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1856 2vols History of the Reign of Philip the Second King of Spain W H Prescott
1856 2vols History of the Reign of Philip the Second King of Spain W H Prescott

Price: £95.00

The first two volumes of this historical work.With portrait frontispieces to both volumes, of Philip the Second and Don Carlos.An additional two plates to both volumes.Volumes I and II of the three volume set, lacking volume III.'Ninth...

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1856 2vols of A Portion of the Journal Thomas Raikes London Paris Very Scarce
1856 2vols of A Portion of the Journal Thomas Raikes London Paris Very Scarce

Price: £190.00

A fascinating two volume set of work, taking extracts from the journal of the notorious London dandy, Thomas Raikes. A wonderful insight into the life and times of this charismatic man. Very...

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1856 A Memoir of James Brown by George Stillman Hillard Pickering Edition
1856 A Memoir of James Brown by George Stillman Hillard Pickering Edition

Price: £25.99

An edition of A Memoir of James Brown by Thomas Stillman Hillard. With obituary notices and tributes of respect from public bodies. There is an engraved portrait of James Brown to the verso of title-page. From the Preface: "The...

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1856 Diary of John Rous edited by Mary Anne Everett Green
1856 Diary of John Rous edited by Mary Anne Everett Green

Price: £34.99

An edition of the Diary of John Rous.John Rous (21 May 1702 3 April 1760) was a privateer and an officer of the Royal Navy. Mary Anne Everett Green, (19 July 1818 1 November 1895) was an English historian. After establishing a reputation...

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1856-7 Poets and Statesmen Their Homes Haunts Neighbourhood of Eton and Windsor
1856-7 Poets and Statesmen Their Homes Haunts Neighbourhood of Eton and Windsor

Price: £195.00

An interesting collection of biographies of several notable figures.These biographies are linked by the subjects' dwellings in Eton and Windsor. Illustrated throughout with nineteen engravings, all with tissue-guards.All other editions...

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1857 2vol Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Autobiography Bodleian Library
1857 2vol Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Autobiography Bodleian Library

Price: £140.00

A complete set of Edward Hyde, the First Earl of Clarendon's, autobiography, documenting his life alongside Charles II. Complete in two volumes. The autobiography of Edward Hyde. Edward Hyde,...

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1857 2vol The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Bodleian Library
1857 2vol The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Bodleian Library

Price: £120.00

The autobiography of Edward Hyde, the first Earl of Clarendon, a close colleague of Charles II after his restoration to the throne. Complete in two volumes. Edward Hyde, the first Earl of Clarendon,...

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1857 2Vols Vauvenargues Oeuvres Et Oeuvres Posthumes Et Inedites Niedree Binding
1857 2Vols Vauvenargues Oeuvres Et Oeuvres Posthumes Et Inedites Niedree Binding

Price: £590.00

The works of Luc de Clapiers, the marquis de Vauvenargues, attractively presented in a Niedree binding.This copy previously belonged to Ustazade Silvestre de Sacy, of the Academie Francais, and was inscribed to him by the...

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1857 Letters of James Boswell Addressed to the Rev W J Temple First Edition
1857 Letters of James Boswell Addressed to the Rev W J Temple First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this collection of letters by James Boswell.Here first published from the original manuscripts with an introduction and notes.The letters are addressed to English cleric and essayist William Johnson Temple. The letters...

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1857 Memoir of Joseph Train John Patterson Antiquarian Correspondent of Scott
1857 Memoir of Joseph Train John Patterson Antiquarian Correspondent of Scott

Price: £45.00

A memoir of Sir Walter Scott's correspondent.Written by one John Patterson. Prior owner has written below Patterson's name that he is a descendant of Robert Paterson or 'Old Mortality'.Patterson was also the author of a work called...

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1858 2 Vols Biographical And Critical Essays Abraham Hayward First Edition
1858 2 Vols Biographical And Critical Essays Abraham Hayward First Edition

Price: £170.00

A smart first edition set of this collection of Hayward's essays. First Edition. Complete in two volumes. Abraham Hayward (November 22 1801 February 2 1884) was an English man of letters. After education at Blundell's School,...

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1858 Footprints of Famous Men John G Edgar Short Biographies
1858 Footprints of Famous Men John G Edgar Short Biographies

Price: £44.99

A collection of short biographies of influential men, including Burke, Southey, and Lord Collingwood. Part of the Biographies for Boys collection. Fourth edition WIth illustrations throughout, including vignette title page. ...

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1858 Histoire de Marie-Antoinette Edmond et Jules de Goncourt Biography
1858 Histoire de Marie-Antoinette Edmond et Jules de Goncourt Biography

Price: £195.00

An attractively bound copy of this biography of Marie Antoinette. In French. Jules de Goncourt (17 December 1830 20 June 1870), born Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt, was a French writer, who published books together with his brother...

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1858 Memorial of an Only Daughter Martha Stone Hubbell Scarce Edition
1858 Memorial of an Only Daughter Martha Stone Hubbell Scarce Edition

Price: £24.99

A mother's memorial to her late daughter, written by Martha Stone Hubbell. With an engraved frontispiece. Bookseller's label of W. P. Kennedy to rear pastedown.

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1858 Memorials Captain Hedley Vicars Ninety Seventhy Regiment Catherine Marsh
1858 Memorials Captain Hedley Vicars Ninety Seventhy Regiment Catherine Marsh

Price: £30.00

A fascinating volume on the life of Captain Hedley Vicars.Hedley Vicars (1826-1855) was a British Army officer who was killed in action during the Crimean War.Contains chapters on his home life, religion and role during the war. ...

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1858-61 4vol Memoires Pour Servir a L'Histoire de Mon Temps Guizot
1858-61 4vol Memoires Pour Servir a L'Histoire de Mon Temps Guizot

Price: £99.99

The interesting memoirs of Francois Guizot, a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848. Second Edition. Volumes I, II, III and IV of eight volumes. Illustrated bookplates of Feodorovna to front pastedowns. Franois...

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1859 10Vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Illustrated Uniformly Bound
1859 10Vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Illustrated Uniformly Bound

Price: £370.00

A uniformly bound set of this well known biography regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; with many claiming it to be the greatest biography written in English. New edition,...

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1859 4vol Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn Illustrated Bray Burns Binding
1859 4vol Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn Illustrated Bray Burns Binding

Price: £120.00

The fascinating diaries and correspondence of the English writer, gardener and diarist, John Evelyn, that serve as a valuable historical source for information on life in seventeenth-century England. ...

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1859 Memoires L'Imperatrice CATHERINE II First French
1859 Memoires L'Imperatrice CATHERINE II First French

Price: £645.00

The first French edition of Catherine II of Russias memoirs, with a preface from Aleksandr Herzen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate...

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1859 Poujoulat La Pere De Ravignan Biography Leather Bindings Frontispiece Plate
1859 Poujoulat La Pere De Ravignan Biography Leather Bindings Frontispiece Plate

Price: £60.00

A biography of Gustave Delacroix de Ravignan, written in French and in attractive leather bindings.A French Jesuit preacher and author, Ravignan would preach throughout Europe, where he would win supporters by the hundreds for his...

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1859 The Burns Centenary Proceedings and Speeches Memoir Portrait
1859 The Burns Centenary Proceedings and Speeches Memoir Portrait

Price: £80.00

A commemorative work on the centenary of Robert Burns' birth.With a frontispiece portrait of Burns and a memoir of his life.

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1859 The Portrait of a Christian Gentleman Patrick Fraser Tytler Memoir J Burgon
1859 The Portrait of a Christian Gentleman Patrick Fraser Tytler Memoir J Burgon

Price: £45.00

A memoir of Patrick Fraser Tytler.Tytler was a Scottish advocate and historian. He is noted for his many essays and papers in Blackwood's Magazine as well as his major work the History of Scotland. Written by John W Burgon was an English...

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1859 Vicissitudes Of Families And Other Essays By Sir Bernard Burke
1859 Vicissitudes Of Families And Other Essays By Sir Bernard Burke

Price: £34.99

Vicissitudes of Families is a work in family genealogy by Sir Bernard Burke. The first, second, and third series published were in 1859, 1860, and 1863. This is the first. The first of three volumes. Sir John Bernard...

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1859 WILLIAM BURKE Case JUNIUS Jelinger Cookson Symons
1859 WILLIAM BURKE Case JUNIUS Jelinger Cookson Symons

Price: £83.99

The first and only edition of Symon's detailed examination of William Burke as the author of Junius. Bound in decorative cloth. With a 24pp publisher's catalogue to the rear. Jelinger Cookson Symons, 1809 - 1860, was an English...

