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Image for Scholar Extraordinary: The Life of Professor the Rt. Hon. Friedrich Max MUller, P.C.

Scholar Extraordinary: The Life of Professor the Rt. Hon. Friedrich Max MUller, P.C.

By: Chaudhuri, Nirad C.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1974

Seller ID: 484315

ISBN: 0701119446

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. Previously owned by Professor Hedley Bull. Bull's signature penned on FEP. Jacket spine and upper edges are sunned. Jacket and hardcover spine feet are bumped and nicked. Slight fading on hardcover spine ends and upper edges. Page block is lightly marked and scored. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for East and West: Episodes in a Sixty Years' Journey

East and West: Episodes in a Sixty Years' Journey

By: Cheng, F.T.

Price: £12.35

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1951

Seller ID: 474882

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no dust jacket). Faded boards with several marks, stains and bumps. Nick on spine foot. Lower leading corner of front board is split. Page block and pages are lightly marked. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

Bravo Maurice! a Compilation from the Autobiographical writings of Maurice Chevalier

By: Chevalier, Maurice

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd..: 1973

Seller ID: 221888

ISBN: 0049200372

Condition: Very Good


Translated from the French edition of 1968. Minor shelfwear only; protective mylar cover on jacket. Contents clean, sound, bright throughout. View more info

Image for Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry 'Red' Allen

Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry 'Red' Allen

By: Chilton, John

Price: £13.78

Publisher: London, Cassell And Company, Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 448974

ISBN: 0304704075

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. A few scores on dust jacket with sticker on front flap. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry 'Red' Allen

By: Chilton, John

Price: £13.78

Publisher: London, Cassell And Company, Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 448975

ISBN: 0304704075

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. A few scores on dust jacket. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Stephen Holbrook: The Light in the Darkness

By: Christie, James

Price: £4.79

Publisher: Tadcaster, Mage: 2002

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 015289

ISBN: 0952710919

Condition: Very Good


Gift dedication to inside cover. Slight crease at corners of front cover View more info

Henry the Fifth

By: Church, A. J.

Price: £7.97

Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026065

Condition: Good


sunning to spine; fading to covers View more info

The Golden Sovereign

By: Church, Richard

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Melbourne, Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd: 1957

Seller ID: 278231

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. A conclusion to "Over the Bridge". Former owner's name penned on front pastedown. Very worn, faded and grubby dust jacket with considerable age-spotting. Front upper edge jacket has two large tears. Lower edges of jacket have small nicks. Upper edge of rear jacket has two tears of just under an inch in length. Jacket spine ends and leading corners are very worn and nicked. Page block has some light age-spotting and one or two small stains. Boards have ... View more info

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The Voyage Home

By: Church, Richard

Price: £29.05

Publisher: London, U.K., William Heinemann Ltd: 1964

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 408265

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Several newspaper clippings containing reviews of "The Voyage Home" are laid in between pages 86 and 87. Faded and slightly grubby dust jacket. Small tear to upper edge of rear jacket. One or two small surface marks on rear jacket. Several small nicks to jacket spine ends. Leading corners of jacket are a little worn. Boards are a little faded. Hardcover spine ends are rather faded and bumped. Notice... View more info

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The Golden Sovereign: A Conclusion to Over the Bridge

By: Church, Richard

Price: £6.52

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1957

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 444037

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. Signed and dedicated by author on FEP. Dust jacket is grubby and edgeworn. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are nicked with a few small tears. Hardcover spine is faded; spine ends are a little bumped. Foxing on page block and pages. Envelope with newspaper articles on rear pastedown. Contents are clear. AM View more info

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Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography

By: Church, Richard

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 448476

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. 1956 reprint. Includes letter signed by author pasted on front pastedown. Boards and spine are marked, scored and slightly faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped, worn and nicked. Page block is tanned and marked. Stain on page block head affects creased upper leading corners of pages. Sticker on front pastedown. Frontispiece is detached from binding. Remaining pages are intact. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill: A Portrait with Letters

By: Churchill, Peregrine; Mitchell, Julian

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019236

ISBN: 0002113937

Condition: Good


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Winston S. Churchill. Volume I: Youth, 1874-1900.

By: CHURCHILL, Randolph S.

