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1932 JOHNSON And QUEENEY Letters Thrale Bowood Papers
1932 JOHNSON And QUEENEY Letters Thrale Bowood Papers

Price: £49.99

The letters Samuel Johnson wrote to his dear friend Hester Maria Thrale, known by Johnson's nickname for her: Queeney. With an introduction by the editor, the Marquis of Lansdowne. 'This edition is limited to 500 copies of which...

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1932 Louis Menard 1822-1901 Henri Peyre Yale University French
1932 Louis Menard 1822-1901 Henri Peyre Yale University French

Price: £95.00

In the original French, this work explore the life of Louis-Nicolas Ménard, written by the notable professor Henri Peyre. In the original French. Written by the Professor of French...

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1932 Margaret Gifford Pages From The Diary of an Oxford Lady 1843-1862 First Ed.
1932 Margaret Gifford Pages From The Diary of an Oxford Lady 1843-1862 First Ed.

Price: £95.00

A beautiful and intimate look into the private diary of Margaret Dyne Juene.The diary was edited and arranged by Margaret Juene's grandaughter Margaret Juene Gifford, in order to preserve them as a record  for her descendants,...

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1932 Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip Founder of Australia Commemorative
1932 Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip Founder of Australia Commemorative

Price: £54.00

This is a commemorative pamphlet for the unveiling of the memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip.The memorial was unveiled at St. Mildred's church, Bread Street, by Prince George in 1932.

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1933 2vols The Life of Shelley Dent Illustrated Classics 1st Thus Edition
1933 2vols The Life of Shelley Dent Illustrated Classics 1st Thus Edition

Price: £80.00

A lovely first illustrated edition copy of this fascinating collation of the three principal contemporary biographies of Shelley. Complete in two volumes. Volume I contains the following:...

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1933 Lettsom His Life Times Friends and Descendents Abraham 1st Ed Illustrated
1933 Lettsom His Life Times Friends and Descendents Abraham 1st Ed Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this fascinating biographical study of the renowned English physician and philanthropist John Coakley Lettsom. Lettsom was a quaker, physician and philanthropist...

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1933 O'Faolain The Life Story Of Eamon De Valera First Edition With Frontispiece
1933 O'Faolain The Life Story Of Eamon De Valera First Edition With Frontispiece

Price: £95.00

A uncommon first edition of this biography.Concerning the divisive Irish Republican politician and statesman Eamon De Valera, the work is an informed, if concise, account of this life and includes a frontispiece portrait and facsimile...

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1934 Chapman Illustrative Passage Havelock Ellis Nonesuch Press Limited Edition
1934 Chapman Illustrative Passage Havelock Ellis Nonesuch Press Limited Edition

Price: £160.00

The first edition of Ellis' celebration of George Chapman.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited edition Nonesuch Press print, number 406 of 700 copies...

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1934 Effendi Frank Nelson Doubleday Christopher Morley Privately Printed
1934 Effendi Frank Nelson Doubleday Christopher Morley Privately Printed

Price: £40.00

A delightful tribute to the publisher Frank "Effendi" Nelson Doubleday written by his close friend Christopher Morley. Privately printed. In the publisher's original cloth binding....

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1934 Godoy the First Dictator of Modern Times Hans Madol First Edition
1934 Godoy the First Dictator of Modern Times Hans Madol First Edition

Price: £29.99

An insightful biographical look into the life and dictatorship of Manuel Godoy. First translated edition, from the original German by Hans Roger Madol. Featuring rare original dustwrapper, and eight illustrations throughout. Michael...

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1934 Intercepted Correspondence Leonora Countess of Tankerville Scarce
1934 Intercepted Correspondence Leonora Countess of Tankerville Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce collection of the Chevalier de Boufflers' letters, translated and complied by Leonora the Countess of Tankerville. A scarce work. These letters document events in an interesting time...

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1934 Journals Letters Verses Marjory Fleming Limited Edition Frontispiece Plates
1934 Journals Letters Verses Marjory Fleming Limited Edition Frontispiece Plates

Price: £30.00

A limited edition copy of Fleming's journals, letters and verses.Number 60 of 550 copies, 525 of which were printed for sale.With a portrait frontispiece, and plates throughout. Marjorie Fleming (15 January 1803 19 December 1811)...

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1934 Lawrence and The Arabs Robert Graves Concise Edition First Thus Dustwrapper
1934 Lawrence and The Arabs Robert Graves Concise Edition First Thus Dustwrapper

Price: £120.00

A biographical work by Robert Graves on the life and times of Thomas Edward Lawrence, who came to be known Lawrence of Arabia. In a lovely

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1934 Lettres de Mon Moulin Alphonse Daudet Prize Binding Charles Sarolea Introd
1934 Lettres de Mon Moulin Alphonse Daudet Prize Binding Charles Sarolea Introd

Price: £25.00

A pocket sized edition of Alphonse Daudet's famous work.Lettres de mon Moulin or Letters from my Windmill is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet. They were first published as a collection in 1869, although some stories...

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1934 Potter Minnow Among Tritons Letters Sara Coleridge First Limited Edition
1934 Potter Minnow Among Tritons Letters Sara Coleridge First  Limited Edition

Price: £90.00

A limited edition copy of 'Minnow Among Tritons: Mrs S.T. Coleridge's Letters to Thomas Poole 1799 - 1834'.This work details the correspondence between Sara Coleridge, Samuel Coleridge's daughter, and Thomas Poole, a...

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1934 Prince Rupert James Cleugh First Edition Biography Illustrated
1934 Prince Rupert James Cleugh First Edition Biography Illustrated

Price: £44.99

The first edition of this biography of Prince Rupert With a frontispiece and numerous other portraits throughout. Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, 1st Duke of Cumberland, 1st Earl of Holderness, commonly...

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1934 Reminiscences of Tolstoy Chekov and Andreev Maxim Gorky First Ed English Tr
1934 Reminiscences of Tolstoy Chekov and Andreev Maxim Gorky First Ed English Tr

Price: £150.00

A biographical work on Tolstoy, Chekhov and Andreev.The first edition of this work.Translated from the Russian of Maxim Gorky by Katherine Mansfield, S S Kotelliansky and Leonard Woolf.Maxim Gorky was a founder of the socialist realism...

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1934 Salvidge of Liverpool Behind the Political Scene by Stanley Salvidge First
1934 Salvidge of Liverpool Behind the Political Scene by Stanley Salvidge First

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this biography of the English politician known as the 'King of Liverpool'. Sir Archibald Tutton James Salvidge (5 August 1863 11 December 1928) was an English politician, most notable for securing the political...

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1934 Sir Harry Kottingham Newton Your Books, My Son Signed Limited First Edition
1934 Sir Harry Kottingham Newton Your Books, My Son Signed Limited First Edition

Price: £160.00

A uncommon limited first edition of this collection of letters by Sir Harry Kottingham Newton.A Conservative politician and baronet, Newton hereby compiles and series of letters addressed to his son, introducing him to a "small collection...

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1935 10 Vol Diary of SAMUEL PEPYS Braybrooke & Wheatley
1935 10 Vol Diary of SAMUEL PEPYS Braybrooke & Wheatley

Price: £189.99

The famous diary of Samuel Pepys with extensive additional notes from Braybrooke and Wheatley, in a decorative set, uncommonly including the dustwrappers. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dustwrappers. Complete...

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1935 2Vol The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Robert Hobart Cust History Sculpture
1935 2Vol The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Robert Hobart Cust History Sculpture

Price: £45.00

This is a first edition two volume set of this biography of Benvenuto Cellini. Complete in two volumes.Illustrated throughout with full photographic plates. Benvenuto Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and...

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1935 Albert Bigelow Paine Mark Twain's Notebooks Second Edition Frontispiece
1935 Albert Bigelow Paine Mark Twain's Notebooks Second Edition Frontispiece

Price: £24.00

A very good copy of Mark Twain's Notebook.Albert Bigelow Paine (1861 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres,...

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1935 Biography of DR BARNARDO by JW Bready ILLUS. Milne
1935 Biography of DR BARNARDO by JW Bready ILLUS. Milne

Price: £53.99

An illustrated edition of Bready's biography of Barnardo. Bound in cloth with stamped lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. Includes a preface by A. A. Milne. With eight plates, including frontis, four double-sided. J. Wesley...

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1935 Diary of James WOODFORDE
1935 Diary of James WOODFORDE

Price: £36.99

A nice clean copy of Woodforde's diary extracts. A Black cloth hardback with gilt lettering on the spine. James Woodforde (1740-1803) was an English clergyman, best known as the author of The Diary of a Country Parson.   The...