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1860 2 Vols The Miscellaneous Writings Of Lord MACAULAY First Edition
1860 2 Vols The Miscellaneous Writings Of Lord MACAULAY First Edition

Price: £120.00

A first edition and smartly bound set of Lord Macaulay's works. First Edition. Volume I features an engraved portrait frontispiece. Complete in two volumes. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 28...

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1860 2vol Autobiographical Recollections Late Charles Robert Leslie Scarce
1860 2vol Autobiographical Recollections Late Charles Robert Leslie Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce copy of this autobiographical work by Charles Robert Leslie, edited by Tom Taylor. Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) was an Anglo-American painter and writer on art. In his day he was well known for his paintings of literary...

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1860 2vol The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
1860 2vol The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Price: £44.00

A collection of the letters of the eductor Thomas Arnold, with notes on his life from Arthur Penrhyn Stanley.Including frontispieces to each volume. Stanley was educated at Rugby by Thomas Arnold. His literary reputation was early...

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1860 2Vols Memorials Thomas Hood Humourist Poet Edited Daughter First Edition
1860 2Vols Memorials Thomas Hood Humourist Poet Edited Daughter First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition, two volume set of Memorials of Thomas Hood.A set of relflections on his life edited by his daughter, the volume contains a great deal of anecdotes and recollections which are testament to Thomas Hood's renown as a...

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1860 COMEDIAN Life Correspondence Charles MATHEWS Elder Edmund Yates Illustrated
1860 COMEDIAN Life Correspondence Charles MATHEWS Elder Edmund Yates Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A nicely illustrated biography of the comic actor Charles Mathews. 'A new edition, abridged and condensed by Edmund Yates'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contains several engraved plates. Charles Mathews (28 June...

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1860 Essays In Ecclesiastical Biography Sir James Stephen Fourth Ed Birdsall
1860 Essays In Ecclesiastical Biography Sir James Stephen Fourth Ed Birdsall

Price: £120.00

A beautifully bound collection of essays in ecclesiastical biography by Sir James Stephen. In a lovely Birdsall and Son binding, with prior ownership of eminent book collector Horace Pym. Ex-Libris...

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1860 Jeanne d'Arc by H. Wallon JOAN of ARC First Ed
1860 Jeanne d'Arc by H. Wallon JOAN of ARC First Ed

Price: £245.00

The scarce first edition of Henri Wallon's extensive biography of Saint Joan of Arc. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. Two Volumes bound as One. Henri-Alexandre Wallon, 1812 - 1904,...

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1860 Life of Edmond Malone James Prior F Bedford Fine Binding Biography
1860 Life of Edmond Malone James Prior F Bedford Fine Binding Biography

Price: £220.00

A beautifully bound copy of this biography regarding the Irish Shakespearean scholar, Edmond Malone. In an F Bedford binding. With a portrait frontispiece of Malone. Written by Sir James Prior,...

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1860 Madame Swetchine Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Falloux Volume II French
1860 Madame Swetchine Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Falloux Volume II French

Price: £32.00

This is a scarce third edition of this biographical work on Anne Sophie Swetchine.Volume II only. Printed in French.Anne Sophie Swetchine, known as Madame Swetchine, was a Russian mystic, born in Moscow, and famous for her salon in...

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1860 Reminisces of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith Esq J E Eardley-Wilmot
1860 Reminisces of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith Esq J E Eardley-Wilmot

Price: £75.00

A compelling memoir on famous fox hunter Thomas Assheton Smith. Upon Thomas Assheton Smith's death his widow sought to rescue his character due to an article written about him in a leading journal. She asked Sir John E Eardley Wilmot...

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1861 2v Autobiography Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi Thrale Hayward
1861 2v Autobiography Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi Thrale Hayward

Price: £90.00

Two volumes of Mrs Piozzi's autobiography.With a frontispiece to each volume.From the library of one Arthur C Newsum, with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. With half titles to each volume and a leaf of errata.Edited,...

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1861 4vol Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt Earl Stanhope Southeran
1861 4vol Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt Earl Stanhope Southeran

Price: £340.00

A complete collection of Stanhope's biography of William Pitt the Younger.Including frontispieces to volume I and III, with a facsimile of his autograph to volume IV. Bound by H. Sotheran and Co. to front endpapers. William Pitt the...

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1861 Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight
1861 Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight

Price: £45.00

Miss Cornelia Knight's fascinating autobiography, giving an authentic and intimate look at the English court life in the nineteenth century. Complete in two volumes. Volume I is the third edition,...

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1861 Some Account of the Life and Opinions of Charles Second Earl Grey
1861 Some Account of the Life and Opinions of Charles Second Earl Grey

Price: £220.00

A very scarce edition of this biography of former Prime Minister Charles Grey. A member of the Whig Party, he backed significant reform of the British government and was among the primary architects of the Reform Act 1832....

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1861 The Last Crusader Life and Times of Cardinal Julian Robert C Jenkins
1861 The Last Crusader Life and Times of Cardinal Julian Robert C Jenkins

Price: £47.00

A uncommon biographical work by Robert C. Jenkins, exploring the life and times of Cardinal Julian. A biography of the life and times of Cardinal Julian of the House of Cesarini. Julian Cesarini...

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1862 10vols Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott J. G. Lockhart Illus
1862 10vols Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott J. G. Lockhart Illus

Price: £595.00

A complete smartly bound ten volume set of J. Lockhart's informative and thorough biography of his father-in-law, Sir Walter Scott. Complete in ten volumes. This work is a thorough biography...

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1862 2Vol John Wilson Christopher North Memoir Compiled Family First Edition
1862 2Vol John Wilson Christopher North Memoir Compiled Family First Edition

Price: £40.00

An uncommon first edition, two volume biography of John Wilson, a Scottish writer who most often wrote under the pseudonym Christopher North.Wilson was an influential literary figure; a Scottish advocate, literary critic and author...

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1862 2vol Reminiscences of Captain Gronow Recollections and Anecdotes R H Gronow
1862 2vol Reminiscences of Captain Gronow Recollections and Anecdotes R H Gronow

Price: £190.00

The first two volumes of Captain Rees Howell Gronow's memoirs.In total Gronow wrote and published four volumes of his Reminiscences, and these are the first two volumes published. Volume I is illustrated, with four full page...

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1862 ALTON LOCKE by Charles Kingsley
1862 ALTON LOCKE by Charles Kingsley

Price: £22.99

A mid-nineteenth century edition of Kingsley's novel on social injustice. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. New Edition, with a new preface. With Burn's bookbinders label on the rear pastedown. Bears S. F. Widdrington's bookplate...

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1862 Frederick G Netherclift Hand-Book to Autographs Illustrated First Edition
1862 Frederick G Netherclift Hand-Book to Autographs Illustrated First Edition

Price: £55.00

An uncommon first edition of Frederick G Netherclift's The Hand-Book to Autographs.With 236 plates of autograph examples.Netherclift offers advice and a comprehensive guide to amateur autograph collectors with this extensive collection...

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1862 J And C Tylor Backhouse The Life And Labours Of George Washington Walker
1862 J And C Tylor Backhouse The Life And Labours Of George Washington Walker

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this biography of the Quaker missionary, written in part by his missionary partner James Backhouse.In his missionary works he undertook detailed investigations into the plight of aborigines and convicts. The Australian...

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1862 Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith John E Eardley Wilmot
1862 Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith John E Eardley Wilmot

Price: £27.00

A compelling memoir on famous fox hunter Thomas Assheton Smith. This memoir was written upon request of Thomas Assheton Smith's death by his widow. She asked Sir John E Eardley Wilmot to write the memoir in order to redeem her late...

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1862 School-Days of Eminent Men John Timbs Illustrated
1862 School-Days of Eminent Men John Timbs Illustrated

Price: £49.00

A nice and illustrated edition of John Timb's entertaining look at the lives of eminent men throughout history during their schooldays. This work is an entertaining look at the life of eminent...

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1863 J S Watson Life of William Warburton Bishop of Gloucester 1760-1779 First
1863 J S Watson Life of William Warburton Bishop of Gloucester 1760-1779 First

Price: £70.00

A first edition of J S Watson's The Life of William Warburton.Close friend of Alexander Pope, William Warburton was a writer and a critic who edited editions of Shakespeare's work.

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1864 Shakespeare and Stratford Upon Avon Tercentenary Celebration
1864 Shakespeare and Stratford Upon Avon Tercentenary Celebration

Price: £69.99

A fascinating biography of Shakespeare and a historical study of life in Shakespeare's England. Also with a record of the 1864 Tercentenary celebration of Shakespeare's birth, which was an occasion of intense rivalry between London,...

