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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

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Isadora Duncan's End

By: DESTI, Mary:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, 1929 1st:

Seller ID: 80373


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW faded, top edges rubbed with a couple of small nicks to corners. “File copy” stamped to front. In protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Gollancz Compliments Slip loose in front. Endpapers darkened, some mild foxing to title and preliminary pages, else a very clean and tight copy. 351pp. Illustrated with 12 B&W photo plates. View more info

Image for Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates.

Mrs. Horace Dobell At Home: A Life Sketch. Illustrated by Selections from her Works, Portraits and other Plates.

By: DOBELL, Mrs. Horace;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. Wertheimer, Lea & Co. 1908 1st thus:

Seller ID: 76525


Hardback. Approx 7 x 5 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering and design to front. In very good condition. Corners slightly rubbed. Minor marks to rear. Label to front endpaper with incription to verso and top of title pg. Else a very clean and tight copy. 109pp. 9 b&w photo plates - with tissue guards. View more info

Image for The Life of Petrarch Collected from ‘Memoires pour la vie de Petrarch.’ In Two Volumes.

The Life of Petrarch Collected from ‘Memoires pour la vie de Petrarch.’ In Two Volumes.

By: DOBSON, Susanna:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Dublin, John Beattie, 1777:

Seller ID: 81748


2 volumes. Hardback, approx 7 x 4.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings with gilt lettering to red leather spine labels. Raised banding to spines. Plain endpapers and edging. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped with small chips to corners of front board on v.1. Some darkening to spines with small chips to top spine ends. Some handling marks to boards with small scratch to rear of v.1. Neat glue repairs to inner hinges. A couple of minor handling marks else pages bright and tight. Else very clean and tight copies. 299 + 309pp + indicies. View more info

Image for Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea, consort of George I. Chiefly from the secret Archives of Hanover... Including a Diary of the conversations... with other documents. Now First Published from the Originals. In Two Volumes.

Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea, consort of George I. Chiefly from the secret Archives of Hanover... Including a Diary of the conversations... with other documents. Now First Published from the Originals. In Two Volumes.

By: DOROTHEA, Sophia: WILLIAMS, Robert Folkestone:

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, 1845 1st:

Seller ID: 82211


Two Volumes. 9 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound in light brown calf leather and marbled paper boards, dark green leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Green endpapers, speckled page edges. Fine Bindings by “E. Riley, Tavistock Sq. (London.)” In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped with some small nicks, some rubbing to edges, Some light rubbing and handling to boards. Binders stamps to endpapers “E. Riley, Tavistock Sq. (London.)” Frontis plates and title pages darkened and foxed, some spots and handling marks to inside pages, some staining/soiling to pages between... View more info

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The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature. Signed copy.

By: DOYLE, BRIAN (ED):

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hugh Evelyn. London. 1968:

Seller ID: 73764


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along edges. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1968. Else a clean and tight copy. 380pp. With b/w illustrations. The author gives brief biographies, bibliographies and backgrounds of over 400 children’s authors and illustrators. View more info

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William Barnes of Dorset. With 9 Half-Tone Plates

By: DUGDALE, GILES:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cassell. 1953 1st edition:

Seller ID: 64575


Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. slightly rubbed around edges with small tears and chips. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 306pp. With 9 half-tone plates including b/w frontispiece. Biography of William Barnes, the Dorset dialect poet, schoolmaster and clergyman. View more info

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Famous Folk of Bournemouth, Poole and Surrounding Area

By: EDWARDS, Elizabeth:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Dorset, Natula Publications, 2006 1st:

Seller ID: 80799


Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. Glossy pictorial covers. In very good near fine condition. An excellent clean & tight copy. 150pp. Illustrated with B&W photo portraits. View more info

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Big Jack. My Sporting Life. Signed copy.

By: ELLIOTT, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Schwartz & Melbourne Books. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 62951


Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Personal message signed by author to half title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 299pp. With b/w and colour photographs. Autobiography of controversial Australian business man and polititian, John Elliott. Much of the book is taken up with his involvement in Australian Rules Football club, Carlton Football Club, and the ups and downs of his time with them. View more info

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Furthur Reminiscences of a Local Yokel: Wareham 1960 to 1980. Volume 2.

By: ELMES, HUGH:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hugh Elmes. 2005 1st edition:

Seller ID: 63340


8vo. In decorated limp card covers. In very good condition. A couple of small marks to covers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 60pp. With b/w photographs. Second volume of a Dorset man’s autobiography. View more info

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The Life of Llewelyn Powys.

By: ELWIN, MALCOLM:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Lane. The Bodley Head 1946 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73957


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In orange cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Mild foxing. Old repair to front with sticky tape. Top of spine reinforced inside. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 299pp. Frontis portrait and 7 other photo plates. The author believed that the attainment of personal hapiness was the true purpose of life. View more info

Image for Memoirs of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. Author of the "Sylva", &c. &c. Comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters, to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas. Also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Ambassador to the Court of France, in the Time of King Charles I, and the Usurpation. Edited from the Originall Mss. by William Bray. The Second Edition. In Two Volumes.

Memoirs of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. Author of the "Sylva", &c. &c. Comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters, to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas. Also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Ambassador to the Court of France, in the Time of King Charles I, and the Usurpation. Edited from the Originall Mss. by William Bray. The Second Edition. In Two Volumes.

