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Tales and Legends of the English Lakes, Armistead, Wilson
1 Tales and Legends of the English Lakes
Armistead, Wilson. E.P. Publishing, Wakefield, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 289pp. Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top. Facsimile reprint of 1891 original volume, covering the many romantic legends concerned with the Lake District, with many examples of the poetry written under the inspiration of these legends. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Lake, legend, poetry, Buttermere. 4673

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From Dawn to Decadence - 500 years of Western Cultural Life - 1500 to the present, Barzun, Jacques
2 From Dawn to Decadence - 500 years of Western Cultural Life - 1500 to the present
Barzun, Jacques. Harper Collins, London, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 877pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Block edges are grubby with some foxing, hint of a crease to spine, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with some wear and darkening along top and bottom edges. Weighty volume which promises a page-turning trip through half a millennium of Western cultural achievement, and delivers without recourse to visual illustration of any kind. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Renaissance, enlightenment, romantic, artist. 13311

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The Romantic Story of the Countryside, Batten, H. Mortimer
3 The Romantic Story of the Countryside
Batten, H. Mortimer. Hutchinson, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 148mm orange cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 232+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped, light wear to block edges, else clean and presentable. A rather lovely season-by-season tour of animal life in the British countryside, with 33 photographic plates. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: hare, season, rural, bird. 14284

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Historic Worcestershire - Worcestershire historical, biographical, traditional, legenday and romantic, Brassington (F.S.A.), W. Salt
4 Historic Worcestershire - Worcestershire historical, biographical, traditional, legenday and romantic
Brassington (F.S.A.), W. Salt. Midland Educational / Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Birmingham, Leicester & Leamington / London, Hardback, 260mm x 195mm brown decorated boards, gilt titles, , xxv prelims, 329pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Weighty book in good condition, given age. Block just a little darkened by age, some dusting to edges, latter ragged as cut to right and base. Decorated spine and boards bumped and frayed, also scuffed at bottom right front. Still very presentable as a classic late Victorian volume. No date or edition stated for this lovely historical guide to the county of Worcestershire, but Preface is dated 1894 and no reason to suppose this is not a first edition from that date. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Worcesterhire, Lazamon, Halesowen This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10087

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5 The Fascinating Forties - A Book for the Over-Forties
Cartland, Barbara. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 200m x 127mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 191pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior bumped with spine faded and a little staining here and there, minimal wear to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, pages othewise clean The celebrated romantic novelist offers tips on healthy and happy living for middle-aged people, and not just society ladies like herself. Catalogue: Medical. Keywords: vitamin, diet, lifestyle, health. 14371

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Nature & Industrialization, Clayre, Alasdair             (ed)
6 Nature & Industrialization
Clayre, Alasdair (ed). OUP - The Open University, Oxford, 1977. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 152mm , xxxvi prelims, 414+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, block edges a little darkened from handling, spine colour faded, else clean with price sticker on rear. OU Set Text volume which offers a suitably scholarly account of the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the landscape of Britian, and how it was understood by artists and thinkers of the age. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: industrial, Blake, romantic, Bentham. 13203

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Charles Lamb on Shakespeare, Coldwell, Joan             (ed)
7 Charles Lamb on Shakespeare
Coldwell, Joan (ed). Barnes & Noble, New York, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 145mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 175pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, handful of faint pencil highlights. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, front flap clipped. An excellent anthology of Lamb's writings on Shakespeare, offering a useful exemplar of Romantic-era criticism of the Bard's work. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: drama, Romantic, stage, theatre. 14150

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Lord Jim - A Tale, Conrad, Joseph
8 Lord Jim - A Tale
Conrad, Joseph. The Folio Society, London, 1996. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 154mm dark blue decorated boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 294+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Mosley. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in dark blue card slipcase. Superb FS edition of Conrad's 1900 novel with new Introduction by Gavin Young and striking b/w illustrations by Mosley. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: romantic, maritime, officer, ship. 14412

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9 A Shameful Revenge and other stories
de Zayas y Sotomayor, Maria ; Sturock, John. Folio Society, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 8vo card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Eric Fraser. Very Good/NoWrapper. Marbled card covers, red cloth spine. Top of front board just a little discoloured. Pages clean and unmarked. No slipcase. FS collection of eight proto-Romantic short stories by Zayas first published in Spain in 1637 and 1647, translated and introduced by Sturrock. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Zayas, stories, Revenge. 4354

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Wordsworth, Freud and the spots of time - Interpretation in the Prelude, Ellis, David
10 Wordsworth, Freud and the spots of time - Interpretation in the Prelude
Ellis, David. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 199pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +. Inscribed by author. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Inscribed "to Reg from David, April 1985" - the Reg being famed Shakespeare scholar R.A. Foakes. Dustwrapper has some creasing, also differential colouring to spine and covers. Excellent scholarly analysis of the "Spots of Time" passages in Wordsworth's Prelude which have delighted and baffled readers since they were first written. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Wordsworth, psychology, romantic. 14290

