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Augustus

By: Buchan, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10514

Condition: Very Good


356pp. Green cloth covered boards. Fold out maps. Leeds Institute labels to flyleaf ansd inner board, a few spots of foxing to foredge. The story of the great Roman Emperor. View more info

Julius Caesar

By: Buchan, John

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Peter Davies: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13015

Condition: Fine


170p. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title on orange label. Frontispiece portrait. A clean copy. A biography of the Roman general and leader. View more info

A Lily of Old France Marie Leckzinska Queen of France And The Court Of Louis XV

By: Buckley, Eric Rede

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Witherby: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6240

Condition: Very Good


216pp, blue cloth covered boards, a little rubbed to edges, with gilt decoration to spine. B + w portrait illustrations. One small hole to flyleaf, otherwise clean. The story of Queen Marie, the wife of Louis XV. View more info

Ken Oliver The Benign Bishop

By: Buglass, Dan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Marlborough: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12583

ISBN: 1873919158

Condition: As New


183pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The biography of a remarkable jockey, farm, golfer, part-goer and auctioneer who co-founded the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales. View more info

William Cobbett Englishman

By: Burton, Anthony

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Aurum: 1977

Seller ID: 6930

ISBN: 1854105167

Condition: Fine


1st softback edition. Full size softback of 275pp, with b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. A biography of the radical political writer. View more info

Confessions of a Bookseller

By: Bythell, Shaun

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Profile Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17121

ISBN: 1788162307

Condition: As New


328pp, complete illustrated dustjacket by Bill Bragg. A very clean copy. Further comic adventures of the Wigtown bookseller who wrote the international bestseller Diary of A Bookseller. View more info

Walt Whitman From Noon to Starry Night

By: Callow, Philip

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Allison & Busby: 1993

Seller ID: 13919

ISBN: 0749001313

Condition: Good


395pp, illustrated covers professionally laminated. B + w illustrations. Ex library - flyleaf removed, stamp to title page, otherwise a good 'reading copy'. A perceptive biography of the poet. View more info

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches With Elucidations Volume Two

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dent: 1111

Seller ID: 10557

Condition: Very Good


Presumed first Everyman edition, circa 1910. Light blue cloth covered boards with a couple of small marks, with gilt flower ornament to the spine, which is a little rubbed to the top edge. Decorated title pages and endpapers. Internally clean. Volume 2 has Parts 5 to 7, covering 1649 to 1653 The Campaign in Ireland, The War in Scotland and the Little Parliament. Includes Lists of the mmebers of the Long Parliament and Eastern Association Committees. View more info

The Early Life Of Louis XIV 1638 1661

By: Carre, Henri

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1584

Condition: Very Good


1st UK edition, translated by Dorothy Bolton. 278 pp, black cloth boards, rubbed to edge of spine, Boots library sticker but no stamps etc. B + w illustrations.VG View more info

Lewis and Sybil

By: Casson, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Collins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241

ISBN: 0002114887

Condition: Very Good


352 pp, b + w photographs. Previous owner's initials on flyleaf, otherwise clean and VG+. A biography of Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndike and their career in the theatre. View more info

Early Victorian Novelists

By: Cecil, David

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1948

Seller ID: 12741

Condition: Very Good


253pp, the edges browning a little with age, blue and white paperback covers. Previous owner's name to flyleaf. otherwise clean and tight. A major study of Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, Mrs Gaskell, Trollope and George Eliot. View more info

The English Poets

By: Cecil, Lord David

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1942

Seller ID: 8248

Condition: Very Good


48pp, blue and white card covers, a little rubbed to edges. Many colour and b + w illustrations. Gift inscription, otherwise clean. Poets from Chaucer to Bridges - part of the Britain in Pictures series. View more info

Eugenie

By: Chapman, Hester W

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cape: 1961

Seller ID: 3664

Condition: Fine


2nd imp. 504pp, illusteated dustjacket with one short closed tear to front, no loss. Internally very clean. The story of the wife of Napoleon III of France. View more info

Knight of the Burning Heart The Story of John Wesley

By: Church, Leslie F

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Epworth: 1943

Seller ID: 7497

Condition: Very Good


3rd impression. 185pp, black boards, rather tattered dustjacket with a portion of loss to the back. Frontispiece portrait. Original owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean and VG. COMES WITH 4 'Wesley' leaflets - 3 on the Bi-Centenary of Wesley's conversion in 1938, and the Address to Conference of 1937. View more info

Jennie Lady Randolph Churchill

By: Churchill, Peregrine and Mitchell, Julian

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Readers Union: 1975

Seller ID: 994

Condition: Very Good


285 pp, dustjacket a little worn to edges. B + w photographs. A couple of spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. Produced in association with the TV series. View more info

Ben Jonson of Westminster

By: Chute, Marchette

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1954

Seller ID: 31

Condition: Very Good


380 pp, red cloth boards, priceclipped illustrated dustjacket with a portion of loss. Original owner's signature to back of flyleaf, otherwise internally clean View more info

Ben Jonson Of Westminster

By: Chute, Marchette

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Dutton: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4024

Condition: Very Good


380pp, black cloth covered boards with gilt design. Endpaper map. A couple of small marks to spine, previous owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. The story of the Elizabethan dramatist. View more info

Selections from The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars and The Life By Himself

By: Clarendon, and G Huens (editor)

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1955

Seller ID: 16478

Condition: Very Good


Pocket sized World's Classics edition. 492pp, including Index. Complete dustjacket with a little wear to the edges. Ribbon bookmark. Internally clean. A chronological selection from Clarendon's works, classics of English historical writing, giving a vivid account of the period 1640 - 1667 and observations on men and events. View more info

Prelude to Parnassus Scenes from the Life of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 1799 - 1837

By: Cleugh, James

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Arthur Barker: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13857

Condition: Good


342pp, red cloth covered boards with a closed split to the edge of the spine. Frontispiece portrait. Ex reference library - bookplate to inner board, a couple of small stamps, flyleaf removed, otherwise internally clean. Fictionalised scenes from Pushkin's life. View more info

Famous Christian Workers

By: Cochrane, Jeanie Douglas

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Collins: 1111

Seller ID: 7534

Condition: Very Good


Probably circa 1910. 288pp, the edges browning with age, red cloth covered boards with design in red and green and gilt vignette of General Booth. B + w photographs and engravings. Previous owners' names on inner board, flyleaf removed and owner's label on back of frontispiece, otherwise VG. Includes John Howard, Edward Coston, John Wesley, Lord Shaftesbury, George Muller, Dr Barnado, William Quarrier, General Gordon, William Booth and Charles Spurgeon. Rare. View more info