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The Blyton Phenomenon - the Controversy Surrounding the World's Most Successful Children's Writer
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The Blyton Phenomenon - the Controversy Surrounding the World's Most Successful Children's Writer

By Sheila G Ray

London: Andre Deutsch, 1982 A re-assessment of Enid Blyton's contribution to 20th century children's literature. 245pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Library stamps to endpaper and title page, foxing to top edges and lighter foxing, a stain and small nick to the fore-edges, otherwise good reading copy. Unclipped DJ has library sticker to spine, otherwise good in clear protective cover.. First Edition. Red Cloth Boards. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$9.64

Shakespeare's Comic Sequence
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Shakespeare's Comic Sequence

By Kenneth Muir

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1979 Introduction to Shakespeare's comedies and tragi-comedies. 215pp with index. Silver lettering to spine. Some bumping to spine and corners, spine slightly slanted, library "discarded" stamps to first three pages, light marking to page edges, former owner's name to endpaper and some pencil annotations to margins, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ faded to spine, otherwise good.. First Edition. Orange Cloth Boards. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Ex-Library.

$9.64

The Modern British Novel
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The Modern British Novel

By Malcolm Bradbury

London: Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1993 Study of the British novel over a hundred years from the end of the nineteenth century. 511pp with index. Creasing and rubbing to spine and cover and light sunning to edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.36

Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets - a New Commentary
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Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets - a New Commentary

By Don Paterson

London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 2012 Series of entertaining and informative commentaries, placed alongside Shakespeare's sonnets. 500pp. Slight edgewear and marking to cover, with small rip to surface on front panel, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.36

An Introduction to the Books of Sir Henry Rider Haggard
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An Introduction to the Books of Sir Henry Rider Haggard

By David Poole

Self-published, 1990 Stapled booklet. Unpageinated. 32 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Slight marking and edgewear to cover, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. Presumed First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Derek Holt. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.36

What Became of Jane Austen? And Other Questions
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What Became of Jane Austen? And Other Questions

By Kingsley Amis

London: Panther Books / Granada Publishing Ltd, 1972 Collection of essays about writers. 237pp. Edges browned, slight rubbing to edges and corners, some foxing to edges and margins and marks to half-title, otherwise good copy.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.36

Pisarze Swiata Mickiewiczowi / Les Ecrivains Du Monde En Hommage a Mickiewicz
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Pisarze Swiata Mickiewiczowi / Les Ecrivains Du Monde En Hommage a Mickiewicz

By Jan Parandowski (Editor)

Czytelnik, 1962 Rare volume from 1962, comprising a collection of tributes to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz from writers around the world, members of the PEN Club, including the English novelist, Storm Jameson, from whose collection this copy was obtained. The texts appear in English/Polish, French/Polish, German/Polish, as appropriate. 237pp plus index, illustrated with black and white photographs of the writers. Bumping to corners and edges and some marking to the boards, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. Presumed First Edition. Cream Linen Boards. Good/No Jacket. 7.9" Tall x 6.75" Wide.

$192.89

Who's Who in D H Lawrence
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Who's Who in D H Lawrence

By Graham Holderness

London: Elm Tree Books Ltd, 1976 Description of over 400 characters created by Lawrence in his novels and novellas, arranged alphabetically.136pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to spine, otherwise very good/near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Dustwrapper is price-clipped, with slight edgewear and finger marking, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.72

Stendhal - A Study of His Novels
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Stendhal - A Study of His Novels

By F W J Hemmings

Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1964 Examination of the novels of Henri Beyle (Stendhal), with a short biography of the writer. 232pp with index and bibliography. Gilt lettering to spine. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, foxing and browning to edges, marking to boards and some margins, and ticks to margins in bibliography, otherwise good copy. . First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.64

Biographia Literaria
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Biographia Literaria

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Editor)

London: J M Dent & Co, 1906 Everyman's Library. Gilt design and lettering to spine, decorated endpapers, blind stamped symbol to front board, top edges tinted, Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, slight fustiness to volume and former owner's name to endpaper, otherwise good copy.. Reprint. Red Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.36

The Literary Criticism of T S Eliot - New Essays
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The Literary Criticism of T S Eliot - New Essays

By David Newton-de Molina (Editor)

London: The Athlone Press, University of London, 1977 Collection of specially commissioned essays o n T H Eliot's literary criticism collected by the editor. 216pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Surface scratch to front board, slight bumping to spine, some marking to page edges and one turned corner, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is unclipped and laminated, with slight fading and bumping to spine, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.07

Norman Douglas
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Norman Douglas

By R M Dawkins

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952 Appraisal of the work of Norman Douglas, who died in 1952, written by his close friend. 88pp. Red lettering to cover, edges yapped. Some wear to cover, with 1" closed tear at base of spine, top edges dusty and slight darkening to edges of cover, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. Enlarged and Revised Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.43

The Identity of Yeats
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The Identity of Yeats

By Richard Ellmann

London: Faber & Faber, 1964 Critical work which presents Yeats as a symbolist poet. 342pp with index. Some creasing to spine, and edges, foxing to top edges and former owner's names to front endpaper, otherwise good copy.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.36

Robert Graves
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Robert Graves

By J M Cohen

London: Oliver and Boyd, 1960 Writers and Critics Series. Full length study of the poetry and prose of Robert Graves. 118pp. Slight surface marking to cover and minor creasing to corners, spine a little faced and old price sticker to front panel, otheriwse very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.64

A Short History of English Literature
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A Short History of English Literature

By George Saintsbury

London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1929 First published in 1898, reprint with corrections. 818pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, top edges dusty, left hinge showing and minor marking to fore-edges. otherwise good copy. From the collection of writer Storm Jameson, whose signature appears on the front endpaper.. Reprint. Dark Blue Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.64

Miss May Sinclair: Novelist - A Biographical and Critical Introduction
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Miss May Sinclair: Novelist - A Biographical and Critical Introduction

By Theophilus E M Boll

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973 Account of the life and work of the English novelist and an assessment of her literary reputation. 332pp with index, illustrated with 16 pages of black and white reproductions. Front endpaper has been partially removed, slight foxing and marking to edges and pencil annotation to one margin, otherwise very good copy. From the collection of writer Storm Jameson, who is mentioned in the book.. First Edition. Olive Green Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.86

Ten Novels and Their Authors
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Ten Novels and Their Authors

By W Somerset Maugham

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1954 Series of essays about ten novels, with backgrounds of the authors: Henry Fielding, Jane Austen, Stendhal, Balzac, Dickens, Flaubert, Herman Melville, Emily Bronte, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. 306pp. Gilt lettering on red title label to spine. Some rubbing to spune, corners and edges and marking to page edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.43

Studies in Classical American Literature
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Studies in Classical American Literature

By D H Lawrence and M L Skinner

London: Penguin Books Ltd, 1977 Series of individual essays on the writing of Benjamin Franklin, Hector St John de Crevecoeur, Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dana, Herman Melville and Whitman. Cover shows detail from "Old Companions" by John F Peto. 187pp. Minimal wear to cover and edges sunned, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by John F Peto (Cover Illustration). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.11

The Modern American Novel
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The Modern American Novel

By Malcolm Bradbury

Oxford University Press, 1985 Critical account of the development of American literature, emphasizing its links with European fiction. 209pp with index. Pages sunned and slight reading crease to spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6.11

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