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Image for The Life of Pope Sixtus the Vth. Also A View of the Transactions of the Romith Church, and the most considerable affairs of Europe in that Age.

The Life of Pope Sixtus the Vth. Also A View of the Transactions of the Romith Church, and the most considerable affairs of Europe in that Age.

By: LETI, Gregorio:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John Wyat, 1704:

Seller ID: 78878


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding, gilt lettering and banding to spine. Blind embossed and decorated front and rear boards. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped and chipped, edges rubbed. Original leather boards laid over contemporary leather spine & lettering. Neat inscription to rear of front board “J. Miller, Portugal Shed, 1830.” Ex lib stamp to rear of title page. Some minor handling marks, spots and minor darkening to pages, else a clean and tight copy. Very rare. 411pp. + advert page. View more info

Image for A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India.

A Very Ingenious Man. Claude Martin in Early Colonial India.

By: LLEWELLYN-JONES, Rosie;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press. 1992:

Seller ID: 75236


Size approx 5.5 x 9 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt to spine. With glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition. (Dustwrapper slightly rubbed along top edge and slightly faded at spine and rear edge.) Some minor marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight. 241pp. With colour and b&w illustrations. View more info

Image for Life of Sir Walter Scott Bart. Abridged from the Larger Work.

Life of Sir Walter Scott Bart. Abridged from the Larger Work.

By: LOCKHART, J. G.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London Adam and Charles Black, 1898:

Seller ID: 79563


Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. Polished red full-calf leather binding, raised banding and gilt decoration to spine, with light green leather spine label. Gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. In very good condition. Some fading to spine and minor rubbing to edges. Binders stamp to endpaper “Henry Young & Sons, Liverpool.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 837pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait. View more info

Image for Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.

Memoirs of a British Agent. Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.

By: LOCKHART, R. H. BRUCE;

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Putnam. 1933:

Seller ID: 74804


Approx 6 x 9 inches. In blue cloth with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and corners. Slightly solied at rear leading edge. Owners label inside front endpaper else clean and tight throughout. 355pp. View more info

Image for Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

Louisa, Lady In Waiting. The personal diaries and albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

By: LONGFORD, ELIZABETH:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 1979 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 56013


4to. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. In good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks and slightly rubbed around edges. Price clipped). Covers slightly warped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 215pp. With b/w photographs throughout. These diaries of a Victorian and Edwardian Lady in Waiting disclose a uniquely feminine and intimate view of the reigns of two queens as seen from the Royal Bedchamber and the formal Rooms of State. Louisa, Countess of Antrim spent nearly twenty years in the service... View more info

Image for Chatham. His Early Life and Connections.

Chatham. His Early Life and Connections.

By: LORD ROSEBERY:

Price: £11.00

Publisher: A.L.Humphreys 1910 (2nd.impr.).:

Seller ID: 54667


Tall 8vo. Maroon cloth gt. Sm. tear in cloth top side of spine repaired. Binding sl. faded / sl. rubbed. Very good to good. 526 pp. View more info

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A Passing World.

By: LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1948 1st ed:

Seller ID: 73565


Size 6.0 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Mild foxing. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 275pp. With b/w portrait frontis. The author was the sister of Hilaire Belloc. This is fourth volume of her autobiography and covers her life in London during the Great War. View more info

Image for Where Love and Friendship Dwelt.

Where Love and Friendship Dwelt.

By: LOWNDES, Mrs BELLOC:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London. Macmillan. 1943 1st ed:

Seller ID: 73569


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine darkened and rubbed at ends with small chips and tears. Handling and other small marks. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears and small pieces missing. Not price clipped). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 243pp. With b/w portrait frontis and one other portrait. The author was the sister of Hilaire Belloc. This volume of her autobiography covers her life in her late teens and early twenties when she became... View more info

Image for Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations.

Lumsden of the Guides. A Sketch of the Life of L.-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with selections from his correspondence and occasional papers. With Portraits, Maps and Illustrations.

By: LUMSDEN, Gen. Sir P. S.: ELSMIE, G. R.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1900 2nd:

Seller ID: 79004


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 ins. Light brown cloth with red lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Lettering on spine faded. Slight darkening to endpapers, Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 336pp. 14 B&W photo illustrations inc. photgravure frontis and folding map at rear. View more info

Image for Adelaide and Theodore; or, Letters on Education: Containing all the principles relative to three different plans of Education; to that of Princes, and to those of young Persons of both sexes. Translated from the French of Madame la Comtesse de Genlis. The Second Edition, carefully corrected and amended. In Two Volumes.

Adelaide and Theodore; or, Letters on Education: Containing all the principles relative to three different plans of Education; to that of Princes, and to those of young Persons of both sexes. Translated from the French of Madame la Comtesse de Genlis. The Second Edition, carefully corrected and amended. In Two Volumes.

By: Madame la Comtesse de Genlis:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Dublin, Luke White, 1785 2nd:

Seller ID: 79342


2 vols. Hardbacks, approx 7 x 4 inches. In full polished calf leather bindings, gilt banding to spines, with red & green leather labels lettered & numbered in gilt. Plain endpapers. Light green page edging. In very good conditions. Top corners and top ends of spines bumped and chipped, some rubbing to edges. Darkening to spines with darker patch to bottom of vol.2. Bookplates to endpapers “John Lawson” & “Sir John Williams, Bodlewyddan.” Endpapers darkened around edges. Otherwise inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 311 + 295pp. View more info

Image for The Life of Robert, Lord Clive: Collected from the Family Papers communicated by The Earl Powis. With a Portrait and Map. In Three Volumes.

