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Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle, Barlow, Nora             (ed)
1 Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle
Barlow, Nora (ed). Pilot Press, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 147mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 279+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Less than good. Owners inscription. Book is a WW2/austerity product, now bumped and scuffed, some small marks to exterior, block edges worn, clean overall,. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped and grubby from handling with loss at corners and to spine. Collection of 36 letters written by Darwin to his family during his epochal voyage, edited and introduced by his granddaughter, with Darwin's own drawings and supporting material. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: evolution, Galapagos, Andes, nature. 16106

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Notes on Life and Letters, Conrad, Joseph
2 Notes on Life and Letters
Conrad, Joseph. J.M. Dent, London, 1921. first edition, Hardback, 201mm x 137mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 354pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges worn and dusty with some foxing, pages clean overall. Collection of publicly published letters and articles by Conrad on sundry literary and political matters. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: Turgenev, literary, Poland, Titanic. 16109

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Lives through Letters - A portrait of the Waller family 1796-1856, Cotterill, Hayley             (ed)
3 Lives through Letters - A portrait of the Waller family 1796-1856
Cotterill, Hayley (ed). 2009. Paperback, 184mm x 115mm , 187pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with no obvious imperfections. Privately-produced volume containing correspondence of a well-connected English family of the 19th century. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: diplomat, Crimea, Constantinople, empire. 15912

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Dearest Beatie, My Darling Jack - A Victorian Couple's Love Letters, Fordham, David ;   Vicars-Harris, Rosalie         (eds)
4 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
5 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)
6 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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'Wedlock's the devil' - Byron's Letters and Journals Volume 4 1814-1815, Marchand, Leslie A.            (ed)
7 'Wedlock's the devil' - Byron's Letters and Journals Volume 4 1814-1815
Marchand, Leslie A. (ed). John Murray, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 369pp. plus index, Good/Good +. Book is clean and tight overall but with small stain to top left front board, block edges also grubby with some small stains. Dustwrapperis clean with light wear from handling, sticker on front flap, sticker residue on rear, small tear at top front left. Volume 4 of "The complete and unexpurgated text of all the letters [of Byron] available in manuscript and the full printed version of all others." Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: poetry, Millbank, Corsair, Coleridge. 16108

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Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54), Parry, Edward Abbott            (ed)
8 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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9 Amiel's Journal - The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel
Ward, Mrs. Humphrey. Macmillan, London, 1898. second edition, Hardback, 194mm x 136mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 9th impression, , xliii prelims, 318pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped but clean overall, block edges worn with some foxing, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean with light pencil highlights. Second edition of Mrs. Ward's English translation of Amiel's "Journal Intime" with a substantial Introduction by same. Catalogue: Letters. Keywords: philosophy, ethics, religion, Swiss. 16107

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Penfriends from Porlock, Wilson, A.N.
10 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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