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Portraits I. First Edition.

By: MacCARTHY, Desmond.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Putnam, London and New York, 1931,:

Seller ID: 108257


MacCARTHY, Desmond. Portraits I. London & New York: Putnam, (November 1931). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,[1]-293,(3). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: Asquith; Arthur Balfour; Wilfrid Blunt; Oscar Browning; Bunyan; Sir Richard Burton; Robert Burton; Mr. Patrick Campbell; Clough; Conrad; Disraeli; Anatole France; Goethe; The G.O.M.; Sir William Harcourt; Horace; Father Ignatius; Henry James; George Meredith; John Mitchel and O'Connell; George Moore; Oom Paul and Cecil Rhodes; Walter Raleigh; Renan; Rossetti and Hall Caine; Ruskin; Herbert Spencer; J.K. Stephen; R.L. ... View more info

Memories. First Edition.

By: MacCARTHY, Desmond. MORTIMER, Raymond, foreword. CONNOLLY, Cyril, foreword.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macgibbon & Kee, London, 1953,:

Seller ID: 108258


MacCARTHY, Desmond. Memories. Forewords by Raymond Mortimer and Cyril Connolly. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1953. First Printing. Pp. (4),5-223,(1). 8vo,brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: I: Writers: Bennett, W ells and Trollope; Lytton Strachey; Ausonius; Galsworthy; Somerset Maugham;W.H. Davies; Kipling; Leslie Stephen; Maupassant; Hardy; James Joyce; Lerm ontov; Landor; Walt Whitman; Last Words on Wells; Siegfried Sassoon; Logan Pearsall Smith; Tennyson; Thurber and Lear. II: People: Dr Watson; Bloomsbury; Roger Fry; Pet Marjory; Max Beerbohm; Spiders; Two Short Reminiscences;... View more info

There's the Lighthouse : A Biography of Adrian Stephen. First Edition.

By: MacGIBBON, Jean STEPHEN, Adrian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: James & James (Publishers) Ltd,, London, 1997, ISBN:0907383769:

Seller ID: 99797


MacGIBBON, Jean. There's the Lighthouse : A Biography of Adrian Stephen. (London): James & James (Publishers) Ltd, (1997). First Edition. Pp. (8),ix-xi,(1),1-187,(1), colour portrait frontispiece, + 24 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Adrian Stephen was the little boy who wanted to go to the lighthouse, portrayed inher famous novel by his sister Virginia Woolf. In some ways the closest of her siblings, he was also the outsider; his childhood was blighted by the early death of his beautiful mother and the gloomy aloofness of his fath... View more info

Father Figures : A first volume of autobiography 1897-1931. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MARTIN, Kingsley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London , 1966,:

Seller ID: 6623


MARTIN, Kingsley. Father Figures : A first volume of autobiography 1897-1931. London : Hutchinson, (1966). First UK Edition. Pp. 219. Illustrated. Port. frontis. 8vo, blue cloth, black title block with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Grace Before Ploughing: Fragments of Autobiography. First American Editionin dustjacket

By: MASEFIELD, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company, New York, 1966,:

Seller ID: 7537


MASEFIELD, John. Grace Before Ploughing : Fragments of Autobiography. New York : Macmillan Company, (1966). First US Edition. Pp. 90. 8vo, blue cloth,gilt titles to spine. Owner's name to ffep, else vg in dj. 20.00 View more info

Under the Influence : Recollections of Robert Graves, Laura Riding, and Friends. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: MATTHEWS, T.S. RIDING, Laura) GRAVES, Robert)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell, London, 1979,:

Seller ID: 7466


(GRAVES, Robert) MATTHEWS, T.S. Under the Influence : Recollections of Robert Graves, Laura Riding, and Friends. London : Cassell, (1979). First UK Edition. Pp. 354. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00 View more info

Conversations with Willie: Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: MAUGHAM, Robin MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1978,:

Seller ID: 14603


MAUGHAM, Robin. Conversations with Willie : Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham. New York .: Simon & Schuster, (1978). Bibliographical Catalogue of the Loren & Frances Rothschild William Somerset Maugham Collection x:49. Remainder stamp to bottom edge, else very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 15.00 View more info

Conversations with Willie : Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MAUGHAM, Robin MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.H. Allen, London, 1978,:

