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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 b... 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 ed... View more info

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The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar

By: Broadley, A.M. and Bartelot, R.G.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, The Dovecote Press: 2005

Seller ID: 006318

ISBN: 1904349382

Condition: Good


First published in 1906 by John Murray, this edition published in 2005 in an edition of 750 copies. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Light sunning to very edges of pages. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Price-clipped. 321pp.16 b/w and 4 colour plates. View more info

Poetic Justice

By: Campbell Lyle, Anna

Price: £45.00

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. ... 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. Motivate... 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 Aldou... View more info

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The Seventh Child - A Retrospect by Romilly John

By: John, Romilly

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1975

Seller ID: 006319

ISBN: 0224010999

Condition: Very Good


Originally published by Heinemann in 1932, this edition first published 1975. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 192pp. 8 b/w illustrations. This book contains Romilly John's recollections of growing up an the chaotic and unconvential household of his parents, Augustus and Dorelia John. 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 A... View more info

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The Last Knight - A Tribute to Desmond Fitzgerald, 29th Knight of Glin

By: O'Byrne, Robert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, The Lilliput Press: 2013

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006314

ISBN: 1843514087

Condition: Very Good


Cream hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with a faint hint of cockling to text. Binding sound. Inscribed to previous owner by the author on the title page. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin (1937-2011) was very involved with organisations such as the Irish Georgian Society and the Irish Architectural Archive. He battled to save his ancestral home, Glin Castle, from destitution and als... 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 leg... View more info