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Approaches To Victorian Autobiography (UNCOMMON HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Landow, George P (Editor)

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Greystone Books
Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780821404003
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$34.18

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Athens, Ohio, USA: Ohio University Press, 1979. NrF/VG+. First edition, first printing in d/w. This collection of essays argues that a unique development in autobiographical writing occurred in Victorian England and attempts to provide a wide ranging perception of the role not only of autobiography, but of the 'autobiographical impulse' in this period. Like contemporary poetry, the novel, painting, and… Read more
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William Caxton And English Literary Culture (FINE COPY OF HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPE)

by Blake, N F

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Greystone Books
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781852850517
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$24.61

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London: Hambledon Press, 1991. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing in d/w. Illustrated. William Caxton introduced printing into England and produced the first editions of such masterpieces as Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. He stands at the watershed that separates medieval from modern England. The books he chose to publish provide us with an understanding of literary culture of late medieval England. In… Read more
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Dickens And Religion (SCARCE 1930 HARDBACK FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM KENT)

by Kent, William

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Greystone Books
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$129.87

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London: Watts & Co, 1930. VG. First edition. SIGNED BT THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM KENT, without dedication or inscription on front endpaper. A well-researched and authoritative study of religion in Dickens's writing. Chapters include; 'Religion During Dickens's Nonage', 'Dickens's Pseudo.Christianity', 'Dickens's Use Of Religion', 'Dickens's Rligious Satire', 'Dickens And Nonconformity', 'Dickens As Humanist'. With Index. Age-tanning to endpapers; light rubbing and… Read more
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Memoirs (FINE COPY OF HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Amis, Kingsley

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Greystone Books
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780091745332
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$34.18

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London: Hutchinson, 1991. Fine/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR; without dedication or inscription on publisher's bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. The autobiography of English writer Sir Kingsley Amis (1922-1995). With Index. A fine copy, in a near fine d/w, of a first edition, first printing SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.… Read more
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W E Henley: A Memoir (UNIQUE ASSOCIATION COPY 1930 HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OWNED BY ALFRED WAREING)

by Williamson, Kennedy

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Greystone Books
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, First Printing
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$65.62

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London: Harold Shaylor, 1930. VG. First edition, first printing. NO d/w, now protected in an archival, acetate, clear, detachable, non-adhesive d/w. ALFRED WAREING'S COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE, AND PRESENTED TO HIS DAUGHTER, inscription on front endpaper. Inscription reads, 'Alfred Wareing/Savage Club/London Sep 26th 30/and - on Saturday 8th Nov 30-/to his dear daughter/Margherita Anna Henley Wareing/- with his devoted Love/Alfred… Read more
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The Lexicon: An Unauthorised Guide To Harry Potter Fiction And Related Materials (SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Ark, Steve Vander

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Greystone Books
Published
2009
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781571431745
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$38.28

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Muskegon, Michigan, USA: RDR Books, 2009. NrF. First edition, first printing. Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, without dedication or inscription on title-page. xiv,347pp. A well-researched and authoritative lexicon reference to the Harry Potter books and related materials. With Bibliography. Small rectangular 'Signed' sticker on front cover. Small area of sunning on front cover; else a near fine copy of a… Read more
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New Worlds For Old: The Apocalyptic Imagination, Science Fiction, And American Fiction (HARDBACK AMERICAN FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Ketterer, David

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Greystone Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780253340528
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$20.51

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Indiana University Press, 1974. VG/VG. First American edition, first printing in d/w. A well-researched and authoritative study of American science fiction; literary criticism of such writers as, Ray Bradbury, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Nathanael West, William Faulkner, Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula K LeGuin, Walter M Miller, Robert Heinlein, Brockden Brown, Stanislaw Lem, John Boyd, Philip K Dick,… Read more
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Jean Racine: Meditations On His Poetic Art (SCARCE FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Drown, Norah K

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Greystone Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Leeds, Yorkshire: W S Maney & Son, 1982. VG. First edition. Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, without specific dedication on half-title page. Signing reads, 'With the author's grateful thanks/for much help and encouragement./Norah K Drown./September 14,/1982'. xii,180pp. A well-researched and authoritative study of Jean Racine's (1639-99) verse. A very good copy of a SCARCE first edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR..… Read more
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An Uneasy Victorian: Thackeray The Man 1811-1863 (SCARCE HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED LETTER)

by Monsarrat, Ann

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Greystone Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780304305568
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$79.29

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London: Cassell, 1980. VG+/VG+. First edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on half-title page. Inscription reads, 'For Harry Rogers/With Thanks and all/Good wishes/Ann Monsarrat/BBC Radio Medway/who always do/the best interviews/Sept/1980'. TOGETHER WITH A HAND-WRITTEN LETTER SIGNED BY ANN MONSARRAT TO HARRY ROGERS. Illustrated with photographs and line-drawings. A well-researched and… Read more
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Critic As Scientist: The Modernist Poetics Of Ezra Pound (SCARCE HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Bell, Ian F A

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Greystone Books
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780416313505
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$51.95

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London: Methuen, 1981. VG+/VG+. First edition, first printing in d/w. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on front endpaper. Inscription reads, 'For the 'real' Robert,/with best wishes/Ian'. A well-researched, authoritative and academic study of Ezra Pound's modernist poetics. During the crucial period of his years in London, Ezra Pound was striving to formulate not only a new system… Read more
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Written Lives (FINE COPY OF SCARCE FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Marias, Javier