By: EVELYN, John: BRAY, William:

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, 1819 Second Edition:

Seller ID: 82582


2 Volumes. Tall Hardbacks, 12 x 9.5 inches. In light brown polished calf leather bindings, gilt paneled boards and gilt decorated spines, with floral detailing, raised banding and gilt lettering to leather spine labels. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and chipped, some rubbing and bumps to edges, some minor handling marks to boards. Professional repairs to spines on front hinges, rear hinges are slightly cracked. Some surface scuffs to rear board of v.1. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages overall very clean and bright, some slight darkening ... View more info

Image for The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge. With a Preface by The Right Hon. L. S. Amery and an Epilogue by The Hon. Sir Arthur Lawley.

The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge. With a Preface by The Right Hon. L. S. Amery and an Epilogue by The Hon. Sir Arthur Lawley.

By: FAIRBRIDGE -

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Oxford. University Press 1927 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 49614


Black cloth with paper label on spine. Name on front endpaper. Mostly very clean inside, there are small spots of foxing on margin of a few pages.Very good. Photogravure frontis.portrait of K. Fairbridge. Fold-out map of Mashonaland. 10 pp. / 188 pp. Spare title label tipped in at the end. Founder of the Fairbridge Farm Schools for poor British immigrant children in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This is “the simple story of a boy’s adventures in the early days of Rhodesia, ending with a few brief reminiscences of his years as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford”. View more info

Image for The Life and Work of St Paul With 16 Illustrations.

The Life and Work of St Paul With 16 Illustrations.

By: FARRAR, Frederic W.:

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London & Melbourne, Cassell and Company, 1910:

Seller ID: 81636


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. In full tree-calf fine leather prize-binding by “Bickers & Son,” with raised banding, extensive gilt decoration and lettering to spine, decorative gilt paneled boards with school crest to front. Red page edging. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor fading and rubbing to spine and corners, a couple of minor handling marks else cover very clean and smart. Prize label to front endpaper “The Grammar School, Loughborough, R. Bailey, 1912.” Binders stamp “Bickers & Son, Leicester Sqr,” to verso corner of fr... View more info

Image for The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. With Several Copper Plates.

The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. With Several Copper Plates.

By: FIDDES, Richard:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John Barber, 1724:

Seller ID: 82884


Tall large hardback, approx 14 x 9 inches. Full calf leather binding. Decorative gilt paneled boards, raised and gilt banded spine, with dark green leather spine label lettered in gilt. Red speckled page edges, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed with chips to corners, rubbing to boards, some heavy surface rubbing to rear side. Professional repairs to spin/hinges, small chips to spine ends. Some minor darkening to edges of endpapers else clean, a couple of minor handling marks to title page, bookplate pasted to rear side of title page “Jacob Des Bouverie Esq.̶... View more info

Image for Who’s Who in the Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

Who’s Who in the Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

By: FINES, JOHN:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books. New York. 1995:

Seller ID: 63846


Tall 8vo. In black hard card covers with silver to black cloth spine. With dustwrapper. In fine condition with fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 218pp. A dictionary of biography, each entry, in reality a short essay, offers not only an understanding of an individual, but insights into the process of change at work during this period. From Abelard to John Wyclif. View more info

Image for Iain Macleod. Introduction by Lord Boyle of Handsworth. Signed copy.

Iain Macleod. Introduction by Lord Boyle of Handsworth. Signed copy.

By: FISHER, NIGEL:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch. London. 1973 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55978


In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Orange endpapers. Presentation inscription in red ink plus author’s signature on half title page which also has small portrait silhouette of the subject. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Corners and bottom of spine slightly bumped. Front top edge slightly faded. 352pp. With 11 b/w photographs 2 cartoons and a map. Biography of the Tory politician. Iain Macleod was resposible for decolonisation of many of the ... View more info

Image for My Life and Work In Collaboration with Samuel Crowther.

My Life and Work In Collaboration with Samuel Crowther.

By: FORD, HENRY:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1923 1st:

Seller ID: 82648


Tall Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Embossed logo to rear corner. In very good condition. Some minor fading to cloth on spine and edges. Edges and ends of spine with some rubbing and small nicks to corners. Endpapers partly darkened, both cracked. Stamp to front endpaper “Charles Taylor Ltd. B’ham. Lathe & Tool Works.” Some minor handling marks and mild foxing to pages, mostly to margins, else a very clean and tight copy. 289pp. View more info

Image for The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition.

The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition.

By: FRANK, ANNE:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Viking. 1997 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 73452


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. With facsimile handwriting to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 339pp. With b/w photographs. New and full translation of Anne Frank’s diary. View more info

Image for Percy: Prelate and Poet With a Preface by Sir George Douglas, Bart. And 8 Illustrations.

Percy: Prelate and Poet With a Preface by Sir George Douglas, Bart. And 8 Illustrations.

By: GAUSSEN, Alice C. C.:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co., 1908 1st:

Seller ID: 80658


Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and vignette to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners, bump to top front corner. Some slight darkening to spine. Some light foxing to endpapers and prelims. Frontis engraving with some foxing to edges. Some light foxing to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 324pp. Illustrated with 8 b&w plates including an engraved frontis. View more info