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The East African Coast: Select Documents from the First to the Earlier Nineteenth Century by Edited by G. S. P. [Greville Stewart Parker] Freeman-Grenville (£154.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Top edge of the folding map browned where not quite flush with the head of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “This work gives students and all those interested in the pre-colonial history of the East African coast translations of the principal documents on which our present knowledge is based. The object is to enable them to form their own ideas, even if they are not equipped with Greek, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Italian and Swahili. It contains most of the documents referred to by Dr. A. G. Mathew and Dr. G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville in their chapters in Vol. I of the History of East Africa, (Oxford 1962). Nothing earlier than 1500 has been excluded, and, because they reflect valuable local ideas of the history of earlier times, some late nineteenth century Swahili documents have also been included.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 314 pages. Tags: africa east history sources coasts addresses essays lectures eastern coastal regions 100- 1900 readings from contemporary greville stewart parker freeman-grenville first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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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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Sunrise Over Hell by Ka-tzetnik 135633 (£103.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491017073]Condition: Good+ — in 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. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Don Grant. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Salmon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st ka-tzetnik 135633 translations english holocaust jewish 1939-1945 jews history 20th century hebrew israeli third reich racial persecution auschwitz-birkenau concentration extermination camp warsaw ghetto uprising
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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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
P&P: UK 1st £12.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £19.46. EU Air £19.10. ROW Surface £19.46. ROW Air £36.72

