Fiction - Classical Literature Books
There are 50 books in this catalogue.
Hillingdon Hall or The Cockney Squire.
Book Number: 63582
Nonsuch Classics, UK. 2006. 12mo. softcover. 512pp. Near Fine. Written in 1845, this satire follows the lovable cockney grocer Jorrocks, and takes a stab at the upper-class fox hunting gentry of the day.
Tales of The Arabian Nights
Dulken, H. W. (editor)
Book Number: 63225
Castle USA 1984. 8vo. hardcover. 822pp. b/w illus. Very good, light foxing to endpapers. / Good+ d/w with creased rear flap and small tear at top of spine(repaired). The Text Revised and Emendated throughout by H.W. Dulcken with upwards of 200 Illustrations by Eminent Artists.
Romance of the Rose
Lorris, Guillaume De and Jean de Meun
Book Number: 52350
E. P. Dutton April 23, 1962 8vo softcover 472pp very good. Po notes in pencil on end pages. This is a new translation of The Romance of the Rose, an allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances. In the hands of Jean de Meun, who continued de Lorris's work, it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life from predestination and optics, to the Franciscan controversy and the right way to deal with premature hair-loss.
The Stony Road: A Tale of Humble Life.
By the Author of
Book Number: 43937
London, T. Woolmer. N.D. Small 8vo. green dec. cloth hardcover. 172pp. + ads, b/w frontis with tissue guard. Very good, light rubbing to cover eges, light wear to cover corners, light foxing, mainly to first & last few pages, owner's inscription & very small stail on fep.
Three Bear Witness (Testimonies in the USA)
Book Number: 58778
Secker and Warburg, Stated First Published 1952 8vo. Yellow washed green boards. no d/w. front board slightly bowed, otherwise the copy itself is almost mint, no foxing or toning. Lists The Last Pool as other work by same author.
The Tragedy of a Genius
Balzac, Horore de, (translated by Henry Blanchamp
Book Number: 22544
New York Brentanto's n.d. small 8vo. 303pp, red embossed cloth with slight wear to spine crease, embossed spine, Gilt not shiney, The Lotus Library. Cover and spine have 'Tragedy of a Genuis' embossed and title page has 'Tragedy of a Genius' printed
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Book Number: 54849
Scribner October 6, 2009 8vo hardcover 288pp very good / very good d/w. For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Walls, whose megaselling memoir, The Glass Castle, recalled her own upbringing, writes in what she recalls as Lily's plainspoken voice, whose recital provides plenty of drama and suspense as she ricochets from one challenge to another. Having been educated in fits and starts because of her parents' penury, Lily becomes a teacher at age 15 in a remote frontier town she reaches after a solo 28-day ride. Marriage to a bigamist almost saps her spirit, but later she weds a rancher with whom she shares two children and a strain of plucky resilience. (They sell bootleg liquor during Prohibition, hiding the bottles under a baby's crib.) Lily is a spirited heroine, fiercely outspoken against hypocrisy and prejudice, a rodeo rider and fearless breaker of horses, and a ruthless poker player. Assailed by flash floods, tornados and droughts, Lily never gets far from hardscrabble drudgery in several states--New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois--but hers is one of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience. Originally conceived as a biography based on family interviews and historical research, Walls found herself filling in too many blanks for Half Broke Horses to remain a work of nonfiction, so she assumed Smith's indomitable voice and set out to write a novelistic recreation of Smith's unconventional life. Most critics were captivated by Smith's earthy, straightforward style, despite the steady stream of repetitive axioms intermingled with her antics.
Mare, Walter de la; Lithographs by Barnett Freedman
Book Number: 29122
London, The Folio Society 1960 8vo. Grey cloth hardcover. 234pp. illus. very good, faded spine.
Book Number: 50557
London: The Folio Society 1993 8vo. hardcover. 166pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine slipcase.
Book Number: 50558
London: The Folio Society 1993 8vo. hardcover. 172pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine slipcase.
The Bell Jar
Book Number: 62291
Faber and Faber 9 April 2001 8vo softcover 258pp very good. Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly- written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity. A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so the choice of future is overwhelming. She is faced with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity.
