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White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple, William

Price: £17.50

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16866

ISBN: 0007112262

Condition: Fine


175pp, the paper browning a little with age, complete illustrated dustjacket in removeable plastic A large, heavy book of 580pp. Complete illustrated dustjacket. Colour and b + w illustrations. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A very clean copy. The story of the love affair between James Kirkpatrick, the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1798, and Khair un-Nissa, the great niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister. View more info

Twelve Great Ladies

By: Dark, Sidney

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder: 1928

Seller ID: 343

Condition: Very Good


287 pp, green cloth boards. Catherine de Medici, Mary of England, Mary Queen of Scots, Henrietta Maria, Louise De La Valliere, Queen Christina, Sophia of Hanover, Maria Theresa, Catherine of Russia, Marie Antoinette, Josephine, Caroline of Brunswick. Spots of foxing to foredge and 1st few pages, otherwise clean and VG. View more info

Surgeon Extraordinary The Life of J B Murphy

By: Davis, Loyal and Cronin, A J

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harrap: 1938

Seller ID: 5969

Condition: Very Good


1st reprint. Foreword by A J Cronin. 287pp, reddish brown cloth covered boards. Frontispiece portrait. A couple of small marks but generally clean. Readable biography of the man whose parents had emigrated from Ireland to Wisconsin in the 1840s to live a pioneer farming life at Appleton, and who rose to become a distinguished surgeon and President Roosevelt's doctor. View more info

These Were The Days

By: Day, Clarence

Price: £4.00

Publisher: The Reprint Society: 1946

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1079

Condition: Very Good


1st edition thus - includes Life With Father, My Father's Dark Hour and Life with Mother. 342 pp, green boards, black leather label. A couple of light marks to foredge, otherwise internally clean View more info

Tom Moore The Irish Poet

By: De Vere White, Terence

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12801

ISBN: 0241896223

Condition: Fine


281pp, priceclipped dustjacket is otherwise complete and Near Fine. Internally very clean. A biography of the poet, who was Byron's friend and first biographer. View more info

A Brief Guide To Kings & Queens of England and Great Britain 3 Parts

By: Delderfield, Eric and Cook, D V

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Raleigh Press: 1965

Seller ID: 8512

Condition: Very Good


2nd edition. 126p, card covers with royal coat of arms in colour on the cover, red cloth spine is a little faded. Many b + w illustrations. Internally clean. View more info

The Life And Characters Of Charles Dickens

By: Dent, H C

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Odhams: 1111

Seller ID: 2717

Condition: Very Good


508pp, red cloth boards, slightly sunned to spine, with impressed portrait. B + w illustrations. A clean copy. View more info

An Illustrated Literary Guide to Shropshire

By: Dickins, Gordon

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Shropshire LIbraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14487

ISBN: 0903802376

Condition: Very Good


128pp, laminated illustrated boards with a long crease to the front. B + w illustrations. Internally very clean and tight. Accounts of the many authors and places with Shropshire connections. View more info

English Essayists

By: Dobree, Bonamy

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Collins: 1946

Seller ID: 6562

Condition: Very Good


48pp, blue and white paper covered boards with matching dustjacket, a little worn to edges. 8 plates in colour and 23 b + w illustrations. Owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. From Bacon, Addison and Steele to Chesterton, T S Eliot and Virginia Woolf. View more info

John Dryden

By: Dobree, Bonamy

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Longmans Green and Co: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15662

Condition: Very Good


48pp, soft covers. File holes neatly punched near the spine, not affecting the text, otherwise clean. Published for the British Council and The National Book League in the series Writers and Their Work. The life, plays and poetry, criticism and bibliography of John Dryden. View more info

Count Leon

By: Dodds, Dennis Walton

Price: £7.00

Publisher: William Kimber: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 847

ISBN: 0718303334

Condition: Very Good


270 pp, dustjacket with long tears and some loss.. B + w photographs. Flyleaf removed, otherwise internally clean and VG. The fascinating biography of Napoleon's love child. View more info

Richardson

By: Downs, Brian W

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Routledge: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14496

Condition: Very Good


248pp, red cloth covered boardswith gilt series logo. Frontispiece portrait. Internally clean. A biography of Samuel Richardson, his circle, a study of the novels, sentiment etc. View more info

Arnold Bennett A Biography

By: Drabble, Margaret

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Arts Book Society Readers Union Group: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 12807

Condition: Very Good


A heavy book of 397pp. Complete dustjacket with one crease to the front. B + w illustrations. Internally clean. A biography of the novelist and playwright. View more info

The Romance of Catherine and Potemkin

By: Dreifuss, Jerome

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jarrolds: 1111

Seller ID: 6554

Condition: Very Good


Circa 1938. 256pp, dark blue cloth covered boards, a little rubbed to the edges of the spine. B + w illustrations. Owner's name to flyleaf, spots of foxing to title page, otherwise internally clean. The story of Empress Catherine of Russia and Prince Potemkin - what was the secret of his power over her? View more info

Mother Of The Queen The Life Story Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

By: Duff, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Muller: 1965

Seller ID: 3147

Condition: Very Good


2nd impression. 308pp, black cloth covered boards. B + w photographs. Gift inscription on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. A sympathetic biography of the Queen Mother. View more info

Mother of the Queen

By: Duff, David

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Muller: 1965

Seller ID: 8461

Condition: Very Good


3rd impression. 308pp, dustjacket with short tears to edges. B + w photographs. Internally clean. An interesting biography of the Queen Mother. View more info

The Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles

By: Eagle, Dorothy and Carnell, Hilary

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12819

ISBN: 0198691238

Condition: Very Good


413 pp, the paper browning a little with age. Priceclipped dustjacket is otherwise complete. 13 maps. A couple of light marks to edges, otherwise clean. Places connected with over 900 writers, from Bede to Tolkien. View more info

Disraeli in Love

By: Edelman, Maurice

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Collins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 44

ISBN: 0002211807

Condition: Fine


316 pp, brown boards, complete dustjacket. Signed by the author. A clean copy. View more info

Chad Hanna

By: Edmonds, Walter D

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1942

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6129

Condition: Very Good


511pp, green cloth covered boards, red leather label. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. Life at the circus in America. View more info

Royal Sisters Elizabeth and Margaret 1926 - 1956

By: Edwards, Anne

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Collins: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8463

ISBN: 0002179873

Condition: As New


393pp. Priceclipped dustjakcet is otherwise complete. B + w photographs. Internally very clean. A biography of the Queen and her relationship with her sister. View more info