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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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New Idyllia: Sketches of a Stream by Morton Luce (£201.00)Publisher: London: T. Fisher Unwin — 1923Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with the spine strip now detached. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: An uncommon book, with a signed dedication from the author with a further loose leaf bearing a signed ms verse, entitled The Way to Peace which may be unique.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Decorative boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. 63 pages. Tags: logies cinquain couplet doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic fable haiku literary lyrics metaphor meter ode poems poetics poetry poets prose rhyme rhyming sonnet stanzas verse
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The Young 'Un by Norah [Tempe] Pulling (£153.00)Publisher: London, New York: Transatlantic Arts Ltd. — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and top of the upper panel, further nicks and chips and some markings. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Hazel Sibbitt. Size: 9½" x 7¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: pulling hazel sibbitt young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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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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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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Aunt Judy's Christmas Volume for 1874 by H. K. F. Gatty & J. H. Ewing (£102.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a rubbed at extremities, fraying at head, tail and corners. Offset to endpapers. Edges of text block tanned and spotted. Hinges weak at the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with light spotting throughout.Description: Red half leather binding with gilt titling to spine with 7 gilt bands. 760pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by W.H. Petherick; A. W. Bayes; Gordon Browne; A. S. Gatty;.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". 760 pages. Tags: ewing young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Bed That Knew How to Fly by Frances Maitland-Nimmo (£101.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tone. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosemary who slept in a cot with sides, but she was growing so fast that her feet touched the bottom and her head touched the top. It was clearly time that she had a new bed. Buy me, whispered a funny little bed in the corner of the furniture store — so Rosemary did, and very glad she was too, because this bed knew how to fly! An enchanting little story by an author who really knows the ways of children. They will be entranced by Rosemary’s visits to the seaside, the circus and the gypsy encampment, and last of all her journey with Father Christmas, all in her magic bed. Molly Brett’s imaginative illustrations blend well with the story, making a picture book which will be a firm bedtime favourite.”
Notes: Illustrated by Molly Brett. Size: 8½" x 6½". Yellow boards. 45 pages. Tags: maitland-nimmo molly brett young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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John Trusty by S. G. [Sydney George] Hulme Beaman (£99.00)Publisher: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. — 1938Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine, less so to the boards. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Shaken, with the colour frontis now loose. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Plates remain bright and clean. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [11]; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Illustrated by S. G. Beaman. Size: 11" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 117 pages. Tags: beaman literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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History of the Royal Society Edited with Critical Apparatus by Jackson I. Cope and Harold Whitmore Jones by Thomas Sprat (£89.00)Publisher: St. Louis: Washington University Studies; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily damp-stained at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, faded overall with fraying to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' notes to the first blank alongside an exhibition leaflet where the original book was displayed. Description: A facsimile reprint, with new introduction and notes, of the first edition of 1667. Originally published London: Printed by T. R. for J. Martyn, 1667, as The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 438 [78] pages. Tags: sprat royal society britain london club england history societies scientific science medical organizations literary criticism
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Colonel Rolfe's Story, and Other Stories by J. [John] Erskine Clarke (£68.00)Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Prize plate to the pastedown. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside some pencil notes relating to the content of the book and the author. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: Colonel Rolfe's Story; Barbara's Cross; Going for a Soldier; Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece to each book;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 36/36/36 [16] pages. Tags: young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov (£64.00)Publisher: London: Collins & Harvill Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002619059]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, without loss although untidy and now tape-reinforced on the verso, with sunning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise bar for small tear at the foot of the last two leaves. Description: From the cover: “The time — 1918. The place — Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, torn by revolution and civil war. The people — the Turbin family of two brothers and a sister, whose home is a calm pool of affection, warmth and humanity in a maelstrom of cold, snow, violence and sudden death. Alexei Turbin, eldest brother and head of the family, is a doctor returned from the war; his sister Elena is married to an unpleasant Baltic German who scuttles away like a rat as soon as danger threatens. The youngest is Nikolka, at seventeen just out of officer-cadet school and a volunteer in one of the scratch units manned by officers which formed the White Guard in the Ukraine. A cuckoo in their nest is their hopeless cousin from Zhitomir, Lariosik, a charming bungler who always says the wrong thing, breaks everything he touches, yet is welcomed into the Turbins’ charmed circle with love and kindness.

