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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Tyndale's New Testament & Tyndale's Old Testament by William Tyndale (£114.00)Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrappers of both volumes. Slip case slightly faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Glossary; Frontispiece; Ribbon markers;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Daniell. Size: 10¾" x 8". Red/Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXVI/XXXVII] 429/643 pages. Tags: tyndale david daniell bible n.t. english biblical criticism exegesis political sociology christianity scriptures religion testament 0300044194 9780300044195
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Translations from the Quran by Altaf Gauhar (£99.00)Publisher: Singapore: Braegen Publishers — 1982Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0906041961]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Slip Case. Cassettes appear unused. Description: Set contains two volumes of translations and two boxes of two cassette tapes of recitations. Illustrated by way of: All edges gilt; Ribbon Markers;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". In the Collector's Edition series. 0 pages. Tags: gauhar 0906041961 collector edition koran criticism interpretation qur'an introductions commentaries islam 20th century
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Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare by Right Hon. Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (£88.00)Publisher: London: Henry Colburn — 1840Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, with rubbing to the leather. Chip to the head of volume I which is held in place with tape. Ex-Public Library: Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page; Description: Contains: Marbled end papers & blanks; All edges marbled;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". Marbled boards with Gilt on Five Raised Bands titling to the Spine. [XI] 314/340 pages. Tags: william Shakespeare criticism interpretation, historical drama, english history criticism, literature history great britain, kings rulers literature, middle ages literature, great britain literature, books written right hon. thomas peregrine courtenay
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The Story of the Supremes by Daryl Easlea (£87.00)Publisher: London: V&A Publishing — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1851775528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — dedicated to “Bob” who was the husband of the housekeeper of the Royal Crescent, Bath where Mary Wilson stayed during an exhibition at the Assembly Rooms with the promotional leaflet laid in. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “An illustrated tribute to one of the most successful musical groups of the 60s, The Story of the Supremes presents the group’s unmistakable style, from the early days when they were known as the Primettes to the glamorous height of their fame in the 60s and 70s. The Supremes were second only to the Beatles in No. 1 hits, and their success also profoundly affected racial perceptions during the time of the Civil Rights movement.

Music journalist Daryl Easlea traces the history of the Supremes through a fascinating and eclectic collection of ephemera — from billboards and posters to album covers and photographs, some of them previously unpublished. The result is a spectacular record of a group that helped define the music of an era.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Mary Wilson. Size: 9¾" x 7". Matching Pictorial boards. 95 pages. Tags: wilson supremes musical group ross ballard 20th century pop music rock fashion design genres styles soul history criticism women singers united states girl groups 1851775528 9781851775521
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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley by Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon (£53.50)Publisher: York Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582772672]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the York Notes for GCSE series. 103 pages. Tags: advice analysis and annotated answers assignments author century certificate characters checkpoints collections commentary context coursework covering criticism curriculum dates each education end english etc events every exam examinations family for frankenstein gcse general glossary grade guides historical how juvenile key language life literary literature map marks mary model national nonfiction novels numbered other play profile prose questions quotations resources scene secondary section shelley stage studies study style summaries terms them themes timeline top tree use with wollstonecraft works writers
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A Shadow of Dante: Being An Essay Towards Studying Himself, His World, and His Pilgrimage by Maria Francesca Rossetti (£53.00)Publisher: Rivingtons — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards, slight fraying at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Bookplate to the front pastedown with a further personal stamp to the top corner of the first blank. Pastedowns and blanks spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition. [First Published: 1871] Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Illustrations [4]; Tissue-guarded portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: rossetti dante alighieri criticism interpretation translation inferno purgatorio paradiso divina commedia italian poetry critical
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by ANON. (£53.00)Publisher: George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode — 1844Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and marked, fraying at the top corners, lower board warped. Top corners of last few gathers curled. bep torn. Binding is reasonably tight, text bright and clean.Description: Black cloth with gilt, now faded, titling to spine. This edition translated out of the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesty's special command, appointed to be read in churches. Size: Pica Small 4toTags: pseudepigraphy thessalonians non-canonical introductions thessalonica christianity phillippians developments thessalonian relationship composition philippians attestation dislocation historicity theological corinthians compilation colossians chronology corinthian philippian catechisms revelation collection bar-cochba ecumenical christians missionary discipline epistolary background attendance spiritual matthew’s testament opponents jerusalem christian criticism ephesians apostolic maccabean sadducees pharisees religious primitive rebellion societies attitudes captivity
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Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' by Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman (£49.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780521833493]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Cambrige Studies in Early Modern British History series. [XII] 387 pages. Tags: freeman 9780521833493 foxe john actes monuments day influence acts church history historiography reformation england illustrated books 15th 16th centuries christian literature publishing century english middle criticism printing martyrs biography book industries trade martyrologies
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Christopher Marlowe by Millar MacLure (£47.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0415134161]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables [1];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Critical Heritage series. [XIII] 207 pages. Tags: critical heritage marlowe christopher criticism interpretation english drama plays playwrights literary 16th 18th centuries european irish scottish welsh
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Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies by Stella Bruzzi (£47.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0415139562]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.

