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1905 The Life of William Gladstone by John Morley Complete in 2 vols
1905 The Life of William Gladstone by John Morley Complete in 2 vols

Price: £89.99

A biography of the famous British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (18681874, 18801885, FebruaryJuly 1886 and 18921894), more than any other person. Gladstone...

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1905 WIlliam Bodham Donne and his Friends Catharine B Johnson First Scarce
1905 WIlliam Bodham Donne and his Friends Catharine B Johnson First Scarce

Price: £50.00

A scarce first edition of this biography of William Bodham Donne.With the bookplate of Lancelot Ridley Phelps, college head at Oriel, Oxford and noted academic and biographer.William Bodham Donne was an English journalist,...

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1905-06 2 Vols Life of William GLADSTONE by John Morley
1905-06 2 Vols Life of William GLADSTONE by John Morley

Price: £115.00

A 1905 edition of Morley's acclaimed first biography of eminent statesmen and Prime Minister, William Gladstone. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. There seems to have been...

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1906 2Vol Lady Betty Balfour Personal & Literary Letters of Robert Lytton Biog
1906 2Vol Lady Betty Balfour Personal & Literary Letters of Robert Lytton Biog

Price: £130.00

A two-volume set of The Letters of the Earl of Lytton.Edited by Robert Bulwer-Lytton's daughter, Elizabeth Balfour. This work traces the Earl of Lytton's diplomatic career and time as Viceroy of India through his correspondences...

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1906 2vols Memoirs of Prince Chlodwig of Hohenlohe Schillingsfuerst F Curtis
1906 2vols Memoirs of Prince Chlodwig of Hohenlohe Schillingsfuerst F Curtis

Price: £175.00

The biographical memoirs of this German statesman.Complete in two volumes, with two plates to volume I and four to volume II.Chlodwig served as the German Chancellor and as the Prime Minister of Prussia. He was regarded as one of the...

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1906 A German Pompadour Marie Hay Biography Hatchards Signed Binding First Ed
1906 A German Pompadour Marie Hay Biography Hatchards Signed Binding First Ed

Price: £130.00

The first edition of this semi-fictional account of Wilhelmine Von Gravenitz.Wilhelmine von Gravenitz was a German noble as well as the favourite and royal mistress of Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Wurttemberg between 1706 and 1731.She married...

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1906 Birket Foster
1906 Birket Foster

Price: £55.00

A copiously illustrated first trade edition copy of this fascinating biography of the popular English illustrator, watercolour artist and engraver in the Victorian period Myles Birket Foster. ...

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1906 Lord Curzon in India by Thomas Raleigh First Edition
1906 Lord Curzon in India by Thomas Raleigh First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this biography of Lord Curzon. With a portrait, explanatory notes and an index, and with an introduction by Thomas Raleigh. George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC (11 January...

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1906 Memoirs Of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton French History Nobility
1906 Memoirs Of Count Grammont Anthony Hamilton French History Nobility

Price: £125.00

Hamilton's memoirs of Count Grammont, in a fine binding. Philibert, comte de Gramont (1621 1707) was a French nobleman. Anthony Hamilton (1646 1720) was an Irish classical author who wrote in French. The Mmoires du comte de Gramont...

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1906 Pitt by Lord Rosebery Archibald Primrose Biography Pitt the Younger
1906 Pitt by Lord Rosebery Archibald Primrose Biography Pitt the Younger

Price: £80.00

A beautifully bound copy of this biography of Pitt the Younger.Part of Macmillan's twelve statesmen series.Written by Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, a Scottish liberal statesmen who served as Prime Minister of the...

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1906 Saint Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters Vida Scudder Frontispiece
1906 Saint Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters Vida Scudder Frontispiece

Price: £36.00

The second edition of Vida Scudder's translation of the interesting and illuminating letters by Saint Catherine of Siena. The second edition of this work. A collection of letters written by...

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1907 2vol Life and Letters of Henry Wotton Logan Pearsall Smith Frontispiece 1st
1907 2vol Life and Letters of Henry Wotton Logan Pearsall Smith Frontispiece 1st

Price: £118.00

The first edition of Logan Pearsall Smith's biography on the politician and author Sir Henry Wotton. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. A collection of letters and a...

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1907 2vol Memoires de la Comtesse de Boigne Nee D'Osmund French Plates
1907 2vol Memoires de la Comtesse de Boigne Nee D'Osmund French Plates

Price: £69.99

A collection of the memoirs of the second wife of French adventurer Benoit de Boigne. In French. In 1798, de Boigne met a Mademoiselle d'Osmond, sixteen years old. He repudiated his first wife, who had not been able...

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1907 2vol Memoirs of the Verney Family Frances Parthenope Verney Second Edition
1907 2vol Memoirs of the Verney Family Frances Parthenope Verney Second Edition

Price: £45.00

A history of the Verney family of Buckinghamshire.Compiled from the papers and illustrated by the portraits at Claydon House. Reissue of the second edition. Illustrated throughout with many plates and portraits.Complete in two volumes....

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1907 Clement Shorter Immortal Memories First Edition
1907 Clement Shorter Immortal Memories First Edition

Price: £20.00

A first edition of this series of addresses given by the literary critic Clement Shorter on great lierary personages.Shorter was an avid bibliophile and collector, and he combined this pursuit with literary criticism. These addresses...

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1907 Correspondance by Gustave Flaubert Fourth Series 1869-1880
1907 Correspondance by Gustave Flaubert Fourth Series 1869-1880

Price: £24.00

A copy of the Correspondance of Gustave Flaubert.Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 8 May 1880) was an influential French writer widely considered one of the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his...

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1907 GABRIELLE D'ESTREES Adrien DESCLOZEAUX
1907 GABRIELLE D'ESTREES Adrien DESCLOZEAUX

Price: £59.99

A biography written by Adrian Desclozeaux about Gabrielle d'Estres, Duchess of Beaufort and Verneuil, Marchioness of Monceaux (1573 April 1599), a French mistress of King Henry IV of France. Gabrielle d'Estres became Henry's mistress...

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1907 George Morland His Life and Works
1907 George Morland His Life and Works

Price: £68.00

A handsomely bound copy of this work biographical work celebrating the life and artist career of George Morland. A first edition copy of this work, bound in the publisher's original decorative...

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1907 George Morland His Life and Works Sir Walter Gilbey Coloured Plates
1907 George Morland His Life and Works Sir Walter Gilbey Coloured Plates

Price: £49.00

An examination of the life and oeuvre of artist, George Morland. Illustrated throughout with fifty coloured plates. George Morland (London 26 June 1763 29 October 1804 Brighton) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes....

