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Image for Reginald Bosworth Smith A Memoir. By his daughter, Lady Grogan.

Reginald Bosworth Smith A Memoir. By his daughter, Lady Grogan.

By: LADY GROGAN:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. James Nisbet & Co.ltd. 1909:

Seller ID: 67712


Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine faded. Boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 308pp. With b/w photographs. Biography of Reginald Bosworth Smith, master at Harrow. Born at West Stafford, Dorset, died at Bingham’s Melcombe, Dorset. View more info

Image for From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home.

From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home.

By: LASKI, MARGHANITA:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1987 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 58543


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 191pp. With Black and White illustrations and photographs throughout. The book offers a new approach to one of England’s greatest writers. Kipling travelled extensively and his poetry, stories, novels and letters ar... View more info

Image for Dr.Baedeker and his Apostolic work in Russia. With introductory notes by Princess Nathalie Lieven and Lord Radstock.

Dr.Baedeker and his Apostolic work in Russia. With introductory notes by Princess Nathalie Lieven and Lord Radstock.

By: LATIMER, R.S.:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: Morgan and Scott. 1907 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72856


Size 5.25 x 8.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at top end. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. neat pencil inscription to back of frontis. Else a clean and tight copy. 223pp. With b/w photographs and map. German born, but resident in England, Dr Baedeker was converted to Christianity and became a missionary, travelling around Russia in the late... View more info

Image for Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant. The Spellmount Library of Military History.

Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant. The Spellmount Library of Military History.

By: LE MARCHANT, Denis:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Staplehurst, Spellmount, 1997 1st thus:

Seller ID: 78747


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Navy blue cloth. Glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. 315pp. With b&w illustrations, 12 colour plates and 3 maps. View more info

Image for The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps.

The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps.

By: LEA, Homer;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers London. 1909 1st:

Seller ID: 75659


8.5 x 5.5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine and also gilt vignette to front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Edges and spine a little rubbed. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 344pp. 11 Map charts and frontis portrait. View more info

Image for As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. With drawings by L.Rosoman.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. With drawings by L.Rosoman.

By: LEE, LAURIE:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch. 1969 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 74703


In orange cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition in very good dustwrapper designed by Shirley Thompson. (dw; Spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Spine slightly faded at ends. Small name inscription front endpaper. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 252pp. With b/w line drawings. The sequel to ‘Cider with Rosie’ sees a teenage Laurie leave his village home and set out to see the world. He spends... View more info

Image for Eton v. Winchester. 1826-1908.

Eton v. Winchester. 1826-1908.

By: LEIGH, R.A.AUSTEN:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Spottiswoode and Company, Limited.. London. 1909 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63462


Sm. 8vo. In blue stiff card covers with black lettering and coats of arms to front. In very good condition. Spine split at back edge. Pencil inscriptions to front enndpapers. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. Else a clean and tight copy. 82pp. With pictorial advertisements. The scores of all the cricket matches played between Eton and Winchester, between 1826 and 1908. View more info

Image for Tolstoy, His Life and Work. Leather bound presentation edition in hard slipcase.

Tolstoy, His Life and Work. Leather bound presentation edition in hard slipcase.

By: LEON, Derek;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Routledge 1944 repr:

Seller ID: 76148


8.5 x 5.5 ins. Hardback. Half bound in light orange leather to spine and leading edges and grey cloth covered boards. Raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Matching leather edge to slipcase. In very good condition with very good slipcase. Slipcase rubbed. Spine faded, top edge slightly rubbed, some minor marks to rear. Else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 372pp. With many B&W portraits and illustrations. View more info

Image for Girlhood in the Pacific. Samoa - Philippines - Spain.

Girlhood in the Pacific. Samoa - Philippines - Spain.

By: LESLIE, Mrs SHANE:

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Macdonald and Co. Ltd. 1942 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70950


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed around edges with chips, tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). Front endpaper missing. Else a clean and tight copy. 110pp. With b/w photographs. The author was born Marjorie Ide, the youngest daughter of Henry Clay Ide, the United States Ambassador to Spain and Governor-General of The Philippines. Sh... View more info

Image for The Life of Pope Sixtus the Vth. Also A View of the Transactions of the Romith Church, and the most considerable affairs of Europe in that Age.

The Life of Pope Sixtus the Vth. Also A View of the Transactions of the Romith Church, and the most considerable affairs of Europe in that Age.

