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Ackroyd, Peter
Albion: The Origins Of The English Imagination

Imprint: New York, Nan A. Talese, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover

524pp. Color Illustrations. This book covers the whole of English cultural history--and by inheritance American sensibility- -from its roots in the Anglo-Saxon period, through the centuries, to our own times, 8vo, Fine in Fine DJ

Stock number: 031113. ISBN: 0385497725

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Ackroyd, Peter
Albion: the Origins of the English Imagination

Imprint: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2002
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 524 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS026532I. ISBN: 9780385497725

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Ackroyd, Peter
Albion : The Origins of the English Imagination

Imprint: Chatto & Windus, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

The jacket is shelf rubbed.Internally clean.Tightly bound.[R.M]. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Near Fine

Stock number: ze74. ISBN: 1856197212

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Ackroyd, Peter
Albion - the Origins of the English Imagination

Imprint: Chatto & Windus, 2002
Edition: 1st edition, 2nd impression
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

large 8vo. 516pp.Illus. throughout. Colour illus. d.j. No inscriptions, clippping or marks.. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hardback. Jacket: Fine

Stock number: W788. ISBN: 1856197212

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Ackroyd, Peter.
Albion. The Origins of the English Imagination.

Imprint: London: Chatto & Windus, 2002. 1856197212
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback

FIRST EDITION. 9.5" x 6.25". hardback with dustwrapper. 516 pages. a few colour photographs and illustrations. dustwapper is price clipped and has a repaired tear at the back otherwise excellent condition. near fine/ V.G.+.

Stock number: 10894. ISBN: 1856197212

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Ackroyd, Peter
Albion - the Origins of the English Imagination

Imprint: London, Chatto & Windus, 2002
Edition: 1st edition, 1st impression
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

large 8vo. 516pp.Illus. throughout. Colour illus. d.j. No inscriptions, clippping or marks.Spine a trifle sunned as usual with this book. A nice copy.. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hardback. Jacket: Fine

Stock number: W788a. ISBN: 1856197212

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
ALFRED HITCHCOCK.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2015.
Edition: UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,matt monochrome,subject's b/w portrait photograph against black background silhouette of subject's profile to front with glossy black-lettered author's name and glossy orange book title,black spine/backstrip with orange and other pale grey and white lettering to same,rear panel of dw/dj with b/w photograph of Tippi Hedren with a crow perched on her raised forearm; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present - majority of lght creasing to top edges of dw/dj,head+foot of spine with minimal bumping and reciprocal creasing. Internally to head of d/w spine a small fluid and residual splash with a couple of tiny blemsihes at head of top edges towards the headband area but no other blemishes present,nor any to fore-edges; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher’s bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettered spine/backstrip and immaculate/clean plain orange endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-viii+1-279pp [paginated] includes illustrations list,11 chapters,8pp of 22 contemporary b/w subject's and others,biographical photographs in 1 block,between pp88/9,a bibliography and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a contents list/table. Despite the honest and fair description of minor faults,visually the exterior appearance is still acceptable,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child.Fat, lonely,burning with fear and ambition,his childhood was an isolated one,scented with fish from his father' shop.Afraid to leave his bedroom,he would plan great voyages,using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe.So how did this fearful figure become one of the most respected film directors of the 20thC? As an adult,Hitch rigorously controlled his public image,drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out.In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes,who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life.Iconic film stars make cameo appearances,just as Hitch did in his own films.Grace Kelly,Cary grant and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style and,perhaps most famously of all,Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real -life flock of birds. 'Alfred Hitchcock' wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks in the corner of the shot. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja976421. ISBN: 9780701169930.

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Ackroyd, Peter
Blake: A Biography

Imprint: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Edition: Later prt.
Binding: softcover

Fine copy, 8vo, 399 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS063904I. ISBN: 9780679409670

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
BLAKE.

