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Image for The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land.

The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land.

By: BISHOP, Patrick;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Collins / HarperCollins 2014 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74967


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. View more info

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Alice on the Line.

By: BLACKWELL, DORIS / LOCKWOOD, DOUGLAS:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson. London. 1965 1st Edition:

Seller ID: 58819


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Brown endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; in removable plastic cover. Slightly rubbed along edges with small tears. Not price clipped). Small marks to back endpapers. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w photographs. Doris Blackwell’s father was officer-in-charge of Alice Springs telegraph station from 1899 to 1908. A persona... View more info

Image for R.D.B.’s Diary 1887-1914.

R.D.B.’s Diary 1887-1914.

By: BLUMENFELD, R.D.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London. Wiliam Heinemann Ltd. 1930 new imp.:

Seller ID: 73610


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and with facsimile signature to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscriptions to front endpaper, one dated 1931. Occasional pencil marks in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. With portrait frontis and other illustrations. The author was an American-born journalist, writer and newspaper editor who is ch... View more info

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The Countess of Warwick. A Biography.

By: BLUNDEN, MARGARET:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cassell. London. 1967 2nd edition.:

Seller ID: 73360


Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pink endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Neat inscription to early blank page, dated 1969. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 356pp. With b/w photographs. Biography of a woman born to titles and wealth in Victorian England. A complex personality, she was concerned with ... View more info

Image for The Drummonds of Charing Cross. (Bankers).

The Drummonds of Charing Cross. (Bankers).

By: BOLITHO, HECTOR / PEEL, DEREK:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: G. Allen & Unwin 1967 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 30543


Tall 8vo. 2 col.& 32 b/w plates. 232 pp. Old price in ink on front enpaper. Very good in very good to good pict. dustwrapper View more info

Image for My Kingdom of Books. An Autobiography. With Lucia Stuart. Signed copy.

My Kingdom of Books. An Autobiography. With Lucia Stuart. Signed copy.

By: BOOTH, RICHARD:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Y Lolfa Cyf. Wales. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72836


Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Red endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 318pp. With b/w photographs. The author was largely responsible for turning Hay-on-Wye into the Book Town it is today. View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An account of his studies and numerous Works. In Chronological Order. A Series of his epistolary Correspondence and conversations with many eminent Persons. And Various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An account of his studies and numerous Works. In Chronological Order. A Series of his epistolary Correspondence and conversations with many eminent Persons. And Various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished.

By: BOSWELL, JAMES;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell, Rivington, Longman, &c.. &c... 1822 (Ninth Edition, Revised & Augmented).:

Seller ID: 77963


4 vols.; Hardback, modern half binding with green cloth to spines and grey paper boards. Leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. In modern covers. Some minor rubbing and darkening to edges of paper on boards. Endpapers darkened, small label marks to corners. Some mild/moderate foxing throughout; heavy foxing to first page and facsimiles in vol.1. Else nice tight binding. Very good copies. With engraved frontis portrait and 2 engra... View more info

Image for Lucrezia Borgia. Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy.

Lucrezia Borgia. Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy.

By: BRADFORD, SARAH:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Viking. 2004 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74018


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Facsimile documents to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 421pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of a young woman used as a political pawn by her powerful father and brother, and surviving Renaissance Italy. View more info

Image for William Morris and his world. With 130 illustrations.

William Morris and his world. With 130 illustrations.

By: BRADLEY, IAN:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73406


Size 7.5 x 9.25 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 127pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The author describes Morris’s life, thought and achievement in relation to the times in which he lived. Included is information on Morris’s complicated private life, business affairs and f... View more info

Image for My Dog Durbar. SIGNED.

My Dog Durbar. SIGNED.

By: BROOKE, Geoffrey;

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Allen Figgis & Co. Dublin. 1960 1st:

Seller ID: 75473


Approx 5x 8 ins. In Glossy pictorial hard covers wit horiginal pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw rubbed along top and bottom edges.) Inside very clean and tight. Authors inscription to fornt endpaper. 59pp. With B&W photo illustrations. View more info

Image for Stands My House.

Stands My House.

By: BROWN, Hilton;

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. London. 1949. 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74461


Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth with printed lettering to spine. With original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition. Dustwrapper a little tanned with some minor foxing, corners chipped w/minor tears to ends of spine. Inside a couple of minor foxing spots to page edges else inside clean and tight throughout. 414pp. View more info

Image for Christina Queen of Sweden. The restless life of a European Eccentric.

