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Siegfried Sassoon : A Critical Study. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SASSOON, Siegfried). THORPE, Michael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, 1966,:

Seller ID: 3122


(SASSOON, Siegfried). THORPE, Michael. Siegfried Sassoon : A Critical Study. London : Oxford University Press / Universitaire Pers Leiden, 1966. Pp (5),[vi]-[xi],(3),[3].318,(2). Portrait frontispiece. Corrigenda (tipped in) at preface page. 8vo [155 x 232 mm], grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ascarce work by this Mount Allison University professor, Michael Thorpe (b. 1932, England). "This, the first full-length study of Mr Sassoon's writing s, appears in his 80th year. Thorough consideration is given to all aspectsof his work, including his much discussed war poetry, but the main emph... View more info

Nest of Tigers: The Sitwells in Their Times. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: SITWELL). LEHMANN, John LEHMANN, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1968,:

Seller ID: 16048


(SITWELL). LEHMANN, John. A Nest of Tigers : The Sitwells in Their Times. With illustrations. Boston : Little, Brown & Company, (1968). First US Edition. Pp 294. Gift inscription, else very good in slightly nicked price-clipped dustjacket. 15.00 View more info

Tales My Father Taught Me. 1st UK in dj

By: SITWELL, Osbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, 1962,:

Seller ID: 38761


SITWELL, Osbert. Tales My Father Taught Me : An Evocation of Extravagant Episodes. (L.) : Hutchinson, (1962). First Printing. Pp 207. 8vo, green cloth. Vg-fine in vg price-clipped dj (spine slightly browned). 30.00 View more info

Stephen Spender : Journals 1939-1983. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: SPENDER, Stephen GOLDSMITH, John (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London, 1985,:

Seller ID: 51863


SPENDER, Stephen. Stephen Spender : Journals 1939-1983. Edited by John Goldsmith. London : Faber and Faber, (1985). Pp. 510. illustrated with 46 black& white photographs. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg in dj. Author's signed inscriptio n to the title page. 65.00 View more info

E.M. Forster Chronology

By: STAPE, J.H. FORSTER, E.M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Macmillan, Basingstoke and London, 1993, ISBN:0333545400:

Seller ID: 98824


STAPE, J.H. An E.M. Forster Chronology. (Basingstoke and London) : Macmillan, (1993). First Edition. "This chronology provides a concise and accurate outline of Forster's personal, literary and intellectual life, from year toyear, in a series of crisply written diary entries. While the main focus i s on his career as a writer of fiction, most of which fell between 1901 and1924, the chronicle format also sheds new light on the extent and nature o f Forster's political and public commitments during his middle years and into an active old age. Travel, friendships and wide reading are also doc... View more info

Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen, Volume 2 : 1882-1904. First Edition industjacket.

By: STEPHEN, Leslie. BICKNELL, John W., ed.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Macmillan, London , 1996, ISBN:0333492188:

Seller ID: 106034


STEPHEN, Leslie. Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen, Volume 2 : 1882-1904. Edited by John W. Bicknell. (London): Macmillan, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xi,(5),287-570,(4), + 4 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Since F.W. Maitland's 'Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen' (1906), there has been no volume of the letters written bythis extraordinary and eminent Victorian. Alpinist, literary crtiic, god-killer, editor of 'The Cornhill Magazine' and 'The Dictionary of National Biogarphy', biographer, historian of iudeas, and father of V... View more info

Mingled Yarn : Autobiographical Sketches. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: TOMLINSON, H.M.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1953,:

Seller ID: 25297


TOMLINSON, H.M. A Mingled Yarn : Autobiographical Sketches. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1953). Pp 172. 8vo, blue cloth. "Essays and anecdotes by a mariner, concerning journeys to faraway places, and unusual people, andhis own chronicles of changing times." - from the dj. Very good in torn du stjacket. 32.00 View more info

Horace Walpole : A Biography.