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1935 Memoirs of General De Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza 1812-13 First J Hanoteau
1935 Memoirs of General De Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza 1812-13 First J Hanoteau

Price: £35.00

A biographical work on the Duke of Vicenza.The first edition.This is volume I of the original two volume set. This work comprises of the memoirs of Armand-Augustin-Louis, the Marquis de Caulaincourt. Caulaincourt was a French soldier,...

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1936 Alfred Noyes Voltaire Signed by Author First Edition
1936 Alfred Noyes Voltaire Signed by Author First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of Alfred Noyes' Voltaire.Alfred Noyes (1880 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, The Highwayman and The Barrel-Organ.Signed by Noyes to front free-endpaper, dated...

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1936 Frederick Whiley Hilles The Literary Career of Joshua Reynolds 1st Edition
1936 Frederick Whiley Hilles The Literary Career of Joshua Reynolds 1st Edition

Price: £35.00

A copy of Hilles' critical work on the literary career of Joshua Reynolds. Although Reynolds found substantial fame as an artist, his literary work is often underlooked. Hilles' takes a critical view on Reynold's writing and brings...

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1936 JOHN GALSWORTHY Memories Illustrated REYNOLDS
1936 JOHN GALSWORTHY Memories Illustrated REYNOLDS

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 Vellum bound with blue cloth boards and gilt titles to spine. Interesting biography of this popular novelist illustrated with numerous plates throughout. John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 31 January 1933)...

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1936 JOHN GALSWORTHY Memories REYNOLDS Illus
1936 JOHN GALSWORTHY Memories REYNOLDS Illus

Price: £44.99

Paper vellum spine with gilt titles and green cloth boards. The third impression of this personal biography of Galsworthy.  It is illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece and further tissue guarded plates throughout. "Although...

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1936 Life of John Rushworth Earl Jellicoe Second Edition Bacon McKenna Illustrated
1936 Life of John Rushworth Earl Jellicoe Second Edition Bacon McKenna Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A second edition copy of this fascinating biography of the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet, John Rushworth, 1st Earl of Jellicoe, copiously illustrated throughout with forty plates, six folding maps and charts. ...

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1936 Molly Lepell Lady Hervey First edition Illustrated Dorothy Margaret Stuart
1936 Molly Lepell Lady Hervey First edition Illustrated Dorothy Margaret Stuart

Price: £29.99

A first edition biography of the english courtier Lady Mary Hervey.  Includes extracts of her letters and poetry written for or about her. Sixteen illustrated portrait plates of figures such as Horace Walpole and Lady...

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1936 Nicholas II Prisoner of the Purple Mohammed Essad-Bey Plates
1936 Nicholas II Prisoner of the Purple Mohammed Essad-Bey Plates

Price: £30.00

This is an illustrated biography of Nicholas II of Russia.Translated into English by Paul Maerker Branden and Elsa Branden.

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1936 Schooldays With Kipling
1936 Schooldays With Kipling

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this interesting first-hand account of the schooldays of Rudyard Kipling, writing by his school fellow G. C. Beresford, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this...

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1936 Sir Richard Grenville George Herbert Bushnell Illustrated
1936 Sir Richard Grenville George Herbert Bushnell Illustrated

Price: £37.00

An illustrated copy of this biography of the sailor Richard Grenville, witten by George Herbert Bushnell. A biography about Richard Grenville. Grenville was a sailor who was the captain of the...

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1936 Sir Theodore Morison Directeur de L'Institut Britannique de Paris
1936 Sir Theodore Morison Directeur de L'Institut Britannique de Paris

Price: £34.99

A scarce pamphlet celebrating the life and achievements of the Director of the British Institute in Paris, Sir Theodore Morison. Written in French. Bound in its original paper wraps. Featuring a photographic plate of Morison. ...

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1936 SONG for SIXPENCE by Geoffrey POLLETT First Ed
1936 SONG for SIXPENCE by Geoffrey POLLETT First Ed

Price: £49.99

A bright, clean first edition of Geoffrey Pollett's uncommon Song for Sixpence. Bound in green cloth. First Edition. Uncommon. The title is also known as Song for 6d. With woodcuts by Florence M. Green This interesting and...

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1937 Augustus John Buchan Folding Map Caesar Roman History Second Edition
1937 Augustus John Buchan Folding Map Caesar Roman History Second Edition

Price: £33.99

A biography of Caesar Augustus by historian and novelist John Buchan. Second edition. With a folding coloured map and a folding family tree.

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1937 Edward Wilson Nature-Lover Biography George Seaver Illustrated
1937 Edward Wilson Nature-Lover Biography George Seaver Illustrated

Price: £27.99

A look at the contributions of Antarctic explorer Edward Wilson to the world of natural history. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates. Edward Adrian Wilson ("Uncle Bill") (23 July 1872 29 March 1912) was a notable...

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1937 George Mackaness Admiral Arthur Phillip Founder Of New South Wales
1937 George Mackaness Admiral Arthur Phillip Founder Of New South Wales

Price: £90.00

A first edition of this biography of Arthur Philip, the British Admiral who led the colonisation of Australia. Philip founded the penal colony that became Sydney, having sailed with the first fleet as governor designate. It was he...

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1937 I William Shakespeare Leslie Hotson Shakespeare's Will First Edition
1937 I William Shakespeare Leslie Hotson Shakespeare's Will First Edition

Price: £29.99

A study of the will of William Shakespeare, and influences on his life. First edition. Illustrated with facsimile frontispiece and folding charts, with other plates throughout.

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1937 PEPTIA Victoria SACKVILLE-WEST First US Edition
1937 PEPTIA Victoria SACKVILLE-WEST First US Edition

Price: £19.99

The US First Edition of Victoria Sackville-West's personal and biographical account of her mother and grandmother. Bound in cloth with blindstamped decoration. Pepita was "a memorable evocation of her mother and grandmother...

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1937 Pushkin by Ernest J Simmons DUSTJACKET Scarce Illustrated
1937 Pushkin by Ernest J Simmons DUSTJACKET Scarce Illustrated

Price: £120.00

This is a scarce copy of this biography of Alexander Pushkin.Alexander Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of Russian literature.

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1937 The Greenwood Hat being a Memoir of James Anon J.M.Barrie
1937 The Greenwood Hat being a Memoir of James Anon J.M.Barrie

Price: £34.99

An insightful biographical account into the life of James Anon. First public printed copy. Featuring a frontispiece of James Anon and a facsimile of his signature.

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1938 3Vol George Seaver Edward Wilson Nature Lover Birdie Bowers Antarctic Illus
1938 3Vol George Seaver Edward Wilson Nature Lover Birdie Bowers Antarctic Illus

Price: £80.00

A three volume set of works on Antarctic exploration by George Seaver.Edward Wilson: Nature-Lover is first edition, third printing. 'Birdie' Bowers is first edition, second printing. Edward Wilson of the Antarctic is first edition,...

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1938 ARIEL Shelley Romance Andre MAUROIS
1938 ARIEL Shelley Romance Andre MAUROIS

Price: £69.99

An amusing and highly detailed fictionalised biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Translated by Ella D'Arcy. Includes an advertiser's catalogue to the rear. Seventh impression of 1935 edition.

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1938 Boswell and the Girl from Botany Bay Frederick A Pottle Proof Copy
1938 Boswell and the Girl from Botany Bay Frederick A Pottle Proof Copy

Price: £45.00

This is an uncorrected proof copy of this work by Frederick Pottle.Frederick Pottle was an American Scholar who became the foremost authority on the 18th-century English biographer James Boswell.

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1938 David Garrick Dramatist Elizabeth P Stein Signed by Author Maurice Evans
1938 David Garrick Dramatist Elizabeth P Stein Signed by Author Maurice Evans

Price: £45.00

A biography of the pioneering dramatist and theatre owner, Daivd Garrick. The first edition.With a portrait frontispiece of Garrick and upwards of ten full page plates.A presentation copy with a note from...

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1938 Lawrence Whistler Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Biography
1938 Lawrence Whistler Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Biography

Price: £85.00

A biographical work on Sir John Vanbrugh, a seventeenth century architect and dramatist. This is a first edition.Illustrated throughout, with fifteen plates of buildings designed by Vanbrugh as well as plans.  Collated,...

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1938 Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Biography L Whistler First Ed
1938 Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Biography L Whistler First Ed

Price: £85.00

A biographical work on this seventeenth century architect and dramatist.First edition.Illustrated throughout, with fifteen plates of buildings designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. Collated, complete.With the signature of one John...

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1938 Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Lawrence Whistler First Edition
1938 Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist Lawrence Whistler First Edition

Price: £90.00

A biography on English architect and dramatist John Vanbrugh.First edition.Illustrated throughout, with fifteen plates of buildings designed by Vanbrugh. Collated, complete.Written by Laurence Whistler, a British poet and...

