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Evelyn Waugh and His World

By David Pryce-Jones, (editor)

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Henry Lamb, Osbert Lancaster, Jacket. First American edition. Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket. Clean and unmarked. First printing / edition stated. A collection of essays by 16 friends and associates of Waugh. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$18.00

Children of the Sun: a Narrative of "Decadence" in England After 1918

By Martin Green

New York: Basic Books, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book more to the jacket, u shaped ding to the top edge of the front cover. First printing, full number line. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. The "bright, young things" of England between World War I and World War II. Or perhaps the vile bodies: Anthony Powell, Henry Green, Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Cecil Beaton, George Orwell among others. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

Music Ho: A Study of Music in Decline

By Constant Lambert

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Two short tears at the upper spine tip of the book; previous owner's penciled name and an inked notation to the front endpaper, penciled underlinings scattered through the text. No jacket. On British sheets. First printing, no others noted. From the preface: "Avoiding both the pigeon hole and the blackboard I have tried to trace a connecting line between the apparently diverse and contradictory manifestations of contemporary music.... The book as a whole is meant to be a non-technical presentation of the position the composer (and, for that matter, the listener) finds himself in today.." Constant Lambert's good friend, Anthony Powell, based the character Hugh Moreland on him. Moreland, a pivotal character in the 12 novel work A Dance to the Music of Time, is one of the most beloved and poignant creations among Powell's readers. From Wikipedia: "An expert on painting, sculpture, and literature as well as music, Lambert differed from most of his fellow English composers of the time in his acute and prophetic perception of the importance of jazz. He responded positively to the music of Duke Ellington. His embrace of music outside the 'serious' repertoire is illustrated by his book Music Ho! (1934),subtitled "a study of music in decline", which remains one of the wittiest, if most highly opinionated, volumes of music criticism in the English language." We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$75.00

The Anatomy of Melancholy

By Burton, Robert; Floyd Dell and Paul Jordan-Smith

New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1927. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. wear to tips and corners of book; no jacket, clean and unmarked. A 1941 reprint of the scarce 1927 Farrar Rinehart edition, indexed, 1 1/2 pages of errata. Complete and unexpurgated, edited and with an introduction by Floyd Dell and Paul Jordan-Smith. From the Preface: "Burton's great book, always the delight of the wise and curious"...the present editors have undertaken to restore to this work the unihibited appreciation which it had in its author's day." A ground breaking 17th century work. The first gropings toward an understand of human psychology absent a susperstitious basis. Anthony Powell made great and effective use of it in his twelve novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

John Aubrey and His Friends

By Anthony Powell

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Much wear to tips, edges and corners, loss of cloth to a strip 2 in. long and 1/4 in wide on the front cover and 3/4 in on the rear edge, previous owner's name to front endpaper; no jacket. First American edition from British sheets. Anthony Powell's first major work after WWII was his study of John Aubrey. He published this book and Brief Lives, a selection from Aubrey's most well known work. About this time he was beginning his 12 volume masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time. Lilley A.7(d) 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Pavilions Of The Heart. The Four Walls of Love

By Lesley Blanch

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. From the library of Anthony Powell with his bookplate. Copy of a typed errata slip, possibly Powell's, laid-in. Lightest shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket which is sunned on the spine, price clipped with a bit of the pricing showing. First printing, no others noted. From her Guardian obituary: "Lesley Blanch, writer, adventurer, journalist and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has died aged 102, leaving us 11 highly coloured volumes of biography, travel, autobiography and cookery, plus, despite her protest that "I can't invent," a single novel."--May 10, 2007. "Lesley Blanch takes the reader on a uniquely romantic journey to the settings where lovers have come together for a moment, a night or a lifetime. Chosen carefully from those places in her travels where she has come upon a story that has fired the imagination, Blanch writes of Nelson and Lady Hamilton's scandalous affair conducted in a modest house near Wimbledon; Balzac's Parisian love-nest created for his Polish inamorata; the estate of Woronince in the steppes of southern Russia from where Liszt and Princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein had to flee; and the house overlooking Lake Lucerne where Wagner and Cosima von Bulow came together. She conjures Sultan Murad's room in the Seraglio and tells the story of Aurelie Picard, whose pavilion of the heart was deep in the Saharan desert. Replete with drama, history and passion, "Pavilions of the Heart" is a seductive and lyrical glimpse at the places where love has reigned."--Waterstones. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$70.00

