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BOSWELL, JAMES;
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An account of his studies and numerous Works. In Chronological Order. A Series of his epistolary Correspondence and conversations with many eminent Persons. And Various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished. Sixth Edition, Revised and Augmented. In Four Volumes.
London, Printed for T. Cadell, Rivington, Longman, &c.. &c... 1811 6th 4 volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound calf leather and marbled paper boards. Raised banding, gilt decoration and red leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Red speckled edges, grey endpapers. In very good conditions. Extremities rubbed , spines rubbed and faded ,some surface chips to leather on corners, some minor rubbing to boards. Numbered spine labels are lacking. Lacks frontis portrait plate from vol.1. Some light foxing to inside pages and endpapers. Inscriptions to endpapers, some neat notations. Else tight copies. 4 vols. With 2 engraved facsimiles of handwriting. Lacks frontis portrait.
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BOUSSANELLE, M. DE:
Commentaires Sur La Cavalerie
Paris, Chez Guillyn, 1758 1st Hardback, 6.5 x 4 inches. Halfbound in dark black/maroon leather, with maroon pebbled-cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering and banding to spine. Speckled page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to boards; corners bumped and rubbed, spine rubbed at ends with small nick to top corner. Some fading to edge of cloth on rear side. Newer endpapers. Slight crack to front hinge. Some minor tanning to pages else pages all very clean and tight throughout. In French Language. Illustrated with an engraved ‘horse’ vignette to title page and engraved headpiece to dedication page. Decorative head and letterpiece to start of text.
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Book number: 80985
€  270.00 [Appr.: US$ 305.16 | £UK 231 | JP 33542]
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BRADFORD, SARAH:
Lucrezia Borgia. Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy.
Viking. 2004 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Facsimile documents to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 421pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of a young woman used as a political pawn by her powerful father and brother, and surviving Renaissance Italy.
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Book number: 74018
€  3.00 [Appr.: US$ 3.39 | £UK 2.75 | JP 373]
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BRADLEY, IAN:
William Morris and his world. With 130 illustrations.
Thames and Hudson. 1978 1st edition. Size 7.5 x 9.25 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 127pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The author describes Morris’s life, thought and achievement in relation to the times in which he lived. Included is information on Morris’s complicated private life, business affairs and friendships.
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Book number: 73406
€  4.00 [Appr.: US$ 4.52 | £UK 3.5 | JP 497]
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BRIDGES, YSEULT: GUPPY, NICHOLAS:
Child of the Tropics Victorian Memoirs. Edited and completed by Nicholas Guppy. Signed.
London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1980 1st Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap: minor rubbing to edges and slight darkening to inner flaps. Not price clipped. Cloth clean. Table of descents to endpapers. Inscribed opposite main title page “For Humphrey, whose wife fell for my naked aunty on the corner (???) Nicholas.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 205pp. With photo plates.
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Book number: 80864
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BROOKE, GEOFFREY;
My Dog Durbar. SIGNED.
Allen Figgis & Co. Dublin. 1960 1st Approx 5x 8 ins. In Glossy pictorial hard covers wit horiginal pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw rubbed along top and bottom edges.) Inside very clean and tight. Authors inscription to fornt endpaper. 59pp. With B&W photo illustrations.
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Book number: 75473
€  12.00 [Appr.: US$ 13.56 | £UK 10.5 | JP 1491]
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BROWN, HILTON;
Stands My House.
Methuen & Co. London. 1949. 1st edition. Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth with printed lettering to spine. With original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition. Dustwrapper a little tanned with some minor foxing, corners chipped w/minor tears to ends of spine. Inside a couple of minor foxing spots to page edges else inside clean and tight throughout. 414pp.
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Book number: 74461
€  54.00 [Appr.: US$ 61.03 | £UK 46.25 | JP 6708]
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BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, DUKE OF:
Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of William IV and Victoria. From original family documents.
Hurst & Blackett 1861 (1st.). 2 volumes. Tall 8vo. In the original mauve cloth, decorated in blind on both covers, lettered in gold. Re-cased. Colour on spines and on inside edge of one back cover a bit faded. 2 sm. ink marks on one page. Else very good. 2 steel-engr. portraits. 401 pp./ 429 pp, cat. 16 pp.
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Book number: 80548
€  36.00 [Appr.: US$ 40.69 | £UK 31 | JP 4472]
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BULLEN, FRANK T.:
The Log of a Sea-Waif. Being recollections of the first four years of my sea life. With eight illustrations. Fifth impression.