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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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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Gogol [Nikoláy Vasilévich Gógol] (£53.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140442731]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ronald Wilks. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: pushkin and cossack customs english essays extraction fiction his horror increasingly into jerusalem liberal life mania moralizing pilgrimage popular prey regime religious romantic russia several social the translations tsarist ukrainian zhukovsky
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Greguerias: The Wit and Wisdom of Ramon Gomez De La Serna Selected, Introduced, and Translated by Philip Ward by Ramon Gomez De La Serna (£53.00)Publisher: The Oleander Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0900891459]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the Philip Ward on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 220 pages. Tags: ramon gomez serna 0900891459 aphorisms apothegms spanish translations english texts 0900891459 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Iliad of Homer: Vol. VI by Translated by Mr. Pope (£53.00)Publisher: Bernard Lintot — 1720Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. A binding copy. Upper board detached, included. Heavily shaken and rubbed. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Spotting and foxing throughout the text block which is reasonably tight. Description: Printed by W. Hunter for the publisher.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4". 190 [6] pages. Tags: epic poetry greek early works 1800 translations into english trojan war translated pope
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
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
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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English-French and French-English Military and Naval Technical Dictionary by Manuel Charles Maunsell (£43.00)Publisher: Vickers Limited — 1918Binding: Paperback [Card Covers] Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and less so to the covers. Lightweight paper is a little wrinkled throughout although text is bright and clear. Description: 4th edition.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 3½". 587 pages. Tags: maunsell admiralty war office vickers military engineering terms translations french department ministere guerre
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Standard Rainbow Study Bible: King James Version by Anon. (£31.00)Publisher: Cincinnati: Standard Publishing — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780784729274]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 1612 pages. Tags: 9780784729274 religion spirituality christianity bibles translations king james bible sacred specific types study
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Aglaia: Nuova Antologia Della Lirica Greca Da Callino a Bacchilide by Bruno Lavagnini (£28.00)Publisher: G. B. Paravia & C. — 1939Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good. Boards and spine a little dull with a couple of marks to the boards. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Italian language text. Signed by the author on reverse of the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 329 pages. Tags: lavagnini greek poetry translations into latin from
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An Unknown People in an Unknown Land: An Account Of The Life And Customs Of The Lengua Indians Of The Paraguayan Chaco, With Adventures And Experiences During Twenty Years’ Pioneering And Exploration Amongst Them by W. Barbrooke Grubb (£28.00)Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. — 1913Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, faded at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Slightly shaken. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 3rd & Cheaper Edition. With 30 Illustrations & a Map.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 330 pages. Tags: waikthlatingmangyalwa thlagnasinkinmith characteristics kyitkuk-paisiam house-building eiimakthlawaia chieftainship superstitions translations keamapsithyo death-scenes paisiamyalwa witch-doctor horse-spirit dobrizhoffer lutilation drunkenness pacificator instruments expeditions infanticide cachemaille fire-sticks lepidosiren pinse-apawa agriculture kilyihhama traditions seantamama pinse-tawa missionary engravings thlagwakhe population concepcion paraguayan punishment archdeacon kilyikhama fish-traps government henricksen caraguata pilcomayo frederick ant-eater quebracho ancestors alligator fernandez poliandry
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Holman KJV Study Bible by Anon. (£27.00)Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781433600340]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Chronological Tables; Colour Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Matching Pictorial boards. [LXI] 2238 [8] pages. Tags: 9781433600340 religion spirituality bible sacred christianity bibles translations international
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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Stare Povesti Ceske [Old Czech Legends] by Alois Jirasek (£26.00)Publisher: Prague: Odeon — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Czech language text. Illustrated by way of: Ribbon Markers [1]; Black & White Drawings; Chapter Head- & Tailpieces;Notes: Illustrated by Venceslav Cerny. Size: 11¾" x 8". Grey boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 270 pages. Tags: jirasek venceslav cerny tales czechoslovakia legends folk literature czech translations english
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Elektra by SOPHOCLES (£23.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571160697]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages deeply tanned by age at the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First British Edition. From the cover: “Ezra Pound’s translation of the Elektra of Sophocles was composed in the early months of 1949 when he was confined in St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washingtonm, under indictment for treason. This text, and the subsequent version he made of Sophocles’ Trachiniae, and his translations from the Chinese, signalled his return to sustained composition and eventually to the resumption of his life’s work, the Cantos. The publication of Elektra in this scholarly edition, with a critical apparatus of variants and notes, is thus an important event in Pound studies. It also provides us with a highly idiomatic and actable version of a classic of Greek tragedy for the contemporary stage.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 103 pages. Tags: Ezra Pound Sophocles ELEKTRA greek literature
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Wounded Healer: J. B. Phillips by Vera Phillips & Edwin Robertson (£22.00)Publisher: Triangle — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0281041350]Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Small address sticker to the inside cover. A decent copy of an uncommon title. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “The writer J. B. Phillips, whose books and Bible translations articulated the Christian faith for millions, also found time to answer a flood of letters from readers seeking further help and guidance. Yet all the time a severe depressive illness was trying his own faith almost past bearing.

From his prolific correspondence his wife Vera and his close friend Edwin Robertson have compiled a selection of letters which not only throw fresh light on a remarkable and very human Christian, but will prove a great encouragement to others who are experiencing the darkness of the soul.”
Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 110 pages. Tags: phillips john bertram 1906-1982 church england clergy biography biographies vera edwin robertson 0281041350
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers by Edited by Charles Simic & Mark Strand (£19.50)Publisher: Ecco Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0912946288]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned with light, occasional spotting to the leading edge. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a bookplate to the pastedown.Description: From the cover: “Another Republic is a gathering of the best European and South American poets and fabulists superbly trans lated by outstanding British and American writers. Ranging from such acknowledged masters as Henri Michaux and Francis Ponge to such unjustly neglected figures as Johannes Bobrowski and Fernando Pessoa, the anthology is audacious, inclusive, and unlike any other. The selections are ample enough to give the reader a clear idea of each poet’s vision and a comprehensive notion of what con temporary poetry is. Charles Simic and Mark Strand, two of America’s finest poets, have chosen wisely the writers who have most influenced the new generation of American poets, and have avoided making the predictable choices of over-anthologized poets whose reputations, the editors believe, are disproportionate to their influence.

