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1987 George S Moore The Banker's Life First Introduction Martin Mayer Illustrate
1987 George S Moore The Banker's Life First Introduction Martin Mayer Illustrate

Price: £30.00

A first edition of The Banker's Life by George S Moore.An autobiographical account of the Moore from his origins in Missouri through working in banking during the depression of the 1940s.

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1987 Yellowstone Kelly First Edition Signed Peter Bowen Memoirs Zulu Wars
1987 Yellowstone Kelly First Edition Signed Peter Bowen Memoirs Zulu Wars

Price: £175.00

A signed, first edition of this heroic cowboy story with letters from the author.  Includes two humorous letters from the author to the same reader regarding the signing of the book, others in the Kelly series and book tours....

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1988 A. N. Wilson Penfriends from Porlock 1st Ed DW Biographies Anthology
1988 A. N. Wilson Penfriends from Porlock 1st Ed DW Biographies Anthology

Price: £27.00

A first edition of A. N. Wilson's collection of biographical writing.Ranging from Tolstoy to Henry James, Philip Larkin to Iris Murdoch, Wilson's anthology provides shrewd insights into the lives of many famous...

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1988 Martin Bauml Duberman Paul Robeson Signed Biography Civil Rights
1988 Martin Bauml Duberman Paul Robeson Signed Biography Civil Rights

Price: £30.00

An biography of Paul Leroy Robeson.Inscribed by the author to the front free-endpaper. Paul Leroy Robeson was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. After becoming involed in response...

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1988 Never Despair Winston Churchill 1945-1965 Martin Gilbert 1st ed DustWrapper
1988 Never Despair Winston Churchill 1945-1965 Martin Gilbert 1st ed DustWrapper

Price: £44.99

An extensive and indepth look into the life of Winston Churchill. First edition with an unclipped dustwrapper Photographs throughout. This text covers the time during which Churchill became prime minister for the second time. ...

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1988 Petticoat Pioneers Ruth E Gordon Women of Distinction First Edition Signed
1988 Petticoat Pioneers Ruth E Gordon Women of Distinction First Edition Signed

Price: £29.99

A history of influential women of Natal, including Laura Bridgman, Harriette Colenso, Edith Benson and many others. First edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Illustrated throughout with photographs in the text. ...

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1988 Thomas Hennell Countryman Artist And Writer By Macleod Illustrated First Ed
1988 Thomas Hennell Countryman Artist And Writer By Macleod Illustrated First Ed

Price: £64.99

A celebration of the life and work of Thomas Hennell, dedicated to Elizabeth Hennell. In original colour illustrated dustwrapper and with numerous illustrations throughout. First edition. Thomas Hennell (1903 - 1945)...

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1988-1991 Mohamed Fayed 4th Time Lucky Very Scarce Limited Illustrated Rowland
1988-1991 Mohamed Fayed 4th Time Lucky Very Scarce Limited Illustrated Rowland

Price: £375.00

An extremely scarce and controversial collection of sixteen pamphlets published by Roland 'Tiny' Rowland to discredit Egyptian tycoon Mohamed Al-Fayed after Rowland's failed acqusition of Harrods in the mid-1980s. Limited to 'three...

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1989 P L Heyworth Letters of Humfrey Wanley Palaeographer Frontispiece First
1989 P L Heyworth Letters of Humfrey Wanley Palaeographer Frontispiece First

Price: £85.00

A scarce first edition of P L Heyworth's Letters of Humfrey Wanley.A librarian and palaeographer, Humfrey Wanley was the first keeper of the Harlein Library, now part of the British Library, and was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon language....

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1990 Philip Callow Vincent Van Gogh: A Life First Edition Biography Artists
1990 Philip Callow Vincent Van Gogh: A Life First Edition Biography Artists

Price: £20.00

A copy of Philip Callow's biography of Vincent van Gogh. Born in the Netherlands in 1853, Van Gogh died aged 37 after a long fight with mental illness in the Clotre St Paul, St-Rmy de Provence. However, during his short life he...

