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1927 Greville Diary Philip Wilson First Edition Previously Withheld Passages
1927 Greville Diary Philip Wilson First Edition Previously Withheld Passages

Price: £140.00

A first edition of this set of the Greville diaries, including passages previously withheld from publication.With a black and white frontispiece in each, and a number of plates.Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (2 April 1794 17 January...

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1927 Henry Adams Compiled by J. Gardner Bartlett
1927 Henry Adams Compiled by J. Gardner Bartlett

Price: £89.99

A biography on the ancestry and some of the descendants  of Henry Adams, Compiled by J. Gardner Bartlett for Edward Dean Adams.With numerous sepia photographs throughout the volume.Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 March...

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1927 Idees Morales Religieuses George ELIOT E. J. Pond
1927 Idees Morales Religieuses George ELIOT E. J. Pond

Price: £69.99

A signed copy of this French biography of George Eliot. With an ink inscription by the author to the second blank reading: 'W. A. Aldwinckle Esq: With compliments E. J. Pond'. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. 'The moral and...

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1927 La Vie DISRAELI Andre MAUROIS
1927 La Vie DISRAELI Andre MAUROIS

Price: £99.99

Maurois's biography of Disraeli, in a smart binding. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece. With the pictorial bookplate of Marie Louise Maxwell-Scott to the front pastedown. Andr Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog...

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1927 Leaves and Fruit ESSAYS literature EDMUND GOSSE
1927 Leaves and Fruit ESSAYS literature EDMUND GOSSE

Price: £24.99

Publisher's cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. A first edition. Thirty-seven essays by Gosse, primarily about literature. Subjects include Epictetus, Rochester, Otway, Hannah More, Cibber,  Dr. Johnson,...

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1927 My Life and Times Nimrod Apperley Limited Edition Colour Illustrated
1927 My Life and Times Nimrod Apperley Limited Edition Colour Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A first limited edition copy of the 'Life and Times' of Charles James Apperley, or as he was more largely known, 'Nimrod'. Charles James Apperley was a Welsh sportsman and sporting writer,...

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1927 Ralph Straus The Unspeakable Curll Biography And Catalogue With Plates
1927 Ralph Straus The Unspeakable Curll Biography And Catalogue With Plates

Price: £125.00

An interesting account of Edumund Curll, with a catalogue of his publications.Known for his highly unscrupulous business practices, Curll published huge amounts of books in his lifetime, and was noted for his "any publicity is good...

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1927 The Life and Letters of Admiral Cornwallis G. Cornwallis-West Illus 1st
1927 The Life and Letters of Admiral Cornwallis G. Cornwallis-West Illus 1st

Price: £65.00

The first edition of this biography of the influentical Admiral William Cornwallis, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. A biography about Admiral William Cornwallis. Cornwallis...

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1927 Unpublished LETTERS of DICKENS to Mark Lemon LIMITED EDITION
1927 Unpublished LETTERS of DICKENS to Mark Lemon LIMITED EDITION

Price: £425.00

A limited edition copy of this volume, containing the letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon, playwright and founder of Punch magazine, from 1847 to 1870. Mark Lemon's friendship with Charles Dickens was a close and long-lasting...

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1928 Bonnet and Shawl by Philip GUEDALLA First LIMITED
1928 Bonnet and Shawl by Philip GUEDALLA First LIMITED

Price: £19.99

Cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper boards.   First edition.   Limited edition. Number 207 of 571.   A series of biographies of women. Gently humorous.   Philip Guedalla...

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1928 Irma O'Connor Edward Gibbon Wakefield Politics Frontispiece
1928 Irma O'Connor Edward Gibbon Wakefield Politics Frontispiece

Price: £26.00

A first edition of Irma O'Connor's Edward Gibbon Wakefield.Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796 1862) was a British politician, the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand.Wakefield,...

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1928 John Bunyan His Life and Works John Brown Tercentary Edition First Ed
1928 John Bunyan His Life and Works John Brown Tercentary Edition First Ed

Price: £40.00

A biography of eminent Christian writer and poet, John Bunyan.Tercentenary edition, revised by Frank Mott Harrison.Illustrated with numerous plates, several of which are folding.

