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Image for Le Roman D'Une Imperatrice Catherine II De Russie (The Novel Of An Empress Catherine II Of Russia.) D’Apres ses memoires, sa correspondance et les documents inedits des archives d’etat. Portrait d’apres une miniature du temps. (From his memoirs, his correspondence and the unpublished documents of the state archives. Portrait after a miniature of the time.) In French Language.

Le Roman D'Une Imperatrice Catherine II De Russie (The Novel Of An Empress Catherine II Of Russia.) D’Apres ses memoires, sa correspondance et les documents inedits des archives d’etat. Portrait d’apres une miniature du temps. (From his memoirs, his correspondence and the unpublished documents of the state archives. Portrait after a miniature of the time.) In French Language.

By: WALISZEWSKI, K.:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Paris, Libraire Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1893 1st:

Seller ID: 82373


Tall hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. Quarter bound brown morocco leather to spines and corners and marbled paper boards. Raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. Fine binding by “H. Wood.” In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped with small nicks. Some minor rubbing to boards. Spine slightly faded with rubbing to bands, bottom band chipped and chip to top end. Front hinge weakening with partial crack. Lord Rosebery’s bookplate to front endpaper, and embossed stamp to corner of main title page “Durdans, Epsom.” Penciled c... View more info

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Letters to the Countess of Ossory. In Three Volumes.

By: WALPOLE, Horace;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903:

Seller ID: 77849


3 vols. Hardback, size approx 9 x 6 inches. Half bound in contemporary dark blue morocco leather to spine and corners and blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering, raised banding and gilt decoration and paneling to spines. Ruled gilt to boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines a little faded, some rubbing to ends of spines. Page edges rough cut. (Some pages still remain uncut.) Binders stamp “ Slight fading to endpapers else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent set. --- “These epistles... Byron did not overpraise them when he c... View more info

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John Cornelius, His Life and Adventures. Signed and Limited Large Paper Edition.

By: WALPOLE, HUGH:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1937 Ltd Ed.:

Seller ID: 78730


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Full polished red morocco leather binding. Gilt lettering and raised banding to spine. Gilt line paneling to inside board edges around endpaper. Top page edges gilt. Light grey endpapers. In very good near fine condition. Beautiful fine leather binding. Some minor darkening to spine. Some minor darkening to edges of endpapers. Some light foxing to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Austin B. Smith.” Limited edition of 175 copies. Signed by Hugh Walpole. Minor spot to margin of p18, Else a very clean and tight copy. 522pp. View more info

Image for The Journal of Willam Dowsing, Of Stratford, Parliamentary Visitor, Appointed Under a Warrant from the Earl of Manchester, for demolishing the superstitious pictures and ornaments of churches &c., within the County of Suffolk, in the Years 1643-1644. A New Edition, with an introduction, Notes, etc.

The Journal of Willam Dowsing, Of Stratford, Parliamentary Visitor, Appointed Under a Warrant from the Earl of Manchester, for demolishing the superstitious pictures and ornaments of churches &c., within the County of Suffolk, in the Years 1643-1644. A New Edition, with an introduction, Notes, etc.

By: WHITE, Evelyn;

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Ipswich Pawsey and Hayes 1885 1st thus:

Seller ID: 77126


Large, 10 x 7.5 inches. In red cloth with gilt lettering to front. Blind embossed decoration and edging to front. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, edges rubbed ,spine faded, edges of cloth faded, small soiled mark to front. NEat owners label to front endpaper. Title page a little darkend. Stamp to rear of title page “Sold by order of Lambeth Palace Library”, palace stamp also to corner of p9. Else pages very clean and tight. 61pp. Errata + Advert pages. Pedigree’s at rear. View more info

Image for Woodrow Wilson The Man, His Times and His Task. With Illustrations. Rare 1st UK Edition.

Woodrow Wilson The Man, His Times and His Task. With Illustrations. Rare 1st UK Edition.

By: WHITE, William Allen:

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn, 1926 1st UK Edition:

Seller ID: 82896


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth with paper title label to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some darkening, edges rubbed, small nicks/chips to corners. In plastic sleeve. NOT clipped.) Some rubbing to cloth on corners and small patch at bottom of spine. Some minor foxing spots to outer page edges, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 531pp. Illustrated with 13 B&W plates including a frontis portrait. View more info

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An Annual Biographical Dictionary. .

By: WHO'S WHO 1970.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: A.& C.Black 1970.:

Seller ID: 62027


Red cloth gt. Binding sl. marked/ rubbed on back cover. Else vg. 3468 pp. View more info

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Take Life Easy. Signed copy.

By: WIGHTMAN, RALPH:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Pelham Books. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 82539


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Handling marks. Slightly creased along edges with small tear at bottom. Price clipped). Author’s inscription to main title page. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w photographs. Autobiography of the Dorset broadcaster and writer, Ralph Wightman. View more info

Image for Life of S. Ealdhelm, First Bishop of Sherborne. Limited Numbered Edition.

