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GILMOUR, DAVID:
The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling.
John Murray. London. 2002 1st edtion. Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Small marks to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 351pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The author looks at Kipling’s public role and his influence on the way Britons saw themselves and their Empire.
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Book number: 73217
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GLENDINNING, VICTORIA:
Jonathan Swift.
Hutchinson. London. 1998 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Small indentations to back edge of spine. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 324pp. With b/w illustrations. The author examines the main events and relationships in Swift’s life.
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GLOVER, JANE:
Mozart’s Women. His Family, His Friends, His Music.
Macmillan. 2005 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark maroon endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Occasional underlining and pencil marks in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. 407pp. With colour plates. The author discusses the women in Mozart’s life, his loves, his relatives, his friends and the female characters in his operas.
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Book number: 74032
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GOLDING, J.A.:
Colonialism. The Golden Years.
Birlings (Kent) Ltd. 1987 1st edition. Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper, dated 1996. Else a clean and tight copy. 257pp. With b/w photographs and a map. Autobiography of a colonial civil servant who worked in East Africa.
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Book number: 70751
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GRANT, JOY;
Stella Benson. A Biography.
Macmillan London. 1987 1st edition Size approx 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. With original pictorial glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Pages slightly darkened/faded. Dustwrapper very good. Minor tear to bottom of rear endpaper. 339pp. With b&w illustrations.
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Book number: 74573
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GREISLEY, SIR ROGER:
The Life and Pontificate of Gregory the Seventh.
London, Longman Rees Orme Brown Green & Longman, 1832 1st ed. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In Quarter-Bound dark-blue/purple polished calf Leather binding, marbled boards, raised and gilt banding to spine, with lettering to maroon label and blind embossed decorations. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges, corners and ends of spine. Some minor fading to leather. Boards rubbed. Mini leather booklabel to front endpaper “George Tudor.” Some minor small spots to inside pages else a very clean and tight copy. 372pp.
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Book number: 79557
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GRENFELL, SIR WILFRED THOMASON:
A Labrador Doctor. The Autobiography. Revised Popular Edition.
London. Hodder & Stoughton 1930 repr Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Rubbing to edges and corners and ends of spine. Corners bumped, and slightly nicked. Spine faded, some minor marks to boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper, with two colour illustrations of Grenfell tipped in. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some foxing to title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 333pp. 4 b&w photo plates.
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Book number: 76805
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GRIGG, JOHN:
Lloyd George. The People’s Champion. 1902-1911.
Eyre Methuen. 1978 1st edition. Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to spine. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Old small label to front fly leaf. Not price clipped). Small stain to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 391pp. With b/w photographs. Second part of a biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers his time in the Liberal government when he produced the ‘People’s Budget’ in 1909. With many of his speeches, and coverage of his personal life.
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Book number: 73668
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GRIGG, JOHN:
Lloyd George. From Peace to War. 1912-1916.
Methuen. 1985 1st edition. Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at top end with small marks. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 527pp. With b/w photographs. The third volume of the biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers the turbulent period of financial scandal, personal relationships, Irish Home Rule, and the outbreak of the Great War, during which he became Prime Minister. A ‘warts and all’ biography up to the point of Lloyd George’s becoming PM in 1916.
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Book number: 73669
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GROOM, A. V:
Edward The Eighth - Our King. Foreword by Howard Marshall.
Allied Newspapers Ltd. (n.d.). Tall 8vo. Bound in original cloth with dustwrapper. In very good condition. Frontis.portrait of the King taken by Hugh Cecil. Many photo. plates. 200 pp.
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Book number: 54867
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GUEDALLA, PHILIP:
Bonnet and Shawl. An Album.
Hodder and Stoughton. 1929. Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w portrait plates. Contents: REAL: Jane Welsh Carlyle/ Catherine Gladstone/ Mary Arnold/ Mary Anne Disraeli/ Emily Tennyson/ Emily Palmerston. IDEAL: Lady Muriel James/ Sophia Swinburne/ Julie de Goncourt.
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HALDANE, CHARLOTTE:
The Last Great Empress of China.
Constable. London. 1966 repr. Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased arouund edges with small chips and tears. Price clipped). mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of Tzu Hsi, the the Empress Dowager, effectively the undisputed ruler of China up to 1908. The end of her reign saw the Boxer Rebellion, an unsuccessful attempt to remove foreigners from China.
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Book number: 73248
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HALE, J.R.:
Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.
The English Universities Press Ltd. 1961 1st edition. Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In cream cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Ink marks to front, back and fly leaves. Not price clipped). Ink marks in margins. Red ink notes to back endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 244pp. With maps. The life and work of Nicolo Machiavelli.
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Book number: 74050
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HALLAM, RICHARD / BEYNON, MARK:
Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary. 1914-1916. The truly astonishing wartime diary and letters of an Edwardian gentleman, naval officer, boy and son.
Conway. 2008 1st edition. Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In brown hard card covers with black lettering. With illustrated half dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w photographs, maps and illustrations. Facsimile cover and dustwrapper made to look torn. Alexander Scrimgeour was a Midshipman on HMS Invincible and was killed when the ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. The book has the diary he was required to keep as part of his training and many of his letters.
