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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature
Rogers, Pat - edited by
ISBN: 0198128169
Oxford University Press Oxford 1987 First Edition
Small 4to Hard Cover xvi,528pp, ills, inc. many coloured plates, maps. Very good in dj with closed tear.  Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320246  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Max: A Biography By David Cecil
Cecil, David
Houghton Mifflin New York 1965 Reprint
8vo Hard Cover A biography of the author, caricaturist and drama critic Max Beerbohm. 507pp.Orange cloth in whole but aged dj.  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320305  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Essays: English and American (The Harvard Classics)
Eliot, Charles W. (ed)
Grolier Enterprises Corp Danbury, Connecticut, USA 1980 Harvard Classic Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 848gms, 470 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Featuring the essays of William Makepeace Thackeray, John Henry Newman, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, Thomas Henry Huxley, Edward Augustus Freeman, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellery Channing, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David, Thoreau, and James Russell Lowell. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows moderate rubbing on the front and back, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REF128  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Essays and English Traits (The Harvard Classics)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo; and Eliot, Charles W. (ed)
Grolier Enterprises Corp Danbury, Connecticut, USA 1980 Harvard Classic Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 848gms, 470 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows moderate rubbing on the front and back, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REF129  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (The Harvard Classics)
Eliot, Charles W. (ed)
Grolier Enterprises Corp Danbury, Connecticut, USA 1980 Harvard Classic Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 754gms, 401 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Features essays from Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, Sir Philip Sidney, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Thomas Babington Macaulay and many more. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows mild rubbing to the front board and moderate to heavy rubbing on the back board, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REF137  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Essays, Civil and Moral: The New Atlantis By Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education By John Milton; and Religio Medici By Sir Thomas Browne (The Harvard Classics)
Eliot, Charles W. (ed)
Grolier Enterprises Corp Danbury, Connecticut, USA 1980 Harvard Classic Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 660gms, 332 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows moderate to heavy rubbing on the front and back boards, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REF143  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Way We Think, The: A Collection of Essays from the Yiddish (Volume 1 and 2 in Box)
Leftwich, Joseph
ISBN: 0498064840
Thomas Yoseloff Publisher New Jersey, USA 1969 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Original Cloth Hardcovers with black cloth boards presented in solid black box with paste down on either side, first edition, 1805gms, 840pp across both volumes. Mr Leftwich brings to the reader a magnificent collection of English-language essays written by many of the foremost Yiddish essayists and thinkers of the world including: Shalom Aleichem, Nahum Sokolov, Melech Ravitch, Jacob Glatstein, and Aaron Steinberg. Books are in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with light shelf wear and some scuffing to the cloth. Box is in good condition with moderate shelf wear and soiling, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REL309  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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TOO STRONG FOR FANTASY
Davenport, Marcia
Scribners New York 1967 Book Club Edition
8vo Hard Cover Original Cloth. . 498pp. black mark on top edge else vg in lightly rubbed else near vg dj. A personal record of music, literature and politics in America and Europe over half a century as lived by the author.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9263  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Offcuts with Denis Butler: An Anthology
Butler, Denis; and Butler, Vera (ed)
ISBN: 0646031767
Vera Butler Toukley, NSW, Australia 1991 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover Softcover, first edition, 186g, 140pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ESS13  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Journey to the Trenches. The Life of Israel Rosenberg 1890-1918
Cohen, Joseph
ISBN: 0860517969
Robson London 1992 Reprint
8vo Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine. Reprint First Thus. :. xvi,224pp. The short life of a young poet and painter killed on the Somme in 1918.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14286  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature
Ker, W. P.
ISBN: 0486203557
Dover Publications New York, USA  Reprint
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover Softcover, reprint, 484g, 398pgs. The essays gathered together in this volume constitute one of the major classic in the study of literature of the Middle Ages. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book has been covered in clear plastic and stuck to inside card for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 6.50 (AUD)
Book Number: LITHIS10  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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THE MEANING OF RECOGNITION: New Essays 2001-2005
James, Clive
ISBN: 0330440292
Picador [Pan Macmillan] London 2005 Australian Edition, Second Imp
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xv, + 367pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn. Social satire and commentary presented in a string of essays [some previously published as articles] by this superb literary critic, cultural commentator, TV documentary filmmaker, poet, novelist, journalist, political analyst, satirist, Formula One fan...Book weight approx. 440g.   Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004375  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE : The Sheikhs, the U.S. and the Future of Iraq (Quarterly Essay, Issue 14)
McGeough, Paul
ISBN: 1863951652
Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2004 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 117pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally edgeworn. In the second 'Quarterly Essay' of 2004, chief correspondent and Walkley Award winner, Paul McGeough "offers a dramatic account of why Iraq remains in chaos despite desperate American efforts to create a model democracy in the Middle East . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'Sending Them Home', Amanda Vanstone, Carmen Lawrence, Hugh MacKay, Anne Deveson, Linda Jaivin, Robert Manne. 'Whitefella Jump Up', Germaine Greer. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006120  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MADE IN ENGLAND : Australia’s British Inheritance (Quarterly Essay, Issue 12)
Malouf, David
ISBN: 1863953957
Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2003 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 100pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper minimally browned at foot. In the fourth 'Quarterly Essay' of 2003, celebrated author David Malouf "looks at Australia's bond with Britain and wonders whether it wasn't the Mother Country which did most of the giving . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'Whitefella Jump Up', Les Murray, Lillian Holt, P.A. Durack Clancy, Fay Zwicky, Marcia Langton, Tony Birch, Mary Ellen Jordan, Geoff Sharp. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006130  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PARADISE BETRAYED : West Papua’s Struggle for Independence (Quarterly Essay, Issue 7)
