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Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a full leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Wear to spine ends and some scuffing to rear board. Prize label. Pp.xvi,366. Frontispiece.
Published : John Murray, London 1836,
A good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine worn and lacking title-piece. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.x,432. Folding frontispiece illustration. Folding chart. A second volume was published the following year.
Published : R. Phillips, London 1797, First Edition
Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.v,56. Numerous photographs. Gives brief biographies of 37 worthies many of whom are well-known names.
Published : Edinburgh University Library 1999, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy overall in a worn half-leather binding with marbled boards and end-papers. Leather a little torn at top of spine. Two 19th century ownership inscriptions. Comprises 24 pages with illustrations of people, places and letters connected with Johnson's life together with one to four pages of text on each. Moderate foxing.
Published : John Murray, London 1837, First Edition
A very good copy internally. Softcover with a brittle wrapper which is heavily browned and chipped and torn. 52 pages. Unopened. Portrait frontispiece. Mainly comprises an address by Frederic Harrison and a catalogue of the Gibbon exhibition at the British Museum. The book was published by order of the Council of the Royal Historical Society to mark the centenary of the death of Edward Gibbon the author of "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire".
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1895, First Edition
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription and only light edge foxing. Pp.viii,87. Foreword by Neville Chamberlain. Lord Shaw of Dunfermline (as Lord Craigmyle was known in his judicial capacity) served for 20 years as a judge in the House of Lords and the Privy Council.
Published : Nicholson & Watson, London 1937, First Edition
Hardback in original cloth covers. Extenally only fair as there are fairly substantial (but repairable) tears to the cloth at the spine edges. Internally very good. Previous owner's card pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.vii,235 + 20pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. David Milne Home was a Scottish advocate, geologist and meteorologist. He was Junior Counsel for William Burke (of Burke and Hare fame). He is remembered today chiefly for his work on earthquakes and it was he who coined the term "seismometer". He corresponded with Darwin, Lyell, Murchison etc and examples of that correspondence are included in the book. Quite scarce.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1891, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Boards a little marked. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 50 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. This is a biography of Philip Scott by (I think) his father with extracts from his letters. He died while serving with the KRRC in the North African Campaign.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation at the Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1943, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. 204 pages. Frontispiece. The autobiography of a German woman who married three gipsies.
Published : Souvenir Press, London 1960,
Hardbacks. 1839/1840. A good plus two volume set in light reddish brown calf lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Foxing to some plates but generally quite clean. Vol. I,pp.xv,491. Frontispiece and eight plates. Folding map (loose and torn). One gathering coming loose. Vol. II,pp.vii,576. Frontispiece and five illustrations (including a folding plan with a sellotape repair). Attempts to give a portrait of the character, qualities and abilities of the Duke of Wellington and not simply a record of his achievements.
Published : Henry Colburn, London, First Edition
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 192pp. Illustrated. A golfing autobiography.
Published : Collins, London 1981, First Edition
Hardback. A very good plus copy in a similar, but price-clipped, dustwrapper. Signed by the author. Small gift inscription. 192 pages. Illustrated. A golfer's autobiography.
Published : Collins, London 1981, First Edition
A very good copy in a soft dark leather binding which is scuffed and worn at the top of the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 40 pages. 6 illustrations. Recollections of mid-19th century life in a boarding school in (I assume) Aberdeen. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published, Aberdeen 1885, First Edition
A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. Pictorial upper board. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 293 pages.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1918, First Edition
. Externally a very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Some spotting especially towards the foot of some pages and with a circular stain approx. two inches in diameter affecting the title page and frontispiece. Browning to some pages. Pp.xvi,428. Photographs available on request.
Published : Henry Colburn and Co., London 1822, First Edition
A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine but lettering quite readable. Corner crease in rear board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xiv,390. 4 colour plates and 127 drawings in black and white by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1937, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title and vignette in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded. 12 plates including frontispiece. Gift label from the Ebenezer P.S.A. Brotherhood on front free endpaper. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh 1907,
A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Pp.xv,304. 20 illustrations. Two newspaper cuttings taped to pages.