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1992 Odyssey Biography by Neil McAleer Signed by Arthur C Clarke
1992 Odyssey Biography by Neil McAleer Signed by Arthur C Clarke

Price: £240.00

The first edition of this biography of Arthur C. Clarke. Signed by Clarke to the title page. In this authorised biography by author Neil McAleer, he explores the life and writings of the prolific...

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1994 Martin Seymour-Smith Hardy Dustwrapper Illustrated First Signed
1994 Martin Seymour-Smith Hardy Dustwrapper Illustrated First Signed

Price: £48.00

A first edition of Martin Seymour-Smith's Hardy.With 16 plates.Author's signature to title page.An extensively researched biography and literary criticism of Thomas Hardy the Victorian poet and novelist.

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1995 R. Kent Rasmussen Mark Twain A to Z The Essential Reference to his Life
1995 R. Kent Rasmussen Mark Twain A to Z The Essential Reference to his Life

Price: £50.00

A near fine first edition of Mark Twain A to Z: The Essential Reference to his Life and Writings.As written in the synopsis, "Until now, tracking down information on Mark Twain's complex life and numerous works was a time-consuming...

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1995 The Lost Prime Minister A Life of Sir Charles Dilke Nicholls First Edition
1995 The Lost Prime Minister A Life of Sir Charles Dilke Nicholls First Edition

Price: £49.99

A biography of the British politician Sir Charles Dilke, who would have been Prime Minster in 1885 were it not for a well-publicised divorce case. With monochrome photographs, and frontispiece of Charles Dilke. In 1885, Dilke was...

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1995-6 2vol Anthony Powell Journals 1982-86 197-89 Illustrated Biographies
1995-6 2vol Anthony Powell Journals 1982-86 197-89 Illustrated Biographies

Price: £125.00

Two volumes of the collected journals of renowned author, Anthony Powell. First editions. With several pages of plates of photos.Complete in two volumes.

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1996 2vol Forbes Account Of Life And Writings Of James Beattie Intro By Robinson
1996 2vol Forbes Account Of Life And Writings Of James Beattie Intro By Robinson

Price: £49.99

A facsimile reprint of the 1806 edition of An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie by Sir William Forbes With new introduction by Roger J. Robinson. Including original frontispiece portrait of Beattie, original introduction...

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1997 Anthony Bailey Standing in the Sun The Life of J.M.W.Turner First Edition
1997 Anthony Bailey Standing in the Sun The Life of J.M.W.Turner First Edition

Price: £40.00

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1997 Wodehouse at the Wicket edited by Murray Hedgcock First Edition
1997 Wodehouse at the Wicket edited by Murray Hedgcock First Edition

Price: £52.00

A book on P. G. Wodehouse and cricket, edited by Murray Hedgcock."P. G. Wodehouse and cricket - what an unbeatable combination for admirers of all things English!""From his days at Dulwich College, Wodehouse adored the game, and although,...

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1998 Alchemist of War the Life of Basil Liddell Hart Alex Danchev First Edition
1998 Alchemist of War the Life of Basil Liddell Hart Alex Danchev First Edition

Price: £34.99

A smart copy of this first biographical work on the remarkable life of Basil Liddell Hart. First edition. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper depicting Basil Liddell Hart, taken from the portrait by Hein Heckroth....

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1998 Catherine Walker An Autobiography by the Private Courtier to Diana, Princess of Wales
1998 Catherine Walker An Autobiography by the Private Courtier to Diana, Princess of Wales

Price: £35.00

An autobiographical account by Catherine Walker covering her life, her fashion designs as well as her professional and personal relationship with Princess Diana. The first edition of this work....

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1999 Eton Crop Bill James Signed First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1999 Eton Crop Bill James Signed First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

A smart first edition of Bill James' sixteenth crime thriller in his Harpur and Iles' mystery series. Uncommonly signed by the author to the title page. Featuring the original unclipped photographic dustwrapper,...

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2 Vols 1799 Junius Letters Illustrated Edmund Burke Earl Temple King Miss P
2 Vols 1799 Junius Letters Illustrated Edmund Burke Earl Temple King Miss P

Price: £69.99

A well illustrated, complete two volumes of letters from the anonymous polemicist, Junius.Contains illustrated title pages dated to 1797 and illustrated frontispiece portrait of Edmund Burke and Charles James Fox. Correspondence...

