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CROWN OF WILD OLIVE

by JOHN RUSKIN

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Published
1912
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This is what I believe is a first Hurst edition of Crown of Wild Olive, a collection of three lectures by the English critic and philosopher John Ruskin (1819-1900).It is three of Ruskin's most famous lectures: Traffic (1864), which is about the conflict between taste and morality; Work (1865) which is about the conflict between those who produce and those… Read more
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RUMPOLE

by JOHN MORTIMER

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Published
1994
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Fine
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First
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This is a pristine copy of Rumpole, a collection of 10 stories chosen by their author, the British barrister John Mortimer (1923-2009). Most people are familiar with the hugely popular series Rumpole of the Bailey, which ran on the BBC from 1975 to 1980 and in which Rumpole was so brilliantly portrayed by Leo McKern. Horace Rumpole… Read more
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THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE & HIS REGENCY (GEORVE IV)

by J.B. Priestley

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Published
1969
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780434603572
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This is a first edition of The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency 1811-20, a biography of Britain's Prince of Wales/Prince Regent/King George IV (1762-1830). It was written by the English novelist and playwright J.B. Priestly and published in 1969. Priestly does a terrific job of capturing the atmosphere of the Regency, one of the most romantic… Read more
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NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

by Charles Dickens

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
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First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780773720084
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This is a large-format copy of Charles Dickens' classic Nicholas Nickleby, first published in 1839. In 1980, The Royal Shakespeare Company staged a production of this book, the production was staged in London, Yorkshire and Portsmouth, and it was filmed for the BBC. In 1982, Toronto's Stoddart Publishing gathered the cast lists and still photos… Read more
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VETS MIGHT FLY

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
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First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780718115128
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This is a first edition, first printing, of Vets Might Fly, the fifth of eight books written by the Scottish veterinarian James Herriot (1916-1995). Herriot famously chronicled his life as a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire Dales and his books became the movie and two tv series All Creatures Great and Small. This copy is in superb… Read more
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THE SCOTTISH WORLD

by Various

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Published
1981
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780810916302
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$32.33

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This is a first edition copy of The Scottish World: History & Culture of Scotland, published in 1981. It is a big beautiful heavy book containing nearly 300 photographs. It is no ordinary coffee table book though--it is a serious discussion of Scotland's history and culture. See Table of Contents photo. It's 328 pages and 4 1/2… Read more
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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD

by WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI

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Published
1995
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is an unread copy of The Pre-Raphaelites and Their World, published by The Folio Society in 1995. It has not been opened until now. It was written by the English critic William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), a member of the famed Rossetti family, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He writes about his… Read more
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VIRGINIA WOOLF

by JAMES KING

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Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241130636
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This is a first edition (UK) of Virginia Woolf, the seminal biography by James Kingof the great English writer. Virginia Woolf was one of the foremost writers of the 20th century, yet this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries. It's 700 pages,… Read more
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JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES

by Robert Surtees

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Published
1949
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Very Good+
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This is a superb copy of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, a collection of tales featuring Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is obsessed with fox hunting. Its original title was Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities; or, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric… Read more
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HANDY ANDY: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE

by SAMUEL LOVER

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Published
1954
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Very Good+
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This is a vintage copy of Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life, written in 1841 by the Irish novelist, composer, painter and songwriter Samuel Lover (1797-1868). It centers around Andy Rooney, a fellow who has the knack of doing everything the wrong way. It is a hilarious farce regarded as a way to "purge melancholy".… Read more
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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780500050675
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In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions… Read more
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EVERY LIVING THING

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771040856
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This is a first edition of Every Living Thing, by the Scottish veterinarian James Herriot (1916-1995). Herriot famously chronicled his life as a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire Dales and his books became the movie and two tv series All Creatures Great and Small. There were eight books in the series; this is the last, published in… Read more
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ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1962
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Fine
Edition
First US
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture Styles, written in 1962 by the English art historian Ralph Fastnedge.This is the first US edition, published two years later. This book is now rare. This is a comprehensive, authoritative and profusely-illustrated survey of the evolution of English furniture. It is broken down into 11 periods, ending with Regency.… Read more
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CROWDS & POWER

by ELIAS CANNETTI

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Published
1981
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780826400895
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Crowds and Power is a famously brilliant work of social psychology published in 1962 by the British writer Elias Canetti (1905-1994), who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981. In it, Canetti found a new way of looking at human history by exploring the behavior of crowds, the link to paranoia, the obedience of groups to… Read more
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THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

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Published
1996
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The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in 1888–89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in 1892. The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London… Read more
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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

by COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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This is the official program of the 1976 Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon Scotland. The event was founded in 1871 and still takes place every August. This is much more than a program--it's a detailed 98-page book listing every event, and every participant in every event. The binding is still nice and tight. No one ever actually read… Read more
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BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

by EVELYN WAUGH

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Published
1995
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Fine
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First
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This is a pristine luxury-edition copy of Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, the classic novel by the English writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966). It is the story of Ryder's involvement with the tortured Marchmain family, so beautifully told through the 1981 Granada Television series, which launched Jeremy Irons' career. The… Read more
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ENGLISH FURNITURE 1800-1851

by Edward T Joy

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Published
1977
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780889024311
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture 1800-1851, written in 1977 by the English furniture historian Edward T Joy. It's extremely interesting. It begins with the Regency period and ends with The Great Exhibition. It goes into great detail about furniture, but also about what was happening in the economy, with the development of equipment and… Read more
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BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP

by W. B. Honey

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Published
1947
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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After the war, between 1945 and 1950, Collins published a series of books about Great Britain. They may have been morale boosters, but they were serious books, of very high quality. This is 7th: British Craftsmanship, published in 1947. It covers the six areas of craftsmanship in which Great Britain most excels: Clocks, Glass, Furniture, Pottery and Porcelain,… Read more
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UNDER MILK WOOD

by DYLAN THOMAS

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Published
1997
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Fine
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Under Milk Wood, A Play for Voices, is a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953). It was first commissioned by the BBC, and then adapted for the stage. It has also been filmed twice. In it, a narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh… Read more
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