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1865 2vol Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds Leslie Taylor Illustrated
1865 2vol Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds Leslie Taylor Illustrated

Price: £340.00

An attractively bound two volume set of this biographical work by Charles Robert Leslie and Tom Taylor. Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an influential English painter in the eighteenth century, specialising in portraits. He...

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1865 2vol My Life and Recollections Grantley F Berkeley Biography
1865 2vol My Life and Recollections Grantley F Berkeley Biography

Price: £99.99

An autobiographical work by politician and author Grantley F. Berkeley. Berkeley was the author of a number of books, including Berkeley Castle, Sandron Hall, or the Days of Queen Anne, 1840, and My Life and Recollections, 4 volumes,...

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1865 3Vol Miss Berry Extracts Journals Correspondence Lady Lewis First Edition
1865 3Vol Miss Berry Extracts Journals Correspondence Lady Lewis First Edition

Price: £95.00

An uncommon first edition of Extracys of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, written by noted biographer Maria Theresa Lewis.Mary Berry (1763-1852) was a English non-fiction writer, best known for her letters and journals,...

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1865 Celebrities of London and Paris Reminiscences Anecdotes R H Gronow Uncommon
1865 Celebrities of London and Paris Reminiscences Anecdotes R H Gronow Uncommon

Price: £26.00

An uncommon edition of this work by Captain Rees Howell Gronow. Rees Howell Gronow was a Welsh grenadier Guards officer, an unsuccessful parliamentarian and writer of celebrated reminiscences. With a colour frontispiece.

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1865 In the Silver Age by Holme LEE psd. Harriet PARR
1865 In the Silver Age by Holme LEE psd. Harriet PARR

Price: £95.99

A scarce early edition of Lee's In the Silver Age Scarce, has only been available in reprint or electronically for a long while. Bound in blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering Parr, Harriet [pseud. Holme Lee]...

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1865 Scientific Labours Marquis of Worcester Inventions Henry Dircks First Ed
1865 Scientific Labours Marquis of Worcester Inventions Henry Dircks First Ed

Price: £165.00

The first edition of this biographical work on English nobleman and inventor, Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester. Illustrated, with a frontispiece, engraved plate, folding plan and...

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1865 The Life Times and Scientific Labours of the Marquis of Worcester H Dircks
1865 The Life Times and Scientific Labours of the Marquis of Worcester H Dircks

Price: £29.99

A history of the life and achievements of the second Marquis of Worcester. Illustrated throughout with engraved plates, and numerous vignettes. Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (1601 3 April 1667), styled Lord Herbert of...

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1865 Voltaire a Ferney Sa Correspondance La Duchesse De Saxe-Gotha Bavoux
1865 Voltaire a Ferney Sa Correspondance La Duchesse De Saxe-Gotha Bavoux

Price: £44.99

A scarce anthology of correspondence between the Duchess of Saxe-Gotha and Voltaire. Second enlarged edition, written in French. Containing twenty-seven letters which have never before been published.

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1865-1875 4vol Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury Reformation Middle Age
1865-1875 4vol Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury Reformation Middle Age

Price: £140.00

Four volumes of Walter Hook's biographical work on the Archbishops of Canterbury. A selection of volumes. Being volume III of the Middle Age Period, volume IV of the Middle Age Period as well...

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1866 2 vol Life Frederick ROBERTSON Brighton BROOKE
1866 2 vol Life Frederick ROBERTSON Brighton BROOKE

Price: £55.99

An interesting biographical work on this English divine, known as Robertson of Brighton. The second edition. With a bookbinder's label for Burn, Kirby St, to the rear pastedown of Volume I. Featuring guarded portrait frontispieces...

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1866 2Vol Correspondance Secrete Inedite Louis XVI Mariet-Antoinette De Lescure
1866 2Vol Correspondance Secrete Inedite Louis XVI Mariet-Antoinette De Lescure

Price: £75.00

A two volume first edition of this work on Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.Complete in two volumesPreviously unpublished correspondence written at the height of the French revolution, printed in French.

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1866 The Lieutenant and Commander Autobiography Captain Basil Hall Naval Career
1866 The Lieutenant and Commander Autobiography Captain Basil Hall Naval Career

Price: £45.00

An autobiographical work by the naval leader Captain Basil Hall First thus. This being an abridged version of Hall's 'From Fragments of Voyages and Travels'. This charming small volume offers...

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1867 Lettres D'Eugenie de Guerin G. S. Trebutien
1867 Lettres D'Eugenie de Guerin G. S. Trebutien

Price: £29.99

The renowned letters and journals of French author, Eugenie de Guerin. Eleventh edition, written in French.  G. S. Trebutien also edited a collection of Guerin's brothers work, the French poet, Georges Maurice de Gurin...

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1867 Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars NinetySeventh Regiment with Frontispiece
1867 Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars NinetySeventh Regiment with Frontispiece

Price: £45.00

A copy of Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars, Ninety-Seventh Regiment by the Author of "The Victory Won."Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Thousand.With a Frontispiece.

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1867 The Life of Johnson Boswell Illustrated Julian Portch Illustrated Mudie
1867 The Life of Johnson Boswell Illustrated Julian Portch Illustrated Mudie

Price: £40.00

A new edition of James Boswell's comprehensive biography of literary giant Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English write who made lasting contributions to English Literature as a poet,...

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1868 2vol A Memoir of Baron Bunsen First Edition Illustrated
1868 2vol A Memoir of Baron Bunsen First Edition Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A complete two volume first edition set of this fascinating memoir of the German diplomat and scholar Baron von Bunsen, written by his wife Baroness Frances Waddington Bunsen. Christian Karl...

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1868 A Memoir of the Right Honourable Hugh Elliot Countess of Mino Riviere
1868 A Memoir of the Right Honourable Hugh Elliot Countess of Mino Riviere

Price: £180.00

A beautifully bound memoir of British diplomat and colonial governor, Hugh Elliot. First thus, the first edition of this work, of which much of the information was privately printed several years before. ...

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1868 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne Sa Famille et des ses Amis M. Monmerque
1868 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne Sa Famille et des ses Amis M. Monmerque

Price: £295.00

A delightful collection of plates and facsimiles of the original letters from renowned French aristocrat, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Svign. Adorned with one coloured plate, fourteen tipped in plates, and fourteen...

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1868 Life of Prince Henry of Portugal A. Asher Illustrated Coloured Plates
1868 Life of Prince Henry of Portugal A. Asher Illustrated Coloured Plates

Price: £135.00

A nicely illustrated biography of the Navigator Prince Henry, written by the geographer Richard Henry Major. An interesting biography of Prince Henry. Henry was named 'The Navigator', and was...

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1868 Medora Leigh Autobiography Charles Mackay Lord Byron
1868 Medora Leigh Autobiography Charles Mackay Lord Byron

Price: £60.00

A fascinating autobiography by Medora Leigh, the speculated daughter of Lord Byron by his sister Augusta. Medora Leigh is the speculated daughter of Lord Byron by his half sister, Augusta Leigh....

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1868 The Life of Las Casas Arthur Helps Apostle of the Indies Second Ed Leather
1868 The Life of Las Casas Arthur Helps Apostle of the Indies Second Ed Leather

Price: £125.00

A handsomely rebound biographical work exploring the life and career of Bartolome de las Casas. Second edition. Rebound in a attractive half leather binding with attractive marbled paper...

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1869 2vol Vicissitudes Of Families By Sir Bernard Burke Remodelled Edition
1869 2vol Vicissitudes Of Families By Sir Bernard Burke Remodelled Edition

Price: £69.99

Vicissitudes of Families is a work in family genealogy by Sir Bernard Burke. This new and compact edition... has been very carefully revised, re-modelled and in many parts re-written. Remodelled edition, in two volumes...

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1869 Memoirs De Mme de Motteville M Sainte-Beuve Nouvelle Edition Conrait
1869 Memoirs De Mme de Motteville M Sainte-Beuve Nouvelle Edition Conrait

Price: £45.00

A collection of memoirs by the exiled member of Louis XIII's wife, Anne of Austria's household, Francoise Bertaut de Motteville. In 1642 Motteville was summoned to court once more as a mistress to Anne of Austria where...

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1870 2vol First Edition Nathaniel Hawthorne Passages English Note Book American
1870 2vol First Edition Nathaniel Hawthorne Passages English Note Book American

Price: £110.00

A two volume first edition of this collection excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebooks.Hawthorne was a Nineteenth Century American novelist, known particularly for his work's reflection of New England, its Puritan history and...

