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Rev Edward Parry:
Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry, Kt.

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Eighth Edition. xvi, 365pp, +32 adverts (dated 1864), and with the guarded frontis portrait and the map of the North West Passage, outlined in colour. Contents very clean. Original brown endpapers with 1867 gift inscription to the ffep. In the original binding of navy cloth patterned in blind: gilt spine title rather dulled and faint marks to boards. All firm, spine ends and joints professionally refurbished. A very good sound copy. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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Sydney H. Shadbolt:
The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880, compiled from official and private sources. Complete in two volumes: Historical Division, and Biographical Division.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Riviington, 1882. First edition. [vi], 352pp, with the six maps (one folding) and a frontis portrait photograph of General Roberts; [40], 274pp: the biographies preceded by 140 oval woodburytype portrait photographs mounted on 10 page-openings. Contents of both volumes very clean, a few pages having slight spotting to the edges. In the Historical volume, the edge of the frontis has been made good, and the single-page maps have some foxing to the edges; and in the Biographical volume there is a lightly-pencilled military ownership name to the half-title, and some foxing at the first text page. Large quarto, all edges gilt, in the original bindings of green cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt, rebacked in the mid-20thC: bright, with minor marks. A firm and very handsome set. Very Good+.
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Price: 1,400.00


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Strachey, Ray:
A Quaker Grandmother: Hannah Whitall Smith.

New York, etc: Fleming H. Revell Company, 'copyright 1914'. First or early edition. 144pp, with a guarded photo frontis. A coloured illustration of an old cottage neatly fixed on front pastedown with a carefully written gift inscription: contents otherwise very fresh and clean. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. In the original binding of quarter green cloth with mottled grey boards, titled in gilt to front and spine: with a couple of tiny marks to spine, and ends crimped: firm and clean, gilt bright, corners good: a very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 75.00


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Katharine Tynan:
Life in the Occupied Area.

London: Hutchinson, n.d. [1925]. First edition. [vi], 274pp. Contents very clean, only the blank leaves at front and back show some tanning. In the original binding of red cloth, front ruled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Spine rather faded, ends puckered: a little minor soiling. A good copy of a scarce title, describing her time in Germany during the British occupation. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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Lieck, Albert:
Narrow Waters. The first volume of the life and thoughts of a common man.

London: William Hodge, 1937. Second edition. (viii), 305pp. Dedicated to all who are neither good nor great. Lieck wrote mostly on legal matters, but in this congenial book he admits all topics. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original binding of undressed grey and blue cloth. Slight browning to spine and edges. Decent copy: now very scarce. VG.

Price: 70.00


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Lynda Grier:
The Life of Winifred Mercier.

London: Oxford University Press, 1937. First edition. xxviii, 264pp: illustrated with four photographs, including a portrait frontis. 1946 ownership label to front fly. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original binding of turquoise cloth, spine titled in gilt: clean and firm, extremities blunted. In the protected unclipped yellow dust jacket: spine faded, ends chipped, some soiling and wear. Biography of the loved and admired Principal of Whitelands College. VG in poor dust-jacket.

Price: 34.00


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A Victorian Child: [Alethea]:
Four to Fourteen. [The diary of Alethea, a Victorian Child].

London: Robert Hale, 1939. First edition. 157pp, illustrated with two photographs. Contents clean. Bottom edges of some pages untrimmed. Yellow endpapers. Neat ownership name to front fly. Pastedowns stained pink - apparently an effect of the glue. In the original binding of pale pink cloth, spine titled in blue and silver: slightly darkened and bumped. In the protected chipped and torn unclipped dust jacket with internal repairs: pictorial front panel almost complete. A child's tender and direct account of her days: 'With the occasional bright and happy interludes in her life, is contrasted a murk of petty tyranny and injustice.' Not a great copy, but a scarce title. VG in poor dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield:
It Might Happen Again: being the second volume of The Navy and Defence: the Autobiography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield.

