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A Portrait of Jane Austen (Signed First Edition)

By: David Cecil

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 030331

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author on title page.Dark green cloth with author/title in gilt on thespine. Heavily illustrated. Indexed. 208pp.Pictorial dust jacket. On the back page there is a small section of paper loss on the green end sheet where apparently something was mounted and removed. This is the only defect in a very attractive book. David Cecil was an Inkling who wrote or edited over thirty books. This was one of his last books and is seldom found signed. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Two Quiet Lives (First Edition)

By: David Cecil

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030332

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth boards with no writing on front cover.Spine a brown faux label with gilt lettering and gilt ?Constable" at the bottom. The front cover of the dust jacket is illustrated by Barbara Jones. 194pp. Illustrated with portraits. The lower left corner of the front cover has a darkened area 2 x 2. The spine of the dust jacket has minor edge wear. Though Cecil wrote many books, this is the only one known to have been read in part or in full at meetings of the Inklings. The book is about Dorothy Osborne and Thomas Gray, two marvelous writers whose less colorful lives have kept them from the... View more info

The English Poets

By: Lord David Cecil; W. J. Turner, Editor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1942

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042984

Condition: Very Good +


Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. Illustrated in color and black & white. 48pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info