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Lady Hester Stanhope, Armstrong, Martin
1 Armstrong, Martin Lady Hester Stanhope
London Gerald Howe Ltd 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Black cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. 96 pages. Frontispiece portrait drawn by J. Gower Parks. Fore-edge untrimmed. Bump to fore-edge of front board. Small hole to cloth at head of spine. End papers darkened. Boards lightly soiled. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Part of the Representative Women Series. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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Franco : A Concise Biography, Ashford-Hodges, Gabrielle
2 Ashford-Hodges, Gabrielle Franco : A Concise Biography
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000 0297643045 / 9780297643043 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Psychological biography which considers Franco's mental state as well as his political motivation, considering his life and his ability to cling on to absolute power until his death in 1975. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 290 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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A Shorter Boswell, Bailey, John (editor)
3 Bailey, John (editor) A Shorter Boswell
London Thomas Nelson 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
An ideal abridgement of Boswell's immortal 'Life of Samuel Johnson'. Clean, bright hardback Light spotting to page edges only. 256 page. Part of the Nelson Classics series. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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The Bancrofts, Bancroft, Squire & Effie
4 Bancroft, Squire & Effie The Bancrofts
London Thomas Nelson Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Some foxing but generally a good clean hardback in blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Gilt top edge. Endpapers have darkened. Part of Popular Editions of Notable Copy-right books. 475 pages. Undated. Biography of Squire and Effie Bancroft who spent their lives working in the theatre and are considered to have instigated a new form of drama known as 'drawing-room comedy' 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Kingston Lacy Childhood - Reminiscences of Viola Bankes, Bankes, Viola; Watkin, Pamela
5 Bankes, Viola; Watkin, Pamela Kingston Lacy Childhood - Reminiscences of Viola Bankes
Wimborne, Dorset Dovecote Press 1986 0946159335 / 9780946159338 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Viola Bankes tells of her childhhood spent against a background of Edwardian high society at its most aristocratic living at the stately home of Kingston Lacy in Dorset. A very good clean copy containing 130 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Elizabeth Fry : Britain's Second Lady on the Five-Pound Note, Bardens, Dennis
6 Bardens, Dennis Elizabeth Fry : Britain's Second Lady on the Five-Pound Note
London Chanadon Publications 2004 0954197356 / 9780954197353 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With a foreword by John Mackrell. The life of the prison reformer whose faith and health were pushed almost beyond endurance and who became a truly remarkable historic figure. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 122 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Marlborough, Barnett, Correlli
7 Barnett, Correlli Marlborough
London Eyre Methuen 1974 0413295400 / 9780413295408 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to 
Comprehensive biography of John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough examining his character and personality, his relationship with his wife, the views of his contemporaries and intimates and his leadership and role in history. A clean, crisp hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. 288 pages. Illustrated with colour and b.w. paintings and photographs. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Marx, Barnett, Vincent
8 Barnett, Vincent Marx
London Routledge 2009 0415435927 / 9780415435925 Soft Cover As New 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Attempts to portray the real life of Karl Marx telling the story of the man behind the ideas, showing how his political and economic thought developed alongside his life and practical work. As new, unread paperback. 258 pages. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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My Animals (And Other Family) : A Rural Childhood 1937 - 1956, Barstow, Phyllida
9 Barstow, Phyllida My Animals (And Other Family) : A Rural Childhood 1937 - 1956
Ludlow, Shropshire Merlin Unwin Books 2009 190612213X / 9781906122133 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Elegant memoir, told with disarming honesty and gentle humour, follows the development of a lively, headstrong, self-effacing young girl into womanhood. Some faint sunning to page edges lese a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 220 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Chief Scout, Batchelder, W.J. & Balfour, David
10 Batchelder, W.J. & Balfour, David The Chief Scout
London The London Book Co Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Tanning to pages else a very good clean copy of this book which looks at the life of Sir Robert Baden-Powell - the founder and first Chief Scout of the Scouting movement. Some rubbing to spine strip. 237 pages. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Work of Christopher Wren, Beard, Geoffrey W.; Wren, Christopher
11 Beard, Geoffrey W.; Wren, Christopher The Work of Christopher Wren
London Bloomsbury 1987 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Kersting, Anthony 
Clean, bright copy in un-clipped d/w. Light scratch to rear cover. 240 pages including index. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A. W. N.Pugin : An Annotated Critical Bibliography, Belcher, Margaret
12 Belcher, Margaret A. W. N.Pugin : An Annotated Critical Bibliography
London & New York Mansell Publishing Limited 1987 0720117747 / 9780720117745 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The first comprehensive critical biography of works by and about Pugin includes all his books and articles (including Continental editions, collections and reprints). Clean, bright copy in a d/w - 496 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Italics are Mine, Berberova, Nina
13 Berberova, Nina The Italics are Mine
London Longmans Green 1969 0582112133 / 9780582112131 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of the Russian Empire-born writer who chronicled the lives of Russian exiles in Paris in her short stories and novels. Square, tight hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of shelfwear/creasing. 606 pages. Text block clean. Slight fading to spine. 
