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Landmarks in Western Culture - Commentaries and Controversies - Volume One

By: Baker, Donald N.; Fasel, George W. (eds)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8773


Paperback, 228mm x 153mm , xii prelims, 497pp. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, generally a little darkened with age, some foxing on top block edge, creasing to spine but still tight and unmarked. A serious volume of scholarship containing over 50 essays on great contributions to Western Culture by diverse authors including serious contributors in their own right, such as Buber, Popper and Collingwood. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Culture, W... View more info

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Before Orientalism - London's Theatre of the East 1576-1926

By: Barbour, Richmond

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15102


Hardback, 234mm x 156mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 238pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, faint foxing to top block edge, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Colour fade/offset at base of spine. A scholarly review of how "The East" was portrayed in dramatic performance in England during the half-century which included the car... View more info

The Poetry of Homer

By: Bassett, Samuel Eliot

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1938

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 15017


Hardback, 232mm x 152mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 273pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and worn, block edges darkened, pages clean. A fine scholarly guide to the extraordinary literary achievement of the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Volume 15 in the Sather Classical Lectures series. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: epic, hexameter, bard, Greece View more info

The Burden of the Past and the English Poet

By: Bate, W. Jackson

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3603


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 141pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Front board edge a little scratched. Spine bumped. Block a little darkened. The Alexander Lectures given by Bate in Toronto in 1969, discussing various historical issues of English poetry. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Bate, Johnson, Keats View more info

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Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century

By: Bennett, H.S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1958

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 14304


Hardback, 223mm x 146mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , vi prelims, 326pp. plus index, Reading copy only/Fair. Owners inscription. Front endpaper has been cut out. Book in otherwise fair condition - generally bumped and grubby around edges, some pencil highlights to early pages, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and grubbiness to edges, small loss at corners with bigger tear at base of spine. Part One of Volume ... View more info

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The Situation of the Novel

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 11119


Paperback, 214mm x 137mm , 249pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, crease across front but not to spine, though latter is bumped in middle. Block edges worn from handling and a little grubby but overall tight and unmarked., First published in 1970, this is the revised edition of Bergonzi's influential analysis of post-war iterary fiction in the English language.. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Waugh, Amis, Pynchon View more info

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Comedy

By: Bergson, Henri ; Meredith, George ; Sypher Wylie

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14314


Paperback, 180mm x 107mm , xvi prelims, 255pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and square, clean with no creasing and minimal wear from handling. Excellent little paperback presentation of George Meredith's "An Essay on Comedy" and Henri Bergson's monograph "Laughter" (Presses Universitaires translation) with introduction and appendix by Sypher. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: laughter, comedy, joke, humour View more info

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The Block Reader in Visual Culture

By: Bird, Jon et al

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & New York, Routledge: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6378


Paperback, 234mm x 153mm , xiv prelims, 342pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, but only minimal curling, spine not creased, pages clean. Collection of articles on cultural matters first published by the BLOCK collective journal. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Culture, BLOCK, collective, Theory View more info

Tradition and Design in The Iliad

By: Bowra, C.M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1968

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15016


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 278pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, spine creased, edges grubby with some stains, board also stained on rear, isolated highlights in ink, else clean. Excellent scholarly guide to the literary construction and achievement of the Iliad. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Troy, hexameter, Homer, epic View more info

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Oxford Lectures on Poetry

By: Bradley (LL.D., LITT.D.), A.C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1959

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16581


Paperback, 22cm x 14cm , ix prelims, 395pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read, now worn and grubby around edges, spine creased, pages unmarked. Later print of a celebrated series of essays on English poetry with a strong emphasis on Shakespeare and the Romantics Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: sublime, Hegel, Keats, Falstaff View more info