London. Smith Elder & Co. 1906 Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1908. Owner’s small address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 349pp. With 8 b/w plates. The author goes to sea, aged twelve. This is the story of his first four years.
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Book number: 68539
€  19.00 [Appr.: US$ 21.47 | £UK 16.25 | JP 2360]
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BURGON, JOHN WILLIAM:
Lives of Twelve Good Men. J.M. Routh, H. J. Rose, C. Marriott, E. Hawkins, S. Wilberforce, R. L. Cotton, R. Greswell, H. O. Coxe, H. L. Mansel, W. Jacobson, C. P. Eden, C. L. Higgins. In Two Volumes. Second Edition.
London, John Murray, 1888 2nd 2 vols. Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In black full-calf leather bindings, twin brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding and gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Some minor spotting to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Maggie Hudson, with hearty good birthday anniversary wishes, 1894.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 504 + 428pp.
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Book number: 78718
€  84.00 [Appr.: US$ 94.94 | £UK 72 | JP 10435]
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BURKE, SIR BERNARD: PINE, L.G.:
Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. One Hundred and First Edition. Edited by L.G. Pine.
London, Burke’s Peerage Ltd., 1956 101st ed Hardback, approx 11 x 7 inches. Red cloth, decorative gilt lettering to spine and gilt vignette to front, gilt advertising on rear side. Red endpapers. In very good condition. Cover faded, lettering rubbed on spine and front. Some darkening. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. cxxviii + 2785pp. With colour adverts, b&w portrait photos, b&w illustrated crests. 101st edition of the record of British aristocracy.
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Book number: 80762
€  48.00 [Appr.: US$ 54.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP 5963]
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BURNETT, GILBERT:
The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Kings Bench.
London, William Shrowsberry, 1682 Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. In mottled/pitted polished calf leather, with later leather to spine. Contemporary plain endpapers. Marbled page edges. In very good condition. Edges rubbed and corners bumped. Pitting ‘spots’ to boards (likely part of pattern rather than wear.) Later leather binding to spine (lacking label) and contemporary endpapers. The odd minor spot and handling mark to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. A very early printing. 218pp, Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait.
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Book number: 79778
€  144.00 [Appr.: US$ 162.75 | £UK 123.25 | JP 17889]
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CABLE, MILDRED AND FRENCH, FRANCESCA:
The Story of Topsy. Little Lonely of Central Asia.
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1937 1st reprint Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Blue cloth with white lettering to spine and front, in original illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated maps to endpapers. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW rubbing to edges, small damp mark to spine, some darkening to rear, small tear to top front corner nr spine. In protective sleeve. Not price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to corners. A couple of minor spots to edges of last few pages else a very clean and tight copy. 212pp. Illustrated with 32 b&w photo plates.
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Book number: 77907
€  12.00 [Appr.: US$ 13.56 | £UK 10.5 | JP 1491]
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CASTOR, HELEN:
Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century.
Faber and Faber. 2004 1st edition. Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 347pp. With colour photographs. The story of the Paston Family, and their lives during the Wars of the Roses, based on their many survivng letters.
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Book number: 72875
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CAVENDISH, GEORGE;
The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.
The Alcuin Press, Chipping Campden. 1930 Size approx 9 x 11.5 inches. In maroon cloth, bevelled boards. Gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some light marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Else an excellent clean and tight copy. 192pp. With chapter/heading decorations.
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Book number: 75227
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CHANDLER, DAVID (ED):
Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.
Longmans. 1968 1st edition. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along edges. Price clipped). Soem minor darkening to endpapers. Inscribed on main title page “For Ken, an admirer for ‘Milord Marl.’ and his period, David Chandler, Sept ‘98.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 276pp. With b/w portrait plates and a map. Extracts from the memoirs of two contasting soldiers from the Marlborough period. Robert Parker rose from to obscurity to the rank of Captain of Grenadiers, Compte de Merode-Westerloo was an aristocrat who rose to be Field-Marshall. Parker was a competent soldier whos’e writings sho that he hero-worshipped Marlborough; The Compte was an arrogant, grudge-bearing man who probably should not have been given such high responsibility.
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Book number: 78749
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CHEDZOY, ALAN:
A Scandalous Woman. The Story of Caroline Norton. Signed copy.
Allison and Busby. 1992 1st. edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly bumoped at ends. Front top fore corner slightly bumped. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to main title page. A very clean and tight copy. 312pp. With b/w illustrations. The biography of Caroline Norton who fought the establishment to have the law changed so that divorced women had rights to their children and property. Her divorce and a long affair resulted in her being branded ‘the most scandalous woman in England’.
