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Autobiography. A New Edition with an Introduction by J. B. Priestley., POWYS, JOHN COWPER:
161 POWYS, JOHN COWPER: Autobiography. A New Edition with an Introduction by J. B. Priestley.
Macdonald. London. 1967 1st thus. 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In light blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and facsimile signature to front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small mark to front. Some minor rubbing. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Small marks to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 672pp. With b&w portrait frontis. John Cowper Powys’s autobiography written in 1934 and covering the first sixty years of the author’s life. This edition has an introduction by J.B.Priestley. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
162 POWYS, LLEWELYN: Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks.
New York. American Library Service. 1933 1st USA edition. 
Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In dark maroon cloth covers with black lettering to spine and gilt to front. 221pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Neat pencil marks in margins throughout. Neat inscription to back endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The author gives brief biographies of thirteen ‘Worthies’. These include Chaucer, Marlowe, Tom Coryat, Izaak Walton, Beau Nash, William Barnes and Thomas Hardy. Possibly author’s proof copy. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks., POWYS, LLEWELYN:
163 POWYS, LLEWELYN: Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks.
Grant Richards Ltd. London. 1924 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In red cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. 192pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Programme from 1943, loose in front. Else clean and tight copy. The author gives brief biographies of thirteen ‘Worthies’. These include Chaucer, Marlowe, Tom Coryat, Izaak Walton, Beau Nash, William Barnes and Thomas Hardy. Possibly author’s proof copy. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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John Ramsay of Kildalton Being an account of his life in Islay and including the Diary of his trip to Canada in 1870., RAMSAY, Freda;
164 RAMSAY, Freda; John Ramsay of Kildalton Being an account of his life in Islay and including the Diary of his trip to Canada in 1870.
Peter Martin Associates. 1988 
Size approx 9x5.5 ins. In white/cream cloth with paper title label to spine. In original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw rubbed at edges with some darkening / light soiling.) Covers with a couple of marks to fonr and some darkening along bottom edge. Bookplate to front endpaper with authors inscription opposite. Pages generally very clean and tight throughout. 163pp. With b&w illustrations. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Nelson's Letters From The Leeward Islands And Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and The British Museum. Engravings by Geoffrey Wales. Limited Numbered Edition., RAWSON, Geoffrey: LEWIS, Prof. Michael: WALES, Geoffrey:
165 RAWSON, Geoffrey: LEWIS, Prof. Michael: WALES, Geoffrey: Nelson's Letters From The Leeward Islands And Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and The British Museum. Engravings by Geoffrey Wales. Limited Numbered Edition.
Great Britain, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953 1st LTD Ed. 
Large hardback, 12.5 x 8 ins. Vellum binding lettered in gilt with gilt design to front. In very good condition. Some small marks and spots to boards, small bumps to corners. A couple of small spots and neat inscription to front endpaper “Just a small gift for your kindness, Sidney Edgar Charles Meedsmist Martin 1982.” Else a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 277/300. 74pp. B&W Engravings by Geoffrey Wales. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The She-Apostle. The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal., REDWORTH, GLYN:
166 REDWORTH, GLYN: The She-Apostle. The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal.
OUP. 2008 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 276pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of a Spanish woman who was smuggled into England by the Jesuits in 1605 and worked in secret for many years supporting Roman Catholics in a time of widespread persecution. Includes extracts from her writings describing life in Shakespeare’s London. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Lie in the Dark and Listen. The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper. Wing Commander Ken Rees with Karen Arrandale., REES, KEN:
167 REES, KEN: Lie in the Dark and Listen. The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper. Wing Commander Ken Rees with Karen Arrandale.
Grub Street. London. 2004 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 224pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Small marks to front endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. The author was a bomber pilot in WWII. Shot down, he was captured and imprisoned, becoming part of the Great Escape. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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No Outspan. Foreword by J.C.Smuts., REITZ, DENEYS:
168 REITZ, DENEYS: No Outspan. Foreword by J.C.Smuts.
Faber and Faber. 1943 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to pages throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 288pp. With b/w photographs and fold out maps at back. The third autobiographical account bringing the author’s story to WWII. The author covers the period after the Armistice, his time with General Smuts, and life in government. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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The Life and Times of Frederick Reynolds, Written by Himself. In Two Volumes., REYNOLDS, Frederick:
169 REYNOLDS, Frederick: The Life and Times of Frederick Reynolds, Written by Himself. In Two Volumes.
London, Henry Colburn, 1826 1st 
2 vols. Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 ins. Quarter bound in light calf leather and marbled/mottled paper boards. Plain endpapers, speckled edges. In very good conditions. Some rubbing and darkening to spines and edges of boards. Leather spine label of vol.2. is lost. Small scuff to rear board of vol.1. Endpapers slightly darkened with some light foxing. Some minor spots inside else pages very clean and tight. 373 +422pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Richmond Family Records. In Three Volumes., RICHMOND, Henry I.;