By providing the reader with the foreign sources of what is most vital in American literature today, Simic and Strand have done an invaluable job. This is an anthology in which discoveries will be made, in which there are poems and fables that will astonish and delight. It is also an anthology which, because of its clearly polemical nature, will stimulate controversy. Another Republic will add richly to the fabric of ideas.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 247 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory into irony jintishi limerick lines literary literature lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical modern narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza traditions translations uses verse versifier villanelle
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Andes by Enrico Guidoni & Roberto Magni (£18.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0304294969]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little fraying to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1977] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Cassell’s Monuments of Civilization Series is a planned series of breathtakingly beautiful books which sets out to evaluate the history and social developments of early civilizations by an examination of the architecture of the periods in which those civilizations grew, flourished, and declined.

Something of the splendour of Inca civilization is known to everyone: the fabulous treasure, the highways, the rigidly organized society, the knowledge of astronomy, the horrors of the Spanish Conquest. Yet even today it is not always realized how deeply rooted were the Inca in the culture of the Andes, and it is this aspect of the Inca and the Andean peoples which is here portrayed.

The ‘monuments’ of this volume are interpreted in the widest sense, including not only great temples and pyramids, terraces and aqueducts, cities, houses and tombs, but also textiles, sculptures and ceramics. There are translations from indigenous songs, poems, drama and prayers, and excerpts from early sixteenth and seventeenth century chroniclers.

The book contains over 100 magnificent photographs, some giving panoramic views of virtually unknown sites, others showing architectural details unseen even by visitors. Also included are plans and drawings, a map, a chronological chart, and a list of museums which exhibit collections of Andean art and artifacts.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Pablo Neruda. Size: 13" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Monuments of Civilization series. 189 pages. Tags: peru inca structures architecture 0304294969 art andes region history indians south america antiquities andean visual arts 1532 ancient 0448020254 pre-columbian incas enrico guidoni roberto magni pablo neruda monuments civilization
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Agent of the Devil by Hans Habe (£18.00)Publisher: White Lion — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856170739]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a triangular crease and tear to the head of the upper panel, again but smaller to the lower panel, faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of this uncommon edition. Description: First in this edition. [First: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. , 1958]

From the cover: “George Droste was a spy: a double, sometimes even a double-double agent. He would sell anything to anyone for money: secrets, lies, his own imaginings, what they most wanted to hear — anything. And often, coincidentally, the lives of others.

Yet, in the end, he discovered a treachery greater than his own, and a deceit which even he could not stomach.

He discovered, too, that yesterday’s concepts have lost their meaning. That war and peace no longer depend upon the will of generals, or politicians, or peoples. That espionage is an irrelevance, and that science has declared war on the globe.

Hans Habe has written many thought-provoking novels. This is undoubtedly one of his best.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: german fiction 1900 texts including translations treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy mystery hans habe 0856170739 ewald ossersfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Domesday Book: Wiltshire by Caroline & Frank Thorn (£18.00)Publisher: Phillimore — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850331595]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Number 6 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Maps [2]; Tables;

From the cover: “DOMESDAY BOOK is a statistical survey of England in 1086 A. D. It is a census of the population and productive resources of the country, of their value and of who held them. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the availability of a cheap edition of this fundamental source, for the first time in 900 years.

The text has only once been set and printed, in 1783, in an edition of 1,250 copies; many of which have not survived, so that extant examples are expensive and relatively inaccessible. Translations of differing form and accuracy have been published for most counties, but many are out of print and others are only available as part of large and costly volumes, usually with many technical terms untranslated.

The present edition corrects the few errors detected in the 18th-century setting of the Latin text and provides a parallel, uniform, modern English translation; with a map, indices and an explanation of the technical terms for each county. This edition will be of service to those interested in local history and topography, and to scholars who wish either to re-examine the evidence on which modern discussion rests, or to explore the very many questions of social and administrative structure which have received less attention.