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1907 Lavengro The Scholar The Gypsy The Priest George Borrow Novel Frontispiece
1907 Lavengro The Scholar The Gypsy The Priest George Borrow Novel Frontispiece

Price: £33.00

An illustrated edition of George Borrow's Lavengro.Lavengro is a work which falls between the genres of memoir and novel. It is often regarded as a classic of 19th century English literature.The plot follows a man who moves to London...

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1907 Lavengro the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest George Borrow
1907 Lavengro the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest George Borrow

Price: £23.99

An insightful work of mixed genres considered to be both a memoir and novel, which has long been regarded as a classic of 19th century English literature. Third reprint of the definitive edition. Featuring several...

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1907 Life and Labour Men of Industry Samuel Smiles Bickers Binding
1907 Life and Labour Men of Industry Samuel Smiles Bickers Binding

Price: £135.00

A study of the private and working lives of successful men in history. With chapters including Health-Hobbies, Town and Country Life, Single and Married and many more. In a Bickers and Son binding (binder's ink stamp to recto...

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1907 Life of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury TES Clarke HC Foxcroft CH Firth
1907 Life of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury TES Clarke HC Foxcroft CH Firth

Price: £35.00

An exploration of the life and career of Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury from the early twentieth century. A wonderful example of this biographical work by T. E. S. Clarke and H. C. Foxcroft....

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1907 Shakespeare's Warwickshire Contemporaries Charlotte Carmichael Stopes
1907 Shakespeare's Warwickshire Contemporaries Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

Price: £39.99

A study of the contemporary Warwickshire writers of William Shakespeare. New edition, revised and enlarged throughout. Including biographies of Richard Field, John Somerville of Edreston, the Throckmortons, and many more. ...

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1907 Sir Walter Gilbey George Morland His Life and Works Coloured Plates
1907 Sir Walter Gilbey George Morland His Life and Works Coloured Plates

Price: £34.00

A decorative examination of the life and oeuvre of artist, George Morland. Illustrated throughout with fifty coloured plates. George Morland (London 26 June 1763 29 October 1804 Brighton) was an English painter of animals...

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1908 2vol The Life of James McNeill Whistler E R and J Pennell Ilustrated
1908 2vol The Life of James McNeill Whistler E R and J Pennell Ilustrated

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this work on the life of James McNeill Whistler.Complete in two volumes.Illustrated with full page plates throughout.James McNeill Whistler was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American...

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1908 3vol Brougham and His Early Friends Privately Printed RHM Buddle Atkinson
1908 3vol Brougham and His Early Friends Privately Printed RHM Buddle Atkinson

Price: £190.00

A privately printed, first edition of Lord Brougham's letters to James Loch from 1798-1809. In a lovely and bright quarter vellum binding. Privately printed by Darling and Pead. Collected...

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1908 3vols Brougham and His Early Friends First Edition Privately Printed
1908 3vols Brougham and His Early Friends First Edition Privately Printed

Price: £99.99

A set of Brougham and His Early Friends : Letters to James Loch 1798-1809. Collected and arranged by R. H. M. Buddle Atkinson and G. A. Jackson. Complete in three volumes. With notes and appendices. First edition, privately printed,...

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1908 Concerning Lafcadio Heard George M Gould Biography Illustrated Japan First
1908 Concerning Lafcadio Heard George M Gould Biography Illustrated Japan First

Price: £36.99

A biography of Lafcadio Hearn, with five illustrations. First edition. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books...

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1908 Famous Women by Brantome Mary Stuart Catherine de Medici First Edition
1908 Famous Women by Brantome Mary Stuart Catherine de Medici First Edition

Price: £89.99

A collection of short biographies of a selection of famous women throughout European history. Covering the lives of Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medicis, Mary Stuart (Mary Queen of Scots), Elizabeth of France, Marguerite Queen...

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1908 John Pettie
1908 John Pettie

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating biography of the renowned Scottish painter John Pettie; copiously illustrated throughout. Renowned for his heroic and historical scenes of Scottish...

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1908 Jonathan SWIFT Stephen English Men of Letters
1908 Jonathan SWIFT Stephen English Men of Letters

Price: £95.00

A bright clean biography of Swift by Leslie Stephen. Beautifully bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With an armorial binding from Heddon Court. From the 'English Men of Letters' series. Jonathan Swift, 1667...

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1908 Lloyd Letters 1754-1796 edited by George Eyre Evans Scarce Presbyterian
1908 Lloyd Letters 1754-1796 edited by George Eyre Evans Scarce Presbyterian

Price: £225.00

A very scarce copy of Lloyd Letters (1754-1796) Edited, with Notes, by George Eyre Evans.Presbyterian Minister.Being extant letters of David Lloyd, Minister of Llwynrhydowen; Posthumus Lloyd, His Brother; and Charles Lloyd, His Son.Illustrated...

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1908 Memoirs of William Collie Deerstalking Illustrated Scarce
1908 Memoirs of William Collie Deerstalking Illustrated Scarce

Price: £995.00

An extremely scarce book and here signed too. William Collie's memoir of his experiences in deerstalking; a very well regarded insight into the Victorians' fascination with deerstalking. A scarce...

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1908 Shakespear Himself and his Work W. Carew Biography Theatre Poetry
1908 Shakespear Himself and his Work W. Carew Biography Theatre Poetry

Price: £50.00

A in-depth biographical work by W. Carew Hazlitt, exploring the life and literary achievements of William Shakespeare. Third edition, revised and with several additions. Scarce in this particular...

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1908 The Journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland Earl of Ilchester with Portraits
1908 The Journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland Earl of Ilchester with Portraits

Price: £24.99

A scarce volume of this insightful biographical work on the life of Elizabeth Lady Holland. Volume two of the original two, focusing on the later half of Elizabeth Lady Holland's life, between 1799-1811. Featuring several portrait...

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1909 2vol Paston Mr Pope His Life And Times 26 Illustrations And 2 Photogravures
1909 2vol Paston Mr Pope His Life And Times 26 Illustrations And 2 Photogravures

Price: £29.99

Mr. Pope His Life and Times by George Paston. With twenty-six illustrations including two photogravure frontispieces. In two volumes complete. Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical...

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1909 2vol Sheridan: From New and Old Material Biography Walter Sichel Illus
1909 2vol Sheridan: From New and Old Material Biography Walter Sichel Illus

Price: £40.00

An illustrated edition of this biographical work in two volumes by Walter Sichel on the playwright and poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan.Richard Brinsley Sheridan remains one of England's most reknowned playwrights and is best...

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1909 2vols Recollections of A Long Life Lord Broughton Very Scarce Illus
1909 2vols Recollections of A Long Life Lord Broughton Very Scarce Illus

Price: £115.00

A two volume set of autobiographical works by Lord Broughton, a important politician and diarist of the 19th century. Very scarce. The biographical work by the notable politician and diarist,...

