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ENID BLYTON AND THE MYSTERY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Written by David Rudd.
Stock no. 2137309
Published by MacMillan Press. 1st 2000. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Enid Blyton's work is probably better known that any other chldren's author worldwide but there has been relatively little serious attention paid to her. Negative criticism has been plentiful but this study suggests that previous critics have been misguided. It gives detailed readings of Noddy, the Famous Five and Malory Towers and proposes a new interpretation locating her in the oral tradition. It also unlocks the secret mechanism by which she entrances so many young children. Black boards with gilt titles to spine. 266 pages. ISBN: 0333747186. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner. Marks and some browning to outer page edges. Bumping along cover edges and to corners/spine. Wrapper is edge-creased and faded to spine.
NOVEL HOUSES: TWENTY FAMOUS FICTIONAL DWELLINGS
Written by Christina Hardyment.
Stock no. 2136727
Published by Bodleian Library. 1st 2020. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Grey boards with silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. A winning combination of literary criticism, geography and biography, this is an entertaining and insightful celebration of beloved novels and the extraordinary roles that houses grand and small, imagined and real, or unique and ordinary, play in their continuing popularity. ISBN: 9781851244805. Light knocks to corners. Contents are excellent! Wrapper has a little edge-creasing.
620 pages including index. The most lively and readable writing on art. ISBN: 0670867594. Browning to text block and page edges. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
A consideration of The Fable of the Bees and also Mandeville's little-known other books including a pamphlet on public executions and another on public brothels, a medical treatise on nervous indigestion.Blue boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0198120613. Light browning to text block. Blue dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at corners and lightly scuffed.
Written by Alexandra Harris. Illustrated by Edward Bawden; E. Mcknight Kauffer; et al..
Stock no. 2127856
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st USA 2010. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper. Maroon cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780500251713. A few grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is a bit edge-creased.
Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0721207391. White mark to front cover. Corners are bumped. Wrapper is edge-creased and faded to spine.
YSBRYD Y CWLWM: DELWEDD Y GENEDL YN EIN LLENYDDIAETH
Written by R.M. Jones.
Stock no. 1712817
Published by Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru. 1st 1998. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Text in Welsh. 457 pages. ISBN: 0708314643. Wrapper edge-creased.
MYTH, SYMBOL AND MEANING IN MARY POPPINS THE GOVERNESS AS PROVOCATEUR
Written by Giorgia Grilli.
Stock no. 1707357
Published by Routledge. 1st 2007. Slightly better than very good condition.
The Mary Poppins immortalised by Disney is a far cry from the character created by Pamela Lyndon Travers in the 1930s. Drawing on the social history of the governess in England, Grilli rescues Mary Poppins from the sentimental Disney treatment and restores her to her truly revolutionary character. Translated by Jennifer Varney. Yellow glazed pictorial boards. 178 pages includes index. ISBN: 9780415977678. Corners bumped.
Modern picture-books for children from twenty-four countries with a bio-biographical supplement by Elizabeth Waldmann. Colour illustrations. 216 pages. Board edges worn with bumped corners. Ink stamps to prelims. Wrapper faded and grubby with edge-creasing and chipping.
MASTERWORKS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE VOLUME 1
Written by Francelia Butler; et al.
Stock no. 1705875
Published by Chelsea House Publishers; The Stonehill Publishing Company. 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The Early Years C. 1550- c. 1739. Volume one ONLY. ISBN: 0877543755. Publisher Allen Lane Stickers added with additional ISBN of 0713916966. Wrapper grubby.
MASTERWORKS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE VOLUME 2 1550-1739 THE EARLY YEARS
Written by Francelia Butler; et al.
Stock no. 1705874
Published by Chelsea House Publishers; The Stonehill Publishing Company. 1983. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
372 pages. ISBN: 0877543763. Publisher Allen Lane Stickers added with additional ISBN of 0713916974. Wrapper torn with some loss.
Edited by Ewbank, Lausund and Tysdahl. An examination of cultural and literary cross-currents between Scandinavia and Britain in the second half of the nineteenth century and up to World War I. 356 pages. ISBN: 1870041445. Pages 321 - 324 are missing (binding fault) but separate PHOTOCOPY sheets of these pages are loosely inserted.