STRACHEY, J: Bloomsbury/Freud: The Letters of James and Alix Strachey, 1924-25

Strachey, James and Perry Meisel, Walter Kendrick. Bloomsbury/Freud: The Letters of James and Alix Strachey, 1924-25. Basic Books, 1985. ISBN: 0465007112. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket under clear, archival mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31444) $12.00

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Map of James’ London on front end papers. Map of Alix’s Berlin on back end papers. 22 illustrations. 2 Appendices. Glossary of German and French terms. Index. Footnotes.

This collection of letters chronicles a one-year period when the Stracheys were separated while she underwent psychoanalysis in Berlin and he remained in England. In effect, the letters serve as a chronicle of the growth of their surprisingly modern marriage of equals as well as their separated but similar worlds of literature and bohemianism united by the burgeoning field of psychoanalysis. Strachey was the official translator of the English Standard Edition of Freud’s works and a leading British psychoanalyst; his wife Alix was also a psychoanalyst.

WILLIS, R: The Architectural History of Winchester Cathedral : The Normans as Cathedral Builders

Willis, The Reverend R; Brooke, Christopher N. L. The Architectural History of Winchester Cathedral : The Normans as Cathedral Builders. Friends of the Winchester Cathedral, 1980. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31378) $12.00

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Illustrated throughout. Two titles published together as facsimile reprints. Plan of the cathedral.

No student of the architecture of Winchester Cathedral can pursue his studies very far before he comes across the name of Robert Willis, whose “History of the Architecture of Winchester Cathedral,” first written in 1845, has never been outdated and which still tops the list of required reading for anyone wishing to make a serious study of the subject.

ELIOT, G: Adam Bede

Book cover. Adam BedeEliot, George. Adam Bede. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company. Unmarked text. Undated, probably around 1909. Board under mylar cover. No dust jacket. Some age tanning of pages. Good. Hardcover. (#31302) $25.00

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Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time.

Gilt edge at top. Decorative cover with gilt lettering. 15 illustrations, including frontispiece behind glassine paper. 482p.

Title page. Adam Bede