, the madrigal, and above all the sonnet) should eventually turn his atten tion to Verse Drama. This study closes fittingly with two lengthy chapters de voted to Warner’s verse plays Moving Reflections and Living Creation, theatrical and poetic explorations of love and creativity set in the age of the Gospels, and Renaissance Florence.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 349 pages. Tags: active adler and anthology arnold auden babette ballads barrack baudelaire berry bertran bishop blunden born bridges brooke burgum byron caliban cassou caudwell cavalcanti charles chaucer chesterton christopher cornford cosgrave critical criticism dante day deutsch diogenes donne douglas edith edward edwin eliot emerson english ezra fical flecker francis garman gauguin georgian
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Legends of Arthur by Richard Barber (£11.50)Publisher: The Boydell Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851158374]Condition: Very Good.Description: This anthology of the legends of Arthur aims to show the diversity of these legends, and to illustrate the ways in which poets and writers created new stories around the great heroes, or told the same story in different ways. Colour plates.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 459 pages. Tags: arthur roundtable gawain green knight tristan iseult roman genera king ban guinevere courtiers harden grange
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Self-Publishing for the Freelance by Nik Chmiel (£11.50)Publisher: BFP Books — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0907297374]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: For those who have considered publishing their own images but have so far hesitated to take the plunge, this book could provide the spur. It contains all the information needed to understand and approach self-publishing with confidence.Notes: 140 pages. Tags: acceptance added advance advertisements advertising advice ageism agency agents agreements alterations american anthology arbitration arts arvon assignment associations authors authors' authorship berne blasphemous blurb bookclubs bookshops britain cancellation cartoon catalogues changing chapters cheap children's circles classes classism clause co-editions collection commissioned communications complaints complimentary condensation condensed conferences conglomerates contracts convention copies
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Space Odyssey by Various (£11.50)Publisher: Treasure Press — 1987Binding: Hardback Condition: FineDescription: An anthology of great science fiction stories ranging from epic tales of space travel to subtle evocations of future societies.
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The Bedside Guardian by W L Edited by webb (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002161958]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJDescription: John Cleese introduces a selection from The Guardian 1978-79. In the 28th Bedside Guardian the paper's brightest and best record a tired and nervous year at home, blue with cold and policemen in a hard, unrestful winter, and bluer still after an election that divided the two nations sharply, putting the New Right into office. Simon Hoggart writes on the shy and bluff campaigns of Sir Keith Joseph and Willie Whitelaw; Peter Jenkins on a day in the country with Mrs Thatcher; and Liz Forgan on Shirley Williams before the fall. Abroad there were President Carter's fundamental problems to consider, the bitter end of Mr Bhutto, and the departure of the Shah of Iran, Idi Amin and Li'l Abner. In two of the year's most notable pieces of foreign correspondence James Fenton examines Germany's haunted democracy, and Martin Woollacott signals the demise of Zionism as the raison d'être of the Israeli state. On a lighter note you can travel vicariously with Tim Radford on a long weekend in Outer Mongolia, or join in the Cape Cod family holidays of Paul Theroux; or simple sample for yourself the views and reviews in this year's anthology of the best-written newspaper in the world.Tags: Edited WEBB,
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective by Geza Vermes (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002161427]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Top edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In a clear narrative of the sensational appearance of these scrolls and of the ensuing arguments, mistakes and delays, Dr Vermes shows how ‘the greatest manuscript find of modern times’ (W. F. Albright) is now ‘likely to become the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century’. But he assembles the key facts about 43 non-biblical documents (some still unpublished) from a vast scholarly literature which he lists selectively and from his own pioneering work; and then he shows what light is thrown on the second and first centuries BC and on the first century AD up to the fateful year 68 when Qumran fell to the Romans. A factual picture of the life of the sectarian monastery at Qumran as reflected in the scrolls is given by a careful assembly of these documents and fragments. Allusions to contemporary events are deciphered where possible, and comparisons between this group (almost certainly Essene) and other movements of the time are drawn; but no attempt is made by Dr Vermes to follow a number of scholars, whom he names frankly, in going beyond the evidence into uncontrolled speculation. The religious ideas of this strange community are expounded for their own sake, and their relevance to Old and New Testament, and Judaic studies is examined. In particular it is shown that our new knowledge, while still defective at many points, opens up a new approach to the origins of Christianity.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: gazov-ginsberg pseudepigrapha nebuchadnezzar interpretation dupont-sommer pseudo-daniel nikiprowetzky wernberg-mer commentaries resurrection christianity holm-nielsen charlesworth authenticity osten-sacken circumcision phylacteries palaeography therapeutae archaeology labuschagne melkiresha rabinovitch immortality laperrousaz huppenbauer consolation tcherikover o'callaghan hasmonaeans eschatology leontopolis guillaumont nickelsberg hellenistic interpreter publication crucifixion aristobulus melkizedek pentateuch samaritans sabbatical liturgical baumgarten septuagint ordinances rabinovitz initiation apocryphon shelamzion
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Where Have All the Cowslips Gone? by Edited by Venetia Murray (£11.50)Publisher: Bishopsgate Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900873760]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This book is an anthology of personal reminiscences. The twenty one contributors have two common denominators. They are all Senior Citizens and they all come from that part of England known as Wessex. These extracts from some of the longer manuscripts have been confined to the period from Queen Victoria’s funeral to the end of the second World War.”Notes: Jacket designed by Leon Olin. Foreword or introduction by Alexander Thynn. Size: 9¾" x 7". 208 pages. Tags: wessex longleat lord weymouth tyning pit salisbury plain wiltshire blanshard national trust thomas hardy dorset county museum dorchester dorset bristol
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Another Poetry Book For Teachers by John Preston (£10.50)Publisher: Preston's Poetry — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1898493073]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 162 pages. Tags: poetry anthologies anthology english teaching classroom literature
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Feasts - An Anthology by Christopher Bland; Linda Kelly; (£10.50)Publisher: Constable — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0094677603]Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Price clipped, corner of FEP trimmed diagonally, probably inscribed then removed.Description: An anthology of meals - a selection of a hundred extracts from authors ranging from Auden to Zola, and including PG Wodehouse, Tolstoy, Norman Mailer, Trollope, Somerset Maugham, Pepys and William Boyd.
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My Favourites in Suspense by Alfred Hitchcock (£10.50)Publisher: London: Max Reinhardt — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1960] Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short collection suspense anthology knifing suffocation cremation bludgeoning crimes stranger
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Off the Beaten Track: A Traveller's Anthology by Laura Stoddart (£10.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1842550446]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with line drawings.

