BENTLEY, EDMUND CLERIHEW & CHESTERTON, G.K: Biography for Beginners being a collection of Miscellaneous Examples for the Use of Upper Forms.

London: T. Werner Laurie, 1925. 3rd edition. Plates with facing verse throughout. 4to (10 x 7 3/4 inches), unpaginated. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards printed in brown. 2 1/2 inch tear into one leaf without loss, a little light foxing; the binding very clean.


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BIOGRAPHICAL TREASURY: MAUNDER, SAMUEL: The Biographical Treasury. Consisting of Memoirs, Sketches, or brief notices of the Lives of Eminent Persons, of all Ages and Nations ....

Item No. 17143

London: Longman, Green, 1838. Frontispiece. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 853-pages printed in double column. Contemporary half brown calf, marbled boards. Spine decorated in gilt on raised bands and blocked in blind in compartments, with burgundy lettering piece. Prelims foxed. Overall very good.


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CARDINAL ALBERONI: MISSY, JEAN ROUSSET DE: The History of Cardinal Alberoni: Chief Favorite of Their Catholic Majesties and Universal Minister of the Spanish Monarchy from his Birth to the Year 1719. To which is added Considerations upon the Present State of the Spanish Monarchy.

Item No. 8003

London: for Sam. Illidge (& others), 1719. First edition in English. Engraved portrait. 8vo, pp. 264, contemporary full speckled calf, rebacked at an early date, gilt ruled within raised bands, lettering piece. Upper joint cracked but firm, some chipping along upper joint, corners rubbed. Contemporary signature, Edward Hopkins, on title.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774-1844).


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CECIL ALDIN: Time I was Dead. Pages from My Autobiography.

Item No. 15250

Item No. 15250

Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1934. No. 89 of a Limited Edition of 100 copies signed by Aldin. Plates, some coloured. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 389-pages. Publisher's quarter crimson morocco, red cloth boards; light fading to spine, binding a little spotted here and there but overall a very good copy.


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JOHN ANSTIE: HAYCOCK, LORNA: John Anstie of Devizes 1743-1830. An Eighteenth-Century Wiltshire Clothier.

Stroud: Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society in association with Alan Sutton Publishing, 1991. First edition. Black & white photographic illustrations. 8vo, pp.xii:116, softcover; ink name and white address sticker to inside front cover; newspaper cutting pasted to inside back cover; generally very good.


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ANNE BOLEYN: BENGER, MISS: Memoirs of the Life of Anne Boleyn, Queen of Henry VIII. Second edition.

Item No. 15199

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Two volumes in one. Engraved portrait to each volume. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: 300:305, 19th Century grained cloth with morocco lettering piece. Rubbed, large portion of backstrip detached at one joint, foxing to prelims., first title partly detached.


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GERALD BRENAN: Personal Record 1920-1972.

London: Cape, 1974. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 381-pages. Original cloth; very good in edge rubbed dust jacket. Bookplate. £20.00

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GERALD BRENAN: FIELDING, XAN (Editor): Best of Friends. The Brenan-Partridge Letters.

Item No. 17303

London: Chatto & Windus, 1986. First edition. Plates. 8vo, 252-pages. Original cloth; very good in like dust jacket which is slightly bruised at headband.


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GERALD BRENAN: GATHORNE-HARDY, JONATHAN: The Interior Castle. A Life of Gerald Brenan.

Item No. 17299

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 660-pages. Original cloth, some tanning to page edges else very good in very good dust jacket.


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QUEEN CAROLINE: ANON: The Life of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Caroline.

Item No. 17979

London: by and for Geo. Smeeton, 1820. First edition. 8vo (8 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches), 24-pages. Disbound from a larger volume of pamphlets. Very rare; no copy cited on Copac.


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BENVENUTO CELLINI: Life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine Artist, Written by Himself. Translated by Thomas Nugent. In Two Volumes.

London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828. Two volumes 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), each of 323-pages. 19th Century half olive calf with crimson lettering pieces. Some rubbing & scuffing but overall good.


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MRS CHAPMAN: YOUNG, RUTH: Mrs. Chapman's Portrait. A Beauty of Bath of the 18th Century.

Bath: George Gregory, 1926. Portraits. 8vo, pp. xii:158, original linen-backed boards, with labels; binding browned. Inscription on front free-endpaper.


