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The Calligrapher's Handbook, Anonymous
1 Anonymous The Calligrapher's Handbook
London New Burlington 1987 1853481165 / 9781853481161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Very Good+ copy with a beautiful decorative bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley to front pastedown with VG+ complete dustjacket. A very practical guide to learning calligraphy with more than 60 full colour illustrations and easy to follow advice, hints and technique. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Writing For Cash  -  What to Write, How to Write, Where to Sell It, Atkinson, Jon and Sandwell, Beryl
2 Atkinson, Jon and Sandwell, Beryl Writing For Cash - What to Write, How to Write, Where to Sell It
London Clarefen 1975 0906486009 / 9780906486009 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. Uniform with The Writing School Guide to series. Detailed advice is given on the various forms successful writing can take, amplified by examples of published work, with the types of work discussed ranging from lucrative full length magazine stories, articles and broadcast talks to letters, fillers, items for gossip columns and competition slogans. Packed with practical tips and inspirational guidance. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Literature of Possibility  -  A Study in Humanistic Existentialism, Barnes, Hazel E.
3 Barnes, Hazel E. The Literature of Possibility - A Study in Humanistic Existentialism
London Tavistock Publications 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First UK edition. A Very Good + copy in green cloth boards with VG + complete dustjacket. The book is the only study that discusses comprehensively the fiction of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir and Albert Camus, fully exploring the interrelations of the three and will be welcomed by those interested in literary criticism, philosophy and psychology. Professor Barnes is distinguished by her translation of Sartre's L'Etre et le Neant under the title of Being and Nothingness. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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A History of the English Language, Baugh, Albert C. And Cable, Thomas
4 Baugh, Albert C. And Cable, Thomas A History of the English Language
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1981 0710001061 / 9780710001061 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with a touch of foxing to closed edges with near Fine complete dustjacket. Third edition. Considered a standard work on it's subject and now revised to take into account latest developments in linguistic scholarship, modern dialects have been thoroughly updated and much more material on the Indo-European family of languages has been included. 11 chapters covering language through the centuries including English in America and appendices of specimens of the Middle English Dialects and English Spelling with index, together with 5 maps and 4 illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.83 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published, Bicknell, Treld Pelkey and Trotman, Felicity   (edited by)
5 Bicknell, Treld Pelkey and Trotman, Felicity (edited by) How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published
London Macdonald Orbis 1989 0356138801 / 9780356138800 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket. A large format volume of 144 pages. Illustrated throughout. What is the magic ingredient that makes a children's book a well read favourite - the kind of classic which is loved for centuries the world over? It is not so much a magic ingredient, nor even a secret formula, but a sympathetic understanding of what is enjoyable and an appreciation of the qualities that make a children's book a winner. All this and more is distilled in this book, written by experts, and explains for the first time how to bring the necessary qualities of freshness and vitality to text and pictures.Here is an analysis of successful fiction and non-fiction for the 2-11 age group. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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12 Books That Changed the World, Bragg, Melvin
6 Bragg, Melvin 12 Books That Changed the World
London Hodder and Stoughton 2006 0340839805 / 9780340839805 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. 372 pages. 37 plates and numerous other illustrations. Definitive, always illuminating and sometimes controversial, the hidden story of these 12 books demonstrates the enduring impact of one of the world's great inventions - the book. The books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215) by Members of the English Ruling Classes; The Rule Book of Association Football (1863) by a Group of Former English Public School Men; On the Origin of the Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce; A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 Scholars Appointed by the King; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare. 
