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Image for "British Weekly" Extras, No. 3 -  An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits From College Life By J.M. Barrie.  [Bound With]  British Weekly" Extras, No. 1. - Books Which Have Influenced Me By W. E. Gladstone ... [et al.]

"British Weekly" Extras, No. 3 - An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits From College Life By J.M. Barrie. [Bound With] British Weekly" Extras, No. 1. - Books Which Have Influenced Me By W. E. Gladstone ... [et al.]

By: BARRIE, J. M. (James Matthew) 1860-1937 / GLADSTONE, W. E. (William Ewart) 1809-1898.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1894 / 1897 . 0:

Seller ID: 42927


2 books bound together in a very good original half leather binding. Both first editions. 8vo. 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.0". pp.115/pp.8/pp.123. Polished black calf spine and corners over black buckram boards. Hinges carefully strengthened, spine with 5 raised bands. Neat handwritten notes to rear free-endpaper, otherwise clean text throughout. " An Edinburgh Eleven" includes sketches of: Lord Rosebery; Professor Masson; Professor Blackie; Professor Calderwood; Professor Tait; Professor Fraser; Professor Chrystal; Professor Sellar; Joseph Thomson; Robert Louis Stevenson; and Walter... View more info

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Madame de Maintenon. By Emily Bowles.

By: BOWLES, Emily .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1888 . 0:

Seller ID: 43885


First edition. In a very good original binding. pp.24/pp.339/[1p.]/pp.43 - Adverts/[5pp. - Adverts] . Dark blue-green cloth over bevelled boards. Bright gilt titles to front board and spine. Edges lightly rubbed. Bookplate to verso of the front board: "Convent of the Immaculate Conception O.S.F. Bocking, Essex." Light spotting to page edges and free-endpapers, otherwise clean throughout. A very good copy of this interesting biography. ** "Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (27 November 1635 – 15 April 1719) was the second wife of King Louis XIV of France. She was known during her ... View more info

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Byron's Letters and Journals - Complete 13 Volume Set, all in their original illustrated dustwrappers.

By: BYRON, George Gordon [ Baron Byron ]. / MARCHAND, Leslie A. (Editor) .

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London: John Murray, 1973-1994 . 0719528208:

Seller ID: 44662

ISBN: 0719528208


A very good 13 volume set . All books with dustwrappers and in very good condition. No library stamps or other markings. Each volume with the original illustrated dustwapper , now protected by a removeable clear plastic cover. Each volume is bound in clean red cloth, with bright gilt titles to both the front board and spine. Contents: i.) Volume I: ‘In my hot youth,’ 1798–1810 . The first volume of Byron’s letters and journals covers his early years and includes his first pilgrimage to Greece and to the East, ending with his last letter from Constantinople on July 4, 1810, before hi... View more info

Image for The Life of Oliver Cromwell. Containing his military exploits in England during the Grand Rebellion; his reduction of Scotland, and conquest of Ireland: his civil government, policy, treaties with, and respect paid him, by foreign princes and states.

The Life of Oliver Cromwell. Containing his military exploits in England during the Grand Rebellion; his reduction of Scotland, and conquest of Ireland: his civil government, policy, treaties with, and respect paid him, by foreign princes and states.

By: Cromwell, Oliver 1599-1658.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London : Printed by T. Martin Book Binder, & Pocket Book maker, No. 76 Wood Street Cheapside M.DCC.LXXX.VII [1787] . 0:

Seller ID: 45288


Scarce early edition. A very good contemporary leather binding. 12mo (vertical chain lines). 15.6cm x 9.0cm x 1.5cm. [2pp.]/pp.165/[1p. - blank]. Plain brown calf. Spine and hinges carefully repaired. original plain endpapers, lightly soiled and stained. Clean English text throughout, just the odd small mark or blemish. A well preserved little book. * Referenced by: ESTC No. T134197. ** Full title reads: "The Life of Oliver Cromwell. Containing his military exploits in England during the Grand Rebellion; his reduction of Scotland, and conquest of Ireland: his civil government, policy, tre... View more info

Charles Darwin: His Life Told In An Autobiographical Chapter, And In A Selected Series Of His Published Letters. Edited By His Son Francis Darwin, With A Portrait. Fourth Thousand In This Form.

