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Henry V. A Biography., HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.:
101 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. 287pp. With b/w photographs, maps, illustrations. 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. 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. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Life of William Hutton, F.A.S.S. Including a particular account of The Riots at Birmingham in 1791, and the history of his family written by himnself and published by his daughter. The Second Edition, With corrections., HUTTON, Catherine;
102 HUTTON, Catherine; The Life of William Hutton, F.A.S.S. Including a particular account of The Riots at Birmingham in 1791, and the history of his family written by himnself and published by his daughter. The Second Edition, With corrections.
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy. London. 1817 2nd. 
Size approx 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Half bound in black calf leather to spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Raised banding, embossed and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. In generally very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners, paper covers split over leading edges. Endpapers darkened. Some foxing spots to pages throughout. Owners bookplate to front endpaper. Else generally clean and tight. 408pp. Engraved frontis portrait. Extra hand-written note bound between p16-17. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Joan of Arc. Signed copy., INCE, R.B.:
103 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. 77pp. 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. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Joan of Arc. Signed copy., INCE, R.B.:
104 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. 77pp. 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. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation., INCE, R.B.:
105 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. 96pp. 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. Biography of Martin Luther. 
Price: 21.00 GBP
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Kill the Messenger. Signed copy., INGHAM, BERNARD:
106 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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Pioneer of the New Psychology. Hugh Crichton-Miller. 1877 - 1959., IRVINE, E. F.;
107 IRVINE, E. F.; A Pioneer of the New Psychology. Hugh Crichton-Miller. 1877 - 1959.
W. & J. Mackay & Co. Ltd. Chatham. 1963 1st 
9 x 5.5 ins. Half bound blue cloth to spine and white/grey cloth boards. Gilt to spine. In protective parchment dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition. Dustwrapper is not original. 80pp. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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My First Hundred Years in Hollywood. SIGNED., Jack Warner, with Dean Jennings
108 Jack Warner, with Dean Jennings My First Hundred Years in Hollywood. SIGNED.
New York: Random House. 1965 1st edition 
Size approx 6 x 8.5 inches. Bound in original red cloth, with pictorial dustwrapper. Cloth a little soiled. (Dw a bit tatty too top edges, with half top spine loss.) Not price clipped. Faint mark top corner of endpaper, else generally clean & tight. Signed on front endpaper by Jack Warner. Autobiography of the Hollywood mogul, in which he “writes of public triumphs and of his personal observations and reflections on the Hollywood scene. The book is filled with people and anecdotes, the glittering people of both the movies and the international set, where Warner moves, of course, with equal ease.” 
Price: 99.00 GBP
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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., JAMES, EDWARD:
109 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. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Tales from The Middle Watch., JERRAM, F.R.:
110 JERRAM, F.R.: Tales from The Middle Watch.
Jerram. 2003 1st thus. 
Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. 103pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Publisher’s note loose in front. 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. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Life of Dashiell Hammett., JOHNSON, DIANE:
111 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. 344pp. With b/w photographs in text. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw;spine slightly bumped at top end. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 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):
112 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:
113 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:
114 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. 304pp. With b/w illustrations, battle plans and maps. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 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.:
115 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:
116 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:
117 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:
118 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;
119 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:
120 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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