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1871 2vols Memoir of Charles Mayne Young Tragedian Julian Charles Young Illus
1871 2vols Memoir of Charles Mayne Young Tragedian Julian Charles Young Illus

Price: £68.00

A two volume set of works Complete in 2 volumes. The memoir of Charles Mayne Young, the acclaimed actor of the 18th and 19th century. His first London performance was in 1807 saw him take...

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1871 3vol The Life And Times of Henry Lord Brougham First Edition Uncommon
1871 3vol The Life And Times of Henry Lord Brougham First Edition Uncommon

Price: £255.00

An uncommon three volume autobiographical work from Lord Chancellor, Lord Henry Brougham. With a frontispiece and fold out facsimile letter to the rear of volume one. With publisher's advertisements...

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1871 6vols Memoires De Jacques Casanova De Seingalt Ecrits Par Lui-Meme
1871 6vols Memoires De Jacques Casanova De Seingalt Ecrits Par Lui-Meme

Price: £250.00

The intriguing memoirs of Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Girolamo Casanova. No collation available, though appears complete in six volumes. In original French. Casanova's autobiography is considered one of the most authentic...

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1871 A Memoir of Barbara Duchess of Cleveland George S Steinman Letters Signed
1871 A Memoir of Barbara Duchess of Cleveland George S Steinman Letters Signed

Price: £390.00

A scarce copy of this memoir of the Duchess of Cleveland.To which is added 'An Addenda to A Memoir of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland' (1874)Privately circulated. This copy was a gift from the author to his friend and correspondent William...

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1871 The Life of Sir Walter Scott by J G Lockhart Literary Biography
1871 The Life of Sir Walter Scott by J G Lockhart Literary Biography

Price: £24.00

John Gibson Lockhart's definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott. With a prefatory letter by James R. Hope Scott. With engraved title page and frontispiece.

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1872 5 Vols Life of Samuel JOHNSON by James BOSWELL
1872 5 Vols Life of Samuel JOHNSON by James BOSWELL

Price: £79.99

A revised and illustrated John Wilson Croker edition of Boswell's Johnson. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. With numerous additions by John Wilson Croker. Revised and Enlarged under his direction, by John...

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1872 Kathie Brande Fireside History of a Quiet Life by Holme Lee New Edition
1872 Kathie Brande Fireside History of a Quiet Life by Holme Lee New Edition

Price: £79.99

A copy of 'Kathie Brande; A Fireside History of a Quiet Life' by Holme Lee. Under pseudonym "Holme Lee", Harriet Parr published between 1854 and 1883wme thirty novels and collections of stories, e.g., Maude Tulbot, Gilbert...

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1873-75 3vol British Battles by James Grant Engraved Plates Illustrated
1873-75 3vol British Battles by James Grant Engraved Plates Illustrated

Price: £225.00

A comprehensive history of British land and sea battles from Cassell. Including chapters on the Battle of Hastings, the war in Bhotan, capture of the Coomassie, and much more. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vignette engravings...

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1874 2 Vol Life & Death of JOHN of BARNEVELD Motley 1st
1874 2 Vol Life & Death of JOHN of BARNEVELD Motley 1st

Price: £143.99

Motley's detailed history of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, with a special consideration for the actions of the Thirty Years War. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. With a B. Bulmer bookseller's label...

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1874 2vols LETTRES a UNE INCONNUE Merimee FRENCH
1874 2vols LETTRES a UNE INCONNUE Merimee FRENCH

Price: £85.99

Handsome full leather bindings with gilt detail to spines and front boards and gilt fore edge.  Signed by SOUTHERAN bindery. This set is complete in two volumes.  It contains a collection of letters from Merimee to Jenny...

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1874 2vols The Life and Death of John Barneveld Advocate of Holland J L Motley
1874 2vols The Life and Death of John Barneveld Advocate of Holland J L Motley

Price: £170.00

A biography of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. In two volumes.With a frontispiece to volume I and one plate and two plates to volume II.Collated, complete.This is the first edition of these volumes. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was a Dutch statesmen....

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1874 Mary and Charles Lamb Poems Letter and Remains by W Carew Hazlitt
1874 Mary and Charles Lamb Poems Letter and Remains by W Carew Hazlitt

Price: £34.99

An attractive biographical text featuring numerous illustrations of siblings Mary and Charles Lamb's regular haunts, details of correspondence and letters and poems written by Mary Lamb. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece...

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1874 William Carstares by Robert Herbert STORY FIRST
1874 William Carstares by Robert Herbert STORY FIRST

Price: £47.99

A finely bound copy of Story's biography of William Carstares First Edition Bound in brown leather with gilt lettering Robert Herbert Story (1835-1907), the author of this book, was a Scottish Divine and Principal of the University...

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1875 A Memoir of John Carter by William James Dampier New Edition
1875 A Memoir of John Carter by William James Dampier New Edition

Price: £44.99

The Memoir of John Carter by William James Dampier, Vicar of Coggeshall. A new edition. With XXVI black and white plates to the rear of the volume.

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1875 Biographical and Critical Miscellanies William PRESCOTT
1875 Biographical and Critical Miscellanies William PRESCOTT

Price: £29.99

A selection of critical and biographical essays from contributions originally made to the North American Review. Featuring a frontispiece of William H. Prescott with tissue guard. Prescott is widely recognised by historiographers...

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1875 Biographies by Lord Macaulay Twenty First Edition Bunyan Goldsmith Pitt
1875 Biographies by Lord Macaulay Twenty First Edition Bunyan Goldsmith Pitt

Price: £39.99

The biographies of the historian, essayist, and poet Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay (18001859). "Written in the last year of his life, this work contains five biographical essays, on Atterbury, Bunyan, Goldsmith, Johnson,...

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1875 Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family Elizabeth Rundle Charles
1875 Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family Elizabeth Rundle Charles

Price: £90.00

A lovely rebound copy of Elizabeth Rundle Charles's best known text, 'The Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family'. This text, written to order for an editor who wished for a story about...

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1875 Junius Including letters With His Correspondence With Wilkes And Woodfall
1875 Junius Including letters With His Correspondence With Wilkes And Woodfall

Price: £24.99

Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures (now First Collected) to which are Added his Confidential Correspondence with M. Wilkes, and his Private Letters, Addressed to Mr.H. S. Woodfall. With a preliminary...

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1875 Memoir of the Life of William James Muller Solly H.Sotheran Binding 1st Ed
1875 Memoir of the Life of William James Muller Solly H.Sotheran Binding 1st Ed

Price: £450.00

An insightful biographical account into the life and works of landscape and figure painter, William James Muller. First edition, being the first published biography of William James Muller. With original letters and an account...

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1875 Neal Solly Memoir Of The Life of William James Muller Illustrated
1875 Neal Solly Memoir Of The Life of William James Muller Illustrated

Price: £255.00

An insightful biographical account into the life and works of landscape and figure painter, William James Muller - the first edition.The first published biography of William James Muller.With original letters and an account of his...

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1875 The Miscellaneous Writings Of Lord MACAULAY Whig Politics
1875 The Miscellaneous Writings Of Lord MACAULAY Whig Politics

Price: £39.99

A smartly bound copy of this collection of Lord Macaulay's works. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 28 December 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an...

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1876 2 Vol Life and Letters Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan First Edition
1876 2 Vol Life and Letters Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan First Edition

Price: £140.00

A striking example of this biographic work, by Lord Macaulay's nephew.First edition, complete in two volumes. With a black and white portrait frontispiece in Volume I. Macaulay held political office as the Secretary at War between...

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1876 2 vol Life Letters Lord MACAULAY G. TREVELYAN 1st
1876 2 vol Life Letters Lord MACAULAY G. TREVELYAN 1st

Price: £71.99

A first edition of Trevelyan's biography of his uncle, Lord Macaulay - one of the foremost biographies in the English language. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Volume I. The labels to the front pastedowns state that...

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1876 2 Vols Life and Letters of LORD MACAULAY
1876 2 Vols Life and Letters of LORD MACAULAY

Price: £71.99

Sir George Trevelyan's collected letters of his uncle, Lord Macaulay, including a biography. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. "In 1876 he produced the Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay...

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1876 2vol Fifty Years of My Life George Thomas Illustrated Frontispiece Plates
1876 2vol Fifty Years of My Life George Thomas Illustrated Frontispiece Plates

Price: £38.00

An autobiographical work by George Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle. Complete in two volumes.With a portrait frontispiece to volume I and a further two folding plates of the genealogy of the Keppel family. George Keppel was a British...

