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The Life of William Barnes. Poet and Philologist. With Author’s Signed Letter., (BARNES); BAXTER, LUCY ("Leader Scott"):
1 (BARNES); BAXTER, LUCY ("Leader Scott"): The Life of William Barnes. Poet and Philologist. With Author’s Signed Letter.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1887 
Hardback, pprox 8 x 5 inches. In dark bllue cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spine, blind embossed panelling to boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, slight lean and darkening to spine, Some rubbing to boards and edges, ends of spine rubbed with some small nicks. Half title page inscribed on front and verso “George Allner 1889”. Some light foxing to forntis and title page, some handling marks and slight tanning to pages, some small gaps between gatherings. Mild foxing to rear catalogue. Includes several “et als”, Including funeral service “In Loving Memory” card, and handwritten letter signed “Robert Young”. 358pp. Cat.33pp (date 9.87.) Real photograph of Barnes pasted in as frontispiece. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Fridtiof Nansen 1861-1893. Translated by William Archer., (NANSEN) BRÖGGER, W. C.; ROLFSEN, NORDAHL;
2 (NANSEN) BRÖGGER, W. C.; ROLFSEN, NORDAHL; Fridtiof Nansen 1861-1893. Translated by William Archer.
London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1896 (1st.). 
Hardback. Size approx 9.5 x 6 inches. Dark blue cloth lettered in silver with stars to spine. With pictorial design to front in silver. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Cloth split at spine, with glue repairs. Ends of spine a little nicked. Some mild foxing to pages throughout. Else a nice tight copy. 402pp +24pp cat. 8 B&W plates. Many B&W illustrations within text. 3 Fold-out coloured Maps. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Letter to John Wilkes, Esq. Member of Parliament. 1763., A BRITON: (ANON):
3 A BRITON: (ANON): Letter to John Wilkes, Esq. Member of Parliament. 1763.
Edinburgh, 1763, 
Hardback, 9.5 x 7 inches. half bound in dark green morocco leather and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Plain endpapers. In good condition. Edges rubbed, bumped and faded. Neat inscription to endpaper “James Gorson,” and bookplate opposite “Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske, Bart.” Printed pages slightly darkened and creased. Tape repair to centre crease with some slight loss to one line of print. 4pp. Bound in with several blank pages. A very interesting discourse discussing the ‘Union of Scotland and England’, the Whigs and Jacobites, “independence against English Gluttony and Riches, and all attempts to make them slaves.” The Lord Mayor of London’s Jamaican Estates, the Cyder Bill, the Tower of London, imprisonment, leprosy, rebellion and traitors. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates., ADDISON, WILLIAM:
4 ADDISON, WILLIAM: Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates.
london: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. 1951 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to black title label on spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 298pp. With b/w illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at ends. A couple of small tears to top edge. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Thomas Fuller is best know for his ‘History of the Worthies of England’. This biography gives his social and educational background, including the Civil War. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy., ANDERSON, MONA:
5 ANDERSON, MONA: The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1965 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In cream cloth covers with red gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and rubbed along edges. Spine slightly faded. Old repairs to tears. Not price clipped). Signed on main title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 199pp. With b/w photographs and maps. The history of Mount Algidus sheep station in New Zealand and the people who worked there. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
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In Memoriam. John Rylands. Born February 7, 1801. Died December 11, 1888., ANON:
6 ANON: In Memoriam. John Rylands. Born February 7, 1801. Died December 11, 1888.
Private 1889 
In black pebbled cloth covers with blind embossed decor and gilt to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Slight foxing to page opposite portrait. Else a very clean and tight copy. 72pp. With portrait frontis. John Rylands (7 February 1801 – 11 December 1888) was an English entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom, and Manchester's first multi-millionaire. His widow erected in Manchester a permanent memorial of her husband in the John Rylands Library, of which the famous Althorp Library, purchased by her from Earl Spencer in 1892, and Lord Crawford's manuscripts, purchased by her in 1901, form part of the contents. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Victoria. An Appreciation., ANON:
7 ANON: Victoria. An Appreciation.
Griffith Farran Browne & Co. n.d. ca1901. 
Size 4.5 x 7.5 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. 178pp. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Short biography published to mark the death of Queen Victoria. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt., ARCHER, JEREMY:
8 ARCHER, JEREMY: Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt.
Century. London. 2007 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Green endpapers. 222pp. With b/w line drawings. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Collection of stories, reports, diary entries and letters relating to Christmas in wartime, from the American War of Independence to the Iraq War in 2006. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer., ARNOLD, GUY:
9 ARNOLD, GUY: Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.
London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition. 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer., ARNOLD, GUY:
10 ARNOLD, GUY: Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.
London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition. 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The King’s Daughters., ASQUITH, LADY CYNTHIA:
11 ASQUITH, LADY CYNTHIA: The King’s Daughters.
Hutchinson and Co. n.d ca 1932. 
