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41 SINGH, BAWA SATINDER (ed): The Letters of the First Viscount Hardinge of Lahore to Lady Hardinge and Sir Walter and Lady James 1844-1847. Camden Fourth Series Volume 32.
London. The Royal Historical Society. 1986 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In pale green cloth covers with gilt to black title labels on spine. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 254pp. The author of the letters was a soldier and Governor General of India. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Cossack at Large. Signed copy., SOBOLEFF, I.S.K.:
42 SOBOLEFF, I.S.K.: Cossack at Large. Signed copy.
P.Davies Ltd. 1974 repr. 
Size 5.25 x 8.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips and tears. Small marks to back. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded. Author’s bookplate and inscription to front endpaper, dated 1977. Else a clean and tight copy. 189pp. The author grew up during the Russian Revolution, escaped to India and made his way to England. In WWII he served with the Rifle Brigade and won the M.C. After the war he settled in Dorset. This is his Autobiography. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Letters. IV. Volume Four. Bridge of the Levant. 1940-43., STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy;
43 STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy; Letters. IV. Volume Four. Bridge of the Levant. 1940-43.
Salisbury. Michael Russell 1977 1st edition 
Hardback. 9 x 6 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Minor rubbing to dustwrapper.) Inside clean and tight. Maps to endpapers. 306pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Letters. VI. Volume SIX. The Broken Road. 1947-52., STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy;
44 STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy; Letters. VI. Volume SIX. The Broken Road. 1947-52.
Salisbury. Michael Russell 1981 1st edition 
Hardback. 9 x 6 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Minor rubbing to dustwrapper.) Inside clean and tight. 288pp. Maps to endpapers. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Letters. VII. Volume Seven. Some Talk of Alexander. 1952-59., STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy;
45 STARK, Freya; MOOREHEAD, Lucy; Letters. VII. Volume Seven. Some Talk of Alexander. 1952-59.
Salisbury. Michael Russell 1982 1st edition 
Hardback. 9 x 6 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Minor rubbing to dustwrapper.) Inside clean and tight. Small mark to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 316pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Under Black Ven. Mary Anning’s Story., STINTON, JUDITH:
46 STINTON, JUDITH: Under Black Ven. Mary Anning’s Story.
Dorset Books. 1995 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 9.25 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 64pp. With b/w illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Fictionalised autobiography of Mary Anning who discovered fossils at Lyme Regis. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Ten Seconds From Now. A Broadcaster’s Story., TALBOT, GODFREY:
47 TALBOT, GODFREY: Ten Seconds From Now. A Broadcaster’s Story.
Hutchinson 1973 (2nd. Impr.). 
Num. photo. plates. 254 pp. Very good in very good pict. dustwrapper SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title-page 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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London Lifelines. Signed copy., TAYLOR, ELIZABETH RUSSELL:
48 TAYLOR, ELIZABETH RUSSELL: London Lifelines. Signed copy.
Wildwood House. London. 1977 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Slight browning to all pages. Author’s signature and dedicatory inscription on front endpaper. 278pp. The first purpose of this book “is to provide Londoners with a directory of agencies that exist to serve their needs...legal, financial, emotional or purely practical”. The second purpose is to encourage Londoners “to give what time they can afford to (voluntary) associations concerned with problems of particular interest to them.” The third purpose is “to expose the gap between the individual citizen and their power to influence the most serious deficiencies of the society in which we live”. Alphabetically arranged, each entry is backed by a comprehensive list of organisations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Jane Austen. A Life., TOMALIN, CLAIRE:
49 TOMALIN, CLAIRE: Jane Austen. A Life.
Viking. London. 1997 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 358pp. With b/w photographs with b/w frontis and map. Illustrated endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Claire Tomalin gives a new look at the Regency writer’s life, having studied the family papers, she paints a rich, tragi-comic picture of the Austen clan, their ambitions, their matrimonial alliances and their exotic connections with India and France. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Fifty Years of a Showman’s Life. Or: The Life and Travels of Van Hare. By Himself. New and Cheaper Edition., VAN HARE:
50 VAN HARE: Fifty Years of a Showman’s Life. Or: The Life and Travels of Van Hare. By Himself. New and Cheaper Edition.
London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. ca 1904 
Hardback, approx 7 x 4.5 ins. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edges gilt. In good condition. Corners and ends of spine nicked and chipped. Spine darkened and rubbed. Some darkening and rubbing to boards. Front hinge cracked inside. Endpapers darkened with neat inscription to front “W. Southgate 1904.” Some darkening and mild foxing to pages else a tight copy of a scarce title. 418 pp. Illustrated with a B&W frontis portrait of the author, with his facs. signature underneath. And 9 b&w plates. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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The Story of Victoria, R.I. Wife, Mother, Queen. “Splendid Lives Series”., VICTORIA / WINTLE, W.J.:
51 VICTORIA / WINTLE, W.J.: The Story of Victoria, R.I. Wife, Mother, Queen. “Splendid Lives Series”.
The Sunday School Union, London N.d., ca. 1900 
Small 8vo. Green cloth, lettered in various colours, with Very good. Numerous wood-engravings. 143 pp. Concentrates on the personal life and character, rather than on politics. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-93) Between September 1869 and March 1878. Camden Fifth Series, volume 4., VINCENT, JOHN (ed):
52 VINCENT, JOHN (ed): A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-93) Between September 1869 and March 1878. Camden Fifth Series, volume 4.
London. Offices of the Royal Historical Society. 1994 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. 569pp. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Diaries of the Earl of Derby from the late 19th century. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Chapters from Family Chests. Two Volumes., WALFORD, EDWARD;
53 WALFORD, EDWARD; Chapters from Family Chests. Two Volumes.
Hurst & Blackett 1887 (1st.). 
2 volumes. Nice brown original cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Bevelled edged boards, and Blind embossed edging to covers. In Very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Some small marks to cloth on v.1. Neat inscription to half-title v1. Else pages very clean and tight throughout both. Some neat pencil notations. 320 pp. & 318 pp. + cats. Tales of the British aristocracy, with chapters on "Bad Lord Byron," “The Bucccaneer Earl of Cumberland”, Anna Damer, Simon Fraser, and many others. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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An Annual Biographical Dictionary. ., WHO'S WHO 1970.
54 WHO'S WHO 1970. An Annual Biographical Dictionary. .
A.& C.Black 1970. 
Red cloth gt. 3468 pp. Binding sl. marked/ rubbed on back cover. Else vg. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Life of S. Ealdhelm, First Bishop of Sherborne. Limited Numbered Edition., WILDMAN, W. B.:
55 WILDMAN, W. B.: Life of S. Ealdhelm, First Bishop of Sherborne. Limited Numbered Edition.
London & Sherborne, Chapman and Hall Ltd. & F. Bennett, 1905 1st Ltd Edition 
Hardback. Size approx 10 x 7.5 inches. Half bound in blue cloth and vellum spine, with gilt lettering to spine and front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Endpapers darkened with original bookseller label to front “H.V. Day Dorchester.” Some darkening to endpapers and some light foxing to a few pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 71/100. - Ealdhelm Abbot of Malmesbury and first bishop of Sherborne left letters, prose works and poems in Latin. He was an important figure in the 7th. & 8th. century in Wessex. Here the author describes the history of the Saxon invasion of Wessex, particularly Dorset, and the life of the Saint. 134pp. Frontis of St. Ealdhelm, with b&w photo illustrations. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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