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Life Without Theory. An Autobiography. With a foreword by Tahu Hole., STUART WORTLEY, VIOLET:
201 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:
202 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:
203 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:
204 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:
205 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:
206 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:
207 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. 120p. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A clean and tight copiy. 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:
208 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:
209 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:
210 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:
211 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:
212 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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The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY., THESIGER, WILFRED:
213 THESIGER, WILFRED: The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY.
Collins 1987 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, small bump mark top of spine.) Author’s signature to title page. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. Many photo plates. 12 maps. 459pp. 
Price: 165.00 GBP
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Visions of A Nomad. SIGNED by the Author., THESIGER, WILFRED:
214 THESIGER, WILFRED: Visions of A Nomad. SIGNED by the Author.
Collins 1987 1st edition 
Tall folio. 11.5 x 9 inches. Hardback in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front in original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, some very slight browning to top edge.) Minor mark to bottom corner of cloth, slight staining to bottom edge/corner of dustwrappers, does not affect pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 224pp. 
Price: 145.00 GBP
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Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. Published to Accompany “Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition,” Pitt Rivers Museum., THESIGER, WILFRED; MORTON, Christopher; GROVER, Phillip (eds.);
215 THESIGER, WILFRED; MORTON, Christopher; GROVER, Phillip (eds.); Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. Published to Accompany “Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition,” Pitt Rivers Museum.
HarperPress. Pitt Rivers Museum 2010 1st edition 
Size 10 x 7.5 inches. Hardback in light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, in protective sleeve.) A very clean and tight copy. Many b&w and colour photo plates. 7 Maps. 280pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Robert E.Lee. A Biography., THOMAS, EMORY M.:
216 THOMAS, EMORY M.: Robert E.Lee. A Biography.
W.W.Norton and Company. 1995 1st edition 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. 472pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of Robert E.Lee. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Out on a Wing. An Autobiography., THOMAS, Sir MILES:
217 THOMAS, Sir MILES: Out on a Wing. An Autobiography.
Michael Joseph. 1964 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1965. Else a clean and tight copy. 406pp. With b/w photographs. The author was one of those responsible for the growth of the Aero industry in the 1950s. He flew in WWI and was involved with Morris motors and later the development of aero engines. Flying, motor racing journalism, the automotive industry and BOAC are amongst the subjects covered from first hand experience. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Hugh Thomson.. His Art. His Letters. His Humour and His Charm., THOMSON /  SPIELMANN, M.H. /  JERROLD, W:
218 THOMSON / SPIELMANN, M.H. / JERROLD, W: Hugh Thomson.. His Art. His Letters. His Humour and His Charm.
A.& C.BLACK 1931 (1st.) 
Tall 8vo. Red cloth gt; Binding a bit unevenly faded, with small spot of fading on spine. One corner trifle bruised. Endpapers just lightly spotted, also the edges (but this does NOT intrude into the pages). Very clean inside. Overall still very good. 12 col.& 16 b/w plts; Many text ills.; Pict.endps.(coaching scenes). 269 pp; Illustrated in the English Magazine, Jane Austen, novels, Highways and Byways series, Shakespeare, Sheridan and Barrie, and many others. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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His Invention so Fertile a Life of Sir Christopher Wren., TINNISWOOD, ADRIAN:
219 TINNISWOOD, ADRIAN: His Invention so Fertile a Life of Sir Christopher Wren.
Jonathan Cape. 2001 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark maroon endpapers. 463pp. With b/w illustrations and plans. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top and front fore edges. Not price clipped). Occasional pencil marks and notes to margins. Pencil marks to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Britainís greatest architect and a founder of the Royal Society. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Old and Odd Memories. Signed and dedicated. Second Impression., TOLLEMACHE, Hon. LIONEL A.:
220 TOLLEMACHE, Hon. LIONEL A.: Old and Odd Memories. Signed and dedicated. Second Impression.
London. Edward Arnold. 1908 2nd imp. 
Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Handling marks. Small chips to top edge. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Inscription to front endpaper from Author to nephew. Many pages uncut/unopened. A clean and tight copy. 328pp. With portrait frontis and b/w illustrations. Anecdotes and reminiscences from the author’s life. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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