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1909 3vols Private Lives of Kaiser William II and His Consort by Henry W Fischer
1909 3vols Private Lives of Kaiser William II and His Consort by Henry W Fischer

Price: £90.00

A set of books on the Private Lives of Kaiser William II. and His Consort by Henry W. Fischer.Complete in three volumes.Secret History of the Court of Berlin.From the Papers and Diaries of Ursula Countess Von Eppinghoven, Dame Du Palais...

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1909 Domestic Manners WALTER SCOTT James Hogg Memoir
1909 Domestic Manners WALTER SCOTT James Hogg Memoir

Price: £49.99

A memoir of James Hogg's experiences and friendship with the great writer, Sir Walter Scott. In 1790 Hogg found work as a shepherd at Blackhouse Farm in the Yarrow valley in Ettrick Forest. He remained there for ten years,...

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1909 GIUSEPPE BARETTI literary critic biography
1909 GIUSEPPE BARETTI literary critic biography

Price: £29.99

Publsiher's paper covered boards with cloth spine. A first edition which is illustrated with a lovely portrait frontispiece of Giuseppe Baretti. Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti (April 24, 1719 - May 5, 1789) was an Italian critic. He...

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1909 Life and Times of Girolamo Savonarola by Professor Pasquale Villari
1909 Life and Times of Girolamo Savonarola by Professor Pasquale Villari

Price: £34.99

A biography of Girolamo Savonarola by Professor Pasquale Villari.Translated by Linda Villari.With portraits and illustrations.Girolamo Savonarola (145298) was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence,...

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1909 Men of Might: Studies of Great Characters A C Benson and H F W Tatham
1909 Men of Might: Studies of Great Characters A C Benson and H F W Tatham

Price: £120.00

A collection of biographies by Cambridge Scholars A.C Benson and H.F.W Tatham.Containing biographies of 14 notable figures such as Socrates, Mahomet and George Washington.

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1909 Petticoat Pilgrims on Trek Mrs Fred Maturin South Africa Scarce Colonial Ed
1909 Petticoat Pilgrims on Trek Mrs Fred Maturin South Africa Scarce Colonial Ed

Price: £47.99

The diary of Sylvia Maturin, documenting her travels through South Africa. With a striking frontispiece of the author. A scarce colonial edition "issued for circulation in India and the Colonies only".

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1909 Sir Joseph Banks The Father of Australia J H Maiden Illustrated Maps
1909 Sir Joseph Banks The Father of Australia J H Maiden Illustrated Maps

Price: £170.00

A fascinating insight into one of the most important figures of the colonisation of Australia.Illustrated, with 64 illustrations, including five folding plates. Written by Joseph Maiden, a botanist who made a major contribution to...

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1909 The Lives of British Architects William of Wykeham to William Chambers
1909 The Lives of British Architects William of Wykeham to William Chambers

Price: £26.00

A fascinating insight into the history of British architects. With a portrait frontispiece of Inigo Jones and a further thirty nine plates.E Beresford Chancellor wrote several social and biographical historical works such as The...

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1910 2Vol The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Robert Hobart Cust History Sculpture
1910 2Vol The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Robert Hobart Cust History Sculpture

Price: £45.00

This is a two volume set of this biography of Benvenuto Cellini. Complete in two volumes.Illustrated with 68 plates. Benvenuto Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician who wrote a famous autobiography....

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1910 A Life of Sir Woodbine Parish Nina Shuttleworth Signed Argentina First
1910 A Life of Sir Woodbine Parish Nina Shuttleworth Signed Argentina First

Price: £225.00

An insightful biographical work exploring the fascinating life of British diplomat, traveller and scientist, Sir Woodbine Parish. First edition. With portraits and illustrations. Parish was the first agent sent by Great Britain...

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1910 Frank Frankfort Moore The Keeper of the Robes Illustrated
1910 Frank Frankfort Moore The Keeper of the Robes Illustrated

Price: £47.00

A biography of Francis Burney, the English novelist, diarist, and playwright, who was appointed by Queen Charlotte as 'Keeper of the Robes'.The work focuses on the period in her life in which she came through her connections to take...

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1910 Henry Fielding A Memoir Newly Discovered Letters and Records G M Godden
1910 Henry Fielding A Memoir Newly Discovered Letters and Records G M Godden

Price: £50.00

A biography of the author Henry FieldingIncluding newly discovered letters and records with illustrations from contemporary prints.

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1910 The Glenbervie Journals by Walter Sichel First Edition
1910 The Glenbervie Journals by Walter Sichel First Edition

Price: £39.99

An attractive first edition of The Glenbervie Journals, edited and arranged by Walter Sichel.Illustrated, with a frontispiece and sixteen portraits.Walter Sichel (1855-1933) was an English biographer and lawyer, the brother of Edith...

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1910 The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn Edited Elizabeth Bisland First
1910 The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn Edited Elizabeth Bisland First

Price: £69.99

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1910 The Journal Of Sir Walter Scott From Original Manuscript At Abbotsford
1910 The Journal Of Sir Walter Scott From Original Manuscript At Abbotsford

Price: £38.00

A uncommon edition of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott.Taken from the original manuscript kept at Abbotsford House, the country house owned by the author, the work contains entries from between 1825-1832 and contains a frontispiece...

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1910 The Romance of a Medici Warrior Christopher Hare Marian Andrews Illus 1st
1910 The Romance of a Medici Warrior Christopher Hare Marian Andrews Illus 1st

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this interesting biography about Lodovico de' Medici, written by Marian Andrews, illustrated throughout. With a bookplate belonging to Hercules Pakenham, who worked for MI5 during the First World...

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1910 Turner's Golden Visions C Lewis Hind Joseph Turner Illus Colour Plates 1st
1910 Turner's Golden Visions C Lewis Hind Joseph Turner Illus Colour Plates 1st

Price: £140.00

A really attractive copy of the first edition of this biography on the artist J. M. W. Turner, written by C. Lewis Hind, illustrated with colour plates throughout. The first edition of this...

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1910-1911 Centenary Biographical Edition of The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
1910-1911 Centenary Biographical Edition of The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: £1,900.00

A twenty-six volume library set collecting the illustrated works of William Makepeace Thackeray. This twenty-six volume library set celebrates the work of William Makepeace Thackeray, a satirical...

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1911 2 vol in 1 Edward the Peacemaker Edward VII and his Queen William Wilkins
1911 2 vol in 1 Edward the Peacemaker Edward VII and his Queen William Wilkins

Price: £90.00

A beautifully illustrated biography and history of Edward VII and his place in the British monarchy. The first edition of this work, being both volumes I and II. Two volumes bound as one. ...

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1911 3vols The Life of William Ewart Gladstone John Morley Illustrated Biography
1911 3vols The Life of William Ewart Gladstone John Morley Illustrated Biography

Price: £240.00

A biographical work on this British politician.With a frontispiece to every volume.William Ewart Gladstone was a British liberal and earlier conservative politician. His career lasted over sixty years and he served as the British Prime...