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Garrick and Stratford, England, Martha Winburn
11 Garrick and Stratford
England, Martha Winburn. New York Public Library, New York, 1962. first edition, Paperback, 254mm x 174mm , 72+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Catalogue-style paperback has been handled over years, some light wear around edges, spine chipped, rear grubby but pages nice and clean. Short but well-informed account of David Garrick's famous Jubilee celebration of Shakespeare which took place in the bard's home town of Stratford in 1769. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: literary, jubilee, Shakespeare, romantic. 15091

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Eustace Marchmont - A story of the West Country, Everett-Green, Evelyn
12 Eustace Marchmont - A story of the West Country
Everett-Green, Evelyn. Dean & Son, London, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, , 249pp. Good/Good +++. Foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little shelfwear. Undated, but perhaps c. 1920-1930, this is a romantic tale by the author of "Her Husband's Home." Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Everett-Green, country, Eustace. 4251

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13 Sir John Dering - A Romantic Comedy
Farnol, Jeffrery. Sampson Low, Marston, London, Hardback, 172mm x 110mm dark blue leather binding, gilt titles, , 376pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read - some wear and scuffing to leather covers and spine, block edges darkened with age. No date or edition stated but likely 1920s volume from "Works of Jeffery Farnol" library edition. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Farnol, romance, adventure. 12418

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Keats - Poetical Works, Garrod, H.W.
14 Keats - Poetical Works
Garrod, H.W.. OUP, London, 1966. second edition, Hardback, 187mm x 130mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 7th impression, , xxix prelims, 477pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Block edges worn with some foxing, top block edge has fading to colour finish, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with light wear only, spine a little faded, original price sticker on front flap. Second edition of the standard edition of the whole poetic oeuvre of John Keats. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Romantic, ode, Agnes, sonnet. 15004

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The Theosophical enlightenment, Godwin, Joscelyn
15 The Theosophical enlightenment
Godwin, Joscelyn. SUNY, Albany, NY, 1994. first edition, Paperback, 228mm x 154mm , xii prelims, 448pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has creasing and fading to spine, also a crease to front, and original sticker on rear, else clean and unmarked. "An intellectual history of occult and esoteric currents on the English-speaking world from the early Romantic period to the early twentieth century." Catalogue: Mind and Spirit. Keywords: Blavatsky, Swedenborg, occult, esoteric. 10333

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I Introduce - Romantic Reminiscences of the most prolific authoress, Graham, Winifred
16 I Introduce - Romantic Reminiscences of the most prolific authoress
Graham, Winifred. Skeffington, London, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, , vii prelims, 232pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Book is tight and solid, with pages unmarked apart from notable foxing to edges and opening/closing pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping to edges, some flattened tears to edges of rear. Third book of autobiographical memoirs from a prolific woman writer. No date or edition stated but likely c.1960 publication. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Winifred, authoress, Graham. 7066

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Courtship & Matrimony, Hammerton, J.A.             (ed)
17 Courtship & Matrimony
Hammerton, J.A. (ed). Educational Book Co., London, Hardback, 198mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , viii prelims, 296pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Fred Barnard. et al. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spine a little bumped and some dusting to block edges but book is basically in excellent condition given its likely age. Boards and block clean and unmarked save for differential fading to endpapers. Volume 1 in Punch's "The Fun Library" offers poems, stories and article with a romantic theme, all inllustated by the best cartoonists of the day. No date or edition given but likely c.1900. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Punch, fun, library, romance. 6978

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Coleridge Walks The Fells - A Lakeland Journey Retraced, Hankinson, Alan
18 Coleridge Walks The Fells - A Lakeland Journey Retraced
Hankinson, Alan. Ellenbank Press, Maryport, Cumbria, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with worn top rear corner, front flap clipped. With a Foreword by Melvyn Bragg, this is a superb account of the nine-day fell walk made by Coleridge in August 1802. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Cumberland, Scafell, romantic, lakes. 13670

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The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monte Beni, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
19 The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monte Beni
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, Hardback, 180mm x 118mm black leather binding, gilt titles, , xxvi prelims, 216pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Some surface wear to wine and general light wear to edges, but overall clean and tight. Undated but likely late 19th century New York edition of Hawthorne's 1860 romantic novel, with original 1859 introduction by Katharine Lee Bates. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Donatello, Transformation, gothic. 13354

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Coleridge - Darker Reflections, Holmes, Richard
20 Coleridge - Darker Reflections
Holmes, Richard. Harper Collins, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 622+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Follow-up volume to Holmes' "Early Visions" takes the story of Coleridge onwards into the last thirty years of his life - an often troubled period for the now-famous poet, but not wholly devoid of literary achievement. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: opium, Mediterranean, romantic, philosophy This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10499

