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HOUSMAN, LAURENCE;
Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.
Jonathan Cape. London. 1923 1st edition Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Half bound with purple cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. With original dustwrapper and spine label. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dustwrapper edges rubbed, spine darkened, ends chipped.) Some minor foxing to page edges else a tight clean acopy. Some pages uncut. 60pp. Numbered 676 of 750.
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Book number: 74816
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HUDSON, W. H.:
Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life.
London & Toronto, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton & Co. 1918 1st edition. Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Black line paneling with vignette to front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners, ends of spine slightly nicked. Minor darkening to endpapers with bookplate “Lorimer B. Slocum.” and inscription “James Vivian Rogerson.” to front. Some slight offsetting from frontis onto title page, Else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 332pp. With portrait frontis. The author of ‘Green Mansions’ spent his childhood in Argentina where he was free to roam the Pampas, studying the plant and animal life. Here he writes about those early years.
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Book number: 80668
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HUGGINS, M.J.W. :
The Making of an English Public School. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Tedburn St. Mary: Hiroona Publications, 1982 (1st.). Tall 8vo. Green glossy cloth gt. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Many photo. illustrations and drawings, one coloured crest. 156 pp. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: “With best wishes, Michael Huggins OB day 1982”. BLUNDELL - the school, founded by Peter Blundell in 1604, moved from Old Blundell’s to its present site in 1882. Michael Huggins was a boy here from 1951 - 54. His great love for the School infuses every page of this book (dw blurb).
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Book number: 49517
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HUGHES, TED:
Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy.
Dorset Publishing Company. 1991 1st edition. Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signed dedicatory inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w photographs. The author joined the Bournemouth Fire Brigade at the age of 16 and served through WWII. This is the story of Bournemouth under fire and the men who protected the town.
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Book number: 68640
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HUGHES, JEAN GORDON:
Queen of the Desert. The Story of Lady Hester Stanhope. Illustrated by Hilary Abrahams.
Macmillan. 1967 1st edition. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small rubbed patch to front. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slightly musty. Else a clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w illustrations. Lady Hester Stanhope was born into the Whig aristocracy of the 18th century and was a neice of William Pitt. In 1809 she travelled, first to Greece, and then to what is now Syria and Lebanon.
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Book number: 73190
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HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.:
Henry V. A Biography.
Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1967 1st edition Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. Not price clipped). Small address label to first blank page. Else a clean and tight copy. 287pp. With b/w photographs, maps, illustrations. The author describes a man who was a ‘cold, ruthless, priggish’ organising genius whose life was never far from the brutalities of war or the machinations of diplomacy.
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Book number: 70387
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INCE, R.B.:
Joan of Arc. Signed copy.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition. 8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Covers slightly rubbed with small marks. Back corners slightly peeled.Mark from old bookplate to front endpaper. Signed, handwritten verses, dated 1921 ro front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 77pp. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical.
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Book number: 63403
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INCE, R.B.:
Joan of Arc. Signed copy.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition. 8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly peeled. Book review pasted to front endpaper. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 77pp. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical.
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Book number: 63404
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INCE, R.B.:
Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1922 1st edition. 8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Press clippings to front and back endpapers. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. Biography of Martin Luther.
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Book number: 63406
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INGHAM, BERNARD:
Kill the Messenger. Signed copy.
London. HarperCollins. 1991 1st edition. Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (d/w; slightly faded. Marks on back. Not price clipped). Erratum slip pasted on front endpaper. A clean and tight copy. 408pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographic plates. This book is an account of Britain’s Thatcher years through the eyes through the eyes of her legendary Chief Press Secretary, Bernard Ingham. He held this post for almost the entirety of Mrs Thatcher’s eleven and a half years in office. His tenure was marked by controversy and he won much praise and much criticism from media and politicians alike.
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Book number: 55397
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INGPEN, ROGER: SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE:
The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley Collected and Edited by Roger Ingpen. With Illustrations. In Two Volumes.
London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1909 1st 2 volumes. Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Polished blue morocco leather, raised banding and gilt lettering and decoration to spines, gilt paneled boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fine binding by “Bayntun (Riviere) Bath.” In very good near fine conditions. Some minor handling to boards. A couple of tiny spots to endpapers, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 479 + 1020pp. Illustrated with B&W plates, gravure frontispieces, and facsimile folding plate.
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Book number: 80678
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JAMES, EDWARD:
Brief Memoirs of the Late Right Reverend John Thomas James, Lord Bishop of Calcutta: particularly during his residence in India; gathered from his letters and papers.
London. J.Hatchard and Son 1830 Tall 8vo. In brown half calf leather binding with gilt to black morocco title label to spine. Raised bands. Marbled boards and endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded with small chips to title label. Slightly rubbed around edges. Neat inscription to first blank page. Handwritten MSS loose in front. Poem tipped in to main title page. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. Memoir of the Bishop of Calcutta who died on a voyage to Penang, Malaysia.
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Book number: 65162
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JEFFERIES, RICHARD:
The Story of My Heart.
London, Staples Press Limited, 1946 1st thus Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW some darkening and minor rubbing.) Partial darkening to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 84pp.
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Book number: 79047
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JERRAM, F.R.:
Tales from The Middle Watch.