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HAMILTON, COUNT ANTHONY:
Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.
London. John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1928. Size 6.75 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to grey cloth spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 230pp. With wood engraved plates with titled tissue guards. Philibert, Comte de Grammont (1621 – 31 January 1707), was a French nobleman. This biography was written by Antoine Hamilton, his brother-in-law. He spent some time at the Court of King Charles II, where he married his wife and the most interesting part of the book contains an account of that king’s licentious court. With biographical sketch of Anthony hamilton.
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Book number: 73099
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HARDY, CHARLES FREDERICK:
The Hardys of Barbon And some Other Westmorland Statesmen: Their Kith, Kin and Childer. With Association Letter.
London, Constable and Company, 1913 1st Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Some slight rubbing to corners of boards. Endpapers partially darkened. Neat inscription to front “Given to me by Norman Hardy, October 1934, R.B. Bengers.” With accompanying signed letter and postmarked envelope. A couple of tiny handling marks else a very clean and tight copy. 176pp. Illustrated with 8 B&W plates, including map and plan.
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Book number: 80659
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HARE, AUGUSTUS J.C.:
The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen In Two Volumes.
London, Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1879 2 volumes. Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in green calf leather and green cloth boards. Extensive gilt decoration and edging to boards, red and black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Speckled edges, decorative endpapers. In very good near fine conditions. Some minor fading to spines. Some light handling marks to covers. Bookplates to fronts “William Low,” with neat inscription to top of title pages. A couple of very minor handling marks, else very clean and tight copies. A lovely bright set. 516 & 486pp. Illustrated with two steel-engraved frontis portraits.
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Book number: 79656
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HAWKINS, DESMOND;
The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.
Dovecote Press. 1995 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. A very clean and tight copy. 375pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The diaries of successive generations of the Grove family chart the rise of a Wiltshire/Dorset border family from county gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees, before the much steeper trajectory of the family’s decline.
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Book number: 80019
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HAWKINS, ANGUS / POWELL, JOHN (EDS):
The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley for 1862-1902. Camden Fifth Series, volume 9.
The Royal Historical Society. 1997 1st edition. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 530pp. Extracts from the journal of John Wodehouse the English Liberal politician.
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Book number: 67335
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HENKE, JAMES:
Lennon Legend. An illustrated life of John Lennon. Features removable reproductions of Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork and Rare Memorabilia, Plus ‘In His Own Words’ CD, with John speaking about his life and art, and a live recording of ‘Imagine’.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st UK edition. Size 9.75 x 10.5 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with illustrated hard card slip case. In near fine condition with very good slipcase. A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b/w and colour photographs and facsimile handwritten pages, coloured pages, and facsimile artefacts in pockets. The life and career of John Lennon with many photographs and facsimile handwritten pages and artefacts such as tickets, programmes, etc.
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Book number: 68554
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HOBHOUSE, STEPHEN;
Margaret Hobhouse and Her Family By Her Son.
Private. The Stanhope Press. 1934 1st edition Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In dark blue/grey cloth covers with gilt to front and spine. In very good condition, Some minor rubbing to edges and corners of cover. Inside pages slightly faded else clean and tight. 292pp. With 8 b&w illustrations plus embellishments.
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Book number: 74360
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HOGARTH, D. G.;
The Life of Charles M. Doughty.
London, Oxford, Humphrey Milford, University Press, 1928 1st edition Hardback, 10.5 x 7 inches. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original dustwrapper. Plain endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in plastic sleeve, rubbing and some minor tears to edges and some slight darkening, small chip at top of spine.) Cloth clean, endpapers clean, ‘half-title’ page slightly darkened else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 216pp. 10 b&w illustrations plus folding map at rear.
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Book number: 77458
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HOLMES, RICHARD:
Coleridge. Darker Reflections.
HarperCollinsPublishers. 1998 1st edition.. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 622pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations and maps. The author covers the last thirty years of the poet’s life. A difficult time, during which he travelled widely, his marriage ended, his opium addiction increased, he quarreled with friends and his son became an alcolholic. But his work went on and the author argues that it was a new and stronger Coleridge who emerged.
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HORNER, FRANCIS & LEONARD:
Memoirs of Francis Horner With Selections from His Correspondence.
Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1849 repr Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. In quarter-bound light calf leather binding, marbled paper boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt lettering to red spine label and gilt banded-decorations. Blind embossed decorative edging to leather on boards. Speckled edges. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to faces of boards and edges. Some rubbing and minor crackling to spine, with some minor spots to rear side edge. The odd minor spot to pages else overall a very clean and tight copy. 376pp. Original edition published in 1843.
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Book number: 79820
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HOSKEN, EVELYN:
Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1968 1st edition. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to maintitle page, dated 1968. A clean and tight copy. 164pp. With b/w photographs and maps. Reminiscences from the late 19th century, with many period photographs. Signed by the author.
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Book number: 71240
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