From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXI] 226 pages. Tags: 0415139562 9780415139564 costume symbolic aspects fashion motion pictures history films symbolism identity 20th century cinema criticism film theory television gender role cinematic design performing arts
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William Nicholson, Painter: Paintings, Woodcuts, Writings, Photographs by Edited by Andrew Nicholson (£39.00)Publisher: London: Giles de la Mare — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900357003]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper appears unevenly faded on the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “William Nicholson (1872-1949), who is known by many for his early woodcuts and the radical posters of the Beggarstaff Brothers in the 1890s, has become recognized as one of the foremost English artists of his time for the whole range of his work. His haunting downland landscapes, his remarkable still lifes, which capture light and colour in an entirely fresh way, and the varied portraits by which he mainly earned his living form the core of his output and have become greatly prized. This book, compiled by two grandsons, Andrew and Tim Nicholson, is with its representative selection of his pictures the first to do justice to the extraordinary diversity of William Nicholson’s oeuvre.

It provides at the same time a documentary account of William Nicholson’s life, using contemporary records, articles and reminiscences, and above all quoting extensively from the numerous letters William wrote to his family and friends, many of them to his son Ben Nicholson, and from the letters they wrote to him as well. The majority are from private sources and have never appeared in print before. What emerges in this unique and beautifully illustrated volume is a highly detailed and most appealing portrait of the man and the artist.

What he painted, why and for whom; what spurred him on to experiment and artistic adventure; how he fared in times of elation and anguish; how he combined the serious playfulness of his vision with a deep affection for nature; and how he collaborated with some of the leading men of his day, among them Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, William Orpen, Edwin Lutyens, his son-in-law Robert Graves, and Winston Churchill — all this is revealed, and much more.

William Nicholson, Painter includes 110 colour plates of his oil paintings and over 250 black and white reproductions and photographs.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alan Bowness. Size: 12" x 9½". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: nicholson bowness criticism interpretation painters britain artists graphic arts art british 20th century england painting paintings illustration commercial united kingdom 1900357003 9781900357005
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Literature by Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell (£37.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 015503622X]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. Reading, reacting, writing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 2095 pages. Tags: active reading allegorical framework alliteration antagonist archetype assonance aubade audience ballad stanza black comedy canon literary caricature catharsis characterization colloquialisms closet drama comedy humours conceit couplet critical thinking defining poetry denouement deus machine didactic dramatic irony environmental staging epigram epiphany evaluating literature expressionism feminist criticism figurative language
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The Vivaldi Compendium by Michael Talbot (£37.00)Publisher: Woodbridge: The Boydell Press — 2011Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781843836704]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Discography; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Musical scores;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XII] 258 pages. Tags: vivaldi criticism interpretation bibliographies catalogues composers musicians baroque music italy history composer musician genres styles classical
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Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka with an essay by Bridget Riley (£36.00)Publisher: Hayward Gallery in association with Lund Humphries — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853322245]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee’s creative practice. Drawing on Klee’s own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist’s rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.

By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for

many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee’s work is once again heralded.

