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A Duke of Norfolk Notebook

By: N/A

Price: £42.50

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates: 1917

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 064861

Condition: Good


A brief record of the Duke of Norfolk's sayings and doings. Undated circa 1917. Previous owner's name Joseph J. Hanson (of Hansom cab family) dated January 1918 on title page. Annotation related to Hansom's connection with the Duke of Norfolk on 4 pages of the book plus occasional pencil marks to margins. First Edition. 128 pages. Spine strip and board edges have faded and a couple of blemishes to boards. View more info

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Northrup - The Life of William Northrup McMillan

By: Aldrick, Judy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Kenya, Old Africa Books: 2012

Seller ID: 066050

ISBN: 9966757007

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of the American millionaire who fell in love with Kenya on a visit in 1904, bought a large estate and a mountain and poured his large fortune into his adopted country. Clean, crisp paperback which appears unread. 244 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Mediaevalism of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Allen, M.D.

Price: £37.50

Publisher: University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027170

ISBN: 0271006730

Condition: Very Good


"Deals with Lawrence's lifelong interest in the medieval world, especially medieval literature, and its considerable influence on his view of himself and of the Arabs with whom he fought in an archaic theatre of war, and hence his own literary production. " Clean, crisp copy in archival protected dustjacket. Slight bumping to edges of boards. No other discernible faults. 220 pages including index. A most attractive copy of this now hard-to-find title. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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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

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 0297643045

Condition: Very Good


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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Kingston Lacy Childhood - Reminiscences of Viola Bankes

By: Bankes, Viola; Watkin, Pamela

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Wimborne, Dorset, Dovecote Press: 1986

Seller ID: 031310

ISBN: 0946159335

Condition: Very Good


Viola Bankes tells of her childhood 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

ISBN: 0954197356

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0413295400

Condition: Near Fine


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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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

ISBN: 190612213X

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

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Karamojo Safari

By: Bell, Walter D. M.

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Sudbury, Suffolk, Neville Spearman: 1984

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 066165

ISBN: 0854351655

Condition: Good


The story of the man who became a legend within his lifetime and perhaps the greatest of all elephant hunters, relating a journey into the Karamojo of some hundred years or more when it was still an unknown part of Africa. With an introduction by Negley Farson. Light tanning to page margins else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 288 pages. Prompt dispatch. 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

ISBN: 0582112133

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 1860643442

Condition: Near Fine


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 index. Prompt dispatch. 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

ISBN: 0356047180

Condition: Very Good


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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In the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Blackmore, Charles

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027542

ISBN: 0245544186

Condition: Near Fine


Charles Blackmore's classic account in which he and three others retraced Lawrence's exploits during the Arab Revolt in the First World War. 160 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which shows signs of light shelfwear. Slightest tanning to page margins. Prompt 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

Condition: Good


Characters chosen from various countries and varied professions 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; Wolfgang 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. View more info

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John Evelyn and His World: A Biography

By: Bowle, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065970

ISBN: 0710007213

Condition: Very Good


A fascinating and rewarding biography of the English seventeenth-century writer, contemporary of Pepys, Boyle and Wren, Secretary to the Royal Society and exemplary diarist and connoisseur of the arts. Very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket which shows signs of light shelfwear/tear. 277 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Cleopatra

By: Bradford, Ernle

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 2001

Seller ID: 014726

ISBN: 014139014X

Condition: Very Good


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 - 279 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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T. E. Lawrence

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1975

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 027418

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info