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Grock Life's a Lark

By: 'Grock'

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd 1931: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 46854

Condition: Very Good


viii, 276 pp., illustrated in b/w. A couple of marks to rear board. Slight spotting to edges. View more info

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Howard Pyle. A Chronicle

By: Abbot, Charles D.; Wyeth, N. C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1925: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 30116

Condition: Very Good


250pp. 38 b&w and 7 colour illustrations (most of these are full-page plates, some of the b&w are in-text illustrations). Very nicely typeset, in a slightly folksy American style. A lot of lightish foxing to colour frontispiece and title page, some lighter foxing immediately before and after. A few spots of light foxing in the text and along the fore-edge and a tiny bit of grubbying to very bottom corner, but otherwise nice and bright. Grey paper jacket quite grubbied and very chipped along the head, with some losses and is a bit speckled; spine is a tad rolled. Affectionate biography of the m... View more info

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In the Footsteps of Borrow and Fitzgerald

By: Adams, Morley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold and Sons [1913]: 1913

Book number: 54160

Condition: Good


262 pp, gilt lettered blue cloth, illustrated in b/w, foxing to some pages, some pencil notation in text and name in ink on f.e.p. View more info

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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth. In two volumes

By: Aikin, Lucy

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1819: 1819

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 55460

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. xvi, 488; vii, 522 pp. Contemporary calf with blind-stamped borders to front & rear boards. Recently rebacked in brown calf with black leather title labels. All edges marbled. Boards marked & rubbed. New endpapers. Bookplate to front endpapers. Foxing to prelims. Frontis portrait. View more info

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Rulers of India : Lord Lawrence and the Reconstruction of India Under the Crown

By: Aitchison, Charles

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press 1905: 1905

Book number: 55379

Condition: Very Good


216 pp. Full brown calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and black leather title label. Gilt school device of Framlingham College to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Bound by Relfe Brothers. Boards slightly darkened. Folding frontis map. Internally clean. View more info

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Treadmill to Oblivion

By: Allen, Fred

Price: £60.00

Publisher: U S A, Little Brown & Co 1955: 1955

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 45719

Condition: Very Good


240 pp, illustrated in b/w, dustwrapper has faded spine, a presentation by Fred Allen to film critic David Lewin. View more info

Image for Reminiscences of Henry Angelo : With Memoirs of His Late Father and Friends. In two volumes

Reminiscences of Henry Angelo : With Memoirs of His Late Father and Friends. In two volumes

By: Angelo, Henry

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley 1830: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58849

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes complete. viii, 510; 558 pp. Later half calf over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Spines uniformly faded to brown. Slight wear to extremities. Some pencil notations. Frontis portrait engraving. With added illustrations from a 20th century work. Relevant clippings from bookseller's catalogues tipped-in at front & rear. Bindings firm. View more info

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The Modern Portrait Gallery. In six volumes

By: Anon

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Paris & New York, Cassell, Petter & Galpin c. 1880: 1880

Book number: 49410

Condition: Very Good


In six volumes. 160 pp each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth with decorative gilt design to front boards and spines. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Wear to spines at head & foot. Each volume contains 20 short biographies and a colour tissue-guarded chromolithograph of a Victorian worthy. Internally very clean. Gilt bindings bright. A VG set. View more info

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The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's 'Lives of the Poets' with Macaulay's 'Life of Johnson'

By: Arnold, Matthew, editor

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1905: 1905

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 60202

Condition: Very Good


xxvii, 463 pp. Contemporary full red calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and brown leather title label. Prize binding with gilt school devices of Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell, to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. Boards clean. Internally clean. In VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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Yesterday Morning : A Very English Childhood

By: Athill, Diana

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Granta Books 2002: 2002

Book number: 59795

Condition: Good


Uncorrected proof. 161 pp. Publisher's printed yellow wrappers. Covers creased and marked. Internally clean. View more info

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George Orwell A Literary Study

By: Atkins, John

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Calder and Boyars 1971: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 58112

ISBN: 0714507156

Condition: Very Good


394 pp, some notation in ink on a few pages, slight creasing to dustwrapper edges. View more info

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Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, to Which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading...and Lives of Eminent Men. In three volumes

By: Aubrey, John

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1813: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54771

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in two parts). xxiii, 304; 352; 353-668 pp. Ex-library copies with usual markings. Quarter brown cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Boards covered in clear laminate. Internally clean. 'The whole now first published from the originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, with biographical and literary illustrations.' Bindings firm. View more info

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Samuel Beckett A Biography

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1978: 1978

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Book number: 59869

ISBN: 0224014617

Condition: Good


736 pp, illustrated in black and white, a name and pencil notes to front end paper, dustwrapper has creases and small tears. View more info

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The Questing Beast : An Autobiography

By: Baldwin, Oliver

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Grayson & Grayson 1932: 1932

Edition: Second Impression

Book number: 54761

Condition: Very Good


244 p. Original orange cloth with lettering in black to front board & spine. Slight fading to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean. Know as Viscount Coverdale, and son of conservative PM Stanley Baldwin, he was a Labour MP for many years. He was openly homosexual. View more info

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The Life of Horace Binney

By: Binney, Charles Chauncey

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott Company 1903: 1903

Book number: 33929

Condition: Good


xi., 460 pp., illustrated in b/w, top edge gilt, includes letter from the author, pinned to f.e.p no less. Binding loosening slightly, a touch of wear, bit of spotting to spine. View more info

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Petrarch and His World

By: Bishop, Morris

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., Indiana Univ Press 1963: 1963

Book number: 45157

Condition: Very Good


399 pp. Tan half calf over cloth. Spine gilt. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's gilt initials to lower corner of front board. Scattered pencil notations, especially to rear endpapers. View more info

Image for The Personal Life of David Livingstone : Chiefly from his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family

The Personal Life of David Livingstone : Chiefly from his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family

By: Blaikie, William Garden

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1881: 1881

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 59593

Condition: Very Good


xix,526 pp. Dark green half calf over dark green cloth. Raised bands to spine with red leather title & author labels. Top edge gilt. Scattered foxing. Early owner's inscription to first blank. Boards clean. Text clean. Frontis portrait. Folding map at rear. Binding firm. View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

By: Boswell, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Griffin, Bohn and Co 1862: 1862

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 33497

Condition: Very Good


xii., 580 pp. light foxing to extremities, and a little mottling to the boards, but a bright clean copy View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are  Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

By: Boswell, James

Price: £575.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1835: 1835

Book number: 21591

Condition: Very Good


10 volumes. Bound in a marbled burgundy calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Algernon Borthwick of Woodcote House. A very attractive set with an olive green title label to each volume, and extra gilt to the spines. Some rubbing to the boards. The text blocks are clean, but there is some foxing and offsetting to the frontispieces and engraved titles. View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. In three volumes

By: Boswell, James

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1912: 1912

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 54513

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. Dark green half morocco over green cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. Top edge gilt. Title pages in red & black. From Macmillan's Library of English Classics. Clean copies. No ownership names. Bindings clean and bright. View more info