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Torn Lace Curtain. With James Southwood., SAUNDERS, FRANK:
181 SAUNDERS, FRANK: Torn Lace Curtain. With James Southwood.
Sidgwick and Jackson. 1983 1st UK edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In cream hard card covers with gilt to brown cloth spine. With ilustrated dustwrapper. 361pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Life with the Kennedys, recalled by their personal chauffeur. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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I Was There. An Autobiography., SIEGER, Joshua;
182 SIEGER, Joshua; I Was There. An Autobiography.
Poole. Poole Historical Trust. 2003 1st edition 
Size approx 9 x 7 ins. Hardback in grey cloth with silver lettering to spine. With glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Small owners label to front endpaper else an excellent copy. 224pp. With many B&W photo illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Life and Times of William Laud. Archbishop of Canterbury. With Portrait., SIMPKINSON, C. H.;
183 SIMPKINSON, C. H.; Life and Times of William Laud. Archbishop of Canterbury. With Portrait.
John Murray, London. 1894 1st edition 
Size approx 5 x 8 inches. In green cloth with black printed decoration to front and gilt lettering to front and spine. Decorative floral endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped with rubbing to extremeties and edges. Some marks to cloth and spine. Ends of spine chipped. Owners bookplate to front endpaper. 307pp. With engraved frontis portrait. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Give Me Five Minutes. The story of Sidney., SMITH, GAYNOR:
184 SMITH, GAYNOR: Give Me Five Minutes. The story of Sidney.
Private. n.d. ca 1990. 
Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In white limp card covers with black lettering to front. In very good condition. Small marks to covers. A clean and tight copy. 112 pp. With b/w photographs. The story of a man with disabilities and his struggles with people’s attitudes to him. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Galileoís Daughter. A Drama of Science, Faith and Love., SOBEL, DAVA:
185 SOBEL, DAVA: Galileoís Daughter. A Drama of Science, Faith and Love.
Fourth Estate. London. 1999 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. 429pp. With b/w illustrations in text. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Occasional pencil marks and notes to margins and endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Virginia, the daughter of Galileo Galilei. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters  Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols., STANHOPE, Eugenia: MATY, M. Dr.:
186 STANHOPE, Eugenia: MATY, M. Dr.: Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols.
London, J. Dodsley & Edward and Charles Dilly, 1774 4th ed. / 1778 1st 
4 volumes. Large hardbacks, 12 x 9 inches. Full polished ‘tree-calf’ leather bindings, leather spine labels, extensive gilt decoration to spines and gilt bordering and dentelles to boards. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright covers. Some darkening and rubbing to spines. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. Only vol.2. of Misc Works has numbered spine label present. Hinges slightlycracked on all vols, some only partially. Some areas of light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. “Letters” illustrated with a frontis portrait; “Misc. Works” illustrated with several vignette portraits and a frontis to vol.2. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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John Lindley 1799-1865. Gardener - Botanist and Pioneer Orchidologist., STEARNE, WILLIAM T.:
187 STEARNE, WILLIAM T.: John Lindley 1799-1865. Gardener - Botanist and Pioneer Orchidologist.
Antique Collectors’ Club. 1999 1st edition. 
Size 7.0 x 10.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; very slightly creased along top edge. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 232pp. With b/w and colour illustrations. Eminent Victorian gardener-botanist, artist, author, professor, editor, journalist and saviour of Kew Gardens. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Strype's Works, Complete in Ten Volumes. The Life (and Acts) of...; Sir John Cheke; Sir Thomas Smith; John Aylmer; Edmund Grindal; Matthew Parker (3 Vols.); John Whitgift (3 Vols.)., STRYPE, John:
188 STRYPE, John: Strype's Works, Complete in Ten Volumes. The Life (and Acts) of...; Sir John Cheke; Sir Thomas Smith; John Aylmer; Edmund Grindal; Matthew Parker (3 Vols.); John Whitgift (3 Vols.).
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1821, 1820, 1821, 1821, 1821, 1822 (Cheke, Smith & Aylmer are New Editions, rest are 1st editions.) 
Hardbacks, 8.5 x 5.5 ins. In full calf leather bindings, twin black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines. Blind embossed panelled edges and blind embossed inner dentelles. Brown endpapers and speckled page edges. In very good conditions. Some rubbing and shelf wear to edges and boards. Some fading/darkening to spines. Some minor darkening/foxing to endpapers and frontis plates, some darkening to title pages opposite. Partially removed bookplates at front endpapers. Some odd minor spots to pages. Else inside pages and plates very clean and tight throughout. Beginning of each volume is illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait. (except part vols.) 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Life Without Theory. An Autobiography. With a foreword by Tahu Hole., STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET:
189 STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET: Life Without Theory. An Autobiography. With a foreword by Tahu Hole.
