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RED LETTER SAINTS Being a Series of Biographies of those Saints for which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels are appointed in the Book of Common Prayer, ----------
1 ---------- RED LETTER SAINTS Being a Series of Biographies of those Saints for which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels are appointed in the Book of Common Prayer
LONDON SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE / S.P.C.K. 1911 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards with red cloth quarter binding, 160 x 130 mm approx. All edges of book block stained red, 76pp. Decorative title page printed in red, black and gilt, 19 ILLUMINATED Colour plates with GILT embellishments. Text pages with printed red borders,1911, 21st thousand. Printed by E Kaufmann, Lahr, Baden. VG (A little general shelf soiling to boards but no significant wear. No previous owner name or insc.End papers a little tanned. Binding sound with no other defects. The book presently has a removable acetate protective cover to prevent further soiling/wear.) Please see our images of the ACTUAL book offered for sale. An attractive item. 
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RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS  Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS, ..---..
2 ..---.. RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS
LONDON " SISLEY'S Ltd Makers of Beautiful books" Hard Back Good + Book 130x76mm Approx 
SCARCE Title-Small slim Hard Back Good+, Undated- c.early 1900? - 65 pp card covers white mottled with time+olive green 1/4 binding, title to front and spine ,Embellished with several portrait plates [ Francis Rabelais /Francis 1 after Titian /Cardinal du Bellay / Ettiene Pasquier / Pope Paul 111] publisher's "Sisley's Makers of Beatiful Books" / a Miniature Memoir.[no insscsp] PLs see our image 
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QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days., A.RUTH FRY
3 A.RUTH FRY QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days.
LONDON CASSELL 1933 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.Olive Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.220 x 150 mm approx.[vi] + 280pp. First Edition 1st printing of this eminently readable work on the christian beliefs and social responsibilities held by Quakers together with brief details of notable Quakers in various fields of life and endeavor written by a prominent Quaker who did much relief work and campaigning. The copy offered by us is inscribed and signed by her in ink to the front free end paper. Good (Book Spine sunned and with moderate shelf wear to cloth at extremities. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole, ABRAMSON , Howard S ,
4 ABRAMSON , Howard S , HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole
NEW YORK Paragon House 1991 1557783225 / 9781557783226 1st Edition Hard Back VG G Book 230x 156mm Approx 
H/b D/j VG/Gd.1st ed.1st print.10987654321.251pp.illustrated 23 photo-plates & 2 Route Maps." ..Accurately & poignantly captures the life of Dr Frederick A Cook who is the rightful discoverer of the North Pole " - Warren B Cook , Sr. A riveting & meticulous researched work. Set in 3 parts.23 chpts , Foreword, Intro;acks,Epilogue, Notes, select Biblio; [ internally Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] covers starting to fox-tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, $21.95.[1991].light handling soil, covers also starting to fox cream.a powder discolouring to the green band.light edgewear. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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LONDON  The Biography, ACKROYD , Peter ,  C.B.E. [ Lit ]  Award Winning Novelist & Historian
5 ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian LONDON The Biography
LONDON VINTAGE 2001 0099422581 / 9780099422587 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG+ Book 235x155mm Approx 
Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped..Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2001. PLS see our image 
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THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete), ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON ,  KCB KCVO DSO.
6 ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON , KCB KCVO DSO. THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete)
LONDON HODDER AND STOUGHTON 1929 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and dreadnaught crest to upper panels.250 x 160 mm approx. Vol I xxviii + 312pp Frontis + 22 other plates. Vol II viii + 328pp. Frontis + 14 other plates all as called for. First Edition 1st Printing of this biography of a most remarkable servant of the country who effected complete reorganization and rebuilding of the British Navy. VG no d/j's (Books - Light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner name in ink to front free end paper of vol I and Book plates of subsequent owner (same family) to front paste downs of both vols-Sir John Barnes late British Ambassador to The Netherlands and previously Israel. Bindings sound). Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. 
