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Chambers's Miscellany Of Useful And Entertaining Tracts Vol XV

By: -

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Chambers: 1847

Seller ID: 4705

Condition: Good


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. View more info

The University of Leeds Review 1969

By: -

Price: £5.00

Publisher: University of Leeds: 1969

Seller ID: 5144

Condition: 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. View more info

Vincent Van Gogh Paintings and Drawings from the collection of the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation Amsterdam

By: -

Price: £4.00

Publisher: The Arts Council: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11011

Condition: 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. View more info

Martin Luther the Reformer

By: -

Price: £7.50

Publisher: S W Partridge & Co: 1111

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13484

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Life of Sir Thomas Gresham Founder of the Royal Exchange

By: -

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Charles Knight: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16359

Condition: 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. View more info

My Years with Pavlova

By: Algeranoff, H

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Heinemann: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12505

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Abraham Lincoln From His Own Words and Contemporary Accounts

By: Appleman, Roy Edgar (ed) and Lincoln, Abraham

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Unites States Information Service: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12688

Condition: 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. View more info

The Empress Catherine

By: Aretz, Gertrude

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Godfrey & Stephens Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16609

Condition: Very Good


Translated by Harry C Schnur. 244pp, black boards with gilt title. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's bookplate to the flyleaf, otherwise a clean copy. A biography of the German princess who became the ruler of Russia. Includes Appendix I - Catherine in her Letters, and a second Appendix of The Palace Revolution from the Memoirs of Princess Dashkov. View more info

The Story of Sadler's Wells 1683 1964

By: Arundell, Dennis

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5652

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

A Portrait of Sheridan

By: Ayling, Stanley

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Constable: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14810

ISBN: 0094653801

Condition: As New


218pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. A biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the 18th century dramatist and politician. View more info

Lives of the Great Composers Volume 3

By: Bacharach, A L (ed)

Price: £1.25

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1948

Seller ID: 8246

Condition: 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. View more info

The Doyle Diary The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery

By: Baker, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BCA: 1978

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 4868

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Unsinkable Mrs Brown

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Johnson Books: 2015

Seller ID: 16160

ISBN: 0933472250

Condition: 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. View more info

Giving And Receiving An Adventure In African Medical Service

By: Barker, Anthony

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Readers Union and The Faith Press: 1961

Seller ID: 4984

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Daniel Boone

By: Barnes, Bertha

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Jefferson City: 1974

Seller ID: 5749

Condition: Fine


4th printing. 29pp, softback covers. B + w illustrations by Darrell Isaacs. A clean copy. The story of the famous American pioneer. View more info

Margaret Ogilvy By Her Son

By: Barrie, J M

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Hodder: 1898

Seller ID: 4486

Condition: Very Good


'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. View more info

Rosa Luxemburg A Reappraisal

By: Basso, Lelio

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16025

ISBN: 0233966382

Condition: 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. View more info

Great Names In Exploration

By: Bath, Philip E

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Wheaton of Exeter: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1740

Condition: 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. View more info

The Lighthouse Stevensons

By: Bathurst, Bella

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 11380

ISBN: 0006530761

Condition: 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. View more info

Mrs Gladstone The Portrait of A Marriage

By: Battiscombe, Georgina

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Constable: 1956

Seller ID: 6239

Condition: Very 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. View more info