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1 Life and Letters of H Taine Part Two 1853-1870

Archibald Constable & Co Limited

1904, 1st UK Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original red cloth with gilt titling, 330pp, prelims and fore edge of pages foxed. X009469 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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2 Biographical Dictionary of Scientists Engineers and Inventors
Abbott, David
Blond Educational
0584700040 / 9780584700046
1985, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, VG
Original cloth and dustwrappe. 189pp, illustrated with drawings. X011899 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 Bill - The Sheik
Alice M Williamson
George H Duran Company

1927, 1st Edition: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original orange cloth with black titling, cloth slightly marked, 293pp, internally a very clean copy. X004267 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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4 Graziella
Alphonse De Lamartine
Le Livre Francais

1926, Limited Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Fine, 
Original blue half-calf and marbled boards, gilt titling to spine which has faded, xxiv/176pp, a limited edition of 500 copies of which this is No 131. Ink inscription to fep. X006965 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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5 The Military Life of John Duke of Marlborough
Archibald Alison
William Blackwood

1848, 1st Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Brown blind stamped cloth with gilt titling to spine, which has slight damage to head, corners bumped, top edge of pages dusty, xxvi/504pp, illustrated with six maps/plans, internally clean with a few odd foxing spots X003054 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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6 John Thadeus Delane Editor of 'The Times' His Life and Correspondence 1817-1879 2 Volumes
Arthur Irwin Dasent
JOHN MURRAY

1908, Second Impression: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original green cloth with gilt titling and lining to spines, 328/376pp, with portraits and other illustrations, some foxing spots to fore-edges of both vols and the last pages of vol 1. There will be additional postage due to weight [1.8kg approx]. X009479 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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No Time to Kill, Bark Evelyn
7 No Time to Kill
Bark Evelyn
ROBERT HALE

1960, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG-
Autobiography of this Britisg Red Cross Commissioner including her war service in the UK and Gerrmany. 192pp, illustrated. VG clean copy, some spotting to edges, in slightly edge worn dw. Signed by Author to title page. 015716 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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8 Reminiscences of Men and Manners During the Past Seventy Years
Bruce W S
Jas. G Bisset

1929, 1st Edition: 12mo, Cloth: VG, VG
VG copy, a litle light scatter foxing, in original cloth with a VG dustwrapper, spine darkened. 308pp, with errata slip, the author was the senior Minister of Banff parish. X008822 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Kitchener : Architect of Victory, Cassar George H
9 Kitchener : Architect of Victory
Cassar George H
William Kimber
0718303350 / 9780718303358
1977, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Extensive biography of Lord Kitchener with emphasis on his role as Secretary of State for War at the start of WW1. 573pp, illustrated. VG clean copy in dust wrapper, old ownership label to front end-paper. 017381 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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10 The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England
Cavendish George
The Alcuin Press

1930, Limited Edition: 4to, Buckram: VG, VG-
Original red buckram with dustwrapper which has some speckling to upper board, 192pp, No 141 of a limited edition of 350 copies. X001696 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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11 Ballerina : Portraits and Impressions of Nadia Nerina
Clement Crisp (Editor)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
0297769510 / 9780297769514
1975, 1st Edition: 4to, Cloth: Very Good, Good+
unpaginated, c150pp, largely illustrated. A interesting signed association copy - signed and inscribed to 'Dear Kathy and Bing [Crosby] with love Nadia. 15/9/75'. Included is a letter from Nadia Nerina of the same date thanking them 'for a superb dinner party.. made memorable by your informal singing'. Also another letter from 'Alan F' to William Tallon {better known as 'Backstairs Billy'} at Clarence House, it's footnote says 'she sent her biography to the Crosbys. They promptly gave it to me to give away'. ! VG copy in paper covered boards with cloth spine, hint of bumping to corners. Dust wrapper complete but worn on edges and corners with a couple of closed tears. X007034 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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12 Memories
Clodd Edward
Watts & Co

1926, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
VG copy, a litle light spotting in slightly marked original red cloth with gilt titling, 288pp, illustrated with 13 portraits. X008839 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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13 This Time the World
Commander George Lincoln Rothwell
Parliament House

1963, Second Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original cloth, 441pp, illustrated, the autobiography of Lincoln Rockwell, Commander, American Nazi Party of the World Union of National Socialists, known for his extreme anti-semitic and racist views. X004820 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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14 Froissart :The Chronicler of European Chivalry
Coulton G G
THE STUDIO LIMITED

1930, 4to, Hardcover: Good, Fair
Original cloth and dustwrapper, cloth dusty and d/w browned, chipped and worn at edges and split along front outer hinge, 134pp, with 8 coloured plates and 75 half tone illustrations. X010195 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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15 The Life-History of Alexander Anderson ("Surfaceman")
Cuthbertson David
Privately Printed

1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Biography of the 19th Century Scottish Poet Alexander Anderson. 139pp, 4 portrait illustrations. VG copy in original green cloth, just a little worn on edges. Privately printed for the Author - undated but generally considered to be c.1929. Very scarce. 014356 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Sky Fever, de Havilland Geofrey
16 Sky Fever
de Havilland Geofrey
Wrens Park
0905778405 / 9780905778402
1999, 1st (reprint): 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
The autobiography of the greatest British aircraft designer of the 20th century. 239pp, illustrated. VG clean copy in dust wrapper. 017054 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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17 The Lancashire Life of Bishop Fraser
Diggle John W
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington

