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Sir Robert Cotton, 1586-1631 : history and politics in early modern England
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Sir Robert Cotton, 1586-1631 : history and politics in early modern England

By Sharpe, Kevin.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. First Edition - Series: Oxford historical monographs. A scholarly study of Sir Robert Cotton as antiquary and politician. It examines his antiquarian writings, the building of his library, his relations with European scholars, his place at court, in parliament, and in the literary society of Renaissance London. xiv, 293 pages ; 23 cm. Bibliography: p. [253]-275. Index. A solid copy, just light handling/shelf rubs./ fade spine [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

Dryden : the critical Heritage [
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Dryden : the critical Heritage [

By Kinsley, James [ edited By James Kinsley and Helen Kinsley.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971. Series - Critical heritage series. x,414p ; 23 cm. Very nice copy, only a trifle rubbed dust jacket. Excellent. [ Loaction: BR2 / 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.33

The life and work of Samuel Rutherford Crockett
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The life and work of Samuel Rutherford Crockett

By Donaldson, Islay Murray.

Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1989. Spine title: Samuel Rutherford Crockett. ix, 357 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. Index. Based on a Ph.D. thesis, University of Edinburgh. Bibliography: p. 328-330. Lovely copy in a like dust jacket. Not price clipped. Book free of any inscriptions. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.66

The Evelyns in America; compiled from family papers and other sources, 1608-1805 [ Rare Ltd Edition ]
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The Evelyns in America; compiled from family papers and other sources, 1608-1805 [ Rare Ltd Edition ]

By Scull, G. D. [ Edited By

Oxford: Parker and Co, 1881. This copy is one of a Limited number of only 250 copies - this one is unnumbered. In my experience, these unnumbered copies tend to have come from the Family stock. Is now considered Scarce. 19th century family history of the Evelyn family, from their earliest migration to the American colonies, and including the history of Captain William Glanville Evelyn, who served in the British Army during the American Revolution. One of only 250 copies. From the Preface: "Since the private publication, in 1879, of the "Memoir and Letters of Captain William Glanville Evelyn," the Editor has obtained a copy of an historical pamphlet, written by the late Sebastian F. Streeter (recording Secretary of the Maryland Historical Society), and published by the Society in 1868. It relates to the proceedings of George Evelyn, who was the eldest son of the first of the name of Evelyn who emigrated to Virginia. This pamphlet, with some additional information found in the Public Record Office of London, concerning the Expedition of Thomas Yong and Robert Evelin (the younger brother of George) to Virginia, the letter of Lietutenant-Colonel Wm. Harcourt from America during the years 1776-7, various short journals of British Officers during the war of the Revolution, and some additional notes, &c., are all--with the above-mentioned "Memoir and Letters of Captain Evelyn,"--comprehend in the present volume, under the title of "The Evelyns in America." The family of Evelyn (or Evelin, as the name was anciently spelt), is supposed to have sprung from the Norman house of Ivelin or Evelin, which was connected with the Lusignans of Cyprus. Some remarks on the traditional history of the family amy be found in Aubrey's "History of Survey," published 1692, and in John Evelyn's Diary. George Evelyn, Esq., head of the English branch of the family, died at Wotton, Surrey, in 1603, leaving, with other issue, foru sons--Thomas, John, Robert, and Richard, between whom his estates were divided. The posterity of Thomas, the eldest son, are now extinct. Capt. Wm. Glanville Evelyn was descended from John, the third son, emigrated to Vriginia about the year 1610; and Richard, the fourth son, was the father of John Evelyn, the Diarist, and author of "Sylva." The old family - seat of Wotton House, once the residence of the author of "Sylva," is now int he possession of his collateral kinsman, William John Evelyn, Esq. Here are still preserved the MSS. of the well-known diary, several portraits of John Evelyn and his wife and their descendants, the Prayer-Book used by Charles I. on the scaffold, and many other most interesting relics of tha tperiod. During a visit to Wotton, made by the Editor of this little volume in 1877, he ascertained that some letters, written by Mr. Evelyn's grand-uncle, Captain William Glanville Evelyn, were still in existence, and in the possession of the family..."Contents include: George Evelyn, 1636-1649; The First Commander of Kent Island; Robert Evelin, 1634-1648; Descendants of John Evelyn, of Kingston; A Description of the Province of New Albion; Captain William Glanville Evelyn, 1774-1776; Letters of Captain William Glanville Evelyn; William Evelyn, 1805; Table of Descent to Illustrate Captain Evelyn's Letters; Lieut-Col William Harcourt, 1776-1777 . Published more than 130 years ago, it is now long out of print viii, 392 p. : ill. ; cm. A very nice copy, with Gilt Family Armorial Crest to upper cover, just a few speckles ofdis colour to outer edge, else this is a near Fine crisp and fresh copy. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$193.31

The tale of Mrs William Heelis, Beatrix Potter
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The tale of Mrs William Heelis, Beatrix Potter

By Heelis, John.

