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Where Is the West? 2/1992 Winter
Meanjin,
Meanjin Press, University of Melbourne, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. pp 227 - 448. Illustrated wrapper, text illustrated with maps. This issue is primarily concerned with aboriginal issues Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0206208. Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 3/1982
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. pp 290 -- 424; illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0206228. Good Condition
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 2/1986
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. pp 147 --302; illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0206232. Good Condition
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 1/1980
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1980. Periodical, 1st thusly
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Periodical, 1st thusly. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. includes fiction by Garry Disher and an interview with chinua Achebe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0243689. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 2/1980
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1980. Periodical, 1st thusly
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Periodical, 1st thusly. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. article by David Malouf, interview of Elizabeth Harrower. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0243690. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 4/1979
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1979. Periodical, 1st thusly
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Periodical, 1st thusly. 135 pages, illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Jack Hibberd Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0243691. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Larry McMurtry and the West; an ambivalent relationship
Busby, Mark,
ISBN: 0929398343
University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. in the original maroon cloth backed dark lavender marbled hardcover boards. There is no damage to describe. The purpose of this study is to examine Larry McMurtry's writing career in order to establish the significance of his relationship with his home region. My thesis is that McMurtry's writing is characterised by a deep ambivalence towards his home territory, a vacillation that cuts through his work and his attitudes about writing itself. – Page IX Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiv, 344 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0929398343. ISBN/EAN: 9780929398341. Inventory No: 0240120. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Katherine Mansfield’s letters to John Middleton Murray
Murray, John Middleton – editor,
ISBN: 0234771895
Constable, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. this new addition is virtually a new book, one 3rd as long again as its predecessor and containing only the letters written by Katherine Mansfield to her lover and husband. The editor has restored all the passages he omitted from the letters on their 1st appearance – passages of passion and intimacy written by a woman in love, and of agonised courage under the creeping menace of a deadly disease. The result is one of the most remarkable series of unexpurgated love letters ever printed. – Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 701, [3] pages, original brown cloth covered boards, gilt titles, dustjacket price clipped, chipped and rubbed at the top and bottom of the spine and the top of the fold overs. Previous owner details in pencil on the 1st page, and surprisingly given the source of the book, there is no pencilling throughout the text. That I can find. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white photographs.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0234771895. ISBN/EAN: 9780234771891. Inventory No: 0257293. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Left Right Left; Political Essays 1977-2005
Manne, Robert,
ISBN: 1863951423
Black Inc / Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. a clean second-hand copy without damage and free of annotation, apart from slight rubbing at the top right of the front cover as can be seen in the associated photograph. This collection shows nearly 20 years of Manne's work, his original incarnation as cold Warrior and his more recent metamorphosis into a bleeding heart. For the most thematically, the chapter headings themselves provide a rough chronology as Manne's preoccupations turn from "communism" and "culture wars" to "Aborigines", "refugees" and "Jews and Muslims" – Jeff Sparrow reviewing the book In the Age 14/5/05 Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 1863951423. ISBN/EAN: 9781863951425. Inventory No: 0260494. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Hollywood Voices (Cinema two Series)
Sarris, Andrew,
ISBN: 0436441527
Secker & Warburg, London, 1971. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Book Description – slight yellowing of the edges of the paperback binding, no other damage to describe. Illustrated with black and white photograph. The responsibility of the director, and the auteur theory, other twin themes of this series of confrontations with film directors – and the book makes a valuable eclectic introduction to modern understanding of the American Cinema – rear panel blurb First softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 180 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0436441527. ISBN/EAN: 9780436441523. Inventory No: 0257151. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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York Notes on Toni Morrison’s "Beloved"; Study Notes (York Notes Advanced)
Gray, Laura,
ISBN: 0582414601
Longman, Essex, 1999. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Key Features: * Study methods * Introduction to the text * Summaries with critical notes * Themes and techniques * Textual analysis of key passages * Author biography * Historical and literary background * Modern and historical critical approaches * Chronology * Glossary of literary terms the book is clean and free of annotation and has no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0582414601. ISBN/EAN: 9780582414600. Inventory No: 0251648. Very Good Condition
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
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the English humourists of the Eighteenth century
Thackeray, W. M.,
Grey Walls, London, 1949. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/good. First Edition. Jonathan Swift, Congreve and Addison, Richards Gay, Pryor, Steele and Pope, Hogarth, Smollet and Fielding and Stern and Goldsmith clean dustjacket which has tears at the top and bottom of the spine with chipping at the top of the spine and at 3 of the four fold overs. The book clean and free of annotation, and has no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 208 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; England; 18th century; Humour. Inventory No: 0261917. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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essays on various subjects – literary, social, semi-political, and ecclesiastical
Robertson, Andrew Rev,
George Robertson, Melbourne, 1874. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. foxing to the 1st 9 pages, and the last 6 pages of the book, small sticker at the bottom left-hand corner of the rear paste down stating that the book was bound by George Robertson. "Nothing, we venture to affirm, can match the marvels of a book – it is the most perfect environment ever devised to accomplish the greatest ends by the simplest means, bringing mind into contact with mind, not by the aid of the living voice, but by a few silent strokes imprinted upon paper, and which, slightly varied inform on curvature, express, with a fullness and faithfulness that cannot be surpassed, the minutest shades of thought and feeling, every idea which flips across the mind, every emotion which vibrates through the heart, together with all the sublime list truths of science, all the profoundest speculations of philosophy, all the events of history, all the incidents of travel, as well as the more airy and brilliant conceptions of poetry, fancy, and romance." – Page 7 Size: Small Hardcover. VIII, 192 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 0261996. Very Good Condition
Price: 88.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 3 / 1957
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1957. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. pp 226 -- 336; illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0270365. Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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novels & novelists (Edited by J. Middleton Murry. )
Mansfield, Katherine (Murry, Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp 1888 – 1923 ),
Constable, London, 1930. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. as can be seen in the attached photograph the rear panel has a couple of grubby marks, and the class have the head and tail of the spine section is rubbed and chipped; the edges of the corners are also rubbed with slight exposure of the cardboard beneath. New Zealand bookseller's rubberstamp the bottom right hand corner of the front paste down. there is the occasional pencil mark in the margins. The book includes an index of authors. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books for Writers. Inventory No: 0256553. Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Macbeth ; critical points in Shakespeare
Holloway, K. M. [Kathleen Mary] 1911-,
ISBN: 095976531X
The Griffin Press, Panmure, Auckland, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. ISBN courtesy of the National library of New Zealand, which also advises that this is a limited edition of 500 copies. the book is 2nd hand, the front panel shows very slight discolouration, and internally, the book is clean and bright. The author is also responsible for works on Hamlet and Twelfth night Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 46 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; New Zealand; Books on Books. ISBN: 095976531X. ISBN/EAN: 9780959765311. Inventory No: 0256578. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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the Paris review – Spring 2014 volume 208
Stein, Lorin – editor,
The Paris Review, New York, 2014. Periodical
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: various. Periodical. the book contains interviews, poetry, a portfolio of photographs, and fiction Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 276 pages. Item Type: Magazine. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0262533. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0262533  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the Paris review – Winter 2014 volume 209
Stein, Lorin – editor,
The Paris Review, New York, 2014. Periodical
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: various. Periodical. the book contains interviews, poetry, a portfolio of photographs, and fiction Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 216 pages. Item Type: Magazine. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0262534. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Italian Literature: The Dominant Themes
Cairns, Christopher,
ISBN: 0715373919
David & Charles, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Spotting of the front edge and top edge of the pages. No other damage. The emphasis on modern literature does not know the value of the writing of the past, for the author shows how mediaeval and Renaissance traditions have their descendants and analogies in Italian cultural life today. These older classics and 19th-century works rewarding the illuminate modern writing and help the reader to understand the outlook and values of present-day Italy – dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Italy; Books on Books. ISBN: 0715373919. ISBN/EAN: 9780715373910. Inventory No: 0262535. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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antithesis volume 8, number 2, 1997 Time & memory special issue
Barker, Karen & Dale, Catherine et alia – editors,
ISBN: 0732515394
Department of English and Cultural Studies, Melbourne University, Melbourne University, 1997. periodical
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. periodical. a nice clean copy, with minimal signs of handling. Includes an interview with David Foster. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 318 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0732515394. ISBN/EAN: 9780732515393. Inventory No: 0262683. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin autumn, 1950
Meanjin,
the Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1950. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. First Edition. Pages 1-80, short stories, articles, letters, poetry illustrations, reviews. small tear bottom of spine, no other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0270345. Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin 3 / 1958
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1958. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. pp 227-352 illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Slight insect damage to the left-hand side of the front cover and to the lower part of the spine. Internally clean.Front cover illustration by Picasso Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0270351. Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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Fiction and Repetition: Seven English Novels
Miller, J. Hillis,
ISBN: 0631130322
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Very slight fading of the spine section of the softcover binding, no other damage, no annotations. The novels discussed are Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights; Thackeray's Henry Esmond; Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Well-Beloved; Conrad's Lord Jim; and Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway and Between the Acts Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0631130322. ISBN/EAN: 9780631130321. Inventory No: 0270620. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0270620  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Post-modernist fiction
McHale, Brian ,
ISBN: 0416364004
Methuen, New York, 1987. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Second-hand copy, no damage to describe, no annotations or underlining. "Far from being, as unsympathetic critics have sometimes complain, about nothing but itself or even about nothing at all, post-modernist fiction in McHale's construction of it proves to be about (among other things) those hardy literary perennials, Love and Death." – Rear panel blurb Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0416364004. ISBN/EAN: 9780416364002. Inventory No: 0270621. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Galbraith reader; selected and arranged with narrative comment by the editors of Gambit from the works of John Kenneth Galbraith
Galbraith, John Kenneth,
ISBN: 0233970061
Andre Deutsch, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. slight dustiness of the top edge of the text block, bumping of the top corner of the rear board, Price clipping by the publisher, with a new price sticker then placed on the fold over flap internally clean, and free of annotation. This reader is a one-man anthology which draws together a selection of Galbraith's writings, placing them in the framework of his career and fitting them into the structure of his thought. It covers his childhood, and the academia and his later life. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 496 pages, indexed. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Economics. ISBN: 0233970061. ISBN/EAN: 9780233970066. Inventory No: 0240758. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan – Dust Jacket. First Edition. (10), 254 pages, in original Brown papered boards, with dust jacket illustrated, based on a painting by Sidney Nolan. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original Angry Penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Slight rubbing of the top edges of the jacket, and some very small white spots on the spine from careless painting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sidney Nolan – Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0264735. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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In Memoriam Leo Baeck. Gedenkfeier des Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland und der Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland. Frankfurt am Main, 16. Dezember 1956.
von Theodor Heuss, Georg Salzberger, Karl Heinrich Rengsdorf u.a.,
Klaima, dusseldorf, 1956. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in German. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Judaica; Germany; German Language; Inventory No: 0265014. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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antithesis volume 21 – 2011 Futures
Barker, Karen & Dale, Catherine et alia – editors,
School of Culture and Communication, Melbourne University, 2011. periodical
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. periodical. a nice clean copy, with minimal signs of handling. Includes colour photography, drawings and artwork reproduced. Unfortunately Susan Pyke essay on Heathcliff's Howl has pink underlining. No other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 318 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0271927. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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antithesis volume 14 – 2004 – Fuse
Murray, Alex & Chan, Queenie – editors,
School of Culture and Communication, Melbourne University, 2004. periodical
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. periodical. a nice clean copy, with minimal signs of handling. Includes colour photography, drawings and artwork reproduced. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 318 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0271928. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Walter De La Mare -- a Critical Study
Reid, Forrest,
Faber & Faber, London, 1929. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 256 pages, includes list of books by Walter De La Mare, index, frontispiece photograph with facsimile signature, and facsimile of a page of manuscript of "memoirs of a midget". Original photographic illustrated dust jacket Is price clipped. There is age toning of the edges of the text block, and minor handling marks to the untrimmed front edge, original bookseller's sticker on the lower left-hand corner of the front free end page, bumping to the head and tail of the green cloth of spine section. The dust jacket, now protected, has insect damage to the rear fold over crease, and numerous short tears have been repaired with tape, and there is chipping to the top and bottom of the spine section, with a loss of approximately 3/16 of an inch at each end. "This book is a critical study, technical and textual, and also an interpretation. But interpretation is meant a kind of collaboration between the mind of the reader -- in this case the critic, a creative writer himself -- and that of his author. The plan of the book is to take the works in the order of their writing, and to trace the growth of this spiritual content as well as their form. Certain of them which seem peculiarly significant either in their manner or their matter have been examined in detail, and everywhere the aim has been to reveal what is latent in them as well as what is more directly expressed." -- front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0220938. Very Good Condition
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
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Through the window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story)
Barnes, Julian,
ISBN: 0099578581
Vintage, London, 2012. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. A very clean copy, no damage, no previous owner's markings. In the 17 essays and one short story the 2011 man Booker prize winner examines British, French and American writers who have meant the most to him, as well as the crosscurrents and overlapping's of their different cultures. – From the front fold over flap Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 243 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0099578581. ISBN/EAN: 9780099578581. Inventory No: 0269459. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Meanjin Volume 54 2/1995 O CANADA
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1995. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0270241. Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Frank Hardy & the literature of commitment
Adams, Paul & Lee, Christopher – Editors,
ISBN: 0958079412
The vulgar press, Carlton North, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Secondhand copy with no damage to describe. Front cover states "featuring the key to Power without Glory". "to a large extent Hardy was exploring with other writers the possibility of Australian forms of Communist writing. His work was part of a broad experimental project to develop an authentically Communist novel. – In this collection of essays, both Hardy and this broader project are considered." – Page nine Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 296 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Books on Books; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0958079412. ISBN/EAN: 9780958079419. Inventory No: 0272631. Very Good Condition
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Unsent letters
Bradbury, Malcolm,
ISBN: 0233982566
Andre Deutsch, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. "a marvellously funny collection of 18 letters he might have sent but never did." slice rubbing of the top edge of the dustjacket, and like age tanning of the page edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 220 pages, in the original hardcover binding with a coloured illustrated dustjacket. Previous owners name on the first page. No other damage to detail.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0233982566. ISBN/EAN: 9780233982564. Inventory No: 0244528. Very Good Condition
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No brains on Tuesday the collected wit and wisdom of Keith Dunstan
Keith, Dunstan,
ISBN: 1863370676
Schwartz and Wilkinson, Melbourne, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. clean copy, the only damage being age – the page edges are brown. Selections from Keith Dunstan's column which appeared in the age on Tuesdays years gone by. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 281 pages, with an introduction by Michael Smith of the age, and illustrations by Jeff Hook. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Humour. ISBN: 1863370676. ISBN/EAN: 9781863370677. Inventory No: 0260522. Very Good Condition
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the letters of John Cheever
Cheever, John (edited by Benjamin Cheever),
ISBN: 0671628739
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. clean copy, no annotations, no damage, dust jacket without damage. Illustrated with a section of black-and-white plates of the Pulitzer Prize winner. This book is the first volume to present this significant addition to Cheever's literary legacy. Collected, annotated and punctuated with the passages from his copious journals, they present the story of a writer's life. – Paraphrasing the dust jacket blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; belle lettres; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0671628739. ISBN/EAN: 9780671628734. Inventory No: 0271408. Very Good Condition
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Goodbye England
Barlow, James,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 168 pages, original dustjacket. The dustjacket has 4 short tears on the rear panel. It is also rubbed on the edges. Otherwise both booked in dustjacket are in good order. The author went to Africa in search of material for one of his books. He also visited the United Nations, and Spain and then returned to London. His experiences during and immediately after these journeys filled Barlow with indignation. It seemed to him that events in those parts of Africa were being reported and judged unfairly, that public opinion was being successfully slumped by ill-informed the generally well-meaning " liberals" in England by deliberate misrepresentation at UN. The author was so upset by changes in England, that he emigrated to Tasmania! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Politics; Britain; Inventory No: 0210646. Very Good Condition
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The Art of Marvell’s Poetry
Leishman, J. B.,
ISBN: 0090876911
Hutchinson University Library, London, 1968. Second Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Second Edition. age toning of the page edges, reading crease on the spine. The book was finished posthumously by Prof John Butt who edited the final 2 chapters. The author brings to his work and acute study of the text and a sensitive understanding of attitudes peculiar to the 17th century and to Marvell. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 328 pages, including alphabetical table of the poems quoted or discussed, and an index. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; poetry. ISBN: 0090876911. ISBN/EAN: 9780090876914. Inventory No: 0241354. Good Condition
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State of the Art film writings in 1983 – 1985
Kael, Pauline,
ISBN: 0099481707
Arena , London, 1987. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. This is the author's 8th collection covering everything from Flashdance through to Rambo, more than 100 films. Some are wonderful, some terrible, all are reviewed in the manner or method that is uniquely the author's. Size: Trade Paperback. XII, 404 pages with index. . a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Marking pen stripe on bottom edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0099481707. ISBN/EAN: 9780099481706. Inventory No: 0271597. Very Good Condition
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Pull down the blind
Marshall, Alan (1902-1984),
Cheshire, Melbourne, 1949. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Counihan, Noel, 1913-1986 – Illustrations. First Edition. Dust jacket has tears, and chipping to top and bottom edges, Previous owner's name written on the top edge of the front panel, dust jacket price clipped, the front end page is off set tanned, and underneath the front fold over flap on the front paste down are Christmas wishes for 1950. Internally clean, bright and without damage. The book contains a number of sketches reprinted from the Brisbane Sunday Mail, the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial, Melbourne Herald, Melbourne Argus, Adelaide Advertiser, & Adelaide Mail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 117 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Counihan, Noel, 1913-1986 – Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Journalism; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0272243. Very Good Condition
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Life and Living
Jones, Frederic Wood,
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., London, 1939. First Edition
 Red Buckram Red Buckram. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XII, 268 pages, includes index of names, and index to subjects to original bookseller's sticker at the lower right hand corner of the front paste down, previous owner's name written in red pencil at top right-hand corner of front free end page, some fading of the backstrip section of the book, which is also bumped at its head and tail. Browning of the page edges. Otherwise in very good order this book consists of a selection from a number of addresses delivered on various occasions to different bodies in Australia between the years 1923 and 1937. There are two Livingston lectures, The Listerian Oration, Syme Oration, the John Bancroft Memorial lecture, the R. M. Johnston Memorial lecture, and several others. The writing style is familiar, and the thoughts are progressive. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Medicine; Inventory No: 0209579. Good Condition
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Meanjin 4/1955
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1955. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Poor/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Pages 449-608; illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. The top one threequarter inches and the bottom half inch of the backstrip cover are missing. Otherwise a good reading copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0209719. Poor