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1911 Charles Lawson Warren Hastings Private Life First Governer General India
1911 Charles Lawson Warren Hastings Private Life First Governer General India

Price: £20.00

A biography of Warren Hastings, written by Sir Charles Lawson.The first Governer-General of Bengal and latterly a Privy Counsellor, Hastings was also noted for being found guilty of corruption and his subsequent impeachment....

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1911 George Baxter The Picture Printer Of The Nineteenth Century First Edition
1911 George Baxter The Picture Printer Of The Nineteenth Century First Edition

Price: £35.00

A first edition of this biography of Nineteenth Century artist and printer George Baxter.Credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing, Baxter's works and life are reflected upon here by C.T. Courtney Lewis, with...

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1911 Reminiscences by James STUART Chiswick Press
1911 Reminiscences by James STUART Chiswick Press

Price: £22.99

A private press limited edition and illustrated personal memoir by James Stuart. Bound in white cloth with gilt lettering. Private Press. With Twenty Plates, collated complete. "This volume, which is printed for private...

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1911 Shankaracharya, Philosopher And Mystic Kashinath Triambak Telang
1911 Shankaracharya, Philosopher And Mystic Kashinath Triambak Telang

Price: £34.99

An uncommon copy of this precise biography on Indian theologian and philosopher from the 9th Century, Adi Shankara. With a note from Annie Besant.

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1911 The Life and Labors of Bishop Hare Apostle to the Sioux M A Dewolfe Howe
1911 The Life and Labors of Bishop Hare Apostle to the Sioux M A Dewolfe Howe

Price: £140.00

A biography of American Protestant bishop, William Hobart Hare.The title notes that Hare was 'Apostle the the Sioux'. The Sioux are groups of Native American tribes in North America.With the bookplate of Usher L Burdick to the front...

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1911 William Allingham Letters Baumer-Williams Irish Poet Diarist Editor Faeries
1911 William Allingham Letters Baumer-Williams Irish Poet Diarist Editor Faeries

Price: £95.00

An uncommon collection of letters to the Irish poet and diarist William Allingham.Containing letters from Robert Browning and Thomas Carlyle as well as his wife Helen, a well known water-colourist, the collection is an interesting...

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1911 Wordsworthshire An Introduction to a Poet's Country Eric Robertson Illus
1911 Wordsworthshire An Introduction to a Poet's Country Eric Robertson Illus

Price: £38.00

A comprehensive study of the places from Wordsworth's life and poetry.Illustrated, with over forty black and white plates detailing locations and figures from Wordsworth's life.Illustrations by Arthur Tucker.Direct from...

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1912 2vols Memories Lord REDESDALE
1912 2vols Memories Lord REDESDALE

Price: £160.00

A first edition autobiographical exploration of the life, and influential figures surrounding Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale. Illustrated throughout including photographic plates, sketches and watercolours....

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1912 Arthur Young's Travels France Betham Edwards Agricultural Economics Writer
1912 Arthur Young's Travels France Betham Edwards Agricultural Economics Writer

Price: £40.00

 Arthur Young's Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789.Leaving an autobiographical manuscript with editor Matilda Betham Edwards upon his death, the volume details the renowned agricultrural and economics writer Arthur...

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1912 Choffard by Vera Salomons Limited Edition Print Run Signed
1912 Choffard by Vera Salomons Limited Edition Print Run Signed

Price: £59.99

A lovely edition of Choffard by Vera Salomons.Of this Edition of Choffard 100 copies only have been printed on Handmade paper, of which this is No. 58.Signed by the author.Illustrated with 32 photogravures from negatives by the author.Pierre-Philippe...

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1912 GERMAN Rahel VARNHAGEN Frauenleben in Briefen
1912 GERMAN Rahel VARNHAGEN Frauenleben in Briefen

Price: £31.99

Hard bound biography of Rahel Varnhagen. Rahel Varnhagen ne Levin (June 19, 1771 - March 7, 1833) was a German writer of Jewish descent who hosted one of the most prominent salons in Europe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries....

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1912 Journal of the Comte D'Espinchal During the Emigration E. D'Hauterive 1st
1912 Journal of the Comte D'Espinchal During the Emigration E. D'Hauterive 1st

Price: £19.99

An insightful investigation into the Comte d'Espinchal. First edition. Featuring seventeen engraved portraits. Edited from the original manuscripts and translated by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell.

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1912 Kardinal RAINER Von VITERBO Elisabeth WESTENHOLZ German Catholic FIRST
1912 Kardinal RAINER Von VITERBO Elisabeth WESTENHOLZ German Catholic FIRST

Price: £59.99

A scarce first edition of this biography of Cardinal Raniero Capocci. First Edition. Raniero Capocci or Rainer of Viterbo (between 1180 and 1190 - May 27 1250), was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church .

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1912 Lady Hamilton 1763-1815 Biography A Fachier-Magnan Illustrated French
1912 Lady Hamilton 1763-1815 Biography A Fachier-Magnan Illustrated French

Price: £59.00

A biographical work of the interesting character Lady Hamilton.Illustrated, with seven full page plates of portraits and locations of people and places in Lady Hamilton's life.This biography comprises of letters and documents between...

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1912 Letters and Recollections of Mazzini Mrs Hamilton King Frontispiece
1912 Letters and Recollections of Mazzini Mrs Hamilton King Frontispiece

Price: £19.99

A biographical work on Italian politician Giuseppe Mazzini. With a frontispiece of Mazzini. Giuseppe Mazzini (22 June 1805 10 March 1872), nicknamed The Beating Heart of Italy, was an Italian politician, journalist and activist...

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1912 Lotus Buds Amy Wilson-Carmichael Octavo Edition Presbyterian Illustrated
1912 Lotus Buds Amy Wilson-Carmichael Octavo Edition Presbyterian Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A charming and copiously illustrated work containing charming accounts of children in Southern India, observed and recorded by the renowned Protestant missionary Amy Carmichael. Amy Carmichael...

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1912 Robert Louis Stevenson Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Scottish Iventor
1912 Robert Louis Stevenson Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Scottish Iventor

Price: £50.00

Stevenson's memoir of his friend Fleeming Jenkin, F.R.S. LL.D., Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Best known as the inventor of the cable car, Jenkin (1833-1885) was something of a polymath, with talents...

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1912 The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens by Robert Langton
1912 The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens by Robert Langton

Price: £38.00

A copy of this book on the Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens.With retrospective notes and elucidations from his books and letters.By Robert Langton, Member of the Council of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society.With...

