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A Lexicon: abridged from Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
Liddell and Scott

Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1879. Hard Cover. Brown cloth with blind stamped boards and gilt blocked spine. 804 pp + 16 pp adverts. Book Condition: Hinges worn and head of spine and corners a little bumped. Names of two owners on the ffep and the original owner has added his name, 1880 and Dover College to the lower page edges. 4to.

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Winston Churchill.
Longford, Elizabeth.

Book Description: Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Torn. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12 tall. 224pp. Blue cloth. white lettering. Bookplate SIGNED by author on half-title page. Covers and contents are clean and have very little wear. Dustjacket has edgewear, creases, a few short tears and spine is slightly darkened. A biography of Churchill commissioned by the Winston Churchill Foundation to commemorate the centenary of Churchill's birth. Copiously illustrated.

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Rebel Heart - The Scandalous Life of Jane Digby.
Lovell, Mary S.

Book Description: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1995. First American Edition, first printing. Hard-covers. Half-cloth with paper covered boards and pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo, xii, 339 pp. Monochrome illustrations. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Tells the life of one said to be the most beautiful woman in Regency England, her scandalous divorce at 21, her enforced exile abroad, her succession of lovers and husbands across Europe and the Arab world. NOTE: the apparent tear to the dustwrapper is just an illustration!

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The Oxford Book of French Verse, xiiith Century - xxth Century, (India Paper Edition).
Lucas, Chosen by St. John.

Book Description: O. U. P., Oxford, 1946. Original cloth hard-covers with dust-wrapper. 12mo. 554 pp. First Edition, revised and reprinted. Silk marker. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, nibbled at corners and top and foot of spine.

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Ref 10354 : £7
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Les caracteres de Theophraste, avec les caracteres ou les moeurs de ce siecle. Nouvelle edition augmentee de quelques notes sur ces deux ouvrages, & de la defense de La Bruyere & de ses caracteres par M. Coste, Vol. 2 (of 2).
M de la Bruyere

Book Description: Amsterdam Chez Francois Changuion, 1743. 12mo. 559 pp, half title, printed title with vignette. Full calf. Book Condition: The single volume’s text block is solid and in very good order. The original calf binding has suffered and there are gaps on the boards and from the head and tail of the spine but the boards are firmly attached although they are bumped at the corners. The pages are free of foxing and very clean. The volume is offered at a very competitive price being less than any other I can find of the editions from the eighteenth century and less than a single volume of the infinitely inferior printed on demand version! I have had to remove all the accents from the title as my program treats them as blanks!

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Ref 10231 : £15
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Sublime Tobacco.
Mackenzie, Compton.

Chatto and Windus, London, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. 352pp and 8 pages of illustrations. Book Condition: Good but very slight staining to cloth (see image). Dust Jacket Condition: Good but a bit frayed; spine faded and back somewhat stained. My price reflects the condition. The prologue, My smoking life, describes the author's adventures with tobacco. There then follows a history of the “weed”, including a description of its cultivation and its social aspects. As the publisher says: Compton Mackenzie smoked his first cigarette at the age of four. With this precocious puff as a starting point he relates his adventures with tobacco from that day to this. His prologue, entitled My Smoking Life, if followed by a history of the fragrant weed. The Stuarts hated smoking, but they were clever enough to realise its potentiality for Revenue. During most of the seventeenth century a miniature civil war went on in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, neither the Stuart Kings nor Cromwell being able to suppress those hardy men of the Cotswolds determined to grow tobacco in England. However, the tale of tobacco is not confined to England. One of the most interesting chapters deals with the success of Glasgow during the 18th century in making itself the tobacco Mart of the World. In Europe and Asia smokers were persecuted for a long time, and the tale of what they had to go through is fully related. The pipe from clay to briar, the defeat of the pipe in fashionable circles by snuff for over a hundred years, the defeat in turn of snuff by the cigar, and finally the rout of pipe, cigar and snuff by millions of cigarettes. All these stirring events are told. Besides the social aspect of tobacco an adequate account of its cultivation is provided. When it is remembered that the foundations of the United States rest upon tobacco, the history of it is a matter of some importance. The book concludes with an Epilogue dealing with the benefit tobacco has been humanity.

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The Way of the Church: an Explanatory Outline of History, Worship, & Practice for English Catholics.
Mackenzie, K. D.

Book Description: Mowbray, London, 1956. Fifth printing. Soft covers. 12mo. viii + 268 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. A handbook for the High Church movement within the Church of England.

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The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Malory, Thomas; Abridged by Pollard, Alfred William. (Illus by Arthur Rackham)

Book Description: Godfrey Cave Ltd in Association with Macmillan First, London, 1979. Hard cover. First edition of this facsimile reprint of the sought after edition of 1917. Original dark green paper covers, silver lettering to the spine, black paper end papers. 4to. xxiv + 509 pp. 16 colour plates and 7 B & W plates, monochrome vignettes throughout. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine save for v sl wrinkling at extrems.

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A Copious Greek Grammar. (Volume 1 only, of 2).
Matthiae, Augustus. (Translated from the German by Edward V. Blomfield).