From the cover: “A book of brief quotations about travel and exploration from those who love to get off the beaten track — and those who wish they’d stayed at home.

Here you will read advice to the traveller -and reflections from travellers from many centuries: Captain Cook confidently declaring that no man will ever venture further than he has, Richard Burton musing on how to keep a wife alive in the tropics, Edward Lear being seasick crossing the Channel, and the unreliable Sir John Mandeville spinning his traveller’s tales.

Intrepid travellers such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Mary Kingsley, Isabella Bird, Captain Scott and Freya Stark — all of them are here, some of them awestruck at the majesty of their surroundings and others distinctly unimpressed.

Laura Stoddart’s delicious illustrations seize on the unexpected, and make a comment on what the author doesn’t say. Her many admirers will find this wittily chosen anthology has all the charm of her Up the Garden Path..”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: surroundings christopher travellers awestruck kingsley columbus intrepid montague isabella captain majesty wortley marco scott freya stark their vasco polo bird lady mary cama laura stoddart 1842550446
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Seventeenth Century England: A Changing Culture Volume 2 Modern Stories by Edited by W. R. Owens (£10.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0706240898]Condition: Good. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Upper wrap a little curled. Light reading creases to the spine. Previous owners inscription to title page.Description: 4th Reprint. [First: 1980] From the cover: “This anthology has been designed for use by Open University students taking A203, an interdisciplinary course on the changing culture of seventeenth-century England, but it will also appeal to a wider readership interested in this period.

