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Literature: Literary Criticism

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61 Shakespeare's Historical Plays
Gupta, S. C. Sen Oxford University Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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: 20.00 GBP

 
76 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

 
 
62 The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Harvey, Sir Paul (compiled and edited by) Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1960 Leather Bound Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Third edition, reprinted (lithographically). Bound in full mid-blue leather with gilt decoration to spine and gilt and relief motif to the front board, of lyre, quill and maks (depicting music, arts, theatre, literature). There are a couple of light scratches to the binding but it is overall in super condition and handsomely bound. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's signature in biro on front free endpaper. Binding is nice and firm and pages clean. pp. viii, 932. 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. 105243 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
77 Edith Wharton
Lee, Hermione Chatto and Windus London 2007 0701166657 / 9780701166656 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent near fine condition. Publisher's original black boards. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Unclipped dust jacket. pp. x, 853. 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 VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 103801 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
63 Opium and the Romantic Imagination
Hayter, Alethea Faber and Faber 1971 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Soft back. In very good condition; clean, tight. Minor rubs only to the cover edges. Signed by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). pp. 388. 308058 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
78 Who's Who in Thomas Hardy
Leeming, Glenda ; with a foreword by Susan Hill Elm Tree Books London 1975 0241890942 / 9780241890943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards; a few light marks. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A few small foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge. Front flap of the dust jacket price clipped. pp. viii, 135. 307435 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
64 William Wordsworth (The British Library Writers' Lives)
Hebron, Stephen The British Library 2000 0712346368 / 9780712346368 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition. 120pp. 303465 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
79 James Joyce: A Critical Introduction
Levin, Harry Faber & Faber London 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original mid-brown cloth binding. Bumps at spine ends and corners and a little faded at the base of the spine. Lacks dust jacket. Binding firm. War economy standard book. A contemporary gift inscription written on the front endpaper, dated 1944. 168pp. 016338 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
65 The Lonely Tower: Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats
Henn, T. R. Methuen & Co. Ltd London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original brown cloth. In very good, clean condition. Lacks dust jacket. Some very light foxing to outer closed textblock edges and to prelims. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xx, 362. 304546 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
80 Shaw : The Plays
MacCarthy, Desmond ; with a foreword by J. W. Lambert David & Charles Newton Abbot, Devon 1973 0715363123 / 9780715363126 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both in VG clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A nice copy. Not price clipped. 217pp. 300836 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
66 Chekhov: A Biographical and Critical Study
Hingley, Ronald George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1950 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st edition, 1950. Brown cloth boards, a little faded at edges. Pages age-toned but very clean - no previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is discoloured and worn at the edges, with some tears, chips and some loss to the back cover and edges. Price intact on the front flap of the dust jacket, not clipped. The jacket is now protected in a loose film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket at all). pp. xii. 278. Frontis. plate portrait in black and white. 22cm. 100021 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
81 Writing Scotland: How Scotland's Writers Shaped the Nation
Macdougall, Carl Polygon 2004 1904598234 / 9781904598237 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, near fine condition. The laminate of the cover is peeling from the bottom corner of the back cover. 224pp. 303466 
Price: 5.50 GBP

 
 
67 Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies, Volume I
Howard-Hill, T. H. Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press London 1969 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original grey / blue cloth boards. In very good condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has some light rubs to surface and edges. Also price clipped. pp. xxv, 570. 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. 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. 304502 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
82 Henry James: The Major Phase
Matthiessen, F. O. Oxford University Press 1946 Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Black cloth. Some foxing to prelims and outer textblock edges. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is in poor condition, missing most of the spine, and is now held together in a loose archival clear film sleeve. There is a pen mark in the margin of the preface but I think that is the only mark in the text. pp. xvi, 190. 303596 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
68 Johnson and Goldsmith and their Poetry
Hudson, William Henry George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London 1922 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original boards. In very good, clean condition. Binding firm. Two previous owner's names / inscriptions on the front endpaper. Frontis. portrait of Dr. Johnson. Reprint; first published 1918. 176pp. 004977 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
83 Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture
Milne, Lesley (edited by) Anthem Press 2004 1843311194 / 9781843311195 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. Clean, tight and unmarked. Very slight rubs to a couple of corners. In otherwise excellent, near fine condition. Appears unread / unused. pp. xii, 222. 308251 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
 