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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS, AGNES WESTON
7 AGNES WESTON MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS
LONDON JAMES NISBET 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. 205 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 330 + 4pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis b/w photo portrait with tissue guard + 16 other b/w illustrations as called for. Autobiography of English philanthropist "Aggie Weston" or Ma Weston who founded sailors missions and rests to support the men and families of the Royal Navy.Her work continues through the charity "Aggies".First published in October 1909 the copy offered by us is of the 4th impression of 1910 and is inscribed and signed by the author to the front free end paper. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to extremities of boards.Offset browning to end papers. Mild foxing to edges of book block. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE HOLY MAID OF KENT The Life of Elizabeth Barton 1506-1534, ALAN NEAME
8 ALAN NEAME THE HOLY MAID OF KENT The Life of Elizabeth Barton 1506-1534
LONDON HODDER AND STOUGHTON 1971 0340025743 / 9780340025741 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 
Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 160 mm approx. Genealogical Tables to end papers. 390pp. 2 maps, V Tables in text and 12 b/w photo. plates as called for. Born near Canterbury in Kent in 1506 Elizabeth Barton led a virtuous life as a Benedictine Nun, was influential in matters of Church and State and was the first victim of HenryVIII's religious reformation in opposing his determination to marry Anne Boleyn which ultimately led to her being hanged at the age of 28. The book; being the first full-length study of her life; seeks to restore a forgotten martyr to Christendom and a lost heroine to English history. Near Fine/VG (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- creases to flap folds and a little shelf rubbing to extremities with a short professionally repaired tear of 10mm approx to head of spine. Non price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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RANJI PRINCE OF CRICKETERS, ALAN ROSS
9 ALAN ROSS RANJI PRINCE OF CRICKETERS
LONDON COLLINS 1983 0002170752 / 9780002170758 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 155 mm approx. 256 pp. 28 b/w photo. plates as called for. Biography of the England /Sussex Cricketer 1872-1933. VG/VG (Book- Previous owner or cricketing association signature ? and date 25-12-83 in ink to title page- see our image. Related newspaper cutting loosely laid in.No notable defects. Dust Jacket- 20mm tear to top of rear flap fold and a little rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped and no other notable defects. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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SCENES FROM A BOURGEOIS LIFE The Autobiography of Alaric Jacob, ALARIC JACOB
10 ALARIC JACOB SCENES FROM A BOURGEOIS LIFE The Autobiography of Alaric Jacob
LONDON SECKER & WARBURG 1949 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 310 pp. Autobiography of the journalist Alaric Jacob, who worked as a Reuters and War correspondent and for the BBC Written at the age of 42 it is described on wikipedia as a semi- autobiographical novel and apologia for the paradoxes and anomalies of his career. The flap fold describes it purely as an autobiography crammed with incidents that remain in the reader's memory to amuse, recapturing the "gay" twenties, a sympathetic portrait of Margot Asquith, vignette of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the war in Russia, his communist admiration etc. The book is now quite uncommon and difficult to source. VG/Good (Book- a little fading to cloth where loss to jacket and light general shelf soiling.No previous owner name, insc. nor annotations. Dust Jacket - colour rubbed and scuffed with loss principally to head and tail of spine of up to 7mm approx. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve to which coloured paper has been inserted to mask the stark white of the backing paper so as not to draw the eye on the book shelf. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN  (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO)  Revised edition, ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA  PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)
11 ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR) THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition
London DAVID NUTT In the Strand 1897 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 
2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper replaced, a few foxing spots to prelims and last few pages. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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IN THE RAIN AND THE SUN A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air, AMERY , Rt.Hon.L S , CH
12 AMERY , Rt.Hon.L S , CH IN THE RAIN AND THE SUN A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air
London Hutchinson & Co Publishers Ltd 1946 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Poor+ Book 
The Right Hon. L S Amery CH - outstanding in the Political world - 1st Lord of Admiralty ,Secretary of State for the Colonies etc -and his seperate life of Exploration & Mountaineering - the Alps, Rockies etc - climbing Dachstein , Watzmann etc.in tweeds & matching hat [as of the times] He was active in WW1 - Flanders, Balkans, Dardenelles etc. well illustrated b/w plates.[ wedgwood-blue cloth+ white tiles to book , ink inscsp., tight binding, paper creamed, vg.] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 21/-, synopsis to inner flaps, edgewear nicks - tear lines & small losses; max 12mm. light handling soil now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image 
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OLD WIVES' TALES  26 TRUE Life-Stories from Ibibioland , Africa, ANDRESKI , Iris ,
13 ANDRESKI , Iris , OLD WIVES' TALES 26 TRUE Life-Stories from Ibibioland , Africa
London ROUTLEDGE & Kegan Paul Ltd 1970 0710066554 / 9780710066558 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Good Book 225x145mm Approx 
h/b d/j VG/Gd.1st ed.190pp.Authentic voice of the tribal Africa - rarely publicised - 26 autobiographical accounts are strikingly different from the expected image.The intro; to the stories describe the historical & Geographical background.A complex and fascinating people.[ No inscsp sound binding , clean throughout , covers starting to mottle fade top edge & spine , small base corner-crease ] Dust Jacket clipped , very light markings , paper starting to loose its design mainly to front side edge. Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. 
