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Image for Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations.

Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations.

By: LUMSDEN, Gen. Sir P. S.: ELSMIE, G. R.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1900 2nd:

Seller ID: 79004


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 ins. Light brown cloth with red lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Lettering on spine faded. Slight darkening to endpapers, Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 336pp. 14 B&W photo illustrations inc. photgravure frontis and folding map at rear. View more info

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Biographies of Lord Macaulay. Twenty-Third Edition.

By: MACAULAY, Lord;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black. 1879:

Seller ID: 74849


Size approx 4.5 x 6.5 inches. In red full calf leather binding. With extensive gilt bordering to board edges and design to front, highly decorative gilt to spine with raised banding and label to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Small nick to top edge of board. Hinges slightly cracked. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else pages clean and tight throughout. 235pp. Bound by “Relfe Brot... View more info

Image for Adelaide and Theodore; or, Letters on Education: Containing all the principles relative to three different plans of Education; to that of Princes, and to those of young Persons of both sexes. Translated from the French of Madame la Comtesse de Genlis. The Second Edition, carefully corrected and amended. In Two Volumes.

Adelaide and Theodore; or, Letters on Education: Containing all the principles relative to three different plans of Education; to that of Princes, and to those of young Persons of both sexes. Translated from the French of Madame la Comtesse de Genlis. The Second Edition, carefully corrected and amended. In Two Volumes.

By: Madame la Comtesse de Genlis:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Dublin, Luke White, 1785 2nd:

Seller ID: 79342


2 vols. Hardbacks, approx 7 x 4 inches. In full polished calf leather bindings, gilt banding to spines, with red & green leather labels lettered & numbered in gilt. Plain endpapers. Light green page edging. In very good conditions. Top corners and top ends of spines bumped and chipped, some rubbing to edges. Darkening to spines with darker patch to bottom of vol.2. Bookplates to endpapers “John Lawson” & “Sir John Williams, Bodlewyddan.̶... View more info

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The Wolf That Never Sleeps A Story of Baden-Powell

By: Marguerite De Beaumont

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Published by The Girl Guides Assn. 1959:

Seller ID: 69200


Bound in original grey cloth with red lettering, & pictorial dustwrapper. Price clipped. In good condition. (Dw a bit rubbed, with a few chips on edges, slight loss.) Inside generally clean & tight. Illustrated. 95 pages Colored frontis of Baden-Powell. View more info

Image for Seven Friends. Oscar Wilde, Frank Harris, Aleister Crowley, John Cowper Powys, T. F. Powys, Llewelyn Powys, William Somerset Maugham.

Seven Friends. Oscar Wilde, Frank Harris, Aleister Crowley, John Cowper Powys, T. F. Powys, Llewelyn Powys, William Somerset Maugham.

By: MARLOW, Louis;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Richards Press, 1953 1st edition:

Seller ID: 78358


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Light grey cloth with black lettering to spine. In light blue dustwrapper. In very good condition: Dustwrapper is uncommon, thin tissue paper, some minor darkening to edges and some spots, rubbing to edges, small tear to bottom front edge. In protective sleeve. Cloth clean. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Some small spots to page edges else pages very clean and nice tight binding throughout. 170pp. View more info

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Swan’s Milk.

By: MARLOW, Louis;

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1934 1st edition:

Seller ID: 78359


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Yellow cloth with red lettering to spine. In good condition. Fading to spine, some darkening and handling to cloth. Some darkening and foxing to endpapers.Some darkening to edges. Some light foxing spots to pages else clean with tight binding throughout. Thin plastic wrapped boards. 318pp. View more info

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Queen Victoria and Her Ministers. The Victorian Era from a New Angle.

By: MARRIOTT, SIR JOHN A.R.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Murray. London. 1933 1st.edition:

Seller ID: 57259


Tall 8vo. In purple cloth covers with gilt to white title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Small marks to covers. Cigarette card of Queen Victoria pasted on front flyleaf. Clipped). Mild foxing to edges, affecting pages inside. Owner’s inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 236pp. With b/w plate illustrations. The author illustrates the practical work... View more info

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Acton. The Formative Years.

By: MATHEW, DAVID:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1946 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72990


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other marks. Not price clipped). Slight fading to ends of spine. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 196pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of Lord Acton, an opponent of Radicalism and protagonist of the Liberty of the Individual against the State. The author... View more info

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Dentist On A Camel. Signed & Dedicated by the Author.

By: MATTINGLEY, K.V.;

Price: £16.00

Publisher: K.V. Mattingley. Private. Australia. 1986 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74444


Size approx 6 x 9 inches. Bound in grey/brown buckram cloth with printed title to front and spine. With glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Dustwrapper slightly faded/sunbleached around edges and spine. Author’s dedicatory inscription to front endpaper dated 24.6.86 and signature again on title page. Inside pages clean tight and bright. 67pp. Pictorial endpapers. Colour portrait. Many B&W photo illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Sixty Years a Queen. The Story of Victoria’s Reign. Illustrated chiefly from the Royal Collections by Special Permission.

Sixty Years a Queen. The Story of Victoria’s Reign. Illustrated chiefly from the Royal Collections by Special Permission.

By: MAXWELL, Sir HERBERT:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswood, Harmsworth Brothers, n.d. ca1897.:

Seller ID: 79263


Hardback, large, 4to. 13 x 10 inches. In navy blue full leather binding with raised banding and decorative gilt to spine and covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends with small chip at bottom. Some rubbing to corners and rear board. Slight darkening to endpapers. Pages all very clean, bright and tight inside. 239pp. With colour frontis portrait and title page, b&w illustrations and photographs. Published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen ... View more info

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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 Kenya Diary. 1902 - 1906.

Kenya Diary. 1902 - 1906.

By: MEINERTZHAGEN, COL. R:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd, 1957 1st edition:

Seller ID: 79327


Hardback. 9 x 6 inches. Brown cloth with gilt letting to spine. In very good condition. No dustwrapper. Some minor rubbing to cloth on edges and corners, slight fading and crease/lean to spine. Some minor handling marks to boards. Endpapers lightly foxed with neat inscription and bookplate to front “L.G. Gibson” & “Mary Wright.” A couple of minor spots else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 347pp; Many b&w photographs & map... 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 A Strange Occupation. Signed copy.

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 Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

By: MILL, HUGH ROBERT:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London. William Heinemann. 1924 ‘Cheap Edition’:

Seller ID: 76797


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition with minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight darkening to spine. Endpapers darkened. Some spotting to outer page edges else a very clean and tight copy. The now quite scarce first biography of Shackleton, the famous Antarctic explorer. Mill was a friend and associate of Shackleton. He had a great deal of input and cooperation from Shackleton’s ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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