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1888 From Log-Cabin to White House The Story of President Garfields Life Thayer
1888 From Log-Cabin to White House The Story of President Garfields Life Thayer

Price: £40.00

The twenty-fourth edition of this fascinating biography.With an illustrated portrait frontispiece of Garfield.This biography follows the life and presidency of James A Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. He served as...

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1888 Hannah More By Charlotte M Yonge From Eminent Women Series Edited Ingram
1888 Hannah More By Charlotte M Yonge From Eminent Women Series Edited Ingram

Price: £29.99

Hannah More by Charlotte M. Yonge, from the Eminent Woman Series edited by John Henry Ingram (1842 - 1916) was an English biographer and editor. Hannah More (1745 - 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist....

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1888 Johannes Brahms A Biographical Sketch by Hermann Deiters Translated Scarce
1888 Johannes Brahms A Biographical Sketch by Hermann Deiters Translated Scarce

Price: £175.00

A scarce translate biography of Johannes BrahmsTranslated, with additions, by Rosa Newmarch, and edited with a preface by J A Fuller Maitland.Hermann Deiters was a German musicologist and teacher and close friend of Johannes Brahms,...

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1888 Life of STEPHEN HISLOP George Smith
1888 Life of STEPHEN HISLOP George Smith

Price: £24.99

A copy of pioneer missionary Stephen Hislop's biography. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamping and decoration. First edition. Collated complete. Stephen Hislop (18171863) was a missionary and geologist....

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1888 Life of William Congreve Edmund Gosse Very Scarce
1888 Life of William Congreve Edmund Gosse Very Scarce

Price: £40.00

A very scarce biographical work written by Edmund Gosse documenting the life and career of William Congreve. In a beautiful half calf binding, with gilt detailing to the spine and marbled paper...

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1888 The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Trevelyan
1888 The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Trevelyan

Price: £74.99

A study of the life of Thomas Babington Macaulay by his nephew. New edition. Sir George Otto Trevelyan (20 July 1838 17 August 1928) was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost 30 years, he was...

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1888 The Story of Thomas Carlyle A S Arnold Illustrated Frontis First Ed
1888 The Story of Thomas Carlyle A S Arnold Illustrated Frontis First Ed

Price: £23.00

A  biographical tale of Scottish philosopher, satirical writer and essayist Thomas Carlyle. With an illustrated frontispiece of Carlyle's statue on the Thames Embankment Garden.Probable first edition, only...

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1888 Turgot Leon Say Great French Writers Translated Gustave Masson
1888 Turgot Leon Say Great French Writers Translated Gustave Masson

Price: £19.99

An insightful biographical account on the life and works of Turgot, Translated from the original French by Gustave Masson. Featuring a frontispiece of Turgot. Part of the Great French Writers Series.  

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1888 Victor Cousin by Jules Simon Biography Literary Criticism First Edition
1888 Victor Cousin by Jules Simon Biography Literary Criticism First Edition

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An examination of the life and works of Victor Cousin. Victor Cousin (28 November 1792 14 January 1867) was a French philosopher. He was a proponent of Scottish Common Sense Realism and had an important influence on French educational...

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1888-1890 3 Vols The Letters and works of CHARLES LAMB Alfred Ainger
1888-1890 3 Vols The Letters and works of CHARLES LAMB Alfred Ainger

Price: £115.00

A collection of uniformly bound correspondence and writings from Charles Lamb. First reprints of the first editions. The Letters of Charles Lamb is produced in a two volume anthology, with the first volume featuring a frontispiece...

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1888-93 3 SIGNATURES British Artists GILBERT Autograph
1888-93 3 SIGNATURES British Artists GILBERT Autograph

Price: £89.99

Two signatures by Sir John Gilbert, and one signature by Frank Holl. Comprises: Sir John Gilbert's signature on a letter "with apologies," dated 1893, with a sketch and photograph taken from a newspaper, and a further signature...

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1889 2vol The Life of Richard Steele George A Aitken Biography
1889 2vol The Life of Richard Steele George A Aitken Biography

Price: £59.99

A biography of the co-founder of The Spectator, Sir Richard Steele. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Steele was born in Dublin, Ireland in March 1672 to Richard Steele, an attorney, and Elinor Symes (ne Sheyles); his...

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1889 2Vols Life And Correspondence Of John Lothrop Motley Curtis First Edition
1889 2Vols Life And Correspondence Of John Lothrop Motley Curtis First Edition

Price: £70.00

A first US edition of this collection of correspondence by John Lothrop Motley, complete in two volumes.A American historian and diplomat, Motley was best known for his extensive history of the Netherlands, as well as work...

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1889 2vols Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow Illus Joseph Grego
1889 2vols Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow Illus Joseph Grego

Price: £125.00

A two volume set of works featuring the reminiscences and recollections of the soldier and known dandy Captain Gronow. Complete in two volumes. Limited edition copy printed, number 687 of...

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1889 BIOGRAPHY Warren HASTINGS History INDIA Lyall 1ST
1889 BIOGRAPHY Warren HASTINGS History INDIA Lyall 1ST

Price: £190.00

A First Edition of Lyall's biography of Hastings. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering.  Bears S. F. Widdrington's bookplate on the front pastedown. With a frontis bearing a portrait of Hastings, and a double-page colour map...

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1889 EDWIN FORREST Actor Man Gabriel Harrison Limited First Illustrated Signed
1889 EDWIN FORREST Actor Man Gabriel Harrison Limited First Illustrated Signed

Price: £375.00

An extremely scarce first edition, signed by the author, of this fascinating biography of a nineteenth century American actor. 'I hereby certify that the Brooklyn Eagle Book Printing Department has printed only two hundred...

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1889 Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp Signed Author's Presentation 1st
1889 Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp Signed Author's Presentation 1st

Price: £350.00

The first edition of William Cudworth's biography of the noted astronomer Mr Harrison, signed by the author with a letter by his tipped in. The first edition of this work. Author's presentation...

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1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton Illustrated Biography Limited Ed
1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton Illustrated Biography Limited Ed

Price: £140.00

A biography on French nobleman Philibert, Count de Gramont.Limited edition, number 159 of 780 copies printed for England and America.Written by his brother-in-law Antoine Hamilton. Count de Gramont was the younger half-brother of Antoine...

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1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton Sir Walter Scott Limited Print
1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton Sir Walter Scott Limited Print

Price: £100.00

A limited printing of this biography of the French Nobleman Count Grammont, written by his brother in law.'With a portrait of the author and thirty-three etchings by L. Boisson on India paper from original compositions'This edition...

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1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Limited Edition Illustrated First Thus Large Page
1889 Memoirs of Count Grammont Limited Edition Illustrated First Thus Large Page

Price: £240.00

A biographical work on a famous French nobleman.First thus, the first large paper edition. Limited edition, number 173 of 700.Written by Count Grammont's brother-in-law Antoine Hamilton. Count de Grammont was the younger...

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1890 2Vols Translated By John Addington Symonds The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi
1890 2Vols Translated By John Addington Symonds The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi

Price: £360.00

The limited illustrated edition of John Addington Symonds' translation of the memoirs of the Italian playwright Count GozziNumber 87 of 210 copies with hand coloured plates. Symonds wrote a number of biographies of writers and artists,...

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1890 Epistolae Ho Elianae The Familiar Letters of James Howell Joseph Jacobs
1890 Epistolae Ho Elianae The Familiar Letters of James Howell Joseph Jacobs

Price: £23.00

A nineteenth century reprint of the family letters of James Howell, in the publisher's original cloth binding and edited by Joseph Jacobs. This particular reprint in a copy of 10th edition...

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1890 Horatio Nelson Naval Supremacy of England W Clark Russell William H Jaques
1890 Horatio Nelson Naval Supremacy of England W Clark Russell William H Jaques

Price: £90.00

An attractive rebacked volume of the biographical work exploring the life and career of Horatio Nelson. A handsome volume rebacked, with a calf spine and tree calf boards. An important biographical...

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1890 Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold DD Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Leather
1890 Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold DD Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Leather

Price: £28.00

A volumes of letters and thoughts on the once headmaster of Rugby school, Thomas Arnold. Including letters and correspondence, this volume tells of the life of former Rugby School Headmaster,...

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1890 Selection from Wodrow's Biographical Collection Robert Lippe Limited Edition
1890 Selection from Wodrow's Biographical Collection Robert Lippe Limited Edition

Price: £40.00

A selection of short biographies of Scottish religious figures, written by the historian Robert Wodrow. This work is a limited edition, being numbered 356 of a total of 525 copies printed. ...

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1890 Shakespeare's True Life By James Walter Illustrated Gerald E Moira
1890 Shakespeare's True Life By James Walter Illustrated Gerald E Moira

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this biography of William Shakespeare Illustrated with a frontispiece and many engravings in the text by Gerald E. Moira. Large paper copy.