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CHARLES XII, KING OF SWEDEN: VOLTAIRE [FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET DE]: The History of Charles XII, King of Sweden. Translated from the French. The Second Edition, Corrected.

Item No. 7900

London: for Alexander Lyon, 1732. Engraved portrait, engraved folding map. 8vo, pp. xi:371:(1), contemporary full tan calf, sides ruled in gilt, rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, hinges cracked but firm. Corner torn from corner of front free endpaper. Internally a crisp copy.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir John Eden Bart (1740-1812).


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RANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL: CHURCHILL, RANDOLPH S: Winston S. Churchill. Volume II Young Statesmam 1901 - 1914 plus the three companion volumes.

Item No. 16895

London: Heinemann, 1967. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 775-pages. Original red cloth. Front free endpaper creased else very good. Together with the 3 companion volumes to this volume, all first editions published in 1969. All very good in dust jackets apart from volume 3 which has the jacket partly adhered to the binding.. They are: Part 1 1901-1907; Part 2 1907-1911; and Part 3 1911-1914; a total of 2159-pages.

Very heavy, extra postage will be requested.


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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL: CHURCHILL, RANDOLPH & GILBERT, MARTIN: Winston S. Churchill. Volumes 1-5 : 1, Youth 1874-1900; 2, Young Statesman 1901-1914; 3,1914-1916; 4, 1916-1922; & 5, 1922-1939.

Item No. 16802

London: Heinemann, 1966. Published 1966-1976. Volume 3 a first reprint, other volumes first editions. Thick 8vo. Numerous plates. Original red cloth, no dust jackets. A little bruising to the headband of Volume 1. Generally excellent and sharp.

Very heavy - extra postage will be requested.


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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL: GILBERT, MARTIN: Finest Hour, Winston Spencer Churchill 1939 - 1941 & Road to Victory Winston Spencer Churchill 1941-1945.

Item No. 17690

London: Heinemann, 1982 & 1986. First editions. Two volumes. Photographic plates. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), pages: 1308 & 1417, original cloth . Excellent in very good dust jackets. Very heavy; extra ovrseas postage will be requested.


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WILLIAM COWPER: HAYLEY, WILLIAM: The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper Esqr. A New and Enlarged Edition.

Item No. 8021

Chichester: Printed by J. Seagrave for J. Johnson, 1806. Engraved portrait. Four volumes, 8vo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines gilt with lettering and numbering pieces (lacking part of numbering piece on Volume 1). Edges and corners rubbed, joints rubbed, a few short cracks but hinges firm. Puncture to blank margin of title to Volume 4, some foxing.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Robert Johnson Eden (1774-1844).


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CHARLES H. DAVIES: D., C.H. (i.e. Charles H. Davies): Recollections of a Bolton Grammar School Boy. C.H.D. 1856-1865.

[Privately Printed: 1907] Frontispiece and portrait. Small 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 87-pages. Original maroon cloth blocked in white; binding unevenly faded.


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JOHN DONNE: WALTON, IZAAK: The Lives of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert to which are added some Letters written by Mr George Herbert, at his being in Cambridge: with others to his Mother, the Lady Magdalen Herbert, written by John Donne, afterwards Dean of St. Pauls.

London: by Tho. Newcomb for Richard Marriett, 1670. First collected edition. 4 engraved portraits. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: (12):88:79:(1):56, 77-140:104, lacking the blanks A1 and A8 as often, early full tan calf spine gilt in compartments, light chipping to headband else sound. Some dustmarking and browning to title, old name on upper margin.


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WALTON, IZAAK: The Lives of Dr. John Donne .... George Herbert ... to which are added the autographs of these eminent men.

London: John Major, 1825. Engraved frontispiece, portraits and plates. Separate title pages to each life but continuous pagination. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: xviii:503, 19th Century half burgundy roan; very rubbed but sound. Foxing to prelims otherwise internally very good.


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JOHN DONNE: WALTON, IZAAK: The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert and Dr. Robert Sanderson.

Item No. 17740

London: Bell & Daldry, 1864. Engraved portrait. Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), 403-pages. Contemporary full crimson prize calf, decorative gilt framework on sides, that on the upper cover enclosing the name of the Forest School blocked in gilt within a floral garland, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt; some edge rubbing, spine gilt dulled, overall very good. Prize inscription on front pastedown.


