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A. CRAIG BELL: ALEXANDRE DUMAS A BIOGRAPHY AND STUDY Cassell & Company Limited, 1950. First Edition (stated) Hardcover, octavo, 420pp. No Jacket. First Edition. Black cloth boards with gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine. Slight corner bumping. Overall: Very Good (Book ref 322) £9.00

ANATOLE FRANCE: THE UNRISEN DAWN Speeches and Addresses John Lane The Bodley Head, London. 1929 Reprint Hardcover with Jacket, 12mo, 256pp. Unclipped Jacket poor with large chips etc. Brown cloth boards with Red spine. Very GoodContents clean, bright and tight. Overall Poor / Very Good (Book ref 336) £8.00

BARKE, JAMES: THE WONDER OF ALL THE GAY WORLD A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns Collins, London. 1949 First Edition. Signed by the Author Hardcover, 12mo, 671pp.Unclipped jacket (now in protective sleeve) has slight edgewear and is slightly grubby. Boards show very very slight discolouration and bumping.  Contents very good, clean and tight with just the Authors signature to Title Page. Pics available on request. (Book ref 831) £85.00

C.M. ANTONY: JEANNE D'ARC THE MAID OF FRANCE. Macdonald and Evans, London. 1908. The St.Nicholas Series. Hardcover, 18mo, 186pp. Boards very slightly bumped with a few small grubby marks. Top edge gilt with other sides rough cut. . 6 Illustrations as required. Contents near fine. Overall Very Good (Book ref 287) £10.00

CHARLES A. COOPER: AN EDITOR'S RETROSPECTIVE. Fifty Years of Newspaper Work Macmillan and Co., Ltd. London. 1896. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 430pp plus publisher's adverts to rear. Navy Blue boards stained to front with slight bumping. Contents missing ffep with rough cut edges, otherwise very clean and tight. Overall: Very Good Reading Copy (Book ref 671) £5.00

CHARLES KINGSLEY: CHARLES KINGSLEY: HIS LETTERS AND MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE. Vol II Henry S. King & Co., London. 1877. Sixth Edition Full Calf binding, 8vo, 496pp. DISBOUND. Full Calf boards with gilt decotation, lacking spine. Boards just attached to strings with tape spine. Contents have marbled page edges and eps. There is some staining of front end papers through to frontis but clean thereafter. Indeed contents very good from title page. Hence Reading Copy only. Vol II only. (Book ref 721) £10.00

CHARLES, MRS. RUNDLE: CHRONICLES OF THE SCHONBERG-COTTA FAMILY T. Nelson & Sons. nd. Hardcover 16mo, 552pp plus adverts.Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine andimpressed decoration to front board. Boards bumped and binding shaken. Contents slightly age tanned. Good Reading Copy (Book ref 897) £3.85

CHRISTOPHER HASSALL: EDWARD MARSH PATRON OF THE ARTS. A  BIOGRAPHY LONGMANS,LONDON. 1959 FIRST EDITION. Hardcover with Jacket, 8vo, 732pp.  Jacket poor with chips and edgwear. Boards bumped, contents clean and tight. Very Good Reading copy (Book ref 411) £5.00

CLARE, MAURICE: A DAY WITH THOMAS CARLYLE Hodder & Stoughton, nd. Hardcover, 12mo, 38pp. Biege boards with paste on illustration of Carlyle to front. Pages not numbered., frontis plus four full page illustrations. Rear end paper torn. Some pencil annotation comprising of page numbers. Overall excellent reading copy (Book ref 944) £4.00

DINGLE, A.E.: A MODERN SINBAD An Autobiography (signed by Author) George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933 (reprint) Hardcover,8vo, 320pp. Burgandy boards dulled and bumped. Contents very good but there is a crack to the hinge at the title page. Signed by the author on title page. Overall Good. (Book ref 838) £20.00

EDITORS OF LIFE: THE UNFORGETTABLE WINSTON CHURCHILL Giant of the Century Time inc. 1965. Softcover, 11" x 8.5", 128pp.  A  LIFE news Book. Illustrated covers slightly grubby with slight edgewear. Contents Very Good. (Book ref 495) £8.00

