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Literature: Essays

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Literature: Essays

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1 Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral
Bacon, Francis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Brian Vickers ; preface by Lord Quinton ; engravings by Harry Brockway The Folio Society London 2002 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In very good condition but lacks slipcase. Clean and tight. Very slight bruising to the base of the spine and a small abrasion to the front board. No names or inscriptions. pp. xxv, 258. This edition is based on the version published by Oxford University Press in 1996 as part of their Oxford Authors series. Printed on Caxton Wove paper and bound in Lorenzo vellum. 304488 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
16 A Scots Hairst: Essays and Short Stories
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic ; edited and introduced by Ian S. Munro Hutchinson London 1969 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue boards. A gift inscription on the front endpaper. pp. ix, 261. A few very minor little rubs to the edges of the dust jacket. DJ not price clipped. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 304109 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
2 Evidence of Things Not Seen
Baldwin, James Michael Joseph London 1986 0718127161 / 9780718127169 Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First UK edition. Original black boards. A very good condition copy of Baldwin's book about the Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiv, 125. The dust jacket is slightly faded at the spine. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 053954 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
17 The Wind in the Bus-Tops: Variations on London Airs from East and West
Hawkes, C. P. Methuen & Co Ltd Essex Street, London 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback without dust jacket. Original orange / red boards. The boards are faded at the spine and top edge of the rear board, with a small mark to the top edge of the rear board, some light small marks to the spine and a small tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. From the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes and given to him by his father, the author. Inscription on the front endpaper reads C F C H from CPH, July 24 1931. The pages have slightly tanned with age and have the occasional light foxing spot. Binding is firm. pp. xi, 194, 8. 105847 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
3 Persona Grata
Beaton, Cecil ; Tynan, Kenneth Allan Wingate Ltd Beauchamp Place, London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original pale blue boards, discoloured to brown at the spine and faded at the edges. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Foxing to prelims, heavy to endpapers, and light foxing to outer closed textblock edges. 99pp. 304950 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 Do What You Will, Essays (The Thinker's Library, No. 56)
Huxley, Aldous Watts & Co. Fleet Street, London 1937 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Original brown boards. Second impression in the Thinker's Library edition. The binding is firm. The top outer closed textblock edge is greyed and has some foxing spots. No names or inscriptions. pp. v, 246. 105545 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Human Machine
Bennett, Arnold Hodder and Stoughton London 1916 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. 10th edition; first published in 1908. Original blue boards. Significant foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding a little shaken but inner hinges good. A good reading copy. pp. vii, 151. Bennett seems to be philosophising on his own understanding of human psychology. 105960 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
19 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: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 Things That Have Interested Me
Bennett, Arnold Chatto and Windus London 1921 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. 2nd impression, same year as the first edition. Original dark blue cloth, with paper title label to the spine. A few light rubs to board edges. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Just a few foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. Bottom edges untrimmed / deckled. pp. xi, 321. 307285 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
20 Into the Light - Pierre Bonnard
Janvier, Ludovic ; translated into English by Barbara Wright, with the author's collaboration Flohic Edtions 1998 2842340490 Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Slim hardback, in excellent fine condition. Red wraparound rubbed. pp. 93. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our Banbury shop premises if you would like to call in. 035060 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
6 The First and the Last
Berlin, Isaiah ; introduced by Henry Hardy Granta Books 1999 1862072701 / 9781862072701 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book and dust jacket both in excellent, fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 142pp. Dust jacket not price clipped. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 303628 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
21 Jefferies' England: Nature Essays
Jefferies, Richard ; edited with an introduction and notes by Samuel J. Looker Constable London 1945 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Illustrated with 23 photographs by Will F. Taylor. Reprint. Original green boards. Some minor rubs to the surface of the boards, spine dulled and a small section of cloth has frayed at the head of the spine. Lacks dust jacket. The binding is firm and sound. Interior in very good condition - clean and unmarked. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xxv, 274. 305125 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
7 Eight Essayists
Cairncross, A. S. (edited by) Macmillan & Co. Ltd London 1957 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original green boards. There are some pen marks against the Contents page. Otherwise in good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. pp. xii, 269. 305457 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
22 Charles Lamb: Essays
Lamb, Charles ; edited with an introduction by Rosalind Vallance and John Hampden ; wood-engravings by Frank Martin The Folio Society London 1963 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In very good condition but lacks slipcase. Clean, tight and unmarked. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 181pp. 305666 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 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: 10.00 GBP