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2000 First Edition Letters Kingsley Amis Zachary Leader Editor Biography Poet
2000 First Edition Letters Kingsley Amis Zachary Leader Editor Biography Poet

Price: £35.00

An uncommon first edition of the collected letters of influential poet, critic and novelist Kingsley Amis.Assembled by American literary critic Zachary Leader, the volume is a collection of more than 800 letters from Amis to various...

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2000 Telling Tales Alan Bennett Autobiography BBC Broadcast Illustrated First Ed
2000 Telling Tales Alan Bennett Autobiography BBC Broadcast Illustrated First Ed

Price: £17.00

A biographical work by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett.Bennett is best known for his satirical revue Beyond the Fringe and his series of monologues Talking Heads. He also achieved great fame from his play and...

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2000 The Raymond Chandler Papers Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane First Edition
2000 The Raymond Chandler Papers Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane First Edition

Price: £28.99

An anthology of essays and letters from renowned detective fiction author, Raymond Chandler. Being "both an ideal companion of Chandler's work and an intriguing account of the man himself." First edition. Featuring the original...

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2003 Jeremy Lewis On Tobias Smollet Signed Presentation Copy Dustwrapper First
2003 Jeremy Lewis On Tobias Smollet Signed Presentation Copy Dustwrapper First

Price: £45.00

A biography of the Scottish poet Tobias SmollettSigned by the author Jeremy Lewis as a gift to his friends. Jeremy Lewis was a publisher who was a director of Chatto & Windus for ten years, and the deputy editor of the London...

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2003 Richard Hussey Vivian First Baron Vivian A Memoir Limited Edition Facsimile
2003 Richard Hussey Vivian First Baron Vivian A Memoir Limited Edition Facsimile

Price: £70.00

A very scarce facsimile reprint of work from the late nineteenth century. This particular copy is in excellent

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2003 Ronald Searle A Biography Russell Davies First Edition Dustwrapper
2003 Ronald Searle A Biography Russell Davies First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £34.00

A biographical work on this popular cartoonist Ronald Searle. First Edition. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon artist. He created...

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2005 2 Vol in 1 Recollections of My Military Life Landmann Facsimile Very Scarce
2005 2 Vol in 1 Recollections of My Military Life Landmann Facsimile Very Scarce

Price: £60.00

A very scarce copy of the autobiography of Colonel George Landmann, looking at his extensive career with the Royal Engineers. A very scarce work. Complete with two volumes in one. A facsimile...

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2013 Mr Bob The Life and Times of Bob Gerard Gauld Porter Vale Illus 1st
2013 Mr Bob The Life and Times of Bob Gerard Gauld Porter Vale Illus 1st

Price: £95.00

A fully illustrated biography about the motor racer Bob Gerard. This book is a very scarce first edition, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Bob Gerard was a British motor racer, coming...

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c.1929 Autobiography of Charles Darwin The Thinker's Library, No.7
c.1929 Autobiography of Charles Darwin The Thinker's Library, No.7

Price: £90.00

A beautiful edition of Charles Darwin's Autobiography, including a 'chapter of reminiscences' by Darwin's son, Sir Francis Darwin. In the original publisher's cloth binding, with original unclipped...

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c1719 Memoires du Cardinal de Retz Conenant Ce Qui S'Est Passe De Remarquable..
c1719 Memoires du Cardinal de Retz Conenant Ce Qui S'Est Passe De Remarquable..

Price: £340.00

An autobiographical account of the life of Cardinal de Retz.Volume I of the original four volumes only. In the original French. Lacking the title page and frontispiece to this volume.The Cardinal de Retz wrote his Memoirs...

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c1800-1909 3 SIGNATURES British Artists ART Autograph
c1800-1909 3 SIGNATURES British Artists ART Autograph

Price: £59.99

The signatures of three British artists. Comprises: Edward Robert Hughes' signature, excised from a letter. Frederick Goodall's excised signature. A letter signed by Dugald Sutherland MacColl on National Gallery headed notepaper,...

