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  • Enlightenment by Roy Porter


    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.

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory


    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.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor


    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…

  • Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson 1990


    Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990. Son Nigel wrote this biog of his parents Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville West. First published in1973 this 19.5cm x 13cm 216 page paperback features still from the 1990 TV series starring Janet McTeer as Vita. Condition: Previous owner has written her name and a couple of numbers on the final…

  • The Blind Men and the Elephant by Bernth Lindfors


    Africa World Press, Inc, 1999. First printing. 21.5cm by 14cm colour illustrated paperback with 200 pages. The full title is The Blind Men and the Elephant and other essays  in biographical criticism and looks at the lives and works of writers including Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Wole Soyinka and others. Condition: Slight edge-wear, flyer for…

  • The Renaissance by Walter Pater


    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.