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From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster., MEINERTZHAGEN, Georgina;
141 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:
142 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:
143 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:
144 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:
145 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:
146 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:
147 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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Somerset Paupers. Unremembered Lives. SIGNED., MUNCKTON, Thelma;
148 MUNCKTON, Thelma; Somerset Paupers. Unremembered Lives. SIGNED.
Wincanton Press 1994 1st ed 
8.5 x 6 ins. In black cloth with gilt to spine in original glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Author’s signature to title. 208pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Pope’s Daughter., MURPHY, CAROLINE P.:
149 MURPHY, CAROLINE P.: The Pope’s Daughter.
faber and faber. 2004 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. 359pp. With colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Small inscription to half title page, dated 2005. A very clean and tight copy. Biography of Felice della Rovere, the daughter of Pope Julius II. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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says ‘There’s Always Tomorrow’. An Autobiography. Signed copy., NEAGLE, ANNA:
150 NEAGLE, ANNA: says ‘There’s Always Tomorrow’. An Autobiography. Signed copy.
W.H.Allen. London. 1974 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 236pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Neat personal inscription from the author, dated 1974. Else a clean and tight copy. Autobiography of Dame Anna Neagle with personal inscription to main title page. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Tales from the King’s African Rifles., NUNNELEY, JOHN:
151 NUNNELEY, JOHN: Tales from the King’s African Rifles.
London, Cassell & Co., 2000 1st edition. 
Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In near fine condition, some slight rubbing to edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 213pp. With b/w plates, line drawings and maps. The author began his military career in Africa and spent time fighting the Japanese in the Burmese jungle. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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New Tales by Mrs. Opie. In Four Volumes., OPIE, Mrs.;
152 OPIE, Mrs.; New Tales by Mrs. Opie. In Four Volumes.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London. 1818 1st 
4 vols. Approx 7 x 4.5 ins. Half bound in smooth brown calf leather to spines and marbled paper covered boards. Dark brown leather spine label, with gilt lettering, and gilt decoration and raised banding to spines. In very good conditions. Contemporary bindings. Pages with some light foxing. Inscriptions to half-titles. Stamps to bottoms of titles and last pages ‘University of London Library’. Else a very clean and tight set. 356; 408; 312 & 363pp + 1pp cat. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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Journey From Obscurity. Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. Memoirs of the Owen Family. Three volumes. Childhood, Youth, War., OWEN, HAROLD:
153 OWEN, HAROLD: Journey From Obscurity. Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. Memoirs of the Owen Family. Three volumes. Childhood, Youth, War.
London. Oxford University Press. 1963, 64, 65, 1st editions. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Three volumes. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrappers (dw; spines slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed at edges. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, date 1963, 64, 65. Else very clean and tight copies. Biography of Wilfred Owen written by his brother, drawing on personal memories, family records and photographs. 
Price: 108.00 GBP
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Frederica Queen of The Hellenes. Mission of a Modern Queen., PAPANICOLAOU, Lilika S.;
154 PAPANICOLAOU, Lilika S.; Frederica Queen of The Hellenes. Mission of a Modern Queen.
(PEG) Publishers Enterprises Group Ltd. Malta. 1994 1st edition 
10 x 7 ins. In blue cloth with gilt to spine, in original pictoral glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW lamination slightly creased, original Hatchards barcode to rear.) 509pp. Many b&w photo illustrations. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy., PATTEN, CHRIS:
155 PATTEN, CHRIS: East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy.
London. Macmillan. 1998 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. Pictorial endpapers. 342pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly bumped at top end. lamination slightly creased. Not price clipped). Author’s dedicatory inscription to main title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. The author recalls his time as the last Governor of Hong Kong and considers the future, not just of Hong Kong, but of the entire Far East and its changing role in the world. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Life of Python. ...and now for something completely different from George Perry., PERRY, GEORGE:
156 PERRY, GEORGE: Life of Python. ...and now for something completely different from George Perry.
Pavilion Michael Joseph. 1983 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with green to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Small marks to back. Price clipped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs. The history of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, with chapters on the individual members. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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William Stukeley. An Eighteenth-Century Antiquary., PIGGOTT, STUART:
157 PIGGOTT, STUART: William Stukeley. An Eighteenth-Century Antiquary.
Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1950 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. 228pp. With b/w illustrations. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of William Stukeley was an English antiquarian who pioneered the archaeological investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury. He was also one of the first biographers of Isaac Newton, of whom he was a friend and was an Anglican clergyman. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Heroes., PILGER, JOHN:
158 PILGER, JOHN: Heroes.
London. Jonathan Cape. 1986 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 591pp. With b/w photographs. John Pilger’s Heroes are the ordinary people who manage to keep going, who live their lives in spite of war and poverty. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Piozzi Marginalia. Comprising some extracts from manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and annotations from her books. Edited by Percival Merritt., PIOZZI, HESTER LYNCH:
159 PIOZZI, HESTER LYNCH: Piozzi Marginalia. Comprising some extracts from manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and annotations from her books. Edited by Percival Merritt.
Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 1925 1st thus. 
Size 5.0 x 8.5 inches. In patterned hard card covers with paper title label to white cloth spine. Ex library copy in very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Title label slightly chipped. Slightly rubbed around edges. Rubber library cancellation stamp to front endpaper. Owner’s inscription and bookplate, dated 1954 to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 210pp. With b/w portrait frontis and b/w plates. The author was a diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Dr. Samuel Johnson and 18th-century life. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Man Who Created Tarzan. Introduction by Ray Bradbury., PORGES, IRWIN:
160 PORGES, IRWIN: Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Man Who Created Tarzan. Introduction by Ray Bradbury.
New English Library. 1976 1st UK edition. 
Size 8.5 x 11.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Green endpapers. 820pp. With colour plates and b/w photographs in text. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of the American author and creator of Tarzan. An in-depth look at the man, the writer, his life and his fiction. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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