Literary Biography

  1. Ackroyd, Peter: Blake London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995 1st. edn. 399 pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2491) £10.00

 

  1. Ackroyd, Peter.: T. S. Eliot. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984. 1st. edn. 400pp.Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly creased on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5114) £8.00

 

  1. Allen, Paul.: Alan Ayckbourn: grinning at the edge. London: Methuen, 2001. 1st. edn. x, 337pp. B/w photos. D/w veryslightly creased at spine head and tail otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4078) £6.00

 

  1. Anissimov, Myriam.: Primo Levi: tragedy of an optimist. London: Aurum Press, 1998. 1st. UK edn. x, 452pp. B/w photos. D/w slightly creased onn edges, a very good copy. (Stock ref 4196) £6.00

 

  1. Barker. Juliet: Wordsworth: a life London: Viking, 2000 1st. edn. xviii, 971 pp. B/w illus., maps. D/w ver slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2195) £10.00

 

  1. Benkovitz, Miriam J.: Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. 1st. edn. xiii(3)332pp. B/w photos. An ALS from the author dated 28th February, 1977 laid in. D/w slightly faded on front panel and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4692) £20.00

 

  1. Bernstein, Burton.: Thurber: a biography. London: Vioctor Gollancz, 1975. 1st. UK edn. xii, 532pp. Numerous b/w phtos. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4567) £7.00

 

  1. Cash, Arthur H.: Laurence Sterne London: Methuen & Co., 1975-86 1st. edn. Two vols. The Early and Middle Years, xxvi(iv) 333pp, The Later years, xxiv, 390 pp. Two cold. frontis. and numerous b/w illus. D/w’s just showing a little shelf wear otherwise a clean, bright set, (Stock ref 2869) £80.00

 

  1. Chaney, Lisa.: Hide-and-Seek With Angels: a life of J. M. Barrie. London: Hutchinson, 2005. 1st. edn. (14)402pp. Many b/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3432) £6.50

 

  1. Coakley, Davis.: Oscar Wilde: the importance of being Irish. Dublin: Town House, 1994. 1st. edn. x, 246pp. Many b/w illus. D/w a little rubbed on bottom corner of front panel otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4926) £8.00

 

  1. Cohen, Joseph.: Journey to the Trenches: the life of Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918. London: Robsob Books, 1975. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 224pp. B/w illus. Boards slightly bumped on corners and d/w slightly faded on spine and rubbed on edges. Overall, a very good copy (Stock ref 3556) £10.00

 

  1. Cohen, Morton N.: Lewis Carroll: a biography. London: Macmillan, 1995. 1st. UK edn. xxiv, 577pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 5172) £10.00

 

  1. Conradi, Peter J.: Iris Murdoch: a life. London: HarperCollins, 2001. 1st. edn. xl, 706pp. Numerous b/w photos. Various passages “edited” by pencil marks in margins otherwise a fine copy in d/w. (Stock ref 3582) £7.50

 

  1. Coote, Stephen.: John Keats: a life. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. 1st. edn. xii, 356pp. B/w illus. D/w showing just a little shelf wear, a very good copy. (Stock ref 4591) £6.00

 

  1. Curtis, J. A. E.: Manuscripts Don’t Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov, a life in letters and diaries. London: Bloomsbury, 1991. 1st. edn. xiv, 306pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4202) £7.50

 

  1. Dahl, Roald.: Going Solo. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. 1st. edn. 208pp. B/w illus., map. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4949) £8.00

 

  1. Davies, Hunter: William Wordsworth: a biography London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980 1st. edn. xiii, 367 pp. 26 b/w illus., map. Top edges dust marked and foredge with some light staining otherwise a very good copy in d/w. (Stock ref 2492) £8.50

 

  1. Davis, Michael.: William Blake: a new kind of man. London: Paul Elek, 1977. 1st. edn. 181pp. Cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 5005) £7.50

 

  1. DeMaria, Robert: The Life of Samuel Johnson: a critical biography Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993 1st. edn. xviii, 356pp. 26 b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3688) £8.50

 

  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. Frank, Joseph.: Dostoevsky: the seeds of revolt 1821-1849. London: Robson Books, 1977. 1st. UK edn. xiv, 401pp. 15 b/w illus. D/w faded on spine and showing some light rubbing on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5463) £10.00