EDMUND B. D'AUVERGNE: PIERRE LOTI THE ROMANCE OF A GREAT WRITER T. Werner Laurie Ltd. London. 1926. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 253pp plus adverts. Unclipped Jacket (now in protective sleeve) Very Good.  Boards and contents Near Fine. (Book ref 652) £18.00

EDMUND BLUNDEN: SHELLEY A LIFE STORY Collins, London, 1946 No Jacket. Maroon cloth boards very slightly bumped. Lettering on spine fading, but spine still uniform in colour. Contents very good, clean and tight. Overall very good. (Book ref 174) £4.50

ELLIS, J.J.: TWO RENOWNED REFORMERS. MEN WHO HAVE MOVED THE WORLD.MARTIN LUTHER, JOHN KNOX. Pickering & Inglis. c1924. Hardcover, 12mo, 64pp, 64pp. Memoirs of mighty men series with two volumes bound together.Martin Luther and John Knox. Olive illustrated boards show a  picture of the globe with black lettering to front and gilt lettering to spine. Small inscription on front paste down has been scored out but date (Dec. 1924) still shows. Otherwise very good. (Book ref 857) £38.00

Francis Wilson: Joseph Jefferson Reminiscences of a fellow player 1906 Chapman and Hall First edition. Original red cloth, spine sunned with slight lean. Contents very good+. (Book ref 115) £18.00

Frank Dello Stritto & Andi Brooks: VAMPIRE OVER LONDON. Bela Lugosi in Britain Cult Movies Press, 2000, #124/1000 Limited Edition. Signed by Stritto Unclipped Dust Jacket very good (in protective cover) Book and boards very good. (Book ref 152) £120.00

GEORGE BARNETT SMITH: POETS AND NOVELISTS A SERIES OF LITERARY STUDIES Smith, Elder & Co., London. 1875 First Edition Hardcover, 12mo, 422pp. Green cloth boards with black and gilt lettering and decoration. Gilt page edges to three sides. Boards bumped to corners with spine top slightly "pulled".  Inner front hinge Just starting to crack. Contents otherwise clean and tight. Overall: Very Good (Book ref 312) £38.00

GEORGE SAINTSBURY (Editor): FIELDING. (Masters of Literature) George Bell and Sons, London. 1909. First Edition Hardcover, 360pp, 12mo. Red cloth with Gilt decoration to front and spine. Corners very slightly bumped and spine very slightly faded. Contents show inner front hinge starting to crack, Gilt top edge and rough cut foredge. Overall: Good (Book ref 515) £8.00

GEORGE SEAVER: FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND Explorer and Mystic John Murray, London. 1952. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 391pp. Unclipped jacket has edgewear wioth chipping to spine ends. Boards and contents very good with only slight spotting to foredge only. Overall: Fair / Very Good (Book ref 638) £12.00

GINO LAVEELLI DE CAPITANI: PENSIERI. SCRITTI, DISCORSI. OPERE DI CARLA CELESIA BARONESSA DI VEGLIASCO 1939 Quarto, 445PP. Green Cloth in card slipcase. Very Good with inscription to title page. otherwise very clean and tight. Wonderfull illustrations to rear. All Text in Italian. (Book ref 730) £55.00

HESKETH PEARSON: HESKETH PEARSON BY HIMSELF Heinemann, London.1965 First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 358pp. Unclipped Jacket has edgewear and creasing. Boards and conte ts Very Good clean and tight but with small owners name to ffep. \overall \good (Book ref 676) £5.50

J.A. BRENDON: TWELVE GREAT PASSIONS Hutchinson & Co, London.1912. First Edition. Hardcover, 352pp, small quarto. Boards bumped with edgewear, Contents clean but binding cracked at frontis, otherwise tight. Page edges dusty. Overall Reading Copy (Book ref 512) £5.00

JOHN McCALLUM: Life with Googie Heinemann, 1979 reprint, signed by author, with letter no jacket. slight bumping to boards, contents near fine. past down to inside front board signed by the author. Also letter tipped in to ffep from the author. Overall very good (Book ref 110) £35.00

MARTIN DANIELS: THE TRUE AND GRAPHIC STORY OF ENGLAND'S MOST ROMANTIC OUTLAW. ROBIN HOOD Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd. Devon. c1960. Hardcover, 12mo, 120pp. Unclipped jacket has edgewear with a couple of small closed tears, also very slightly grubby. Boards and contents very good, clean and tight. (Book ref 599) £28.00

