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  • Daughters of Cullercoats by Susan Johnson

    £5.00

    First published by the author, 2013. This edition, 2014, printed by Printwell, Darlington. 21cm by 15cm sepia photo illustrated wraps, 28 pages. Sub-titled “A tribute to the Colony of Artists who have kept the faces and the spirit of the Cullercoats Fishergirls alive.” Local history book about the Cullercoats Colony featuring American artist Winslow Homer….

  • Days of Yore A History of Masham and district compiled by Susan Cuncliffe-Lister

    £10.00

    Published by Susan Cunliffe-Lister, 1978. 23cm x 15cm, 213 pages, b&w photos, illustrations and maps throughout. A history of North Yorkshire’s Masham from Early Britons up to 1970s. There is an unsent, unused postcard of Masham’s Market Place laid in. Condition: clean contents but covers somewhat worn and yellowed with age plus page edges browned.

  • Dickens at Doughty Street by John Greaves 1975

    £8.00

    Elm Tree Books, 1975. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 197 pages with black and white photos and a Foreword by Monica Dickens. The author was at the time of writing, Honorary Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. This book details the time Charles Dickens and his wife Kate spent in 48 Doughty Street in Bloomsbury,…

  • Dolls’ Houses by Caroline Goodfellow

    £8.50

    Published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), London, 1976. Victoria & Albert Museum Small Colour Book 10. 15cm by 12.5cm 12 page booklet in colour card covers. Condition:  slight soiling to covers but contents clean.

  • Enlightenment by Roy Porter

    £3.00

    Penguin, 2001. Reprint. 20cm by 13cm, 727 pages. Sub-titled: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World and described by one reviewer as “A sparkling compendium of eighteenth-century ideas-in-action….” Condition: Minor edge-wear to corners of wraps and page edges are uniformly browned/yellowed with age. Looks unread.

  • Glastonbury or The English Jerusalem by Rev C Marson 1925

    £8.00

    Glastonbury or The English Jerusalem by Rev C.L. Marson.Third edition, 1925 published by The George Gregory Bookstore, Bath. Subtitled The Historic Guide to the English Jerusalem with sketches by H.S. Stewart and other illustrations. Bluecloth hardback 18.5cm by 12.5cm, 106 pages.The author’s Preface begins “In presenting a short outline of a splendid subject, the writer…

  • Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves by Sarah B. Pomeroy

    £4.00

    Pimlico, 1994. UK paperback. 21.5cm by 13.5cm, 265 pages. Sub-titled “Women in Classical Antiquity,” Mary Beard describes this as “The classic, groundbreaking account of women’s lives in Greece and Rome…” Condition: Crease to front cover plus slight edge-wear to covers and browning with age to pages.

  • Granta 101, Spring 2008

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Jason Cowley and featuring Hilary Mantel, Annie Proulx, Douglas Coupland and more.21cm by 14.5cm 286 pages. Condition: Miniscule shelf-wear. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 53, Spring 1996

    £3.00

    A paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue’s theme is News and features Zoe Heller, Gordon Burn, Fintan O’Toole and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Crease down front cover and covers slightly yellowed with age. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask…

  • Granta 54, Summer 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Best of Young American Novelists and features Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Fae Myenne Ng, Mona Simpson and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 320 pages. Condition: A few pages to the rear of the book have creasing to the bottom corner plus…

  • Granta 56, Winter 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled: What Happened to Us? Britain’s Valedictory Realism and features John Banville on Anthony Blunt plus Hilary Mantel, Hanif Kureishi, Philip Hensher, Fintan O’Toole and more.21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: A Very Good clean copy. N.B. We have more copies of…

  • Granta 72, Winter 2000

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Richard Ford, Olga Tokarczuk, Nik Cohn, A.L. Kennedy and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Clean contents but crease the spine of front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 73, Spring 2001

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Necessary Journeys and features Ian McEwan on Dunkirk plus Decca Aitkenhead, Dayanita Singh, Isabel Hilton plus the untold story of how the FBI pursued James Baldwin. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: edge-wear to covers and page edges. N.B. We have more…

  • Granta 80 Winter 2002

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Group: Pictures from Previous Lives and features Geoff Dyer, Luke Harding, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear and slight curling to the front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in…

  • Granta 82, Summer 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Life’s Like That and features Simon Gray, Lynn Barber and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: some shelf-wear. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 84, Winter 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Over There How America Sees The World and features Edmund White, James Kelman, Paul Theroux, Studs Terkel, Gary Shteyngart and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear with a couple of Granta leaflets laid in. N.B. We have more copies…

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Isabel Hilton, Luc Sante, Tessa Hadley plus a rare interview with James Joyce. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: very clean and tight. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 94, Summer 2006

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. Travel writing special featuring John Burnside, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Clean contents but slight wear and creasing to covers. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor

    £5.00

    Did you know Lewis Carroll  visited Ripon during sixteen of his creative years? This pamphlet “attempts to put that into context.” Printed by Ripon Cathedral, 2005. Reprint of 1998 first edition. 21cm by 14.5cm , 16 pages, illustrated throughout with mostly b&w photos and illustrations. Condition: Clean contents but some wear to spine and slight…

  • Madness A Brief History by Roy Porter

    £3.50

    Oxford University Press, 2002. 17cm by 12cm illustrated wraps, 239 pages. Oliver Sacks described this as “ delightfully easy to read, witty, and small enough to fit in one’s pocket…” Condition: Minimal shelf-wear.

