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English Literature: An Illustrated Record (Volume II - From the Age of Henry VIII to the Age of Milton)

By Garnett, richard and Gosse, Edmund

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. BB4 - Has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), library re-bound, some crease and tears, foxing, significant discoloration, and light shelf wear. English Literature: An Illustrated Record (Volume II - From the Age of Henry VIII to the Age of Milton).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$15.00

English Literature: An Illustrated Record (Volume III - From Milton to Johnson)

By Gosse, Edmund

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903. BB4 - Has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), library re-bound, crease, tears, taped tears, some inside pages fixed/laid, a few photos might be missing, significant discoloration, and light shelf wear. English Literature: An Illustrated Record (Volume III - From Milton to Johnson).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Poor/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$17.50

James The Critic
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James The Critic

By Jones, Vivien

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. AT4 - Mylar protected dust jacket. Library card holder and stampings on front loose endpaper, title page, back loose endpaper, and top page edges. Library stickers on spine, front cover, and back cover. Author examines Henry James' views and criticisms on contemporary novelists and cultures.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$9.00

The Inheritors

By Golding, William

New York, New York, USA: Harvest Book/Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1962. CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall wear plus some very light soiling overall plus some light creasing of the front cover at the top right corner. A story told through the eyes of Neanderthas, a species whose experience of the world is different modern mans. The central idea of the book is that modern man is made up of both the innocent and empathetic nature of the Neaderthals and the immorality of the more "advanced" Homo Sapiens. By the author of "Free Fall," "Pincher Martin," and "Lord of the Flies." The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 233p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

In Chancery and Awakening

By Galsworthy, John

New York, New York, USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. CH4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light yellowing of the back cover and around the edges of the front and back endpapers plus there is the original owner's bookplate on the inside surface of the front cover plus there is an exlibrary stamp on the front endpaper. This is the second volume in the author's "The Forsyte Chronicles" plus the the interlude short story "Awakening." The novel is about the love between Irene and Young Jolyon Forsyte, Soames's cousin. Irene and Soames divorce; she marries Jolyon and bears a son, Jon. Soames and his second wife, Annette Lamotte, have a daughter, Fleur. The other two titles in the series are "The Man of Property" and "To Let." By the author of "The White Monkey," "Maid in Waiting," "The Silver Spoon," "Flowering Wilderness," "Swan Song," and "One More River." 286p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

The Story of the Brontes

By Wright, J. C.

Norwood Editions, 1977. BG2 - A hard cover library rebound reprint edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown cloth covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus the fornt endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is some light label staining on the boards and spine plus there are the usual library stamps on the top outside paper edges, freepaper, and title page. This is a reprint edition of a book that was originally publishedin 1925. A book about Charlotte, Emile, and Anne Brontë and the conditions and qualities of their upbringing which contributed to the development of their genius. By the author of "The Story of Gilbert White" and "In the Good Old Times." Indexed, 189p.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$17.50

Literary Criticism In England, 1660-1800

By Chapman, Gerald Wester (editor)

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. BW5 - A hard cover first edition book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with gold lettering and metallic green graphics on the spine and gole lettering and graphics on the front with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light soiling on the right outside paper edges plus there is a large red "H" stamped on the title page. The dust jacket shows moderate overall shelf wear with some edge wear and heavy chipping around the spine top and bottom edges plus there is some light overall yellowing and soiling plus it is in a new mylar cover. A collection of essays, letters, and prefaces from English literary writers from 1660-1800, England's first great age of criticism. The editor includes a general introduction and introductions to the authors and special sections that provide historical, social, and intellectual background information regarding this period of criticism. Selected bibliographies, indexed, 627p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

The Swinburne Letters Volume 1 1854-1869

By Lang, Cecil Y. (editor)

New Haven, Connecticut, USA: Yale University Press, 1959. BG4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with the DJ endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers, yellowing of the outside paper edges, usual library marks, stamps, and labels on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front fixed and free endpapers, the title page, and the copyright page. DJ shows minor overall shelf wear with the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers, library labels on the spine, some scattered overall soiling and creasing, still in the original library mylar sleeve. This is the first volume of a series of six book that provide a comprehensive, unexpurgated, and complete collection of the letters of the great English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. Swinburne is noted as one of the finest letter writers in English and his interests range widely including art, music, drama, archaeology, law, politics, and crime. This volume covers the years 1854-1869. 315p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$13.00

The Historical Novel and Popular Politics in Nineteenth-century England

By Rance, Nicholas

London, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Vision Press, 1975. CH5 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover first UK edition book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of bumping on the top right corners. The dust jacket shows very minor overall wear mainly in the form of some very, very light edge wear around the spine top and bottom edges and right corners plus there is some very light rubbing alongthe spine and right edges plus there is some very, very light rubbing overall on the front. This is a title in the publisher's Vision Critical Study series. A book that examines British historical novels appearing from 1859 to 1866 by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Meredith. The author examines the shifting attitudes of novelists through the Victorian experience of rapid urbanization, popular agitation, and revolution and the eventual move towards greater democracy and its effect on conservative feeling. Select bibliography, indexed, 176p.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

The Paper Men
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The Paper Men

By Golding, William

New York, New York, USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. BD1 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with only very, very slight overall shelf wear. The main character is a hard-drinking, egotistical, talented and successful novelist. The writer is aimlessly roaming around Europe while having a nervous breakdown and the story revolves around a biographer who is following him to get his life story. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Lord of the Flies," "The Spire," "Pincher Martin," and "The Inheritors." 191p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

