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Image for Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest. With an introduction by Theodore Watts. Second Edition. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest. With an introduction by Theodore Watts. Second Edition. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: BORROW, GEORGE: BETTANY, G.T.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Bowden Limited, 1893 2nd:

Seller ID: 80292


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Brown 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. Slight lean to spine. Some fading to cloth and some rubbing to corners and edges. Endpapers darkened. Some minor foxing to frontis plates else pages very clean and tight. 404pp + 8pp cat. Illustrated with 2 B&W plates. Lavengro is set up as the tale of Borrow's own life of wandering (he visited France, Spain, Russia and the East amon... View more info

Image for Lucrezia Borgia. Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy.

Lucrezia Borgia. Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy.

By: BRADFORD, SARAH:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Viking. 2004 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74018


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Facsimile documents to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 421pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of a young woman used as a political pawn by her powerful father and brother, and surviving Renaissance Italy. View more info

Image for Child of the Tropics Victorian Memoirs. Edited and completed by Nicholas Guppy. Signed.

Child of the Tropics Victorian Memoirs. Edited and completed by Nicholas Guppy. Signed.

By: BRIDGES, Yseult: GUPPY, Nicholas:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1980 1st:

Seller ID: 80864


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap: minor rubbing to edges and slight darkening to inner flaps. Not price clipped. Cloth clean. Table of descents to endpapers. Inscribed opposite main title page “For Humphrey, whose wife fell for my naked aunty on the corner (???) Nicholas.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 205pp. With photo plates. View more info

Image for My Dog Durbar. SIGNED.

My Dog Durbar. SIGNED.

By: BROOKE, Geoffrey;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Allen Figgis & Co. Dublin. 1960 1st:

Seller ID: 75473


Approx 5x 8 ins. In Glossy pictorial hard covers wit horiginal pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw rubbed along top and bottom edges.) Inside very clean and tight. Authors inscription to fornt endpaper. 59pp. With B&W photo illustrations. View more info

Image for Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of William IV and Victoria. From original family documents.

Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of William IV and Victoria. From original family documents.

By: BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, DUKE OF:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Hurst & Blackett 1861 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 80548


2 volumes. Tall 8vo. In the original mauve cloth, decorated in blind on both covers, lettered in gold. Re-cased. Colour on spines and on inside edge of one back cover a bit faded. 2 sm. ink marks on one page. Else very good. 2 steel-engr. portraits. 401 pp./ 429 pp, cat. 16 pp. View more info

Image for The Log of a Sea-Waif. Being recollections of the first four years of my sea life. With eight illustrations. Fifth impression.

The Log of a Sea-Waif. Being recollections of the first four years of my sea life. With eight illustrations. Fifth impression.

By: BULLEN, FRANK T.:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London. Smith Elder & Co. 1906:

Seller ID: 68539


Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1908. Owner’s small address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 349pp. With 8 b/w plates. The author goes to sea, aged twelve. This is the story of his first four years. View more info

Image for A Commentary on Antoninus, His Itinerary, or Journies of the Roman Empire, so far as it concerneth Britain: wherein the first foundation of out cities, laws and government, according to Roman Policy, are discovered... With a Chorographical Map of the severall stations, and Index’s to the whole work.

A Commentary on Antoninus, His Itinerary, or Journies of the Roman Empire, so far as it concerneth Britain: wherein the first foundation of out cities, laws and government, according to Roman Policy, are discovered... With a Chorographical Map of the severall stations, and Index’s to the whole work.

By: BURTON, William:

Price: £495.00

Publisher: London, Tho. Roycroft, Henry & T. Twyford, 1658:

Seller ID: 81803


Hardback, 11 x 7 inches. Leather bound. Plain endpapers and edging. In very good condition. Cover worn and heavily rubbed. Chips to corners and end of spine. Some faint staining to edges of endpapers and top edge of frontis. A couple of neat inscriptions to title page. Some staining to last pages/index. Soem minor handling marks else pages very clean and tight. 266 + index. Illustrated with a frontis portrait and double-page map. (Complete). Includes B&W illustrations of coins within text. View more info

Image for Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century.

Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century.

By: CASTOR, HELEN:

Price: £4.00

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

Seller ID: 72875


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 347pp. With colour photographs. The story of the Paston Family, and their lives during the Wars of the Roses, based on their many survivng letters. View more info

Image for The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

By: CAVENDISH, George;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: The Alcuin Press, Chipping Campden. 1930:

Seller ID: 75227


Size approx 9 x 11.5 inches. In maroon cloth, bevelled boards. Gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some light marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Else an excellent clean and tight copy. 192pp. With chapter/heading decorations. View more info

Image for Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.

Robert Parker and Comte de Merode-Westerloo. The Marlborough Wars. Military Memoirs. SIGNED.

By: CHANDLER, DAVID (ed):

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Longmans. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 78749


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along edges. Price clipped). Soem minor darkening to endpapers. Inscribed on main title page “For Ken, an admirer for ‘Milord Marl.’ and his period, David Chandler, Sept ‘98.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 276pp. With b/w portrait plates and a map. Extracts from the memoirs of two contasting soldiers from the Marlborough period. Robert Parker rose from to obscurity to the rank of Capta... View more info

Image for Lettres Interessantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli),  (Letters of Pope Clement XIV) Traduites de l’Italien & du Latin; Seconde édition, Exactement revue, corrigée, et augmentée de la Traduction des Passages Latins, & d'une Table Alphabétique des Matieres. (Translated from Italian & Latin; Second edition, Exactly revised, corrected, and augmented by the Translation of the Latin Passages, and an Alphabetical Table of Contents.) In Three Volumes.