 
23 Essays in Little (The Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour)
Lang, Andrew Henry and Co. Bouverie Street, London 1891 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
New and revised edition. Maroon cloth. Gilt titles. Spine dulled. Bruising to head and tail of spine. Corners good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Tissue guard to frontis. torn. Binding firm though light superficial crack to rear inner hinge at pastedown / endpaper. Light occasional foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges. A good copy. 205pp. 104898 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
9 The Defendant
Chesterton, G. K. R. Brimley Johnson London 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Original brown cloth, a little frayed at the head of the spine and slightly rubbed corners and base of spine. Previous owner's (flamboyant) signature and date in pencil on the front endpaper. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. A very little light foxing to the rear pastedown and a couple of spots to pages (very few). 131pp. 305511 
Price: 66.00 GBP

 
24 The Spectator Annual 1993
Lawson, Dominic (edited by) ; foreword by P. D. James HarperCollinsPublishers London 1993 0002553279 / 9780002553278 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original dark blue boards. Light bruising and minor knocks to the edges of the boards and dust jacket. A few little indentations on the front endpaper, as though it has been used as a writing rest. Otherwise clean and tight; binding firm and no previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. x, 309. 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. 104566 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
10 Essays on Art
Clutton-Brock, A. Methuen & Co. Ltd London 1920 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publisher's original brown cloth. Pocket-sized book. Second edition. Light rubs to board edges. No names or inscriptions though endpapers discoloured. pp. xi, 144. 304669 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
25 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: 7.00 GBP

 
 
11 Julio Cortazar: Al Termino del Polvo y el Sudor
Cortazar, Julio ; prologue by Hugo Achugar Biblioteca da Marcha Montevideo, Uruguay 1987 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Spanish. Second hand paperback. Bumps to all corners, including the textblock. Otherwise very good, clean condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 265. 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. 105942 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
26 The QI Book of the Dead
Lloyd, John ; Mitchinson, John Faber and Faber London 2009 0571244904 / 9780571244904 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both in excellent condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. RRP 16.99. First impression. pp. xii, 435. 306668 
Price: 5.50 GBP

 
 
12 Three Courses and A Dessert; Comprising Three Sets of Tales, West Country, Irish, and Legal; and a Melange
Cruikshank, George Henry G. Bohn London 1866 Hardback Very Good 12mo - 7" Tall 
Sixth edition. Half-leather binding with leather spine and corners. Floral boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to the spine. In excellent condition. There are only a few slight scuffs to leather. Endpapers tanned. No names or inscriptions. 432pp. 1866. 051579 
Price: 55.00 GBP

 
27 Jack London's California: The Golden Poppy and Other Writings
London, Jack ; edited with an introduction by Sal Noto Beaufort Books New York 1986 0825303567 / 9780825303562 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original boards. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is slightly darkened / discoloured at the edges. Binding firm. Pages clean. pp. xix, 156. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 304898 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
13 The Bankrupt Bookseller
Darling, Will Y. Robert Grant & Son Ltd 1947 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Collected volume comprising 'The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller', and 'The Bankrupt Bookseller Speaks Again'. No names or inscriptions. Boards have dulled a little but otherwise clean, inside and out. Top edge red. 351pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 014200 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 The Gentlest Art and The Second Post: A Choice of Letters By Entertaining Hands
Lucas, E. V. Methuen & Co Ltd 1925 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original pink cloth. Faded at the spine, with some marks to the boards, particularly marks to the rear board. The top corner of the front endpaper has been clipped. Binding firm. Some light foxing. A good solid copy. pp. xvi, 693. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 027260 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
14 Words and Deedes: Selected Journalism 1931 - 2006
Deedes, W. F. Macmillan London 2006 1405053968 / 9781405053969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. Lightly bumped spine ends and a couple of corners. Clean and tight. Very pale little thumbing mark on the front endpaper; no names, inscriptions or other marks. 838pp. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. Discount available for collection from our shop premises - please enquire. 103893 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
29 The Prince [The World's Classics series, No. 43]
Machiavelli, Niccolo ; translated into English by Luigi Ricci Grant Richards Leicester Square, London 1903 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket sized hardback. No dust jacket. First thus edition, in the World's Classics series. The World's Classics series was started by the publisher Grant Richards in 1901 and was taken over by Oxford University Press in 1905. OUP still published the World's Classics series today, though now in paperback. Olive cloth boards with gilt decoration to the spine. Lightly rubbed spine ends. Pages are age-toned / darkened but not heavily browned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little light foxing. pp. viii, 107. 15.6cm. 307300 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
15 Castles in Spain and Other Screeds
Galsworthy, John William Heinemann Ltd London 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Mid-brown / tan cloth boards. Small dark mark to the bottom edge of the rear board. Previous owner's signature and date [1928] in pencil on the front endpaper. Binding firm. Hinges good. A little scattered foxing to pages and to outer closed textblock page edges (not extensive). pp. vii, 190. 307018 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
30 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: 8.00 GBP

 
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