Domesday Book was unmatched in Europe for many centuries, the product of a sophisticated and experienced English administration, fully exploited by the Conqueror’s commanding energy. Its name is known to everyone — and everyone can now have access to its text and, within the limitations of contemporary scholarship, its meaning.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the History From The Sources series. Tags: land tenure england history wiltshire 1086 early works latin-english parallel texts caroline frank thorn john morris 0850331595 from the sources first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Complete Works of Kanzo Uchimura Vol II.: Representative Men of Japan by Kanzo Uchimura (£18.00)Publisher: Tokyo: Kyobunkwan — 1972Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slip case heavily coffee stained. Lightweight, plain, dust wrapper a little browned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: With notes and comments by Taijiro Yamamoto & Yoichi Muto.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 214 pages. Tags: uchimura non-church movement mukyokai theology christian literature japanese translations english converts japan missions church social problems history indigenous administration
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Fairy Tales from Turkey by Naki Tezel (£17.50)Publisher: London: Routledge — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends, further nicks and chips and a closed tear to the foot of the upper panel which has the title part coloured in, biro to the foot of the lower panel. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Illustrated by Olga Lehmann. Size: 7½" x 5". Yellow boards with Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 189 pages. Tags: tales turkey, folk literature turkey, children’s stories, turkish translations english, fairy tales, first edition books, books written naki tezel, books illustrated olga lehmann, books translated margery kent
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Adelard of Bath: The First English Scientist by Louise Cochrane (£17.00)Publisher: London: British Museum Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071411748X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the head of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; List of abbreviations;

From the cover: “Mathematician, philosopher, prolific author, translator and astrologer, Adelard of Bath still found time to tutor the future Henry II, to assist at the Exchequer and to compose lively treatises on subjects ranging from the care of falcons to the uses of the astrolabe. Born in 1080 into a bishop’s extended familia, Adelard took full advantage of the exceptional opportunities such a background had to offer, studying at Tours and Laon and travelling to Syria and Greece. His translations from the Arabic of Euclid’s Elements and his role in the dissemination in the West of astronomic tables, hindu-arabic numerals and the concept of zero, made him a key contributor to the conceptual revolution which initiated modern scientific methods.

In this comprehensive study of Adelard’s work aimed at the general reader, Louise Cochrane discusses his numerous manuscripts and their influence on contemporary thought, as well as presenting new information about his life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 125 pages. Tags: 071411748x adelard bath scientists england arabists science medieval history britain ancient middle ages 12th century mathematics astronomy 9780714117485
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Anthology of Sorbian Poetry: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day by Robert Elsie (£16.00)Publisher: London: UNESCO/Forest Books — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0948259728]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;Notes: Size: C Format (8¼" x 5¾"). In the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works European series. 84 pages. Tags: sorbian poetry, poetry translations english, poetry lusatian texts, anthologies, books written robert elsie, 0948259728, books the unesco collection representative works european series, books translated robert elsie
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Asterix and the Great Divide by Uderzo (£14.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton — 1981Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0340259884]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 48 pages. Tags: uderzo humorous cartoons translations fictitious juvenile fiction obelix comic books strips france artists children english caricatures 0340259884 9780340259887
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The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints Volume II by Jacobus De Voragine (£14.50)Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0691001545]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [X] 400 pages. Tags: voragine legenda aurea essays journals letters prose church christian theology religion christianity history catholic saints translations english religious sainthood medieval 0691001545
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Arabian Nights: The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night Selected by Antony Atha from the Illustrated Benares Edition by Richard F. Burton (£14.00)Publisher: London: Bracken Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946495246]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings [16];

From the cover: “To celebrate the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Sir Richard Burton’s famous 17 volume translation of the Arabian Nights in 1885, this edition is the first of two volumes collecting together over 70 of the best known tales.