By: WALPOLE, Horace KETTON-CREMER, R.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London , 1946,:

Seller ID: 87218


(WALPOLE, Horace). KETTON-CREMER, R.W. Horace Walpole : A Biography. London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1946). First Printing of Second (Revised) Edit ion. Pp [1]-333,(3), frontis + 7 plates + folding genealogical table. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), more commonly known as Horace Walpole, was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian s... View more info

My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WAUGH, Alec

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1967,:

Seller ID: 907


WAUGH, Alec. My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles. L.: Cassell, (1967). First UK Edition. Pp. 340. 8vo, red cloth. "Author, publisher, traveller, cricketer, lover of wine; Alec Waugh has been all these in the course of a lifewhich has brought him a host of friends around the world. He is a warm per son who knows a good friend when he sees one and is revered by all those with whom there has been mutual acceptance. This book contains his memories of many famous writers and some figures no longer so well remembered in the period between the wars. The section which will, no doubt, command the ... View more info

Little Learning :The First Volume of an Autobiography. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WAUGH, Evelyn

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 688


WAUGH, Evelyn. A Little Learning :The First Volume of an Autobiography. (London) : Chapman & Hall, 1964. First UK Edition. Pp. (8),1-234. Port. frontis + 3 leaves plates. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "'A Little Learning' is the first volume of Mr Waugh's autobiography. He has taken as amodel for it his own biography of Ronald Knox; and he could not have done better, for when that book appeared in 1959 it was immediately recognized as one of the best 'Lives' of the century. 'A Little Learning' treats of Mr Waugh's family and childhood; and of his education at Lancing and Oxford... View more info

D.H. Lawrence. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WEST, Rebecca LAWRENCE, D.H.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Martin Secker, London, 1930,:

Seller ID: 99579


WEST, Rebecca. D.H. Lawrence. London : Martin Secker, 1930. First Printing.Pp. (6),5-[44],(2). Tall 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, to p edge gilt. Roberts & Poplawski, A Bibliography of D.H. Lawrence (3rd ed.)F17. "It is difficult to describe accurately the effect that D.H. Lawrence 's death had on London. If one says that the effect was tremendous, one makes a suggestion of a capital in mourning, which is ludicrous. Not even among his own caste was he honoured as he should have been. I myself realised with a shock how much of what I had always put down as Lawrence's persec... View more info

Life and Genius of T.W.H. Crosland.

By: WILDE, Oscar CROSLAND, T.W.H. BROWN, W. Sorley.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cecil Palmer, London, 1928,:

Seller ID: 81577


(WILDE, Oscar). BROWN, W. Sorley. The Life and Genius of T.W.H. Crosland. London : Cecil Palmer, (1928). First Edition. Pp [i]-xvii,(1),19-490,(2), frontis + 25 plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Mikhailp. 66. T.W.H. Crosland was a friend of Lord Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde . Page 281-311 deals with De Profundis. Light wear to spine ends and corners, else a very good, bright copy. 75.00 View more info

Lord Alfred Douglas : His Life and Work

By: WILDE, Oscar DOUGLAS, Alfred BRAYBROOKE, Patrick

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cecil Palmer, London, 1931,:

Seller ID: 81578


(WILDE, Oscar). BRAYBROOKE, Patrick. Lord Alfred Douglas : His Life and Work. London : Cecil Palmer, (1931). First Edition. Pp [i]-xv,(1),[1]-[281],(7), frontis + 7 plates. Index. 8vo, yellow cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Mikhail p. 65. Chapters 5 to 12 deal with Oscar Wilde : V. Douglas Meets Oscar Wilde. VI. The Friendship wit Wilde Continues. VII. TheMarquis of Queensberry. VIII. The Marquis Leaves a Card. IX. Oscar Wilde a nd Three Trials. X. Douglas and the “Mercure de France.” XI. Wilde After Prison. XII. ... and in Paris Wilde Dies... Wear and darkening to cloth, ... View more info

Sixteen Letters from Oscar Wilde. 1st edition

By: WILDE, Oscar ROTHENSTEIN, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited,, London , 1930,:

Seller ID: 78738


WILDE, Oscar. Sixteen Letters from Oscar Wilde. Edited and with Notes by John Rothenstein. London : Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. First Edition. Pp (14),15-39,(1),frontispiece + 3 plates. Square 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt initials and flowers in vase to front board, top edge gilt. Limited to 550 numbered copies, this copy being "Out of Series." Illustrations by Max Beerbohm and William Rothenstein. Mikhail p.25. Browning to endpapers, else a very good copy, without slipcase. 75.00 View more info

