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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: £30.00

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 an... 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

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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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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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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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Iris : A Memoir of Iris Murdoch [and] Iris and the Friends : A Year of Memories [and] Widower's House : The Last in a Trilogy. Three volumes

By: Bayley, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth 1998 / 1999 / 2001: 1998

Edition: First Editions

Book number: 53252

ISBN: 0715628488

Condition: Near Fine


Three volumes. All first editions, with Bayley's signature on a label stuck to the title page of vol. 2. 189; 208; 205 pp. Hardbacks in dust jackets. All very clean copies. View more info

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Danger Is My Life

By: Berge, Victor

Price: £12.50

Publisher: [London], Arrow Books 1957: 1957

Book number: 57435

Condition: Very Good


192 pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Covers slightly edgeworn. Internally clean. B&w illustrations. View more info

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The Life of Horace Binney

By: Binney, Charles Chauncey

Price: £30.00

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

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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

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Boswell's Life of Johnson [Samuel Johnson]

By: Boswell, James ; Augustine Birrell (edited)

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd 1906: 1906

Book number: 5225

Condition: Fine


6 volumes, small 8vo. Bound in an attractive tan calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. A very attractive set with extra gilt to the spines, and a small olive green volume number label to each volume. 17.5 cms tall View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson. Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales. In six volumes

By: Boswell, James and edited by George Birkbeck Hill

Price: £150.00

Publisher: New York, Bigelow, Brown & Co., Inc. N.d. [c. 1900]: 1900

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Book number: 51252

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 6 volumes. Edition De Luxe. Publisher's full cloth with paper title labels to spines. Top edge gilt. Some dampstaining & marks to boards of vol. VI. One label slightly chipped. Occasional light foxing. Attractive bookplate to front pastedowns. Frontis to each volume. A VG set. View more info

Image for Boswell's Life of Johnson. Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales. In six volumes

Boswell's Life of Johnson. Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales. In six volumes

By: Boswell, James and edited by George Birkbeck Hill

Price: £650.00

Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press 1887: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Book number: 51254

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 6 volumes. Bound in a full stout chocolate morocco. Raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Blind-ruled borders to boards with gilt Eton coat of arms to front & rear boards. Eton prize inscription to first blanks. Minor marks to boards. Frontis to each volume and folding document in vol. III. Spine lettering bright. An attractive VG to Near Fine set. View more info

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Life of Lord Lawrence

By: Bosworth Smith, R

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder and Co 1885: 1885

Book number: 47025

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, xiii, 542, [folding map], xv, 557 pp., Lovely brown diced calf prize binding with wonderful gilt devices and delightfully tooled panels on spine. AEG. Engraved frontis, and folding map at rear, A touch of rubbing and stripping to hinges, mild dent to rear board of one vol. Harrow bookplate on pastedown. View more info