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Italian Literature - The Dominant Themes, Cairns, Christopher
7 Cairns, Christopher Italian Literature - The Dominant Themes
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1977 0715373919 / 9780715373910 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine copy with a little dust marking to top edge and a small signature to front endpaper. The dustjacket is complete and also near Fine. An erudite analysis of Italian literature by the English academic comprising :- The Italian Herirage, The Political Conscience, Social Change, The Catholic Consience and The Dissection of Man- The Twentieth Century. Uniform with the Comparative Literature Series each of which conveys the character of a nation's literature through discussion of the writers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Renaissance  (1550-1660)  -  Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature  Volume 2, Campbell, Gordon  (edited by)
8 Campbell, Gordon (edited by) The Renaissance (1550-1660) - Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature Volume 2
London Macmillan 1989 0333392655 / 9780333392652 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has a little creasing to top. Volume 2 of Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature series, which brings together drama, poems and prose from a wide range of English Renaissance authors. Many complete texts are included and there are substantial selections from major writers such as Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne and Milton with the texts having been carefully modernised making them fully accessible to readers for the first time but still reflecting the rich and various styles of the period. 
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Montaigne's Essais, Coleman, Dorothy Gabe
9 Coleman, Dorothy Gabe Montaigne's Essais
London Allen and Unwin 1987 0048000728 / 9780048000729 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. 194 pages. Montaigne describes his Essais as 'the only book in the world of its kind'. This study guides the reader towards this complex, innovative and stimulating Renaissance text and provides a fresh appraisal of Montaigne's ideas and images and the continuing influence of his work. 
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Storytelling, Colwell, Eileen
10 Colwell, Eileen Storytelling
London The Bodley Head 1980 0370302281 / 9780370302287 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ clean tight and unmarked copy with age darkening to endpapers. Dustjacket is complete with a little wear to one corner tip. In this practical guide for teachers and parents, the author, famous all over the world for storytelling, demonstrates her firm belief that, with a little practice and careful preparation, everyone can tell stories. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Les Caves Du Vatican, Gide, André             (edited with an Introduction By F.J. Jones)
11 Gide, André (edited with an Introduction By F.J. Jones) Les Caves Du Vatican
London University of London Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Silver title to spine with gold facsimile signature to front on blue boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear but with fading to spine and to a portion of top. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. 239 pages. Comprises: Foreword by R. Niklaus; Introduction; Les Caves du Vatican - text in French (Texte en Français) - I - Anthime Amand-Dubois, II - Julius de Baraglioul, III - Amédée Fleurissoire, IV - Le Milles-Pattes, V - Lafcadio; Notes; Chronology of the Life of Gide; Chronology of the Works of Gide; Selective bibliography. In Les Caves several serious problems are grafted onto the complicated plot: the freethinker Anthime and his ludicrous conversion, and especially the problem of the gratuitous act and human freedom as exemplified in Protos the chief fool and bandit, and his pupil Lafcadio. Disguised as a priest, Protos, the principal philosopher crook, convinces the Countess de Saint-Prix that the pope has been abducted and is kept confined in the Vatican cellars, while an impostor is on the papal throne. 
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Life Interests, Goldring, Douglas
12 Goldring, Douglas Life Interests
London Macdonald 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Searle, Ronald 
Gilt title and gilt ship and bird motif on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket with blue decoration to front and photograph to back has some chipping and repaired closed tears and is not price clipped. G+. Preface by Alec Waugh and decorations by Ronald Searle. The book opens with two memoirs, one dealing with James Elroy Flecker the poet and author of 'Hassan' and the other with D.H. Lawrence as man and artist, touching on his attitude towards the public and towards sex. Homage is paid to London in a series of delightful rambles and musings amongst some of the capital's lesser known byways, many of them never to be visited again save in memory or the printed word. A marvellous 'bedside book'. **** NOT EX LIB **** SCARCE WITH DUSTJACKRT 
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A Comparative View of French and British Civilization  (1850-1870), Green, F.C.
13 Green, F.C. A Comparative View of French and British Civilization (1850-1870)
London J.M. Dent 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket. viii + 196 pages. The destinies of Britain and France have been indissolubly linked, and the years 1850-70 saw the two nations at peace with each other after more than five centuries of intermittent warfare. Professor Green takes stock of the ideas on which the two civilizations are based, and finds far-reaching principles of interaction. He makes detailed comparative studies of the British and French concepts of education, religion, justice, morality, freedom, and after this turns his attention to the literature of the two peoples, presenting through discussion of the theatre, the novel and poetry. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Character and the Novel, Harvey, W.J.