The origins of the Arabian Nights are lost in antiquity. First translated into a European language by the Frenchman Antoine Galland in the 18th century, many of the characters in the stories have become household names. Versions of Aladdin and his Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves appear in countless children’s books and are performed as pantomimes every Christmas, and the same is true of many others. But the simple fairytale element of the Arabian Nights can be exaggerated. As Burton himself said ‘viewed as a whole they are a drama of Eastern life, and a Dance of Death made sublime by faith and the highest emotions, by the certainty of expiation and the fullness of atoning equity. They form a phantasmagoria in which angels and archangels, devils and goblins, men of air, of fire, of water, naturally mingle with men of earth… All the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness… of Oriental life are here: it pictures the three great Arab passions, love, war and fancy; and still more, by adding Fiction to Fact the genius of the storyteller quickens the dry bones of history and revives the dead past. Truly they form one of the monuments of world literature.

To preserve the chronology of the original the stories in this edition are printed virtually in the order in which they first appeared. This first volume therefore contains that classic romp The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad, the famous Hunchback’s Tale, the marvellous Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, and that great favourite Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. In the second volume it is planned to include all the stories made famous by Galland — in particular Aladdin and his Lamp — which came in the seven Supplemental volumes in the original translation.

Throughout, the original unexpurgated version privately printed by the Burton Club has been used. This translation is marked by the extraordinary resource and felicity of expression that Burton commanded and for the last hundred years has remained the benchmark against which all other translations are measured. The anthropological notes embrace a wide field of erotic reference and abound in valuable observations based on Burton’s lifelong study and observation of the peoples of the East.

This commemorative centenary issue is illustrated with a selection of the paintings of Albert Letchford commissioned by the publisher H. S. Nichols for the first library edition. Letchford was a close friend of Sir Richard and Lady Burton, and one to whom, on the night of his death, Sir Richard presented his personal copy of The Thousand Nights and a Night. It seems therefore only fitting that these illustrations should illuminate the pages of a work which has done so much to bring to life ‘the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness’ of Oriental life.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Edmund Dulac. Illustrated by Albert Letchford. Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 600 pages. Tags: classic fable the fairy tales favourite type tale old persia mohammed drama eastern life benares club edition richard burton burtonfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Strange Times in Persia: An Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature by Nahid Mozaffari (£14.00)Publisher: London & New York: I. B. Taurus — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781845114176]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXVI] 468 pages. Tags: iranian literature translations english anthologies literary forms fiction
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The Illustrated Bede by John Marsden (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 033347595X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a small sticker covering the price on the flap. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “I, Bede, have composed this ecclesiastical history of Britain, and of the English people … using what information I could acquire from ancient documents, from the tradition of my elders, and from my own knowledge.

Thus Bede, writing from his monastery on the Tyne in the early eighth century ad, describes his extraordinary masterwork. The first English history to be written by an Englishman and the incomparable chronicle of Northumbria’s golden age, it has been read for more than twelve hundred and fifty years.

The Illustrated Bede offers specially commissioned new translations from Bede’s historical writings — his Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth & Jarrow as well as the great Ecclesiastical History — telling of the land and the people of ‘an island in the Ocean’, of the warlords who forged the Saxon kingdoms, and the abbots and abbesses, hermits and holy men who dominate the dawn of English Christianity

- Aidan of Lindisfarne, Etheldreda of Ely, John of Beverley, Wilfrid of Hexham, the poet Caedmon, and Cuthbert, the hermit bishop who remains the great saint of the north country.

Bede’s writings are splendidly illustrated with full-colour photographs of the wealth of masonry and manuscript surviving from his time and of landscapes that he himself would have recognised.

This new translation, written and researched in Jarrow and County Durham, captures the distinctive flavour of Bede’s Latin, while the location photography evokes all the atmosphere of the historic sites and holy places associated with Bede’s life and writings — from Northumberland’s coastline and countryside to Columba’s isle of lona and the martyr’s shrine at St Albans.”