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1995.
Edition: UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE+/FINE. Owner inscrptn but no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour photographic painting ('The Good and Evil Angels Struggling for Possession of a Child') illustrated dw/dj, with gilt+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Some light,superficial scoring to rear panel of dw/dj,but without affecting bd beneath.Top edges slightly aged - due to light dust-soiling(?) and lightly, sporadically foxed/spotted,fore-edges brighter and cleaner and without foxing or spotting; contents bright,tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain dark green endpapers.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,10-399pp [paginated] includes illus list/table,28 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w illus/sketches/diagrams etc,throughout the text and the book,16pp b/w plates in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp64/5 and pp336/7 respectively, 24pp colour plates,between pp192/3,source notes, a bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated] b/w drawing illustrated half-title page,similar title page,similar dedication,an epigram also with a b/w illustration,to it's reverse. Four years after his innovative masterpiece, 'Dickens',Peter Ackroyd present us with his imaginative and eagerly awaited biography of William Blake. Born in 1757,the son of a London hosier,Blake was one of England's most fascinating and original sons. Poet,painter,engraver and visionary,his was a radical spirit fired by genius.Yet his life has remained an enigma,with much of his poetry unknown to the general reader and his art only properly studied by scholars and art historians. Now,Peter Ackroyd discloses the true nature of Blake's life and art. He traces his progression from early childhood in a Dissenting household,through his apprenticeship as an engraver and his studies at the newly formed Royal Academy Schools,to his full maturity when he produced the masterpieces upon which his reputation rests - works such as 'Jerusalem','Milton' and 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience',works that were as neglected during his lifetime as they are celebrated today. But we also see Blake in the context of his period; we see him caught up in the Gordon Riots,excited by the French Revolution,being tried for sedition during the Napoleonic Wars, attracted to various forms of spiritual radicalism and sexual magic.He was a man whose faith in the eternal world of the spirit was fiercely mocked and attacked by those who were attracted to the prevailing belief in scientific rationalism.Yet he remained true to his own vision of the world,a vision that is wonderfully confirmed in all of his work. This is the first biography to reveal the true affinities between Blake's art and his poetry; in the magnificent biographical narrative we see Blake as a Cockney visionary and a London tradesman,as a prophet and an artisan.In the course of Blake's history,Peter Ackroyd brilliantly recreates 18thC London in a manner of which only he is capable.'Blake' is the work of a major writer at the height of his powers. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja592816. ISBN: 9781856192781.

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Ackroyd, Peter
Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Imprint: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2014
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 289 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS076233I. ISBN: 9780385537377

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"Ackroyd, Peter"
Chatterton

Imprint: New York, Grove Press, 1988
Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover, With Dust Jacket

1st printing. Burgundy cloth spine stamped in gilt with sides of blue paper on boards. A clean and tightly bound copy in an unclipped dust-jacket.

Stock number: 88061. ISBN: 0 802 10041 4

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Ackroyd, Peter
Chatterton

Imprint: Hamilton, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

The jacket is slightly rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound.. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Fine

Stock number: dr38. ISBN: 0241123488

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Ackroyd, Peter
Chatterton

Imprint: London, Hamish Hamilton, 1987
Edition: 1st edition
Binding: Softback, With Dust Jacket

8vo. 234pp.Illustrated red d.j. Age-toned margins. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: hard back. Jacket: Fine

Stock number: X331. ISBN: 0241123488

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
Chatterton.

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1987.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. NFINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour decorated dw/dj.Red paper-covered boards with gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white endpapers.Fore-edges aged as usual/normal but contents clean.Short-listed for Booker Prize in 1987. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja343. ISBN: 0340510773.

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ACKROYD, Peter
Chatterton

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton, 1987
Edition: First Edition

First Edition. Near fine (bookplate fep)in fine d/w

Stock number: 11294.

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Ackroyd, Peter
Chaucer

Imprint: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2005
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 188 pp., Ackroyd's Brief Lives series.

Stock number: BOOKS102486I. ISBN: 9780385507974

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Ackroyd, Peter
Clerkenwell Tales.

Imprint: London: Chatto & Windus (2003)., 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

First British printing. 8vo. 213 pp. Original black cloth binding. SIGNED by Ackroyd on the title page. Top fore edge corner of the first several leaves bumped else a fine book in a bright, fine DJ.. Book Condition: Near Fine. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Dust Jacket Included

Stock number: 16763.

