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10018. : Heroes of Invention and Discovery Lives of Eminent Inventors and Pioneers in Science.

Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell n.d. c.1890. 216+16 pp. brown decorative boards, hardback, boards faded but internally tight, clean, a good copy. Ffep bears date of 29th June 1893. 15.00


14296. : The Court and Camp of Bounaparte.

London: John Murray 1829. 15 by 9.5 cms. viii+326 pp. frontispiece tissue guarded portrait of Talleyrand, similar portraits of Murat and Soult, geneological folding table of the Buonaparte family. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with decorative gilt panels and two original spine labels. marbled endpapers. Edge rubbing to boards, corners bumped, showing some wear, loss of leather at top left corner of the spine, the top quarter inch of the title page removed, internally very tight and clean, plates in good condition. This series was begun by the publisher in the 1820s and survived to the late 1840s. They make a handsome display on a shelf. This title has been reproduced recently with Bounaparte respelt as Bonaparte. 55.00


14400. Abdullah, Achmed and T. Compton Pakenham: Dreamers of Empire.

London: George Harrap & Co. first 1930. illustrated by B.K.Morris. Studies of Rhodes, R.F. Burton, J.Nicholson, H.M.Lawrence and C. G. Gordon 10.00


12514. Allister, Ray: Friese-Greene Close Up of an Inventor.

London: Marsland Publications 1951. Special re-issue with eight pages of photographs from the 1951 Festival film "The Magic Box" which was based upon this book, and a foreword by Robert Donat. xiv+92 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, there is an inscription on the half title from the author, signed by him, ffep missing otherwise in very good condition, first published 1948, now scarce. A romanticised biography of William Friese-Greene, 1855-1921, portrait photographer and inventor of the chronophotographic camera, regarded by some as, "the inventor of kinematography." His work on moving pictures and colour photography was regarded as pioneering, though results are considered to be less than claims made for them. The film was a box-office flop. His son Claude continued his work with colour cinematography and was the subject of a 2006 BBC film. 50.00


18206. Bergonzi, Bernard: A Victorian Wanderer The Life of Thomas Arnold the Younger.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ix + 274 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 16 illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a protected dustwrapper. Almost as new. 10.00


9985. Berlin, Sven: The Dark Monarch A Portrait From Within.

London: The Galley Press, Uncorrected Proof Copy, 1962. "This is a rough and uncorrected proof and should not be regarded as a finished copy in either printing or binding." 204 pp. paper covers, in good condition. With drawings by the author. The author's note says that "The Dark Monarch is psychobiographic, in the widest sense." Berlin, 1911-1999, was a dancer, painter, sculptor, writer and poet, one of the last surviving members of the St Ives School in Cornwall. This was his second novel and its motive was, in some degree, to vent personal anger over the hypocrisy of an over-close competitive art colony. The book was published and 575 copies were sold before its withdrawal from sale after no fewer than four libel actions by members of that colony. Copies were pulped, with probably only around 100 surviving. This is an uncorrected proof copy. It is therefore an interesting survival and has to be considered very scarce. 295.00


15346. Berthoud, Roger: Graham Sutherland A Biography.

London: Faber and Faber, 1982. 328 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Ninety monochrome and ten colour plates. Gold- and brown-blocked moss-green boards, in a very good dustwrapper. Near mint. 15.00


13989. Bisland, Elizabeth: The Life and Letters of Lafadio Hearn.

London. Archibald Constable & Co. 1906. In two volumes. Vol. 1, viii+475 pp. illustrated, Vol. II, 554 pp. illustrated, hardback, blue boards with gilt lettering, edge rubbing to boards and corners bumped, spines professionally relaid, showing some wear. There are couple of small discrete reference library stamps but no other evidence of such use. Overall in fair/good condition 50.00


8191. Blumenfeld, R.D.: In the Days of Bicycles and Bustles The Diary of R. D. Blumenfeld 1883-1914.

New York: Brewer and Warren Inc.second printing March 1931. viii+248 pp. five plates, lilac boards, in a worn, dusty dustwrapper. The diary of Amereican journalist during his residence in London. It ranges from the Golden Jubilee in 1887, to the eve of the Great War. 15.00


13111. Bussey, George Moir: History of Napoleon.

London: Joseph Thomas Finch Lane Cornhill 1840. In two volumes. 27.5 by 18 cms. Vol. I. lxxii+576 pp. Vol. II. vi+634 pp. illustrated by Horace Vernet. In dark brown boards, blindstamped with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt decorated "N" to front boards, spines professionally restored, some foxing, tight copies, in fair condition overall. Inscription on ffep reads, "Maxwell Close from his sincere friends Cecil L. Peel, H.M. Bosanquet on his leaving Eton Sept. 27th 1845." Close, 25.6.1827-25.1.1903, was an Irish Conservative Politician, eldest son of Colonel Maxwell Close of Drumbanagher House, and his wife Anna Elizabeth Brownlow sister of Charles Brownlow 1st Baron Lurgan. Educated at Eton and ChristChurch Oxford. J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Armagh, High Sheriff Armagh 1854, MP for Armagh 1857-1864 and 1874-1885. This book must have come from Drumbanagher House, Armagh, now demolished. 165.00


2057. Byng, Arthur H. and Stephen M. Stephens: The Autobiography of an English Gamekeeper John Wilkins of Stanstead Essex.

London: T Fisher Unwin, 1892. Second edition, revised. vi + 441+ vi pp. 21 x 15 cm. An early memoir from the Gamekeeper's perspective. Six illustrations, including frontispiece. Gray boards, blocked black and gold. Nice vignette on front board. A nice, fresh, tight copy. Corners of boards slightly bruised. Very faint trace of note written on rear pastedown, o/w in good condition. 95.00


12021. Cabanes, Docteur: La Princesse de Lamballe Intime (D'apres les confidences de son Medicin) Sa Liason avec Marie Antoinette. - Son Role Secret pendant la Revolution.

