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The Last Great Empress of China., HALDANE, CHARLOTTE:
81 HALDANE, CHARLOTTE: The Last Great Empress of China.
Constable. London. 1966 repr. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 304pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased arouund edges with small chips and tears. Price clipped). mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Tzu Hsi, the the Empress Dowager, effectively the undisputed ruler of China up to 1908. The end of her reign saw the Boxer Rebellion, an unsuccessful attempt to remove foreigners from China. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse., HALE, J.R.:
82 HALE, J.R.: Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.
The English Universities Press Ltd. 1961 1st edition. 
Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In cream cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. 244pp. With maps. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Ink marks to front, back and fly leaves. Not price clipped). Ink marks in margins. Red ink notes to back endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. The life and work of Nicolo Machiavelli. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition., HAMILTON, Count ANTHONY:
83 HAMILTON, Count ANTHONY: Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.
London. John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1928. 
Size 6.75 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to grey cloth spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 230pp. With wood engraved plates with titled tissue guards. Philibert, Comte de Grammont (1621 – 31 January 1707), was a French nobleman. This biography was written by Antoine Hamilton, his brother-in-law. He spent some time at the Court of King Charles II, where he married his wife and the most interesting part of the book contains an account of that king’s licentious court. With biographical sketch of Anthony hamilton. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Letters and Poems of Bishop Moule. Selections From the Spiritual Letters and Poems of Handley Carr Glyn Moule Bishop of Durham (1901 - 1920)., HARFORD, John Battersby; MOULE, H. C. G.;
84 HARFORD, John Battersby; MOULE, H. C. G.; Letters and Poems of Bishop Moule. Selections From the Spiritual Letters and Poems of Handley Carr Glyn Moule Bishop of Durham (1901 - 1920).
London Marshall Brothers Ltd. 1921 1st ed 
Hardback. 7.5 x 5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine a little faded. Rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Some rubbing to boards. Slight darkening to endpapers; neat inscription and label to front. Else a very clean and tight copy. 116pp. With photo portrait frontis. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Minor Lives. A Collection of Biographies by John Nichols. Annotated and with an Introduction on John Nichols and the Antiquarian and Anecdotal Movements of the late Eighteenth Century., HART, EDWARD L. (ed):
85 HART, EDWARD L. (ed): Minor Lives. A Collection of Biographies by John Nichols. Annotated and with an Introduction on John Nichols and the Antiquarian and Anecdotal Movements of the late Eighteenth Century.
Harvard University Press. Mass. 1971 1st edition, 
Size 6.75 x 9.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Grey endpapers. 367pp. With b/w portrait plates. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. John Nichols was the third editor of the Gentleman’s Magazine and wrote short biographies of noted antiquarians and collectors of anecdotes. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Lennon Legend. An illustrated life of John Lennon. Features removable reproductions of Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork and Rare Memorabilia, Plus ‘In His Own Words’ CD, with John speaking about his life and art, and a live recording of ‘Imagine’., HENKE, JAMES:
86 HENKE, JAMES: Lennon Legend. An illustrated life of John Lennon. Features removable reproductions of Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork and Rare Memorabilia, Plus ‘In His Own Words’ CD, with John speaking about his life and art, and a live recording of ‘Imagine’.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st UK edition. 
Size 9.75 x 10.5 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with illustrated hard card slip case. 64pp. With b/w and colour photographs and facsimile handwritten pages, coloured pages, and facsimile artefacts in pockets. In near fine condition with very good slipcase. A very clean and tight copy. The life and career of John Lennon with many photographs and facsimile handwritten pages and artefacts such as tickets, programmes, etc. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Margaret Hobhouse and Her Family By Her Son., HOBHOUSE, Stephen;
87 HOBHOUSE, Stephen; Margaret Hobhouse and Her Family By Her Son.
Private. The Stanhope Press. 1934 1st edition 
Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In dark blue/grey cloth covers with gilt to front and spine. In very good condition, Some minor rubbing to edges and corners of cover. Inside pages slightly faded else clean and tight. 292pp. With 8 b&w illustrations plus embellishments. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Life of Charles M. Doughty., HOGARTH, D. G.;
88 HOGARTH, D. G.; The Life of Charles M. Doughty.
London, Oxford, Humphrey Milford, University Press, 1928 1st edition 
Hardback, 10.5 x 7 inches. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original dustwrapper. Plain endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in plastic sleeve, rubbing and some minor tears to edges and some slight darkening, small chip at top of spine.) Cloth clean, endpapers clean, ‘half-title’ page slightly darkened else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 216pp. 10 b&w illustrations plus folding map at rear. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Coleridge. Darker Reflections., HOLMES, RICHARD:
