Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


The London Magazine: a Monthly Review of Literature Vol 2 , Nos: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, & 12 { 8 Volumes to Include Index to Vol  1 & 2 Loosely Laid in - as Called for }
seller photo

The London Magazine: a Monthly Review of Literature Vol 2 , Nos: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, & 12 { 8 Volumes to Include Index to Vol 1 & 2 Loosely Laid in - as Called for }

By Lehmann, John

London: Chatto & Windus, 1956. A very good overall group, with images to follow. Notable articles and reviews. To include: Peter Quennel on John Ruskin, Rex Warner on C.Day Lewis, Three Poems - Robert Conquest, Springtime with D.H.Lawrence, by Eleanor Farjeon, T.E.Lawrence, Aldington and the Truth by B.H.Liddell Hart, Three Poems, Robert Graves, L.A.G.Strong on W.B.Yeats's Autobiographies, Sunrise on Olympus, Freya Stark. Leonard Wolfe, Aldous Huxley. James Michie on Walt Whitman. Correspondence from Simon Raven, Louise Macneice, William Sansom, J.Middleton Murry, Roy Fuller - Two Poems, Stephen Spender, a Poetic Drama, et al. [ BR1 / 5 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.65

The Cornhill Magazine : Winter No. 981 1949/1950
seller photo

The Cornhill Magazine : Winter No. 981 1949/1950

By Various

London: John Murray, 1950. This copy is one to note for two reasons. The copy Includes previously unpublished Byron Letters Short stories etc, and it retains the original wrap round. Very nice. Also includes 'Churchill by Isaiah Berlin'. p. [viii ], 167 - 274 . [ Location: a1 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$10.95

Three plays of Henrik Ibsen
seller photo

Three plays of Henrik Ibsen

By Ibsen, Henrik 1828-1906. [ With an introd. by John Gassner ; Illustrated by Fredrik Matheson. ]

New York: The Heritage Press, 1965. Contents: An enemy of the people.- The wild duck.- Hedda Gabler.xii, 327 p : illus ; 27 cm. A solid clean copy, but title label a little rubbed, else a Fine crisp copy, in a firm and square Slip Case, but with some fading. { representative images to follow } Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: a2]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good - Slip Box. 8vo.

$12.32

Poems
seller photo

Poems

By Tennyson, Alfred

London: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co.,, 1883. A rather nice 2 volume set. The binding is Vellum, the text is stamped in red and Black to the covers and spine. The pages are of high quality, being rough cut, and with the top edges in gilt. The books are very tight and secure, the covers , as often with vellum, has some patchey dis colour, but this is relatively minor, as my images will confirm. Volume I: has a stylish ink dedication to the front free endpaper, with a paragraph of Tennyson's Poetry dated 1891 - vii, 321 p., [1] leaf of plates (front.) : ill. ; 17 cm.; Vol II: vi, 271 p., [1] leaf of plates (front.) : ill. ; 17 cm. Includes Index. Each Volume has a frontis decorated by Walter Crane. Excellent. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$41.08

Nettles
seller photo

Nettles

By LAWRENCE D.H.

London: Faber & Faber, 1930. Red Wrappers Stmpd in Black - No. 11 in the Criterion Miscellany series. A 28-page booklet, Very Good, pages clean; in Wrappers, with small black X crossing out One of "ONE SHILLING", presumably at original sale of., else, one small thumb nail repair to top edge fr cvr; normal handling. Solid. Size: 8vo (slim). [ Location:B3 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$10.95

Edward Albee : a singular journey
seller photo

Edward Albee : a singular journey

By Gussow, Mel.

