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Entertaining Biography from Chamber's Repository

By: N/A

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, W and R Chambers: 1861

Seller ID: 003251


the scarce original issue, octavo (18 by 11.5 cms) text unpaginated, some woodcut portraits in the text,contains biographies of significant historical figures such as William Penn, John Howard, etc plus a section on eminent astronomer, Newton, Coperinicus, Galileo etc,, bound in old full calf with the gilt stamp of The Edinburgh Angus Club on the front cover and its engraved bookplate, small stamp and bookplate on front end-paper, covers with some minor marks and signs o... View more info

G K Chesterton

By: Auden W H

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1970

Seller ID: 002708


first edition,medium octavo, plain piece of paper pasted on to front end-paper, unclipped dust jacket a little used but a fresh clean copy. £16.00 View more info

A Quaker Doctor and Naturalist

By: Curtis, Wm Hugh

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Bannisdale Press: 1961

Seller ID: 003505


first and only edition, octavo (21.5 by 14 cms) text of 159 pages, with a frontispiece portrait, original red cloth with dust wrapper which is price clipped and has minor signs of use, inscription on front emd-paper. very light foxing of title page. A very clean and sound copy £17.00 View more info

Historical, Descriptive and Analytical Account of the entire works of Johannes Brahms, vol.1. The Vocal Works

By: Evans, Edwin

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Wm. Reeves: 1912

Seller ID: 000913


first edition, large thick octavo (9 by 6 inches) 1912, with portrait, text of 585 pages plus index, original red cloth, slight lean, ownership stamp inside front cover, very light foxing of end-papers but a very good, clean and sound copy The first volume of four separate works on Brahms and complete in itself. Please note that this heavy book will need extra postage. £28.00 View more info

Mein Kampf

By: Hitler, Adolf

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blacket: 1939

Seller ID: 004130


an early English edition, 40th thousand, octavo 8.75 by 5.5inches (22 by 14 cms) two volumes in one as issued,, text of 568 pages illustrated with a frontispiece portait, original blue cloth,light rubbing ot corners, one corner lightly bumped, half title slighlty foxed and title page with a few small faint foxing spots, lower edge of front cover with a small dent. £48.00 View more info

Life And Letters Of Sir John Dalton Hooker based on materials collected and arranged by Lady Hooker

By: Huxley, Leonard

Price: £76.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1918

Seller ID: 004184


a bright clean set of this importaqnt biography, two volumes, octavo 22.5 by 15 cms. (8.75 by 6 inches) volume 1 with text of 546 pages, a portrait frontispiece, 3 plates and a folding map at the end., volume 2 with text of 569 pages including the appendix and index and illustrated with portrait and 4 plates, bound in the original dark blue cloth, gilt titles, coat of arms in gilt on each front cover, some crinkling to covers, corners bumped, signature on each front e... View more info

Viscount Palmerston K G

By: Marquis of Lorne

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low Marston and company: 1892

Seller ID: 003788


octavo (10.5 by 13 cms) text of 235 pages plus index, with an engraved portrait, original marooncloth, gilt, top corner of front cover bumped, a very clean and sound copy, no internal marks or signatures. Second edition, Prime Ministers of Queen Vic toria series. £21.00 View more info

Sir Robert Peel

By: McCacCarthy, Justin

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low Marston & Company: 1892

Seller ID: 003789


octavo (19.5 by 13 cms) text of 189 pages plus index and publisher's catalogue, original maroon cloth, gilt, second edition, with an engraved portrait, a nice clean copy-no internal marks or signatures. Issued in the Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria series. £21.00 View more info

A Hundred Eminent Congregationalists 1530-1924

By: Peel, Albert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Independent Press Limited: 1927

Seller ID: 003472


first and only edition, octavo (19 by 13 cms) text of 152 pages, original cloth which has been covered with clear plastic, front end-paper removed, small library stamp on reverse of title page and one text leaf but a very clean and sound copy. Scarce. £16.00 View more info

John Aubrey and his friends

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1948

Seller ID: 003793


second impression issued in the same year as the first, octavo (22.5 by 14.5 cms) text of 335 pages including index, with a frontispiece portrait of Aubrey, original black cloth with unclipped dust jacket which has the spine darkened and is a bit used, very faint damp mark to the outer edge of the front end-paper otherwise a very clean and sound copy-no internal marks or signatures. £21.00 View more info

The Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones

By: Preedy, George R

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1940

Seller ID: 004060


first and only edition, medium octavo, text of 312 pages including index, with a portrait, original green cloth, free end-papers browned otherwise near-fine copy £22.00 View more info

The Life of William Ewart Gladstone

By: Reid, Sir Wemyss edits

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and company: 1899

Seller ID: 003069


large thick octavo (9 by 6.5 inches) a finely-bound copy in half dark green morocco, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, green cloth sides, text of 744 pages plus index, with a frontispiece portrait. Illustrated throughout with text and full-page illustrations, frontispiece lightly foxed and its tissue guard with a small tear to top right corner, a little light scuffing of corners and spine which is slightly faded, one leaf with part of the blank outer edge slightly mark... View more info

Odd Whims and Miscellanies

By: Repton, Humphrey

Price: £285.00

Publisher: London, William Miller: 1804

Seller ID: 000950


two volumes octavo (7.5 by 4.5 inches) 1804, first and only edition, illustrated with 10 coloured plates (1 neatly repaired) vignette title pages, uniformly bound in later quarter green calf, spines gilt, marbled boards, spines slightly faded, ink signature on end-papers, minor marks and foxing in margins of a few plates and 3 text leaves,a clean and attractive set. £285.00 View more info

Robert Mylne Architect and Engineer 1733 to 1811

By: Richardson, A E

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Batsford: 1955

Seller ID: 003356

Condition: Very Good


first edition, bright clean copy in dust jacket,, octavo (23 by 15.5 cms) text of 224 pages with many photographic plates,small name stamp on front end-paper, dust jacket with spine darkened and slight signs of use, nice clean copy otherwise.£20.00 View more info

The Remarkable Gamgees. A Story of Achievement

By: Thompson, Ruth D'Arcy

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Ramsay Head Press: 1974

Seller ID: 004119


first and only edition, octavo, text of 216 pages, illustrated with 8 plates of photographs,small dent in top edge of rear cover otherwise a fine copy in unclipped dust wrapper which has a few trivial signs of use £45.00 View more info

The Life of S Bernardino of Siena

By: Thureau-Dangin, Paul

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner: 1911

Seller ID: 003632


large octavo 23.8 by 16 cms. text of 300 pages including index, illustrated with 6 coloured and 16 plain plates, original grey cloth, gilt spine, with the original dust wrapper which has the spine darkened and chipped at ends, a very bright, clean copy-no internal marks or signatures. £22.00 View more info

Frank Fletcher 1870-1954. A Formidable Headmaster

By: Witheridge, John

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Michael Russell: 2005

Seller ID: 003718


octavo (24 by 16 cms) text of 264 pages plus index, illustrated with 8 photographic plates, inscription on front end-paper otherwise a fine copy in unclipped dust jacket £17.00 View more info

Turgenev. The man-his art-and his age

By: Yarmolinsky, Avrhm

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1926

Seller ID: 003186


first edition, large octavo (9.2 by 6 inches) text of 379 pages plus index, illustrated with 16 photographic plates, original black cloth, a bright clean and sound copy £17.00 View more info