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Ackroyd, Peter
DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM

Imprint: Minerva, 1995
Binding: Paperback

In this novel the light and the dark sides of 19th-century London flow into each other, attracting the attention of famous names such as Marx and Giss ing, but also of less-well-known characters, who play a significant role in a tale that is a mixture of fable, adventure and Gothic comedy., Good

Stock number: RWARE0000032448. ISBN: 9780749395155

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour, pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with minimal shelf-wear and negligible creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Minisculey bumped with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged,but generally clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Maroon paper-covered boards with two small spots/smudges to upper board,but otherwise generally clean,with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-281pp includes title+half-title pages and 51 chapters. Historical mystery set in Victorian London. Published in the USA as 'The Trial Of Elizabeth Cree'. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1979. ISBN: 1856195074.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint.[UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn originally and first published 1994.This the first reprint,also in the same year,1994,by same publisher.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour portrait painting,by Alan Baker,illustrated dw/dj panels,with white+ red lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges slightly toned with some minimal,sporadic foxing/spotting,fore-edges also lightly toned but without foxing/spotting and generally brighter and clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st reprint,1-281pp [paginated] includes 51 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages and 2pp blanks at the rear. Dan Leno,the great music hall comedian,was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'.So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history when,in a short period during the autumn of 1880,a series of murders was attributed to the mysterious 'Limehouse Golem'? In Peter Ackroyd's novel the world of late Victorian music hall and pantomime becomes implicated in a number of sinister scenes and episodes,and the connection between the light and dark sides of nineteenth century London begins to attract such contemporary figures as George Gissing and Karl Marx.But there are also less well known characters who play a significant role in the narrative which Peter Ackroyd has described as 'part fable,part adventure and part Gothic comedy'. What,for example,is the secret of Elizabeth Cree,about to hang for the murder of her husband? Peter Ackroyd has recreated 19thC London in a manner rarely achieved in modern fiction.His deep love for Victorian popular culture is combined here with an extraordinary cityscape in which the myth, science and philosophy of the period are seen as part of a universal pattern of human life and destiny. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja712917. ISBN: 1856195074.

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Ackroyd, Peter
Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion (The Life and Times of Charles Dickens)

Imprint: New York, Hydra Publishing, 2003
Edition: 1st
Binding: softcover

Fine copy, Tall 8vo, 216 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS106221I. ISBN: 9781592582150

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - an adhesive price label in situ,to lower corner of inner,front flap of dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top,internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease. Top+fore -edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - though the book is very,very lightly cocked. Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB +dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters, profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page, subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author,see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood.However, his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially.Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs, Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja449313. ISBN: 0563534737.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - though the book is very,very lightly cocked.Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

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ACKROYD**, PETER
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap with a printed production fault of a tiny circular black printing ink spot to subject's hand resting of chair back - not replicated on similar copies; with capitalised,glossy red-lettered part-title,capitalised,glossy white-lettered remainder of title and capitalised, glossy white-lettered author's name to front panel of dw/dj; a slightly sunned/faded spine/ backstrip with lightly sunned capitalised,glossy red-lettered whole title,capitalised white-lettered author name and publisher's b/w capitalised lettered+illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj silvered background with author's small thumbnail colour portrait photograph; with a critics' black lettered review below.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Majority of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - the head of spine with noticeable bumping+reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.Publisher's bright, clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+ sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table.  Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY, GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues.  For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Please check either my SIGNED, BIOGRAPHY, MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 20+-year-old age.It is only the exterior faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness.  A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens.             Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind.At a remarkably young age, Dickens achieved the public respectability, wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character, with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life. Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time.  Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. 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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - an adhesive price label in situ,to lower corner of inner,front flap of dw/dj - that flap with an accidental,diagonal corner tip crease.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's thumbnail,glossy colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright,crisp and clean without blemish and without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, original plain grey cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,a profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illustrations,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table.  For more and other works of this author,see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215.    Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues.          A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens.                  Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind.                                At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially.Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan.                            As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work.                      Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs, Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time.                  Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002.                     Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED, BIOGRAPHY, MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles.                              Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!  N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.  ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **                                                                

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Ackroyd, Peter
Dressing Up Transvestism and Drag: The History of an Obsession

Imprint: Thames and Hudson, 1979
Edition: 1st Edition.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

The jacket is a bit marked and edgeworn. Internally clean and tightly bound. One rubber stamp and minor damp damage.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Very Good

Stock number: 93m.

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ACKROYD, PETER
English Music.

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1992
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

First Edition. A Fine Book in Near Fine Dustjacket. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hard Cover. Jacket: Near Fine

Stock number: 0990. ISBN: 0241125014

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Ackroyd, Peter
English Music

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Hardback

The dust coat is slightly shelf rubbed, but still looks very good in cellophane. The pages are slightly tanned due to the quality of paper. It is internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 399 pages. [B.K.]. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover

Stock number: bdho.