At the beginning, the Germans are still occupying Kiev, propping up the feeble regime of the Hetman Skoropadsky. Their cause lost in advance by the Hetman’s ignoble defection, Alexei and Nikolka Turbin and their White Guard officer friends make a brave but futile attempt to resist the capture of Kiev by the adventurer Petlyura and his army of long-moustached, baggy-trousered, trigger-happy Ukrainian roughnecks.

Savage while it lasts, Petlyura’s occupation of Kiev is at least short and as his motley troops slink away, Bulgakov coins an image of power which is the perfect antithesis to the cosy, womb-like interior of the Turbin’s home: on the track outside Kiev, hissing gently, waiting to grind inexorably into the city, stands the huge steel-clad articulated juggernaut of a Bolshevik armoured train.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. Foreword or introduction by Viktor Nekrasov. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st fiction bulgakov translations english ukraine history revolution russian literary classic classics
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As Large as Alone: Recent Poems by Chosen by Christopher Copeman; James Gibson; (£54.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1969Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a book plate to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 96 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s art assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical modern narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western
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The Fiction-Makers by Anne Stevenson (£54.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192119729]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A review copy, with the review slip laid in. From the cover: “Anne Stevenson’s new collection has primarily to do with memory, with how the language of imagination shapes histories and lives. The title poem is a serio-comic consideration of how quickly present time becomes the past. Other poems celebrate the deep continuities between generations, and the presence, in our ‘fictions’, of the dead. Here are extremes of joy and sorrow, balanced in the subtle rhythms Anne Stevenson uses to keep her experience both close and clear. No poet writing today is more conscious of the sound of poems or of how meaning is implicated in sound.

Anne Stevenson now lives in an ex-pit village near Durham, and many of these poems celebrate the stubborn life of northern England. At the core of the book, however, is the death of her friend and fellow poet, Frances Horovitz, for whom the much-admired ‘Willow Song’ was written. The book ends with an autobiographical satire based on Le Petit Testament of Francois Villon.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 64 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity american anthologies aristotle’s art assonance authors bard biblical book canzone century choice cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile society sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western women
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Elegie (Edice Bohemia) by Jiri Orten (£54.00)Publisher: Praha: Ceskoslovensky spisovatel — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9788020200464]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly nicked at the tail of the spine. A small scar to the gutter of the first blank. Contained within a plain brown slip case, nearly, that has a little rubbing at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight in double folded leaves. Description: Czech language text. Epilogue Milos Pohorsky. Notes to the illustrations by Jaroslav Med. The original ISBN is 80-202-0046-0. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “Jiri Orten (1919 — 1941) was a Czech poet. His work was influenced by surrealism and folklore. His first book of poems, Citanka jaro (Reader of Spring), came out in 1939. He spent time in Paris, but ultimately returned to Prague. As a Jew his life under Nazi rule was extremely restricted, but for a time he continued to write under pseudonyms.

