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Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

By: Barlow, Nora (ed)

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Pilot Press: 1945

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16106

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1921

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16109

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Dearest Beatie, My Darling Jack - A Victorian Couple's Love Letters

By: Fordham, David ; Vicars-Harris, Rosalie (eds)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Willow Books: 1983

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 10667

Condition: Good +


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 ... View more info

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There Was A Man Of Genius - Letters to my Grandson Orde Jonathan Wingate

By: Hay, Alice Ivy

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Neville Spearman: 1963

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14184

Condition: Good +++


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 ... View more info

The Letters of Charles Dickens - Volume Three 1842-1843

By: House, Madeline ; Storey, Graham ; Tillotson Kathleen (eds)

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16659

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxv prelims, 692pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Block edges grubby, book otherwise clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and fraying to edges, tiny loss at corners, a little blotchy fding, front flap clipped, flattened tear to front right edge. Volume Three in the Pilgrim Edition of Dickens' correspondence presents 772 letters, 264 of them newly-published, coverin... View more info

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Yours Pictorially - Illustrated Letters of Randolph Caldecott

By: Hutchins, Michael (ed)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2272

Condition: Good +++


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... View more info

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'Wedlock's the devil' - Byron's Letters and Journals Volume 4 1814-1815

By: Marchand, Leslie A. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16108

Condition: Good


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 ful... View more info

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Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

By: Parry, Edward Abbott (ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 10297

Condition: Good +


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 surel... View more info

The Letters of Charles Dickens - Volume Four 1844-1846

By: Tillotson, Kathleen (ed)

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16660

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiii prelims, 771pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Block edges grubby, spine and boards bumped, light damage to hinge of front board with top of spine, book otherwise clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges, some tiny loss at edges, a little blotchy fading, also fraying at top of spine by front cover, front flap clipped. Volume Four in the Pilgrim... View more info

Amiel's Journal - The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel

By: Ward, Mrs. Humphrey

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1898

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16107

Condition: Good


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. Keyw... View more info

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Penfriends from Porlock

By: Wilson, A.N.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1988

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 2271

Condition: Very Good


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. Keywor... View more info