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AIRMAIL : Three Women, Letters from Six Continents

By: Fitzpatrick, Kate

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Milton, QLD, Australia, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited: 2005

Edition: First Impression

Seller ID: 007675


ix, + 272pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper has small, soft crease to front panel. "This collection of letters between the celebrated actress Kate Fitzpatrick, her artist mother and her designer sister over forty years opens a window into the lives of three fascinating creative women . . . Through letters and stories we watch Kate's life devel... View more info

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LETTERS TO CAROLINE

By: Glyn, Elinor

Price: $18.75

Publisher: London, Duckworth & Co.: 1914

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007275


xiii, + 154pp., colour-art frontispiece, plus an unpaginated, b/white sketch-art plate. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright gilt title on mildly bumped backstrip, plus flecked with minor soiling on ochre coloured cloth boards. Text-block randomly foxed on edges, else good. No dustjacket. The seven 'letters' contained here-in were originally published in 'Nash's Magazine', and are the first of a series 'To Caroline' upon all subjects, which will continue t... View more info

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JOYCE AND GINNIE : The Letters of Joyce Grenfell & Virginia Graham

By: Hampton, Janie (Edited by)

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 010767


xxvii, + 513pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards have one small, shallow indentation. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased only. "The actress and comedian Joyce Grenfell first met Virginia Graham in 1917 when they were both seven. They were inseparable friends until Joyce's death sixty-two years later and wrote dail... View more info

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LETTERS IN CRITICISM

By: Leavis, F.R.

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011744


(viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty ... View more info

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ALL MY ROAD BEFORE ME. The Diary of C.S.Lewis, 1922-27

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Fount (HarperCollins Religious division): 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011790


xi, + 483pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain boards undamaged. Five pages with highlighting, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and minimally colour-faded on spine. Beginning when he was twenty-three, an undergraduate at Oxford, and an athiest. This rare look at the young C.S.Lewis, as a clandestine family man at the beginning of his ascent to fame and on the brink of conver... View more info

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THE SPIKE MILLIGAN LETTERS

By: Milligan, Spike (Edited By Norman Farnes)

Price: $12.75

Publisher: England, M. and J. Hobbs, in Association with Michael Joseph: 1977

Seller ID: 010010


159pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, very slightly canted. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver title to black boards, which are negligibly corner-bumped. Leaves clean, slightly tanned at edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and slightly tanned. Spike Milligan was a writer who wished to amuse, educate and beautify. He wrote "innumerable letters to family, friends, enemies, strangers, sufferers, officials, bureaucrats, char... View more info

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VITA AND HAROLD : The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

By: Nicolson, Nigel (Edited by)

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007867


x, + 452pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Brown boards undamaged. Small, in-production spot to one page and adjoining illustration border, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly sunned on spine and section of rear panel. Harold and Vita wrote over twelve thousand letters to each other; Nigel Nicolson, their son, has selected five h... View more info

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THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ 1941-1942

By: Pressburger, Chava (Edited by)

Price: $21.86

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Picador: 2007

Edition: First Australian Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 010600


xii, + 161pp., plus 16 page colour illustrated section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain maroon boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly creased only. Translated from the Czech by Elena Lappin. Foreword by Jonathan Safran Foer. "As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture o... View more info

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THE ROYAL TOUR 1901, or the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir : Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire

By: Price, Harry (Petty Officer)

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Devon, England, Webb & Bower: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010920


Unpaginated. Delightful colour art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt insignia to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased, sunned on spine (title clearly legible), mild foxing to reverse. " . . . a facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess o... View more info

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THE NEW GUINEA DIARIES OF PHILIP STRONG, 1936-1945

By: Strong, Philip [Edited By David Wetherell]

Price: $28.20

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Macmillan: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012153


xv, + 254pp., unpaginated b/white plates, plus five tipped-in maps. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly canted. Plain green boards very lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, plus minor colour loss on spine. Archbishop Philip Strong was the often unwilling witness to the tragedies that befell Papua New Guinea during the Second World War and the immediate aftermath. From the almost daily diary entries kept ... View more info

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DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford

By: Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by)

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Phoenix (Orion Books): 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011849


xxi, + 744pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Pele de Lappe) card wrapper very good+. From the front flap: "Of all the celebrated Mitford sisters, Nancy and Jessica were the most prolific letter-writers. But where Nancy's letters are renowned for their elegant wit and acerbic observation, Jessica's - no less sharp and witty - are remarkable, too, for the variety of her inte... View more info

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DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford

By: Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by)

Price: $14.57

Publisher: London, Phoenix (Orion Books): 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012132


xxi, + 744pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to small section of textblock. Illustrated (Pele de Lappe) card wrapper very good. From the front flap: "Of all the celebrated Mitford sisters, Nancy and Jessica were the most prolific letter-writers. But where Nancy's letters are renowned for their elegant wit and acerbic observation, Jessica's - no less sharp and witty - are remarkable, too, for th... View more info

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SELECTED LETTERS OF OSCAR WILDE

By: Wilde, Oscar (Edited by Hart-Davis, Rupert)

Price: $14.05

Publisher: United Kingdom, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005776


xiv, + 426pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, light corner crease to several. Illustrated (Photograph: Oscar Wilde, 1882, Sarony) card wrapper has minimal edgewear, blind indentations. The editor, Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, has selected over 250 letters of literary interest, and humour, and those which shed light on Wilde's life and work. His most important letter, known as 'De Profundis' and written to Lord Alfred Douglas, is given in its entirety . . . Conte... View more info

LETTERS TO MOTHER FROM A WWII RAAF PILOT

By: Williams, Len (Edited By Keith Williams)

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Cremorne, NSW, Australia, Keith Williams: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004916


xxii, + 175pp., area maps, and candid (mostly contemporary) b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (letter writer's portrait) card wrapper edgeworn and mildly creased. A series of 'letters home' to his family by RAAF No. 403246 Sergeant Pilot Leonard Stanley Williams, from April 1941, when he was at the Embarkation Depot at Pearce, Western Australia, training schools in Southern Rhodesia, and South Af... View more info