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1928 L.E.L. Mystery Thirties D.E. Enfield Wolfe First
1928 L.E.L. Mystery Thirties D.E. Enfield Wolfe First

Price: £54.99

A intriguing biographical work on the early nineteenth century poet and writer Letitia Elizabeth Landon, related through narrative and original material. Bound in textured pink silk with gilt lettering. There are seven plates taken...

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1928 LETTERS of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple
1928 LETTERS of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple

Price: £83.99

A handsomely bound copy of Dorothy Osborne's letters to William Temple. Bound in half crushed morocco leather with gilt lettering and cloth covered boards. First thus. With five plates, including frontis and fold-out plate. With...

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1928 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne Leo Claretie Illustrated
1928 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne Leo Claretie Illustrated

Price: £130.00

A charmingly witty collection of correspondence from French aristocrat and literature icon, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne. Beautifully illustrated with eleven engraved plates, numerous engraved pieces, and featuring a...

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1928 May Wallas Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues Illustrated First
1928 May Wallas Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues Illustrated First

Price: £75.00

A first edition of May Wallas' Luc de Clapiers.With 4 plates.A biography of the Marquis de Vauvenargues, a French moralist and writer and friend of Voltaire.

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1928 The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame Childhood Reminiscences
1928 The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame Childhood Reminiscences

Price: £29.99

Kenneth Grahame's famous collection of childhood recollections, rooted in the metaphors of Ancient Greece. First edition thus. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard, best known for his Winnie the Pooh illustrations.

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1928 Vie De Bianca Cappello Pierre-Gauthiez French Italian History Illustrated
1928 Vie De Bianca Cappello Pierre-Gauthiez French Italian History Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A 1928 edition of Pierre-Guathiez's 1862 biography of Bianca Cappello, a sixteenth-century Italian noblewoman.Bianca Coppello (1548 - 1587) was the mistress, and afterward second wife, of Francesco L de' Medici, Grand Duke of...

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1929 4vols Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys Richard Lord Braybrooke
1929 4vols Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys Richard Lord Braybrooke

Price: £95.00

A four volume set of Samuel Pepys famous biography, this being an early twentieth century reprint. Complete in 4 volumes. In the publisher's original cloth binding. A verbatim reprint of...

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1929 Bismarck Otto von Bismarck Bibliotheque Historique Emil Ludwig Illustrated
1929 Bismarck Otto von Bismarck Bibliotheque Historique Emil Ludwig Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A french translation of Emil Ludwig's notable biography of Otto von Bismarck, the Prime Minister of Prussia from 1862 to 1890, and the founder and first chancellor of the German Empire. Emil...

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1929 C E Montague A Memoir By Oliver Elton Illustrated First Edition
1929 C E Montague A Memoir By Oliver Elton Illustrated First Edition

Price: £34.99

C. E. Montague A Memoir by Oliver Elton, illustrated with eight black and white plates. First edition. Charles Edward Montague (1867 - 1928) was an English journalist, known also as a writer of novels and essays. Oliver Elton...

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1929 Conversations with George MOORE by G.GOODWINFIRST
1929 Conversations with George MOORE by G.GOODWINFIRST

Price: £59.99

A First Edition of Goodwin's revealing Conversations with George Moore Bound in quarter red cloth with paper boards and gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. George Augustus Moore (1852 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story...

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1929 David Alec Wilson Carlyle To Threescore And Ten (1853-65) Illustrated First
1929 David Alec Wilson Carlyle To Threescore And Ten (1853-65) Illustrated First

Price: £14.99

Carlyle To Threescore-and-Ten (1853-1865) by David Alec Wilson. Illustrated with seven black and white plates. First edition. The fifth volume of Mr. Wilson's 'Life of Carlyle'. Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) was a Scottish...

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1929 Edmund Gosse Some Memories William Bellows Illustrated First Edition
1929 Edmund Gosse Some Memories William Bellows Illustrated First Edition

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this collection of biographical memories.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Illustrated, with several photographs throughout.Bound with half title.William...

