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Image for The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps.

The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps.

By: GIBB, Sir Alexander;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Alexander Maclehose & Co. London. 1935 1st:

Seller ID: 75384


9 x 6 inches. In brown silk cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and minor bump to bottom corner. Prev. owners bookplate to front endpaper. Some minor spots to outer page edges else very clean and tight throughout. 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps (folding). View more info

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Jonathan Swift.

By: GLENDINNING, VICTORIA:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Hutchinson. London. 1998 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73752


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Small indentations to back edge of spine. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 324pp. With b/w illustrations. The author examines the main events and relationships in Swift’s life. View more info

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Colonialism. The Golden Years.

By: GOLDING, J.A.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Birlings (Kent) Ltd. 1987 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70751


Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In black 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). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper, dated 1996. Else a clean and tight copy. 257pp. With b/w photographs and a map. Autobiography of a colonial civil servant who worked in East Africa. View more info

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Stella Benson. A Biography.

By: GRANT, Joy;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan London. 1987 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74573


Size approx 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. With original pictorial glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Pages slightly darkened/faded. Dustwrapper very good. Minor tear to bottom of rear endpaper. 339pp. With b&w illustrations. View more info

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A Labrador Doctor. The Autobiography. Revised Popular Edition.

By: GRENFELL, Sir Wilfred Thomason:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London. Hodder & Stoughton 1930 repr:

Seller ID: 76805


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Rubbing to edges and corners and ends of spine. Corners bumped, and slightly nicked. Spine faded, some minor marks to boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper, with two colour illustrations of Grenfell tipped in. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some foxing to title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 333pp. 4 b&w photo plates. View more info

Image for Lloyd George. The People’s Champion. 1902-1911.

Lloyd George. The People’s Champion. 1902-1911.

By: GRIGG, JOHN:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Eyre Methuen. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73668


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to spine. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Old small label to front fly leaf. Not price clipped). Small stain to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 391pp. With b/w photographs. Second part of a biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers his time in the Liberal government when he produced the ‘People’s Budget’ in 1909. With many of his speeches, and coverage of his personal life. View more info

Image for Lloyd George. From Peace to War. 1912-1916.

Lloyd George. From Peace to War. 1912-1916.

By: GRIGG, JOHN:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Methuen. 1985 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73669


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at top end with small marks. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 527pp. With b/w photographs. The third volume of the biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers the turbulent period of financial scandal, personal relationships, Irish Home Rule, and the outbreak of the Great War, during which he became Prime Minister. A ‘warts and all’ biography up to the point of Lloyd George’s becoming PM ... View more info

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Bonnet and Shawl. An Album.

By: GUEDALLA, PHILIP:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. 1929.:

Seller ID: 73852


Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w portrait plates. Contents: REAL: Jane Welsh Carlyle/ Catherine Gladstone/ Mary Arnold/ Mary Anne Disraeli/ Emily Tennyson/ Emily Palmerston. IDEAL: Lady Muriel James/ Sophia Swinburne/ Julie de Goncourt. View more info

Image for Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.

Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy. Teach Yourself History. General editor A.L.Rowse.

By: HALE, J.R.:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: The English Universities Press Ltd. 1961 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74050


Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In cream cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened. Ink marks to front, back and fly leaves. Not price clipped). Ink marks in margins. Red ink notes to back endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 244pp. With maps. The life and work of Nicolo Machiavelli. View more info

Image for Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary. 1914-1916. The truly astonishing wartime diary and letters of an Edwardian gentleman, naval officer, boy and son.

Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary. 1914-1916. The truly astonishing wartime diary and letters of an Edwardian gentleman, naval officer, boy and son.

By: HALLAM, RICHARD / BEYNON, MARK:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Conway. 2008 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74067


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In brown hard card covers with black lettering. With illustrated half dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 304pp. With b/w photographs, maps and illustrations. Facsimile cover and dustwrapper made to look torn. Alexander Scrimgeour was a Midshipman on HMS Invincible and was killed when the ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. The book has the diary he was required to keep as part of his training and many of his letters. View more info

Image for Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.

Memoirs of Count Grammont. Translated by Horace Walpole. Wood Engravings by Wilfred Jones. Limited edition.

By: HAMILTON, Count ANTHONY:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London. John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1928.:

Seller ID: 73099


Size 6.75 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to grey cloth spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 230pp. With wood engraved plates with titled tissue guards. Philibert, Comte de Grammont (1621 – 31 January 1707), was a French nobleman. This biography was written by Antoine Hamilton, his brother-in-law. He spent some time at the Court of King Charles II, where he married his wife and the most interesting part of the book contains an account of that king’s licentious court. With biographic... View more info

Image for The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday With a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.

