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THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES., Blunden, Edmund.
1 Blunden, Edmund. THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1932. 
178 pp, 7" H, hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold decorations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. One of the 'English Heritage Series'. A collection of prose and poetry by Edmund Blunden, one of Engl and's WWI poets, here describing aspects of the English countryside and village life. Titles include: Expressions at the Market; The Fan Tod; The Hop Leaf, An Ancient Holiday (Cricket); The Winter Moth; Mists and Fogs; The Village Chimney s ; A n E x - F ootballer; A Country Prayer, etc. Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, six pages with small light stain in margin, book slightly cracked at pages 128/129, minor soiling to t o p of te xt bl oc k, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND BLUNDEN:  A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE., Blunden, Edmund.  Selection by Kenneth Hopkins.
2 Blunden, Edmund. Selection by Kenneth Hopkins. EDMUND BLUNDEN: A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1950, first edition. 
374 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Edmund Blunden's reputation as one of the most distinguished living poets, and as the author of that contemporary classic, 'Undertones of War', does not do full justice to his various gifts. His work as a biographer and literary historian, as a traveller, a soldier, an interpreter of the English countryside and its institutions, must all be assessed in considering the large body of work he has written - over forty books in thirty y e a r s . I n making this careful and comprehensive selection from Blunden, Kenneth Hopkins has examined all his published books, as well as his contributions to the books of others, and also many papers and essays contributed to 'The Times Lite r ar y Su pp le me n t' and other journals, British and foreign...." The selections are gathered under the headings: England; Literature; Cricket; War; Occasions; Contemporaries; Travel; Envoi. Concludes with a Check-list of Books by Edmund Blun de n. V ery li ght br ow n ing to endpapers, Very small mark on fore-edge of pages up to page 23 - also in margin of page 23, faint soiling mark and faint watermark on fore-edge of textblock, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s l igh t ed ge w rink ling , l ig ht b rowning, light soiling/rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, one small closed tear, a few tiny chips. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
3 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
MEN WHO MARCH AWAY:  POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by.
4 Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by. MEN WHO MARCH AWAY: POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1968, 4th impression. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. "The first world war produced a far greater body of good poetry than any other war in which Britain has been engaged. Now, from a distance of fifty years, we can get both the war an d the poetry in perspective, accepting not only the ordeals and disillusionments suffered by soldier poets, but also the 'visions of glory' which fired some of them in 1914. Mr. Parsons has made a broad but rigorous selection of the poetry w h i c h r e sulted. His anthology contains work by the famous front-line poets - Owen Rosenberg, Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Blunden, Graves - and by others, less known today, who wrote truthfully and well out of their experience. There are poems, to o, b y ol d er p oets who were deeply affected by the war though they could not take an active part in it - Hardy, Yeats, Kipling, Lawrence, and Walter de la Mare. Mr. Parsons has divided his anthology into seven sections which reflect not only t he cho no log ic al pr ogress of the war, but also the changing emotional attitudes of poets towards it, and prefaced it with a critical introduction." Ex-library copy with areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of pastedown endpapers, several pa ges wit h a cor ner crea se, sixteen poems with tiny pen 'x' mark against title, one poem title has minor pen correction, library stamp/numbers on copyright page, library stamp and very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, minor wrinkling at top /bot tom of s pine . Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, ghost label mark on spine, spine is faded, panels slightly faded. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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