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Kandinksy: Complete Writings on Art by Kenneth C. Lindsay & Peter Vergo (£159.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1982Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0571119352]Condition: Good+. Boards slightly sprung on both volumes. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2 Volume Set: Volume 1 477pp, Volume 2 478-924pp with index. First British Edition.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Documents of Twentieth Century Art series. Tags: Exhibition neue kunstler-vereinigung munchen schoenberg blaue reiter schoenberg’s pictures eugen kahler understanding art arthur jerome eddy russia’s artistic spring artistic life russia museum the culture painting international art politics department fine arts pan-russian conference 1920 charles-andre julien writings art interviews lecture notes 709 n7425 new
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The Wonders of the Little World by Nathaniel Wanley (£56.00)Publisher: W. J. Richardson et al — 1806Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Leather worn, rubbed and chipped. Marbled boards faded with remnants of sticker to front. Loose. Shaken. Damp marked in patches although text complete and legible.Description: …or A General History of Man: Displaying the various Faculties, Capacities, Powers and Defects of the Human Body and Mind, in many Thousand Most Interesting Relations of Persons Remarkable for Bodily Perfection or Defects; Collected From the Writings of the Most Approved Historians, Philosophers, and Physicians, of all Ages and Countries Forming a Complete System of the Mental and Corporeal Powers and Defects of Human Nature; And Intended to increase Knowledge, to promote Virtue, to discourage Vice, and to furnish Topics for Innocent and Ingenious Conversation. A new edition, with the addition of much new and curious matter, carefully selected from all attainable sources, and the Whole Revised and Corrected by Wm. Johnston.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". 553 pages. Tags: wanley leather bindings
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Handbook of Speech Pathology and Audiology by Lee Edward Travis (£42.00)Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0390885398]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several tears and slight loss. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Revised Edition. First Published In 1957 as “Handbook Of Speech Pathology”. From the cover: “The HANDBOOK OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY — for years the standard reference work in the diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders — is now in a new, revised, and expanded edition: HANDBOOK OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.

What has been done to make this classic even better?

•25 new authors have been added

•Number of chapters has been increased from 33 to 50

•29 of the original chapters have been rewritten and updated

This massive, authoritative work deals with every possible dysfunction of verbal communication. Careful consideration is given to varying points of view in the field, and an excellent balance is maintained between research and practice, laboratory and clinic, and university and public school.

PART I encompasses concepts and factors common to all disorders of communication.

PART II considers both the person with a hearing loss and his hearing organs as they relate to anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, speech, diagnosis, and treatment.

PART III includes writings on the origin, nature, uses, troubles, and means of modification of the voice in the communication process.

PART IV gives the most comprehensive understanding of speech disorders under any one cover — sampling materials from medicine, dentistry, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and education.

PART V discusses language and its disorders.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Purple boards with White titling to the Spine. [IX] 1312 pages. Tags: acoustics adults and aphasia audiology childhood clefts concept consideration correlates cunical development disorders ear effects evolving for forms functional hearing incidence laboratory language loss mechanics modern neurophysiology articulation orofacial parameters process production psychology quality rehabilitation speech stuttering symptomatic techniques the therapy vocal voice
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Word Biblical Commentary: 1 & 2 Thessalonians by F. F. Bruce (£28.00)Publisher: Nelson Reference & Electronic — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0849902444]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Later printing. Volume 45 in the 60 volume set. For the professional scholar, the student, the minister, and the interested layperson, reading the Thessalonian letters with Dr. F. F. Bruce offers a rare glimpse into the earliest events, experiences, and writings from the New Testament.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 228 pages. Tags: Macedonia Christianity Eschatology Thessalonica Excursus Antichrist Pauline theology evangelical theological Biblical Criticism Exegesis
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Fond Opinions by Stephen Gwynn (£27.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1938Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ generally browned, notably at spine, with chips and nicks to edges. Leans. Spotted at top and foredges. Text bright and clean.Description: Mr. Gwynn's book is a volume of very personal essays on the most varied themes. All this author's writings are marked by distinction of style and an individuality of thought. 147pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot (£23.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top edge of the boards sunned. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers & blanks; Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. So wrote Jim Elliot at the age of twenty-two, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College.

Seven years later, writes his widow,he and four other young men… sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador’s rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met — savage Stone Age killers, men known to all the world now as Aucas.

The circumstances of the death of these men are by now known throughout the world in one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them — a life that, though hid with Christ in God , was in part revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time.

