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Lady Cecilie Goff:
A Woman of the Tudor Age.

London: John Murray, 1930. First edition. xviii, 326, illustrated, including two foldouts - a genealogy and a panorama, and with an addendum slip tipped in at p.vii. Faint pencilled 1936 gift inscription to front fly (readily erased). An account centred on the life of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk. The pages are clean but for a little spotting to the prelims and index. The severe and obtrusive foxing spots which affect the closed edges of the text block encroach a few mm onto the page edges. In the original binding of smooth blue cloth, with gilt spine title and front decoration, bright and firm, faintly marked, corners sharp, with slight puckering to the spine ends. A good copy of a very scarce title. VG.

Price: 80.00


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Martin Gilbert:
Plough My Own Furrow: The Story of Lord Allen of Hurtwood as told through his own writings and correspondence. [Clifford Allen].

London: Longmans, 1965. First edition. xiv, 442pp, illustrated with photographs. This is a prepublication copy with the publisher's job label on the front pastedown, giving the specification for the binding, and each of the plates has been checked with a biro slash or cross. Text clean and unmarked. Faint soiling to closed edges of text block. Firm, in the binding of black cloth with gilt spine title on a cerulean lettering-piece, bright. 'File Copy' blindstamped to lower corner of front board. Small scuffs to corners, foot of spine blunted. In the protected unclipped blue dust jacket. This is severely creased and scuffed to the bottom edge, and somewhat to the head of the spine, with further creasing to the back panel. There is negligible loss, and the portrait of Allen on the front is still good. The publisher's job number '1923' is written on the spine. A viable copy of a scarce title. Another of Britain's mistreated heroes. VG in poor dust-jacket.

Price: 120.00


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Randolph S.Churchill and Martin Gilbert:
Winston S. Churchill: 21 Vols: 8 volumes, 1966-1988; together with the 13 companion volumes covering the years 1874-1939).

London: Heinemann, 1966-1988. First editions (except final Companion vol). Very good set in protected dust jackets. All vols are clean and unmarked internally, bindings firm and clean. A few jackets are sunned, and three have small closed tears. All volumes are first UK printings except the Companion Volume V Part 3, which is the 1983 first US printing. The stunning record of an astonishing life. A worthy set. Very Good.
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Price: 1,200.00


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Richard West:
Tito: And the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia.

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994. First edition. xii, 436, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked, toning slightly. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and sharp, with small scuffs to extremities. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 50.00


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Royden J. Harrison.
The Life and Times of Sydney and Beatrice Webb, 1858-1905: The Formative Years.

London: Macmillan, 2000. First edition. xiv, 397pp, illustrated. Unread copy, contents fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, fresh and crisp, as new. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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edited by Greg Rosen, with forewords by James Callaghan and Sir Ken Jackson:
Dictionary of Labour Biography.

London: Politico's, 2001. First edition. xviii, (iv), 664pp. As new, in the original red cloth-textured binding lettered in gilt. In the protected dust jacket, equally fresh and sharp. Unblemished fine copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 32.00


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David Farr:
John Lambert, Parliamentary Soldier and Cromwellian Major-General, 1619-1684.

Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003. First edition. x, 268pp. Small neat ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original cloth-textured binding, title label to front board, spine titled in gilt, bright and firm, corners sharp, foot of spine slightly blunted, some dark marks to lower board. Very nice copy. Fine.

Price: 45.00


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Johan van Merrienboer:
Mansholt: a biography. Series 'Memories of an Evolving Europe' No. 2.

Brussels, Oxford, etc: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2011. First English edition. 642pp, [i]. Unread copy. Contents mint. 22x15cms, in black pictorial covers with faint handling marks when these catch the light, and small knocks to the tips of the corners. One of the founding fathers of the European Union. A very good copy. Near Fine.

Price: 48.00


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Robin Harris:
Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

London: Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 2013. First edition (first printing). x, 494pp, (ii), [i]. Illustrated, some in colour. Contents very clean and fresh, unread copy. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, very slight blunting to spine ends. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very fresh, slightly knocked at spine ends. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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