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Image for The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330.

The Greatest Traitor. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330.

By: MORTIMER, IAN:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London. 2003 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74025


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark 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. 377pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of Roger Mortimer, lover of Queen Isabella and responsible for the deposing and death of King Edward II. View more info

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Keats.

By: MOTION, ANDREW:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber. 1997 1st edition:

Seller ID: 73624


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge. Light scratches and small marks. Price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 636pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of John Keats. View more info

Image for The House of Routledge 1834-1934 With a History of Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and other Associated Firms.

The House of Routledge 1834-1934 With a History of Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and other Associated Firms.

By: MUMBY, F. A.:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, 1934 1st:

Seller ID: 80866


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Grey cloth with gilt to spine. Top page edges red. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened on spine, some minor rubbing to edges, Not price clipped.) Cloth clean, some slight darkening to endpapers. Some foxing spots to closed outer page edges, else inside pages all very clean and tight. 232pp. Illustrated with a frontis portrait. View more info

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Somerset Paupers. Unremembered Lives. SIGNED.

By: MUNCKTON, Thelma;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Wincanton Press 1994 1st ed:

Seller ID: 75377


8.5 x 6 ins. In black cloth with gilt to spine in original glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Author’s signature to title. 208pp. View more info

Image for The Journal of Mary Frampton, From the year 1779, until the year 1846. Including various interesting and curious letters, anecdotes etc, relating to events which occurred during that period. Edited, with notes, by her neice, Harriot Georgiana Mundy.

The Journal of Mary Frampton, From the year 1779, until the year 1846. Including various interesting and curious letters, anecdotes etc, relating to events which occurred during that period. Edited, with notes, by her neice, Harriot Georgiana Mundy.

By: MUNDY, HARRIOT GEORGIANA (ed):

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. London. 1885 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80543


Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine very lightly faded Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s inscription on half title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 435pp. With 32pp cat. Mary Frampton was born in 1773 at Moreton in Dorset. The Journal is interspersed with letters and extracts from the diaries of others. There are references to the Churchill family and letters from Lady Ilchester. An interesting look at the life of an upper class lady in the 18th Century. View more info

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The Pope’s Daughter.

By: MURPHY, CAROLINE P.:

Price: £3.00

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

Seller ID: 74024


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Small inscription to half title page, dated 2005. A very clean and tight copy. 359pp. With colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of Felice della Rovere, the daughter of Pope Julius II. View more info

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Memoirs of Adam Black

By: NICHOLSON, Alexander:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1885:

Seller ID: 79166


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In Quarter-Bound brown morocco Leather binding, marbled boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt lettering and decorations. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor handling to boards; edges and spine mildly rubbed. Front hinge starting after endpapers. A couple of minor handling marks, the odd pencil note, else a very tight and clean copy. 260pp. Illustrated with an engraved B&W frontis portrait. View more info

Image for The Life of Benvenuto Cellini; A Florentine Artist. Written by Himself in the Tuscan Language and Translated from the Original. In Two Volumes.

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini; A Florentine Artist. Written by Himself in the Tuscan Language and Translated from the Original. In Two Volumes.

By: NUGENT, Thomas:

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, T. Davies, 1771:

Seller ID: 79522


2 vols. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 ins. Brown calf with red and brown spine labels, raised banding and gilt decoration. In good conditions. Later rebinding with original spines laid over. Hinges cracked on both vols. Endpapers darkened, bookplates to fronts “William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland.” Some light staining to top of frontis, and top of pages 30-60. Some minor tanning to pages. Else clean and tight copies. 512 + 403pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait in volume 1. View more info

Image for More than Shadows. A Biography of W. Russell Flint.

More than Shadows. A Biography of W. Russell Flint.

By: PALMER, ARNOLD:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Studio, 1943 1st ed.:

Seller ID: 78329


Hardback, 10 x 6 ins. In original navy blue cloth covers with bronze lettering to spine and design to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Top page edges blued. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and spine. Small tear to bottom front edges. Price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to corners. Inside pages all clean and tight throughout. 146pp. Illustrated with 8 colour and 136 b&w plates. Includes Bibliography and list of books illustrated by W. Russell Flint. Great resource on this artist; Concise, well-illustrated study; includes a list of illustrated books, plu... View more info

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Frederica Queen of The Hellenes. Mission of a Modern Queen.

By: PAPANICOLAOU, Lilika S.;

Price: £90.00

Publisher: (PEG) Publishers Enterprises Group Ltd. Malta. 1994 1st edition:

Seller ID: 75444


10 x 7 ins. In blue cloth with gilt to spine, in original pictoral glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW lamination slightly creased, original Hatchards barcode to rear.) 509pp. Many b&w photo illustrations. View more info

Image for East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy.

East and West. The Last Governor of Hong Kong on Power, Freedom and the Future. Signed and dedicated copy.