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1938 The Diary of John Milward Esq Member of Parliament Caroline Robbins
1938 The Diary of John Milward Esq Member of Parliament Caroline Robbins

Price: £29.00

A lovely example of biographical work, presenting the letters of the former member of parliament John Milward. The diary of John Milward esq. the former member of parliament. These extracts...

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1938 William Makepeace Thackeray Art Wethered Satire Caricature First Edition
1938 William Makepeace Thackeray Art Wethered Satire Caricature First Edition

Price: £68.00

A scarce first edition of H.N. Wetherford's On The Art of Thackeray.Focussing on both his life and work, this volume makes for an interesting insight into Thackeray's influence from a Twentieth Century perspective. Includes an illustrative...

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1939 Arthur Aspinall Lord Brougham and The Whig Party Illustrated in Dustwrapper
1939 Arthur Aspinall Lord Brougham and The Whig Party Illustrated in Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A scarce copy of Arthur Aspinall's Lord Brougham in original dustwrapper.Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham (19 September 1778 7 May 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.As a young lawyer...

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1939 First Edition Harold Hartley Eighty-Eight Not Out Record Happy Memories
1939 First Edition Harold Hartley Eighty-Eight Not Out Record Happy Memories

Price: £97.00

An uncommon first edition of this autobiography by Harold Hartley.An important figure of Victorian business and industry, Hartley was also a noted bibliophile and art collector. Contains a preface from The Viscount Corvedale Oliver...

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1939 Frank Barlow The Letters of Arnulf of Lisieux Camden Third Series LXI
1939 Frank Barlow The Letters of Arnulf of Lisieux Camden Third Series LXI

Price: £26.99

A collection of the letters of medieval French bishop Arnulf of Lisieux. Camden third series, volume LXI. Arnulf was a partisan of the king in the conflict between Henry II and Thomas Becket, and after the murder of the latter...

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1939 Fridtjof Nansens Saga Jon Sorensen Wolfgang Sonntag German Biography Illus
1939 Fridtjof Nansens Saga Jon Sorensen Wolfgang Sonntag German Biography Illus

Price: £33.99

A biography of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. In German. Illustrated with many photographs. Fridtjof Nansen (10 October 1861 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize...

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1939 Stage and Bar Recollections of George Pleydell Bancroft Legal Memoir
1939 Stage and Bar Recollections of George Pleydell Bancroft Legal Memoir

Price: £99.99

A scarce copy of this legal memoir from George Pleydell Bancroft. First edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including a frontispiece portrait.

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1940 Graven Image an Autobiographical Textbook First Edition John Farleigh
1940 Graven Image an Autobiographical Textbook First Edition John Farleigh

Price: £60.00

An autobiographical work by John Farleigh.The first edition with unclipped dustwrapper.Illustrated throughout, with photographs as well as examples of etchings and drawings by Farleigh himself and others. This work is also instructional,...

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1941 Correspondence of Charles Arbuthnot Edited For Royal Hist Soc By A Aspinall
1941 Correspondence of Charles Arbuthnot Edited For Royal Hist Soc By A Aspinall

Price: £19.99

The Correspondence of Charles Arbuthnot being the Camden Third Series Volume LXV. Edited for the Royal Historical Society by A. Aspinall With a fold out genealogical table to rear. Charles Arbuthnot (1767 - 1850) was a British...

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1942 The Life of Sir J J Thomson Cambridge Lord Rayleigh Smart Binding
1942 The Life of Sir J J Thomson Cambridge Lord Rayleigh Smart Binding

Price: £150.00

A smart copy of this biography of scientist J. J. Thomson. Illustrated with numerous plates. Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson (18 December 1856 30 August 1940) was a British physicist. In 1897, Thomson showed that cathode...

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1942-50 2vols The Pembroke Papers edited by Lord Herbert Illustrated
1942-50 2vols The Pembroke Papers edited by Lord Herbert Illustrated

Price: £48.00

A set of the The Pembroke Papers edited by Lord Herbert.Complete in two volumes.The first volume covers the period 1734-1780 and the second volume covers the period 1780-1794, and both consists of the Letters and Diaries of Henry,...

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1943 Orientations by Ronald Storrs Scarce
1943 Orientations by Ronald Storrs Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce edition of the memoirs of Ronald Storrs.With numerous illlustrations and maps.Definitive edition.

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1943 SUNSET HOUSE Perfume Provence FORTESCUE Shepard
1943 SUNSET HOUSE Perfume Provence FORTESCUE Shepard

Price: £71.99

Lady Fortescue's popular account of the renovation of her Provencal cottage and garden - the sequel to 'Perfume from Provence' - in a fine binding. The fifth impression. Featuring a frontispiece by Ernest H. Shepard. With...

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1944 Milton Man And Thinker By Denis Saurat Unclipped Dustwrapper Signed Copy
1944 Milton Man And Thinker By Denis Saurat Unclipped Dustwrapper Signed Copy

Price: £39.99

A scarce signed presentation copy of Milton Man and Thinker by Denis Saurat (1890 - 1958) was an Anglo-French scholar, writer, and broadcaster on a wide range of topics, including explaining French society and culture to the...

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1944 Walter Scott Harriet and Mary Relations Between Shelley Letters Lit History
1944 Walter Scott Harriet and Mary Relations Between Shelley Letters Lit History

Price: £160.00

A first and limited edition copy of 'Harriet and Mary', numbered 206 of 500.A study, through letters, of the relationship between members of the Shelley circle: Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harriet Shelley, and Thomas Jefferson...

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1944 Walter Scott Shelley At Oxford 1st Edition From The Selbourne Library
1944 Walter Scott Shelley At Oxford 1st Edition From The Selbourne Library

Price: £230.00

A first edition of this attractively presented collection of materials from the English poet's time at Oxford.The collection comprises correspondence with his friend T. J. Hogg, Mary Shelley, and T. L. Peacock,...

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1945 Charles Frederick Clark Biography of a Great Character Illus First Edition
1945 Charles Frederick Clark Biography of a Great Character Illus First Edition

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of this biographical work celebrating the life and times of Charles Frederick Clark. A pleasing copy of this first edition work. Undated, dated from the foreword. A...

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1945-6 4vols The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray
1945-6 4vols The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: £89.99

A set of The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray collected and edited by Gordon N. Ray.Complete in four volumes.Volume I covers the years 1817-1840, Volume II covers the years 1841-1851, Volume III covers the...

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1946 Lafcadio Hearn by Vera McWilliams First Edition Gay Wilson Allen Biography
1946 Lafcadio Hearn by Vera McWilliams First Edition Gay Wilson Allen Biography

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this biography of the international writer, Lafcadio Hearn. With a pencil drawing to front pastedown signed Gay William Allen, the biographer of Walt Whitman.

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1946 The Four Georges Sir Charles Petrie 1714-1830 Biography
1946 The Four Georges Sir Charles Petrie 1714-1830 Biography

Price: £19.99

A history of the Georgian era by Sir Charles Petrie. With a frontispiece. Sir Charles Alexander Petrie (28 September 1895 - 13 December 1977) was a British historian.

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1946 The Note-Book of a Lieutenant in the Italian Campaign Robert Dalzell Thomas
1946 The Note-Book of a Lieutenant in the Italian Campaign Robert Dalzell Thomas

Price: £34.99

An uncommon privately-printed journal of a Second World War Lieutenant. Containing poets, notes, and anecdotes.

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1946-1950 4Vol The Autobiography of Osbert Sitwell Dustwrappers First Edition
1946-1950 4Vol The Autobiography of Osbert Sitwell Dustwrappers First Edition

Price: £195.00

A four volume set of the autobiography of Osbert Sitwell.Four of original five volumes. Lacking volume one.Still uncommon in dustwrappersTitles are:The Scarlet TreeGreat MorningLaughter in the Next RoomNoble Essences.Sir Francis Osbert...

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1947 Autobiography of William Cobbett, edited by William Reitzel
1947 Autobiography of William Cobbett, edited by William Reitzel

Price: £25.99

A copy of 'The Autobiography of William Cobbett; The Progress of a Plough-Boy to a Seat in Parliament', edited by William Reitzel. 'The publication of this classic in 1933 was to all intents and purposes the first publication of...

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1948 Brother Van Alson Jesse Smith First Edition Dustwrapper Biography
1948 Brother Van Alson Jesse Smith First Edition Dustwrapper Biography

Price: £29.00

This is an illustrated first edition of this biography by Alson Jesse Smith.A biography of the Rev. William Wesley Van Orsdel, a dynamic gospel preacher in the pioneer West.

