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The Inklings

JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis are perhaps the most famous members of this loose affilation of fantasy writers that met at the University of Oxford in the 1930's and 1940's, but this group included some significant but slightly less famous literary luminaries as well.

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.  Excluding Drama. The completeion of The Clark...

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Excluding Drama. The completeion of The Clark Lectures,Trinity College,Cambridge 1944.Volume three in the Oxford History of English Literature series.Edited by F.P.Wilson and Bonamy Dobree

by LEWIS. C. S.;

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Oxford, at the Clarendon Press. London.,1945. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. viii,696pp. Some light foxing to the blank endpapers otherwise near fine copy in publishers dark blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, with the gilt publishers emblem at the bottom of the spine. In the original dustwrapper lettered in light blue and brown. Overall a near fine bright clean copy.:
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King)

by TOLKIEN J R R

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Second Edition
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Hardcover
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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1967 Second impressions of the second edition, 3 volumes uniform in red cloth with dust jackets with the Ring and Elvish script about the Eye of Sauron, all are price clipped and with rubbed joints and fore edge folds, some splitting to ends of joints etc., slightly rubbed or chipped at ends of spines, Vol 1 has a short tear to the front bottom corner, a name and date to fep, and a pasted down photo of Tolkien taken from a newspaper, there is a tape stain to the paste down, Vol 3 has small name and date to the fep, otherwise they are a tidy set with just some expected handling wear and dust soiling, obviously they have been read a few times but no faults noted, each vol has a folding map at the rear, Revised Second Edition (2 kg rate, double standard shipping charge) . Second Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. Illus. by J R R Tolkien. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.

by ERASMUS.

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Second Strasbourg Edition
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Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Bound in 20th-century 1/4-vellum over marbled boards. Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, July 1510. Second Strasbourg edition of Erasmus heavily annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. Printed in Roman and Greek types. This is the original version, containing 818 adages, which is considerably shorter than the later expanded versions published under the title Adagiorum chiliades. (Adams E-420; Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 50; Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana, p.25-6; Bibl. Belgica II, 276: no. E.61; Muller, Strasbourg II, p. 179, no. 45.) The Adagia could only have been possible in the new world of European education, in which careful attention to a broader range of classical texts produced a much fuller picture of the literature of antiquity. Its impact has been long lasting. Such popular expressions such as one step at a time, between a rock and a hard place, break the ice, an iron in the fire, looking a gift horse in the mouth, and many other sayings can trace their… Read More
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Fifty New Poems For Children
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Fifty New Poems For Children

by various

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Basil Blackwell, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Various : Fifty New Poems For Children. Oxford : Basil Blackwell, [1922]. First edition. 7 5/8"/20cm h. Bound in publisher's black paper boards; b&w pictorial paper pastedown to front board. Plain white endpapers. 63 numbered pp plus one wo numbers following. By my count actually fifty-two; index. Condition notes: boards heavily worn with some sunning, considerable tanning and staining to white front pastedown; spine pastedown removed (remnants still clinging); boards bent forward at spine creating a slightly curled appearance; joint worn through for one-plus inches, revealing internal fabric. Corners worn and bumped. Uncut edges show darkening. Modest foxing to endpapers; discreet gift inscription to front flyleaf; both pastedowns show ridging where spine/boards are bent; front flyleaf has remains of a since-removed sticker. Hinge beginning to separate pp 32-33. Pages show varying but generally minor tanning and staining throughout; other than gift… Read More
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Descent into Hell

Descent into Hell

by Williams, Charles

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2nd edition
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Hardcover
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London : Faber & Faber Ltd, 1949; 1937. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. VG+ in Good+ dw. 8vo, 224pp, red cloth with spine stamped in gold, printed dustwrapper. A clean copy of the 1949 Faber & Faber edition of a classic metaphysical novel by Charles Williams, originally published in 1937. Treats of occult subjects with unusual insight. A 1951 presentation inscription is written on front flyleaf (no other markings), light shadowing to endpapers. Dustwrapper is price-clipped and has some chipping and wear.
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The Two Towers
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The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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Third Impression
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London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. Third Impression. Cloth. Good plus/Lacking dust jacket. Tolkien, J.R.R. : The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings. London : George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1955. First edition/3rd printing. Lacks dustjacket. Size is octavo (8vo), 8.875"/22.3cm h. Bound in publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Topstained red. Plain white endpapers. 352 numbered pp. Foldout map in black and red ink, once tipped in to recto rfep has been neatly detached and is included. Hammond/Anderson A.5.ii; information on the printing history of this copy is taken from Hammond and Anderson, "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography", and supplemental information on tolkienbooks.net. While the copyright page states "Second Impression", tolkienbooks.net documents that Third Impressions differ from Second Impression copies only in lacking the year (1955) on the title page; this copy, then, lacking the year is a Third Impression. Condition notes: A  good-plus, worn but sound… Read More
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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children
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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children

by LEWIS. C. S. ; BAYNES. PAULINE. Illustrates

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First edition.
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Geoffrey Bles. London. 1950. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated throughout with full colour frontis & line drawings by Baynes. A few minor marks to a handful of pages but overall very good bright and clean copy in fine leather binding. Recent full dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. A lovely copy of the first book in the Narnia series.
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