By: DARWIN, Francis .

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1902 . 0:

Seller ID: 44003


A very good copy in the original dustwrapper. 8vo. 8.00" x 5.50" x 2.00". pp.6/[2pp.]/pp.348 . Blue-grey dustwrapper with dark blue titles and adverts. Very rubbed along the folds, carefully strengthened at some time in the past. Small loss from top of spine. Now protected by a removable clear plastic cover. Publisher's green cloth, fading to leading edges. Bright gilt titles to spine. Spotting to page edges, Light toning to endpapers, otherwise clean text throughout. No inscriptions or other markings. A good copy of this interesting book. G+/G+ View more info

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The Translator of Dante. The Life, Work and Friendships of Henry Francis Cary (1772-1844) by R. W. King.

By: KING, R. W. (Robert Wylie King )

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London: Martin Secker, 1925 . 0:

Seller ID: 43939


Scarce first edition in the original dustwrapper. pp.373 . Gray paper dustwrapper. Printed title to front cover and adverts ("From Martin Secker's List") to the rear, edges chipped. Spine dulled with small loss to top and tail. Now protected by a removable clear plastic cover. A very good original binding. Blue cloth spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Bright gilt titles to spine. Deckled page edges. Clean text throughout with black & white frontis and 5 other full-page plates (as called for). Scarce in dustwrapper. VG/G+ ** " Henry Francis Cary (1772-1884) was bor... View more info

Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of Great Britain Engraved From Authentic Pictures, In The Galleries Of The Nobility, And The Public Collections Of The Country. With Biographical And Historical Memoirs Of Their Lives And Actions. By Edmund Lodge,

By: LODGE, Edmund

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London : Printed for Harding, Mavor and Lepard 1823-34 0:

Seller ID: 45425


A very good 12 volume set in matching half leather bindings. 10.75" x 7.5" x 1.0" Each volume with twenty engraved plates, for a total of two hundred and forty as called for, each plate is accompanied by a brief biographical essay of varying lengths. Brown calf corners and spine over maroon marbled boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt volume number, and gilt title: "Lodges Portraits". Gilt decoration rubbed, but bindings all in very good condition. Marbled page edges and matching marbled endpapers. Engraved armorial ... View more info

My Lives . Francis Meynell . (signed).

By: MEYNELL, Francis 1891-1975.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 1971 . 0370013034:

Seller ID: 44276

ISBN: 0370013034


Autobiography of Sir Francis Meynell, recalling his many 'lives', as journalist, poet, publisher, publicist, sportsman and businessman, with descriptions of the many eminent personalities he encountered. Signed first edition with 3 loosely inserted letters signed by Francis Meynell. pp.332 / [24 plates] . Clean tan cloth boards with black spine blocks, stamped in gold on spine. Cream dust jacket printed in black and red with illustration depicting a bear reproduced on front cover and photograph of the author on back. Not price clipped. Edges lightly rubbed and covers lightly soiled. Includes... View more info

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The Life And Letters Of Sir John Everett Millais President Of The Royal Academy: By His Son John Guille Millais. With 319 Illustrations Including Nine Photogravures.

By: MILLAIS, John Guille 1865-1931 / [MILLAIS, John Everett Sir 1829-1896] .

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London : Methuen & Co. 36 Essex Street, 1899 . 0:

Seller ID: 44260


A very good two volume set in matching half calf bindings by 'Mudie'. 9.75" x 7.00" x 1.50". Vol. I.: pp.16/pp.446 . Vol. II.: pp.11/[1p.]/pp.511/[1p.] . Navy blue morocco spines over green-blue marbled boards. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and bright gilt titles. Light rubbing to edges and corners bumped. Marbled endpapers. Small ink stamp to the base of each front endpaper: "Bound By Mudie". Foxing to free-endpapers and frontis, light spotting to other photogravures, otherwise clean text throughout. A very good set. ** Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA ; ... View more info

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The Memoirs of Richard Nixon .