The detailed and illuminating introductions draw on modern historical and archaeological research to seek out the man himself in his time

  • Teacher, poet, musician, scientist and historian
  • The scholar monk who travelled no further than York and Lindisfarne yet won renown as the most learned man in Europe
  • One of the north country’s greatest sons, still remembered with an affection that has endured for over twelve centuries as the Venerable Bede of Jarrow…
Notes: Illustrated by Geoff Green (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: bede the venerable saint 673-735 monasticism and religious orders england history middle ages 600-1500 authors latin medieval modern biography english old 450-1100 christian saints anglo-saxons intellectual life civilization anglo-saxon northumbria kingdom church historiography 1066-1485 sources 449-1066 primitive early 30-600 great britain 1066 british irish bce christianity hagiography united john marsden geoff green photos 033347595x gregoryfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Portrait Game by Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot & Others (£14.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701119209]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Ivan Turgenev. Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st russian translations english characters characteristics psychological recreations prose
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Ave Ogden! Nash in Latin by Ogden Nash (£13.00)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233966323]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper price clipped and a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Dual English/Latin text.Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Maryanski. Illustrated by Ken Maryanski. Size: 7¼" x 6¼". Pink boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 94 pages. Tags: nash maryanski 0233966323 james gleeson brian meyer ogden translations into latin american poetry from english humorous writers parallel texts
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Night and Horses and The Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature by Robert Irwin (£13.00)Publisher: London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713991534]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 462 pages. Tags: literature folklore arab, arabic literature history criticism, arabic literature translations english, arabic literature 20th century, arabic literature, collections anthologies literary forms, literary collections general, translations english, books written robert irwin
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A Sudden Line: An Anthology of Modern Verse by Roger Armstrong; Isobel Armstrong; (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0198361084]Condition: Very Good. Edges of wraps a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “In certain respects A Sudden Line has much in common with our earlier anthology, Every Man Will Shout. It has the same structure — three sections with progressively broadening themes — and the same scheme, based on similarities or contrasts in mood, subject and style, for the arrangement of poems. The material is again drawn from a very wide area and includes translations as well as poems from English-speaking countries. The emphasis is on work that has a direct appeal and the capacity for illuminating the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of young people. The relationship between poetry appreciation and poetry writing is reinforced by another selection of poems by students, whose reactions, as before, decided which poems were finally included and which were left out.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6½". 87 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s art assonance bard biblical canzone century 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 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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Impure Until Evening: A Play in Three Scenes by Ada Amichal-Yeivin (£12.00)Publisher: Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature [Tel Aviv] — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned with office stamp to the first blank and the title page. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Translated from the Hebrew.Notes: Jacket designed by Asher Ein-Dor. Foreword or introduction by Matti Megged. Size: 6½" x 4¾". In the Modern Hebrew Drama series. [XI] 95 pages. Tags: israeli drama hebrew translations into english from holocaust jewish 1939-1945 ada amichal-yeivin matti megged modern richard flantz
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Jericho: A Drama of Biblical Times by Mattityahu Shoham (£12.00)Publisher: Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature [Tel Aviv] — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned. Small stamp to the first blank. Description: Translated from the Hebrew.Notes: Size: 6½" x 4¾". In the Modern Hebrew Drama series. [X] 85 pages. Tags: bible joshua drama english translations from hebrew into jericho history mattityahu shoham modern reuven ben-yosef
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A Hundred Fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine (£11.50)Publisher: Greenwich House — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0517402068]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Rear flap creased otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Jacket designed by Julie Durrell. Illustrated by Percy J. Billinghurst. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 202 pages. Tags: fontaine percy billinghurst julie durrell 0517402068 9780517402061 fables french translations english
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Omar Khayyám: A New Version Based Upon Recent Discoveries by Arthur J. [John] Arberry (£11.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192816284]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short tear to the head of the spine and the top corner of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks and pastedowns. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;

