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Lady Hester Stanhope

By: Armstrong, Martin

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Gerald Howe Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023461


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. View more info

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Franco : A Concise Biography

By: Ashford-Hodges, Gabrielle

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048677


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. View more info

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The Bancrofts

By: Bancroft, Squire & Effie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 058855


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' View more info

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Kingston Lacy Childhood - Reminiscences of Viola Bankes

By: Bankes, Viola; Watkin, Pamela

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Wimborne, Dorset, Dovecote Press: 1986

Seller ID: 031310


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. View more info

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Elizabeth Fry : Britain's Second Lady on the Five-Pound Note

By: Bardens, Dennis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chanadon Publications: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037620


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. View more info

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Marlborough

By: Barnett, Correlli

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037314


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. View more info

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Marx

By: Barnett, Vincent

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 2009

Seller ID: 055792


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. View more info

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My Animals (And Other Family) : A Rural Childhood 1937 - 1956

By: Barstow, Phyllida

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ludlow, Shropshire, Merlin Unwin Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054079


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. View more info

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The Chief Scout

By: Batchelder, W.J. & Balfour, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The London Book Co:

Seller ID: 059209


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. View more info

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The Work of Christopher Wren

By: Beard, Geoffrey W.; Wren, Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1987

Seller ID: 011401


Clean, bright copy in un-clipped d/w. Light scratch to rear cover. 240 pages including index. View more info

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The Italics are Mine

By: Berberova, Nina

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Longmans Green: 1969

Seller ID: 054886


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. View more info

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Gentleman Radical : A Life of John Horne Tooke, 1736-1812

By: Bewley, Christina; Bewley, David

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Tauris Academic Studies: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063642


Part of the International Library of Historical Studies Series which draws on previously untapped manuscript sources in Britain and America, and contemporary newspapers and periodicals in studying the life and times of the unrivalled polemicist and brilliant conversationalist who was the only man in England to be imprisoned for supporting the American Revolution. Clean, bright copy which appears unread. D/w shows some minor sunning to rear cover - 297 pages including ind... View more info

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The Livingstone Touch

By: Birkinshaw, Philip

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1973

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 039323


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. View more info

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Harriette Wilson's Memoirs

By: Blanch, Lesley (editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Century Publishing: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 029268


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. View more info

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Successful Men Who Have Risen Through the Ranks

By: Bolton, Sarah K

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1890

Seller ID: 055093


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 plat... View more info