London: Oberon, 1999. In 1960, American playwright Edward Albee electrified the theatre world with The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with the extraordinary Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its beginning, and in this fascinating biography he creates a compelling first-hand portrait of a complex genius. The book describes Albee's life as the adopted child of rich, unloving parents, and covers the highs and lows of his career, from his early triumphs, to years of critical and public disfavour before his return in 1994 with Three Tall Women, a major West End production.448 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. Includes bibliographical references and index. Nice copy. { representative images to follow } Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: E6 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$10.95

D.H. Lawrence; Virginia Woolf; E. M. Forster { 3 Individual Volumes }

By Blackstone, Bernard; Warner, Rex

London: Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green, 1952. 3 Volumes from the Series: Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news ; nos 31,33 and a Supplement to British Book News this one not numbered. All in matching Wrappers, all very good or better.1st Listed: p.56, frontis portrait, 22cm, select bibliography to rear; 2nd Listed: 47 p. : frontis portrait. ; 22 cm. Bibliography: p.39-41. 3rd Listed: p.32, frontis portait, published 1950. Select Bibliography to rear, 22cm. Size: 8vo [ Location: A3 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.59

The Book of Table-talk { Volumes I & II }
seller photo

The Book of Table-talk { Volumes I & II }

By MacFarlane, Charles [ed]

London: C. Cox, 1847. TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE. New Edition: In a nice quarter leather binding, tight and clean. p.iv, 242; p.vi, 235. various contributors, Hours of Parliament 1640, Heraldic Anomalies; Pigs, Kings and Monks!, How to Square the Circle, Umbrellasa, The Last queen of Georgia; Divine Right of Kings; History of Stage Costume et al. No dust jacket. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [ Location: E2 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by illustrated with Wood Cuts. 16mo.

$20.54

To-day. { Volume 1, 1893 - 1894 }

By Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927 { Edited By } Contributors: Stevenson, R.L.; Kipling, Rudyard; Harte, Bret; Jerome, Jerome K.; Russell, W. Clark; Miss Braddon; Alden, W.L.; Zangwill; I.; Pain, Barry; Mathew, Frank

London: W.A. Dunkerley, 1894. This Periodical ran to 47 volumes { "A weekly magazine-journal." }, to cover the period 1893 - 1905. Here we have the Scarce very first Volume, which was actually published in 1894. This has been professionally preserved and recased, using the original beige cloth boards. No 1, Nov 11th 1893 - No 13, Feb 1894. The very first entry is by Jerome, and titled ' Characterscapes': sub titles - The Man who would Manage, by Jerome; further sub titles: 'The Ebb Tide by Stevenson; If he had lived today, and A lay of the Links by Conan Doyle. There are additional entries for the Ebb Tide within the later weekly publications herewith. It was the pattern of the day to serialise fiction before a complete edition was published in book form. The journal covers humour, chatter and all things literary. Excellent. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [ Location C9 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.

$38.34

M. T. Ciceronis de oratore ad Q. fratrem libri Tres: Ex Editione Jo. Aug. Ernesti Cum Notis Variorum

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Oxonii: E. Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1819. In Usum Studios / E Juventutis. In the original paper covered boards, just a bit of the paper cover to spine head missing, title label to spine, whilst dulled is legible and present. Binding is tight, and the text block excellent. p.xv; 412; Indices / Index Rerum [ ii ] adverts. Size: 8vo [ Location: A5 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.39

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio { 2 Volumes }

By Boccaccio, Giovanni.; { Translated By Rigg, James McMullen }

London: Henry F. Bumpus, 1906. A rather nice set. In original deep red/maroon buckrak, with gilt emblem to upper covers. Light fade onlty to spines, clean and square copies, no inscriptions. On thick high quality paper, with only minor evidence of foxing; Top edges gilt. Tissue-guarded illustrations x 12. p.332 + 404. Excellent. Size: Tall 8vo [ Location: B2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Louis Chalon. 8vo.

$20.54

A Defoe Companion

By Hammond, J. R. (John R.),

Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan, 1993. xi, 151 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliography pp.149-150 and index. A critical overview, Defoe's life achievement, his development of the "Novel". A fine copy in like Dust Jacket. Uncommon UK first. Size: 8vo [ Location: F7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$24.65

Manuel Puig and the spider woman : his life and Fictions
stock photo

Manuel Puig and the spider woman : his life and Fictions

By Levine, Suzanne Jill.

