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Image for Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington: In Three Volumes.

Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington: In Three Volumes.

By: MAXWELL, W. H.:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, A. H. Baily & Co., 1839:

Seller ID: 79323


3 volumes. Attractive quarter bound red calf leather bindings, marbled paper boards, twin leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding and extensive gilt decorations to spines. Blind decorative edging to leather on boards. Orange endpapers, speckled edges. In very good conditions. Slight fading to spines. Some rubbing to corners, edges and boards. Slight darkening to endpapers. Engraved frontis, title and dedication pages darkened and foxed. Some mild foxing to ... View more info

Image for From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster.

From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster.

By: MEINERTZHAGEN, Georgina;

Price: £70.00

Publisher: The Chiswick Press (Privately) 1896 1st thus:

Seller ID: 75402


Size approx 5 x 8 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering to front. In very good condition. Covers very good. Endpapers slightly darkened. Pages rough cut. Inside clean and tight. No pen inscriptions. A very good copy. 69pp. With Pedigree at rear. View more info

Image for Memoirs of William Lamb, Second Viscount Melbourne. With a portrait after Sir Thomas Lawrence. New Edition, revised by the author. With biographical notice. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

Memoirs of William Lamb, Second Viscount Melbourne. With a portrait after Sir Thomas Lawrence. New Edition, revised by the author. With biographical notice. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: MELBOURNE: TORRENS, W. M.: BETTANY, G.T.:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1890 New ed.:

Seller ID: 80296


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor darkening to title page from tissue guard, some minor spots to outer page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 564pp. With a frontis portrait... View more info

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A Strange Occupation. Signed copy.

By: MELROSE, GEORGIANA:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd. 1988 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70752


Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In blue 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). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w photographs. A personal account of life in Germany just after WWII. View more info

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The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G.

By: MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Collins. London. 1958 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 56983


Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition in good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along top edge with small tear and crease at back. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 574pp. Many photo plates & 14 maps. One of the key military memoirs of the twentieth century, this is as much an autobiography as a soldier’s account of war. Written entirely by ‘Monty’ himself (i... View more info

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Conundrum

By: MORRIS, JAN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber, 1974 1st:

Seller ID: 80228


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some minor rubbing to edges.) Else a very clean and tight copy. 160pp. View more info

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Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Second Edition.

By: MORRIS, PETER:

Price: £160.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood, T. Cadell & W. Davies & John Smith and Son, 1819 2nd:

Seller ID: 78903


3 vols, hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Diced calf leather boards, with gilt paneled edges, gilt lettering, banding and decorations to spines. Speckled page edges. In very good conditions. Professionally rebacked; contemporary leather to spines and original boards neatly laid over. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed, some minor rubbing to boards. Contemporary endpapers. Inside pages and plates all very clean and bright, Else very clean and tight copies. 333, 363 & 351pp... View more info

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Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Third Edition.

By: MORRIS, PETER:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, & Edinburgh, William Blackwood, T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1819 3rd:

Seller ID: 79553


3 vols, hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound dark green calf leather, marbled boards, gilt edging to leather on boards, gilt banding, lettering and decoration to spine. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good conditions. Professionally rebound. Slight darkening to spines. Contemporary endpapers. Original bookseller label to half title page “Angus & Robertson, Sydney.” Top of main title page clipped. Corners of first 4 prelim. pages with tape repairs ... View more info

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Two Brave Brothers With Sixty Illustrations. Subscription Edition (Half-a-Guinea.)

By: MORRISS, Henry Fuller:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Richard J. James, no date circa 1919:

Seller ID: 79328


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Gilt vignettes, blind line detail to boards. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Small library number to bottom of spine. Bookplate to front endpaper “Ex Libris Lawnside, 1918.” Some light foxing to endpapers, with some mild foxing to inside pages throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 212pp. Illustrated with 61 b&W photo plates. View more info

Image for The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330.

The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330.

By: MORTIMER, IAN:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74025


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark 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. 377pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of Roger Mortimer, lover of Queen Isabella and responsible for the deposing and death of King Edward II. View more info

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Keats.

By: MOTION, ANDREW:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. 1997 1st edition:

Seller ID: 73624


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; slightly rubbed along top edge. Light scratches and small marks. Price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 636pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of John Keats. View more info

Image for Somerset Paupers. Unremembered Lives. SIGNED.