From the cover: “For almost a hundred years readers and quoters of English poetry have delighted in FitzGerald’s translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in spite of scholars pointing out how far his translations departed from the original Persian and in spite of the disputed authorship of many of the quatrains. A short time ago A. J. Arberry, Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University, examined two recently discovered manuscripts that will considerably change all previous views of Omar and his work. One was written in 658 (a. d. 1259-60) by a scribe who lived in the city where Omar was born and who selected 172 quatrains from among Omar’s writings to copy. The other, bought in 1950 by the Cambridge University Library, was written in 604 (a. d. 1207), only 75 years after the poet’s death, and its selection of Omar’s work comprises 252 quatrains.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: persian poetry 747-1500 translations into english from arthur john arberry 0192816284 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Songs from My Heart: Poems and Photographs by Daisaku Ikeda (£11.50)Publisher: New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0834801337]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Daisaku Ikeda, 1976] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 111 pages. Tags: ikeda 0834801337 burton watson daisaku japanese poetry 20th century translations english
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The Pure and the Impure by Collette (£11.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0436105179]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with some slight fraying. Internally bright and clean, and overall a nice copy.Description: A translation of ‘Ces Plaisirs’ published by Ferenczi in 1932. From the flap: “Colette confronts the reader at the same time in a somewhat fierce intimacy, with her personal remembrances, observations, and exact images, all dealing basically with the phenomenon of eroticism.”Notes: Jacket designed by Bernard Higton. Foreword or introduction by Janet Flanner. Size: 8" x 5¼". 172 pages. Tags: comprehension fragmentated translations naturalness phenomenon creatures libertine mysteries behaviour instincts eroticism accepted truthful feminine behavior desiring sentient reflexes insights inge´nue treasury fiction colette uterine english l'impur however customs modern french sexual france social mores women love life into pur and sex
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Arabic Short Stories by Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (£10.50)Publisher: London, Melbourne, New York: Quartet Books — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0704323672]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. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Sabiha Khemir. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 173 pages. Tags: short stories arabic translations english fiction arab social customs
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Other Colours: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780571236862]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Sticker ghost to the bottom corner of the upper panel. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 433 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella short pamuk orhan translations english authors turkish 20th century essays journals letters prose literary turkey memoirs
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Rope of Ash by Shahnon Ahmad (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press (Kuala Lumpur) — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0195804414]Condition: Very Good. Slight toning to the wrappers. Tanning to the top margins of the blanks and reverse of the wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Rope of Ash is set in the fictional village of Banggul Derdap, with its rice fields, wooden thatched houses and small mosque. It is a tale of bitter hatred, in which one family is pitted against the whole village in defence of what the family members believe to be traditional values relating to the soil. Over this small and intimate society are the violent forces of nature, including a marauding tiger.

The characters are clearly delineated, and the universal theme of the social outcast and scapegoat is interwoven with that of social change. The emotional tensions that can exist and grow unchecked in a small community are precisely, yet subtly described. Death rules but life is triumphant. No matter how strong the pressures, the village must eventually reunite if it is to survive.

Shahnon Ahmad has been increasingly recognized as Malaysia’s leading contemporary novelist. His work is noted for its vividness and its faithfulness to the realities of rural life in Malaysia today. This novel forms the basis for much of Shahnon Ahmad’s later work and is essential reading for all those interested in Malaysian literature and society. The translation is by Harry Aveling, well-known for his many, controversial, translations of Indonesian and Malay literature.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ahmad Khalid Mohd. Yusuf. Foreword or introduction by Tang Soo Ping. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Oxford in Asia Modern Authors series. 106 pages. Tags: asia authors english fiction from into malay novels rentong south-east translations writers
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Soviet Women Writing: Fifteen Short Stories by VARIOUS (£10.50)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719549590]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded with spotting and staining to the reverse. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Review copy, includes publishers note.Notes: Jacket designed by Leonid Tischov. Foreword or introduction by I. Grekova. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red Spine Strip with Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 351 pages. Tags: grekova leonid tischov 0719549590 short stories soviet translations english women authors russian fiction 20th century literature writers anthologies
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The Odyssey of Homer: A New Translation by Richard Wilding (£10.50)Publisher: Brighton: Book Guild Publishing — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846246135]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Glossary;

From the cover: “The second extant work of western literature after the timeless Iliad, Homer’s Odyssey has been an artistic inspiration around the world since its composition around the eighth century BC. With its central theme of homecoming, combined with myth, adventure, betrayal and deceit, the poem has universal appeal to the human psyche and remains a focus for heated academic debate as to its origins, authorship and interpretation.