Paris: Albin Michel Editeur n.d. c.1926. 512 pp. nonbreux documents inedits; 132 illustrations. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, spine professionally relaid, The spine shows some fairly heavy wear but internally very, clean, tight and bright. 23.00


10337. Cardigan and Lancastre, The Countess of: My Recollections.

London: Eveleigh Nash 3rd impression 1909. xii+178 pp. illustrated, hardback, boards a little faded otherwise good. 7.95


19648. Casanova Chevalier De Seingalt.: My Life and Adventures by Casanova.

London: Joiner and Steele first published June 1932. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. xxxii+970 pp. black blocked red boards, in a rather shelfworn dustwrapper which has a little loss to the upper spine extremity. 15.00


13082. Cassell, Petter & Galpin: The National Portrait Gallery.

London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, c1874. 28 by 22 cms. 160 pp. illustrated with 20 coloured full page portraits. This is the first of what became a series of 12 volumes published between 1874-77. Each tissue guarded portrait is accompanied by a biographical text. Personalities, all male of course, include, Prime Minister Gladstone, Disraeli, John Bright, Earl of Derby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chief Justice Cockburn, Sir Garnet Wolseley, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl Russell, Lord Cairns, Earl Granville, Duke of Cambridge, Bishop of Manchester, Sir Stafford Northcote, John Walter, Thomas Carlyle, Earl Dufferin, W.H.Smith, Rev. W. Morley Punshon, Duke of Argyll. In heavy dark green bevelled boards, with highly decorative front board patterned in black, gilt and red, a.e.g. Wear to spine extremities, and to bottom edge of rear board, corners bumped, overall in good condition despite age wear. The portraits are particularly attractive. Seemingly scarce. 95.00


19327. Clair, Colin: Christopher Plantin.

London: Cassell & Company, 1960. xv + 302 pp. 25 x 15.5 cm. 24 illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards. In very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 12.00


13708. Cochrane, Robert: Beneficent and Useful Lives.

London: W. & R. Chambers, c1895. 288 + 40 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Illustrations in the text, and with a further fourteen illustrations in the catalogue at the end. The biographies are of Lord Shaftesbury, George Peabody, Sir Josiah Mason, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Besant, Arnod Toynbee, Bishop Vincent, Samuel Morley, Dr William TG Morton, Sir James Y Simpson, Sir Joseph Lister, Dr. Arnold, the Crossleys of Halifax, Sir John Sinclair and a group of "great benefactors": the Prince Consort, John Jones, E. Harris, Mr Ruskin, Louisa A Rylands, Sir Joseph Whitwort, James Baird, Leland Stanford, Peter Cooper, John Hopkins, James Lick, Matthew Vassar, Asa Packer, Charles Pratt, Washington De Pauw, Ezra Cornell, and JG Clark. Sabbath School Society, Belfast presentation plate on front free endpaper. Boards faded, o/w good. 10.00


15906. Colley, Kate Brighty: While Rivers Flow Stories of Early Alberta.

Saskatoon: The Western Producer Prairie Books, 1970.. 48 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. An Account of Pioneer Nursing Adventures in Alberta that first appeared as a serial in the Western Producer from Jan. 2 to May 22, 1969. Drawings by Margaret Manuel Elwell. Endpaper maps. Black-blocked brown boards. Inscription on half-title, o/w good, in a rather worn dustwrapper. 10.00


14926. Collins, H.P.: John Cowper Powys Old Earth Man.

London: Barrie and Rockliff 1966. 220 pp. hardback, in a protected dustwrapper which has been attached tp pastewowns with four narrow sellotape strips, otherwise good. 10.00


12434. Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.: Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets chronologically arranged from Chaucer to Burns, with criticisms on their works, selected from the most distinguished writers. Intended for Teachers and the Higher Classes in Schools.

Dublin: Printed by Alex Thom & Sons for H.M.S.O. 1857. Published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.18 by 10.5 cms. vi+508 pp. in original drab cloth boards with new black and gilt spine title, minor edgewear, internally tight and clean, unmarked, in good condition. This is a relatively early publication in the National School System, set up by Government in 1831. A scarce survival. 55.00


12617. Condorcet, Jean Antoine de Caritat Marquis de: Vie De M. Turgot.

Londres. 1786. 246 pp. professionally recased in new half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt ruling, and a black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. The title page is a little dusty with a light stain affecting part of it and the advertissement page following, otherwise a tight clean copy in very good condition handsomely rebound. Turgot, 1727-1781 was born into an old Normandy family, became Comptroller of Finance under Louis XVI, and as a member of Physiocratic circles, introduced significant reforms, but fell foul of vested interests. His work on economic theory was an anticipation of Adam Smith. The author, in this work, was one of the earliest to attempt to apply mathematical principles to economics. This is one of the two contemporary works on the life of this important French Economist and Statesman. 220.00


17674. Connely, Willard: Count D'Orsay The Dandy of Dandies.

London: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1952. xi + 640 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait, and two illustrations in text. Chronology of drawings. Notes. Index. Faded gold-blocked red boards, no dustwrapper, otherwise good. 18.00


17823. Cousineau, Phil: The Hero's Journey Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work.

San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990. xxxi + 255 pp. 29 x 14 cm. Chronology. Books by Campbell. Bibliography. Index. 96 illustrations, including 16 in colour. Blue-blocked gray boards, in very good condition. The top of the spine of the dw is worn, and has been neatly lined with peelable tape. 12.00


19442. Crone, John S.: A Concise Dictionary of Irish Biography.

Dublin: The Talbot Press 1928. 21.5 x 14 cm. vii+290 pp. goldblocked bue boardsin good condition in a dustwrapper with chipped spine extremities. 23.00


8221. Dalrymple Hay, Admiral the Rt. Hon. Sir John C.: Lines From My Log Books.

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1898. viii+412 pp. illustrated, tissue guarded frontispiece, coloured map of the South China sea, spine faded and restored, new endpapers. slight staining to a few pages near front, otherwise good. Dalrymple Hay, 1821-1912, served in the British Navy between 1834 and 1859, in S. Africa, Syria, China and Crimea. He was a Conservative M.P. for Wakefield and later Wigton Burghs, and between 1866-68 one of the Lords of the Admiralty. The book contains, as loose inserts three autographed letters from him to his nephew and nephew's wife, Ernest and Alice Hayes, living in Belfast, and possibly working for Harland and Wolff Shipyard, about visiting Belfast, mostly in association with meetings of the Institute of Naval Architects. These are dated 1june 1903, 6 june 1903 and 5 aug. 1904. Condition very good. 95.00