An Age of Fiction - The French Novel from Gide to Camus

By: Bree, Germaine ; Guiton, Margaret

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1958

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11075


Hardback, 216mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 242pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and pages are clean save for differential fading to endpapers. Spine a little faded and staining around edges of front board. Ex-libris with sticker from collection of J.B. Priestley. First UK edition of Bree and Guiton's collection of scholarly musings on the modern French novel as created by such writers as Proust, Gide and Cocteau. Catalogue: Literary Criticism.... View more info

Orthometry - The Art of Versification and the Technicalities of Poetry with a New and Complete Rhyming Dictionary

By: Brewer (B.A.), R.F.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 1923

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 8770


Hardback, 206mm x 136mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, New and Revised Edition, xv prelims, 376pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards have been handled over years, spine colour faded, block darkened with age, some foxing to edges. Reference and technical guide for the poet. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Poetry, Orthometry, rhyme View more info

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The Age of Saturn - Literature and History in the Canterbury Tales

By: Brown, Peter ; Butcher, Andrew

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford & Cambridge. MA, Basil Blackwell: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 12748


Hardback, 234mm x 154mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 296+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Book has been handled, boards a little bumped, else clean and tight. Inscribed by Peter Brown, with owner name also. Dustwrapper has been handled but clean with minimal wear. An account of the socio-political aspects of Chaucer's greatest work and how religion, astrology, politics and myth ... View more info

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Library Looking-Glass - A Personal Anthology

By: Cecil, David

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Constable: 1994

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15142


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xi prelims, 299pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has minimal wear to block edges, else clean with no creasing. Softcover edition of 1975 anthology of extracts from great books made by Professor Cecil, organised by theme with his own notes on their value as literature. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: literature, words, observation, insight View more info

Bussy d'Ambois

By: Chapman, George ; Brooke, Nicholas (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester University Press: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16617


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, lxxvi prelims, 169pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear, original stickers to rear, front flap clipped. "Revels Plays" edition of Jacobean tragedy based on the Quarto text of 1607, with 57-page introduction, extensive footnotes and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: tragedy,... View more info

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Revenge of the Aesthetic - The Place of Literature in Theory Today

By: Clark, Michael P. (ed)

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14378


Paperback, 224mm x 144mm , viii prelims, 251pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, light wear from handling, spine not creased. A post-modern collection of essays by sundry thinkers on the question of how literature should be addressed by theory. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Derrida, theory, postmoderm, criticism View more info

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On The Constitution of Church and State

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Colmer, John (ed)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London / Princeton, NJ, Routledge & Kegan Paul / Princeton University Press: 1976

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13072


Hardback, 235mm x 145mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, lxviii prelims, 303pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around all edges. Volume 10 in the Bollingen Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge offers the great poet's last published prose work from 1830, here presented with a 35-page introduction and full scholarly apparatu... View more info

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Logic

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Jackson, J.R. de J.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London / Princeton, NJ, Routledge & Kegan Paul / Princeton University Press: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15920


Hardback, 230mm x 144mm grey-brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, lxvii prelims, 420pp. plus index, Good +++/Good. Book is clean and tight, minimal wear to block edges with some pinpoint speckles on top edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear to edges, loss to bottom front edge, spine colour faded. Volume 13 in the Bollingen Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge offers the great poet and critic's unpublished work on logic, with lengthy introduct... View more info

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Lay Sermons

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; White, R.J. (ed)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London / Princeton, NJ, Routledge & Kegan Paul / Princeton University Press: 1972

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13060


Hardback, 235mm x 145mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xlvi prelims, 341pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Boards bumped at corners, block edges have a little wear from handling, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with a little edgewear, small chip at top of spine. Volume 6 in the Bollingen Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge offers political pamphlets from the post-Napoleonic period with full scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: ... View more info

Meredith Revisited and Other Essays

By: Crees, J.H.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Richard Cobden-Sanderson: 1921

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3605


Hardback, 265mm x 192mm dark blue cloth boards, 120pp. plus index, Less than good/NoWrapper. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Sticker title on spine has some loss. Block edges are frayed. Twelve essays on writers as diverse as Homer and Ibsen. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Literature, Homer, Meredith View more info

