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The Life of Samuel Johnson Volume the Fourth

By: Boswell, James

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1826

Seller ID: 11577

Condition: Very Good


Oxford English Classics edition. Large size. 428pp, including index to all four volumes.Original paper coverd boards with paper label, front gutter now weak. Hand cut edges, hand made paper. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, light spots of foxing, otherwise internally clean. Vol 4 covers from 1780. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson LLD Volume One

By: Boswell, James

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Dent: 1907

Seller ID: 7405

Condition: Very Good


Everyman edition. The first volume of two. 638pp, light blue cloth covered boards, now a little darkened with age, with gilt ornament to spine. Decorated title pages and endpapers. Includes Introduction and Chronological Table. This volume goes to 1776, when Dr Johnson was aged 67. View more info

A Shorter Boswell

By: Boswell, James and Bailey, John (ed)

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Nelson: 1932

Seller ID: 16510

Condition: Very Good


Edited and with an Introduction by John Bailey. 256pp with blue cloth covered boards with gilt title. Frontispiece illustration. School ownership stamps to innner board, a couple of small foxmarks to foredge, otherwise internally clean. 195 extracts from Boswell's Life of Dr Samuel Johnson - part of the Teaching of English series. View more info

Boswell's Life of Johnson Volume V

By: Boswell, James and Birrell, Augustine (editor)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Constable: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11564

Condition: Very Good


295pp in dark red cloth covered boards B + w portrait illustrations. Ex library - label to inner board, stamp to title page, otherwise internally clean. This volume is 1778 - 1782 View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson LLD Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order With His Correspondence and Conversations A New Edition with Copious Notes and Biographical Illustrations By Edward Malone

By: Boswell, James and Malone, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Griffin Bohn and Company: 1862

Seller ID: 16393

Condition: Good


580pp, including Index. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt vignette illustration of Johnson and Boswell at a table to the front board and of Dr Johnson to the spine. B + w engraved illustrations of poets. Small but clear text in two columns. A puncture hole to the back board has come through to the last few pages, but not affected the legibility of the text. Flyleaf removed, previous owner's name concealed by a paper strip to the inner board, otherwise internally very... View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson Vol 1

By: Boswell, James and Roger Ingpen (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Pitman: 1907

Seller ID: 11105

Condition: Fair


A heavy book of 576pp. Library binding, with brown cloth covered boards, worn to edges, with leather spine. Many interesting sepia and b + w illustrations. Pocket, label and stamps, a couple of tears to margins, which are rather grubby - a good reading copy of Vol 1 of an interesting edition, covering 1709 to March 18 1776 View more info

Yankee From Olympus Justice Holmes And His Family

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3793

Condition: Very Good


475p, green cloth covered boards. B + w illustrations. A number written in biro on the front inner board and a review of the book pasted to the flyleaf, otherwise clean. The story of Justice Holmes. View more info

Henry VIII

By: Bowle, John

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Readers Union Allen And Unwin: 1965

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6399

Condition: Very Good


316pp, complete dustjacket is sun darkened to spine and a little rubbed to the top edge. B + w illustrations. A couple of small light spots of foxing to the edges, otherwise clean. A biography of the Tudor king. View more info

Lenin The Novel

By: Brien, Alan

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Paladin: 1988

Seller ID: 7332

ISBN: 0586087680

Condition: Very Good


703pp, softback covers. One crease to the back cover, a light mark to the bottom edge, otherwise clean and VG. An imaginitive picture of Lenin and his struggle to bring socialism to Russia. View more info

Selected Speeches of the Rt. Honble. John Bright MP on Public Questions

By: Bright, John

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Dent: 1111

Seller ID: 16184

Condition: Very Good


Presumed first Everyman edition, circa 1907. 271pp, brown cloth covered boards with gilt flower ornament to the spine. Ornamented title pages. Internally clean. Speeches on India, Ireland, America, The Crimean War and Free Trade. View more info

Samuel Richardson

By: Brissenden, R F

Price: £1.50

Publisher: The British Council and The National Book League: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16498

Condition: Good


42p, including bibliography. Soft covers a little faded to the spine. Frontispiece illustration. Some passages underlined in red biro, otherwise clean - a good 'working copy'. A study of the work of Samuel Richardson 1689 - 1761, who wrote Pamela, Clarissa Harlowe and Sir Charles Grandison. No.101 in the series Writers and their Work produced by the British Council View more info

Tocqueville

By: Brogan, Hugh

Price: £1.50

Publisher: Fontana: 1973

Seller ID: 15885

Condition: Very Good


95pp, the paper tanning a little with age. Illustrated softback covers without creases. A couple of light spots of foxing, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Alexis de Tocqueville's life, political career and the writing of 'Democracy in America'. View more info

A Pageant Of English Actors

By: Brook, Donald

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Rockliff: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264

Condition: Good


286pp, red cloth boards, light damp marks to rear. B + w portraits of actors. Burbage, Garrick, Kean etc to Olivier. One red ink mark on foredge. Ex College library, so label to flyleaf and stamp to inner board, otherwise internally clean. View more info

Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Fkourished In The Time of George III Series I Vol II

By: Brougham, Henry, Lord

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Charles Knight: 1845

Seller ID: 10599

Condition: Good


256pp, paper boards, the spine now strengthened by modern brown tape. Internally clean. Includes Pitt, Canning,, Wilberforce, Franklin, Empress Catherine etc. A good 'reading copy' View more info

Shakespeare

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 5202

Condition: Fine


383pp. Complete dustjacket with a couple of small scrape marks. Internally very clean. 'A coherent and sensible' account of Shakespeare's life and times. Comes with a short separate article by the author. View more info

Shakespeare

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6152

Condition: Fine


363pp, yellow cloth covered boards with black leather label. A clean copy. A readable biography, includes a family tree and a time line. View more info

Shakespeare

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8586

Condition: Very Good


352pp. Red cloth covered boards. Original owner's name on half-title page, otherwise a clean copy. A classic book on Shakespeare's life, and theatre practice. View more info

The Names Project Book of Letters

By: Brown, Joe (ed)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10094

ISBN: 0380767112

Condition: As New


323pp, softback covers. A very clean, tight copy. Letters of love from the contributors to the Quilt AIDS memorial View more info

Johannes Brahms An Essential Guide to His Life and Work Classic FM Lifelines

By: Brown, Jonathon

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Pavilion: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11476

ISBN: 1857939670

Condition: Fine


105pp, illustrated card covers. A very clean, tight copy. Brahms's life, records, list of works and bibliography. View more info

Marilyn The Last Take

By: Brown, Peter and Barham, Patte

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1810

ISBN: 0434046841

Condition: Very Good


498 pp, black boards. B + w photographs. One page has a short tear to the edge, not affecting text, otherwise clean. A biography of Marilyn Monroe View more info