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Literature: Essays

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Literature: Essays

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1 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

 
12 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306668 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
2 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305457 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
13 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

 
 
3 Six Memos for the Next Millennium: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1985-86
Calvino, Italo ; translated from the Italian Harvard University Press Cambridge, Massachusetts 1988 0674810406 / 9780674810402 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original grey boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding tight and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages clean, unmarked. The dust jacket has a couple of small rubs to the top edge. Front flap not price clipped. 124pp. 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. 105129 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
14 Vagabonding Through the Midlands
Quaestor (W. Byford-Jones) Heath Cranton Limited London 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original grey cloth. A forwards lean to the spine and a few marks to the front board and spine, including a couple cup ring marks to the front board. Spine dulled / darkened. Previous owner's name written at the top edge of the front endpaper. 208pp. Pages tanned at the edges. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306373 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
 
4 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305511 
Price: 70.00 GBP

 
15 On the Art of Writing: Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge 1913-1914
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur Cambridge at the University Press 1923 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
6th reprint; first published in 1916. Original navy cloth boards. Boards are in very good, clean condition. A contemporary [1923] gift inscription written neatly on the front endpaper. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. Binding firm. Pages clean and would be described as very good except there is a small hole in one leaf, p. 161/2. The hole has a slightly waxy feel to the edges so was most likely caused by candle was. Only one word is affected on each page. pp. viii, 251. 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. 105016 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
 
5 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

 
16 The Good Immigrant
Shukla, Nikesh (edited by) Unbound London 2016 178352295X / 9781783522958 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback in excellent, fine condition. Later printing; not a first impression. Original black boards. Printed orange, black and white dust jacket. RRP 14.99. 254pp. How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go 'home' to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick 'Other'? Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be 'other' in a country that doesn't seem to want you, doesn't truly accept you - however many generations you've been here - but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms. Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants - job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees - until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and - most importantly - real. 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306142 
Price: 14.99 GBP

 
 
6 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

 
17 The Four Continents; being more discursions on travel, art and life
Sitwell, Osbert Macmillan & Co. Ltd London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original light red boards, faded at the edges and lightly bruised at the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Light occasional foxing spot. Top edge black. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, has some tears (long one at the spine), previous owner clear tape repair to the underside of the jacket at the top edge, small chips to the edges with minor loss and some grubby marks to the back cover of the dust jacket. pp. x, 282. 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306585 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
7 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

 
18 Dickens 1970: Centenary Essays
Slater, Michael (edited by) ; essays by Margaret Lane, C. P. Snow, John Holloway, Angus Wilson et al. Chapman and Hall Ltd London 1970 0412425602 / 9780412425608 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. Lacks dust jacket. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. In very good condition. pp. xiii, 241. 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. 104519 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
8 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. 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. 105545 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
19 Omniana, or Horae Otiosiores
Southey, Robert ; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor ; edited by Robert Gittings Centaur Press Ltd Fontwell, Sussex 1969 0900000139 / 9780900000133 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Top edge blue. A very little bit of colour bleed from the blue top edge to the rear endpaper. Binding firm. A nice clean copy. Dust jacket price clipped and a very little bruising to the edges. 360pp. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 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. 104927 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
 
9 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305666 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
20 Bulls of Parral
Steen, Marguerite Collins London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards. Bumps to the bottom corners and to the spine ends, with a slight crease in the top of the spine. Pages slightly tanned / darkened. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with a few small chips. Front flap price clipped. Binding firm and square. 511. A little foxing to the outer closed textblock edge, last few pages only. 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306508 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
10 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. 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. 104898 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
21 The Establishment, A Symposium
Thomas, Hugh (edited by) Anthony Blond London 1960 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Second impression. Signed by one of the contributors, Simon Raven, on the half-title page. Original blue boards. Some marks to the boards. Lacks dust jacket. Some light marks to the edge of the front endpaper. A symposium of seven essays including The Public Schools by John Vaizey, The BBC by Henry Fairlie and The Establishment and Society by Hugh Thomas. Quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Pages clean except for a little foxing at the edges. A good reading or reference copy. 208pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306203 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
11 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. 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. 104566 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
22 The Hills of Home by Lauchlan Maclean Watt; and the four Pentland Essays by R. L. Stevenson
Watt, Lauchlan Maclean ; Stevenson, R. L. ; with 12 illustrations in colour by Robert Hope T. N. Foulis London and Edinburgh 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Original cloth with gilt titles. Top edge gilt and other edges deckled / untrimmed. There are some small marks to the boards and the boards have faded /discoloured at the spine and edges. A small name stamp at the top corner of the front endpaper. Some quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Pages are otherwise clean and binding firm. pp. 260, [plates]. 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. 105410 
Price: 18.50 GBP

 
 
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