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Image for RED LETTER SAINTS Being a Series of Biographies of those Saints for which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels are appointed in the Book of Common Prayer

RED LETTER SAINTS Being a Series of Biographies of those Saints for which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels are appointed in the Book of Common Prayer

By: ----------

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE / S.P.C.K.: 1911

Seller ID: 122515


Illustrated paper covered boards with red cloth quarter binding, 160 x 130 mm approx. All edges of book block stained red, 76pp. Decorative title page printed in red, black and gilt, 19 ILLUMINATED Colour plates with GILT embellishments. Text pages with printed red borders,1911, 21st thousand. Printed by E Kaufmann, Lahr, Baden. VG (A little general shelf soiling to boards but no significant wear. No previous owner name or insc.End papers a little tanned. Binding sound ... View more info

Image for RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS  Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS

RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS

By: ..---..

Price: £5.50

Publisher: LONDON, " SISLEY'S Ltd Makers of Beautiful books":

Seller ID: 3839


SCARCE Title-Small slim Hard Back Good+, Undated- c.early 1900? - 65 pp card covers white mottled with time+olive green 1/4 binding, title to front and spine ,Embellished with several portrait plates [ Francis Rabelais /Francis 1 after Titian /Cardinal du Bellay / Ettiene Pasquier / Pope Paul 111] publisher's "Sisley's Makers of Beatiful Books" / a Miniature Memoir.[no insscsp] PLs see our image View more info

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QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days.

By: A.RUTH FRY

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121676


SIGNED Copy.Olive Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.220 x 150 mm approx.[vi] + 280pp. First Edition 1st printing of this eminently readable work on the christian beliefs and social responsibilities held by Quakers together with brief details of notable Quakers in various fields of life and endeavor written by a prominent Quaker who did much relief work and campaigning. The copy offered by us is inscribed and signed by her in ink to the front free end paper. Go... View more info

Image for HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

By: ABRAMSON , Howard S ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Paragon House: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7271


H/b D/j VG/Gd.1st ed.1st print.10987654321.251pp.illustrated 23 photo-plates & 2 Route Maps." ..Accurately & poignantly captures the life of Dr Frederick A Cook who is the rightful discoverer of the North Pole " - Warren B Cook , Sr. A riveting & meticulous researched work. Set in 3 parts.23 chpts , Foreword, Intro;acks,Epilogue, Notes, select Biblio; [ internally Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] covers starting to fox-tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, $21.95.[1... View more info

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LONDON The Biography

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, VINTAGE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11589


Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped..Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/... View more info

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THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete)

By: ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON , KCB KCVO DSO.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122609


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and dreadnaught crest to upper panels.250 x 160 mm approx. Vol I xxviii + 312pp Frontis + 22 other plates. Vol II viii + 328pp. Frontis + 14 other plates all as called for. First Edition 1st Printing of this biography of a most remarkable servant of the country who effected complete reorganization and rebuilding of the British Navy. VG no d/j's (Books - Light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner name in ink to front free end... View more info

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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS

By: AGNES WESTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, JAMES NISBET: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121200


SIGNED Copy.Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. 205 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 330 + 4pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis b/w photo portrait with tissue guard + 16 other b/w illustrations as called for. Autobiography of English philanthropist "Aggie Weston" or Ma Weston who founded sailors missions and rests to support the men and families of the Royal Navy.Her work continues through the charity "Aggies".First published in October 190... View more info

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THE HOLY MAID OF KENT The Life of Elizabeth Barton 1506-1534

By: ALAN NEAME

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121510


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 160 mm approx. Genealogical Tables to end papers. 390pp. 2 maps, V Tables in text and 12 b/w photo. plates as called for. Born near Canterbury in Kent in 1506 Elizabeth Barton led a virtuous life as a Benedictine Nun, was influential in matters of Church and State and was the first victim of HenryVIII's religious reformation in opposing his determination to marry Anne Boleyn which ultimately led to her being hanged at the age... View more info

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RANJI PRINCE OF CRICKETERS

By: ALAN ROSS

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121515


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 155 mm approx. 256 pp. 28 b/w photo. plates as called for. Biography of the England /Sussex Cricketer 1872-1933. VG/VG (Book- Previous owner or cricketing association signature ? and date 25-12-83 in ink to title page- see our image. Related newspaper cutting loosely laid in.No notable defects. Dust Jacket- 20mm tear to top of rear flap fold and a little rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped and no other notable defects.... View more info

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SCENES FROM A BOURGEOIS LIFE The Autobiography of Alaric Jacob

By: ALARIC JACOB

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, SECKER & WARBURG: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122553


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 310 pp. Autobiography of the journalist Alaric Jacob, who worked as a Reuters and War correspondent and for the BBC Written at the age of 42 it is described on wikipedia as a semi- autobiographical novel and apologia for the paradoxes and anomalies of his career. The flap fold describes it purely as an autobiography crammed with incidents that remain in the reader's memory to amuse, recapturing the "... View more info

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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition

By: ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, DAVID NUTT In the Strand: 1897

Seller ID: 118349


2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper repla... View more info

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IN THE RAIN AND THE SUN A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air

By: AMERY , Rt.Hon.L S , CH

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Publishers Ltd: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119831