Hutchinson and Co. 1946 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. 158pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Authorís neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1946. Else a clean and tight copy. Autobiography of a woman who lived an eventful life as the wife of a soldier and diplomat. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Magic in the Distance. A Chronicle of Five Generations. With a preface by Tahu Hole. With 17 illustrations. Signed copy., STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET:
190 STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET: Magic in the Distance. A Chronicle of Five Generations. With a preface by Tahu Hole. With 17 illustrations. Signed copy.
Hutchinson and Co. 1948 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In red cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. Family trees to endpapers. 244pp. With b/w portrait frontis and other photographs and illustrations. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Top fore corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Authorís neat inscription to early blank page, dated 1949. Else a clean and tight copy. The author describes what happened to members and relatives of the family between 1689 and 1891. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Grow Old Along With Me. Reminiscences. Signed copy., STUART-WORTLEY, VIOLET:
191 STUART-WORTLEY, VIOLET: Grow Old Along With Me. Reminiscences. Signed copy.
Secker and Warburg. 1952 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In violet cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 207pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Top edge rubbed with small pieces missing. Handling and other small marks. Price clipped). Authorís neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The wife of a distinguished soldier who lived at Highcliffe Castle near Bournemouth. Here she provides further reminiscences from a very eventful life. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Donne. The Reformed Soul., STUBBS, JOHN:
192 STUBBS, JOHN: Donne. The Reformed Soul.
Viking. 2006 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 565pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Donne. The Reformed Soul., STUBBS, JOHN:
193 STUBBS, JOHN: Donne. The Reformed Soul.
Viking. 2006 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 565pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L’Ecluse’s Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes., SULLY, Duke of:
194 SULLY, Duke of: Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L’Ecluse’s Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes.
Edinburgh, Stirling and Slade, Archibald Constable, Rivington, Longman &c. &c. 1819 
5 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. 8.5 x 5 inches. Bound in full calf leather bindings, spines with brown morocco leather labels lettered in gilt, with decorative raised and gilt banding. Boards with gilt and embossed decorative line edging. Marbled page edges, grey/brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines darkened with a couple of minor nicks to top ends. Some rubbing to corners and edges, a couple of corners bumped and chipped. Some minor marks to boards; small chip to front of vol.4 with some light marks. Small cracks to top corners of front hinges on vols.3&5 (runs to 1st raised bands). Neat inscriptions in latin to front endpapers “E dono sociocum, ouslow, Martin Fur.” Some minor spots and some darkening to a couple of pages; preface vol.1, some appendix pages, etc. Else inside pages very clean and tight. 5 vols. approx 500pp per vol + appendices. Each volume has an engraved frontis portrait. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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Arnold Bennett. A Last Word., SWINNERTON, FRANK:
195 SWINNERTON, FRANK: Arnold Bennett. A Last Word.
London. Hamish Hamilton. 1978 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A clean and tight copiy. 120p. With b/w photographs. The author was a close personal friend of Arnold Bennett. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas. In collaboration with Percy Colson. Foreword by H.Montgomery Hyde. Signed copy., THE MARQUESS OF QUEENSBERRY:
196 THE MARQUESS OF QUEENSBERRY: Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas. In collaboration with Percy Colson. Foreword by H.Montgomery Hyde. Signed copy.
Hutchinson & Co.. London. n.d. ca1950 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly bumped. Author’s signature on half title page with owner’s signature to same. Else a clean and tight copy. 181pp. With b/w portrait frontis. The story of Oscar Wilde and the ninth Marquess of Queensberry. The book is written by the grandson of the notorious Marquess and dedicated to Wilde’s son. It includes brief biographies of Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas and John Sholto Douglas. There are chapters on Reading Gaol and De Profundis and two appendices. An interesting look at the personalities involved in the scandal and the aftermath. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Among the Mountains. My Kenya Days. SIGNED., THESIGER, WILFRED:
197 THESIGER, WILFRED: Among the Mountains. My Kenya Days. SIGNED.
HarperCollins 1994 1st edition 
Size 10 x 7 inches. Hardback in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 7 Maps. 224pp. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Among the Mountains. Travels Through Asia. SIGNED., THESIGER, WILFRED:
198 THESIGER, WILFRED: Among the Mountains. Travels Through Asia. SIGNED.
HarperCollins 1998 1st edition 
Size 10 x 7 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped some minor creases to rear.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 7 Maps. 250pp. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Crossing the Sands., THESIGER, WILFRED:
199 THESIGER, WILFRED: Crossing the Sands.
Motivate Publishing 1999 1st edition 
Tall folio. 12.5 x 10 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front in original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) An excellent clean & tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 176pp. Folding map at rear. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Danakil Diary. Journeys Through Abyssinia, 1930-34. SIGNED., THESIGER, WILFRED:
200 THESIGER, WILFRED: The Danakil Diary. Journeys Through Abyssinia, 1930-34. SIGNED.
HarperCollins 1996 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Hardback in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) Dated Author’s signature to title page. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. Many photo plates. 2 colour maps. 214pp. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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