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Illustrated by Lynton Lamb.
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with small edge tears. Bookplate of Compton MacKenzie with a letter from the publishers to him loosely laid in. 144 pages. Illustrations by Lynton Lamb. An account of the author's five aunts who lived together on the edge of the New Forest for close on 90 years.
Published : Harvill Press, London 1963, First Edition
Oblong 8vo. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 160pp. An illustrated life of Wilde told in his own words.
Published : Collins & Brown, London 1995, First Edition
Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. Inscribed presentation copy from "Dugald" (the author) to "Matthew" (a Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University). Pp.xvii,,437. Illustrations including colour. Wade was an early 20th century surgeon who served in both the Boer War and the First World War. He was influential in the creation of the Scottish NHS.
Published : Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, London 2005, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,,402. Photographic illustrations.
Published : Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, London 1991, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Some end-paper foxing but generally clean internally. Pp.xxii,275. Erratum slip tipped-in. Alcuin was an 8th century English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York. Quite a scarce book in first edition.
Published : C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press, London 1904, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper of David Landsborough Thomson. Pp.xii,426 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and one other illustration. The author was a leading geologist of his day and was the first Director of the Geological Survey of Scotland and later became Director-General of the Geological Survey.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in the original paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Spine faded but title-piece clear. Fasque library plate. Pp.viii,383. 3 illustrations. The author arrested the Duchess at Nantes during the war in the Vendee which was a Royalist revolt against the French Republic.
Published : Bull and Churton, London 1833, First Edition
Hardback. A fair to good copy in publisher's faded pink boards which have a damp stain on front board. Worn title label on spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.iv,208. Rather damp-stained frontispiece. Damp stain towards foot of end-papers. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper.
Published : Thomas Thorpe, London 1832, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is largely complete but which has a number of tears. Ownership inscription. Partly unopened. 542 pages. 10 illustrations.
Published : Rich & Cowan, London 1940, First Edition
A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Not very noticeable tear in cloth at foot of spine. A few spots of fore-edge foxing. 408pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : Cassell, London 1930, First Edition
Hardback. Small 4to. A fair to good copy in blue paper-covered boards. The spine has been replaced with black tape. Ownership inscription. 74 pages. 6 illustrations. Consists of two essays, one biographical and one critical. Includes a catalogue of Chalmers' exhibited paintings. The book is a memorial to a 19th century Scottish artist.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1879, First Edition
A very good copy in dark green cloth with bevelled edges. Boards lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Corner clipped from half-title above the words, written in ink, "With the Author's compliments". 53 pages + 2 pages adverts. 14 plates.
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1895, First Edition
A very good copy without dustwrapper. A little fore-edge foxing. 277pp + 8pp adverts. 4 illustrations.
Published : Methuen, London 1935, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in darker blue. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,268. 8 plates. Erratum slip tipped-in. "Here from the pen of one of its chief actors are intimate accounts of some of the most outstanding incidents of the Victorian era and the book is not only of the greatest historical interest, but throws a new light upon Gladstone's personality."
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1936, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Would be very good but for minor tears to spine ends and tears at join of spine and upper board. Unobtrusive ownership stamp on front fixed end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xvi,[iv],496. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. A revised edition with a new preface.
Published : Longmans Green Reader and Dyer, London 1867, The People's Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in a full red leather binding lettered and deorated in gilt on the spine which has five raised bands. Marbled edges and end-papers. Hand-written prize inscription from 1864 on front free end-paper. Pp.vii,496. Frontispiece portrait of the Duke.
Published : Longman Green Longman Roberts and Green, London 1864, The People's Edition
Hardbacks. A near very good two volume set in a black half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spines which are decorated in gilt and with maroon title-pieces. Vol. I is a little torn at top of spine and with wear to board tips. Bookplate in each volume. Vol. I,pp.xxvi,520. Frontispiece (foxed). Folding map. Vol. II,pp.iv,454. Folding map. The biography of a statesman and soldier of British India.
Published : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1830, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy. A little paper adhesion to the rear board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,622. Numerous illustrations including 51 in colour. This authoritative biography of one of the dominant figures in 20th century British architecture is described as "a monumental achievement of historical scholarship." [Please note this very heavy book weighing more than 2kg will require an additional postage charge].
Published : RIBA Publishing, London 2008, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. Some wear to title-piece but lettering readable. Bookplate of Sir Lees Knowles, a Member of Parliament and military historian who wrote a number of books on Napoleon. A little foxing. Pp.[xx],429,[xiv], + 8pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece portrait of Blucher + 11 battle plans on 6 plates as called for but lacks the general map of Germany.
Published : Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1815, First English Edition
A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. 46 pages + index. 22 illustrations. Folding family tree.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Nottingham 1900, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth. Spine lettering a little dull. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xvi,304. The letters date from 1854 to 1884.
Published : Macmillan, London 1902, Reprint
Hardback. A very good two volume set in a blue half-leather binding. Lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Printed for private circulation. Tipped-in card which states: "From the Duke of Bedford." Bookplate of William Bliss in volume I. Separate bookplate in both volumes with the letters "WH" superimposed on a large letter "B" in the centre. Vol. I,pp.xv,1-200 + 8pp Index. Numerous photographic and other illustrations. Vol. II,pp.vii,201-480. Photographic illustrations. Mary, Duchess of Bedford was a pioneer aviator, a founder of four hospitals in Woburn and the grounds of Woburn Abbey where she worked as a nurse and radiographer, an angler and an ornithologist among other things. A nice set, now protected in clear removable sleeves.