London: Heinemann, 1947. First edition. xiv, 222pp, with a frontis and other illustrations. Contents very clean. In the original binding of purple cloth titled in gilt, firm, bright, and clean, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped white dust jacket: some soiling (including a few ink spots), scuffs to the edges, and a little fraying to head of spine. A very nice copy. VG+ in good dust-jacket.

Price: 110.00


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Michael Pearson:
The Millionaire Mentality.

London: Secker and Warburg, 1961. First edition. 218pp. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, with slight sunning to top edge of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, fraying slightly at the edges, with a closed tear and a small chip to bottom of front panel. A good copy. ['What are the qualities of mind and character required to build a fortune from nothing - and how can they be cultivated?...Pearson has interviewed and studied the careers of dozens of self-made millionaires..'] VG+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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Jackson, Robert:
Coroner: The Biography of Sir Bentley Purchase.

London: Harrap, 1963. First edition. 319pp, illustrated with photographs. 1964 ownership name on front free endpaper. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original green cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt on black: clean, bright and firm, with base of spine and front bottom corner slightly blunted. Slight sunning to head of spine where jacket chipped. In the protected unclipped dustwrapper, very bright to front and spine, with 1cm chip to head of spine by head of lower joint. Lower panel rather soiled. Scuffs to corners and small soil mark to front. Nice copy. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 55.00


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Werner Herzog:
Of Walking in Ice.

London: Cape, 1991. First UK edition. 88pp. Contents very fresh, appears unread. Softcover in plain card covers with unclipped glossy pictorial jacket. Bright, sharp and fresh, as new. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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St Edward's School Leavers Book 1998. [St Edward's School, Oxford]

[Oxford]. 1998. A4, c.30pp, printed recto, with white card covers and in plastic spine binder. The scurrilous lowdown on about 120 teenagers, with photos of most of them, almost every entry actionable: but they look a happy lot. The 'Foreword' on the front cover reads: 'I wonder what you will be doing in the year 2020. I hope you will be happy, fulfilled and think well of your schooling and don't forget the appeal in 2030. DC'; 'St Edward's Prison' spoof photo on back cover. Very fresh copy. Near Fine.

Price: 25.00


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Robert Leeson:
A. W. H. Phillips: Collected Works in Contemporary Perspective.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. xviii, 515, illustrated with diagrams and a portrait frontis. Very fresh and unmarked, inside and out, in as new condition. In the original black cloth-textured binding, spine titled in silver, in the protected pictorial dust jacket. Wonderful book. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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Ray Monk:
Bertrand Russell 1921-70 : The Ghost of Madness.

London: Jonathan Cape, 2000. First edition. xvi, 474pp, illustrated. Contents clean and fresh and unmarked. In the original grey-green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, spine ends knocked. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, spine ends knocked. VG+ in VG+ dust-jacket.
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Price: 32.00


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Brokensha, David:
Brokie's Way: An Anthropologist's Story: Love and Work in Three Continents. [Inscribed by author]

Fish Hoek, South Africa: Amani Press, 2007. First edition. x, 566pp, printed on glossy paper and illustrated in colour and monochrome. Half-title inscribed by author. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Fairly large format paperback (22 x 15 cms), with pictorial covers. There are small knocks at the ends of the upper joint, and a 4cms tear to the top end of the hinge: this has been made good with archival tape to discourage it from extending. Otherwise a very fresh clean firm copy. Very Good+.
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Price: 50.00


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Mansfield, Michael:
Memoirs Of A Radical Lawyer.

London: Bloomsbury, 2009. First edition. xii, 496, (iii): illustrated with photographs. Contents very fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original binding of black paper-covered boards, spine titled in gilt: bright, firm and sharp. In protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright, clean and fresh, with very slight knock to top edge. Lovely copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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Humphries, Barry:
Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010. First edition, first printing. (xii), 339pp, illustrated with photographs. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original purple cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, with very slight compression of the spine ends. In the spectacular protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, with a slight crease at the top of the back panel. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 28.00


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