Although he gained a cult following for a few years after his death, the Communists later rejected him as “degenerative muck”. His work gained renewed interest during the Prague Spring, and ultimately opinion of him rebounded. This re-appraisal led Czechoslovakia to create a literary prize named for him in 1987.”
Notes: Illustrated by Jaroslav Seryci. Size: 11½" x 7¼". 0 pages. Tags: orten jaroslav seryci marie langerova 9788020200464 czech poet surrealism folklore jewish cult following communists prague spring literary prize collection poetry
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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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Bloomsbury by Quentin Bell (£53.00)Publisher: Futura — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860077012]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A closed circle of formidable talents, the fearsome combination of high intellect and high society: to the outsider, a veritable nest of snobbery and elitism. To many contemporaries, including D. H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, this was how ‘Bloomsbury’ appeared. A kind of intellectual mafia upon whose whim the literary and artistic pretensions of lesser mortals either blossomed or died. Quentin Bell describes this intellectual power-house of the avant-garde early this century with sympathy and an intimate knowledge. The son of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, he grew up in the midst of the redoubtable ‘Bloomsbury set’. Such figures as Roger Fry, Lytton Strachey and, of course, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, were almost daily visitors throughout his childhood. From this uniquely privileged position Mr. Bell explores the myth and explains the reality of an extraordinary but brilliant group. The illustrations for this paperback edition have been specially selected to include many previously unpublished personal photographs.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 94 pages. Tags: biography autobiography 9780860077015 omega books
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Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock (£49.00)Publisher: London: Millennium — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185798045X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Description: Number 12 in the series. Contains: The Sleeping Sorceress; The Revenge of the Rose; The Stealer of Souls; Kings in Darkness; The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams; Stormbringer; Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Gould. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Tale of the Eternal Champion series. 659 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st english elric melnibone albino prince fantasy science short anthologies literary forms fantastic 185798045x
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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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Aurora Dawn or The 1 History Of Andrew Reale Containing A Faithful Account Of The Great Riot, Together With The Complete Texts Of Michael Wilde’s Oration And Father Stanfield’s Sermon by Herman Wouk (£43.00)Publisher: James Barrie — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with two short, closed and now archival-tape backed, tears to the head of the upper panel and a triangular loss to the top corner of the lower panel. Slight offset to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First British Edition. The author's first novel. From the cover: “THE Author of this elegant and witty satire on some of the follies of the contemporary American scene is thirty-one years old. In the U.S.A., where the book was first published, it provoked widespread comment. “Perhaps,” says one critic, “this novel is the beginning of the Literary Revolution. Perhaps it is only a flash (of humour and good sense) in the dark night of realism.” Certainly, it is a highly original and distinguished first novel; and beneath its good humour and wit will be found a deep moral concern for some of the subjects of the story.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: account and andrew complete containing faithful father great history michael oration reale riot sermon stanfield's texts the together true wilde's with
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Cross Roads, Or a Choice in Life: A Story for Young Women and Older Girls by Charlotte M. [Mary] Yonge (£42.00)Publisher: London, New York: National Society's Depository, Thomas Whittaker — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is rubbed at the joins. First blank removed. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Advertisements [24]; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 240 pages. Tags: yonge young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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Your Guide to the Tibetan Terrier by Mrs. Emmy Manuel (£41.50)Publisher: Ballinger Rawlings — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0950984000]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, mainly top edges at that. A little bruised. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Most of what is written in this book is because of a life long interest in dogs, first Collies, then Shetland Sheepdogs and Tibetan Terriers, which has run parallel with an interesting literary career.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½. 228 pages. Tags: Dogs Canine Training Breeds 0950984000 terriers
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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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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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The Enjoyment of Food: The Best of Jane Grigson by Jane Grigson (£29.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780718135621]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, rubbed at the tips and with a couple of small closed nicks to the top edge. Text bright and tight.Description: The author is one of the leading cookery writers of her generation, hugely respected by her fellow authors and admired by everyone who bought her books and read her column in the Observer Magazine. This collection of her best and most-loved recipes, with her introductions, anecdotes, quotations and poems, is a fitting tribute not only to her culinary and literary skills, but also to the warmth, wit and intelligence that shines through all her books.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 468 pages. Tags: grigson cookery food dining catering
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Law and Sexuality: The Global Arena by Edited by Carl Stychin & Didi Herman (£28.00)Publisher: University of Minnesota Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816638705]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. First published by The Athlone Press in 2000 as Sexuality in the Legal Arena