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kiinste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee’s work by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 204 pages. Tags: klee paul 1879-1940 catalogs exhibitions studies criticism and interpretation painting modern 20th century switzerland great britain modernism art painters german swiss design styles from 1960 individual artists monographs history robert kudielka with essay bridget riley 1853322245
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Korean Music: Its History And Its Performance by Keith Pratt (£34.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber; Seoul: Jung Eum Sa Publishing Corporation — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571100813]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy. LACKS THE ORIGINAL BOX & CASSETTE TAPES.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Musical scores; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Korean music is one of the most splendid and distinctive of all the great East Asian arts. Varied in form and instrumentation, rich in texture and tone-colour, sophisticated in rhythm and mood, it is still little known in the West, though it is now attracting increasing attention. Keith Pratt, one of the few British scholars to have made an extensive study of it, gives an account of its development over the past fifteen hundred years. He explains the social importance of music and dance in both traditional and modern Korea, and discusses their links with Chinese music and their individual characteristics. At the core of his book is a unique collection of pictures and drawings showing the representation of music in Korean art. The 142 colour plates, many of them reproducing Korean works for the first time, constitute a remarkable survey of literati and folk art traditions. There are examples of painting, sculpture, metalwork, pottery and wood-carving.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Light Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 279 pages. Tags: music korea history criticism korean east asian arts chinese folk art traditions painting sculpture metalwork pottery woodcarving court religious vocal instrumental forms
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Sex and Revolution by Alec Craig (£33.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and loss at the head of the same. Boards tanned and faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “A study of current problems in sexual ethics treated as part of an historical dialectical process. The interrelation between sexual questions and economic or political questions and the paramount importance of facing the former in a spirit of scientific and moral honesty is the main theme. The broad theoretical sweep of the book is supported throughout by the quotation of practical examples. The author is courageously outspoken on such subjects as divorce, police-courts, abortion, Russia, home-life, nursery schools, and sex education. Although there is much trenchant criticism of existing stupidity and hypocrisy, he is by no means uncritical of the new schools of sexual morality. The book is a complete and penetrating statement of the present position in the field of sexual morals.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 144 pages. Tags: and britain crimes great instruction law sex
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Persona Granada: Some Memories of Sidney Bernstein and The Early Years of Independent Television by Denis Forman (£32.00)Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233989870]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightest lean otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: “When ITV first went on air in 1955, Granada Television soon established itself as the most innovative of the new independent television companies. Granada took risks, ignored conventions, and challenged conventional notions of how television programmes should be made. Coronation Street, the hard-hitting World in Action, adventurous drama productions — this was television that made people sit up and watch.

Denis Forman was there from the start, and in this richly detailed and compelling memoir he combines an affectionate portrait of Granada’s prime mover, the extraordinary Sidney Bernstein, with an insider’s account of the personalities behind the scenes and the triumphs — and occasional disasters — of this remarkable television company.

They were heady days. Granada defied the antiquated rules of political broadcasting with its ground-breaking coverage of a by-election which was to change the course of television’s relationship with politicians. There were frequent battles with the Independent Television Authority over investigative reports thought to have gone too far in exposing scandal and corruption. It was a time of creative ferment, a time when Granada’s team of talented programme-makers earned the company its enduring reputation.