PEPYS, SAMUEL with notes by LORD BRAYBROOKE: DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS, F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II (VOL I ONLY) George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London. 1929. Reprint. Hardcover, 8vo, 551pp. Blue cloth boards have spine sunned. Contents very clean and tight. Volume 1 only. Excellent Reading Copy (Book ref 742) £8.00

PHILIP CALLOW: SON AND LOVER. THE YOUNG LAWRENCE Published by The Bodley Head 1975. ISBN: 0370106636, signed by author Very Good unclipped jacket over very good book. ffep has been inscribed by the author -   " Joe - best wishes from Philip. At Bideford-on-Avon. !st November '90"  Top edge a little dusty. (Book ref 135) £18.00

PHILIP CALLOW: VINCENT VAN GOGH: A LIFE Published by Allison & Busby 1990 signed. first edition Very good unclipped jackey has slight edgewear with a very small closed tear to the inner top front flap. Book and conte ts near fine. Inscribed by the author "Joe - sincerely and warmly from philip 18th November 1990" to the ffep. (Book ref 133) £16.00

R. LLOYD PRAEGER: SOME IRISH NATURALISTS A Biographical Notebook Dundalgan Press, Dundalk.1949, First Edition Hardcover with Unclipped Jacket.Jacket near fine over near fine book. Scand available on request. (Book ref 214) £120.00

R.J. HALLIDAY: JOHN STUART MILL George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London.1976. First Edition. Hardcover with Jacket, small octavo, 151pp. Very Good ubclipped Jacket over Very Good Book BUT ffep missing and library stamp to publishers page. (Book ref 448) £12.00

ROMA LIGOCKA with Iris Von Finckenstein: THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT Sceptre, 2002. First UK edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 326pp. Unclipped jacket (now in protective sleeve) has slight edgewear with a small stain to inner front flap. Boards and contents near fine. (Book ref 666) £6.00

ROSEBERY. CREIGHTON. HARRISON: PITT. WOLSEY. CROMWELL (TWELVE ENGLISH STATESMEN SERIES) 3 VOLS. Macmillan & Co. 1895,1895, 1891. Hardcover, 12mo, 297,226 and 228pp. Boards have very slight edgewear but overall boards and contents very good, clean and tight. Three volumes only. (Book ref 773) £17.00

SKIDELSKY, ROBERT: INTERESTS AND OBSESSIONS. Selected Essays. Macmillan, London.1993, First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 446pp. Clipped jacket has slight edgewear.  Boards and contents very good, clean and tight, without inscriptions etc. Page edges very slightly grubby.Overall: Good / Good (Book ref 798) £6.00

VECCHI, JOSEPH: "THE TAVERN IS MY DRUM" Odhams Press Ltd. London. 1948 First Edition. Inscribed by Author. Hardcover, 12mo, 224pp. Red Cloth boards have very slight edgewear with one small mark to front. Also slight lean to spine. Contents near fine with inscription from the author on ffep. Photographs available on request. Overall Good. (Book ref 924) £7.50

VIRGINIA  HAGGARD: MY LIFE WITH CHAGALL. Seven years of plenty Robert Hale, London. 1987. First UK edition Hardcover, 8vo, 191pp. Very good unclipped jacket has very slight edgewear. Boards and contents near fine. (Book ref 662) £6.00

W. G. COLLINGWOOD: THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSKIN Methuen & Co. London. 1900 Hardcover, 12mo, 427pp plus 40pp adverts to rear. "This book is not merely a reprint of "The Life and Work of John Ruskin; 2vols., 1893" The whole has been rewritten on somewhat different lines."       Red cloth boards with gilt decoration  have bumping to corners and very slight fading of spine. Contents very good, clean and tight. (Book ref 611) £15.00

WALTER KOSCHATZKY (FOREWARD): MARIA THERESIA und ihre Zeit Residenz Verlag, Salzburg. 1979 Hardback with Unclipped jacket. Quarto, 520pp. Very good jacket has minor shelfwera. Boards and conents near fine. Overall very good/very good. Please note this is a heavy book and extra charges for delivery may apply. Scans available on request. (Book ref 994) £25.00

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