Size 8.75 x 11.5 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to blue cloth spine and blue lettering to front. In good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed with small splits to edges. Old stains to boards. Front hinge slightly cracked. Clean and tight inside. 108pp. With b/w photographs mouted on grey card. The story of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, daughters of King George VI. With many b/w photographs. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION., ATKINSON, D. H.;
12 ATKINSON, D. H.; Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION.
Leeds. Walker and Laycock, 1885 1st LTD Numbered edition (260/500.) 
2 voluems. Hardbacks, half bound in green cloth boards and vellum spines with brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, spines darkened, spine labels rubbed, label on vol.1 has repaired tear. A couple of small marks to cloth. Endpapers darkened with some neat pencil notations at front. Numbered page darkened. A couple of spots to frontis. Some neat pencil notations to margins. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 443 + 443pp (+ indices and notes.) Illustrated with an engraved frontis Portrait of Thoresby. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences., BALLARD, George;
13 BALLARD, George; Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences.
London, T. Evans, 1775 
Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. In full polished calf leather binding, red and brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding, plain endpapers, speckled page edges, gilt board edges. In very good condition. Professional repair to spine, corners bumped with a couple of small chips, edges rubbed, some small marks to boards. Glue repair to inside front hinge. Bookplate and neat inscription to front endpaper “Doctors Commons 1828.” Some slight darkening to title page and opposite where silk pagemark has been laid. A couple of small minor foxing spots else a very clean and tight copy. 320PP + viii + index. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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The Greenwood Hat. Being A Memoir of James Anon 1885-1897. With a preface by The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley., BARRIE, J.M.:
14 BARRIE, J.M.: The Greenwood Hat. Being A Memoir of James Anon 1885-1897. With a preface by The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.
Peter Davies. 1937 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.00 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 285pp. With 9 b/w plates. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with pieces missing. slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy Privately printed in 1930, this the first edition published in 1937 of J.M.Barrie’s autobiography. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Vanished World. An Autobiography. Vol. 1. Illustrated by John Ward., BATES, H.E.:
15 BATES, H.E.: The Vanished World. An Autobiography. Vol. 1. Illustrated by John Ward.
Michael Joseph 1969 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. 189 pp. With b/w line drawings. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other small marks. not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. First volume of H.E.Bates’ autobiography up to the publication of his first novel. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Clock This. My Life as an Inventor., BAYLIS, TREVOR:
16 BAYLIS, TREVOR: Clock This. My Life as an Inventor.
Headline. 1999 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. 272pp. With b/w and colour photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Autobiography of the inventor of the clockwork radio. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Supplement to the Photographic Pedigree of the Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson, 1740., BENSON, R. Seymour;
17 BENSON, R. Seymour; Supplement to the Photographic Pedigree of the Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson, 1740.
Middlesbrough. William Appleyard & Sons. 1920 1st edition. 
Hardback 8.5 x 6 inches. In dark green cloth with gilt lettered leather label to spine. Beveled edge boards. Floral endpapers. Red speckled edges. In very good condition. Minor mark to rear, some rubbing to corners and edges. Inside pages and endpapers very clean and tight throughout. 214pp. With many B&W photo portraits. With fold out family tree at rear. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson. Photographic Pedigree. In Four Volumes. With Boxed Supplements. Revised by M. E. & J. S. Benson in 1949. In slipcase., BENSON, R. Seymour; M. E. & J. S. ;
18 BENSON, R. Seymour; M. E. & J. S. ; Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson. Photographic Pedigree. In Four Volumes. With Boxed Supplements. Revised by M. E. & J. S. Benson in 1949. In slipcase.
Middlesbrough. Private. Wm Appleyard & Sons. 1949 1st thus. 
4 vols. Hardbacks, folio style-binding with brass screws. Approx 9 x 7.5 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Round leading corners. Maroon endpapers. Maroon cloth covered hard slipcase. In very good conditions with very good slipcase. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Some small marks to cloth. Inside pages and endpapers very clean and tight throughout. Supplement box has hole to top and split corner. 4 vols. With Boxed Supplements. With many B&W photo portraits. With fold out family tree at rear. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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Summoned by Bells., BETJEMAN, JOHN:
19 BETJEMAN, JOHN: Summoned by Bells.
John Murray. London. 1960 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 9.25 inches. In glossy green cloth covers with blind-stamped design of bells, gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers with "Bells" motif. With illustrated dustjacket. 111pp. Num.b/w chapter head vignette illustrations. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at top end. Slight handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Relevant clippings loose in front. Else a very clean and tight copy. Autobiographical poems by the popular poet, of his childhood and youth. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land., BISHOP, Patrick;
20 BISHOP, Patrick; The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land.
William Collins / HarperCollins 2014 1st edition 
Size 6 x 9.5 inches. In grey cloth with gilt to spine and illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition, with very good dustwrapper. Dustwrapper has small chip to rear bottom corner and cloth has small mark at same spot. Else a clean & tight, otherwise unmarked copy. 299pp. With maps and b&w photographic illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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