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Plays: One. Persians, Prometheus Bound, Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes.

By: AESCHYLUS (Translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish).

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London: Methuen Drama. 1991.:

Seller ID: 25859


"Aeschyulus (c.525-456BC) was respected during his life as a dramatist and as a performer. Those of his plays which have survived, are the earliest examples of European drama". Pp 152, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Sylvia Plath.

By: AIRD, Eileen.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1973.:

Seller ID: 26745


1st ed. "The first full length individual study of a poet whose reputation has continued to grow since her tragic suicide in 1963." Pp. 114, ex college library stamps to verso front cover, fep and title page, scuff to fep.Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, portrait illustrated d/w has sunning and numbering to spine. G+/G+. View more info

Paul Bunyan: The Libretto of the Operetta by Benjamin Britten.

By: AUDEN, W.H.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1988. 0571151426:

Seller ID: 31856

ISBN: 0571151426


"This is the lively, witty and often moving text of W.H.Auden's libretto for Benjamin Britten's operetta about the giant logger of American folklore....Donald Mitchell, the foremost authority on Britten's music, has written a long Essay for this edition which sets out the history of the operetta and makes available for the first time much documentation and illustrative material from the Britten-Pears Library, including excerpts from the composer's correspondence." Pp.8/150. Pbk. VG. View more info

Meditations.

By: AURELIUS, Marcus.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin 1997.:

Seller ID: 28337


"Marcus's writings reveal a man of great compassion and humility......Meditations are as relevant and inspirational today as when they were first written". Pp 157, slight toning to page edges. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The History of England.

By: AUSTEN, Jane.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1995.:

Seller ID: 28338


"Written when Jane Austen was in her late teens, a lively and somewhat disrespectful overview of the history of England's monarchy......Also contains 'Lesley Castle', a delightful and often hilarious correspondence detailing the mishaps and misapprehensions that befall five young ladies". 14cms x 10.5cms. Pp 54. P/b, slight toning to pages, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

A Little Book of English Prose. Selections from 82 of the finest English writers from Chaucer onwards.

By: BARNETT, Annie. (Editor).

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919.:

Seller ID: 18609


4th ed. "The Editor of this Little Book has endeavoured to present the chosen passages as nearly as possible in the form in which they left the hands of their authors." 15.5cms. x 10cms. Pp. 11/335, portrait frontis (by Godfrey Kneller). Green cloth, d/w rubbed and chipping to top of spine. G+/G. View more info

The Victorians and After 1830-1914. (Introductions to English Literature Vol.4).

By: BATHO, Edith C and DOBREE, Bonamy.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: The Cressent Press. 1962.:

Seller ID: 26440


"The Introduction, deals with the literature of the period in all its forms. The economic background is dealt with in a seperate chapter. The remaining two-thirds of the book consist of a bibliography raisonnee, made up of lists of books". Pp 360, ex library inkstamps to verso front cover, fep and title page. Cream cloth cover, title to spine, d/w has numbers to spine. VG/G+. View more info

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Middle English Religious Prose. (York Medieval Texts Series.)

By: BLAKE, N.F.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 1972.:

Seller ID: 26368


1st ed. "This collection of texts is designed to show the continuity and at the same time the diversity of work by English writers in the religious prose tradition during the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries." Pp. 6/228, ex college library stamps to fep, verso front board and title page. Marled brown cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/G+. View more info

From Virgil to Milton.

By: BOWRA, C,M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1967.:

Seller ID: 31888


Rep. Ex college library. "The so-called 'literary epic' has played a large part in the spiritual history of Europe, and this book discusses it in some of its most splendid manifestations." Pp.8/248, library stamps, scuffing to fep. Dark red cloth, d/w has inked number to spine. G+/G+. View more info

The Social Context of Modern English Literature.

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1971.:

Seller ID: 31902


Ex college library. "This book is an exploration of the forces that have shaped modern writing, affected its production, publishing and consumption, changed its structures and altered the organization of literary culture." Pp.36/277, inkstamps to front endpapers and title page, scuffing to fep. Black cloth, d/w. G+/VG. View more info

From Dante to Jeanne D'Arc. Adventures in Medieval Life and Letters.

