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Dylan Thomas: His Life and Work

By: ACKERMAN, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16264

Condition: Fine


Life of Dylan Thomas and an examination of the extent to which his poetry and prose were influenced by their author's Welsh environment and both Anglo-Welsh and English literary conditions. 201pp, frontis portrait. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket has edge wear to spine and minor wear at tips. Weight, 480g. View more info

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The life and times of Charles Dickens

By: ACKROYD, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., Hydra Pub: 2003

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 07528

ISBN: 1592580025

Condition: About 'As New'


'This is the original landmark biography of Charles Dickens. It is almost as much a study of the culture and period Dickens was born into, as it is a biography...'. Originally published in 2002 by BBC Worldwide Ltd. 216 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, still fresh interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is similar excepting a 1cm edge tear to the top of the front panel. Near new. Weight, 783g. View more info

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The Oxford Book of Creatures

By: ADCOCK, Fleur and SIMMS, Jacqueline Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 1996

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 34539

ISBN: 0192142267

Condition: Fine


Reference work on Animals in Literature. 387pp. Hardcover in blue cloth with dustjacket. About as issued - bright, clean and unmarked. Weight, 642g. View more info

Worthy Dr. Fuller

By: ADDISON, William

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13928

Condition: About Fine


Biography of Thomas Fuller, author of 'History of the Worthies of England' and other books. 298pp, photo illustrated. Very bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Only the previous owner's details on ffep keeps this from Fine. Dustjacket is similar with the exception of a 1" split to the fold of the dustjacket at back. [580g] View more info

Epping Forest. Its Literary and Historical Associations

By: ADDISON, William

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Dent: 1947

Edition: First Edition, Third Impression

Seller ID: 34370

Condition: Good VG


History of Epping Forest in England, and discussion of some of its literary associations. 240pp with 32pp of photo illustration. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Hardcover in green cloth with only slight wear to tips. Tight, square binding. Weight, 428g. View more info

Epping Forest. Its Literary and Historical Associations

By: ADDISON, William

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Dent: 1947

Edition: First Edition, Third Impression

Seller ID: 34371

Condition: Good VG


History of Epping Forest in England, and discussion of some of its literary associations. 240pp with 32pp of photo illustration. Interior is bright & clean. Gift inscriptions to ffep, otherwise unmarked. Hardcover in green cloth with only slight wear to tips. Tight, square binding. Weight, 428g. View more info

Charles Lamb

By: AINGER, Alfred

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1888

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 17902

Condition: Very Good


Biography and literary criticism of Charles Lamb [1775-1834]. 226pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Old, owner's signature to title page.No damage to hinges. Red cloth shows minor wear only, as well as faded spine. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 400g. View more info

English Letters of the XIX Century

By: AITKEN, James - Editor

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UK, Pelican: 1946

Edition: First Pelican Edition

Seller ID: 052801

Condition: VG+


A selection of letters from literary figures of 19th century England. 188pp. Clean, unmarked copy, interior pages browned. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Pelican A164. Weight, 101g. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

Thomas Hardy: The "Dream-Country" of His Fiction

By: ALEXANDER, Anne

Price: $16.00

Publisher: USA, Vison and Barnes and Noble: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 040688

ISBN: 0389207128

Condition: About 'As New'


Critical studies series. 190 p. ; 23 cm. Includes index. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding and a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 380g. View more info

The Prince and Letters

By: ALFIERI, Vittorio

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34292

ISBN: 0802001726

Condition: Fine


Translation of Alfieri's 1788 Treatise maintaining that only in perfect freedom can supreme poetry be born. 168pp, illustrated. Book is bright and fresh, almost 'as new'. Dustjacket is very slightly soiled with one 1" closed margin tear. Weight, 590g. View more info