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022548

Condition: Good


Several chips to spine of dust jacket and half inch tear at the top View more info

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In the Shadow of the Steeple

By: Cladwell, Erskine

Price: £11.17

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1967

Seller ID: 445356

Condition: Good


Hardcover without jacket in good condition. Spine is faded. Lightly bumped spine ends; pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

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The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family

By: Clair, William St.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1990

Seller ID: 465073

ISBN: 0571144179

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Some light shelfwear to the cover. Tiny abrasion on the spine foot. Felt tip pen marks on the slightly tanned page block. All pages and plates are clear. CM View more info

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The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family

By: Clair, William St.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1990

Seller ID: 465074

ISBN: 0571144179

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Some light shelfwear to the cover. Tiny abrasion on the spine foot. Felt tip pen marks on the slightly tanned page block. All pages and plates are clear. CM View more info

Image for Mrs Thatcher's Minister: The Private Diaries of Alan Clark

Mrs Thatcher's Minister: The Private Diaries of Alan Clark

By: Clark, Alan

Price: £7.45

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Seller ID: 444610

ISBN: 0374139172

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Good condition. A few marks and scores on dust jacket. Jacket spine ends are a little worn and bumped. Upper leading corner of front flap is clipped. Hardcover spine is a little bumped. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Slight wear on upper leading corners of boards. Contents are clean and clear. AF View more info

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The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood

By: Clark, Andrew

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 486898

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Abridged with an introduction by Llewelyn Powys. No. 580 of OUP World's Classics. Plastic-protected jacket is lightly marked, edge-worn and price-clipped. Hardcover leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block is lightly marked and tanned. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for Labour's Lost Leader: Victor Grayson

Labour's Lost Leader: Victor Grayson

By: Clark, David

Price: £12.10

Publisher: London, Melbourne, New York, Quartet Books Limited: 1985

Seller ID: 444617

ISBN: 070432539X

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Good condition. Rather scuffed and grubby dust jacket with some edge-wear and several scores. Leading edge of front flap is creased. A few small marks on front board. Hardcover spine ends are slightly bumped. Page block is lightly foxed. Minor tanning and one or two marks on endpapers. Contents are clear. AF View more info

Benjamin Franklin

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: £3.83

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld And Nicolson: 1983

Seller ID: 182266

ISBN: 0297782185

Condition: Good


With 16pp illustrations. Ex library copy with bookplate and ripped out return slip on FEP; library stamps on endpapers and page block. Classification labels taped to spine of dust jacket and cover.Dust jacket slightly faded; title wearing from spine; text clean and tight throughout View more info

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The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood

By: Clarke, Andrew; Powys, Llewelyn

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 485708

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - World's Classics 580, abridged and with an introduction by Powys - in very good condition: well-preserved, with only a few hints of shelfwear to jacket. Text is clear throughout, and pages are sound and clean. TS View more info

Growing Up Stupid under the Union Jack: A Memoir

By: Clarke, Austin

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, Signal Books: 2003

Seller ID: 484095

ISBN: 1902669703

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Covers are lightly scored and worn. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

A Young Man's Passage

By: Clary, Julian

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Ebury Press (an Imprint of Random House): 2005

Seller ID: 266718

ISBN: 009189784X

Condition: Good


Softcover is sound with cocked spine, softened spine ends, very lightly worn lower leading corners and minor white spotting on fore-edge of rear board. Page block is a bit grubby. Contents in very good condition with sound binding, clean pages and clear text throughout. Lightly soiled dust jacket has light creases along edges. T View more info

Image for Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Appeared on the Lyric Stage, from the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time; In Two Volumes

Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Appeared on the Lyric Stage, from the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time; In Two Volumes

By: Clayton, Ellen Creathorne

Price: £126.45

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1863

Seller ID: 436175

Condition: Acceptable


1st Edition. Two volumes set. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Original half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Boards are marked and rubbed. Wear to spine ends, edges and leading corners of boards. Paperpeeling to edges of boards. Leading edges of boards are bumped. Nicks on early pages of volume I. One plate of volume I is loose. One plate of volume II is partially detached. Hinges are visible on title pages. Contents are clear. Foxing of endpapers, prelims, plates and ... View more info

Image for Lenin: Volumes One to Four

Lenin: Volumes One to Four

By: Cliff, Tony

Price: £56.05

Publisher: London, Pluto Press Limited: 1975

Seller ID: 460355

Condition: Good


Paperbacks in good condition. Four volume set. Includes 'Volume One: Building the Party (1975, 0902818570)'; 'Volume Two: All Power to the Soviets' (1976, 0904383067); 'Volume Three: Revolution Besieged' (1978, 0904383091) and 'Volume Four: The Bolsheviks and World Communism' (1979, 086104228). Light scores and edge wear on covers. Spines are creased. Minor nicks on spine head of volume one. Page blocks and half title page of volume four are marked. Previous owner's deta... View more info

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Young Samuel Johnson

By: Clifford, James L.