By: BREGY, Katherine.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company, 1933.:

Seller ID: 27564


1st ed. "In the present instance her combined scholarship and artistry have risen to the opportunity afforded her in this series of medieval studies, introduced by her widely known Dante essay ..." Pp. 13/138, ex college library bookplate and stamp to verso front board, title page, and scuffing to fep. Purple cloth, gilt title to front board and spine, uneven sunning to covers, numbers to spine. G. View more info

Studying Chaucer.

By: BREWER, Elizabeth.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harlow, England: Longman York Press, 1987.:

Seller ID: 16266


3rd imp. "This York Handbook provides a background to Chaucer's complete works for students making a concentrated study of any of the individual poems or tales." Pp167. P/b G+. View more info

The Bibelots. An English Miscellany .

By: BRISCOE, J. Potter (Editor) / LAMB, Charles .

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: Gay & Bird, 1903 . 0:

Seller ID: 34814


First edition. 16mo. 12.7cm x 7.4cm. 10pp./pp.144. A very good original full leather binding. Tan leather with ornate art nouveau decoration and titles. All page edges bright gilt. Small leather owner's label to verso of the front board: "Mary Rollin". Engraved portrait frontis of Charles Lamb, by W. L. Colls, with tissue guard. Title within an ornate border. Clean text througohut with numerous head and tailpieces. The Introduction is by J. Potter Briscoe. A very good copy in a scarce binding. ** John Potter Briscoe, 1848-1926. Nottingham City Librarian. John Potter Briscoe was born... View more info

Somerset Maugham.

By: BROPHY, John.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1952.:

Seller ID: 26619


1st ed. "Somerset Maugham, who was born in 1874, is, and has for many decades been, among the most popular authors writing in English. His fame is international - as a dramatist, a novelist, and as a short story writer". Pp 48, portrait to frontis. P/b, slight rusting to staples. G+. View more info

John Leech and Other Papers.

By: BROWN, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:David Douglas,1882.:

Seller ID: 2989


New edition. Third series. Pp.12/442/2(ads), 3 illustrations, owners details to verso front board. Blue cloth,edges rubbed, original label to spine. G+. View more info

Look Down That Winding River. An Informal Profile of the Mississippi. Illusrated by Alice Caddy.

By: BURMAN, Ben Lucien.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: U.S.A: David & Charles Holdings Ltd, 1973.:

Seller ID: 14866


1st ed."In this volume, described by P.G. Wodehouse as "absolutely fascinating", Mr. Burman returns to the great river, with colourful recollections of the glamorous Mississippi steamboat days that are now no more." Pp.192 , some b/w illustrations throughtout book, signed by Norman Kolpas(food writer?) to fep. Red boards, cream cloth spine , with red printed title, illustrated cream dustwrapper, priceclipped, with some marks. VG/G+. View more info

Fielding. Writers and their works No. 57.

By: BUTT, John.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Longmans Green (for The British Council and National Book League), 1954.:

Seller ID: 20675


"The author of tihs study of the novelist Henry Fielding examines the structure of his work and shows how the breadth of his learning and experience informed all that he wrote." Pp.35, owner's name to inside front cover. P/b with illustrated cover. G. View more info

W.D. Howells as Critic.

By: CADY, Edwin H. (Editor).

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.:

Seller ID: 15571


1st ed. Collection of reviews and literary essays, written between 1860 and 1911 by W.D. Howells. Pp. 14/493, toning to endpapers. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w price-clipped. VG/G+. View more info

The Fiction of John O'hara.

By: CARSON, Russell.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: USA: Pittsburgh Press, 1961.:

Seller ID: 15137


1st ed. Literary criticism. Pp. 73. P/b. G+. View more info

The Story and Its Writer. An Introduction to Short Fiction.

By: CHARTERS, Ann. (editor).

Price: £42.00

Publisher: New York: Bedford/St Martin's Press, 1983. 0312762518:

Seller ID: 30149

ISBN: 0312762518


1st ed. "...includes a wide selection of short story masterpieces, arranged so that they help students understand the historical development of this literary form and the lively interaction between short story writers themselves over its 150-year history." Pp.24/1239, gift inscription to half-title page. Pbk. VG. View more info