Seller ID: 40919


MAUGHAM, Robin. Conversations with Willie : Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham. London : W.H. Allen, 1978. First UK Printing. Pp 184. 8vo, redboards. Bibliographical Catalogue of the Loren & Frances Rothschild William Somerset Maugham Collection x:48. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Traveller in Romance : Uncollected Writings 1901 - 1964. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: MAUGHAM, W. Somerset WHITEHEAD, John (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, 1984,:

Seller ID: 2476


MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. A Traveller in Romance : Uncollected Writings 1901-1964. Edited by John Whitehead. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., (1984). First US Edition. Pp. 275. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo, black cloth. A collection of sixty-six occasional pieces collected from newspapers, magazines, book introductions, prefaces, and addresses. Subjects include: Charles Hawtrey, Francis De Croisset, Noel Coward, Marie Tempest, Gladys Cooper, Gerald Kelly, Peter Arno, Dorothy Parker, Madame De Sevigné, Reading, Writing, Boris Savinkov, Nelson Doubleday, Eddie March, George Steevens, aging,, &c. V... View more info

Woolf Editing / Editing Woolf : Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf : University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 19-22 June 2008

By: McNEES, Eleanor and Sara VEGLAHN, eds. WOOLF, Virginia) HAULE, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Clemson University Digital Press, Clemson, SC, 2009, ISBN:9780979606694:

Seller ID: 98983


McNEES, Eleanor and Sara VEGLAHN, eds. Woolf Editing / Editing Woolf : Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf : University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 19-22 June 2008. Edited by Eleanor McNees and Sara Veglahn. (Clemson, SC): Clemson University Digital Press, (2009). Pp. (3),iv-xiv,[1]-258. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated green card covers. Contents: Part I: The Julia Briggs Memorial Lecture: Brenda Silver's "Editing Mrs Ramsay; or, '8 Qualities of Mrs Ramsay That Could be Annoying to Others'". Part II: Editorial Revision and Censorship: Joyce Kelley's &... View more info

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Meredith. First American Edition

By: MEREDITH, George). SASSOON, Siegfried SASSOON, Siegrfied

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1948,:

Seller ID: 592


(MEREDITH, George). SASSOON, Siegfried. Meredith. New York : The Viking Press, (October) 1948. First American Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-269,(1) + portrait frontispiece. 8vo [145 x 217 mm], pressed blue cloth, gilt to spine, top edge dyed pink. Keynes A53b. George Meredith, OM (b. February 12, 1828, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England – d. May 18, 1909, Box Hill, Surrey, England) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (b. September 8, 1886, Mattfield, Kent, England – d.September 1, 1967, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England) was an English poet,... View more info

Art and Outrage : A Correspondence About Henry Miller between Alfred Perlesand Lawrence Durrell (with an intermission by Henry Miller). first Editio n in dustjacket.

By: MILLER, Henry. DURRELL, Lawrence. PERLES, Alfred.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Putnam, London, 1959,:

Seller ID: 103941


(MILLER, Henry). Art and Outrage : A Correspondence About Henry Miller between Alfred Perles and Lawrence Durrell (with an intermission by Henry Miller). London: Putnam, (1959). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-63,(1), including frontispiece. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'Art and Outrage' started as an epistolary duet between Lawrence Durrella dn Alfred Perles and turned into an epistolary triptych when the guru of Big Sur jumped into the arena and took the floor himself. As a triptych this slender volume is self-explanatory and requires no summing up. If it does not solve the en... View more info

Path Through the Trees. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

By: MILNE, Christopher MILNE, A.A. WOOD, Tim, drawings

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1979,:

Seller ID: 24212


MILNE, Christopher. The Path Through the Trees. Drawings by Tim Wood. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1979). First Canadian Edition. Haring-Smith, A.A.Milne : A Critical Bibliography Q4; Spadoni and Donnelly 3094. Very good in slightly spine-sunned dustjacket. 25.00 View more info

Path Through the Trees. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: MILNE, Christopher MILNE, A.A. WOOD, Tim, drawings

Price: $25.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, New York, 1979,:

Seller ID: 14049


MILNE, Christopher. The Path Through the Trees. Drawings by Tim Wood. New York : E.P. Dutton, (1979). First US Edition. Pp 268. Haring-Smith, A.A.Milne : A Critical Bibliography Q4. Very good in slightly nicked and rubbed, price-clipped dustjacket (minor stain to dustjacket's rear panel). 25.00 View more info

