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STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS - TEN POUNDS REWARD

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9906

Condition: Very Good


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year old... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: THE ADVENTURES OF A PENNY STAMP

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9907

Condition: Very Good+


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year old... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9908

Condition: Very Good-


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category 'C' for 8 to 11 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 8 to 11year o... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: THE CHILDREN OF THE FERRY

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9909

Condition: Very Good


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year old... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: TEN POUNDS REWARD

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1935 P/B: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9910

Condition: Good+


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year old... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: TOM LEAVES SCHOOL

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9911

Condition: Good+


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year ol... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: DONT BE TOO SURE

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9913

Condition: Very Good


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout (possibly by Gordon Browne?, others in this series are done by the Brock bros etc, so right period) in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social his... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: THE CINEMA DOG

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9914

Condition: Very Good


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year ol... View more info

STRANG'S PENNY BOOKS: THE CINEMA DOG

By: ANON

Price: £8.32

Publisher: Oxford, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9915

Condition: Good+


Approx 7" x 5". 23pp, attractively illustrated throughout in b/w and black, white and red. These books are charming period 'Readers' produced by Milford as 'Strang's Penny Books', and on the rear back page they are grouped into 'A', 'B', 'C', & 'D' suggestings ages 6 -7; 7- 8; 8-11 and 11- 13 respectively. The last page is devoted to Questions and Exercises for pupils to work on. This book is in Category D for 11 to 13 yr olds...........particularly interesting items for social historians, or for english language studies, as I suspect these are not the sort of books 11-13 year ol... View more info

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834

ISBN: 085045106X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biography of Caxton but it also describes fully the technical aspects of the production of his books, paper, watermarks, woodcuts, ... View more info

COBBETT'S GRAMMAR. A Grammar of the English Language, in a Series of Letters Intended for Use of Schools and of Young Persons in General; But More Especially for the Use of Soldiers Sailors Apprentices and Plough Boys.

By: Cobbett, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Printed for W Cobbett: 1826

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 000113

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Early Edition. 8vo. Half calf and marbled boards, (scraped and rubbed). Gilt titling and decoration to spine. Plain e/p's. Name/Writing on e/p and title page. Unpaginated. A proponent of plain speech, Cobbett waged an uphill struggle both in his native England and America. Six lessons are added intended to prevent statesmen from using false grammar and from writing in an awkward manner. ; 000113; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

The Cambridge Encylcopedia of Language

By: Crystal, David

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112249

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some light edge-wear, creasing and scratch marks to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 472 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings, charts, maps and diagrams. Eight Appendices. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "Carefully developed to present an exceptionally wide range of information in a lively, readable and visually... View more info

Past Poetic: Archaeology and the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney

By: Finn, Christine (Research Associate, Institute Of Archaeology, Oxford University)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co, Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113593

ISBN: 071563237X

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Fine Black cloth/Bright Gilt Titling. Pictorial Dustjacket - NOT Price-clipped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 214 pp including Notes, Select Bibliography and Index. Black and White photographic illustrations. "This book considers the way in which two Great Anglo-Irish poets have used archaeology in their work, and how it surfaced in their lives...... Providing New insights on Yeats and Heaney, this study of their poetry and inter-disciplinary analysis provides a filter for an original reading on the history of archaeology as it emerged from the antiquarianism of the mid-nineteenth centur... View more info

Dictionary of American Foreign Affairs

By: Flanders, Stephen A. & Carl N. Flanders

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, USA, MacMillan Publishing Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47760

ISBN: 0028971469

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Blue cloth binding with silver and red lettering on the cover and spine. NO Dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (xiii) + 833 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; Thick 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Dictionnaire Des Ecrivains D'Aujourd'hui En Bretagne . (A Dictionary of Breton Writers of Today)

By: Gohier, Jacques

Price: £15.00

Publisher: France, Institut Culturel de Bretagne/Skol-Uhel ar Vro Editions le Cercle d'or Avec Le Concours Du Centre National Des Lettres: 1984

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 000249

ISBN: 2718801263

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Green Cloth Bound Boards with clean and clear white decoration/logo and lettering. Dustjacket is very slightly 'rumpled' on the edges and the laminate to the wrap is beginning to peel a little, o/w the jacket is VG. 316 pp. FRENCH text. Illustrated. Sous l'égide de l'Association des Ecrivains de l'Ouest et de l'Association des Ecrivains Bretons. (A Dictionary of Breton Writers of Today) ; 000249; 8vo (large) / Small 4to View more info

American Literary Anecdotes A Compendium of 1,200 Stories and Bon Mots about Writers and Writing, Books and Publishers from the United States.

By: Hendrickson Robert

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford & New York, Facts On File Inc.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47159

ISBN: 0816015996

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Overall A Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; The Literary Anecdote Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Hardy An Illustrated Dictionary

By: Hurst, Alan

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Kaye & Ward: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47584

ISBN: 0718212452

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. 215 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Welsh Language before the Industrial Revolution. A Social History of the Welsh Language

By: Jenkins, Geraint H. (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119612

ISBN: 070831418X

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An Ex-Library copy in pictorial card covers, in the usual clear - removable - protective library plastic cover. A slight different colour to the spine where a small rectangular number label would have been but are now clear, o/w the covers have been protected by the plastic jacket and, apart from some light creasing, are VG, Clean Tight and Bright. The front endpaper, or half title page, where the library label, would have been, has been torn out - but all else remains, and the book is complete and in VG condition from the title page through to the endpapers. A circular Library stamp (1" d... View more info

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The Welsh Language before the Industrial Revolution. A Social History of the Welsh Language

By: Jenkins, Geraint H. (editor)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119647

ISBN: 070831418X

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A near Very Good copy in pictorial card covers. Just some light creasing to the spine and lower front corner, o/w VG, Clean Tight and Bright. The book is complete and in VG condition. The book is free of any names, writing or other markings. Internally Excellent, clean and tight. (xiv) + 455pp. Maps, charts, tables in b/w. 'An Authoritative study on the subject and comprises 12 chapters written by acknowledged experts in their field.' Apart from the minor flaws as noted above, the covers and contents are Very Good. See Images. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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A Dictionary of the English Language In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found.

By: Johnson Samuel (Abridged From The Rev. H. J. Todd's ...edition by Alexander Chalmers)

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, C. and J. Rivington; J. Scatcherd; J. Cuthell; J. Nunn, Et Al,: 1820

Edition: Unknown but probably the Ist Edition in this form?

Seller ID: 114904

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A fairly scarce edition of Chalmer's extensively revised text of Johnson's famous dictionary. Bound in full leather boards - front cover completely detached, splits to the spine, but stitching still holding, and some wear to the boards/board extremities - the covers need some TLC. Internally there is a lot of browning/foxing to the endpapers front and back, o/w the text block is very good and clean, with just the odd spot here and there. A former owner's name and date in pencil on the second free endpaper, can be erased If desired? Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's Corrected and Enlarged Qua... View more info