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Galley Slave, Marteilhe, Jean ;   Fenwick, Kenneth         (ed)
Galley Slave

The Silk Road, Wood, Frances
The Silk Road

Diary of a Nobody, Grossmith, George ;   Grossmith, Weedon
Diary of a Nobody

The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, Bacon, Francis ;   Lockyer, Roger         (ed)
The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh

Richard III - The Great Debate, Kendall, Paul             (ed)
Richard III - The Great Debate

Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates, Johnson, Captain Charles ;   Lloyd, Christopher         (ed)
Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates

England's Constable - The Life and Letters of John Constable, Darracott, Joseph
England's Constable - The Life and Letters of John Constable

Retreat from Moscow - The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813, Bourgogne, Sergeant
Retreat from Moscow - The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813

 

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Sir Roger de Coverly, Addison, Joseph ;   Steele, Sir Richard ;      Budgell Eustace
1 Sir Roger de Coverly
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Sir Richard ; Budgell Eustace. Folio Society, London, 1967. first thus, Hardback, 225mm x 147mm brown marbled card boards over brown cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 158pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Richard Shirley Smith. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is not new but no obvious impefections in very good brown slipcase. Edited by John Hampden, this is a FS collection of early articles from the Spectator by its founders, with wood engravings by Smith. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Spectator, Addison, Coverly. 7760

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2 A Russian Gentleman
Aksakov, Serghei ; Duff, J.D.. Folio Society, London, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 139mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 239pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Jane Johnson. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read, single tiny ink mark to right block edge, just a little wear to fabric of cloth covers. Translated and Introduced by Duff, this is a classic Russian novel first published in 1846. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Russia, Aksakov, Bagroff. 7697

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3 Catherine the Great - Life and Legend
Alexander, John T.. Folio Society, London, 1999. first thus, Hardback, 250mm x 162mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxiv prelims, 532+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good red card slipcase. Originally published in the US by OUP in 1989, this is a lovely FS edition of Alexander's biograhjy of the remarkable Catherine Romanov, Tsarina of all the Russias from 1762 to 1796. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Romanov, Catherine, Theresa This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9012

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The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, Bacon, Francis ;   Lockyer, Roger         (ed)
4 The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh
Bacon, Francis ; Lockyer, Roger (ed). The Folio Society, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 147mm green and black quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 256+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, corner creasing to some later pages, coloured top block edge faded by spine, clean overall in light blue card slipcase now a little worn. Lovely FS presentation of Bacon's account of the first Tudor king, latterly edited and introduced by Lockyer. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Tudor, Simnel, Warbeck, Brittany. 15777

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Hermsprong or man as he is not, Bage, Robert
5 Hermsprong or man as he is not
Bage, Robert. Folio Society, London, 1960. first thus, Hardback, 229mm x 138mm decorated card boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 262+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Cecil Keeling. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has faint foxing to block edges, otherwise very good condition. Grey slipcase is a little worn and stained at top. FS edition of Bage's revolutionary novel of 1798, with illustrations in period style by Keeling. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Bage, Hermsprong, Fluart. 7652

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The Pastons - A Family in the Wars of the Roses, Barber, Richard             (ed)
6 The Pastons - A Family in the Wars of the Roses
Barber, Richard (ed). Folio Society, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 16xcm green and orange decorated cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. Colour illustrations.Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good cream slipcase. Original FS publication which presents highlights from the famous 15th century correspondence of a well-to-do Norfolk family, with illustrations from the contemporary Devonshire Hunting Tapestries. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Paston, Norfolk, Roses. 9414

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The Worlds of John Aubrey - Being a further selection of Brief Lives, together with excerpts from his writings on antiquities, science and folklore, Barber, Richard             (ed)
7 The Worlds of John Aubrey - Being a further selection of Brief Lives, together with excerpts from his writings on antiquities, science and folklore
Barber, Richard (ed). Folio Society, London, 1988. first thus, Hardback, 250mm x 156mm buff and maroon cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 297pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine grey slipcase. Barber-edited FS edition of selections from Aubrey's famous little biographies of famous 17th century Englishmen and women. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Aubrey, Lives, Inigo. 7714

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Thomas Becket, Barlow, Frank
8 Thomas Becket
Barlow, Frank. The Folio Society, London, 2002. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xiii prelims, 366+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine purple slipcase. Lovely FS presentation of Barlow's masterly 1986 biography of the 12th century archbishop, martyr and saint. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Canterbury, Plantagenet, martyr, saint. 15615

