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1 Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age
Ahearn, Edward J. Yale University Press 1996 0300065361 / 9780300065367 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Excellent condition hardback, NEAR FINE. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 198pp. 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). 007381 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
16 Dickens and the Art of Analogy
Daleski, H. M. Faber and Faber London 1970 0571094740 / 9780571094745 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Original black cloth boards. Book and dust jacket both in VERY GOOD clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A couple of short tears to the top edge of the dust jacket. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 349pp. 101931 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
 
2 Matthew Arnold
Allott, Kenneth (ed.) G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1975 0713518561 / 9780713518566 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Looks read with reading creases to the spine, but otherwise very tidy. No names or inscriptions. 353pp. Image available on request. 011290 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
17 Charles Dickens, A December Vision: His Social Journalism
Dickens, Charles ; edited by Neil Philip and Victor Neuburg Collins 1986 0002176386 / 9780002176385 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
VG. The paper is very slightly tinged yellow at the edges. Small foxing spots to top closed textblock edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 160pp. DJ not price clipped [£10.95]. 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). 102339 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
 
3 Pope: The Critical Heritage
Barnard, John (edited by) Routledge and Kegan Paul London and Boston 1985 0710205163 / 9780710205162 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Lightly used. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. No names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Clean and tight paperback. pp. xvi, 544. 103406 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
18 English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century 1700-1740 [The Oxford History of English Literature]
Dobree, Bonamy Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1959 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Navy blue cloth boards. Small bumps to the bottom corners. No names or inscriptions. Foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. A couple of tears to the dust jacket and a small mark to the spine. DJ not price clipped. pp. xii, 701. 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 an extremely 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 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. 103332 
Price: 17.00 GBP

 
 
4 Middle English Literature 1100-1400 [The Oxford History of English Literature]
Bennett, J. A. W. ; edited and completed by Douglas Gray Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1990 0198122284 / 9780198122289 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Navy blue cloth boards. Some foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edges. No names or inscriptions. Unmarked inside. VG condition. pp. xi, 496. Dust jacket not price clipped. 103334 
Price: 15.50 GBP

 
19 The Children of Charles Dickens
Donovan, Frank Leslie Frewin London 1969 0090985001 / 9780090985005 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Publisher's original bright red boards. Some foxing to the endpapers and to top outer closed textblock edge. Pages otherwise clean. Binding firm. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has unfortunately been covered in a clear sticky-back plastic. This has been neatly done but is NOT removable. Spine of dust jacket faded. DJ price clipped. 238pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104276 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
5 The Style of La Fontaine's Fables (Language and Style Series)
Biard, Jean Dominique Basil Blackwell Oxford 1966 First Edition Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9" Tall / 23cm 
1st edition. Book is in near fine condition. Dust jacket a little darkened at the spine, with some minor rubs. Price-clipped. The DJ is protected in a fully removable loose clear film sleeve. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 211pp. 055206 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 The Song of Songs in English Renaissance Literature: Kisses of Their Mouths
Flinker, Noam D.S.Brewer Ltd 2000 0859915867 / 9780859915861 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
BRAND NEW HARDBACK. RRP. £50.00. 173pp. Green cloth. No dust jacket (as issued). Many English Renaissance texts offer readings of the Song of Songs, by both well-known authors, such as Shakespeare, and the long neglected (William Baldwin, Robert Aylett, Abiezer Coppe and Lawrence Clarkson). This new study looks at the different traditions they represent, and most notably the balance in the tension of the Song of Songs as oral and written, carnal and spiritual. The introduction presents a historical and theoretical discussion of Canticles, using a Rabbinic model for juxtaposing orality and textuality; the author goes on to argue that from the time of ancient Sumer through medieval England motifs found in the Song of Songs are simultaneously sexual and spiritual just as they are likewise oral and textual. By attempting to recover oral approaches to any text, we encounter a series of forces that act to balance an open, oral, and sexual understanding of the erotic biblical text against a more closed, textual and spiritual reading. This balance is then traced through works by Baldwin, Spenser, Aylett, Coppe, Clarkson and Milton. Noam Flinker is currently Chairperson at the Department of English, University of Haifa. 032436 
Price: 7.99 GBP

 
 
6 Oxford Lectures on Poetry
Bradley, A. C. Macmillan and Co., Ltd St Martin's Street, London 1920 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Publisher's original blue cloth. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. Gift inscription (dated 1923) written neatly on the f.e.p. Foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. A few pencil marks in the text (just a few). Small abrasion on the front pastedown. Binding firm and sound. pp. ix, 395. 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. Discount available for collection from our shop premises - please enquire. 103792 
Price: 14.50 GBP