Using to the full these rich journals, his widow has selected the most powerful, revealing passages and woven round them the story of his life. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous life and is also exceptional devotional literature. Jim Elliot’s life and testament may well be counted among those truly great Christian writings that will endure.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 256 pages. Tags: missionaries ecuador united states christian missions huao indians south america missionary biographies mission evangelism religious spiritual religion ministry
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The Divine Mistress by Samuel Edwards (£23.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304937177]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, laminate lifting at the joint of the upper panel. Price Clipped.Description: The Life of Emilie Du Chatelet, Voltaire's Mistress. From the cover: “Voltaire’s mistress for fourteen years, Émilie du Châtelet became a legend in her time. In this aristocratic woman, Voltaire found his match. At Cirey they renovated her husband’s chateau (with Voltaire’s money), quarrelling violently over the merest detail. With guests or without, they dined when they felt like it, dressed in the height of fashion, by shimmering candlelight. Emilie brought peace and stimulation to Voltaire’s eccentricity, and his writings flourished. “Madame,” wrote Thomas Carlyle, “watched over all his interests and liabilities.” Émilie died in childbirth at the age of forty- three. At her deathbed her husband, her last lover — the child’s father — and Voltaire wept together.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 275 pages. Tags: gabrielle-emilie tonnelier breteuil marquise chatelet duc richelieu frederick the great horsewoman gambler mistress voltaire eccentric court behaviour enlightenment french academy french revolution hapsburg henry jesuits louis xiii louis xiv louis newton polignac rousseau sorbonne university spanish succession trichateau anti-catholidsm desfontaines
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The Cambridge Guide to English Literature by Michael Stapleton (£22.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Here in one volume you will find a complete guide to the literature of the English-speaking world for the general reader and the student.

The Cambridge Guide provides easy reference to the literature of Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the West Indies and Nigeria — to every part of the English-speaking world which contributed to the great treasure-house of poetry, fiction, drama, philosophy and satire which is one of the lasting achievements of Western civilization.

Arranged in alphabetical order and containing approximately 1,000,000 words of text, the entries range from the beginnings of English literature in the 6-7th centuries, when vernacular speech in the British Isles became a written language, to the present day.

The reader will find brief biographies of authors, descriptions of and comments on their major works, and notes on the outstanding characters created by poets, playwrights and novelists. In addition there are essays on The English Language by Barbara M. H. Strang and The Bible in English by C. H. Sisson.

The enquiring reader and student will find articles on a wide range of subjects covering literary forms such as the Metrical Romances, surveying writers with a common theme like the Metaphysical Poets, explaining important religious writings such as the Marprelate pamphlets and historical events, such as the closure of the playhouses, which crucially affected the literature of the time. (Historical figures whose influence on English literature requires recognition — King Alfred, Thomas Cranmer, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin among them -are also included. )

The book is illustrated with more than 300 carefully selected black and white pictures which bring to life the great literary figures of the past and the age in which they lived.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 993 pages. Tags: english literature bio-bibliography dictionaries commonwealth american nations authors dictionary and encyclopedias literary great britain encyclopaedias michael stapleton
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From the Ends of the Earth by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her Living Plant Museum. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall plants ornamental garden history
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall garden plants history ornamental
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: cornwall england travellers plant collectors biography gardens garden plants history nature ecology gardening science lamb christian travel ornamental essays reference life sciences botany 1903071089 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Holocaust and Collective Memory: The American Experience by Peter Novick (£19.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747547734]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: holocaust jewish 1939-1945 public opinion american influence jews united states attitudes historiography cultural intellectual breaches international law atrocities crimes against humanity war social groups mass culture jewry historical writings european history
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The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hansbury-Tenison (£19.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192142089]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “The anthology does not aim to include every moment of discovery, but to give a flavour of the emotions and motives of those who took part in the major events of exploration. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfrid Thesiger, to the Americas with Cortes, Frobisher, and Cabot, to the Pacific with Drake, Banks, and Bougainville, to Africa with Burton, Livingstone, and Stanley, and to the Poles with Peary, Amundsen, and Scott.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 530 pages. Tags: discoveries geography g80.094 910’9d 93-10770 writings explorers ultimate travel writing legendary explorers marco polo columbus magellan unknown continents native inhabitants victorian travel empire source the nile lhasa royal geographical society edmund hillary wally herbert north pole wilfred thesiger borneo expeditions sarawak survival international tribal people
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Secrets from the Lost Bible by Kenneth Hanson (£18.00)Publisher: Council Oak — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1571781684]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Welcome to the world of the Lost Bible, an entire library of hidden wisdom, a treasury of ancient writings that never found their way into our Bibles. They were suppressed by religious leaders across the centuries who consigned to the blackest pit any writings that did not conform to their narrow notions of piety. Today, if we are bold enough to learn the right lessons, these suppressed books can become for us a key to unlock the transcendent mysteries of life. They can open us to the world of Spirit and transform us. These texts — scores and scores of them once declared unworthy — very nearly perished from the earth, only to re-emerge in our day and time…”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 235 pages. Tags: apocrypha apocryphal bible books criticism interpretation new old testament
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The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Edited by Kenneth Rexroth (£18.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704504219]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine with light reading creases. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] From the cover: “Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Leucadia in 1850. After a career in journalism in the United States, Hearn travelled to Japan in 1890 to write articles about Japanese life for Harper’s Magazine. He remained there for the rest of his life, taking a Japanese wife (by whom he had three sons and a daughter) and assuming Japanese citizenship in 1895. He died in 1904, and was buried after Buddhist ceremonies in Zoshigaya cemetery in northern Tokyo. This collection of his writings on Buddhism was taken from the bulk of his writings by Kenneth Rexroth. The organization of the selections reflects Hearn’s chronological progress from a rendering of the simple tales and stories illustrative of the common folk’s beliefs in Buddhism to the more abstract philosophic doctrines of the Mahayana Buddhist sects in Japan. Of the many writers who have commented upon Buddhism in Japan, none has stood the test of time so well as Lafcadio Hearn.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wildwood House Rediscoveries series. 303 pages. Tags: abandoning abiding accepting accumulating actions actual adverse advice ageing alertness amitabha amitayus anger appearances arrogance artificial asanga ascertaining aspects aspirational aspiring atisha's attachment attainments attention awakened awareness behold beings belief benefits beseeching beyond blame blessings bodhi bodhichitta bodies brahma breath breathing buddha buddhadharma buddhahood buddha's buddhism buddhist cessation chandra changing changkya
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The Flesh and the Feminine by Ruth Gouldbourne (£18.00)Publisher: Paternoster Press — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842270486]Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page.Description: Gender and Theology in the Writings of Caspar Schwenckfeld. First in this edition.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter Erb. Size: C Format (143 x 222). 250 pages. Tags: Thomas Theology Schwenckfeld
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The Selected Work Of Tom Paine by Thomas Paine (£18.00)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with several short, some tape-backed now, tears and a tear across the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “FOLLOWING his biographical novel, Citizen Tom Paine, Howard Fast has edited the present selection from Paine’s writings. As might be expected, since they are his most famous and important works, ‘The Rights of Man’ and ‘The Age of Reason’ comprise the larger part of the book; in addition Mr. Fast has included ‘Common Sense,’ certain of ‘The Crisis Papers’ and the celebrated letter to Washington.

