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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

Price: £89.99

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 James First Marquess of Montrose 1612-1650 J Sime Bibliographical Society
1903 James First Marquess of Montrose 1612-1650 J Sime Bibliographical Society

Price: £70.00

A biographical work from the seventeenth century, bound in a reproduction of a contemporary binding. This biography on James, First Marquess of Montrose has been taken from the Bishop Wishart's...

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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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1903-04 4vol English Dance of Death Johnny Newcome Real Life in Ireland Illus
1903-04 4vol English Dance of Death Johnny Newcome Real Life in Ireland Illus

Price: £94.00

A collection of three works by William Combe, David Roberts, and Pierce Egan, illustrated with colour plates throughout. In four volumes. 'The English Dance of Death', an entertaining poem...

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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 2 Vols Confessions of ROUSSEAU Autobiography Hedouin
1904 2 Vols Confessions of ROUSSEAU Autobiography Hedouin

Price: £79.99

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a major French philosopher, who's political writings influenced the French Revolution and is still significant today. His writings, in particular The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau, had...

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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 Kate Greenaway
1905 Kate Greenaway

Price: £20.00

A first trade edition copy of this fascinating biography of the renowned Victorian artist and writer best known for her children's book illustrations, Kate Greenaway. This biography was written...

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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 Mrs Gaskell and Knutsford George A. Payne Second Edition Signed
1905 Mrs Gaskell and Knutsford George A. Payne Second Edition Signed

Price: £44.99

An insightful account into both the life of Elizabeth Gaskell, as well as the picturesque town of Knutsford. Second edition. Neatly signed in ink by the author. Featuring several illustrations.

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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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1905 The Homes of Tennyson
1905 The Homes of Tennyson

Price: £80.00

A lovely first edition copy of this charming account of the homes of Tennyson; described by Arthur Paterson and painted by Helen Allingham. Complete with author's adverts to the rear of the...

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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 3Vol The Diary of John Evelyn First Maps Portraits Plates
1906 3Vol The Diary of John Evelyn First Maps Portraits Plates

Price: £160.00

With three maps, 14 tissue-guarded portrait plates, and 38 plates of scenic illustrations of his gardens and travels.Additional interesting information includes a folding genealogy of Evelyn's family, three facsimiles of titlepages...

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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 Nadir Shah Sir Mortimer Durand Illus Folding Plates Turkoman Soldier Scarce
1908 Nadir Shah Sir Mortimer Durand Illus Folding Plates Turkoman Soldier Scarce

Price: £75.00

A very scarce copy of Sir Mortimer Durand's biographical works on the life and times of Nadir Shah. A very scarce copy of this biographical work on the life and times of the Turkoman Soldier,...

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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

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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

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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 H Hobert Cust
1910 2vol The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Robert H Hobert Cust

Price: £44.99

A new version of the autobiography of Italian artist and musician Benvenuto Cellini, edited by Robert H. Hobart Cust. First edition thus. The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini was started in the year 1558 at the age of 58 and...

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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 Biography of Lady Hamilton in French Fauchier-Magnan with Plates
1910 Biography of Lady Hamilton in French Fauchier-Magnan with Plates

Price: £59.99

A biography of Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson. Fourth edition. With numerous plates throughout (including frontispiece portrait). Vignette title page.

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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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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 2vol Life and Times of Cavour Thayer First UK Edition Scarce Illustrated
1911 2vol Life and Times of Cavour Thayer First UK Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A scarce first UK edition of William Roscoe Thayer's fascinating biography of Camillo Benso, the Count of Cavour, published in the same year as the first US edition. Complete in two volumes....

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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 6vol My Memoirs by Alexandre Dumas Waller Lang Illustrated
1912 6vol My Memoirs by Alexandre Dumas Waller Lang Illustrated

Price: £240.00

A fascinating and amusing translated copy of the notable French writer Alexandre Dumas' Memoirs, complete in six volumes. Alexandre Dumas was one of the most prolific and widely read French...

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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

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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 2vol The Life of David Lloyd George J H Edwards Volume I and III Biography
1913 2vol The Life of David Lloyd George J H Edwards Volume I and III Biography

Price: £19.99

Two volumes of the biography of Welsh politician David Lloyd George (prior to his term as Prime Minister during World War I), along with a history of Wales. David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (17...

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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 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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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 2vol The Life of William Morris John W. Mackail Textiles Illustrated
1920 2vol The Life of William Morris John W. Mackail Textiles Illustrated

Price: £65.00

An interesting biography of John Mackail's biography on his friend William Morris, the popular textile designer and author. Complete in two volumes. A biography about William Morris. William...

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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 J. B. YEATS Letters to his Son and Others 1869-1922 First Edition
1922 J. B. YEATS Letters to his Son and Others 1869-1922 First Edition

Price: £99.99

A scarce collection of the correspondence between John Butler Yeats, his son, and other figures, surrounding literary, artistic, social and political topics. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece of a self-portrait of Yeats at...

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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 8vol in 3 Diary of Samuel Pepys India-Paper Edition Illustrated Scarce Dustwrapper
1923 8vol in 3 Diary of Samuel Pepys India-Paper Edition Illustrated Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £160.00

In lovely

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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 Intimate Papers of Colonel House Charles Seymour Plates First
1926 2 Vols Intimate Papers of Colonel House Charles Seymour Plates First

Price: £70.00

A compilation of the papers of Colonel House, who was advisor and a friend to President Woodrow Wilson.First edition, complete in two volumes.With a photographic frontispiece in each; 8 plates in Vol I; and 9 plates in Vol II:...

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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 2vol The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922 Illustrated
1926 2vol The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922 Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A collection of the correspondences of Sir Walter Raleigh, scholar, poet and author. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. He was Professor of English Literature at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh (188587),...

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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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