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Image for Swan’s Milk.

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: £5.00

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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Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock New Impression.

By: MARSHMAN, John Clark:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1909:

Seller ID: 79779


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding, decorative gilt to spine and gilt decorative paneled boards. Gilt vignette to front “A.H.” Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good near fine condition. Some minor rubbing to corners, minor nick to top of spine. Bookplate to front endpaper “C. Crompton, 1915, Arnold House School.” Some light foxing to endpapers, else inside pages all clean and tight. 457pp. Illustrated with an engraved fro... View more info

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Acton. The Formative Years.

By: MATHEW, DAVID:

Price: £6.00

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

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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

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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

Image for The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Including her correspondence, Poems, and essays. Published by permission from her genuine papers. The Fifth Edition. In Five Volumes.

The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Including her correspondence, Poems, and essays. Published by permission from her genuine papers. The Fifth Edition. In Five Volumes.

By: MONTAGU, Lady Mary Wortley:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Richard Philips, 1805:

Seller ID: 79790


5 volumes. Small 8vo. 6 x 4 inches. In Quarter-Bound calf Leather binding, marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and banding to spine, with lettering on maroon leather label. Speckled edges. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some darkening and rubbing to spines, some rubbing to corners and edges, minor rubbing to boards. Some minor darkening to pages, faint stain to top of plate in vol1. with some offsetting opposite, some minor darkening to plates in rear of vol... 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 Travelling with Thomas Story The Life and Travels of an Eighteenth-Century Quaker. Introduction by Rufus Jones. SIGNED COPY.

Travelling with Thomas Story The Life and Travels of an Eighteenth-Century Quaker. Introduction by Rufus Jones. SIGNED COPY.

By: MOORE, E. Emily:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hertfordshire, Letchworth Printers, 1947 1st edition:

Seller ID: 79593


Hardback, tall, 10 x 6 inches. Red/orange cloth with black lettering to spine. In very good condition, some fading and minor handling marks to cloth, edges a little rubbed and corners slightly bumped. Inscribed “E.A. Ford” on front endpaper and signed by Author below “Emily E. Moore.” Inside pages all very clean and tight. 320pp. Illustrated with many B&W plates, portraits, and smaller illustrations. 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

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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

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

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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

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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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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