17668. De Bernath, Desire: Cleopatra.

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1908. The Royal Library Historical Series. 349 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. Index. Brown paper covers, printed red. Covers partly sunfaded, and showing a little wear. Partly unopened. Overall fair/ good. Bookplate of D.D.A. Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast. 15.00


16688. De Nogales, General Rafael: Memoirs of a Soldier of Fortune.

London: Wright & Brown, c1932. xvi+ 334 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Fascinating memoirs of an extraordinary character, army officer, scholar, explorer, and adventurer, who served under many flags. He fought in South America, and for Turkey in World War 1. Twenty-two fascinating photographs, including aerial views. Index. Gold-blocked, textured, and lined, blue boards. No dw. Some light foreedge spotting and occasional pages roughly opened, otherwise good. 35.00


14658. Deardon, Seton: The Arabian Knight A Study of Sir Richard Burton.

London: Arthur Barker 1936. 334 pp. coloured frontispiece, and other photographic illustrations, hardback, in good condition but in a relaid dustwrapper. 15.00


11862. Duff, Ethel M: The Life Story of the Duke Of Cambridge.

London: Stanley Paul 1938. 288 pp. illustrated, hardback, an ex-library copy in blue library cloth binding, with a library bookplate on the front pastedown and shelf number stamped and gilt on spine bottom, otherwise in very good bright condition. A fairly scarce title. The Duke,1819-1904 was the only son of Georgee III's seventh son. From 1856-1895 he was Commander in Chief of the British Army. 12.00


11510. Dyson, C.C: Madame de Maintenon her Life and Times 1635-1719.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head 1910. 316 pp. with a photogravure portrait and sixteen other illustrations, blue boards, gilt crest to front board, teg, spine a little faded, minor wear otherwise good. 10.00


10036. Farley, James A: Behind the Ballots The Personal History of a Politician.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company ninth printing Mar. 1940. 392 pp. frontispiece portrait. A Democrat politician, throwing light on politics in the 1930's, the New Deal, Roosevelt etc. Autographed in green ink by the author, to Commodore C.A.R. Shillington. The latter had had an important wartime role at Stormont in the N. Ire. Gov. on police and security. 20.00


16311. Filon, Augustin: Recollections of the Empress Eugenie.

London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1920. vii+327 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Ten illustrations. Dark-blue boards with gilt spine title. From the library of writer Baroness Agnes de Stoeckl with her signature on the ffep and on the half-title. Neat dedication on ffep, o/w In good condition. 25.00


15009. Fitzpatrick, W.J.: A Mourne Man's Memories.

Newcastle: Mourne Observer Press, 1980. vi + 69 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Ten illustrations. The autobiography of this acclaimed columnist, playwright and broadcaster. Pictorial card covers, in near mint condition. 8.00


10022. Fleischmann, Hector: Robespierre and the Women He Loved.

London: John Long Lomited 1913. authorized translation from the French by Dr. Angelo S. Rappoport. vii+ 315 pp. with photogravure and nineteen other portraits, hardback in a dustwrapper. Apart from some wear to the dustwrapper spine top in good condition. 15.00


2791. Frith, William Powell: John Leech His Life and Work.

London, Richard Bentley and son 1891. In two uniform matching volumes. Vol I is a first and Vol II is a second ed. Vol 1. xiv+268 pp. Vol II. vii+306+48 pp. illustrated. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt device to front boards. The spine of vol II is professionally restored and the gilt title a little faded by comparison with vol I, but they are otherwise in very good condition. An important biography of this great illustrator, with many examples of his work, by another iconic Victorian artist. 60.00


13112. Gainford, John and William R. compilers: Memoir of Incidents in the Life and Labours of Thomas Gainford.

Sunnyside, Orpington Kent: George Allen 1886. xiv+396 pp. with 8 illustrations, brown boards with gilt titling, a.e.g. pink errata slip, some scattered foxing, spine professionally restored. Overall a good copy of a scarce title. Gainford, 1823-1884, was a Congregational Minister and Social Reformer. He emigrated from England to New South Wales in 1853 and this is an interesting item of nineteeth century Australia. 150.00


10297. Gibbon, F.P: William Smith of the Boys Brigade.

London: Collins reprinted 1946. 173 pp. illustrated, hardback, very good in a rather battered, chipped dustwrapper. Includes an illustrated postcard of Smith. 11.50


10420. Gleig, G. R: The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington.

London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer The People's Edition 1869. Revised edition, with a new preface. xvi+496 pp. frontispiece portrait, half leather with marbled boards and foreedges, six panelled spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, school prize plate for May 1870. Some rubbing and edgewear, some foxing to endpapers but not elsewhere. In overall good condition. 32.00


7876. Grant, Mrs Colquhoun: A Mother of Czars A Sketch of the Life of Marie Feodorowna, Wife of Paul I. and Mother of Alexander I. and Nicholas I.

London: John Murray 1905. xii+292 pp. Hardback. The first biography of the Princess Dorothea of Wurtemberg, later grand-Duchess of Russia. She was Czarina for only five years until 1801 and died in 1828. Grey boards, four panelled spine with Russian Imperial Arms device, larger device on front board teg. boards a bit grubby and slightly stained, internally good, otherwise a fair copy of a relatively scarce title. 39.00


9416. Griffith, George: Men Who Have Made The Empire.

London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. One of the Makers of British Art Series, edited by J.A. Manson. xvi + 304 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Sixteen plates. Dark-brown tree-calf leather binding. College crest, gold blocked, on front board. Small gilt-tooled edge border. Six-panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels. Marbled fore-edges and endpapers. School-prize plate for 1898 on front pastedown. Presented by Viscount Cranbourne, M.P., to K.S. Hearle. Headmaster, J. B. Lancelot. Spine professionally repaired. Contents very good. 55.00


13719. Groser, Horace G.: Field-Marshall Lord Roberts...

London: Andrew Melrose, c1900. First edition. 144 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Gray-blocked green boards. Mounted sepia portrait on front board. Slight wear to boards, o/w good tight copy. 9.50


13007. H.R.H. Princess Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria, Infanta of Spain: Through Four Revolutions 1862-1933.

