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STANHOPE, EUGENIA: MATY, M. DR.:
Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols.
London, J. Dodsley & Edward and Charles Dilly, 1774 4th ed. / 1778 1st 4 volumes. Large hardbacks, 12 x 9 inches. Full polished ‘tree-calf’ leather bindings, leather spine labels, extensive gilt decoration to spines and gilt bordering and dentelles to boards. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright covers. Some darkening and rubbing to spines. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. Only vol.2. of Misc Works has numbered spine label present. Hinges slightlycracked on all vols, some only partially. Some areas of light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. “Letters” illustrated with a frontis portrait; “Misc. Works” illustrated with several vignette portraits and a frontis to vol.2.
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STANHOPE, MRS. EUGENIA; PHILIP DORMER;
Letters written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfied, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden. Together with Several Other Pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. In Four Volumes. The Second Edition. In which are inserted, in their proper places, several letters that were wanting at the time of first publication.
London Printed for J. Dodsley 1774 2nd edition 4 volumes. Hardback, size 9 x 6 inches. In decorative tree calf leather bindings, with decorative gilt paneled boards, raised banding and red and black leather labels to spines, with elaborate gilt decorations. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings bright but some minor damage to extremities; corners bumped and chipped, rubbing to ends of spines with chip to top of vol.1. Rear hinges cracked on vols 1,2,&4. Front hinge cracked on vol.4 with partial crack to front of vol.1. Bookplates to front endpapers “Edward Greathed Esq.” Some areas of light foxing to pages, some minor spots, some folded corners, repaired tear to edge of title pg vol.4. Else a very clean and tight set. 4 vols. Illustrated with frontis portrait engraving to vol.1.
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Book number: 80534
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STANHOPE, EARL:
Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt. In Four Volumes. Second Edition.
London, John Murray, 1862 2nd 4 volumes. Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative vignettes to spines, blind decorative paneled boards. Light brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and corners, some rubbing to rear edge of vol.1 and front of vol.2. Some minor handling marks. Slight fading to endpapers with bookplate to front “T.W. Moody, Trinity College Dublin.” Two neat inscription to half title page. Some light foxing to frontis and some darkening to title page in vol.1. else pages all very clean and tight. 4 vols. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece in vol.1. Cat pages at rear.
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Book number: 80648
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STANLEY, A. P.: BETTANY, G. T.:
The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold With a portrait and full-page illustrations. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.
London, Ward, Lock & Co., ca1890 Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing spots and darkening to title and last pages, some minor spots to outer edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 538pp. +4pp cat. With a B&W portrait and full-page illustrations.
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Book number: 80299
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STARK, FREYA: GENIESSE, JANE FLETCHER:
Passionate Nomad WITH AUTHOR’S SIGNED POSTCARD.
Chatto & Windus, 1999 1st Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. Black cloth with silver lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In very good near fine condition. With near fine DW (DW some minor rubbing to edges. Not clipped.) Loose et als in front including Royal Mail special edition stamp, and handwritten postcard from Freya Stark to Sir Edwin Chapman Andrews, dated 13/1/72. (Postmarked Italy.) Pages all clean and tight. 402pp. With b&w photo illustrations.
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Book number: 80811
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STEELE, SIR R.: LYNAM, REV. ROB:
The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical Preface. In Two Volumes.
London, Cowie, Low and Co. 1826 2 vols. Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In dark blue Quarter-Bound calf Leather binding, marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and banding to spine, with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled edges, plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges, some minor darkening/fading to top edges/ edges of boards. Some minor darkening to endpapers, some slight foxing/darkening to pages else otherwise very clean and tight copies. 348 & 302pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis portraits in each volume.
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Book number: 79792
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STEIN, GERTRUDE:
Everybody's Autobiography
London, William Heinemann, 1938 1st ed. Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine and edges darkened, edges rubbed, small chips to top of spine, not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Some light foxing to page edges, Else a very clean and tight copy. 278pp. Illustrated with 8 B&W photo plates.
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Book number: 80378
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STINTON, JUDITH:
Under Black Ven. Mary Anning’s Story.
Dorset Books. 1995 1st edition. Size 5.75 x 9.25 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b/w illustrations. Fictionalised autobiography of Mary Anning who discovered fossils at Lyme Regis.
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Book number: 69979
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( STRACHAN / HEWETT, C.(ED):
The Living Curve. Letters to W.J.Strachan 1929-1979.
Taranman/Carcanet 1984 (1st.). Green cloth gt. Fine in very good dustwrapper. Numerous photo. plates. 230 pp. INCLUDED IS A POSTCARD FROM THE AUTHOR to Claudius Beatty, dated 16 Aug. 1991. Hand-written, and signed: “Walter Strachan”.( 7 lines of text). Correspondents incl: Sylvia Townsend Warner/ Sydney Cockerell/ Stephen Gooden/ Joan Hassall/ Henry Moore/ etc.etc.;.
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STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET:
Life Without Theory. An Autobiography. With a foreword by Tahu Hole.
Hutchinson and Co. 1946 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1946. Else a clean and tight copy. 158pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Autobiography of a woman who lived an eventful life as the wife of a soldier and diplomat.
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Book number: 74081
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STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET:
Magic in the Distance. A Chronicle of Five Generations. With a preface by Tahu Hole. With 17 illustrations. Signed copy.
Hutchinson and Co. 1948 1st edition. Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In red cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. Family trees to endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Top fore corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Author’s neat inscription to early blank page, dated 1949. Else a clean and tight copy. 244pp. With b/w portrait frontis and other photographs and illustrations. The author describes what happened to members and relatives of the family between 1689 and 1891.
