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Image for Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates.

Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates.

By: DOBELL, Mrs. Horace;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. Wertheimer, Lea & Co. 1908 1st thus:

Seller ID: 76525


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. View more info

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The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature. Signed copy.

By: DOYLE, BRIAN (ED):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hugh Evelyn. London. 1968:

Seller ID: 73764


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 380pp. With b/w illustrations. The author gives brief biographies, bibliographies and backgrounds of over 400 children’s authors and illustrators. View more info

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Charles James Fox

By: DRINKWATER, JOHN:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn, 1928 1st ediition:

Seller ID: 79562


Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. In Quarter-Bound dark brown morocco Leather binding, cloth boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt lettering and decorations. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. In very good condition. Some fading to spine and minor rubbing to corners. “Zaehnsdorf” binders stamp to corner of front endpaper. Inside pages all clean and bright throughout. An excellent copy. 400pp. Illustrated with 9 B&W plates includin... View more info

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William Barnes of Dorset. With 9 Half-Tone Plates

By: DUGDALE, GILES:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cassell. 1953 1st edition:

Seller ID: 64575


Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. slightly rubbed around edges with small tears and chips. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 306pp. With 9 half-tone plates including b/w frontispiece. Biography of William Barnes, the Dorset dialect poet, schoolmaster and clergyman. View more info

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Savage Messiah.

By: EDE, H.S.:

Price: £58.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1931 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63665


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... View more info

Image for David Lloyd George the Man and the Statesman. Introduction by Marquess of Lothian. Two volumes.

David Lloyd George the Man and the Statesman. Introduction by Marquess of Lothian. Two volumes.

By: EDWARDS, J.HUGH:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London: The Waverly Book Co Ltd. 1930:

Seller ID: 55304


In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With glassis wrappers and in strong card cases. 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. 363 to 705pp. With b/w photographs including portrait frontis in both. Life of the British Prime Minister. View more info

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Big Jack. My Sporting Life. Signed copy.

By: ELLIOTT, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Schwartz & Melbourne Books. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 62951


Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Personal message signed by author to half title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 299pp. With b/w and colour photographs. Autobiography of controversial Australian business man and polititian, John Elliott. Much of the book is taken up with his involvement in Australian Rules Football... View more info

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Furthur Reminiscences of a Local Yokel: Wareham 1960 to 1980. Volume 2.

By: ELMES, HUGH:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hugh Elmes. 2005 1st edition:

Seller ID: 63340


8vo. In decorated limp card covers. In very good condition. A couple of small marks to covers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 60pp. With b/w photographs. Second volume of a Dorset man’s autobiography. View more info

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The Life of Llewelyn Powys.

By: ELWIN, MALCOLM:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Lane. The Bodley Head 1946 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73957


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In orange cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Mild foxing. Old repair to front with sticky tape. Top of spine reinforced inside. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 299pp. Frontis portrait and 7 other photo plates. The author believed that the attainment of personal hapiness was the true purpose of life. View more info

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The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge. With a Preface by The Right Hon. L. S. Amery and an Epilogue by The Hon. Sir Arthur Lawley.

By: FAIRBRIDGE -

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Oxford. University Press 1927 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 49614


Black cloth with paper label on spine. Name on front endpaper. Mostly very clean inside, there are small spots of foxing on margin of a few pages.Very good. Photogravure frontis.portrait of K. Fairbridge. Fold-out map of Mashonaland. 10 pp. / 188 pp. Spare title label tipped in at the end. Founder of the Fairbridge Farm Schools for poor British immigrant children in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This is “the simple story of a boy’s adventures in the ea... View more info

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Who’s Who in the Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

By: FINES, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books. New York. 1995:

Seller ID: 63846


Tall 8vo. In black hard card covers with silver to black cloth spine. With dustwrapper. In fine condition with fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 218pp. A dictionary of biography, each entry, in reality a short essay, offers not only an understanding of an individual, but insights into the process of change at work during this period. From Abelard to John Wyclif. View more info

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Harold Macmillan. Signed copy.

By: FISHER, NIGEL:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfield and Nicolson. 1982 1st Edition:

Seller ID: 54222


Bound in original black cloth with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small chip at top front corner. Slightly rubbed at top edge). Not price clipped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Signed by author on main title page. 404pp. With b/w photographs. Incisive and illuminating biography of Harold Macmillan. Covers his political and military life and his involvement in the family publishing firm. This authorita... View more info

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Iain Macleod. Introduction by Lord Boyle of Handsworth. Signed copy.

By: FISHER, NIGEL:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch. London. 1973 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55978


In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Orange endpapers. Presentation inscription in red ink plus author’s signature on half title page which also has small portrait silhouette of the subject. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Corners and bottom of spine slightly bumped. Front top edge slightly faded. 352pp. With 11 b/w photo... View more info

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Fights For The Flag With Portraits and Plans.

By: FITCHETT, W. H.:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder and Co. 1898:

Seller ID: 79519


Hardback, 8vo. 7.5 x 5 ins. In full red calf leather binding with raised banding, gilt decoration, black spine label, gilt paneled boards and marbled endpapers and page edges. Gilt vignette to front. In very good condition. Slight handling marks to cover; corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing. Prize label to front endpaper “H. Streleaven, 1903”. “Queens College Taunton.” Darkening between endpapers. Inside pages all clean and tight. Else a v... View more info

Image for The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition.

The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition.

By: FRANK, ANNE:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Viking. 1997 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 73452


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. With facsimile handwriting to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 339pp. With b/w photographs. New and full translation of Anne Frank’s diary. View more info

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The Fringes of History. The Life and Times of Edward Stuart Wortley.

By: FRANKLIN, ROBERT:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Natula Publications. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74063


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Family trees to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 176pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations and maps. Edward Stuart Wortley was a general of the King's Royal Rifle Corps and served in the Army from 1877 to 1919. He saw extensive active service in many ... View more info

Image for The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps.

The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps.

By: GIBB, Sir Alexander;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Alexander Maclehose & Co. London. 1935 1st:

Seller ID: 75384


9 x 6 inches. In brown silk cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and minor bump to bottom corner. Prev. owners bookplate to front endpaper. Some minor spots to outer page edges else very clean and tight throughout. 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps (folding). View more info

Image for Across the Road. Some Memories of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F. Second impression.

Across the Road. Some Memories of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F. Second impression.

By: GILLIARD, ALFRED J.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Private. n.d. ca1945.:

Seller ID: 67065


Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In blue pebbled cloth covers with gilt to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Neat inscription to first blank page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 24pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Produced in memory of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F., 1921-1943. View more info

Image for The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling.

The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling.

By: GILMOUR, DAVID:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Murray. London. 2002 1st edtion.:

Seller ID: 73217


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Small marks to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 351pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The author looks at Kipling’s public role and his influence on the way Britons saw themselves and their Empire. View more info

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Jonathan Swift.

By: GLENDINNING, VICTORIA:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hutchinson. London. 1998 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73752


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon 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. Small indentations to back edge of spine. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 324pp. With b/w illustrations. The author examines the main events and relationships in Swift’s life. View more info