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Ackroyd, Peter
English Music

Imprint: London, Hamish Hamilton, 1992
Edition: 1st
Binding: softcover

Fine copy, 8vo, 400 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS088389I. ISBN: 0241132576

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Ackroyd, Peter R.
Exile and Restoration

Imprint: SCM Press, 1972
Edition: 2nd Edition.
Binding: Softback

The wraps are a bit shelf rubbed.Some tape residue marks.Some annotating.Tightly bound.EK.. Book Condition: Good. Binding: Soft cover

Stock number: nk8. ISBN: 0334004039

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Exile and Restoration - A Study of Hebrew Thought of the Sixth Century BC - Study Edition

Imprint: London, SCM Press, 1972
Binding: Softback

8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy. xv + 286 pages. Study Edition. Professor Ackroyd is an acknowledged expert, well acquainted with all the literature of the period, and here provides a masterly and valuable survey running from the eve of the exile to the end of the sixth century. It is a period which abounds in problems, and Professor Ackroyd guides the reader through the intricacies without bewildering him. R6. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Soft Cover. Jacket: No Jacket

Stock number: 007074. ISBN: 0334004039

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Exile and Restoration - A Study of Hebrew Thought of the Sixth Century BC

Imprint: London, SCM Press, 1968
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small repaired closed tear to lower front. xv + 286 pages. The period of exile and restoration is a crucial one for the understanding of the development of Old Testament thought. The collapse of the state, the destruction of the Temple, the break-up of the community, all necessitated a re-thinking of the religious tradition. This book sets out to examine some of the aspects of the rich thought of the period. The problems involved are many: the course of events is not always clear, and the literature of the time presents difficulties. Much of this study is therefore devoted to a thorough scrutiny of what material we have: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, the Deuteronomic History and the Priestly Work. **** NOT EX LIB **** R3. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hard Cover. Jacket: Very Good

Stock number: 008952. ISBN: 0334004098

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ACKROYD Peter
First Light

Imprint: London, Hamilton, 1989
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softback

8vo - over 7? - 9? tall. uncorrected proof copy on proofing paper, closed edges age browned, light soiling to laminated paper wrappers, 328pp. Book Condition: Good. Binding: Trade Paperback. Jacket: No Jacket

Stock number: 012686.

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Ackroyd, Peter
First Light

Imprint: H. Hamilton, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

The jacket is a bit rubbed.One inscription.Well bound.[R.M]. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Very Good

Stock number: hm4. ISBN: 0241124980

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ACKROYD, Peter
First Light

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton, 1989
Edition: First Edition

Fine/Fine. First Edition.

Stock number: 10345.

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First Light. **

Imprint: LONDON.HEINEMANN,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price clip to dw/dj.Minimal rubbing to dw/dj edges.Fore-edges aged as usual/ normal.Contents clean,solid and sound. See my book ID rja1149324 for a UK,Uncorrected Proof copy of same title. First Light is a pastoral novel of the late twentieth century,in which Ackroyd meditates upon the nature of history,the problem of time and the true qualities of the English landscape.It is a novel in which comedy aligns with lyricism and in which the most illuminating speculations fit easily in the context of rural life.Author's 3rd novel,the previous 2; 'Hawksmoor' was a bestseller and prize-winner, 'Chatterton' was nominated for Booker Prize. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