Price: £2.98

Publisher: London, U.K., Readers Union/William Heinemann: 1957

Seller ID: 414200

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Boards have some noticeable, pale, blotchy fading and staining. Spine is slightly cocked, and spine ends are a little bumped. Several stains and age spots on page block. Minor paper damage near lower inner corner of rear pastedown. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

Image for Amigo: Friend of the Poor

Amigo: Friend of the Poor

By: Clifton, Reverend M.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Herefordshire, Fowler Wright Books Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 472780

ISBN: 0852441177

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Light sunning to the cover, otherwise all in very good condition. CM View more info

Image for James Burnett: Lord Monboddo

James Burnett: Lord Monboddo

By: Cloyd, E. L.

Price: £16.15

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1972

Seller ID: 476028

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Ex-university library. Boards are marked and scored. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Labels on spine foot, front pastedown and FEP. Stamps on front pastedown, copyright page and a few pages within. Pen on front pastedown. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Double Helix

By: Cluysenaar, Anne; Hewat, Sybil

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Carcanet Press: 1982

Seller ID: 452470

ISBN: 0856354287

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Several marks and scores on covers. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Light crease on front lower leading corner. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Image for Still Life: Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood

Still Life: Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood

By: Cobb, Richard

Price: £5.70

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1983

Seller ID: 473516

ISBN: 0701126957

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. Jacket is lightly marked, scored and worn. Page block and a few pages are foxed. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for Risen By Perseverance: Lives of Self-Made Men

Risen By Perseverance: Lives of Self-Made Men

By: Cochrane, Robert

Price: £8.55

Publisher: Edinburgh, W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell: 1885

Seller ID: 465707

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Boards have bevelled edges. A few small marks and scores on boards. Spine is cocked. Spine ends and leading corners are worn and bumped. Page block is foxed. Name of former owner is penned on FEP. Embossed stamp of former bookseller on reverse of FEP. One or two marks on FEP. Small abrasion on rear pastedown. Foxing at front and rear. Binding remains intact, and the text is clear. AF View more info

Crossing the Line

By: Cockburn, Claud

Price: £4.78

Publisher: London, MacGibbon and Kee: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110077

Condition: Very Good


Second volume of autobiography. Jacket a little rubbed and grubby, a little bumped at edge of spine, overall in very good condition with contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Past Tense: The Cocteau Diaries (Volume 2)

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: £6.37

Publisher: Methuen & Co. LTD: 1990

Seller ID: 189290

ISBN: 0413633403

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. View more info

The Life of Ludwig Mond

By: Cohen, J. M.

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049075

Condition: Good


Cover is darkened and has small tears to corners and top of spine. Black cloth cover in good condition. Page block age spotted but pages still good and all contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Seasons

By: Cohen, Judith Beth

Price: £3.51

Publisher: Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.A., Permanent Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107772

ISBN: 0932966381

Condition: Very Good


Gilt lettering to spine. Minor creasing to dust jacket, dust jacket lightly worn at edges, minor softening to tail of spine, text is clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections

By: Cohen, Morton N. (ed.)

Price: £18.47

Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, Macmillan & Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 271908

ISBN: 0333417216

Condition: Good


Hardcover, FFEP has been removed, not ex-lib., from the office collection of Lewis Carroll's former literary agent. Jacket shows a few superficial scores, with slight wear along upper and lower edges. Lower edges of hardcover slightly worn and marked. Jacket spine slightly sunned, and lightly worn on head and foot, with corresponding wear on hardcover spine ends beneath. Minor wear on jacket leading corners; hardcover leading corners are faintly marked. Slightly grubby p... View more info

Samuel Butler

By: Cole, G. D. H.