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1890 The Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack Green Hindley Uncommon
1890 The Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack Green Hindley Uncommon

Price: £35.00

An uncommon 'New Edition' of 'The Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack', written anonymously but commonly attributed to 'William Green'. A 'Cheap Jack' or 'Cheap John' is a colloquial term for...

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1890 The Life and Letters of the Reverend Adam Sedgwick Clark Illus Uncommon 1st
1890 The Life and Letters of the Reverend Adam Sedgwick Clark Illus Uncommon 1st

Price: £95.00

A smart two volume set of the life and letters of the geologist and priest Adam Sedgwick, illustrated throughout. The first, uncommon, edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. This admiring...

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1890-1 3Vol Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Ward Macaulay Illustrated
1890-1 3Vol Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Ward Macaulay Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A complete three volume set of The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, with notes by W. C. Ward. Volume one: 1778-1787; volume two: 1787-1792; volume three: 1792-1840.Volume one contains Lord Macaulay's essay on Madame d'Arblay,...

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1891 2 vol Letters Memories LIFE Charles KINGSLEY Illus
1891 2 vol Letters Memories LIFE Charles KINGSLEY Illus

Price: £47.99

An interesting biography of this Victorian writer and clergyman - best known for 'The Water Babies' - edited by his widow. Featuring a number of illustrations, including tissue guarded portrait frontispieces to each volume. Complete...

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1891 2vol Life of Archibald Campbell Tait Davidson Benham Third Edition Illustrated
1891 2vol Life of Archibald Campbell Tait Davidson Benham Third Edition Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A fascinating biography of Archibald Campbell Tait, the notable Archbishop of Canterbury who attempted to moderate tension in the Church of England at the height of the Oxford Movement. This...

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1891 2vol The Life Letters and Friendships of Richard Monckton Milnes T Reid
1891 2vol The Life Letters and Friendships of Richard Monckton Milnes T Reid

Price: £65.00

A second edition of this biographical work in two volumes on the life of Richard Monckton Milnes by Thomas Wemyss Reid. Richard Monckton Milnes was an English poet, patron of literature and politician, who supported the career...

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1891 2Vols Thomas De Quincey Memorials Letters Records Japp First Edition
1891 2Vols Thomas De Quincey Memorials Letters Records Japp First Edition

Price: £50.00

A two volume, first edition set of this collection of this biography of Thomas De Quincey.A collection of biographical sections and details of his correspondence and dealings with various literary figures, including...

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1891 3 Vol Memoires Du General Baron De Marbot First Edition French Language
1891 3 Vol Memoires Du General Baron De Marbot First Edition French Language

Price: £140.00

A first edition three volume set of the memoires of Baron du Marbot.Complete in three volumes.Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin Amrbot was a French soldier who died in the defence of Genoa. He joined the republican army as a volunteer...

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1891 9vols The Letters of Horace Walpole Edited by Peter Cunningham
1891 9vols The Letters of Horace Walpole Edited by Peter Cunningham

Price: £140.00

A set of The Letters of Horace Walpole Fourth Earl of Orford edited by Peter Cunningham.Now first chronologically arranged.Complete in nine volumes.Volume I contains 5 plates, volume II contains 6 plates, volume III contains 5...

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1891 Collingwood W. Clark Russell Illustrated First Edition
1891 Collingwood W. Clark Russell Illustrated First Edition

Price: £140.00

An illustrated biography about Lord Nelson's partner Cuthbert Collingwood, written by the naval writer William Clark Russell. The first edition of this work. An uncommon work not mentioned by...

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1891 Kate Coventry An Autobiography Edited by Whyte Melville New Edition
1891 Kate Coventry An Autobiography Edited by Whyte Melville New Edition

Price: £99.99

A copy of 'Kate Coventry; An Autobiography' edited by George John Whyte-Melville (18211878) was a Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. New Editon.

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1891 Leben des hl Alonsius von Gonzaga Patrons der christlichen Jugend German
1891 Leben des hl Alonsius von Gonzaga Patrons der christlichen Jugend German

Price: £24.00

A biography of the St. Alonsius of Gonzaga the noted sixteenth century Italian Catholic aid worker. In the original German. Bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. Written by Maurice...

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1891 Life of BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI by Oscar BROWNING
1891 Life of BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI by Oscar BROWNING

Price: £100.00

The first edition of Oscar Browning's detailed depiction of the life of famous Italian mercenary Colleoni, with illustrations from the archives of the Arundel Society. Very scarce in the publishers paper wraps. Direct...

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1891 Lives of Twelve Good Men John Burgon Illustrated Religious Biography
1891 Lives of Twelve Good Men John Burgon Illustrated Religious Biography

Price: £69.99

A colletion of short biographies of influential ecclesiastical characters, including Charles Marriott, Charles Page Eden, and Richard Greswell. New edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous portraits of the men mentioned. ...

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1891 Reminiscences of a Gentlewoman of the Last Century Hutton Beale 1st Ed
1891 Reminiscences of a Gentlewoman of the Last Century Hutton Beale 1st Ed

Price: £30.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this uncommon work, containing the letters of the renowned English novelist and letter-writer Catherine Hutton. The daughter of the notable historian William...

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1891 The Life of Bartolomeo Colleoni of Anjou and Burgundy by Oscar Browning
1891 The Life of Bartolomeo Colleoni of Anjou and Burgundy by Oscar Browning

Price: £110.00

An edition of this autobiographical works of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Oscar Browning. With illustrations. Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400 2 November 1475) was an Italian condottiero, who became Captain-General of the republic of Venice,...

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1891 Two Doges of Venice by Alethea WIEL First LTD ED
1891 Two Doges of Venice by Alethea WIEL First LTD ED

Price: £99.99

Alethea Wiel's sketches of the lives of Two Doges of Venice. Bound in half paper vellum with paper covered boards and gilt lettering. Limited edition of five hundred copies printed, this copy hand-numbered 378. Eleven black...

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1892 2Vols Joseph Grego Captain Gronow Reminiscences Recollections Biography
1892 2Vols Joseph Grego Captain Gronow Reminiscences Recollections Biography

Price: £145.00

A two volume set of this autobiography of Rees Howell Grownow.A Welsh Grenadier Guards officer and celebrated author, Gronow was additionally noted for an impeccable dress sense and overall popularity within society, as well as his...

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1892 Aus Meinem Leben und Aus Meiner Zeit Biography of Ernst II Saxe-Coburg
1892 Aus Meinem Leben und Aus Meiner Zeit Biography of Ernst II Saxe-Coburg

Price: £36.99

An autobiography by Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (18181893), the second sovereign duke of the German duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In German. A supporter of a unified Germany, Ernest watched the various political movements...

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1892 Days With Sir Roger de Coverley a Reprint from the Spectator Illustrated
1892 Days With Sir Roger de Coverley a Reprint from the Spectator Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A lovely, decorative copy of Days With Sir Roger de Coverley.With illustrations by Hugh Thomson.Roger de (or of) Coverley (also Sir Roger de Coverley or ...Coverly) is the name of an English country dance and a Scottish country dance...

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1892 Joseph Addison Days With Sir Roger De Coverley Illustrated
1892 Joseph Addison Days With Sir Roger De Coverley Illustrated

Price: £150.00

An illustrated anthology of the Spectator's series on this archetypal English gentleman.An English squire of Queen Anne's reign, Sir Roger exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as lovable but somewhat...

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1892 Letters Samuel Johnson George Birkbeck Volume II 1777 - 1784 Signed
1892 Letters Samuel Johnson George Birkbeck Volume II 1777 - 1784 Signed

Price: £35.00

The collected letters of Samuel Johnson.Volume II only, of a two volume set.Signed by the editor, to Horatio Percy Symonds, on September 4th 1892. Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson,...

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1892 The Life and Letters of Joseph Severn William Sharp Uncommon
1892 The Life and Letters of Joseph Severn William Sharp Uncommon

Price: £40.00

An uncommon copy of this biography by William Sharp. Joseph Severn (1793-1879) was an English portrait and subject painter and personal friend of the poet John Keats. With a frontispiece and illustrations throughout.

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1892 The Life of William Cowper by Thomas Wright Special Edition
1892 The Life of William Cowper by Thomas Wright Special Edition

Price: £175.00

A lovely edition of this book of The Life of William Cowper by Thomas Wright, Principalpf Cowper School Olney, Author of The Town of Cowper, The Chalice of Carden, &c.With an engraved frontispiece of William Cowper to the front...

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1892-96 4vol Arthur John Butler Baron de Marbot Baron Thiebault Morrell
1892-96 4vol Arthur John Butler Baron de Marbot Baron Thiebault Morrell

Price: £600.00

A beautifully bound four volume set of these biographies regarding these two French military men, translated into English and condensed by scholar and professor Arthur John Butler. 'The Memoirs...