69 Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature
Hume, Kathryn Methuen 1984 0416380204 / 9780416380200 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In very good, clean condition. Partially faded front cover. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other writing inside and the binding is nice and tight. pp. xvi, 213. 308416 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
84 Emma (New Casebooks)
Monaghan, David (edited by) Macmillan 1994 0333552792 / 9780333552797 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second-hand paperback. There are a few light pencil line marks in the margins. Otherwise VG clean tight copy. No cover creases. 198pp. Contemporary critical essays on Jane Austen's Emma. 302396 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
70 A Shorter Finnegan's Wake
Joyce, James ; edited (and shortened) by Anthony Burgess Faber and Faber Ltd 1966 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Covers are worn and discoloured, with a stain to the bottom edge of the front cover and reading creases to the spine. Previous owner's name and date written at the top edge of the half-title page. Pages clean and firmly bound. An acceptable / good reading or reference copy. pp. 278. 106113 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
85 More Usefully Employed: Amelia B. Edwards, writer, traveller and campaigner for ancient Egypt
Moon, Brenda Egypt Exploration Society London 2006 0856981699 / 9780856981692 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Occasional publication no. 15. A survey of the life of Amelia Edwards, Victorian novelist and campaigner for scientific investigation of ancient Egypt. Glazed boards. This copy is as new, except for two scratches to the rear board. 319pp. 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. 303107 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
71 Fire-Bird : A Study of D. H. Lawrence
Kenmare, Dallas James Barrie London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red cloth boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 1st edition. A nice clean copy in a slightly edgeworn dust jacket. DJ price clipped. DJ supplied in an archival quality loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 81pp. 100868 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
86 Studies in Literature
Morley, John Macmillan & Co. Ltd. London 1891 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback. Second impression, November 1891. Burgundy cloth binding, slightly sun-faded at the spine, and with minor rubs at head and tail of the spine. Previous owner's name and date (1895) written on the top edge of the half-title page. Blind-embossed small booksellers stamp at the top corner of the f.e.p. The binding is firm. Pages have tanned / darkened slightly and there is a little light foxing to prelims. In very good condition. Page edges untrimmed. pp. 347. 016337 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
72 The Earliest English Poetry: A Critical Survey of the Poetry Written before the Norman Conquest with Illustrative Translations
Kennedy, Charles W. Oxford University Press 1943 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue cloth. In very good clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 375pp. 302969 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
87 Thomas Wolfe
Muller, Herbert J. New Directions Books Connecticut 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In good condition but with dusty/greyed top edge, foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and previous owner's signature, place and date on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with rubs and light grey marks to the surface, and a slightly faded spine. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective clear film sleeve. pp. 196. 012319 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
73 The People in Shakspere's [Shakespeare's] Sonnets
Kent, Sydney John Long, Limited 1915 Hard Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original blue boards. Previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. Small pale blue water stain at the edge of the rear endpaper and and pale stain at the very top edge of the rear board. Pale stain (barely visible) to the outer closed textblock foredge. The binding is firm. pp. 128, + 20 pgs publisher lists. 007234 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
88 Colonial Affairs: Bowles, Burroughs, and Chester Write Tangier
Mullins, Greg The University of Wisconsin Press 2002 0299179648 / 9780299179649 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback, in excellent, very near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Appears unread / barely read. pp. xiii, 164. An excellent critical account of the work of three American expatriate authors, Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, and Alfred Chester, all of whom lived in Tangier during the post-World War II era. 106636 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
74 Master of Middle-Earth: The Achievement of J. R. R. Tolkien
Kocher, Paul Thames and Hudson London 1973 0500010951 / 9780500010952 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st UK edition. Green cloth hardback in very good - NEAR FINE condition. Clean and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Price intact on the front flap of the dust jacket - not clipped - the dust jacket is now protected in a fully removable loose film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 21cm. 100067 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
89 The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 2002 (Vol. XXII, No. 1): Italo Calvino; Ursule Molinaro; B. S. Johnson
O'Brien, John (editor) The Review of Contemporary Fiction USA 2002 1564782751 / 9781564782755 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand soft back in very good, clean condition. Previous owner's name written at the top edge of the title page and the book is bumped at the top of the spine. No other marks. pp. 162. 309013 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
75 The Kristeva Reader
Kristeva, Julia ; Moi, Toril (edited by) Blackwell Publishing 2002 0631149317 / 9780631149316 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In excellent, fine condition. clean, tight and unmarked. No names or inscriptions. Appears unused. pp. viii, 327. 307975 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
90 The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1986 Vol. VI No. 2: Italo Calvino Number
O'Brien, John (editor) The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1986 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. In very good, clean and tight condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Very slight flattened crease in the edge of the back cover. Otherwise excellent. 167pp. 105130 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
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