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Image for Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.

Echo de Paris. A Study from Life. Limited Numbered Edition.

By: HOUSMAN, Laurence;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 1923 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74816


Size approx 5 x 7.5 inches. Half bound with purple cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. With original dustwrapper and spine label. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dustwrapper edges rubbed, spine darkened, ends chipped.) Some minor foxing to page edges else a tight clean acopy. Some pages uncut. 60pp. Numbered 676 of 750. View more info

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Bournemouth Firemen at War. Signed, dedicated copy.

By: HUGHES, TED:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Dorset Publishing Company. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68640


Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s signed dedicatory inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w photographs. The author joined the Bournemouth Fire Brigade at the age of 16 and served through WWII. This is the story of Bournemouth under fire and the men who protected the town. View more info

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Henry V. A Biography.

By: HUTCHISON, HAROLD F.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1967 1st edition:

Seller ID: 70387


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. Not price clipped). Small address label to first blank page. Else a clean and tight copy. 287pp. With b/w photographs, maps, illustrations. The author describes a man who was a ‘cold, ruthless, priggish’ organising genius whose life was never far from the brutalities of war or the machinations of diplomacy. View more info

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Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63403


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Covers slightly rubbed with small marks. Back corners slightly peeled.Mark from old bookplate to front endpaper. Signed, handwritten verses, dated 1921 ro front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 77pp. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. View more info

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Joan of Arc. Signed copy.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1921 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63404


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with maroon lettering to front. In very good condition. spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly peeled. Book review pasted to front endpaper. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 77pp. Life of Joan of Arc with emphasis on the mystical. View more info

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Martin Luther. Apostle of the Reformation.

By: INCE, R.B.:

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London. William Rider & Son Ltd. 1922 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63406


8vo. In pale brown limp cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges. Press clippings to front and back endpapers. Author’s signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. Biography of Martin Luther. View more info

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Kill the Messenger. Signed copy.

By: INGHAM, BERNARD:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. HarperCollins. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 55397


Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (d/w; slightly faded. Marks on back. Not price clipped). Erratum slip pasted on front endpaper. A clean and tight copy. 408pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographic plates. This book is an account of Britain’s Thatcher years through the eyes through the eyes of her legendary Chief Press Secretary, Bernard Ingham. He held this post for almost the entirety of Mrs Thatcher’s eleven and a half years in office. His tenure was marked by controversy and he won much praise an... View more info

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Brief Memoirs of the Late Right Reverend John Thomas James, Lord Bishop of Calcutta: particularly during his residence in India; gathered from his letters and papers.

By: JAMES, EDWARD:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London. J.Hatchard and Son 1830:

Seller ID: 65162


Tall 8vo. In brown half calf leather binding with gilt to black morocco title label to spine. Raised bands. Marbled boards and endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded with small chips to title label. Slightly rubbed around edges. Neat inscription to first blank page. Handwritten MSS loose in front. Poem tipped in to main title page. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. Memoir of the Bishop of Calcutta who died on a voyage to Penang, Malaysia. View more info

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Richard Jefferies, A Study. With a Portrait. Limited Large Paper Edition.

By: JEFFERIES, Richard: SALT, H. S.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonneschein & Co., 1894 1st thus, #75/280.:

Seller ID: 81946


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Brown cloth, beveled boards, gilt lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. Navy blue endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges of boards and corners, cloth chipped at ends of spine. Small chip/split to front spine edge. Slight crack between front endpapers. Bookplate to front “Dennis C. Shrubshall.”(*) Some light foxing to endpapers, some minor darkening to frontis tissue guard. Some light foxing to edges of inside plates. Else pages very clean and tight throughout. * - Dennis Shrubshall, author of “W.H. Hudson, Writer and Natural... View more info

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Tales from The Middle Watch.

By: JERRAM, F.R.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jerram. 2003 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 69985


Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Publisher’s note loose in front. 103pp. With b/w photographs. The author joined the Royal Navy in 1936 and retired in 1972. Here he tells of his life at sea and of many of the actions in which he was involved, including the Yangtze Incident. View more info

Image for The Life of Napoleon III. Derived from State Records, from Unpublished Family Correspondence, and from Personal Testimony. With Family Portraits..., and Facsimiles of Letters... In Four Volumes.

The Life of Napoleon III. Derived from State Records, from Unpublished Family Correspondence, and from Personal Testimony. With Family Portraits..., and Facsimiles of Letters... In Four Volumes.

