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BRONOWSKI, Jacob, 1908-1974 : WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 : A MAN WITHOUT A MASK.

BRONOWSKI, Jacob, 1908-1974 : WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 : A MAN WITHOUT A MASK.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1943 (i.e.1944). First edition. The dazzling Jacob Bronowski shares his passion for the genius of William Blake, whose frontispiece to “Songs of Experience” was to become the final plate in the book version of Bronowski’s “Ascent of Man”.
Crown 8vo (189 x 121mm). [vi],(154)pp. Plates. Bound in a handsome, slightly later, full green crushed morocco (for Hatchard’s); banded and gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; a few minor scuffs, but overall a very good and attractive copy. Pictorial bookplate of J. Hodges.

£125

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CADOGAN, Mary & CRAIG, Patricia, 1952- : WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST : THE FICTION OF TWO WORLD WARS.

CADOGAN, Mary & CRAIG, Patricia, 1952- : WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST : THE FICTION OF TWO WORLD WARS.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1978. First edition. A survey of the impact of war on fiction - at every level - with material in particular on Richard Aldington, Elizabeth Bowen, Angela Brazil, John Buchan, Henry Green, W.E.Johns, Evadne Price, Ernest Raymond, Henry Williamson, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (302),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original boards; a few marks to edges, endpapers, etc., - but a very good copy in a price-clipped dust-jacket - just very lightly used.

£15

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DOOLEY, Allan C. : AUTHOR AND PRINTER IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.

DOOLEY, Allan C. : AUTHOR AND PRINTER IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.

Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, (1992). First edition. An absorbing study of the impact of new printing technology on the handling and shaping of texts - with chapters on composition, proofing, printing, reprinting, authors, authorial control - and much on Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, George Eliot, Alfred Tennyson, Anthony Trollope, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (xiv),192,[ii]pp. Original cloth-backed boards; very good in a just faintly marked dust-jacket.

£20

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HAMILTON, Mark : RARE SPIRIT : A LIFE OF WILLIAM DE MORGAN 1839-1911 [i.e. 1839-1917].

HAMILTON, Mark : RARE SPIRIT : A LIFE OF WILLIAM DE MORGAN 1839-1911 [i.e. 1839-1917].

London : Constable & Co., (1997). First edition. A life of William Frend de Morgan, his ceramic work at Chelsea, Merton Abbey and Sands End, the novels, friendship with William Morris and Burne-Jones, etc. The dust-jacket corrects the erroneous biographical date of the title-page.
Medium 8vo (25cm). xiv,236,[vi]pp. Plates, some coloured. Portraits. Original boards; slightly bruised, a few faint marks, but very good in a similarly lightly bruised dust-jacket, with a short repaired tear.

£20

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HUTTON, R.H. (Richard Holt), 1826-1897 : VICTORIAN SPECTATOR : UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF R. H. HUTTON.

HUTTON, R.H. (Richard Holt), 1826-1897 : VICTORIAN SPECTATOR : UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF R. H. HUTTON.

Bristol : Bristol Press, (1991). First paperback edition. The astute Victorian editor of “The Spectator” – with long-lost essays on Matthew Arnold, Jane Austen, Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, T. H. Huxley, Henry James, Charles Kingsley, Alfred Tennyson, Anthony Trollope, and more or less every aspect of the Victorian dilemma. Edited by Robert H. Tener and Malcolm Woodfield. First published in 1989.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (viii),(292),[iv]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£15

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MUSGRAVE, P.W. (Peter William), 1925-2011 : FROM BROWN TO BUNTER : THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SCHOOL STORY.

MUSGRAVE, P.W. (Peter William), 1925-2011 : FROM BROWN TO BUNTER : THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SCHOOL STORY.

London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1985). First edition. Professor Musgrave with a history of the boys' school story - from its origins, through the great Victorians and on to 1930.
Demy 8vo (23cm). viii,(276),[iv]pp. Illustrations. Original boards; faint mark to top edge, otherwise very good in dust-jacket.

£15

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NELSON, Claudia : BOYS WILL BE GIRLS : THE FEMININE ETHIC AND BRITISH CHILDREN'S FICTION, 1857-1917.

NELSON, Claudia : BOYS WILL BE GIRLS : THE FEMININE ETHIC AND BRITISH CHILDREN'S FICTION, 1857-1917.

New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, (1991). First edition. An absorbing study of models of masculinity in (mainly Victorian) books for boys - "asexuality and virility as social ideals".
Medium 8vo (24cm). [xiv],(216),[ii]pp. Illustrations. original cloth; very good in dust-jacket.

£20

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RIVERS, Isabel - editor : BOOKS AND THEIR READERS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

RIVERS, Isabel - editor : BOOKS AND THEIR READERS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

Leicester : Leicester University Press / New York : St. Martin's Press, 1982. First edition. Essays by Terry Belanger, John Valdimir Price, Isabel Rivers, etc., on various aspects of writing, publishing and reading in the eighteenth century.
Medium 8vo. (xii),(268)pp. Original boards; a little bumped at head; mild spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good copy in a lightly sunned and creased dust-jacket.

£20

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ROWELL, George (George Rignall), 1923-2001 : THE VICTORIAN THEATRE : A SURVEY.

ROWELL, George (George Rignall), 1923-2001 : THE VICTORIAN THEATRE : A SURVEY.

London : Oxford University Press, 1956. First edition. A highly-regarded survey of nineteenth-century theatre and drama - in fact covering the period 1792-1914 - with much incidental reference to Harley Granville Barker, Dionysius Lardner Boucicault, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, Sir John Hare, Sir Henry Irving, Charles Kean, William Charles Macready, Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, James Robinson Planché, Thomas William Robertson, etc. - and much also on the London theatres themselves.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xiv),(204),[ii]pp. Plates. Original cloth; a very good, clean and sound copy in a lightly used dust-jacket.

£20

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STEPHEN, Leslie (Sir Leslie), 1832-1904 : HOURS IN A LIBRARY.

STEPHEN, Leslie (Sir Leslie), 1832-1904 : HOURS IN A LIBRARY.

London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1909-1917. A revised and rearranged edition of Stephen’s three series of literary essays originally published 1874-1879. The great Victorian critic on Honoré de Balzac, Charlotte Brontë, Sir Thomas Browne, Daniel Defoe, Thomas de Quincey, Benjamin Disraeli, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, William Godwin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Hazlitt, Samuel Johnson, Walter Savage Landor, Philip Massinger, Alexander Pope, Samuel Richardson, Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Laurence Sterne, Horace Walpole, William Wordsworth and others.
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (187 x 124pp). (xiv),350,[ii]; [vi],(348); [vi],(344)pp. Bound in an elegant contemporary half polished tan calf, banded and gilt, by MacLehose of Glasgow; contrasting red and green labels; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; spines just a touch sunned; a few minor signs of age and use; a few spots, but overall a very good set. Dated 1978 ownership inscription of David Fyfe Anderson (1904-1988), the Scottish obstetrician.

£150

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THOMSON, Patricia (Patricia Tyler), 1921-1998 :  THE VICTORIAN HEROINE : A CHANGING IDEAL 1837-1873.

THOMSON, Patricia (Patricia Tyler), 1921-1998 : THE VICTORIAN HEROINE : A CHANGING IDEAL 1837-1873.

London : Oxford University Press, 1956. First edition. A study of the evolution of the heroine in British fiction as ideas of emancipation began to take hold.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 178,[ii]pp. Original boards; a very good, sound and clean copy in the original Lynton Lamb dust-jacket - just faintly marked and a touch dusty.

£20

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