In his Introduction Mr. Fast writes : ‘The single most important clue to Paine’s writings is that they are dynamic. Before he ever wrote a word there were philosophers in plenty; in America, long before his time, such popular leaders as William Penn and Roger Williams had put the most advanced social and political theory of the age into practice. But there was a most important difference between the writing of those men and Paine’s writing — it may be summed up in this fashion:

‘They wrote abstractedly of the pattern of change; Paine wrote realistically of the method of change. They were philosophers who created political philosophy; Paine was a revolutionist who created a method for revolution. They moved men to thought; Paine moved men to thought and action. They dealt with theory and ideals; Paine dealt with the dynamics of one force playing against another’.

As this Selection admirably shows, Paine’s work is indeed dynamic ; it has an intensity and an inherent clear objectivity; much of it is surprisingly relevant to-day.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 331 pages. Tags: common sense the crisis papers rights man age reason letter washington thomas paine howard fast first editions firsts printings 1st
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Aaron Copland and His World by Edited by Carol J. Oja & Judith Tick (£17.00)Publisher: Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780691124704]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Aaron Copland and His World reassesses the legacy of one of America’s best-loved composers at a pivotal moment — as his life and work shift from the realm of personal memory to that of history. This collection of seventeen essays by distinguished scholars of American music explores the stages of cultural change on which Copland’s long life (1900-1990) unfolded: from the modernist experiments of the 1920s, through the progressive populism of the Great Depression and the urgencies of World War II, to post-war political backlash and the rise of serialism in the 1950s and the widespread cultural turbulence of the 1960s.

Continually responding to an ever-changing political and cultural panorama, Copland kept a firm focus on both his private muse and the public he served. No self-absorbed recluse, he was very much a public figure who devoted his career to building support systems that would help composers function pro-ductively in America. This book offers multiple critiques on Copland’s role in these shifting contexts.

The contributors include music historians long associated with Copland scholarship such as Vivian Perlis, Howard Pollack, and Larry Starr, as well as newer voices to Copland, among them Elliott Antokoletz, Leon Botstein, and Martin Brody. The book also gives voice to younger scholars: Emily Abrams, Paul Anderson, Elizabeth Crist, Melissa de Graaf, Neil Lerner, and Beth Levy. And it offers interdisciplinary essays by the dance scholar Lynn Garafola, the art historian Gail Levin, and the cultural historian Morris Dickstein.

The topics range from Copland’s role in shaping an American school of modern dance to his relationship with Leonard Bernstein; his homosexuality, especially as influenced by the writings of Andre Gide; and theoretical explorations of cultural nationalism. Copland’s rich correspondence with the composer and critic Arthur Berger, who set the parameters of Copland’s reception for much of the composer’s lifetime, is published here in its entirety, edited by Wayne Shirley.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXI] 503 pages. Tags: copland aaron ballet music correspondence criticism interpretation history united states 20th century composers film television theatre musicians usa 9780691124704
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J. B. Fischer Von Erlach by Hans Aurenhammer (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0674469887]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Black & white plates;

From the cover: “Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach was one of the greatest Baroque architects. His spectacularly dramatic buildings are familiar to all who have visited Vienna and Salzburg, for he was the virtual creator of the Austrian Baroque style. In them may be seen reflected the rise of the Habsburg Empire to the status of a European power, that sudden, delayed efflorescence during the period of peace and prosperity which followed the defeat of the Turks in 1683. The style was internationally based. Fischer was trained in Rome, travelled in northern Europe and England, and was familiar with contemporary architectural developments in France.