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co.: 1961

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 027851

Condition: Good


Slightly marked cover, library stickers on the FEP, spine and the front cover. From the Writers and Their Works Series (Number 30) View more info

A Portrait of a Fryn : A Biography of F. Tennyson Jesse

By: Colenbrander, Joanna

Price: £12.10

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 205480

ISBN: 0233975721

Condition: Very Good


Includes text of private dedication from author. Dust jacket, violet hard cover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in very good clean condition. Illustrated with b/w plates from photographs and drawings. View more info

Erik H. Erikson the Growth of His Work

By: Coles, Robert

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Condor Book: 1970

Seller ID: 027152

ISBN: 0285647148

Condition: Good


creasing to the cover, writing on the inside of the flap of the dj in pen and pencil. View more info

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The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

By: Colin, Beatrice

Price: £7.91

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2008

Seller ID: 447518

ISBN: 0719520711

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is lightly marked. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped; spine is slightly cocked. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Image for Cleo and John: A Biography of the Dankworths

Cleo and John: A Biography of the Dankworths

By: Collier, Graham

Price: £15.20

Publisher: London, Quartet Books Ltd.: 1976

Seller ID: 471550

ISBN: 0704321130

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Includes a letter, from John Dankworth to John Chilton, laid in. The jacket is a little edgeworn. Slight nick to the inner part of the hardcover spine foot. Foxing on the hardcover edges and page block. The closing index page has a small portion chipped on the upper leading corner. All text and images are clear, with sound binding. CM View more info

Brian and Me: An Autobiography

By: Collingwood, Charles

Price: £1.92

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 243828

ISBN: 1843173913

Condition: Very Good


Tear on upper rear of jacket. Book is in very good clean condition with only very minor signs of age, use or other wear. MB View more info

Image for Talma: A Biography of an Actor

Talma: A Biography of an Actor

By: Collins, Herbert F.

Price: £7.60

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1964

Seller ID: 473197

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Jacket is lightly marked and edgeworn, with slight nicks to the leading corners and spine ends. The front board is bumped on the upper edge. The binding is sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

Bound Upon a Course

By: Collis, John Stewart

Price: £7.08

Publisher: London, House of Stratus: 2001

Seller ID: 409410

ISBN: 1842326341

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Minor score on upper edge of rear cover, affecting closing pages. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

An Artist of Life: The Life and Work of Havelock Ellis

By: Collis, John Stewart

Price: £12.37

Publisher: London & New York, House of Stratus (an Imprint of Stratus Holdings plc): 2001

Seller ID: 427534

ISBN: 1842326333

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers are a little edge-worn and have one or two minor scores. Small abrasion on spine foot. Slight creasing on leading corners. Binding is sound. Text is clear. AF View more info

Leo Tolstoy

By: Collis, John Stewart

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, House of Stratus: 2001

Seller ID: 428368

ISBN: 1842326406

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with very light wear to edges, leading corners and spine head. One or two marks on page block; faintly creased lower corners of first few pages. All text is clear, binding is sound and pages are clean. TS View more info

The Apprentice Saint

By: COLLIS, Louise

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018560

Condition: Good


The story of Margery Kempe. 270 pp. View more info

Image for Giuseppe Baretti, with an Account of His Literary Friendships and Feuds in Italy and in England in the Days of Dr. Johnson

Giuseppe Baretti, with an Account of His Literary Friendships and Feuds in Italy and in England in the Days of Dr. Johnson

By: Collison-Morley, Lacy

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1909

Seller ID: 478456

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Ex-university library. From the Taylor Institution, Oxford. Boards are worn. Leading corners are split. Abrasion on front upper edge has been repaired with tape. Spine ends are bumped. Shelf mark on spine foot. Page block is marked. Rough-cut pages are lightly foxed. Pen, stamp and library pocket on front pastedown. Label residue on FEP. Text is clear throughout. Binding is slightly visible between a few pages, but remains ... View more info

Lord Goschen and His Friends (The Goschen letters)

By: Colson, P.

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd.: 1946

Seller ID: 189991

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. Slight beginnings of foxing of page block. View more info

The Journal of His First Voyage to America

By: Columbus, Christopher

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Jarrolds Publishers: 1900

Seller ID: 113614

Condition: Good


Bound in maroon cloth, a little shelfworn and slightly faded at spine, but in good condition overall, binding is solid and square. No pub date stated, but owner's name inked on FEP is dated 1960. This narrative is in fact abstracted from the journal of Columbus' companion, Las Casas. View more info