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Testamentary Acts. Browning. Tennyson. James. Hardy.

By: (HARDY) MILLGATE, MICHAEL (ed):

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press. Oxford 1992 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 55570


In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; price label on back. Slight creases to spine.Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 273pp. Discussions of the ways in which authors try to maintain control over their work, even after death. The author examines the difficult role of literary executors called upon to exercise a delegated, hence compromised, authority. View more info

Middle English Literature. Oxford History of English Literature. Volume1 Part 2. Edited and completed by Douglas Gray.

By: BENNETT, J.A.W. / GRAY, DOUGLAS:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1986:

Seller ID: 73765


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small chip to back corner. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 496pp. A comprehensive and authoritative study of English literature from the Owl and the Nightingale to Piers Plowman. View more info

No, Not Bloomsbury.

By: BRADBURY, MALCOLM:

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London. Andre Deutsch. 1987 1st edition:

Seller ID: 58231


Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; in removable plastic cover. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded at top. Small marks and indentations to covers. Owners’ nameplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 373pp. In this work Bradbury concentrates on his critical writings on British fiction since 1945. They move from his own beginnings as a writer in the 1950s to hi... View more info

English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century 1600-1660. The Oxford History of English Literature. Second Edition revised.

By: BUSH, DOUGLAS:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962 2nd edition.:

Seller ID: 73770


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 680pp. Survey of English non-dramatic literature between 1600-1660 covers not only literature but the full written expression of culture and thought. View more info

The Mid-Eighteenth Century. The Oxford History of English Literature. Volume VIII. Edited and Completed by Geoffrey Carnall.

By: BUTT, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1979 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73767


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 671pp. An account of what was achieved in various genres during a period whcih saw many experiments in poetry and prose fiction, a new approach to writing history and the most famous biography in the English La... View more info

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The Spectator; A New Edition, Carefully Revised, In Six Volumes: With Prefaces Historical and Biographical.

By: CHALMERS, Alexander;

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Bosworth, 1854 New edition:

Seller ID: 77278


6 volumes. Hardbacks. 9.5 x 6 inches. Quarter-bound in light brown calf leather to spines and corners, with marbled paper covered boards, endpapers and page edges. Red and brown spine labels to each volume, lettered in gilt. With raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spines. In very good conditions. Corners bumped, and edges heavily rubbed, rubbing to spine ends and boards. A couple of nicks to tops of spines. Some small spots to endpapers. Else inside pages al... View more info

Jane Austen and the Clergy.

By: COLLINS, IRENE:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hambledon Press. 1994 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 73288


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Light scratches. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 242pp. With b/w illustrations. Many of Jane Austen’s family and friends were members of the clergy and clergymen appear in all of her novels. The author here describes the lives of clergy of the period and their place and sign... View more info

Which Eye Can You See Me With? Interpreting Folk-Tales: A Writer’s Perspective. The Helen E.Stubbs Memorial Lectures. Number One.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Toronto Public Library. 1988 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 62980


8vo. In pale maroon limp card covers with black lettering and gryfon to front. In very good condition. Covers slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 37pp. inc 11pp cat. With b/w illustration at front. Memorial lecture, given in Toronto Canada on the subject of folk tales and their interpretation. The author takes the view that they describe a real everyday world and a world of imagination, and asks which do we choose to see? View more info

Carlyle and Dickens.

By: GOLDBERG, MICHAEL:

Price: £26.00

Publisher: University of Georgia Press. Athens. 1972 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74015


Size 7.25 x 10.25 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pale green endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small marks and small hole to front. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Charles Dickens claimed that it was Thomas Carlyle who had influenced him the most. Here the author discusses Carlyle and Dickens and s... View more info

Minuet. A Critical Survey of French and English Literary Ideas in the Eighteenth Century.

By: GREEN, F.C.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. 1939 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72981


Size 6.25 x 9.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Foxing and other marks. Tear to front top edge. Clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 489pp. The author examines the links between French and English literature and drama in the eighteenth century. View more info

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The Saturnian Quest of John Cowper Powys. A Study of his Prose Works.

By: KNIGHT, G.WILSON:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Harvester Press. Sussex. 1978 2nd edition.:

Seller ID: 74056


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 139pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Revised edition of a critique of Powys’ many long and deep works. View more info

The Origins of English Nonsense.

By: MALCOLM, NOEL:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers. 1997 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 66161


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Purple endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small chip to top edge of spine. Not price clipped). Small marks to front. Pages slightly browned around edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 329pp. An anthology and discussion of the origins and development of nonsense verse in the seventeenth century. View more info

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Dostoievsky.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London. John Lane The Bodley Head. 1946 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73902


Size 4.5 x 6.75 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other small marks. Price clipped). Damp marks to boards. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 208pp. Powys’ critique of Dostoievsky. View more info