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The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY., THESIGER, WILFRED:
201 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:
202 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.);
203 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.:
204 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:
205 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:
206 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:
207 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.:
208 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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Tolstoy Remembered. By His Son., TOLSTOY, SERGEI:
209 TOLSTOY, SERGEI: Tolstoy Remembered. By His Son.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1961 1st UK edition. 
Tall 8vo. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and rubbed along top edge with small tears to back. Small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 234pp. Sergei Tolstoy was the edlest son of Leo Tolstoy. he was born in 1863 and these memoirs, written when he was an old man, were found after his death in 1947. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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End of a Journey. An autobiographical Journal 1979-1981. Edited by John Bullimore., TOYNBEE, PHILIP:
210 TOYNBEE, PHILIP: End of a Journey. An autobiographical Journal 1979-1981. Edited by John Bullimore.
Bloomsbury. 1988 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Green endpapers. 422pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1989. Else a very clean and tight copy. The author was recovering from depression and a business failure when he wrote the diaries on which the book is based. He died a few days after the last entry, hence the title. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Charles de Foucauld. Signed copy., TROUNCER, MARGARET:
211 TROUNCER, MARGARET: Charles de Foucauld. Signed copy.
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1972 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Author’s signature and dedicatory inscription on front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 214pp. Biography of Charles, Vicomte de Foucauld tell the story of the man who became a mystic and hermit, living in the Sahara Desert. he was shot by german agents in December 1916 and his followers went on to found The Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Life of Kenneth Tynan., TYNAN, KATHLEEN:
212 TYNAN, KATHLEEN: The Life of Kenneth Tynan.
Weidenfeld and Nicholson. 1987 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 467pp. With b/w photographs. The life of the sometimes controversial theatre critic and author, by his widow. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Lifelines. The Stacey Letters. 1836-1858., VANSITTART, JANE:
213 VANSITTART, JANE: Lifelines. The Stacey Letters. 1836-1858.
Peter Davis. London. 1976 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In pale green cloth covers with black to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 180pp. With b/w photo plates and maps. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slight darkening to edges. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. The book is a collection of rare letters and correspondence written between 1836 and 1858 by Mr Stacey senior, an Ordnance Clerk in the Tower of London, and his son, George and grandchildren farming in the eastern Townships of Quebec. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Aurora Borealis Academica. Aberdeen University Appreciations 1860-1889., VARIOUS:
214 VARIOUS: Aurora Borealis Academica. Aberdeen University Appreciations 1860-1889.
Aberdeen. University Printers. 1899 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened with small marks. Damp staining to boards. Small indentations to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Xmas card pasted to front endpaper. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1950. Neat inscription to half title page, dated 1899. Relevant letter loose in front. Relevant newspaper correspondence pasted to back endpapers with newspaper review of the volume. Else a clean and tight copy. 401 pp. With b/w photographs. Collection of brief biographies and ‘appreciations’ of academics of Aberden University in the 19th century. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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“Strafer” Gott. A Tribute to Lieutenant-General William Henry Ewart (‘Strafer’) Gott CB CBE DSO & Bar MC. Commanding Officer 1st Bn The King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1939...Killed while flying to Cairo to take command of the Eighth Army 7th August 1942., VERNON, DICK (ed):
215 VERNON, DICK (ed): “Strafer” Gott. A Tribute to Lieutenant-General William Henry Ewart (‘Strafer’) Gott CB CBE DSO & Bar MC. Commanding Officer 1st Bn The King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1939...Killed while flying to Cairo to take command of the Eighth Army 7th August 1942.
n.d. ca1983. 
Tall 8vo. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine and front. Medal in silver to front and red stripes. In very good condition. Slight stain to spine affecting edge of front cover. Else a very clean and tight copy. 108pp. With b/w portrait frontis and b/w photo of memorial at back. A collection of official and personal tributes printed in courier font. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Work of Lilian Baylis. Edited by Harcourt Williams. Photographs by Angus McBean., VIC-WELLS;
216 VIC-WELLS; The Work of Lilian Baylis. Edited by Harcourt Williams. Photographs by Angus McBean.
Cobden-Sanderson. London. 1938 1st 
10 x 7.5 inchres. In plain white buckram cloth with red lettering to spine and front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW faded at spine, darkened at edges, noicks to corners and top edge. in plastic sleeve.) Inside clean and tight with no marks or inscriptions. 106pp. B&W illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de Suede. Edition Stereotype, D’apres le procede de Firmin Didot., VOLTAIRE;
217 VOLTAIRE; Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de Suede. Edition Stereotype, D’apres le procede de Firmin Didot.
Pierre Didot et Firmin Didot, Paris. 1802 
Small, approx 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Bound in full calf leather, With highly decorative gilt lettering and scrollwork detail to spine and gilt detail to board edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to boards and around edges and corners. Inside pages are clean, bright and tight throughout. 342pp. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Samuel Johnson., WAIN, JOHN:
218 WAIN, JOHN: Samuel Johnson.
Macmillan. 1974 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In pale grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 388pp. With b/w illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Biography of Dr Johnson. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Letters to the Countess of Ossory. In Three Volumes., WALPOLE, Horace;
219 WALPOLE, Horace; Letters to the Countess of Ossory. In Three Volumes.
London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903 
3 vols. Hardback, size approx 9 x 6 inches. Half bound in contemporary dark blue morocco leather to spine and corners and blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering, raised banding and gilt decoration and paneling to spines. Ruled gilt to boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines a little faded, some rubbing to ends of spines. Page edges rough cut. (Some pages still remain uncut.) Binders stamp “ Slight fading to endpapers else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent set. --- “These epistles... Byron did not overpraise them when he called them incomparable.” (D.N.B.) iv, 317 + iv, 336 + iv, 371pp. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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John Cornelius, His Life and Adventures. Signed and Limited Large Paper Edition., WALPOLE, HUGH:
220 WALPOLE, HUGH: John Cornelius, His Life and Adventures. Signed and Limited Large Paper Edition.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1937 Ltd Ed. 
Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Full polished red morocco leather binding. Gilt lettering and raised banding to spine. Gilt line paneling to inside board edges around endpaper. Top page edges gilt. Light grey endpapers. In very good near fine condition. Beautiful fine leather binding. Some minor darkening to spine. Some minor darkening to edges of endpapers. Some light foxing to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Austin B. Smith.” Limited edition of 175 copies. Signed by Hugh Walpole. Minor spot to margin of p18, Else a very clean and tight copy. 522pp. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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