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EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES: BICKNELL, ALEXANDER: The History of Edward Prince of Wales, Commonly Termed the Black Prince, Eldest Son of King Edward the Third with a Short View of the Reigns of Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, and A Summary Account of the Institution of the Order of the Garter.

Item No. 10184

London: for J. Bew, 1776. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, pp. xvi:352, contemporary full calf with lettering piece. Heavy foxing. Upper cover detached having been attached at some stage with sellotape, this leaving the usual residue both to the binding and endpapers and to the inner margin of the recto of the portrait with some slight show through on blank inner margin of verso. Very old auction lot number label on upper cover. Anonymous.


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EMINENT PERSONS: ANON: Ernest Lives. Biographies of Remarkable Men and Women.

Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, 1898. Portrait. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches), 224-pages. Contemporary full tan prize calf, decorative gilt rule to sides, spine gilt in compartments, black lettering piece. The arms of Wesley College, Sheffield, in gilt on upper cover; prize label on front pastedown. Very good.


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EMINENT PERSONS: AUBREY, JOHN: Letters written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries .... and Lives of Eminent Men...the whole now first published from the originals in the Bodleian Library ....

London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813. First edition. Volume 1 & Volume 2 Part 1 (lacking the third volume i.e. Volume 2, Part 2). Two volumes 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xxiii:304 & 352, recent grey buckram, unlettered. Browning to titles. Totally uncut therefore with full margins.


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JAMES A GARFIELD: THAYER, WILLIAM M: From Log Cabin to White House: The Story of President Garfield's Life.

Item No. 17180

London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1897. 49th edition. Portrait, . 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 348-pages. Contemporary full burgundy calf, sides with decorative gilt border, upper cover blocked in gilt "The Grange School, Eastbourne". Spine gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct. A "Holiday Task Prize" inscription dated 1898 on verso of front free endpaper. Spine a little dulled.


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Item No. 17838

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 402-pages, original cloth. Fine in like dust jacket which is now in a removable plastic sleeve.


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DAVID GARNETT: The Flowers of the Forest. Being Volume Two of The Golden Echo.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1955. First edition. Portrait, plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 251-pages. Original plum cloth; spine gilt dulled else very good.


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MRS MARGARET GODOLPHIN: EVELYN, JOHN: The Life of Mrs Godolphin. Now first published and Edited by Samuel Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Item No. 17171

London: William Pickering, 1847. Portrait with tissue guard. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: xviii:265. Contemporary brown calf extensively blocked in blind, spine with crimson lettering piece, all edges red. Some light rubbing, chip out of the surface of the leather at base of spine. Overall attractive and well and solidly bound.


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LORD HILL: SIDNEY, EDWIN: The Life of Lord Hill, G.C.B. Late Commander of the Forces.

Item No. 17484

London: John Murray, 1845. First edition. Engraved portrait and title vignette. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), pages: xv:395:1, 19th Century half red roan, gilt ruled and lettered direct; some scuffing, crack at one inner joint but very firm. Some spotting to portrait but overall good. Bound with the half-title.


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ELIZABETH HUMPHREYS: HUMPHREYS, ROBIN: Elizabeth Humphreys, 1904-1990. A Memoir.

[Privately Printed] 1992. Plates. 8vo ( 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 66-pages. Original blue cloth; narrow band of light fading to upper cover else excellent. Inscribed by the author.


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ANGELA HUTH: Not the Whole Story, a Memoir.

London: Constable, 2018. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 311-pages, original cloth; fine in like unclipped dust jacket.


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SAMUEL JOHNSON: BOSWELL, JAMES: The Life of Samuel Johnson. The First Edition, 1791, Reprinted Verbatim ... and illustrated with twenty photogravure etchings, fifty half-tone plates and a facsimile autograph letter.

London: Privately Printed for the Navarre Society, 1924. Limited edition of 2000. 3 volumes 8vo (9 x 6 inches), contemporary half crushed dark blue morocco, spines with raised bands and gilt lettered direct, top edges gilt. A plain binding but strong and in excellent condition. Some foxing to prelims and edges of text blocks, Gift inscription on front free endpaper of Volume 1.


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SAMUEL JOHNSON: BOSWELL, JAMES: The Life of Samuel Johnson. The fifth edition. Volume 3 only (of 4).

Item No. 17805

London: T. Cadell, 1807. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches), 480-pages. Contemporary full marbled tan calf, spine gilt with red & green lettering pieces; rubbed. Bound with the half-title. Old name on front pastedown.