In this book — the fullest study of his work yet published in English — Dr Hans Aurenhammer sets Fischer in the context of his time, artistically, socially and philosophically. He takes into account not only the surviving buildings but also the temporary structures designed for festivals, his idealistic and often fantastic architectural projects, and his influential publication on the architecture of the world. He examines the symbolical meanings of decorative elements in Fischer’s palaces and churches and shows how they express the desire of the Emperor and his court to create a new Rome on the Danube. He investigates the possible relationship between the work of Fischer and the philosophical writings of Leibniz. But above all, and as a result of studying Fischer’s artistic debts and sources, he reveals this great architect’s true originality — his inexhaustible inventiveness and his mastery of mass and space. The book includes a full list of Fischer’s works, including his drawings.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Gerald Cinamon. Size: 10" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 193 pages. Tags: fischer von erlach johann bernhard criticism interpretation architecture baroque austria architects 18th century architectural design critical 0674469887 9780674469884
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Mrs. Reynolds, and Five Earlier Novelettes by Gertrude Stein (£17.00)Publisher: New York: Books for Libraries Press — 1969Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0836954638]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is darkend at the spine and margins of the boards. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Contains: Mrs. Reynolds; Brim Beauvais; Hotel Francois 1er; Bartholomew Arnold, or, After the War Is Over; Marguerite, or, a Simple Novel of High Life; What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lloyd Frankenberg. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Select Bibliographies Reprint series. [XIII] 378 pages. Tags: 0836954638 select bibliographies reprint fiction novels literature stories story novella short yale edition unpublished writings gertrude stein
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The Casual Ward: Academic and Other Oddments by A. D. Godley (£14.50)Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co. — 1912Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Snagged at head of spine. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities. Inscription on ffep. Small sticker on ffep. Foredges rough trimmed. Internally clean & bright with a little light spotting.Description: Blue boards with gilt titling on spine and front cover. Collected set of writings first published in the Cornhill Magazine, the Oxford Magazine or the Saturday Review. 148pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
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Kurt Cobain: Journals by Kurt Cobain (£14.00)Publisher: Penguin — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141011467]Condition: Very Good. Wraps slightly curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music. More than twenty of these notebooks survived his many moves and travels, and have been locked in a safe since his death. His journals reveal an artist who loved music, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history. Here is a mesmerizing, incomparable portrait of the most influential musician of his time.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". 304 pages. Tags: music COBAIN Nirvana rock music business record deal artists singers writers songwriters bands
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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 Victorian Nursery Book by Antony Miall; Peter Miall; (£14.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0460044605]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped.Description: In this delightful collection of pictures and writings from the period, by turns poignant, amusing and nostalgic, Antony and Peter Miall have recreated the sheltered and genteel atmosphere which permeated the life of the middle class Victorian child. They explore every facet of this very special, child-centred existence preparations for the new baby, life in the nursery and schoolroom, the trappings of the nursery itself and the industry that supplied them, the vital role of the nanny and governess and all the hazards, the trials and the pleasures, of growing up in that far-off and privileged world.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7½". 192 pages. Tags: nursery Victorian schoolroom governess nanny
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Conceptual Issues in Psychological Medicine by Michael Shepherd (£13.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0415037271]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at tail of spine. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Text bright and tight.Description: Professor Shepherd's two previously published volumes of collected papers, have been centred around a single theme. This latest collection, whilst offering a greater variety, is unified by a sustained attempt to tackle some of the conceptual issues raised by psychological medicine. The selection covers specific topics that illuminate the subject in its contemporary setting. The framework is broad enough to incorporate studies of clinical syndromes, essays on several key figures, as well as writings on the history of ideas and particular aspects of research and treatment.Notes: Size: 8vo Royal (25 x 16cm Approx.). 335 pages. Tags: freud holmes psychiatry aubrey lewis starobinski arise evans psychotropic drugs jaspers mental disorders rank peidemiology psychoterapy
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Swifter Than Reason by Douglas Day (£13.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJDescription: From the cover: “This is the first full-length assessment of the poetry and criticism of Robert Graves. Concentrating on his development as a poet from his earliest efforts in 1916 to his most recent collection and using his critical writings as commentaries on that development, it provides a judicious and needed survey of the most Graves’s career.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 228 pages. Tags: anodynic period poetry detachment laura riding graves goddess first world war triple goddess scylla
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Folklore of Australia by ANON. (£12.50)Publisher: Currawong Press — 1984Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0730102076]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Here is a book that reveals the true richness of Australian folklore in a selection of writings as fresh as a breeze from the Australian bush. The selection ranges freely over most aspects of Australian folk history, from stories of the Aborigines, the first Australians, to accounts of Australia’s legendary fame in fields as far apart as sport and war.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Walter Stone. Size: 11¼" x 8¼. 240 pages. Tags: bushrangers pioneers drovers bullockies aborigines australian characters australian history myths legends henry lawson banjo paterson duke sutton edward sorenson bean nehemiah bartley scots chinese the rebellion eureka antipodeans larrikin pushes box hill messiah adam lindsay gordon tales henry lawson manning clark caroline chisholm birth the bunyip batavia massacre sterling castle saga anzac the light horse gallipoli the belyando pommy jackeroo first cricket team barcroft boake melancholic strain
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Jane Austen's World: The Life and times of England's Most Popular Author by Maggie Lane (£12.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856132447]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Covers the historical period Austen inhabited and its influence on her creations. 144pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Jacket Designed by Vicky Harvey. Introduction / preface by Brian Southam.Tags: abbey addison's admiral alethea alice alien alton anna anne appearance armstrong ashe ashton atlas aunt austen austen-leigh autobiography basingstoke bates bath bennet bereavements bertram bigeon bigg bigg-wither bingley birth blackall boarding bourgh breastfeeding brunton buonaparte burlesque burney butler cabot cadell caroline cassandra castle catharine cawley cecil celebrity cessation characters charlotte chaucer
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Romantic Writings by Edited by Stephen Bygrave (£12.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415135788]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to a wide range of poetry and prose from the period between about 1780 and 1830. The reader is guided through canonical works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley, and through lesser-known texts by women writers such as Mary Robinson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Felicia Hemans. The book introduces current debates about such issues as the Romantic artist, women writers and readers, and colonialism and the exotic. Romantic Writings has been designed for readers beginning undergraduate study in literature and is written in a lively and accessible style. Each chapter includes practical exercises in analysing significant passages of text and criticism, followed by detailed discussion. Also included are key critical texts by Stuart Curran, Raymond Schwab, Sigmund Freud and Rene Wellek.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the Approaching Literature series. 352 pages. Tags: allegory allen altered amanda britain british bygrave byron century colonialism concept conclusion contexts cornish corsair criticism curran defences england english european exotic freud gilroy graham great history hoffmann introduction irish kingdom kleist leask literary literature matthews narrative nigel novels oriental other poems poetry poets prelude prose raymond readers reading renaissance richard romantic romanticism schwab scottish sigmund stephen stuart susan theory uncanny united verse versions wellek welsh women writers writing
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Sight and Sound by Edited by David Wilson (£12.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled.Description: Sight and Sound, for long recognised as the world's leading and most influential serious film magazine, celebrated its fiftieth birthday in 1982. This provided an ideal opportunity to collect together some of its writings into this anthology. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 327pp. Size: 8vo Medium (9" x 5½" approx.)
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The Autobiography of the British Soldier: From Agincourt to Basra, in His Own Words by John Lewis-Stempel (£12.50)Publisher: London: Headline Review — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780755315819]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: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIV] 486 pages. Tags: soldiers writings english britain history military sources historical political british irish anthologies literary forms isles
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Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944: The Journey to Abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny (£12.50)Publisher: Köln, London, Madrid, New York, Paris & Tokyo: Taschen — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 382287079X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, a little pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Wassily Kandinsky was undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists of the twentieth century. He brought an equal passion and commitment to his work as a painter, a theoretician and a teacher of art. After conventional beginnings in Munich, he devoted his intellectual and artistic energies to pioneering new dimensions of expression in art. He ultimately arrived at an abstract style of painting based on the inner properties of colour and form.