Denis Forman charts the history of Granada with abundant wit and a refreshing candour. His own contribution to the Granada success story, culminating in his close personal involvement in the universally acclaimed The Jewel in the Crown, was immense. He is modest about his own achievements, and generous in his appreciation of the many colleagues — some of them later to become senior figures in television — who made Granada what it was. But as this engrossing memoir reveals, none of it could have happened without the towering presence of the original persona Granada, Sidney Bernstein: founding father, guiding spirit, and one of the most remarkable men of our century.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 333 pages. Tags: forman bernstein sidney granada television stations britain employees radio industry business economics industries media communications performing arts history criticism corporate 9780233989877
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Russian Style by Evelina Khromtchenko (£29.00)Publisher: New York: Assouline Publishing — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9782759403950]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small scuff mid-way to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Martine Assouline. Size: 12" x 9½". Brown boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 219 pages. Tags: khromtchenko assouline arts photography fashion museum exhibition history criticism schools periods styles design decorative textile costume Russia Russian soviet union ussr ccp 9782759403950
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Mezzotints in Modern Music: Brahms, Tschaikowsky, Chopin, Richard Straus, Liszt & Wagner by James Huneker (£28.00)Publisher: London: William Reeves — 1901Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is lightly soiled. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Private library sticker remnants to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 2nd edition.Notes: Size: 8" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 318 [22] pages. Tags: huneker brahms johannes 1833-1897 tchaikovsky peter ilich 1840-1893 chopin fre´de´ric 1810-1849 strauss richard 1864-1949 liszt franz 1811-1886 wagner 1813-1883 music history criticism 19th century
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This Is Modern Art by Matthew Collings (£28.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297842927]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Jacket designed by Herman Lelie. Size: 9" x 7½". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: collings 0297842927 art history 20th century visual arts humour criticism connoisseurship styles contemporary
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Word Biblical Commentary: 1 & 2 Thessalonians by F. F. Bruce (£28.00)Publisher: Nelson Reference & Electronic — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0849902444]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Later printing. Volume 45 in the 60 volume set. For the professional scholar, the student, the minister, and the interested layperson, reading the Thessalonian letters with Dr. F. F. Bruce offers a rare glimpse into the earliest events, experiences, and writings from the New Testament.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 228 pages. Tags: Macedonia Christianity Eschatology Thessalonica Excursus Antichrist Pauline theology evangelical theological Biblical Criticism Exegesis
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The Eating of the Gods: An Interpretation of Greek Tragedy by Jan Kott (£27.50)Publisher: Evanston: Northwestern University Press — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0810107457]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XVIII] 334 pages. Tags: kott 0810107457 boleslaw taborski edward czerwinski 9780810107458 greek drama tragedy history criticism plays playwrights literary classical medieval ancient poetry
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The Codex Leicester: Sold by Order of the Trusteees of the Holkham Estate Which Will Be Sold at Christie's Great Rooms on Friday, 12 December 1980 by Leonardo Da Vinci (£27.00)Publisher: London: Christie, Manson & Woods — 1980Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a heavy knock to the head of the spine. Boards a little dull. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A manuscript by Leonardo, in the possession of the earls of Leicester for many years. Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Carlo Pedretti. Size: 9¾" x 7¼". Salmon boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 174 pages. Tags: vinci leonardo codex leicester criticism interpretation holkham hall manuscript manuscripts italian auction hydraulics cosmology
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Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture by Juliet John (£26.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0199261377]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Contains: List of abbreviations;Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5½"). [XIII] 258 pages. Tags: charles dickens characters criminals, villains characters studies, popular culture england history 19th century, literature great britain, literature prose writers literary, criticism english, melodrama, books written juliet john, 0199261377
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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The Oxford Dictionary Of The Christian Church by F. L. [Frank Leslie] Cross (£24.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a heavier knock to the head of the spine and light scuffing to the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 1957]Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 1492 pages. Tags: christendom christianity history dictionaries church reference works literary criticism european english irish scottish welsh religion cross
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In the Kingdom of Shadows: A Companion to Early Cinema by Colin Harding & Simon Popple (£24.00)Publisher: London: Cygnus Arts — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 190054105X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly spotted on the verso. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: 190054105x 9781900541053 motion pictures britain history silent films criticism picture industry cinema film palaces odeons
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Oskar Kokoschka 1886-1980 by Richard Calvocoressi & Katharina Schulz (£24.00)Publisher: New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0892070595]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine which is lightly knocked at the head, wraps a little age-toned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This volume has been published to accompany the centenary exhibition of Oskar Kokoschka’s work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, first seen in somewhat different form at the Tate Gallery, London, and the Kunsthaus Zurich. The great individualist of twentieths-century art, Kokoschka in his painting combines elements of Expressionism, Symbolism and the Baroque, resulting in portraits and landscapes characterized by heightened colour, emotional intensity and a strong sense of vitality and movement. Kokoschka is best remembered for his incisive portraits of the Viennese intelligentsia and bourgeoisie painted during the last years of the Habsburg empire, but also for a series of breathtaking views of European cities done mainly in the twenties and thirties. The catalogue has been written by Richard Calvocoressi of the Tate Gallery. With 184 full page colour plates, it is a complete record of the most comprehensive Kokoschka exhibition ever presented in the United States.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¾". 246 pages. Tags: kokoschka oskar criticism interpretation artists painting portraits 20th century austria austro-hungarian empire english paintings catalogues exhibition 0892070595
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New Hyperion: Poems and Critical Essays by Edited by Geoffrey Handley-Taylor (£23.00)Publisher: George Ronald — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and a generally grubby appearance. Boards faded at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Signed by the author on the ½-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Vol II in the series. From the cover: “Geoffrey Handley-Taylor, Founder and chairman of British Poetry-Drama Guild, is one of the country’s most versatile and active creative artists. His books and critical commentaries on the ballet and kindred arts have already earned him wide recognition. His lecture tours keep him constantly before appreciative audiences and are becoming a well-known feature in the cultural life of the British Isles. As Vernon Noble commented in a B.B.C. programme in 1947, ‘He has built up an international reputation, especially distinguished, and when he is not travelling round the world he may be found residing in the City of York’. York is the home of British Poetry-Drama Guild, a voluntary organisation which promotes cultural activities throughout Great Britain and overseas. Its membership includes many famous writers and artists.