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1948 Camden Miscellany Volume XVIII Wellington Warren Hastings Oxford
1948 Camden Miscellany Volume XVIII Wellington Warren Hastings Oxford

Price: £14.99

A collection of historical papers printed for the Royal Historical Society. Containing The Benares Diary of Warren Hastings (edited by C. Collin Davies), Some Letters of the Duke of Wellington to His Brother William Wellesley-Pole...

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1948 Champlain The Life of Fortitude by M BISHOP SIGNED
1948 Champlain The Life of Fortitude by M BISHOP SIGNED

Price: £59.99

A signed first edition of Morris Bishop's biography of Samuel de Champlain. Bound in cloth with Gilt lettering and unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Signed by the author. Samuel de Champlain (c. 1580 1635) "The Father of...

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1948 Departures E L Grant Watson John O Conner Illustrated First Edition Biog
1948 Departures E L Grant Watson John O Conner Illustrated First Edition Biog

Price: £30.00

An autobigraphical work by E L Grant Watson.First edition.Lacking original dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout by John O'Conner.E L Grant Watson was a writer and biologist. He wrote 40 books in total including essays, short stories...

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1948 Great Morning Third Volume of Left Hand Right Hand Autobiography O Sitwell
1948 Great Morning Third Volume of Left Hand Right Hand Autobiography O Sitwell

Price: £20.00

A volume from the autobiographical series by Osbert Sitwell. This is the third volume from his four volume autobiography. Illustrated with many photographs of Sitwell's life and family. This...

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1948 Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson a Record of Friendship and Criticism
1948 Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson a Record of Friendship and Criticism

Price: £44.00

A record of the correspondence between two great writers.The letters of Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson edited and with an introduction by Janet Adam Smith.The first edition in original dustwrapper.Janet Adam Smith was a writer,...

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1948 Meredith Siegfried Sassoon First Edition
1948 Meredith Siegfried Sassoon First Edition

Price: £29.99

An insightful biography into the life and work of George Meredith. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece of a sketch of George Meredith.

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1948 Volume XVIII Camden Miscellany Wellington Warren Hastings Oxford
1948 Volume XVIII Camden Miscellany  Wellington Warren Hastings Oxford

Price: £19.99

A collection of historical papers printed for the Royal Historical Society. Containing The Benares Diary of Warren Hastings (edited by C. Collin Davies), Some Letters of the Duke of Wellington to His Brother William Wellesley-Pole...

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1949 G B Stern Benefits Forgot Personalised Signed First Ficton Dustwrapper
1949 G B Stern Benefits Forgot Personalised Signed First Ficton Dustwrapper

Price: £27.00

A beautiful first edition collection of memories by G B Stern.Dedicated and autographed by the author, dated October 1st 1949.An unconventional autobiography, Benefits Forgot follows on from Trumpet Voluntary as a book...

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1949 Goethe Unesco's Homage Limited Edition Illustrated 200th Anniversary
1949 Goethe Unesco's Homage Limited Edition Illustrated 200th Anniversary

Price: £50.00

An interesting publication in homage to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Written by Ernst Beutler, Carl J Burgkhardt, Benedetto Croge,...

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1949 LAUGHTER in NEXT ROOM Autobiography SITWELL 1st
1949 LAUGHTER in NEXT ROOM Autobiography SITWELL 1st

Price: £24.99

Publisher's red cloth binding with pictorial dust jacket.  Iluustrated with portrait frontispiece and further plates within. This is the fist edition and forms the fourth part of the author's five volume autobiography. Sir...

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1949 Memorias De Poncio Pilatos C. M. Franzero Portuguese Morais Cabral
1949 Memorias De Poncio Pilatos C. M. Franzero Portuguese Morais Cabral

Price: £28.00

A scarce by the author and biographer C. M. Franzero. In excellent

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1950 BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL Pottle Autobiography
1950 BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL Pottle Autobiography

Price: £29.99

A blue, cloth hardback, with a pictorial dustjacket. James Boswell was a prolific writer, and diarist, best known for his biographies of his great friend, Samuel Johnson. This is the journal he wrote when he was twenty-two and first...

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1951 Joseph Furnas Voyage To Windward Life Robert Louis Stevenson First
1951 Joseph Furnas Voyage To Windward Life Robert Louis Stevenson First

Price: £28.00

An uncommon US first edition of this biography of Robert Louis Stevenson.Written by Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, the book traces Stevenson's early years in Scotland through to his travels in the South Seas and America....

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1951 London Diary Illustrated Journal Events Personal Diary Anniversaries
1951 London Diary Illustrated Journal Events Personal Diary Anniversaries

Price: £29.99

An illustrated journal of events within London, and personal diary to the rear. With photographic, cartoon and map illustrations throughout. With a section for anniversaries, notes and a memorandum.

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1951 The Correspondence of David Scott C H Philips Camden LXXV Frontispiece
1951 The Correspondence of David Scott C H Philips Camden LXXV Frontispiece

Price: £23.99

A collection of the letters of the former director of the East India company, David Scott. With a frontispiece of Scott. Volume I of two volumes (1787-1799).

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1951 The Nun of Lebanon edited by Ian Bruce
1951 The Nun of Lebanon edited by Ian Bruce

Price: £29.99

A first edition of The Nun of Lebanon: the Love Affair of Lady Hester Stanhope and Michael Bruce.Their newly discovered letters edited by Ian Bruce.With illustrations.

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1951-7 5Vols The Yale Editions Of The Private Papers of James Boswell Ltd Eds
1951-7 5Vols The Yale Editions Of The Private Papers of James Boswell Ltd Eds

Price: £650.00

Five volumes of the Yale Editions of the private papers of James Boswell, all de luxe limited editions, from the Selbourne collection.The volumes present are: Boswell in Holland; Boswell on the Grand Tour, Germany and Switzerland;...

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1951-7 5vols Yale Editions of the Private Papers of Boswell Limited Print Run
1951-7 5vols Yale Editions of the Private Papers of Boswell Limited Print Run

Price: £550.00

A collection of some of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell.Five of the complete fourteen volumes.The set consists of: Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-69, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France...

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1952 LETTERS of Edna St. Vincent MILLAY Macdougall
1952  LETTERS of Edna St. Vincent MILLAY  Macdougall

Price: £32.99

A bright, clean copy of Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in card with pictorial boards. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892  1950, was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer...

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1952 Robert Louis Stevenson Voyage To Windward Furnas Biography First Ed
1952  Robert Louis Stevenson Voyage To Windward Furnas Biography First Ed

Price: £34.00

An uncommon first UK edition of this biography of Robert Louis Stevenson.Written by Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, the book traces Stevenson's early years in Scotland through to his travels in the South Seas and America.Contains...

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1952 Honourable Company by M Bellasis Preface by Arthur Bryant First Edition
1952 Honourable Company by M Bellasis Preface by Arthur Bryant First Edition

Price: £24.99

A intriguing copy of 'Honourable Company', by M. Bellasis. With a Preface by Arthur Bryant. Includes a bookplate to the front pastedown from the private library of the previous owner. First Edition.

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1952 Love In a Nutshell First Edition Dustwrapper Anita Leslie Biography Signed
1952 Love In a Nutshell First Edition Dustwrapper Anita Leslie Biography Signed

Price: £25.00

The first edition of Anita Leslie's biographical work.With a gift inscription from 'Tarka Dick' to 'Caroline' dated Xmas 1952. A pencil inscription by a previous owner observes that Tarka Dick is likely to be Richard Tarka Bourke King,...

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1952 Robert Louis Stevenson Voyage To Windward Furnas Illustrated First UK
1952 Robert Louis Stevenson Voyage To Windward Furnas Illustrated First UK

Price: £40.00

An uncommon first UK edition of this biography of Robert Louis Stevenson.Written by Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, the book traces Stevenson's early years in Scotland through to his travels in the South Seas and America.Contains...

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1952 Shadow of Eros Bury Biographical Critical Sir Alfred Gilbert First Ed
1952 Shadow of Eros Bury Biographical Critical Sir Alfred Gilbert First Ed

Price: £170.00

A compelling biographical critical study of sculptor Sir Alfred Gilbert.The first edition of this text.Limited edition, number 105 of 300 copies printed.Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed on paper hand made by Hodgkinson...

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1952 T S Eliot a Bibliography by Donald Gallup First Edition
1952 T S Eliot a Bibliography by Donald Gallup First Edition

Price: £34.99

A first edition bibliography of T. S. Eliot by Donald Gallup.Including contributions to periodicals and foreign translations."In its extended form it covers, in five fully indexed sections, the whole range of Mr. Eliot's printed...

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1952 To the Happy Few Translated by Norman Cameron First English Edition
1952 To the Happy Few Translated by Norman Cameron First English Edition

Price: £44.99

The first English edition of Stendhal's letters. Translated from the French by Norman Cameron. With an Introduction by Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte. "The letters written by Stendhal are among the most fascinating in the whole of French...