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1893 2 Vol W G Collingwood The Life and Work of John Ruskin Illustrated First
1893 2 Vol W G Collingwood The Life and Work of John Ruskin Illustrated First

Price: £50.00

A first US edition of W G Collingwood's The Life and Work of John Ruskin.With 21 plates. A watercolourist and patron of the arts, John Ruskin was a Victorian philanthropist who wrote on a wide variety of subjects...

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1893 2vol Rabelais Five Books and Minor Writings W F Smith Letters and Documents
1893 2vol Rabelais Five Books and Minor Writings W F Smith Letters and Documents

Price: £89.99

A collection of the letters and works of the sixteenth-century French Renaissance author Francois Rabelais. A new translation, with notes, by W. F. Smith. Rabelais has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire,...

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1893 2vol Ten Years' Captivity In The Mahdi's Camp Major Wingate
1893 2vol Ten Years' Captivity In The Mahdi's Camp Major Wingate

Price: £125.00

A uniformly bound two volume set of this exceptional tale of a Roman Catholic priest's imprisonment by Mahdists. First thus. Bound by Carter Bros, Brighton with bookbinder's label to front...

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1893 Arthur Ogle First Edition Marquis D'Argenson Study Criticism Biography
1893 Arthur Ogle First Edition Marquis D'Argenson Study Criticism Biography

Price: £20.00

An uncommon biography of French statesman Rene Louis de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson, written by Magadalen College Exhibitioner Arthur Ogle.Argenson served under Louis XV after having been a lawyer, and was a noted friend of various...

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1893 Journal Hon John Erskine of Carnock 1683-1687 Walter Macleod First Edition
1893 Journal Hon John Erskine of Carnock 1683-1687 Walter Macleod First Edition

Price: £40.00

A First Edition of this work, with an introduction and notes by the editor.With a list of members, a Report of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Scottish History Society, and a list of rules and publications at the rear.

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1893 Journal of the Hon John Erskine 1683-1687 Rev. Walter Macleod First edition
1893 Journal of the Hon John Erskine 1683-1687 Rev. Walter Macleod First edition

Price: £49.99

An attractive, scarce first edition of this journal of the Hon. John Erskine. Edited from the original Manuscript with Introduction and Notes, by the Rev. Walter Macleod. There is a portrait of the Hon. John Erskine opposite...

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1893 Life of George Brummell Beau Brummell Jesse Scarce New Edition
1893 Life of George Brummell Beau Brummell Jesse Scarce New Edition

Price: £120.00

A scarce new edition copy of the biography or George or "Beau" Brummell, an iconic dandy figure of Regency England. George Bryan "Beau" Brummell was the leader of men's...

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1893 MORIARTY Dean Jonathan Swift and His Writings large paper limited edition
1893 MORIARTY Dean Jonathan Swift and His Writings large paper limited edition

Price: £39.99

A charming large-paper edition of this thorough biography on Jonathan Swift.Perhaps best remembered for Gulliver's Travels and his Modest Propossal, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a prominent member of Anglo-Irish...

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1893 My Schools and Schoolmasters Hugh Miller
1893 My Schools and Schoolmasters Hugh Miller

Price: £22.99

A charming recollection of the authors school days, and school masters, from early childhood to adulthood. Featuring a frontispiece of Hugh Miller, with facsimile of his signature. Chapters include "Childhood and Childish Visions",...

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1893 Our Village Mary Russell Mitford Hugh Thomson Anne Thackeray Ritchie
1893 Our Village Mary Russell Mitford Hugh Thomson Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Price: £99.99

Mary Russell Mitford's collection of literary sketches of rural life, originally published in The Lady's Magazine. Large paper edition, of which four hundred and seventy copies were printed. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes...

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1893 Ten Years Captivity Mahdi's Camp Sir F Wingate Illustrated Khalifa Islam
1893 Ten Years Captivity Mahdi's Camp Sir F Wingate Illustrated Khalifa Islam

Price: £24.00

A fascinating account of Father Joseph Ohrwalder's captivity. Ohrwalder (1856 - 1913) was a Roman Catholic Priest who, whilst travelling in Sudan, was captured by the Mahdists. With 7 plates. 

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1893-95 6vols Memoires du Chancelier Pasquier in the Original French
1893-95 6vols Memoires du Chancelier Pasquier in the Original French

Price: £395.00

An attractive set of the Memoirs of Etienne-Denis Pasquier.Complete in six volumes.In the original French.Etienne-Denis, duc de Pasquier (21 April 1767 5 July 1862), Chancelier de France, (a title revived for him by Louis-Philippe...

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1894 2Vols John Cordy Jeaffreson Book Recollections Biography First Edition
1894 2Vols John Cordy Jeaffreson Book Recollections Biography First Edition

Price: £125.00

A two volume autobiography by John Cordy Jeaffreson.Initially a writer of novels, including previously serialised works such as Hinchbrook, Jeaffreson later became known for biographies, including the authorised work on Robert Stephenson...

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1894 Correspondence Joseph Jekyll Gertrude Sloane Stanley Bourke First Edition
1894 Correspondence Joseph Jekyll Gertrude Sloane Stanley  Bourke First Edition

Price: £38.00

An uncommon first edition of this collected correspondence of Mr. Joseph Jekyll with his sister in law, lady Gertude Sloane Stanley, covering the period from 1818 to 1838. Also included is some of his correspondence to his father.Contains...

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1894 Journal Maso Di BARTOLOMMEO Yriarte Sculptor ART
1894 Journal Maso Di BARTOLOMMEO Yriarte Sculptor ART

Price: £399.99

Textured, paper wraps with decorative border to front cover. This is a French language text.  It is a journal of the 15th century, Florentine sculptor, Martolommeo.  This volume is a special, limited edition, being...

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1894 LETTER George Dunlop LESLIE Artist SIGNED
1894 LETTER George Dunlop LESLIE Artist SIGNED

Price: £59.99

An editorial letter by Leslie on addressed notepaper, headed "Men and Women of the Times". Written on one side of the folded leaf. George Dunlop Leslie RA (18351931) was an English genre painter, author and illustrator. His...

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1894 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne French M Suard Correspondence
1894 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne French M Suard Correspondence

Price: £69.99

A collection of the letters of Madame de Sevigne. In French. With a brief biography by M. Suard.

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1894 Life of Warren Hastings India Colonel Malleson Frontispiece
1894 Life of Warren Hastings India Colonel Malleson Frontispiece

Price: £175.00

A beautifully bound copy of this informative work on the English statesman Warren Hastings, written by the English officer Colonel G. B. Malleson. In a near fine tree calf binding. This work...

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1894 Marivaux Sa Vie Et Ses Oeuvres D'Apres De Nouveaux Documents By Larroumet
1894 Marivaux Sa Vie Et Ses Oeuvres D'Apres De Nouveaux Documents By Larroumet

Price: £49.99

Marivaux, his Life and his Works After New Documents by Gustave Larroumet. A biography of writer Marivaux with a chronology of his works to rear. In french. Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688 - 12, 1763), commonly...

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1894 Memoirs of Count Lavalette Biography Napoleon Politician Limited Ed Scarce
1894 Memoirs of Count Lavalette Biography Napoleon Politician Limited Ed Scarce

Price: £450.00

A scarce copy of the memoirs of a prominent French figure.This work is of great importance with regards to building a picture of Napoleonic missions due to Lavalette's own role. These memoirs provide a contemporary account of events.Translated...

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1894 William Hazlitt Conversations of James Northcote With Frontispiece
1894 William Hazlitt Conversations of James Northcote With Frontispiece

Price: £50.00

The final work of reflections by the English painter and writer, transmitted by the famous critic William Hazlitt. Hazlitt had previously recalled Northcote's somewhat acerbic and sharp "conversations" in the New Monthly Magazine...

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1895 2vol Frances Trollope Her Life and Literary Work Scarce First Edition
1895 2vol Frances Trollope Her Life and Literary Work Scarce First Edition

Price: £295.00

A biography of the author Frances Trollope, written by her daughter-in-law. With frontispiece portrait of Trollope. Frances Milton Trollope (10 March 1779 6 October 1863) was an English novelist and writer who published as Mrs....

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1895 2vol Letters of Matthew Arnold 1848-1888 George W E Russell
1895 2vol Letters of Matthew Arnold 1848-1888 George W E Russell

Price: £64.99

George Russell's collection of the letters of poet and critic, Matthew Arnold.With gilt textblock edges. Including letters to Mrs Forster, Lady de Rothschild, his mother, his wife, and many others.Complete in two volumes.

