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1 Nouvelles Etudes D'Histoire: Publiees A L'Occasion Du XVe Congres International Des Sciences Historiques, Bucharest, 1980, (2 Volumes)
Academie Des Sciences Sociales et Politiques (ed.) Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania Bucuresti 1980 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.75" Tall 
Edited volume of essays, in two volumes. Text is in various languages, differs for different essays. Black cloth bindings with silver titles. Both volumes have a previous owner's name and date written on the front endpaper and have a red ink ownership stamp on the title page. Volume one has a small piece missing from the bottom corner of the title page. The dust jackets both have some light wear to the edges. Both volumes have additional wraparound bands - some discolouration and tears to these. pp. 326; 385. The dust jackets are supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jackets against wear. A HEAVY set - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands. Discount available for collection from our North Oxfordshire retail shop. 041956 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
16 Old Christmas
Irving, Washington ; illustrated by Randolph Caldecott Macmillan in association with Godfrey Cave London 1979 0333273893 / 9780333273890 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Facsmile edition. Red cloth. In very good condition. The dust jacket is a little edgeworn, with a couple of short tears to the top edge and a short tear to the bottom edge. Unclipped dust jacket. pp. xiv, 165. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 103751 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
2 Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight
Attlee, James Hamish Hamilton London 2011 0241144329 / 9780241144329 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent FINE unmarked condition. Binding tight. DJ not price clipped [18.99]. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and prevents wear to the jacket). 309pp. 102162 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
17 The Mirror Maker, Stories & Essays
Levi, Primo ; translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal Methuen London 1990 0413630609 / 9780413630605 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st UK edition. The pages are significantly browned / tanned at the edges. Brief gift inscription written at the bottom of the f.e.p., to Hercules [Bellville] - former American film producer. Dust jacket tidy but price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 177pp. 302735 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
3 Walter Benjamin Selected Writings: Volume 2 1927-1934
Benjamin, Walter ; edited by Marcus Bullock, Howard Eiland, Gary Smith and general editor Michael W. Jennings The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2001 0674945867 / 9780674945869 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second printing. Black cloth boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. pp. ix, 870. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. PLEASE NOTE this is a very heavy book. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - a small additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard postage rate - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount is on offer if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire. 103462 
Price: 62.00 GBP

 
18 My Study Windows (The Camelot Classics series)
Lowell, James Russell; with an Introduction By Richard Garnett Walter Scott London 1886 Red Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 6.75" Tall 
Red cloth binding, sun-faded at the spine and spine edges of the front and rear boards. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. 378pp. A scan of the front cover can be emailed to you on request. 041335 
Price: 6.95 GBP

 
 