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1929 Elizabeth Bibesco Quatre Portraits D'Hommes Morocco Dedicated by Author
1929 Elizabeth Bibesco Quatre Portraits D'Hommes Morocco Dedicated by Author

Price: £80.00

A copy of Bibesco's Quartre Portraits - Portraits d'Hommes.With a dedication by the author.Elizabeth, Princess Bibesco (1897 1945) was an English writer active between 1921 and 1940. A final posthumous collection of her stories, poems...

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1929 Good-Bye To All That Robert Graves Autobiography First Ed Dustwrapper Illus
1929 Good-Bye To All That Robert Graves Autobiography First Ed Dustwrapper Illus

Price: £395.00

The first edition, second impression of this autobiographical work by British poet, Robert Graves, complete in the original unclipped pictorial dustwrapper. The first edition, second impression,...

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1929 La Vie de Claude Monet by Marthe de Fels in French Signed
1929 La Vie de Claude Monet by Marthe de Fels in French Signed

Price: £110.00

A scarce copy of the Life of Claude Monet by Marthe de Fels.Sixth Edition.From the 'Lives of Illustrious Men Series' of which this is number 33.With a Frontispiece of Claude Monet.Signed by the author to the half-title page.

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1929 Some Memoirs of EDMUND GOSSE Presentation Copy
1929 Some Memoirs of EDMUND GOSSE Presentation Copy

Price: £99.99

An exceedingly rare little volume detailing some memoirs of the famous writer, presented by the author himself.This handsome little edition features sharp text, two photographic plates, and is printed on lovely rough-cut paper. ...

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1929 The Adventures of Ralph Rashleigh James Tucker Convict Australia Biography
1929 The Adventures of Ralph Rashleigh James Tucker Convict Australia Biography

Price: £25.00

The autobiographical text of a convict who was deported to Australia.With an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead.The first reprint of this edition, published the same year as the first edition. The text was originally written in...

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1929 The Letters of the Tsar and the Tsaritsa 1914-1917 A L Hynes First Edition
1929 The Letters of the Tsar and the Tsaritsa 1914-1917 A L Hynes First Edition

Price: £120.00

The first English edition of the collected letters of Tsar Nicholas II.Translated by A L Hynes with notes and an index by C E Vulliamy with an introduction by C T Hagberg Wright.Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia ruling from...

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1929 The Letters of Tolstoy and His Cousin, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy First
1929 The Letters of Tolstoy and His Cousin, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy First

Price: £115.00

A rare first edition of Tolstoy's letters to his cousin, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, with original dustwrapper.As written in on the blurb, "This correspondence, written during nearly half a century, reflects Tolstoy's inner life like...

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1929-30 2Vol Axel Henriques Svundne Dage Glade Aar Autobiography First Danish
1929-30 2Vol Axel Henriques Svundne Dage Glade Aar Autobiography First Danish

Price: £40.00

A first edition set of the memoirs of Axel Henriques.Two volumes of three, although volumes were issued seperately.With the original paper wraps bound in.Axel Henriques was a Danish author known for his political satire.

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1930 But It Still Goes On Robert Graves First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper
1930 But It Still Goes On Robert Graves First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

A first edition second impression of Robert Graves's autobiographical work 'But It Still Goes On', held in the original dustwrapper. First edition, second impression. (Copac) Second impression...

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1930 GUILLAUME II by Emil Ludwig
1930 GUILLAUME II by Emil Ludwig

Price: £83.99

A clean, decoratively bound edition of the biography by Emil Ludwig, Guillaume II. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and pictorial border decoration. This is a French translation of the first biography of Wilhelm II published. Translated...

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1930 La Vie Amoureuse de Christine de Suede by Prince Lucien Murat Signed
1930 La Vie Amoureuse de Christine de Suede by Prince Lucien Murat Signed

Price: £78.00

A fascinating book on the romantic life of Queen Christine of Sweden, known as 'The Andogynous Queen.'From the 'Their Loves' Collection, by Prince Lucien Murat.Lucien Charles Joseph Napoleon, Prince Francais, Prince of Naples, 2nd...