Christina Queen of Sweden. The restless life of a European Eccentric.

By: BUCKLEY, VERONICA:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate. 2004 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74029


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 494pp. With b/w illustrations. Brought up as a boy, and effecively the ruler of Sweden from a very young age, Queen Christina, abdicated a couple of years after her coronation, left for a new life in Rome and conver... View more info

Image for The Log of a Sea-Waif. Being recollections of the first four years of my sea life. With eight illustrations. Fifth impression.

The Log of a Sea-Waif. Being recollections of the first four years of my sea life. With eight illustrations. Fifth impression.

By: BULLEN, FRANK T.:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London. Smith Elder & Co. 1906:

Seller ID: 68539


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1908. Owner’s small address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 349pp. With 8 b/w plates. The author goes to sea, aged twelve. This is the story of his first four years. View more info

Image for Lives of Twelve Good Men. J.M. Routh, H. J. Rose, C. Marriott, E. Hawkins, S. Wilberforce, R. L. Cotton, R. Greswell, H. O. Coxe, H. L. Mansel, W. Jacobson, C. P. Eden, C. L. Higgins. In Two Volumes. Second Edition.

Lives of Twelve Good Men. J.M. Routh, H. J. Rose, C. Marriott, E. Hawkins, S. Wilberforce, R. L. Cotton, R. Greswell, H. O. Coxe, H. L. Mansel, W. Jacobson, C. P. Eden, C. L. Higgins. In Two Volumes. Second Edition.

By: BURGON, John William:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1888 2nd:

Seller ID: 78718


2 vols. Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In black full-calf leather bindings, twin brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding and gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Some minor spotting to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Maggie Hudson, with hearty good birthday anniversary wishes, 1894.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 504 +... View more info

Image for The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Kings Bench.

The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Kings Bench.

By: BURNETT, Gilbert:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, William Shrowsberry, 1682:

Seller ID: 79778


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. In mottled/pitted polished calf leather, with later leather to spine. Contemporary plain endpapers. Marbled page edges. In very good condition. Edges rubbed and corners bumped. Pitting ‘spots’ to boards (likely part of pattern rather than wear.) Later leather binding to spine (lacking label) and contemporary endpapers. The odd minor spot and handling mark to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. A very early printing. 218pp, Illus... View more info

Image for Charles George Gordon

Charles George Gordon

By: BUTLER, Colonel Sir William F.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. 1900:

Seller ID: 79731


Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Full light brown calf leather binding, raised and gilt banding to spine; with three red and brown leather title, name and date labels. Gilt decoration to spine, gilt decorative paneled boards with gilt school crest to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fine binding by “J. Jackman, 1902.” Binders stamp “Bickers & Son.” In very good condition. Some minor darkening to spine, some minor rubbing to edges. Some ... View more info

Image for The Story of Topsy. Little Lonely of Central Asia.

The Story of Topsy. Little Lonely of Central Asia.

By: CABLE, MILDRED and FRENCH, FRANCESCA:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1937 1st reprint:

Seller ID: 77907


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Blue cloth with white lettering to spine and front, in original illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated maps to endpapers. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW rubbing to edges, small damp mark to spine, some darkening to rear, small tear to top front corner nr spine. In protective sleeve. Not price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to corners. A couple of minor spots to edges of last few pages else a very clean and tight copy. 2... View more info

Image for Havelock Ellis. A biography.

Havelock Ellis. A biography.

By: CALDER-MARSHALL, ARTHUR:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis 1959 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 50718


Blue cloth gt. Very good in near very good pict. dustwrapper (dw: rubbed on extremities / trifle darkened on back wrapper). 11 photo. plates. 292 pp. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title-page: “Arthur Calder-Marshall”. Havelock Ellis, teacher, prophet, mystic, healer and sexologist. He became a world-wide authority on sex. View more info

Image for Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century.

Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century.

By: CASTOR, HELEN:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. 2004 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72875


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 347pp. With colour photographs. The story of the Paston Family, and their lives during the Wars of the Roses, based on their many survivng letters. View more info

Image for The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

By: CAVENDISH, George;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: The Alcuin Press, Chipping Campden. 1930:

Seller ID: 75227


Size approx 9 x 11.5 inches. In maroon cloth, bevelled boards. Gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some light marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Else an excellent clean and tight copy. 192pp. With chapter/heading decorations. View more info