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1952 Voyage to Windward Life of Robert Louis Stevenson Furnas First Edition
1952 Voyage to Windward Life of Robert Louis Stevenson Furnas First Edition

Price: £37.99

First edition of this 'balanced and comprehensive' biography of one of Britain's greatest writers, scarce in its original dustwrapper. With numerous plates throughout, many photographic. Bookseller's label of Harold Hockey,...

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1953 CHURCHILL Contemporaries Charles EADE 1st Illus
1953 CHURCHILL Contemporaries Charles EADE 1st Illus

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this account of Winston Churchill by his contemporaries, including President Eisenhower, Lord Altrincham and George Bernard Shaw. Featuring numerous photographic plates.

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1953 Despatches of Sir Robert Sutton A Kurat Camden Third Series LXXVIII History
1953 Despatches of Sir Robert Sutton A Kurat Camden Third Series LXXVIII History

Price: £23.99

An historical work focused on the despatches of Sir Robert Sutton during his time as an ambassador in Constantinople. The 78th of 94 volumes published by the Royal Historical Society as the 'Camden Third Series', the first series...

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1953 Rudyard Kipling at Home and at Work
1953 Rudyard Kipling at Home and at Work

Price: £190.00

A very scarce collection of biographical articles on the life and work of Rudyard Kipling, written by his private secretary Dorothy Ponton, signed by the author. A very scarce work. Signed...

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1953 The Haunted Man Edgar Allan Poe Biography Philip Lindsay
1953 The Haunted Man Edgar Allan Poe Biography Philip Lindsay

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this biography of Poe from Philip Lindsay. Including a photographic frontispiece of Poe.

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1953-1954 Kinwun London Diary KINWON MIN GYI Burma
1953-1954 Kinwun London Diary KINWON MIN GYI Burma

Price: £450.00

Two uncommon 1953/1954 editions of Kinwun Mingyi's London Diary. Bound in quarter cloth. This text is written in Burmese, with a dual language English/Burmese title page. Kinwon Min Gyi, 1831 1918, was a minister under King...

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1954 A Diary with Letters Thomas Jones First Edition
1954 A Diary with Letters Thomas Jones First Edition

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this autobiographical account from the first secretary of the Pilgrim Trust, Thomas Jones with personal letters and diary entries. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates, featuring original...

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1954 General GORDON Khartoum Victorian Elton
1954 General GORDON Khartoum Victorian Elton

Price: £39.99

A blue, cloth hardback in a dustjacket. Charles George Gordon (1833-85) was a British army officer, remembered for his campaigns in China and Africa and his death in Khartoum. Using huge numbers of previously unpublished letters...

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1954 Grand Man Memories of Norman Douglas Nancy Cunard Proof Copy Illustrated
1954 Grand Man Memories of Norman Douglas Nancy Cunard Proof Copy Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A proof copy of this biographical work by Nancy Cunard, on the life of the British author Norman Douglas. A scarce unchecked and unmarked proof copy. A memoir by Nancy Cunard, on the life...

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1954 Petrus Borel The Lycanthrope Life and Times by Enid Starkie Signed
1954 Petrus Borel The Lycanthrope Life and Times by Enid Starkie Signed

Price: £95.00

A signed first edition of this biography of Petrus Borel.Signed by the author on the day of publication.Petrus Borel was a French writer of the Romantic movement and is credited as foreshadowing surrealism, though he was not commercially...

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1954 Tempestuous Journey Lloyd George His Life And Times Frank Owen Illus First
1954 Tempestuous Journey Lloyd George His Life And Times Frank Owen Illus First

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this illustrated biography of Lloyd George. First Edition. Featuring a photographic frontispiece. 'With 41 photographs'. Humphrey Frank Owen (27 September 1905 23 January 1979) was a British journalist and...

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1954-79 4vols Harvard Class of 1929 25th 35th 50th Anniversary Report
1954-79 4vols Harvard Class of 1929 25th 35th 50th Anniversary Report

Price: £40.00

A collection of three anniversary reports from the Harvard class of 1929 and The Harvard Book.With plates of photographs to the 25th anniversary volume comparing the alumni's portrait at the time of graduation to the present day. To...

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1955 Bibliotheca Walleriana Catalogue Erik Waller Collection Hans Sallander
1955 Bibliotheca Walleriana Catalogue Erik Waller Collection Hans Sallander

Price: £140.00

An detailed catalogue of the private book collection of Erik Waller.A Swedish surgeon and book collector, Waller was a noted collector of scientific and medicinal books, for which he was noted for sparing no expense. These volumes...

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1955 Dr QUICKSILVER The Life and Times of Thomas Dover Strong
1955 Dr QUICKSILVER The Life and Times of Thomas Dover Strong

Price: £22.99

This first edition biographical work explores the life of Thomas Dover the London physician noted as the inventor of "Dover's Powder" for provoking sweating. Illustrated throughout, featuring a frontispiece of Dover as the captain...

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1955 The Mint a Day-Book of the RAF by T E Lawrence
1955 The Mint a Day-Book of the RAF by T E Lawrence

Price: £79.99

An edition of the memoirs of T. E. Lawrence's time as an enlisted man in the R. A. F.With later notes by 352087 A/c Ross.For The Mint Lawrence worked from a notebook that he kept while enlisted, writing of the daily lives of enlisted...

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1955 The Mint T E Lawrence Limited Edition in Leather Binding
1955 The Mint T E Lawrence Limited Edition in Leather Binding

Price: £350.00

A smart, limited edition copy of this memoir from T. E. Lawrence, set during his time in the RAF. The book is notable, despite flaws noted by critics, for its sharp observation, for the insight it gives into Lawrence himself,...

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1956 25 Vol Edmond et Jules Goncourt Andre Journal Memoirs de la Vie Litteraire
1956 25 Vol Edmond et Jules Goncourt Andre Journal Memoirs de la Vie Litteraire

Price: £500.00

A handsome set of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt's Journal.With 14 plates.Very scarce in original envelope style casesFrench naturalism writers, Edmond (1822-96) and Jules de Goncourt (1830-70) were brothers who were inseparable...

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1956 2vol Thomas Phillipps Studies I-V First Edition Munby Very Scarce
1956 2vol Thomas Phillipps Studies I-V First Edition Munby Very Scarce

Price: £280.00

A very scarce limited first edition of this biographical work by Alan Noel Latimer Munby.This edition limited to 175 copies. Complete in two volumes. 'Dr. Munby's brilliant quintet of Phillipps Studies needs no introduction...

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1956 The Journals of Elizabeth Lees Price Una Long First Edition Dustwrapper
1956 The Journals of Elizabeth Lees Price Una Long First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A first edition copy of these book of letters by Elizabeth Lees Price, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. A first edition copy, held in the original dustwrapper. This volume features...

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1956 Winter in Majorca George Sand Robert Graves Illustrated
1956 Winter in Majorca George Sand Robert Graves Illustrated

Price: £35.00

Robert Graves' translation of George Sand's travel journals from her trip to Majorca during 1838 to 1839. 'A Winter in Majorca' is George Sand's travel novel about her trip to Majorca during...

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1957 13vol Dictionary Of American Biography With Supplements Edit Johnson Malone
1957 13vol Dictionary Of American Biography With Supplements Edit Johnson Malone

Price: £495.00

Dictionary of American Biography edited by Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone. Published under the auspices of The American Council of Learned Societies. In thirteen volumes complete. A reprint in thirteen volumes of the original twenty-two...

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1957 Mein Vater Fridtjof Nansen Forscher und Menschenfreund Illus First
1957 Mein Vater Fridtjof Nansen Forscher und Menschenfreund Illus First

Price: £22.99

A biography of Norwegian explorer Fridjhof Nansen, by his daughter Liv Nansen-Hoyer. In German. Illustrated with many photographs.

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1957 Thirty Housman Letters to Witter Bynner Tom Burns Haber Limited Edition
1957 Thirty Housman Letters to Witter Bynner Tom Burns Haber Limited Edition

Price: £35.00

A selection of letters from Housman to Witter Bynner.Edited by Tom Burns Haber.First edition of this work.Limited edition, one of 700 copies printed.With scarce original dustwrapper.This work comprises of thirty letters from the English...

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1958 COURTAULD THOMSON A Memoir L A G Strong First Limited Edition
1958 COURTAULD THOMSON A Memoir L A G Strong First Limited Edition

Price: £120.00

A smartly bound first edition of this biography of the 1st Baron Courtauld-Thomson. First Edition. Limited edition of one hundred copies. With the armorial bookplate of Courtauld Thompson, Dorneywood, to the first...

