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The Lives of those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne and Anthony a Wood. With an authentick account of their respective Writings and publications, from Original Papers, in which are occasionally inserted Memoirs relating to eminent Persons, and various parts of literature. Also several Engravings of Antiquity, never before published., Leland; Hearne; Wood;
121 Leland; Hearne; Wood; The Lives of those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne and Anthony a Wood. With an authentick account of their respective Writings and publications, from Original Papers, in which are occasionally inserted Memoirs relating to eminent Persons, and various parts of literature. Also several Engravings of Antiquity, never before published.
Oxford, The Clarendon Press for J. & J. Fletcher and Joseph Pote, Eton College. 1772 1st edition 
Two volumes. Approx 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Bound in full calf leather with gilt edging to boards, gilt monogram to front, Tiger to rear, and gilt decoration with raised banding and label to spines. In overall good conditions. Edges of covers rubbed and bumped at corners. Hinges cracked and spines split. Loss to spine labels. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Owners bookplate to fornt endpapers. With 3 portrait frontis’ and 8 steel engraved plates. (3 fold-out) 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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Tolstoy, His Life and Work. Leather bound presentation edition in hard slipcase., LEON, Derek;
122 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 Story of the Royal Family. In Celebration of the Queen’s 60th Birthday and the Royal Wedding., LEVENSON, DAVID / HALL, TREVOR:
123 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;
124 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;
125 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:
126 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. 158 pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 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:
127 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:
128 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:
129 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;
130 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:
131 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.:
132 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
133 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;
134 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;
135 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:
136 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. 173pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings in text. 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. Autobiography of the author of The Concise British Flora in Colour, published when he was 91. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Acton. The Formative Years., MATHEW, DAVID:
137 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. 196pp. With b/w illustrations. 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. 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:
138 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. 191pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Else a clean and tight copy. The author and his family buy and renovate a cottage in the country in the early 1950s. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Dentist On A Camel. Signed & Dedicated by the Author., MATTINGLEY, K.V.;
139 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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Kenya Diary. 1902 - 1906., MEINERTZHAGEN, COL. R:
140 MEINERTZHAGEN, COL. R: Kenya Diary. 1902 - 1906.
Oliver & Boyd 1957 1st edition 
Hardback. 9 x 6 inches. Brown cloth with gilt to spine. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW rubbing to edges, some chips to corners of spine. In protective sleeve. Price clipped.) Minor bumps to corners. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight copy. 347pp; Many b&w photographs & maps. The book gives a vivid picture of the life of a young officer in Kenya. Col.Meinertzhagen served in East Africa with the King's African Rifles from 1902 - 1906. The diaries are reproduced exactly as they were written with only minor deletions. They present a forthright and outspoken account of events, personalities and policies of the time. Meinhertzhagen now considered to be liar and fraud; most of his stories greatly over-exaggerated and fabrications of fiction. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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