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1895 2Vol Papers and Addresses of Martin Anderson William Morey American Baptist
1895 2Vol Papers and Addresses of Martin Anderson William Morey American Baptist

Price: £99.99

An uncommon set of lectures and papers from lecturer Martin Brewer Anderson. Volume one holds Anderson's "Educational Papers and Addresses", with volume two containing "Philosophical and Scientific Papers." Featuring a frontispiece...

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1895 2vols Letters From Sir Charles Grandison George Saintsbury Illustrated
1895 2vols Letters From Sir Charles Grandison George Saintsbury Illustrated

Price: £140.00

George Saintsbury's edited edition of Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Illustrated throughout, with sixty plates over both volumes...

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1895 2vols The Secret History of the Court of Berlin Count Mirabeau Limited Ed
1895 2vols The Secret History of the Court of Berlin Count Mirabeau Limited Ed

Price: £120.00

An interesting historical work by Count Mirabeau.This work was written after Mirabeau was dispatched on a mission to the royal court of Prussia.This Secret History denounced the Prussian court as scandalous and corrupt. It regards...

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1895 Augustus Hare Biographical Sketches Of Arthur Stanley Henry Alford First Ed
1895 Augustus Hare Biographical Sketches Of Arthur Stanley Henry Alford First Ed

Price: £24.99

An illustrated selection of biographical sketches being memorials of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Henry Alford, Mrs. Duncan Stewart and Paray Le Monial, with woodcut illustrations and black and white photogravures of the subjects throughout. First...

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1895 Biographical Sketches Augustus J. C. Hare 1st Ed Signed Presentation Copy Illustrated
1895 Biographical Sketches Augustus J. C. Hare 1st Ed Signed Presentation Copy Illustrated

Price: £270.00

A pleasing copy of this charming collection of biographical sketches by the English writer and raconteur Augustus J. C. Hare; signed by the author and presented to Agnes Maxwell-Lyte. A first...

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1895 Biographical Sketches Of Arthur Stanley Henry Alford By Augustus Hare First
1895 Biographical Sketches Of Arthur Stanley Henry Alford By Augustus Hare First

Price: £29.99

An illustrated selection of biographical sketches being memorials of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Henry Alford, Mrs. Duncan Stewart and Paray Le Monial, with engraved illustrations and black and white photographs of the subjects throughout. First...

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1895 George Morland Painter London by Ralph Richardson Illustrated
1895 George Morland Painter London by Ralph Richardson Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A biography of George Morland by Ralph Richardson, Honorary Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.George Morland (London 26 June 1763 29 October 1804 Brighton) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes.With a frontispiece.There...

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1895 John Addington Symonds Giovanni Boccaccio First Edition
1895 John Addington Symonds Giovanni Boccaccio First Edition

Price: £95.00

A biography of the Italian author of the Decameron, by the notable English biographer, poet, and critic.Symonds wrote a number of biographies of writers and artists, and these often reflected his interest in the Renaissance, which...

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1895 Life of Joseph Wolf A H Palmer Frontispiece Art Plates
1895 Life of Joseph Wolf A H Palmer Frontispiece Art Plates

Price: £36.00

A copy of Palmer's biography of Joseph Wolf.With a Frontispiece, and charming plates throughout, with Wolf's artwork. Joseph Wolf (January 21, 1820 April 20, 1899) was a German artist who specialized in natural history illustration....

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1895 Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Leather Folding Plate
1895 Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Leather Folding Plate

Price: £65.00

An attractive half leather bound copy of James Boswell's notable biography of Samuel Johnson; with charming marbled paper over boards, and marbled endpapers and textblock. Boswell's biography...

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1895 Loved and Chastened Autobiography Knill Hull First Edition Very Scarce Illustarted
1895 Loved and Chastened Autobiography Knill Hull First Edition Very Scarce Illustarted

Price: £125.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating autobiography of the Minster Robert Parminter Knill. With a preface by Thomas Hull, and an account of 'Mr. Knill's Last Days', by Robert...

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1895 OLD Q Douglas 4th Duke QUEENSBURY by Robinson
1895 OLD Q Douglas 4th Duke QUEENSBURY by Robinson

Price: £250.00

A signed, limited edition of Old Q, a memoir of William Douglas, by John Robert Robinson, with colour plates. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Limited Edition. No. 16 of 125 copies. Signed by the Author. With...

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1895 Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson
1895 Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this collection of letters from Robert Louis Stevenson. Colvin became Stevenson's literary adviser and after his death was the first editor of Stevenson's letters. With a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bookplate...

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1895-1896 4vols Memoirs of Barras Duruy Roche First Edition Illustrated
1895-1896 4vols Memoirs of Barras Duruy Roche First Edition Illustrated

Price: £196.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating english translation of the memoirs of Paul Barras, the renowned French politician, and one of the most powerful members of the Directory during the French Revolution. ...

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1895-96 9Vol Journal de Goncourt Edmond and Jules Goncourt Fine Binding Complete
1895-96 9Vol Journal de Goncourt Edmond and Jules Goncourt Fine Binding Complete

Price: £770.00

A very attractive nine volume set of this work bound by Louis Conard.Complete in nine volumes.The comprehensive journals of the Goncourt brothers, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, both French naturalism writers and collaborative sibling...

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1896 2Vol Sheridan a Biography W Fraser Rae Illustrated Signed
1896 2Vol Sheridan a Biography W Fraser Rae Illustrated Signed

Price: £95.00

An illustrated edition of this biography of SheridanWith twenty two plates including facsimiles of letters written to and by Sheridan.Signed by the author dedicated to his cousin on the half title page of volume I.

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1896 2vol The Life and Correspondence of William Connor Magee J C Macdonnell
1896 2vol The Life and Correspondence of William Connor Magee J C Macdonnell

Price: £32.00

A biography of eminent clergyman, William Connor Magee, complete with his correspondence. Including two photogravure frontispieces of Magee. Bookplate of one John Williams to front pastedown. Complete in two volumes.

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1896 5vol Johnson's Life of the Poets Arthur Waugh Edition Biographies Signed
1896 5vol Johnson's Life of the Poets Arthur Waugh Edition Biographies Signed

Price: £99.99

A signed copy of Waugh's edition of Johnson's Lives of the Poets, containing biographies of in

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1896 Autobiography and Journals Admiral Lord Clarence E Paget A Otway Scarce
1896 Autobiography and Journals Admiral Lord Clarence E Paget A Otway Scarce

Price: £225.00

A very scarce copy of the life and journals of the navy of Admiral Lord Clarence, compiled and edited by Sir Arthur Otway. In the publisher's original cloth binding. An autobiographical work...

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1896 George Eliot's Life J W Cross New Edition Biography
1896 George Eliot's Life J W Cross New Edition Biography

Price: £29.99

A biography of Mary Anne Evans (a.k.a. George Eliot). New edition. With a frontispiece of Eliot.

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1896 La Jeunesse William Wordsworth 1770-1798 First Edition Zaehnsdorf Binding
1896 La Jeunesse William Wordsworth 1770-1798 First Edition Zaehnsdorf Binding

Price: £69.99

An uncommon copy of Annales de l'Universit de Lyon. La Jeunesse de William Wordsworth - 1770-1798 - tude sur le "Prlude"  by mile Legouis.First edition.In French.Volume XXII of Annals of the University of Lyon, dated February...

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1896 Lettres Intimes 1842-45 Ernest Renan Henriette Renan Fourth Edition
1896 Lettres Intimes 1842-45 Ernest Renan Henriette Renan Fourth Edition

Price: £78.00

A collection of letters written by Ernest Renan.Preceded by an account of his sister, Henriette, to whom he wrote several letters. Renan attributed the idea of his most famous work, Vie de Jesus, to his sister with whom he was travelling...

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1896 Life of Frank Buckland By George C Bompas A New Edition
1896 Life of Frank Buckland By George C Bompas A New Edition

Price: £59.99

A detailed biography of Frank Buckland, written by his brother in law. A new edition Francis Trevelyan Buckland 1826 1880 was an English surgeon, zoologist, popular author and natural historian.

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1896 Memoir of John nichol by Professor Knight Frontispiece University of Glasgow 1st Ed
1896 Memoir of John nichol by Professor Knight Frontispiece University of Glasgow 1st Ed

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of this memoir of John Nichol In an attractive prize binding for the University of Glasgow, given for the Nichol Memorial prize for 1898. John Nichol was the first Regius...

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1896-1897 14vol The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey Confessions of an Opium Eater
1896-1897 14vol The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey Confessions of an Opium Eater

Price: £550.00

A uniformly bound collection of the works by noted essayist Thomas De Quincey. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of volumes one, two, eight, eleven, twelve, With charming vignette...

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1896-1934 3 SIGNATURES British Artists' Autographs
1896-1934 3 SIGNATURES British Artists' Autographs

Price: £155.00

The signatures of three British artists. Comprises: Alfred William Parsons' signature, excised from a letter and mounted on paper. Ernest Crofts' signature, along with that of one Henry J Wells, dated 1896. A letter signed by...