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c1818 Letters from the Hon Horace Walpole to George Montagu Esq 1736 - 1770
c1818 Letters from the Hon Horace Walpole to George Montagu Esq 1736 - 1770

Price: £99.99

A fascinating collection of correspondence from Horace Walpole, of significant social and political interest. "Published for the first time from the originals in possession of the editor." Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford...

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c1840 Lives Travels and Tales Privately Bound Set of Biography, Travel, Fiction
c1840 Lives Travels and Tales Privately Bound Set of Biography, Travel,  Fiction

Price: £295.00

An eclectic assorment of biographies, travel memoirs and stories from the nineteenth century. Containing The Life of Petrarch by Mrs Dobson (no title page) Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson... by His Widow Lucy [Lucy...

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c1844 Life Correspondence Thomas ARNOLD Arthur Penrhyn STANLEY
c1844 Life Correspondence Thomas ARNOLD Arthur Penrhyn STANLEY

Price: £69.99

A biography of the historian and headmaster, in a Modern School, Maidenhead, prize binding. Featuring a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. Contains several photographic plates. With a prize presentation label to the front pastedown...

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c1845 DE L'ORGANISATION DES BIBLIOTHEQUES Dans Paris Comte Laborde SCARCE
c1845 DE L'ORGANISATION DES BIBLIOTHEQUES Dans Paris Comte Laborde SCARCE

Price: £125.00

A scarce collection of the letters by Comte de Laborde which were originally published in the journal 'La Presse' in Feburary of 1845 regarding the Bibliotheque Royal. Includes the first, second and eighth of Laborde's letters,...

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c1850 2vol Half-Hours with the Best Authors Charles Knight
c1850 2vol Half-Hours with the Best Authors Charles Knight

Price: £110.00

A fourth edition of this work in four volumes bound in two by Charles Knight. Complete in two volumes.Charles Knight (1791-1873) was an English publisher and author. Half-Hours with the Best Authors provides an overview...

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c1850 LETTER from George Thomas DOO, Engraver SIGNED
c1850 LETTER from George Thomas DOO, Engraver SIGNED

Price: £59.99

A letter signed by English engraver George Thomas Doo. Last page of the correspondence only. With writing to one side of the folded leaf. George Thomas Doo (1800-1886) was an English engraver whose teacher was Charles Heath....

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c1857 Lives Illustrious WOMEN England J. TILLOTSON
c1857 Lives Illustrious WOMEN England J. TILLOTSON

Price: £71.99

A lovely mid nineteenth century work on the lives of eminent women. 'Embellished with fine steel plate portraits', including a tissue guarded frontispiece of a young Queen Victoria. The work considers the lives of 27 women, including...

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c1859 8Vol Oeuvres Choisies de Chateaubriand Nouvelle Edition French Illustrated
c1859 8Vol Oeuvres Choisies de Chateaubriand Nouvelle Edition French Illustrated

Price: £850.00

A scarce set of fictional anthologies containing the works of French writer, Franois-Ren Chateaubriand, who is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.New edition, in French.Containing; Atala, Ren, Le Dernier des...

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c1860 Letters of the Madiai and Visits to Their Prisons by the Misses Senhouse
c1860 Letters of the Madiai and Visits to Their Prisons by the Misses Senhouse

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of Letters of Madiai, and Visits to Their Prisons by the Misses Senhouse."The manuscript of the following letters of two humble sufferers for the truth."With two colour illustrations to the front of the volume.

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c1860 SIGNATURE Solomon A Hart ARTIST Autograph
c1860 SIGNATURE Solomon A Hart ARTIST Autograph

Price: £59.99

The signature of British artist Solomon Alexander Hart, on an envelope addressed to Dr Maurice Davis. With a postmark, presumed dated 1862.  Solomon Alexander Hart (18061881) was a British painter and engraver. He was the...

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c1861 The Letters of William Cowper Memes Illustrated Uncommon Leather
c1861 The Letters of William Cowper Memes Illustrated Uncommon Leather

Price: £65.00

A fascinating collection of letters by William Cowper, edited by the Rev J. S. Memes in a full polished calf institutional binding of the 'Glasgow Collegiate & Commercial Academy'. William...