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1930 Massingham Friend Shelley Memoir Edward John Trelawny
1930 Massingham Friend Shelley Memoir Edward John Trelawny

Price: £20.00

A very smart edition of this memoir of Edward John Trelawny, the titular friend of Percy Shelley.Including a portrait of Trelawny, the original of which was owned by Shelley, this book details the life of the former; a poet, biographer...

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1930 Mr Lloyd George Sir Charles Mallet Politics First Dustwrapper
1930 Mr Lloyd George Sir Charles Mallet Politics First Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this work on Lloyd George's political career, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First Edition. Sir Charles Edward Mallet (2 December 1862-21 November 1947) was a British historian and Liberal politician. ...

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1930 Priavte Correspondence of Chesterfield and Newcastle Richard Lodge
1930 Priavte Correspondence of Chesterfield and Newcastle Richard Lodge

Price: £22.99

A collection of the letters sent between Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield and Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle. Edited, with an introdutiction and notes by British historian Sir Richard Lodge.

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1930 Puck Munthe Boken om San Michele The Book About San Michele First Swedish
1930 Puck Munthe Boken om San Michele The Book About San Michele First Swedish

Price: £120.00

An attractive first edition of this popular Swedish work.First edition, sixth printing.Bokem om San Michele [The book about San Michele] is a book by Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe, who wrote under the pseudonym Puck Munthe....

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1930-31 6vol Monsieur Nicolas Restif Bretonne Mathers Limited Edition Illus
1930-31 6vol Monsieur Nicolas Restif Bretonne Mathers Limited Edition Illus

Price: £205.00

A limited edition set of the autobiography of Nicolas-Edme Retif, recounting his life in France during the eighteenth century, illustrated throughout. A limited edition work, numbers 821 of...

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1930-33 3vols The Byng Papers Sir George Byng John Byng Brian Tunstall Navy
1930-33 3vols The Byng Papers Sir George Byng John Byng Brian Tunstall Navy

Price: £90.00

Three volumes of letters and documents from naval history.The letters and papers of Admiral Sir George Byng and his son The Hon. John Byng.  With an illustrated frontispiece to every volume and a folding map...

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1931 BERNADOTTE by Sir D. Plunket Barton 1st BIOGRAPHY
1931 BERNADOTTE by Sir D. Plunket Barton 1st BIOGRAPHY

Price: £119.99

A signed copy of Barton's biography of Bernadotte. Bound in half morocco leather with gilt lettering and armorial decoration. This book is signed by the author and also contains a short handwritten note by the author which is bound...

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1931 Bulwer a Panorama Edward and Rosina 1803-1836 Michael Sadleir First Edition
1931 Bulwer a Panorama Edward and Rosina 1803-1836 Michael Sadleir First Edition

Price: £24.99

An insightful biographical account into the live's of both Edward and Rosina Bulwer. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece of Edward Bulwer.

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1931 Collected Essays and Papers of Robert Bridges Mary Coleridge Lord de Tabley Review Copy
1931 Collected Essays and Papers of Robert Bridges Mary Coleridge Lord de Tabley Review Copy

Price: £125.00

An advanced review copy of two of Robert Bridges poetical poems, one about Mary Coleridge, and the other about Lord de Tabley. This book is a review copy, with two paper slips loosely inserted...

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1931 Ellen Terry and Her Secret Self Illustrated First Edition E Gordon Craig
1931 Ellen Terry and Her Secret Self Illustrated First Edition E Gordon Craig

Price: £125.00

The first edition of Ellen Terry's biography.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With an illustrated frontispiece of her bookplate, designed by Craig. Several...

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1931 Far Away and Long Ago Early Life W.H.Hudson Bayntun-Riviere Limited Edition
1931 Far Away and Long Ago Early Life W.H.Hudson Bayntun-Riviere Limited Edition

Price: £795.00

An insightful autobiography from naturalist and ornithologist, William Henry Hudson, beautifully bound in a Bayntun-Riviere binding. Limited edition of 110 copies on large paper, of which this is number 102. Illustrated with wood-engravings...