New Hyperion is the second volume in the Guild series and contains new items of absorbing interest written specially for it by distinguished authors.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the British Poetry-Drama Guild series. 88 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity and anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet criticism diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory 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 symposium tanka terza traditions uses verse versifier villanelle
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Shaw On Dickens by Edited With an Introduction by Dan H. Laurence & Martin Quinn (£23.00)Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0804424942]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLVI] 150 pages. Tags: shaw bernard 1856-1950 knowledge literature dickens charles 1812-1870 criticism and interpretation influence addresses essays lectures studies fiction english classics dan laurence martin quinn 0804424942 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature Fourth Edition by Edited by Sir Paul Harvey & Revised by Dorothy Eagle (£22.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198661061]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Small sticker remnant to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 961 pages. Tags: american business criticism development dictionaries dictionary economic economics encyclopedias english european general irish literary literature reference scottish studies welsh works
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Collins Encyclopedia of Music by Sir Jack Westrup & F. Ll. Harrison (£22.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0907486495]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight snag to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Revised by Conrad Wilson. Revised, and reset, edition. [First Edition: Collins, 1959] From the cover: “This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative survey of the whole field of Western music from its beginnings in Greece to the present day. The record-buyer, concert-goer, student, and professional musician will find here, in one compact volume, the best and most practical collection of musical information relevant to his needs. The Encyclopaedia is an authoritative work, firmly founded on the impeccable scholarship of its original authors, Sir Jack Westrup and Frank Harrison, supplemented by the more recent research of the revising team. The result does justice to both traditional and contemporary forms and values in a way that reflects the best critical consensus of the present day. In particular, the coverage of early and medieval music and of contemporary and recent music has been much expanded. Over 6000 articles cover the full range of musical interest — composers, works, instruments, scholars, and critics. Though crammed with information and facts the articles never degenerate into mere catalogues, but remain pointed and entertaining. The essay-length articles on major composers — a notable feature of the book — demonstrate these virtues most convincingly. Augmenting the text are over a thousand music examples and scores of photographs and prints. The profusion of music examples alone distinguishes the book from other general music reference works and highlights the full, practical, and detailed nature of the information provided.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 608 pages. Tags: harrison 0907486495 philharmonic orchestral orchestras criticism orchestra symphony history aspects century britain funding london social music arts 20th
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Hart Crane's the Bridge: An Annotated Edition by Edited by Lawrence Kramer (£22.00)Publisher: New York: Fordham University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780823233076]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a slightly heavier rub to the bottom corner of the upper panel.Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs [9];Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Blue titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 134 pages. Tags: kramer crane hart bridge american poetry anthologies literary criticism 9780823233076
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Henry Irving: A Record of Twenty Years At the Lyceum by Percy Fitzgerald (£22.00)Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall — 1893Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block roughly opened. Pages lightly age-tanned, flyleaf to the frontis more heavily. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece [Tissue-guarded];Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Illustrated Red boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVI] 320 pages. Tags: fitzgerald irving john henry brodribb sir english drama criticism biographies actors theatres plays performance lyceum theatre london history theater england
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Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction by Edited by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner & Oliver Fu¨rbeth (£22.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780226768380]Condition: Very Good ConditionDescription: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Appendix;Notes: Foreword or introduction by H. James Birx & Michael Spitzer. Size: 9" x 6". [XLIII] 265 pages. Tags: music philosophy aesthetics kant schleiermacher scholtz hegel schna¨delbach berbeli wanning schopenhauer nietzsche lorenz sorgner bloch heidegger gadamer german philosophers western history criticism study appreciation
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The Illustrated Companion to the Bible by J. R. [Joshua Roy] Porter (£22.00)Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781848990715]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Published for The Folio Society. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 432 pages. Tags: porter 9781848990715 jesus christ interpretation stories places characters events bible criticism glossary biblical terms introductions history book summary
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Varese: Astronomer in Sound by Malcolm Macdonald (£22.00)Publisher: London: Kahn & Averill — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 187108279X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Musical scores;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XX] 427 pages. Tags: macdonald 187108279x varèse edgard 1883-1965 criticism interpretation varese composers france musicians 20th century music composer musician
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Gramophone: The First 75 Years by Anthony Pollard (£21.50)Publisher: Harrow: Gramaphone Publications Limited — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090247099X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front blank tanned. Rear blank slightly tacky. Solid ink half-title page has offset a little to the facing blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: pollard music 20th century recording industry history gramophone london england magazine periodicals criticism press newspaper publishing classical 9780902470996
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example. .”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example..”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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Sorceress Or Witch?: The Image of Gender in Medieval Iceland and Northern Europe by Katherine Morris (£21.00)Publisher: Lanham, New York & London: University Press of America — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0819182575]Condition: Very Good. Faint lean. Title page lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Sorceress or Witch? is principally a literary study highlighting the thematic content of Icelandic literature as it compares with the legal, literary, and historical Germanic sources of early medieval Europe. The text discusses the characteristics of female witches: the seeress, the sorceress, witches and animals, the lascivious witch, and the cannibal woman. It is a kind of case study on how the change in the medieval religious Weltanschauung (from pagan to Christian) affected the role of women and magic.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XIII] 214 pages. Tags: norse literature history criticism women middle ages iceland civilization medieval witches witchcraft satanism demonology cultural gender literary european 9780819182562
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William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writings by Edited by Gillian Naylor (£21.00)Publisher: Boston, New York, London: Little, Brown & Company — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316855073]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: MacDonald & Co, 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Through his own work and in his own words, the book traces the fascinating progress of William Morris, pre-Raphaelite poet and architectural student into designer, writer and pioneer socialist. His youthful enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and Gothic architecture fired him with the conviction that he must dedicate his life to Art .