By: NIXON, Richard M. (Richard Milhous Nixon) .

Price: £80.00

Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. 0448143747:

Seller ID: 42386

ISBN: 0448143747


Signed first edition in a price-clipped dustwrapper. pp.12/pp.1120 .Blue cloth covered boards with bright gilttitles to spine, with a very good dust jacket, just light rubbing to edges but now in a removable clear protective wrap. Signed note laid-down to front endpaper: "Personally Autographed for Peggy & Ron Wells With best wishes from Richard Nixon 9-1-79". Clean text and pictures throughout. A very good copy of this special book. View more info

Image for Plutarch's Lives, In Eight Volumes: Translated from the Greek. With notes, explanatory and critical, from Dacier and others. To which is prefixed The Life of Plutarch, written by Dryden.

Plutarch's Lives, In Eight Volumes: Translated from the Greek. With notes, explanatory and critical, from Dacier and others. To which is prefixed The Life of Plutarch, written by Dryden.

By: PLUTARCH / Dryden, John 1631-1700 [editor] / Dacier, Andre 1651-1722 [editor]

Price: £380.00

Publisher: London : Printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman, B. White, T. Davies, [and 5 others in London] M.DCC.LXX. [1770-1771] 0:

Seller ID: 45325


A very good eight volume set in the original full leather binding. 12mo. 17.5cm x 10.5cm x 3.0cm. Speckled calf covered boards, with just light wear to edges and corners. Clean boards, just a few small blemishes or sunning. Hinges carefully strengthened. Spines with 5 raised bands, bright gilt decorated compartments and contrasting red leather title labels and dark green leather volume numbers. Engraved armorial bookplate to verso of the front board of 7 of the 8 volumes: "Thomas Kington Esqr. Charlton House" , engraved by 'Johnson fc.' . All 8 volumes with printed label to front endpaper: "B... View more info

Image for Lives Of The Italian Poets. By The Rev. Henry Stebbing, M.A. M.R.S.I.L. With Twenty Medallion Portraits. In Three Volumes.

Lives Of The Italian Poets. By The Rev. Henry Stebbing, M.A. M.R.S.I.L. With Twenty Medallion Portraits. In Three Volumes.

By: STEBBING, Henry .

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831 . 0:

Seller ID: 43520


A very good three volume set of the first edition, in matching half leather bindings. 8vo. 7.75" x 4.75" x 1.00". Brown calf spines and corners over brown buckram covered boards. Each spine with four raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt volume number and the original black leather title label. Edges rubbed and bumped. Engraved armorial bookplate to the verso of each front board: "The Honble.Barbara Cockayne Medlycott". Clean text throughout. Each chapter with an engraved medallion headpiece. Colophon to verso of the title and to the last leaf: "London: Printed By S. Bentley, Dorset-... View more info

Scenes and Memories. By Walburga Lady Paget. With A Portrait .

By: WALBURGA, Lady Paget [ Lady Walburga Ehrengarde Helena von Hohenthal Paget 1839-1929 ] .

Price: £65.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. 0:

Seller ID: 39403


First US edition. Walburga Ehrengarde Helena, Lady Paget (née Hohenthal; 1839 - 1929) was a diarist, writer and an intimate friend of Queen Victoria. This volume of memoirs covers her childhood recollections, court and society at Berlin in the 1850s, Copenhagen and Portugal in the 1860s, as well as memories of Florence, Rome and Vienna. Pp.viii/325, light spotting to endpapers, otherwise clean English text, and portrait frontispiece. Also, loosely inserted is a hand-written letter addressed to Lady Paget from Harriet Spelman Longfellow on headed paper from: "Hotel Belmont, New York". View more info