89 HOLMES, RICHARD: Coleridge. Darker Reflections.
HarperCollinsPublishers. 1998 1st edition.. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 622pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations and maps. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The author covers the last thirty years of the poet’s life. A difficult time, during which he travelled widely, his marriage ended, his opium addiction increased, he quarreled with friends and his son became an alcolholic. But his work went on and the author argues that it was a new and stronger Coleridge who emerged. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Theodore Hook: A Sketch. Edition Third., HOOK, Theodore;
90 HOOK, Theodore; Theodore Hook: A Sketch. Edition Third.
John Murray, London. 1852 
Size approx 4 x 7 inches. Half bound in calf leather and marbled paper covered boards.With gilt to edges and highly decorative gilt to spine with raised banding and label. Marbled page edges. In very good condition. Rubbing to edges and corners, corners bumped. Small nicks to leather. New plain endpapers. Neat inscription, and some minor foxing to title. else pages clean and tight. 102pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Full Life., HORROCKS, Sir BRIAN:
91 HORROCKS, Sir BRIAN: A Full Life.
London, Collins, 1960 1st ed 
Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. In illustrated red dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW slight fading to spine, minor darkening to rear, tear to bottom corner edge, small nicks to corners.) Corners of boards slightly bumped. Inside pages very clean and tight. Else a clean and tight copy. 320pp. With b/w photographs and maps. Autobiography of Lieut-General Sir Brian Horrocks. The author served in both World Wars and later became a well known broadcaster. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy., HOSKEN, EVELYN:
92 HOSKEN, EVELYN: Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1968 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to maintitle page, dated 1968. A clean and tight copy. 164pp. With b/w photographs and maps. Reminiscences from the late 19th century, with many period photographs. Signed by the author. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition., HOUSMAN, Laurence;
93 HOUSMAN, Laurence; Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.
Jonathan Cape. London. 1923 1st edition 
Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Half bound with purple cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. With original dustwrapper and spine label. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dustwrapper edges rubbed, spine darkened, ends chipped.) Some minor foxing to page edges else a tight clean acopy. Some pages uncut. 60pp. Numbered 676 of 750. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Queen of the Desert. The Story of Lady Hester Stanhope. Illustrated by Hilary Abrahams., HUGHES, JEAN GORDON:
94 HUGHES, JEAN GORDON: Queen of the Desert. The Story of Lady Hester Stanhope. Illustrated by Hilary Abrahams.
Macmillan. 1967 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small rubbed patch to front. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slightly musty. Else a clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w illustrations. Lady Hester Stanhope was born into the Whig aristocracy of the 18th century and was a neice of William Pitt. In 1809 she travelled, first to Greece, and then to what is now Syria and Lebanon. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy., HUGHES, TED:
95 HUGHES, TED: Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy.
Dorset Publishing Company. 1991 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 128pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signed dedicatory inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. The author joined the Bournemouth Fire Brigade at the age of 16 and served through WWII. This is the story of Bournemouth under fire and the men who protected the town. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Henry V. A Biography., HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.:
96 HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.: Henry V. A Biography.
Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1967 1st edition 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 287pp. With b/w photographs, maps, illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. Not price clipped). Small address label to first blank page. Else a clean and tight copy. The author describes a man who was a ‘cold, ruthless, priggish’ organising genius whose life was never far from the brutalities of war or the machinations of diplomacy. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Life of William Hutton, F.A.S.S. Including a particular account of The Riots at Birmingham in 1791, and the history of his family written by himnself and published by his daughter. The Second Edition, With corrections., HUTTON, Catherine;
97 HUTTON, Catherine; The Life of William Hutton, F.A.S.S. Including a particular account of The Riots at Birmingham in 1791, and the history of his family written by himnself and published by his daughter. The Second Edition, With corrections.
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy. London. 1817 2nd. 
Size approx 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Half bound in black calf leather to spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Raised banding, embossed and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. In generally very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners, paper covers split over leading edges. Endpapers darkened. Some foxing spots to pages throughout. Owners bookplate to front endpaper. Else generally clean and tight. 408pp. Engraved frontis portrait. Extra hand-written note bound between p16-17. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Joan of Arc. Signed copy., INCE, R.B.:
98 INCE, R.B.: Joan of Arc. Signed copy.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition. 
8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. 77pp. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly peeled. Book review pasted to front endpaper. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Joan of Arc. Signed copy., INCE, R.B.:
99 INCE, R.B.: Joan of Arc. Signed copy.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition. 
8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. 77pp. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Covers slightly rubbed with small marks. Back corners slightly peeled.Mark from old bookplate to front endpaper. Signed, handwritten verses, dated 1921 ro front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation., INCE, R.B.:
100 INCE, R.B.: Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation.
London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1922 1st edition. 
8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. 96pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Press clippings to front and back endpapers. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. Biography of Martin Luther. 
Price: 21.00 GBP
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