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Phillip Stubbes's anatomy of the abuses in England in Shakspere's youth, A.D. 1583 [ Parts I & II ]
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Phillip Stubbes's anatomy of the abuses in England in Shakspere's youth, A.D. 1583 [ Parts I & II ]

By Stubbes, Phillip.; Furnivall, Frederick James 1825-1910.

London: N. Tubner & Co for the New Shakspere Society, 1877. FULL TITLE: Phillip Stubbes's Anatomy of the abuses in England in Shakspere's youth, A.D. 1583 : Part I. (collated with other editions in 1583, 1585, and 1595) ; with extracts from Stubbes's Life of his wife, 1591, and his Perfect pathway to felicitie, 1592 (1610), and Bp. Babington on the Ten commandments, 1588 ; also, the fourth book of Thomas Kirchmaier's (or Naogeorgus's) Regnum papismi, or Popish kingdome, (Englisht by Barnabe Googe, 1570,) On popular and popish superstitions in 1553. Series - Publications of the New Shakespeare Society ; series 6. Shakspere's England ; no. 4, 6. Published 1877 - 1879. 10 p., 12-15 leaves of plates, 17-20 p., 21-33 leaves of plates, 35-98, 376 p. : front. (fold.), ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Part II : 1882, p. xxxix,124. Both Volumes are in a matching Black Cloth, this is neat, clean and tight. Although an Ex Library copy, with several non intrusive small stamps, both volumes are very well presented and preserved. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$33.73

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.

$26.98

London Gazetteer
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London Gazetteer

By Willey, Russ.

Edinburgh: Chambers, 2006. xv, 573 p., [64] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Maps on endpapers. A Lovely copy in a like Dust Jacket. Fresh copy. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.19

The Oxford companion to art
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The Oxford companion to art

By Osborne, Harold 1905-1987. [ Edited By

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1994. 15th impression in Superb Condition, in a like Jacket which has a removable plastic protective sleeve. A handbook for readers who want an accessible introduction and work of reference to the fine arts, 3,000 entries. p.1277, illustrated. Includes bibliography. A lovely example. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. Hard Cover. Fine+/Fine+. 8vo { Heavy }.

$20.24

The Oxford dictionary of plays
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The Oxford dictionary of plays

By Patterson, Michael.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. A Superb copy. Anyone with an academic, professional, amateur, or recreational interest in the theatre is likely to want to look up details of particular plays sometimes - perhaps to check on the author, or on when they were first performed, or perhaps to see how many characters they have, and whether or not they would be suitable for their theatre company or drama group to perform. The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides essential information on the 1000 best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of title, author, date of composition, date of first performance, genre, setting, and the composition of the cast, and more. A synopsis of the plot and a brief commentary, perhaps on the context of the play, or the reasons for its enduring popularity, follow. Around 80 of the most significant plays - from The Oresteia to Waiting for Godot - are dealt with in more detail. Genres covered include: burlesque, comedy, farce, historical drama, kabuki, masque, melodrama, morality play, mystery play, No, romantic comedy, tragicomedy, satire, and tragedy. An index of characters enables the reader to locate favourite characters, and trace the trajectory of major historical and legendary characters - such as Iphigenia - through world drama, including in plays that do not have entries in the Dictionary. An index of playwrights, with dates, allows the reader to find all the plays included by a particular author. xxxv, 523 p. : ill., geneal. tables ; 24 cm. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.44

A  Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquial: Colloquialisms, and Catch-Phrases, Solecisms and Catachresis, Nicknames, and Vulgarisms
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquial: Colloquialisms, and Catch-Phrases, Solecisms and Catachresis, Nicknames, and Vulgarisms

By Partridge, Eric

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1984. 8th Edition: copyright 1984. A very detailed and therefore heavy book. In very nice condition.The Dust Jacket has a few minor exterior rubs, tiny nick to top edge front cover. A well preserved copy. p.1400. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo { Heavy }.

$26.98

Studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom.
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Studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom.

By Barlow, A. Ruffell

Edinburgh: Printed for the Foreign Mission Committee of the Church of Scotland by William Blackwood, 1951. Rev. edition. of the title: Tentative studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom. A very good copy, clean and tight. xii, 269 p. Size: 8vo [ Location: G7 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$13.49

Fountains of Praise, University College Cardiff 1883 - 1983
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Fountains of Praise, University College Cardiff 1883 - 1983

By Jones, Gwyn and Quinn, Michael [ Edited By ]

United Kingdom: University College Cardiff Press, 1983. xv + 207 pp, colour frontis with 64 b/w illustrations, an excellent bright, crisp copy, in like Dust Jacket. [ Location: BR1 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$9.44

The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]
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The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]

By Guiness Superlatives Ltd

London: Guiness Superlatives Ltd, 1958. Thirde Edition of this Annual. This is also the first impression of this particular edition. In red Cloth, gilt lettering. A firm, clean and square copy. No inscriptions. p. 277, 8pp index.[ BR1/ Gc ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.79

A Glossary of Words Used in the Dialect of Cheshire, founded on a similar attempt by Roger Wilbraham.
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A Glossary of Words Used in the Dialect of Cheshire, founded on a similar attempt by Roger Wilbraham.

By Leigh, Lieut-Col Egerton

London: Hamilton, Adams, 1877. An Excellent copy, binding tight and secure, with new period style ep's and pastedowns; pp. xix, [1], 238; illustrations. Original blind stamped cloth, with gilt design to centre of the upper cover, bevelled edges. Excellent copy, but with fade to spine. [ Br/2 - GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$40.47

The Blackwell dictionary of Historians
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The Blackwell dictionary of Historians

By Cannon, John 1926-2012. { Edited By }

Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1988. Series: Blackwell reference. The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians provides an authoritative and readable source book for students and specialists. It includes entries on over 450 historians, dating from Herodotus to the present. Individuals have not necessarily been chosen on account of the importance of their own research but rather for their interest in, and influence on, the theory and practice of history and the role of the historian. In particular the Dictionary includes details of historians most frequently encountered by students following courses on historiography. Over 200 specialists have contributed to the Dictionary which is organized alphabetically, and includes a comprehensive index. xiv, 480 p. ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Fine in like Dust Jacket, not price clipped. No inscriptions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$10.79

Lexilogus : or, A critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod.
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Lexilogus : or, A critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod.

By Buttmann, Ph. (Philipp), 1764-1829.; Fishlake, J. R. (John Roles), 1790-1868 ; Murray, John, 1778-1843

London: John Murray, 1840. Second Edition, Revised: Variant Title: Portion of Title: Critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod. Language: English;Greek, Ancient (to 1453) - Text in English with sections in Latin. Further information: By Philip Buttmann, translated and edited with explanatory notes and copious indexes by J. R. Fishlake. xv, [1], 597, [1] p. ; 24 cm. A rather nice copy, now professionally restored with new navy blue cloth binding and also new pastedowns and endpapers. Very clean tight copy. Excellent. [ Location : Br4 / 1 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$26.98

A Defoe Companion
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A Defoe Companion

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

Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan & Co, 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.

$16.19