Life of S. Ealdhelm, First Bishop of Sherborne. Limited Numbered Edition.

By: WILDMAN, W. B.:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London & Sherborne, Chapman and Hall Ltd. & F. Bennett, 1905 1st Ltd Edition:

Seller ID: 77410


Hardback. Size approx 10 x 7.5 inches. Half bound in blue cloth and vellum spine, with gilt lettering to spine and front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Endpapers darkened with original bookseller label to front “H.V. Day Dorchester.” Some darkening to endpapers and some light foxing to a few pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 71/100. - Ealdhelm Abbot of Malmesbury and first bishop of Sherborne left letters, prose works and poems in Latin. He was an important figure in the 7th. & 8th. century in Wess... View more info

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The Life and Actions of Alexander the Great Third Edition.

By: WILLIAMS, THE REV. JOHN:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John Murray / Thomas Tegg, ca1857:

Seller ID: 81397


Hardback, 6 x 4 inches. In light brown full calf leather binding, gilt lettering, raised banding and gilt decorations to spine. gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some fading to spine, some rubbing to corners. Some darkening/spotting to boards, some rubbing to rear board. Prize label to front endpaper “Gustavo Boauguet, Harroviensi, 1857.” 414pp. With 2 folding maps. View more info

Image for The Book of Wonderful Characters. Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation. In Two Volumes.

The Book of Wonderful Characters. Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation. In Two Volumes.

By: WILSON, Henry:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, J. Robins & Co., 1830 1st:

Seller ID: 82027


2 volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in dark brown calf leather to spines and corners, and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to dark maroon leather spine labels. Gilt decorations to spines. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to extremities; faces of boards, edges and corners, spines and spine ends. Chip to top corner of spine on v1. Inside front boards are inscribed “George H Cooke,” with bookplates below “Richard Godf. Bosanquet.” Free sides of endpapers are handwritten with a list of book contents, neatly written on ruled p... View more info

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The Life & Times of a Country Diarist. With Illustrations.

By: WINSTANLEY, Roy:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Morrow & Co., 1996 1st:

Seller ID: 78924


Hardback, 8.5 x 6 ins. Dark green cloth with illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap (DW NOT clipped.) Else an excellent copy. 282pp. With 18 B&W illustrations. View more info

Image for Illustrated Lakeland Journals. Introduction by Rachel Trickett.

Illustrated Lakeland Journals. Introduction by Rachel Trickett.

By: WORDSWORTH, DOROTHY:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Diamond Books. 1991:

Seller ID: 71208


Size 7.5 x 10.25 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. In near fine good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a cvery clean and tight copy. 224pp. With b/w and colour illustrations. Beautifully illustrated journals kept by Dorothy Wordsworth while living in what was then a very remote part of Britain. View more info

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Spycatcher. The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer.

By: WRIGHT, PETER:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Heinemann. Australia. 1987 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 59312


Tall 8vo. Black hard card covers with silver to black cloth spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Very slightly creased along top edge. Small marks to front. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 392pp. With 8 b/w photo plates. Notorious for the exhaustive attempts by the British Government to supress this book under the Official Secrets Act, it was written by the former Assistant Director of MI5. The author tells of his time in MI5 and of the illegality and incompetence with the Security Service and reveals who he considers to b... View more info

Image for The Life and Reign of William The Fourth In Two Volumes.

The Life and Reign of William The Fourth In Two Volumes.

By: WRIGHT, Rev. G. N.: WATKINS, John:

Price: £69.00

Publisher: London, Fisher & Son, 1837:

Seller ID: 82191


Two Volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x5.5 inches. Quarter bound black morocco leather and pebbled black cloth boards. Raised and gilt banding and lettering to spine. Red speckled edges. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners, Small chip to leather at top front corner v.1. Cloth on boards faded/soiled. Endpapers clean, neat inscriptions to fronts, one to verso of frontis “For Henry Lyon Capt.” and “Charlottle Adelaide Molyneux, Grandniece of the Author,” to fronts, with later penned inscription, “David ...(?).” Partial crack between front endp... View more info

Image for The Life and Times of Aonio Paleario Or a History of the Italian Reformers in the Sixteenth Century. Illustrated by Original Letters and Unedited Documents. In Two Volumes.

The Life and Times of Aonio Paleario Or a History of the Italian Reformers in the Sixteenth Century. Illustrated by Original Letters and Unedited Documents. In Two Volumes.

By: YOUNG, M.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Bell & Daldy, 1860 1st:

Seller ID: 81653


2 Volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In full light brown calf leather fine bindings, brown and black leather spine labels lettered and numbered in gilt, with raised banding and gilt decorations, gilt crest vignettes to middle of boards. Plain endpapers, marbled page edges. In very good conditions. Some minor fading to spines and some minor handling marks to boards, small spots to vol.2. Minimal rubbing to edges. School prize bookplate to front endpaper “William A. Findley, Arithmetic Master, Edinburgh Alumno, 1867.” Minor darkening to edges of endpapers. Some very minor handling ... View more info