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1896-97 2Vols Memorials of the Goldsmiths' Gleanings from their Records Prideaux
1896-97 2Vols Memorials of the Goldsmiths' Gleanings from their Records Prideaux

Price: £140.00

An uncommon collection of memorials from one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London; The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Privately printed, and "Presented by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of the City...

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1897 Autograph Letters and Historical Documents Alfred Morrison Bulstrode Papers
1897 Autograph Letters and Historical Documents Alfred Morrison Bulstrode Papers

Price: £75.00

A privately published collection of letters and documents.This is the second series of Morrison's work.First edition. The work is the papers of Sir Richard Bulstrode. Bulstrode died in 1711 at the age of 101. This work contains his...

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1897 Life and Letters of Mr Endymion Porter Townshend Uncommon 1st Ed Illustrated
1897 Life and Letters of Mr Endymion Porter Townshend Uncommon 1st Ed Illustrated

Price: £45.00

An uncommon work on the life of the English diplomat and royalist Endymion Porter; by the prolific author Dorothea Townshend who wrote many books covering a wide variety of subjects. A pleasing...

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1897 Reminiscences of a Huntsman by Grantley F Berkeley Illustrated Sportsman
1897 Reminiscences of a Huntsman by Grantley F Berkeley Illustrated Sportsman

Price: £89.99

The hunting memoirs of Grantley F. Berkeley. A new edition. With six full-colour plates, including frontispiece, and numerous black and white plates by the illustrator John Leech. The Honourable George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge...

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1897 The Platitudes of a Pessimist First Edition Signed By Author
1897 The Platitudes of a Pessimist First Edition Signed By Author

Price: £70.00

A first edition copy of 'The Platitudes of a Pessimist' with a dedication from the author. With a dedication from the Author: 'A.M. Longueville From The Author 5 May 1897' With publisher's...

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1897 The Three Cruikshanks Biographical Catalogue Frederick Marchmont Illustrate
1897 The Three Cruikshanks Biographical Catalogue Frederick Marchmont Illustrate

Price: £58.00

This is a limited edition copy of this biography of illustrators the Cruikshanks.Isaac, Isaac Robert and George Cruikshank were all illustrators, artists and caricaturists. George Cruikshank is best known as the illustrator of the...

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1897 Ulysses S Grant William Conant Church Tree Calf Binding Illustrated
1897 Ulysses S Grant William Conant Church Tree Calf Binding Illustrated

Price: £68.00

An illustrated biography of the 18th President of the United States.With fold-out maps and several full page illustrations and photographs.William Conant Church was an American journalist and soldier. He helped his father edit and...

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1897 William Carew Hazlitt The Confessions Of A Collector Biography
1897 William Carew Hazlitt The Confessions Of A Collector Biography

Price: £50.00

A biography of William Carew Hazlitt.A noted essayist and bibliophile, Hazlitt here looks back at his life as a collector, as well as his extensive library.

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1897-1907 14vols Notes From a Diary 1851-1901 Grant Duff Ex Libris Earl Cromer
1897-1907 14vols Notes From a Diary 1851-1901 Grant Duff Ex Libris Earl Cromer

Price: £1,100.00

The complete works of Sir Mountstuart E Grant Duff. Comprising of:Notes From A Diary 1851-1872,  2vols (1897)Notes from a Diary 1873-1881, 2vols (1898)Notes from a Diary 1881-1886, 2vols (1899)Notes From a Diary 1886-1888, 2vols...

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1898 2vol Brief Lives John Aubrey Andrew Clark Illustrated 1st Thus
1898 2vol Brief Lives John Aubrey Andrew Clark Illustrated 1st Thus

Price: £190.00

The first edition thus of Andrew Clark's edition of John Aubrey's collection of short biographies, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume and six plates to Volume II. The first edition...

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1898 James Hain Friswell A Memoir by his Daughter Laura Hain Friswell Plates
1898 James Hain Friswell A Memoir by his Daughter Laura Hain Friswell Plates

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this memoir of James Hain Friswell by his daughter.With three plates including a portrait frontispiece.James Hain Friswell was an English essayist and novelist. He was a frequent contributor to many famous journals...

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1898 Life of Vice-Admiral Edmund Lord Lyons Eardley-Wilmot
1898 Life of Vice-Admiral Edmund Lord Lyons Eardley-Wilmot

Price: £49.99

A biography of Edmund Lyons,1st Baron Lyrons and famous naval commander during the Crimean War. First edition. With numerous tissue-guarded plates throughout. Armorial bookplate of 'Foley' to the front pastedown.

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1898 Mary Stuart John Skelton Second Edition Illustrated Biography Binding
1898 Mary Stuart John Skelton Second Edition Illustrated Biography Binding

Price: £450.00

A beautifully-bound biography of Queen Mary.Second edition, limited to five hundred copies.Illustrated throughout with twenty-six plates, including a coloured frontispiece. With tartan cloth endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf.

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1898 SOPHIE ARNOULD Biography Robert Douglas Ltd Ed 1ST
1898 SOPHIE ARNOULD Biography Robert Douglas Ltd Ed 1ST

Price: £79.99

Bound in green cloth with titles to the spine and front board. Illustrated with seven copperplate engravings. Sophie Arnould (1740 - 1802) was a French operatic soprano. Born Magdeleine Sophie Arnould, she studied in Paris with...

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1898 The Honourable Charles MURRAY by H.MAXWELL FIRST
1898 The Honourable Charles MURRAY by H.MAXWELL FIRST

Price: £149.99

A first edition of Maxwell's biography of Sir Charles Murray First Edition Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and detail. There is an armorial nameplate toe the front pastedown. Sir Charles Augustus Murray (1806 - 1895)...

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1898 The Life of Francis Place 1771-1854 Graham Walllas Westminister Politics
1898 The Life of Francis Place 1771-1854 Graham Walllas Westminister Politics

Price: £29.99

A biography of English social reformer, Francis Place tracing his life through the early years to the reformed parliament and final years. Illustrated frontispiece portrait of Francis Place by G. P. Healy and illustrated plate of Francis...

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1898-99 4Vol William Ewart Gladstone and his Contemporaries Thomas Archer Illus
1898-99 4Vol William Ewart Gladstone and his Contemporaries Thomas Archer Illus

Price: £175.00

A very good example of the binding design of Talwin Morris.A four volume set of the life of William Ewart Gladstone and his contemporaries.The memorial edition, revised and extended by A. T. Story.William Ewart Gladstone was a British...

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1899 - 1902 2 Vol Life Letters Sir John Everett Millais Frontispiece Plates
1899 - 1902 2 Vol Life Letters Sir John Everett Millais Frontispiece Plates

Price: £85.00

A set of this biographical work on Sir John Everett Millais, written and compiled by his son.Complete in two volumes; third edition of Volume I, first edition of Volume II. With a portrait frontispiece in each, and a number of plates...

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1899 2 Vols Life Writings of George BORROW Knapp First
1899 2 Vols Life Writings of George BORROW Knapp First

Price: £474.00

The scarce first edition of Knapp's biography, with illustrative plates, and one of the original 1899 dustwrappers. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. Many pages are unopened. With...

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1899 2vol Life and Letters of John Everett Millais John Guille Millais Illus 1st
1899 2vol Life and Letters of John Everett Millais John Guille Millais Illus 1st

Price: £90.00

The first edition of John Guille Millais' biography on his father, John Everett Millais, profusely illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. An interesting...

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1899 2Vol Reminscences Justin McCarthy Biography First Edition Irish Politics
1899 2Vol Reminscences Justin McCarthy Biography First Edition Irish Politics

Price: £45.00

An uncommon, first edition autobiography by Justin McCarthy in two volumes. McCarthy was a Irish nationalist, historian and politician who was an MP in the house of commons from 1879-1900.Beginning his career as a journalist, McCarthy...

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1899 3vol Memoirs of Monsieur D'Artagnan Ralph Nevill Gatien de Sandras
1899 3vol Memoirs of Monsieur D'Artagnan Ralph Nevill Gatien de Sandras

Price: £125.00

Three volumes of Gatien de Sandras' interesting semi-fictionalised biography of d'Artagnan, the work which provided Alexandre Dumas with inspiration for 'The Three Musketeers'. Complete in three...

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1899 A Life Of William Shakespeare Sidney Lee Portraits Facsimilies Theatre
1899 A Life Of William Shakespeare Sidney Lee Portraits Facsimilies Theatre

Price: £19.99

A copy of this late nineteenth-century biography of Shakespeare, illustrated with plates. Fourth Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. 'With portraits and facsimilies'.