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Book number: 74080
€  8.00 [Appr.: US$ 9.04 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 995]
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STUBBS, JOHN:
Donne. The Reformed Soul.
Viking. 2006 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; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 565pp. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets.
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STUBBS, JOHN:
Donne. The Reformed Soul.
Viking. 2006 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; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 565pp. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets.
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Book number: 74072
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SULLY, DUKE OF:
Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L’Ecluse’s Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes.
Edinburgh, Stirling and Slade, Archibald Constable, Rivington, Longman &c. &c. 1819 5 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. 8.5 x 5 inches. Bound in full calf leather bindings, spines with brown morocco leather labels lettered in gilt, with decorative raised and gilt banding. Boards with gilt and embossed decorative line edging. Marbled page edges, grey/brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines darkened with a couple of minor nicks to top ends. Some rubbing to corners and edges, a couple of corners bumped and chipped. Some minor marks to boards; small chip to front of vol.4 with some light marks. Small cracks to top corners of front hinges on vols.3&5 (runs to 1st raised bands). Neat inscriptions in latin to front endpapers “E dono sociocum, ouslow, Martin Fur.” Some minor spots and some darkening to a couple of pages; preface vol.1, some appendix pages, etc. Else inside pages very clean and tight. 5 vols. approx 500pp per vol + appendices. Each volume has an engraved frontis portrait.
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Book number: 78709
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SWINNERTON, FRANK:
Arnold Bennett. A Last Word.
London. Hamish Hamilton. 1978 1st edition. Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A clean and tight copiy. 120p. With b/w photographs. The author was a close personal friend of Arnold Bennett.
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Book number: 72987
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TALBOT, GODFREY:
Ten Seconds From Now. A Broadcaster’s Story.
Hutchinson 1973 (2nd. Impr.). Very good in very good pict. dustwrapper Num. photo. plates. 254 pp. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title-page.
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Book number: 54902
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TAYLOR, UNA:
Guests and Memories Annals of a Seaside Villa.
Oxford, Humphrey Milford, 1924 (1st.) Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark blue cloth with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Label on spine rubbed and faded with small hole. Some soiled marks to rear board, some rubbing to front. Stamp to front endpaper “Castello della Brunella Aulla (Massa Carrara).” Inside pages all very clean and tight, else a very clean and tight copy. 430pp. Illustrated with a photogravure frontis, b&w portrait plates and a facsimile letter. Biography of the playwright and civil servant, Sir Henry Taylor concentrating on the years he spent at Bournemouth and the people who visited him there, including RLS.
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Book number: 80959
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TAYLOR, ELIZABETH RUSSELL:
London Lifelines. Signed copy.
Wildwood House. London. 1977 1st edition Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Slight browning to all pages. Author’s signature and dedicatory inscription on front endpaper. 278pp. The first purpose of this book “is to provide Londoners with a directory of agencies that exist to serve their needs...legal, financial, emotional or purely practical”. The second purpose is to encourage Londoners “to give what time they can afford to (voluntary) associations concerned with problems of particular interest to them.” The third purpose is “to expose the gap between the individual citizen and their power to influence the most serious deficiencies of the society in which we live”. Alphabetically arranged, each entry is backed by a comprehensive list of organisations.
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Book number: 58482
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TETRAZZINI, MADAME:
My Life of Song With Photogravure Frontispiece and 8 Half-tone Plates.
London, Cassell and Co. 1921 1st Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering and paneling to front. In very good condition. Minor bumps to corners, some minor rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Bump to top edge of rear board. Some darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to front “For Dear Fred, with fond love from Mother, 1926.” A couple of very minor light foxing spots to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. 328pp. Illustrated with a Photogravure Frontispiece and 8 Half-tone Plates.
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Book number: 80815
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THESIGER, WILFRED:
Among the Mountains. My Kenya Days. SIGNED.
HarperCollins 1994 1st edition Size 10 x 7 inches. Hardback in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 7 Maps. 224pp.
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Book number: 76168
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THESIGER, WILFRED:
Crossing the Sands.
Motivate Publishing 1999 1st edition Tall folio. 12.5 x 10 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front in original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) An excellent clean & tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 176pp. Folding map at rear.
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Book number: 76164
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THESIGER, WILFRED:
The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY.
Collins 1987 1st edition Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, small bump mark top of spine.) Author’s signature to title page. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. Many photo plates. 12 maps. 459pp.
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Book number: 76162
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THESIGER, WILFRED:
Visions of A Nomad. SIGNED by the Author.
Collins 1987 1st edition Tall folio. 11.5 x 9 inches. Hardback in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front in original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, some very slight browning to top edge.) Minor mark to bottom corner of cloth, slight staining to bottom edge/corner of dustwrappers, does not affect pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 224pp.
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Book number: 76165
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THESIGER, WILFRED; MORTON, CHRISTOPHER; GROVER, PHILLIP (EDS.);
Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. Published to Accompany “Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition,” Pitt Rivers Museum.
HarperPress. Pitt Rivers Museum 2010 1st edition Size 10 x 7.5 inches. Hardback in light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, in protective sleeve.) A very clean and tight copy. Many b&w and colour photo plates. 7 Maps. 280pp.
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Book number: 76169
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THOMAS, SIR MILES:
Out on a Wing. An Autobiography.
Michael Joseph. 1964 1st edition. Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1965. Else a clean and tight copy. 406pp. With b/w photographs. The author was one of those responsible for the growth of the Aero industry in the 1950s. He flew in WWI and was involved with Morris motors and later the development of aero engines. Flying, motor racing journalism, the automotive industry and BOAC are amongst the subjects covered from first hand experience.
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Book number: 71698
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