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Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED., CHANDLER, DAVID (ed):
41 CHANDLER, DAVID (ed): Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.
Longmans. 1968 1st edition. 
Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along edges. Price clipped). Soem minor darkening to endpapers. Inscribed on main title page “For Ken, an admirer for ‘Milord Marl.’ and his period, David Chandler, Sept ‘98.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 276pp. With b/w portrait plates and a map. Extracts from the memoirs of two contasting soldiers from the Marlborough period. Robert Parker rose from to obscurity to the rank of Captain of Grenadiers, Compte de Merode-Westerloo was an aristocrat who rose to be Field-Marshall. Parker was a competent soldier whos’e writings sho that he hero-worshipped Marlborough; The Compte was an arrogant, grudge-bearing man who probably should not have been given such high responsibility. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Scandalous Woman. The Story of Caroline Norton. Signed copy., CHEDZOY, ALAN:
42 CHEDZOY, ALAN: A Scandalous Woman. The Story of Caroline Norton. Signed copy.
Allison and Busby. 1992 1st. edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 312pp. With b/w illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly bumoped at ends. Front top fore corner slightly bumped. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to main title page. A very clean and tight copy. The biography of Caroline Norton who fought the establishment to have the law changed so that divorced women had rights to their children and property. Her divorce and a long affair resulted in her being branded ‘the most scandalous woman in England’. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Life of Bertrand Russell. Signed copy., CLARK, RONALD W.:
43 CLARK, RONALD W.: The Life of Bertrand Russell. Signed copy.
Jonathan Cape and Weidefeld and Nicolson. 1975 1st edition 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signature to main title page. A clean and tight copy. 766pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams and line drawings in text. Bertrand Russell was a philosopher and politial activist. The author covers this and also Russell’s personal life. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Lettres Interessantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli),  (Letters of Pope Clement XIV) Traduites de l’Italien & du Latin; Seconde édition, Exactement revue, corrigée, et augmentée de la Traduction des Passages Latins, & d'une Table Alphabétique des Matieres. (Translated from Italian & Latin; Second edition, Exactly revised, corrected, and augmented by the Translation of the Latin Passages, and an Alphabetical Table of Contents.) In Three Volumes., CLEMENT XIV (Ganganelli):
44 CLEMENT XIV (Ganganelli): Lettres Interessantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), (Letters of Pope Clement XIV) Traduites de l’Italien & du Latin; Seconde édition, Exactement revue, corrigée, et augmentée de la Traduction des Passages Latins, & d'une Table Alphabétique des Matieres. (Translated from Italian & Latin; Second edition, Exactly revised, corrected, and augmented by the Translation of the Latin Passages, and an Alphabetical Table of Contents.) In Three Volumes.
Paris, Chez Lottin, 1776 - 1777 
3 vols. Hardback, approx 4 x 7 inches. In full calf leather bindings with two red morocco leather labels to spines, with gilt lettering, gilt decoration and banding to spines. Gilt decoration to board edges, speckled page edges, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped and rubbed with a couple of small nicks to corners, some minor rubbing to edges and spines. Some darkening to edges of pages and endpapers. A couple of minor spots to frontispiece, a few odd minor spots and minor page darkening, one or two minor edge tears, else pages very clean and tight. 453; 430; 311+400pp. (Vol.3 in 2 parts.) Engraved frontispiece to vil.1. With decorative chapter headings and tailpieces. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood., COBB, RICHARD:
45 COBB, RICHARD: Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.
Chato and Windus. Hogarth Press. 1983 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 161pp. With b/w silhouette and a map. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The author’s authobiography. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide., CONNOLLY, JOSEPH:
46 CONNOLLY, JOSEPH: P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.
Orbis publishing. London. 1979 1st edition. 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 160pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small tear at top end. Price clipped). Bibliography loose in front. A clean and tight copy. Illustrated biography of P.G.Wodehouse including photographs of the casts of various productions of Wodehouse’s works, published in his centenary year. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Mercator. The man who mapped the planet., CRANE, NICHOLAS:
47 CRANE, NICHOLAS: Mercator. The man who mapped the planet.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 2002 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. 348pp. With colour plates and b/w illustrations in text. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw. spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Gerard Mercator created the first modern map of the world. He also solved the problem of coverting a three dimensional globe into a two dimensional map. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Barbed-Wire Doctor. Memoirs of Brigadier Crook. One Doctor’s War., CROOK, A. Brigadier (retd):
48 CROOK, A. Brigadier (retd): Barbed-Wire Doctor. Memoirs of Brigadier Crook. One Doctor’s War.
Pentland Press. Edinburgh. 1996 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Very slightly creased along edges. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. A very clean and tight copy. 152pp. With b/w photographs, maps and drawings. The author was captured in 1940 and was the Medical Officer of the 2d Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He made three escape attempts and was eventually liberated by the Russians. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Hidden Roads. A Memoir of Childhood. Signed copy., CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:
49 CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN: The Hidden Roads. A Memoir of Childhood. Signed copy.
Quercus. London. 2009 1st edition. 