14 Harvey, W.J. Character and the Novel
London Chatto and Windus 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gold title on purple boards which have a thin line of fading to to and lower edges but no wear. Internally there is a small neat name to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has age darkening, minimal wear and is not price clipped. 222 pages. What do we mean when we say that a novel is 'true to life' and that its characters are 'real'? Most moderncritics have evaded this apparently simple question or have given conventional and inadequate answers. In seeking to explore the problem further, Professor Harvey has written a general study of the novel which attempts to relate the world of fiction to our sense of such basic notions as Time, Identity and Freedom. The argument is everywhere reinforced by the criticism of particular novels: Dickens, James, Mann and Sartre are extensively considered, but many other novelists are examined for the light they throw on the central problem of the ways in which Art represents, or trnsmutes Reality. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Writer's Idea Workshop  - How to Make Your Good Ideas Great, Heffron, Jack
15 Heffron, Jack The Writer's Idea Workshop - How to Make Your Good Ideas Great
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books 2003 1582972796 / 9781582972794 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. The book guides you through the idea development process from initial concept to final revision, and the author will show how to ignite that initial burst of inspiration; keep your energies flowing until you have finished first draft; evaluate and exploit your ideas; overcome writer's block; troubleshoot your manuscript and get stalled projects moving again. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Children's Literature  -  An Illustrated History, Hunt Peter    (edited by)
16 Hunt Peter (edited by) Children's Literature - An Illustrated History
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of xiv + 378 pages. The book traces the history of of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the 16th century with grammars and ABC's. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the 18th century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the 19th, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in the 20th century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated throughout. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.15 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Magazine Article  -  How To Think It, Plan It, Write It, Jacobi, Peter
17 Jacobi, Peter The Magazine Article - How To Think It, Plan It, Write It
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books 1991 089794501 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The author is Professor of journalism at Indiana University, consultant for magazines, a specialist in media training, freelance arts critic and freelance writer as well as a music and arts commentator on several papers. This book will motivate and inspire the reader to become a better writer, to write with style and flair and verbal excitement and to captivate your audience. Beginning by exploring eight writing techniques and practicing these, then to learn by example by analysing award winning articles, also to find new ways to turn everday subjects into compelling article ideas. There are thirteen blueprints to use as a master plan for outlining an article and helpful suggestions for using storytelling techniques to humanise your article. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Writing A Thriller, Jute, Andre
18 Jute, Andre Writing A Thriller
London A & C Black 1994 0713638656 / 9780713638653 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy. Second edition first published in 1986. The author shoes how perseverance, command of certain learnable techniques and determined practice leads to writing successful thrillers. He guides the aspirant and new professional through choosing the initial theme of a story, the creation of characters, detailed plotting, research, cutting and rewriting, common writer's block and how to find and keep a publisher. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Book Reviewing, Kamerman, Sylvia E.
19 Kamerman, Sylvia E. Book Reviewing
Boston The Writer Publishers 1979 0871161133 / 9780871161130 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with gold titles on blue cloth boards. Dustjacket is price clipped and VG +. This comprehensive guide to writing book reviews introduces writers to the craft of literary criticism as it is practiced by leading book editors, columnists and freelance reviewers. Comprises chapters by 20 leading expert contributors including a Pulitzer Prize winner, who provide authorative answers to many questions. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Muriel Spark, Kemp, Peter
20 Kemp, Peter Muriel Spark
London Paul Elek 1974 0236310569 / 9780236310562 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy which has light foxing to closed edges with dustjacket which is not price clipped. Uniform with the Novelists and Their World series. The author sets out to establish Muriel Spark's theory of the novel by examining her own remarks on fiction and noting the influences upon her thinking about literature. Her novels are next analysed in chronological order, each chapter tracing a separate stage of her development towards a richly austere and highly economic mode of fiction. A lucid and sensitive study. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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