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SAMUEL JOHNSON: BOSWELL, JAMES: The Life of Samuel Johnson comprehending An Account of His Studies and Numerous Works .... His Epistolary Correspondence .....

Item No. 12691

London: Routledge, Warne, 1859. 4 volumes bound as 2. Extra engraved titles. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments. A trifle rubbed but overall very attractive. Some damp markig to prelims of Volume 2. Engraved title only to Volume 4 (printed title omitted by binder).


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SAMUEL JOHNSON: BOSWELL, JAMES [Edited by John Wilson Croker]: Life of Johnson: including their Tour to the Hebrides. New Edition.

Item No. 16288

London: John Murray, 1876. Engraved portraits, extra engraved title, plates. Tall 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 inches), 874-pages. Contemporaryu half dark brown morocco, marbled boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Some light rubbing to extremities; overall strongly and well bound, internally very clean.


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CHARLES LAMB: TALFOURD, THOMAS NOON: The Letters of Charles Lamb with a Sketch of His Life.

Item No. 17186

London: Edward Moxon, 1837. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispieces with tissue guards. Two volumes 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), pages: x:335 & 338. Very attractive contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments and with black and crimson lettering pieces. Foxing to prelims and portraits, the body of the text however unaffected. Gilt to spines dulled however still very pleasing and in excelent condition.


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WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR: Letters of Walter Savage Landor, Private and Public, Edited by Stephen Wheeler. Extra Illustrated, Finely Bound.

Item No. 14518

London: Duckworth, 1899. First edition. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 369-pages. Contemporary full crushed green morocco, triple gilt rules to sides with floral corner ornaments, spine floral gilt within four compartments with raised bands, lettered direct in the remaining two compartments, all edges gilt, wide inner gilt dentelles, silk endpapers; the binding by Root & Son, London. Slight indentations to upper cover, a few tiny white spots to lower cover; overall a fine & handsome binding in excellent condition.

Apart from the 3 portraits issued with this work the volume has been extra illustrated by a further 40 engraved plates, 10 being views and 30 being portraits; of these 19 are hand-tinted.


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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: BROUGHTON, HARRY: Lawrence of Arabia. The Simple Facts.

Item No. 17861

Wareham, Dorset: the Author, n.d. Photographic plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 15-pages. Original pictorial wrappers; remains of sticker on rear wrapper.


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JOHN LOCKE: WATSON, GEORGE (Editor): Remarks on John Locke by Thomas Burnet with Locke's Replies.

Item No. 16887

Doncaster: Brynmill Press, 1989. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), 93-pages, original cloth in faded dust jacket. Signature on front free endpaper, a few underlinings in black ink.


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LORD MACAULAY: TREVELYAN, GEORGE OTTO: The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. Second edition with Additions and Corrections.

Item No. 10590

London: Longmans, Green, 1877. Two volumes. 8vo, pp.viii:484 & xv:479, contemporary full 'tree' calf, spines gilt within raised bands, with double lettering pieces,inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled, with gilt arms of Eton College on upper covers.

Joints a little rubbed but firm, head & base of spine of Volume 1 a trifle chipped. Prize label on verso of front free endpaper and Eton presentation inscription on flyleaf. Portrait a little foxed and slightly stained on blank foremargin. Lower fore-corner of upper cover of Volume 1 chipped.


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LORD MACAULAY: TREVELYAN, SIR GEORGE OTTO: The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. New Edition.

London: Longmans, Green, 1888. 8vo, pp. xiv:695, contemporary full tan prize calf, gilt arms of Marlborough College on upper cover, spine gilt in compartments with lettering piece, all edges marbled. Prize insciption on front fly. Some foxing. Generally very good and attractive.


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HOLT MACKENZIE: SPEAR, PERCEVAL: Holt Mackenzie, Forgotten Man of Bengal.

Reprinted from Bengal Past and Present, Diamond Jubilee Number, 1967. Offprint. 4to, pages 24-37, printed wrappers; wrappers worn, some browning. Inscribed by the author and signed at end.


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SIR LEOPOLD McCLINTOCK: MARKHAM, SIR CLEMENTS: The Life of Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock.

London: John Murray, 1909. First edition. Portraits, plates and maps, one folding. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 370-pages, original blue cloth; binding unevenly faded, half square inch hole in backstrip affecting title, several small punctures and headband chipped, internally sound.