Later letters written to friends explain how in the industrialised nineteenth century Morris become preoccupied with the loss of traditional skills and pride in work and during the last ten years of his life he became increasingly involved in political agitation, and his stories, poems and lectures all reflect his commitment to the socialist cause and his ideals for art and society.

Other extracts from his letters and poems reveal more intimate aspects of Morris’s life and personality, reflecting the despair and isolation he felt over the breakdown of his marriage and his reliance on the friends who helped him through his personal crisis. William Morris by Himself is a tribute to an exceptional man, whose work and reputation have survived for more than a century.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: morris william criticism interpretation 19th century united kingdom decorative arts medievalism england history sources middle ages art medieval influence artists britain british correspondence post-medieval english visual design photographs photography crafts styles monographs
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Screening the City by Edited by Mark Shiel & Tony Fitzmaurice (£20.50)Publisher: London & New York: Verso — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1859844766]Condition: Very Good. Description: Based on a conference held in 1999 at University College Dublin. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 7¾". [VI] 312 pages. Tags: fitzmaurice town motion pictures congresses plots history cinema films cities towns culture film theory criticism urban communities performing arts video science sociology 1859844766
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Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Sport, Health and Exercise in Eighteenth-Century England by Julia Allen (£20.50)Publisher: Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press — 2012Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780718892760]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “In this well researched and highly readable exploration of the history of British sport, Julia Allen shows that our nation’s obsession with sport is no new phenomenon. Drawing extensively on contemporary writings, reports and journals, Allen introduces Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale while exploring the medical theories upon which eighteenth-century notions about exercise were based. The role of the physician, the work of the surgeon, the social context in which exercise was held and an in-depth description of the state of sport at the time are given including the rules, specific health benefits and whether women were permitted to join in.

