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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. An uncommon title.
Published : Constable, London 1920, Sixth Impression
A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt and with the gilt logo of the New Club Edinburgh embossed on the upper board. Cancelled bookplate of the New Club on f.e.p. 286pp. An account of Hardy's life, especially his literary life. This is a volume in the English Men of Letters series.
Published : Macmillan, London 1941, First Edition
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
Hardbacks. A complete three volume set in red cloth lettered in gilt. Vol. 1 rear hinges cracked otherwise very good. Vol. 11, very good. Vol.111, very good. Top edges gilt. Bookplates. Vol.1,pp.xxxvii,458. Frontispiece. Vol.11,pp.xi,375. Frontispiece. Folding document from the King requesting that Madame De Boigne be granted free passage (with a tear but complete). Vol.111,pp.xi,377. Frontispiece. An attractive set.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1908, First USA 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, New Edition
Hardback. 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,
Hardback. 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
Softback. A very good copy in grey wraps decorated on upper cover. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 292 pages. 279 illustrations. A study of the early Renaissance period Italian architect and prolific writer.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1989,
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 very good, bright, copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,,270. Two illustrations.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. Pp.[xii],130. 10 illustrations. The life and work of "the first of the great civil engineers."
Published : Goose & Son, Norwich 1968, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xxix,301. 48 colour plates. Frontispiece and 190 black and white illustrations. Clarke was a Dublin artist famed in particular for his work in stained glass. This is the "first substantial biography of Clarke and critical survey of his ouevre." "In Clarke a fundamentally Arts and Crafts ideology is fused with a Celtic Revivalist spirit seeking expression in a modern idiom, at a fascinating period in Ireland's history."
Published : Irish Academic Press, Blackrock, Co. Dublin 1989, 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,
Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a poor dustwrapper missing a large piece at the top of the front panel and a piece at the top of the spine and rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a removable sleeve. Some edge foxing. 209 pages. This is the story of a Honorary Vice-President of the Inner Magic Circle who combined conjuring with soldiering.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1953, First Edition
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
Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,154. 21 colour illustrations of plants. Numerous black and white illustrations. 4 maps. A biography of one of the greatest of all plant hunters.
Published : HMSO, London 1993, 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
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some internal foxing. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Pp.xii,309. Numerous illustrations. The author is a descendant of the Balcombe family who were hosts to Napoleon during his exile on St. Helena. "In particular this is the story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe, the young girl who amused and provoked the Emperor--."
Published : Heinemann, London 1960, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations. The autobiography of one of the finest British mountaineers of the mid-20th century.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1967, First Edition
Hardback. 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
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lengthy signed gift inscription on title page from the author to Compton Mackenzie. 207 pages. The story of eighteen difficult months ion the author's life when she found release "only in sex--drugs--liquor--gay parties with unconventional friends - a desperate existence that spawned one long, schizophrenic nightmare".
Published : World Books, Waco, Texas 1971, Second Printing
A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,155. Frontispiece. A biography of a Scottish judge. An earlyish work by Buchan. A nice, bright copy whose only fault is a small crease in the cloth at the head of the spine.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1913, 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 very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate. 387pp. Partly unopened. A biography of the famous novelist.
Published : Cassell, London 1932, 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
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 160 pages + 52 colour illustrations at end. Numerous black and white illustrations. A biography of Ernest Twining who was an exceptional model maker. "This biography looks at his work and career, and covers his activities as an artist and engineer but concentrates on his model making."
Published : Landmark Publishing Ltd., Ashbourne, Derbyshire 2004, First Edition
Hardback. 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 good copy in a rather worn half-leather binding with five raised bands on spine. The upper board appears to have been detached at some point and rather amateurishly re-affixed. Previous owner's name on end-paper. 1163pp. Numerous heraldic crests.
Published : Henry Colburn, London 1849, Eleventh Edition
A good copy in dark blue cloth which is a little faded on the spine. Some spine lean. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,370. Many illustrations. The story of an adventurous life, first in North America and later Africa including the Matabele and Boer Wars.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1926, 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
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with fading to the original colour on the spine. Ownership inscription. 119pp. Illustrated. An autobiographical account of the author's involvement with puppet shows.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1953, 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
Hardback. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. The book would be fine but for a previous owner's label on the verso of the front free end-paper. 224 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. "Published to celebrate the centenary of Beardsley's tragically early death, at the age of just twenty-five, this new book traces his extraordinary life and hectic career through a detailed exploration of his notorious drawings."
Published : V & A Publications, London 1998, Reprint
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
Softback. 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
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ppxii,368. Many illustrations. An account based on ten months spent by the author in the household of the Empress at Farnborough in 1886.
Published : Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, London 1922, First Edition
A good copy. Spine faded (but lettering clear). Some wear to boards. 308pp. Frontis. Recollections of Lawrence.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1932, Revised Edition
A good copy in dark green cloth. Pp.xi,237. Short biographical studies of six late 19th century Scots including John Stuart Blackie, Keir Hardie, Henry Drummond etc.
Published : Constable, London 1927, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spines and rubbing to heads of spines. Small gift inscription on front end-paper of each volume. Vol. I,pp.xxi, 1-308. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. Two facsimiles. Map. Vol. II,pp.v,309-616. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. One facsimile. Map. The author, an American, served as chief of staff to General Gordon in the Sudan, was the second westerner to visit Lake Victoria and discovered Lake Kyoga. He also served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1912, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in light green cloth lettered in white on the faded spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Light edge foxing. Pp.xv,285. Frontispiece and 47 plates. A mountaineering autobiography including a first ascent of Chomolhari in the Himalayas.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1940, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. Some foxing to page ends.Previous owner's name, dated 1938, on front endpaper. 303 pages + publisher's catalogue. Good plus dustwrapper which is a little dulled on spine and has some faint red marks on back near wrapover. Not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. Both before and after his death, Rousseau exerted an enormous influence in Europe, Napoleon, Kant and Tolstoy are among those who avowed his importance in their lives.
Published : Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1931, First Edition
Hardback. Some fading to spine and boards but otherwise a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,128. This is a volume of reminiscences of a life spent in the Indian Civil Service which the author entered in 1929. At the time the book was written he was First Member, Board of Revenue, Madras. Quite a scarce and interesting title.
Published : Asia Publishing House, London 1962, First Edition
A very good two volume set in very good price-clipped dustwrappers. One very small tear on Part 1 dustwrapper. 1290pp. These two parts of the companion volume set out all the documents relevant to Main Volume 1 covering 1874 to 1900.
Published : Heinemann, London 1967, First Edition
A good copy. Would be very good but for two inch vertical tear at foot of title page at join with spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 387pp. Illustrated.This is the first impression of the revised edition which contains four additional essays.
Published : Thornton Butterworth, London 1938, Revised Edition
Hardback. Nd. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some foxing. 48 pages. Colour frontispiece and four colour plates + colour portrait of Shakespeare on upper board. A volume in the "Days With the Great Poets" series.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London,
Hardback. A good copy in the original beige boards lettered in red. Wear to board tips and two inch tear in cloth at join of spine and upper board. Very good internally with initialled gift inscription from the author. 91 pages + numerous photographs including early colour photographs taken on Lumiere plates. The author and her husband were pioneers of Scottish mountaineering and the book includes accounts of early rock climbs with Harold Raeburn. She founded "The Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club" in 1908. After their son, Charles Inglis Clark, was killed during the First World War, the author and her husband arranged for the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut to be built beneath the cliffs on the north face of Ben Nevis. The book also gives an account of travels to North Africa, India, Burma, China, Japan etc. Uncommon.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London 1938, First Edition
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