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1959 Fountain of the Elephants by Desmond YOUNG First Edition Illustrated
1959 Fountain of the Elephants by Desmond YOUNG First Edition Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A copy of the fascinating 'Fountain of the Elephants' a biographical work by Desmond Young. Includes several plates and maps to the front and rear of the text. A bookplate from the private library of the previous owner has...

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1960 Ravel Life and Works Rollo H. Myers with Original First Edition
1960 Ravel Life and Works Rollo H. Myers with Original  First Edition

Price: £22.99

A musical biography exploring the connection between the inner life of the artist, as well as the aspirations and deceptions revealed in the works of Maurice Ravel. First edition. Featuring the original unclipped dustwrapper. Adorned...

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1961 GEORGE EMLYN WILLIAMS with FRONTIS
1961 GEORGE EMLYN WILLIAMS with FRONTIS

Price: £24.99

Nice early clean copy of this early autobiography!George Emlyn Williams (26 November 1905 - 25 September 1987) was a Welsh dramatist and actor. He was born into a Cymraeg-speaking, working-class family in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales,...

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1962 John Steinbeck Nobel Prize for Literature Acceptance Speech Ltd Ed First Ed
1962 John Steinbeck Nobel Prize for Literature Acceptance Speech Ltd Ed First Ed

Price: £650.00

A beautifully preserved copy of this limited release of John Steinbeck's Nobel Prize acceptance speech. One of only 3200 copies "printed for friends of the author and the publisher." Featuring a striking photographic frontispiece...

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1962 Virginia Woolf et Son Oeuvre L'Art et la Quete du Reel Jean Guiguet French
1962 Virginia Woolf et Son Oeuvre L'Art et la Quete du Reel Jean Guiguet French

Price: £65.00

In the original French, a fascinating work on the work of the famous author, Virginia Woolf. A fascinating work of literary criticism, 'Virginia Woolf et Son Oeuvre L'Art et la Quete du Reel'...

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1963 Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller A Private Correspondence George Wickes
1963 Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller A Private Correspondence George Wickes

Price: £34.99

The correspondence of Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller. Illustrated with photographs of the authors and facsimile copies of their letters.

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1963 Marconi Giuseppe Bucciante Limited Edition Biography
1963 Marconi Giuseppe Bucciante Limited Edition Biography

Price: £52.99

A biography of Guglielmo Marconi, the pioneer of radio transmissions. Numbered 288 of five hundred limited copies. With many illustrations throughout.

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1963 Whats Past is Prologue Memoirs Vincent Massey First Edition Dustwrapper
1963 Whats Past is Prologue Memoirs Vincent Massey First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The memoirs of Vincent Massey, the Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as the 18th Governor General of Canada. In this vivid account of his life, Massey (1887-1967) describes being Canada's first Minister to Washington...

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1964 2vol Autobiography of Sir Andries Stockenstrom Folding Maps
1964 2vol Autobiography of Sir Andries Stockenstrom Folding Maps

Price: £120.00

A facsimile of the original edition of the autobiography of Andries Stockenstrom, illustrated with two folding maps. Complete in two volumes. A 1964 facsimile reprint of the 1887 edition published...

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1964 A Little Learning Autobiography First Volume Evelyn Waugh First Edition
1964 A Little Learning Autobiography First Volume Evelyn Waugh First Edition

Price: £35.00

A biographical work by Evelyn Waugh.With original, price clipped, dustwrapper.First edition of this work.This autobiographical work has several pages of illustrations throughout.Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh was an English novelist,...

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1964 Never Mind The Vicar Reginald Frary First Edition Rod Illustrated
1964 Never Mind The Vicar Reginald Frary First Edition Rod Illustrated

Price: £44.00

An humorous reminiscence on Vicar-Choir relationships by Reginald Frary. This work, 'Never Mind The Vicar', draws on real experiences from Frary, who was a singer in the choirs of the Richmond...

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1964 The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes Michael Mollie Hardwick Illustrated First
1964 The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes Michael Mollie Hardwick Illustrated First

Price: £27.99

An intimate examination of the personal character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and how it influenced his famous Sherlock Holmes novels. With many monochrome illustrations throughout. First edition.  

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1965 Jules Verne and His Work I. O. Evans First Edition Biography
1965 Jules Verne and His Work I. O. Evans First Edition Biography

Price: £36.99

A first edition of this biography of Jules Verne, the virtual founder of science fiction. 'It follows Verne from his childhood and early struggles to his extraordinary success as one of the world's most widely-read authors. This...

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1965 The Journal of the Rev William Bagshaw Stevens edited by Georgina Galbraith
1965 The Journal of the Rev William Bagshaw Stevens edited by Georgina Galbraith

Price: £29.99

An edition of the Journal of the Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens edited by Georgina Galbraith.Signed by the editor to the half-title page."He began the Journal on his 37th birthday ; it was cut short by his premature death. It is throughout...

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1966 2vol The Diary of Humfrey Wanley 1715-1726 C E Wright R C Wright
1966 2vol The Diary of Humfrey Wanley 1715-1726 C E Wright R C Wright

Price: £59.99

A smart copy of this eighteenth-century diary from librarian and palaeographer of Humfrey Wanley. With frontispieces to each volume. Volume I: 1715-1723Volume II: 1723-1726Complete in two volumes.

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1966 2Vols Wright The Diary Of Humfrey Wanley With Frontispiece Plates
1966 2Vols Wright The Diary Of Humfrey Wanley With Frontispiece Plates

Price: £58.00

A two-volume complete set of The Diary of Humfrey Wanley.An English librarian, paleographer and scholar of Old English, Wanley was elsewhere known as the first keeper of the Harlein Library, now known as the Harleian Collection, one...

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1966 JAMES BOSWELL Biography Life 1740-69 POTTLE Illus
1966 JAMES BOSWELL Biography Life 1740-69 POTTLE Illus

Price: £12.99

Hardbound volume in dark green cloth covered boards with eight illustrations and a frontispiece. James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (October 29, 1740 - May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland....

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1966 James BOSWELL LETTERS John Johnston Walker Yale
1966 James BOSWELL LETTERS John Johnston Walker Yale

Price: £71.99

Bound in blue cloth, with a dustjacket. James Boswell (1740-1795) was a prolific diarist and writer, best known for his association with Samuel Johnson, which lead to him becoming Johnson's most famous biographer. John Johnston...

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1966 Pierre Nordon Conan Doyle Biography Dustwrapper
1966 Pierre Nordon Conan Doyle Biography Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A near fine, first English edition of Nordon's biography of Conan Doyle.The book is divided into two parts: Part I: The Man and Part II: The Writer.Translated from the French by Frances Partridge.A respected biography of the famous...

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1966 Siegfried Sassoon a Critical Study by Michael Thorpe
1966 Siegfried Sassoon a Critical Study by Michael Thorpe

Price: £33.99

A study of the works of Siegfried Sassoon by Michael Thorpe. "This, the full length study of Mr Sassoon's writings, appears in his 80th year." "It is the work of one who has genuine sympathy with his subject even where he cannot...

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1966 The Life of William Harvey by Geoffrey Keynes
1966 The Life of William Harvey by Geoffrey Keynes

Price: £59.99

A biography of the life of William Harvey by Geoffrey Keynes.With numerous black and white illustrations."In this book Sir Geoffrey Keynes attempts to place Harvey in his proper setting with a fully documented account of his relations...

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1966-88 11vol Winston Churchill Some Companion Volumes With Dustwrappers First
1966-88 11vol Winston Churchill Some Companion Volumes With Dustwrappers First

Price: £675.00

The official biography of Winston Churchill along with several of the companion volumes. Published between 1966 and 1988. The later volumes were continued by Martin Gilbert, following Randolph's death in 1968. Written with the use...

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1967 2v Companion W. CHURCHILL I 1874-1900 Randolph 1st
1967 2v Companion W. CHURCHILL I 1874-1900 Randolph 1st

Price: £89.99

The first companion volume to the official biography of Britain's wartime Prime Minister, in two parts spanning over a quarter of a century. First Editions.

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1967 The Swan In The Evening Fragments of an Inner Life Rosamond Lehmann 1st Ed
1967 The Swan In The Evening Fragments of an Inner Life Rosamond Lehmann 1st Ed

Price: £36.00

A spiritual autobiography by Rosamond Lehmann.The first edition.The autobiography has been described as Lehmann's 'Last Testament.' In the work she describes the emotions she felt following the birth of her daughter Sally...

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1967-1968 22vols Dictionary of National Biography Smith Stephen Lee Dustwrapper
1967-1968 22vols Dictionary of National Biography Smith Stephen Lee Dustwrapper

Price: £450.00

A lovely complete twenty two volume set of this influential and monumental reference work on English biography 'from the earliest times to 1900'. The notable publisher George Smith first planned...