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Meanjin 3/1961
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1961. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. The backstrip and righthand side of the rear board are darkened, top edge of pages dusty. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0209727. Good Condition
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Bialik Speaks Words from the Poet’s Lips Clues to the Man
Ovadyahu, Mordecai,
Massada Press, Ramat Gan, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. the dust jacket has several short tears and slight chippingat the top and bottom of the spine, a couple of pages have been dogeared, and on page 97 there is in pen a note which says "read 96 – 140, 4/8/71" I can find no other annotations. On the first blank page there is an inscription dated 17 November 1969 Tel Aviv signed by the compiler Mordecai. collected sayings of Chayim Nahman Bialik 1873 – 1934 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 194 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Judaica; Inventory No: 0275159. Very Good Condition
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Portraits of the Artist -- New Writing in Australia; Special Double Edition; Volume 64; Number 1 -- 2;2005
Meanjin,
ISBN: 0522851924
Meanjin Company Ltd, Carlton, Victoria, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; (6) 342, (4) +17 full-page colour illustrations including frontal nudity. In original photographic illustrated softcover. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0522851924. ISBN/EAN: 9780522851922. Inventory No: 0227626. Very Good Condition
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The Oxford book of Oxford
Morris, Jan – selected and edited by,
ISBN: 019214104X
Oxford University press, Oxford, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. This collection of addresses essays and lectures is given by one who delights in the beauty of Oxford, its boisterousness, its tolerance and its long tradition of eccentricity – qualities which amply reflected in the book. It covers the period from a foundation in the Middle Ages through to 1945. Secondhand copy, no damage with noting apart from a traces of spotting to the front edge of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; England; History. ISBN: 019214104X. ISBN/EAN: 9780192141040. Inventory No: 0267817. Very Good Condition
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The Trail Of The Dinosaur & Other Essays
Koestler, Arthur,
Collins, London, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. the dust jacket as can be seen in the attached image has numerous short tears and chipping to the top and bottom edges of the jacket and to the left-hand side of the rear panel. The book itself, a couple of grubby marks on the top edge of the text block, internally clean and bright. No annotations. This is the first volume of essays by the author since 1944, and he deals with a variety of topics, some of which simply caught his attention or stimulated his imagination, others are concerned with crucial issues of today. (1955) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 9-253, [3] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0276376. Very Good Condition
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Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
James, Clive,
ISBN: 0330481754
Picador, London, 2012. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. introduction by author, a note on the text, acknowledgements, illustration credits and index. The text is illustrated with a small black-and-white photograph at the beginning of each essay. Illustrated card cover with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and copper and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Arranged alphabetically, the remembered history of the 20th century by the author, (taking in people who influence the 20th century i.e. Tacitus), and their influence for good or ill. nice clean copy, no damage to describe, no annotations. Size: Trade Paperback. [14], XV - XXXII, [2], 876, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0330481754. ISBN/EAN: 9780330481755. Inventory No: 0276438. Very Good Condition
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan – Dust Jacket. First Edition. (10), 254 pages, in original Brown papered boards, with dust jacket illustrated, based on a painting by Sidney Nolan. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original Angry Penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Slight rubbing of the top edges of the jacket at the head of the spine and on the rear panel, with a short tear on the top edge of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sidney Nolan – Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0254091. Very Good Condition
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The Origins of English Nonsense
Malcolm, Noel,
ISBN: 0006388442
HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1998. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Nonsense verse in England is generally thought to have its origins in Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. Noel Malcolm's work discusses the extent of the genre a full two hundred and fifty years earlier, with the work of such now nearly forgotten nonsense poets as Sir John Hoskyns and John Taylor. It presents an anthology of their work, much of it published here for the first time since the 17th century, and in a long introduction discusses the origins and development of the genre in England, and the history of medieval and Renaissance nonsense poetry in Europe. small moisture mark at the top right of the first page, and a pale mark at the top of the front edge of the text block. Clean otherwise and free of annotation. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). 329 pages. Marking pen stripe on bottom edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Poetry; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0006388442. ISBN/EAN: 9780006388449. Inventory No: 0254195. Good Condition
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George Orwell’s Nineteen eighty-four; study notes for Advanced English Module C
Pitt, Michael,
ISBN: 1741302331
Five Senses Education, Seven Hills, New South Wales, 2004. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. For HSC students of English. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 111 pages. Text contains highlight pen markings throughout. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Literature & Literary; Higher School Certificate Examination (N.S.W.) - Study guides; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 1741302331. ISBN/EAN: 9781741302332. Inventory No: 0254203. Good Condition
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Literary Theory at Work; Three Texts
Tallack, Douglas,
ISBN: 0713451408
Batsford Ltd, London, 1991. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. This collection of essays aims to provide a balanced conspectus on the field of literary theory by applying nine theories to the analysis of three texts: Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", Henry James' "In the Cage" and D. H. Lawrence's "St Mawr". This structure enables an interchange to take place between approaches drawn from all the main areas of recent critical theory: structuralism, post-structuralism, marxism, feminism and psychoanalysis. The book is addressed to all teachers and students who are interested in modern critical theory but want also to see how it can engage with a literary text. It is intended to bridge the gap which seems to have opened up between theory and practice, by explaining each theory and then showing its operation in a detailed reading of a text. – paraphrasing the rear panel. The book is clean and free of annotation, and there is no damage to detail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 208 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; education. ISBN: 0713451408. ISBN/EAN: 9780713451405. Inventory No: 0252033. Very Good Condition
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Cobbett’s England; a selection from the writings of William Cobbett edited with an introduction by John Derry
Cobbett, William,
The Folio Society, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: James Gillray. First Edition. 700 g; 276 pages, illustrated with black-and-white engravings, in original hardcover binding, cloth backed spine, and mauve boards with dark blue writing and with a slip case. The book shows no damage. This slip case has what appears to be a water splashed Mark at the back and to one side onto a panel for approximately 1 cm by approximately 10 cm. "A selection from the writings of William Cobbett giving a view of Cobbett the man, Cobbett and his contemporaries Cobbett the Parliamentary reformer Cobbett the traditionalist Cobbett and contemporary social problems Cobbett and the changing face of England etc Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: James Gillray. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0255086. Very Good Condition
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Frankenstein : A cultural History
Hitchcock, Susan Tyler
ISBN: 9780393061444
W. W. Norton New York 2007 First Printing
 Hard Cover An unmarked copy in very good condition.  Very Good/Very Good
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essays in European and Oriental literature Arranged and edited by Albert Mordell
Hearn, Lafcadio,
Heinemann, London, 1923. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 550 g; XVIII, 340 pages, in original dark blue cloth covered board's with gilt titling to the spine, and publisher's colophon blind stamped in the rear board. Darkening of foxing of the top edge of the text block, some rubbing of the corners of the boards and the head and tail of the spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste down. "The editorials that appear in this volume are written between 1883 and 1887" -- "the editorials have chosen are those that prefer to literature only. Astral be seen, many of them deal with French literature. Hearn was a pioneer in translating and writing about the famous French writers who were then appearing, Zola, Maupassant, Loti, Bourget, etc." -- Page VII Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0229361. Very Good Condition
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The Problem of Style
Murry, J. Middleton,
Oxford University Press, London, 1922. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. VIII, 148 pages. Boards rubbed, original owner's initials on front end page, water damage to the rear end pages, the previous owner has also annotated and underlines in pencil some of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0205625. Good Condition
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Critics of the ’ Nineties
Stanford, Derek,
Roy Publishers, New York, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 244 pages, photographic frontispiece of Oscar Wilde, original dustjacket. The dustjacket is slightly faded along the backstrip, and has a stain from the price sticker at the top right-hand corner of the front panel. Otherwise in good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0209283. Very Good Condition
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The Challenge of Comparative Literature and Other Addresses (Number 51)
Friederich, Werner P.,
the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XXIV, 152 pages, including abridged index. This book is not just a collection of essays. It is also a significant part of the history of Comparative Literature since world War II. There is a small splash stain on the base edge of the text block. Otherwise the book is in very good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0209986. Good
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The Drama of Discrimination in Henry James
Moore, Susan Reibel,
ISBN: 0702216682
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XII, 127 pages, selected bibliography, index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Gender Studies; ISBN: 0702216682. ISBN/EAN: 9780702216688. Inventory No: 0210104. Good
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The Mid-Eighteenth Century
Butt, John,
ISBN: 0198122128
Oxford University Press, Great Britain, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Part of the complete reissue of "The Oxford History of English Literature", this volume covers the literature of the mid-18th century, with special emphasis on the work of Samuel Johnson. Edited and completed by Geoffrey Carnall Dustwrapper faded on spine, small tear bottom left front panel; no other damage Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 682 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays, Journals & Letters; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0198122128. ISBN/EAN: 9780198122128. Inventory No: 0261353. Very Good Condition
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Wanting to Write -- A Complete Guide for Would-Be Writers
Bloom, Ursula,
Stanley Paul, London, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 300 g; 160 pages bound in original black papered boards, with dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is slightly rubbed at the head and tail of the spine, and the top and bottom of the front fold over, with a 0.25 inch tear on the bottom edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0235945. Very Good Condition
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Her Side of the Story; Readings of Mander, Mansfield, & Hyde
Paul, Mary,
ISBN: 187713371X
University of Otago Press, New Zealand, 1999. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 500 g; to 24 pages, includes bibliography, chapter notes and index. In colour illustrated softcover binding which has a crease at the top left of the rear panel. This book explores contemporary ways of reading some important New Zealand text, all produced between 1910 and 1940, except for a recent film and film script which are considered as re-readings of one of the earlier texts. Interpretation of these texts have had a significant impact on New Zealanders' ideas of themselves, an aspect which I draw attention as I classify and cluster together types of readings." -- From the introduction, page 9 Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; History -- New Zealand; ISBN: 187713371X. ISBN/EAN: 9781877133718. Inventory No: 0232707. Very Good Condition
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Elizabethan Love Tragedy 1587-1625
Brodwin, Leonora Leet,
ISBN: 0340155752
University of London Press, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 900 g.; XII, 404 pp., inlcludes chapter notes and index. Original dustwrapper has a short tear at the foldover crease, and the protective laminate has been damaged at two small spots on the rear panel; original bookseller sticker on front paste down, otherwise the book and wrapper are in good+ condition. The book considers the subject in a threefold manner; Tragedies of Courtly Love, Tragedies of False Romantic Love, and Tragedies of Worldly Love. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0340155752. ISBN/EAN: 9780340155752. Inventory No: 0206802. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
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English Critical Texts
Enright D. J. & deChickera, Ernst,
Oxford University Press, London, 1963. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Reprint. XVII, 398 pp., price clipped dustwrapper which is also rubbed on the fore edges and chipped along the top edge. Previous owner's name on front endpaper and title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0201913. Good
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The Study of Literature
Watson, George,
Allen Lane; the Penguin Press, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 237 pages., includes selected bibliography, indexed. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. The front panel of dustwrapper is rubbed along the edges. Original sale sticker on front foldover. Writing "essentially for those whose concern is with literature", George Watson proposes a new rationale of literary history. The present century, as he recognises, studies literature more than any previous age; but it has often preferred to discount historical foundations of literary studies in favour of trivialising emphasis on contemporary effects of Literature. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0202823. Good
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a Short history of English literature
Legouis, Emile,
Oxford, London, 1946. reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: black-and-white plates. reprint. dust jacket chipped at the top and bottom of the spine, and at the top of the front panel .the book whose clean and without annotation. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white plates (XL). A history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon through to George Bernard Shaw. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 404 pages indexed, and illustrated with 40 plates. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books. Inventory No: 0262688. Very Good Condition
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Australia’s Writers
Smith, Graeme Kinross,
ISBN: 0170053210
Nelson, Melbourne, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 342pp. Original cloth in illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated. Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson, Mary Gilmore, Vance Palmer, Patrick White, Alan Marshall and others and their lives and works examined by the careful selection of extracts from writers' works and the inclusion of intimate portraits in words and pictures. a nice clean copy, previous owner's book plate pasted to the blank front end page. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Books on Books. ISBN: 0170053210. ISBN/EAN: 9780170053211. Inventory No: 0262770. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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The Full Room; An A-Z of Contemporary Playwriting
Dromgoole, Dominic,
ISBN: 0413772306
Methuen, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 299, (9) pages, original hardcover binding, no damage, colour illustrated dustjacket, again no damage. In this highly personal and comprehensive survey of contempt drama, the author, one of Britain's most innovative young directors, celebrates the plays and playwrights at the forefront of theatre today. Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0413772306. ISBN/EAN: 9780413772305. Inventory No: 0232657. Very Good Condition
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Updike’s Version ; Rewriting "The Scarlet Letter"
Schiff, James A.,
ISBN: 0826208711
University of Missouri Press, Columbia, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 475 g; XIV, 146 pages, includes selected bibliography, indexed. In original hardcover binding with original dust jacket. The book shows no sign of damage. In this book, the author provides the first full-length critical analysis of Updike's trilogy "Scarlet letter trilogy" -- a Month of Sundays -- Roger's Version -- S. Written in the period 1975 -- 1988., covering new ground in Updike studies, revealing how the inter-textual dilate between Updike and Hawthorne is far more complex and expensive than has yet been acknowledged. Providing close and detailed readings of novels that are arguably Updike's most elusive, post-modern and multilayered works. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0826208711. ISBN/EAN: 9780826208712. Inventory No: 0225950. Very Good Condition
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Contemporary Literary Critics
Borklund, Elmer,
ISBN: 0333226674
St. James Press, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 1.2 kg; VI, 550,[4] pages, with original price clipped dust jacket, clipped at both the bottom and the top of the front fold over flap. (Given that the book was jointly published by St Martin's press and St James's press on either side of the pond, it probably had an English £ price, and a United States $price top and bottom respectively.) This book is an authoratative reference guide to the most important and influential 20th-century critics in the English language, selected for inclusion by a distinguished advisory board. The critics included range from those who also known for their creative writing to those who have made criticism a creative art in itself, from the great individualists and innovators of the interwar years to contemporary critics still in midcareer. Entries contain: a biography; a full bibliography; a listing of studies of the entrance as critics; and an essay on the critic's work by Elmer Borklund member of the faculty of English at Pennsylvania State University. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0333226674. ISBN/EAN: 9780333226674. Inventory No: 0220611. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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The Tradition of Smollett
Gittings, Robert,
Methuen, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 450 g; 216 pages, includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated with nine plates reproduced in black-and-white. Illustrated dust jacket. The only damage to the book is a slight rubbing of the edges of the dust jacket, and lifting of the protective laminate, over the front gutter. "This is the first full-length critical study of Smollett in the light of the tradition in which he wrote. It is concerned with the formal organisation of social criticism in fiction. The early chapters of the book deal with the picaresque writing in Spain, France and Germany and with English prose fiction of the 17th century. There is a criticism of the standards applied to criticism of the novel before 1750, thus enabling us to see the relevance of what Smollett was trying to do. His first three novels are examined and there is a specially detailed exegesis of Peregrine Pickle which makes a good case for much more care and a meditation in the structure of Smollett's novels than is usually considered. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0220925. Very Good Condition
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Plots and Characters in the Fiction of Eighteenth-Century English Authors
Johnson, Clifford R.,
ISBN: 0208014985
Archon Books, Connecticut, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 1.0 kg; two volumes. Volume I -- XX, 270, (six pages blank), includes a preface, chronology of events, list of characters. Volume II -- XXVI, 246 pages, (last three blank), includes chronology of events, chronology of publications, preface, plots and characters. Volume I is bound in dark blue cloth, volume II in burgundy. Volume I is very slightly the worse, having a little rubbing to the head of the spine and the bottom corners of the front edges. "This two-volume handbook is designed to include plot summaries and character identifications for the narrative works of the most important 18th-century English novelists. This first volume treats in unified lists the works of Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe and Samuel Richardson. The second volume will cover Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, and Lawrence Stern, plus Rasselas by Samuel Johnson and the Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. Although the reader will not have all of 18th century fiction at his fingertips, he will nevertheless have the narrative works of the great geniuses in the field." -- preface volume I page IX. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0208014985. ISBN/EAN: 9780208014986. Inventory No: 0220935. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
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The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon
Seed, David,
ISBN: 0333417577
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; X, 270 pages, last two pages blank, intentionally, includes appendix, chapter notes, index. In original illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing to the bottom of the spine, and a very pale brown stain at the upper right-hand corner of the front end page. (Possibly glue from a sticker). This lucidly written study gives a careful and detailed reading of all of Pynchon's fiction from the early short stories To Gravity's Rainbow. The author stresses the intricacy of Pynchon's narratives and discusses such issues as his parody of myth, influenced from the Beats, and various uses of comedy and American culture. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0333417577. ISBN/EAN: 9780333417577. Inventory No: 0221052. Very Good Condition
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In the Margins of Cervantes
Weiger, John G.,
ISBN: 0874514509
University press of New England, Hanover and London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 550 g; 274 pages, last 9 pages blank (intentionally), includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. In original printed dust jacket. Minor handling marks to the dust jacket. No other damage to report. "Questions of narrative and authorial techniques employed by Cervantes, until now insufficiently examined, serve as the book's focus. Ever cognizant of his reader, Cervantes varies his authorial voice throughout his work, constructing a complex system of relationships among author, prologuist, narrator and character." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0874514509. ISBN/EAN: 9780874514506. Inventory No: 0221226. Very Good Condition
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Underground Notes with an introduction by Vladimir Maximov
Mihajlov, Mihajio,
ISBN: 0710087624
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 450 g., XII, 204 pp., with original dust jacket. The dust jacket edges and slightly rubbed, and there is fading with loss of colour to the spine section. The writer, a Yugoslav, was compared to Solzhenitsyn, and his central theme was that of the spiritual renaissance which he saw during in Eastern Europe at the time of the writing. The author believes it is through an acceptance of the inner spirit that he will be led to a religious rebirth. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; philosophy; ISBN: 0710087624. ISBN/EAN: 9780710087621. Inventory No: 0222136. Good
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The Devil Problem and Other True Stories
Remnick, David,
ISBN: 0679452559
Random House, New York, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Poor Condition. First Edition. 750 g; XIV, 416 pages, in original binding, with original illustrated dust jacket. The book itself shows minor handling marks, but no major fault. The dust jacket has an abrasion mark on the right-hand side of the front panel where the price sticker or similar had been removed and on the rear panel and abrasion over the bar-coded where a price sticker had been removed and rubbing at the top left of the photograph. This book collects the author's best essays -- mostly from the New Yorker -- on pundits, politicians, players and litterateurs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Journalism; ISBN: 0679452559. ISBN/EAN: 9780679452553. Inventory No: 0223118. Very Good Condition
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Rooms in the Darwin Hotel; Studies in English Literary Criticism and Ideas, 1880-1920
Gibbons, Tom H.,
ISBN: 0855640723
University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/good. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 164 pages, with references, and index. The top right-hand corner of the front board has been knocked quite heavily, and there is a tear in the dust jacket at that position, the spine and rear panel of the dust jacket have been faded, and there is a 1.5 inch tear at the top right-hand side of the rear panel. Otherwise a clean copy free of any annotation. "Although my study is mainly concerned with certain relationships between ideas and literary criticism during the period 1880-1920, I hope that it will throw a useful light upon important aspect of the period's creative literature, which I assumed to be major by any standard" -- more generally, and perhaps more importantly, it should help to establish that the elitism and occultism of WB Yeats were the reverse of unusual during the period under discussion." Page VIII Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0855640723. ISBN/EAN: 9780855640729. Inventory No: 0236785. Good
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The Young Romantics Paris, 1827-37
Kelly, Linda,
ISBN: 0370102649
the Bodley Head, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 350 g; XII, 148 pages, in original hardcover binding with illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of the text block is dusty, and there are traces of offset tanning to the front and rear free end pages. Central 16 page arts paper illustrations reproduced in black-and-white. "A collective biography of that brilliant group during the period when the artistic battle which they fought and won was at its fiercest." -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0370102649. ISBN/EAN: 9780370102641. Inventory No: 0230182. Very Good Condition
