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Dearest Beatie, My Darling Jack - A Victorian Couple's Love Letters, Fordham, David ;   Vicars-Harris, Rosalie         (eds)
1 Dearest Beatie, My Darling Jack - A Victorian Couple's Love Letters
Fordham, David ; Vicars-Harris, Rosalie (eds). Willow Books, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 220mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Gift Inscription. Some staining to front board, block edges a little grubby, inscription by Elizabeth Anne Power who is credited for copyright but not actually as one of the editors. Dustwrapper has some evidence of handling but clean with minimal wear. A touching record of the relationship between Jack Hughes and Beatrice Mercer - two late Victorian middle-class Britons from Birmingham and London who kept their love alive by letter between 1898 and 1899. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Victorian, Edrington, marriage. 10667

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There Was A Man Of Genius - Letters to my Grandson Orde Jonathan Wingate, Hay, Alice Ivy
2 There Was A Man Of Genius - Letters to my Grandson Orde Jonathan Wingate
Hay, Alice Ivy. Neville Spearman, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 158+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, minimal wear to block edges, ephemeral bookmark and postcard. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some edgewear and chipping, also some surface rubbing. Latter-day correspondence by the mother-in-law of a British war hero who perished in Burma during WW2, but not before his pre-war work in Palestine paved the way for modern Israel. With an Introductiory Letter by David Ben-Gurion. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Israel, Burma, Zionism, Ethiopia. 14184

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Yours Pictorially - Illustrated Letters of Randolph Caldecott, Hutchins, Michael             (ed)
3 Yours Pictorially - Illustrated Letters of Randolph Caldecott
Hutchins, Michael (ed). Frederick Warne, London & New York, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 284pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges slightly dusted. Half-title has single slight crease. Dustwrapper has slight shelfwear, with slight discolouring and evidence of handling. An engaging collection of private (and illustrated) letters from a leading Victorian artist. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Caldecott, children's illustrations. 2272

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Oskar Kokoschka Letters 1905-1976, Kokoschka, Olda ;   Marnau, Alfred ;      Gombrich E.H.
4 Oskar Kokoschka Letters 1905-1976
Kokoschka, Olda ; Marnau, Alfred ; Gombrich E.H.. Thames & Hudson, London, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 235mm x 165mm grey cloth boards, blue titles, first thus, 320+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new and has been read but no obvious impefections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. In Translation from the German by Mary Whittall, with a Foreword by Gombrich, this is a collection of the correspondence of a major 20th century artist. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Kokoschka, Berlin, Vienna. 8987

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Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54), Parry, Edward Abbott            (ed)
5 Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)
Parry, Edward Abbott (ed). J.M. Dent, London, Hardback, 178mm x 110mm light brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , 320pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is basically tight and clean. Spine colour a little faded and some light grubbiness to block edges, also differential fading to endpapers, pages otherwise unmarked. Wayfarer's Library collection of correspondence on weighty matters from the English Commonwealth period. No date or edition stated but inscription dated 1923 and publication surely not long prior to this. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Osborne, Canterbury, Cromwell. 10297

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Penfriends from Porlock, Wilson, A.N.
6 Penfriends from Porlock
Wilson, A.N.. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 278pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Slight fading to very top of boards. Dustwrapper has exposed fading to top of flaps, and shows slight evidence of handling, otherwise fine. A collection of largely biographical sketches by an eminent figure of contemporary English literature, concentrating on literary figures, but also the worlds of politics and the church. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Wilson, Lodge, Murdoch. 2271

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