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1899 Edward Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam An Essay and Bibliography H Jackson
1899 Edward Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam An Essay and Bibliography H Jackson

Price: £450.00

A bibliographical account of Edward Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. The first edition, with copyright page dated 1899. In original paper...

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1899 Henry Irving A Record and Review Charles Hiatt Illustrated Biography
1899 Henry Irving A Record and Review Charles Hiatt Illustrated Biography

Price: £19.99

A biography of the great actor-manager Henry Irving. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome plates. Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, was an English stage actor in the Victorian...

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1899 Letters of Faraday and Schoenbein science autobiography
1899 Letters of Faraday and Schoenbein science autobiography

Price: £69.99

A wonderful compendium of the letters between these two eminent scientists.This lovely volume, with large, clean text and broad margins, elegantly chronicles the correspondence between Michael Faraday and Christiann Schoenbein.Michael...

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1899 Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey Adelbert M. Dewey Illustrated First Edition
1899 Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey Adelbert M. Dewey Illustrated First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy is this fascinating biography of the only recipient of the highest possible rank in the United States Navy, Admiral of the Navy George Dewey. The rank of the 'Admiral of...

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1899 Life of Nelson Embodiment of Sea Power Captain Mahan Plates
1899 Life of Nelson Embodiment of Sea Power Captain Mahan Plates

Price: £27.00

An account of Nelson's life and battles.With a portrait frontispiece and a number of plates throughout.The volume also has four pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 December 1, 1914)...

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1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawdon Gardiner Limited Edition
1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawdon Gardiner Limited Edition

Price: £395.00

A highly descriptive, and wonderfully insightful exploration into the life of Oliver Cromwell. Limited edition. Of this work one-thousand four-hundred and seventy-five copies on fine paper have been printed, of which this is number...

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1900 2vol NOTES from a DIARY 1886-1888 Grant DUFF First
1900 2vol NOTES from a DIARY 1886-1888 Grant DUFF First

Price: £49.99

'The volumes records the more interesting things M. E. Grant Duff heard and saw during the two years which followed [his] departure from Madras' - preface. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First Edition. Two volumes...

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1900 2vols Reminiscences and Recollection Captain Gronow Illus Joseph Grego
1900 2vols Reminiscences and Recollection Captain Gronow Illus Joseph Grego

Price: £34.00

A two volume set of works exploring the life of the well-known dandy Captain Gronow, exposing the sociopolitical climate of the nineteenth century. In a uniform cloth binding. Written by...

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1900 3vol James Boswell The Life Of Samuel Johnson LLD
1900 3vol James Boswell The Life Of Samuel Johnson LLD

Price: £225.00

"The most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature", the biography of Samuel Johnson by his contemporary Boswell. In three volumes complete. With a bibliographical note to front with a copy of the title...

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1900 3vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Fine Binding Biography
1900 3vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Fine Binding Biography

Price: £245.00

Three handsomely bound volume of Boswell's famous biography of man of letters, Samuel Johnson. The Life of Samuel Johnson is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed...

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1900 Celebrities of the Army Commander Chas N Robinson Colour Plates
1900 Celebrities of the Army Commander Chas N Robinson Colour Plates

Price: £84.99

A collection of short biographies of eminent military figures, arranged by Chas. N. Robinson.Illustrated throughout with many beautiful coloured plates.Including biographies and portraits of Major-General Airey, Lieutenant General...

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1900 E J Marshall Memorial Number Past and Present H Payne Illus 1st Very Scarce
1900 E J Marshall Memorial Number Past and Present H Payne Illus 1st Very Scarce

Price: £115.00

The first edition of this scarce memorial of the headmaster of Brighton Grammar School, Ebenezer James Marshall, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work....

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1900 Jane H Adeane Early Married Life Lady Stanley John Stanley Praeterita Illus
1900 Jane H Adeane Early Married Life Lady Stanley John Stanley Praeterita Illus

Price: £40.00

A charming copy of Jane H Adeane's Early Married Life of Lady Stanley.With 13 illustrations.Grand-daughter of Lady Stanley, Jane H Adeane compiles letters and a history of her grandmother's early married life...

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1900 Madame a Life of Henrietta Daughter of Charles I Julia Cartwright
1900 Madame a Life of Henrietta Daughter of Charles I Julia Cartwright

Price: £40.00

The second edition of this biography regarding this fascinating royal figure, Henrietta of England. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and four plates. Henrietta of England was the youngest daughter...

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1900 Sutherland Edwards Personal Recollections War Correspondent
1900 Sutherland Edwards Personal Recollections War Correspondent

Price: £65.00

A scarce copy of the Personal Recollections of Sutherland EdwardsHenry Sutherland Edwards (1828-1906) was a British journalist.He was born in London, and educated in London and France. He was correspondent of The Times at the coronation...

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1900 The Autobiography of a Charwoman Annie Wakeman Illustrated
1900 The Autobiography of a Charwoman Annie Wakeman Illustrated

Price: £150.00

The second impression of Annie Wakeman's intriguing novel about a charwoman at the turn of the twentieth century, illustrated throughout. The second impression of this work. This is a novel...

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1900 The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood edited by C G Crump
1900 The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood edited by C G Crump

Price: £19.99

A biography on The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood edited by C. G. Crump.Or an account of his birth, education, etc., with divers observations on his life and manners when a youth; and how he came to be convinced of the truth;...

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1901 2vol Life Letters Thomas Huxley Leonard Biography Anthology
1901 2vol Life Letters Thomas Huxley Leonard Biography Anthology

Price: £34.00

A smart set of biographies of Thomas H. Huxley, written by his son Leonard.Including photos and letters, this extraordinarily thorough work provides a detailed insight into the renowned English biologist's life.

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1901 3 Vols Life Samuel JOHNSON James BOSWELL
1901 3 Vols Life Samuel JOHNSON James BOSWELL

Price: £550.00

A lovely set of Boswell's famous biography of Johnson. Featuring three tissue-guarded portrait frontispieces. Contains numerous illustrated plates and illustrations in the text. With the pictorial bookplates of Edward Arthur Parry...

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1901 3vol The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles Franklin Bowdith Dexter Yale
1901 3vol The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles Franklin Bowdith Dexter Yale

Price: £275.00

A collection of the literary notes of former Yale professor, Ezra Stiles.Volume I: January 1 1769-March 13 1776Volume II: March 14th 1776-December 31st 1781Volume III: January 1st, 1782-May 6th, 1795.Illustrated throughout with six...

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1901 8vol Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott John Gibson Lockhart Illus
1901 8vol Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott John Gibson Lockhart Illus

Price: £98.00

Eight volumes of Lockhart's influential biography of Sir Walter Scott. Large-paper edition, of which six hundred copies were printed - this is the publisher's copy, and is not numbered.This biography has been called the second most...

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1901 Father Damien An Open Letter From Robert Louis Stevenson Limited Edition
1901 Father Damien An Open Letter From Robert Louis Stevenson Limited Edition

Price: £54.99

A limited edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's letter in support of the work of Father Damien. Second edition thus, limited to 1000 copies. With a frontispiece and a number of further illustrations.

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1901 Letters of John Richard Green Edited by Leslie Stephen with a Frontispiece
1901 Letters of John Richard Green Edited by Leslie Stephen with a Frontispiece

Price: £36.00

A copy of the Letters of John Richard Green edited by Leslie Stephen.With a Frontispiece and two other portraits of John Richard Green.John Richard Green (12 December 1837 7 March 1883) was an English historian.

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1901 Letters of John Richard Green Leslie Stephen Sotheran Binding
1901 Letters of John Richard Green Leslie Stephen Sotheran Binding

Price: £99.99

A smartly-bound edition of the correspondences of John Richard Green. With a photogravure frontispiece. Bound by M. Sotheran (binder's ink stamp to front free-endpaper).

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1901 Letters of Lady Hesketh Concerning William Cowper Catharine Johnson
1901 Letters of Lady Hesketh Concerning William Cowper Catharine Johnson

Price: £39.99

This is a scarce edition of this collection of letters discussing the poet William Cowper.Written by Cowper's cousin Harriet, whose sister was to enter into an unhappy love affair with Cowper, and who provided many of the biographical...

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1901 Mr Munchausen by John Kendrick Bangs with Drawings by Peter Newell
1901 Mr Munchausen by John Kendrick Bangs with Drawings by Peter Newell

Price: £70.00

A scarce copy of Mr. Munchausen.Being a true account of some of some of the recent adventures beyond the Styx of the late Heronymus Carl Friedrich, sometime Baron Munchausen of Bodenwerder, as originally reported for the Sunday Edition...

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1901 Temperence J.S. Balmer Frederick Atkin Lecturer And Preacher
1901 Temperence J.S. Balmer Frederick Atkin Lecturer And Preacher

Price: £30.00

A scarce biography of Frederick Atkin.A preacher and lecturer on religion and the temperence movement, Atkin published several works on the subject himself, notably Reminiscences of a Temperence Advocate.