Casting a historian’s eye over swimming, dancing, running, boxing, riding and skating as well as providing biographies of those who took part, this book promises to keep alive the love of sport long after the buzz of the Olympics has died down.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6¼"). [VII] 297 pages. Tags: sports britain history 18th century exercise social cultural outdoor recreation england health fitness medical literary criticism english 9780718892760
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Bomber Harris His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command by Henry Probert (£19.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853674737]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued. Henry Probert’s critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for the first time, all of Harris’s own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humour and generosity.

Probert examines Harris’s life from youth in Rhodesia to fighting in World War I, the inter-war years, his two families and his post-war years in South Africa and England. He reveals and analyses how Harris did his job in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, how he led his men in the face of appalling casualties, his disagreements with higher authority, his dealings with Churchill, his close links with the Americans, his role in directing the bombing raids against Germany, most notably at Dresden, and the way he was treated afterwards.

Bomber Harris provides the most complete and rounded picture of one of the great high commanders of modern times and an outstanding military personality of World War II.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: probert 1853674737 harris arthur sir britain royal command history officers war 1939-1945 aerial operations british marshals bombing air force bomber
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The Epistles of St. Paul to Titus, Philemon, and the Hebrews with Notes Critical and Practical by M. F. [Michael Ferrebee] Sadler (£19.00)Publisher: London: George Bell & Sons — 1904Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little fading to the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily at the blanks and endpapers. Description: All edges Stained Red;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIX] 275 [8] pages. Tags: sadler bible titus commentaries criticism interpretation philemon hebrews
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The Story of Country Music by Colin Escott (£19.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563488204]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Country music is the most popular music in the world today, but for many people it is much more than that. It’s the embodiment of America: a celebration and a soundtrack.

Tracing country music’s origins from the Anglo-Celtic immigrants who adapted their native folk songs to the life they found in the southeastern United States, Colin Escott weaves a warm and fascinating account of a music that continues to reflect people and places throughout America’s heartland. Once it chronicled the hardships and dreams of poor, uneducated Southerners, but now country music deals with the universal problems of modern life and love, problems often reflected in the lives of the performers themselves.

The influence of country music can be heard everywhere today, nowhere more than in contemporary rock music. And country music in all its forms is the subject of this book, which charts the music’s development from smalltime back-porch performances on homemade instruments, through the earliest recordings, the honky-tonk era, and now stadium concerts. Combining rare and unpublished photographs with exclusive interviews from country’s greatest singers, musicians, and songwriters, The Story of Country Music reveals how hillbilly music became the authentic voice of a nation and won hearts around the world.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: country music history and criticism musicians biography western genres styles bluegrass dance colin escott 0563488204 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman by Thomas W. Benson & Carolyn Anderson (£18.50)Publisher: Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0809324385]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers shrink wrap. Description: 2nd edition.

From the cover: “Providing in-depth accounts and critical examinations of nine of Wiseman’s films — including Titicut Follies, High School, Basic Training and Essene — this edition features a new introduction, a revised filmography and an updated bibliography.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXXVI] 409 pages. Tags: wiseman frederick criticism interpretation motion picture producers directors film film-makers performing arts video direction production history
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature by Peter Conn (£18.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Single, but distinct, vertical crease to the spine of the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature is a richly illustrated, authoritative account of the entire span of American literature from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the writing of the 1980s. In a single, comprehensive volume Peter Conn summarizes the distinctive achievements of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who have produced America’s literary heritage. While the focus is on literary texts, the book’s seven chapters also locate American writing in relevant historical and cultural contexts.”Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Vail. Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 587 pages. Tags: literature america american history criticism puritan prose sermons diaries histories poetry anne bradstreet edward taylot independence early novels romanticism writers new england transcendentalism ralph waldo emerson henry david thoreau margaret fuller historians utopians nathaniel hawthorne herman melville walt whitman civil war emily dickinson literary enterprise realism james samuel clemens
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