Price: 14.50 GBP
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The Livingstone Touch, Birkinshaw, Philip
14 Birkinshaw, Philip The Livingstone Touch
London Macdonald 1973 0356047180 / 9780356047188 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Reveals a picture of a man who, perhaps uniquely among those who opened up Africa, fell in love with Africa without condescending to it. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 182 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Harriette Wilson's Memoirs, Blanch, Lesley (editor)
15 Blanch, Lesley (editor) Harriette Wilson's Memoirs
London Century Publishing 1985 0712609946 / 9780712609944 Reprint Card Covers Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The humerous and anecdotal memoirs which took 19th.Century London by storm resulting in ten thousand pounds for Harriette and her latest consort, together with a rash of law suits for her publisher. Clean, tight paperback - 378 pages including index. Reliable next post dispatch. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Successful Men Who Have Risen Through the Ranks, Bolton, Sarah K
16 Bolton, Sarah K Successful Men Who Have Risen Through the Ranks
London Hodder & Stoughton 1890 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo 
Characters chosen from various countries and varied proessions whose brief biographies show the reader that poverty is no barrier to success. Subjects include amongst others :- George Peabody - Merchant; Bayard Taylor - traveller; Sir Josiah Mason - Manufacturer; Bertel Thorwaldsen - Sculptor; Wofgang Mozart - Composer; Samuel Johnson - Author and Abraham Lincoln - President. A little soiling to grey decorated cloth boards but generally a good clean hardback. Prize plate on front endpaper. All edges gilt. 367 pages. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Cleopatra, Bradford, Ernle
17 Bradford, Ernle Cleopatra
London Penguin 2001 014139014X / 9780141390147 Card Covers Very Good 4to 
279pp. Part of the Penguin Classic Biography series. An illustrated biography of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt -only 17 when she ascended the throne and who was to become one of the world's legendary women. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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T. E. Lawrence, Brent, Peter
18 Brent, Peter T. E. Lawrence
London BCA 1975 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to 
Examines the half-truth and paradoxes dimly seen through the glitter of the legend and discusses the elusive personality of a man who commanded the respect and friendship of many outstanding figures. With an introduction by Elizabeth Longford. Clean, square hardback - 232 pages including index. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Last Empress -The Life and Times of Zita of Austria-Hungary 1892-1989, Brook-Shepherd, Gordon
19 Brook-Shepherd, Gordon The Last Empress -The Life and Times of Zita of Austria-Hungary 1892-1989
London HarperCollins 1991 0002158612 / 9780002158619 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The life of the last Habsburg empress is a unique chronicle of our times - she lived through all the dramas of a century of turbulent European history, was the last surviving link iwth the old European order whose collapse she witnessed, made a doomed attempt to recapture the Hungarian crown, escaped Hitler's clutches and evenually returned in triumph to Vienna after the last of the old Habsburg lands were freed from communism. A very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 364 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 82.50 GBP
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The Life and Adventures of Audubon the Naturalist, Buchanan, Robert
20 Buchanan, Robert The Life and Adventures of Audubon the Naturalist
London & Basingstoke J. M. Dent & Sons 1924 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
No. 601 in the Everyman's Library Series edited by Ernest Rhys and with an introduction by John Burroughs. Good clean copy with sunning to spine - 335 pages including index plus Everyman's catalogue. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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