This new translation by Richard Wilding adopts a highly appealing and readable free verse style intended to retain the rhythmic lilt and drive of the Homeric line. The result is a pleasurable treasure to be read for pure enjoyment or used as an accurate rendition for the purposes of scholarly study.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 351 pages. Tags: wilding odysseus king ithaca mythological poetry epic greek translations english mythology 9781846246135
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The August Sleepwalker by Bei Dao (£9.50)Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0856462101]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The August Sleepwalker introduces the remarkable poetry of China’s foremost younger poet, Bei Dao, one of the most gifted and controversial writers to emerge from the massive upheavals of modern China. His poetry reflects — and criticises — the conflicts of the “cultural revolution” of the late sixties and early seventies. His disillusion with the destructiveness of those times has made him an outsider, one of a group of underground poets who created an alternative literature to challenge the orthodoxies of the entire post-1949 period. Such poetry cannot avoid being engaged, if only by the absence of engagement where it is expected; like the other so-called “obscure” poets, he is experimental, subjective, apolitical, and remains uncompromising in his allegiance to the imaginative values which his poetry advances and demonstrates.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Bonnie S. McDougall. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 140 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s art assonance ation bard bei biblical canzone century chinese cinquain couplet dao diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable form free from ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory into 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 sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions translations uses verse versifier villanelle western
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The Book of Revelation: A New Translation of the Apocalypse by J. B. [John Bertram] Phillips (£9.50)Publisher: Geoffrey Bles — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel of the dust wrapper lightly soiled. Price Clipped. Small owners stamp to the first blank.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year]Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIX] 55 pages. Tags: apocalypses bible books canon christians churches divine english into jewish john messages new persecution revelation saint seven testament the translations literature western
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The Coiners by André Gide (£9.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and mostly spotted. Top edge of the text block heavily spotted. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: First in this edition. [First: France, 1925 as Les Faux-Monnayeurs]

From the cover: “In recent times the possibilities of the novel as an art form have been explored as never before, and, as the first quarter of the century recedes, a few novels of stature are beginning to emerge rock-like from a sea of lesser books. Among others, Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Joyce’s Ulysses, Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, and, without question, The Coiners by Andre Gidé seem assured of survival. Andre Gidé’s novel is the shortest of these, but in provocative subtlety, delicacy of perception and delineation of character it is second to none, while its style of narration constitutes a new departure in the technique of the novel. ’

In The Coiners Gidé’s main preoccupation is with youth; the eager, curiously intricate reactions of young minds. The emotional abandonment peculiar to adolescence, the paralysing introspection, the sense of walking a tight rope over unknown gulfs, have never been described so well as in this book with a Parisian setting and a universal force and application.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Standard Edition of the Works of André Gide series. 420 pages. Tags: gide andre´ 1869-1951 faux-monnayeurs fiction french 20th century translations into english novel standard edition the works dorothy bussy
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The Collected Prose Works by Boris Pasternak Arranged with An Introduction by Stefan Schimanski (£9.50)Publisher: London: Lindsay Drummond — 1945Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss at the spine ends and corners. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 213 pages. Tags: boris leonidovich biography, translations english, russian literature english, books written boris pasternak arranged with introduction stefan schimanski, books translated beatrice scott robert payne
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The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints Volume I by Jacobus De Voragine (£9.50)Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0691001537]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains:Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XVIII] 391 pages. Tags: voragine william granger ryan christian saints jacobus approximately 1229-1298 legenda aurea translations english christianity history religion religious sainthood medieval essays journals letters prose church theology catholic 0691001537 1800
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