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1876 2vol Memoir of Norman Macleod by Donald Macleod First Edition
1876 2vol Memoir of Norman Macleod by Donald Macleod First Edition

Price: £78.00

A history of the life of Norman Macleod, written by his brother.First edition.Including frontispieces to each volume, and illustrations in the text. With publisher's advertisements to the rear. Complete in two volumes.

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1876 2vol Memoir of Norman Macleod Edited Donald Macleod First Edition
1876 2vol Memoir of Norman Macleod Edited Donald Macleod First Edition

Price: £160.00

This is a two volume set of this memoir by Norman Macleod.Edited by his brother Donald Macleod.Complete in two volumes with a frontispiece to each volume.

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1876 BOSWELLIANA Commonplace Book of James BOSWELL
1876 BOSWELLIANA Commonplace Book of James BOSWELL

Price: £299.99

Very scarce in original edition, commands up to 100 as a 1976 reprint. Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine and gilt crest to the frontboard, frontispiece and fold-out facsimile of Boswell's...

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1876 Memoirs of Count Grammont Notes Walter Scott County Anthony Hamilton
1876 Memoirs of Count Grammont Notes Walter Scott County Anthony Hamilton

Price: £150.00

A handsomely bound copy of this noted memoir.With a biographical sketch and notes by Sir Walter Scott.Philibert Count de Gramont (Grammont) was a French nobleman best remembered now through this memoir, written by his brother-in-law...

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1876 SIGNATURE Walter William Ouless ARTIST Autograph
1876 SIGNATURE Walter William Ouless ARTIST Autograph

Price: £74.99

The signature of British artist Walter William Ouless, on a later dated 1876.  Walter William Ouless, RA (18481933) was a British portrait painter from Jersey. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1877 and a...

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1876 The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell New Edition William Wallace
1876 The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell New Edition William Wallace

Price: £39.99

James Boswell's influential biography of Samuel Johnson.New and complete edition, carefully revised from the most authentic sources. Edited, with notes, etc, by William Wallace.

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1877 2vol Charles Kingsley His Letters and Memories of His Life Biography
1877 2vol Charles Kingsley His Letters and Memories of His Life Biography

Price: £39.99

A biography of Charles Kingsley, containing his letters, and edited by his wife. Second edition. Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 23 January 1875) was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian...

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1877 2Vol Harriet Matineaus Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Chapman
1877 2Vol Harriet Matineaus Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Chapman

Price: £40.00

Two volumes of a three volume setIllustrated throughout with steel engraved platesWith a loosely inserted complete newspaper article about Harriet Martineau dated 1957Harriet Martineau (1802 1876) was an English social theorist...

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1877 2Vol Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Richard Horne First Edition
1877 2Vol Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Richard Horne First Edition

Price: £150.00

This is a first edition set of the letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Complete in Two Volumes.Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both Britain...

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1877 2Vols Gotthold Epheaim Lessing James Sime Enlightenment Biography First Ed
1877 2Vols Gotthold Epheaim Lessing James Sime Enlightenment Biography First Ed

Price: £60.00

An uncommon two volume biography of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.One of the leading figures of Enlightenment era, Lessing's plays and theoretical writers substantially influenced the development of German literature and his wide range...

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1877 2vols Washington Irving Life Letters Biography Pierre American Author
1877 2vols Washington Irving Life Letters Biography Pierre American Author

Price: £28.00

A scarce 1877 edition of this biography of Washinton Irving. Volumes I and II of a four volume set. Irving was an American author and essayist, noted especially for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,...

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1877 A Letter to the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
1877 A Letter to the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Price: £49.99

An copy of A Letter to the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.By the Rev. A. D. Wagner, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, and Vicar of S. Paul's, Brighton.Second edition, with additions.

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1877 Alphonse De Lamartine Le Manuscrit De Ma Mere Commentary Prologue Epilogue
1877 Alphonse De Lamartine Le Manuscrit De Ma Mere Commentary Prologue Epilogue

Price: £99.99

Le Manuscrit de ma Mre Avec Commentaires, Prologue et pilogue by Alphonse De Lamartine, with a preface by L. de Ronchaud dated 1871 and an advertisement dated 1858 to front. In French. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine...

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1877 Charles Rogers Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Sir Walter Scott First
1877 Charles Rogers Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Sir Walter Scott First

Price: £44.99

A first edition of Rogers' Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Sir Walter Scott.Sir Walter Scott, (1771 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international...

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1877 Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character E B Ramsay Memoir Cosmo Innes
1877 Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character E B Ramsay Memoir Cosmo Innes

Price: £80.00

A nicely bound copy of Dean Ramsay's Reminiscences. A reprinted and enlarged copy of the twenty-second edition. The twenty-second edition was the final edition to be published in the author's lifetime with his corrections and additions.With...

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1877 The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
1877 The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Price: £495.00

A lovely presentation copy of George Otto Trevelyan's fascinating biography of the life of his uncle Lord Macaulay; signed by the author and in a tree calf binding. Thomas Babington Macaulay...

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1877 The Life of John Mytton Esquire Charles James Apperley Nimrod Uncommon
1877 The Life of John Mytton Esquire Charles James Apperley Nimrod Uncommon

Price: £55.00

An uncommon fourth edition of this biographical work by English sportsman and sporting writer Charles James Apperley (known as Nimrod).In need of a rebind.John Mytton (1796-1834) was a notable Birish eccentric and rake of the...

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1877 William Caxton First English Printer Charles Knight Illustrated
1877 William Caxton First English Printer Charles Knight Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A copy of Knight's biographical work on William Caxton.New edition.With an engraved frontispiece and a number of engraved vignette illustrations.William Caxton (c. 1415 c. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer...

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1878 2vols Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
1878 2vols Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan

Price: £45.00

A two volume set of works by George Otto Trevelyan exploring the life and letter of his uncle, the historian, Lord Macaulay. New edition. Complete in 2 volumes. The volume features a biography...

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1878 3vol Life and Times of Stein or Germany and Prussia Napoleonic Age First
1878 3vol Life and Times of Stein or Germany and Prussia Napoleonic Age First

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this valuable narrative of the anti-Napoleonic revolt, which was led by Prussia mainly at the instigation of Baron vom Stein. Complete in three volumes. With a portrait to each frontispiece and colourful maps...

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1878 3vol The Roll of the Royal College William Munk Roll Biographical Sketches
1878 3vol The Roll of the Royal College William Munk Roll Biographical Sketches

Price: £45.00

A reference work of the Royal College of Physicians. The Second Edition.Complete in three volumes. This work is a list of eminent physicians whose names are recorded  in the annals from the foundation of the Royal College in 1518...

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1878 Biographical and Critical Essays William H Prescott Hispanist Historiographer
1878 Biographical and Critical Essays William H Prescott Hispanist Historiographer

Price: £20.00

A collection of critical essays by William H Prescott. With a frontispiece of Prescott. Prescott was an American historian and Hispanist. He is widely recognised by historiographers to be the...

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1878 Pedigree of Woodrooffe with Memorials and Notes Selina Mary Woofrooffe
1878 Pedigree of Woodrooffe with Memorials and Notes Selina Mary Woofrooffe

Price: £68.00

This is an excellent account of the pedigree of the Woodrooffe family collected and compiled by Selina Mary Woodrooffe.One of one hundred and thirty copies privatley printed.This pedigree features the memorials of the the...

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1879 4vol Diary of Joh Evelyn BRAY letters Charles I Sir Edward Hyde
1879 4vol Diary of Joh Evelyn BRAY letters Charles I Sir Edward Hyde

Price: £490.00

John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English diarist whose life and ruminations - much like those of his contemporary and regular correspondent Samuel Pepys - offer a rare and insightful glimpse during the turbulent era encompassing the...

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1879 4vols Diary of John Evelyn edited by William Bray Illustrated
1879 4vols Diary of John Evelyn edited by William Bray Illustrated

Price: £195.00

A set of the Diary of John Evelyn edited by William Bray.To which are added a selection from his familiar letters and the private correspondence between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas and between Sir Edward Hyde (afterwards...

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1879 BIOGRAPHY Edward Gibbon by James Cotter Morison
1879 BIOGRAPHY Edward Gibbon by James Cotter Morison

Price: £105.00

A smart early edition of Morison's biography of Edward Gibbon. Bound in half-leather with gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper-covered boards. With a hand-coloured engraved frontis bearing a portrait of Gibbon. James...

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1879 Life Of William Pitt Earl Stanhope 3 Volumes Biography Prime Politician
1879 Life Of William Pitt Earl Stanhope 3 Volumes Biography Prime Politician

Price: £110.00

An extensive three volume biography on the life of William Pitt the Younger.William Pitt (1759 - 1806) was a British politician who became Britain's youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. These volumes extensively cover...