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The Reminiscences of Captain Gronow, Bentley, Nicholas             (ed)
9 The Reminiscences of Captain Gronow
Bentley, Nicholas (ed). Folio Society, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 271pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Block not 100% tight. Small stain to opening page of "Introduction" - no slipcase. Folio Society edition of the memoirs of a high-born 19th century Englishman, from his days as an officer in the Napoleonic Wars, to his life of ease as an expatriate in Paris. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Gronow, Peninsular, Paris. 3027

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Lost City of the Incas - the Story of Machu Picchu and its Builders, Bingham, Hiram ;   Hemming, John
10 Lost City of the Incas - the Story of Machu Picchu and its Builders
Bingham, Hiram ; Hemming, John. The Folio Society, London, 2005. first thus, Hardback, 250mm x 174mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , xxiv prelims, 266+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine decorated card slipcase. Originally published in the UK by Phoenix House in 1951, this is a lovely FS edition of Bingham's account of the ancient Inca capital, drawing on the work of modern archaeology, including his own. Introduced by Hemming. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Inca, Machu, Markham This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9889

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Retreat from Moscow - The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813, Bourgogne, Sergeant
11 Retreat from Moscow - The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813
Bourgogne, Sergeant. The Folio Society, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 252mm x 160mm decorated boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 262+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has just one faint mark to coloured top block edge, else clean and tight in buff card slipcase. Illustrated FS presentation of a French officer's eye-witness account of Napoleon's ill-fated Russia campaign, in the 1926 English translation of J.W. Fortescue, with a new Introduction by Vincent Cronin. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: frostbite, Russia, napoleon, Borodino. 15769

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The Wreck of the Wager, Bulkeley, John ;   Byron, The Hon. John
12 The Wreck of the Wager
Bulkeley, John ; Byron, The Hon. John. Folio Society, London, 1983. first thus, Hardback, 8vo blue half-binding/decorated boards , 275pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. In a very good but mis-matched slip-case. No jacket called for. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Catalogue: Folio Society.. 2064

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The Riddle of the Sands, Childers, Erskine
13 The Riddle of the Sands
Childers, Erskine. The Folio Society, London, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 238mm x 160mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 296+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Daniel Whistler. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean in near fine brown slipcase. Book also near fine save for minimal colour fading to spine. Lovely FS edition of Childers' pioneering espionage novel from 1903, with a new Introduction by Maldwin Drummond and b/w illustrations by Whistler. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: spy, espionage, agent, thriller. 13531

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Lord Jim - A Tale, Conrad, Joseph
14 Lord Jim - A Tale
Conrad, Joseph. The Folio Society, London, 1996. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 154mm dark blue decorated boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 294+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Mosley. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in dark blue card slipcase. Superb FS edition of Conrad's 1900 novel with new Introduction by Gavin Young and striking b/w illustrations by Mosley. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: romantic, maritime, officer, ship. 14412

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The Despot & The Slave - an autobiography in fact and fiction, Constant, Benjamin ;   Hofstadter, Dan
15 The Despot & The Slave - an autobiography in fact and fiction
Constant, Benjamin ; Hofstadter, Dan. Folio Society, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 228mm x 146mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 140+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine save for inscription on front endpaper in very good cream slipcase. Lovely FS collection of extracts from the autobiographical writings of Constant, edited and translated by Hofstander with six striking illustrations by Clark in full colour. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Constant, Stael, Adolphe. 9415

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England's Constable - The Life and Letters of John Constable, Darracott, Joseph
16 England's Constable - The Life and Letters of John Constable
Darracott, Joseph. The Folio Society, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 158mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 144pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight in decorated card slipcase now a little worn at edges. Original FS biography of England's great landscape painter, drawn from Constable's own correspondence and illustrated throughout with his own timeless paintings. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Denham, Stour, Suffolk, landscape. 15770

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17 The Universal Spider - The Life of Louis XI of France
de Commynes, Philippe. The Folio Society, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 16cm grey and blue quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 300+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +/NoWrapper. No slipcase. Book has been well read with some wear to edges, leather spine scuffed also. Original Folio presentation of 16th century biography of a 15th century French king, translated and edited by Paul Kendall. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Burgundy, Tours, Nancy, Valois. 13581

