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HEADS OF THE PEOPLE: PORTRAITS OF THE ENGLISH (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Douglas Jerrold; William Makepeace Thackeray; et al. Illustrated by Kenny Meadows.
Stock no. 2134923
Published by Robert Tyas. 1840. Good condition.
Second series in four volumes. Leather spines and corners, marbled boards. Drawn by Kenny Meadows, Engraved by Orrin Smith. Ex-library set with normal markings internally, bookplates and the like. Some repairs to joints. Volume 4 has front board LOOSE, but still present. Uneven fading and scuffing to covers - some chips. Volume 3 front board is nearly detached. Foxing and browning to pages throughout. A good reading set only.
LONDON AND THE CIVIL WAR
Written by Stephen Porter; et al.
Stock no. 2134008
Published by Macmillan Press Ltd. 1st 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Black boards, with gilt title to spine. A collection of essays from different authors about London and the Civil War. ISBN: 0333622790. Page edge browning.
A revised and expanded version of the essay of the same name that appeared in Imagination and the Spirit, edited by Charles Huttar and published in 1971. A guide to C.S.Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. ISBN: 0006260829. Some very light rubbing to cover edges and contents lightly browned else clean.
FUROR HORTENSIS ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN IN MEMORY OF H.F. CLARK
Written by Peter Willis; Robert H. Matthew; Patrick Nuttgens; Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Stock no. 2129954
Published by Elysium Press Limited. 1st 1974. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.
Limited first edition of 1000 copies. Large format. Brown cloth spine, gilt title. B/w photos and illustrations. Not numbered, but this is one of 1000 first edition copies. Bumping and wear to top and tail of spine with a little fading. A few marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges. Original glassine wrapper is still present with some tears and chips and creasing; also some foxing; a bit of loss.
Card wraps. A selection of the author's work as a painter and writer. ISBN: 9780956378392. Some light wear to cover edges.
A WORLD OF ONE'S OWN
Written by Christopher Whitfield. Illustrated by Geoffrey Miller.
Stock no. 2125503
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Twenty-Four Country Essays set in that undulating and tranquil part of Warwickshire which lies between Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick and, for the rest, in the North Cotswolds. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine and brown title to front. B/w wood engravings. Some fading to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with uneven browning to covers; some loss to top and tail of spine. Wrapper almost in two sections (split along front fold of spine).
A facsimile reprint of the original edition. Part of The International Library of Sociology Series. Translated, edited and with an Introduction by Gerth ad Mills. ISBN: 0415175038. A few grubby marks to covers. Bumping to a couple of edges.
A collection of papers in celebration of the National Health Service in the new millennium. ISBN: 0907143229. Wrapper is uneven fading to spine and a couple of edges; couple of nicks to corners.
ROMNEY A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAY WITH A CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF HIS WORKS (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Humphrey Ward; W. Roberts.
Stock no. 2111890
Published by Thos. Agnew & Sons. 1st 1904. Very good condition.
Large format. Blue leather spines with gilt titles and intricate decorations. Blue cloth covers with gilt titles. Captioned, tissue-guard plates. Limited edition to 350 copies. These volumes are copy no. 20. Spines are faded; now look green. Some bumping and wear to cover edges and corners. A little brown spotting to covers. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Names in ink to front endpapers. Page browning; some foxing. The books appear to have been restitched at one time - bindings are nice and tight.
TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN FRENCH ART 1700-1880
Written by Humphrey Wine; Jon Whiteley; Linda Whiteley; Alain Gerard.
Stock no. 2110920
Published by National Gallery Publications Limited. 1st 1993. Nearly fine condition.
Paintings & Drawings From Lille. Includes Essays by Wine, Whiteley's and Gerard. Large format. Card wraps. Published to accompany an exhibition at The National Gallery, London 24th March - 11th July 1993. ISBN: 1857090179.
Two groups of essays. The first are concerned with problems of metaphor and style and treat two important eras in literary history. The second group are concerned with Machiavelli and Maciavellism. 211 pages includes index. A few marks to covers. Wrapper a little grubby to rear.
An Essay in Interpretation. Large format. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0860231259. A few marks to covers. Browning to outer page edges. Wrapper is unevenly faded and browned, with a little edge-creasing.