Although Kandinsky may not be the first truly abstract artist, he was nevertheless the first to experiment with non-representational forms in a logical manner and to develop out of them a homogeneous style. His writings on art, including his ground-breaking work On The Spiritual in Art, have lost none of their significance, and the Compositions which caused such a furore at the first Blaue Reiter exhibition in 1911 are full of the same dazzling power and modernity today.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 199 pages. Tags: 382287079x kandinsky wassily criticism interpretation painting french 20th century france artists paintings art styles first war design graphic arts 9783822870792
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History And Faith: The Story Of The Passion by C. K. [Charles Kingsley] Barrett (£12.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1967Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Wrappers a little tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “History and Faith are six talks given on the Home Service during Holy Week 1967. C. K. Barrett who is Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham takes an historical approach. By describing the beliefs and religious institutions of Jesus’ contemporaries he helps us appreciate the context in which his followers had to interpret the events of the Passion and gives new force to our reading of the Gospels. He relates Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, his own words about his death, and the writings of his followers to this context of religious thought: to the Jewish idea of atonement and Old Testament writings on the redeeming power of innocent suffering. He gives us a way of approaching the central Christian revelation which separates the specifically Christian elements and shows how they can contribute to a coherent explanation of the meaning and purpose of life.

Questions about the meaning of the crucifixion and resurrection are too vast to allow of easy and unqualified answers. A great virtue of Professor Barren’s talks is that, through a discussion of history and changing ideas, he gives new understanding to our reading of familiar words and phrases in the New Testament.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 40 pages. Tags: jesus christ resurrection passion sermons charles kingsley barrett
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Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades by Jonathan Phillips (£12.00)Publisher: London: The Bodley Head — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780224079372]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn with a promotional sticker to the upper panel which is best left in place. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Holy war: Christianity versus Islam. Brutality, greed, honour, chivalry; the clink of chain mail, the clatter of hooves, the call of the muezzin. Such are the stock ingredients of the Crusades. But to what extent do the stereotypes fit with the reality?

In his remarkable new book, Jonathan Phillips explores this conflict of ideas, beliefs and cultures and shows both the contradictions and the diversity of holy war: friendships and alliances between Christians and Muslims; triumphs of diplomacy rather than the sword; the launch of crusades against Christians, and calls for jihads against Muslims.