Stroud, Glos., United Kingdom: Alan Sutton, 1999. Much has been written about the life of Beatrix Potter, the celebrated children's author. Yet one area of her life that has been relatively undocumented is her relationship with Willie Heelis, to whom she was happily married for nearly 30 years. In this account of the Heelis family, which draws on a wealth of anecdotes from family and friends, the author, Willie's great-nephew John Heelis, casts a welcome perspective on this relationship - as well as tackling such controversial questions as whether Beatrix really did like children. Among the strengths of this edition are first-hand reminiscences of family and Lake District friends of the couple, including extensive extracts from some previously unpublished letters. These with the correspondence between Beatrix and Miss Louie Choyce written in the 1920s and 1930s, add to the information about Willie's and Beatrix's life together in Sawrey. Contents: Beatrix marries Willie Heelis; the Heelis family of Appleby; Willie's generation; Battlebarrow house, Appleby; the Hawkshead Heelises; tea with Aunt Beatrix; did Beatrix really dislike children?; Mrs Heelis, farmer; looking after an invalid - Arthur John Heelis, Rector of Brougham; visits to Sawrey by the Nicholson nieces; getting older - Mr and Mrs Heelis of Sawrey; a little cry from the back of the Town Hall at Hawkshead. 112 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Lovely copy. [ Loaction: BR2 / 1 ]. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo.

$10.67

Ted Hughes: Poemes Choisis 1957 - 1981

By Moulin, Joanny [ Translation of Selected Poemes 1957 - 1981

Not Stated: Privately Printed, 1993. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, though unmarked as such.. Traduction De Selected poems 1957 - 1981. Here we have a Wrapper bound volume of translated Poetry of the Late Ted Hughes, into the French Language. Covers clean, if partially darkened. p.201 to include a comprehensive Index. Possibly the only copy? Not listed in COPAC. { Images to follow } EDITOR: Joanny Moulin is a member of the Laboratory for Studies and Research on the English Speaking World. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$55.99

Sacheverell Sitwell's England
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Sacheverell Sitwell's England

By Sitwell, Sacheverell; [ edited by Michael Raeburn

London: Orbis, 1986. Sitwell's England: spine title. A compilation of Sitwell's writings on England, "organised in the form of a journey through the country." - 36 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. ndex present. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. No inscriptions. [ Loaction: BR1 /4 /3 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by photographs by Edwin Smith.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.33

The Penguin dictionary for writers and Editors
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The Penguin dictionary for writers and Editors

By Bryson, Bill 1951-

London: Viking, 1991. 1st Edition: 1st Impression: p. x, 403, to include appendix. This dictionary is aimed specifically at those working with words and phrases on a daily basis. It provides details of spelling for commonly misspelt words and explanation of abbreviations used in everyday language. Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there, but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He has worked for a number of newspapers, including The Times and the Independent. His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin. Bill Bryson is the author of several bestsellers including The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Big Country, Down Under, A Short History of Nearly Everything, One Summer: America 1927 and his memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His most recent bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling. [ Loaction: BR2 / 1 ] Lovely copy in like Jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$12.00

The Oxford reader's companion to Hardy
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The Oxford reader's companion to Hardy

By Page, Norman.[ Edited By

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Series - Oxford reader's companion. Under the editorial direction of Professor Norman Page, more than 40 experts on Hardy have been brought together to combine their insights and understandings of all aspects of Hardy studies. The result is a synthesis of knowledge, incorporating different national interests and traditions of scholarship, investigating Hardy's life, work and influences, and the historical context in which he wrote. It also includes entries on alcohol, humour and pets. This book is intended for students and scholars of literature and general readers. Contents - Appendix A - Index of Hardy's poems; Appendix B - Characters in Hardy's Fiction; Appendix C - Place-Names in Hardy's Writings; Appendix D - Glossary of Dialect Words and Expressions; Appendix E - Hardy in the Cinema and on Radio and Television. xx, 528 p. : ill ; 24 cm. Includes bibliography (p. 519-528) Fine copy in a like Jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.66

Anthony Trollope : an illustrated Autobiography
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Anthony Trollope : an illustrated Autobiography