Dickens - Positively the First Appearance - A Centenary Review with a Bibliography of Sketches by Boz

By: Darton, F.J. Harvey

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Argonaut Press: 1933

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3597


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 145pp. plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on inner front board. Block and boards a little bumped and scuffed. Pp 30-32 have 1cm of ragged edges. Review, one hundred years on, of the very first of Dickens' published works - "A Dinner at Poplar Walk" - looking at the original text. Catalogue: Literary Cri... View more info

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Sea-Mark - The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

By: Edwards, Philip

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Liverpool University Press: 1997

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 12695


Hardback, 224mm x 116mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 227pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. A scholarly yet readable analysis of how English writers used the "life-as-voyage" metaphor in some of the greatest works of literature. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: metaphor, Donne, Shakespeare, Marl... View more info

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Against Deconstruction

By: Ellis, John M.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11133


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , x prelims, 168pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with minor indentations to covers but no creasing. Inscribed price sticker on rear. Excellent counterblast to the prevailing school of literary criticism in the late 1980s by the Professor of German at the University of California.. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Culler, Fish, Derrida, postmodern View more info

English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century

By: Evans, B. Ifor

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1933

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14291


Hardback, 227mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxv prelims, 404pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby from handling with some foxing, differential fading to endpapers, else clean and presentable. Excellent literary review of the work of leading English poets after Tennyson, including Swinburne, Bridges, Thomson and Christina Rossetti. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Davidson,... View more info

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British Children's Books in the Twentieth Century

By: Eyre, Frank

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Longman: 1971

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 3609


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 208pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped at top anhd middle right. Bottom of boards also bumped. Some spotty staining to block edge opposite spine. Dustwrapper is clean and intact. Some chipping at base of boards, top of spine, base of spine has small tear/crease. Originally published in 1952 as "20th Century Children's Books" - this is a revised and expanded overview ... View more info

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A Discourse Upon Comedy; The Returning Officer; And The Beaux Stratagem

By: Farquhar, George ; Strauss, Louis A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Boston, London, D.C. Heath:

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3634


Paperback, 8vo white and yellow , lvi prelims, 358pp. plus index, Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. Kessinger Facsimile Reprint of 1914 literary volume. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Farquhar, Stratagem View more info

The Arthurian Legend in Italian Literature

By: Gardner (Litt.D.), Edmund G.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1930

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14317


Hardback, 220mm x 147mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 349+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and a little scuffed at edges, clean overall. Block edges darkened by age, some fading to inked top edge, pages clean and unmarked, overall nice and presentable. Excellent scholarly account of how the European medieval phenomenon of Arthurian literature came to influence the poets and writers of Italy... View more info

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The Last of the Provincials - The American Novel, 1915-1925

By: Geismar, Maxwell

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York, Hill & Wang: 1959

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13453


Paperback, 203mm x 135mm , xi prelims, 404pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, and exterior is a little grubby with some stains, bottom corner culreld also, block edges also grubby, else clean and tight with pages unmarked. First paperback edition of Geismar's excellent review of a decade's work by five leading American novelists - Mencken, Anderson, Fitzgerald, Cather and Lewis. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: novel, America, lite... View more info

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A Preface to Pope

By: Gordon, I.R.F.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Longman: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13467


Paperback, 212mm x 137mm , xii prelims, 195pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is ex-school lib, with affixed sheet, stamp and catalogue inscription, else tight and clean with no creasing, but with colour fading to spine and adjacent front. Price sticker on rear. Rewarding and scholarly introduction to perhaps the greatest poet of England's Augustan age. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: ... View more info

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The Play of Power - Mythological Court Dramas of Calderon de la Barca

By: Greer, Margaret Rich

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3624


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Top of spine little bumped else near fine. Dustwrapper has evidence of occasional handling, with faint sticker residue on front. Rewarding scholarly analysis of a great 17th century Spanish dramatist. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Calderon, Spain, drama View more info