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The Purple Land - Being the Narrative of one Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Oriental, in South America, as told by Himself., Hudson, W.H.
21 The Purple Land - Being the Narrative of one Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Oriental, in South America, as told by Himself.
Hudson, W.H.. Duckworth, London, 1946. first thus, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 5th impression, , viii prelims, 355pp. Good +++/Good. Previous owner's name. Book has aged well for an austerity production. Some bumping of boards but no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some fraying to edges, with spine tanned, but overall still clean and presentable. "A magnificent romantic story, full of exciting incident." Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Hudson, Banda, adventure. 5278

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22 The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ingpen, Roger (ed). Sir Isaac Pitman, London, 1909. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, lviii prelims, 479pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Ex-lib (Marlborough-Windham Club) with two stickers. Spine and boards bumped with some bobbling. Block is ragged at right and bottom edges. Volume One only of collection of correspondence by the Romantic poet, from Shelley's first schoolboy letters up to April 1816. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Shelley, poetry, Eton, letters This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 4164

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Romantic Image, Kermode, Frank
23 Romantic Image
Kermode, Frank. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 171pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped, spine also faded, block a little darkened by age, differential fading to endpapers, some pencil markings, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening, wear from handling, edges darkened, also chipping and a little loss along top edge. An overview of the intellectual assumptions that underpin mainstream critical views of poetry and criticism, poet and critic, with particular reference to the poetry of Yeats and the criticism of Hulme. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: critic, poet, theory, romantic. 12686

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That Sunny Dome - A Portrait of Regency Britain, Low, Donald A.
24 That Sunny Dome - A Portrait of Regency Britain
Low, Donald A.. Book Club Associates, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 235mm x 156mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xv prelims, 208+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards a little bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little evidence of handling. Well-informed and readable account of the many faces of Regency Britain - playful and industrious, rich and poor, urban and rural. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Regency, industry, romantic, Brighton. 12073

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That Sunny Dome - A Portrait of Regency Britain, Low, Donald A.
25 That Sunny Dome - A Portrait of Regency Britain
Low, Donald A.. Book Club Associates, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 236mm x 154mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xv prelims, 208+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with very faint foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Book Club edition of Low's excellent account of English society across all classes during a period of notable social and cultural change. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Regency, Austen, Brighton, Romantic. 11469

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26 Romantic Lochaber
MacCulloch, Donald B.. Moray Press, Edinburgh & London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Donald B. MacCulloch. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and a little scuffed, block a little darkened with age. The first modern book devoted to the delightful Scottish district of Lochaber. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Lochaber, Ben Nevis, Glencoe. 5406

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Somerset - County of Romantic Splendour, Mee, Arthur             (ed)
27 Somerset - County of Romantic Splendour
Mee, Arthur (ed). Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 138mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , ix prelims, 483+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Book has been well read - exterior faded in places with small mark to front. Foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages, edges also a little grubby, pages otherwise clean. Ephemeral AA report booklet for 1957. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with some loss at corners, rear also grubby. Volume from the first edition of the classic "King's England" series offers a historically-informed guide to 474 places in Somerset, with 160 photographs. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Yeovil, Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar. 14355

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The Secret memoirs of Lord Byron, Nicole, Christopher
28 The Secret memoirs of Lord Byron
Nicole, Christopher. Michael Joseph, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 416pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped. Some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper has been handled over time, with light shelfwear and 1/2 sq cm of loss to top of rear by spine. The fictitious long-lost memoirs of the greatest literary hero of the Romantic age. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Byron, Romantic, sister, Greece. 4038

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Poetry of the Landscape and the Night - Two Eighteenth Century Traditions, Peake, Charles             (ed)
29 Poetry of the Landscape and the Night - Two Eighteenth Century Traditions
Peake, Charles (ed). Edward Arnold, London, 1967. first edition, Paperback, 197mm x 134mm , 191pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read - exterior scuffed and worn with some curling, spine creased, sticker on rear. Binding good and pages clean save for a few pencil strokes here and there. Volume from Arnold's English Texts series offers annotated texts of great 18th century English poems with common thematic concerns - including works by Gray, Thomson, Cowper, Blake and Burns. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Elegy, nature, romantic, Virgil. 14017

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William Wordsworth - The Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness, Pirie, David B.
30 William Wordsworth - The Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness
Pirie, David B.. Methuen, London / New York, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 144mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 301pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, some light foxing to block edges, pages have some pencil notes. Dustwrapper has some edgewear and evidence of handling over time. A rewarding study of the most important poetry of Wordsworth's long career. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: romantic, ballad, love, pedlar. 12742

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