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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:
121 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:
122 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:
123 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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Biographies of Lord Macaulay. Twenty-Third Edition., MACAULAY, Lord;
124 MACAULAY, Lord; Biographies of Lord Macaulay. Twenty-Third Edition.
Adam and Charles Black. 1879 
Size approx 4.5 x 6.5 inches. In red full calf leather binding. With extensive gilt bordering to board edges and design to front, highly decorative gilt to spine with raised banding and label to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Small nick to top edge of board. Hinges slightly cracked. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else pages clean and tight throughout. 235pp. Bound by “Relfe Brothers Limited” stamp to corner of endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Never to be Taken Alive. A Biography of General Gordon. Signed copy., MacGREGOR-HASTIE, ROY:
125 MacGREGOR-HASTIE, ROY: Never to be Taken Alive. A Biography of General Gordon. Signed copy.
Sidgwick and Jackson. 1985 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 195pp. With b/w photographs and maps. In very good condition with very good dustwrappwr (dw; spine slightly faded with small split at bottom end. Slightly creased along top end. Not price clipped). Small marks to edges and endpapers. Inscription to front endpaper, signed by author. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Gordon of Khartoum. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Life of Nelson, The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. Second edition, revised., MAHAN, CAPT.A.T.:
126 MAHAN, CAPT.A.T.: The Life of Nelson, The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. Second edition, revised.
London. Sampson Low, Marston and Co. 1899 2nd edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches.In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt vignette to front. Top edge gilt. 764pp. With b/w plates with titled tissue guards and maps, some fold out. In very good condition. Front lower fore corner slightly bumped. Mild foxing to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1899. Else a clean and tight copy. Second revised edition. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Wolf That Never Sleeps A Story of Baden-Powell, Marguerite De Beaumont
127 Marguerite De Beaumont The Wolf That Never Sleeps A Story of Baden-Powell
Published by The Girl Guides Assn. 1959 
Bound in original grey cloth with red lettering, & pictorial dustwrapper. Price clipped. Illustrated. 95 pages In good condition. (Dw a bit rubbed, with a few chips on edges, slight loss.) Inside generally clean & tight. Colored frontis of Baden-Powell. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Seven Friends. Oscar Wilde, Frank Harris, Aleister Crowley, John Cowper Powys, T. F. Powys, Llewelyn Powys, William Somerset Maugham., MARLOW, Louis;
128 MARLOW, Louis; Seven Friends. Oscar Wilde, Frank Harris, Aleister Crowley, John Cowper Powys, T. F. Powys, Llewelyn Powys, William Somerset Maugham.
London, The Richards Press, 1953 1st edition 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Light grey cloth with black lettering to spine. In light blue dustwrapper. In very good condition: Dustwrapper is uncommon, thin tissue paper, some minor darkening to edges and some spots, rubbing to edges, small tear to bottom front edge. In protective sleeve. Cloth clean. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Some small spots to page edges else pages very clean and nice tight binding throughout. 170pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Swan’s Milk., MARLOW, Louis;
129 MARLOW, Louis; Swan’s Milk.
London, Faber & Faber, 1934 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Yellow cloth with red lettering to spine. In good condition. Fading to spine, some darkening and handling to cloth. Some darkening and foxing to endpapers.Some darkening to edges. Some light foxing spots to pages else clean with tight binding throughout. Thin plastic wrapped boards. 318pp. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Over the Hills., MARTIN, W.KEBLE:
130 MARTIN, W.KEBLE: Over the Hills.
Michael Joseph. London. 1968 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In grey cloth boards with gilt to green cloth spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Small marks to back. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 173pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings in text. Autobiography of the author of The Concise British Flora in Colour, published when he was 91. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Acton. The Formative Years., MATHEW, DAVID:
131 MATHEW, DAVID: Acton. The Formative Years.
Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1946 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other marks. Not price clipped). Slight fading to ends of spine. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 196pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of Lord Acton, an opponent of Radicalism and protagonist of the Liberty of the Individual against the State. The author considers the factors influential in forming Acton’s ideas. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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A Porch at my Door., MATTHEWS, REX:
132 MATTHEWS, REX: A Porch at my Door.
London. Herbert Jenkins. 1956 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Else a clean and tight copy. 191pp. With b/w photographs. The author and his family buy and renovate a cottage in the country in the early 1950s. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Dentist On A Camel. Signed & Dedicated by the Author., MATTINGLEY, K.V.;
133 MATTINGLEY, K.V.; Dentist On A Camel. Signed & Dedicated by the Author.
K.V. Mattingley. Private. Australia. 1986 1st edition. 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. Bound in grey/brown buckram cloth with printed title to front and spine. With glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Dustwrapper slightly faded/sunbleached around edges and spine. Author’s dedicatory inscription to front endpaper dated 24.6.86 and signature again on title page. Inside pages clean tight and bright. 67pp. Pictorial endpapers. Colour portrait. Many B&W photo illustrations throughout. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster., MEINERTZHAGEN, Georgina;
134 MEINERTZHAGEN, Georgina; From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster.
The Chiswick Press (Privately) 1896 1st thus 
Size approx 5 x 8 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering to front. In very good condition. Covers very good. Endpapers slightly darkened. Pages rough cut. Inside clean and tight. No pen inscriptions. A very good copy. 69pp. With Pedigree at rear. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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A Strange Occupation. Signed copy., MELROSE, GEORGIANA:
135 MELROSE, GEORGIANA: A Strange Occupation. Signed copy.
Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd. 1988 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In blue 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). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w photographs. A personal account of life in Germany just after WWII. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Portrait of a Parson William Corbett Roberts. Foreword by Storm Jameson., MILES, SUSAN:
136 MILES, SUSAN: Portrait of a Parson William Corbett Roberts. Foreword by Storm Jameson.
George Allen and Unwin. 1955 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In cream cloth covers with green lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at top end. Small marks to covers. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 112pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of the author’s husband. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton., MILL, HUGH ROBERT:
137 MILL, HUGH ROBERT: The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
London. William Heinemann. 1924 ‘Cheap Edition’ 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition with minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight darkening to spine. Endpapers darkened. Some spotting to outer page edges else a very clean and tight copy. The now quite scarce first biography of Shackleton, the famous Antarctic explorer. Mill was a friend and associate of Shackleton. He had a great deal of input and cooperation from Shackleton’s wife, mother and sisters during the writing of his book which was published quite soon after Shackleton’s death and includes chapters on all of his major journeys. 312pp. 20 B&W photo plates & 4 maps in the text 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G., MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN:
138 MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN: The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G.
Collins. London. 1958 (1st.). 
Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 574pp. Many photo plates & 14 maps. In very good condition in good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along top edge with small tear and crease at back. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. One of the key military memoirs of the twentieth century, this is as much an autobiography as a soldier’s account of war. Written entirely by ‘Monty’ himself (in pencil, as so many of his official communications were composed), this characteristically straightforward (and often politically outspoken) account covers boyhood, early service, World War II, and the Cold War years. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330., MORTIMER, IAN:
139 MORTIMER, IAN: The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330.
Jonathan Cape. London. 2003 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark maroon endpapers. 377pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of Roger Mortimer, lover of Queen Isabella and responsible for the deposing and death of King Edward II. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Keats., MOTION, ANDREW:
140 MOTION, ANDREW: Keats.
Faber and Faber. 1997 1st edition 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 636pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge. Light scratches and small marks. Price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biography of John Keats. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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