By: JERROLD, Blanchard:

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co. 1874 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 82391


4 Volumes. Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound in dark green calf leather to spines and corners and marbled paper boards. Leather fine binding by “Mudie.” Maroon and light brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spines. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped/slightly chipped, some surface chips to leather around edges, some dark patches to spines with rubbing to ends. Small partial cracks to bottoms of hinges on vol.1. Binders stamp to bottom edge of front endpape... View more info

Image for The Private Life of Lewis XV In which are contained, The Principal Events, Remarkable Occurrences, and Anecdotes of His Reign. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.

The Private Life of Lewis XV In which are contained, The Principal Events, Remarkable Occurrences, and Anecdotes of His Reign. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.

By: JUSTAMOND, J.O.:

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, Charles Dilly, 1781:

Seller ID: 79526


4 vols. Hardbacks, 9 x 5.5 inches. In full polished and speckled calf-Leather bindings, raised banding to spine, gilt decorations, twin red & green leather spine labels, gilt paneled boards. Blue speckled edges and plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings are a little worn; spines rubbed and darkened. Front hinges are cracked and rears are started. Corners a little bumped and some minor rubbing to edges. Some minor rubbing and marks to boards. Some slight darkening to endpapers, small labels to top corners “Thomas Markland.” Slight darkening to frontis end prelims. (f... View more info

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Fanny Burney.

By: KILPATRICK, SARAH:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: David and Charles. 1980 1syt edition.:

Seller ID: 73383


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Back slightly rubbed. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 232pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of the 18th century writer, Fanny Burney. View more info

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The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes. His Life and Times.

By: KRONENBERGER, LOUIS:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New English Library. 1974 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63747


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Slight browning to edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 269pp.With b/w illustrations. Biography of John Wilkes, Member of Parliament, Lord Mayor of London and political reformer. View more info

Image for From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home.

From Palm to Pine. Rudyard Kipling Abroad and At Home.

By: LASKI, MARGHANITA:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1987 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 58543


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Small marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 191pp. With Black and White illustrations and photographs throughout. The book offers a new approach to one of England’s greatest writers. Kipling travelled extensively and his poetry, stories, novels and letters are imbued with the sights and sounds of East and West. Here the author recreates his life and in particular, his world. View more info

Image for Dr.Baedeker and his Apostolic work in Russia. With introductory notes by Princess Nathalie Lieven and Lord Radstock.

Dr.Baedeker and his Apostolic work in Russia. With introductory notes by Princess Nathalie Lieven and Lord Radstock.

By: LATIMER, R.S.:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: Morgan and Scott. 1907 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72856


Size 5.25 x 8.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at top end. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. neat pencil inscription to back of frontis. Else a clean and tight copy. 223pp. With b/w photographs and map. German born, but resident in England, Dr Baedeker was converted to Christianity and became a missionary, travelling around Russia in the late 19th century. View more info

Image for Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant. The Spellmount Library of Military History.

Memoirs of the Late Major General Le Marchant. The Spellmount Library of Military History.

By: LE MARCHANT, Denis:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Staplehurst, Spellmount, 1997 1st thus:

Seller ID: 78747


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Navy blue cloth. Glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrap. 315pp. With b&w illustrations, 12 colour plates and 3 maps. View more info

Image for The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps.

The Valor of Ignorance With Specially Prepared Maps.

By: LEA, Homer;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers London. 1909 1st:

Seller ID: 75659


8.5 x 5.5 ins. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine and also gilt vignette to front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Edges and spine a little rubbed. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy throughout. 344pp. 11 Map charts and frontis portrait. View more info

Image for Eton v. Winchester. 1826-1908.

Eton v. Winchester. 1826-1908.

By: LEIGH, R.A.AUSTEN:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Spottiswoode and Company, Limited.. London. 1909 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63462


Sm. 8vo. In blue stiff card covers with black lettering and coats of arms to front. In very good condition. Spine split at back edge. Pencil inscriptions to front enndpapers. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. Else a clean and tight copy. 82pp. With pictorial advertisements. The scores of all the cricket matches played between Eton and Winchester, between 1826 and 1908. View more info

Image for Girlhood in the Pacific. Samoa - Philippines - Spain.

Girlhood in the Pacific. Samoa - Philippines - Spain.

By: LESLIE, Mrs SHANE:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Macdonald and Co. Ltd. 1942 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70950


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed around edges with chips, tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). Front endpaper missing. Else a clean and tight copy. 110pp. With b/w photographs. The author was born Marjorie Ide, the youngest daughter of Henry Clay Ide, the United States Ambassador to Spain and Governor-General of The Philippines. She later married Sir John Randolph Leslie, 3rd Baronet, generally known as Shane Leslie. Here she describes her childhood, spe... View more info