Lettres Interessantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), (Letters of Pope Clement XIV) Traduites de l’Italien & du Latin; Seconde édition, Exactement revue, corrigée, et augmentée de la Traduction des Passages Latins, & d'une Table Alphabétique des Matieres. (Translated from Italian & Latin; Second edition, Exactly revised, corrected, and augmented by the Translation of the Latin Passages, and an Alphabetical Table of Contents.) In Three Volumes.

By: CLEMENT XIV (Ganganelli):

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez Lottin, 1776 - 1777:

Seller ID: 78602


3 vols. Hardback, approx 4 x 7 inches. In full calf leather bindings with two red morocco leather labels to spines, with gilt lettering, gilt decoration and banding to spines. Gilt decoration to board edges, speckled page edges, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped and rubbed with a couple of small nicks to corners, some minor rubbing to edges and spines. Some darkening to edges of pages and endpapers. A couple of minor spots to frontispiece, a few odd minor spots and minor page darkening, one or two minor edge tears, else pages very clean and tight. 453; 430... View more info

Image for Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.

Still Life. Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.

By: COBB, RICHARD:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Chato and Windus. Hogarth Press. 1983:

Seller ID: 73975


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 161pp. With b/w silhouette and a map. The author’s authobiography. View more info

Image for Biographia Borealis; or the lives of distinguished northerners.

Biographia Borealis; or the lives of distinguished northerners.

By: COLERIDGE, HARTLEY:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Whittaker & Co. 1833. 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69341


Size 5.25 x 8.75 inches. In dark brown half calf leather binding with elaborate gilt decor to spine.Raised bands. Light brown boards. marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. A couple of small scuffed areas to spine. Corners slightly rubbed at edges. front spine slightly cracked. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 3 engr. portraits. 732 pp.( incl. historical and chronological index). 13 biographies: Andrew Marvel, Dr. Richard Bentley, Lord Fairfax, The Earl of Derby, Anne Clifford, Roger Ascham, John Fisher, The Rev. William Mason, Sir Richard Ar... View more info

Image for P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.

P.G.Wodehouse. An Illustrated Biography. With complete bibliography and collectors guide.

By: CONNOLLY, JOSEPH:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Orbis publishing. London. 1979 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69502


Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small tear at top end. Price clipped). Bibliography loose in front. A clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Illustrated biography of P.G.Wodehouse including photographs of the casts of various productions of Wodehouse’s works, published in his centenary year. View more info

Image for Memoir of Sir George Grey, Bart., G.C.B. Privately Printed. Limited Numbered Edition.

Memoir of Sir George Grey, Bart., G.C.B. Privately Printed. Limited Numbered Edition.

By: CREIGHTON, M.:

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, The Collingwood Press, 1884 1st Limited Numbered Edition 3/150.:

Seller ID: 81151


Hardback, approx 10 x 7.5 inches. In full light brown morocco leather binding with raised banding and gilt decoration to spine and decorative gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top page edges gilt. In very good near fine condition. Bottom front corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing to edges. Bookplate to front “Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell.” Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Some minor marks to photo frontis else a very clean and tight copy. 130pp. Illustrated with a photographic frontis portrait. With decorative chapter headers. View more info

Fleet Street, Press Barons and Politics. The Journals of Collin Brooks, 1932-1940. Camden Fifth Series Volume 11.

By: CROWSON, N.J. (ed):

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 1998 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67347


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 311pp. A personal account of working as a journalist and editor during the 1930s. View more info

Image for Mary Stuart (Life of Mary Queen of Scots.)

Mary Stuart (Life of Mary Queen of Scots.)

By: DE LAMARTINE, Alphonse:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1859:

Seller ID: 82904


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Maroon leather spine, with raised banding and gilt lettering and decorations. Raised laquered boards in “Stuart” tartan design, with colour portrait (possibly hand-painted?) vignette to front. Decorative patterned gilt gauffered page-edging. Pink endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners, a couple of light minor scratches to front board. Neat glue repair to front hinge. Neat inscription to endpaper “Mr. L. Rake, from his loving mother, in remembrance of their visit to Scotland. July 1864.” Tiny bookseller label “Ma... View more info

Image for The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange.

The English School Days of a French Boy. Letters from Maurice de Pange.

By: de PANGE, MAURICE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited. 1928 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 60027


8vo. In blue cloth covers with black lettering to paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and chipped at ends. Slightly rubbed along edges with small tears and marks.Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Occasional foxing spots and explanatory pencil notes in margins. Owner’s pencil inscription to front endpaper, “E.W.Margesson. Bought from Ramsden. 11 Chapel road, Worthing. 20th Feb 1928. Finished reading 28-2-1928.” Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 100pp. With b/w p... View more info

Image for Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports.

Dear Bill. W.F.Deedes reports.

By: DEEDES, W.F.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan. 1997 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 58468


Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. Slight crease along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 413pp. With b/w photographs. A personal memoir by the journalist and politician, William (Bill) Deedes. View more info

Image for H.R.H. The Princess Margaret A Life Unfulfilled. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

H.R.H. The Princess Margaret A Life Unfulfilled. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

By: DEMPSTER, Nigel:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Quartet Books, 1981 1st:

Seller ID: 81412


Hardback, black cloth, 9.5 x 6 inches. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW small chip to top end of spine, Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean, signed on title page by author “To Piero, who stars in this book. Nigel Dempster, 1981.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. With B&W photo illustrations. View more info