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1879 Mein Leben Wilhelm Engelmann Illustrated Very Scarce
1879 Mein Leben Wilhelm Engelmann Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £75.00

A very scarce work on the life of Wilhelm Engelmann, bound in the lovely original blind stamped cloth with gilt detail to the front board and spine. Whilst little is known about the author...

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1879 SAMUEL JOHNSON Lord Macaulay WARREN HASTINGS
1879 SAMUEL JOHNSON Lord Macaulay WARREN HASTINGS

Price: £24.99

Marbled boards and fore edge with vellum spine. Contains two essays by Lord Macaulay on Samuel Johnson and Warren Hastings in which he examines the character and times of each of these historical figures. Thomas Babington...

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1879-1903 17vols Memoires de Saint-Simon Arthur de Boislisle Ramage Binding Carr
1879-1903 17vols Memoires de Saint-Simon Arthur de Boislisle Ramage Binding Carr

Price: £680.00

Seventeen volumes of the memoirs of French duke, Louis de Roubroy, Duc de Saint-Simon. In French. Seventeen of the original fourty-one volumes. Seventeen volumes collated from copac, complete. Bookplate to front pastedown of volumes...

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1880 2 Vols Eminent Statesmen & Writers Abraham HAYWARD
1880 2 Vols Eminent Statesmen & Writers Abraham HAYWARD

Price: £69.99

The first edition of man of letters Abraham Hayward's biographies of important literary and historical figures. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. Contains numerous biographies of famous...

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1880 2vol The Letters of Charles Dickens Second Edition
1880 2vol The Letters of Charles Dickens Second Edition

Price: £330.00

A collection of the letters of Charles Dickens, edited by his sister-in-law and his daughter. Second edition, fifth thousand.Volume I: 1833-1856Volume II: 1857-1870Complete in two volumes, though a third volume was published subsequently....

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1880 A Boy's Voyage Round the World Samuel Smiles Illustrated Leather
1880 A Boy's Voyage Round the World Samuel Smiles Illustrated Leather

Price: £90.00

A scarce copy of this travel account edited by Samuel Smiles. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform, best known for his philosophical-political work Self-Help.With...

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1880 Goldwin Smith Cowper Literary Biography English Men of Letters
1880 Goldwin Smith Cowper Literary Biography English Men of Letters

Price: £19.99

A first edition of Goldwin Smith's biographical work of William Cowper, Cowper, part of the 'English Men of Letters' series.William Cowper(1731 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper...

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1880 Memoirs of Madame de Remusat 1802-1808 Volume I Paul de Remusat English
1880 Memoirs of Madame de Remusat 1802-1808 Volume I Paul de Remusat English

Price: £35.00

The memoirs of Madame de Remusat.The first volume of three only.Translated from the original French into English by Cashel Hoey and John Lillie.The original work was edited by Remusat's grandson, Paul de Remusat.

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1880 Rhymes and Recollection of a Hand Loom Weaver William Thom W Skinner
1880 Rhymes and Recollection of a Hand Loom Weaver William Thom W Skinner

Price: £30.00

A collection of William Thom's recollections and poems.Thom as a Scottish poet and hand-loom weaver who wrote in the Scots language. With a further biographical sketch of Thom's life by W Skinner.With a portrait frontispiece of...

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1881 2vol Life and Correspondence Thomas Arnold Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illustrated
1881 2vol Life and Correspondence Thomas Arnold Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A fascinating collection of Arnold's correspondence compiled by his friend and former pupil Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, who in this work also provides an additional fascinating biographical commentary on Arnold's life. ...

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1881 2vol The Homes and Haunts of the Italian Poets F E and T A Trollope
1881 2vol The Homes and Haunts of the Italian Poets F E and T A Trollope

Price: £89.99

The scarce first edition of these biographies of the Italian poets. Including chapters on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Berni and many others. Written by Mrs Frances Trollope and her son, Thomas Adolphus Trollope. Complete in...

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1881 2vol The Life of John Lord Cambell Fine Binding Simpson and Renshaw 2nd Ed
1881 2vol The Life of John Lord Cambell Fine Binding Simpson and Renshaw 2nd Ed

Price: £650.00

A beautifully bound copy of the second edition of this biography regarding Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, John, Lord Campbell. In a sumptuous fine binding by Simpson and Renshaw. Edited...

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1881 A Biography of David Cox William Hall Frontispiece First Edition
1881 A Biography of David Cox William Hall Frontispiece First Edition

Price: £75.00

The first edition of this biography on the landscape painter David Cox, written by William Hall, illustrated with a frontispiece. The first edition of this work. An interesting biography on...

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1881 George Hope of Fenton Barns Memoir Model Farming 1st Edition Uncommon
1881 George Hope of Fenton Barns Memoir Model Farming 1st Edition Uncommon

Price: £190.00

An interesting memoir on the agriculturist George Hope, written by his daughter Charlotte Hope. A memoir of the life of George Hope. Hope was an agriculturist, holding the farm Fenton Barns,...

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1881 Memoires de Duc de Saint-Simon Table Alphabetique by Paul Guerin Index Vol
1881 Memoires de Duc de Saint-Simon Table Alphabetique by Paul Guerin Index Vol

Price: £44.99

An index volume to accompany the memoirs of Saint-Simon. In French. Louis de Rouvroy (16 January 1675 2 March 1755) commonly known as Saint-Simon, was a French soldier, diplomatist and writer of memoirs. The dukedom-peerage granted...

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1881 Parliamentary Portraits Past and Present Fourth Series
1881 Parliamentary Portraits Past and Present Fourth Series

Price: £35.00

This is the fourth series of a collection of biographies of parliamentary figures.This series, written after the success of three publications beforehand, includes biographical portraits of senior members of parliament. The author...

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1881 The Correspondence of Robert Southey with Caroline Bowles Edward Dowden
1881 The Correspondence of Robert Southey with Caroline Bowles Edward Dowden

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this collection of letters by Robert Southey.Edited with an introduction by Edward Dowden, an Irish critic and poet with a particular interest in Robert Southey.

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1882 2vol An Appreciative Life The Earl of Beaconsfield Illustrated Uncommon
1882 2vol An Appreciative Life The Earl of Beaconsfield Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £170.00

An uncommon illustrated work on the respected Benjamin Disraeli, with tipped-in photographic plates of portraits of him and his contemporaries. An uncommon work. Complete in two volumes. This...

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1882 2vols Thomas Carlyle First Forty Years of His Life James Froude Illus
1882 2vols Thomas Carlyle First Forty Years of His Life James Froude Illus

Price: £45.00

A two volume set of biographical works by James Anthony Froude, exploring the life of the notable Victorian figure, Thomas Carlyle. A history of the first 40 years of the life of Thomas Carlyle....

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1882 3 Vols Frances Anne Kemble Records of Later Life Autobiography Slavery
1882 3 Vols Frances Anne Kemble Records of Later Life Autobiography Slavery

Price: £75.00

An uncommon first edition of Frances Anne Kemble's Records in Later Life.A nineteenth century British actress, Frances Anne Kemble (1809-1893) was a well-known, popular writer who was familiarly known as Fanny. Coming from the...

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1882 James Russell LOWELL Biographical F. UNDERWOOD 1st
1882 James Russell LOWELL Biographical F. UNDERWOOD 1st

Price: £83.99

A biography of this American Romantic poet - one of the New England group of 'Fireside Poets', whose popularity rivalled that of British poets in the nineteenth century. Featuring a number of tissue guarded plates, including a portrait...

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1882 Memoir of the Honourable George Keith Elphinstone Alexander Allardyce
1882 Memoir of the Honourable George Keith Elphinstone Alexander Allardyce

Price: £60.00

A biographical work by Alexander Allardyce, being a memoir on the life and times of the Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone. A notable British officer, Elphinstone served in the...

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1882 Nouveau Choix de Letters De Madame de SEVIGNE Allemand
1882 Nouveau Choix de Letters De Madame de SEVIGNE Allemand

Price: £24.99

A fascinating biographical work exploring and documenting the life of  French aristocrat Madame de Sevigne. Includes a selection of Letters From Madame de Sevigne, and was specifically designed for small seminars at residential...

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1882 The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including His Tour to the Hebrides
1882 The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including His Tour to the Hebrides

Price: £550.00

A complete illustrated set of Samuel Boswell's influential biography on his friend Samuel Johnson, complete in ten volume. Complete in ten volumes. The influential biography of the English...

