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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £120.00

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

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

Price: £35.00

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

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

Price: £44.00

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

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

Price: £27.99

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

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

Price: £36.99

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £59.99

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

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

Price: £58.00

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

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

Price: £12.99

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

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

Price: £71.99

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £33.99

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

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

Price: £59.99

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

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1966-1988 12vol Winston S Churchill Randolph Churchill Martin Gilbert First
1966-1988 12vol Winston S Churchill Randolph Churchill Martin Gilbert First

Price: £640.00

The official and comprehesive biography of Winston Churchill, written by Martin Gilbert and Churchill's son, Randolph. First editions, published between 1966 and 1988. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome photographic...

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

Price: £675.00

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

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

Price: £89.99

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

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

Price: £36.00

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

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

Price: £450.00

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

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

Price: £26.00

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

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

Price: £23.00

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

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

Price: £43.99

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £44.99

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

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

Price: £90.00

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

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

Price: £180.00

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

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

Price: £80.00

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

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

Price: £280.00

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

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

Price: £28.00

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

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

Price: £28.00

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

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

Price: £47.00

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £50.00

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

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

Price: £99.99

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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1972 Virginia Woolf Biography Quentin Bell Hogarth Press First Edition Volume II
1972 Virginia Woolf Biography Quentin Bell Hogarth Press First Edition Volume II

Price: £18.00

A biographical work on Virginia Woolf.Volume II only.In original unclipped dustwrapper.The first edition of this volume.Quentin Bell was an English art historian and author. He wrote this biography on his aunt, Virginia Woolf. The...

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

Price: £49.99

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

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

Price: £25.00

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £170.00

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

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

Price: £27.99

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

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

Price: £19.99

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

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

Price: £220.00

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

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

Price: £64.99

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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

Price: £79.99

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

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

Price: £59.99

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £27.00

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

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

Price: £95.00

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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

Price: £350.00

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

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

Price: £16.99

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

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

Price: £180.00

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

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

Price: £95.00

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

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

Price: £35.00

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

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

Price: £25.00

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

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

Price: £75.00

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

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1984 Birket FOSTER Jan Reynolds
1984 Birket FOSTER Jan Reynolds

Price: £79.99

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

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

Price: £35.00

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £60.00

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

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

Price: £30.00

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £28.00

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

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

Price: £89.99

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

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

Price: £120.00

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

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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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c1796 Reflections on Death William Dodd Illustrated Regency Binding
c1796 Reflections on Death  William Dodd Illustrated Regency Binding

Price: £170.00

The reflections on death by priest William Dodd, before his public hanging.In a lovely original Regency BindingDirect from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born...

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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 3vol Life and Time of Sir Robert Peel W. Cooke Taylor Illustrated
c1850 3vol Life and Time of Sir Robert Peel W. Cooke Taylor Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A fascinating biography of Sir Robert Peel by the notable Irish journalist and historian William Cooke Taylor, in three volumes. Sir Robert Peel,was a British statesman and Conservative Party...

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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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c1904 Sartor Resartus Teufelsdrockh Carlyle Bumpus Binding Traill Illustrated
c1904 Sartor Resartus Teufelsdrockh Carlyle Bumpus Binding Traill Illustrated

Price: £50.00

An attractive copy of Carlyle's first major work, 'Sartor Resartus', in a signed Bumpus binding. Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, writer, translator, historian, and mathematician,...

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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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