1891, Seventh Edition: Large 8vo, Hardcover: VG, 
Original blue cloth with gilt titling, 565pp, with two illustrations, a very good + bright copy. X008975 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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18 Adelaide Ristori A Sketch of Her Life and Twenty Words Relative to Her Genius with an Analysis of the Tragedy of "Medea"
E Peron Hingston
Thomas Hailes Lacy

1856, 8vo, Card Cover: Fair, 
Original decorated card covers, soiled around the edges. A rare early monograph on a famous Italian tragedienne. X000750 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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19 The Life and Correspondence of Major Cartwright 2 Vols
Ed F D Cartwright
Henry Colburn

1826, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Newly rebound with blue paper covered boards and beige spines with title labels, 413/433pp, the subject of this biography was regarded as the patriach of parliamentary reform in the early years of the nineteenth century. There may be additional postage due to weight [1.7kg approx]. X009824 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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20 Bamford's Passages in the Life of a Radical and Early Days 2 Volumes
Ed Henry Dunckley
T Fisher Unwin

1893, 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original cloth with gilt and black titling, spines of both vols darkened, 268/348pp. There might be additional postage due to weight [1.5kg approx]. X010572 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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21 The Life of Josiah Wedgwood from His Private Correspondence and Letters 2 Volumes
Eliza Meteyard
Joseph Wedgwood & Sons

1980, Facsimile: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Fine, 
2 volumes, original blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt and silver decoration, 504/643pp, illustrated, a limited facsimile edition of one thousand copies in celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Josiah Wedgwood. There will be additional postage due to weight [3.25kg approx] X009096 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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22 The Life of Mary Dudley Including an Account of Her Religious Engagements and Extracts from Her Letters
Elizabeth Dudley
The Author

1825, 1st Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Full-Leather: Fine, 
Original full leather binding with gilt title on red label to spine, very slight rubbing to spine, 380pp, with an appendix containing some account of the illness and death of her daughter Hannah Dudley. Previous owner's name in ink to ffep, a fine and bright copy. X010054 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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23 Memoirs of Sir Edwin Landseer
F G Stephens
George Bell & Sons

1874, New Edition: 4to, Cloth: VG-, 
Original green cloth with gilt titling and gilt decoration, bevelled edges, corners bumped, gutta percha binding beginning to loosen, 184pp, illustrated with reproductions of twenty-four of the artist's most popular works. X009532 
Price: 29.50 GBP
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24 John Fergusson 1727-1750 : An Ayshire Family of the Forty-five
Fergusson James
Jonathan Cape

1948, 1st Edition: 8vo, Cloth: VG, Good
VG copy in rather edge worn dw, 223pp, with 4 portrait illustrations. X008819 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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25 Passages from the Autobiography of a "Man of Kent"
Fitz-roy Stanley Reginald
Whittingham & Wilkins

1866, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
Togther with Few Rough Pen-and-ink Sketches By the Same Hand on Some of the People he Has Met the Changes He Has Seen and the Places he Has Visited 1817-1865. Original green cloth with gilt titling and decoration, spine darkened, 401pp, printed for subscription only. A scarce title. X008824 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Harry Ferguson : Inventor and Pioneer, Fraser Colin
26 Harry Ferguson : Inventor and Pioneer
Fraser Colin
JOHN MURRAY
0719526604 / 9780719526602
1973, 1st (reprint): 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Biography of the great Ulster engineer and busnessman, best remebered for his iconic and revolutionary tractors. 294pp, illustrated. VG clean copy in dust wrapper 016857 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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Life of an Irish Soldier : Reminiscences of General Sir Alexander Godley, Godley Alexander
27 Life of an Irish Soldier : Reminiscences of General Sir Alexander Godley
Godley Alexander
E. P. Dutton & Co

1939, 1st American Edition: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: Good+, Good+
Autobiography of this British Army general - service in Ireland, South Africa, India and the Great War. 363pp, illustrated. Generally a VG clean copy but previous a owner has added a neat biographical synopsis to the verso of rear end-paper and stuck four related death notices from The Times to rear paste-down. Dust wrapper complete but rather chipped on edges. 1st US edition (identical to the 1st UK edition). 017272 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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28 The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon,with Selections from His Correspondence 3 Vols
Horace Twiss
John Murray

1844, 1st Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Good, 
Original brown blind stamped cloth with gilt titling to spine, the tops of which on Vols 2 and 3 are slightly pulled, corners of all vols bumped, rough cut page edges dusty and darkened, 514/614/518pp, illustrated with three plates to each volume, tissue guarded but browned on the margins, some foxing and browning to endpapers, a good set. There will be additional postage due to weight. X003052 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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A Full Life, Horrocks Brian
29 A Full Life
Horrocks Brian
COLLINS

1960, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG-
Autobiography of Lt Gen Sir Brian Horrocks. 320pp, illustrated, VG copy in edge worn dust wrapper. Signed inscription from Horrocks to Joe Hoyle, the then Chairman of W H Smith. thanking him for the 'truely magnificent display', presumably in the W H Smiths' shop in London! 015729 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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30 Havelock Ellis Philosopher of Love
Houston Peterson
George Allen & Unwin Ltd

8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Beige cloth binding with brown label with gilt titling to spine, 432pp, with eight illustrations, undated but c 1926, a very clean copy. Ex-Wellcome library. X009618 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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