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Smiles, Aileen Samuel Smiles and his surroundings.
London: Robert Hale, 1956.. 206 p.; ill. VG, spine faded, no dustjacket. Biography of the author of the Victorian bestseller 'Self-help'. (Book ref. 227)   £10.00
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Hurlstone, Katharine (ed.). William Hurlstone musician. Memories and records by his friends
London: Cary & co., [1947?]. 118 p., ill. (photo, musical examples). Forward by George Dyson dated 1947. Inscribed on inside of front cover 'Kindly accept from (Miss) Kay Hurlstone (sister) 22 Brickwood Rd E. Croydon'. VG, with slight discoloration. No wrapper. (Book ref. 195)   £13.50
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De La Mare, Walter (ed.) The Eighteen-eighties: essays by fellows of the Royal Society of Literature.
Cambridge: University Press, 1930. First edition.. xxviii, 271 p. VG, with bookplate 'S. George's Library' on upper paste-down and embossed ownership stamp, inscribed number and initials on front free endpaper. Remains of library label towards tail of spine. Pencil notes on lower paste-down. Includes first edition of T. S. Eliot, 'The place of Pater' and essays by G. K. Chesterton (on Gilbert and Sullivan), Harley Granville Barker (on Ibsen) and W. De La Mare (on Lewis Carroll). (Book ref. 185)   £15.00
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Clarke, Charles and Mary Cowden Recollections of writers.
Fontwell: Centaur, 1969.. xiii, 347 p. VG (head slightly bumped; 2 foxed spots to text block) in VG dustjacket. Introduced by Robert Gittings. In series 'The Regency Library'. Photographic reprint of the 1878 edition. (Book ref. 182)   £7.50
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Woolf, Leonard (ed. Judith Adamson) Love letters: Leonard Woolf and Trekkie Ritchie Parsons, 1941-1968. Edited by Judith Adamson.
London: Chatto & Windus, 2001. 1st ed. 0701169273. 312 p. Fine, in fine dustjacket. 'To know you and love you has been the best thing in life' - Leonard Woolf to Trekkie Ritchie Parsons, whom he got to know a few months after Virginia Woolf's suicide. A triangular relationship then developed as Trekkie was already married. She emerges from these letters as the most interesting character of the three. (Book ref. 149)   £19.50
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Tomalin, Claire Several strangers: writing from three decades.
London: Viking, 1999. 0670885673. 248 p. VG, in dustjacket. A collection of essays and reviews by a distinguished biographer on a wide range of literary subjects. (Book ref. 146)   £10.50
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Horne, Alistair (ed.) Telling lives: from W. B. Yeats to Bruce Chatwin.
London: Macmillan, 2000. 0333765516. 390 p. VG, in dustjacket. Minor tears to lower edge of dustjacket. A collection of biographical essays, including Edward Harrison on Kim Philby, Duff Hart-Davis on Peter Fleming, Redmond O'Hanlon on Bruce Chatwin, Roger Adelson on Churchill, John Campbell on Margaret Thatcher. Illustrated with b/w photos of each subject. (Book ref. 145)   £7.50
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Bell, Charles Portrait of the Dalai Lama.
London: Collins, 1946. 1st ed.. 414 p., 49 p. of plates (photos), maps on endpapers. VG, in VG dustjacket. (Book ref. 158)   £20.00
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