Category: Biography


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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 of use but a clean copy, firm and sound in the binding. £18.00 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

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

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

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Odd Whims and Miscellanies

By: Repton, Humphrey

Price: £340.00

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 of a work usually found in worn or shabby condition. Offered at a sensible price 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