Published : John Murray, London 1938, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar price-clipped dustwrapper. 307 pages + more than 200 monochrome plates at the end. 12 colour plates. Figures in text. A detailed study of the artist's life and paintings. Includes a catalogue of all Correggio's surviving paintings together with a list of lost works and notes on paintings attributed to him.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1976, First Edition
A fair copy only the red boards being faded and worn. Internally, however, the book is very good. Small ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 264pp. 8 illustrations. The adventures of an early stunt pilot.
Published : Constable, London 1930, Reprint
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xx,317. 12 illustrations.
Published : Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London 1935, First Edition
Softback. A near very good copy with illustrated cover. Large corner has been cut from half title. No inscriptions. 252 pages.Covering the years from August 1843 to July 1845 the book depicts vividly the day-to-day life of the author amongst British emigre society, while keeping up a running commentary on French society and manners and commenting on political events at Westminster and Dublin, especially relating to civil unrest in Ireland
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1996,
Hardback. A fair copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. There is an extensive but superficial damp stain to the upper board and the boards have been covered in a clear, adhesive, material. The hinges have been sellotaped. Ownership stamp on title page and one other page and ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Some spine lean. Pp.x,383. A biography of a Scottish notable of the time of Mary Queen of Scots. A good reading copy.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1849, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. In a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.[viii],304. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. "This autopictography shows [Gray's] portrait, mural and graphic work and tells how these were made and how friends helped to make them."
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 2010, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy in red covers lettered in black. Some foxing to page edges and first few pages. 136 pages. "More than 300 short biographies of eminent men and women from earliest times to the present day who were either natives of East Lothian, or, though born elsewhere, were prominently identified with its public work". Limited to 250 copies.
Published : Printed By D&J Croal for East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists' Society, Haddington 1941, First Edition
A very good copy of this Bodley Head monograph on the 19th century children's author. 80pp. Frontispiece. Includes a booklist of Mrs. Molesworth's writings and writings about her.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1961, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. 399 pages. Plates. A biography of a daring naval commander.
Published : Blond & Briggs, London 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. Gift and ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. 399 pages. Illustrated. Described as "a fascinating biography of a great man" who "was, next only to Nelson, the most brilliant and daring naval commander Britain has ever known."
Published : Blond & Briggs, London 1978, First Edition
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. 604pp. Illustrated. The story of Nancy, Diana, Unity and the other members of the family.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1984, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removabnle sleeve. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 304 pages. A volume of autobiography by one of the finest Scottish writers of fiction of the 20th century.
Published : Faber and Faber, London 1956, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's cream cloth with title in gilt on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Small signature of previous owner dated 1920 on front free endpaper. 17 black and white illustrations. This is number 207 of an Edition limited to 500 copies which is signed by the Chairwoman of the Publishers. 72 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Lord Guthrie was a judge of the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh.
Published : W. Green & Son Ltd., Edinburgh 1920, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is also very good but for the word "Dorset" having been written in ink on the spine. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xiv,100. 4 illustrations. Described as "a moving picture of human activity over more than 700 years" and as a "window on Dorset's past".
Published : Published By the Author 1970, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy. Boards show some wear. New title-piece on spine. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscriptions and other writing on front free end-paper. Moderate end-paper and some edge foxing. Pp.xxxiii,378. 34 illustrations. 3 maps/plans. Various family pedigrees. Corrigenda slip tipped-in. The history of a notable Scottish family.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1929, First Edition
A very good copy in a rather edge-worn, marked and slightly chipped dustwrapper. A little foxing to end-papers and page-ends. 181pp. Many illus. The first full and detailed biography of Henry Moore.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1966, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 157 pages. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. This is a tribute to the founder of savings banks by his great grand-daughter.
Published : Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
A very good copy without dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Small ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xii,316. 18 illustrations. Childhood recollections of a famous general.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1939, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt in a good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 305 pages. Frontispiece portrait. A biography of Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, First Edition Thus
A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper. Pp.xxvii,902. 46 illustrations. 11 maps.
Published : Allen Lane the Penguin Press, London 2001, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good two volume set in matching half-leather bindings with five raised bands on spines and lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. Marbled boards and edges. Boards show some wear and front board of second volume starting to come away at join with spine. Ownership inscription in both volumes. Not foxed. Vol. I,pp.viii,723. Vol.II,pp.viii,780. A biography of the 19th century Scottish minister and theologian who became first Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland
Published : Thomas Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1854, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears/chips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A little ink side-lining. 248 pages. A scholarly study of the patron saint of Ireland.
Published : Oxford University Press 1968, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good two volume set in black cloth lined in red and lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A fair amount of foxing. Vol. I,pp.x,343. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations. Ink underlining on one page. Vol. II,pp.viii,352. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. Unopened. The story of a Quaker family.
Published : George Allen, Londonj 1897, Second Edition
A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 231pp. Frontispiece. Numerous illustrations from paintings and sketches by Colonel Donne including colour. Donne saw service in the West Indies, Cyprus, Egypt, India, South Africa etc.
Published : The Wincanton Press 1986, First Edition
Illustrated by John Copland.
A very good copy in grey cloth with pictorial upper cover. Gift inscription. Pp.x,184. 39 illustrations. A biography of Samuel Rutherford Crockett, the Galloway novelist.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1907, First Edition
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