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c1864 2vol The AUTOGRAPHIC MIRROR Lithographs L'Autographe Cosmopolite
c1864 2vol The AUTOGRAPHIC MIRROR Lithographs L'Autographe Cosmopolite

Price: £99.99

A collection of lithograph signatures of 'illustrious and distinguished men of past and present times: statesmen, warriors, divines, historians, lawyers, literary, scientific, artistic and theatrical celebrities'. With hundreds...

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c1864 3 SIGNATURES British Artists ART Autograph GRANT
c1864 3 SIGNATURES British Artists ART Autograph GRANT

Price: £99.99

The scarce signatures of three British artists. Comprises: John Rogers Herbert's excised signature, mounted on paper. A letter signed by Richard Redgrave, dated 1864. A letter signed by Sir Francis Grant. John...

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c1870 School-Days of Eminent Men by John Timbs New Edition with Illustrations
c1870 School-Days of Eminent Men by John Timbs New Edition with Illustrations

Price: £49.99

A copy of 'School-Days of Eminent Men: or, early lives of celebrated british authors, philosophers, and poets, inventors and discoverers, divines, heroes, statesmen and legislators; with sketches of the progress of education in England,...

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c1874 Les Caracteres de La Bruyere Charles Louandre Edition Variorum
c1874 Les Caracteres de La Bruyere Charles Louandre Edition Variorum

Price: £25.00

A work on the history and character of La Bruyere.Written by Charles Louandre, a French historian who published several works on French history and historical figures.Jean de La Bruyere was a French philosopher and moralist.

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c1880 2vol The Life and Work of St Paul F W Farrar Fold Out Maps
c1880 2vol The Life and Work of St Paul F W Farrar Fold Out Maps

Price: £240.00

This is a two volume set of this account of the life and works of St. Paul.Complete in two volumes.With coloured maps.Paul the Apostle was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered...

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c1880 Life And Explorations Of Dr Livingstone Illustrated Tinted Lithographs
c1880 Life And Explorations Of Dr Livingstone Illustrated Tinted Lithographs

Price: £130.00

An illustrated account of the Life and Explorations of David Livingstone with an illustrated second title with a portrait of Livingstone and eighteen tinted lithographs throughout [counted, complete]. Attributed to John S. Roberts. Carefully...

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c1880 S.C. Hall A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age Biography
c1880 S.C. Hall A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age Biography

Price: £34.00

The third edition of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age, with black and white illustrations throughout.A collection of pen portraits of famous names from the early nineteenth century, written from memory by S....

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c1884 Eustace Grenville Murray People I Have Met Decorative Binding With Plates
c1884 Eustace Grenville Murray People I Have Met Decorative Binding With Plates

Price: £60.00

A attractive edition of Eustace Clare Grenville-Murray's People I Have Met.With fifty-four engravings throughout, including plates, the volume paints a vivid picture of the journalist's life in Victorian London, with humourous anecdotes...

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c1887 John Bunyan J. Brown 3rd Edition Illustrated Whymper
c1887 John Bunyan J. Brown 3rd Edition Illustrated Whymper

Price: £34.00

This is an illustrated edition of a biography of John Bunyan.A third edition, one of a print of five thousand, features illustrators by illustrator and explorer Edward Whymper.  

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c1890 2 vol Correspondance DUCHESSE D'ORLEANS BRUNET
c1890 2 vol Correspondance DUCHESSE D'ORLEANS BRUNET

Price: £140.00

Brunet's translation of the complete correspondence of Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Orleans, spanning 1661 to 1722. With historical, biographical and literary notes. Each volume has an armorial and pictorial bookplate reading...

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c1890 6Vol Charles Dickens Gossip about his Life Illustrated
c1890 6Vol Charles Dickens Gossip about his Life Illustrated

Price: £525.00

The complete set of Archer's charmingly illustrated biographies which embody many facts and anecdotes which will be found delightful reading, and will assist in the appreciation of the great writer's works." Originally supplied...

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c1890 6Vol Charles Dickens Gossip about his Life, Works, & Characters Barnard
c1890 6Vol Charles Dickens Gossip about his Life, Works, & Characters Barnard

Price: £290.00

The original six divisions of Archer's charmingly illustrated biographies which embody many facts and anecdotes which will be found delightful reading, and will assist in the appreciation of the great writer's works." Originally...

