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1 - Chambers's Miscellany Of Useful And Entertaining Tracts Vol XV
Chambers 1847 Good No Jacket 
Black and white engraved illustrations. Decorative paper covered boards, now a little grubby, with the paper spine cover missing, so a little shaken. Previous owner's name and address on flyleaf, a couple of marks, otherwise internally clean. This volume has 10 'tracts' - including the life of William Penn, the man in the iron mask, the life and travels of John Lewis Burckhardt and The Christmas Holiday. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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2 - Martin Luther the Reformer
S W Partridge & Co 1111 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Circa 1890. 96pp and publisher's catalogue. Blue cloth covered boards with an illustration in gold and black. B + w engraved illustrations and headpieces to chapters. A clean, attractive copy. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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3 - The Life of Sir Thomas Gresham Founder of the Royal Exchange
Charles Knight 1845 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Part of the Knight's Weekly volume series. Pocket sized. 245pp, decorated paper covers with tape strengthening to the lower part of the spine. Frontispiece engraved portrait. Internally clean. Includes an Appendix on Thomas Churchyard, and the publisher's catalogue. A rare copy of a biography of the Tudor merchant and founder of Gresham College. The BM catalogue gives the author as either Charles Knight or William Macfarlane. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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4 - The University of Leeds Review 1969
University of Leeds 1969 Soft Cover Fine 
B + w illustrations. Includes articles on Pascal and Newman by J M Cameron, A H Hanson SOme Literature on Student Revolt, Brian Hogan on Criminal Liability without Fault and J P Roberts on ceramics. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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5 - Vincent Van Gogh Paintings and Drawings from the collection of the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation Amsterdam
The Arts Council 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Fine  
128pp, soft covers with an illustration by Van Gogh. Introduction, Vincent in England and the catalogue of the works in the exhibition, with useful biographical information and notes.  
Price: 4.00 GBP
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6 Algeranoff, H My Years with Pavlova
Heinemann 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Foreword by Arnold Haskell. 220pp, red cloth covered boards, faded to spine. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's bookplate to inner board, otherwise internally very clean. A dancer's memories of the great ballerina. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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7 Appleman, Roy Edgar (ed) and Lincoln, Abraham Abraham Lincoln From His Own Words and Contemporary Accounts
Unites States Information Service 1959 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Large format. 44pp, softback covers. B + w maps and photographs. A couple of very light spots of foxing to Contents page, otherwise a very clean Near Fine copy. Produced to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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8 Arundell, Dennis The Story of Sadler's Wells 1683 1964
Hamish Hamilton 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 
306pp, complete dustjacket in removeable plastic sleeve. B + w illustrations. Ex library, with pocket on inner board and stamps on flyleaf and title page, otherwise clean , so sold as good reading copy. The history of one of the oldest English Theatres, and the actors and playwrights who worked there. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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9 Ayling, Stanley A Portrait of Sheridan
Constable 1985 0094653801 / 9780094653801 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 
218pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. A biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the 18th century dramatist and politician. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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10 Bacharach, A L (ed) Lives of the Great Composers Volume 3
Penguin Pelican 1948 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
191pp, the edges browning a little with age, blue and white softback covers. Internally very clean. This volume covers 1813 - 1934 - Verdi, Brahms, Wagner and their contemporaries to the death of Elgar. 
Price: 1.25 GBP
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11 Baker, Michael The Doyle Diary The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery
BCA 1978 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Long format. 91pp, cream boards with a couple of small marks, gilt title. Colour and b + w illustrations. Internally clean. The curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle the father of Conan Doyle. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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12 Bancroft, Caroline The Unsinkable Mrs Brown
Johnson Books 2015 0933472250 / 9780933472259 Soft Cover As New 
45pp, illustrated laminated softback covers. Many b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The colourful career of Mrs Molly Brown, the red haired Irish girl who rose from waitress in Leadville to being the grandest of Society dames - and survived the sinking of The Titanic. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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13 Barker, Anthony Giving And Receiving An Adventure In African Medical Service
Readers Union and The Faith Press 1961 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
175pp, complete dustjacket with a light ring mark to the front. B + w photographs. Internally very clean. Medical work in N'qutu, Zululand, South Africa. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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14 Barnes, Bertha Daniel Boone
Jefferson City 1974 Soft Cover Fine Darrell Isaacs 
4th printing. 29pp, softback covers. B + w illustrations by Darrell Isaacs. A clean copy. The story of the famous American pioneer. 
Price: 2.50 GBP
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15 Barrie, J M Margaret Ogilvy By Her Son
Hodder 1898 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
'43rd Thousand'. 204pp, black cloth boards. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Hand cut foredge. A couple of light fox marks, not affecting text, otherwise clean. 
Price: 5.50 GBP
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16 Basso, Lelio Rosa Luxemburg A Reappraisal
Andre Deutsch 1975 0233966382 / 9780233966380 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First English editon, translated by Douglas Parmee. 183pp, with a complete dustjacket. A very clean copy. The life and thought of the socialist who played a leading role in the German and Polish movements before the 1917 - 19 revolutionary years. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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17 Bath, Philip E Great Names In Exploration
Wheaton of Exeter 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
112 pp, dustjacket in removeable plastic cover. B + w photographs. Corner of flyleaf clipped, otherwise VG. Includes David Livingstone, Vasco Da Gama, Columbus, Thor Heyerdahl, Gertrude Bell, John Hunt, Admiral Byrd. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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18 Bathurst, Bella The Lighthouse Stevensons
Flamingo 1999 0006530761 / 9780006530763 Mass Market Paperback As New  
284pp, illustrated softback covers. B + w illustrations. A clean, tight, unread copy. The story of the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson.  
Price: 3.00 GBP
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19 Battiscombe, Georgina Mrs Gladstone The Portrait of A Marriage
Constable 1956 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
251pp, dustjacket with wear to edges and a portion of loss to the top of the spine. Colour frontispiece portrait. A few light spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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20 Beard, Charles A and Beard, Walter The Presidents In American History
Messner 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 
30th printing. 199pp, dustjacket, worn to edges and repaired. B + w illustrations. Flyleaf attached to front board and 2 small library stamps blacked out on title page, otherwise internally clean. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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