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1912 The Cumberland Letters Clementina Black First Edition Illustrated Plates
1912 The Cumberland Letters Clementina Black First Edition Illustrated Plates

Price: £22.00

This is a first edition of this compliation of letters between dramatist Richard Cumberland and his brother George. This charming collection includes portraits of family members as well as a tree of paternal descent...

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1912 The Life of William Robertson Smith John Sutherland Black and G. Chrystal
1912 The Life of William Robertson Smith John Sutherland Black and G. Chrystal

Price: £29.99

An insightful biographical work exploring the life and teachings of Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar, professor of divinity, and minister of the Free Church of Scotland; William Robertson Smith. Featuring numerous photographic...

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1913 A Housemasters Letters R C TAYLOR
1913 A Housemasters Letters R C TAYLOR

Price: £17.99

Publisher's cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Collection of letters divided into subjects such as the mother, the young man, the boy at fifteen, the schoolmaster, sermons to boys, the father, a view of education,...

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1913 Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Tombs, V.C., K.C.B., R.A.
1913 Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Tombs, V.C., K.C.B., R.A.

Price: £440.00

A scarce first edition of Henry Tombs' memoir, recounting his time in the military, in the First and Second Anglo-Sikh War. The first edition of this work. A scarce work. A memoir of the life...

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1913 The Life of Henry Labouchere by Algar Labouchere Thorold
1913 The Life of Henry Labouchere by Algar Labouchere Thorold

Price: £34.99

An edition of the Life of Henry Labouchere.Henry Du Pre Labouchere (9 November 1831 15 January 1912) was an English politician, writer, publisher and theatre owner in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Labouchere, who inherited a large...

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1914 2 Vol Memoirs Of Baron Hyde De Neuville Frances Jackson Illus FIRST Edition
1914 2 Vol Memoirs Of Baron Hyde De Neuville Frances Jackson Illus FIRST Edition

Price: £42.99

A scarce set of the memoirs of the exiled French politician, Jean-Guillaume. First Edition. Both volumes feature tissue-guarded frontispieces. Contains 24 illustrated plates. 'Translated and abridged by Frances Jackson'. Complete...

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1914 2vols Paul Deroulede and La Mort de Paul Deroulede in a Slipcase
1914 2vols Paul Deroulede and La Mort de Paul Deroulede in a Slipcase

Price: £120.00

A set of books on the Life and Death of Paul Deroulede.By Jerome and Jean Tharaud.Complete in two volumes.Paul Deroulede (2 September 1846 30 January 1914) was a French author and politician.

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1914 Georgina Binnie-Clark Wheat & Woman
1914 Georgina Binnie-Clark Wheat & Woman

Price: £170.00

An edition of Georgina Binnie-Clark's work on Wheat farming.A very interesting blend of autobiography and discussion on wheat farming.Photographic plates throughout.

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1914 Ouida by Elizabeth Lee A Memoir First Edition Malcolm Elwin Maria Rame
1914 Ouida by Elizabeth Lee A Memoir First Edition Malcolm Elwin Maria Rame

Price: £33.00

A scarce first edition of this biography of Ouida by Elizabeth Lee.From the library of biographer Malcolm Elwin with his original receipt of purchase.Ouida was the pseudonym of English novelist Maria Louise Rame who wrote over 40 novels,...

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1914 Seven Letters of John Evelyn Facsimile Limited Edition Scarce
1914 Seven Letters of John Evelyn Facsimile Limited Edition Scarce

Price: £125.00

A wonderful copy of this limited edition work, featuring seven letters written by John Evelyn. An incredibly scarce work, with only fifty copies printed. Includes a facsimile of John Evelyn's...

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1915 2 Vols Memories Lord REDESDALE Politics Illustrated First
1915 2 Vols Memories Lord REDESDALE Politics Illustrated First

Price: £69.99

A first edition and nicely illustrated set of Lord Redesdale's memoirs.  First Edition. Complete in two volumes. Featuring tissue-guarded photographic frontispieces. Contains numerous illustrated plates. Algernon Bertram...

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1915 FLAXMAN BLAKE COLERIDGE H. N. Morris First SIGNED
1915 FLAXMAN BLAKE COLERIDGE H. N. Morris First SIGNED

Price: £89.99

First edition of H. N. Morris' look at the influences of Swedenborg.. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First Edition. Presentation copy with a small ink inscription on the front free end paper, reading, "To Mrs Stoken, with...

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1915 The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame Illustrated COLOURED PLATES
1915 The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame Illustrated COLOURED PLATES

Price: £29.99

A collection of childhood recollections and memories from Wind and the Willows, Kenneth Grahame With nineteen coloured illustrations by R. J. Enraght-Moony. Widely praised upon its first appearance Algernon Charles Swinburne,...

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1916 A Few Personal Recollections With Biographical Notes J M Synge Limited Ed
1916 A Few Personal Recollections With Biographical Notes J M Synge Limited Ed

Price: £140.00

A limited edition copy of Masefield's recollections.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited to 200 copies as stated to the verso of title page.The is a re-issue of...

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1916 John M Synge A Few Personal Recollections with Biographical Notes Ltd Ed
1916 John M Synge A Few Personal Recollections with Biographical Notes Ltd Ed

Price: £120.00

An early edition of Masefield's biography of John Synge.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited to 200 copies as stated to the verso of title page.The is a re-issue...

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1916 Synge A Few Personal Recollections John Masefield Limited Edition Biography
1916 Synge A Few Personal Recollections John Masefield Limited Edition Biography

Price: £155.00

An interesting, personal, biography and memoir of John Millington Synge. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited to 200 copies as stated to the verso of title...

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1916 The Estate Book of Henry de Bray Dorothy Willis Camden Third Series XXVII
1916 The Estate Book of Henry de Bray Dorothy Willis Camden Third Series XXVII

Price: £19.99

The Royal Historical Society's reprint of the accounts and estatebook of Henry de Bray. With a frontispiece of Henry de Bray's buildings at Harlestone. Camden thirs series, volumes XXVII.

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1917 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel Mantle Fielding Signed Biography
1917 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel Mantle Fielding Signed Biography

Price: £280.00

The first edition of this work on American engravers.The supplement to David McNeely Stauffer's Two Volume work American Engravers.A limited edition of 220 copies, signed by Mantle Fielding. With biographical sketches...

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1917 Recollections Rebel Reefer Morgan First Thus English Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1917 Recollections Rebel Reefer Morgan First Thus English Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £35.00

An uncommon first English edition of this fascinating autobiography by James Morris Morgan, a member of the Confederate States Navy, who served on the Confederate States Ship 'Georgia'. The...

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1917 Saint Francois d'Assise Sa vie Et Son Oeuvre Johannes Joergensen Wyzewa
1917 Saint Francois d'Assise Sa vie Et Son Oeuvre Johannes Joergensen Wyzewa

Price: £60.00

A French translation of Johannes Joergensen's famous work.Translated into French from the original Danish by Theodor de Wyzewa, with the permission of the author.Illustrated, with a frontispiece and an additional six plates.With the...