170 RICHMOND, Henry I.; Richmond Family Records. In Three Volumes.
Adlard & Son. London. 1933/35/38 
3 Vols. Approx 8.5 x 5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering and designs to front and spine. In very good conditions. V’s 2&3 have some minor marks to cloth and rubbing to rears. The odd minor foxing spot to page edges of v.1. Otherwise very clean and tight copies. 232, 268, 326pp. With b&w maps, portraits and photo illustrations. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Guy’s Hospital 1725-1948, RIPMAN, Hujohn A.;
171 RIPMAN, Hujohn A.; Guy’s Hospital 1725-1948
Guy’s Hospital Gazette Committee 1951 1st 
10 x 7.5 inches. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt design to front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW rubbing to edges, and darkening to rear. Corners chipped, sml tear top of spine.) Very slight fading to ends of spine. Inside pages clean and tight throughout, no marks or inscriptions. 176pp. b&w photo ills throughout. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Powys to the Trovillions. The Letters of John Cowper Powys to Hal W. and Violet Trovillion. Edited by Paul Roberts., ROBERTS, Paul; POWYS, John Cowper; TROVILLION, Hal, Violet;
172 ROBERTS, Paul; POWYS, John Cowper; TROVILLION, Hal, Violet; Powys to the Trovillions. The Letters of John Cowper Powys to Hal W. and Violet Trovillion. Edited by Paul Roberts.
London. Cecil Woolf. 1990 1st edition 
Hardback. size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. In original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges. Price clipped.) Else a very clean tight copy. 121pp. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Landscape with Machines. The First Part of his Autobiography., ROLT, L.T.C.:
173 ROLT, L.T.C.: Landscape with Machines. The First Part of his Autobiography.
Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1984 1st thus. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 230pp. With b/w photographs. The first volume of the autobiography of L.T.C.Rolt who founded the Inland Waterways Association and wrote biographies of Brunel and Telford. Covers his life up to the outbreak of WWII. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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174 ROTHENSTEIN, Sir WILLIAM: Contemporaries. Portrait Drawings by Sir William Rothenstein with appreciations by various hands.
Faber and Faber. London. 1937 (1st.ed.) 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In beige cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkend and rubbed at ends with small chips and tears. Handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Slightly musty. Else a clean and tight copy. 112pp. With 24 b/w line drawings. Collection of line drawing portraits with brief biographies. Subjects include Viscount Allenby, Havelock Ellis, Rudyard Kipling, Cecil Day-Lewis, Somerset Maugham, Stanley Spencer, Rabindranath Tagore, W.B.Yeats. Scarce with dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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On The Road. Journeys of a Tramping Printer., ROUNSFELL, J. W.;
175 ROUNSFELL, J. W.; On The Road. Journeys of a Tramping Printer.
Caliban Books 1982 1st 
8.75 x 5.75 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap. (DW price clipped.) Neat owners label to front endpaper. Some slight darkening to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 184pp + xviiipp. B&W frontis. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Robert Stephen Hawker of Morwenstow: A Belated Medieval. An Essay by A.L.Rowse., ROWSE, A.L.:
176 ROWSE, A.L.: Robert Stephen Hawker of Morwenstow: A Belated Medieval. An Essay by A.L.Rowse.
Elephant Press. 1975 1st edition. 
Size 6.275 x 9.25 inches. In brown cloth covers. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Small marks and owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 32pp. With engraving at heading. Robert Stephen Hawker was an Anglican priest, poet, antiquarian of Cornwall and reputed eccentric. He is best known as the writer of The Song of the Western Men and as the founder of Harvest Festival. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1992, Vol. 38., ROYAL SOCIETY:
177 ROYAL SOCIETY: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1992, Vol. 38.
London. The Royal Society. 1992 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 416pp. Prof. ills with b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biographical Memoirs of 22 Fellows of the Royal Society. With microfiche in pocket at back. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1994, Vol. 40., ROYAL SOCIETY:
178 ROYAL SOCIETY: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1994, Vol. 40.
London. The Royal Society. 1994 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 445pp. Prof. ills with b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed with small tear at top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biographical Memoirs of 24 Fellows of the Royal Society. With microfiche in pocket at back. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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179 ROYAL SOCIETY: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1995, Vol. 41.
London. The Royal Society. 1995 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 602pp. Prof. ills with b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks, slight crease to top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biographical Memoirs of 39 Fellows of the Royal Society. With microfiche in pocket at back. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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180 ROYAL SOCIETY: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1996, Vol. 42.
London. The Royal Society. 1996 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 559pp. Prof. ills with b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; tear to top front corner. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biographical Memoirs of 32 Fellows of the Royal Society. With microfiche in pocket at back. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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