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c1890 Book Memories HALL biography DICKENS Scott MOORE
c1890 Book Memories HALL biography DICKENS Scott MOORE

Price: £44.99

Full calf leather prize binding with attractive gilt tooling to spine. Illustrated with many lovely black and white in text illustrations. Samuel Carter Hall was intimate with most of the well-known celebrities of his day. This...

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c1890 Diary of the Nawab Mehdi Hasan Khan Fathah Nawaz Jung Very Scarce
c1890 Diary of the Nawab Mehdi Hasan Khan Fathah Nawaz Jung Very Scarce

Price: £190.00

A fascinating privately printed work, containing observations of nineteenth century British and European society by the visiting Hyderabadi Civil Servant Mehdi Hasan Khan. This work contains...

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c1890 Men and Women of the Century Sir Henry IRVING and The Life Of Irving
c1890 Men and Women of the Century Sir Henry IRVING and The Life Of Irving

Price: £59.99

A collection of two biographies surrounding the life of Victorian actor Sir Henry Irving. Both are undated however The Life of Sir Henry Irving was later published as it is set after his death in 1905. Men and Women of the Century:...

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c1896 Horatia Eden Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books Biography Letters
c1896 Horatia Eden Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books Biography Letters

Price: £24.00

A biography of children's author, Juliana Horatia Ewing. With black and white illustrations throughout and a photographic frontispiece of Ewing. Includes a bound-in list of Ewing's works.  

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c1896 The Life of Gordon Demetrius C Boulger Military Biography Major General Yellow Jacket
c1896 The Life of Gordon Demetrius C Boulger Military Biography Major General Yellow Jacket

Price: £125.00

A biography on Charles George Gordon, also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha and Gordon of Khartoum. The fourth edition. Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece of Gordon and two further...

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c1898 3vols Political Life W E Gladstone Illustrated from Punch
c1898 3vols Political Life W E Gladstone Illustrated from Punch

Price: £75.00

An uncommon set of the first three volumes of this work on Gladstone.Extensively illustrated from Punch; with vignettes throughout, and twenty-five plates in Volume I; twenty-five plates in Volume II; and twenty-two plates in Volume...

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c1898 5Vol The Life and Times of William Ewart Gladstone J. Ewing Ritchie
c1898 5Vol The Life and Times of William Ewart Gladstone J. Ewing Ritchie

Price: £135.00

An insightful set of biographical works looking into the life of British Liberal statesman, William Ewart Gladstone. Illustrated throughout the text and featuring six engraved portrait and scenic plates to each volume,...

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c1899 5vol The Life of The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone Colour Plate
c1899 5vol The Life of The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone Colour Plate

Price: £49.99

The Life of The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone, M.P., D.C.L., Etc. by George Barnett Smith. Illustrated with colour plates to front of each volume and with numerous black and white full page illustrations and further...

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c1900 Beaux and Belles of England Illustrated Limited Edition Mary Robinson
c1900 Beaux and Belles of England Illustrated Limited Edition Mary Robinson

Price: £78.00

A limited edition print of the biographies and memoirs of these fascinating seventeenth century women.With a colour frontispiece plate and an additional six monochrome portraits of various figures in society.The De Luxe edition published...

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c1900 Chambers's Biographical Dictionary The Great of All Nations and All Times
c1900 Chambers's Biographical Dictionary The Great of All Nations and All Times

Price: £86.00

A comprehensive biographical dictionary from W & R Chambers.Edited by David Patrick and Francis Hindes Groome, who also edited the famous Chambers's Encyclopaedia. The Encyclopaedia became one of the most important English language...

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c1900 LETTER Edward Tennyson REED Cartoonist, Punch
c1900 LETTER Edward Tennyson REED Cartoonist, Punch

Price: £99.99

A hand-written message from cartoonist Reed. On headed letter paper. A possible transcription of a telegram. "Edward Tennyson Reed (18601933), cartoonist and caricaturist ... had very little early training as a draughtsman,...