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1918 - 1920 2 Vol South Seas and Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson
1918 - 1920 2 Vol South Seas and Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson

Price: £25.00

Two volumes of Robert Louis Stevenson's work.The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables is a collection of short stories. The title derives from the local name given to a group of waves in the title short story, not from the Merry Men...

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1918 2Vols Algernon Charles Swinburne Letters Poet Edmund Gosse First Edition
1918 2Vols Algernon Charles Swinburne Letters Poet Edmund Gosse First Edition

Price: £130.00

A two volume first edition of The Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne.Very rare in the original dustwrappers.Edited by author, critic and poet Sir Edmund William Gosse, as well as noted bibliophile Thomas James Wise, included here...

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1918 3vols The History of Henry Fielding Wilbur L Cross Illustrated
1918 3vols The History of Henry Fielding Wilbur L Cross Illustrated

Price: £160.00

The first edition of Wilbur Cross' History of Henry Fielding. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Illustrated throughout all three volumes with thirty five...

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1918 A Westminster Pilgrim
1918 A Westminster Pilgrim

Price: £40.00

A charming memoir of organist and teacher Sir Frederick Bridge. Sir Frederick Bridge presents his memoirs in this charming volume, chronicling his life as the organist at Westminster Abbey,...

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1919 2 Vol Henry Festing Jones Samuel Butler Author of Erewhoon A Memoir Illus
1919 2 Vol Henry Festing Jones Samuel Butler Author of Erewhoon A Memoir Illus

Price: £24.00

A copy of Henry Festing Jones' Samuel Butler: A Memoir.With 23 plates.Author of the famous Utopian satire Erewhon, Samuel Butler was a Victorian author known for research into English orthodoxy, literary and art history,...

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1919 Karl Mantzius Min Far Og Jeg Af Gamle Familiepairer Facsimilies Danish
1919 Karl Mantzius Min Far Og Jeg Af Gamle Familiepairer Facsimilies Danish

Price: £150.00

An attractively bound first edition of this memoir by Karl Mantzius.First Edition.With eighteen plates, and four pages of folding facsimiles of letters and a theatrical advertisement.In Danish.Karl Mantzius was a Danish actor, stage...

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1919-20 2vols My Diaries Being a Personal Narrative of Events W S Blunt Egypt
1919-20 2vols My Diaries Being a Personal Narrative of Events W S Blunt Egypt

Price: £160.00

The first edition of Wilfird Scawen Blunt's autobiography.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume.The first volume dictates...

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1920 2vol The Letters of William James Henry James Biography Illustrated
1920 2vol The Letters of William James Henry James Biography Illustrated

Price: £44.99

A collection of the correspondances of philosopher Henry James. With vignette illustrations and frontispiece portraits to each volume. Collected and edited by his son Henry. Complete in two volumes.

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1920 2vols Scawen Blunt My Diaries Being A Personal Narrative of Events First ed
1920 2vols Scawen Blunt My Diaries Being A Personal Narrative of Events First ed

Price: £120.00

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's autobiographical work.Complete in two volumes.The first edition of both volumes.Illustrated, with a frontispiece to each volume.The first volume dictates Blunt's life from 1888-1900 and the second from 1900-1914.Wilfrid...

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1920 2vols The Life of Sir John Leake Martin-Leake Callender Illustrated
1920 2vols The Life of Sir John Leake Martin-Leake Callender Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A fascinating two volume biography of the Royal Navy officer and politician, and one of the most prominent flag officers of King William and Queen Anne’ s wars, Admiral Sir John Leake. ...

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1920 8vol Diary Of Samuel Pepys Edited With Additions By Wheatley With Portrait
1920 8vol Diary Of Samuel Pepys Edited With Additions By Wheatley With Portrait

Price: £390.00

A handsome set of The Diary of Samuel Pepys with a portrait of Pepys to frontispiece of of volume one, from the pictures by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Transcribed by the late Rev....

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1920 Arthur Richmond Taber Biography Aviation Sydney Richmond Taber First
1920 Arthur Richmond Taber Biography Aviation Sydney Richmond Taber First

Price: £120.00

A first edition of this biography of the American pilot Arthur Richmond Taber, written by his father. With numerous monochrome photographs throughout. Privately printed in New Jersey.

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1920 The Life of Charles Silvester Horne Selbie 1st Ed Uncommon Illustrated
1920 The Life of Charles Silvester Horne Selbie 1st Ed Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £24.00

An uncommon yet fascinating biography of Charles Silvester Horne; a renowned orator, Congregationalist minister, and M.P. for Ipswich. This copy is undated, dated using Copac. A pleasing first...

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1921 Hans Kaarsberg Memoirer Person Og Tidsbilleder Memoir First Edition Scarce
1921 Hans Kaarsberg Memoirer Person Og Tidsbilleder Memoir First Edition Scarce

Price: £65.00

A scarce first edition of the memoirs of Hans Kaarsberg.First Edition in the original Danish.Hans Kaarsberg was a Danish writer who wrote several short stories and travel descriptions. With the bookplate of Jens Christian Hostrup II,...

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1921 Marcel Schwob Vies Imaginaires Limited Edition Frontis by Jean Lebedeff
1921 Marcel Schwob Vies Imaginaires Limited Edition Frontis by Jean Lebedeff

Price: £260.00

A handomsely bound limited edition of this French work of fictional biographies.The frontispiece is by Jean Lebedeff, the Russian artist who lived and worked in France. This is number 772 of the limited edition.The work was first published...

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1921 Napoleon G. Lacour-Gayet Biography French Colour Illustrations
1921 Napoleon G. Lacour-Gayet Biography French Colour Illustrations

Price: £95.00

This is an illustrated history of Napoleon.Printed in French.Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe....

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1922 10vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Whitman Bennett Binding
1922 10vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Whitman Bennett Binding

Price: £1,900.00

An attractively-bound copy of Boswell's famous Life of Johnson.With a biographical introduction by Clemence Shorter.Illustrated throughout with fiifty-three plates (collated complete).Bound by Whitman Bennett.  Temple Bar...

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1922 2Vols Lady Palmerston Her Times Mabell Countess Airlie First Edition
1922 2Vols Lady Palmerston Her Times Mabell Countess Airlie First Edition

Price: £60.00

A two volume first edition of Mabell, Countess of Airlie's account of the life of Lady Cowper, latterly Lady Palmerston.Cowper was the mistress, and subsequently the wife,  of the 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served...