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1968 Edward Lear Life of a Wanderer Viven Noakes Illustrated First Dustwrapper
1968 Edward Lear Life of a Wanderer Viven Noakes Illustrated First Dustwrapper

Price: £26.00

A first edition of this biography of Edward Lear.With illustrations in the text including Lear's own illustrations and drawings.

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1968 Edward Malins Samuel Palmer's Italian Honeymoon
1968 Edward Malins Samuel Palmer's Italian Honeymoon

Price: £23.00

A smart first edition of Malins' Samuel Palmer's Italian Honeymoon.Samuel Palmer (1805 1881) was a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker. He was also a prolific writer. Palmer was a key figure in Romanticism in Britain...

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1968 Letters from Longstock by Geoffrey SNAGGE SIGNED
1968 Letters from Longstock by Geoffrey SNAGGE  SIGNED

Price: £43.99

A signed first edition of Geoffrey Snagge's Letters from Longstock. Bound in paper covered boards with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrapper. With foreward by Miss Read. Illustrated by Bernard Knight. Signed by the author....

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1969 2 Vol The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell Illustrated Dustwrapper First
1969 2 Vol The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell Illustrated Dustwrapper First

Price: £30.00

A first edition The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell.With 22 plates.A social critic and political activist, Bertrand Russell was also an historian, philosopher, and mathematician. Incomplete in two volumes, volumes II and...

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1969 Desert Traveller the life of Jean Louis BURCKHARDT Sim
1969 Desert Traveller the life of Jean Louis BURCKHARDT Sim

Price: £44.99

This fascinating first edition accounts the life and explorations of Swiss traveller and orientalist Jean Louis [Johann Ludwig] Burckhardt. Chapters include Two Syrian Journeys, South through Nubia, Slaves, Swords and Drink,...

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1969 O Rare Amanda Life of Amanda McKittrick Ros Jack Loudan Uncommon
1969 O Rare Amanda Life of Amanda McKittrick Ros Jack Loudan Uncommon

Price: £90.00

An uncommon 'New Edition' of this biography by Jack Loudan. 'There have been many freaks in the history of literature but none more astonishing than Amanda Ros, who was described by Aldous Huxley as 'an Elizabethan born out of her...

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1969 Vincenzo Bellini Leslie Orrey Illus Sangorski and Sutcliffe First Edition
1969 Vincenzo Bellini Leslie Orrey Illus Sangorski and Sutcliffe First Edition

Price: £180.00

The first edition of this biography on the Italian opera composer, Vincenzo Bellini, written by Leslie Orrey, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. In a signed binding by...

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1970 2vols Sir Walter Scott Great Unknown Edgar Johnson Photographs
1970 2vols Sir Walter Scott Great Unknown Edgar Johnson Photographs

Price: £80.00

A first edition of Johnson's biography of Sir Walter Scott.Complete in two volumes. With a number of photographs and illustrations in each. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical...

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1970 4vols The Torrington Diaries edited by C Bruyn Andrews
1970 4vols The Torrington Diaries edited by C Bruyn Andrews

Price: £280.00

A re-printed set of The Torrington Diaries.Complete in four volumes.Containing the tours through England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) between the years 1781 and 1794.Edited, with an Introduction,...

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1970 Edgar Johnson Sir Walter Scott The Great Unknown Illus Dustwrapper First
1970 Edgar Johnson Sir Walter Scott The Great Unknown Illus Dustwrapper First

Price: £28.00

A first edition of Edgar Johnson's Sir Walter Scott.With 28 plates. An historical novelist, Walter Scott is known for his Waverley Novels that are still classic works of fiction to this day.Incomplete in 1 volume.

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1970 Steve Mather Of The National Parks Robert Shankland Biography Politics
1970 Steve Mather Of The National Parks Robert Shankland Biography Politics

Price: £28.00

An interesting biography on Steve Mather, a political driving force who shaped and saved America's National Parks. With a personal message and signature from Steve Mather's daughter inside. With 32 photographic plates.  ...

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1970 The Printer and the Poet Nicholas Barker Limited First Edition The Tapestry
1970 The Printer and the Poet Nicholas Barker Limited First Edition The Tapestry

Price: £47.00

This is a limited edition compilation of letters between Stanley Morrison and Robert Bridges.This edition, one of a five-hundred copy limited run, was printed as the annual Christmas book for 1970 for presentation by...

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1971 Charles Eliot Landscape Architect Reprint Illustrated Fold Outs Maps
1971 Charles Eliot Landscape Architect Reprint Illustrated Fold Outs Maps

Price: £30.00

This is a charming biography of  American landscape architect Charles Eliot which features fold out maps of his areas of work.This illustrated edition, a reprint of the original which was first published c1902, covers the life...

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1971 Graham Greene A Sort Of Life Autobiography In Unclipped Dustwrapper
1971 Graham Greene A Sort Of Life Autobiography In Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

An early edition in original unclipped dustwrapper of Greene's 'selective' autobiography or 'book of memories', first published in 1971. With a dustwrapper design by Michael Harvey. A 1971 reprint. Henry Graham Greene, OM,...

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1971 The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox First Edition Signed Indigenous Peoples Illus
1971 The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox First Edition Signed Indigenous Peoples Illus

Price: £50.00

The memoirs of an Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian rights advocate.Red Fox was believed to be the nephew of famed Sioux war leader, Crazy Horse.The First Edition, third printing of this work.Signed by Red Fox and dated  06/29/1971Loosely...

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1972 Escape from the Shadows by MAUGHAM First Signed
1972 Escape from the Shadows by MAUGHAM First Signed

Price: £99.99

A signed first edition of Robin Maugham's autobiography Escape from the Shadows including a signed letter. Bound in faux leather with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. With a signed letter from Robin Maugham from 27th...

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1972 ImpossibleFriendship BOSWELL MRS THRALE DR JOHNSON
1972 ImpossibleFriendship BOSWELL MRS THRALE DR JOHNSON

Price: £24.99

Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine. James Boswell and Hester Thrale were long acquaintances. Both friends of Samuel Johnson, they were rivals, particularly when it came to writing his biography. Thrale kept diaries...

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1972-1974 2Vol Cecil Roberts Sunshine & Shadow The Pleasant Years First Edition
1972-1974 2Vol Cecil Roberts Sunshine & Shadow The Pleasant Years First Edition

Price: £49.99

A collection of Cecil Roberts' renowned autobiographies, containing the later years of his life from 1930 to 1972. First edition. Featuring the original unclipped dustwrappers, and illustrated with photographic plates throughout. Volume...

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1973 Arthur Rubinstein My Young Years Proof First Edition
1973 Arthur Rubinstein My Young Years Proof First Edition

Price: £25.00

A proof copy of Arthur Rubinstein's My Young Years.A Polish American classical pianist, Arthur Rubinstein here recounts his rise to fame and his struggle with musical talent.

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1973 Ross Hoffman The Marquis A Study Of Lord Rockingham With Frontispiece
1973 Ross Hoffman The Marquis A Study Of Lord Rockingham With Frontispiece

Price: £30.00

A biography of Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham.A British Whig statesman, Watson-Wentworth was notable for his two terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain, during both of which he was particularly influential. ...

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1973 To The War With Waugh by John St John Signed Limited Edition
1973 To The War With Waugh by John St John Signed Limited Edition

Price: £170.00

A limited edition copy of this fascinating illustrated WWII memoir, signed by the author. Limited editon of six hundred copies of which this is number three hundred and seven. Signed by the...

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1974 Hitchin Worthies By Reginal L Hine Illustrated With Plates In Dustwrapper
1974 Hitchin Worthies By Reginal L Hine Illustrated With Plates In Dustwrapper

Price: £27.99

An uncommon copy in dustwrapper of this 1974 reprint (of 1250 copies) of Hitchin Worthies, Four Centuries of English Life by Reginald L. Hine. Illustrated with numerous plates including some facsimile and some integrated...

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1974 SAMUEL JOHNSON Early BIOGRAPHIES Life Essays
1974 SAMUEL JOHNSON Early BIOGRAPHIES Life Essays

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Hardbound volume in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine and gilt detailing to the front board. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 13 December 1784) was an English author. Beginning...

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1974 Susan Chitty The Beast and the Monk Charles Kingsley Fine Binding Morocco
1974 Susan Chitty The Beast and the Monk Charles Kingsley Fine Binding Morocco

Price: £220.00

A first edition of this biography of Charles Kingsley.First edition, first printing.With sixteen plates and a family treeSusan Chitty was a well known fashion writer and television personality who also wrote and edited novels....

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1974 The Ebony Tower John Fowles First Edition in Dustwrapper
1974 The Ebony Tower John Fowles First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £64.99

A smart first edition of this collection of short novels by John Fowles. The stories all have interlacing themes, built around a medieval myth: The Ebony Tower, Eliduc, Poor Koko, The Enigma and The Cloud.

