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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: £11.00

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: £10.00

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: £10.00

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: £20.00

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

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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

Image for Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £18.00

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

Seller ID: 63404


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly peeled. Book review pasted to front endpaper. Author’s signature to 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

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Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1922 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63406


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Press clippings to front and back endpapers. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. Biography of Martin Luther. View more info

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Kill the Messenger. Signed copy.

By: INGHAM, BERNARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. HarperCollins. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55397


Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (d/w; slightly faded. Marks on back. Not price clipped). Erratum slip pasted on front endpaper. A clean and tight copy. 408pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographic plates. This book is an account of Britain’s Thatcher years through the eyes through the eyes of her legendary Chief Press Secretary, Bernard Ingham. He held this post for almost the entir... View more info

Image for Brief Memoirs of the Late Right Reverend John Thomas James, Lord Bishop of Calcutta: particularly during his residence in India; gathered from his letters and papers.

Brief Memoirs of the Late Right Reverend John Thomas James, Lord Bishop of Calcutta: particularly during his residence in India; gathered from his letters and papers.

By: JAMES, EDWARD:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London. J.Hatchard and Son 1830:

Seller ID: 65162


Tall 8vo. In brown half calf leather binding with gilt to black morocco title label to spine. Raised bands. Marbled boards and endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded with small chips to title label. Slightly rubbed around edges. Neat inscription to first blank page. Handwritten MSS loose in front. Poem tipped in to main title page. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. Memoir of the Bishop of Calcutta who died on a ... View more info

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The Story of My Heart.

By: JEFFERIES, RICHARD:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Staples Press Limited, 1946 1st thus:

Seller ID: 79047


Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW some darkening and minor rubbing.) Partial darkening to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 84pp. View more info

Image for The Story of My Heart. Edited with the first draft of the Author's Manuscript and an introduction & Notes by Samuel J. Looker.

The Story of My Heart. Edited with the first draft of the Author's Manuscript and an introduction & Notes by Samuel J. Looker.

By: JEFFERIES, RICHARD:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Constable 1947 (1st.in this ed.).:

Seller ID: 79048


Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW some darkening and minor rubbing.) Partial darkening to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. Illustrated with 6 photo plates & 2 facsimiles. 182pp. View more info

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Tales from The Middle Watch.

By: JERRAM, F.R.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jerram. 2003 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 69985


Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Publisher’s note loose in front. 103pp. With b/w photographs. The author joined the Royal Navy in 1936 and retired in 1972. Here he tells of his life at sea and of many of the actions in which he was involved, including the Yangtze Incident. View more info

Image for Everybody's Boswell. Being the Life of Samuel Johnson. Abridged from J. Boswell's complete text and from the "Tour to the Hebrides".

Everybody's Boswell. Being the Life of Samuel Johnson. Abridged from J. Boswell's complete text and from the "Tour to the Hebrides".

By: JOHNSON, SAMUEL/ BOSWELL / SHEPARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: G.Bell & Sons 1930.:

Seller ID: 49873


Brown pict.cl.gt; Weak crease in cloth lower margin of front cover. Very good. 54 b/w plts.by Ernest H. Shepard. Map on back endps; 609 pp; View more info

Image for The Private Life of Lewis XV In which are contained, The Principal Events, Remarkable Occurrences, and Anecdotes of His Reign. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.

The Private Life of Lewis XV In which are contained, The Principal Events, Remarkable Occurrences, and Anecdotes of His Reign. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.

By: JUSTAMOND, J.O.:

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, Charles Dilly, 1781:

Seller ID: 79526


4 vols. Hardbacks, 9 x 5.5 inches. In full polished and speckled calf-Leather bindings, raised banding to spine, gilt decorations, twin red & green leather spine labels, gilt paneled boards. Blue speckled edges and plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings are a little worn; spines rubbed and darkened. Front hinges are cracked and rears are started. Corners a little bumped and some minor rubbing to edges. Some minor rubbing and marks to boards. Some slight d... View more info

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Fanny Burney.

By: KILPATRICK, SARAH:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: David and Charles. 1980 1syt edition.:

Seller ID: 73383


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Back slightly rubbed. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 232pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of the 18th century writer, Fanny Burney. View more info

Image for Prince Rupert. Portrait of a Soldier.

Prince Rupert. Portrait of a Soldier.

By: KITSON, FRANK:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Constable. London. 1994.:

Seller ID: 72226


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w illustrations, battle plans and maps. The author looks at Prince Rupert’s life and military career up to the surrender of Bristol, after which King Charles stripped him of his commands and banished him. View more info

Image for The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes. His Life and Times.

The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes. His Life and Times.

By: KRONENBERGER, LOUIS:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New English Library. 1974 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63747


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Slight browning to edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 269pp.With b/w illustrations. Biography of John Wilkes, Member of Parliament, Lord Mayor of London and political reformer. View more info

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Cazenove and Co. A History.

By: KYNASTON, DAVID:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: B.T.Batsford. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74157


Size 7.0 x 10.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Publisher’s letter loose in front. Else a clean and tight copy. 359pp. With colour and b/w photographs. Cazenove was a British stockbroker and investment bank, founded in 1823 by Philip Cazenove. It was one of the UK's last independent investment banks and one of the last... View more info