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Greystone Books
Published
2007
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781841958866
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$38.28

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Edinburgh: Canongate, 2007. Fine. First paperback edition, first printing. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, without a specific dedication on half-title-page. Signing reads, 'To a lovely lady/Lovely in every way!/Con (? ineligible word)/Javier'. [scan available]. (viii),200pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. The author revisits and personalities of twenty authors, (including William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad, Isak Dinesen, James Joyce, Athur… Read more
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Siegfried Sassoon: A Biography (SCARCE HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Egremont, Max

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Greystone Books
Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780330375269
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$51.95

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London: Picador, 2005. NrF/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on title-page. Inscription reads, 'For ------/from/Max Egremont'. Illustrated with photographs. A well-researched and authoritative biography of Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967). He was an English poet, writer and soldier who was decorated for Bravery on the Western Front: he became one… Read more
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Lost For Words: The Mangling And Manipulating Of The English Language (UNCOMMON HARDBACK FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY JOHN HUMPHRYS)

by Humphrys, John

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Greystone Books
Published
2004
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, Third Printing
ISBN
9780340836583
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2004. NrF/NrF. First edition, third printing (same year as first) in d/w not price clipped. SIGNED BY JOHN HUMPHRYS, without dedication or inscription on title-page. An interesting study of the English language: from tired old cliches to meaningless jargon, neglected rules of grammar to empty slogans, the English language is being abused in many quarters. A… Read more
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Abide With Me: The World Of Victorian Hymns (SCARCE FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Bradley, Ian

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Greystone Books
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780334027034
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London: SCM Press, 1997. VG. First edition, first printing. Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on title-page. Inscription reads, 'To James Gillespie/With very best wishes/from one Sullivan fan/to another!/Ian Bradley/Hymn Society Conference/York August 1997'. James Gillespie, (1929-2015), was a hymn musician and writer. xvii,299pp. A well-researched and authoritative study into the importance of Victorian hymns in… Read more
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Writing Diaspora: South Asian Women, Culture And Ethnicity (HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING)

by Hussian, Yasmin

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Greystone Books
Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780754641131
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$65.62

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Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2005. NrF. First edition, first printing. No d/w, (as published). Glazed pictorial boards. The author uses the issues of cultural hybridity, diaspora and identity to explore cultural production by British Asian women, including Monica Ali, Meera Syal and Gurinder Chadha. Hussian provides a sociological analysis of the contexts and experiences of the British Asian community, discussing key… Read more
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Flame Into Being: The Life And Work Of D H Lawrence (FINE COPY OF HARDBACK FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Burgess, Anthony

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Greystone Books
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780434098187
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$17.09

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London: Heinemann, 1985. Fine/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. A well-researched and authoritative study of the life and works of English novelist D H Lawrence (1885-1930). With Bibliography. Faint sunning to spine; else a fine copy, in a near fine d/w, of a first edition, first printing. NO inscriptions, underlining or highlighting. D/w now protected in… Read more
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The Fairies In Tradition And Literature [TEXT IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE] (FIRST JAPANESE HARDBACK EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER)

by Briggs, Katharine M

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Greystone Books
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Japanese Language Edition
ISBN
9784480831101
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$20.51

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London/Tokyo: Watt/Turtle-Mori, 1991. VG+/VG+. First Japanese language edition in d/w. TEXT IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE. Illustrated. An examination of traditions about fairies, interaction between humans and fairies, and fairies in literature. A very good plus copy, in a very good plus d/w, of the Japanese language first edition. D/w now protected in a detachable, non-adhesive, clear sheaf. NO inscriptions, underlinings or… Read more
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Modern Irish Poets: Volume II (SCARCE HARDBACK 1897 FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

by Paul, W J

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Greystone Books
Published
1897
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
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$79.29

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Belfast: Belfast Steam Printing, 1897. VG+. First edition. Green cloth; lettered and blocked gilt on spine. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on front endpaper. Inscription reads, 'To Miss ------/with the/Best Wishes of/the Author/W J Paul/2 May 1914'. This is volume two only, and it stands alone. Volume one was published in 1894 and the author writes in… Read more
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Ambit 172 (SCARCE 2003 LITERARY AND ART JOURNAL)

by Bax, Martin (Editor)

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Greystone Books
Published
2003
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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London: Ambit, 2003. NrF/VG+. First edition. Paperback with d/w. Issue number 172, Spring 2003. 112pp. A journal of poems, short stories, art and literary criticism. Includes 'Volkswagens At Rest And In Motion: The Art of Obsession' by Geoff Nicholson, illustrated with ten illustrations. D/w rear panel has some dusting to edges; else a near fine copy, in a very good… Read more
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The Talent Of T S Eliot (UNCOMMON 1929 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING)

by Williamson, George [T S Eliot]

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Published
1929
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Book Store, 1929. VG. First edition, first printing. Paperback, with integral d/w not price clipped (65c). 37pp. An early examination of the skills of American poet T S Eliot (1888-1965). Previous owner signature on front endpaper; occasional spotting throughout; some dusting and spotting to edges; dusting to covers; else a very good copy of the… Read more
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