From a View to a Death

By Anthony Powell

London: Heinemann , 1977. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Broom-Lynne, (jacket). shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket with crease to the rear panel; spot to the top page edges else clean and unmarked. Powell's third novel, first published in 1933 by Duckworth. English country comedy considered by many to be his most humorous. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$30.00

Music Ho: A Study of Music in Decline

By Constant Lambert

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/good. shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, much more to the jacket which is chipped with several short closed tears and creases; short tear at the upper spine tip of the book; foxing to the endpapers and more scattered throughout the pages, previous owner's penciled notes to the rear endpaper. On British sheets. First printing, no others noted. From the preface: "Avoiding both the pigeon hole and the blackboard I have tried to trace a connecting line between the apparently diverse and contradictory manifestations of contemporary music.... The book as a whole is meant to be a nontechnical presentation of the position the composer (and, for that matter, the listener) finds himself in today.." Constant Lambert's good friend, Anthony Powell, based the character Hugh Moreland on him. Moreland, a pivotal character in the twelve novel work A Dance to the Music of Time, is one of the most beloved and poignant creations among Powell's readers. From Wikipedia: "An expert on painting, sculpture, and literature as well as music, Lambert differed from most of his fellow English composers of the time in his acute and prophetic perception of the importance of jazz. He responded positively to the music of Duke Ellington. His embrace of music outside the 'serious' repertoire is illustrated by his book Music Ho! (1934),subtitled "a study of music in decline", which remains one of the wittiest, if most highly opinionated, volumes of music criticism in the English language." We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$200.00

Agents and Patients

By Anthony Powell

London: Heinemann , 1978. New Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Broom-Lynne, (jacket). Later printing. Light wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket. price-clipped with a publisher's repricing label. Lilley A5 (b) "Reprinted 1962". Powell's fourth novel, first published in 1936. First published by Heinemann in an edition of 3,000 copies on July 11, 1955. Reprinted in January 1962 with a Broom-Lynne jacket uniform in style with the books in the Music of Time series.This supplanted the Osbert Lancaster original jacket depicting the escape artist street performer. Small 8vo. Hard Cover. From the University of Chicago Press edition: "Written from a vantage point both high and necessarily narrow, Powell’s early novels nevertheless deal in the universal themes that would become a substantial part of his oeuvre: pride, greed, and what makes people behave as they do. Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights, Powell’s work is achingly hilarious, human, and true." We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! .

$60.00

What's Become of Waring

By Anthony Powell

London: Heinemann, 1953. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Lightest shelf wear to the book; more totips, corners, and edges of the jacket which is chipped at the spine tips, front flap creased. Previous owner's inscription which is that of a noted Powell authority. First printing of this edition. First published by Cassell & Co. in 1939, (most copies being lost early in the war) this was Powell's last work of fiction before WWII, after which he began work on the twelve volume Dance to the Music of Time. It is generally regarded as his most amusing. This first Heinemann edition is in the simple red and white jacket. Heinemann first published this new edition in 1953 in an edition of 3,00 copies after the publication of the first two volumes in the Dance. Lilley A.6 (b) 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$90.00

A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer's Market, The Acceptance World