Phillips draws on contemporary writings — on chronicles, songs, sermons, travel diaries, letters, financial accounts and peace treaties — to throw a brilliant new light on people and events we thought we knew well: the bloody conquest of Jerusalem in the First Crusade; the titanic struggle between Richard the Lionheart and Saladin; the breathtaking naivety of the Children’s Crusade; and the ruthless suppression of the Knights Templar. Less familiar but no less central are the stories of the intimidating and astute politician, Queen Melisende of Jerusalem; the fiery preacher, Al-Sulami; the Arabic-speaking excommunicate and Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II.

Over time the Crusades were directed against a variety of opponents: not only Muslims in the Middle East but against Cathar heretics, political enemies of the papacy, the Mongols, pagan tribes of northern Europe, and the Ottoman Turks. Although the notion of fighting for one’s faith fell into disrepute in the Enlightenment, in a final chapter Jonathan Phillips traces the crusading impulse up to the present day — to George W. Bush’s characterisation of the war on terrorism as a crusade.

Vivid, original and illuminating, Holy Warriors provides an unparalleled account of one of the great cultural, political and religious movements in world history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXIV] 424 pages. Tags: crusades war terrorism influence religion civilization history middle east europe church military battles campaigns medieval 9780224079372
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Mental Health Matters: A Reader by VARIOUS (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780333678480]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Previous owners inscription to reverse of the upper wrap. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “This is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of pieces written by acknowledged experts in the mental health field that seeks to challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspective of mental health service users. Combining classic writings about mental health practices and problems from the disciplines of psychiatry, sociology and psychology with specially commissioned new contributions, it engages with a wide-ranging spectrum of important and topical issues. This is an accessible and diverse set of writings that will offer a rich and rewarding resource for all those with an interest in understanding mental heath and in making welfare services more responsive to the needs of those who use them.”. In the Open University Set Book series. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Open University Set Book series. 308 pages. Tags: mental health distress psychiatric disorders schizophrenia depressive disorders madness mental asylum mental distress illness insane health services asylum dementia sexual abuse anorexia nervosa voice-hearers refugees torture survivor
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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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Poems of the Countryside by Gordon Beningfield (£11.50)Publisher: Select Editions — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0670817554]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. A nice copy.Description: A wide selection of poems - some familiar, some much less so - is sensitively juxtaposed with Gordon's pictures. 125pp. Jacket Designed by Ian Cameron. Illustrated by Gordon Beningfield.
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Thank You for Having Me by C. A. Lejeune (£11.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “When it was announced in 1960 that G. A. Lejeune was retiring from the Observer most readers of that newspaper felt a sense of personal loss. She had been film critic for more than thirty years, and for filmgoers of that generation Sunday would not be the same without her inspired guide to the week’s films, always well informed, sometimes astringent, and never malicious… She writes about the things she likes: dogs and detective stories; grand opera and gardening; horse-racing and amateur drama; Sherlock Holmes and Gilbert and Sullivan. These are the interests that make Thank You For Having Me such a personal book.”Notes: Jacket designed by Gorham. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Dark Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: lejeune observer film critic newspaper journalism film critic the guardian film world caroline lejeune manchester victorian family mr. korda leslie howard arthur machen cliveden feuilletonist writing for television amateur theatricals chaplin d’oyly carte company gilbert and sullivan halle orchestra lady barn house manchester guardian nazimova television early days withington girls’ school writings punch tony thompson
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The Green Stick by Malcolm Muggeridge (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002151197]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Volume I in the series. From the cover: “In Chronicles of Wasted Time Malcolm Muggeridge sets out to provide an account of his life and times; the two being, for so inveterate a journalist and communicator, closely inter-related. For half a century past he has managed to keep afloat on a fast-flowing river of words, navigating in a great variety of craft, from majestic liners like the Manchester Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the BBC, to cockleshells like the New Statesman and the old Sunday Pictorial, not to mention that rare old paddle-steamer Punch. Looking back, he can say with the Abbe Sieves that he survived. Chronicles of Wasted Time is the story of his survival, along with what he demolished, which is much, and what he has salvaged, which is everything. This first volume ends in 1933, when he is thirty, and has just returned from Moscow after doing a stint there as Manchester Guardian correspondent. The title, The Green Stick, is taken from a fancy of Tolstoy’s that somewhere, buried underground, if you can but find it, is a Green Stick with the secret of everlasting happiness carved upon it.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Chronicles of Wasted Time series. 284 pages. Tags: autobiographies correspondence reminiscences examinations prostitutes unteachable agnosticism nationalism journalists shakespeare sycophancy antagonism friendship journalism manchester travancore tnenasnips birmingham revolution university muggeridge kingsmill elections education reluctant contracts christian souvenirs biography mon-treux reviewing majority guardian novelist politics egyptian produced memories writings magazine produces earliest meetings marriage juunn's college russian britain malcolm authors carrier reading cyclist gandhi beauty writes w.t.a. colony leaves clergy author panels russia vidler voyage moscow visits empire passim alwaye mdtier labour public words paris meets joins isqfj birth cairo egypt webbs kitty heath edits india sahib lours flats plays works liner dobbs union hugh alec dora goes ill bbc
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A Place for Us by Nicholas Gage (£10.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593015150]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, more lightly so to the upper panel. Lower panel creased at the foot. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In 1984 the Royal Society of Literature awarded the Heinemann prize for the best book of the year to Nicholas Gage’s Eleni — the true story of how his mother died to save her children during the Greek Civil War. Eleni has sold more than two million copies in fourteen languages and received international acclaim.