Published : Marshall Brothers, London 1927,
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper but with the previous owner's name & address label on front fixed end-paper. 295pp. Illustrated.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
Hardback. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers. A clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp,xiii,230. 15 illustrations. Two pen and ink drawings. Map end-papers. Family tree. Vol. II,pp.ix[i],300. 15 illustrations. Map end-papers. Described as "a truthful, fascinating and extraordinarily evocative portrait of this remarkable woman".
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1972, First Edition
A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. 310 pages. Frontispiece. Includes both a biographical study and notes on Ford's philosophy.
Published : W. Collins Sons & Co., London 1917,
Fine in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,235. Illustrated.
Published : Sutton Publishing 2002, First Edition
A very good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xxxiii,393. Frontispiece. "Embellished by numerous wood engravings designed by the author for a work on British Fishes." This edition with a preface and annotations by Austin Dobson. This is Volume V in the "Memorial Edition" of the author's works.
Published : Bernard Quaritch, London 1887,
Hardback. A two volume good plus set in red cloth lettered in gilt. Bookseller's label at the foot of the front board of each volume. A little wear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Vol. I, pp.x,224. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Vol. II,pp.x,197 + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1901 + 2pp index of authors in catalogue. Frontispiece and two illustrations. These love letters of the "Iron Chancellor" "show the creator of the German Empire as a man whose affections were no less profound than his intellectual powers."
Published : William Heinemann, London 1901, First Edition
A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth which is slightly faded on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Loosely enclosed is a small card (in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Hugh Rose) which states "With Much Love from Miss Clara T. Blackie". Clara was the daughter of Walter W. Blackie. Pp.ix,,170. 6 illustrations. Consists of a selection of Blackie's letters covering his interests other than publishing. Uncommon as it was published for the family.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Blackie & Son Ltd 1936, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some light fore-edge foxing. Compliment slip from "the Misses Blackie" loosely enclosed. 178 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. This is a collection of family letters from members of the publishing firm of Blackie which were put into print for circulation among the descendants of the writers of the letters.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Blackie & Son Ltd 1932, First Edition
Hardback. N.d. c.1910? A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Spine lightly faded. No inscriptions. Top edge gilt. Pp.xvi,312. The author tells of his father meeting Sir Walter Scott on many occasions, the Disruption in the Church of Scotland, talks with Dr. Spicer, and meeting Hugh Millar. After leaving Edinburgh the author practiced as a doctor near London for forty years. "My book is written with the object of solving, for practical purposes, the vexed problem of human unfitness, and to show the lines upon which health, happiness and success may first be attained and then preserved --- ."
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh, First Edition
A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,412 + 32pp publisher's catalogue at rear dated May 1882. Portrait frontispiece. Folding map at rear. Dwells on Livingstone's character and attempts "to present a more complete history of his life than has yet appeared."
Published : John Murray, London 1882,
A very good copy in a dustwrapper which would be very good but for a mark on the front cover. 220pp. Frontis and 63 illus. This is a general biography of Caxton but it also describes the technical aspects of the production of his books.
Published : Osprey, London 1976, First Edition
A near very good copy in blue cloth with rather dull but easily readable gilt lettering on spine. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,336. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Published : Constable, London 1920,
A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Spine a little faded. 351pp. Frontispiece and eight illustrations. A biography of the famous actress.
Published : Elkin Mathews, London 1932, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.ix,433. The life of an Inspector of Fisheries with much on salmon, sea fisheries, fish culture etc.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1889,
A very good seven volume set (of which three volumes are Historic Miscellanies) in attractive full leather matching bindings. Gilt dentelles. Gilt decoration to spine. A little wear to spine ends. Marbled edges and end-papers. Bookplate in each volume. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise clean internally. Pp.xvi,408; pp.viii,395; xv,[i],423; pp.viii,481+ errata page; vii,[i],377; viii,471; ix,389,[i]. Folding plates including facsimile manuscripts, maps, campaigns, battle plans etc. Photographs available on request. [Please note that these seven volumes will require extra postage].