From the cover: “What does your sexuality have to do with your status as subject, citizen, or spouse? In our global political economy, this question has moved out of the domestic closet and into the world of public policy, human rights, and cultural norms, and is increasingly mediated, negotiated, and legislated in the legal arena. Prominent scholars of law and sexuality on four continents cross disciplines and national boundaries to explore provocative legal and political issues raised by the cultural, social, and political organization of intimate life. Encompassing a broad spectrum of perspectives, from literary analysis and postcolonial studies to feminist, queer, and race theory, their critical, skeptical, and often pragmatic analysis maps the current state of the global intersections between law and sexuality and social change.

Contributors: Heather Brook, Richard Collier, Derek Dalton, Pierre de Vos, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Patrick Hanafin, Emma Henderson, Adrian Howe, Rebecca Johnson, Thomas Kuttner, Derek McGhee, Leslie J. Moran, Wayne Morgan, Oliver Phillips, Jennifer Spruill, and Claire Young.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 293 pages. Tags: herman 0816638705 sex law gays legal status laws studies sexuality initial social change deconstruction literary analysis feminist queer critical race theory post colonial anthropology masculinity radical political
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Little Stories for Little People by Anon (£28.00)Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, which are frayined and somewhat soiled. Hinges pulled away from the spine strip. Pages lightly age-tanned with one of the illustrations roughly pencil-coloured. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: Contains a story by Dixon Rutherford, C. M. S. , and other poems. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Jacket designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 24 pages. Tags: attwell young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Ascent of F6 by W. H. Auden; Christopher Isherwood; (£28.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at he head, tail and leading edges. Boards faded at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: 9th Impression. A tragedy in two acts. This play was first produced on February 26. 1937 at the Mercury Theatre, by Ashley Dukes in association with the Group Theatre. Producer: Rupert Doone. Stage Designer: Robert Medley. Music by Benjamin Britten.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 123 pages. Tags: stage poetry literature drama literary fiction poetry british literature drama plays theatre acting actors auden isherwood literary form monstrous puppets morality play william devlin raf torre ruth taylor erik chitty
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The Mystery of Cousin John by Christine Hunter (£28.00)Publisher: Henry E. Walter — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty with spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Notes: Illustrated by John R. Burgess. Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 92 pages. Tags: english texts young tale pre school children’s literature kid fairy adventure teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens childish youthful classics juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Mystery Of Moorside Farm by Geoffrey Trease (£28.00)Publisher: Oxford: Basil Blackwell — 1955Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little marked in places. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily at the blanks and end papers. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1949] Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings;Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Green boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. 63 pages. Tags: trease young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Novels of André Chamson by Leonard H. Rolfe (£28.00)Publisher: Vantage Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with some small nicks at the head, tail and spine. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Endpapers and pastedowns gently tanned.Description: From the flap: “For some reason not easy to understand this modern major French novelist is little known in this country. It is to be hoped that Leonard Rolfe’s current book will remedy that situation. Carefully he has traced Chamson’s career as essayist, poet, film maker, editor and polemicist, president of PEN, cultural ambassador, art critic, curator, underground warrior in World War II during the Occupation, member of the French Academy, and so on. More painstakingly he has followed the development of Chamson’s genius in the novels that make up that part of the corpus of his achievements.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: cevenol novels chamson composition style themes essayist philosopher history polemicist literary french academy french literature cevennes vigan sorbonne ecole des chartes provincial museum lucie mazauric
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The Treacle Mine Affair by D. E. Tucker (£28.00)Publisher: The Book Guild — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863328407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “One summer the inhabitants of Bincombe begin to behave strangely. They do not know they have been ‘pixillated’ by a peculiar effluent from the local disused lead workings, which include the oddly named ‘Treacle Mine’.