London: John Murray first edition 1933. Set forth from her diaries and correspondence by her son H.R.H. Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, and edited with a preface and notes by Major Desmond Chapman-Huston. xxvii+407 pp. illustrated, three folding genealogical tables. Hardback, no dustwrapper, ffep removed, showing some wear but a fascinating account of life experiences among the Spanish and Bavarian Royal Families, before the next cataclysm to engulf them after 1933. 10.00


17352. Harris, Walter: A History of the Life and Reign of William-Henry, Prince of Nassau and Orange, Stadholder of The United Provinces, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland In which the affairs of Ireland are more particularly handled than in any other History.

Dublin: Printed for Edward Bate in Georges' Lane, 1749. With an Appendix containing copies of some original papers not hitherto published. Illustrated with Plans of Seiges, and Battles in Ireland, and Medals struck upon the most Memorable Occurances of his Life. As also two dissertations, I On the Government of Holland, II A Brief History of the Illustrious House of Orange. xii + 502 + xcii pp. 36 x 22.5 cm. Illustrated with plates, four folding plates of medals, folding plan of Londonderry, Plan of Inniskillin, folding plan of the English Camp at Dundalk and of Carrickfergus Town and Road, folding plan of the Battle of Aughrim and of the Battle of the Boyne, folding Ground Plot of Strong Fort of Charlemont, folding plan of the Fort and Harbour of Kinsale and of Cork City, folding plan of the Fort of Ballymore and of the Siege of Athlone, and a folding plan the Town of Galway and of the City of Limerick. Half-leather and marbled boards. Seven-panelled spine with gold-blocked lining and decoration, and replacementl spine label in red and gold. There is some damage to the bottom of the spine. A former owner has written on the ffep, in neat copperplate, "Charles Fredene, Wakefield, Moyallen 16th of 11th Month, AD 1807". The book is a defective copy, and there has been significant professional restoration. The title and dedication pages are damaged, with some loss of text. Pages 5 - 8, 269 - 272, 497 - 502, and lxxxv - lxxxvii are missing. Pages 491/492, 493/494, 495/496 and xci/xcii, have been repaired, with loss of text. Page 251 has been mis-numbered 241. Edgewear damage to some of the plates has been restored. The town plans are very important, but so too are the very long lists of names in the appendices: High Sheriffs 1687; Members of King James' 66 Corporations 1687 - 1689; The Irish House of Lords 1689; Commons 1689; Persons Attainted 1689; Absentees 1689; Lists of Army Officers 1690; and Justices of the Peace 1690. 250.00


18544. Henderson, J.W.: Methodist College Belfast 1868-1938 A Survey and Retrospect.

Belfast: Mehodist College, 1939. In two volumes. Volume 1, xi + 477 pp, Volume II, vii + 479-958 pp. Extensively illustrated. Gold-blocked navy blue boards. No dustwrappers. The original dw was plain cream cloth. Contains staff and pupil lists, biographies of those who served in WWI, etc. Photographs and family histories of many past pupils and staff. A major resource for genealogists. In very good condition, near mint. The standard history. Please note that the unpackaged weight of these two books is 2,500g. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 30.00


13918. Herrick, Christine Terhune: The Letters of The Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851 Edited with extracts from the Diary of the Latter.

London: T. Fisher Unwin second edition 1924. Introduction by W.R.H. Trowbridge. 220 pp. some darkish foreedge spotting. no d.w. a fair copy. 15.00


5472. Hill, Richard: Lewin of Greenwich The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.

London: Cassell & Co. 2000. Lewin was Chief of the Defence Staff during the Falkland's war, and the last Chief who had also server in WW2. 15.00


14150. Horne, Philip editor.: Useless Memoirs of Carlo Gozzi.

London: Oxford University Press 1962. The translation of John Addington Symonds. Edited, revised and abridged by Philip Horne, introduction by Harold Acton. xxiv+285 pp. hardback in a good dustwrapper. One in the series of the Oxford Library of Italian Classics. 20.00


15918. Houston, Rene: The Youngest Stone.

Ballymena: Rene Houston, 2005. 192 pp. 21 x 15 cm. An Autobiographical Journey from Biggin Hill, Kent, via Donegal to North Antrim. Profusely illustrated. The author was born in Kent and after marriage came to live in Donegal, and later on a farm at Castlegore, near Ballymena. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. There is a vertical crease on the front cover, o/w in good condition. 10.00


14181. Hutchins, Patricia: Ezra Pound's Kensington an Exploration 1885-1913.

London: Faber and Faber first edition 1965. 180 pp. illustrated, hardback in a dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and dusty, otherwise in very good condition. From the library of Allan Seaton a Belfast poet who corresponded with Pound, but his name is not in the book. Seaton's correspondence with Pound is in the Indiana University collections. "This book is not definitive biography nor literary criticism, but an attempt to increase understanding of the personal and cultural circumstances in which one of the major literary figures of this century developed his ideas." "much hitherto unpublished material." 20.00


6537. Hutchinson, Lucy: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, Representiative of the County of Nottingham in the Long Parliament, and of the town of Nottingham in the first Parliament of Charles II etc.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 2nd edition 1808. with original anecdotes of many of the most distinguished of his contemporaries, a summary ...of Public Affairs written by his widow Lucy...to which is prefixed the life of Mrs Hutchinson, written by herself. xiv+452 pp. 5 plates, one of which is a plan of Nottingham Castle, along with a folding genealogical chart of the Hutchinson and Apsley families. Half leather with marbled boards. An ex-library copy with old small lib. stamps on plates, library plate on front paste down, a few old paper repairs, some wear and rubbing to boards, generally clean internally, spine professionally strengthened, overall a used but good copy. Hutchinson, 1615-64, was one of those who signed the King's death warrant. Included in the Act of Amnesty he died in prison. These memoirs, by his wife, for her children, show him as a grave and courteous gentleman, wholly free from austerity and fanaticism. They were first published in 1806. 125.00


7394. Hyde, H Montgomery: A Victorian Historian being some Private Letters of W.E.H. Lecky 1859-1878.

London: Home & Van Thal first edition 1947. 19 by 13 cms. 90 pp. frontispiece portrait, edited with an introduction and notes by Hyde. These previously unpublished letters began as an undergraduate in Dublin, recount his varied travels in London and describes mid-Victorian society in London . 10.00


11646. J. Dick & Co: Biographia Scoticana; or A Brief historical account of the lives, characters and memorable transactions, of the most eminent Scots Worthies.