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The Raven and Writing Desk
Huxley, Francis,
ISBN: 0500011559
Thames & Hudson, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; 191 pp., illustrated dustwrapper, many line illustrations. Previous owner's name and blind stamped seal on the front free end page. Otherwise free of damage.. Anyone who has enjoyed the adventures of Alice will enjoy and be thoroughly intrigued by this brilliant book. So will those with interests in language, psychology and structuralism, who will appreciate the help the study of nonsense can give them. And all those who are attracted by puzzles, games and enigmas will want to know not just how, but in how many ways, the riddle can be solved. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books; ISBN: 0500011559. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011553. Inventory No: 0232783. Very Good Condition
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Terminal Paradox; The Novels of Milan Kundera
Banerjee, Maria Nemcova,
ISBN: 0802111270
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 550 g; X, 294 pages, includes notes. In original hardcover binding, purple cloth, buff boards with a decorated dustjacket. Neither the book nor the dustjacket have any damage. The author of the study shares Kundera's cultural background. She is thus uniquely qualified to illumine the Czech influences on his work, and she does so deftly, through a rich interpretive reading, without forcing him into a political or ideological straitjacket. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0802111270. ISBN/EAN: 9780802111272. Inventory No: 0233227. Very Good Condition
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Caxton’s Own Prose
Caxton, William (Blake, N. F. Author),
ISBN: 0233964754
Andre Deutsch, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 400 g; (2), 188, (2) pages, with index of names, and glossary and chapter in its. In original hardcover binding with decorated dustjacket. Previous owner's name in pencil on the 1st page of the book, slight spotting of the top edge of the text block. This critical edition of Caxton's original writings is a valuable sequel or companion volume to the author's Caxton and his World which was included in "The Language Library, Edited by Eric Partridge and Simon Potter". The book is divided into 3 major sections, a detailed introduction is followed by a section devoted to Caxton's own prose. The final section provides the reader with notes of each passage of the prose clearly set out for easy reference. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books; ISBN: 0233964754. ISBN/EAN: 9780233964751. Inventory No: 0229101. Very Good Condition
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Patrick White as Playwright
Dyce, J. R. ( Jessie Reid ),
ISBN: 070220854X
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 400 g; X, 166 pages, includes bibliography and notes to text, with 4 appendices including some facsimiles. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. The book and dust jacket show no signs of damage. This is the 1st full length book evaluation of White's plays, and the author closely examines the plays -- their meaning and structure -- both as the saddest literature. She writes sensitively and with wit and verve, approaching the plays objectively to determine their ground plans of construction before making an assessment. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 070220854X. ISBN/EAN: 9780702208546. Inventory No: 0233442. Very Good Condition
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American Writing Today; Its Independence and Vigor
Angoff, Allan,
New York University Press, New York , 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. the dustjacket is chipped at the head and tail of the spine, and the previous owner has tried to reinforce the corners of the spine and the fold overs which are also chipped, with sticky tape that has now fallen off, leaving a brown mark. there is a full-page inscription dated February 12, 1957 and signed by the author and a note underneath that "an American cousin" More than 50 articles provide a vivid sweeping panorama of every phase of current American writing and publishing. They were originally published as a special section of the London Times Literary Supplement. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XX, 44434 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; America; Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 0273477. Very Good Condition
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Shelley And Other Essays
Cowling, George H.,
Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic, Australia, 1936. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; 176 pages, trace of foxing to the edges of the text block which are also slightly darkened with age, minor bumping to the heel of the back strip, and a pencil mark at the left-hand edge of the front board almost hidden in the spine gutter. The lower edge of the text block is untrimmed. The book covers the adolescent Shelley, and also his time in Italy, and presents an essay on Shakespearean comedy, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Virgil in English poetry, with a bibliography to round the book out. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography; Poetry; Inventory No: 0215439. Good
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Patrick White as Playwright
Dyce, J. R. ( Jessie Reid ),
ISBN: 070220854X
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 400 g; X, 166 pages, includes bibliography and notes to text, with 4 appendices including some facsimiles. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket has a small tear 3 inches from the top on the left-hand side of the front panel, and the spine section has lost a slight amount of colour. Previous owner's rubber names stamp at the top of the front free end page. No other damage. This is the 1st full length book evaluation of White's plays, and the author closely examines the plays -- their meaning and structure -- both as the saddest literature. She writes sensitively and with wit and verve, approaching the plays objectively to determine their ground plans of construction before making an assessment. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 070220854X. ISBN/EAN: 9780702208546. Inventory No: 0228277. Very Good Condition
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Yeats and the Heroic Ideal
ZWERDLING, Alex,
Peter Owen, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Damaged/Good. First Edition. 400 g; 198 pages, last two pages blank, including bibliography and index, original illustrated dust jacket. The page of following the title page has been carefully removed. Otherwise the book suffers no damage. The author contends that Yeats' interest in myth, religion and the occult in Irish affairs, were all related to the poet's desire to re-establish the vision of heroism as the ideal of human conduct. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0214089. Damaged
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the novels of Claude Simon
Loubere, J. A. E.,
ISBN: 0801408490
Cornell University Press, New York, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. First Edition. 550 g; 272 pages, last four pages blank, includes bibliography, index. Original illustrated dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpage, and his name stamp on the half title page, the dust jacket has a 4.0 inch tear starting at the bottom left-hand corner of the front panel, running uphill for approximately 3.0 inches and then traversing the spine. Now protected. . "This illuminating critical study treats the writings of an important contemporary French novelist from his earliest works in the 1940s to his most recent fiction. The author assesses Claude Simon's aims and achievements, and shows how the development of his work paralleled that of the modern novel itself, as both gradually shed traditionalist forms and content and moved towards the highly idiosyncratic "new novel."." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0801408490. ISBN/EAN: 9780801408496. Inventory No: 0213488. Good
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Echoes of a Lifetime - Memories and Thoughts
Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich,
ISBN: 0333498119
Macmillan, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 750 g; VI, 378 pages, last two pages blank, indexed, eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The heel of the backstrip is bumped, and there is a knock which has broken the paper 4 cm from the backstrip on the bottom edge of the front board. Slight darkening of the text block from exposure to light. . This book offers a self-portrait rather than a traditional autobiography of the outstanding baritone of the post-war decades. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0333498119. ISBN/EAN: 9780333498118. Inventory No: 0213568. Good Condition
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the use of poetry and the use of criticism; Studies in Relation of Criticism to Poetry in England
Elliot, T. S.,
Faber & Faber, London, 1948. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor Condition. reprint. boundary in original purple cloth covered hardcover binding with the remains, which are now protected, of the dustjacket. Previous owner's details on the 1st page, bookseller's sticker on the front end page, some pencil underlining of the text. The author looks at the age of Dryden, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Shelley and Keats, Matthew Arnold, and then finishes off the modern mind with a conclusion. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 156 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0239927. Good Condition
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Chesterfield and His Critics
Coxon, Roger,
George Routledge & Sons, London, 1925. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 600 g; XII, 328 pages, including chronology, index. Original printed dust jacket. The edges of the text block are darkened with age, and the dust jacket has a 1.5 inch split at the front panel/spine bottom corner, a 1 inch split at the front panel fold over bottom corner and minor chipping and rubbing along both the top and bottom edges. "This book offers a new estimate of Lord Chesterfield, founded largely on fresh evidence, much of which appears in print for the first time, and is both of general interest and historical importance. There has been added a selection of his essays which have for long suffered undue neglect. At the end appears an interesting collection of 27 personal letters from Chesterfield to his friends, hitherto unpublished. -- front panel dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212946. Good Condition
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Chaucer
Pollard, Alfred W.,
Greenwood Press, Publishers, New York, 1969. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 400 g; VI, 138 pages, last two pages blank. A clean tidy copy missing its dust jacket. In 1893 when this little book was first published it opened with the remark that the fame of Chaucer had triumphed over many obstacles. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212953. Good
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The Raven and Writing Desk
Huxley, Francis,
ISBN: 0500011559
Thames & Hudson, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; 191 pp., illustrated dustwrapper, many line illustrations. Anyone who has enjoyed the adventures of Alice will enjoy and be thoroughly intrigued by this brilliant book. So will those with interests in language, psychology and structuralism, who will appreciate the help the study of nonsense can give them. And all those who are attracted by puzzles, games and enigmas will want to know not just how, but in how many ways, the riddle can be solved. A good clean copy, with minimal wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books; ISBN: 0500011559. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011553. Inventory No: 0211620. Very Good Condition
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Everywhere I Look
Garner, Helen 1942 –,
ISBN: 1925355365
Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2016. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. clean secondhand copy, no annotations, no damage apart from reading creases to the spine and traces of pencil erasures, so essentially undamaged. "Every day I work on the edit of my book. I slog away, shifting chunks of material and moving them back, eating my salad in a daze, wondering if the linking passages I've written a leading me up a garden path, or are sentimental, or violate some unarticulated moral or technical code I've signed up to and feel trapped in or obliged to. The sheer bloodied labour of writing. No one but another writer understands it – the heaving about of great boulders into a stable arrangement so that you compound up them and plants a little flag at the very top." – Rear panel blurb Size: Trade Paperback. [10], 230 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 1925355365. ISBN/EAN: 9781925355369. Inventory No: 0276841. Very Good Condition
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Modern Fantasy: the Hundred Best Novels : an English Language Selection, 1946 – 1987
Pringle, David,
ISBN: 0872262197
Peter Bedrick Books, New York, 1989. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. second-hand softcover without any damage, no annotations. Starting with Mervyn Peake in 1946, the author ranges chronologically through to John Crowley in 1987 offering a short essay on each of the fancy works of the author he has chosen. Also given is the 1st English and 1st British edition publication dates along with most recent addition at the time of the book's printing. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 278, [4] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0872262197. ISBN/EAN: 9780872262195. Inventory No: 0276881. Very Good Condition
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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar
ISBN: 1844674371
Verso London & New York 2009 
 Hard Cover A fine, brand new book. "Michael Maar builds on his critically welcomes The Two Lolitas with this comprehensive account of Vladimir Nabokov's life and work."  Fine/Fine
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-to-face with Time
David Attwell
ISBN: 0525429611
Viking New York 2015 First U.S. Editiion.
 Hard Cover An unmarked brand new copy. "A fascinating, highly readable and tremendously insightful account of the processes through which some of the greatest novels of our time come into being." (Derek Attridge, University of York).  Brand New/Brand New
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
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Inner Workings : Literary Essays 2000-2005
Coetzee, J. M.
ISBN: 1741668352
Random House Australia 2005 First
 Hard Cover A brand new unmarked copy. "Coetzee the critic is every bit as good as Coetzee the novelist." (Irish Times).  As New/As New
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
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Peter Shaffer (Twayne’s English Authors Series)
Klein, Dennis A.,
ISBN: 0805770240
Twayne Publishers, New York, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. the book might be secondhand, there is no damage to describe, and there is no annotation. In this new rendering of his popular early study, Dennis Klein provides a thoroughly updated and expanded look at an extraordinary playwright, vigourously showing why SSchaefer is a unique and powerful voice, in contemporary English drama, a writer whose work has altered and enriched the genre. Following a useful biographical sketch of the playwright and his career – material enhanced by Klein's personal meetings with Shaffer – each of the major plays is taken up by turn. Individual chapters detail each play's stage record, summarises what, analyse its themes, techniques and characters et cetera. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Play / Playscript; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0805770240. ISBN/EAN: 9780805770247. Inventory No: 0254736. Very Good Condition
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The Novel in English : An Introduction
Milligan, Ian
ISBN: 0333324390
Macmillan London 1983 First
 Paperback An unmarked copy in very good condition.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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Sartre ~ A Study
Masters, Brian
ISBN: 0874714966
Heinemann, London, 1974. First Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Poor Condition (ex-library)/Good. First Thus. Underlining & annotations throughout. 82 pages. Ex-Library book - usual library markings,library pocket inside front boards & covered in clear removable plastic cover. . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0874714966. ISBN/EAN: 9780874714968. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52248. This booklet or book is lighter than a standard-size book, and may involve a lesser shipping cost than that quoted by this site. If that is the case, you will be charged the lesser rate when your order is processed, not the rate shown here. Poor Condition (ex-library)
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Beyond Relevance; a Collection of Essays
Gorr, Louis F. -- Editor,
Scott, Foresman And Company, Glenview, Illinois, 1971. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 500 g; (14,) 337 pages, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs. In original illustrated softcover binding. The binding is slightly rubbed on its edges, the book apart from pages 95 -- 97 which have traces of foxing, is clean and free of any marking. Designed for school students, it was arranged in 5 sections, and has essays by people like Malcolm X, Margaret Mead, Walter Lippman, Marshall McLuhan, Tom Wolfe, and Lewis Chester. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0228467. Very Good Condition
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Controversial Essays
Sparrow, John,
Faber & Faber, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 350 g; XVIII, 110 pages, in original light blue cloth covered boards, with gilt titling. Price clipping to the front fold over flap, and two spots of insect damage to the rear fold over crease. Slight abrasion at the top right-hand edge of the dust jacket front panel. Many of these essays appeared as reviews or occasional pieces in The Times Literary Supplement and Encounter. Readers of Independent Essays will recognise the clarity of judgement and cogency of argument there displayed, brought to bear upon a wide variety of issues. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0224604. Very Good Condition
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in honour of Daryl Lindsay; essays and studies
Philipp, Franz & Stewart, June – editors,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Illustrated with 152 black-and-white images as the rear of the book, with 38 works in the Felton bequest collection here reproduced and discussed, including some of the outstanding purchases made during the Directorship of Sir Daryl Lindsay. Previous owner's name on the first page, and slight rubbing of the surface of the rear panel of the jacket, and rubbing with two very small tears at the top of the spine section of the jacket. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0268981. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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Bard in Bondage – essays of P I O’Leary selected and edited by Joseph O’Dwyer
O’Leary, P. I. (O’Dwyer, Joseph – editor),
The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. bound in original green cloth covered boards, with a dust wrapper which has darkened on the spine section and shows handling marks, with rubbing and light chipping at the head and tail of the spine, and with a 1.5 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel. Previous owner's name on the 1st page of the book. "From 1921 till 1944, their owner, Patrick Ignatius O'Leary, conducted, and but rarely failed to fill of himself, the literary page of the Advocates in Melbourne, and contributed to that journal occasional poetry, topical verse, news paragraphs and comment, political comment, and leading articles." – Page III Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 254 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0239058. Very Good Condition
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Facets of the Renaissance the Arensberg lectures, first series, originally presented at the University of Southern California, debris six – May 24, 1956 under the auspices of the Francis Bacon foundation and published by the University of Southern Califor
Werkmeister, William H. – Editor,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (illustrated Cloth) Hardcover (illustrated Cloth). Good Condition (ex-library)/. First Edition. Rubbing and exposing of cardboard at all four corners, internally clean, part from a stamp on page 112, 105, 81, 71, 53, 9, 1, and half title page, the title page, and the publication data page, all placed in the margin towards the spine. The essays are – reinterpretation of the Renaissance – changing attitudes towards the state during the Renaissance – Machiavelli's Prince and more's Utopia – Renaissance conception of the lessons of history – & Renaissance Platonism. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0270075. Good Condition (ex-library)
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A Small Personal Voice
Lessing, Doris
ISBN: 039449329X
Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No torn or missing pages. The ffep has - 50 stamped with an ink stamp. No other internal markings 172 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 039449329X. ISBN/EAN: 9780394493299. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53436. Very Good Condition
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Facets of France and French Literature
Triebel, L. A. & Batt, J. C,
Australasian Publishing Co, Sydney, 1952. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 375 g; VI, 274 pages, last seven pages blank, original printed dust jacket. Slight darkening of the edges of the text block, top edge of text block is slightly foxed, sunburn to the spine section of the dust jacket, and various handling and foxing marks. Facets of France is designed for the general reader or the student wishing to enlarge his knowledge of French literature. The book introduces him to the civilisation of France and her significant literature, presenting the colourful personalities of great French writers as expressed in their work. -- front fold over blurb Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212925. Good Condition
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Essays and Literary Studies
Leacock, Stephen Butler 1869 Dec 30 - 1944 Mar 28,
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1916. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Reading Copy/. First Edition. 300 g; 254 pages, original green cloth blind stamped boards. Rubbing to the head and tail and corners of the boards. Darkening of all edges of the text block, untrimmed front edge. The pagination suggests that the front free endpage has been removed, and two leaves have been removed (probably blank) immediately prior to the rear endpage. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Humour; Inventory No: 0213575. Reading Copy
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Singing to the Cattle and other Australian Essay
Elliott, Brian,
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1947. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 186 pages, slight darkening of the top edge of the text block, which also has minor foxing. Original dust jacket is illustrated without any credit to the artist, and is slightly darkened along the backstrip section of the jacket. The essays are on Australian literature, and cover such subjects as Steele Rudd, Mark Twain, Bernard O'Dowd , William Hay, and the Celtic twilight in Australia. . Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australiana; Inventory No: 0210521. Good
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Luigi Pirandello
Bassnett-McGuire, Susan,
ISBN: 0394624106
Grove Press, New York, 1983. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 300 g; X, 190 pages, with index, bibliography and chapter references. The book has 10 black-and-white photographs in a central section. Photographic illustrated paperback binding. The book shows no sign of damage. In this study the author examines the range of Pirandello's theatre, contrasting key plays in each of the stylistic areas of his work. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0394624106. ISBN/EAN: 9780394624105. Inventory No: 0225834. Very Good Condition
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The Crisis of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Freud, Marx and Social Psychology (Pelican Books)
Fromm, Erich,
ISBN: 0030845181
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Preface by author. Essays written between 1939 and 1969 and, "... Unified by the 'common theme of the interrelation between psychological and sociological factors'.." - from rear panel blurb. slight rubbing of the top and bottom of the dust jacket, and, the previous owner has judiciously used a red marking pen in the first 55 or so pages, probably 10 times. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 214, [2 – further pages from publishing house] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0030845181. ISBN/EAN: 9780030845185. Inventory No: 0277140. Good Condition
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Carlyle’s Essay on Burns
Carlyle, Thomas (edited, with introduction and notes by Andrew J. George),
D. C. Heath & Company, Covent Garden, London, No date. no Indication
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. no Indication. 180 g; XXII, 138 pages, plus bound in with varying pagination 16 pages from the publisher. engraved frontispiece, the preface is dated 1897 however this volume was published towards the end of the first decade of last century. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, some flecking on the rear board. A good copy notwithstanding. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0214883. Good
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Chaucer
Cowling, George H.,
Methuen, London, 1927. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. 450 g; VIII, 223 pages, +1 page blank, +8 pages advertisements. Text illustrated with six black-and-white photographic reproductions. The top edge of the text block is darkened, and foxed and the front edge of the text block is foxed, the dust jacket shows signs of staining from an adhesive tape used in the past. . This book covers the life of Chaucer, the canon and chronology of his writings, and his style and character. It also considers him as a scholar, poet and novelist. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212976. Good Condition
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)
Gosse, Edmund,
Macmillan and Co Ltd, London, 1917. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Seven hundred grams; X, 420 pages, last two pages blank, indexed, includes bibliography. First printed in 1889, this is the ninth reprint. The book considers poetry, drama and prose after the restoration, the work of Pope, Swift, Defoe, the dawn of naturalism in poetry, the novelists, Johnson and the philosophers and the poets of decadence. The top edge of the text block is darkened with age, and appears to have originally been untrimmed. Bumping into the lower corners of the boards, handling marks to the spine section, and bumping to the head and tail of the back strip. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0218993. Good
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Literary Upshots or Split Reading
Mallett, Richard,
Jonathan Cape, London, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Emett -- Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; 160 pages, last two pages blank, includes bibliography. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The top on front edges of the text block are heavily foxed, internally the book is clean, and aside from the original bookseller's sticker on the front paste down, in good condition there is only minor rubbing of the top edge of the dust jacket. Most of the contents appeared in Punch between 1931 and 1950, and has been republished with their permission although a couple of the articles have been emended Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Emett -- Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books; Inventory No: 0219713. Good
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Jane Austen
Brian Wilks
ISBN: 060030356X
Hamlyn London 1978 First Edition
 Hard Cover 144pp, lavishly illus.  Very Good/Very Good
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On Art and Artists
Huxley, Aldous 1894 – 1963,