The Life of Robert, Lord Clive: Collected from the Family Papers communicated by The Earl Powis. With a Portrait and Map. In Three Volumes.

By: MALCOLM, Major-General Sir John:

Price: £260.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1836 1st:

Seller ID: 80533


3 volumes. Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound calf leather and marbled paper boards. With black leather spine labels, raised and gilt banding, red speckled edges. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some darkening to spines, extremities rubbed, some rubbing to boards. Corners slightly bumped. Some chips to leather on corners and edges. Minor spots to endpapers with some darkening to corners. Some minor darkening to frontis plate and map. Small tear to folded edge of map. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 430, 381 & 416pp. Illustrated with a B&W engraved... View more info

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Queen Victoria and Her Ministers. The Victorian Era from a New Angle.

By: MARRIOTT, SIR JOHN A.R.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: John Murray. London. 1933 1st.edition:

Seller ID: 57259


Tall 8vo. In purple cloth covers with gilt to white title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Small marks to covers. Cigarette card of Queen Victoria pasted on front flyleaf. Clipped). Mild foxing to edges, affecting pages inside. Owner’s inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 236pp. With b/w plate illustrations. The author illustrates the practical working of the monarchy by a series of sketches of the ten Prime Ministers of the reign, and a disclosure of the relations betwee... View more info

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L' Imperatrice Marie-Louise

By: MASSON, Frederic:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Paris, Goupil & Cie, Manzi, Joyant & Cie, 1902 Limited Numbered Edition 105/150.:

Seller ID: 81284


Large hardback, approx 12.5 x 10 inches. Quarter bound in black morocco leather and pebbled black cloth boards. Raised banding and gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. In very good near fine condition. Binders stamp to front endpaper “C. Fox, London.” Inside pages all clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 426pp + plates. With a frontispiece in color and many full-page engravings. FRENCH LANGUAGE. View more info

Image for Acton. The Formative Years.

Acton. The Formative Years.

By: MATHEW, DAVID:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1946 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72990


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other marks. Not price clipped). Slight fading to ends of spine. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 196pp. With b/w illustrations. Biography of Lord Acton, an opponent of Radicalism and protagonist of the Liberty of the Individual against the State. The author considers the factors influential in forming Acton’s ideas. View more info

Image for Sixty Years a Queen. The Story of Victoria’s Reign. Illustrated chiefly from the Royal Collections by Special Permission.

Sixty Years a Queen. The Story of Victoria’s Reign. Illustrated chiefly from the Royal Collections by Special Permission.

By: MAXWELL, Sir HERBERT:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswood, Harmsworth Brothers, n.d. ca1897.:

Seller ID: 79263


Hardback, large, 4to. 13 x 10 inches. In navy blue full leather binding with raised banding and decorative gilt to spine and covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends with small chip at bottom. Some rubbing to corners and rear board. Slight darkening to endpapers. Pages all very clean, bright and tight inside. 239pp. With colour frontis portrait and title page, b&w illustrations and photographs. Published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. View more info

Image for From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster.

From Ploughshare to Parliament A Short Memoir of the Potters of Tadcaster.

By: MEINERTZHAGEN, Georgina;

Price: £70.00

Publisher: The Chiswick Press (Privately) 1896 1st thus:

Seller ID: 75402


Size approx 5 x 8 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering to front. In very good condition. Covers very good. Endpapers slightly darkened. Pages rough cut. Inside clean and tight. No pen inscriptions. A very good copy. 69pp. With Pedigree at rear. View more info

Image for A Strange Occupation. Signed copy.

A Strange Occupation. Signed copy.

By: MELROSE, GEORGIANA:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd. 1988 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70752


Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In blue 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). neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w photographs. A personal account of life in Germany just after WWII. View more info

Image for The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G.

The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G.

By: MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Collins. London. 1958 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 56983


Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition in good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along top edge with small tear and crease at back. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 574pp. Many photo plates & 14 maps. One of the key military memoirs of the twentieth century, this is as much an autobiography as a soldier’s account of war. Written entirely by ‘Monty’ himself (in pencil, as so many of his official communications were composed), this characteristically straightforward (and often politi... View more info

Image for Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Second Edition.

Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Second Edition.

By: MORRIS, PETER:

Price: £160.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood, T. Cadell & W. Davies & John Smith and Son, 1819 2nd:

Seller ID: 78903


3 vols, hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Diced calf leather boards, with gilt paneled edges, gilt lettering, banding and decorations to spines. Speckled page edges. In very good conditions. Professionally rebacked; contemporary leather to spines and original boards neatly laid over. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed, some minor rubbing to boards. Contemporary endpapers. Inside pages and plates all very clean and bright, Else very clean and tight copies. 333, 363 & 351pp. Illustrated with 12 B&w engraved plates, title page vignettes, and a vignette at last page of vol.3. View more info

Image for Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Third Edition.

Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk. The Third Edition.

By: MORRIS, PETER:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, & Edinburgh, William Blackwood, T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1819 3rd:

Seller ID: 79553


3 vols, hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound dark green calf leather, marbled boards, gilt edging to leather on boards, gilt banding, lettering and decoration to spine. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good conditions. Professionally rebound. Slight darkening to spines. Contemporary endpapers. Original bookseller label to half title page “Angus & Robertson, Sydney.” Top of main title page clipped. Corners of first 4 prelim. pages with tape repairs to corner. Dark spot to main title and dedication page. Some darkening to inside pages opposite plates else pages clean and t... View more info