Edinburgh: J. Dick & Co, 1823. Second edition 17.5 by 11 cms. vii+347 pp. frontispiece portrait of Knox. Professionally recased in brown cloth, six panelled spine with gilt lining and new black and gilt spine label. The frontispiece is repaired, otherwise despite a bit of wear in very good condition. 65.00


15345. James, Henry: Henry James Autobiography.

London: W.H. Allen, 1956. xiv+622 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Edited with an introduction by Frederick W Dupes. Eight illustrations. Includes "A Small Boy and Others", "Notes of a Son and Brother", and "The Middle Years". Gold-blocked brown boards, in a rather worn dustwrapper. Overall in fair condition. 12.00


15111. James, Henry: The American Scene

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Edited with an introduction by W. H. Auden. xxvi+501 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Nineteen llustrations. Gold-blocked green boards, good, in a good dustwrapper. 15.00


10423. Jerrold, Walter: Earl Kitchener of Khartoum The Story of his Life.

London: W. A. Hammond n.d. c.1914. 250 pp. frontispiece portrait, hardback, in very good condition. Written just after the start of the war and before his death. 7.50


19645. John Howie of Lochgoin: The Scots Worthies originally compiled by John Howie of Lochgoin with the Testimonies Appended to each Life.

Glasgow: Blackie and Son 1851. 25 x 16.5 cm. lxxii+748 pp. with over 110 illustrations, half leather and textured cloth boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and original gilt blocked dark red spine label, marbled foreedges, in very good condition. A heavy book, which may incur extra postage charges. Overseas customers should contact us about shipping issues and costs before ordering. 45.00


3681. Lennon, Florence Becker: Lewis Carroll.

London: Cassell & Co. 1947. 358 pp. with six full page illustrations. no d.w. v.g. 15.00


15680. Levine, Isaac Don: Stalin.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1933. 336 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Seven illustrations. Yellow-blocked brown boards, no dustwrapper. Some light spotting but overall fair/good. 12.00


12031. Lodge, Edmund: Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Engraved from authentic pictures in the Gallery of His Majesty, the Nobility and the Public Collections. With Biographical and Historical memoirs of their lives and actions.

London: Printed for Harding and Lepard No's XIII to XVIII, 1833. First edition. 27 by 18.5 cms. separately paginated. 36 steel engraved portraits, tissue guarded, with accompanying biography. Duke of Suffolk, Edward VI, Duke of Norfolk, George Clifford, Earl of Devonshire, Countess of Pembroke, Lord Brooke, John Selden, Henrietta Maria, Earl of Sandwich, Earl of Bristol, Viscount Stafford, Earl of Nottingham, Catherine of Braganza, Cromwell, Laud, Nelson, Princess Charlotte and others. Professionally recased in brown cloth boards, with gilt spine title, marbled fore edges, internally tight and bright. There is some scattered light spotting but the overall condition is essentially very good. The series was published over a number of years with a view to the buyer having the parts finally bound chronologically. 100.00


12030. Lodge, Edmund: Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Engraved from authentic pictures in the Gallery of His Majesty, the Nobility and the Public Collections. With Biographical and Historical memoirs of their lives and actions.

London: Printed for Harding and Lepard No's I to VI, 1832. First edition 27 by 18.5 cms. separately paginated. 36 steel engraved portraits, tissue guarded, with accompanying biography. Wolsey, Anne Bullen, Jane Seymour, Catherine Par, Edward Seymour, Cranmer, Thomas Gresham, Phillip Sydney, Francis Drake, Lord Burghley, Elizabeth, Raleigh, Bacon,Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Essex, Marquis of Montrose, Kenelm Digby, Dorothy Sidney and others. Professionally recased in brown cloth boards, with gilt spine title, marbled fore edges, internally tight and bright. There is some scattered light spotting but the overall condition is essentially very good. The series was published over a number of years with a view to the buyer having the parts finally bound chronologically. 100.00


10340. Loliee, Frederic: Les Femmes du Second Empire.

Paris: Librairie Felix Juven Feb. 22, 1906. xi+369 pp. illustrated, half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, some gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, boards a little edge rubbed, leather quite scuffed, internally clean, bright. Covers, La Comtesse de Castiglione, Madame de Rute, La Princesse de Mathilde et ses amis, La Comtesse Le Hon, La Princesse de Metternich, La Comtesse Walewska, Autour de L'Imperatrice, Les Trois Soeurs La Rochelambert, Sophie de Castellane, Madame de Pourtales and others. From the library of Agnes de Stoeckl, who was born in Paris in1874, and married Sasha Baron de Stoeckl in 1892. His father was the diplomat who negotiated the sale of Alaska. Sasha became Equerry to Grand Duke Michael of Russia, and Agnes came to spend much time with the Russian Imperial family. Hers was a remarkable twentieth century life-a world turned upside down by war and revolution. 25.00


17884. Longford, Elizabeth: Victoria R.I.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1982. Fourth impression. 635 pp. 25 x 16 cm. 51 illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. A very good fresh copy. Loosely inserted is a typed letter on headed notepaper, signed by Elizabeth Longford, to Irish historian Grenfell Morton, thanking him for the hospitality afforded to her by Queen's University, Belfast on a visit there in 1969. The book has Grenfell Morton's name on the ffep. 23.00