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MADAM DE MAINENON: BEAUMELLE, LAURENT ANGLIVIEL DE LA: The Life of Madam de Maintenon. Translated from the French.

Item No. 7938

London: for J. Robinson, G. Woodfall, & Lockyer Davis, 1753. First edition. Part 1 only (Part 2 was published in 1760). Small Large 12mo, pp.xi:263, contemporary full tan calf; rubbed, base of spine chipped, joints cracked but boards held on cords, several old paint (?) splash marks to upper cover. Two pages of advertisements precede the title. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate. Adapted from the 'Memoires' of Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle. Also attributed to Louis Antoine de Caraccioli.


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JOHN DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH: BANCKS, JOHN: The History of John Duke of Marlborough Prince of Mindelheim Captain General and Commander in Chief of the Armies of Her Britannick Majesty and the States of the United Provinces.

Item No. 7901

London: for James Hodges, 1741 First edition. Engraved portrait and engraved folding map. 8vo, pp. 371:(10, index & errata), contemporary full blindstamped calf, headband a little chipped, binding edge rubbed but very sound, lacking lettering piece. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir John Eden Bart (1740-1812).


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F.M. MAITLAND: Maitland [an address given by Prof. Milsom on the occasion of the unveiling of a memorial tablet for F.M. Maitland in Westminster Abbey].

Item No. 17901

An offprint of the Cambridge Law Journal, July 2001. Two plates. 8vo, 4-pages, original printed wrappers; fine.


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HOUSE OF MEDICI: NOBLE, MARK: Memoirs of the Illustrious House of Medici from Giovanni the Founder of Their Greatness Who Died in the Year 1428 to the Death of Giovanni-Gaston the Last Grand-Duke of Tuscany in 1737.

Item No. 7947

London: T. Cadell, 1797. First edition. Six genealogical charts, 5 folding. 8vo, pp. viii:456, contemporary full tan polished calf, spine guled ruled on raised bands, lettering piece faded and slightly chipped. Upper joint cracked but held on cords. Some light foxing.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774-1844).


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SIR JAMES MELVIL: SCOTT, GEORGE: The Memoirs of Sir James Melvil Of Halhill: Containing An impartial Account of the most remarkable Affairs of State during the Sixteenth Century, not mentioned by other Historians: More particularly relating to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, under the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots, and King James. In most of which Transactions the Author was Personally and Publickly concerned. The Third Edition, Corrected.

Item No. 7956

London: for D. Wilson, 1752. 8vo, pp.xx:408:(20, index):(2, An Alphabetical Interpretation of all the Scotish Words and Phrases):(2, blanks):(8, Instructions to the Earl of Bedford). Contemporary full tan calf, spine with raised bands and crimson lettering piece. Headband a little chipped, joints cracked but very firm. Extremities rubbed. Generally a very good copy.

With the engraved amorial bookplate of Sir Robert Eden Bart (1717-1755).


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SIR FRANCIS MEYNELL: From the Chapter Nonesuch Again of Sir Francis Meynell's Autobiography My Lives.

Item No. 16752

London: The Bodley Head, 1971. One of an edition of 200 copies for distribution by the publishers. Narrow 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), 12-pages. Original stiff pictorial card wrappers from a device engraved by Reynolds Stone. Fine.

With loosely inserted a Max Reinhardt compliments slip inscribed, "With Best Wishes Max".


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Item No. 16928

Paris: Albin Michel, 1939. Plates. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 383-pages. Contemporary 3/4 red calf, marbled boards, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt direct. Original front wrapper bound in.


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ELIZABETH MONTAGU: The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu, with some of the letters of her correspondents. Part the First, containing her letters from an early age to the age of twenty-three. Published by Matthew Montagu, Her Nephew and Executor. Second Edition.

Item No. 8388

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. Two volumes bound in one. Engraved portrait. 8vo, pp. 304:318, with the half-titles. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt ruled with lettering piece, marbled boards. Some light foxing, some rubbing to binding but generally very good.


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THOMAS MOORE: Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore. [Edited by Lord John Russell]

Item No. 16286

London: Longman, Green, 1860. 1st thus. Engraved portrait, engraved plates and illustrations in the text throughout. Printed in double-column. 8vo (8 1/4 x 6 inches), pages: xxx:720, contemporary half green morocco, floral cloth sides, spine gilt extra, all edges marbled; some rubbing to extremities. Endpapers browned, signature on front fly. Overall very sound and attractive.