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1882 Victor Delcroix FRENCH Illus BIOG
1882 Victor Delcroix FRENCH Illus BIOG

Price: £49.99

Red cloth covers with blind embossed borders and decorative gilt to spine. All edges are in gilt. This is a French book containing 21 chapters, each on a different luminary who acheived greatness at a young age. These include...

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1883 2vols LORD MACAULAY Life & Letters Leatherbound
1883 2vols LORD MACAULAY Life & Letters Leatherbound

Price: £199.99

Two handsome volumes bound in full-leather. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (25 October 1800 28 December 1859) was a nineteenth-century British poet, historian and Whig politician and one of the two Members of...

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1883 3vol Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantes Illustrated
1883 3vol Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantes Illustrated

Price: £90.00

Madame Junot's illustrated memoirs, documenting her life during the French Revolution, and her friendship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Complete in three volumes. These memoirs are the personal...

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1883 5Vols Benjamin Disraeli The Earl Of Beaconsfield And His Times Illustrated
1883 5Vols Benjamin Disraeli The Earl Of Beaconsfield And His Times Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A biography of one of Britain's most celebrated Prime Ministers, published shortly after his death by this historical writer who like his subject also converted from Judaism to Anglicanism.Disraeli is of course famous for his...

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1883 Hours With the Players Dutton Cook Illustrated Frontispiece
1883 Hours With the Players Dutton Cook Illustrated Frontispiece

Price: £34.00

A collection of anecdotes and biographies of eighteenth and nineteenth century actors and actresses.With an illustrated frontispiece titled 'Sir Peter and Lady Teazle'.This work discusses the successes, performances...

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1883 Principal Shairp Robert Burns Poetry
1883 Principal Shairp Robert Burns Poetry

Price: £120.00

A copy of Shairp's biography on Scottish poet Robert Burns.Published as part of the English Men of Letters series.Edited by John Morley.

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1883 Royal Exchange Assurance Diary for the Year 1883 Pamphlet Scarce
1883 Royal Exchange Assurance Diary for the Year 1883 Pamphlet Scarce

Price: £34.00

This is a scarce copy of a diary for the member of the Royal Exchange Assurance. This diary includes guides and rates for the owner as well as a list of directors and senior members.The Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation was a British...

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1883 Scottish Divines 1505-1872 Knox Melville Rutherford Leighton Erskine Others
1883 Scottish Divines 1505-1872 Knox Melville Rutherford Leighton Erskine Others

Price: £44.99

Scottish Divines 1505-1872 is from the Third Series of the St. Giles Lectures. With lectures on Knox, Melville, Rutherford, Leighton, Erskine, Robertson, Irving, Chalmers, Robertson, Ewing, Lee and Macleod. With a small portrait...

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1884 2Vols Life Letters Bayard Taylor Poet Critic Travel Author First Edition
1884 2Vols Life Letters Bayard Taylor Poet Critic Travel Author First Edition

Price: £68.00

A very scarce, first UK edition of The Life and Letters of Bayard Taylor in two volumes.An American poet, literary critic, translator and travel author, Taylor travelled extensively and wrote particularly notable works about Europe,...

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1884 3vol Croker Papers John Wilson Croker Jennings First Edition Illustrated
1884 3vol Croker Papers John Wilson Croker Jennings First Edition Illustrated

Price: £140.00

A complete three volume set of this first edition copy of 'The Croker Papers'; consisting of the memoirs, diaries and correspondence of John Wilson Croker, edited by Louis J. Jennings. John...

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1884 3vols only Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel WIlliam Wraxall Illustrated
1884 3vols only Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel WIlliam Wraxall Illustrated

Price: £90.00

Three volumes of Henry B. Wheatley biography of the life of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, in an attractive uniform cloth binding. Three volumes of an original five volume set. Lacking volume...

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1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier
1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier

Price: £199.99

A four volume set of The Life of Samuel Johnson by Boswell, edited by Alexander Napier. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. 4 Volumes, complete. Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709 1784, was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street...

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1884 5vols The Historical and Posthumous Memoirs Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall
1884 5vols The Historical and Posthumous Memoirs Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall

Price: £250.00

The memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall.Complete in five volumes.In a beautiful half marbled calf binding with the Wraxall family crest to the front pastedown of all volumes.Illustrated, with four plates to volume I,...

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1884 D C Thomson Life And Labours Of Hablot Knight Browne Phiz Ltd Ed Illus
1884 D C Thomson Life And Labours Of Hablot Knight Browne Phiz Ltd Ed Illus

Price: £200.00

A limited edition of this biography of the famous illustrator Phiz, including many example of his work.Hablot Knight Browne, under his pen name 'Phiz', illustrated many editions of works by authors such as Charles Dickens, Charles...

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1884 J O Halliwell-Phillipps Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare Illustrated
1884 J O Halliwell-Phillipps Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare Illustrated

Price: £155.00

A rare copy of J O Halliwell-Phillipps' Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare.With 39 plates.A rare work in the Shakespeare Authorship cannon. Cited by both Stratfordians and Baconians.A scholar of Shakespeare, J O Halliwell-Phillips...

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1884 The Life of Samuel Johnson, Johnsoniana
1884 The Life of Samuel Johnson, Johnsoniana

Price: £340.00

A finely bound set of James Boswell's influential biography on the author and his friend Samuel Johnson, with Hester Thrales 'Anecdotes', Illustrated throughout, including with folding plates. ...

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1884 Une Femme Du Monde Dernieres Annees De Madame D'epinay Perey Maugras
1884 Une Femme Du Monde Dernieres Annees De Madame D'epinay Perey Maugras

Price: £80.00

A copy of this biographical work on Madame D'epinay, in French.With letters and unpublished papers.Fifth Edition.Louise Florence Petronille Tardieu d'Esclavelles d'Epinay (11 March 1726 17 April 1783) was a French writer, a saloniste...

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1884-95 English Men Of Letters Lamb Addison First And Swift Edited John Morley
1884-95 English Men Of Letters Lamb Addison First And Swift Edited John Morley

Price: £22.99

From the 'English Men of Letters' series edited by John Morley containing biographies of Charles Lamb By Alfred Ainger; Addison by W. J. Courthope and Swift by Leslie Stephen. Three volumes bound in one. Addison is a first edition.  English...

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1885 - 1902 5vol Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics Joseph Gillow 1st
1885 - 1902 5vol Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics Joseph Gillow 1st

Price: £200.00

A comprehensive bibliography of artistic records of struggles of Catholics from the sixteen to twentieth century. Complete in five volumes. 'Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics'...

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1885 3vol Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough William Coxe New Edition John Wade
1885 3vol Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough William Coxe New Edition John Wade

Price: £370.00

A collection of the correspondences and memoirs of the first Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill.New edition, revised.Including frontispieces to each volume.Churchill was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns...

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1885 5v Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON Joshua REYNOLDS Limited
1885 5v Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON Joshua REYNOLDS Limited

Price: £1,200.00

A beautiful limited edition of Boswell's famous biography with portraits from Sir Joshua Reynolds. Limited Edition. #218 of Five Hundred Copies. Edited by Henry Morley. Complete in Five Volumes. With fifteen illustrations. With frontis...

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1885 Bartolozzi And His Works Andew W Tuer Signed Second Edition Illustrated
1885 Bartolozzi And His Works Andew W Tuer Signed Second Edition Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A biographical study into this famous Italian eighteenth century engraver. The second edition of this work.Signed by the author to the edition page. Limited edition, number 79 of 500 copies.Andrew White Tuer was a British publisher,...

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1885 Calendar of Letters by Reginald R. Sharpe First Edition
1885 Calendar of Letters by Reginald R. Sharpe First Edition

Price: £34.99

A collection of letters from the Mayor and Corporation of London between the years 1350-1370. Edited (with an introduction) by Reginald R. Sharpe, of St John's College, Oxford, records clerk in the office of the town clerk of the...

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1885 George Eliot's Life
1885 George Eliot's Life

Price: £595.00

The first edition of John Cross' biography on his late wife Mary Ann Evans, also known as George Eliot, the popular author. In a full calf signed binding by Waters, Newcastle. The first edition...

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1885 Memoirs of an Ex-Minister Earl of Malmesbury Prize Binding
1885 Memoirs of an Ex-Minister Earl of Malmesbury Prize Binding

Price: £165.00

An interesting memoir by James Harris, the Earl of Malmesbury, offering insight into Victorian political proceedings, in a full calf prize binding. In a full calf prize binding from the Sydney...