15981. Masters, Anthony: Bakunin The Father of Anarchism.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974. 279 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Twenty-nine illustrations. Gold-blocked red boards, in a price-clipped, slightly-worn dustwrapper, with one small tear closed. Overall in good condition. 12.00


9217. Maunder, Samuel: The Biographical Treasury; A Dictionary of Universal Biography.

London: Longmans, Green & Co. new edition 1870. reconstructed, thoroughly revised and partly rewritten with above 1000 additional memoirs and notices, by William L.R. Cates. 17 by 10.5 cms. 1154 pp. leatherbound copy, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and original label, spine professionally relaid, a little wear otherwise good. 35.00


11491. Maunder, Samuel: The Biographical Treasury; A Dictionary of Universal Biography.

London: Longmans, Green Reader and Dyer. fifteenth edition 1869. reconstructed, thoroughly revised and partly rewritten with above 1000 additional memoirs and notices, by William L.R. Cates. 17 by 10.5 cms. 1154 pp. leatherbound copy, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and original label, top spine extremity rubbed, as are boards but otherwise very good. 35.00


8496. Maurice, Frederick. editor: The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice chiefly told in his own letters.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. In two volumes. Vol. Ixi+552 pp. Vol. II: xii+712 pp. with frontispiece portrait, dark green boards, minor wear, some light foxing to ffep, endpapers and title page otherwise very good. The title page indicates, with portraits, but apart from the frontispiece none appear to have been bound in and their is no list of same. Maurice was an Anglican, a theologian, and a socialist. Oneof the foiunders of Christian Socialism. 45.00


18522. Maxwell, Sir Herbert: The Creevy Papers A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the late Thomas Creevy, M.P. Born 1768 - Died 1838.

London: John Murray, 1903. In two volumes. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Volume 1, xxii + 342 pp, Volume II, xxii + 372. 18 portraits. Gold-blocked green boards, with gold-blocked leather title labels. No dustwrappers. Previous owners' names and initials on ffeps. A little spotting to frontispieces and tissue guards, otherwise in good condition. 30.00


15285. McCabe, Joseph: The Empresses of Rome.

London: Methuen & Co, 1911. x+357+31 pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-four plates. Gold-blacked blue boards, no dw. Spine sunfaded and showing a little wear, otherwise good. 10.00


9055. McGowan, Charles B.: Bertha Droege McGowan A Memoir.

Newport Rhode Island 1962. Written for those who may find enjoyment in the recollection of a life that affected many other lives - with love and with charity - for years to come. 107 pp. frontispiece, owners inscription on half title, hardback, in very good condition. 8.00


9972. McLaren, E. T: Dr. John Brown and his sisters Isabella and Jane.

London: Adam & Charles Black 1901. 15.5 by 10.5 cms. xvii+80 pp. with nine plates, a.e.g. in dark red embossed leatherette boards with gilt lining and title. In a card slipcase as issued. Some light foxing scattered through text otherwise very good. 10.00


14793. Meath, Mary Jane Brabazon (Maitland) Countess of: The Diaries of Mary Countess of Meath, edited by her husband.

London: Hutchinson & Co, c1919. 286 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Twenty-eight illustrations. Gold-blocked brown boards, no dustwrapper. This was the first edition of this work, taking it up to 1899. A later edition saw it extended in two volumes up to 1918. Political life in London and Ireland, service in the Diplomatic Corps. The couple became significant philanthropists, and their Irish home, Kilruddery, survives, and is open to the public. The boards show some wear, spine relaid, and there is a professional repair to the once frayed spine extremities and the bottom corners. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Scarce. 75.00


14800. Meath, Reginald Brabazon 12th Earl of (editor): Memories of the Twentieth Century.

London: John Murray, 1924. x+310 pp. 23 x 14 cm. Frontispiece photograph. Hardback, no dustwrapper. Political life in the Empire, London and Ireland, service in the Diplomatic Corps. Meath and his wife became significant philanthropists. Their home in Ireland survives and "Killruddery" is open to the public. The boards show a little wear, o/w good copy of a scarce title. 75.00


15915. Mountjoy, Desmond: The Melody of God and other Papers.

London: Constable 1923. 22.5 by 15 cms. 262 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper. These papers were inspired by personal appreciations of friends, particularly dead soldier friends. The last 3 papers are A Creel of Peat, Helens Tower and The Lake at the End, about Clandeboye and the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. desmond Mountjoy was the pseudynom of Wellesley William desmond Mountjoy Capman Huston, 1884-1952, a playright, historian and author.He was born in Leitrim. The ffep bears the handwritten name of Agnes de Stoeckl, the writer and historian. The boards and spine are sun faded and the corners slightly bumped, one or two pages have been roughly cut. Good. 35.00


10645. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine Apr. 1897.

New York: Apr. 1897 Vol. XVII no 1. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp. 3-160+advertising pages, illustrated, paper covers, some edge wear, top left corner of cover page torn off, but generally good. Articles include, Artists and their Work, Prominent American Families The McKinleys, the Christian by Hall Caine, Corleone by Marion Crawford, Types of Fair Women, Thomas Lawrence, Our Oldest Military Company, An American Artist in London, F. Marion Crawford and His Work, In the Public Eye, General Horace Porter, the Stage, and others. 10.00


10642. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine June 1897.

New York: June 1897 Vol. XVII no 3. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp.323- 480+advertising pages, illustrated, paper covers, some minor edge wear, spine worn, but generally good. Articles include, Artists and their Work, Relics of Byron, Glimpses of Thackeray, Corleone by Marion Crawford, the Christian by Hall Caine, Types of Fair Women, Gainsborough, The Ethnology of the New York Police Force, In the Public Eye, My Favorite Novelist, the Stage, and others. 10.00


10643. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine May 1897.

New York: May 1897 Vol. XVII no 2. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp.163-320+advertising pages, illustrated, paper covers, some minor edge wear, but generally very good. Articles include, Artists and their Work, The United States Supreme Court, Corleone by Marion Crawford, the Christian by Hall Caine, Types of Fair Women, Gainsborough, The Our Navy and Our Naval Policy, The Homes and Haunts of Dickens, A Modern Masquerade, In the Public Eye, My Favorite Novelist, the Stage, and others. 10.00


10613. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine New Year 1897.