 

  1. Fraser, Rebecca: Charlotte Bronte London: Methuen, 1988 1st. edn. xii, 543 pp. B/w illus. Neat gift inscription to ffep. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2175) £10.00

 

  1. Glendinning, Victoria.: Jonathan Swift. London: Hutchinson, 1998. 1st. edn. xii, 324pp. B/w illus. Signed by the author to title page and a small, neat gift inscription to reverse of half-title. Price-clipped d/w just a trifle rubbed on edges. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3436) £10.00

 

  1. Goytisolo, Juan.: The Memoirs of Juan Goytisolo. London: QWuartet Books, 1989-90. 1st. UK edn. Two vols. “Forbidden Territory” 1931-1956 and “realms of Strife” 1957-1982. (4)235 and (4)261pp. D/w’s a trifle dust marked otherwise a fine set. (Stock ref 3768) £15.00

 

  1. Hamilton, Ian: In Search of J. D. Salinger London: Heinemann, 1988 1st. edn. 222 pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2199) £8.00

 

  1. Hamilton, Ian.: Robert Lowell: a biography. London: Faber & Faber, 1983. 1st. UK edn. xiv, 527pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4736) £6.00

 

  1. Harman, Claire.: Jane’s Fame: how Jane austen conquered the World. Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2009. 1st. edn. x, 342pp. Cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3431) £6.00

 

  1. Hastings, Selina: Evelyn Waugh: a biography London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994 1st. edn. xii, 724 pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w just showing some shelf wear otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2123) £12.00

 

  1. Hemmings, F. W. J.: The Life and Times of Emile Zola. London: Paul Elek, 1977. 1st. edn. 192pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w a little chipped and worn on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 5336) £8.00

 

  1. Hennessy, Jaqmes Pope.: Anthony Trollope. London: Jonathan Cape, 1971. 1st. edn. 400pp. Cold. frontis., numerous b/w illus. Newat ownership signature to ffep. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4570) £6.00

 

  1. Hibberd, Dominic: Wilfred Owen, the Last Year London: Constable & Co., 1992 1st. edn. (6)224pp. Numerous b/w photos.D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2993) £8.50

 

  1. Hingley, Ronald.: A New Life of Chekhov. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. 1st. edn. xx, 358pp. 22 b/w photos., four text figures.Gift inscription to ffep. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges with two tiny nicks. Avery good copy. (Stock ref 3445) £6.50

 

  1. Holloway, Mark: Norman Douglas: a biography London: Secker & Warburg, 1976 1st. edn. xvii(iii), 519 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Ownership initials and date to ffep. Price-clipped d/w slightly faded, particularly on spine, and very slightly creased on edges. A very good copy. (Stock ref 2868) £30.00

 

  1. Kaplan, Justin.: Walt Whitman: a life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 1st. edn. 432pp. Many b/w illus. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5173) £8.00

 

  1. Kaplan, Louise J.: The Family Romance of the Impostor-Poet Thomas Chatterton. New York: Atheneum, 1987. 1st. edn. xv(3)302pp. B/w illus. D/w just showing some shelf wear. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3704) £9.00

 

  1. Krissdottir, Morine: Descents of Memory: the life of John Cowper Powys New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2007 1st. edn. 480 pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2224) £10.00

 

  1. Larkin, Philip.: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940 -1985. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1993. 1st. US edn. xxxvi, 791pp. 37 b/w photos. Edited by Anthony Thwaite. D/w somewhat faded and rubbed and creased on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4076) £8.00

 

  1. Lee, Hermione.: Virginia Woolf. London: Chatto & Windus, 1996. 1st. edn. xiv, 892pp. Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on top edge otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 5126) £9.50

 

  1. MacCarthy, Fiona.: William Morris: a life for our time. London: Faber & Faber, 1994. 1st. edn. xix, 780pp. Numerous b/w photos., text drawings. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3342) £30.00

 

  1. Maurois, Andre.: Ariel: a Shelley romance Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1935. 1st. P/B edn. 252pp. Penguin no.1. Lacks half-title. All pp slightly tanned. D/w chipped nd worn on edges with some fairly minor loss at spine head. (Stock ref 5064) £35.00

 