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1885 The Journals of Major-Gen C G Gordon Kartoum A Egmont Hake
1885 The Journals of Major-Gen C G Gordon Kartoum A Egmont Hake

Price: £39.99

A collection of the diaries and journals of army officer and adminstrator, Charles George Gordon. Illustrated throughout with folding maps, a frontispiece, and illustrations in the text.With portrait, two maps, and thirty illustrations...

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1885 The Treasury of Modern Biography Robert Cochrane Leather Scarce
1885 The Treasury of Modern Biography Robert Cochrane Leather Scarce

Price: £25.00

A attractive collection of biographies of notable figures from the nineteenth century. A interesting and informative volume, which also acts a useful reference work. In a handsome school binding,...

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1885-87 5vol GREVILLE MEMOIRS second third part Queen VICTORIA
1885-87 5vol GREVILLE MEMOIRS second third part Queen VICTORIA

Price: £155.00

The intreaguing and scandalous second and third parts (Five Volumes in total) of the memoirs of Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, an English diarist and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1827. Greville's...

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1886 2 Vols.John Ruskin Praeterita With Plate From 1st ed. Parts
1886 2 Vols.John Ruskin Praeterita With Plate From 1st ed. Parts

Price: £425.00

An excellent copy of John Ruskins autobiography in two volumes, bound from the original first edition parts in full morocco.This copy includes all the title pages and the rose illustration as issued. Ruskin was...

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1886 2vol A Selection from the Correspondence of Abraham Hayward Henry Carlisle
1886 2vol A Selection from the Correspondence of Abraham Hayward Henry Carlisle

Price: £28.00

This work comprises of the correspondence of Abraham Howard.Complete in two volumes.The first edition of this publication. Abraham Hayward was an English man of letters. This correspondence is between Hayward and many notable figures...

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1886 2Vols Percy Fitzgerald The Lives Of The Sheridans First Edition With Plates
1886 2Vols Percy Fitzgerald The Lives Of The Sheridans First Edition With Plates

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this biography of the Sheridans, by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald.A contributor to Household Words, as well as several other publications of note, including The Observer, Fitzgerald wrote extensively on the history...

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1886 3 Vols Memoires de Mme de MOTTEVILLE Riaux
1886 3 Vols Memoires de Mme de MOTTEVILLE Riaux

Price: £99.99

The detailed memoirs of Mme de Motteville, that give a faithful account of the courts of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering.  Volumes I - III...

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1886 Emigrant Life in Kansas EBBUTT AMERICAN INTEREST
1886 Emigrant Life in Kansas EBBUTT   AMERICAN INTEREST

Price: £149.99

A first edition of Ebbutt's Emigrant Life in Kansas. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial front board. First edition. This account of Kansas emigrant life in the 1870's was written by a young man who had returned...

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1886 Life of Frank Buckland George Bumpas Second Edition Natural History
1886 Life of Frank Buckland George Bumpas Second Edition Natural History

Price: £22.00

This is a charming biography of natural historian Frank Buckland written by his brother-in-law.This copy, styled 'a new edition', features a portrait of Buckland, a noted natural historian, surgeon, author and zoologist. Buckland...

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1886 Notes and Jottings from Animal Life Frank Buckland Memoirs
1886 Notes and Jottings from Animal Life Frank Buckland Memoirs

Price: £49.99

A collection of animal anecdotes from Francis Trevelyan Buckland, the zoologist and natural historian. A new edition. Illustrated with numerous vignettes.

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1886 Praeterita Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory Ruskin
1886 Praeterita Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory Ruskin

Price: £23.00

The first volume of John Ruskin's autobiography.Volume I of this eventual three volume work. With an engraved frontispiece.The first edition of the first volume of this work.Praetertia was the art critic's final great work. It is a...

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1886 Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 Fredk J. Furnivall
1886 Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 Fredk J. Furnivall

Price: £39.99

A scarce work, exploring the works of prolific playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. Gathered by the members of the New Shakspere Society, and edited by founder and director, Fredk Furnivall. Originally a supplement to...

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1886-1887 3vol Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Limited First Edition Illustrated
1886-1887 3vol Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Limited First Edition Illustrated

Price: £265.00

A limited first edition copy of this fascinating biography of the American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often...

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1887 2vol My Autobiography W. P. Frith Frontispiece Signed Author's Presentation
1887 2vol My Autobiography W. P. Frith Frontispiece Signed Author's Presentation

Price: £75.00

The author's presentation copy of William Powell Frith's amusing autobiography of his life in artistic circles, illustrated with two frontispiece. Author's presentation copy, signed by the author...

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1887 5vol Boswell's Life of Johnson G B Hill Biography Autobiography
1887 5vol Boswell's Life of Johnson G B Hill Biography Autobiography

Price: £145.00

Five volumes of George Birkbeck Hill's editorial of Boswell's life of Johnson. In uniform cloth bindings. With a frontispiece and one plate to vol I, a frontispiece and folding facsimile plate...

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1887 6vol Boswell's Life of Johnson George Birkbeck with Tour to Hebrides
1887 6vol Boswell's Life of Johnson George Birkbeck with Tour to Hebrides

Price: £125.00

A complete set of James Boswell's biography of the illustrious man of letters, Dr Samuel Johnson. Edited by George Birkbeck Hill. Also containing Boswell's Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into...

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1887 A Collection of Letters of W. M. THACKERAY
1887 A Collection of Letters of W. M. THACKERAY

Price: £71.99

A Second Edition of A Collection of Letters of W. M. Thackeray. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and bevelled edges. Second Edition. With a neat ink inscription to the front blank, with a photograph, included...

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1887 Anecdote Lives of Painters John Timbs William Hogarth Joshua Reynolds
1887 Anecdote Lives of Painters John Timbs William Hogarth Joshua Reynolds

Price: £29.99

This is a charmingly illustrated edition of this biography of noted pre 20th century artists.John Timbs was an English author and antiquary. He was successively editor of Mirror of Literature, The Harlequin and The Literary World....

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1887 Celebration of Her Majestys Jubilee Scarce Illustrated Seating Plan Gifts
1887 Celebration of Her Majestys Jubilee Scarce Illustrated Seating Plan Gifts

Price: £100.00

A scarce remarkable account of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.A wealth of detail about events, state, public and family with illustrations showing Westminster Abbey ground plan and seating charts. Lists of all attendees and the Queen's...

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1887 The Life of James Quin Comedian History of the Stage Uncut Anecdotes
1887 The Life of James Quin Comedian History of the Stage Uncut Anecdotes

Price: £19.00

A comprehensive edition, the first thus, of this biography of the comedic actor James Quin.'Illustrated with many curious and interesting anecdotes of several persons of distinction, literature, and gallantry. To which is added...

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1887-96 9Vols Edmond And Jules Goncourt Journal Des Goncourt 1st Edition
1887-96 9Vols Edmond And Jules Goncourt Journal Des Goncourt 1st Edition

Price: £895.00

The comprehensive journals of the Goncourt brothers, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, both French naturalism writers and collaborative sibling authors, complete in nine volumes.The Goncourt brothers formed a partnership that is often...

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1888 10vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
1888 10vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

Price: £99.99

A set of the Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell.Complete in ten volumes.Including his tour to the Hebrides, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale, &c. &c.With numerous additions, by John Wilson Croker.Revised and enlarged under...

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1888 2 Vol Charles Kingsley His Letters And Memories Of His Life English
1888 2 Vol Charles Kingsley His Letters And Memories Of His Life English

Price: £99.99

A smartly bound copy of Kingsley's writings, dating from the 1880s. Sixteenth Abridged Edition. 'Edited by his wife'. Both volumes feature tissue-guarded frontispieces. Complete in two volumes. With the bookplates of Harold...

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1888 2 Vols Life of William Edward FORSTER First Ed
1888 2 Vols Life of William Edward FORSTER First Ed

Price: £65.99

The first edition of the official biography of William Edward Forster. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Two Volumes. With the ink signature for Charles Nimmo to the front blank of Volume I. William Edward...

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1888 2Vols Mr And Mrs Bancroft On And Off The Stage Written By Themselves
1888 2Vols Mr And Mrs Bancroft On And Off The Stage Written By Themselves

Price: £120.00

The memoir of the couple who were instrumental in the development of Victorian theatre, attractively presented in a Bickers & Son binding.Towering figures of Nineteenth Century theatre, the Bancrofts were noted as instigating a...

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1888 2vols My Autobiography and Reminiscences by W P Frith Fifth Edition
1888 2vols My Autobiography and Reminiscences by W P Frith Fifth Edition

Price: £65.00

A set of the autobiography of W. P. Frith.Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and of the Order of Leopold; Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, and of the Academies of Stockholm, Vienna and Antwerp.Complete in two volumes.Fifth...

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