The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday With a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.

By: HAMILTON, Lord Frederic:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1934:

Seller ID: 81391


Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. Quarter bound polished blue morocco leather and blue cloth covered boards. Raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. A couple of minor marks to rear boards. Some neat pencil notes and minor handling mark to front endpaper, else a very clean and tight copy. 362pp. View more info

Image for The Hardys of Barbon And some Other Westmorland Statesmen: Their Kith, Kin and Childer. With Association Letter.

The Hardys of Barbon And some Other Westmorland Statesmen: Their Kith, Kin and Childer. With Association Letter.

By: HARDY, Charles Frederick:

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company, 1913 1st:

Seller ID: 80659


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Some slight rubbing to corners of boards. Endpapers partially darkened. Neat inscription to front “Given to me by Norman Hardy, October 1934, R.B. Bengers.” With accompanying signed letter and postmarked envelope. A couple of tiny handling marks else a very clean and tight copy. 176pp. Illustrated with 8 B&W plates, including map and plan. View more info

Image for The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley for 1862-1902. Camden Fifth Series, volume 9.

The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley for 1862-1902. Camden Fifth Series, volume 9.

By: HAWKINS, ANGUS / POWELL, JOHN (eds):

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Royal Historical Society. 1997 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67335


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. 530pp. Extracts from the journal of John Wodehouse the English Liberal politician. View more info

Image for The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.

The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND;

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Dovecote Press. 1995 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 80019


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. A very clean and tight copy. 375pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The diaries of successive generations of the Grove family chart the rise of a Wiltshire/Dorset border family from county gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees, before the much steeper trajectory of the family’s decline. View more info

Image for Lennon Legend. An illustrated life of John Lennon. Features removable reproductions of Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork and Rare Memorabilia, Plus ‘In His Own Words’ CD, with John speaking about his life and art, and a live recording of ‘Imagine’.

Lennon Legend. An illustrated life of John Lennon. Features removable reproductions of Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork and Rare Memorabilia, Plus ‘In His Own Words’ CD, with John speaking about his life and art, and a live recording of ‘Imagine’.

By: HENKE, JAMES:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st UK edition.:

Seller ID: 68554


Size 9.75 x 10.5 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with illustrated hard card slip case. In near fine condition with very good slipcase. A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b/w and colour photographs and facsimile handwritten pages, coloured pages, and facsimile artefacts in pockets. The life and career of John Lennon with many photographs and facsimile handwritten pages and artefacts such as tickets, programmes, etc. View more info

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The Life and Reign of King Henry The Eighth. Written by the Right Honourable Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury.

By: HERBERT, Edward Lord:

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Printed by Mary Clark, for Ann Mearn, sold by Tho. Sawbridge, 1683:

Seller ID: 82855


Tall hardback, approx 11.5 x 8 inches. In full speckled calf leather binding, gilt lettering to light brown leather spine label, with raised banding and gilt decorations to spine. Red speckled page edges, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some wear to cover, rubbing to extremities, top board corners chipped, corners of ends of spines chipped, som scratches and surface chips to rear board. Crack to front hinge with glue repair to front endpaper. Inscription to front endpaper “Robert Cooke, 1951” (Athelhampton House, Dorset.) Some minor rubbing to edges of title page with smal... View more info

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Margaret Hobhouse and Her Family By Her Son.

By: HOBHOUSE, Stephen;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Private. The Stanhope Press. 1934 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74360


Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In dark blue/grey cloth covers with gilt to front and spine. In very good condition, Some minor rubbing to edges and corners of cover. Inside pages slightly faded else clean and tight. 292pp. With 8 b&w illustrations plus embellishments. View more info

Image for Coleridge. Darker Reflections.

Coleridge. Darker Reflections.

By: HOLMES, RICHARD:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers. 1998 1st edition..:

Seller ID: 73412


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 622pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations and maps. The author covers the last thirty years of the poet’s life. A difficult time, during which he travelled widely, his marriage ended, his opium addiction increased, he quarreled with friends and his son became an alcolholic. But his work went on and the author argues that it was a new and s... View more info

Image for Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.

Turn Back the Clock. Bygone days in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Signed copy.

By: HOSKEN, EVELYN:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71240


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to maintitle page, dated 1968. A clean and tight copy. 164pp. With b/w photographs and maps. Reminiscences from the late 19th century, with many period photographs. Signed by the author. View more info