John Sherman and Dhoya

By Yeats, William Butler

Detroit, Michigan, USA: Wayne State University Press, 1969. CA2 - A hard cover first edition thus withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light tape staining on the outside cloth surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, and labels on the top outside paper edges and front free endpaper plus there is a tiny remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some label staining and surface damage from these labels on the back and spine and another label stain on the front plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Edited by Richard J. Finneran. William Butler Yeat's novelette and short story, originally published in 1908. This is a critical edition which includes an introduction that traces the composition and plublication of the two stores, critical commentary on both, and a discussion of the revisions which Yeats made when the stories were reprinted in 1908. The text of the stories are based on the 7th volume of the "Collected Works in Verse and Prose" 1908. All textual variants between that printing and the New York and London editions of "John Sherman and Dhoya" in 1891 are cited in notes at the bottom of each page. This edition also includes explanatory notes to some obscure matters in the text. 137p.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$4.00

Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry

By Leavis, F. R.

New York, New York, USA: W. W. Norton & Co., 1963. BE3 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated green & white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light yellowing on the back cover plus there is some very light creasing on the back cover plus there is some light yellowing on the outside paper edges plus there is some scattered ink underlining on pages 241 through 273. A book of literary criticism that examines the literature of England from Donne to Keats to show the main lines of development in the English political tradition. It assess particularly donne, Milton, Pope, and the great Romantics. 275p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

Cousin Henry
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Cousin Henry

By Trollope, Anthony

New York, New York, USA: Oxford University Press, 1990. CB4 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some heavy yellowing of the paper edges. This is a title in the publisher's World's Classics series. Edited with an introduction by Julian Thompson. A novel about a young London insurance clerk with a moderately wealthh uncle who has disinherited him in favour of a charming cousin just before the old man dies. 291p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4.5"x7.25".

$2.50

Browning's Old Schoolfellow: The Artistic Relationship of Two Robert Brownings

By Herring, Jack

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Beta Phi Mu, 1972. BZ4 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in orange cloth with gold lettering on the spine and front. A collection of sketches done by Robert Browning's father. The elder Browning's writing provides a clue to the source of many of the techniques, idiosyncrasies, and basic assumptions which are significant elements in Robert Browning's poetry. The author has been the Director of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor in Waco, Texas. The book includes full page color facimile copies, on the facing pages, of the elder Browning's manuscript. 78p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.25"x9.25".

$4.00

The Wild Garden or Speaking of Writing

By Wilson, Angus

Berkeley, California, USA: University of California Press, 1963. BI3 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome photo illustrated blue and white wraps with heavy rubbing on the front cover and along the spine plus there is some light creasing along the front spine edge plus there is the original owner's name in red ink on the front endpaper plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus there is some very light yellowing of the back cover. A book of commentary on literature and the craft of writing by a noted author. 150p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

A Long the Riverrun

By Ellmann, Richard

New York, New York, USA: Vintage Books/Random House, 1990. BV4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of short essays on literary figures and subjects. They range through Pound, Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Freud, Washington Irving, and Ernest Hemingway. This book was published posthumously. the author was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Indexed, 277p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

Winter's Tales
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Winter's Tales

By Dinesen, Isak

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1961. BI4 - A mass market paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black & white wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear plus some very, very light foxing of the cover overall. A collection of short fiction by an author noted for both her works' psychological insight and extraordinary fantasy. 313p.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

Heat and Dust
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Heat and Dust

By Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks, 1987. CG5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall wear with some very light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is some very light yellowing on the outside paper edges plus there is a remainder mark on the botom outside paper edges. A story set in India in the 1920s. It is about a beautiful, spoiled, bored English colonial wife who is drawn to a minor Indian prince. She leaves her husband to elope with the prince. This book is also about her step-granddaughter 50 years later. The young woman is drawn to India by her fascination with the letters left behind by her ancestor and a desire to understand the mystery surrounding the scandal she created. This book is a winner of the Booker Prize. 181p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$1.75

Written City: A Literary Guide to Canterbury

By Hutchinson, Peter Brown Stuart and Michael Irwin

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom: Yorick, 1986. BI5 - A plastic spiral bound trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A literary guide to Canterbury, Kent in Great Britain. It focuses on tracing the town's relationship to forty well-known writers, ranging from Chaucer to T. S. Eliot, and how their work and/or careers invluenced the image of the city as it is seen in contemporary times. This book includes walking tours, car tours, and bus tours. Index of writers. Illustrated with black and white photographs and reproductions. 116p.. Spiral Bound. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The Fringe of Heaven

By Sutherland, Margaret

Owings Mills, Maryland, USA: Stemmer House Publishers, Incorporated, 1984. CF4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, front endpaper, title page, copyright page, and back endpaper plus there is some light tape staining on the boards from where the dust jacket endflaps were taped down to the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about the precarious lives of a group of people living in slightly down-at-heels lives in the environs of the Titirangi Area of New Zealand. The author is a winner of the Katherine Mansfield Award, the Freda Buckland Literary Award, and a Scholarship in Letters by the Literary Fund of the Government of New Zealand. By the author of "Dark Places, Deep Regions and Other Storeis." 173p.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

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