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c1900 Lettres Ecrites a Un Provincial by Blaise Pascal in French
c1900 Lettres Ecrites a Un Provincial by Blaise Pascal in French

Price: £25.00

A copy of Lettres Ecrites a un Provincial by Blaise Pascal.Preceded by a history of provincial letters after the 1754 edition, and literary observations by Francois de Neufchateau.Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 - 19 August 1662)...

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c1900 Memoirs of John Mytton Nimrod Apperley Illustrated Color
c1900 Memoirs of John Mytton Nimrod Apperley Illustrated Color

Price: £80.00

A copiously illustrated biography of the British eccentric and rake of the Regency period, John Mytton, in the publishers' original cloth binding. John Mytton, or 'Mad Jack' as he is more widely...

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c1900 The Wittenoom Family in Western Australia R E Cranfield Biography
c1900 The Wittenoom Family in Western Australia R E Cranfield Biography

Price: £45.00

A fascinating first hand account of a British family emigrating to Australia.Illustrated, with ten plates of photographs and portraits.Receipt loosely inserted indicates prior owner to be Mr C J B Proudman of Brislington Bristol. Receipt...

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c1902 The Life of CHUNDRA LELA By Ada Lee
c1902 The Life of CHUNDRA LELA By Ada Lee

Price: £49.99

A red cloth hardback with gilt lettering. This book is a biography detailing the life and conversion of Chundra Lela. Chundra Lela was born in Nepal in 1840, married at seven, and became a widow when she was nine. Chundras father...

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c1905 2vol Secret Memoirs of the Court of St Cloud Scarce Limited Edition
c1905 2vol Secret Memoirs of the Court of St Cloud Scarce Limited Edition

Price: £225.00

The scarce American edition of these memoirs of life at the Chateau de Saint-Cloud. With numerous plates throughout. Edition de Grand Luxe, limited to one thousand copies, of which this is number 150. Ex-libris bookplate of Joseph...

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c1905 A Biographical Catalogue of Portraits High Pavement Chapel Very Scarce
c1905 A Biographical Catalogue of Portraits High Pavement Chapel Very Scarce

Price: £29.99

A interesting catalogue of the historical assets of the Unitarian High Pavement Chapel, Nottingham. A fascinating list of all the portraits held by the chapel trustees, accompanied by biographies of each of the subjects. Very scarce. ...

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c1905 Ernest Betham House Letters Being Excerpts Correspondence Ferningham
c1905 Ernest Betham House Letters Being Excerpts Correspondence Ferningham

Price: £90.00

An uncommon edition of A House of Letters edited by Ernest Betham.With photographic plates throughout, the book contains excerpts of correspondence from various Ladies as well as a section on the evolution of the idea of the British...

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c1910 2Vols Lewis Melville Life And Letters Of Laurence Stern First Edition
c1910 2Vols Lewis Melville Life And Letters Of Laurence Stern First Edition

Price: £24.00

A first edition of The Life and Letters of Laurence Sterne, complete in two volumes. Best known for his work The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Sterne was influential in many other fields aside from literature, including politics...

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c1910 CHARLES LAMB by SL Bensusan 1st + plates
c1910 CHARLES LAMB by SL Bensusan 1st + plates

Price: £24.99

Paper covered boards with gilt lettering and portrait of Charles Lamb. First edition with several black and white plates. Biography of the famous man of letters. Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 27 December 1834) was an English essayist,...

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c1910 Irish Recollections Justin McCarthy Tipped-In Illustrations
c1910 Irish Recollections Justin McCarthy Tipped-In Illustrations

Price: £37.99

A insightful autobiographical account about the author's life in and around Ireland. Featuring numerous tipped-in illustrations, including a frontispiece of the author.

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c1911 The Roll Call of Honour Arthur Quiller-Couch W D Almond
c1911 The Roll Call of Honour Arthur Quiller-Couch W D Almond

Price: £44.00

A selection of concise biographies on prominent and respected individuals, including Abraham Lincoln, David Livingstone, and Florence Nightingale. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was a British author,...