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1922 Distinguished Sons of Cruden Adam Mackay Gordon Kilcour Thomas Smith Bruce
1922 Distinguished Sons of Cruden Adam Mackay Gordon Kilcour Thomas Smith Bruce

Price: £24.99

A collection of short biographies of eminent characters of Cruden, Scotland.Illustrated with five portraits.Including biographies of General Patrick Gordon, Bishop Robert Kilgour, Honourable Thomas Smith, Sir Hugh Gilzean-Reid, Doctor...

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1922 Gehard Gran Alexander L Kielland Og Hans Samtid Illustrated Colour Plates
1922 Gehard Gran Alexander L Kielland Og Hans Samtid Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this biography of Alexander Kielland.With four coloured plates and a coloured frontispiece.Gerhard Gran was a Norwegian literary historian, professor, magazine editor, essayist and biographer.Alexander Kielland...

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1922 Glimpses of Authors by Caroline Ticknor with Illustrations First Edition
1922 Glimpses of Authors by Caroline Ticknor with Illustrations First Edition

Price: £37.99

A collection of fascinating insights of some of the most popular authors in Literature, by Caroline Ticknor.With illustrations.With a portrait of Caroline Ticknor to the front of the volume.

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1922 Louisa Crowninshield Bacon Reminscences Autobiography American Family
1922 Louisa Crowninshield Bacon Reminscences Autobiography American Family

Price: £35.00

A autobiographical work by Louisa Crowninshield Bacon.Part of the illustrious Crowninshield family, known primarily for their contributions to seafaring, miltary and political leadership, as well as their literary work, Louisa Crowninshield...

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1922 More Max Beerbohm Essays Satire Royalty Convent Garden Food Halls Critic
1922 More Max Beerbohm Essays Satire Royalty Convent Garden Food Halls Critic

Price: £35.00

A collection of essays on a variety of subjects.Includes works on Convent Garden, Madame Tussads and music halls. Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956) was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist.

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1922 Sir Sidney Lee A Life Of William Shakespeare With Portraits And Facsimiles
1922 Sir Sidney Lee A Life Of William Shakespeare With Portraits And Facsimiles

Price: £18.99

A Life of William Shakespeare by Sir Sidney Lee, illustrated with eight portraits and facsimiles, including a portrait of Shakespeare to frontispiece. Third edition of the revised edition (rewritten and enlarged). With a foldout...

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1923 LOUIS XIV Memoires pour les annees 1661 et 1666
1923 LOUIS XIV Memoires pour les annees 1661 et 1666

Price: £36.99

A half vellum hardback, with leather on the spine and gilt lettering. A limited edition (number 1,875 of 2,500) of Louix XIV's memoirs with an introduction and notes by Longon. This book was previously owned by Ronald Lindsay. Most...

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1923 Robert Owen A Biography By Frank Podmore Forty Illustrations And Facsimiles
1923 Robert Owen A Biography By Frank Podmore Forty Illustrations And Facsimiles

Price: £19.99

Robert Owen A Biography by Frank Podmore, with forty-six illustrations and facsimiles including a portrait of Owen to frontispiece.  A reprint of the 1906 two volume first edition in one volume. Robert Owen (1771 - 1858)...

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1923 The Book of Lovat Claud Fraser by Haldane Macfall Illustrated Biography
1923 The Book of Lovat Claud Fraser by Haldane Macfall Illustrated Biography

Price: £89.99

A biography of Claud Lovat Fraser by the art critic Haldane Macfall. First edition. Claud Lovat Fraser (15 May 1890 London 18 June 1921, Dymchurch) was an English artist, designer and author. Illustrated throughout with the work...

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1923 The Book of Lovat Claud Fraser Haldane Macfall Illustrated Dustwrapper
1923 The Book of Lovat Claud Fraser Haldane Macfall Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

A lovely example of this work A biography of the artist Claud Lovat Fraser. Written by the art critic, Haldane Macfall. Illustrated with 21 plates. Collated complete. In addition there are...

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1923 The Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell 1896-1907
1923 The Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell 1896-1907

Price: £160.00

A collection of letters from George Meredith to Alice Meynell.This Edition is limited to 850 copies, on Ingres paper, for England and America, of which 780 are for sale. The type has been distributed. This is number 563.

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1924 2vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell 2 of complete 3 volumes
1924 2vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell 2 of complete 3 volumes

Price: £39.99

An incomplete set of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell.Together with A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.Two of the complete three volumes.A reprint of the first edition to which are added Mr. Boswell's corrections and additions,...

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1924 6vol The Lives of the Rakes Chancellor E Beresford Charles II
1924 6vol The Lives of the Rakes Chancellor E Beresford Charles II

Price: £225.00

A collection of biographies of infamously rakish men throughout history.Including: Volume I: Old Rowley (King Charles II)Volume II: The Restoration RakesVolume III: Col. Charters and the Duke of WhartonVolume IV: The Hell Fire ClubVolume...

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1924 Anatole France Le Livre de Mon Ami Calf
1924 Anatole France Le Livre de Mon Ami Calf

Price: £30.00

A copy of France's Le Livre de Mon Ami.With original paper cover.Anatole France (1844 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several...

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1924 E J Banfield My Tropic Isle Illustrated Original Cloth Frontispiece
1924 E J Banfield My Tropic Isle Illustrated Original Cloth Frontispiece

Price: £35.00

One of the charming accounts of Edmund Banfield, concerning his life on Dunk Island off North Queensland. Having left his job as a journalist due to ill health, Banfield and his wife obtained a 30 year lease of 320 acres of land on...

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1924 George Baxter The Picture Printer C T Courtney Lewis Limited Ed First Illus
1924 George Baxter The Picture Printer C T Courtney Lewis Limited Ed First Illus

Price: £55.00

An illustrated biographical work on George Baxter.This work highlights the works of painter George Baxter throughout his career.Illustrated throughout, with numerous plates, some of which are colour.Number 485 of 1000 copies printed....

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1924 MARECHAL FORCE Duc de la FORCE Signed First
1924 MARECHAL FORCE Duc de la FORCE Signed First

Price: £47.99

A signed first edition of the twelfth duc de La Force's biography of his ancestor, Jacques Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force, including a letter by the author. With a bookbinder's stamp for G. Schroedel to the verso of the front...

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1924 Master Richard Quyny Edgar I Fripp Shakespeare Interest First Dustwrapper
1924 Master Richard Quyny Edgar I Fripp Shakespeare Interest First Dustwrapper

Price: £435.00

The first edition of this biography of Shakespeare's friend Richard Quyny [Quiney]First edition.With three plates. With the scarce dustwrapper. Richard Quiney was a friend of William Shakespeare in his childhood and life in Stratford...

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1924 Richard Parkes Bonington Life and Work Dubuisson First Limited Edition Illustrated
1924 Richard Parkes Bonington Life and Work Dubuisson First Limited Edition Illustrated

Price: £135.00

A first limited edition of this fascinating study of the English Romantic landscape painter Richard Parkes Bonington. This monograph provides a coherent and fascinating introduction to Bonington's...