New York: January 1897 Vol. XVI no 4. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp. 387-512. illustrated, paper covers, some edgewear, front cover margin trimmed. Articles include, Prominent American families The Polks, a Scotch-Irish family, types of fair women, Joshua Reynolds, in the public eye. 10.00


10655. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine November 1897.

New York: November 1897 Vol. XVII no 2. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp.323- 480+advertising pages, illustrated, paper covers, some minor edge wear but generally good. Articles include, Our Citizen Soldiery, Picture People, The Parliaments of the World, My Favorite Novelist by Clark Russell, Our Mid-Pacific Outpost, Corleone by Marion Crawford, Types of Fair women, Gerard, the Christian by Hall Caine, In the Public Eye, the Stage, and others. 10.00


11738. Munsey's Magazine: Munsey's Magazine, Vol. XVI no 5.

New York: Munsey's Magazine, February 1897. 25 by 17.5 cms. pp.515 - 640+advertising pages, illustrated, paper covers, some minor edge wear but generally good. Articles include, + 515-640 + pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Two artists Julian Story, Emma Eames, Corleone by Marion Crawford, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Types of Fair Women, Gerard, The Christian by Hall Caine, In the Public Eye, The Stage, and others. Cover torn with some loss. 10.00


11526. Murray, Grace A. ( Mrs Keith Murray ): Personalities of the Eighteenth Century.

London: Heath Cranton 1927. With a foreword by Nigel Playfair. 230 pp. illustrated, hardback, blue boards, in very good condition. 8.00


16075. Oxenford, John, translator: Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1892. Bohn's Libraries - Standard Library. Revised edition. xxvii + 583 + 40 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked maroon boards. Good clean tight copy witth some wear to top and bottom of spine. Tanning of eps. Previous owner's neat signature on half-title, and print of Goethe applied to reverse of half-title. 14.00


14779. Palmer, E. H.: Haroun Alraschid Caliph of Baghdad.

London: Marcus Ward & Co. and Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1881. 228 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Decorative blue and black boards. Endpapers tanned, boards showing a little wear, and rubbing to spine extremities, otherwise good. 23.00


14079. Philby, H. St. J. B.: Harun al Rashid.

London: Peter Davies, 1933. First edition. 159 pp. Frontispiece, hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


19311. Piggott, Stuart: William Stukeley An Eighteenth-Century Antiquary.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950. xvi + 228 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 6 plates. Gold-blocked brown boards. The price-clipped dustwrapper has a repaired tear to the rear. There are a couple of small sellotape marks on the inner folds of the dustwrapper where we assume an old clear cover has been put over the dw at some time. Overall in good condition, and seems to be relatively scarce. 25.00


15823. Powys, Llewelyn, editor: The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood.

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. Abridged from Andrew Clark's edition and with an introduction by Llewelyn Powys. 372 pp. 15.5 x 10 cm. Silver-blocked blue boards, good, in a good dustwrapper. Anthony Wood 1632-1695 was an Oxford antiquary and chronicler of his times. 10.00


18013. Pretorius, Major P.J.: Jungle Man the Autobiography of Major P. J. Pretorius.

South Africa: Central News Agency Dassie Books 1954. Second edition. 197 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Semi-matt card covers, in good condition. Name and date on half title, with the comment "very interesting".. 13.50


357. Raymond, G: The Life and Enterprises of Robert William Ellison, Comedian.

London: G.Routledge and Co. 1857. xiv+416 pp. Three engravings by G. Cruikshank and two engravings by Phiz, half leather and marbled boards, gilt spine lining and titling, some wear and rubbing, internally tight and bright, in very good condition. 25.00


11695. Religious Tract Society: Christian Biography

London: Religious Tract Society, c1830. 15 by 9 cms. 144+72+72+72+72 pp. black boards with extensive decorative blind stamping to front and rear boards, four panelled spine with two decorative gilt panels and two original spine labels. Modest wear, endpapers a little browned, otherwise tight bright and clean, in very good condition. Contains five separately published biographies. The Life of The Rev. John Newton an authentic narrative written by himself to which some further particulars are added., The Life of Archbishop Leighton with a few extracts from his writings., Life of the Rev. William Grimshaw by the Rev. John Newton pub. 1827., The Life of the Rev. Christian F. Swartz missionary of Trichinopoly and Tanjore in India., and The Life of Mrs. Isabella Graham of New York. One biography has the publication date of 1827 on it, the others are undated but contemporaneous and we would date this binding to about 1830 or soon after. There is a dedication and date on the ffep but the date is too faint to be totally clear. 45.00


11622. Roberts, Harriet Ida Keen: Nana A Memory of an Old Nurse.

London: Macmillan & Co 1936. 89 pp. with a frontispiece, hardback, some wear and marking to boards but otherwise in very good condition. The author writes about her American family's old family nurse, an elderly Irish lady. 15.00


13120. Ross, Alexander J: Memoir of Alexander Ewing, D.C.L. Bishop of Argyll and The Isles.

London: C. Kehgan Paul & Co., 1879. Second edition. xiii+643+31 pp. IIlustrated. In a modern library binding, with new endpapers, bears a very small library stamp on the bottom of the title page, and another on the rear. A tight copy, very clean and bright. Ewing, 1814-1873, was a Scottish Episcopal Curch leader. This biography throws much light on the Scottish world in which he laboured. 35.00


18931. Seeley, L.B., editor: Mrs.Thrale Afterwards Mrs. Piozzi A Sketch of Her Life and Passages from her Diaries, Letters & Other Writings.