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THOMAS MUIR: MACKENZIE, PETER: The Life of Thomas Muir Esq. Advocate .... who was tried for Sedition ... and Sentenced to Transportation for Fourteen Years. With a Full Report of His Trial.

Item No. 17796

Glasgow: W. R. M'phun, 1831. Vignette silhouette portrait. 8vo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 160-pages, original boards. Backstrip chipped, boards detached. Publisher's 4-page catalogue at front. Prelims foxed, portrait offset to title. Label on front pastedown: "From the Library of the late Charles Bradlaugh M.P".


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NAPOLEON: ROSEBERRY, LORD: Napoleon. The Last Phase.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1922. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 345-pages. Contemporary half prize calf, spine gilt in compartments with double lettering pieces, arms of Worksop College in gilt on upper cover. Some uneven fading to the binding but attractive on the shelf. Prize label on front patedown, some age toning to the text.


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FRANCES PATRIDGE: Other People. Diaries September 1963 - December 1966.

London HarperCollins, 2003. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 297-pages. Original cloth; very good in very good clipped dust jacket which has a tiny chip out of the fore-edge.


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ALEXANDER POPE: Letters of Mr. Alexander Pope And Several of his Friends.

Item No. 14431

Item No. 14431

London: Printed by J. Wright for J. Knapton, L. Gilliver, J. Brindley, & R. Dodsley, 1737.
First edition. Engraved vignette portrait of Pope on title after Jonathan Richardson. Title in red & black, engraved head & tailpieces. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), pages (36): (9)-222: 215-332 , contemporary half calf; very rubbed and chipped, boards detached. In need of rebinding and priced to allow.

Contemporary signature and date on half-title crossed through, another small signature and date, 1806, and "No. 232" on upper margin of half-title. Some light foxing but overall good and with good very wide margins.

The incorrect date of the first letter, 1724, has not been corrected.


Item No. 14431

Item No. 14431

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BEATRIX POTTER: LINDER, LESLIE: The Beatrix Potter Papers at Hill Top. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts, Miscellaneous Drawings and Papers.

Stroud: Ian Hodgkins, 1987. Second Edition (corrected) limited to 450 copies. 8vo (8 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches), 27-pages. Original red wrappers; excellent.


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LLEWELYN POWYS: LEE, NEILL: Llewelyn Powys, the Man behind the Myth.

Item No. 17840

Market Rasen: New Age Poetry Press, 2014. One of an edition of 100 copies only. 8vo (8 1/4 x 6 inches), 147-pages. Softback, original purple pictorial wrappers, fine. Inscribed by the author.


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QUEENS OF ENGLAND: STRICKLAND, AGNES: The Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest. A New Edition greatly revised and augmented. In Six Volumes.

London: Bell & Daldry, 1868. Six volumes 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), contemporary half green calf, spine gilt in 4 compartments and gilt lettered direct in the remaning 2. Marbled boards, all edges marbled.; edges of marbled boards rubbed, foxed within. Fly, half-title and frontispiece of all 6 volumes removed. Name on the reverse of front free endpapers, signature on titles. Some light rubbing to extremities, overall an attractive binding in good condition.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 18056

JOHN SHEFFIELD: BUCKINGHAM, JOHN SHEFFIELD, DUKE OF. Edited by Alexander Pope: The Works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normamby, and Duke of Buckingham. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition Corrected.

Item No. 7940

London: Aaron Ward ( & 5 others), 1729. Engraved folding portrait, engraved folding plate (this torn without loss), engraved headpieces and intial letters. Two volumes 8vo, pp. xvi:400 & iv:272:(xliv - the censored sections, the fly-title reading "The Castrations" and comprising "Some Account of the Revolution" & A Feast of the Gods). Contemporary full panelled tan calf, spines with raised bands; spine of Volume 2 darkened, joints of volume one cracked, upper board almost detached. With the half-title/license leaf to Volume 1.


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QUEENS OF SPAIN: GEORGE, ANITA: Memoirs of the Queens of Spain. Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Miss Julia Pardoe.

London: Richard Bentley, 1850. Two volumes. Frontispiece to Volume 1. 8vo, pp.xxxvi:381 & vi:318, original blindstamped grained blue cloth. Nick in headband of volume 1, headband of Volume 2 chipped. Light crease to frontispiece, prelims. of vol. 1 foxed. Circulating library stamps of J. Brassington, Kensington, on endpapers.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 9605

JAMES STERN: HUDDLESTON, MILES: James Stern, a Life in Letters, 1904-1993.