By: LETI, Gregorio:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John Wyat, 1704:

Seller ID: 78878


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding, gilt lettering and banding to spine. Blind embossed and decorated front and rear boards. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped and chipped, edges rubbed. Original leather boards laid over contemporary leather spine & lettering. Neat inscription to rear of front board “J. Miller, Portugal Shed, 1830.” Ex lib stamp to rear of title page. Some minor handling marks, spots and minor da... View more info

Image for The Story of the Royal Family. In Celebration of the Queen’s 60th Birthday and the Royal Wedding.

The Story of the Royal Family. In Celebration of the Queen’s 60th Birthday and the Royal Wedding.

By: LEVENSON, DAVID / HALL, TREVOR:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Colour Library Books. 1986.:

Seller ID: 61801


4to. In pictorial hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased with small tears at edges. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Unpaginated. With colour illustrations throughout. Published to celebrate the 60th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the wedding of Charles and Diana. With colour photographs of many members of the Royal Family. View more info

Image for Lives of the Lindsays; Or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres. Second Edition. In Three Volumes.

Lives of the Lindsays; Or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres. Second Edition. In Three Volumes.

By: LINDSAY, Lord:

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1858:

Seller ID: 79290


3 volumes. Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Light brown polished calf leather bindings. Green & red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding and extensive gilt decorations to spines. Gilt paneled boards. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Bound by “Bickers and Son.” In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight darkening to spines. Some mild foxing to endpapers with neat inscription to front “Fran... View more info

Image for A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India.

A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India.

By: LLEWELLYN-JONES, Rosie;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press. 1992:

Seller ID: 75236


Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt to spine. With glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition. (Dustwrapper slightly rubbed along top edge and slightly faded at spine and rear edge.) Some minor marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight. 241pp. With colour and b&w illustrations. View more info

Image for Life of Sir Walter Scott Bart. Abridged from the Larger Work.

Life of Sir Walter Scott Bart. Abridged from the Larger Work.

By: LOCKHART, J. G.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London Adam and Charles Black, 1898:

Seller ID: 79563


Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. Polished red full-calf leather binding, raised banding and gilt decoration to spine, with light green leather spine label. Gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. In very good condition. Some fading to spine and minor rubbing to edges. Binders stamp to endpaper “Henry Young & Sons, Liverpool.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 837pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait. View more info

Image for Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.

Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.

By: LOCKHART, R. H. BRUCE;

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Putnam. 1933:

Seller ID: 74804


Approx 6 x 9 inches. In blue cloth with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and corners. Slightly solied at rear leading edge. Owners label inside front endpaper else clean and tight throughout. 355pp. View more info

Image for Change Into Uniform. An Autobiography 1939-1946. Foreword by Angela, Countess of Limerick.

Change Into Uniform. An Autobiography 1939-1946. Foreword by Angela, Countess of Limerick.

By: LONG, HELEN:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Terence Dalton Limited. Lavenham. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73017


Size 7.25 x 9.25 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 158 pp. With b/w photographs. The author was a ‘Deb’in the 1930s, with a priviledged background, but when WWII came she enlisted as a V.A.D.Nurse and served in Cairo for the duration. View more info

Image for Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

By: LONGFORD, ELIZABETH:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 1979 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 56013


4to. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. In good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks and slightly rubbed around edges. Price clipped). Covers slightly warped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 215pp. With b/w photographs throughout. These diaries of a Victorian and Edwardian Lady in Waiting disclose a uniquely feminine and intimate view of the reigns of two queens as seen... View more info

Image for Chatham. His Early Life and Connections.

Chatham. His Early Life and Connections.

By: LORD ROSEBERY:

Price: £11.00

Publisher: A.L.Humphreys 1910 (2nd.impr.).:

Seller ID: 54667


Tall 8vo. Maroon cloth gt. Sm. tear in cloth top side of spine repaired. Binding sl. faded / sl. rubbed. Very good to good. 526 pp. View more info

Image for A Passing World.

A Passing World.

By: LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1948 1st ed:

Seller ID: 73565


Size 6.0 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Mild foxing. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 275pp. With b/w portrait frontis. The author was the sister of Hilaire Belloc. This is fourth volume of her autobiography and covers her life in Londo... View more info

Image for Where Love and Friendship Dwelt.

Where Love and Friendship Dwelt.

By: LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1943 1st ed:

Seller ID: 73569


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened and rubbed at ends with small chips and tears. Handling and other small marks. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 243pp. With b/w portrait frontis and one other portrait. The author was the si... View more info