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1931 Flying Dutchman
1931 Flying Dutchman

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this fascinating account of Dutch aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker, profusely illustrated throughout. The first UK edition. Collated complete with sixteen pages of monochrome...

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1931 Harold W. Thompson A Scottish Man Of Feeling Cloth With Frontispiece
1931 Harold W. Thompson A Scottish Man Of Feeling Cloth With Frontispiece

Price: £40.00

The biography of Henry Macknezie, author of the famous Scottish novel A Man Of Feeling.Mackenzie was a committed Tory, and politically fairly well connected in 18th century Edinburgh. He wrote many tracts opposing the French revolution,...

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1931 My Friend The ADMIRAL Letters James BURNEY G E MANWARING Captain Cook FIRST
1931 My Friend The ADMIRAL Letters James BURNEY G E MANWARING Captain Cook FIRST

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this biography of Captain Cook's companion, James Burney. First Edition. Featuring a captioned tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains several illustrated plates. James Burney (13 June 1750 17 November 1821)...

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1931 The Life of William Bainbridge H. A. S. Dearborn United States Navy Illus
1931 The Life of William Bainbridge H. A. S. Dearborn United States Navy Illus

Price: £40.00

An illustrated biography of the United States Navy Officer William Bainbridge, written by Henry Dearborn. An interesting biography of the United States Navy Commodore William Bainbridge. Bainbridge...

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1931 William Rothenstein Men And Memories Recollections Volume I 3rd Impression
1931 William Rothenstein Men And Memories Recollections Volume I 3rd Impression

Price: £24.00

The first volume of memoirs from the English painter, printer draughtsman, lecturer, and art writer. Rothenstein is perhaps best known for his work as a war artist who covered both world wars. However, over 200 of his portraits...

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1932 2vol Earl Leslie Griggs The Unpublished Letters of Samuel Coleridge Biog
1932 2vol Earl Leslie Griggs The Unpublished Letters of Samuel Coleridge Biog

Price: £80.00

A two volume set of the unpublished letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.Complete in two volumes.Published in 1932, this work spanned the theretofore unpublished letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the author of such literary greats...

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1932 Ada Lawrence & Stuart Gelder Early Life Of D H Lawrence Illustrated
1932 Ada Lawrence & Stuart Gelder Early Life Of D H Lawrence Illustrated

Price: £48.00

The illustrated first edition of this account of the contraversial English writer's early life.Richard Aldington called Lawrence, "one of the most original and interesting persons of his time." He is widely regarded as one of...

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1932 Butleriana First Edition Samuel Butler Limited Ed Nonesuch Press G
1932 Butleriana First Edition Samuel Butler Limited Ed Nonesuch Press G

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this collection of Samuel Butler's unpublished notebooks.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.The Times literary supplement on this text is loosely...

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1932 BUTLERIANA Samuel BUTLER Illustrated
1932 BUTLERIANA Samuel BUTLER Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A limited edition collection of Butler's autobiographical essays. Number 632 of 800 copies printed by Fanfare Press. Featuring eight plates, including a frontispiece. Contains seven autobiographical and other essays - a selection...

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1932 First Edition George Paston John Murray's Records Literary Circle Publisher
1932 First Edition George Paston John Murray's Records Literary Circle Publisher

Price: £100.00

A first edition of this account of John Murray III and his literary circle.Running John Murray publishing after his father died, he was responsible for the pubilcations of such books as Darwin's Origin of Species. Here, Emily...

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1932 James Boswell C E Vulliamy Frontispiece Biography
1932 James Boswell C E Vulliamy Frontispiece Biography

Price: £40.00

A comprehensive biography of Scottish biographer James Boswell. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With a portrait frontispiece of Boswell.This text discusses Boswell's...