 
21 The Song of Songs in English Renaissance Literature: Kisses of Their Mouths
Flinker, Noam D.S.Brewer Ltd 2000 0859915867 / 9780859915861 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
BRAND NEW HARDBACK. RRP. £50.00. 173pp. Green cloth. No dust jacket (as issued). Many English Renaissance texts offer readings of the "Song of Songs", by both well-known authors, such as Shakespeare, and the long neglected (William Baldwin, Robert Aylett, Abiezer Coppe and Lawrence Clarkson). This new study looks at the different traditions they represent, and most notably the balance in the tension of the "Song of Songs" as oral and written, carnal and spiritual. The introduction presents a historical and theoretical discussion of Canticles, using a Rabbinic model for juxtaposing orality and textuality; the author goes on to argue that from the time of ancient Sumer through medieval England motifs found in the "Song of Songs" are simultaneously sexual and spiritual just as they are likewise oral and textual. By attempting to recover oral approaches to any text, we encounter a series of forces that act to balance an open, oral, and sexual understanding of the erotic biblical text against a more closed, textual and spiritual reading. This balance is then traced through works by Baldwin, Spenser, Aylett, Coppe, Clarkson and Milton. Noam Flinker is currently Chairperson at the Department of English, University of Haifa. 032437 
Price: 7.99 GBP

 
 
7 Theology in The English Poets : Cowper - Coleridge - Wordsworth, and Burns
Brooke, Rev. Stopford A. Henry S. King & Co. London 1874 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Third Edition. Black cloth. Overall good, but inner hinges both cracked, loss at he top of the spine, corners rubbed and there is a chip in the cloth at the spine (5mm). Inside VG. Pages clean. No foxing. Some pages uncut. Foredges and top edge rough cut. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 339pp + publisher's lists. 20cm. 100396 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
22 The Song of Songs in English Renaissance Literature: Kisses of Their Mouths
Flinker, Noam D.S.Brewer Ltd 2000 0859915867 / 9780859915861 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
BRAND NEW HARDBACK. RRP. £50.00. 173pp. Green cloth. No dust jacket (as issued). Many English Renaissance texts offer readings of the "Song of Songs", by both well-known authors, such as Shakespeare, and the long neglected (William Baldwin, Robert Aylett, Abiezer Coppe and Lawrence Clarkson). This new study looks at the different traditions they represent, and most notably the balance in the tension of the "Song of Songs" as oral and written, carnal and spiritual. The introduction presents a historical and theoretical discussion of Canticles, using a Rabbinic model for juxtaposing orality and textuality; the author goes on to argue that from the time of ancient Sumer through medieval England motifs found in the "Song of Songs" are simultaneously sexual and spiritual just as they are likewise oral and textual. By attempting to recover oral approaches to any text, we encounter a series of forces that act to balance an open, oral, and sexual understanding of the erotic biblical text against a more closed, textual and spiritual reading. This balance is then traced through works by Baldwin, Spenser, Aylett, Coppe, Clarkson and Milton. Noam Flinker is currently Chairperson at the Department of English, University of Haifa. 032438 
Price: 7.99 GBP

 
 
8 English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century 1600-1660 [The Oxford History of English Literature]
Bush, Douglas Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1959 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Navy blue cloth boards. No names or inscriptions. Foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Some short nicks and rubs to the edges of the dust jacket. DJ price clipped. pp. vi, 621. 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 an extremely 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 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. 103333 
Price: 17.00 GBP

 
23 Studies in Medieval French: Presented to Alfred Ewert in Honour of His Seventieth Birthday
Francis, E. A. (preface); A collection of Authors Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1961 First Edition Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8.75" Tall / 22cm 
Near fine hardback. Very clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is browned at the spine and edges. Not price-clipped, the DJ is now protected in a fully removable loose clear film sleeve. 1st ed. 344pp. 055209 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
9 Interpretation, Deconstruction and Ideology: An Introduction to Some Current Issues in Literary Theory
Butler, Christopher Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1984 0198157916 / 9780198157915 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Second hand paperback in very good, clean and tight condition. Some light foxing spots to the top closed outer textblock edge and a small mark to the closed textblock foredge. Clean and tight inside. No names or inscriptions. No creases to spine. 159pp. 103724 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
24 Theatres of War: French Committed Theatre from the Second World War to the Cold War
Freeman, Ted University of Exeter Press Exeter, United Kingdom 1998 0859895599 / 9780859895590 Paperback NEW 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Brand new book. 243pp. RRP. £20.00. 018049 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
 