Chatto & Windus, London, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. top edge of the text block is spotted, offset tanning of the front and rear end pages, and Australian bookseller's stamp at the bottom of the front paste down. Dust jacket price clipped. This volume gives a selection of Mr Huxley's essays about literature, painting, architecture and music. 13 essays on anaesthetics, discussions of the works of a number of authors, essays on Indian watercolour and music, and on Art and religion et cetera Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 320 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0277514. Very Good Condition
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Cobbett’s England; a selection from the writings of William Cobbett edited with an introduction by John Derry
Cobbett, William,
The Folio Society, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: James Gillray. First Edition. 700 g; 276 pages, illustrated with black-and-white engravings, in original hardcover binding and with a slip case. The book shows no damage. This slip case similarly shows no damage. "A selection from the writings of William Cobbett giving a view of Cobbett the man, Cobbett and his contemporaries Cobbett the Parliamentary reformer Cobbett the traditionalist Cobbett and contemporary social problems Cobbett and the changing face of England etc Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: James Gillray. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0227777. Very Good Condition
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Dickens’ London
Vallance, Rosalind ,
Folio Society, London, 1974. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: George Cruickshank. Reprint. the book is bound in an illustrated hardcover binding which shows no damage because it is still in shrink wrap. I presume that like a previous copy we had, the top edge is tinted dark brown. The essays were selected and introduced by Rosalind Vallance, and the book is augmented with illustrations by George Cruickshank. Slipcase shows no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 240 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: George Cruickshank. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; England; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 0273740. Very Good Condition
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Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
Brecht, Bertolt,
ISBN: 041338800X
Eyre Methuen, London, 1982. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 400 g; XX, 300 pages, indexed, and illustrated with 41 black-and-white photographs of the text. Top edge of the text block is spotty with foxing, and the edges of the paperback binding are slightly rubbed and starting to curl. Previous owner's name on front end page. This volume presents for the first time in English Bertolt Brecht's major critical writing on the theatre and aesthetics. Here is his definition of the Epic theatre, his theory of alienation-affects in directing, acting and writing. -- also included is A Short Organum for the Theatre, Brecht's most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre. -- rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Theatre; ISBN: 041338800X. ISBN/EAN: 9780413388001. Inventory No: 0225765. Good
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The Writer in the Modern World: an Anthology of Twentieth Century Prose
Heseltine, H. P. & Tick, S.,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XII, 177, 3 (blank) pages, decorated dustwrapper. The top edge of the book is very dusty/foxed, slight edge wear to the dustwrapper, the rear panel is spotted. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; 16th Century; Inventory No: 0205414. Good Condition
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Edmund Spenser: an Essay on Renaissance Poetry
Renwick, W. L.,
Edward Arnold & Co., London, 1933. Second Impression
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Second Impression. 500 g; VIII, 200 pages, last two pages blank, includes appendix, chapter notes, index. Traces of Foxing to the top edge uncut front and bottom edges, slight rubbing of the sides of the backstrip, and the lower corners of the boards. "In the following chapters an attempt is made to arrive at some understanding of what a very important poet was trying to do and why he was trying to do that and not something else, of the reasons why his poems have their particular form and character. Some such understanding is necessary to any critic, whether his aim be judgment, as with Johnson, or philosophy, as with Arnold; nor is it useless even to those who, like Hazlitt, look upon criticism as the expression of a personal mood. This implies historical study, and also the careful direction of that study." From the introduction page I Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0214079. Good
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Bards, Bohemians And Bookmen: essays in Australian Literature
Cantrell, Leon: Editor,
ISBN: 0702213217
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1976. First Edition
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Three Novels by Flaubert: A Study of Techniques
Sherrington, R. J.,
ISBN: 0198153988
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 700 g; X, 363, [3 blank] pages, includes bibliography, index. In original burgundy red dust jacket with gilt and white writing. Gilt titling to the spine of the book. Traces of foxing to the front and rear free end pages, and spotting to the top edge of the text block. Foxing to the verso of the dust jacket, and rubbing to each of the vertical creases of the jacket as well as to the flat surfaces of the front and rear panels. The book studies point of view in Flaubert's three major published novels. After a resume of Flaubert's explicit literary theories and a brief study, through Juvenilia, of his increasing awareness of how he could use point of view to imply his moral and philosophical position while remaining "impersonal", the main chapters examine the progress of refinement of techniques which culminated in the extremely subtle and original construction of L'Education Sentimentale. In this novel the interplay between reality and the individual's interpretation of it is presented in a way which involves the reader with author and character simultaneously. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0198153988. ISBN/EAN: 9780198153986. Inventory No: 0220937. Good
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Robert Louis Stevenson: His Work and His Personality
Adcock, St John -- Editor,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1924. First Edition
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Signs and Symptoms: Thomas Pynchon and the Contemporary World
Cooper, Peter,
ISBN: 0520045378
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 500 g; X, 238 pages, includes list of abbreviations, bibliography, and index. In illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket, and there is a small pale brown mark to the base edge of the text block. Cooper examines Pynchon's novels first against the backdrop of contemporary fiction. While sharing the general interest of the counter realists in labyrinthine plots, intricate fantasies, and self-made realities, pension differs from them in his great concern about political and sociological problems. Cooper then explores Pynchon's view of the modern world, both its apparent skills and available remedies. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0520045378. ISBN/EAN: 9780520045378. Inventory No: 0221044. Very Good Condition
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The Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction
Fowler, Edward,
ISBN: 0520078837
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 550 g.; XXX, 338 pages, includes bibliography and index, list of introductions, and introduction. Minor handling marks. "Early in the summer of 1985, I sat down at a Tokyo hotel With Irokawa Budai, an award-winning writer to discuss narrative fiction and particularly the autobiographical form known as the shisho-setsu -- often miss translated (as I shall argue) as "I.-novel." We had hardly settled into our seats and taking in the view from the lobby when he blurted out, almost apologetically, " Shosetsu and shisho-setsu -- they are both very strange. You see, there is no God in the Japanese tradition, no monolithic ordering authority in narrative -- and that makes all the difference." Irokawa's words astonished me not only for the directness but also because they brought home to me a truism too easily ignored: that different cultures can breed very different kinds of narrative and that our purpose as readers outside the target culture ought to be to understand such narratives in terms of their inherent dynamics rather than of what they presumably "lack" from the western perspective." -- page IX Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0520078837. ISBN/EAN: 9780520078833. Inventory No: 0221724. Good
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Beckett’s Later Fiction and Drama: Texts for Company
Acheson, James & Arthur, Kateryna,
ISBN: 0312070616
St Martin's Press, New York, 1987. First Edition
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From Renoir to Picasso: Artists I have Known With fifty illustrations by or of the artists
Georges-Michel, Michel,
Victor Gollancz, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 450 g; translated from the French by Dorothy and Randolph Weaver, 282 pages, text illustrated with line drawings by various artists. Illustrated dust jacket. The edges of the text block have darkened with age otherwise the book itself is in very good order. The dust jacket is darkened on the backstrip section and across the top of both the front and rear panels, it has sundry chipping, and rubbing, mainly confined to the corners. The author has known most of the great artists and sculptors of this century, and has set out in this book to record his memories of them. He has illustrated his work partly with self-portraits by the artists, partly with portraits by the artists of one another, and partly with portraits of his own. The result -- text and illustrations together -- is a delightfully entertaining volume. -- front fold over blurb. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0213338. Good Condition
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Faulkner: International perspectives: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1982
Fowler, Doreen & Abadie, Ann -- Editors,
ISBN: 087805216X
University press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 800 g; XIV, 354 pages, last three pages blank, includes seven appendixes, short biographies on each of the contributors, index. Essays from ninth annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, held in August 1982 at University of Mississippi. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 087805216X. ISBN/EAN: 9780878052165. Inventory No: 0212930. Good
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The Art of French Fiction: Prevost, Stendahl, Zola, Maupassant, Gide, Mauriac, Proust
Turnell, Martin,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor Condition. First Edition. X + 394 pp. Index & references. Bumps to head & foot of spine, foxing to the top edge of the text block, half inch square piece missing from the bottom of the spine section of the dust jacket. Two previous owner's names on the front end page, with a one of the owner's name also on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212942. Good Condition
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English Tragedy Before Shakespeare: The Development of Dramatic Speech.
Clemen, Wolfgang,
Methuen, London, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g; 304 pages, last three pages blank, includes bibliography, index of authors and subjects, index of plays. Translated by T. S. Dorsch. Top edge of text block dusty, top edge of dust jacket is rubbed and chipped, and the spine section has darkened from exposure to light. "Here, in a good English translation, is Professor Clemen's Die Tragödie vor Shakespeare: a work of elegant and exact scholarship that has already established itself as the best book on the subject and from which the study of Shakespeare will also benefit." -- Essays In Criticism (dust jacket blurb) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0212945. Good
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Femininity & the Creative Imagination: A Study of Henry James, Robert Musil, & Marcel Proust.
Appignanesi, Lisa.,
ISBN: 0854783822
Vision, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 500 g; 240 pages, including bibliography and index. Gift inscription on front end page, slight darkening of the edges of the text block, rubbing of the external edges of the dust jacket, and the rear panel. . "This is an examination of the "myth of femininity" as revealed by a comparative study of the works of Henry James, Robert Musil and Marcel Proust. Concentrating on the creative, "transformative" effect for the various heroines under consideration have on their male counterparts, the author assesses the importance that these three writers attached to the male/female relationships in their writings. Inevitably the emphasis in each case differs considerably." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Gender Studies; ISBN: 0854783822. ISBN/EAN: 9780854783823. Inventory No: 0212948. Good
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the purple heart Throbs: the sub-literature of Love
Anderson, Rachel,
ISBN: 0340155116
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g; 286 pages, indexed. There are eight pages of black-and-white photographs within the text. Foxing to the edges of the text block, offset tanning and the start of foxing to the end pages. The illustrated dust jacket is rubbed at both the head and tail of the spine section and that the fold over corners. "In the terms of this book romance means the branch of fiction consisting of lightweight, but full-length, novels of no great literary qualities, which appealed to a wide popular audience which, though not so highbrow as the mediaeval scholar, is not so lowbrow as the reader of weekly pictorial love stories. This book will attempt to follow the development of this branch of light reading matter from its beginnings in the 1850s, and to trace how the sentimental early Victorian romance has changed through 120 years to become a modern romantic novel of today, seeing how the hero, heroine, and subject matter have altered over the years, and how the motives and attitudes of the novels themselves have changed. -- from the introduction Page 14. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0340155116. ISBN/EAN: 9780340155110. Inventory No: 0212971. Good Condition
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Laughter, Not for a Cage: Notes on Australian Writing, with Biographical Emphasis on the Struggles, Function, and Achievements of the Novel in Three-Centuries
Franklin, Miles,
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 238pp., and index. Red boards with gilt illustration of kookaburra in the bottom right front hand corner of the front cover and gilt writing on spine. Previous owner's name on the ffep, original bookseller's sticker of front pasted out, slight darkening of the edges of the text block, minor flecking of the cloth of the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a kookaburra on a grey background, red and black writing on front cover. Rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket, chipped missing from the top left-hand corner of the rear panel, 0.75 inch tear at the top left of the spine. Price clipping, tape repair visible from the underside. Miles Franklin had an interest in all things Australian, particularly Australian literature. This book is based on lectures about Australian literature. "her unconventional judgments may shock, they will always interest, those who have accepted traditional opinion." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literary Criticism; Books about Books; Inventory No: 0223265. Very Good Condition
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A Profit in Our Own Country: Record of the Seminar Conducted by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research, Parliament House, Canberra, May 17, 1994
Lawrence, Janet (editor),
ISBN: 186320119X
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. IV, 135 pages. Two keynote addresses are printed, three on agriculture, four on trade, and three on the environment. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Natural History -- Environment; Farming; ISBN: 186320119X. ISBN/EAN: 9781863201193. Inventory No: 0208699. Very Good Condition
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Culture and History: Essays Presented to Jack Lindsay
Smith, Bernard -- Editor,
ISBN: 0868060895
Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 455 pp., Original cloth in illustrated dustwrapper. 31 black and white illustrations throughout the book, bibliography and checklist, notes, index.. Contains discussion of Jack Lindsay's work and essays on subjects of special interest to him. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0868060895. ISBN/EAN: 9780868060897. Inventory No: 0206486. Good
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Peradventure: a Book of Essays in Literary Criticism
Strong, Archibald T.,
Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1911. First Edition
 Red Card Red Card. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 164 pp., plus one page of advertisements. The cover is thick paper, which shows chipping top and bottom and at the spine. Pp 71 -- 74 were misbound, and remain detached. Traces of foxing throughout the book. All of the essays in this book bar one were originally published in the Melbourne Herald. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0201725. Good Condition
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Brazil’s New Novel: Four Northeastern Masters -- Jose Lins do Rego -- Jorge Amado -- Graciliano Ramos -- Rachel De Queiros
Ellison, Fred P.,
University of California, Berkeley, California, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 400 g; XVI, 192 pages, last page blank, includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. Darkening of the top edge of the text block, and foxing to all the edges, foxing of the end pages, bookseller's sticker, and previous owner's rubber name stamp and address on the front end pages. The cloth shows handling marks. Lower corners bumped. A , . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0218613. Good
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the dreams our stuff is made of: For how science fiction conquered the world.
Disch Thomas M. & Sladek, John T.,
ISBN: 0684824051
The Free Press -- Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 600 g; X, 260 pages, last four pages blank, the original illustrated dust jacket. There are no faults worth reporting. . This is a keenly perceptive account of the impact science-fiction has had on the American culture. Behind the spaceships and aliens Disch reveals the blueprints of the dizzying postmodern future we have already begun to inhabit. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0684824051. ISBN/EAN: 9780684824055. Inventory No: 0213341. Very Good Condition
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Bloomsbury Guide to Women’s Literature: From Sappho to Atwood, Women’s Writing through the Ages and throughout the World
Buck, Claire -- Editor,
ISBN: 074750895X
Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XIV, 1172 pages, illustrated with some black-and-white photographs. Original illustrated dust jacket, has faded on the backstrip section. Otherwise in very good order. The first quarter of the book is titled "Essay Section", covering the written works from Greek and Roman antiquity, through to the 20th century America, Australasian, Africa, and Asia. The next three quarters of the book is the reference section, arranged in double column, alphabetically, followed by potted biographies of the main contributors. This long needed reference guide to women's writing throughout the world and throughout history has been written by over 40 international contributors. It answers the need for immediate, accessible information on a wide variety of writers. -- front fold over flap. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Gender Studies; ISBN: 074750895X. ISBN/EAN: 9780747508953. Inventory No: 0210320. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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Allegories of Love: Cervantes’s Persiles and Sigismunda
Wilson, Diana de Armas,
ISBN: 0691068542
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 700 g; XX, 260 pages, includes index. Original illustrated dust jacket lightly sunned on the spine edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0691068542. ISBN/EAN: 9780691068541. Inventory No: 0212932. Very Good Condition
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The Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction
Fowler, Edward,
ISBN: 0520078837
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 550 g.; XXX, 338 pages, includes bibliography and index, list of introductions, and introduction. Minor handling marks. "Early in the summer of 1985, I sat down at a Tokyo hotel With Irokawa Budai, an award-winning writer to discuss narrative fiction and particularly the autobiographical form known as the shisho-setsu -- often miss translated (as I shall argue) as "I.-novel." We had hardly settled into our seats and taking in the view from the lobby when he blurted out, almost apologetically, " Shosetsu and shisho-setsu -- they are both very strange. You see, there is no God in the Japanese tradition, no monolithic ordering authority in narrative -- and that makes all the difference." Irokawa's words astonished me not only for the directness but also because they brought home to me a truism too easily ignored: that different cultures can breed very different kinds of narrative and that our purpose as readers outside the target culture ought to be to understand such narratives in terms of their inherent dynamics rather than of what they presumably "lack" from the western perspective." -- page IX Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0520078837. ISBN/EAN: 9780520078833. Inventory No: 0221725. Good
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The Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction
Fowler, Edward,
ISBN: 0520078837
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 550 g.; XXX, 338 pages, includes bibliography and index, list of introductions, and introduction. Minor handling marks. "Early in the summer of 1985, I sat down at a Tokyo hotel With Irokawa Budai, an award-winning writer to discuss narrative fiction and particularly the autobiographical form known as the shisho-setsu -- often miss translated (as I shall argue) as "I.-novel." We had hardly settled into our seats and taking in the view from the lobby when he blurted out, almost apologetically, " Shosetsu and shisho-setsu -- they are both very strange. You see, there is no God in the Japanese tradition, no monolithic ordering authority in narrative -- and that makes all the difference." Irokawa's words astonished me not only for the directness but also because they brought home to me a truism too easily ignored: that different cultures can breed very different kinds of narrative and that our purpose as readers outside the target culture ought to be to understand such narratives in terms of their inherent dynamics rather than of what they presumably "lack" from the western perspective." -- page IX Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0520078837. ISBN/EAN: 9780520078833. Inventory No: 0221726. Good
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The Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction
Fowler, Edward,
ISBN: 0520078837
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 550 g.; XXX, 338 pages, includes bibliography and index, list of introductions, and introduction. Minor handling marks. "Early in the summer of 1985, I sat down at a Tokyo hotel With Irokawa Budai, an award-winning writer to discuss narrative fiction and particularly the autobiographical form known as the shisho-setsu -- often miss translated (as I shall argue) as "I.-novel." We had hardly settled into our seats and taking in the view from the lobby when he blurted out, almost apologetically, " Shosetsu and shisho-setsu -- they are both very strange. You see, there is no God in the Japanese tradition, no monolithic ordering authority in narrative -- and that makes all the difference." Irokawa's words astonished me not only for the directness but also because they brought home to me a truism too easily ignored: that different cultures can breed very different kinds of narrative and that our purpose as readers outside the target culture ought to be to understand such narratives in terms of their inherent dynamics rather than of what they presumably "lack" from the western perspective." -- page IX Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0520078837. ISBN/EAN: 9780520078833. Inventory No: 0221727. Good
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Military Strategists: Past and Present
Lykke, Arthur F. Jr Col USA Ret.,
United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XII, 261 pages, original card wrapper was white, but has rubbed against other volumes in the series which have blue bindings, and has picked up some colour. This publication of Military Strategists: Past And Present, marks its third appearance as a supplemental reference for the course of Military Strategy taught by the Department of national security and strategy. The text contains a sample of articles written by United States Army War College students from the classes of 1982-84 and 1990-91. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Military History; Inventory No: 0212313. Good Condition
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The Articulates: Editors, Authors, Politicians, Television and Radio Executives, Educators, Ministers, Newspapermen, Public Relations Experts Comment Candidly on the Business of Persuading and Informing Other Americans
Henry, John M. (Editor),
Bobbs, Merrill, New York, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g; 256 pages, last two pages blank, text illustrated with cartoons by " Ding". Illustrated dust jacket. The front edge of the text block is uncut, the top edge of the text block shows signs of foxing. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped along both top and bottom edges, with the insect damage affecting the bottom edge of each of the fold over flaps. . The editor promised a number of prominent American writers from various fields complete anonymity if they were prepared to write an essay on any of a number of aspects of society. This book is the result. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0213414. Good
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Coming into Their Own: A Study of the Idiom of Young Children Revealed in Their Verse-Writing
Hourd, Marjorie L. & Cooper, Gertrude E.,
Heinemann, London, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 450 g; VIII, 192 pages, includes bibliography, index of names, index of subjects, index of children's verses. Illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of the text block had been tinted a pale lemon colour, but now the top and front edges are uniformly tanned. Internally the book is in good condition. This book almost feels like a precursor study, subsequently applied to the field of child abuse. Examples of poetry, are given, and then the author's impression of the child. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0214088. Good Condition
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The Pulse of Praise: form as a second self in the poetry of George Herbert
Guernsey, Julia Carolyn,
ISBN: 0874136792
University of Delaware Press, Newark, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 600 g; 270 pages, indexed, bibliography, chapter notes. Illustrated dustjacket. The dust jacket is rubbed at the head and tail of the spine cover section, otherwise in very good order. Giulio Guernsey here addresses are Herbert's poetics from a psychohistorical perspective, demonstrating what close attention to prosody can contribute to critical discussions about self representation, self-Other relation, and self-transformation in the Temple. Although these issues lie at the heart of many historical and religious studies of The Temple, surprisingly few critics have approached subjectivity and intersubjectivity in Herbert from a cycle analytical perspective, and even fewer have emphasised what prosody contributes to Herbert's representations of self and the self-Other relationship. -- front wrapper blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0874136792. ISBN/EAN: 9780874136791. Inventory No: 0213942. Very Good Condition
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Tolkien’s World Myth, Magic and meaning in ...