The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes
Sutherland, James, editor
Book Number: 2929
Book Club Asscociates 1976 1st edition., Fine in dust jacket., Literature topics index, names index, 382 pp
Ainsworth, W. Harrison. illustrated by Herbert Butler
Book Number: 28995
Collins Clear Type Press, London n.d. circa 1935 8vo. blue cloth covered limp covers in cloth covered slipcase, gilt titles. 410pp. b/w illus. very good+.' ' '' '
The Roadmender & The Gathering of Brother Hilarius
Fairless, Michael. illustrated by Norman Hepple
Book Number: 28996
Collins Clear Type Press, London n.d. circa 1935 8vo. blue cloth covered limp covers in cloth covered slipcase, gilt titles. 254pp. b/w illus. very good+.
The Light That Failed
Book Number: 35005
London Macmillan 1981. Centenary Edition 8vo hardcover 292pp. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine.
Limits and Renewals
Book Number: 35009
London Macmillan 1982. Centenary Edition 8vo hardcover 398pp. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine.
Traffics and Discoveries
Book Number: 35016
London Macmillan 1982. Centenary Edition 8vo hardcover 393pp. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine.
Tales from Chaucer
Book Number: 36378
Oxford University Press, London, 1967. 8vo. hardcover. 239pp. colour illus by Majorie Walters. very good. / very good d/w.
Hocking, Silas K.
Book Number: 43972
The Gallery Press 1968 Small 8vo softcover 200pp b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep.
Conversations With Eternity: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Victor Hugo
Book Number: 48763
New Paradigm Books 1998 8vo softcover 260pp. b/w illus. Very good. The first translation into English ever of the most important of the transcripts of these sťances, with an introduction by Martin Ebon setting Hugo's channeling experiences in their historical context.
Thelma : A Norwegian Princess
Book Number: 50760
Methuen, London 1896. 15th edition 8vo. red cloth hardcover. 615pp. Good+. light wear to spine edges, foxing mainly to edges, owner's inscription on fep.
Ardath. The Story of a Dead Self
Book Number: 50761
Methuen, London 1897. 10th edition 8vo. red cloth hardcover. 6102pp. Good+. light wear to spine edges, foxing mainly to edges, owner's inscription on fep.
Book Number: 51245
International Collectors Library n.d. - The Lois XVI Replica Binding 8vo. Green leatherette boards. Very good. 309pp. Includes original flyer from publishers. Rough cut page edges - lightly toned, printed on heavy texured cream paper, the page tops and spine title and spine and front board decorations are all in 24K gold, and not worn, as stated in flyers from the publishers. Ribbon place marker. Conrad's classic story about the wanderings of Jim in the Middle East and a Malaysian trading post.
The Silver Chalice
Costain, Thomas B.
Book Number: 51254
International Collectors Library n.d. - The Rafael Palacios Binding 8vo. Maroon leatherette boards, with brown spine. Very good - unread. 533pp. Rough cut page edges - lightly toned, printed on heavy texured cream paper, the page tops and spine title and spine and front board decorations are all in 24K gold, and not worn, as stated in flyers from the publishers. Ribbon place marker. The hero, Basil of Antioch, a young and skilled artisan, purchased from slavery to create a decorative casing for the Cup of the Last Supper. Throughout the colorful cities of the ancient world, into Rome itself, Basil seeks out the apostles, braving the perils of persecution, the sorcery of the infamous Simon the Magician, the ire of the dissolute Emperor Nero. Costain makes real the whole world of the New Testament.
Francis Bacon's the New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays
Price, Bronwen (Editor)
Book Number: 52341
Manchester University Press 2002 8vo softcover 209pp index. very good. This volume of eight new essays by leading scholars provides a stimulating dialogue between a range of critical perspectives. Encompassing the fields of cultural history, history of science, literature, and politics, the collection explores The New Atlantis' complex location within Bacon's oeuvre and its negotiations with cultural debates of the past and present. Often regarded as the apotheosis of Bacon's ideas through its depiction of an advanced "scientific" society, it is also read as a seminal work of science fiction.