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Image for Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.

Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.

By: CHANDLER, DAVID (ed):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Longmans. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 78749


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 ... View more info

Image for A Scandalous Woman. The Story of Caroline Norton. Signed copy.

A Scandalous Woman. The Story of Caroline Norton. Signed copy.

By: CHEDZOY, ALAN:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Allison and Busby. 1992 1st. edition.:

Seller ID: 68331


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 312pp. With b/w illustrations. The biography of Caroline Norton who fought the establishment to have the law changed so that divorced women had rights... View more info

Image for The Life of Bertrand Russell. Signed copy.

The Life of Bertrand Russell. Signed copy.

By: CLARK, RONALD W.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Weidefeld and Nicolson. 1975 1st edition:

Seller ID: 71312


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’... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: CLEMENT XIV (Ganganelli):

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez Lottin, 1776 - 1777:

Seller ID: 78602


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 frontis... View more info

Image for Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.

Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.

By: COBB, RICHARD:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chato and Windus. Hogarth Press. 1983:

Seller ID: 73975


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 161pp. With b/w silhouette and a map. The author’s authobiography. View more info

The Treasury of Modern Biography. A Gallery of Literary Sketches of Eminent Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century.

By: COCHRANE, R.(compiled & selected by):

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh. W. P. Nimmo 1885.:

Seller ID: 50209


Tall 8vo.Attractive blue full calf with elaborate gold decor. and 2 contrasting morocco labels on spine (prize-binding: The Leys School). Crest engraved in gold on fr. cover. Marbled endpapers & edges. Spine and extremities rubbed. Tiny bit of leather chipped off top side of spine. Inside vg. Half-title vignette and frontispiece (showing portraits of W. Scott, D. Livingstone, T. Carlyle, Mary Somerville). 544 pp. View more info

Image for Biographia Borealis; or the lives of distinguished northerners.

Biographia Borealis; or the lives of distinguished northerners.

By: COLERIDGE, HARTLEY:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Whittaker & Co. 1833. 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69341


Size 5.25 x 8.75 inches. In dark brown half calf leather binding with elaborate gilt decor to spine.Raised bands. Light brown boards. marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. A couple of small scuffed areas to spine. Corners slightly rubbed at edges. front spine slightly cracked. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 3 engr. portraits. 732 pp.( incl. historical and chronological index). 13 biographies: Andrew Marvel, Dr. Richar... View more info

Image for P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.

P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.

By: CONNOLLY, JOSEPH:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Orbis publishing. London. 1979 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69502


Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 160pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Illustrated biography of P.G.Wodehouse including photographs of the casts of various productions of Wodehouse’s works, published in his centenary y... View more info

Image for Mercator. The man who mapped the planet.

Mercator. The man who mapped the planet.

By: CRANE, NICHOLAS:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 2002 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70477


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw. spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 348pp. With colour plates and b/w illustrations in text. 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. View more info

Image for Barbed-Wire Doctor. Memoirs of Brigadier Crook. One Doctor’s War.

Barbed-Wire Doctor. Memoirs of Brigadier Crook. One Doctor’s War.

By: CROOK, A. Brigadier (retd):

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pentland Press. Edinburgh. 1996 1st edition:

Seller ID: 58690


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 Rus... View more info

Image for The Hidden Roads. A Memoir of Childhood. Signed copy.

The Hidden Roads. A Memoir of Childhood. Signed copy.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Quercus. London. 2009 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63044


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. View more info

Fleet Street, Press Barons and Politics. The Journals of Collin Brooks, 1932-1940. Camden Fifth Series Volume 11.

By: CROWSON, N.J. (ed):

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 1998 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67347


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 311pp. A personal account of working as a journalist and editor during the 1930s. View more info

Image for Professor David The Life of Sir Edgeworth David.

Professor David The Life of Sir Edgeworth David.

By: DAVID, M. E.;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London Edward Arnold & co. 1938 2nd impression:

Seller ID: 76796


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. View more info

Image for Sound of the Guns. Being an account of the wars and service of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan.

Sound of the Guns. Being an account of the wars and service of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan.

By: DAWSON, Capt. LIONEL:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Oxford. Pen-in-hand. 1949 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68419


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with yellow lettering to spine. In very good condition. Marks to covers. Mild foxing to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 258pp. With b/w photographs. 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! View more info

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Einstein.

By: De BROGLIE, LOUIS / ARMAND, LOUIS / SIMON, PIERRE-HENRI et al:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Peebles Press. 1979 1st English edition.:

Seller ID: 66032


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. View more info

Image for The Making of a Mind. Letters from a soldier-priest 1914-1919. Translated from the French by Rene Hague.

The Making of a Mind. Letters from a soldier-priest 1914-1919. Translated from the French by Rene Hague.

By: de CHARDIN, PIERRE TEILHARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins. London. 1965 1st English edition.:

Seller ID: 73230


Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 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. 316pp. With b/w portrait frontis. The author was a stretcher bearer in the French Army in WWI. His letters to his cousin show how his experiences affected his... View more info

Image for The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange.

The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange.

By: de PANGE, MAURICE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited. 1928 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 60027


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 ... View more info

Image for Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports.

Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports.

By: DEEDES, W.F.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1997 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 58468


Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 413pp. With b/w photographs. A personal memoir by the journalist and politician, William (Bill) Deedes. View more info

Image for Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Traveller and Plant Collector.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Traveller and Plant Collector.

By: DESMOND, RAY:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Antique Collector’s Club. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68932


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. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 286pp. With colour & b/w photographs and illustrations. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was an eminent Victorian botanist and one of Charles Darwin’s closest collaborators. He trave... View more info

Image for WHO’S WHO 1977. An Annual Biographical Dictionary.

WHO’S WHO 1977. An Annual Biographical Dictionary.

By: DICTIONARY -

Price: £10.00

Publisher: A.& C.Black 1977.:

Seller ID: 44902


Tall 8vo. Red cloth gt. Last page torn (most of it missing). Else very good. 2688 pp. View more info