Falstaff. First Edition in dustjacket

By: NYE, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, ISBN:0241894298:

Seller ID: 30845


NYE, Robert. Falstaff. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1976). First Printing. Pp450. 8vo, purple cloth. Nye's fictional biography / memoir of the big man, told in one hundred chapters. The American edition's subtitle is helpful : "Being the Acta Domini Johannis Fastolfe, or Life and Valiant Deeds of Sir John Faustoff, or the Hundred Days War, As Told by Sir John Fastolf, K.G." .. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00 View more info

Oscar Wilde in Canada : An Apostle for the Arts. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: O'BRIEN, Kevin. WILDE, Oscar).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Personal Library, Publishers, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0920510639:

Seller ID: 108330


(WILDE, Oscar). O'BRIEN, Kevin. Oscar Wilde in Canada : An Apostle for the Arts. Toronto: Personal Library, Publishers, (1982). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-207,(1). With eleven illustrations in black and white. red cloth spine,beige cloth boards, beige lettering to spine. "Oscar Wilde undertook a lec ture tour of Canada and the US early in his career, much before his no famous novels, plays, essays and short stories were written. However,a lthough he had not accomplished much, he was already notorious in England as a silly, soulful, flower-eating poet because of the satires in Punch magazine... View more info

Autobiography of William Plomer. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: PLOMER, William NOWELL-SMITH, Simon (post.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London , 1975, ISBN:0224010360:

Seller ID: 2467


PLOMER, William. The Autobiography of William Plomer. With a Postscript by Simon Nowell-Smith. London : Jonathan Cape, (1975). First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-455,(1) + portrait frontispiece + 12 pp plates. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "William Plomer possessed a rare combination of qualities. Witty, wise, astute, affectionate, he was deliciously accurate in his sesnse of place and period, combining irony and romantic feeling in his observations of everything around him. In this autobiography, which he completedshortly before he died om the autumn of 1973, he edited, largely rewrot... View more info

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Captain Marryat : Seaman, Writer, and Adventurer. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: POCOCK, Tom MARRYAT, Captain)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2000, ISBN:081170355x: 2000

Seller ID: 64793

ISBN: 081170355X


POCOCK, Tom. Captain Marryat : Seaman, Writer, and Adventurer. (Mechanicsburg, PA) : Stackpole Books, (2000). First US Printing. Pp. (4),5--208, + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A biography of the English naval hero during the Napoleonic Wars-turned nautical writer. "Frederick Marryat was England's most famous author in the years between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Even more than that he was a naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars and it was his exploits in the Royal Navy during those years that formed the core of his writing. ... View more info

Walter de la Mare : A Critical Study. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: REID, Forrest. DE LA MARE, Walter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London , 1929,:

Seller ID: 87234


(DE LA MARE, Walter). REID, Forrest. Walter de la Mare : A Critical Study. London : Faber & Faber Limited, (1929). First Edition. Pp [i-]vii,(3),[11]-256, frontis portrait. Index. 8vo, green cloth, printed paper label to spine. National Book League, Walter de la Mare: A Checklist, G10. Walter John de la Mare (1873-1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist.Forrest Reid (1875-1947) was a Northern Irish novelist, literary critic an d translator. Corners bumped, edges browned, else good to very good in spine-browned, edgeworn and torn, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00 View more info

Life of John Ruskin. 2 vols.

By: RUSKIN, John). W.G. COLLINGWOOD COLLINGWOOD, W.G.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1893,:

Seller ID: 73461


(RUSKIN, John) W.G. COLLINGWOOD. The Life of John Ruskin. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company / Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1893. Intwo volumes. Volume One: Pp. (2),[i]-xiv,(2),[1]-260,[i]-xxi of appendices ,(3), frontis., + 10 p. of plates (some with tissue guards); Volume Two: Pp. (2),[i]-vi,(2),[261]-565,(1),[i]-xxxi of index,(3), frontis., + 9 p. of plates (one of which is a double-leaf letter facsimile). Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt bands to boards and gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. Inner hinges cracked,a bit musty, faint soiling to boards, title page of fir... View more info