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1 (Amis, Kingsley). Gohn, Jack Benoit KINGSLEY AMIS: A Checklist
USA: The Kent State University Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
A bibliography of documents written by or related to the renowned English novelist, poet and critic, including unpublished letters and scripts, all of his published writings, and a compendium of critical pieces on his writing. Serif Series #34. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Amis, Kingsley). Jacobs, Eric KINGSLEY AMIS: A Biography
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312186029 / 9780312186029 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A few pages at the rear lightly creased, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 392 pages, thirty-four b&w plates, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography of the British author who burst onto the literary scene with LUCKY JIM in 1954, and has written many important and popular novels, poems, short stories, and critical works. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Arnold, Matthew). Davis, Arthur Kyle Jr. MATTHEW ARNOLD'S LETTERS: A Descriptive Checklist
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, (1968). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in maroon cloth with titles in gilt; without dust jacket. 
Nicely sewn binding with head and tail bands. 429 pages including a comprehensive listing of correspondents, letters written in chronological order, appendices and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Auden, W.H.) Spears, Monroe K., edited by AUDEN: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1964). 0130507164 / 9780130507167 First edition, first printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Near fine, with mild rippling to front endsheet, minor bumping to corner tips, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a very good dust jacket, age-darkened, edgeworn, mildly creased, with a few tiny nicks and edge tears. Jacket art by Stanley Wyatt. 
Spears has assembled of collection of essays to assess and analyze one of the major voices of 20th century poetry, with contributions by Brooks, Isherwood, Spender, Moore, Wilson, Bayley, and others. 184 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Austen, Jane). Aiken, Joan ELIZA'S DAUGHTER
London: Victor Gollancz, (1994). 0575057556 / 9780575057555 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
This installment in the Jane Austen series brings to life characters introduced in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. The daughter of Eliza, (who's father in Austen's book, abandoned her) is featured and comes to adulthood, in this well-written, period novel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 (Austen, Jane). Aldington, Richard JANE AUSTEN
Pasadena, California: The Ampersand Press, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black cloth with paste-on, illustrated title label to front cover; in white tissue dustwrapper. 
The pioneering imagist poet and critic here proffers an even-handed, elegant, penetrating, assessment of the novelist which is admiring, but not gushing. 16 pages. Very appealing fine press production from Ampersand. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 (Blake, William). Adams, Hazard, editor CRITICAL ESSAYS ON WILLIAM BLAKE
Boston: G.K. Hall Co. , (1991). 0816188572 / 9780816188574 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 214 pages; selected bibliography, and an index. 
Stresses the disparity between the attitudes toward Blake's art and poetry in his own time and those of modern literary critics and art historians. An entry in the "Critical Essays on British Literature" series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 (Blake, William). de Sola Pinto, Vivian, collected and edited by THE DIVINE VISION: Studies in the Poetry and Art of William Blake, born November 28th, 1757
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957. B0007J1NC8 First edition, first printing. Illustrated, with fold-out frontispiece reproduction of ''The Cycle of Life'' by Blake. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine printed dust jacket, with age-toning to spine panel and folds, the edges reinforced from within with adhesive labels. 
Bicentenary collection of essays by scholars from three continents, dealing with Blake's early lyrics, his major epics, and Blake as a pictorial artist. Introductory poem by Walter de la Mare (his last), written specially for this volume. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 (Blake, William). King, James WILLIAM BLAKE: His Life
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312052928 / 9780312052928 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor bumping to lower corner tips, else fine, in a near fine illustrated dust jacket showing some mild rubbing and edgewear. With eight pages of black-and-white plates and 45 illustrations in the text. 
"A learned and imaginative account of William Blake's life and cultural context. His meticulous, lucid, absorbing narrative makes a perplexing poet more comprehensible."--Patricia Meyer Spacks. 263 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 (Brooks, Edmund W.; Reed Pale Press). Lamb, Charles THE CHILD ANGEL: A Dream
London: [Reed Pale Press], 1928. First edition thus, limited to 160 copies. 24mo. Hardcover. AS NEW, uncut copy in tan cloth-backed blue-gray boards with paper label to front cover upon which is printed the title within a narrow decorative border. Hand-set and printed on a hand press by Edmund W. Brooks. Text initials in red, green and blue. 
Lamb's lyrical miniature essay recounts a dream. Debut production of Brooks's Reed Pale Press--named for Caxton's "Sign of the Red Pale"--and identified by a shield device with a heraldic red pale (a single verticle stripe occupying the shield's center.) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 (Browning, Robert). Gibson, Mary Ellis CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ROBERT BROWNING
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1992). 0816188610 / 9780816188611 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. The hint of a crease to spine (production flaw), else fine, fresh, as-new, in maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Collection of essays primarily concerned with the variety of cultural approaches to Browning by the contemporary critical community; introduction by Gibson. 275 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 (Browning, Robert). Peterson, William S. BROWNING'S TRUMPETER: The Correspondence of Robert Browning and Frederick J Furnival 1872-1889
Washington, D.C. Decatur House Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Authoritative, scholarly edition of letters between the poet and the father of modern English studies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Burgess, Anthony). Lewis, Roger ANTHONY BURGESS: A Biography
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2004). 0312322518 / 9780312322519 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 434 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts in a center gallery. 
"There are passages of such brilliance--especially when he rails against his subject, whom he has come to hate...that I found it exhilarating... Lewis is a mad obsessive, more of a stalker than a biographer."--New Statesman. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 (Burnett, Frances Hodgson). Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT: Beyond the Secret Garden
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, (1990). 0822549050 / 9780822549055 Third printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial boards and dust jacket. A life of the Victorian children's author for juvenile readers. Extensive quotations from Burnett's works are woven into a text generously illustrated with drawings and never-before published photographs. 
A lovely introduction to the creator of LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, THE LITTLE PRINCESS and THE SECRET GARDEN whose already soaring popularity has reached new heights with the recent stage and film adaptations of her books. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 (Byron, Lord). Garber, Frederick SELF, TEXT, AND ROMANTIC IRONY: The Example of Byron
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1988). 0691067309 / 9780691067308 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 322 pages; Select Bibliography and an index. 

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16 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 / 9780805794274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 / 9780933784062 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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