By Trollope, Anthony 1815-1882. [ with an introduction by Joanna Trollope

Brunswick Road, Gloucester : Alan Sutton, 1987. This edition first published 1987. The Autobiography was first published in 1883. [192]p : ill ; 25cm. Lovely copy, in a fresh Jacket, just with a light fade to spine. [ Location: FP1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.67

The Oxford reader's companion to Trollope
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The Oxford reader's companion to Trollope

By Terry, R. C. (Reginald Charles) 1932- [ Edired By

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. The second in the series of "Oxford Reader's Companions". This illustrated work brings together Anthony Trollope scholars to provide an authoritative and wide-ranging reference source to this figure of 19th-century letters. In more than 500 A-Z entries, Trollope's own life, his works, and the historical and social context in which he lived are all explored in detail. Familiar aspects, such as his work at the Post Office and his series of novels, appear alongside items only recently addressed by scholars: his work as a biographer and journalist; the importance of his extensive travels abroad; and the astonishing reappraisal of his work over the last few decades. This book is intended for lecturers and teachers of Victorian literature, scholars and students of Victorian literature at all levels and general readers interested in Trollope. Note about Editor: R.C. Terry is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. He is the author of Anthony Trollope: The Artist in Hiding and Victorian Popular Fiction 1860-1880. 672 p. : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 24 cm. Includes Index & Bibliography. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.33

A guide to Trollope
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A guide to Trollope

By Gerould, James Thayer 1872-; the Trollope Society

London: The Trollope Society by arrangement with Princeton University Press, 1988. Reprint. Originally published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1948. "Major works relating to Trollope": p. xvi-xvii. Copyright renewed by Princeton in 1976, but this issue is 1988. A beautiful unread/unused copy. SERIES: Princeton legacy library. xxv, 256 p. : maps, plans ; 23 cm. [ Location: BR1/4 ] . Hard Cover. Fine+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$9.33

The Book of Table-talk { Volumes I & II }
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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. [ Location: Revolving Bookcase . Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by illustrated with Wood Cuts. 16mo.

$13.33

Nettles
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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 loss to top edge fr cvr; normal handling. Solid. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. PaperBack. Very Good/Good. 8vo (slim).

$10.67

Abroad : British literary traveling between the Wars
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Abroad : British literary traveling between the Wars

By Fussell, Paul 1924-

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980. A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s. "[A] witty book that bristles with outrageous assertions....Fussell obviously enjoys the act of writing about his reading, which is what makes the book so lively."-The Tribune (London). viii,246p : ill., maps,ports. ; 21 cm. Bibliography, p229-239. - Includes index. Very nice crisp copy in fresh Dust Jacket. Excellent. [ Location: Dark Oak BR1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.33

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

By Quennell, Peter [ Edited By ]

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: BR 2 /1 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$10.67

A MANUAL OF BOOK SELECTION FOR THE LIBRARIAN AND THE BOOK-LOVER
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A MANUAL OF BOOK SELECTION FOR THE LIBRARIAN AND THE BOOK-LOVER

By Williams, Reginald G.

London: Grafton & Co, 1920. Separate chapters on General Science, Useful Arts, Juvenile Literature, Reading, etc. Also has an appendix on papermaking. BOOK: is probably recased, in Qtr leather, gilt spine, terracotta boards, a clean tight copy. A wealth of reference material for the book enthusiast and seller alike. Size: 8vo. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.00

English Literature an Illustrated Record [ 4 Volumes ]
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English Literature an Illustrated Record [ 4 Volumes ]

By Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906.

London: William Heinemann Limited, 1906. 4 volumes. Red cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Large format. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Top edges gilt. A nice group, in virtually identical condition, just one of the volumes with a bruise/bump to spine head and a nick to top edge of cloth to spine. Some occasional foxing. Volume 1: To the age of Henry VIII pp: 368; Volume II: From Henry VIII to Milton pp: 389; Volume III: From Milton to Johnson pp: 381; Volume IV: From Johnson to Tennyson pp: 462. . [ Location: BR2/1]. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$59.99

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio { 2 Volumes }
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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.[ Location: BR2/1]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Louis Chalon. 8vo.

$20.00

Wise Child
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Wise Child

By GRAY Simon

London: Faber & Faber, 1968. This lighter item will have the p+p [which includes any site processing commission] reduced to my actual cost. 84 pp, author's first play: BOOK: cvrs clean; neat name fep; tight; in JACKET: yellowed; one small clsd tear top edge, entire; Solid copy.[ Location: BR2/1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good [unclipped] - Comm. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$10.00

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