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1 Answers to Mr. Macaulay's Criticism in The Edinburgh Review on Mr. Croker's Edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson. Selected from Blackwood's Magazine. Second Edition.
John Murray Albemarle Street, London 1856 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A 16-page pamphlet version of an article formerly published in Blackwood's Magazine. Sewn binding at the spine. Macaulay's criticism of Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson sparked a bitter feud between the two men. From the Prefaratory note inside the front cover: 'The republication, in a cheap form, for railway reading, of Mr. Macaulay's bitter and unjust article on Mr. Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson, has induced Mr. Murray to issue in a cheap form a series of replies to the assertions and criticism of that article.' Worn and torn; there is a tear, approx one inch, in the foredge of every page and another tear to the top edge of the front cover / title page. 307703 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
16 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

 
 
2 , from The Spectator
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Richard ; Budgell, Eustace; edited with introduction and Notes By Mary E. Litchfield Ginn & Company, Publishers, The Athenaeum Press Boston, USA 1902 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original green cloth. There are a few small ink smatters on the back cover. There is a previous owner's signature and date on the front pastedown. Rubs to the corners of the boards. 178pp + advertisements. The binding is firm and pages clean. 029061 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
17 Dead Cities, And Other Tales
Davis, Mike The New Press New York 2002 1565847652 / 9781565847651 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition; just lightly bruised at the spine ends. Clean, tight and unmarked. No names or inscriptions. pp. viii, [2], 432. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 106112 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Coverley Papers, from The Spectator [Sir Roger de Coverley]
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Richard ; Budgell, Eustace; edited with introduction and Notes by O. M. Myers Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press Oxford 1933 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 1933 revised edition. Original green boards. Titles faded on the spine. Bruising to the spine ends and corners. A few light marks to the boards. Partially removed bookplate to the front endpaper, with a previous owner's name underneath in blue pencil. Some grubby marks to the front endpaper. Otherwise, binding firm and pages are clean. A good reading copy. pp. xx, 168. 032906 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
18 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. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 103893 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
4 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

 
19 The Yellow Book, A Selection
Denny, Norman (compiled by) The Bodley Head London 1949 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Pictorial yellow cloth. The Yellow Book was published in 13 volumes from 1894 to 1897. The boards are lightly rubbed and have some minor marks. Spine dulled. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and light spots to outer closed textblock page edges. Occasional light foxing spots to pages. The binding is firm and pages are otherwise clean. pp. 372, plates. Frontispiece illustration by Max Beerbohm. Contents include writing by Henry James, George Gissing, Max Beerbohm, Ella D'Arcy, Kenneth Grahame, Baron Corvo, Olive Custance, John Buchan, and many more. Illustrators include Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, Walter Sickert, Muirhead Bone, and others. 106091 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
5 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. 053954 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
20 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 
Hardback with dust jacket. 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. 103733 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
6 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

 
21 Later Essays, 1917-1920
Dobson, Austin Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1921 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Green cloth spine with green paper sides. Minor bumps to corners. In generally good, clean condition. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. The binding is firm and sound. Deckled / untrimmed edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Most of these essays first appeared in the National Review between September 1917 and July 1920. pp. 180. 307403 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
7 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 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second printing. Black cloth boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. pp. ix, 870. Clean, tight, unmarked; appears unread. 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. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 103462 
Price: 43.00 GBP

 
22 Come Wind, Come Weather
Du Maurier, Daphne William Heinemann London 1942 Soft cover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim stapled booklet. A small booklet of morale-boosting stories to help the war effort; war propaganda. First published in August 1940, this is a March 1942 reprint (652nd Thousand). Pages are very brown (due to poor paper quality), there is heavy foxing and there are a few grubby stains to a few pages. A short tear (approx. 1cm) to the covers at the base of the spine. A reading / reference copy only. pp. 60. From the back cover: 'As Britain once more faces the danger of invasion, many people are earnestly asking themselves, is the spirit of Drake and Nelson and the other men who made our country great, still alive? Or has the mentality of Safety First eaten into the national life, and produced a mediocre breed of Englishmen?' 307700 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
8 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

 
23 Notes Towards the Definition of Culture
Eliot, T. S. Faber and Faber London 1962 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. In good condition. Some creasing to the covers. Previous owner's name and date written at the top edge of the half-title page. The binding is firm and pages clean. pp. 124. 106117 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
9 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

 
24 Impressions & Comments, Third (And Final) Series, 1920-1923
Ellis, Havelock Constable & Company Ltd. London 1930 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback, without dust jacket. Original blue boards, faded at the spine and spine edges. New edition. Top edge gilt. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Significant foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and occasional spots to pages. pp. 241. 041974 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
10 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

 
25 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

 
 
11 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

 
26 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

 
 
12 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

 
27 Alphabet for Odette
Goidel, Arthur Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Mid blue boards with red titles. Quite heavy bumps to the bottom corners. Light bruising to the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. Short articles on a vast range of subjects, arranged alphabetically. pp. viii, 211. War economy standard book production. 039228 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 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

 
28 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 
Hardback; lacks slipcase. In very good, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 350pp. 103770 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
14 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 
Hardback with dust jacket. 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. 103695 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
29 In Varying Mood: Some Reprinted Papers
Greg, Thomas Tylston J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd London and Toronto 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small pocket-sized hardback; no dust jacket. Original light grey cloth boards. In very good condition. Clean and tight. A brief contemporary gift inscription written neatly on the front endpaper. Very slight bowing / curve to the front board. Most of the papers in this little book were first printed in the National Observer between 1891 and 1897. pp. xiii, 97. 307397 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
15 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

 
30 The Yellow Book, An Illustrated Quarterly. An Anthology April 1894 - April 1897
Harrison, Fraser (edited by) Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd London 1974 0283981326 / 9780283981326 First Thus Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Pictorial yellow boards. Some heavy rubs in the region of the spine and the spine edge of the front board. Foxing to first and last few pages, to outer closed textblock page edges and to endpapers and pastedowns. A gift inscription written in black felt pen on the reverse of the front endpaper. The binding is firm. pp. 308, 12. 106092 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
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