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1901 The Heroic Deeds and Sayings of the Good Pantagruel His Voyages and Wonders
1901 The Heroic Deeds and Sayings of the Good Pantagruel His Voyages and Wonders

Price: £30.00

A four volume set of Rabelais' adventurous work on the giants Gargantua and Pantagruel. Illustrated throughout. In four volumes, incomplete as lacking volume V, being volumes I-IV only. 'Pantagruel'...

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1901 The Life and Times of Sydney Smith Stuart J. Reid Signed Illustrated
1901 The Life and Times of Sydney Smith Stuart J. Reid Signed Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A modern rebinding of Stuart J. Reid's life of the renowned English wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845).The fifth edition. First published 1894.Includes correspondence by Sydney Smith. Illustrated with frontispiece...

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1901 The Life and Work of St Paul by Frederic W Farrar Illustrated
1901 The Life and Work of St Paul by Frederic W Farrar Illustrated

Price: £39.99

An attractive copy of The Life and Work of St Paul by Frederic W. Farrar. Late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and Dean of Canterbury. With sixteen illustrations.

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1901 V. R. I. Her Life and Empire Marquis of Lorne Queen Victoria
1901 V. R. I. Her Life and Empire Marquis of Lorne Queen Victoria

Price: £44.99

A detailed exploration into the life and reign of Queen Victoria. Copiously illustrated throughout, with many photographic plates and decorative bordering. Featuring two coloured frontispieces which both depict Queen Victoria...

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1901 Victoria Her Life and Reign Alfred E Knight Biography Illustrated
1901 Victoria Her Life and Reign Alfred E Knight Biography Illustrated

Price: £16.99

An illustrated account of the reign and life of Queen Victoria. Fifth edition. With a 28-page publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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1901 William Milne Scottish Rural Life Reminiscences Of An Old Boy Signed First
1901 William Milne Scottish Rural Life Reminiscences Of An Old Boy Signed First

Price: £140.00

A signed first edition of this autobiography by William J. Milne.Detailing the author's life in rural Scotland from 1832-1856, the work presents an interesting depiction of the country during the Nineteenth Century, and contains plates...

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1902 2 Vol LETTERS Robert Louis STEVENSON Sidney Colvin
1902 2 Vol LETTERS Robert Louis STEVENSON Sidney Colvin

Price: £59.99

An early twentieth century edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's letters. Complete in Two Volumes. With a Methuen publisher's catalogue for November 1902 to the rear of Volume Two. Sir Sidney Colvin, 1845-1927, was an English art...

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1902 2 Vols The ALBEMARLE Papers Charles S. Terry
1902 2 Vols The ALBEMARLE Papers Charles S. Terry

Price: £195.00

A limited edition set of the correspondence of William Anne, Second Earl of Abermarle during his time as Commander-in-Chief of Scotland. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and gilt armorial decoration, for the New Spalding Club. Limited...

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1902 4vol Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn William Bray
1902 4vol Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn William Bray

Price: £550.00

The diaries of writer John Evelyn, which are a valuable historical source for information on life in seventeenth-century England. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of...

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1902 Haydn by J Cuthbert Hadden with Illustrations and Portraits
1902 Haydn by J Cuthbert Hadden with Illustrations and Portraits

Price: £49.99

A biography of the Austrian musician Franz Joseph Haydn, by J. Cuthbert Hadden. With illustrations and portraits. From 'The Master Musicians' series edited by Frederick J. Crowest.

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1902 Letters and Sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish 17th Bengal Lancers 1st
1902 Letters and Sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish 17th Bengal Lancers 1st

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A first edition of this uncommon collection of letters sent from India, by the late Captain of the 17th Bengal Lancers, Francis T. Warre Cornish. With an "Essay on the Training of Cavalry and Mounted Infantry 1884-1901." With a...

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1902 The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Including Tour to the Hebrides
1902 The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Including Tour to the Hebrides

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A copy of Boswell's famous biography of Samuel Johnson. James Boswell is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which contemporary Johnsonian critic Harold...

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1903 2v CREEVEY Papers Thomas Creevey Herbert Maxwell
1903 2v CREEVEY Papers Thomas Creevey Herbert Maxwell

Price: £525.00

The Herbert Maxwell edition of Thomas Creevey's famous historical documents in rather decorative recent fine bindings. Complete in Two Volumes. With several portrait plates. Thomas Creevey, 1768-1838, was an English politician....

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1903 2vol Confessions Jean Jaques Rousseau Illustrated Limited Deluxe 1001/1250
1903 2vol Confessions Jean Jaques Rousseau Illustrated Limited Deluxe 1001/1250

Price: £69.99

A limited 'Edition de Luxe', being number 1001/1250, privately printed for members of the Aldus Society. Illustrated with five plates to each volume including to frontispieces. In two volumes complete. The Confessions is an autobiographical ...

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1903 2Vol New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle Thomas Carlyle
1903 2Vol New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle Thomas Carlyle

Price: £34.99

An insightful set of letters and memorials from notable letter-writer of the Victorian era, Jane Welsh Carlyle. Featuring several plates, including a coloured frontispiece to each volume. G.B. Tennyson described Jane Carlyle as...

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1903 2vol William Wetmore Story and His Friends by Henry James Uncommon Frontis
1903 2vol William Wetmore Story and His Friends by Henry James Uncommon Frontis

Price: £165.00

A first edition of this work by Henry James.First UK edition, published simultaneously with the American edition.This work, while professing to be a biography of poet William Wetmore Story, focuses largely on his 'friends', notable...

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1903 2vols Out of the Past Some Biographical Essays Grand Duff Ex Libris Cromer
1903 2vols Out of the Past Some Biographical Essays Grand Duff Ex Libris Cromer

Price: £55.00

Two volumes of biographical essays by M E Grant Duff.Complete in two volumes.In a bickers and son binding as noted by binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper.From the library of Evelyn Baring, the Earl Of Cromer. With his bookplate...

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1903 3vol LIFE WILLIAM GLADSTONE John Morley
1903 3vol LIFE WILLIAM GLADSTONE John Morley

Price: £99.99

The highest authority on the life of William Gladstone by his 'main prop': his close friend and key orchestrator of his public success, John Morley (1838-1923). Includes tissue-guarded frontispieces to each volume. Complete in...

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1903 Christabel Coleridge Charlotte Mary Yonge First Edition Biography Life
1903 Christabel Coleridge Charlotte Mary Yonge First Edition Biography Life

Price: £27.00

A copy of Christabel Coleridge's biography of author, Charlotte Mary Yonge published two years after her death.With black and white plates throughout, including a frontispiece of Charlotte Mary Yonge's portrait.Yonge (1823 - 1901)...

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1903 Commissioner Kerr An Individuality G Pitt-Lewis Illustrated Biography
1903 Commissioner Kerr An Individuality G Pitt-Lewis Illustrated Biography

Price: £89.99

A smart copy of this biography of Commissioner Robert Malcolm Kerr. First edition, second impression. Illustrated with two plates.

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1903 Grain or Chaff Alfred Chichele Plowden Morrell Binding Biography
1903 Grain or Chaff Alfred Chichele Plowden Morrell Binding Biography

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An autobiography of police magistrate Alfred Chichele Plowden. In a Morrell binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). With frontispiece of the author.

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1903 Letters from Dorothy Osbourne to Sir William Temple Edward Abbott Parry
1903 Letters from Dorothy Osbourne to Sir William Temple Edward Abbott Parry

Price: £110.00

A finely bound copy of Dorothy Osborne's letters to Sir William Temple.Illustrated, with three plates.In a Hatchards of London binding with gilt stamped detailing to the spine.Edited by English judge and dramatist Edward...

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1903 The George Alexander Birthday Book, LANE, DIARY
1903 The George Alexander Birthday Book, LANE, DIARY

Price: £79.99

A delightfully charming birthday book, including quotes from a variety of plays featured on the day they were first performed. The book was produced as a souvenir of the 200th performance of "If I Were King", at the St James's...

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1903-23 4vols Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in The Pepysian Library
1903-23 4vols Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in The Pepysian Library

Price: £180.00

Four volumes of the Naval manuscripts from the personal library of Samuel Pepys.Pepys compiled Naval records when he was Secretary to the Admiralty. Publications from the Navy Records Society. Numbers XXVI, XXVII, XXXVI and no...

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1904 2Vol Et Liv Genoplevet I Erindringen Johanne Luise Heiberg Autobiography
1904 2Vol Et Liv Genoplevet I Erindringen Johanne Luise Heiberg Autobiography

Price: £70.00

A two volume set of the autobiography of Johanne Luise Heiberg.Complete in two volumes.With eight plates.In the original Danish.Johanne Luise Heiberg was a Danish actress of the 19th century, most famous for her work at the Royal Theatre...