  • Present Lives Future Becoming by Cosmo Pieterse and George Hallett 1974

    £35.00

    Sub-titled: A South African Landscape in words and pictures, this collection of poetry, prose and photos is by eminent South African playwright, poet, literary critc, Pieterse and fellow South African, George Hallett, known for his work during Apartheid and the country’s early democracy. First edition. Hickey Press, Surrey, 1974. 29.5cm x 21cm, 90 pages illustrated…

  • Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara & Other Writings by Tim Robinson

    £5.00

    The Liliput Press, Dublin, 1996. First paperback edition. 21.5cm by 13.5cm, 217 pages. “In these fourteen related works we witness a great writer, artist and cartographer united with his subject, conveying the vivid experiences of a quarter-century of exploring and mapping the Aran Islands, the Burren and Connemara.” Condition: Covers a little edge-worn and some…

  • Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax An Illustrated History ofthe Board of Trade 1786-1986 by Susan Foreman

    £8.00

    This book blends British commercial and social history spanning two hundred years with the story of the UK Board of Trade. It is illustrated with contemporary cartoons, portraits and photographs and mentions the Board’s many distinguished presidents including Gladstone, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. The book measures 21cm x 20cm, has 153 pages and is…

  • Tacitus Agricola, Clarendon Press 1953

    £10.00

    Tacitus Agricola edited by H Furneaux Roman history book. Second edition published Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1953. The title page reads “Cornelii Taciti de Vita Agricolae edited by H. Furneaux Second Edition Revised and Largely Rewritten by J.G.C. Anderson with contributions by the late Professor F Haverfield.” This hardback book measures 19cm by 13cm…

  • The Blue Coat Inheritance by Mike Matson 2012

    £10.00

    The Blue Coat Inheritance by Mike Matson 2012 Volume One: The Eighteenth Century Blue Coat School. This paperback book measures 21cm by 15cm and has 240 pages. It is a first edition, published by M.C. Matson in 2012.This first volume about the 18th century Blue Coat School is subtitled Transition from Charity School to Grammar…

  • The Early Charters of the Thames Valley by Margaret Gelling 1979

    £15.00

    1st edition hardback book published by Leicester University Press, 1979. Greencloth hardback book measuring 22cm by 14cm with 208 pages with top edge of pages red in dustwrapper. The book catalogues all known pre-Conquest documents relating to land ownership in the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Condition: Book has slightly…

  • The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer 1993

    £4.00

    The feminist classic first published in 1971, this is a paperback reprint by Flamingo in 1993. Book measures 20cm by 13cm with 397 printed pages. Condition: previously owned. Pages browned with age and some edge-wear to covers but contents clean and complete.

  • The Great Acceptance by Guy Thorne

    £8.50

     

     

  • The Interregnum The Quest for Settlement 1646-1660

    £5.00

    The Interregnum The Quest for Settlement 1646-1660 edited by G.E. Aylmer revised reprint from Macmillan, 1979. This paperback book measures 21.5cm by 14cm and has 247 pages. It is a 1979 reprint of the revised edition which came out in 1974. The first edition was published in 1972. Each chapter has a different author including…

  • The Life of Billy Purves Facsimile of 1875 edition

    £5.00

    Published by Frank Graham, 6 Queen’s Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2PL, 1982. 18cm by 12cm, 149 pages. Billy Purvis (1784-1853) was North East England’s famous jester and clown. This book, sub-titled “The extraordinary, witty and comical showman”, is a facsimile edition of the 1875 edition. Condition: white covers browned at edges with age, original…

  • The Lindisfarne Gospels by Janet Backhouse

    £5.00

    The British Library, 1997. Reprint of 1995 first edition. 16.5cm by 12.5cm, 64 pages in illustrated boards. Subtitled “A Masterpiece of Book Painting,” this book describes of how the manuscript was made. The author was the then Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at The British Library. Condition: Minimal shelf-wear. Very Good indeed.

  • The Renaissance by Walter Pater

    £2.50

    Oxford World’s Classics, [1990s]. 18.5cm by 11.5cm paperback with colour illustrated wraps, 174 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Adam Phillips. Condition: Some edge-wear to covers and pages uniformly browned at edges. Appears unread.

  • The Undergrowth of Literature by Gillian Freeman 1969

    £10.00

    From the author that gave us the cult classic, The Leather Boys comes this serious “attempt to analyse the whole range of publications devoted to sexual fantasy in the English-speaking world.” It’s over 50 years old but an important part of UK history. Includes black and white photos and a foreword by Dr David Stafford-Clark….

  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Fifth Series 1986

    £5.00

    Green cloth hardback 22cm by 14cm with 301 pages. Includes society President G.E. Aylmer’s Address entitled Collective Mentalities in mid Seventeenth-Century England: The Puritan Outlook. Condition: Minor shelf-wear to boards and spine but otherwise clean and bright.