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Image for Bonnet and Shawl. An Album.

Bonnet and Shawl. An Album.

By: GUEDALLA, PHILIP:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. 1929.:

Seller ID: 73852


Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w portrait plates. Contents: REAL: Jane Welsh Carlyle/ Catherine Gladstone/ Mary Arnold/ Mary Anne Disraeli/ Emily Tennyson/ Emily Palmerston. IDEAL: Lady Muriel James/ Sophia Swinburne/ Julie de Goncourt. View more info

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The Last Great Empress of China.

By: HALDANE, CHARLOTTE:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Constable. London. 1966 repr.:

Seller ID: 73248


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 304pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of Tzu Hsi, the the Empress Dowager, effectively the undisputed ruler of China up to 1908. The end of her reign saw t... View more info

Image for Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.

Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.

By: HALE, J.R.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: The English Universities Press Ltd. 1961 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74050


Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In cream cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. 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. 244pp. With maps. The life and work of Nicolo Machiavelli. View more info

Image for Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary. 1914-1916. The truly astonishing wartime diary and letters of an Edwardian gentleman, naval officer, boy and son.

Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary. 1914-1916. The truly astonishing wartime diary and letters of an Edwardian gentleman, naval officer, boy and son.

By: HALLAM, RICHARD / BEYNON, MARK:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Conway. 2008 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74067


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In brown hard card covers with black lettering. With illustrated half dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w photographs, maps and illustrations. Facsimile cover and dustwrapper made to look torn. Alexander Scrimgeour was a Midshipman on HMS Invincible and was killed when the ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. The book has the diary he was required to... View more info

Image for Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.

Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.

By: HAMILTON, Count ANTHONY:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London. John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1928.:

Seller ID: 73099


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 ... View more info

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The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen In Two Volumes.

By: HARE, AUGUSTUS J.C.:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1879:

Seller ID: 79656


2 volumes. Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in green calf leather and green cloth boards. Extensive gilt decoration and edging to boards, red and black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Speckled edges, decorative endpapers. In very good near fine conditions. Some minor fading to spines. Some light handling marks to covers. Bookplates to fronts “William Low,” with neat inscription to top of title pages. A couple of very minor handling marks, e... View more info

Image for The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley for 1862-1902. Camden Fifth Series, volume 9.

The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley for 1862-1902. Camden Fifth Series, volume 9.

By: HAWKINS, ANGUS / POWELL, JOHN (eds):

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Royal Historical Society. 1997 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67335


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 530pp. Extracts from the journal of John Wodehouse the English Liberal politician. View more info

Image for The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.

The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND;

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Dovecote Press. 1995 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 80019


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. A very clean and tight copy. 375pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The diaries of successive generations of the Grove family chart the rise of a Wiltshire/Dorset border family from county gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees, before the much steeper trajectory of the family’s... View more info

Image for 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’.

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’.

By: HENKE, JAMES:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st UK edition.:

Seller ID: 68554


Size 9.75 x 10.5 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with illustrated hard card slip case. In near fine condition with very good slipcase. A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b/w and colour photographs and facsimile handwritten pages, coloured pages, and facsimile artefacts in pockets. The life and career of John Lennon with many photographs and facsimile handwritten pages and artefacts such as tickets, programmes, etc. View more info

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Margaret Hobhouse and Her Family By Her Son.

By: HOBHOUSE, Stephen;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Private. The Stanhope Press. 1934 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74360


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. View more info

Image for The Life of Charles M. Doughty.

The Life of Charles M. Doughty.

By: HOGARTH, D. G.;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Oxford, Humphrey Milford, University Press, 1928 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77458


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. View more info

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Coleridge. Darker Reflections.

By: HOLMES, RICHARD:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers. 1998 1st edition..:

Seller ID: 73412


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 622pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations and maps. 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, h... View more info

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Memoirs of Francis Horner With Selections from His Correspondence.

By: HORNER, Francis & Leonard:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1849 repr:

Seller ID: 79820


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. In quarter-bound light calf leather binding, marbled paper boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt lettering to red spine label and gilt banded-decorations. Blind embossed decorative edging to leather on boards. Speckled edges. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to faces of boards and edges. Some rubbing and minor crackling to spine, with some minor spots to rear side edge. The odd minor spot to pag... View more info

Image for Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.

Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.

By: HOSKEN, EVELYN:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71240


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. View more info

Image for Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.

Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.

By: HOUSMAN, Laurence;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 1923 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74816


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 copy. Some pages uncut. 60pp. Numbered 676 of 750. View more info

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The Making of an English Public School. SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By: HUGGINS, M.J.W. :

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Tedburn St. Mary: Hiroona Publications, 1982 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 49517


Tall 8vo. Green glossy cloth gt. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Many photo. illustrations and drawings, one coloured crest. 156 pp. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: “With best wishes, Michael Huggins OB day 1982”. BLUNDELL - the school, founded by Peter Blundell in 1604, moved from Old Blundell’s to its present site in 1882. Michael Huggins was a boy here from 1951 - 54. His great love for the School infuses every page of this book (dw blurb). View more info

Image for Queen of the Desert. The Story of Lady Hester Stanhope. Illustrated by Hilary Abrahams.

Queen of the Desert. The Story of Lady Hester Stanhope. Illustrated by Hilary Abrahams.

By: HUGHES, JEAN GORDON:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1967 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73190


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, a... View more info

Image for Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy.

Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy.

By: HUGHES, TED:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Dorset Publishing Company. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68640


Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 128pp. With b/w photographs. 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... View more info

Image for Henry V. A Biography.

Henry V. A Biography.

By: HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1967 1st edition:

Seller ID: 70387


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 287pp. With b/w photographs, maps, illustrations. 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 machinatio... View more info

Image for Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63403


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. 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. 77pp. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. View more info