Helms, Randel,
ISBN: 0586043659
Panther, London, 1976. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 144 pages. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Middle-Earth; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0586043659. ISBN/EAN: 9780586043653. Inventory No: 0264059. Very Good Condition
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Eight Essayists
Cairncross, A. S.
Macmillan & Co. Ltd London, UK 1958 Reprint
 Softcover Hardcover with green boards, no dust jacket, reprint, 272g, 268pgs, blank endpapers. This anthology introduces eight authors of high quality, many of whom have also excelled in other branches of literature. Authors featured are: Francis Bacon; Richard Steele; Joseph Addison; Oliver Goldsmith; Charles Lamb; William Hazlitt; R. L. Stevenson; and G. K. Chesterton. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a medium sized pen inscription on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
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Journey to Java
Nicolson, Harold
Constable London 1957 First Edition
 Hard Cover . 254pp, index. B&w plates. Harold was given money for his 70th birthday by his friends and set off on a very happy journey to the 'East'. Prev. owner name else a very good copy in like dj.  Very Good/Very Good
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Table Talk
Hazlitt, William,
J. M. Dent / E. P. Dutton , London & New York, 1960. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. second-hand copy, dust jacket torn with some tripping at the top of the spine, and on the rear panel. top edge tinted peach, decorated ends pages, original bookseller sticker at the bottom left of the front pasted down, internally clean, no annotations. Introduction by Catherine MacDonald MacLean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 3-338, 4 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0278847. Very Good Condition
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The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts (Advances in Semiotics)
Eco, Umberto
ISBN: 025320318X
Indiana University Press U.S.A. 1984 Reprint
 Paperback PO name but otherwise unmarked and in excellent condition.  Very Good
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The View from Serendip
Clarke, Arthur C.,
Random House, New York, 1978. Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 400 g; X, 246 pages, in original illustrated dust jacket. The spine section colour has faded. The bottom edge has been sprayed with purple ink. No other damage to report. "In this latest collection of essays -- which he calls "a first approximation to an autobiography" -- Clark gives a delightful account of his continuing love affair with the island, discussing its history and society, and describing his exploits diving for treasure in the wrecks which dot the island's reefs. But his main theme is, as one would expect, the future, and the implications for mankind of scientific and technological developments." Book Club Edition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Fiction -- Science-Fiction; Inventory No: 0278660. Very Good Condition
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The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Patrouch, Joseph F.,
ISBN: 0385086962
Doubleday, New York, 1974. Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 400 g; XXVIII, 284 pages, in original mustard yellow boards. Decorated dust jacket. Offset tanning to the underside of the dust jacket, and light rubbing to the back panel and top and bottom edges of the spine section. The bottom edge of the text block has the traditional purple splatter used by Doubleday when remaindering their books. Otherwise there is no damage to the book. The author covers all of Asimov's science-fiction from the early short stories and describes a certain themes and settings recur, how Asimov was influenced in his career by different people, and how his works influenced and change the tone of the genre. "". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0385086962. ISBN/EAN: 9780385086967. Inventory No: 0227245. Good Condition
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understanding Thomas Pynchon
Newman, Robert D.,
ISBN: 0872494853
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. second-hand copy, previous owners name top of the 1st page, no other annotations, no damage to the dust jacket. "His inclusiveness has spawned a rumour mill regarding who and where he is and what is next work will be about. Regarding his next novel, a rampant rumour holds that it will concern the Mothra movies, a series of Japanese monster films about a benevolent giant moth and its 2 miniature female attendance. Thomas Pynchon, of course, remain silent Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 156 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0872494853. ISBN/EAN: 9780872494855. Inventory No: 0279171. Very Good Condition
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Higher Gossip : Essays and Criticism
John Updike
ISBN: 024114552X
Hamish Hamilton London 2012 First U.K Edition
 Hard Cover An unmarked copy in excellent condition. "Mr. Updike has established himself as a major and enduring critical writers; indeed as the pre-eminent critic of his generation." (The New York Times)  Nr. Fine/Nr. Fine
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
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The Right to Live - selected essays
Plowman, Max
Andrew Dakers, London, 1943. second reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. second reprint. Wear and tear to extremities of dust wrapper. Age toning to closed edges of book. Moderate age and reading wear. 320 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53687. Good Condition
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Remember to Remember
Miller, Henry
The Grey Walls Press, London, 1952. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Wear to dust jacket extremities & folds. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 256 pages. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52148. Very Good Condition
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Good Fiction Guide
Rogers, Jane,
ISBN: 9780192100214
Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 495 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Front endpapers and title pages marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. The dust jacket has been protected by a removable plastic cover. Covering everyone from Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain to Don De Lillo and Lorrie Moore, Good Fiction Guide offers an informative reference work on novelists and their works, with an emphasis of twentieth-century fiction and popular classics, but with ample coverage of major novelists of the past. The guide takes us on a stimulating tour of the literary landscape. Here are more than one thousand alphabetically arranged biographies of important novelists, ranging from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola. There are profiles of leading contemporary writers, such as Ann Beattie, Thomas Pynchon, Jane Smiley, Martin Amis, Amy Tan, Peter Carey, V.S. Naipaul, and Harold Brodkey. The entries provide a flavor of each writer's work, recommend which of their books to read, and include suggestions for related reading, leading you to other writers whose work may be either comparable or an interesting contrast. Equally important, the guide includes 34 essays that illuminate genres such as Crime, Adventure, Romance, and Magic Realism, or offer intriguing looks at the national literatures of such places as Australia, India, and the Caribbean. Each entry is a personal essay by an expert in the field and includes their top twelve recommended titles. Good Fiction Guide is a perfect road map for everyone exploring the highways and byways of fiction. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Fiction. ISBN: 0192100211. ISBN/EAN: 9780192100214. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3223. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
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Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011)
Auster, Paul; Coetzee, J.M,
ISBN: 9780571299270
Harvill Secker, London, 2013. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Export Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 248 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Both authors and good friends, they exchanged letters over a period from 2008-2011 and touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship and love. Great minds at work. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780571299270. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3018. Very Good Condition
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Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History From the Restoration to the Present
Taylor, Gary
ISBN: 0701208880
Hogarth Press, London 1990.  1990 
  8vo. softcover. 451pp. index, b/w illus. Good+, page edges toned. 
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a life in letters
Gielgud, John Sir,
ISBN: 1559707291
Arcade Publishing, New York, 2004. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. a clean copy, no damage to describe, no reading creases. No annotations. Introduced and edited by Richard Mangan. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white photographs in the centre of the book. At the rear of the book there is "cast list" of people who appeared with the John Gielgud. Indexed. Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; letters & correspondence; ISBN: 1559707291. ISBN/EAN: 9781559707299. Inventory No: 0279253. Very Good Condition
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Light on C. S. Lewis by Owen Barfield, Austin Farrer, J. A. W. Bennett, Nevill Coghill, John Lawlor, Stella Gibbons, Kathleen Raine, Chad Walsh and Walter Hooper
Gibb, Jocelyn – Editor,
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. preface by editor, bibliography of the writings of C. S. Lewis and and index of the writings of C. S. Lewis. Gray coloured in pages. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of C. S. Lewis. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plaintext dustwrapper with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In this book Owen Barfield, Austin Farrer, J. A. W. Bennett, Nevill Coghill, John Lawlor, Stella Gibbons, Kathleen Raine, Chad Walsh and Walter Hooper give their impression of the author C. S. Lewis (two years after his death). It is by no means a biography of the man but more how he struck the various writers. Softening to the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with sunning to the edges of the end pages . Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges. Sunning to all panels of the dustwrapper, particularly noticeable to the back strip. Foxing along the front edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XXI, [1], 23 - 160 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0127585. Good Condition
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The World of Charmian Clift
Clift, Charmian,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Martin Johnson. First Edition. Introduction by George Johnson, acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Martin Johnson. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with gold and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A selection of 71 essays written by the author, with a a few essays added by her husband, George Johnson, in the months prior to her death. They range from nostalgia, problems, and dilemmas, among other sections. Rubbing of the back strip corners and of the top book corners and lower book edges. A slight cock of the spine, with age toning of the text block edges and pages. Minor creasing of the dustwrapper edges with some rubbing of the panels. Fading of the back strip. Second Impression . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 255, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Martin Johnson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Inventory No: 0127226. Very Good Condition
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Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Capote, Truman,
ISBN: 0812978919
The Modern Library, New York, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Truman Capote – a small biography and index. Photographic paperback binding with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. This book is the first volume " ... devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers." - from rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book edges. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - X, [3], 4 - 518 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; United States; ISBN: 0812978919. ISBN/EAN: 9780812978919. Inventory No: 0126532. Very Good Condition
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Masters of The Drama
Gassner, John,
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, No date. Revised
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Revised. author's note, preface by author list of illustrations, note on the new edition, appendix, note, bibliography and index. Between pages 136 and 137 there are 16 pages of black-and-white photography and illustrations. Pale olive coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. To quote the preface, page VII, "This book is an attempt to pay homage to one of the greatest mediums of human expression. It regards the drama as a comprehensive art that is inalienable from civilisation. The drama arose out of fundamental human needs in the dawn of civilisation and has continued to express them for thousands of years it represents humanity in moments of maximum tension, conflict, and crisis, and it tries to resolve them in broadly human terms." Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with some rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning to the text block edges and there are some marks and stains peeking through the top blue coloured tint of the top edge. Offset tanning to the end pages with previous owners name to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - XIX, [3], 3 - 804, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Theatre & Plays. Inventory No: 0127239. Good Condition
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New Testament Essays; Studies in Memory of Thomas Walter Manson, 1893-1958, Sponsored by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends
Higgins, A.J.B. [Editor],
Manchester University Press, Manchester, England, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVI, 328pp., last blank, editor's foreword, note, Thomas Walter Manson, 1893-1958, a list of the principal published writings of T.W. Manson, abbreviations, list of subscribers and libraries. Black and white photographic frontispiece of T.W. Manson. Dark red coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Slight bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the top book corners. Shelfwear to the top and bottom book edges. The results of insect activity can be seen on the extreme edges of the book. Browning and foxing to the top paper edge and browning to the other paper edges. Browning to the endpapers and original bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper, with bone coloured background and red and black writing on the front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded, and there are grubby marks to both the front and back panels. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. The spine has been slightly affected by the sun. The dustwrapper has been price clipped, front fold over, lower right hand corner. A book of essays on biblical scholarship that was to be presented to T.W. Manson on his 65th birthday. The editors decided as a Memorial to Professor Manson to publish essays posthumously. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy ; Essays ; Religion -- Christianity; Inventory No: 0103018. Good Condition
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Notebooks/ Memoirs/ Archives; Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing
Taylor, Jenny,
ISBN: 0710090331
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. biographical notes, acknowledgements, select bibliography of Doris Lessing criticism and index. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles on the spine. Plain text dustwrapper, with black and yellow background with black Coloured titles to the back strip and white coloured titles to back strip. Essays on the writer Doris Lessing. These essays take in "... this extraordinary writer's historical, political and personal development.". Very slight bumping to the head and heel of spine and there is discolouration to the paper edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front paste down. The dustwrapper is rubbed and somewhat grubby on the back panel. Very minor crinkling to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges and some fading to the front panel. There is a small triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front fold over. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 252 pages, last blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0710090331. ISBN/EAN: 9780710090331. Inventory No: 0102304. Very Good Condition
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Culture and History: Essays Presented to Jack Lindsay
Smith, Bernard [ Editor ],
ISBN: 0868060895
Hale and Ironmonger, Marrickville, New South Wales, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. list of illustrations, preface by author, notes, notes on contributors and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt illustration on the front panel and gilt titles and illustration on the spine. Very minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear, the lower book edges. Dust marks and slight browning to the paper edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a portrait of Jack Lindsay by Noel Counihan, 1974 against a white background with red, blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and spine. Dust Wrapper is slightly rubbed and faded and there is fading and yellowing of the laminate. A little crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge. A celebration of 60 years of the work of Jack Lindsay. From the first publishing of a small book of poetry to being the doyen of Australian literature. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 456 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Essays ; Australia; ISBN: 0868060895. ISBN/EAN: 9780868060897. Inventory No: 0103819. Very Good Condition
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Epic and Romance: Essays on Mediaeval Literature
Ker W. P.,
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London, 1931. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Reprint. preface by author, postscript by author, four appendices and index. Bright blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with dark blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. First published in 1896. "These essays are intended as a general description of some of the principal forms of narrative literature in the Middle Ages, and as a review of some of the more interesting works in each period." -- from the preface page V. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Faint fading to the back strip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges with age toning of the pages. Offset tanning and faint foxing to the endpapers. Foxing spots throughout the book. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper and original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the same page. The dustwrapper is showing its age. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with some pieces missing from the back strip edges. Sunning to the dustwrapper, particularly to the back strip and to the top edge of the rear panel. A few foxing spots and marks to the book panels with browning of the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XXIV, [2], 3 - 398, [2] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0122682. Good Condition
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Other Colours: Essays and a Story
Pamuk, Orhan,
ISBN: 0571237649
Faber and Faber, London, 2007 . Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Orhan Pamuk. Reprint. Preface by author and index. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawing done by the author. Photographic paperback binding with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel. A selection of the author's work over a 25 year period. Included are reflections on gaining his first passport, his father's death, the Istanbul earthquake, reflections on various writers; and, a short story titled "To Look out the Window". Minor creasing of the lower book corners rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: Trade Paperback. 433, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Orhan Pamuk. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Turkey; Modern; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0571237649. ISBN/EAN: 9780571237647. Inventory No: 0126894. Very Good Condition
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Kipling: The Glass, the Shadow and the Fire
Mason, Philip,
ISBN: 006012833X
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Foreword by author and index. Illustrated end pages, being the initials of Rudyard Kipling from his own X libris plate, produced multiple times. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip and gilt publisher's logo to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In his own lifetime, and, in the decades since his death Rudyard Kipling has been reviled and criticised by literary critics, lauded by the same literary critics, falling in and out of favour, but, somehow with the magic powers of his language survives. This is the story of this survival. Softening and fading of the back strip edges with a little rubbing to the lower edges. Faint age toning of the text block edges and pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with rubbing of the back strip. Some insect damage can be seen to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Some handling marks to the dustwrapper are present. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7 - 344 pages,. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 006012833X. ISBN/EAN: 9780060128333. Inventory No: 0126423. Very Good Condition
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Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars
Bradbury, Ray,
ISBN: 0060585684
William Morrow, New York, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Red coloured endpages .1/4 dark blue coloured back strip with yellow coloured titles. 3/4 lighter blue coloured boards with self embossed publisher's initials to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper with red, white, pale yellow and orange coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Collected between these covers are memories, ruminations, opinions, prophecies, and philosophies from one of the most influential and admired writers of our time..." -- from front fold over panel blurb. A little rubbing of the back strip edges and book corners. A hint of age toning of the text block edges and pages. Minor rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [5], VI - XI, [4], 4 - 243, [1] pages,. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; United States; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0060585684. ISBN/EAN: 9780060585686. Inventory No: 0127346. Very Good Condition
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Resistances of Psychoanalysis s
Derrida, Jacques (Kamuf, Peggy, Brault, Pascale-Anne, & Naas, Michael – Translators),
ISBN: 0804730199
Standford University Press, Stanford, California, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by translators and notes. Illustrated card cover with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. In this book the author " ... argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued, and assimilated. The continuing interest in psychoanalysis is here examined in the various "resistances" to analysis – conceive not only is a phenomenal theorised that the heart of psychoanalysis, but as psychoanalysis's resistance to itself, an insusceptibility to analysis that has to do with the structure of analysis its self." – from rear panel blurb. Very minor rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light, light age toning of the text block edges. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6, VII - IX, [3], 130, [2] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Essays; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0804730199. ISBN/EAN: 9780804730198. Inventory No: 0127712. Very Good Condition
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Desire, Violence & Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction; Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy (Southern Literary Studies)
Ciuba, Gary M.,
ISBN: 080713175X
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2007. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, notes, works cited and index. Black coloured endpages. Purple coloured cloth covered boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Plaintext dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and strip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. "In this ground breaking study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how full of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction – Katherine Anne Lotter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy – expose the roots of violence in Southern culture." – from the front fold over panel. This book has previous owners name blackened out on the half title page and to the top edge of the text block. Minor rubbing of the book corners and back strip corners. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], IX - X, [2], 287, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; United States; ISBN: 080713175X. ISBN/EAN: 9780807131756. Inventory No: 0127686. Good Condition
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Expletives Deleted – selected Writings
Carter, Angela,
ISBN: 0701139994
Chatto & Windus, London, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. neat clean copy, no damage to describe, matching dust jacket. The selection of the author's writings, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and confirms her as an acute and startlingly original observer of the writing of others. – Together, they form a supremely enjoyable Testament to a great writer and her vision of the world. – Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224 pages. small marking pen spot on the bottom of the textbook. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books for Writers. ISBN: 0701139994. ISBN/EAN: 9780701139995. Inventory No: 0125546. Very Good Condition
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Fresh As a Daisy
Snowden Rita F.,
The Epworth Press, London, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 340 g.; XII, 164 pages, acknowledgements, list of illustrations and preface by author. Coloured photographic frontispiece, showing daisies. The text is illustrated with another three coloured photographs. Yellow coloured boards with metallic copper writing to the back strip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edginess and a little scuffing of the book. Browning, foxing and dust marked to the text block edge. Offset tanning and light browning to the endpapers. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste down. Foxing to the rear endpaper. Photographic dustwrapper, using the same photograph as for frontispiece, with bright yellow background and black writing to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing and light chipping to the dustwrapper corners. The top 0.25 " of the back strip is missing and there is rubbing to both the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Staining and browning to the rear dustwrapper panel. General scuffing and handling marked to the dustwrapper as well. Tipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A series of 35 essays written by the author on such subjects as Freedom from hunger, " death of conversation " plus travel writing in the author's style. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0105437. Very Good Condition
