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Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has two smallish edge tears and which is itself protected by the original glassine wrapper which is a bit torn. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,255. Three portraits. A biography of John Wilson whose pseudonym was Christopher North under which name he wrote Noctes Ambosianae. He wrote much for Blackwood's Magazine and was for many years Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown covers with title in gilt on cream spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 14 black and white photographs by Synge. 46 pages. This is number 387 in an edition of one thousand two hundred and fifty copies. Includes an essay on "Synge and the photography of his time" by P. J. Pocock. Very good slipcase.
Published : The Dolmen Press and Oxford University Press, Dublin and London 1965, First Edition
A very good copy in red cloth which is a little dulled on spine. Gilt emblem of Times Book Club at foot of spine. Top edge gilt. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xx,254. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations.
Published : John Lane, London 1902, First Edition
A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine which shows some fading. Top edge gilt. This is no. 16 of 125 copies printed on hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press and is signed by the author. 87 pages. William Dunbar was a Scottish makar of the late 15th/early 16th century and closely associated with the court of King James IV. This volume is no.4 of "The Poets on the Poets" series.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1931, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in a green half-leather binding. The maroon title-piece, lettered in gilt, is chipped but all the lettering is present. Some superficial damp-staining to the boards has leached onto the edges of a few early and late pages without affecting the lettering. Ownership inscription of Mabel Elliot dated 1906. Marbled edges. Pp.xv,436 + errata page. Facsimile letter from the Queen of Spain. Elliot was a late 18th/early 19th century British diplomat.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1868, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 263 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "As a first biography of Dr. William Maxwell of Kirkconnell, this book leads to careful consideration of the inextricable intertwining of the doctor's life with that of Scotland''s foremost poet."
Published : John Donald Publisherst Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping at the spine ends. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 211 pages. 130 illustrations of which 2 are in colour and 40 were previously unpublished. This was the first book on May's life and work. A nice copy.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1932, First Edition
Externally a fair copy in rather flecked and marked red cloth with a small area where the surface has been rubbed off on upper board. Internally very good. Pp.xvi,372. This is a mixture of autobiography, including chapters on Ceylon and India, and life in the Middle Temple.
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1892, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but complete and untorn. Pp.xvii,137. Frontispiece and ten illustrations.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1984, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,130. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Map end-papers. The story of the author's childhood in wartime Kirkwall.
Published : Orcadian Ltd, Kirkwall 2003, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge chipping and tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 340 pages. The story of an extraordinary Balkan life.
Published : Ziff-Davis, Chicago 1943, First Edition
A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is chipped and torn at the edges and shows signs of water damage to the spine. 190pp. Frontis and 4 illus. The autobiography of an African journalist, prospector and gold miner.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1956, First Edition
A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A little bumped at foot of spine. Pp.vii,291. Many illustrations. The first full biography of the motoring pioneer.
Published : Golden Eagle/George Hart, London 1985, First Edition
A good plus copy in salmon pink cloth. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. Some foxing. Pp.xii,378 + 16pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1909, First Edition
A fair copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Wear to cloth at foot of spine. Fairly heavy foxing throughout. Pp.xvi,320. Many illustrations, all of which are present although a few are loose.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1908, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.ix,270. 19 illustrations. The story of Ibn Sa'ud and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Published : John Murray, London 1957, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 189 pages. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is the diary, from 1820 to 1852, of the Reverend Francis Edward Witts, who was Rector of Upper Slaughter. It "throws new light on to a fascinating period of English social history."
Published : Alan Sutton 1978, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, complete, but rather edge-worn dustwrapper. 208pp. 8 illustrations. First published in 1929 this reprint has a new introduction by the author. Much on Arthurian tradition and legend.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1970,
Hardback. A good copy in dark grey cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Pp.viii,460 + 16pp adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1894,
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good plus dustwrapper which is complete and untorn although with a little creasing. The dustwrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, cover. INSCRIBED on the half-title "To Barbara with best wishes from Catherine. Aug 07". Pp.vi,154. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Walker was a top couturier who was responsible for the signature look of Diana, Princess of Wales. "This book is a chronicle of two remarkable women who remained true to themselves, even amidst the pressures of the glamorous worlds of fashion and royalty."
Published : HarperCollins, London 1998, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. Single stamp of a church on title page. Pp.x,,428 + 40pp publisher's catalogue. 4 illustrations. A biography of a 19th century member of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy. Includes a chapter on the Irish famine of the 1840's.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1904, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and which has edge chips and tears. 154 pages. 16 illustrations. Covers the period 1919-1925 when Allenby was Special High Commossioner for Egypt.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1943, First Edition
A near very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Foxing to page ends. Small ownership inscription to front end-paper. 362pp. Illustrated. A biography of the first man to reach the North Pole.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1967, First Edition
Illustrated by James Drysdale.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. No. 145 of 1000 hardback copies. Signed by the author. 180 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. A biography of the wife of the famous poet.
Published : Creedon Publications, Dumfries 1996, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small ownerahip inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xix,[ii],448. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1907, First Edition
4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine but lettering clearly readable. Top edge gilt. Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xviii,409. 16 portraits. Some edge foxing especially to plates. A biography of Marguerite de Valois, Queen of France and Navarre. [Please note this is a heavy book which will incur extra overseas postage].
Published : Harper & Brothers, London & New York 1907, First Edition
A very good copy in a half-leather binding. Five raised bands. Moderate wear to the spine. 262 pages. 16 illustrations including folding map of the River Clyde, double page view of Greenock and folding plan of the steamship "Atrato". (Loosely inserted is a folding plate of the same ship which does not appear to come from the book).
Published : Printed for the Watt Club By Thomas Constable Printer to Her Majexty 1856, First Edition
Nd. c. 1925. Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,89. Many illustrations. The autobiography of a Bradford mill owner with chapters on his business, temperance, vegetarianism etc.
Published : Lund Humphries, London, First Edition
A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Patterned end-papers. Top edge gilt. Pps 247-250 loose. 681 pages. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. A very detailed and thorough biography of the English poet.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1892, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a near good price-clipped dustwrapper which is missing a piece (approx. 1.5 inches x 1inch) at the top of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 788 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. 3 maps + end-paper maps. Described as "the definitive biography of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, and one of the greatest English colonial administrators of all time."
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1954, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,278. A political biography of an important leader of the Krio people in Sierra Leone.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1990, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.liv,781. 22 illustrations. "This book will be indispensable to anyone interested in the development of modern poetry, drama, and cultural history."
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 126pp. Frontispiece.
Published : Collins and Harvill Press, London 1963, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little frayed at spine ends and with small stains there which are only obvious internally. Inscribed presentation copy sent by the author on the day of publication to Sir Compton Mackenzie "remembering all his kindness in those wonderful Capri years (1919- )". Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. A biography by his wife of the author, Francis Brett Young.
Published : Heinemann, London 1962, First Edition
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