It brings together a wide range of modern studies by some of the foremost authorities dealing with the significant and often controversial aspects of the history, thought and literature of this period. Twenty-six articles have been reprinted, grouped under broad subject headings. There are sections on the structure and beliefs of seventeenth-century society; on the wider European context, economic practice and theory; the developments which led up to Civil War; political thought and philosophy; the history of science and the Royal Society; and literature and the arts. The material reprinted has been taken from a variety of books and learned journals of the various disciplines represented, and there are helpful editorial notes.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Modern Studies series. 337 pages. Tags: 17th absalom addresses age agriculture and archbishop aristocracy arminianism austerity beliefs britain calvinist century change changing charles civil civilization consumer cultural culture disdain donne downfall dryden’s economics economists economy effects england england’s english essays europe execution experimental farm filmer france george great harrington’s herbert his history hobbes hobbes’s improving
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Between the Apple Blossom and the Water by Pamela Norris (£9.50)Publisher: Tiger — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840560002]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Tiny nick to the top corner of the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Women writing about gardens. Reprint [1994 Little, Brown & Co.]Notes: Size: 7¾" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 119 pages. Tags: twentieth-century flower-arranging garden-writers sackville-west recuperative horticulture relationship by-products chamberlain distilling enthusiasm waterhouse delightful hassard’s wharton’s childhood schreiner beauciful fashioned victorian potpourri broughton gaskell’s nostalgia gardeners practical gardening published anthology frederick novelists depiction sensuous wolseley gardener tranquil virginia richmond stannard historic domestic gertrude frances burnett hodgson passion flowers english delight douglas central
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Culture and Society in Britain 1850-1890: A Source Book of Contemporary Writings by Edited by J. M. Golby (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0198711123]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Corrected reprint. From the cover: “In 1850 Britain was the most prosperous and industrially advanced country in the world. There were those, including the organizers of the Great Exhibition, who saw no reason why Britain should not maintain her dominance as long as the new advances in scientific knowledge were applied increasingly to all industries and the nation’s work force remained industrious. This confidence was not shared by all. Despite material advances, poverty had not been eliminated; the new industrial processes and the resulting division of labour had made jobs monotonous and, some felt, dehumanizing. The supporters of Ruskin also contended that the use of the new mechanical techniques debased art by encouraging ornateness at the expense of beauty. The contemporary writings offered in this anthology reflect these concerns and vividly convey a sense of mid-Victorian society and the changes undergone by Britain during these forty years. Culture and Society in Britain 1850-1890 approaches the period through the arts (high and popular), philosophy, religion, and history (social and political), in a way that will appeal to the general reader as well as to a wide range of students, including those following the Open University Arts Foundation course.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XIII] 342 pages. Tags: 19th anthropology britain british century conditions contemporary covered cultural culture dates distance economic education england essays from great history irish journals kingdom learning letters moral open other prose readings reign science social sources studies united victoria works
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Dublines by Edited by Katie Donovan & Brendan Kennelly (£9.50)Publisher: Bloodaxe — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852242574]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Dublin has been called the centre of the paralysis of the Universe, the second city of Empire, Scandaltown, Strumpet City, a series of accidental encounters, the largest village in Europe, the fishy home of Molly Malone, and — occasionally — the capital of Ireland. Although Dublin has had a history that encompasses a huge range of human experience, Dublines is not a conventional historical presentation of the city’s fascinating character, it is more a series of pictures and a choir of voices that together form a complex portrait of the city — from its venomous wit to its instinctive warm-heartedness, from its sick congestion to the expansive visions and statements of many of its sons and daughters. Questions implied in Dublines include: To what extent is Dublin still a little London? Is it in some ways a post-colonial parody of a genuine Irish city? Is it severed from the rest of Ireland, smugly unaware in its conscious and unconscious egotism, condescending even when its mediocrity is obvious? Or has it a character all its own? This anthology has been compiled not in a spirit of judgement but in a spirit of fair-mindedness. In other words, readers of this book will, when they’ve read it, have their own view of Dublin through the ages and the rages, the poverty, power, opulence, elegance, ugliness, congestion, gossip, disease, beggary, nightmares, revolutions and renewals of the city. Stodgy chronology is bypassed and a system of contrasts and comparisons, startling affinities and shocking oppositions is used to let the pictures and voices of Dublin have their say. The structure of the book reflects the relentless, scintillating talk, chat and gossip of the city. Here are Dublin’s voices of the centuries: novelists, poets, talkers, dramatists, historians, wanderers, anecdotalists, tourists, short story writers and chroniclers of all kinds. Dublin is a city that produces and cherishes its famous characters; but the most enduring character of all is Dublin herself.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 120 pages. Tags: and anecdotes authors collections dublin english haunts history homes ireland irish literary literature poetry
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Famous Writers on Cricket by Roger Adams (£9.50)Publisher: Partridge Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: With biographical notes on all the cricketers appearing in the book, the whole adds up to an unusually attractive and intelligently humorous anthology which will delight cricket fans everywhere. 107pp. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Introduction / preface by Roger Adams.
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