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Literature in America; An Illustrated History
Conn, Peter,
ISBN: 0521303737
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. preface by author, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, literacy chronology, chronology of American events, books for further reading and index. The text is illustrated with 185 black and white drawings/photographs/line drawings and eight colour plates. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated front cover, being a reproduction of Ralston Crawfords' painting " Overseas Highway ", with beige and pale green background and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. " Literature in America is a richly illustrated, authoritative account of the entire span of American literature -- from its beginnings in the 17th century to the writing of the 1980s." -- from the front fold over panel. A little bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners Some dust marks to the book panels. There is a line running the full length of the page/book cover (? Printing fault) that can be seen and felt to page 98. The top edge has suffered staining with quite marked splatter marks. Illustrated front cover, being a reproduction of Ralston Crawfords' painting " Overseas Highway ", with beige and pale green background and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and a slice into fading to the backstrip of the dustwrapper. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. X, 587, [1] pages,. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; United States; ISBN: 0521303737. ISBN/EAN: 9780521303736. Inventory No: 0106724. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good
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Kalinangan Book Series 1; Philippine Society: Reflections on Contemporary Issues
Various,
Institute of Religion and Culture, Philippines, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Emmanuel R. Garibay. First Edition. 280 g.; VI, 180 pages, foreword by Luna L. Dingayan. The text is illustrated with cartoons and illustrations by Emmanuel R. Garibay. Illustrated covers with red background and white and black titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and to the backstrip edges. Creasing either side of the backstrip and there has been significant rubbing to the book panels. Foxing to the text block edges. A few marks to the verso of the card covers and handling marks internally. " The period of the 80's is a very significant aspect of our contemporary Philippine history. It highlighted the downfall of the discredited dictatorial rule by a popular uprising otherwise known as the EDSA Event........ Due to their historical significance, the numerous materials written in this period of the 80's need to be preserved. Hence, the idea of putting out the Kalinangan Book Series. The articles printed in this volume are selected from the issues of Kalinangan, a quarterly magazine of the Institute of Religion and Culture, from 1980-1987. It is our hope, therefore, that the reflections preserved in this volume can help us understand better our contemporary history and learn from it so that history will not be repeated." -- from the forward page V. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Emmanuel R. Garibay. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Asia; Social History ; History -- Asia ; Inventory No: 0107331. Good
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The Heroic Age of India; A Comparative Study
Sidhanta, N. K.,
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., London, 1929. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 680 g.; VIII, 232 pages, 20 pages following advertising further volumes (nearly 60) in the series The History of Civilisation, preface by author and index. Navy blue coloured boards with gilt illustration embossed to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners and bumping to the lower book corners. A few light marks to the panels. There has been partial adhesion of the book's dustwrapper to the backstrip. The piece measures 3.5 " x 0.75 ". Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning and handling marks to the endpapers. The major fault has been a previous owner had obviously covered the dustwrapper and had placed tape to keep the cover secure, the remains of that tape can be seen to both the top and bottom edges of the endpapers. The top right-hand corner of the free front end paper has been clipped. The front hinge has cracked between the free front end paper and title page. Browning throughout the text and foxing is prevalent as well. A look at Indian poetry from the Heroic Age, as well as a look at the society, religion and governmental forces of that time as well. As the author states in his preface, page VII, "... in the following pages an attempt has been made to study the Sanskrit heroic poems as a parallel to similar poems of European lands. This involves an examination of the origin and development of these poems, including an investigation of the society to which they relate.". This book is part of The History of Civilisation series under the general editorship of C.K. Ogden. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Poetry ; History -- India ; Inventory No: 0106715. Good Condition
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Fiction 2000; Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative
Slusser, George and Shippey,Tom [ Editors ],
ISBN: 0820314250
The University of Georgia Press, Athens and London, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 700 g.; VIII, 302 pages, last page blank, introduction by George Slusser, contributors and index. Bright blue coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with yellow titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges. The remains of a sticker can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the front board. There has been some dog earing of the lower right-hand corner of the pages from the free front end paper to page VII. " Fiction 2000. This seems, in the light of essays gathered here, lesser millennial than inaugural date. But it fiction at this threshold is taking leave of two thousand years of mimetic tradition, what is going to take place a relation between story and reality we called imitation?" from the introduction page 1. Essays about fiction as information. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; ISBN: 0820314250. ISBN/EAN: 9780820314259. Inventory No: 0106441. Good
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Still Seeing Things
Brown, John Mason,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Index. Bright blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with bone coloured background and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A collection of of the author's essays and reviews for the Saturday Review newspaper. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges and rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Some marks to the book panels with age toning and scattered foxing to the text book edges. Offset tanning and foxing to the endpages with light age toning and very faint foxing to the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with the rubbing of the panels and the rear panel shows quite noticeable handling marks. Sunning of the back strip and there are some stains to the top edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - IX, [3], 3 - 335, [7] pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Journalism ; Inventory No: 0106614. Very Good Condition
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Greek and Latin Studies Classical Literature and Its Influence; Empire and Aftermath; Silver Latin II
Dorey, T.A. -- Editor ,
ISBN: 0710080875
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Boston, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. introduction by editor, list of abbreviations, and index. Green coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book looks at the prominent writers of the first and second centuries C. E. of Rome. Part of the "Greek and Latin Studies, Classical Literature and Its Influence" -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Minor bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light age toning of the text block edges. A little bumping and rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and yellowing of the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 211, [1] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; History -- Roman ; ISBN: 0710080875. ISBN/EAN: 9780710080875. Inventory No: 0108214. Good
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The Natural Resources of Australia; Prospects and Problems for Development
Sinden, J. A. -- Editor,
ISBN: 0207130728
Angus and Robertson In Association with the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1974. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 650 g.; X, 334 pages, foreword by J.P. Davenport, ANZAAS, list of illustrations, biographical notes on contributors stop the text is illustrated with 12 figures, two plates, which are three page foldout maps, 2 inserts of a black and white photographs, one of eight pages between pages 22 and 23 and 12 pages between pages 181 and 183. Plain text covers with white, yellow and orange background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the rest of the book edges. Yellowing of the background and some fading to the backstrip. Marks to the front and rear book panels and the remains of a sticker can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the rear book panel. Browning and marking of the text block edges and very light age toning to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the verso of the front book panel. " The contributors to this book consider the problems involved in the development of Australia's natural resources. Throughout, particular attention is paid to policy issues and the perspective contribution of natural resources to national development." From the rear book blurb. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Australia ; Geography; ISBN: 0207130728. ISBN/EAN: 9780207130724. Inventory No: 0107373. Good
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The Deed of Life; The Novels and Tales of the H. Lawrence
Moynahan, Julian,
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author, and index. Gray coloured endpapers. Green coloured boards with ochre coloured insert to the backstrip and within that insert gilt titles. Plain text dustwrapper with blue, green and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A look at the work of D. H. Lawrence, as seen through his novels and short stories and the gradual finding of his own personal style. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Fading and foxing to the top edges of the book and slight rubbing to the lower edges. There has been spotty fading of the lower one third of the front book panel. Browning and foxing to the top text block edge and lighter browning and foxing to the other text block edges. Some fading to the edges of the endpapers and previous owner's name to the free front end paper. Rubbing and chipping to the front dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. The results of insect activity can be seen to the fold over creas of the rear panel, lower edges of the front panel and the lower 0.5 " of the front fold over panel and to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. Browning and foxing to the rear dustwrapper panel, rear fold over crease and to the verso of the dustwrapper. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, top right-hand corner and there is a clipping of the same fold over crease to the lower edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 540 g.; XXII, 230 pages, last 3 pages blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books About Books . Inventory No: 0107981. Very Good Condition
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Collected Columns
Frayn, Michael,
ISBN: 0413776484
Methuen, London, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. author's note. Illustrated card cover with white and red colour titles to the front panel and backstrip. The author collected the best of his columns written for the Guardian and Observer throughout the 1960s. A little rubbing to the book corners and light age toning to the text block edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (13), 2-484 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: 0413776484. ISBN/EAN: 9780413776488. Inventory No: 0114537. Very Good Condition
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The Tom Clancy Companion
Greenberg, Martin H. -- Editor ,
ISBN: 0425134075
Berkeley Books, New York, 1992. First Edition Thus
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition Thus. 540 g.; XII, 372 pages, last page blank, introduction by Larry Bond. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography between page 180 and 181. Colour photograph of Tom Clancy to the verso of the rear panel. Illustrated covers with metallic blue, red and black titles to the front panel and blue and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Very light age toning to the text block edges. A look at the work of the techno-thriller author Tom Clancy. The book had the full cooperation of Tom Clancy and includes an exclusive interview with him, and a concordance (alphabetically) of Clancy's -- his characters, weapons, hardware etc. Size: Trade Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0425134075. ISBN/EAN: 9780425134078. Inventory No: 0109106. Good
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Random Thoughts and Dialogues
Guest, H. (Lo),
ISBN: 0533030641
Vantage Press, New York, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Brown coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with gold and purple coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "In this book Lo Guest brings together writings describing her travel experiences – in Australia's outback; in Benares, holy city of India; in present-day Peking, China; and in the Himalayas, Japan in 1950s, and a remote Ethiopian village – and a series of fictional tales, most of them dealing with an individual's response to life's great questions." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening of the backstrip edges with bumping of the top book corners and of rubbing of the lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Creasing to the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing and sunning of the dustwrapper panels. A little chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Heavier fading to the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 116, [4] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0533030641. ISBN/EAN: 9780533030644. Inventory No: 0117172. Very Good Condition
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The Struggle of the Modern
Spender, Stephen (John Goldsmith -- Editor],
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. XIV, 272 pages, last six pages blank intentionally, introduction by author. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Yellow coloured tint to the top text block edge. Minor bumping to the top backstrip edge and bumping to the top right-hand corner of the front book panel. Faint browning of the text block edges and age toning of the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and the rear dustwrapper panel has become a little yellowed and shows handling marks. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. In this book the author looks at creating literature in the modern world. "He points out that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, writers have been conscious of there being a problem of creating literature in the industrial era. Or the discussions of tradition, symbolism, myth and the rest are part of a conscious strategy of writers to come to terms with our modern world which they feel presents quite special problems for them. " -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0107834. Good
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The Theatre in Our Times: A Survey of the Men, Materials and Movements in Modern Theatre
Gassner, John,
Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1963. Fourth Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Fourth Printing. preface by author and index. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Mr. Gassner's book is written against a continuous tradition from Ibsen to the most important contemporary American playwrights. it That is a midcentury evaluation, from an American perspective, of important standards, trends, works and playwrights ..." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. First published in 1954. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Some marking of the back strip with light browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Previous owner's name has been scrubbed out with a blue coloured marker, top edge of the free front endpaper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Numerous small close tears to the dustwrapper edges with associated creasing. Heavy rubbing of the dustwrapper, particularly along the fold over creases and front panel. Sunning to the back strip with signs of a removal of sticker to the lower edge. Handling marks to the verso accompanied by rubbing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - X, [6], 3 - 609, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0120343. Good Condition
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What I Think
Stevenson, Adlai E.,
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Cloth) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. publisher's note, introduction by author. 1/4 dark blue coloured cloth covered backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 light blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt publisher's initials to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The Democratic candidate for the American presidency of 1952, the author inspired trust and confidence across the political spectrum. This book is a series of essays about the great, as he saw it, issues confronting America in the post-war period. Softening and dust marks to the backstrip edges with rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with rubbing to the panels and fading to the backstrip. Sunning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XVI, [2], 3-240 pages,. Deckled edges (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; America; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0117287. Very Good Condition
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Travels with Dr. Death: and Other Unusual Investigations
Rosenbaum, Ron,
ISBN: 0333750314
Papermac, New York, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. acknowledgements, Introduction: Investigating the Investigations and afterword. Photographic card cover with white and pink coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. The author goes into an unfamiliar world "... a world of secrets, lies and double lives. Rosenbaum takes us on an unconventional journey into the mind of Lee Harvey Oswald; he explores the secret life and officially unsolved death of JFK's mistress, the beautiful and brilliant Mary Meyer; and he reveals this true story of the bizarre double death of the Marcus twins, ill-fated fertility doctors. These pieces and others take an intriguing and provocative look at unsolved mysteries that have fascinated the world over the past quarter-century." -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing, multiple to the book corners with reading creases to the backstrip. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with age toning of the text block edges. Previous owners notation to the top edge to the verso of the front panel. Size: Trade Paperback. 518, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Journalism; conspiracy theories; United States; ISBN: 0333750314. ISBN/EAN: 9780333750315. Inventory No: 0119814. Good Condition
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The Eighteenth Century Novel; The Idea of the Gentleman
Shroff, Homai J.,
ISBN: 0713163992
Edward Arnold, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 470 g.; VIII, 300 pages, last page blank, preface by author, notes, key to the notes, select bibliography and index. Green coloured endpapers. Bright green coloured cloth with gilt titles to the backstrip. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. Fading to the endpapers edges. There has been adhering of the half title page and the free front and paper and to page 300 and the rear end paper, and has left slight marks. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a typical 18th-century gentleman, against a green background with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper are edges and some scoring to the laminate of the dustwrapper panels. " This book is a study of the attitude of the leading novelists of the eighteenth century to the contemporary class system and to current trends in philosophy and education." -- from the preface page V. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; 18th Century; ISBN: 0713163992. ISBN/EAN: 9780713163995. Inventory No: 0106721. Good
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Directions in Sociolinguistics: The Ethnography of Communication
Gumperz, John & Hymes, Dell – Editors,
ISBN: 0631149872
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Preface by editors, introduction by John J. Gumperz, bibliography and index. Illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Directions in Sociolinguistics is now classic collection of pioneering essays by leading social linguistics. It is published here for the first time in paperback and incorporates an extensive new bibliography." -- from rear panel blurb. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Fading to the back strip with uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. A few marks to the top text block edge and previous owners name to the top right hand corner of the half title page. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. [4], V - X, 598 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0631149872. ISBN/EAN: 9780631149873. Inventory No: 0124367. Very Good Condition
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Spectatorial Essays
Strachey, Lytton ,
Chatto & Windus, London, 1964. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition Thus. 450 g.; (6), 7-217, (7) pages, preface by James Strachey stop red coloured cloth covered boards with black insert to the backstrip, and within that insert gilt decoration and titles. A little bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Very light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a pair of old-fashioned spectacles against a gray coloured background with ochre and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. There is a small erosion to the top left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, probably commencement with removal of a sticker stop fading to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A series of 35 essays, from more than 80, that were written by Lytton Strachey between 1904 and 1914 for The Spectator magazine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; Inventory No: 0111190. Good
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The Pleasures of Japanese Literature
Keene, Donald,
ISBN: 0231067364
Columbia University Press, New York, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. preface by author, list of illustrations, suggested reading and indexed. Black coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with four pages of coloured illustrations. Yellow coloured cloth covered boards with maroon coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with red titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of essays written on Japanese aesthetics, poetry, fiction and theatre. A little rubbing to the book corners. Rubbing to the dustwrapper are edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVIII, 133, [5] pages,. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Japan; ISBN: 0231067364. ISBN/EAN: 9780231067362. Inventory No: 0109005. Good
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Troubadours and Love
Topsfield, L. T. ,
ISBN: 0521098971
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1975. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Paperback Edition. list of plates, acknowledgements, map, introduction by author, list of abbreviations, two appendices, notes, bibliography, general index and index of verse-quotations. Between pages 72 and 73 there are four pages of black-and-white reproductions of contemporary prints / artwork. Illustrated paperback binding with brown and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "This book is an attempt to understand the poetry of the troubadours and their ideas on love." -- from introduction page 1. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Heavy sunning, patchy, to the book panels and the front panel has started to curl. Age toning and light scattered foxing to the text block edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the verso of the front panel and there is fine scattered foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 295, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; History; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0521098971. ISBN/EAN: 9780521098977. Inventory No: 0122872. Good Condition
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Collected Essays: containing Speaking Personally, Saturday Mornings, Moreover, The Wild Planet, Lucid Intervals
Murdoch, Walter,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney and London, 1938. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Preface by author. Light blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel and back strip. The collected essays of the author, incorporating – Preface by author. Light blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel and back strip. The collected essays of the author, incorporating – Speaking Personally, Saturday Mornings, Moreover, The Wild Planet and Lucid Intervals. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing to the top book corners and lower book edges. Some flecking of the book panels with sunning of the back strip. Uniform light tanning of the text book edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning and foxing to the endpages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - X, [5], 4 - 743, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Inventory No: 0124246. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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A Hot-Eyed Moderate
Rule, Jane,
ISBN: 0930044576
The Naiad Press, Tallahassee, Florida, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Laminated boards showing a line drawing of author with a pink slash through the face against white coloured background and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The boards are somewhat rubbed and there is some rubbing to the book corners. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and very faint dust marks to the paper edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the role of right-hand corner of the front paste down. There is an erasure mark to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Jane Rules' essays on lesbians and gay men and their sexuality. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 242 pages, last blank, three pages of further publications from The Naiad Press.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gay & Lesbian; Essays ; Sexuality; ISBN: 0930044576. ISBN/EAN: 9780930044572. Inventory No: 0103137. Good Condition
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Several Strangers: Writing from Three Decades
Tomalin, Claire,
ISBN: 0670885673