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MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A LONDON PHYSICIAN IN THREE PARTS, ANON [ Samual Dickson ]
14 ANON [ Samual Dickson ] MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A LONDON PHYSICIAN IN THREE PARTS
LONDON VIRTUE BROTHERS 1863 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
SCARCE book which is quite difficult to source. Burgundy Shagrin effect cloth boards with black title label and gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Yellow made end papers, 276pp + 20pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1863. Published anonymously the book is attributed as being the work of Samuel Dickson 1802-1869 a pioneer in the work of Chron-Thermal Medicine, on treating cholera and other diseases and who crusaded against the practice of blood letting and other now outmoded "cures". The book conveys his feeling of injustice at not receiving recognition for his work and which was claimed by others. (Spectator 11th July 1863). Good (Book- recently re-sewn on three tapes with repaired cuts of up to 90mm approx to first 11 leaves of the book block commencing at the title page and re- cased. NB not one of my best mainly due to the title block extending slightly round the edge of the spine principally due to the absence in my bindery of a font size small enough to accommodate the title and the grain of the book cloth flattened in places due to too much pressure in the nipping press. It is a long and frustrating learning curve! Nevertheless compared to it's dis bound and mal treated state when acquired it is now returned to the market to give many more years of service. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ], ARMSTRONG , Henry , A Boxer
15 ARMSTRONG , Henry , A Boxer GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ]
London The Sportsmans Book Club 1960 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG+ G+ Book 190x130mm Approx 
Small VG+ H/b in G+ D/j.1960.1st ed.thus.Sportsmans ed.illustrated 8 b/w photographic plates.Henry Armstrong [ 1912 - 1988 ] was the only Professional Boxer to hold World Championship Titles on 3 weight divisions simultaneously.[ King Cotton / v. Roderick / Henry & Harry / Lou Ambers / Baby Arizmendi / Cerfino Garcia] blinded in the fight with the Croatian boxer Zivic.[ maroon boards gilt titles, No inscsp.tight binding, paper fox tanned ] Dust Jacket not clipped.light marks to rear, small edge wear col/rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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A SUSSEX LIFE THE MEMORIES OF GILBERT SARGENT COUNTRYMAN, ARTHUR , DAVE  [ EDITOR ]
16 ARTHUR , DAVE [ EDITOR ] A SUSSEX LIFE THE MEMORIES OF GILBERT SARGENT COUNTRYMAN
LONDON Barrie & Jenkins 1989 0712620370 / 9780712620376 1st Edition Hardcover Fine- VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy, H/b , Dust Jacket , Fine - / VG+ , illustrated , 125 pps , light brown boards with gilt lettering, , no inscrps, col illus D/j not price clipped - no notable defects ,.illus with 2 page Map , line drawings , b/w plates , Edited by D Arthur .... born Cheshire... educated London ... bookseller... freelance writer. .broadcaster. .theatre performer and musician ..plays /journals /records & magazines .... He 1st met Gillie Sargent in 1980 and was struck with the clarity of the old man's memories , a character with caustic wit ...born Sussex 1889, son of a gardener , brought up Catsfield ,near Battle ....he was a fund of information of country life before WW1 when diet included rooks etc .A joy to read ,holds humour. . unsentimental and valuable social history [ signed and inscribed by editor Dave Arthur 
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MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN, BAKER,ROGER
