Literary Criticism & Bibliography

  1. Beare, Geoffrey.: The Illustrations of W, Heath Robinson: a commentary and bibliography. London: Werner Shaw, 1983. 1st. edn. xii,156pp. Cold. and b/w illus. Introsuction by Oliver Robinson. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 7281) £12.00
  1. Beauclerk, Charles.: Shakespearre’s Lost Kingdom: The true history of Shakespeare and Elizabeth. New York: Grove Press, 2010. 1st. edn. xviii,430pp. Cold. illus. D/w with a tiny tear at spine head otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 5830) £7.00
  1. Birmingham, Frederic A.: The Writer’s Craft. London: Arthur Barker, 1959. 1st. UK edn. 352pp. D/w rather dust marked, rubbed on edges and creased along top edge but clean and sound internally. (Stock ref 7260) £8.00
  1. Blackstone, Bernard:: The Consecrated Urn London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1959. 1st. edn. xv, 426 pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on extremities otherwise a fine copy. An excellent assessment of Keats’ poetry. (Stock ref 6073) £7.00
  1. Cawley, A. C. et al.: The Revels History of Drama in English: volume I, Medieval Drama London: Methuen & Co., 1983 1st. edn. xlviii, 348 pp. 30 b/w illus. Series edited by Lois Potter. Small. Neat ownership signature to ffep. D/w just showing some dust marking otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2925) £15.00
  1. Elfick, Ian & Harris, Paul.: T. N. Foulis: the history and bibliography of an Edinburgh publishing house. London: Werner Shaw, 1998. 1st. edn. ix,267pp. Cold. and b/w illus. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwisea very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 7279) £20.00
  1. Eliot, T. S.: Notes Towards a Definition of Culture. London: Faber & Faber, 1948. 2nd. impression. 124pp. D/w rather patchily tanned otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 7264) £12.00
  1. Eliot, T. S.: What is a Classic? London: Faber & Faber, 1945. 1st. edn. 32pp. An address delivered before the Virgil Society on the 16th of October 1944. D/w generally rather grubby and rubbed and worn on edges and corners with some loss to spine. Clean and sound internally. (Stock ref 7263) £20.00
  1. Ellis, Havelock: George Chapman: with illustrative passages London: The Nonesuch Press, 1934 Number 425 of an edition limited to 700 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. (6)147 pp. Cold. vignette to title page. Designed by Frances Meynell. Patterned paper over boards somewhat rubbed on edges and worn on corners. Clean and sound internally. (Stock ref 2008) £35.00
  1. Fleming, Anne.: Bright Darkness: the poetry of Lord Byron presented in the context of his life and times. London: Nottingham Court Press, 1983. 1st. edn. (18)233(20)pp. 17 b/w illus. Foreword by John Mortimer. Author’s presentation copy. D/w a little rubbed and creased on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5162) £7.50
  1. Fowles, John: Wormholes: essays and occasional writings London: Jonathan Cape, 1998 1st. edn. xxv, 405 pp. Edited and with an introduction by Jan Relf. D/w slightly creased and rubbed on edges, a very good copy. (Stock ref 1867) £7.50
  1. Frankland, Graham: Freud’s Literary Culture Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 1st. edn. xiii, 260 pp. D/w, a mint copy. “…. analyses the whole range of Freud’s own texts from a literary-critical perspective…..” (Stock ref 6094) £9.00
  1. Garde, Judith N.: Old English Poetry in Medieval Christian Perspective: a doctrinal approach Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991 1st. edn. (8)232 pp. Small bookplate to front pastedown. No d/w issued. Blue boards, silver spine lettering and paper label to front board. A very good, clean copy. (Stock ref 2894) £15.00
  1. Gray, Alasdair.: The Book of Prefaces. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. 1st. edn. 640pp. Price-clipped d/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3611) £10.00
  1. Grey, J. David (ed.): The Jane Austen Handbook. London: Athlone Press, 1986. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 511pp. Includes essays by George Holbert Tucker, Anne-Marie Edwards, Park Honan, Brian Southam, Joan Hassall et al. D/w very slightly faded on spine and a trifle dust marked otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5820) £25.00
  1. Heaney, Seamus: The Redress of Poetry: Oxford lectures London: Faber & Faber, 1995 1st. edn. xviii, 213 pp. Ten lectures delivered when the author was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. Pictorial card covers very slightly rubbed on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2372) £4.50
  1. Jacobson, Wendy S.: The Companion to The Mystery of Edwin Drood London: Allen & Unwin, 1986 1st. edn. (18) 209 pp. Nine b/w illus. D/w faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2609) £25.00
  1. Kane, George.: Chaucer and Langland: historical and textual approaches. London: The Athlone Press, 1989. 1st. edn. x,302pp. D/w very slightly dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 6817) £6.00
  1. Kilmartin, Terence.: A Guide to Proust. London: Chatto & Windus, 1983. 1st. edn. viii, 193pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4697) £15.00
  1. Krissdottir, Morine: John Cowper Powys and the Magical Quest London: Macdonald & Janes, 1980 1st. edn. 218 pp. Inscribed by the author. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2265) £20.00
  1. Manning, John: The Emblem London: Reaktion Books, 2002 1st. edn. 398 pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w slightly faded on spine and with a tiny chip at the spine foot otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2505) £15.00
  1. Miles, Rosalind: The Problem of “Measure for Measure”: a historical investigation London: Vision Press, 1976 1st. edn. 349 pp. Ownership signature to title page. D/w showing some minor shelf wear. A very good copy. (Stock ref 2735) £7.50
  1. Mphahlele, Es’kia: Es’kia Johannesburg: Kwela Books with Stainbank & Associates, 2002 1st. edn. xxii, 485 pp. Two b/w photos. Edited by James Ogude et al. D/w slightly worn on edges, a very good copy. (Stock ref 2065) £15.00
  1. Rancour-Laferriere, Daniel: Tolstoy on the Couch: misogyny, masochism and the absent mother New York: New York University Press, 1998 1st. US edn. viii, 270 pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2133) £15.00
  1. Samuels, Lee: A Hemingway Check List New York: Charles Scribner, 1951 1st. edn. 63 pp. 2nd. state with erratum slip at p 51. Preface by Ernest Hemingway. D/w a little chipped and worn on extremities with some loss to spine head and foot otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6112) £30.00
  1. Sartre, Jean-Paul.: What is Literature? London: Methuen & Co., 1950. 1st. UK edn. vii,238pp. Edge spotting to text block but internal foxing limited to first few pp. Some staining to both boards. Price-clipped d/w faded on spine and rubbed on edges and corners with several small, closed tears and minor loss to back panel. Clean and sound internally. (Stock ref 7257) £15.00
  1. Spender, Stephen.: The Making of a Poem. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. 1st. edn. 192pp. Price-clipped d/w a little stained and with a small, closed tear at spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 7259) £6.00
  1. Wallace, David.: Chaucerian Polity: absolutist lineages and associated forms in England and Italy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. 1st. edn. xxii, 555pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4198) £50.00