10 The Mid-Eighteenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature, Volume VIII)
Butt, John ; edited and complete by Geoffrey Carnall Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1980 0198122128 / 9780198122128 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Navy cloth, brown dust jacket. Both the book and jacket are in VG condition. Spine of the dust jacket faded. Some foxing to the top closed textblock edge. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. vii, 671. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival-quality clear film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and which protects the jacket against wear). A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to international orders as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Discount available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 102398 
Price: 19.00 GBP

 
25 Swinburne, A Critical Biography
Fuller, Jean Overton Chatto & Windus London 1968 0701113103 / 9780701113100 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Original pink boards, rubbed at edges. The dust jacket is rubbed at the spine and corners, with a couple of short tears, and some foxing to the underside. Not price clipped, the DJ is now supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No previous owner's names or inscriptions 319pp. 22cm. 101434 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
11 Histoire de la Pleiade: 3 Volumes (of 4). Volumes I, II and III
Chamard, Henri Didier 1961 Hard Cover Very Good 4to - 10" / 25cm tall 
3 Volumes (of a 4 volume set - volume 4 missing). Beige boards with blue lettering to spine and blue motif on the front boards. Very good clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Reprint of an earlier 1939 edition. Volume 1, 380pp; Volume 2, 401pp; Volume 3, 423pp. All in clean condition. Original glassine wrappers cover the boards, although with the occasional chip / small bit missing. A heavy set - there may be a surcharge for overseas (non-UK) posting. No extra charge for UK posting. 057385 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
26 English Literature and The Wider World Volume 4 1876-1918 : The Ends of the Earth
Gatrell, Simon (edited by) The Ashfield Press London 1992 0948660112 / 9780948660115 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In VERY GOOD clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other writing. Faint indentation remains from an old pencil price mark written on the f.e.p. There are minor knocks to the edges of the dust jacket. VG. 257pp. 101180 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
12 English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages [Oxford History of English Literature]
Chambers, E. K. Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1957 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Navy blue cloth boards. Ex-college-library copy with a few stamps and other residue library marks. Some foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge. Dust jacket not price clipped. Some tears to the dust jacket edges and a library number written on the spine. 247pp. 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. 103336 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
27 Amadis Jamyn 1540 (?) - 1593, sa vie, son oeuvre, son temps (un disciple de Ronsard)
Graur, Theodosia Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion Paris 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Bibliotheque Litteraire de La Renaissance Nouvelle Serie Tome XVIII. French language. Originally in paper wraps, this has been bound into a fairly utilitarian but sturdy grey cloth. The pages have tanned / browned, particularly at the edges. Edges untrimmed. A little pencil underlining on the title pages. A good, solid copy. pp. xxvi, 350. A heavy book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK mainland. Small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands; other overseas destinations are likely to incur an extra charge which will be charged at cost. Discount available for collection from our North Oxfordshire retail shop. 024384 
Price: 24.00 GBP

 
 
13 Beyond Suspicion : New American Fiction Since 1960
Chenetier, Marc Liverpool University Press Liverpool 1996 0853239401 / 9780853239406 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition but with a slight bump to the top corner of the back cover. Landmark study focusing primarily on the works of Gaddis, Pynchon, Elkin, McElroy, Hawkes, Nabokov, Gass, Barth, and Coover, as well as a host of other writers. 321pp. 000829 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
28 James Hogg: The Growth of a Writer
Groves, David Scottish Academic Press Ltd Edinburgh 1988 0707304458 / 9780707304458 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Cream boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent condition; clean, tight and unmarked. 160pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104255 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
14 Samuel Johnson; a Survey and Bibliography of Critical Studies
Clifford, James L; Greene, Donald University of Minnesota Press 1970 0816605726 / 9780816605729 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
There is a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is worn - rubbed, chipped and with a few tears to the edges. Also, some grubby marks to the jacket and a piece missing from the back cover. The jacket is now protected against further damage in a removable clear film sleeve. 333pp. 024207 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
29 Shakespeare's Historical Plays
Gupta, S. C. Sen Oxford University Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Publisher's purple cloth. VERY GOOD clean book and dust jacket. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket a little darkened at spine and edges. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 172pp. 101952 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
15 Joseph Conrad and His Characters: A Study of Six Novels
Curle, Richard William Heinemann Ltd 1957 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Red cloth. Previous owner's signature, place and date on the f.e.p. in red biro. Some marks to the dust jacket and minor edgewear. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 254pp. 103138 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
30 The Black Goddess : A Study of the Archetypal Feminine in the Poetry of Randall Jarrell
Hagenbüchle, Helen A. Francke AG Verlag Bern 1975 Soft cover Fair Book 
Red paper covers. Some pencil annotations throughout the text. First few pages are starting to pull loose from the covers. Near good. Acceptable reading / reference copy. Possible pre-publication copy as annotations seem corrective. Crease to front cover. 187pp. 101058 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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