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1904 2vol Fifty Years of an Actor's Life John Coleman Illus
1904 2vol Fifty Years of an Actor's Life John Coleman Illus

Price: £45.00

John Coleman's memoir of his life in the theatre, both as a manager and as an actor. The first edition, complete in two volumes. John Coleman turned his mind to acting when he was fifteen years...

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1904 2Vol Talwin Morris Binding Mr Chamberlain His Life and Public Career
1904 2Vol Talwin Morris Binding  Mr Chamberlain His Life and Public Career

Price: £140.00

A smart Talwin Morris binding.An illustrated first edition set of this history of Joseph Chamberlain. Joseph Chamberlain was a British politician and statesman. He was best known as the leading imperialist of the day in Britain, first...

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1904 2Vol Thackeray in the United States James Wilson Dustwrapper First Edition
1904 2Vol Thackeray in the United States James Wilson Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £78.00

A two volume set on this work on William Makepeace Thackeray.Scarce with dustwrappers in any

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1904 2vols Boswell's Life of Johnson Oxford Edition
1904 2vols Boswell's Life of Johnson Oxford Edition

Price: £225.00

A set of Boswell's Life of Johnson.Complete in two volumes.Oxford Edition.The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791) is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. It is regarded as an important stage in the development...

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1904 2vols Confessions Jean Jacques Rousseau Frontispiece Plates
1904 2vols Confessions Jean Jacques Rousseau Frontispiece Plates

Price: £55.00

The controversial confessions of Rousseau, often named as one of the founding fathers of Sociology and Anthropology.From an early private print run; the translator is unnamed. Complete in two volumes.With a portrait Frontispiece in...

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1904 2vols in 1 Wolfe A G Bradley Wellington George Hooper Full Calf Binding
1904 2vols in 1 Wolfe A G Bradley Wellington George Hooper Full Calf Binding

Price: £195.00

An attractive volume featuring two biographical works, both being reprints published by Macmillan and Co. in 1904. The work explore the lives of James Wolfe and the Duke of Wellington. Early...

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1904 2vols The Creevey Papers Sir Herbert Maxwell Correspondence and Diary Illus
1904 2vols The Creevey Papers Sir Herbert Maxwell Correspondence and Diary Illus

Price: £45.00

A two volume set of works that being an early edition of The Creevey Papers, illustrated with numerous portrait plates throughout. Complete in two volumes. Bound in a half binding. Edited...

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1904 4vol The Bernards of Abington Higgins Letter from Author Included
1904 4vol The Bernards of Abington Higgins Letter from Author Included

Price: £595.00

A set of biographies detailing the history of the Bernard family of Abington Park and the surrounding area. Abington Park Museum was originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The Great Hall, now called...

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1904 First Edition James Douglas Theodore-Watts Dunton Poet Novelist Critic Bio
1904 First Edition James Douglas Theodore-Watts Dunton Poet Novelist Critic Bio

Price: £35.00

An uncommon first edition of this biography of Theodore Watts-Dunton.Although often remembered as a friend of Algernon Charles Swinburne, whom he he rescued from crippling alcoholism, Watts-Dunton was a highly respected literary figure....

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1904 Harry Furniss at Home Written and Illustrated by Himself
1904 Harry Furniss at Home Written and Illustrated by Himself

Price: £55.00

A copy of Harry Furniss at Home.Written and illustrated by himself.Henry (Harry) Furniss (March 26, 1854 - January 14, 1925) was an artist and illustrator, born in Wexford, Ireland. His father was English and his mother Scottish, Furniss...

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1904 Life of Thomas Arnold by Arthur Penryn Stanley Popular Edition
1904 Life of Thomas Arnold by Arthur Penryn Stanley Popular Edition

Price: £24.99

An illustrated Life of Thomas Arnold by Arthur Penryn Stanley. Popular edition. With a Preface by Sir Joshua Fitch.

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1904 MADAME du BARRY by H. Noel WILLIAMS FIRST
1904 MADAME du BARRY by H. Noel WILLIAMS   FIRST

Price: £49.99

A first edition of Williams' biography of Madame du Barry. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. With sixteen photogravures. Marie-Jeanne Bcu, Comtesse du Barry (1743 1793) was the last matresse...

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1904 Ninon de Lenclos Fine Binding C J Sawyer English Translation Memoirs
1904 Ninon de Lenclos Fine Binding C J Sawyer English Translation Memoirs

Price: £140.00

A beautifully bound copy of this memoir regarding the French courtesan Ninon de L'Enclos. An English translation. Ninon de L'enClos was famous for her wit and her beauty. Her name is often...

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1904 OXFORD Convocation 22 June 1904 Encaenia Lord Hawkhurst presiding leather
1904 OXFORD Convocation 22 June 1904 Encaenia Lord Hawkhurst presiding leather

Price: £44.99

A commemorative programme of the Encaenia ceremony held on 22 June 1904 at the Sheldonian Theatre.Populated by such noteworties as the Chancellor Lord Hawkurst himself, Lord Tennyson, Charles Booth, John Singer Sargent, Lord Balfour,...

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1904 Sir William Henry Flower Memoir Charles Cornish Illustrated Mudie 1st
1904 Sir William Henry Flower Memoir Charles Cornish Illustrated Mudie 1st

Price: £98.00

The first edition of this interesting memoir on William Henry Fowler, written by Charles Cornish, illustrated throughout, in a signed binding by Mudie. The first edition of this work. In a...

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1904 The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau English Unexpurgated Private Print
1904 The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau English Unexpurgated Private Print

Price: £120.00

An English translation of this controversial autobiography.Privately printed.Complete in two volumes.This work was published posthumously and this edition is unexpurgated. With a frontispiece portrait to both volumes in addition to...

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1904 The Creevey Papers
1904 The Creevey Papers

Price: £210.00

An attractive second edition copy of this fascinating selection of correspondence and diaries by Thomas Creevey, rebound in an attractive half polished calf binding signed Riviere binding. Thomas...

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1905 Charles and Frances Brookfield Mrs Brookfield Circle Illustrated Biography
1905 Charles and Frances Brookfield Mrs Brookfield Circle Illustrated Biography

Price: £30.00

A scarce biography of Mrs BrookfieldIllustrated with full page engravings throughoutCharles Hallam Elton Brookfield (19 May 1857 20 October 1913) was a British actor, author, playwright and journalist, including for The Saturday Review....

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1905 Great Writers Works Life CHATEAUBRIAND Rocheblave
1905 Great Writers Works Life CHATEAUBRIAND Rocheblave

Price: £71.99

A biography of this French writer, politician and historian, who is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. The sixth edition. Part of the 'Pages Choisies des Grands Ecrivains' (or 'Selected Pages of Great...

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1905 Jane Austen and Her Times
1905 Jane Austen and Her Times

Price: £70.00

The first edition of G. E. Mitton's illustrated biography on the influential Georgian author Jane Austen. The first edition of this work. A biography of the life of Jane Austen. Jane Austen...

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1905 Letters of William Cowper Selection from his Correspondence Engravings
1905 Letters of William Cowper Selection from his Correspondence Engravings

Price: £19.00

A selection of the letters of poet William Cowper.With an engraved frontispiece, a sketch of his life, and biographical notices of his correspondents.

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1905 Life Of Omar Al-Khayyami By J K M Shirazi Decorative Colour Pieces First Ed
1905 Life Of Omar Al-Khayyami By J K M Shirazi Decorative Colour Pieces First Ed

Price: £44.99

The Life of  Omar Al-Khayyami is a biography written by Shirazi, with decorative colour boards and colour illuminated decorative title page and pieces throughout. First edition. With a preface by the author to front....

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1905 Lord Coleridge The Story of a Devonshire House A Biography
1905 Lord Coleridge The Story of a Devonshire House A Biography

Price: £98.00

A biography of Lord ColeridgeIllustrated with full page photographsJohn Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge, PC (3 December 1820 14 June 1894) was a British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician. He held the posts, in turn, of Solicitor...

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1905 Memoir of Sir Henry Keppel Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon West Illus
1905 Memoir of Sir Henry Keppel Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon West Illus

Price: £35.00

A fascinating naval biographical work exploring the life and career of Sir Henry Keppel. Scarce. A memoir on the life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Keppel. Keppel was a notable Naval...

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1905 Robert Dick Baker of Thurso Geologist and Botanist Samuel Smiles Illus
1905 Robert Dick Baker of Thurso Geologist and Botanist Samuel Smiles Illus

Price: £90.00

A biography of Scottish geologist and botanist Robert Dick by author and reformer Samuel Smiles, originally published in 1878.Contains a frontispiece portrait of Dick and several illustrations, both plates and vignettes, by...

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