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There are 13 books in this catalogue.
Gielgud, John. edited by Mangan, Richard:  Gielgud's Letters: John Gielgud in His Own Words
Book Number: 56871
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 2004. 8vo. hardcover. 564pp. index, colour illus. very good, spine slanted. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Letters John Gielgud actor film
Price: $18.00


Taylor, Irene and Alan - Edited by:  The Assassin's Cloak - An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists
Book Number: 58044
Canongate Pub Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000 Fat 8vo. Hardcover in d/w with ribbon place marker. Very good in same d/w. Index of diarists. With 170 contributors, a scope that is peerless, international and crosses centuries The Assassin's Cloak pays tribute to a fascinating genre that is at once the most intimate and public of all literary forms. There are several diary excerpts for every day of the year beginning with Samuel Pepys and along the way we meet cads and charmers, sailors and psychopaths, rock stars and prima ballerinas, gossips, drunks, snobs, lechers and lovers. There is humour and tragedy, history and the humdrum, often recoded on the same day or in the same entry.
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Price: $18.00


Larkin, Philip:  Letters to Monica
Book Number: 59273
Faber & Faber 2010 8vo. hardcover. 475pp. Near Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: letters writers poets
Price: $22.00


Clay, Edith & Frederiksen, Martin (editors):  Sir William Gell in Italy, Letters to the Society of Dilettanti, 1831-1835
Book Number: 59474
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976. 8vo. hardcover. 182pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Society of Dilettanti ancient history italy rome troy
Price: $20.00


Ferrier, Carole.:  As Good As A Yarn With You.Letters between Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Jean Devanny, Marjorie Barnard, Flora Eldershaw and Eleanor Dark.
Book Number: 59701
Cambridge University Press, VIC, 1992. 8vo. hardcover. 438pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: letters australian authors writers Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard Jean Devanny Marjorie Barnard Flora Eldershaw Eleanor Dark.
Price: $18.00


Henning, Rachel (illustrated by Norman Lindsay) ; David Adams (introduction by):  The Letters of Rachel Henning, with Forty Pen-drawings by Norman Lindsay
Book Number: 61218
The Bulletin Newspaper Co.Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1952. 4to. stapled wraps. 126pp. b/w illus. Very good, cover edges browned, light tape marks on endpapers, news clippings inserted inside rear cover.
Keywords: norman lindsay illustrations
Price: $35.00


Athill, Diana:  Instead of a Book. Letters to a Friend
Book Number: 61660
London Granta Books 2011 8vo illustrated boards, cloth spine hardcover 328pp. very good+.
Keywords: Biographies Memoirs post war london letters
Price: $18.00


Kolpen, Jana - Designed by Mary Tiegreen:  The Secrets of Pistoulet - An Enchanted Fable of Food, Magic and Love
Book Number: 61678
Stewart Tabori & Chang 1996 8vo. square 8vo. Hardcover in slipcase. There is magic and mystery in the French farmhouse Pistoulet. Mademoiselle J. uncovers the ancient recipes which transform the weary guests at Pistoulet. There is redemption in the Tourte of Friendship, Potage of Passion, Celestial Croutons, Tea of Courage, Sweetness Enhancing Honey, and all the other magic potions. In the tradition of Griffin & Sabine, here are fold-out letters, handwritten cards, recipe pockets, and many other enchantments which demonstrate how Pisoulet changes all who can embrace the magic.
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Price: $15.00


Kerouac, Jack and Edited by Ann Charters:  Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956
Book Number: 61833
Viking 1995 8vo. Hardcover no d/w. 629pp. Good. In his prolific correspondence Jack Kerouac set down the raw material of the life that he would later transmute into his multi-volume "Legend of Duluoz". He also refined the seemingly freewheeling and spontaneous prose style that became his trademark. This volume contains many letters written between 1940, when Kerouac was a college freshman and 1956, immediately before his leap to celebrity status. They offer invaluable insights into Kerouac's family life, friendships, travels, love affairs and literary apprenticeship, and provide accounts of the events that inspired "On the Road", "Visions of Cody" and "The Dharma Burns".
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Price: $15.00


Coldstream, John (editor) [Dirk Bogarde]:  Ever, Dirk: The Bogarde Letters
Book Number: 61850
Phoenix, London 2008. 8vo. softcover. 628pp. index, colour illus. Very good+.
Keywords: letters hollywood actor
Price: $14.00


Day, Barry (editor). [Noel Coward]:  The letters of Noel Coward
Book Number: 61869
Methuen Drama, London 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 780pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: letters theatre
Price: $25.00


Lees-Milne, James:  Diaries 1942 - 1954
Book Number: 61902
John Murray, London, 2007. 8vo. softcover. 496pp. index. Very good.
Keywords: english history
Price: $12.00


Davis, Norman (editor):  Paston Letters
Book Number: 62745
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1958. Small 8vo. hardcover. 165pp. index. Very good. / Very good clipped d/w. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series.
Keywords: medieval letters english
Price: $12.00