  1. Meyers, Jeffrey.: Scott Fitzgerald: a biography. London: Macmillan, 1994. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 400pp. Many b/w photos. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5174) £8.00

 

  1. Morrison, Robert.: The English Opium Eater: a biography of Thomas De Quincey. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009. 1st. edn. xviii, 462pp. B/w illus. D/w with one tiny tear in top edge of front panel otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3438) £8.50

 

  1. Motion, Andrew: Philip Larkin: a writer’s life London: Faber & Faber, 1993 1st. edn. xx, 570 pp. 55 b/w photos. D/w very slightly faded on spine and just rubbed on top corners otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 2493) £12.00

 

  1. Pearce, Joseph: Wisdom and Innocence: a life of G. K. Chesterton London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996 1st. edn. xiv, 522 pp. Cartoon frontis. by Max Beerbohm, b/w illus. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2119) £8.00

 

  1. Powys, John Cowper.: Autobiography. London: Macdonald, 1967. New edn. xxiv, 672pp plus 7pp publisher’s list. Introduction by J. B. Priestley. D/w slightly spotted and with several tiny tears otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5113) £15.00

 

  1. Prideaux, Sue.: Strindberg: a life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 1st. edn. xii, 371pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4981) £10.00

 

  1. Redinger, Ruby V.: George Eliot: the emergent self. London: The Bodley Head, 1976. 1st. UK edn. xii, 515, xxvpp. Gift inscription to ffep. D/w very slightly faded on spine with some very light fraying to spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5094) £7.50

 

  1. Rose, Phyllis.: Woman of Letters: a life of Virginia Woolf. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. 1st. edn. xxi, 298pp. B/w photos. Neat gift inscription to ffep. D/w dust marked and very slightly faded on spine otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4739) £6.50

 

  1. Schapiro, Leonard.: Turgenev: his life and times. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978. 1st. edn. xiii, 382pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w faded on spine, a very good copy. (Stock ref 3446) £6.50

 

  1. Seymour-Smith, Martin.: Rudyard Kipling. London: Queen Anne Press, 1989. 1st. edn. (10), 373pp. B/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4945) £4.00

 

  1. Stannard, Martin: Evelyn Waugh London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1986-1992 1st. edn. 2 vols. xiv, 537, xx, 523 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Comprises “The Early Years 1903-1939” and “No Abiding City 1939-1966”. D/w’s, a fine set. (Stock ref 2126) £30.00

 

  1. Stannard, Martin.: Muriel Spark: the biography. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009. 1st. edn. xxvi, 627pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3898) £6.50

 

  1. Thwaite, Anthony (ed.).: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin, 1940-1985. London: Faber & Faber, 1992. 1st. edn. xxxvi, 791pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly faded on spine and lightly rubbed on edges and front panel otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3557) £12.00

 

  1. Tomalin, Claire.: Katherine Mansfield, a Secret Life. London: Penguin Books, 1988. 1st. P/B edn. (8)292pp plus 4pp publisher’s list. B/w illus. Inscribed by the author on title page. All pp lightly tanned. Pictorial card covers just a little rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5341) £25.00

 

  1. Tytell, John.: Ezra Pound: the solitary volcano. London: Bloomsbury Pub lishing, 1987. 1st. edn. (14)368pp. B/w photos. D/w slightly creased along top edge andvery slightly faded on front pane. Otherwise, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5115) £8.00

 

  1. Uglow, Jenny.: Elizabeth Gaskell: a habit of stories. London: Faber & Faber, 1993. 2nd. impression. xiv, 690pp. B/w illus. All pp lightly tanned. D/w very slightly creased at spine head and tail otherwise a fine copy (Stock ref 3439) £8.00

 

  1. Waddington, Patrick.: Turgenev and England. New York: New York University Press, 1981. 1st. edn. x, 382pp. B/w illus. D/w slightly creased at spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5171) £12.00

 

  1. West, Anthony.: H. G. Wells: aspects of a life. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1984. 1st. edn. (8)405pp. Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4568) £6.00

 

  1. Williams, Tennessee: Memoirs Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1975 1st. edn. xix, 264 pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w slightly faded on spine with very slightly frayed at spine head. A very good copy. (Stock ref 4647) £6.50