The Right Hon. L S Amery CH - outstanding in the Political world - 1st Lord of Admiralty ,Secretary of State for the Colonies etc -and his seperate life of Exploration & Mountaineering - the Alps, Rockies etc - climbing Dachstein , Watzmann etc.in tweeds & matching hat [as of the times] He was active in WW1 - Flanders, Balkans, Dardenelles etc. well illustrated b/w plates.[ wedgwood-blue cloth+ white tiles to book , ink inscsp., tight binding, paper creamed, vg.] Dust... View more info

Image for OLD WIVES' TALES  26 TRUE Life-Stories from Ibibioland , Africa

OLD WIVES' TALES 26 TRUE Life-Stories from Ibibioland , Africa

By: ANDRESKI , Iris ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, ROUTLEDGE & Kegan Paul Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120275


h/b d/j VG/Gd.1st ed.190pp.Authentic voice of the tribal Africa - rarely publicised - 26 autobiographical accounts are strikingly different from the expected image.The intro; to the stories describe the historical & Geographical background.A complex and fascinating people.[ No inscsp sound binding , clean throughout , covers starting to mottle fade top edge & spine , small base corner-crease ] Dust Jacket clipped , very light markings , paper starting to loose its design... View more info

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THE ART OF BEATRIX POTTER Revised Edition

By: ANNE CARROLL MOORE & ENID AND LESLIE LINDER

Price: £24.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1978

Edition: Revised/Reset Edition

Seller ID: 122680


Mottled Grey Rexine cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and mouse to front panel. 240 x 175 mm approx. Blue end papers. Applied head and tail bands. Top edge of book block stained red. xxvi + 406 pp. Colour frontis + over 300 other reproductions in colour and monochrome including a collection of photographs of Hill Top and Sawrey giving a setting of Beatrix Potter's life from 1905 onwards. First published in 1955 the copy offered by us is a 1978 reprint of the Revised... View more info

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MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A LONDON PHYSICIAN IN THREE PARTS

By: ANON [ Samual Dickson ]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRTUE BROTHERS: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121112


SCARCE book which is quite difficult to source. Burgundy Shagrin effect cloth boards with black title label and gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Yellow made end papers, 276pp + 20pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1863. Published anonymously the book is attributed as being the work of Samuel Dickson 1802-1869 a pioneer in the work of Chron-Thermal Medicine, on treating cholera and other diseases and who crusaded against the practice of blood letting and oth... View more info

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THE RECREATIONS of a COUNTRY PARSON Second Series 1885

By: Anonnymous Country Parson

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, LONGMANS, GREEN & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 122956


1885 VG- H/b.Rural morality.Autobiography of an unknown Parson. His reflections on life , morals , observations , beliefs...392pp.185x140mm [ original dark green Victorian cloth gilt titles & blind embossing to front & back .Ink name to first blank page opposite a List of this Parson's books - minor paper nick to the margin.Sound binding, mild fordge tan & mild cloth rub/fade edgewear, very slight spine lean.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ]

GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ]

By: ARMSTRONG , Henry , A Boxer

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsmans Book Club: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122423


Small VG+ H/b in G+ D/j.1960.1st ed.thus.Sportsmans ed.illustrated 8 b/w photographic plates.Henry Armstrong [ 1912 - 1988 ] was the only Professional Boxer to hold World Championship Titles on 3 weight divisions simultaneously.[ King Cotton / v. Roderick / Henry & Harry / Lou Ambers / Baby Arizmendi / Cerfino Garcia] blinded in the fight with the Croatian boxer Zivic.[ maroon boards gilt titles, No inscsp.tight binding, paper fox tanned ] Dust Jacket not clipped.light m... View more info

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A SUSSEX LIFE THE MEMORIES OF GILBERT SARGENT COUNTRYMAN

By: ARTHUR , DAVE [ EDITOR ]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, Barrie & Jenkins: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 9692


SIGNED Copy, H/b , Dust Jacket , Fine - / VG+ , illustrated , 125 pps , light brown boards with gilt lettering, , no inscrps, col illus D/j not price clipped - no notable defects ,.illus with 2 page Map , line drawings , b/w plates , Edited by D Arthur .... born Cheshire... educated London ... bookseller... freelance writer. .broadcaster. .theatre performer and musician ..plays /journals /records & magazines .... He 1st met Gillie Sargent in 1980 and was struck with ... View more info

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MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN

By: BAKER,ROGER

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, Grange Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3499


1st edition thus- Grange publishers.White laminated photo illus boards+ matching Dust Jacket.Illustrated 150 b/w plates.Roger Baker Film Reviewer & Author,176pp. book fine no inscsp.; D/j not clipped, small closed tear 4mm to f/r/corner o/w fine.B iography tells Marilyn Monroe 's story without sensationalism,gossip or rumour[ Norma Jeane / N J Dougherty / Marilyn Monroe / Dimaggio / MIller ] Hollywood Star Model.Fine/vg.unfortunately extra postage will be required for... View more info

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COMFORTLESS MEMORY

By: BARING , Maurice ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120921


H/b.1st ed.Comfortless Memory by Maurice Baring being part-fiction-part biography - in a letter with his will , found after his death , he said it was truth. He was referring to the essence of the story. Fiction Novel Faction.[ No insscp. tight biinding, browning tan to 1st/last few pages plus some page margins] outer cover mild handling, very slight spine lean. Read only copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info