London: Faber & Faber, 2000. First Edition - 1st Impression: xvi, 448 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. This biography draws upon the author's years of friendship as Manuel Puig's principal English translator, as well as copious interviews and research, for a wealth of information on the Argentinian's equally colourful life and art. Fine in like Jacket. No inscriptions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: a2 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$8.22

Lectures on the English Comic Writers.

By HAZLITT, William

Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1819. Chapters deal with Wit and Humour, Shakespeare and Ben Johnson, Cowley, Butler, Suckling, etc., Wycherley, Congreve, etc., The Periodical Essayists, English Novelists, The Works of Hogarth, Comic Writers of the Last Century. pp: 343; no adv. to rear. Excellently rebacked, contemporary Half Calf. Some spotting and browning throughout. A very good copy Size: [ BR1 / GC ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$47.93

The Celtic Countries Their Literary and Library Activities

By Phillips, David Rhys, 1868-1952.

Swansea: Morgan & Higgs, 1915. Stiff Card Covers - 1. Introduction. 2. Wales. 3. Scotland. 4. Ireland. 5. Cornwall. 6. Isle of Man. 7. Brittany. 8. Patagonia. 9. Other countries. Early Celtic Studies, uncommon work. Ex ref Library bookplate to front free endpaper, presentation label to pastedown, no library labels or stamps. Neat copy, firm, bit browned at edges, green backstrip with inked title [ neatly ]. pp: 42 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" [ Location: A5 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Ex Reference Library.

$30.12

The Melodic Line

By Church, Richard

Oxford University Press: printed by Vivian Ridler, 1969. Reprinted from the Essays by Divers Hands Volume xxxvi. Petrol blue pamphlet wrappers as issued, offprint pagnated 40-52, i.e 12pp. Text of the Katja Reissner Lecture, given by Church on the 23rd October 1969 to the F.R.S.L. Very good copy. No Inscriptions [ Location BR1/A2]. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$13.69

Theatrical Companion to Maugham

By Maugham, W. Somerset] Mander, Raymond and Mitchenson, Joe.

London: Rockliff, 1955. "A Pictorial Record of the First Performances of the Plays or W. Somerset Maugham . With an Appreciation of Maugham's Dramatic Works by J.C. Trewin." Profuse illustration, dark cloth, firm, clean and crisp; in JACKET: orange background, with photographic intersections; a little chipped along top edge, with repaired tear to inside flap. Handles and presents well. Pp: 307 Size: Tall 8vo. [ Location: A7 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo.

$10.95

Undiscovered Country - The New Zealand Stories of Katherine Mansfield

By Gordon, Ian A. { Edited By }

London: Longman Group Ltd, 1974. A solid clean copy, but the corner of the upper cover has taken a bump, leaving a crease line, but book remains tight, clean and square. Neat ink inscription of previous owner to front free end paper; in Jacket, clean, but with surface crease lines to upper cover. Handles and presents well. pp: xxi, [i,] 369pp Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ Location: A3 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$17.80

Laughing Anne & One Day More.
seller photo

Laughing Anne & One Day More.

By Conrad, Joseph

London: John Castle, 1924. Introduction by John Galsworthy. 127pp, 3pp publisher's ads. BOOK: covers fresh and bright, just with offset to endpapers, no foxing, tight and clean; in JACKET: now in protective sleeve, a bit darkened to spine, flattened small crease tear to top edge front cover. Nice copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾". [ Location: BR1/GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 12mo.

$15.06

Famous Elizabethan Plays. Expurgated and Adapted for Modern Readers

By Fitzgibbon, H. MacAulay

London: W. H. Allen & Co. Ltd, 1890. An uncommon title. BOOK: Pp: 558, tight copy, upper and lower boards clean, gilt titles to upper and spine., light bumps to spine ends, with small white mark to centre of spine; some foxing to prelims, page edge spine and rear pages. Overall a very decent copy. Size: 8vo { Location: A2 }. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$16.43