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A Commentary and Questionairre on a Midsummer Night;'s Dream

By: Gestetner, J.M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1934


32 page stapled booklet. No 30 in the series prepared to guide students of English Literature to a fuller appreciation of the works to which they are studying. View more info

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A Good Man Fallen Among Fabians

By: West, Alick

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, 1950

Edition: First Edition


Considers the impact of Fabianism on George Bernard Shaw's work and sets out to show how it harmed him that he fell among Fabians. A good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 172 pages. Picture of Shaw has been pasted to verso of rear endaper. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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A Guide Through Narnia

By: Sammons, Martha C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1979


A companion guide to the Narnia chronicles which provides summaries of the history and geography of Narnia; studies of particular characters; an appreciation of the role and nature of Aslan; an analyis of the Christian concepts in Narnia. Clean, unread paperback though previous owner's name to front endpaper and tanning to page edges. View more info

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A Writer's Notebook

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Malvern, The Tantivy Press, 1946

Edition: First Edition


Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 253 pages + publshers adverts. Spine ends worn. Boards have some markings/surface scratches. Edges untrimmed. Text block clean. Binding square and tight. A good, clean copy of this book whose print run was limited to 1000 copies. View more info

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An Edmund Wilson Celebration

By: Wain, John; Wilson, Edmund

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Oxford, Phaidon, 1978

Edition: First Edition


12 essays by contributors including David Flusser, Andrew Harvey and Clive James each look at one aspect of Edmund Wilson's life and work and explore his breadth and diversity. A very good clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. 182 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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An Outline of English Literature

By: Hudson William Henry

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons, 1924

Edition: Reprint


Dark green cloth with black lettering to spine. 314pp + publishers adverts. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf. Covers the various ages of English Literature, Pre Chaucer, The Age of Chaucer, The Age of Shakespeare, The Age of Milton, The age of Dryden, The Age of Pope, the Age of Johnson, the Age of Wordsworth, The Age of Tennyson. A clean, square tight copy. View more info

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Anthony Trollope

By: Pollard, Arthur

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978

Edition: First Edition


A survey of Trollope's life and work which offers a real insight into Victorian life. Clean, square hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 208 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Aristophanes: Ranae - A Translation

By: Plaistowe, F.G (editor)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, University Tutorial Press,


48 pages. Translation of the play. with test papers to rear of book. Previous owner's name and date on first page otherwise clean and unmarked but a little fragile. View more info

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As You Like it

By: Smith, Evelyn (Editor)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons,


Good, clean, illustrated, paperback copy - 160 pages. Previous owners details to ffep with some crossing-out. Aims to make the reading of the Bard's plays as easy and straightforward as possible. View more info

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Aspects of Literary Theory and Practice : 1550-1870

By: Thomas, P. G.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Heath Cranton Limited, 1931

Edition: First Edition


Offers a general survey of the chief themes and features of medieval romance to those who have made no serious study of the subject but are sufficiently interested to desire a systematic survey. Previous owner's name to ffep and some light sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slight shelfwear & tear and now protected in a plastic jacket - 210 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Baconian Myths - Notes on Two Great Englishmen and Their Defamers

By: Rose, Mary

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Stratford, Shakespeare Press,


42 page stapled booklet. Divided into three sections - Shakespeare, Bacon and Defamation and Myths. Covers are a little soiled but internally text block is clean. A good copy. View more info

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Battle of the Books

By: Swift, Jonathon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Cassell, 1886


Part of the Cassell's National Library series. Small tear to base of spine where it meets the front cover. Wraps are soiled. Generally clean and bright but with a small amount of pencil annotation. Edited by Professor Henry Morley - 192 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Bilbo's Birthday and Frodo's Adventure of Faith

By: Morse, Robert E.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Lincoln, Writer's Club Press, 2001


Extends our understanding of Tolkien the thinker and storyteller to include Tolkien the Christian believer from whom myth was more than a poetic fantasy - it was a symbol of faith. As new, unread copy which shows signs of light shelfwear. 197 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Brighton Rock ( Graham Greene )

By: Price, Alan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1969


Part of the 'Notes on English Literature' series designed primarily for the school, college, and university student, although it is hoped that it will found helpful to a much larger audience by giving the reader the relevant information necessary for his fuller understanding of the work. Good clean paperback with school stamp inside cover - 107 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Brigitte Simon - Recent Paintings

By: N/A

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Taranman, 1977

Edition: First Edition


Catalogue for the exhibition held on 3-31st December 1977 at Taranman, Brompton Road. Clean, bright softcover in stiff card wrappers. No 5 of a limited edition of 300 printed at Skelton Press - the first 40 of which are signed by the artist and include an original drypoint specially engraved for the catalogu + 8 monochrome plates. 27 pages. View more info