4 Surviving and Other Essays
Bettelheim, Bruno Thames and Hudson 1979 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Light grey cloth boards, heavily foxed at the spine. Inside, nice clean condition. Some light foxing to outer closed textblock edges. Deckled edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xi, 432. Dust jacket VG, not price clipped [10]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and which protects the jacket against wear). 102386 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
19 Life and Flowers
Maeterlinck, Maurice George Allen London 1907 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Decorative green cloth binding. Previous owner's name and date written on the f.e.p. Foredges untrimmed. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly dulled and rubbed at head and tail. Otherwise a nice copy. 312pp. 301408 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 Come to Think of it... A Book of Essays
Chesteron, G. K. Methuen & Co. Ltd London 1932 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
2nd edition. Red cloth. Faded at the spine and edges. Otherwise VG, clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp., xiii, 241, 16. 302718 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
20 The Ship in The Bottle and Other Essays
Marti-Ibanez, Felix Clarkson N. Potter, Inc New York 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st edition. Blue cloth. No names or inscriptions. A VG clean tight copy,. The dust jacket has a small white paint mark on the spine ( is rubbed and nicked at the edges and has a couple of small tape repairs to the underside of the dust jacket. The DJ is now supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way; fully removable). 760pp. 301834 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
6 A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854 - 1967
Cohen, Rachel Jonathan Cape London 2004 0224072587 / 9780224072588 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Black cloth. No names or inscriptions. Some very light occasional foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding tight. Dust jacket not price clipped [18.99]. pp. xvii, 363. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 103695 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
21 The Right Place: A Book of Pleasures
Montague, C. E. Chatto and Windus London 1926 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Red cloth. Prize bookplate on the front pastedown. A little light foxing; heavier to advertisement pages. Othewise good clean condition. 225pp. 302923 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
7 Essays and Lectures
Colles, H. C. ; with a Memoir of the Author by H. J. C. Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue cloth binding. Some light minor foxing to endpapers and outer edges. Otherwise in nice clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 224pp. 100881 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
22 Morley Matters
Morley, Robert Robson Books 1980 0860511154 / 9780860511151 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Light tanning. The dustjacket has some wear around the edges and is faded / discoloured at the spine and along the bottom edge. Not priceclipped. 300531 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
8 Why God Loves the Irish
Desmond, Humphrey J. The Devin-Adair Company New York 1918 First Edition Green Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Tidy copy. Gilt titles to spine and front board. Small ownership inscription to front endpaper, light scattered foxing throughout. 108pp. Image available on request. 024957 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
23 People I Have Loved, Known or Admired
Rosten, Leo W H Allen 1971 0491004974 / 9780491004978 First British Edition Blue Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.25" Tall 
No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is slightly darkened at the edges. Not price-clipped. The jacket is now protected in a removable clear film sleeve. 410p. A scanned picture of this book can be emailed to you on request. 024492 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
9 What I Don't Know About Animals
Diski, Jenny Virago Press London 2010 184408387X / 9781844083879 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Clean, tight and appears unread. pp. 312. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 103733 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
24 Modern Painters, 5 Volumes: Volume I Of General Principles and of Truth; Volume II Of the Imaginative and Theoretic Faculties; Volume III Of Many Things; Volume IV Of Mountain Beauty; Volume V Of Leaf Beauty, Of Cloud Beauty, Of Ideas of Relation.
Ruskin, John George Allen Orpington, Kent 1888 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
5 VOLUMES OF 6 - this set lacks Volume VI which is the Index volume. Original brown cloth with gilt lettered spines. Some rubs to the board edges, some fraying to the cloth at the spine ends, some marks to the boards. Some inner hinges are lightly cracked; bindings sound. Volume III has a small amount of mottled fading from old damp exposure to the bottom edge of the rear board. Sporadic foxing through all volumes and outer closed textblock edges. Some volumes have pencilled names and dates on the f.e.p. and/or front pastedown. VOLUME I pp. lxiii, 425; VOLUME II pp. xxvii, 264; VOLUME III pp. xvi, 351; VOLUME IV xii, 420; VOLUME V pp. xvi, 364 + numerous plates. Despite flaws this is a good, sound working set. They are extremely HEAVY. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - aN additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard rate is likely to be expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount is on offer if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire. Volumes measure 30cm x 22cm. 103450 
Price: 125.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Citizen of the World and The Bee
Goldsmith, Oliver ; with an introduction by Richard Church J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1970 0460009028 / 9780460009027 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Everyman's Library edition. No. 902 in the series. Previous owner's signature and date on the verso to the f.e.p. Some light foxing to the DJ edges; some minor spots to the closed textblock edges. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear). pp. xx, 452. 102358 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
25 Selections From the Writings of John Ruskin, Second Series 1860-1888
Ruskin, John George Allen London 1894 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown cloth. There's a slight lean to the spine. Previous owner's name and date on the f.e.p. Otherwise in VG clean condition. Frontis. portrait with tissue guard. pp. xii, 488. 301966 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Citizen of the World, or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East
Goldsmith, Oliver ; with decorations by Cecil Keeling The Folio Society London 1969 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book Condition: Very good. Lacks slipcase. In very good, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 350pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103770 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
26 The Crown of Wild Olive: Four Lectures on Industry and War
Ruskin, John George Allen London 1901 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
35th thousand. Bound in olive green cloth. Top edge gilt. Other edges deckled / untrimmed; some pages uncut. Very light rubs to board edges. Contemporary [1902] gift inscription on the front pastedown. Some minor foxing to prelims and outer edges. 276pp. 102582 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
12 Landscape to Light
Gunn, Neil M. ; compiled by Alistair McCleery and Dairmid Gunn Whittles Publishing Caithness 2009 190444590X / 9781904445906 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand paperback in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight, unmarked. Appears unread. Almost as new. Original RRP of 14.99. A collection of essays that reflect the development of Neil Gunn's mental landscape from a keen observation of the land and people he loved. pp. xiii, 162. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104303 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
27 Sacred and Profane Love
Sitwell, Sacheverell Faber and Faber Limited London 1941 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
3rd impression. Original red cloth boards; faded at the spine, light rubs to the spine ends and corners, title rubbed. A previous owner has cut down the dust jacket and pasted the covers to the pastedowns and used the spine of the dust jacket as a bookmark. Previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. A few very light foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. pp. xv, 317. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104357 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
13 A Quiet Conrer in a Library
Hudson, William Henry George G. Harrap and Company London Brown Cloth Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - 7" Tall 
No date stated. c. 1915. Boards bumped at the edges. Crease to the centre of the spine, with four small marks to the spine also. Previous owner's signature and date in small ink writing on the front endpaper. Small mark to the top edge of the half-title, title and dedication pages. 238pp. 048087 
Price: 14.95 GBP

 
28 The New Zealander
Trollope, Anthony The Trollope Society London 1995 1870587448 / 9781870587440 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
Patterned boards. In very good clean condition throughout. Very slight bump to head of spine. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xlv, 226. 102410 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
14 Stories, Essays, and Poems [Everyman's Library Edition, no. 935 in the series]
Huxley, Aldous J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd London 1949 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Book: Very good; Book: Very good. Red cloth. No names or inscriptions. Clean condition. Dust jacket darkened at spine and edges with small hole in the spine. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose archival-quality clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from wear. pp. xii, 418. Short tear to the top edge of the dust jacket. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxon shop premises if you would like to call in. 103636 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
29 The New Zealander
Trollope, Anthony The Trollope Society London 1995 1870587448 / 9781870587440 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Patterned cloth. Boards clean. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. Clean inside. No names or inscriptions. pp. xlv, 226. 103355 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
15 Talks in a Free Country
Inge, W. R. Putnam & Co. Ltd London 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Navy blue cloth. Brief gift inscription written in the top corner of the f.e.p. (dated 1943). Minor bumps to corners. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and nicked at the edges. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 197pp. 302078 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
30 London Tradesmen
Trollope, Anthony ; introduction by David Skilton The Trollope Society 2003 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark blue cloth boards. Some creasing to the last two pages and a very small bump to the top corner of the front board. In otherwise excellent condition. pp. xi, 97. 102728 
Price: 17.50 GBP

 
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