8vo. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Author’s signed inscription to main title page. Card written and signed by author loose in front. A very clean and tight copy. 230pp. With 42 b/w photographs and illustrations to chapter headings. Memories of the author’s childhood. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Professor David The Life of Sir Edgeworth David., DAVID, M. E.;
50 DAVID, M. E.; Professor David The Life of Sir Edgeworth David.
London Edward Arnold & co. 1938 2nd impression 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. In very good condition. Cloth is rubbed and slighty faded. Rubbing to extremities. Corners bumped. Some minor marks. Mark to spine and small split to cloth at rear edge of spine. Endpapers heavily darkened with neat inscription to front. Page edges rough cut. One or two small spots to pages otherwise very clean and tight throughout. 320pp. 8 B&W photo plates plus map. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Sound of the Guns. Being an account of the wars and service of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan., DAWSON, Capt. LIONEL:
51 DAWSON, Capt. LIONEL: Sound of the Guns. Being an account of the wars and service of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan.
Oxford. Pen-in-hand. 1949 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with yellow lettering to spine. 258pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition. Marks to covers. Mild foxing to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan, recording his service with Kitchener, in the Boer War and the Battle of Jutland. Subsequent to this book, he took part in WWII as a Commando! 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Einstein., De BROGLIE, LOUIS / ARMAND, LOUIS / SIMON, PIERRE-HENRI et al:
52 De BROGLIE, LOUIS / ARMAND, LOUIS / SIMON, PIERRE-HENRI et al: Einstein.
Peebles Press. 1979 1st English edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In dark brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 219pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams in text. Written for Einstein’s 100th anniversary by nine eminent scholars, each analysing or recalling a different aspect of Einstein’s personality or accomplishments. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Making of a Mind. Letters from a soldier-priest 1914-1919. Translated from the French by Rene Hague., de CHARDIN, PIERRE TEILHARD:
53 de CHARDIN, PIERRE TEILHARD: The Making of a Mind. Letters from a soldier-priest 1914-1919. Translated from the French by Rene Hague.
Collins. London. 1965 1st English edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 316pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and bumped at top end. Small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1974. Else a clean and tight copy. The author was a stretcher bearer in the French Army in WWI. His letters to his cousin show how his experiences affected his , and led to the development of his philosophy of life. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange., de PANGE, MAURICE:
54 de PANGE, MAURICE: The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange.
London. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited. 1928 1st edition. 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with black lettering to paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and chipped at ends. Slightly rubbed along edges with small tears and marks.Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Occasional foxing spots and explanatory pencil notes in margins. Owner’s pencil inscription to front endpaper, “E.W.Margesson. Bought from Ramsden. 11 Chapel road, Worthing. 20th Feb 1928. Finished reading 28-2-1928.” Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 100pp. With b/w portrait frontisand other b/w photographs. Letters from a French schoolboy at Westminster School in 1924/5. The letters, to his parents, are full of enthusiasm and some slightly odd phrases. Sadly Maurice de Pange died of meningitis in 1927 aged 15. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports., DEEDES, W.F.:
55 DEEDES, W.F.: Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports.
Macmillan. 1997 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 413pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. Slight crease along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. A personal memoir by the journalist and politician, William (Bill) Deedes. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Traveller and Plant Collector., DESMOND, RAY:
56 DESMOND, RAY: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Traveller and Plant Collector.
Antique Collector’s Club. 1999 1st edition. 
Size 8.5 x 11.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Map to front endpaper, pictorial back endpaper. 286pp. With colour & b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was an eminent Victorian botanist and one of Charles Darwin’s closest collaborators. He travelled widely and had many adventures. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates., DOBELL, Mrs. Horace;
57 DOBELL, Mrs. Horace; Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates.
London. Wertheimer, Lea & Co. 1908 1st thus 
Hardback. Approx 7 x 5 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering and design to front. In very good condition. Corners slightly rubbed. Minor marks to rear. Label to front endpaper with incription to verso and top of title pg. Else a very clean and tight copy. 109pp. 9 b&w photo plates - with tissue guards. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature. Signed copy., DOYLE, BRIAN (ED):
58 DOYLE, BRIAN (ED): The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature. Signed copy.
Hugh Evelyn. London. 1968 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 380pp. With b/w illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along edges. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1968. Else a clean and tight copy. The author gives brief biographies, bibliographies and backgrounds of over 400 children’s authors and illustrators. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Savage Messiah., EDE, H.S.:
59 EDE, H.S.: Savage Messiah.
William Heinemann, Ltd. 1931 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; originally maroon but very faded. Spine darkened with small marks and chips at bottom end. Not price clipped). Small ‘ex libris’ label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 272pp. With b/w plate photographs and line drawings in text. Biography of the French sculptor, Henri Gaudier and his affair with Sophie Brzeska. Later a film by Ken Russell. 
Price: 58.00 GBP
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David Lloyd George the Man and the Statesman. Introduction by Marquess of Lothian. Two volumes., EDWARDS, J.HUGH:
60 EDWARDS, J.HUGH: David Lloyd George the Man and the Statesman. Introduction by Marquess of Lothian. Two volumes.
London: The Waverly Book Co Ltd. 1930 
In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With glassis wrappers and in strong card cases. 363 to 705pp. With b/w photographs including portrait frontis in both. In very good condition with good wrappers and very good cases. Wrappers worn with tears and small holes. Covers clean and bright. Mild foxing to edges. Authors presentation inscription on front endpapers with signature pasted in vol I. Clean and tight copies. Life of the British Prime Minister. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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