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The Old Century And Seven More Years.

By: SASSOON, SIEGFRIED:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber 1938 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 80667


Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark brown mottled cloth with gilt/green lettering to spine. Top edges olivine. In very good condition. Some minor fading to cloth on boards and spine. Some light foxing spots to endpapers, neat inscription “T.1938.” to front. Inside pages all clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. 293pp. With b/w title-vignette. This "daisy of a book" was Sassoon’s personal favourite of all his prose works containing two autobiographical pieces from Sassoon, from his birth in 1886 until 1907. It is dedicated to Max Beerbohm who materiall... View more info

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Torn Lace Curtain. With James Southwood.

By: SAUNDERS, FRANK:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Sidgwick and Jackson. 1983 1st UK edition.:

Seller ID: 74158


Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In cream hard card covers with gilt to brown cloth spine. With ilustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 361pp. With b/w photographs. Life with the Kennedys, recalled by their personal chauffeur. View more info

Image for Schönhausen Und Die Familie Von Bismarck (Schönhausen and the Family of Bismarck) Bearbeitet im Auftrage der Familie von G. Schmidt. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungeu. (Edited on behalf of the family by G. Schmidt. With numerous illustrations.) GERMAN LANGUAGE.

Schönhausen Und Die Familie Von Bismarck (Schönhausen and the Family of Bismarck) Bearbeitet im Auftrage der Familie von G. Schmidt. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungeu. (Edited on behalf of the family by G. Schmidt. With numerous illustrations.) GERMAN LANGUAGE.

By: SCHMIDT, Dr. Georg P.:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1897:

Seller ID: 80898


Hardback, 10 x 7 inches. Blue cloth with silver lettering and silver paneling and crest to front. Beveled boards, marbled page edges. Patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Small bump to cloth near middle of spine, ends of spine rubbed and corners bumped. Some bumps to edges of boards. Some minor handling marks to cloth. Bookplate to front “James Beethom Whitehead.” Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 196pp., Illustrated with 2 b&w photo portrait plates, many illustrations (some toned) in text. With decorative headers and ta... View more info

Image for The Letters of the First Viscount Hardinge of Lahore to Lady Hardinge and Sir Walter and Lady James 1844-1847. Camden Fourth Series Volume 32.

The Letters of the First Viscount Hardinge of Lahore to Lady Hardinge and Sir Walter and Lady James 1844-1847. Camden Fourth Series Volume 32.

By: SINGH, BAWA SATINDER (ed):

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London. The Royal Historical Society. 1986 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67353


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In pale green cloth covers with gilt to black title labels on spine. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 254pp. The author of the letters was a soldier and Governor General of India. View more info

Image for Give Me Five Minutes. The story of Sidney.

Give Me Five Minutes. The story of Sidney.

By: SMITH, GAYNOR:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Private. n.d. ca 1990.:

Seller ID: 66610


Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In white limp card covers with black lettering to front. In very good condition. Small marks to covers. A clean and tight copy. 112 pp. With b/w photographs. The story of a man with disabilities and his struggles with people’s attitudes to him. View more info

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Galileo’s Daughter. A Drama of Science, Faith and Love.

By: SOBEL, DAVA:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate. London. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74031


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Occasional pencil marks and notes to margins and endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 429pp. With b/w illustrations in text. Biography of Virginia, the daughter of Galileo Galilei. View more info

Image for Letters written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfied, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden. Together with Several Other Pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. In Four Volumes. The Second Edition. In which are inserted, in their proper places, several letters that were wanting at the time of first publication.

Letters written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfied, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden. Together with Several Other Pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. In Four Volumes. The Second Edition. In which are inserted, in their proper places, several letters that were wanting at the time of first publication.

By: STANHOPE, Mrs. Eugenia; Philip Dormer;

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London Printed for J. Dodsley 1774 2nd edition:

Seller ID: 80534


4 volumes. Hardback, size 9 x 6 inches. In decorative tree calf leather bindings, with decorative gilt paneled boards, raised banding and red and black leather labels to spines, with elaborate gilt decorations. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Bindings bright but some minor damage to extremities; corners bumped and chipped, rubbing to ends of spines with chip to top of vol.1. Rear hinges cracked on vols 1,2,&4. Front hinge cracked on vol.4 with partial crack to front of vol.1. Bookplates to front endpapers “Edward Greathed Esq.” Some areas of light foxing to pages, s... View more info

Image for The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold With a portrait and full-page illustrations. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold With a portrait and full-page illustrations. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: STANLEY, A. P.: BETTANY, G. T.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., ca1890:

Seller ID: 80299


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing spots and darkening to title and last pages, some minor spots to outer edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 538pp. +4pp cat. With a B&W portrait and full-page illustrations. View more info

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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical Preface. In Two Volumes.

By: STEELE, Sir R.: LYNAM, Rev. Rob:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Cowie, Low and Co. 1826:

Seller ID: 79792


2 vols. Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In dark blue Quarter-Bound calf Leather binding, marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and banding to spine, with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled edges, plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges, some minor darkening/fading to top edges/ edges of boards. Some minor darkening to endpapers, some slight foxing/darkening to pages else otherwise very clean and tight copies. 348 & 302pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis portraits in each volume. View more info

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The Life Work, and Opinions of Heinrich Heine. In Two Volumes.