Book Description: John Murray, London, 1832. Hardback. Full calf with gilt decorations to spine with five raised bands and two red labels with gilt titles. All edges tinted. liv + 504 pp. Octavo. Book Condition: This volume is in very good condition and the text block is absolutely solid and free of foxing except for a couple of prelims and the final leaf. The binding and hinges are absolutely firm. The head of the spine is chipped and there is a little worm damage in two places near the hinges and there is a little bumping to edges. Still a handsome volume and entirely free of any annotations to the text. As it says, a copious Greek grammar; when you have exhausted the learning in this volume you can worry about volume 2! Practical for study and so much nicer than a printed on demand copy!

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Selected Writings: Stories in Prose, Stories in Verse, Shorter Poems, Lectures and Essays.
Morris, William

Book Description: Bloomsbury (London), Nonesuch Press, 1944. Hard Cover. Original Buckram. Crown 8vo. 671pp. Edited by G D H Cole. Book Condition: Very good. Spine gently handled.

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The Lady of La Garaye.
Norton, Hon Mrs.

Book Description: Macmillan, London, 1866. Hardback. Original green decorated cloth, gilt title, small 8vo, 153pp + 6 pp adverts, frontispiece and title vignette, top edges gilt, others uncut. Book Condition: Text clean and sound, corners bumped and cloth a little spotted. Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was a British feminist, social reformer, and author of the early and mid-nineteenth century. Caroline left her husband in 1836, following which her husband sued her close friend Lord Melbourne, the then Whig Prime Minister, for criminal conversation. The jury threw out the claim; however Caroline was unable to obtain a divorce and was denied access to her three sons. Caroline's intense campaigning led to the passing of the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870. Caroline modelled for the fresco of Justice in the House of Lords by Daniel Maclise, who chose her because she was seen by many as a famous victim of injustice. The Lady of La Garaye was the last of 11 collections of poems she published along with five novels and many political pamphlets.

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The Forest of Wild Thyme.
Noyes, Alfred. Claude A. Shepperson (illustrator).

Book Description: William Blackwood, London, 1911. Hard Covers. First Edition. Crown octavo, xvi + 82 pp. Uncut. Tissue guarded colour frontispiece + two other tissue guarded colour plates. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Free of foxing. Top edges gilt (dulled). Small mark on front board (see image).

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Off His Own Bat.
Pearce, St. John.

Ward Locke & Co, London, (N.D.). Crown 8vo. 320pp. Original pictorial cloth very slightly bubbled with one or two. Corners bumped and some shelf wear. A public school story of an unlikely boy becoming a cricketing hero!

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The Dancer's World.
Peto, Michael & Bland, Alexander.

Book Description: Collins, London, 1963. First Edition. 186 unnumbered pages. 224 x 310 mm. Hardcover with no dustjacket. Original quarter cloth with paper covered illustrated boards. Good condition. A few minor marks on the boards and a little bumped at the extremities of the spine. Packed with atmospheric black and white photographs.

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Sky Ray Lolly.
Pitt-Kethley, Fiona.

Book Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Soft covers. First edition. Octavo, 64 pp. Signed by author on Title page. Book Condition: Very good. Direct and acid comment on contemporary hypocrisies and pretensions in her first major poetry collection.

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The Gallican Rite. (Studies in Eucharistic Faith and Practice)
Porter, W.S.

Book Description: A.R. Mowbray & Co, London, 1958. Softback. 64pp. 8vo. Book Condition: Spine slightly darkened otherwise fine. Previous owner's name on inside front cover.

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The Art of Growing Old.
Powys, John Cowper.

Book Description: Jonathan Cape, London, 1944. 1st Edition. Hard covers with dust-wrapper. Crown Octavo. 218 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. Light spotting to fore-edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jacket has three closed tears. The book was printed during the war to War Economy Standard without a flyleaf at the end. Its dust-wrapper shows price of 10/6. It also has an advert for the BBC which states: ... British broadcasts tell the truth. Full details of all the programmes in English are broadcast from London in Morse (code) every Sunday .... Three images.

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First Person - Vladimir Putin.
Putin, Vladimir, with Nataliya Gevorkyan, Natalya Timakova, Andrei Kolesnikov.

Hutchinson, London, 2000. 219pp plus 16pp of photographs. Softback. Good condition with just a faint stain to lower cover. Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly--overnight and without warning--was handed the reins of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is the intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip. An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in-depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin's KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power. No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and views. Both as a spy and as a virtual political unknown until selected by Boris Yeltsin to be Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin has been regarded as a man of mystery. Now, the curtain lifts to reveal a remarkable life of struggles and successes. Putin's life story is of major importance to the world.

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The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
Rankin, Robert

Book Description: Gollancz, London, 2002. Hard Cover. Prelims + 342 pp + Advert for Sproutlore Fan Club - SIGNED with a considerable flourish on title page. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Ed. Unclipped. 12mo signatures (8vo size). Two images available.

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The Faith, Doctrine & Religion, Professed & Protected in the Realm of England, & Dominions of the Same; Expressed in Thirty Nine Articles.
Rogers, Thomas (? - 1616).

