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The Life of William Barnes, Poet and Philologist

By: Baxter, Lucy (Leader Scott)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan and Co.: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006298

Condition: Good


Navy blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to top and bottom of spine and cover corners. Previous owners name neatly written in ink on front pastedown and front endpapers. Light browning to endpapers. 358pp. pllus 2pp. publishers list. Tissue-guarded frontispiece photographic portrait of William Barnes.The author was born in Dorchester, the third daughter of William Barnes, by his wife Julia Miles. The book provides a sympathetic portrait of Barnes (22 February 1801 - 7 October 1886) who was an English writer, poet, Church of ... View more info

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Pitt Rivers: The life and archaeological work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 005464

ISBN: 0521400775

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 182pp. 60 b/w illustrations. A flamboyant polymath, General Augustus Heny Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) was influential in at least four fields during his lifetime: military training, anthropology, archaeology and public education. This thoroughly researched biography of a controversial man describes his career, character and motivation. View more info

Poetic Justice

By: Campbell Lyle, Anna

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Francestown, Typographeum: 1986

Edition: Limited.

Seller ID: 003374

ISBN: 0930126173

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with titles in black within paper label on spine. (Tipped-in spare paper label to rear). Hand-set, printed letterpress, bound by R. T. Risk. Condition: Very good with a couple of small faint splashmarks to front cover. Binding sound, text clean. Inscription to previous owner on fep. Limited edition of 150 copies. 153pp. 6 b/w plates. Anna Lyle's beautifully produced biography of her father, the poet Roy Campbell. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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My Days and Dreams Being Autobiographical Notes

By: Carpenter, Edward.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1918

Seller ID: 005183

Condition: Fair


Third edition. (first published June 1916). Grey cloth with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with splashmarks to front cover and spine. General foxing to text and textblock edges. Browning to endpapers. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper dated 1921. 342pp. 15 b/w photographic plates plus frontispiece. One plate missing (there should be 16) - an image of Edward Carpenter in his porch. Good reading copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Autobiography of George Grosz - A Small Yes and a Big No

By: Grosz, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London/New York, Allison & Busby: 1982

Seller ID: 006382

ISBN: 0850314550

Condition: Good


Translated into English by Arnold J Pomerans. Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Some browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Light foxing to textblock edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 246pp.16 b/w plates and several b/w illustrations within text. The autobiography of George Grosz (1893-1959) the great German artist and satirist, is crammed with unique anecdotes and reminiscences. More than just a chronicle of his own life, it becomes in effect a history of the modern... View more info

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Lady Denman, G.B.E., 1884-1954

By: Huxley, Gervas

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, Chatto & Windus: 1961

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006059

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscribed by the author to his son, Charles Huxley and dated April 1961 on front endpaper.Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn and lightly soiled with a few small tears. Not price-clipped. 205pp. 16 b/w plates (inc.frontispiece). This biography tells the story of Lady Denman, one of the most notable British women of the early 20th century. Motivated by a concern for justice, especially in the cause of women, Lady Denman was chosen in 1916 to be the head of the Women's In... View more info

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Lady Elizabeth and the Grosvenors: Life in a Whig Family 1822-1839

By: Huxley, Gervas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006291

Condition: Good


Olive green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Some light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Inscribed by the author to his aunt (Vera) on the front endpaper. Also loosely inserted is a letter from the author to his aunt. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some creasing to front cover of jacket. Not price-clipped. 187pp. 8 b/w illustrations plus frontispiece. This book by Gervas Huxley (cousin of Aldous and Julian and husband of Elspeth) which paints a picture of life in one of the wealthiest of the great ruling Whig familie... View more info

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The Mint: a Day-book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes By 352087 A/c Ross

By: Lawrence, T.E.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004213

Condition: Very Good


First trade edtition. Navy blue hardcover with title in dulled gilt to spine and R.A.F. wings logo blindstamped at top of front cover. Condition: Very good, light foxing to endpapers, no inscriptions. Binding sound. Some foxing to pages 14 and 15. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light sunning, light soiling and shelfwear. Not price-clipped. An entertaining but subjective account of Lawrence's life in the R.A.F. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Caves of Ice - Diaries: 1946 & '47

By: Lees-Milne, James

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006324

ISBN: 0701126574

Condition: Very Good


Pale olive-green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Neatly inscribed to the previous owner (John Summersons' secretary) by the architectural historian John Summerson (who is mentioned in the book) at the top of the title page. View more info

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Saloon Society - The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin

By: Manville, Bill

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006323

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some small chips and tears (including an apprxoimately 1/2 inch chip missing to base of spine of dustjacket), some light soiling and foxing. Not price-clipped. 124pp. The book was designed by Alexey Brodovitch and is augmented with b/w photographic images by David Attie. View more info

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T.H.White - A Biography

By: Townsend Warner, Sylvia

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape & Chatto and Windus: 1967

Seller ID: 006303

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Price-clipped. 352pp. 25 b/w illustrations. In this book, at once affectionate and detached, Sylvia Townsend Warner reveals a man of humour and vivid imagination. She was one of the writers T H White most admired. They never met, yet through her careful research into the legacy of his journals, diaries and letters and her conversations with those who knew him best, she reaches an intimate understa... View more info

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Sigmund Freud - His Personality, His Teaching and His School

By: Wittels, Fritz (translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd.: 1924

Seller ID: 006350

Condition: Good


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some light scuffing to covers and some light bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise in very good shape. Light browning to endpapers. Note in pencil by previous owner to rear pastedown. 287pp. View more info