By: STIGAND, William:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1875 1st:

Seller ID: 81652


2 volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In full polished navy dark brown morocco leather fine binding by “Coupil & Co.” With gilt lettering raised banding and gilt decorations spines. Gilt decorative paneled boards. Gold floral endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped, extremities/edges rubbed. Some light handling marks to boards. Binders gilt stamp to inside edge of front board “Coupil & Co.” Some darkening/mild foxing to title and frontis plate, some light foxing to endpapers. Else very clean and tight copies. 402 + 441pp... View more info

Image for Under Black Ven. Mary Anning’s Story.

Under Black Ven. Mary Anning’s Story.

By: STINTON, JUDITH:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dorset Books. 1995 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69979


Size 5.75 x 9.25 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b/w illustrations. Fictionalised autobiography of Mary Anning who discovered fossils at Lyme Regis. View more info

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Velazquez and His Works

By: STIRLING, William:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker, 1855:

Seller ID: 81910


Hardback, approx 7 x 4 inches. In light brown polished calf leather fine binding by “Bartlett & Co. Boston.” Decorative gilt paneled boards, dentelles, gilt lettering to brown leather spine labels, raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Corners bumped, slightly chipped at top ends. Small chip to top rear spine corner/rear board. Small mark to front. Some mild foxing to endpapers. Some minor darkening to title page. Pages clean and tight throughout. Else a clean and tight... View more info

Image for Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Now first published from official records and other authentic documents, private as well as public. Fourth edition with all the late improvements embellished with portraits of every queen. In Eight Volumes.

Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Now first published from official records and other authentic documents, private as well as public. Fourth edition with all the late improvements embellished with portraits of every queen. In Eight Volumes.

By: STRICKLAND, AGNES:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn (successors Hurst & Blackett,) 1854:

Seller ID: 82023


8 Volumes. Hardbacks, 7.5 x 5 inches. In fine leather bindings. “Spotted” calf leather boards, with gilt and blind embossed decoration to spines, light brown and red twin leather spine labels lettered in gilt. With yellow and red speckled page edging. Brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines are later, professionally relaid. Crack to front hinge v.1. professionally repaired. Edges of boards rubbed, corners bumped and chipped. A couple of minor rubbing marks to faces of boards. Mild foxing to edges. Frontis plates guarded. Pages and plates all very clean and bright, very lit... View more info

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Donne. The Reformed Soul.

By: STUBBS, JOHN:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Viking. 2006 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73434


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; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 565pp. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets. View more info

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Donne. The Reformed Soul.

By: STUBBS, JOHN:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Viking. 2006 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74072


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; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 565pp. Biography of John Donne. The author describes his journey from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, emerging as one of the greatest of English poets. View more info

Image for Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L’Ecluse’s Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes.

Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L’Ecluse’s Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes.

By: SULLY, Duke of:

Price: £295.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stirling and Slade, Archibald Constable, Rivington, Longman &c. &c. 1819:

Seller ID: 78709


5 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. 8.5 x 5 inches. Bound in full calf leather bindings, spines with brown morocco leather labels lettered in gilt, with decorative raised and gilt banding. Boards with gilt and embossed decorative line edging. Marbled page edges, grey/brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines darkened with a couple of minor nicks to top ends. Some rubbing to corners and edges, a couple of corners bumped and chipped. Some minor marks to boards; small chip to front of vol.4 with some light marks. Small cracks to top corners of front hinges on vols.3&5 (runs to 1st raised bands... View more info

Image for Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great: Containing the History of the Life and Reign of that Monarch, and his own Administration under Him. Translated from the French. To which is added, The Tryal of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great. In Six Volumes. The Fourth Edition.

Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great: Containing the History of the Life and Reign of that Monarch, and his own Administration under Him. Translated from the French. To which is added, The Tryal of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great. In Six Volumes. The Fourth Edition.

By: SULLY, Duke of:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, A. Millar, R. & J. Dodsley & W. Shropshire, 1763 4th:

Seller ID: 82138


6 vols; Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. Bound in full calf leather bindings, spines with dark red and black leather labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good conditions. Spines darkened with some minor rubbing, spine label on v.2. partly chipped. Small chips to top corners of spines on vols.1, 3 & 5. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed ,with some rubbing to edges. Edges of boards darkened. Some handling marks and rubbing to boards. Small minor crack to front hinge vol.1. Endpapers darkened around edges. Neat inscriptions to front endpapers. Deleted inscri... View more info

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Arnold Bennett. A Last Word.

By: SWINNERTON, FRANK:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Hamish Hamilton. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72987


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A clean and tight copiy. 120p. With b/w photographs. The author was a close personal friend of Arnold Bennett. View more info

Image for Ten Seconds From Now. A Broadcaster’s Story.

Ten Seconds From Now. A Broadcaster’s Story.

By: TALBOT, GODFREY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson 1973 (2nd. Impr.).:

Seller ID: 54902


Very good in very good pict. dustwrapper Num. photo. plates. 254 pp. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title-page View more info

Image for London Lifelines. Signed copy.

London Lifelines. Signed copy.

By: TAYLOR, ELIZABETH RUSSELL:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Wildwood House. London. 1977 1st edition:

Seller ID: 58482


Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Slight browning to all pages. Author’s signature and dedicatory inscription on front endpaper. 278pp. The first purpose of this book “is to provide Londoners with a directory of agencies that exist to serve their needs...legal, financial, emotional or purely practical”. The second purpose is to encourage Londoners “to give what time they can afford to (voluntary) associations concerned with... View more info