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1975 JANE AUSTEN Laski BIOGRAPHY Illus D/J
1975 JANE AUSTEN Laski BIOGRAPHY Illus D/J

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Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and motif to front board.  In original dust jacket. A revised edition of this comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's life and times.  A nice clean copy illustrated...

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1975 Steinbeck A Life in Letters Elaine Steinbeck Limited Edition Biography
1975 Steinbeck A Life in Letters Elaine Steinbeck Limited Edition Biography

Price: £79.99

A limited edition collection of the letters of John Steinbeck Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 35. As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short...

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1976 The Life of Raymond Chandler Frank MacShane First Edition
1976 The Life of Raymond Chandler Frank MacShane First Edition

Price: £59.99

A smart first edition of this biographical exploration into the life and works of Raymond Chandler. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper designed by Craig Dodd. With tipped in extract from The Sunday Times dated 20th April...

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1976 Theodore Besterman Voltaire Dustwrapper Illustrated History Literary Crit
1976 Theodore Besterman Voltaire Dustwrapper Illustrated History Literary Crit

Price: £30.00

A handsome copy of Theodore Besterman's Voltaire.With 38 plates.A well-researched study of the French Enlightenment author known as Voltaire, who advocated for the freedom of expression and freedom of religion.

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1977 Elfrida Vipont A Little Bit of Ivory Life of Jane Austen First Family Tree
1977 Elfrida Vipont A Little Bit of Ivory Life of Jane Austen First Family Tree

Price: £27.00

A charming first edition biography of Jane Austen as told by Elfrida Vipont.As well as writing serious books on Quakerism, Vipont was most known for authoring many children's books. Vipont creates a sympathetic idea of life in the...

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1977 Mary Hyde The Thrales of Streatham Park Signed First Edition Presentation
1977 Mary Hyde The Thrales of Streatham Park Signed First Edition Presentation

Price: £95.00

A first edition, second printing of this biography by Mary Hyde.With 56 full page platesBased on the journals and writings of Hester Thrale, a British diarist, author and patron of the arts. Thrale was a close friend and correspondent...

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1978 SAMUEL JOHNSON Biography W Jackson Bate Illus D/J
1978 SAMUEL JOHNSON Biography W Jackson Bate Illus D/J

Price: £24.99

Hardbound volume in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine, intact dustjacket, and 35 illustrations plus frontispiece. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] 13 December...

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1978-1984 6 Vols The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters 1955-62 First Signed
1978-1984 6 Vols The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters 1955-62 First Signed

Price: £350.00

A complete set of first editions of the famous Lyttelton/Hart-Davis Letters.Volumes one to three bear inscriptions from Rupert Hart-Davis to the English journalist Margaret Storm Jameson, whose personal bookplate is affixed to the...

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1979 JOHNSON BIOGRAPHY Middle Years Life CLIFFORD Illus
1979 JOHNSON BIOGRAPHY Middle Years Life CLIFFORD Illus

Price: £16.99

Hardbound volume with grey paper covered boards and mustard cloth spine, with 15 illustrations and decorative maps to the pastedowns. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 13 December 1784) was an...

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1979-1983 3 Vols George Lyttelton Rupert Hart-Davis Letters 1955-58
1979-1983 3 Vols George Lyttelton Rupert Hart-Davis Letters 1955-58

Price: £180.00

The first three volumes (of six) of the famous correspondence between the two literary Englishmen.Covering letters from the period 1955 to 1958. Edited and introduced by Rupert Hart-Davis.Title pages of volumes two and three suggest...

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1980 Wodehouse on Wodehouse by P G Wodehouse First Collected Edition
1980 Wodehouse on Wodehouse by P G Wodehouse First Collected Edition

Price: £95.00

A first edition thus of Wodehouse on Wodehouse by P. G. Wodehouse.Consisting of: Bring on the Girls (with Guy Bolton), Performing Flea and Over Seventy."First published between 1953 and 1957 and out of print for many years, the three...

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1981 Richard Layman Shadow Man Life of Dashiell Hammett First Illustrated
1981 Richard Layman Shadow Man Life of Dashiell Hammett First Illustrated

Price: £35.00

A handsome first edition of Shadow Man by Richard Layman.A biography of Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.

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1982 The Life of John Sell Cotman Sydney Kitson Art Illustrated
1982 The Life of John Sell Cotman Sydney Kitson Art Illustrated

Price: £25.00

An illustrated biography on the painter John Sell Cotman, held in the original unlipped dustwrapper. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. John Sell Cotman was a marine and landscape...

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1983 A Strong Dose of Myself Abse First Edition Signed Wesker Signed Letter
1983 A Strong Dose of Myself Abse First Edition Signed Wesker Signed Letter

Price: £75.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating work by the Welsh poet and physician Dannie Abse; signed by the author to the title page, with an additional signature by the renowned English dramatist Arnold Wesker. ...

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1984 Birket FOSTER Jan Reynolds
1984 Birket FOSTER Jan Reynolds

Price: £79.99

This fascinating biographical account explores victorian illustrator, watercolour artist and engraver, Birket Foster's life and works. Beautifully illustrated throughout with many coloured illustrations of Foster's own work, and...

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1984 Letters to Alice On First Reading Jane Austen Fay Weldon
1984 Letters to Alice On First Reading Jane Austen Fay Weldon

Price: £35.00

A moden insight into a classic writer. Based on letters written by Jane Austen to her neice who was an aspiring novelist. From the personal library of an eminent Jane Austen scholar Chris Viveash.

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1984 Noel Annan Leslie Stephen The Godless Victorian First Edition Biography
1984 Noel Annan Leslie Stephen The Godless Victorian First Edition Biography

Price: £30.00

A first edition copy of Noel Annan's biography of Leslie Stephen. Leslie Stephen (1832 - 1904) is best known for his work as the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was the father of prominent Bloomsbury...

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1984-5 2vols The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow Illustrated
1984-5 2vols The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A two volume set of the works by Captain Gronow, these being twentieth century reprints of this famous work. Two volumes. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Facsimile editions of...

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1986 2vols John Maynard Keynes Biography Robert Skidelsky Photographs
1986 2vols John Maynard Keynes Biography Robert Skidelsky Photographs

Price: £60.00

Skidelsky's biography of Maynard Keynes, complete in two volumes.With a number of black and white photographs.John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes,(5 June 1883 21 April 1946) was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally...

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1986 A Walk With A White Bushman Laurens Van Der Post Jean Marc Pottiez
1986 A Walk With A White Bushman Laurens Van Der Post Jean Marc Pottiez

Price: £30.00

A fascinating volume containing an insight into a wide range of modern issues and personalities. Includes insight into Africa, French history and Joseph Conrad.Laurens van der Post (1906 - 1996)  was an Afrikan author, war hero...

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1986 Dick Francis Lester The Official Biography Piggott Horse Racing
1986 Dick Francis Lester The Official Biography Piggott Horse Racing

Price: £29.99

The first edition of Dick Francis' biography of jockey, Lester Piggott. Illustrated with monochrome photographs throughout.

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1986 Lester Piggott The Official Biography Dick Francis Lester Horse Racing
1986 Lester Piggott The Official Biography Dick Francis Lester Horse Racing

Price: £24.99

The first edition of Dick Francis' biography of jockey, Lester Piggott. Illustrated with monochrome photographs throughout.

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1986 Lester The Official Biography Dick Francis Lester Piggott Horse Racing
1986 Lester The Official Biography Dick Francis Lester Piggott Horse Racing

Price: £29.99

The first edition of Dick Francis' biography of jockey, Lester Piggott. Illustrated with monochrome photographs throughout.

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1986 Reminiscences of Caroline Austen Illustrated Austen Society Deirdre La Faye
1986 Reminiscences of Caroline Austen Illustrated Austen Society Deirdre La Faye

Price: £28.00

A charming copy of recollections by Caroline Austen, niece to Jane Austen.Illustrated by eight plates and two maps.A key member of the Jane Austen Society, Deirdre La Faye writes the introduction to this personal diary and...

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1986 William Cowper a Biography by James King
1986 William Cowper a Biography by James King

Price: £89.99

A biography of the famous poet William Cowper.William Cowper (November 1731 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by...

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1987 Arundels Remembrances Remembrances of Things Worth seeing in Italy Illus
1987 Arundels Remembrances Remembrances of Things Worth seeing in Italy Illus

Price: £120.00

A work on Thomas Howard's remembrances of Italy.Illustrated, with a frontispiece and several tipped in plates.With a biographical introduction on Howard.Edited and with notes by John Martin Robinson.Privately printed at the Stourton...

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