A Place For Us tells what happened to Eleni’s children after they escaped from their Greek mountain village. Nick Gage was nine years old in 1949 when he and three of his sisters boarded a ship to America to meet the father they had never known. Their fourth sister, fifteen years old, had disappeared, taken behind the Iron Curtain by the guerrillas who killed their mother.

A Place For Us is a moving family saga, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, but ultimately triumphant as Eleni’s children adjust to a new country and to a father who at fifty-six finds himself a single parent. He must guard his daughters’ virtue and make peace with a young son full of grief and hostility towards this strange American father. At the same time the children must fit in to the startling new lifestyle of the United States while honouring the rules and customs of the world they left behind. Gage tells of struggles and celebrations, doomed romances and arranged marriages, births and deaths, in a tale of a family bound together by traditions and by love. In the powerful feelings it evokes, A Place For Us is the story of every person who has ever been uprooted and plunged into a new life, and of every child who has felt conflicting emotions for a parent. In both its power and its eloquence, it is a worthy successor to Eleni,”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 419 pages. Tags: americans and autobiography biographies biography childhood civil conditions eleni family gage gatzoyiannis general greece greeks history immigrants journalists life massachusetts narratives nicholas personal social states the united war writings youth
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And Whither Now? A Sequel to The Memory is Green by James K. Prentice (£10.50)Publisher: Boanerges at Barbican — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 095371070X]Condition: Very Good. Review slip tipped in before the first blank. Description: Signed by the author on the dedication page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 237 pages. Tags: autobiography biography journeys prentice james tice travel retirees writings 095371070x first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Architecture by David Jacobs (£10.50)Publisher: Newsweek Books — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0882251074]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “THE STORY OF BUILDING, writes the author of this penetrating study, starts the way stories of so many of mankind’s enterprises start — “speculatively, and in the almost immeasurably distant past”. But it would be an exasperating experience to trace the evolution of mud huts into pyramids, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Instead, he invites the reader to separate buildings for shelter from buildings as artistic statements. In an instant, we see architecture as a badge of civilization, “the requisite sign, the certain credential without which a society cannot be called civilized”. Architecture has some 170 illustrations, more than a third in full colour. Stunning modern photographs are juxtaposed with plans, cross sections, scale models, and historic views to form a vivid counterpoint to the authoritative text. A special, twenty-four page section, “Architects on Architecture”, contains excerpts from the writings of Louis H. Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen, among others. A five-page chronology relates events in the history of architecture to other cultural and political developments, while a selected bibliography and a full index make this a valuable reference work.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: aachen abramovitz acropolis agnese agrarian agrigento agrippa airport alaric alberti alhambra amen-re american amiens amorites andrea angkor antoni apartment aqueducts arabesque assyrians athena athens auxerre babylon bailey barbarians barcelona baroque barrel basilicas battista bauhaus beginnings bernard bernini beyond boniface borgund borobudur bramante bricks bridge bronze buddhism buffalo bunshaft burnham busier buttresses
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Donne: Complete Verse & Selected Prose by John Hayward (£10.50)Publisher: Nonesuch Press — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. ½" open tear to head of upper panel, further light edgewear. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: From the introduction: “THE PRAISE that has been accorded to Donne’s writings by three centuries of his admirers is not more remarkable than the contempt in which they have been held by his detractors. No English writer has provoked such passionate like and dislike, for Donne more than any of his contemporaries has suffered from the vagaries of that changeable and elusive spirit, Taste.” 10th Impression.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". 818 pages. Tags: songs and sonnets epigrams elegies heroicall epistle: epithalamions satyres verse letters epicedes obsequies infinitati sacrum
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Johnny Panic and The Bible of Dreams: And Other Prose Writings by Sylvia Plath (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571111203]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine and the margins of the panels with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Sylvia Plath commented in her journals: For me, writing verse is an evasion of the real job of writing. From her mid-teens, she wrote stories, at first easily and successfully, but then with increasing difficulty as the demands of her real vision complicated her growing ambition to make a career as a conventional story writer.

This collection contains all the stories which survive except a half dozen or so of the weakest — either very early or pastiche women’s magazine. It also includes the brilliant brief casual essays she wrote in her last year.

Directly or indirectly, all her prose writings turn out to be fragments of autobiography. Quite apart from their other qualities, they fill out our knowledge of an author who has become the centre of so much speculation.

