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The Life of Dashiell Hammett., JOHNSON, DIANE:
101 JOHNSON, DIANE: The Life of Dashiell Hammett.
Chatto & Windus. The Hogarth Press. London. 1984 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In pale orange cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw;spine slightly bumped at top end. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 344pp. With b/w photographs in text. Biography of the American thriller writer, Dashiell Hammett. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Fanny Burney and the Burneys. Fully illustrated., JOHNSON, R.BRIMLEY (ed):
102 JOHNSON, R.BRIMLEY (ed): Fanny Burney and the Burneys. Fully illustrated.
London. Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. 1926 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and black lettering to front. With dustwrapper. 407pp. With b/w frontis and illustrations. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small marks and piece missing from top end. Handling marks and slightly rubbed on corners. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Containing substantial additions to the famous diary, from Fany Burney’s Uunpublished ‘Journals in France’, and many illustrations now published for the first time. With chapters on other members of the Burney family. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Fanny Burney., KILPATRICK, SARAH:
103 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. 232pp. With b/w illustrations. 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. Biography of the 18th century writer, Fanny Burney. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Prince Rupert. Portrait of a Soldier., KITSON, FRANK:
104 KITSON, FRANK: Prince Rupert. Portrait of a Soldier.
Constable. London. 1994. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w illustrations, battle plans and maps. The author looks at Prince Rupert’s life and military career up to the surrender of Bristol, after which King Charles stripped him of his commands and banished him. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Memoir of Roger Williams, The Founder of the State of Rhode Island., KNOWLES, JAMES D.:
105 KNOWLES, JAMES D.: Memoir of Roger Williams, The Founder of the State of Rhode Island.
Boston: Lincoln, Edmands and Co. 1834 
Size 4.75 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label to spine and floral pattern to boards. In very good condition. Title label slightly darkened and marked. Spine slightly bumped at ends with small splits to edges. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Spots of sealing wax to endpapers. Neat inscription to half title page. Mild foxing and occasional slight stains throughout. Else a tight copy. 437pp. With facsimile handwritten frontis with tissue guard. Roger Williams, 1603-1683, was an English preacher who moved to North America. He had many disputes with the authorities and was an early abolitionist and advocated fair treatment for the Native Americans. Eventually he founded his own settlement which became Rhode Island. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes. His Life and Times., KRONENBERGER, LOUIS:
106 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. 269pp.With b/w illustrations. 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. Biography of John Wilkes, Member of Parliament, Lord Mayor of London and political reformer. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Reginald Bosworth Smith A Memoir. By his daughter, Lady Grogan., LADY GROGAN:
107 LADY GROGAN: Reginald Bosworth Smith A Memoir. By his daughter, Lady Grogan.
London. James Nisbet & Co.ltd. 1909 
Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. 308pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition. Spine faded. Boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Reginald Bosworth Smith, master at Harrow. Born at West Stafford, Dorset, died at Bingham’s Melcombe, Dorset. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home., LASKI, MARGHANITA:
108 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. 191pp. With Black and White illustrations and photographs throughout. 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. 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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps., LEA, Homer;
109 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. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. With drawings by L.Rosoman., LEE, LAURIE:
110 LEE, LAURIE: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. With drawings by L.Rosoman.
Andre Deutsch. 1969 (1st.). 
In orange cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition in very good dustwrapper designed by Shirley Thompson. (dw; Spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Spine slightly faded at ends. Small name inscription front endpaper. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 252pp. With b/w line drawings. The sequel to ‘Cider with Rosie’ sees a teenage Laurie leave his village home and set out to see the world. He spends some time working in London before travelling to Spain where he stays until the outbreak of the Civil War. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Tolstoy, His Life and Work. Leather bound presentation edition in hard slipcase., LEON, Derek;