Somerset Paupers. Unremembered Lives. SIGNED.

By: MUNCKTON, Thelma;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Wincanton Press 1994 1st ed:

Seller ID: 75377


8.5 x 6 ins. In black cloth with gilt to spine in original glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Author’s signature to title. 208pp. View more info

Image for The Journal of Mary Frampton, From the year 1779, until the year 1846. Including various interesting and curious letters, anecdotes etc, relating to events which occurred during that period. Edited, with notes, by her neice, Harriot Georgiana Mundy.

The Journal of Mary Frampton, From the year 1779, until the year 1846. Including various interesting and curious letters, anecdotes etc, relating to events which occurred during that period. Edited, with notes, by her neice, Harriot Georgiana Mundy.

By: MUNDY, HARRIOT GEORGIANA (ed):

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. London. 1885 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80543


Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine very lightly faded Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s inscription on half title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 435pp. With 32pp cat. Mary Frampton was born in 1773 at Moreton in Dorset. The Journal is interspersed with letters and extracts from the diaries of others. There are references to the Churchill family and letters from Lady Ilchester. An interesting look at the life of an upp... View more info

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The Pope’s Daughter.

By: MURPHY, CAROLINE P.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: faber and faber. 2004 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74024


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Small inscription to half title page, dated 2005. A very clean and tight copy. 359pp. With colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of Felice della Rovere, the daughter of Pope Julius II. View more info

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Little Cyclone

By: NEAVE, AIREY:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1954 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80224


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Red cloth with black lettering and banding to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some rubbing and slight creases to edges, small chip to top of spine, rear slightly darkened, not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean and bright. Slight darkening to page egdes, else a very clean and tight copy. 189pp. Illustrated with B&W frontis plate (portraits.) View more info

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Memoirs of Adam Black

By: NICHOLSON, Alexander:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1885:

Seller ID: 79166


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In Quarter-Bound brown morocco Leather binding, marbled boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt lettering and decorations. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor handling to boards; edges and spine mildly rubbed. Front hinge starting after endpapers. A couple of minor handling marks, the odd pencil note, else a very tight and clean copy. 260pp. Illustrated with an engraved B&W frontis portrait. View more info

Image for The Life of Benvenuto Cellini; A Florentine Artist. Written by Himself in the Tuscan Language and Translated from the Original. In Two Volumes.

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini; A Florentine Artist. Written by Himself in the Tuscan Language and Translated from the Original. In Two Volumes.

By: NUGENT, Thomas:

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, T. Davies, 1771:

Seller ID: 79522


2 vols. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 ins. Brown calf with red and brown spine labels, raised banding and gilt decoration. In good conditions. Later rebinding with original spines laid over. Hinges cracked on both vols. Endpapers darkened, bookplates to fronts “William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland.” Some light staining to top of frontis, and top of pages 30-60. Some minor tanning to pages. Else clean and tight copies. 512 + 403pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis p... View more info

Image for More than Shadows. A Biography of W. Russell Flint.

More than Shadows. A Biography of W. Russell Flint.

By: PALMER, ARNOLD:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Studio, 1943 1st ed.:

Seller ID: 78329


Hardback, 10 x 6 ins. In original navy blue cloth covers with bronze lettering to spine and design to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Top page edges blued. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and spine. Small tear to bottom front edges. Price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to corners. Inside pages all clean and tight throughout. 146pp. Illustrated with 8 colour and 136 b&w plates. Includes Bibliography and list of books illustrated b... View more info

Image for Frederica Queen of The Hellenes. Mission of a Modern Queen.

Frederica Queen of The Hellenes. Mission of a Modern Queen.

By: PAPANICOLAOU, Lilika S.;

Price: £90.00

Publisher: (PEG) Publishers Enterprises Group Ltd. Malta. 1994 1st edition:

Seller ID: 75444


10 x 7 ins. In blue cloth with gilt to spine, in original pictoral glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW lamination slightly creased, original Hatchards barcode to rear.) 509pp. Many b&w photo illustrations. View more info

Image for East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy.

East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy.

By: PATTEN, CHRIS:

Price: £10.00

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

Seller ID: 67850


Size 6.0 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly bumped at top end. lamination slightly creased. Not price clipped). Author’s dedicatory inscription to main title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 342pp. With b/w photographs. The author recalls his time as the last Governor of Hong Kong and considers the future, not just of Hong Kong, but of the entire F... View more info