London: Seeley and Co., Limited, 1891. x + (1) + 336 + (4) pp. 10.5 x 14 cm. Life in literary circles in England and France, eighteenth and early-nineenth centuries. 9 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards. Rear inner gutter tender, o/w a good tight copy. Bookplate of Carton Library, with the Fitzgerald Arms. 25.00


14158. Shirazi, J. K. M.: Life of Omar al-Khayyami.

Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis 1905. 20 by 13.5 cms. 107 pp. t.e.g. decorated with Persian style decorative panels, headpieces, tailpiece, capitals, the covers likewise are done in an attractive gold, blue and red floral motif. Board edges a little rubbed, spine professionally relaid, owner's name on half-title, so that despite some wear it remains a charming book by Foulis. 30.00


19896. Somerville, Alexander: The Autobiography of a Working Man.

London: Robert Hardwicke 38 Carey Street Lincoln Inns 1854. "By one who has whistled at the Plough" 19.5 x 11.5 cm. viii+349 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece portrait, olive green, blindstamped , gilt blocked boards, wear and minor loss to the spine extremties, otherwise in very good condition. First published in 1848. Somerville was an English radical, a journalist, former soldier in the Scots Greys, and involved in free trade agitation as promoted by the Anti-Corn-Law League. He travelled over Britain 1842-1846 writing articles about working conditions, housing social issues. An important observor. 75.00


13427. Stead, W.T.: General Booth A Biographical Sketch.

London: Isbister and Company, 1891. 94 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. A.e.g. Red boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to boards but otherwise in good condition. A scarce item not often seen. There is a particularly interesting discussion on whether the Salvation Army owed more to the Quakers or to the Methodists. W.T. Stead was editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, and introduced yellow journalism to the English press. His exposure of child prostitution, working with Josephine Butler, was very important. He died on RMS Titanic in 1912. 75.00


14409. Stock, Noel: The Life of Ezra Pound.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, first 1970. xvii+472 pp. illustrated, hardback in a rubbed and chipped dustwrapper. A detailed and balanced biography by a leading authority on the poet. 15.00


1140. Taring, Rinchen Dolma: Daughter of Tibet.

London: 2nd printing 1971. 280pp. illustrated. map, d.w. v.g. A first hand account of the everyday world and domestic life of a Tibetan noble family over 50 years. She was the first Tibetan girl to learn to speak and write English. Glimpses into an all too recently vanished world 12.00


6722. Tatlow, Joseph: Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

London: The Railway Gazette, 1920. vii + 223 pp. 20.5 x 17 cm. 12 illustrations. Very slight wear to top and bottom of spine, o/w very clean tight copy in gold-blocked green boards. 23.50


12292. Thatcher, B. B.: Indian Biography or, An Historical account of those individuals who have been distinguished among the North American Natives as Orators, Warriors Statesmen and other remarkable characters.

New York: Harper & Brothers 1837. In two volumes. Vol. I. viii+324 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece portrait. Vol. II. viii+320 pp. Both volumes are The Family Library no. 46 but in different bindings, some rubbing and wear to spine extremities of vol II, otherwise good. 40.00


16944. The First Earl of Birkenhead: Famous Trials.

London: Hutchinson & Co., c1940. First edition. 567 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frederick Edwin Smith, First Earl of Birkenhead, Lord Chancellor of England 1919-1922. Forty-three famous trials, starting with the trial of Mary Queen of Scots. 41 Illustrations, including frontispiece portrait. Black-blocked red boards. Spine faded, and wear to spine extremities. 30.00


17869. Trevelyan, George Macaulay: Garibaldi and the Making of Italy

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911. First edition. xviii + 374 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 48 plates, including portrait frontispiece. 4 folding maps, of which 2 are coloured. Gold-blocked red boards. Spine sun-faded, boards a bit worn, and corners bruised. Signature of Richard Grenfell Morton. A poor/ fair copy: a reading copy. 15.00


9928. Trevelyn, George: Garibaldi being Garibaldi's Defence of The Roman Republic, Garibaldi and The Thousand, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy.

London: Longmans 1933. This is the first reissue of the earlier three volumes as a single vol. This meant the omission of appendices, bibliographies indexes, many illustrations and some maps. xxvi+326+327+297 pp. illustrations, nine maps, no dustwrapper, Rugby school prize plate on front pastedown. a little wear, spine sun faded, but in generally very good condition. 15.00


9124. Turquan, Joseph: The Empress Josephine

London: John Lane THe Bodley Head 1913. Authorized translation by Volette M. Montague. x+312 pp. illustrated, red boards, no dustwrapper, spine faded otherwise very good 10.00


18798. Wiles, H.: William Morris of Walthamstow.

London: The Walthamstow Press, 1951. No 91 of a fine paper edition limited to 100 copies, with Foreword by the Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. xvii + 115 + ii pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. In half-leather binding: green leather on white buckram. 28 illustrations. The small ink stain on the fore edge of the last 20 pages does not affect the text. 10.00


4357. Wilson, Ellen: They Named Me Gertrude Stein.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1973. 133 pp, illustrated, d.w. v.g. 10.00


11661. Wilson, G. H: Wonderful Characters: Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the most Remarkable Persons of every Age and Nation.

London: Published by J. Barr and Co., 1842. To which are added, many Original Biographies never before published; the whole exhibiting an interesting and wonderful display of human action in the grand theatre of the world. pp.10-286 illustrated with fifty-five engravings. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, new endpapers, internally showing some wear, a few engravings have been professionally repaired. Only 51 engraved portraits are present not 55. There is no evidence of removal and publishers were often cavalier about such matters. The text however starts on page 9 with The Wise Man, and the book has not been rebound so careless printers may be to blame. The biographies show a wonderful cross section, extraordinary instances of longevity, conformation, bulk, stature, powers of mind and body, wonderful exploits, adventures, enterprising pursuits, habits, propensities etc etc.. The illustrations sometimes have a touch of Hogarth about them. Further details on request. 65.00


6427. Wormeley, Katherine Prescott. trans.: Letters of Mlle De Lespinasse with notes on her life and character by D'Alembert, Marmontel, De Guibert etc and an introduction by C.A. Sainte Beuve.

London: William Heinemann 1903. 339 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, the ffep is clipped otherwise very good. teg.She was host of a brilliant salon in the reign of Louis XV. 15.00


12630. Yardley, Michael: Backing Into The Limelight A Biography of T.E.Lawrence.

London: Harrap, 1986. 267 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. 8.00

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