111 LEON, Derek; Tolstoy, His Life and Work. Leather bound presentation edition in hard slipcase.
Routledge 1944 repr 
8.5 x 5.5 ins. Hardback. Half bound in light orange leather to spine and leading edges and grey cloth covered boards. Raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Matching leather edge to slipcase. In very good condition with very good slipcase. Slipcase rubbed. Spine faded, top edge slightly rubbed, some minor marks to rear. Else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 372pp. With many B&W portraits and illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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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., LETI, Gregorio:
112 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. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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The Story of the Royal Family. In Celebration of the Queen’s 60th Birthday and the Royal Wedding., LEVENSON, DAVID / HALL, TREVOR:
113 LEVENSON, DAVID / HALL, TREVOR: The Story of the Royal Family. In Celebration of the Queen’s 60th Birthday and the Royal Wedding.
Colour Library Books. 1986. 
4to. In pictorial hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased with small tears at edges. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Unpaginated. With colour illustrations throughout. Published to celebrate the 60th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the wedding of Charles and Diana. With colour photographs of many members of the Royal Family. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India., LLEWELLYN-JONES, Rosie;
114 LLEWELLYN-JONES, Rosie; A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India.
Oxford University Press. 1992 
Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt to spine. With glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition. (Dustwrapper slightly rubbed along top edge and slightly faded at spine and rear edge.) Some minor marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight. 241pp. With colour and b&w illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918., LOCKHART, R. H. BRUCE;
115 LOCKHART, R. H. BRUCE; Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.
Putnam. 1933 
Approx 6 x 9 inches. In blue cloth with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and corners. Slightly solied at rear leading edge. Owners label inside front endpaper else clean and tight throughout. 355pp. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Change Into Uniform. An Autobiography 1939-1946. Foreword by Angela, Countess of Limerick., LONG, HELEN:
116 LONG, HELEN: Change Into Uniform. An Autobiography 1939-1946. Foreword by Angela, Countess of Limerick.
Terence Dalton Limited. Lavenham. 1978 1st edition. 
Size 7.25 x 9.25 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 158 pp. With b/w photographs. The author was a ‘Deb’in the 1930s, with a priviledged background, but when WWII came she enlisted as a V.A.D.Nurse and served in Cairo for the duration. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra., LONGFORD, ELIZABETH:
117 LONGFORD, ELIZABETH: Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.
Jonathan Cape. London. 1979 1st edition. 
4to. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. In good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks and slightly rubbed around edges. Price clipped). Covers slightly warped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 215pp. With b/w photographs throughout. These diaries of a Victorian and Edwardian Lady in Waiting disclose a uniquely feminine and intimate view of the reigns of two queens as seen from the Royal Bedchamber and the formal Rooms of State. Louisa, Countess of Antrim spent nearly twenty years in the service of two queens and their families. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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A Passing World., LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:
118 LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC: A Passing World.
London. Macmillan. 1948 1st ed 
Size 6.0 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 275pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Mild foxing. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. The author was the sister of Hilaire Belloc. This is fourth volume of her autobiography and covers her life in London during the Great War. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Where Love and Friendship Dwelt., LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:
119 LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC: Where Love and Friendship Dwelt.
London. Macmillan. 1943 1st ed 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 243pp. With b/w portrait frontis and one other portrait. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened and rubbed at ends with small chips and tears. Handling and other small marks. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The author was the sister of Hilaire Belloc. This volume of her autobiography covers her life in her late teens and early twenties when she became a professional writer, her time in Paris meeing many noted French writers of the late 19th century and ends with her marriage. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations., LUMSDEN, Gen. Sir P. S.: ELSMIE, G. R.:
120 LUMSDEN, Gen. Sir P. S.: ELSMIE, G. R.: Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations.
London, John Murray, 1900 2nd 
Hardback, approx 9 x 6 ins. Light brown cloth with red lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Lettering on spine faded. Slight darkening to endpapers, Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 336pp. 14 B&W photo illustrations inc. photgravure frontis and folding map at rear. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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