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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

Anthony Trollope

By: Cockshut, A O J

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1968

Seller ID: 4177

Condition: Very Good


Softback edition of the biographical study first published in 1955. 256pp, previous owner's name stamp on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. One of the University Paperbacks series. View more info

25 Legal Luminaries From 'Vanity Fair'

By: Collens, Rupert

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Lambourn: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12160

ISBN: 1872708048

Condition: As New


A large book of 126pp. Complete dustjacket. Full-Page colour illustrations. Caricatures from 'Vanity Fair' of leading Victorian and Edwardian legal personalities, with biographies. View more info

Time and the Priestleys The Story of a Friendship

By: Collins, Diana and Murdoch, Iris

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12664

ISBN: 0750908289

Condition: Very Good


256pp, complete dustjacket in removeable plastic sleeve. B + w illustrations. Ex library - stamp to title page, otherwise clean. Foreword by Iris Murdoch. An affectionate biography of J B Priestley. View more info

Time and the Priestleys The Story of a Friendship

By: Collins, Diana and Murdoch, Iris

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13884

ISBN: 0750908289

Condition: Fine


256pp, complete dustjacket with one very small closed tear to the back upper corner. B + w illustrations. Internally very clean. Foreword by Iris Murdoch. An affectionate biography of J B Priestley, who the author first met through the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. View more info

Quaker and Courtier The LIfe and Work of William Penn

By: Colquhoun Grant, Mrs

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Murray: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7181

Condition: Very Good


A tall book of 259pp in green cloth covered boards with gilt coat of arms and title. B + w illustrations and fold out family tree. Original owner's name and gift inscription to flyleaf and inner board, spots of light foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. Includes a list of Penn's Works and some of his letters. A biography of the founder of Pennsylvania. View more info

Ariadne's Thread In Memory of W G Sebald

By: Comber, Philippa

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Propolis: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16983

ISBN: 099294600X

Condition: As New


Foreword by Iain Sinclair. 266pp, grey and gold illustrated boards. A very clean copy. The author, a psychotherapist, met the author and photographer Max Sebald at Norwich in 1981, and this book is a record of their friendship over many years. View more info

P G Wodehouse, An Illustrated Biography, with Complete Bibliography and Collector's Guide

By: Connolly, Joseph

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Eel Pie Publishing: 1981

Seller ID: 33

ISBN: 0906008441

Condition: Very Good


Softback edition. 160 pp, many b + w illustrations. Gift inscription, otherwise Near Fine. View more info

Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne

By: Conway, Moncure D

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Walter Scott: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12829

Condition: Very Good


Circa 1900. 215pp plus index and Bibliography. Dark blue cloth covered boards. Ex library - refernce library label to inner cover, a couple of impressed stamps, otherwise clean. Part of the Great Writers series of biographies. View more info

H M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother A Celebration Of Ninety Years

By: Corby, Tom

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New English Library: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3158

ISBN: 045052535X

Condition: As New


Tall format. 144pp, priceclipped dustjacket is otherwise complete. Numerous colour and b + w illustrations illustrate this biography of the Queen Mother. View more info

The Little Fellow The Life And Work Of Charles Spencer Chaplin

By: Cotes, Peter and Niklaus, Thelma

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Paul Elek: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1383

Condition: Very Good


160 pp, orange cloth boards, slightly faded to spine, with figure of Chaplin in gilt. B + w photographs and film stills. Spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise clean. View more info

Madame Tussaud

By: Cottrell, Leonard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Evans: 1965

Seller ID: 14372

Condition: Very Good


Cadet edition. 160pp, blue boards. B + w photographs, including one of the Beatles with their waxworks. A couple of light spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise a clean copy. A biography of the life of the founder of the famous waxworks, from rhe court of Marie Antoinette, through the Revolution to success in Britain. View more info

Livingstone's Last Journey

By: Coupland, Reginald

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Collins: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7176

Condition: Very Good


271pp, dustjacket with a little wear to the ends of the spine, maps and b + w illustrations. Original owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. The story of Livingstone's last African journey in 1873. View more info

Livingstone's Last Journey

By: Coupland, Sir Reginald

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Reader's Union, Collins: 1947

Seller ID: 3660

Condition: Very Good


271pp, brown cloth covered boards. Maps. A clean copy. Livingstone's journeys from 1866 to 1874. View more info

John Winthrop A Seventeenth Century Puritan Romance

By: Cowell, Henry J

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Benham: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6728

Condition: Fine


31pp, pale blue covers. Frontispiece portrait and picture of memorial window given by his american descendants. The story of the man from Groton, Suffolk who became the First Governor of the Colony at Massachusetts Bay and founded Boston, USA, and his wife Margaret. View more info

James Boswell 1740 - 1795 The Scottish Perspective

By: Craik, Roger

Price: £9.50

Publisher: HMSO: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16495

ISBN: 0114942269

Condition: Fine


Tall format, heavy softback of 196pp, with illustrated laminated softback covers. B + w illustrations. A clean, tight copy. A biography of the traveller, and biographer of Doctor Johnson from the viewpoint of his Scottish background. View more info

Ernest Renan Sa Vie Son Oeuvre Avec Un Expose De Sa Philosophie

By: Cresson, Andre

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Presses Universitaires De France: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14485

Condition: Very Good


128pp, the paper browning a little with age, softback covers with a little wear to base of spine. Text in French. Internally clean. Part of the Philosophes series. View more info

Louis XIV

By: Cronin, Vincent

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1965

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6069

Condition: Fine


384pp, cream boards with blue label, a little sun darkened to spine. Family Tree. Internally clean. A readable biography of the C17 king of France. View more info

George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals Volume II Famous

By: Cross, J W

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Blackwood: 1885

Seller ID: 15421

Condition: Very Good


449pp, brown cloth covered boards, with black decoration and gilt title. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and b + w illustrations. Original owner's name to corner of title page, otherwise internally clean. Volume Two of three, this volume is from January 1858 to December 1866. View more info

Dr Livingstone Man of Africa

By: Cunningham, William

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Jarrold: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15692

Condition: Fine


16pp, colour illustrated soft covers. Map. Colour and b + w illustrations. A clean copy. A short biography of the missionary and explorer, produced for the Livingstone Museum at Blantyre. View more info