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FIRST LIGHT. [UK,Uncorrected Proof copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,April,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy.
Binding: Paperback Proof., No dw/dj - Proof copy - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy. [Publication date April,1989. Often of limited availability,the text of a forthcoming book,is printed and bound in softcovers for use by the author,editors,proofreaders and some favoured reviewers.For undecorated printed wraps,with minimal publication data imprinted - the produced/released number of copies would almost certainly be less than 500,and most probably would tend to be around 200 copies.For glossy pictorial illustrated wrappers, produced numbers are often higher than 200,but either have a scarcity to them.Often errors or earlier versions of text appear in these proofs.Versions where the text has changed considerably are obviously considered more desirable by their nature.] VG+. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from card cover.Lightly and sporadically blemished,but sharp-cornered,wrap-around white background with an upright,black single line bordered,white rectangular panel/box with capitalised,black-lettered title,author's namee and publisher's name and b/w illustrated colophon at panel's lower edge.A flat,reading crease-free spine/backstrip similarly coloured+ lettered title+author name as the front's and publisher's b/w illustrated colophon alone - no name,to foot of same,rear cover with black typewriter style lettered synopsis and other information on author's 'Hawksmoor' and 'Chatterton' titles; publisher's Uncorrected Proof etc., legend and other information oof publication date,format,pagination and approx. price in separate black-single line bordered, horizontal rectangles.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks.tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges with minimal ageing/toning and minimal blemish but no foxing/spotting; contents remarkably bright,crisp and clean near pristine - with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread other than my own collation.UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy,3-308pp [paginataed] includes Pts 1-6 comprising 80 chapters in total; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and individual Pts separator pages each with a literary epigram from various authors. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable and particularly internally,is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 30+ year-old age and nature, i.e an ephemeral paperback Proof copy.It is only the faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite them,it really is still an acceptable example for its lack of  other common detracting faults found in a decades old paperback. See my book IDs rja512715 and rja428212 for UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edns 'Hawksmoor' and rja343 for a UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,and rja.                        'First Light' is not the darkest of Peter Ackroyd's novels (Hawksmoor has that honor),but fans of the macabre will relish its exhilarating combination of cosmic awe, ancient beings, and creepy underground tunnels, in a humorous suspense story as cleverly paced as a Hitchcock thriller.                                     The story is that the excavation of a neolithic, astronomically aligned grave under the pastoral hills of Dorset, England, coincides with the startling reappearance of ancient stars (including H. P. Lovecraft's Aldebaran) in the night sky.A group of deliciously eccentric characters - archaeologists, astronomers, a stuffy civil servant, a stand-up comic, and vaguely menacing local villagers - converge at the site and collide with each other.            Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

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FOUNDATION: THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM ITS EARLIEST BEGINNINGS TO THE TUDO RS

Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Binding: Hardback

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has sinc e been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509 , of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Sto nehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: commo n law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distan t past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers., Very Good/Very Good

Stock number: RWARE0000040175. ISBN: 9781250003614

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"Ackroyd, Peter"
Hawksmoor

Imprint: "London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985"
Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover, With Dust Jacket

1st edition. Brown cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Pages browned as usual else a Fine copy in near Fine dust-jacket.

Stock number: 5904. ISBN: 0 241 11664 3

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
HAWKSMOOR.**

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1985.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated brown+black montaged photographic illustrated upper panel with white+yellow typography; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - spine/backstrip NOT faded.There is a minor scoring/indentation to upper panel of dw/dj along the spine/backstrip's edge/gutter. Inevitable bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges lightly toned,a much lesser degree than is usually seen and expected,and for which this book is universally known for; contents clean, tight with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,but with the page-edge toning.Two accidental,horizontal page edge tears (each approx 1.5" in length) to unpaginated page after the dedication page and also to the following unpaginated Pt I separator page - no other nicks or tears to any other page.Last pp217,cracked to bottom 1".Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain,dark brown weave-patterned cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and bright, crisp,mmaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-1+2 comprising 12 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication page and novel's opening page (these 2pp with the tear).Author's 3rd novel and uncommon.Described hard - but fairly and honestly - and still an exceptional copy,even with the listed faults! Regarded as Ackroyd's breakthrough as a novelist.Set in two different time frames - the early 18thc and the 20thC.A detective novel deliberately subverting any concept one might have of either of detection or history.In the 20thC narrative,detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is assigned to investigate a series of murders when the bodies of tramps and boys are discovered at seven churches in the city.There are six real London churches designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor; in the world of the novel however,the 18thC architect of the London churches is given the name of Nicholas Dyer. Time and history are drawn together in the voices of the two characters of the novel; each chapter united by a repetition of the closing words of the previous one. Turning on the notion of repetition,in turn, leads to one of the most spectacular and at the same time,peculiar ending to any novel. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja428212. ISBN: 0241116643.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
HAWKSMOOR.**