By: PATTEN, CHRIS:

Price: £10.00

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

Seller ID: 67850


Size 6.0 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly bumped at top end. lamination slightly creased. Not price clipped). Author’s dedicatory inscription to main title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 342pp. With b/w photographs. The author recalls his time as the last Governor of Hong Kong and considers the future, not just of Hong Kong, but of the entire Far East and its changing role in the world. View more info

Image for Life of Python. ...and now for something completely different from George Perry.

Life of Python. ...and now for something completely different from George Perry.

By: PERRY, GEORGE:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Pavilion Michael Joseph. 1983 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57061


Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with green to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Small marks to back. Price clipped. Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs. The history of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, with chapters on the individual members. View more info

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P.G. Wodehouse, Man and Myth SIGNED COPY.

By: PHELPS, Barry:

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, Constable, 1992 1st:

Seller ID: 81818


Hardback, 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Light blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. In illustrated blue dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with near fine DW (DW some minor handling marks to rear, not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Cloth clean and bright. Authors inscription to front endpaper “Louis Hughes, Louis, thanks for your help (see p11) and for inspiring the Droves, Yours ever Barry, 15/10/92.” And signed again on main title page. Loose newspaper cutting in front. Else a very clean and tight copy. 344pp. Illustrated with B&W photo plates. View more info

Image for The letters of Eliza Pierce. 1751-1775, with letters from her son Pierce Joseph Taylor, a schoolboy at Eton.

The letters of Eliza Pierce. 1751-1775, with letters from her son Pierce Joseph Taylor, a schoolboy at Eton.

By: PIERCE, ELIZA and MACDONALD, VIOLET, ed:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1927 1st edition:

Seller ID: 53469


Tall 8vo. In original bevelled purple silk covers with gilt to spine and front. In good condition. Spine darkened and slightly rubbed at top and bottom. Edges of covers darkened and small marks on spine and front. Corners slightly rubbed. owners inscription on front endpaper.Small marks on front endpapers and first blank page. Many pages uncut. 124pp. with b/w portrait frontis. Limted to 670 copies of which 75 copies, numbered 1 to 75 have been printed on Millbourn hand-made paper. This is number 68. A collection of letters of an 18th century Devonshire woman, with some comment on the literatu... View more info

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Heroes.

By: PILGER, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Jonathan Cape. 1986 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61868


Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 591pp. With b/w photographs. John Pilger’s Heroes are the ordinary people who manage to keep going, who live their lives in spite of war and poverty. View more info

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Autobiography. A New Edition with an Introduction by J. B. Priestley.

By: POWYS, JOHN COWPER:

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Macdonald. London. 1967 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 76488


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In light blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and facsimile signature to front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small mark to front. Some minor rubbing. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Small marks to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 672pp. With b&w portrait frontis. John Cowper Powys’s autobiography written in 1934 and covering the first sixty years of the author’s life. This edition has an introduction by J.B.Priestley. View more info

Image for Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks.

Thirteen Worthies. Preface by Van Wyk Brooks.

By: POWYS, LLEWELYN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Grant Richards Ltd. London. 1924 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73950


Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In red cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Programme from 1943, loose in front. Else clean and tight copy. 192pp. The author gives brief biographies of thirteen ‘Worthies’. These include Chaucer, Marlowe, Tom Coryat, Izaak Walton, Beau Nash, William Barnes and Thomas Hardy. View more info

Image for John Ramsay of Kildalton Being an account of his life in Islay and including the Diary of his trip to Canada in 1870.

John Ramsay of Kildalton Being an account of his life in Islay and including the Diary of his trip to Canada in 1870.

By: RAMSAY, Freda;

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Peter Martin Associates. 1988:

Seller ID: 75472


Size approx 9x5.5 ins. In white/cream cloth with paper title label to spine. In original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw rubbed at edges with some darkening / light soiling.) Covers with a couple of marks to fonr and some darkening along bottom edge. Bookplate to front endpaper with authors inscription opposite. Pages generally very clean and tight throughout. 163pp. With b&w illustrations. View more info

Image for The She-Apostle. The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal.

The She-Apostle. The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal.

By: REDWORTH, GLYN:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: OUP. 2008 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73391


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black 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. 276pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Biography of a Spanish woman who was smuggled into England by the Jesuits in 1605 and worked in secret for many years supporting Roman Catholics in a time of widespread persecution. Includes extracts from her writings describing life in Shakespeare’s London. View more info

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Guy’s Hospital 1725-1948

By: RIPMAN, Hujohn A.;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Guy’s Hospital Gazette Committee 1951 1st:

Seller ID: 75595


10 x 7.5 inches. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt design to front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW rubbing to edges, and darkening to rear. Corners chipped, sml tear top of spine.) Very slight fading to ends of spine. Inside pages clean and tight throughout, no marks or inscriptions. 176pp. b&w photo ills throughout. View more info