Sixteen Letters from Oscar Wilde. 1st US edition

By: WILDE, Oscar ROTHENSTEIN, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc, New York, 1930,:

Seller ID: 78739


WILDE, Oscar. Sixteen Letters from Oscar Wilde. Edited and with Notes by John Rothenstein. New York : Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930. First American Edition. Pp (14),15-39,(1),frontispiece + 3 plates. Square 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt initials and flowers in vase to front board, top edge gilt. Limited to 515 copies. Illustrations by Max Beerbohm and William Rothenstein. Mikhail p.25. Spine sunned, else a very good copy, with a worn plain black slipcase missing the top panel. 50.00 View more info

Oscar Wilde : The Story of An Unhappy Friendship. With Portraits and Facsimile Letters.

By: WILDE, Oscar SHERARD, Robert Harborough.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Privately Printed, The Hermes Press, London , 1902,:

Seller ID: 95612


(WILDE, Oscar). SHERARD, Robert Harborough. Oscar Wilde : The Story of An Unhappy Friendship. With Portraits and Facsimile Letters. London : PrivatelyPrinted, The Hermes Press, Cecil Court, St. Martin's Lane, 1902. First Edi tion. Pp (12),9-278,(4), frontispiece portrait (with tissue guard) + 7 other plates (5 portraits with tissue guards and 2 facsimile letters). 4to, green half morocco, ribbed spine, gilt lettering to spine, green cloth boards,top edge gilt, red and gilt marbled endpapers. Mason 670. Mikhail p.52. We ar to bottom edge, boards rubbed, bookplate, foxing to first and last leave... View more info

Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. 1st UK ed, rebound

By: WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1940,:

Seller ID: 85466


(WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. London : Duckworth, (1940). First Edition. Pp (8),5-143,(1),frontis.(portrait of Wilde) + portrait of Douglas + 2-page facsimile of Wilde letter to Douglas. 8vo, rebound in green cloth (with new endpapers), with gilt lettered purple cloth title block to spine. Mikhail p.36 - "An attempt to explain his confessions, which appeared in Frank Harris's biography Oscar Wilde." Rebound with new endpapers, black mark to bottom edge, faint dampstain to frontispiece, a couple instances of sparse foxing, else very good. 300.00 View more info

Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. 1st UK ed

By: WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1940,:

Seller ID: 78745


(WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. London : Duckworth, (1940). First Edition. Pp (8),5-143,(1),frontis.(portrait of Wilde) + portrait of Douglas + 2-page facsimile of Wilde letter to Douglas. 8vo, purple cloth. Mikhail p.36 - "An attempt to explain his confessions, which appeared in Frank Harris's biography Oscar Wilde." Spine sunned, cloth slightly rubbed and faded at margins, corners bumped, penned name, else a very good copy. 600.00 View more info

Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. 2nd UK edition in dj

By: WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. HUDSON, Derek, (introd)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Richards Press, London, 1950,:

Seller ID: 78748


(WILDE, Oscar). DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. Oscar Wilde : A Summing-Up. With an Introduction by Derek Hudson. London: The Richards Press, (1950). Second Edition. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-141,(1). 8vo, grey cloth. Mikhail p.36 - "An attempt to explain his confessions, which appeared in Frank Harris's biographyOscar Wilde." Bound without the frontispiece and facsimile letter (and thu s the List of Illustrations page was neatly cut out), bottom inch of central fold of the first signature loose, light wear to foot of spine, else a very good copy in spine- and edge-browned, nicked but unclipped dustj... View more info

Trials of Oscar Wilde : Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WILDE, Oscar). FOLDY, Michael S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London , 1997, ISBN:0300071124:

Seller ID: 111711


(WILDE, Oscar). FOLDY, Michael S. The Trials of Oscar Wilde : Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xv,(1),[1]-206,(2). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Following Oscar Wilde's 1895 trial for committing 'acts of gross indecency with men,' he lost his freedom, family,reputation, will to create, and even his will to live. This book sets out to examine what it was about late Victorian society that allowed this to happen, indeed needed it to happen, and what the trials tell us about the ... View more info