Certain passages from her journals are also printed here, giving a truer and more vivid account of her, perhaps, than can be found in other places, and incidentally revealing the close, vital connection between her daily observations and some of her best-known poems.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ted Hughes. Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english prose women authors 20th century essays journals letters literary 0571111203
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Order Out of Chaos: Autobiographical Works of Maya Angelou by Dolly A. Mcpherson (£10.50)Publisher: Virago Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853812137]Condition: Very Good.Description: Later printing. From the cover: “With fascinating insights into Maya Angelou's life and creativity, and a shrewd examination of her recurring themes and techniques, Dolly McPherson provides us with a picture of this extraordinary woman's life and a reading of these rich autobiographical writings that is accessible, yet persuasive and informative.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 176 pages. Tags: maya angelou black autobiographical tradition black writers woman’s life redefining the self through place and culture
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Partnership of Principle by Roy Jenkins (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1985Binding: Paperback Condition: Near Fine. 1st Thus.Description: Roy Jenkins goes over his writings and speeches on the making of the alliance and analyses them. 169pp. Jacket Designed by David Quay.
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The Greek Commonwealth: Politics and Economics in Fifth-century Athens by Alfred Zimmern (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press — 1911Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the introduction: “IT is not the purpose of this book to tell any part of the story of Greek history. That lies within the province of the narrative historian. Our object here is a more modest one — to group together certain facts and to trace the course of certain ideas which may help to make that story and the men who acted in it more intelligible to modern readers.

Greek civilization differs from our own both in its material environment and in its feelings and ideas. Our method will be to deal first with the main features of that environment; next with the political institutions which the Greeks established within it; next with their means of livelihood, that is with their ‘economics’ or housekeeping; and lastly with the conflict which arose, as it has arisen in many modern civilized communities, between the driving necessities of economic development and the accepted institutions and ideals of national life — a conflict which brought inward unhappiness and outward disaster upon the foremost Greek community at the very height of her greatness and left its mark upon the mind and writings of the men who laid the foundations of European political thought.

We shall thus be approaching Greek civilization from a direction contrary to that often taken by modern writers, approaching it from the side on which its differences from our own are most apparent and from which its unique characteristics are most easily seized.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 454 pages. Tags: athens greece history politics and government economic conditions alfred zimmern first editions firsts printings 1st
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Walking on the Water: Women and Spirituality by Jo Garcia & Sara Maitland (£10.50)Publisher: Virago — 1983Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860683818]Condition: Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This unique collection is designed to make visible the variety and depth of women’s concerns about spirituality and religion. They have gathered together writings on myth and religion, feminism and Christianity, love, sexuality, bereavement, women priests, Jewish feminism and much else.”Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". 214 pages. Tags: about aileen alison along and angela anna art ask aspects audrey baby being bicycle blackfriars blooming briggs caldecott carriage catholic chester childbirth comes cooper craighead creation dance dare daughter didn't dunn education elizabeth ever everything faith feminists fertile fiona fish for gail gilbert goats god great green growing half
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a Country Childhood: Boyhood Memories of Victorian Rural Dorset by H. S. Joyce (£9.50)Publisher: Red Post Books — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1901533239]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “FEW books capture the essence of rural life in late Victorian England more vividly than H. S. Joyce’s A Country Childhood. The author, born in an ancient mill house in East Dorset in 1882, went on to lead the most productive of ‘double lives’, working as a bank manager by day while devoting most of his spare time to his three great passions — wildlife, the countryside and angling. These in turn led him into a second career as one of the most respected writers and illustrators of his day on country matters. In A Country Childhood, first published in 1946 as I Was Born in the Country, H. S. Joyce opens a window on to Victorian rural Dorset, colourfully and readably describing a way of life already familiar through the novels of Thomas Hardy. An astute observer and an accomplished naturalist as well as one of life’s eccentrics, Joyce provides both a natural history and a social history of a time now long past.

This edition includes an introduction by Roger Guttridge on Joyce’s life and work and a selection of his other writings on his native county.”
Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 208 pages. Tags: joyce henry stanley country life england dorset social and customs 20th century biography autobiography historical fiction history political military local modern the author roger guttridge 1901533239
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A Woman of No Character: An Autobiography of Mrs Manley by Fidelis Morgan (£9.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571139345]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, with a short nick to the head of the upper panel, stain to the very margins of both edges of the lower panel. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “Delarivier Manley was one of the most popular and controversial writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. By the time of her death in 1724 her prolific output included 21 books, 6 plays, political satire, highly praised contributions to The Female Taller and the Examiner, on which Swift made her the editor.

The Historical Register for 1724 described her as ‘A person of polite genius and uncommon capacity which made her writings naturally delicate and easy,’ but judgements of this remarkable woman both during her life and since her death have not always been so convivial. In our own century, Winston Churchill referred to her work as ‘the lying inventions of a prurient and filthy-minded underworld and paid for by party interest and political malice’.

Over 200 years after her death, Mrs Manley is still dividing opinion and arousing passions in her critics. Her work was often a scandalous blend of fact and fiction, romance, politics, gossip and autobiography, which appealed widely to the reading public but led to Mrs Manley’s arrest.

Adventures of Rivella, Mrs Manley’s pseudonymous autobiography, was intended to be read as fiction and has subsequently been dismissed as over-fanciful and unreliable. It was while engaged in research for her book on Restoration women playwrights, The Female Wits, that Fidelis Morgan came across this work and decided to set out to discover the facts about this extraordinary woman. The trail revealed that the facts were often stranger than the fiction.

In A Woman of No Character, Fidelis Morgan combines Mrs Manley’s own accounts of her life with new discoveries creating a captivating portrait of a woman whose character has eluded both her admirers and her critics, and continues to arouse anger as well as praise.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: 17th 18th authors biographies biography century delarivie`re english fiction manley mary mrs riviere rivie´re rivie`re studies
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