Published : Henry Colburn & Co and Martin Bossange & Co, London 1823,
A very good, bright, copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xii],388. Portraits and illustrations. Music examples. This is a reprint of the enlarged second edition of 1954 with a new preface which states it remains "as the author left it, a pioneer work for the instruments he loved."
Published : Schott & Co, London 1972,
A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Author's inscribed presentation copy. 256 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. A volume of autobiography chronicling the author's four expeditions to Mount Everest.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1986, First Edition
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Numerous black and white full page illustrations. 608 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine and is protected in a removable cover
Published : Wordsworth Editions, London 1989,
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xxvi,422. An anthology of Boswell's writings.
Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 2003, First Edition
Softback. A near very good copy in grey covers. Wrappers a little soiled at edges with two small tears.This is an uncorrected proof copy and thus pre-dates the first edition. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xxix,374 + 2 pages of genealogical tables.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1957,
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some fading to spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 292pp. Frontispiece and 62 plates. 31 figures. A comprehensive study of the life and achievement of Sir Christopher Wren.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1953, First Edition
Hardbacks. 1971-1978. Very good copies in very good dustwrappers. Minor stain to wrapper of volume 11. Presentation copies from co-editor. About 840 pages in total. Frontispiece to vols. 1 and 11.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, First Edition
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing and only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.iv,126. Frontispiece. A sister's biography of her brother who died in action as a navigator in the RAF during the Second World War.
Published : Privately Printed at The Kynoch Press, Birmingham 1948, First Edition
Just about good. The red cloth is marked on the spine (including a superficial damp stain) and there is a little wear at the spine ends. There is a little bubbling to the cloth of the upper board. Internally the book is very good except for a smallish gift inscription on the front endpaper. Pp.xviii,352. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Lord Minto was Governor-General of Canada from 1898 to 1904 and later Viceroy of India.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1924, First Edition
A good copy in dark blue cloth. A little wrinkling to spine. Gift inscription. 213pp. A study of Scott and his works.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
A good copy in green cloth which shows some fading to the edges. In a poor dustwrapper, very worn and missing the front inner flap. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 360 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. 3 maps. This is Buhl's climbing autobiography culminating in his solo ascent of Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1956, First Edition
A very good three volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownershjip inscription and very little foxing. Approx. 1550 pages in total. The book is described as "a diary kept during twenty-five years' official and private intercourse with the great Chancellor".
Published : Macmillan, London 1898, First Edition
This is a hardbound typescript presented as a thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Letters at Merton College, Oxford. It is undated but probably from between 1925 and 1955. It is in blue cloth covers lettered in gilt on the upper board. 134 pages. Includes quite a substantial bibliography of Tickell. Tickell was an early 18th century English poet, friend of Joseph Addison, secretary to the Lords Justices of Ireland etc.
Published : ,
Hardback.N.d. The "Life" is dated 1857. A near very good copy in publisher's attractively blind-stamped brown leather. Title in gilt on spine and Byron's name in gilt on front board. Some rubbing to spine and rear board. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. No inscriptions. 8 engravings on steel. A little foxing. 576 pages.
Published : Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh,
Illustrated by Donald McGill.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's yellow cloth with title in red on spine. No inscriptions.50 colour illustrations including frontis. Good plus illustrated dustwrapper missing a smallish piece along the top of the rear panel. Not price-clipped. Donald McGill was the greatest practitioner of the comic postcard, and especially of the seaside postcard.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1966, First Edition
A very good copy in a good but dusty wrapper. 180pp. Frontispiece and 13 illustratioins. This is a biography of Lister by the son of his life-long friend Sir Hector Clare Cameron.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1948, First Edition
A near very good copy in light blue covers lettered in black on front cover. Small label of previous owner towards end of book. 31 pages. 4 illustrations. The book is "based on a broadcast talk recorded at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in May 1953, and printed to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Eriskay church, built by Fr. Allan."
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
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