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Image for My Life of Song With Photogravure Frontispiece and 8 Half-tone Plates.

My Life of Song With Photogravure Frontispiece and 8 Half-tone Plates.

By: TETRAZZINI, Madame:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Co. 1921 1st:

Seller ID: 80815


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering and paneling to front. In very good condition. Minor bumps to corners, some minor rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Bump to top edge of rear board. Some darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to front “For Dear Fred, with fond love from Mother, 1926.” A couple of very minor light foxing spots to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. 328pp. Illustrated with a Photogravure Frontispiece and 8 Half-tone Plates. View more info

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Crossing the Sands.

By: THESIGER, WILFRED:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Motivate Publishing 1999 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76164


Tall folio. 12.5 x 10 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front in original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) An excellent clean & tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 176pp. Folding map at rear. View more info

Image for Among the Mountains. My Kenya Days. SIGNED.

Among the Mountains. My Kenya Days. SIGNED.

By: THESIGER, WILFRED:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: HarperCollins 1994 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76168


Size 10 x 7 inches. Hardback in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped.) Else a very clean and tight copy. Many b&w photo plates. 7 Maps. 224pp. View more info

Image for The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY.

The Life of My Choice. SIGNED COPY.

By: THESIGER, WILFRED:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Collins 1987 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76162


Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Hardback in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In Near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, small bump mark top of spine.) Author’s signature to title page. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. Many photo plates. 12 maps. 459pp. View more info

Image for Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. Published to Accompany “Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition,” Pitt Rivers Museum.

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa. Published to Accompany “Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition,” Pitt Rivers Museum.

By: THESIGER, WILFRED; MORTON, Christopher; GROVER, Phillip (eds.);

Price: £30.00

Publisher: HarperPress. Pitt Rivers Museum 2010 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76169


Size 10 x 7.5 inches. Hardback in light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW NOT price clipped, in protective sleeve.) A very clean and tight copy. Many b&w and colour photo plates. 7 Maps. 280pp. View more info

Image for Robert E.Lee. A Biography.

Robert E.Lee. A Biography.

By: THOMAS, EMORY M.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: W.W.Norton and Company. 1995 1st edition:

Seller ID: 73626


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 472pp. With b/w photographs. Biography of Robert E.Lee. View more info

Image for Out on a Wing. An Autobiography.

Out on a Wing. An Autobiography.

By: THOMAS, Sir MILES:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph. 1964 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71698


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1965. Else a clean and tight copy. 406pp. With b/w photographs. The author was one of those responsible for the growth of the Aero industry in the 1950s. He flew in WWI and was involved with Morris motors and later the development of aero engines. Flying, motor racing journalism, the automotive industry and BOAC are amongst ... View more info

Image for His Invention so Fertile a Life of Sir Christopher Wren.

His Invention so Fertile a Life of Sir Christopher Wren.

By: TINNISWOOD, ADRIAN:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. 2001 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74030


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark maroon endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top and front fore edges. Not price clipped). Occasional pencil marks and notes to margins. Pencil marks to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 463pp. With b/w illustrations and plans. Biography of Britain’s greatest architect and a founder of the Royal Society. View more info

Image for Old and Odd Memories. Signed and dedicated. Second Impression.

Old and Odd Memories. Signed and dedicated. Second Impression.

By: TOLLEMACHE, Hon. LIONEL A.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London. Edward Arnold. 1908 2nd imp.:

Seller ID: 60504


Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Handling marks. Small chips to top edge. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Inscription to front endpaper from Author to nephew. Many pages uncut/unopened. A clean and tight copy. 328pp. With portrait frontis and b/w illustrations. Anecdotes and reminiscences from the author’s life. View more info

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Tolstoy Remembered. By His Son.

By: TOLSTOY, SERGEI:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1961 1st UK edition.:

Seller ID: 58472


Tall 8vo. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and rubbed along top edge with small tears to back. Small marks to back. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 234pp. Sergei Tolstoy was the edlest son of Leo Tolstoy. he was born in 1863 and these memoirs, written when he was an old man, were found after his death in 1947. View more info

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Sir Frederick Treves The Extra-Ordinary Edwardian

By: TROMBLEY, Stephen:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Routledge, 1989 1st:

Seller ID: 80798


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Black clot hwith silver lettering to spine. In glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap (DW minor rubbing to top edge, not price clipped.) Else a very clean and tight copy. No penned inscriptions. 218pp. View more info

Image for Charles de Foucauld. Signed copy.

Charles de Foucauld. Signed copy.