When Peg and Robin join their country cousins Helen and Adrian at Up-hill Farm for the holidays they form an intrepid team to unravel the fate of some stolen cattle and the mystery of the mine. They become entangled in an adventure much more dangerous and exciting than anything they had bargained for. For instance, Adrian’s Geiger counter shows such disturbing results on samples of water that radioactivity adds a frightening threat to the adventure. Strangers invade the village, headed by a master criminal called ‘The Octopus’. They are obviously up to no good and the daring quartet decide to infiltrate the Roman Cavern — scene of the crooks’ nefarious activities.

The boys make an horrific underground descent through a swallow-hole, but their dangerous attempt only raises more questions as to what dreadful scheme the gang are actually involved in. A good deal of hard work on a steam traction engine, plus the loyal support of their dog Shep, enables the cousins to penetrate the villains’ defences and uncover a wicked intrigue which threatens even more than the well-being of the village.

The final part of the adventure takes them into awesome underground passages, where stalagmites and stalactites provide a surrealistic setting for a crime which has distinctly contemporary significance. This thrilling narrative not only gives the reader an exciting mystery to solve — it also provides rich information on country living and on some of the environmental issues that concern us today.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Louise Gardner. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children’s childrens children's christian classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystery mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngsters youth youthful
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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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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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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Elizabeth Knowles (£27.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780199237173]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 7th (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1941]Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVI] 1155 pages. Tags: knowles 9780199237173 literature classic literary historical sources catchphrases film lines official advice political slogans quotations dictionaries reference english
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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
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The Valley of a Thousand Deaths by Conrad H. Sayce [Jim Bushman] (£25.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: B001AGOKQI]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with rubbing to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A novel set in the outback of Australia.Notes: Illustrated by W. E. Wightman. Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. In the Blackie's Books For Boys series. 256 pages. Tags: bushman-trooper water-holes adolescents full-length molesworth king-smith historical corrupting literature children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller oodnadatta adolescent australian charlotte bookshelf childrens carpenter imaginary education catherine cresswell australia katherine christian trooper’s camp-fire adventure youngster narrawing classics coolidge andersen children kathleen margaret mystical language pleasure juvenile enduring european humphrey instinct brothers pioneers american literary
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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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Toni Morrison's Sula by Edited by Harrold Bloom (£24.00)Publisher: Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0791051943]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Bar codes on the lower panel struck through with pen otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Sula was nominated for the National Book Award in 1974. It has been the focus of extensive discourse and study, and is taught widely in high schools, colleges and universities. These critical essays place her work m the context of the American canon and the legacy of African American writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Margaret Walker.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Harrold Bloom. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black Spine Strip with Salmon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Modern Critical Interpretations series. [VII] 255 pages. Tags: bloom harrold 0791051943 critical interpretations morrison african american writers zora hurston literature toni sula women ohio literary study aids book notes
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Uncle Dick's Competition Annual 1930 by Anon. (£24.00)Publisher: London: The Daily Mirror — 1930Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Crosswords and many of the pictures completed. Hinges weak in places. Housed in mylar jacket. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Black Spine Strip with Pictorial boards. Tags: teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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William Tyndale: A Biography by David Daniell (£24.00)Publisher: Yale University Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300061323]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the gilt titling rubbed at the authors' name. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first person to translate the Bible into English from its original Greek and Hebrew and the first to print the Bible in English, which he did in exile. Giving the laity access to the word of God outraged the clerical establishment in England: he was condemned, hunted, and eventually murdered. However, his masterly translation formed the basis of all English bibles — including the ‘King James Bible’, many of whose finest passages were taken unchanged, though unacknowledged, from Tyndale’s work.

This important book, published in the quincentenary year of his birth, is the first major biography of Tyndale in sixty years. It sets the story of his life in the intellectual and literary contexts of his immense achievement and explores his influence on the theology, literature and humanism of Renaissance and Reformation Europe.

