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  1. LONDON OBSERVED

    LONDON OBSERVED
    A Polish Philosopher at Large, 1822-24

    KRYSTIN LACH-SZYRMA
    Edited by MONA KEDSLIE McLEOD

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    The philosopher Krystin Lach-Szyrma came to Britain in 1820 as tutor to two Polish princes, as their Grand Tour took them to Enlightenment Scotland. They then spent eighteen months in London, familiar... Learn More
  2. A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS,  1724-1990

    A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS, 1724-1990
    Longevity in Publishing

    ASA BRIGGS
    £14.95

    Longmans, the oldest commercial publisher in Britain, was founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. This intriguing work tells of the people who ran the firm, the principles they held to and their ... Learn More
  3. BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

    BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
    The Wit and Parliamentary Chronicles of Frank Johnson

    FRANK JOHNSON
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    For more than 33 years, Frank Johnson delighted readers and kept politicians on their toes with his irreverent parliamentary sketches for The Daily Telegrap and The Times; when he died, ... Learn More
  4. CRICKET AND RACE

    CRICKET AND RACE

    JACK WILLIAMS

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    As cricket has often been regarded as a symbol of Englishness, especially amongst those with economic and political influence, the role of race in the sport provides insights into English national ide... Learn More
  5. QUESTIONS OF TASTE

    QUESTIONS OF TASTE
    The Philosophy of Wine

    Edited by BARRY C SMITH

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    In this 'mixed bouquet' of essays, philosophers and wine professionals turn their attention to wine as an object of perception, assessment and appreciation. Contents include: The philosophy of wine (R... Learn More
  6. THE COMPLETE CARTOONS OF THE NEW YORKER

    THE COMPLETE CARTOONS OF THE NEW YORKER

    Edited by ROBERT MANKOFF
    £31.00

    Organised by decade, this volume showcases the work of the hundreds of talented artists who contributed cartoons over the course of The New Yorker's eighty-odd-year history. Throughout, brief o... Learn More
  7. THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

    THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

    APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD

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    Only the writings of T E Lawrence, Sir Richard Burton and Ernest Shackleton compare with this harrowing memoir. Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Robert Scott to the Antarctic on the explorer's doomed q... Learn More
  8. LONDON BOOKSELLERS AND AMERICAN CUSTOMERS

    LONDON BOOKSELLERS AND AMERICAN CUSTOMERS
    Transatlantic Literary Community and the Charleston Library Society, 1748-1811

    JAMES RAVEN
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    This history of the Charleston Library Society's book purchasing activities offers both a window into the transatlantic book trade during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and a chronicle of thi... Learn More
  9. CONSUMING PASSIONS

    CONSUMING PASSIONS
    Dining from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

    Edited by MAUREEN CARROLL, D M HADLEY and HUGH WILLMOTT
    £7.50

    While the book claims to be a study of the dining experience over 2,000 years of history, it is inevitably an eclectic mix of more focused topics. In nine essays, three in each chronological section (... Learn More
  10. THE VALE PRESS

    THE VALE PRESS
    Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest

    MAUREEN WATRY
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    is the story of typographer, publisher and wood engraver Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) and his famous press. Ricketts was a versatile and innovative practitioner of the printing arts w... Learn More

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