Viking, London, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Black coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper with white and pale blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. During her career, the author, has been literary biographer, publisher, critic, journalist and broadcaster. This book covers her 30 year career and dabbles in all aspects of her literary life. Rubbing to the book corners and to the back strip edges. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. The front hinge has cracked between the half title page and title page. A little creasing of the top dustwrapper edge and rubbing of the panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - VIII, [2], 3 - 247, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0670885673. ISBN/EAN: 9780670885671. Inventory No: 0123549. Very Good Condition
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The Whole Woman
Greer, Germaine,
ISBN: 038560016X
Doubleday, Sydney, 1999. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. notes and acknowledgements. Photographic paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. 30 years since the author wrote and published "The Female Eunuch", she now puts pen to paper for she believes that the women's liberation movement has been sold a "bill of goods" that gives lipservice to equality while there remains a "... persistent discrimination and exploitation that continues to exist to women throughout the world in the basic areas of health, sex, work, politics, marketing and economics." -- from the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. [10] 350, [8] pages . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Women & Feminism; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 038560016X. ISBN/EAN: 9780385600163. Inventory No: 0123264. Very Good Condition
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Essays in Honour of Elias Canetti
Various Contributors (Hulse, Michael – Translator),
ISBN: 0374223505
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Elias Canetti at Eighty by Carl Hanser Verlag, From the preface to the German edition, translator's note and a list of contributors. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of , From the preface to the German edition, translator's note and a list of contributors. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of Elias Canetti. Gray coloured boards with gilt coloured initials of Elias Canetti, to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with aqua coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. On the cusp of Elias Canetti's 80th birthday his German publisher gathered together essays from various contributors; including Salman Rushdie, Jacob Isaacs and Susan Sontag. Elias Canetti's output covers literature, psychology, social theory and a triptych of autobiography. Rubbing of the back strip edges and book corners. Light age toning of the text block edges. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [13], 4 - 322, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Germany; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0374223505. ISBN/EAN: 9780374223502. Inventory No: 0124280. Very Good Condition
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The Man and Woman Thing and Other Provocations
Leonard, George B.,
Delacorte Press, New York, 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Reprint. Mustard coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gilt and purple writing on the front panel and spine. Plain text dustwrapper, with pink background and black, white and yellow writing on the front panel and spine. Author photograph on the rear panel. A series of essays written about sex, race, education and new libersation. Dust marks to the cloth of the book and there is a little shelfwear to the lower book edges. The book has been printed on the slightly yellow coloured paper. Dust marks to the top paper edge. The dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and the fold over edges are slightly dull. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo - up to 9 ¾" Tall. 182 pages last 3 blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Education ; Essays ; Sexuality; Inventory No: 0103163. Good
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Scott and Ernest; The Authority of Failure and the Authority of Success
Bruccolli, Matthew J.,
ISBN: 0370301404
The Bodley Head, London . Sydney . Toronto, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 480 g.; XVI, 168 pages, acknowledgements, chronology, appendix and a note on sources. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white photographs scattered throughout the book. Tan coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and bumping to the backstrip edges and shelf wear to the lower book edges. Light browning to the text block edges and faint foxing to the top text block edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway with black and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and a little creasing to the dustwrapper corners and the top rear dustwrapper corner has a small split. Fading to the backstrip and the top backstrip edge has chipping and the laminate has slightly peeled away. A reassessment of the friendship and correspondence between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, two giants of 20th-century American literature. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; America ; Biography -- Literary; ISBN: 0370301404. ISBN/EAN: 9780370301402. Inventory No: 0107033. Good
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As Once in May; The Early Autobiography of Antonia White and Other Writings
White, Antonia -- Susan Chitty -- Editor ,
ISBN: 0860683524
Virago Press, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 525 g.; X, 340 pages, introduction by Susan Chitty and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, being reproductions of Antonia White's writing. The text is illustrated with contemporary black and white photographs. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the lower backstrip edge and rubbing to the top edge. Light browning to the text block edges. Some age toning to the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of a portrait of Antonia White and on the rear dustwrapper panel a black-and-white photograph of her as a young girl. Dark blue coloured background with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. In this book Antonia White's daughter, Susan Chitty, has brought together and annotated works, that were found after her mother's death. 16 chapters of her early autobiography, up to the age of six, some stories, essays, memorabilia and several poems. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography -- Literary; ISBN: 0860683524. ISBN/EAN: 9780860683520. Inventory No: 0107055. Good
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A D. H. Lawrence Companion: Life, Thought, and Works
Pinion, F. B.,
ISBN: 0333179838
The Macmillan Press, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Maps and illustrations, reference abbreviations, acknowledgements, four appendices and index. Dark cream-coloured endpages. The text is illustrated with four pages of maps and 16 black-and-white photographs between pages 148 and 149. Orange coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Orange coloured tint to the top text block edge. Photographic dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "This study serves principally as a guide to the evaluation of Lawrence's works. Each novel is the subject of close analysis; all the short stories are considered; and poems, constituting 'a biography of an emotional and inner life', a survey with reference to important changes in the text, Lawrence's poetical development, and his attitudes to life and society." – from front fold over panel blurb. A little softening of the back strip edges with mopping of the book corners. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and a little age toning of the pages. A rubber stamp stating "Sample Only Not for Sale ... " has been placed to the lower edge of the free front end page. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with fading of the back strip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XI, [1] 316 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0333179838. ISBN/EAN: 9780333179833. Inventory No: 0124474. Very Good Condition
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Henry Handel Richardson and Her Fiction
Green, Dorothy,
ISBN: 0868618098
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Note on the new edition, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, list of abbreviations, introduction by author, selected bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography from Henry Handel Richardson's life. The text is also illustrated with the occasional black-and-white illustrations. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. First published in 1973, under the title of "Ulysses Bound: Henry Handel Richardson and Her Fiction". This new edition has been updated with new biographical information, though the text is basically unchanged, with only minor errors corrected. "This book is an interpretative study of her fiction (Henry Handel Richardson), and its genesis in the life and temperament of the author. An attempt to show how artistic virtue arose from psychological necessity, it also sets out to provide a firm factual base from which to reassess her considerable achievement." – from the rear panel blurb. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Fading to the top 2 cm of the front panel and to the centimetre closest to the rear spine gutter. Handling marks to the back strip and to the text block edges. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. [6], VII - XIII, [1], 615, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0868618098. ISBN/EAN: 9780868618098. Inventory No: 0124879. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good Condition
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The World of Charmian Clift
Clift, Charmian,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Martin Johnson. Reprint. Introduction by George Johnson, acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Martin Johnson. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with gold and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A selection of 71 essays written by the author, with a a few essays added by her husband, George Johnson, in the months prior to her death. They range from nostalgia, problems, and dilemmas, among other sections. Softening of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Previous owner's sticker to the top free front end page. Softening of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Second Impression . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 255, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Martin Johnson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; Inventory No: 0126530. Very Good Condition
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The Man from Main Street; Selected Essays and Other Writings of Sinclair Lewis
Lewis, Sinclair ( Harry E. Maule & Melville H. Caine -- Editors ),
William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by editors, index of names. Illustrated endpapers, being facsimiles of original Sinclair Lewis writings. Red cloth coloured boards with gilt insert on the spine and red and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear noted to the top and bottom edges. Browning and marking to the paper edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper, with green coloured background and red, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and black and red coloured titles to the back strip. The dustwrapper is rubbed and quite faded. The back panel has quite some grubby marks. Rubbing to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. To the head of the spine and to the lower right hand corner of the front panel tape has been placed, tape still in situ. There is a small "nick" to the lower spine gutter edge and on the adjacent back panel there has been the number "3454" stamped. Browning and a little foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper and to the dustwrapper edges. "This selection from Sinclair Lewis' miscellaneous writings reveal the brilliant satirical novelist to have been also a gifted and militant pamphleteer, an idealist, who was at the same time iconoclastic, expressing his highly individual opinion on human affairs, arts, and literature over a period of more than 40 years.". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 296 pages, last 2 blank, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0102946. Very Good Condition
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The Essays of Elia and the Last Essays of Elia (The Collected Essays of Charles Lamb in Two Volumes, Volume One) (Everyman’s Library)
Lamb, Charles,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London / New York, 1929. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: C. E. Brock . First Edition. Introduction by Robert Lynd and notes by William Macdonald and notes. Illustrated frontispiece, of Charles Lamb. Map illustrated end pages, showing a map of London with places associated with Charles Lamb. The text is illustrated with 25 drawings by C. E. Brock and 24 contemporary portraits in photogravure. Blue coloured textured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Dull red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Title says it all. Softening of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the book corners. Sunning off the back strip with uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. Some faint marks and rust stains to the text block edges. Offset tanning to the pages following the end pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XXV, [2], 2 -356 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: C. E. Brock . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 0125089. Very Good Condition
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Selected Essays of Plutarch
Plutarch (Tucker, T. G. – Translator),
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1913. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Preface and introduction by translator, notes on persons and places and appendix. Green coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Title says it all, and, as the preface page 3 states "... The essays here rendered into English have not been selected as the very best pieces in Plutarch's Moralia, but, first, as typical examples of his writing in that kind, and, second, as covering between them a tolerably large field of interesting matter." Some flecking of the top right hand corner of the front panel with sunning of the back strip. Uniform browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Browning / offset tanning of the title page and page 296. A few foxing spots to the pages with small gift inscription to the top edge of the free front end page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [3], 4 - 296 pages,. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Ancient (BC); History. Inventory No: 0124888. Very Good Condition
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Arthur and Eric: An Anglo-Australian Story from the Journal of Arthur Hickman
Grant, Bruce (editor),
ISBN: 0855610417
William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black and white photography. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing photograph of Eric Muspratt, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In 1969 Arthur Hickman was knocked over and killed by a truck in London, he bequeathed to the editor his journal which he had been keeping since 1923. In the journal was the story of a friendship between Arthur Hickman and Eric Muspratt, which lasted until Eric returned to Australia in 1939. Within the journal there was also included thoughts on the London literary scene, society both high and low, theatre and other friends, but it is his friendship with Eric that is the central theme to this book. For as Arthur says his last reference to his friend "the sum total of his benefactions to me was two meals, three books, seven lemons-- and more happiness that anyone else has ever given me.".– from the rear fold over panel blurb. The corners are slightly rubbed and their shelf wear obvious to the bottom edges of book. The head and heel of spine are bumped. There is slight loss of colour to the front edge of the front panel. Bookseller's sticker on front paste down. Dust marks to the top paper edge with a few grubby marks along other page edges. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. X, 214 pp., last blank, all. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Letters; letters; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0855610417. ISBN/EAN: 9780855610418. Inventory No: 0100717. Very Good Condition
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The Plays of D.H. Lawrence; A Biographical and Critical Study (Vision Critical Studies Series)
Sklar, Sylvia,
ISBN: 0854782036
Vision, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. editorial note, author's note, acknowledgements, introduction by author, Lawrence's Plays and the Critics, bibliographical note and index. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Unaccountably neglected among the works of major twentieth-century writers, the plays of D.H. Lawrence provide rich insights into the nature of this particular genius and its development. Spanning almost the whole of his writing career, from 1906 to 1926, the plays are a creative document of his never-ceasing search for new forms. Besides providing a fascinating commentary on Lawrence's other writings, the themes and preoccupations of which they consistently reflect, these plays are of the greatest interest in themselves, and this book sets out to give them the detailed critical attention that they have long deserved." – From the front fold over panel blurb. Softening of the backstrip and bumping to the top book edge. Rubbing to the lower book edges and to the book corners. Light age toning of the textblock edges and internal pages. A small red mark is present to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Heavy creasing to the dustwrapper edges and a little chipping to the front dustwrapper corners. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and handling marks to the rear dustwrapper panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (4), 5-271, (1) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: 0854782036. ISBN/EAN: 9780854782031. Inventory No: 0113087. Good Condition
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Psychology and Ethical Development: A Collection of Articles on Psychological Theories, Ethical Development and Human Understanding
Peters, R. S.,
ISBN: 0041500504
Allen & Unwin, London, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Preface by author, acknowledgements and index. Plaintext paperback binding with green and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. To quote the rear panel blurb "Professor Peters aims in this book to present a coherent collection of his major articles on the borderline between psychology and philosophy, especially areas of ethical development and human understanding." – Creasing to the book corners with a large triangular crease to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel. Fading to the back strip and to the first image, closest to the back strip of the front panel with the top half inch of the same panel likewise affected. Yellowing of the rear panel with age toning of the text block edge. Age toning of the text block edges with handling marks to the front end page and verso of the front panel. The top right-hand corner of the front panel and free front end page has been chewed – please see photograph. Size: Trade Paperback. [9], 10 - 480 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Essays; Philosophy. ISBN: 0041500504. ISBN/EAN: 9780041500509. Inventory No: 0125303. Good Condition
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Taking Chances; Derrida, Psychoanalysis, and Literature (Psychiatry and the Humanities)
Smith Joseph H. and Kerrigan, William – Editors,
ISBN: 0801837499
The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1988. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. introduction by editors and index. Plaintext paperback binding with white and orange coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In this book various authors, including Samuel Webber, David Carroll and Jacques Derrida himself, look at the work of Derrida. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Remnants of a sticker to be seen to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and there is age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: Trade Paperback. [4], V - XVI, [2], 191, [7] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0801837499. ISBN/EAN: 9780801837494. Inventory No: 0127732. Good Condition
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This Britain; Tradition and Achievement
Branch, Newton ( Editor ],
McDonald & Company, London, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 640 g.; VI, 152 pages, foreword by Compton Mackenzie, acknowledgements. Photographic endpapers, both different, front endpaper: -- showing a rural scene, rear endpaper: -- showing an urban scene. The text is illustrated with 16 coloured plates and over 150 black-and-white pictures. Red coloured boards with gilt illustration to the front panel and gilt writing to the backstrip. Light bumping and discolouration to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the verso of the free front endpaper. There has been ghosting of the sticker to the half title page. Age toning to internal pages. Photographic dustwrapper with red and black writing on the front panel and white and black on the spine. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners with a little chipping. The top backstrip edge has a small piece removed from it. The dustwrapper is brown and heavily foxed. Clipping of the dustwrapper front fold over, lower right-hand corner. 12 Essays by various British writers, dealing with " .. deal with aspects of life in our country rather than in aspects of the natural scene." -- from the front fold over panel. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0105267. Good Condition
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True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction
Garner, Helen,
ISBN: 1875847243
Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 1996. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Photographic paperback binding with purple and green coloured titles to the front panel and blue coloured titles to the back strip. Spanning 25 years of work, this work covers the author getting sacked for teaching her students about sex, about the brouhaha caused by her book The First Stone, about turning 50, and, other works. Rubbing of the book corners and edges. Fading to the 1st cm, closest to the back strip, of the back strip. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. Size: Trade Paperback. [8] 242, [6] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australia; ISBN: 1875847243. ISBN/EAN: 9781875847242. Inventory No: 0126785. Very Good Condition
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Another Voice; An Alternative and Anatomy of Britain
Waugh, Auberon,
ISBN: 0947752714
Firethorn Press , London, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. By the Author on the Title Page. 630 g.; IV, 5-224 pages, last two pages blank, intentionally. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the lower backstrip edge and rubbing to the book corners. Uniform browning of the text block edges and of the internal text. And few yellow marks to the free front endpaper. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white, orange and black titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and yellowing of the dustwrapper panels. " Here is Britain stripped of its pretensions, delusions and self-mythologising. In addition of a nation that is disintegrating into anarchy, Auberon Waugh portrays a trend-crazed people, who, because they have let go of traditional values, hag-ridden by every passing fashion. The New Briton, in Waugh's view, is ugly, boring and stupid." -- from the rear panel blurb. The best of the author's "Another Voice" column in the The Spectator. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; Britain; By the Author on the Title Page. ISBN: 0947752714. ISBN/EAN: 9780947752712. Inventory No: 0110222. Very Good
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A Mania for Sentences
Enright, D.J.,
ISBN: 0701126620
Chatto & Windus, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. author's note, list of books referred to and index. Blue coloured boards gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the lower book edges and faint foxing to the top text block edge. Light age toning of the text block and of the internal pages. Offset tanning to the endpapers. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. "These linked essays relate to particular literary works or to language as it appears (and disappears) in writing and in speech." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), VII-VIII, (2), 3-211, (3) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Language & Linguistics. ISBN: 0701126620. ISBN/EAN: 9780701126629. Inventory No: 0112952. Very Good Condition
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Craters of the Spirit; Studies in the Modern Novel
Scott, Nathan A. (Jr.),
Sheed and Ward, London and Sydney, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. introduction by author, biographical notes and acknowledgements. Red coloured boards with coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the backstrip. In this book the author "... suggests that by confronting our experience in a variety of ways that best modern writers stimulate new ways of looking at the world, and that out of this process of dialogue theology to will be changed." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Authors critiqued are: – Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Kafka, Albert Camus, Beckett, Graham Greene, Saul Bellow and Flannery O'Connor. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Heavy rubbing of the dustwrapper panels with a little chipping of the corners and backstrip edges. Fading to the backstrip with signs of removal of a sticker to be seen to the top right hand corner of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [10], 11 - 288 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0118740. Very Good Condition
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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters : What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today
Tom Santopietro
ISBN: 1250163757
St. Martin's Press New York 2018 First
 Hard Cover An unmarked apparently unread book in excellent condition. "With forty million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear-eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic."  As New/As New
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The Round Table and Shakespear’s Characters (Everyman’s Library)
Hazlitt, William,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London . New York, 1944. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Reprint. introduction – about the author. Illustrated endpapers – being a peach coloured design against a white coloured background. Orange coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher logo to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Pale purple coloured tint to the text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A series of essays, The Round Table first published in two volumes 1817 dealing with literature, men and manners; and, Shakespear's (author's spelling of Shakespeare) Characters as observed by the author. Minor rubbing of the back strip edges and of the book corners. Uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and of the back strip edges. There are small tears, with associated creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. Sunning of the back strip and the dustwrapper panels are slightly affected by sun. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - XX, 360, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; 18th century; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0127518. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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An angel bit the bride and other musings.