Jerram. 2003 1st thus. Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Publisher’s note loose in front. 103pp. With b/w photographs. The author joined the Royal Navy in 1936 and retired in 1972. Here he tells of his life at sea and of many of the actions in which he was involved, including the Yangtze Incident.
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Book number: 69985
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JOHNSON, SAMUEL/ BOSWELL / SHEPARD:
Everybody's Boswell. Being the Life of Samuel Johnson. Abridged from J. Boswell's complete text and from the "Tour to the Hebrides".
G.Bell & Sons 1930. Brown pict.cl.gt; Weak crease in cloth lower margin of front cover. Very good. 54 b/w plts.by Ernest H. Shepard. Map on back endps; 609 pp;.
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JUSTAMOND, J.O.:
The Private Life of Lewis XV In which are contained, The Principal Events, Remarkable Occurrences, and Anecdotes of His Reign. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.
London, Charles Dilly, 1781 4 vols. Hardbacks, 9 x 5.5 inches. In full polished and speckled calf-Leather bindings, raised banding to spine, gilt decorations, twin red & green leather spine labels, gilt paneled boards. Blue speckled edges and plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings are a little worn; spines rubbed and darkened. Front hinges are cracked and rears are started. Corners a little bumped and some minor rubbing to edges. Some minor rubbing and marks to boards. Some slight darkening to endpapers, small labels to top corners “Thomas Markland.” Slight darkening to frontis end prelims. (frontis guarded.) Pages very clean and bright. Minor tear to inner margin of p227 v.1. Two small holes to edge of rear endpaper/ contents v.1. Else very clean and tight copies. 378, 382, 396 & 398pp. Contents at rear of each volume. Illustrated with a B&W engraved frontis portrait in volume 1.
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Book number: 79526
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KILPATRICK, SARAH:
Fanny Burney.
David and Charles. 1980 1syt edition. Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Back slightly rubbed. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 232pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of the 18th century writer, Fanny Burney.
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Book number: 73383
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KRONENBERGER, LOUIS:
The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes. His Life and Times.
New English Library. 1974 1st edition. Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Slight browning to edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 269pp.With b/w illustrations. Biography of John Wilkes, Member of Parliament, Lord Mayor of London and political reformer.
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LASKI, MARGHANITA:
From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home.
Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1987 1st edition. Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 191pp. With Black and White illustrations and photographs throughout. The book offers a new approach to one of England’s greatest writers. Kipling travelled extensively and his poetry, stories, novels and letters are imbued with the sights and sounds of East and West. Here the author recreates his life and in particular, his world.
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Book number: 58543
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LATIMER, R.S.:
Dr.Baedeker and his Apostolic work in Russia. With introductory notes by Princess Nathalie Lieven and Lord Radstock.
London: Morgan and Scott. 1907 1st edition. Size 5.25 x 8.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at top end. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. neat pencil inscription to back of frontis. Else a clean and tight copy. 223pp. With b/w photographs and map. German born, but resident in England, Dr Baedeker was converted to Christianity and became a missionary, travelling around Russia in the late 19th century.
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Book number: 72856
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LE MARCHANT, DENIS:
Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant. The Spellmount Library of Military History.
Staplehurst, Spellmount, 1997 1st thus Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Navy blue cloth. Glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. 315pp. With b&w illustrations, 12 colour plates and 3 maps.
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LEA, HOMER;
The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps.
Harper & Brothers London. 1909 1st 8.5 x 5.5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine and also gilt vignette to front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Edges and spine a little rubbed. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 344pp. 11 Map charts and frontis portrait.
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Book number: 75659
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LEIGH, R.A.AUSTEN:
Eton v. Winchester. 1826-1908.
Spottiswoode and Company, Limited.. London. 1909 1st edition. Sm. 8vo. In blue stiff card covers with black lettering and coats of arms to front. In very good condition. Spine split at back edge. Pencil inscriptions to front enndpapers. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. Else a clean and tight copy. 82pp. With pictorial advertisements. The scores of all the cricket matches played between Eton and Winchester, between 1826 and 1908.
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Book number: 63462
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LESLIE, MRS SHANE:
Girlhood in the Pacific. Samoa - Philippines - Spain.
Macdonald and Co. Ltd. 1942 1st edition. Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed around edges with chips, tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). Front endpaper missing. Else a clean and tight copy. 110pp. With b/w photographs. The author was born Marjorie Ide, the youngest daughter of Henry Clay Ide, the United States Ambassador to Spain and Governor-General of The Philippines. She later married Sir John Randolph Leslie, 3rd Baronet, generally known as Shane Leslie. Here she describes her childhood, spent in exotic places and describes meeting Robert Louis Stevenson and later, the Dowager Empress of China.
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Book number: 70950
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LETI, GREGORIO:
The Life of Pope Sixtus the Vth. Also A View of the Transactions of the Romith Church, and the most considerable affairs of Europe in that Age.
London, John Wyat, 1704 Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding, gilt lettering and banding to spine. Blind embossed and decorated front and rear boards. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped and chipped, edges rubbed. Original leather boards laid over contemporary leather spine & lettering. Neat inscription to rear of front board “J. Miller, Portugal Shed, 1830.” Ex lib stamp to rear of title page. Some minor handling marks, spots and minor darkening to pages, else a clean and tight copy. Very rare. 411pp. + advert page.
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Book number: 78878
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