By Anthony Powell

London: Heinemann, 1962. First Thus, U.K.. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Very light wear to the book; much more to the tips, corners, and edges of the jacket which chipped from the upper spine tip across the front panel, numerous creases, minor surface losses to the spine, price-clipped. First and only printing. Comprised of A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer's Market; The Acceptance World. The first British three in one edition of Dance. Published in an edition of 3,000 copies, on Dec.3, 1962, eleven months after the initial US omnibus which was followed by three more comprising the entire 12 volume work. Powell credits the US omnibus volumes with the commercial success of Dance. The British omni, however, never took off and this is the only one published by Heinemann. Scarce thus. Lilley A.15a 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$90.00

From a View to a Death

By Anthony Powell

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1954. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 1954 First thus edition. Lightest shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; jacket flaps and rear panel a bit darkened. First printing of this edition. The first Heinemann edition of Powell's third novel in the simple green and white jacket. Lilley A.3 (b) (ii), 2,000 copies bound from the sheets of the 1948 Lehmann Holiday Library edition. This novel, considered by some to be Powell's most accessible, was first published by Duckworth in 1933. It was reissued by Heinemann after the success of the first two novels in the Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Later still it was re-issued like all the 'pre-war" novels in the same size and with a jacket in the style of the Dance novels. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$80.00

Invitation to the Dance: A Guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time
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Invitation to the Dance: A Guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time

By Hilary Spurling; (Anthony Powell)

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. First U.S.. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. lightest wear to the book and jacket which is rubbed; page edges spotted. The indispensible guide to Powell's great work. Lilley B. 17(b). First printing, no others noted. shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket. First printing, full number line. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$100.00

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Anthony Powell

By Barber, Michael

London & New York: Duckworth Overlook, 2004. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good+/near fine. remainder mark to bottom edge, else fine. The first full-length biography of the creator of A Dance to the Music of Time. 338 pp. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997.

$25.00

Seeing Secret Harmonies: Pictures of Anthony Powell

By Hilary Spurling; Jeremy Warren; D. J. Taylor; Ferdinand Mount

London: Times Literary Supplement / The Wallace Collection , 2005. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. A companion volume to the exhibition, Dancing to the Music of His Time: The Life and Work of Anthony Powell, 1905-2000 held at The Wallace Collection during Powell's centenary year. as distinct from a formal catalogue of the exhibition the authors focus on Powell the man, rather than the works displayed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.

$35.00

Messengers of Day: Volume 2

By Powell, Anthony

London: Heinemann , 1978. First printing. Hardcover. Good+/very good. shelf wear to book and jacket, staining to rear cover of book and page edges, previous owner's name to front endpaper. Otherwise clean, tight copy of vol two of Powell's four volume autobiography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

The End of the Battle

By Evelyn Waugh

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1961. First U.S.. Hardcover. Very Good/good. light wear to tips, corners and edges of the book, more to the jacket which is sunned on the spine, price-clipped, rubbed with several closed tears. Offsetting to endpapers, else clean and unmarked. First edition stated, no other printings noted. The third volume in the Sword of Honour trilogy. Originally published in the UK as Unconditional Surrender. Octavo. Hard Cover. Most items ship with tracking numbers and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Venusberg

By Anthony Powell

London: Duckworth, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Much wear to tips as well as corners and edges, olive cloth spine darkened, discolored, page edges spotted, covers soiled, rubbed scattered foxing, previous owner's name penciled to the front endpaper; no jacket. This is not the copy shown at Amazon. Powell's second novel. Lilley notes a printing of less than 3,000 copies according to Powell. Lilley A.2. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$225.00

Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends
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Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends

By Humphrey Carpenter

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1990. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light wear to the book and jacket, initials and date to front endpaper. First printing, full number line. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

The Acceptance of Absurdity: Anthony Powell & Robert Vanderbilt Letters 1952-1963

By John Saumarez Smith, Jonathan Kooperstein, editors

London: Maggs Brothers, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. Brand new, hard cover in dust jacket. "...a literary kaleidoscope with London and New York equally represented. It also reminds a later generation of the lasting rewards of letter writing." Published in an edition limited to 400 copies. First printing, no others noted. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$70.00

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