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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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1932 The Letters of D H Lawrence Limited Edition Slipcase Vellum Huxley
1932 The Letters of D H Lawrence Limited Edition Slipcase Vellum Huxley

Price: £185.00

A limited edition of the letters of D H Lawrence.Number 433 of original 525 copies printed on india paper. With an introduction by Aldous Huxley.

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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

Price: £29.99

 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 Shaw Gives Himself Away Autobiography Limited Ed The Gregynog Press
1939 Shaw Gives Himself Away Autobiography Limited Ed The Gregynog Press

Price: £280.00

A limited edition copy of this autobiographical work, published by noted private press, The Gregynog Press and presented in a unusual and intricate morocco binding with pictorial detail. Scarce....

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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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1941 Philip Guedalla Mr. Churchill A Potrait Biography First Edition
1941 Philip Guedalla Mr. Churchill A Potrait Biography First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition of Guedalla's Mr. Churchill: A Portrait.Philip Guedalla (1889 1944) was a British barrister, and a popular historical and travel writer and biographer. His wit and epigrams are well-known, one example being "Even reviewers...

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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 Entre les Actes Virginia Woolf Limited Edition 1st Thus
1944 Entre les Actes Virginia Woolf Limited Edition 1st Thus

Price: £50.00

A French translation of Virgina Woolf's novel set in a small English village, on the day a play is to be performed. This is a limited edition, numbered number sixty-seven on one-hundred and...

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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 Shelley at Oxford Illustrated Correspondence Hogg Peacock Unpublished Prose
1944 Shelley at Oxford Illustrated Correspondence Hogg Peacock Unpublished Prose

Price: £190.00

A limited edition collection of letters from both Percy Byron Shelley and Mary Shelley at Oxford. Contains a hitherto unpublished prose fragment by Shelley. Illustrated with portrait plates of Hogg and both Percy and Mary...

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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 A Concise Boswell The Life of Johnson LLD James Boswell J C Dent Biography
1946 A Concise Boswell The Life of Johnson LLD James Boswell J C Dent Biography

Price: £30.00

A concise edition of this biographical work.Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson was first published in 1791 and received instant acclaim. It was popular and a critical success. Abridged and with exercises by J.C Dent M....

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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 The Case of Augustus D'Este by Douglas Firth
1948 The Case of Augustus D'Este by Douglas Firth

Price: £68.00

A scarce edition of The Case of Augustus D'Este by Douglas Firth."This little book is based on a small collection of letters, diaries, account books and other manuscripts, kept or written by Lady Augusta d'Ameland and her son Sir Augustus...

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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 Portrait of an Admiral Herbert Richmond First Edition Marder Scarce Illustrated
1952 Portrait of an Admiral Herbert Richmond First Edition Marder Scarce Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating study of the life and correspondence of the notable Royal Navy officer, Sir Herbert William Richmond. Richmond was a prominent Royal Navy officer,...

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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 Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer Autobiographical Travel Book R Graves
1953 Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer Autobiographical Travel Book R Graves

Price: £44.00

An autobiographical travel book set during the Second World War. This work was written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer and documents his experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 which covers time during both the Second World...

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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 First Trade Edition Dustwrapper Day Book RAF Depot
1955 The Mint T E Lawrence First Trade Edition Dustwrapper Day Book RAF Depot

Price: £85.00

A posthumous publication on T E Lawrence's R.A.F Career.The first trade edition of this work.With original unclipped dustwrapper.At the time of Lawrence's death this work was left unpublished. It is a memoir of his time as an 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 3vols The Letters of Edward Gibbon Norton 1st Ed Scarce Illustrated
1956 3vols The Letters of Edward Gibbon Norton 1st Ed Scarce Illustrated

Price: £95.00

An attractive first edition copy of this scarce work, that won Jane Elizabeth Norton the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize in 1957. Containing an extensive collection Gibbon's...

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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 James Clyman Frontiersman Limited Edition Charles Lewis Camp Illustrated
1960 James Clyman Frontiersman Limited Edition Charles Lewis Camp Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A lovely limited edition copy of Charles L. Camp's fascinating biography of the renowned explorer and guide in the American Far West, James Clyman. Containing extracts from Clyman's own reminiscences...

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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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