Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): English Literature
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Tales from "Blackwood". Volumes V and VI (in One Volume)
(Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. [ca 1850]). . 12mo; half calf with marbled boards; spine ornately gilt, with lettering-pieces to second and third compartments; marbled edges and endpapers; 'Tales' individually paginated. Cover rubbed and worn; lower joint starting at head; hinges tender; 'WITHDRAWN' stamp to flyleaf; foxed throughout. Good working copy. Contents of Volume V as follows: Adventures in Texas, abridged from the German of Sealsfield, by Frederick Hardman (1843); How we got Possession of the Tuileries, by Professor Aytoun (1848); Captain Paton's Lament, by J. G. Lockhart (1819); The Village Doctor, by Countess D'Arbouville (1849); A Singular Letter from Southern Africa, by 'the Ettrick Shepherd' (1829). Contents of Volume VI as follows: My Friend the Dutchman, by Frederick Hardman (1847); My College Friends - No. II: Horace Leicester (1845); The Emerald Studs, by Professor Aytoun (1847); My College Friends - No. III: W. Wellington Hurst (1846); Christine: a Dutch Story, by Frederick Hardman (1847); The Man in the Bell (1821). Of particular interest in this collection is 'A Singular Letter from Southern Africa', by James Hogg, 'the Ettrick Shepherd', renowned as the author of 'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner'. Considering that Hogg never left Scotland, it is unclear where he obtained the material for the 'singular letter' from 'William Mitchell', but it is tempting to speculate that 1820 Settler Thomas Pringle, with whom Hogg was involved in the early days of the Blackwood's Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, may have been the source..
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N° du livre: 8810
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 29.5]
Mots-clés: 's .

To Mother with Love
(Cape Town: Brommaert Press, 1997) 0958415919. . 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 64; illustrated with examples of period artwork, largely in colour. Some spotting to edges. Near fine condition. A selection of literary quotations and fine art, celebrating the role of mothers. Facing the contents page is a space (unused) in which to fill out 'A Message for Mother'..
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N° du livre: 8151
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Gift Books. Motherhood. Maternal Influence

'Think on My Words': Exploring Shakespeare's Language
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) 9781107617681. . Canto Classics edition. 215 x 138 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xii + 254, incl. index; some facsimiles. Fine condition. "For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in aspects of his language. So how can we better understand Shakespeare? David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences. Covering the five main dimensions of language structure - writing system, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and conversational style - this book demonstrates how examining these linguistic 'nuts and bolts' can help us achieve a greater appreciation of Shakespeare's linguistic creativity.".
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N° du livre: 10886
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Scholarship. Shakespearean . . Philology

The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
(London: Rough Guides, 2007) 9781843539209. . 178 x 130 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 302, incl. index; illustrations. Near fine condition. "THE ROUGH GUIDE TO HIS DARK MATERIALS explores the beguiling worlds of Philip Pullman's classic trilogy. The Raw Materials: Pullman's inspirations from science and literature, including string theory, climate change and dark matter, John Milton, William Blake and fantasy fiction. The Story: The key mysteries and events and how everyone from Lyra Belacqua to the golden monkey daemon fit into the author's grand design. The Movie: All the back story behind the filming and cast of the first His Dark Materials film, The Golden Compass. The Locations: How the Victorian era shaped Pullman's imagination, with a tour of Oxford's Exeter College, Geneva (home of the Magisterium) and Venice (Cittàgazze), and of course where to catch the Northern Lights. The Controversies: What Pullman has to say about religion, and what organized religion has to say about his books. Cut through the darkness and step into another universe …".
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N° du livre: 8150
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Mots-clés: Novels. Literary Criticism. Tie Ins

Stevie Smith. A Biography
(Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2002) 0750928603. . 234 x 156 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xviii + 331, incl. index; plates; head-pieces. "Non returnable" stamp to half-title. Very good condition. "Stevie Smith had a unique literary voice: her idiosyncratic, wonderfully funny and poignant poems established her as one of the most individual of English modern poets. She claimed her own life was 'precious dull', but Frances Spalding's acclaimed biography, revised with a new introduction for this centenary edition, reveals a far from conventional woman.".
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N° du livre: 10891
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]

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