Martinkus, John
ISBN: 1863951636
Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2002 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 132pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In this third 'Quarterly Essay' for 2002, investigative reporter and author John Martinkus "details what is being done to West Papua by its Indonesian overlords. He illustrates how those who seek independence are tortured and killed for their cause . . . and how this is made possible by the indifference of everyone from the United Nations to the Australian government." Plus: Correspondence- 'Beyond Belief', Kenneth Davidson, David Day, Barry Jones, Susan Ryan, Hugh Stretton, John Button. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006132  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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VOTING FOR JESUS : Christianity and Politics in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 22)
Lohrey, Amanda
ISBN: 1863952306
Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2006 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 112pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper has light reading crease, nominal edgewear. In this second 'Quarterly Essay' for 2006, author Amanda Lohrey "investigates the evangelical revival-its shape and scope, and what it means for the mainstream churches and the nation's politics . . . a subtle case for the blessings of secularism and the variety of spiritual encounters it makes possible." Plus: Correspondence- 'What's Left', Rebecca Huntley, Guy Rundle, Andrew Norton, Ben Oquist, Don Aitkin, Christopher Theunissen, Clive Hamilton. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006136  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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EVEN AS WE SPEAK : New Essays 1993-2000
James, Clive
ISBN: 0330481762
Picador London 2001 Fourth Impression
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xviii, + 381pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. " . . . illuminating and hilarious essays from Clive James. As ever, he brings his celebrated wit to bear on a wide variety of subjects, from the Sydney Olympics to television today, from Mark Twain to Peter Cook, from Australian culture to front-page British monarchy . . . " Book weight approx. 470g.   Very Good +
Price: 15.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 007563  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MYSELF WITH OTHERS : Selected Essays
Fuentes, Carlos
ISBN: 0233981144
Andre Deutsch London 1988 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 214pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt initials (CF) to front panel of undamaged boards. Neat previous owner's name, place (Adelaide) and date (1991) to corner of front pastedown, else leaves clean and unmarked. Corner-clipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased and surface-scuffed. "Fuentes has assembled a group of essays reflecting three of the great elements in his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics." Book weight approx. 490g.   Very Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009654  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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TURN RIGHT AT THE SPOTTED DOG and Other Diversions
Cooper, Jilly
ISBN: 0413168506
Methuen London 1987 Reprint
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 175pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked, albeit slightly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "This is a collection of the best of Jilly Cooper's writings for 'The Mail on Sunday'. Funny, severe, entertaining or challenging, her pieces always add to the reader's experience . . . " Includes Preface. Book weight approx. 311g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009925  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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RUDYARD KIPLING
Birkenhead, Lord
Random House New York 1978 First Edition
Large 8vo Hard Cover Original Cloth. Good/Very Good. First US Edition. x,421pp. Bottom edge of cloth faded, else good in vg dj. Suppressed for 30 years before publication.  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5864  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Great Morning. Being the Third Volume of Left Hand, Right Hand.
Sitwell, Osbert
Macmillan London 1948 
8vo Hard Cover 8vo, cloth, gilt on spine, viii,324pp, b/w ills, vg in chipped and worn dj. now rep. & protected.  Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 710  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Johnson and Boswell. The story of Their Lives
Pearson, Hesketh
London: Heinemann, 1958   
  Original Cloth. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 8vo. viii,390pp, b&w plates. Gifting on ffep, else a very nice copy in lightly chipped dustjacket.  
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10713  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Boccaccio
Bergin, Thomas
ISBN: ISBN:0670177350
New York: Viking, 1981   
 Hard Cover An indepth biography of the life and works of Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio. 392. Dj edge worn, but repaired and protected.  Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13170  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Margin Released: A Writer’s Reminiscences and Reflections
Priestley, J. B.
London: The Reprint Society, 1963   
  Boards. Very Good/Good. Reprint. 8vo. Dj slightly edge worn, but repaired and protected.  
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13267  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Quest for Grace
Clark, Manning
ISBN: 0670830348
Viking Melbourne 1990 First Edition
8vo Hard Cover Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo. ISBN:0670830348. Mannig Clark's second instalment in his autobiography. Previous owner's name. DJ slightly creased on top edge, but repaired and protected. BW photos. 220 pp.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13518  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Spy Fiction. A Connoisseur’s Guide
McCormick, Donald and Fletcher, Katy
Facts on File New York 1990 
8vo Hard Cover Cloth, 346pp, fine in dj.  Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1446  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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H. G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times
Dickson, Lovat
London: Readers Union, 1971   Book Club Reprint
8vo Hard Cover Original Cloth.331pp, inc. index & corrigenda. Dickson was both friend and admirer of Wells.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14749  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Belloc: A Biographical Anthology
Van Thal, Herbert
Knopf New York 1970 First Edition
8vo Hard Cover Original Cloth. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 8vo. A collection of some of Belloc's most important works. 380 pp. Dj edge worn - repaired and protected.  Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15074  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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THE COMMON PURSUIT
Leavis, F.R.
London: Peregrine, 1963   
  Trade Paperback. Very Good. Reprint. 8vo. 307pp.  
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16669  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Oscar Wilde. The Dramatic life and Fascinating Times of Oscar Wilde
Fido, Martin
Leicester: Galley Press, 1988   
  Laminated Boards. Reprint. Large 4to. 144pp, profusely illus. with fascinating contemporary photographs and artworks, in colour & b&w. . Near fine h/c in dj.  
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18011  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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