By: TROUNCER, MARGARET:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1972 1st edition:

Seller ID: 58486


Tall 8vo. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Author’s signature and dedicatory inscription on front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 214pp. Biography of Charles, Vicomte de Foucauld tell the story of the man who became a mystic and hermit, living in the Sahara Desert. he was shot by german agents in December 1916 and his followers went on to found The Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus. View more info

Image for Lifelines. The Stacey Letters. 1836-1858.

Lifelines. The Stacey Letters. 1836-1858.

By: VANSITTART, JANE:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Peter Davis. London. 1976 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57778


Tall 8vo. In pale green cloth covers with black to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slight darkening to edges. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 180pp. With b/w photo plates and maps. The book is a collection of rare letters and correspondence written between 1836 and 1858 by Mr Stacey senior, an Ordnance Clerk in the Tower of London, and his son, George and grandchildren farming in the eastern Townships of Quebec. View more info

Image for Aurora Borealis Academica. Aberdeen University Appreciations 1860-1889.

Aurora Borealis Academica. Aberdeen University Appreciations 1860-1889.

By: VARIOUS:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Aberdeen. University Printers. 1899:

Seller ID: 73010


Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened with small marks. Damp staining to boards. Small indentations to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Xmas card pasted to front endpaper. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1950. Neat inscription to half title page, dated 1899. Relevant letter loose in front. Relevant newspaper correspondence pasted to back endpapers with newspaper review of the volume. Else a clean and tight copy. 401 pp. With b/w photographs. Collection of brief biographies and ... View more info

Image for “Strafer” Gott. A Tribute to Lieutenant-General William Henry Ewart (‘Strafer’) Gott CB CBE DSO & Bar MC. Commanding Officer 1st Bn The King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1939...Killed while flying to Cairo to take command of the Eighth Army 7th August 1942.

“Strafer” Gott. A Tribute to Lieutenant-General William Henry Ewart (‘Strafer’) Gott CB CBE DSO & Bar MC. Commanding Officer 1st Bn The King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1939...Killed while flying to Cairo to take command of the Eighth Army 7th August 1942.

By: VERNON, DICK (ed):

Price: £40.00

Publisher: n.d. ca1983.:

Seller ID: 58763


Tall 8vo. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine and front. Medal in silver to front and red stripes. In very good condition. Slight stain to spine affecting edge of front cover. Else a very clean and tight copy. 108pp. With b/w portrait frontis and b/w photo of memorial at back. A collection of official and personal tributes printed in courier font. View more info

Image for The Work of Lilian Baylis. Edited by Harcourt Williams. Photographs by Angus McBean.

The Work of Lilian Baylis. Edited by Harcourt Williams. Photographs by Angus McBean.

By: VIC-WELLS;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cobden-Sanderson. London. 1938 1st:

Seller ID: 75550


10 x 7.5 inchres. In plain white buckram cloth with red lettering to spine and front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW faded at spine, darkened at edges, noicks to corners and top edge. in plastic sleeve.) Inside clean and tight with no marks or inscriptions. 106pp. B&W illustrations. View more info

Image for A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-93) Between September 1869 and March 1878. Camden Fifth Series, volume 4.

A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-93) Between September 1869 and March 1878. Camden Fifth Series, volume 4.

By: VINCENT, JOHN (ed):

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London. Offices of the Royal Historical Society. 1994 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67333


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 569pp. Diaries of the Earl of Derby from the late 19th century. View more info

Image for Emile Zola Novelist and Reformer An Account of His Life & Work. Illustrated by Portraits, Views & Facsimiles.

Emile Zola Novelist and Reformer An Account of His Life & Work. Illustrated by Portraits, Views & Facsimiles.

By: VIZETELLY, Ernest Alfred:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London & New York, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1904 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80889


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Red/maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Some minor darkening to endpapers, some foxing to title page. Some light foxing to inside pages, with some random heavy foxing to pages 40-41. Else a very clean and tight copy. 560pp. Illustrated with 21 B&W photo plates. View more info

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Samuel Johnson.

By: WAIN, JOHN:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1974 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73605


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In pale grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 388pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of Dr Johnson. View more info

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Chapters from Family Chests. Two Volumes.

By: WALFORD, EDWARD;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hurst & Blackett 1887 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 75390


2 volumes. Nice brown original cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Bevelled edged boards, and Blind embossed edging to covers. In Very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Some small marks to cloth on v.1. Neat inscription to half-title v1. Else pages very clean and tight throughout both. Some neat pencil notations. 320 pp. & 318 pp. + cats. Tales of the British aristocracy, with chapters on "Bad Lord Byron," “The Bucccaneer Earl of Cumberland”, Anna Damer, Simon Fraser, and many others. View more info