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c1914 Mr Peter Rae VDM Printer G W Shirley
c1914 Mr Peter Rae VDM Printer G W Shirley

Price: £30.00

A scarce edition of this biography of the printer Peter Rae.'Reprinted from the Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society, Volume I., 1914'This text is illustrated with two full page plates and follows the history of Peter Rae,...

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c1918 A Westminster Pilgrim Sir Frederick Bridge Illustrated
c1918 A Westminster Pilgrim Sir Frederick Bridge Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A charmingly illustrated memoir by Sir Frederick Bridge, noted organist, composer and writer.This memoir includes several monochrome illustrations and a full coloured frontispiece. This memoir, among other things, recounts Bridge's...

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c1920 Jean De La Fontaine By Frank Hamel Photogravure Portrait 16 Illustrations
c1920 Jean De La Fontaine By Frank Hamel Photogravure Portrait 16 Illustrations

Price: £14.99

A biography of Jean de la Fontaine by Frank Hamel. Illustrated with a photogravure portrait of Jean de la Fontaine to frontispiece and sixteen other illustrations. Jean de La Fontaine (1621 - 1695) was the most famous French fabulist...

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c1922 Young BOSWELL Brewster Tinker illus. biog
c1922 Young BOSWELL Brewster Tinker illus. biog

Price: £29.99

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and gilt to the top page edges. James Boswell is best known as a diarist and essayist, and the biographer of his great friend, Samuel Johnson. This is an affectionate account of his early...

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c1923 Joseph Quincy Adams A Life Of William Shakespeare With Illustrations
c1923 Joseph Quincy Adams A Life Of William Shakespeare With Illustrations

Price: £23.99

An early edition of A Life of William Shakespeare by Joseph Quincy Adams, with a black and white plate of the Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare to frontispiece. Joseph Quincy Adams, Jr. (1880 - 1946) was a prominent Shakespeare scholar...

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c1924 J. A. Steuart Robert Louis Stevenson Man and Writer 2 Vols in 1
c1924 J. A. Steuart Robert Louis Stevenson Man and Writer 2 Vols in 1

Price: £30.00

A two volume in one first edition of Steuart's Robert Louis Stevenson: Man and Writer.A comprehensive biography of Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of...

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c1930 Convoys, Blockades and Mystery Towers Captain D. J. Munro Biography
c1930 Convoys, Blockades and Mystery Towers Captain D. J. Munro Biography

Price: £54.99

A Royal Naval officer's account of his service in the Great War, blockading continental ports on the English Channel, supervising convoys in the Mediterranean, and participating in the development of enigmatic "mystery towers",...

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c1931 Leonard Trewlany Hobhouse 1864-1929 Ernest Barker Biography First Ed
c1931 Leonard Trewlany Hobhouse 1864-1929 Ernest Barker Biography First Ed

Price: £20.00

A biographical work on Leonard Trewlany Hobhouse.In the original wraps.Undated, dated using Copac.Leonard Hobhouse was a British liberal political theorist and sociologist. He was one of the leading and earliest proponents of social...

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c1940 Pioneers of Fertility Crichton Porteous Illustrated Biography Farms Scarce
c1940 Pioneers of Fertility Crichton Porteous Illustrated Biography Farms Scarce

Price: £19.99

An attractive little volume of short biographies of agricultural pioneers. Containing "22 short histories of pioneers who have groped through the fog of folk-lore and old wives tales", including Jethro Tull, Wren Hoskyns and The...

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c1946 Pilgrims and Pioneers Sir Harry Britain Memoirs Illustrated
c1946 Pilgrims and Pioneers Sir Harry Britain Memoirs Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of the memoirs of Sir Harry Brittain, journalist and politician. Harry Brittain, as he was known, was born at Ranmoor, Sheffield, and was the son of W. H. Brittain. Following education at Repton School, Rossall School...

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c1950 2 vol Eleonora Duse Scrapbook Memoir Signed Photograph B Harding R Gilder
c1950 2 vol Eleonora Duse Scrapbook Memoir Signed Photograph B Harding R Gilder

Price: £625.00

An interesting and dedicated scrapbook in homage to the Italian actress Eleonora Duse. With a signed photograph of Duse to the first few pages of volume I and a letter to the scrapbooker from Duse's close friend Desiree...

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