Book Description: London, 1675/81/91? Small quarto. Hard covers. Rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards. Spine has blind tooling and a neat leather label with gilt title. Title page and end of the preface (e and e2) provided in facsimile. These 3 editions, listed above, had (18) + 236pp as in this copy. Book Condition: In this new binding; very good. Firm and easily readable copy of this much re-issued work which nevertheless is scarce in a seventeenth century edition. The pages are toned as might be expected. Two images.

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Caldecott & Co. Notes on Books and Pictures.
Sendak, Maurice.

Book Description: Reinhardt Books, London, 1989. Hard covers. First edition in London, first printing. Original gilt decorated cloth with dust-wrapper. Octavo, 216 pp. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. The author, world famous for his picture books, here gives vent to his opinions and also writes illuminating essays on numerous writers and illustrators.

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A Churchill Anthology: Selections from the Writings and Speeches of Sir Winston Churchill.
Sir Winston Churchill. Chosen and arranged by F.W. Heath.

Odhams Books Ltd., London, 1962. 720pp. Red buckram, with gilt decoration and titling on black labels to spine. Embossed portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar to upper board. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good but faded/toned spine. 8vo.

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The Green Book. Number 6. Autumn/Winter 1981.
Spencer, Keith, editor.

Book Description: The Green Book, Bath, Avon, 1981. Pictorial Card Covers. (iii) + 17 pp + 6 pp of period adverts. Book Condition: Very Good. A Celebration of the Native Genius of the British & Celtic Peoples. English landscape issue. The Glassware of Peter Tysoe, Artistic Sibship - Laurence and Clemence Housman, Edward Thomas – An Introduction, Profile of Tom and Laurie Clark and the Moschatel Press, verses from 8 poets including two from Graham Ovenden.

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The Letters of Gustave Flaubert 1830-1857.
Steegmuller, Francis (Selected, edited & translated by).

Book Description: Faber & Faber, London, 1981. Soft covers. First Thus. First Faber paperback edition, octavo, xvii + 250 pp. Book Condition: Near fine. Covers his unhappy early years of law school, tumultuous affair with Louise Colet, temples & brothels in Egypt, travels around Palestine, Turkey, Greece and Rome and the conception of Madame Bovary – a contender for the title of the first modern novel!

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Stoppard, Tom.

Book Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1969. Soft covers. Reprint of 1968 Faber paper-covered editions. (Play first published 1967). Octavo, 92 pp. Pictorial wraps; photo of the performing characters lower half front cover. Book Condition: Very Good, neatly covered in protective film. Book plate to inside cover.

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Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches.
The Holy Bible.

Book Description: Cambridge Printed by John Archdeacon, Printer to the University. Sold by J, F & C Rivington; B White; E Dilly & T Beecroft in London and T & J Merrill in Cambridge, 1777. Hard-covers. Full diced calf. Possibly a nineteenth century binding? Five raised bands on spine with gilt rulings and title. Blind rulings to the boards and blind decoration to the edges and returns. No page numbers. Pott octavo (100 x 170mm). All edges marbled and with marbled endpapers. Book condition: Slightly rubbed and bumped but very good for its age. One or two leaves trimmed to the edge of the text but with no loss. Blank corner missing to foot of Title. Two detached fragments of marker ribbon. Conversion tables, page of biblical weights, measures, money and time into their 18th century equivalents between the Old and New Testaments.

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English Books with Coloured Plates. 1790-1860. A Bibliographical Account of the Most Important Books Illustrated By English Artists in Colour, Aquatint and Colour Lithography.
Tooley, R.V.

Book Description: Dawsons, Folkestone, 1979. Revised edition (3rd Edition), with additions and Appendix. Cloth with dust-wrapper. Quarto, x + 452 pp. Book Condition: Good, shelf-wear and a little bumped at extremities of spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Clipped jacket rubbed with repaired tear (see images). Mr Tooley has made a comprehensive and accurate collation of all the colour plate books published in England between 1790 and 1860 excluding those on botany and ornithology. Two images.

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The Ritual Reason Why
Walker, Charles; Ball, T. I. (editor)

Book Description: A.R.Mowbray, London, 1963, (1960 edn). Paper Covers. Lge 16mo. 64 pp. Book Condition: Spine slightly darkened and top edges spotted, otherwise in very good condition.

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The Sword in the Stone.
White, T. H.

Book Description: Collins St. James Library, London, 1950. Original red cloth hard-covers with dust-wrapper. Small octavo. 339 pp. Line drawings as head and tailpieces to the chapters. Top edges coloured. First Edition, thus. Book Condition: Very Good. Slight spotting to page fore-edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, spine rather darkened. The Sword in the Stone is a fantasy of England before Arthur became King, its blend of naivety and sophistication, wit, fun, decoration, tenderness and insight into the corners of boyhood and country life has led to its recognition as a classic by all who have read it.

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The list of 77 items in category Biography, Fiction, Language, Literature, Poetry, Religion, Reference, etc. has been split into 2 sections. This is section 2.

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