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Book number: 68331
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CLARK, RONALD W.:
The Life of Bertrand Russell. Signed copy.
Jonathan Cape and Weidefeld and Nicolson. 1975 1st edition Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signature to main title page. A clean and tight copy. 766pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams and line drawings in text. Bertrand Russell was a philosopher and politial activist. The author covers this and also Russell’s personal life.
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Book number: 71312
€  11.00 [Appr.: US$ 12.43 | £UK 9.5 | JP 1367]
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CLEMENT XIV (GANGANELLI):
Lettres Interessantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), (Letters of Pope Clement XIV) Traduites de l’Italien & du Latin; Seconde édition, Exactement revue, corrigée, et augmentée de la Traduction des Passages Latins, & d'une Table Alphabétique des Matieres. (Translated from Italian & Latin; Second edition, Exactly revised, corrected, and augmented by the Translation of the Latin Passages, and an Alphabetical Table of Contents.) In Three Volumes.
Paris, Chez Lottin, 1776 - 1777 3 vols. Hardback, approx 4 x 7 inches. In full calf leather bindings with two red morocco leather labels to spines, with gilt lettering, gilt decoration and banding to spines. Gilt decoration to board edges, speckled page edges, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped and rubbed with a couple of small nicks to corners, some minor rubbing to edges and spines. Some darkening to edges of pages and endpapers. A couple of minor spots to frontispiece, a few odd minor spots and minor page darkening, one or two minor edge tears, else pages very clean and tight. 453; 430; 311+400pp. (Vol.3 in 2 parts.) Engraved frontispiece to vil.1. With decorative chapter headings and tailpieces.
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Book number: 78602
€  114.00 [Appr.: US$ 128.85 | £UK 97.5 | JP 14162]
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COBB, RICHARD:
Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.
Chato and Windus. Hogarth Press. 1983 Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 161pp. With b/w silhouette and a map. The author’s authobiography.
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Book number: 73975
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COLERIDGE, HARTLEY:
Biographia Borealis; or the lives of distinguished northerners.
Whittaker & Co. 1833. 1st edition. Size 5.25 x 8.75 inches. In dark brown half calf leather binding with elaborate gilt decor to spine.Raised bands. Light brown boards. marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. A couple of small scuffed areas to spine. Corners slightly rubbed at edges. front spine slightly cracked. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 3 engr. portraits. 732 pp.( incl. historical and chronological index). 13 biographies: Andrew Marvel, Dr. Richard Bentley, Lord Fairfax, The Earl of Derby, Anne Clifford, Roger Ascham, John Fisher, The Rev. William Mason, Sir Richard Arkwright, William Roscoe, Captain Cook, William Congreve and Dr. John Fothergill.
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Book number: 69341
€  60.00 [Appr.: US$ 67.81 | £UK 51.5 | JP 7454]
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CONNOLLY, JOSEPH:
P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.
Orbis publishing. London. 1979 1st edition. Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small tear at top end. Price clipped). Bibliography loose in front. A clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Illustrated biography of P.G.Wodehouse including photographs of the casts of various productions of Wodehouse’s works, published in his centenary year.
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Book number: 69502
€  14.00 [Appr.: US$ 15.82 | £UK 12 | JP 1739]
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CROOK, A. BRIGADIER (RETD):
Barbed-Wire Doctor. Memoirs of Brigadier Crook. One Doctor’s War.
Pentland Press. Edinburgh. 1996 1st edition Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Very slightly creased along edges. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. A very clean and tight copy. 152pp. With b/w photographs, maps and drawings. The author was captured in 1940 and was the Medical Officer of the 2d Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He made three escape attempts and was eventually liberated by the Russians.
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Book number: 58690
€  24.00 [Appr.: US$ 27.13 | £UK 20.75 | JP 2982]
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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:
The Hidden Roads. A Memoir of Childhood. Signed copy.
Quercus. London. 2009 1st edition. 8vo. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Author’s signed inscription to main title page. Card written and signed by author loose in front. A very clean and tight copy. 230pp. With 42 b/w photographs and illustrations to chapter headings. Memories of the author’s childhood.
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Book number: 63044
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CROWSON, N.J. (ED):
Fleet Street, Press Barons and Politics. The Journals of Collin Brooks, 1932-1940. Camden Fifth Series Volume 11.
Cambridge University Press. 1998 1st edition. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 311pp. A personal account of working as a journalist and editor during the 1930s.
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Book number: 67347
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