17 BAKER,ROGER MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN
LONDON Grange Books 1994 1856274691 / 9781856274692 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG Book 300x280mm Approx 
1st edition thus- Grange publishers.White laminated photo illus boards+ matching Dust Jacket.Illustrated 150 b/w plates.Roger Baker Film Reviewer & Author,176pp. book fine no inscsp.; D/j not clipped, small closed tear 4mm to f/r/corner o/w fine.B iography tells Marilyn Monroe 's story without sensationalism,gossip or rumour[ Norma Jeane / N J Dougherty / Marilyn Monroe / Dimaggio / MIller ] Hollywood Star Model.Fine/vg.unfortunately extra postage will be required for overses orders due to weight of this book. PLS See our image 
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COMFORTLESS MEMORY, BARING , Maurice ,
18 BARING , Maurice , COMFORTLESS MEMORY
London WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1928 1st Edition Hard Back Good Book 190x135mm Approx. 
H/b.1st ed.Comfortless Memory by Maurice Baring being part-fiction-part biography - in a letter with his will , found after his death , he said it was truth. He was referring to the essence of the story. Fiction Novel Faction.[ No insscp. tight biinding, browning tan to 1st/last few pages plus some page margins] outer cover mild handling, very slight spine lean. Read only copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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WANTED MAN   In search of Bob Dylan, BAULDIE, JOHN , DYLAN , BOB
19 BAULDIE, JOHN , DYLAN , BOB WANTED MAN In search of Bob Dylan
LONDON BLACK Spring Press 1990 0948238100 / 9780948238109 1st Edition Hard Back VG VG Book 240x160mm Approx 
1st.red boards+gilt lettering to spine. 224pp.illustrated with 8 pages of b/w photographs many of which have not been previously published. Acclaimed as the most revealing book on Dylan yet published and being largely a collection of articles and interviews which offer an exhilarating insight into the man "Bob Dylan." Edited by the founder of the authoritative Bob Dylan magazine. ( Book no inscp , tight binding , very good.[ col photo illus D/J not price clipped, minor rubbing to extremities. In proprietary protective cover. PLS se our image 
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ALDOUS HUXLEY A Biography 2 VOLUMES .Volume One 1894-1939 , Volume Two 1939-1963 [ 2 Vols Volume 1 & Volume 2 ], BEDFORD , Sybille , Distinguished Writer, Biographer & Friend of some 30 Years
20 BEDFORD , Sybille , Distinguished Writer, Biographer & Friend of some 30 Years ALDOUS HUXLEY A Biography 2 VOLUMES .Volume One 1894-1939 , Volume Two 1939-1963 [ 2 Vols Volume 1 & Volume 2 ]
London CHATTO & WINDUS Ltd/ William Collins Sons & Co.Ltd / Published Jountly 1973 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Very Good Book 240X160 Mm approx. 
2 FINE H/b.2 VG D/j's.Both 1st ed.Biographer S Bedford " as a girl she lived for long periods in his household - details of his life, gossip, picnics, jokes, money, work , the endless house moves, all familiar to her first-hand.His friends were often her friends. His immense reading helped to form her mind - like him her great distinction as a writer extends.." The renowned Aldous Huxley translated & studied worldwide.- one of the most outstanding English men of letters of his time.[ blue cloth & gilt titles , no inscsp., both books Fine throughout but minor fox tan starting to top foredge.] Dust jackets No fade to the Blue & Red covers, both price clipped. light handling wear.Vol 1. 3 small closed tear-lines 10mm,10mm & 20mm.[ common as publisher covers thin paper] Vol.2. light crease lines. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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