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1985.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated brown+black montage'd-photographic illustrated upper panel with white+yellow typography; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - spine/backstrip NOT faded. Inevitable bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore- edges heavily toned,a much more degree than is usually seen and expected,and for which this book is universally known for; contents though generally clean with the page-edge toning,tight and sound,with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages corner tips.Publisher's bright,clean, sharp-cornered,original plain,dark brown weave-patterned cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and bright, crisp,near immaculate plain white endpapers.UK, 8vo+dw/dj,1st edn,5-217pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 12 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication page and novel's opening page (these 2pp with the tear).Author's 3rd novel and uncommon. Described hard - but fairly and honestly - and still an exceptional copy,even with the listed faults! See also rja428212 for another listing of same title. Regarded as Ackroyd's breakthrough as a novelist.Set in two different time frames - the early 18thc and the 20thC.A detective novel deliberately subverting any concept one might have of either of detection or history.In the 20thC narrative,detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is assigned to investigate a series of murders when the bodies of tramps and boys are discovered at seven churches in the city.There are six real London churches designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor; in the world of the novel however,the 18thC architect of the London churches is given the name of Nicholas Dyer. Time and history are drawn together in the voices of the two characters of the novel; each chapter united by a repetition of the closing words of the previous one. Turning on the notion of repetition,in turn, leads to one of the most spectacular and at the same time,peculiar ending to any novel. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja512715. ISBN: 0241116643.

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Ackroyd, Peter
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets

Imprint: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2011
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 228 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS081246I. ISBN: 9780385531504

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton in America

Imprint: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Mandarin, 1997
Binding: Softback

12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. BX3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated dark brown wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some creasing of the front cover plus some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A speculative fictional story in which John Milton, Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the King's return to London decides to flee England to join a Puritan settlement in New England. 277p.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Trade Paperback. Jacket: No Jacket as Issued

Stock number: SCW03821. ISBN: 0749386258

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Ackroyd, Peter
MILTON IN AMERICA

Imprint: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover

Sinclair-Stevenson 1st edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and a little wear at upper corners, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; When Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's undisputed literary masters, writes a new novel, it is a literary event. With his last novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, "as gripping and ingenious a murder mystery as you could hope to come across," in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle, he reached a whole new level of critical and popular success. Now, with his trademark blending of historical fact and fictive fancy, Ackroyd has placed the towering poet of Paradise Lost in the new Eden that is colonial America. John Milton, aging, blind, fleeing the restoration of English monarchy and all the vain trappings that go with it ("misrule" in his estimation) , comes to New England, where he is adopted by a community of fellow puritans as their leader. With his enormous powers of intellect, his command of language, and the awe the townspeople hold him in, Milton takes on absolute power. Insisting on strict and merciless application of puritan justice, he soon becomes, in his attempt at regaining paradise, as much a tyrant as the despots from whom he and his comrades have sought refuge, more brutal than the "savage" native Americans. As always, Ackroyd has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that entertains while raising provocative questions--this time about America's founding myths. With a resurgence of interest in the puritans (in the movie adaptations of The Scarlet Letter and the forthcoming The Crucible) , Milton in America is particularly relevant. It is also entirely absorbing--in short, vintage Ackroyd. [450-noto], Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock number: 2982. ISBN: 1856196968

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Ackroyd, Peter
MILTON IN AMERICA

Imprint: Random House of Canada, Limi, 1997
Binding: Paperback

The poet John Milton is transposed to the New World, where he has travelled to flee the tyranny of the Old. His adventures with his amanuensis, Gooseq uill, are by turns picaresque and delightful. However, Paradise Found will ultimately be lost in the most appalling and bloody circumstances., Very Good

Stock number: RWARE0000014217. ISBN: 9780749386252

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton In America

Imprint: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996
Edition: First British Edition
Binding: Hardcover

A crisp clean apparently unread FIRST BRITISH EDITION showing only light shelfwear to boards and DJ edges & protected in acid free mylar jacket protector, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock number: 6857. ISBN: 1856196968

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton in America

Imprint: New York, Doubleday, 1997
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 307 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS045826I. ISBN: 9780385477086

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge slightly aged,minimally dust-soiled and an elliptical grubbed stain,fore-edges slightly aged,but clearer and less affected; contents generally bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original plain weave-patterned khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict, treachery, hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja437512. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - a small, accidental(?) diagonal crease to top corner of dw/djs' front inner flap.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,but clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/ backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London, had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja545215. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,a seemingly ubiquitous fault,but clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated],half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4pp blanks at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja553015. ISBN: 1856196968.

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