Poe and the British Magazine Tradition

By: ALLEN, Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24997

Condition: VG+


The author discusses edgar Allan Poe and his 'connection' to the British literary/magazine culture. 255pp. Bright, clean copy. Ink signature to verso of ffep otherwise unmarked. Sound, square binding. No wear to cloth Unclipped dustjacket showing only very minor wear. Weight, 440g.. View more info

Hans Christian Andersen; A New Life

By: ANDERSEN, Jens

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Overlook Duckworth: 2005

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing in Englis

Seller ID: 040974

ISBN: 158567642X

Condition: As New


Translated from the Danish by Tiina Nunnally. 'Delving deeply into archives and correspondence, Jens Andersen sheds new light on Hans Christian Andersen's writings - the 156 published fairy tales, as well as the novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, and non-fiction - and on the writer whose own life had many aspects of the fairytale' [goodreads]. 624 p., [32] p. pl. : ill. ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy -bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear... View more info

Posthuma Noveller

By: ANDERSSON, Dan [1888-1920]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Tidens Forlag: 1934

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 041144

Condition: VG+


Four posthumous works in the Swedish language - Korta Histotier; Efterlamnade Noveller; Chi-mo-ka-ma; Litteraturkritik. 387pp, photo portrait frontis. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, marbled endpapers, full-leather binding on semi-flxible boards, gilt titles and decoration, all edges gilt. Scans always available. Weight, 422g. View more info

Posthuma Noveller

By: ANDERSSON, Dan [1888-1920]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Tidens Forlag: 1941

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 041146

Condition: VG+


Four posthumous works in the Swedish language - Korta Histotier; Efterlamnade Noveller; Chi-mo-ka-ma; Litteraturkritik. 387pp, photo portrait frontis. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, marbled endpapers, full-leather binding on semi-flxible boards, gilt titles and decoration, all edges gilt. Scans always available. Weight, 405g. View more info

Writers and Society During the Rise of Russian Realism

By: ANDREW, Joe

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Humanities Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039825

ISBN: 0391017101

Condition: Fine


Four Russian writers are covered - Pushkin, Lermontev, Gogol and Belinsky. OCLC Number: 5564501. xv, 190 p. ; 22 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. About 'as new'. Weight, 452g. View more info

Alle Werke Sind Wegg: Festschrift Fur Walter E. Riedel

By: AREND, Angelika & SYMINGTON, Rodney - Editors

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Victoria, University of Victoria, Dep't. Of Germanic & Russian Studies: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22260

Condition: As New


Essays in honor of Walter E. Riedel, long-time German-Canadian educator & scholoar at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, a specialist in German & German-Canadian literature, in German Expressionism, and in the work of Walter Bauer. Essays in both the English language and the German language. 204pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Weight, 310g. View more info

Fecondite d'Emile Zola: Roman a These, Evangile, Mythe

By: BAGULEY, David

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17234

ISBN: 0-8020-5270-3

Condition: Near Fine


French language text. 274pp, photo frontis. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. nmarked. Dustjacket has very minor edge wear, slight ripple to front panel. Weight, 630g.. View more info

The Later Auden: From New Year Letter to About the House

By: BAHLKE, George W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NJ, USA, Rutgers University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26492

ISBN: 0813506638

Condition: Near Fine


Book concentrates on W. H. Auden's poetry from 1939 on. 208pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. No wear to cloth. Price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge wear, minor rubbing and one small tape repair to lower margin of front panel. Weight, 540g. View more info

Anais Nin:a Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam's: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28236

ISBN: 0399139885

Condition: As New


Biography of controversial author Anai┬Ęs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies. xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

The History of the English Novel, Volume 3; The Later Romances and the Establishment of Realism

By: BAKER, Ernest A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, H. F. & G. Witherby: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841

Condition: VG+


Volume Three of a ten-volume work. Bunyan to Defore. 278pp. Clean interior excepting a little light pencil marking, easily erased. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Olive-green cloth with gilt titles and decoration, shows very little wear. Half-centimeter tear at head of spine. Attractive copy overall. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weig... View more info