David Daniell, editor of Tyndale’s New Testament and Tyndale’s Old Testament, eloquently describes the dramatic turns in Tyndale’s life. Born in England and educated at Oxford, Tyndale was ordained as a priest. When he decided to translate the Bible into English, he realised that it was impossible to do that work in England and moved to Germany, living in exile there and in the Low Countries while he translated and printed first the New Testament and then half of the Old Testament. These were widely circulated — and denounced — in England. Yet Tyndale continued to write from abroad, publishing polemics in defence of the principles of the English Reformation. He was seized in Antwerp, imprisoned in Vilvoorde Castle near Brussels and burnt at the stake for heresy in 1536.

Daniell discusses Tyndale’s achievement as biblical translator and expositor, analyses his writing, examines his stylistic influence on writers from Shakespeare to those of the twentieth century, and explores the reasons why he has not been more highly regarded. His book brings to life one of the great geniuses of the age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 429 pages. Tags: tyndale william 1536 more thomas sir saint 1478-1535 erasmus desiderius foxe john 1516-1587 luther martin 1483-1546 studies 1492-1536 bible english history versions translating scriptures religion lollards translators biography reformation england reforamtion christianity biographies church great britain 1500-1648 autobiography religious david daniell 0300061323 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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Robert Musgrave's Adventure: A Story Of Old Geneva by Deborah Alcock (£23.00)Publisher: S. W. Partridge & Co. — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little soiled and discoloured. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. 128 [32] pages. Tags: full-length imagination adventurers curriculum children bestseller adolescent pre-school children’s literature historical youngsters fairy-tale education narrative bookshelf imaginary christian adventure storyline teenagers youngster childrens language childish youthful brothers exciting mystical pleasure enduring national syllabus classics juvenile invented escapade activity literary american reading fiction readers written history younger exploit realism magical science kingdom english stories toddler writing pretend fantasy journey authors talking classic quality made-up british animals person places modern family action novels famous forces people beasts hunter junior legend voyage period anglo works plays magic adult young short youth books minor story child teen tale kid joy deborah alcock
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Selections Chiefly Lyrical from the Poetical Works of Victor Hugo Translated Into English by Various Authors, Now First Collected by Henry Llewellyn Williams by Victor Hugo (£23.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1885Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Binding dulled. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Front hinge a little weak. Tanning to the first and last few leaves. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blind-stamped Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Bohn's Standard Library series. [16] 319 [31] pages. Tags: hugo bohn standard library alliteration ambiguity anthologies cinquain couplet doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic fable haiku literary lyrics metaphor meter ode poems poetics poetry poets prose rhyme rhyming sonnet stanzas verse
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The Bab Ballads with Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard by W. S. [William Schwenck] Gilbert (£23.00)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1924Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the rather faded dust wrapper frayed with loss at the head of the spine, occasionally to the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: First in this Thin Paper edition. Top edges gilt. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings [350];Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 7¼" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 564 pages. Tags: gilbert cinquain couplet doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic fable haiku literary lyrics metaphor meter ode poems poetics poetry poets prose rhyme rhyming sonnet stanzas verse
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The Beautiful Horses by Dudley Alexander (£23.00)Publisher: Southampton: The Shirley Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Poor - in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, heavily worn at the spine. Now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Spine ends abraded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Jacket designed by John Board. Illustrated by John Board. Size: 10" x 8". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. 57 pages. Tags: alexander horses foals ponies pony john board young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The History of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1793—1896) by Robert Spence Watson (£23.00)Publisher: Gregg International Publishers — 1970Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0576291579]Condition: Very Good. The pages, but not blanks and endpapers, appear to be faded by design.Description: A facsimile of the Walter Scott edition of 1897. Illustrated with black and white photographs & fold-outs.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 384 [IV] pages. Tags: britain dictionaries emley facsimiles frederick geography heslop hodgkin holmes institutions intellectual learned libraries literary literature northumberland philosophical philosophy societies society spence subscribers tyne watson welford
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