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1924 Robert Louis Stevenson Some Personal Recollections Lord Guthrie Illustrated
1924 Robert Louis Stevenson Some Personal Recollections Lord Guthrie Illustrated

Price: £12.99

A selection of fond memories of one of Britain's greatest writers from a close friend. With a frontispiece and several further plates, and illustrations in the text. This volume is a reprint of an Edition de Luxe limited to 500...

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1924 Robert Smith Surtees by Himself and ED Cumming
1924 Robert Smith Surtees by Himself and ED Cumming

Price: £19.99

A biography of the editor, novelist, and sporting writer Robert Smith Surtees; compiled by E.D. Cummings using much material from Surtees himself.His comic personalities such as 'Mr. Jorrocks' and 'Geordie' are regarded as masterful...

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1924 W S GILBERT Life & Letters Dark Grey MUSICALS
1924 W S GILBERT Life & Letters Dark Grey MUSICALS

Price: £79.99

Bound in green cloth, a nice copy of this excellent biography of the great W. S. Gilbert in a scarce dustwrapper. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for...

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1925 2Vols The Earl of Chesterfield Letters To His Son Ltd Ed Whitman Bennet
1925 2Vols The Earl of Chesterfield Letters To His Son Ltd Ed Whitman Bennet

Price: £1,100.00

The limited so-called Beau Brummell edition of the correspondance between the Earl of Chesterfield and his illegitimate son, In a Whitman Bennet binding.The letters were originally published by the widow of his son, Eugenia Stanhope....

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1925 The Book of Gallant Vagabonds Henry Beston With Illustrations
1925 The Book of Gallant Vagabonds Henry Beston With Illustrations

Price: £59.99

A collection of tales of wanderers and adventurers. Including stories of Edward John Trelawney, John Ledyard, Belzoni and more. First edition. With map endpapers and portraits of the men mentioned.

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1926 2 vols Isabella D'este Marchioness of Mantua Julia Cartwright Illustrated
1926 2 vols Isabella D'este Marchioness of Mantua Julia Cartwright Illustrated

Price: £52.00

A comprehensive history of Isabella D'Este.In two volumes. With 18 full page illustrations.Isabella d'Este was Marchesa of Mantua and was a major cultural and political figure during the Italian Renaissance. She served as the regent...

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1926 3vol Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell Glover Dobson Railton Illustrated
1926 3vol Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell Glover Dobson Railton Illustrated

Price: £110.00

A copiously illustrated copy of James Boswell's notable biography of Samuel Johnson, in an attractive cloth binding with charming mapped endpapers. Collated complete with numerous illustrations...

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1926 A Wiltshire Parson and His Friends William Lisle Bowles Garland Greever
1926 A Wiltshire Parson and His Friends William Lisle Bowles Garland Greever

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this biography of William Lisle Bowes. Together with four hitherto unidentified reviews by Coleridge.

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1926 From Man to Man Perhaps Only Olive Schreiner First Edition
1926 From Man to Man Perhaps Only Olive Schreiner First Edition

Price: £24.00

Olive Schreiner's interesting novel of social commentary of women in the mid-nineteenth-century. 'From Man to Man' is an interesting novel about two sisters, Rebekah and Bertie. They're both...

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1926 The Autobiography of John Payne of Villon Society Illustrated Scarce
1926 The Autobiography of John Payne of Villon Society Illustrated Scarce

Price: £54.99

A scarce copy of this biography of the author John Payne. Limited to two hundred copies. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1926-31 5vols Diary of a Country Parson edited by John Beresford
1926-31 5vols Diary of a Country Parson edited by John Beresford

Price: £170.00

A set of the Diary of a Country Parson : the Reverend James Woodforde. Complete in five volumes.Volume I covers the years 1758-1781, Volume II covers the years 1782-1787, Volume III covers the years 1788-1792, Volume IV covers...

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1927 2vols The Greville Diary Edited by Philip Whitwell Wilson Illustrated
1927 2vols The Greville Diary Edited by Philip Whitwell Wilson Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A set of The Greville Diary edited by Philip Whitwell Wilson.Complete in two volumes.Including passages hitherto withheld from publication.Illustrated.

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1927 Clemence Dane The Dearly Beloved Of Benjamin Cobb Signed Ltd Ed. Selbourne
1927 Clemence Dane The Dearly Beloved Of Benjamin Cobb Signed Ltd Ed. Selbourne

Price: £18.00

A signed limited edition of this novella by Clemence Dane, aka Winfred Ashton, from the Selbourne collction.Winfred began writing during the First World War, her first work being Regiment of Women, a study of life at a girl's school....

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1927 First US Edition 2 Volumes Joseph Conrad Life and Letters Illustrations
1927 First US Edition 2 Volumes Joseph Conrad Life and Letters Illustrations

Price: £80.00

First American edition of Conrad's life and letters.With 18 illustrations including two portrait frontispieces. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language....

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1927 Four Good Men Newport J. D. WHITE 1st Ed
1927 Four Good Men  Newport J. D. WHITE  1st Ed

Price: £167.99

A bright, clean first edition of Four Good Men with an inscription from the author, Newport J.D. White. Bound in card. First Edition. With an ink inscription from Newport J. D. White, dated 3rd Sept 1927. This book is four biographical...

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

Price: £140.00

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

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

Price: £89.99

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

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

Price: £69.99

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

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

Price: £99.99

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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

Price: £45.00

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

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

Price: £125.00

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

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

Price: £425.00

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

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

Price: £19.99

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

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

Price: £26.00

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £83.99

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

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

Price: £130.00

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

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

Price: £75.00

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £99.99

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

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

Price: £80.00

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

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

Price: £34.99

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

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

Price: £59.99

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

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

Price: £14.99

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £395.00

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

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

Price: £110.00

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

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

Price: £99.99

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

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

Price: £25.00

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

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

Price: £120.00

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

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

Price: £115.00

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £125.00

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

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

Price: £83.99

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

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

Price: £78.00

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

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

Price: £20.00

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

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

Price: £29.99

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

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

Price: £22.99

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

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

Price: £120.00

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

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

Price: £205.00

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

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

Price: £90.00

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

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

Price: £24.99

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

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

Price: £125.00

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

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

Price: £125.00

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

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

Price: £795.00

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

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1931 Flying Dutchman
1931 Flying Dutchman

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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

Price: £24.00

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

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

Price: £80.00

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

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

Price: £48.00

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

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

Price: £90.00

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

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1932 BUTLERIANA Samuel BUTLER Illustrated
1932 BUTLERIANA Samuel BUTLER Illustrated

Price: £89.99

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

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

Price: £100.00

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

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

Price: £40.00

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

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