McClelland, James,
ISBN: 014012831x
Penguin Books, Ringwood, Victoria, 1989. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Browning of the inside of the front and rear covers, and age toning of the page edges. No other damage to describe. Gift note from one person to another at the top of the 1st page, no other annotations. . This book draws on the author's column in the Sydney morning Herald to bring together a selection of his less than familiar jottings. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). 163 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 014012831x. ISBN/EAN: 9780140128314. Inventory No: 0279061. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Pure Drivel
Martin, Steve,
ISBN: 0670885215
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1998. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Acknowledgements, A Public Apology. Pale yellow coloured endpages. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black and white coloured items to the front panel and orange and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A series of articles, of which some first appeared in The New Yorker, in which Steve Martin skewers the topics upon which he writes – logistics of celebrity, the thoughts of a "bad dog" and opines on "writing is easy" etc. Softening and rubbing of the lower backstrip edge and rubbing of the top backstrip corners. Rubbing of the other book corners with age toning of the text block edges. Minor ruffling of the dustwrapper edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 3 - 104 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0670885215. ISBN/EAN: 9780670885213. Inventory No: 0125790. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Drama
Williams, Margaret A.,
ISBN: 0195504070
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g; 48 pages, includes bibliography. In original decorated binding, which has faded on the spine section and across the top edge of the front panel. Part of a series of books on Australian writers and their work. In this book market William provides a clear and readable outline of the way that commercial and critical success achieved in recent years by Australian plays has developed. She explains its theatrical and social context, assesses the writings of its principal exponents, and shows how the most recent plays are related to many that went before by recurrent themes which also throw light on the evolution of Australian society Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0195504070. ISBN/EAN: 9780195504071. Inventory No: 0225509. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 3/1969
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Pages 289 -- 432; illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Ownership inscription on front-end page. 250 g; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0215268. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Aristotle’s Poetics: Demetrius on Style (Everyman’s Library 901)
Moxon, Rev. T. A. – Editor,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London / New York, 1943. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. introduction by editor and bibliography. Illustrated endpapers, being a abstract design in a peach colour. Green coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Purple coloured tint to the top text block edge. Plain text dust wrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Classical writers on criticism – Aristotle on poetics, Demetrius on writing style, along with Hobbes' Digest and Ars Poetica by Horace. Everyman's Library number 901. Rubbing to the book edges with light age toning of the text block edges and pages. Chipping to the top back strip edge with creasing of the dustwrapper edges. A small pieces missing from the lower left hand corner of the rear panel and there is sunning of the back strip. Some handling marks to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], VII - XIV, [4], 5 - 268, [4 – essay by Ernest Rhys on "Everyman's Library"] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0122700. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Dialogo: Primo Levi, Tullio Regge
Levi, Primo,
ISBN: 0691085455
Princeton Architectural Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. introduction by Tullio Regge. Bright red coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Softening of the head and of the heel of the backstrip and dust marks to the top book edge. Plain text dustwrapper with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and fading to the backstrip. In this book are the conversations and thoughts of two remarkable men, Primo Levi and Tullio Regge. One, a chemist and chronicler of concentration camps – Levi, the other a physicist of quantum mechanics – Regge. The conversation ranges over many subjects from learning ancient Hebrew through to scientific responsibility, reminiscences of other scientists (Oppenheimer, Godel etc.,) and even Levi's literary style. Translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), VII-XVIII, (2), 3-68, (2) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0691085455. ISBN/EAN: 9780691085456. Inventory No: 0113303. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Lettres De Mon Moulin (edited By F. Victor Massard)
Daudet, Alphonse,
Rivingtons, Covent Garden, London, 1913. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 150 g; IV, 52 pages, + 3, 53 -- 131, 2, 2 pages (a separate booklet bound with annotations to the book, that fits into its own pocket on the inside of the rear board.). The title page has a purple rubber stamp stating specimen, the top edge of the text block is slightly foxed. . Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Language -- French; Inventory No: 0214881. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Chinese Novel: Nobel Lecture Delivered Before the Swedish Academy at Stockholm, December 12, 1938
Buck, Pearl S.,
Macmillan, London, 1939. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Age darkening and spotting of the edges, and some foxing of the first and last pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 56 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; 1930s; Inventory No: 0269258. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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From the land of shadows
James, Clive,
ISBN: 0330269941
Pan, London, 1983. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. a collection of literary-critical essays in original colour illustrated softcover binding, with index. The edges of the pages have started to age, and have a soft sepia toning. There is no other damage to detail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 287 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0330269941. ISBN/EAN: 9780330269940. Inventory No: 0269148. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 3/1996
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g., pages 385-591, illustrated wrapper. Contribution by Kerry Greenwood. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN/EAN: 9770025629234. Inventory No: 0214320. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 2/2000
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 2000. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g., pages 1-208, illustrated wrapper. Contribution by Dorothy Hewett and John Kinsella and Morris Lurie Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0214321. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Familiar Presence and other Reminiscences
Chisholm, A. R.,
Melbourne University press, Carlton, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. these are graceful and entertaining essays in reminiscence but they are also much more, they bridge, like the author's own experience, the extraordinary golf between the world before 1914 and the 1960s Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 100 pages in original of, boards, with dust jacket which is slightly faded across the top edge of the front panel with some rubbing of the top edge. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0264088. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Cliffs Notes Science Fiction; An Introduction
Allen, L. David,
ISBN: 0822011697
Cliff Notes Inc.,, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1973. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. a selected bibliography of science fiction, a selected bibliography of works about science-fiction and index. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Published under the auspices of Cliffs Notes – work on science fiction. Creasing, multiple, of the book corners and to either side of the back strip. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with fading of the back strip. Previous owners name has been placed, in red coloured, to the front text edge, and to the top edge of the title page. Previous owner's rubberstamp to the top left hand corner of the verso of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 187, [5 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; science fiction; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0822011697. ISBN/EAN: 9780822011699. Inventory No: 0127606. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Meanjin 1/1957
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1957. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0209723. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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From Blake to Byron (Pelican Guide to English Literature Vol 5)
Ford, Boris -- Editor ,
ISBN: 0140204024
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1972. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. The book begins with an account of the social and intellectual context of English literature during the Romantic period, followed by a survey of the literature itself. The rest of the book is made up of a series of essays dealing in detail with certain authors, and the volume contains an appendix of biographies and bibliographies– Rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges and reading creases on the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Books on Books. ISBN: 0140204024. ISBN/EAN: 9780140204025. Inventory No: 0266934. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Occasional Writings & Speeches
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0006357237
Fontana / Collins, Sydney, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by author. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured title to the front panel and back strip. The 1976 Boyer Lectures, pieces ranging from 1943 to the time of the book's publication, on a range of subjects "... accurately plot the route of Manning Clark's thinking over the years." – from the rear panel blurb. Creasing of the book corners and there is a vertical crease that runs three quarters length of the front panel. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with the signs of removal of a sticker to the lower edge of the rear panel. Sunning of the book with browning and scattered foxing of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 269, [9 – of which eight a further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Speeches; Australia; ISBN: 0006357237. ISBN/EAN: 9780006357230. Inventory No: 0122172. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Meanjin 1/1978
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 135 pages, illustrated wrapper, previous owner's details at the top of the title page. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0206200. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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George Eliot: A Collection of Critical Essays (Twentieth Century Views)
Creeger, George R. – Editor,
ISBN: 013274290X
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N. J. , 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. introduction by George R. Creeger, chronology of important dates, Notes on the Editor and Authors, Selected Bibliography. Black coloured cloth covered textured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with green coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The essays in this volume, written by such noted authors and critics as Henry James, Thomas Pinney, and Darryl Mansell, Jr., probe the themes, style and characters of her work (George Eliot), emphasising her mastery of these aspects of fiction, especially the comprehensive understanding of human nature." – from the front fold over panel blurb. A little rubbing of the book corners and lower back strip corners with a small bump to the top right hand corner of the top back strip edge. Browning to the text block edges and age toning of the pages. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. A small closed tear to the top edge of the rear top panel with sunning also present. Sunning across the top edges of both fold over panels and to the top edge of the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 182, [2]pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; 19th century; ISBN: 013274290X. ISBN/EAN: 9780132742900. Inventory No: 0122069. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Overcrowded Barracoon: and other Articles
Naipaul, V. S.,
ISBN: 0140041281
Penguin Books, London, 1984. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. Reprint. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. A series of articles / journalistic writings by the author on various and wide-ranging topics: – including, Norman Mailer, cricket, Indian film-makers, post colonialism and politics. Minor creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Browning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 308, [12 – of which six are further titles from publishing house] pages. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Journalism; ISBN: 0140041281. ISBN/EAN: 9780140041286. Inventory No: 0122064. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good
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The Renaissance and other Essays
Crawford, R. M.,
Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1947. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. Reprint. preface by author and notes. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, showing a Profile Portrait of a Lady, attributed to Uccello. Pale gray coloured textured boards with red coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with red coloured titles to the front panel. A series of essays on Renaissance period of time, in general and in particular – example Machiavelli, Florence, religious conflicts and Leonardo da Vinci. Softening and rubbing to the back strip edge and the top edge has a very small split. Bumping of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges along with sunning to the book edges. Quite noticeable sunning to the back strip. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges with lighter browning to the pages. Black ink stains to the front text edge. Offset tanning to the endpapers with previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper and original bookseller's bicker to the lower left hand corner of the same page. A previous owner has made numerous margin notes and underlining in a blue coloured ink – please see photograph. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the lowered back strip edge and there is a piece missing from the top edge of the back strip. The top edge shows small tears and chips with the panel showing sunning, marking and some insect trails. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the front panel and there is quite noticeable sunning and staining of the back strip. The fold over creases show the result of insect activity. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 137, [5]pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 0122635. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Meanjin 2/1979
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1979. Periodical, 1st thusly
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Periodical, 1st thusly. 137 -270 pages, illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Dorothy Hewett Jim Davidson David Williamson Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0243721. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The new Poetic
Stead, C. K.,
Penguin , Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1967. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. in this survey Professor Stead offers a radical reappraisal of the poetry and criticism of TS Eliot, whom he places in a tradition running unbroken from the great Romantics. As a result he not only rediscovers the essential "newness" of the major poetry of our age,, but stimulates insight into the essential nature of all great poetry – rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 199 pages. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges and reading creases on the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Poetry. Inventory No: 0270767. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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The Longest War
Timerman, Jacobo,
ISBN: 0701139102
Chatto & Windus, London, 1982. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. the author has written a devastating indictment of the Israeli government's catastrophic policy which has led directly to the massacres of Beirut. There is no damage to describe apart from the browning of the pages owing to the type of paper used Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 160 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Israel; modern; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0701139102. ISBN/EAN: 9780701139100. Inventory No: 0279514. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 4/1990 Imagining the Pacific
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. pp 593-780 including index Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0213920. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Surrender Australia? Essays in the Study and Uses of History, Geoffrey Blainey and Asian Immigration
Markus, Andrew and Ricklefs, M. C. -- Editors ,
ISBN: 086861629X
George Allen & Unwin, Sydney London Boston, 1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. First Edition. list of tables, list of contributors, introduction by editors, notes and index. The text is illustrated with six tables throughout the text. Plain text cover with orange, blue and white coloured background with white titles to the front panel and blue titles to the backstrip. " Few would dispute the importance of Professor Geoffrey Blarney's intervention in the controversy about Australia's immigration policy. For behind the heated arguments for and against his views lie serious issues concerning our past, and, particularly, the notion that the study of history reveals "lessons" we ignore at our peril. In this volume, eleven scholars subject Professor Blainey's views to careful scrutiny." -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Sunning of the front panel and a few handling marks to the front back strip edge. Age toning of the text block edges. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Large Format Paperback. VIII, 150 pages, last page blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Social History; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 086861629X. ISBN/EAN: 9780868616292. Inventory No: 0121537. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good
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The Fragile Pattern; Institutions and Man
Coombs, Dr. H. C,
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1970. First Edition
 illustrated Card illustrated Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g; 64 pp. Illustrated front cover with abstract design, with white writing on the front panel and pink on the spine. The usual toning of the page edges, but that is no damage otherwise to describe. The Boyer lecture of 1970, given by Dr Coombs about the private man and public institutions. "Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the results of his work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Economics. Inventory No: 0235090. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin Papers: A Literary Magazine, No. 68, Volume XVI Number 1, Autumn, 1957
Christensen, C. B. – Editor,
Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1957. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Illustrated paperback binding, illustrated by Imre Szigeti, with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A literary magazine with articles, reviews, poetry and illustrations. Contributors include: – Alan Paton, Max Harris, Max Brown and Arthur Burns. Creasing of the book corners Rubbing, stains and browning of the panels. Insect damage present to the book panels and to the first page. Uniform tanning and scattered foxing of the text block edges, and, age toning of the pages. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [2], 99 - 176 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0124589. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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The Demidenko Debate
Riemer, Andrew P.,
ISBN: 1864481099
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. VI, 282 pages, last seven pages blank intentionally, with original photographic illustrated paperback binding. According to the back panel "it is this debate which Andrew Riemer seeks to place within a larger context than simply the scandal and controversy around the novel, its author and its public reception." Nice sentiments, when on page 3, the author writes "I remember thinking when I first read The Hand That Signed the Paper a year earlier that there must be deep and virulently vindictive pockets of Jew-hating among the Ukrainians -- they would see that as a natural part of their heritage. Nor are they alone in preserving in a timewarp ancient hatreds and enmities. What little I had seen of some expatriate Jewish communities in Australia suggested a suspicion of and hostility towards the despised goyim lived on in 20th-century Australia." Page three second-hand copy, age darkening of the page edges, no other damage. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 1864481099. ISBN/EAN: 9781864481099. Inventory No: 0277590. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 2/2001
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 2001. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g., illustrated wrapper. CD Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0265864. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Patrick White’s Fiction
Walsh, William,
ISBN: 0868610488
George Allen and Unwin Australia, Hornsby, New South Wales, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 200 g; VI, 138 pages, last two pages blank, includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. In original paperback binding, some curving of the binding. The author argues that Patrick White's books make up a cycle which suggests a strong and continuing creative power, and one which shows itself most vividly in his use of language. This bears the indelible stamp of the writer's personality and domination of his material to the extent of ignoring many common formalities of language and syntax and making frequent and prolonged use of metaphor to sustain and enrich the narrative. – Rear panel blurb The only damage to the book is a slight loss of colour on the spine section, and foxing of the inside of the front cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0868610488. ISBN/EAN: 9780868610481. Inventory No: 0265582. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 3/1989 Whither the humanities?
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1989. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 225 g., pages 435-640 illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0220122. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Abinger Harvest
Forster, E. M.,
ISBN: 0140023658
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1976. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. Reprint. Illustrated paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. "Abinger Harvest in a single volume some 80 essays, reviews and poems published by E. M. Forster in the first third of the century." -- from rear panel blurb. Rubbing to the book edges and panels with browning of the text block edges and pages. Some marks to the book panels and reading creases to the back strip. Previous owner's rubber stamp to the verso of the front panel. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], 5 - 384 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Ethics; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0140023658. ISBN/EAN: 9780140023657. Inventory No: 0121817. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good
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Sartre: A Collection of Critical Essays (Twentieth Century Views)
Kern, Edith – Editor,
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N. J. , 1962. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. introduction by Edith Kearn, chronology of important dates, Notes on the Editor and Authors, Bibliography of the Works by Sartre and Selected Critical Bibliography of the Works on Sartre. Illustrated paperback binding with peach coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Sartre: A Collection of Critical Essays provides a key to evaluation and appreciation of Jean-Paul Sartre's writings and of the basic precepts of Existentialism." -- from the rear panel blurb. Rubbing to the book edges and panels with age toning of the text block edges, pages and rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 179, [3 – further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0121225. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Garden Stories in Spiritual Sunshine
Kershaw, Ethel M,
Self Published, Pascoe Vale, Melbourne, 1944. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g; 16 pages, in decorated softcover binding with 2 staples to the spine. The author has gathered together thoughts and poetry and compiled them by season in this book. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0228447. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Wildflower Diary: A Memorial Volume Compiled from Articles Published in the ’Junior Age’ During Periods 1960 -- 64 are
Waddell, Winifred,
ISBN: 0959849300
Native Plants Preservation Society of Victoria, Maryborough, Victoria, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. First Edition. XI, 150 pp., foreword by Geoffrey N. Christensen, biographical note, editors introduction, some books were further reading, index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece by Elisabeth Cochrane, and the numerous illustrations used within the text are also done by the same illustrator. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Elisabeth Cochrane, with white background with black wrting on the front panel and spine. The previous owner had protected the book with plastic, and unfortunately the sticky tape glued has browned, leaving marks on both fold over flaps, and opposite on the free end pages. Otherwise without damage. A republishing of articles written by the author for children in the early 1960s for a newspaper about the natural plants [and fauna] to be found in and around Victoria. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australiana; Journalism; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers; Natural History -- Botany. ISBN: 0959849300. ISBN/EAN: 9780959849301. Inventory No: 0223675. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 1 / 1962
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1962. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 750 g; 134 pages in colour illustrated softcover binding which has some insect damage and a small hole on the rear panel. Contains the short story Being Kind to Titina, by Patrick White. Number 88, volume XXI, 1, 1962 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0233436. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Meanjin 4 / 1966
Meanjin,
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. illustrated wrapper. Articles and reviews, and poetry. 300 g. Contains a review of Patrick White's Tree of Man . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0233437. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Patrick White
Kiernan, Brian,
ISBN: 0312598076
St Martin's Press, New York, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 200 g; VIII, 147, (5 pages), in original hardcover binding, with photographic illustrated dustwrapper. There is on the front free end page the previous owner's's name and Charlottesville 11/81. Otherwise apart from the very obvious browning of the pages, no damage to either book or the jacket. This book provides a full account of Patrick White's artistic development and achievements, from his earliest writings to his most recent novel, The Twyborn Affair. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0312598076. ISBN/EAN: 9780312598075. Inventory No: 0233453. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Wild Flower Diary; A Memorial Volume Compiled from Articles Published in the ’Junior Age’ During Periods 1960 -- 64 are
Waddell, Winifred,
ISBN: 0959849300
Native Plants Preservation Society of Victoria, Maryborough, Victoria, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. First Edition. XI, 150 pp., foreword by Geoffrey N. Christensen, biographical note, editors introduction, some books were further reading, index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece by Elisabeth Cochrane, and the numerous illustrations used within the text are also done by the same illustrator. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. All edges of the book are slightly rubbed and there are dust marks to the same edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Elisabeth Cochrane, with white background with black titles on the front panel and spine. The corners of the dustwrapper are slightly creased and wrinkled. There is a 0.25" tear on the top spine gutter on front panel and some grubby marks to the back panel. A republishing of articles written by the author for children in the early 1960s for a newspaper about the natural plants [and fauna] to be found in and around Victoria. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Essays ; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers ; Diaries; Australia; Natural History -- Botany . ISBN: 0959849300. ISBN/EAN: 9780959849301. Inventory No: 0100973. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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No-Man’s Land; Working inside the Criminal Justice System
Settle, Rod,
ISBN: 0958584540
Patsey Pacific Publications, Belmont, Victoria, 2000. First Australian Paperback Edi
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Australian Paperback Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page . 151 pages, introduction by author. Photographic front cover, showing a newspaper headline against a blue background with black coloured titles on the front panel and spine. Author photograph to the back book panel. The author is a criminologist, who has for the last 35 years worked within the criminal justice system in Australia. This book is about how it feels to be a part of the system but not necessarily committed to a system. The book is signed on the title page by the author. A hint of rubbing to all edges of the book and corners and slight fading of the book panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Signed ; True Crime ; Essays ; Australia; Signed by Author on Title Page . ISBN: 0958584540. ISBN/EAN: 9780958584548. Inventory No: 0105241. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005
James, Clive,
ISBN: 0330440292
Picador, London, 2005. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. acknowledgements, an introduction by author. Illustrated front cover with dark blue and light blue titles to the front panel and red, light blue and dark blue titles to the backstrip. A collection of essays by Clive James between the years 2001 and 2005. Ranging from the television program The Sopranos, Shakespeare, Primo Levi and Bing Cosby and other topics. Light creasing to the book corners and a little bumping to the top book edge. Some creasing along the front spine edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 368 pages, last page blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; ISBN: 0330440292. ISBN/EAN: 9780330440295. Inventory No: 0107460. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Gratitude
Sacks, Jonathon,
ISBN: 0451492935
Picador, London, 2015. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Bill Hayes – Photographer. Reprint. foreword by Kate Edgar and Bill Hayes. Colour photograph of author to the free front end page; the black-and-white frontispiece and all of the black-and-white photographs throughout the text have been taken by Bill Hayes dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured embossed titles and decoration to the front panel. Gilt coloured titles to the back strip. In 2015 the author / neurologist Oliver Sacks died from cancer. On learning of his terminal disease he " ... wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death." – from the front paste-down. Minor rubbing of the book edges with a very faint hint of age toning of the text block edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 45, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bill Hayes – Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Modern; ISBN: 0451492935. ISBN/EAN: 9780451492937. Inventory No: 0127138. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Quadrant Monthly November 1975; No. 100 Volume XIX No 8
Coleman, Peter & McAuley, James -- editors,
H. R. Krygier for the Australian Association of Cultural Freedom, Sydney, 1975. Periodical, 1st thusly
 Softcover (Side-stapled) Softcover (Side-stapled). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Periodical, 1st thusly. Signs of handling, but clean and free of annotation or rude damage. This is the last edition edited by Peter Coleman because of his appointment as Minister for revenue and Asst Treas in the New South Wales government. The book features essays on politics and society and the economy, poetry, stories and memoirs and reviews and criticisms. Barry Humphries and Ross Fitzgerald provide a monologue for the music hall along with a centrefold of Craig Steppenwolf. Size: Trade Paperback. 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0244207. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Letter to a Returning Servicemen
Priestley, J. B. ,
Home & Van Thal , London, 1945. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. the dustjacket has some grubby marks, and a chip at the top left-hand side of the front panel, and rubbing with small splits at each of the fold over corners. Internally clean and free of annotation. There is a rubber number stamp on the bottom of the rear panel of the dustjacket which was the technique normally employed by Oxford University press in distributing books in Australia and indicated that the book was released on 3 April 1946. Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 32 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0242828. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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The Red Heart
Scott, Rosie,
ISBN: 1869413911
Vintage, Auckland, 1999. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. the book is second-hand. There is a black marking pen stripe on the bottom end of the pages near the spine, otherwise, the book does not appear to have been opened. In this stylish and provocative collection of non-fiction, noted novelist Rosie Scott brings her distinctive voice to wide-ranging pieces on the obsession is, themes and experiences that have fuelled her writing. The language of sexuality, exotic journeys, drugtaking, moral imagination in fiction, the experience of giving birth the dishonesties of economic rationalism, an unconventional childhood in New Zealand and feral women heroines are just some of the topics she examines – rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 208 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1869413911. ISBN/EAN: 9781869413910. Inventory No: 0243117. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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causing death and saving lives – the moral problems of abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, and other life or death choices
Glover, Jonathan,
ISBN: 0140134794
Penguin,  1990. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. clean copy some toning of the page edges through age, slight over opening at page 168/169, previous owner's name on first page. The author examines the arguments for using prohibiting or justify the killing of others and considers the practical problems that we have to face. Size: Trade Paperback. 329 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: philosophy; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0140134794. ISBN/EAN: 9780140134797. Inventory No: 0246725. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
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