Item No. 17336

Norwich: Michael Russell, 2002. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 322-pages. Original cloth; very good in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author.


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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: ARMOUR, MARGARET: The Home and Early Haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson. With twelve illustrations in photogravure including a new portrait by W. Brown Macdougall.

Edinburgh Riverside Press W. H. White, 1895. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.99, original red cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Barely noticeable affect of damp on lower margin of upper cover. Generally good.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 10492

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: STEUART, J.A: Robert Louis Stevenson, Man and Writer. A Critical Biography. Volume I and Volume 2.

London: Sampson Law Martson, 1924. First edition. Portrait frontispieces. Two volumes. Large 8vo, pp.vii:351 and pp.vii:304, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, no dustwrappers; binding headbands and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, else very good; internally, page edges browned and some foxing, some browning to endpapers, ink ownership inscription to both volumes on front free-endpapers.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 6859

STRAUBENZEE FAMILY: A Typscript compiled by A.W.van Straubenzee in 1942 under various headings, e.g. 'Philpus Willem Casimir (1723-1765) the First English Straubenzee'; 'The Third & Fourth Generations in Holland (1718-1838)' etc.

Together with several appendices, e.g. 'The Families of van Straubenzee, Schoncken and Vermaesen compiled by Colonel Storm de Grave'. 4to, pp. 87, ring-bound old wrappers rather worn & chipped, marked 'duplicate'. Illustrated by the insertion of photographs of family portraits. Together with another, roneo'd, memoir of another member of the Straubenzee family, 4to, pp.67, wrappers.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 364

THRALE FAMILY: HYDE, MARY: The Thrales of Streatham Park.

Harvard University Press, 1978. Third printing. Plates. Large 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches), 373-pages, original cloth in browned slightly edge worn dust jacket. Bookplate.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 16875


London: Constable, 1924. Reprint. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 313-pages, original red cloth; spine faded, a few pages roughly opened.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 17360

QUEEN VICTORIA:TYTLER, SARAH: The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. With an Introduction by Lord Ronald Gower.

London: J.S. Virtue, n.d. [1887]. Two volumes, complete. Illustrated with steel engraved plates with tissue guards throughout. Extra engraved titles. 4to (12 1/2 x 10 inches), pp. 236 & pp.234, original blue cloth elaborately blocked in gilt & black, all edges gilt; some light foxing but an exceptional & bright copy. The "Jubilee Edition" issued to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1837.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 5494

MARQUESS WELLESLEY: BUTLER, IRIS: The Eldest Brother, The Marquess Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington's Eldest Brother. Inscribed copy & with TLS.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1973. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 638-pages, original cloth in edge worn, creased, dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "to Profess. C. H. Philips, a token of gratitude from an amateur to a professional".

Also with an interesting typed letter signed from the author to Philips regarding this work loosely inserted.


Enquire - please quote Item No. 16201

ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON: GLEIG, G. R: The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington. The Peoples Edition. Revised Edition with a New Preface.

Item No. 16102

London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1867. Engraved portrait. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 496-pages. Contemporary hard grain crimson morocco, decorative gilt borders to sides, spine gilt extra in compartments and gilt letterted direct, all edges gilt. Rubbing to joints but not cracked; well and attractively bound and overall very good.

Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, signature on front free endpaper, contemporary presentation inscription on front fly, intial in ink on recto of frontispiece just showing through to the face.


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GAMEL WOOLSEY: The Letters of Gamel Woolsey to Llewelyn Powis, 1930-1939. Edited Kenneth Hopkins.

Item No. 17864

Norfolk: Warren House Press, 1983. First edition. Portrait. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 inches), 135-pages. Original cloth. Very good in sligtly edge worn dust jacket. Withdrawn stamps on endpapers, no other library markings.


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SIR N.W. WRAXALL: Historical Memoirs of His Own Time. New Edition, revised.

Item No. 16913

London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Engraved portraits. 4 volumes 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Contemporary full tan calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, expertly rebacked at an early date, spines gilt ruled on raised bands with crimson lettering piece and green numbering piece; all edges marbled. Some slight chips to headbands, some rubbing to extemities, most corners rubbed through; overall very attractive on the shelf and very sound. Engraved armorial bookplates.


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