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The Divided Loyalist - Crevecoeur's America, de Crevecoeur, Hector St John;   Cinliffe, Marcus
18 The Divided Loyalist - Crevecoeur's America
de Crevecoeur, Hector St John; Cinliffe, Marcus. The Folio Society, London, 1978. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 146mm marbled card boards over maroon cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 235pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Sarah van Niekerk. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine in maroon slipcase which has just a little wear and a single small mark to front. Smart FS selection from Crevecoeur's Letters and Sketches, edited and introduced by Cunliffe, which reveal much of on-the-ground conditions (and emotions) during the American War of Independence. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: America, 1776, Crevecoeur, Nantucket. 9843

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The Happy Captive, de Pineda y Bascunan, Francisco Nunez
19 The Happy Captive
de Pineda y Bascunan, Francisco Nunez. Folio Society, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm cream and maroon quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first thus, 154pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Good +++/NoWrapper. No d/w or slipcase. Book has been read, some scuffing to leather spine. FS edition of a 17th century account of the 16th century clash between the Araucanian people of Chile and the Spanish conquistadores. Translated form the Spanish by William C Atkinson, with vinyl-cuts by Lawrence, Bascunan's work paints a less than wholly favorable picture of his countrymen... Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Chiler, Spain, Araucanian, Conquistador. 7825

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The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea, de Rojas, Fernando
20 The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea
de Rojas, Fernando. Folio Society, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 221mm x 142mm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dodie Masterman. Very Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is near fine save for inscription on dedication page. Blue slipcase has signs of wear and fading around entry. Translated and Introduced by J M Cohen, this is an attractive FS edition of La Celestina, with its popular English title. This masterpiece of 17th century Spanish prose is illustrated with aquantints by Masterman. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Folio, Celestina, Bawd, Rojas. 7619

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The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea, de Rojas, Fernando ;   Cohen, J.M.
21 The Spanish Bawd being the Tragi-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea
de Rojas, Fernando ; Cohen, J.M.. Folio Society, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 221mm x 142 blue decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dodie Masterman. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in blue slipcase which has just a little fading at edges. Translated and Introduced by J M Cohen, this is an attractive FS edition of La Celestina, with its popular English title. This masterpiece of 17th century Spanish prose is illustrated with aquantints by Masterman. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Rojas, Bawd, novel. 7808

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Moll Flanders, Defoe, Daniel
22 Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel. Folio Society, London, 1965. first thus, Hardback, 226mm x 145mm red decorated cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xi prelims, 330pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Nigel Lambourne. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is not new but still very good condition apart from fading of spine. Some light discolouring to endpapers, Grey slipcase ais a little bumped with small marks to rear. FS edition of Defoe's evergreen tale of "The Fortunes & Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders. Who Was Born In Newgate, And During A Life Of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year A Whore, Five Times A Wife (whereof Once To Her Own Brother) , Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent." Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Defoe, Flanders, Newgate. 7810

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An Alphabet for Gourmets, Fisher, M.F.K. ;   Levy, Paul
23 An Alphabet for Gourmets
Fisher, M.F.K. ; Levy, Paul. Folio Society, London, 2005. first thus, Hardback, 216mm x 162mm decorated card boards over green cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xv prelims, 239pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Ian Beck. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good green slipcase - just a little evidence of handling of latter. First published in the US in 1949, this is Fisher's witty A-Z of culinary pleasure, here presented in a lovely FS edition with colour illustrations by Beck, introduced by Levy. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Cuisine, Gourmand, cookery, dining. 9402

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The Trial of John Bunyan & The Persecution of the Puritans, Furlong, Monica             (ed)
24 The Trial of John Bunyan & The Persecution of the Puritans
Furlong, Monica (ed). The Folio Society, London, 1978. first thus, Hardback, 21cm x 14cm brown and buff quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first thus, 200+pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections, with leather and wood veneer exterior especially attractive. In light brown slipcase which has minimal bumping and evidence of handling. Lovely FS selection from the writings of John Bunyan and Agnes Beaumont, edited and introduced by Furlong. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Puritan, civil, restoration, regicide. 13534

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The Disinherited, Galdos, Benito Perez
25 The Disinherited
Galdos, Benito Perez. Folio Society, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 8vo decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 340+pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Block just a little darkened with age, single dusty mark to top block edge, book otheriwse tight and clean. Blue slipcase just a little chipped at entry corners, bumped at base. FS edition of a classic 1881 Spanish novel, in English translation by Lester Clark. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Galdos, Spain, desheredada. 8967

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Diary of a Nobody, Grossmith, George ;   Grossmith, Weedon
26 Diary of a Nobody
Grossmith, George ; Grossmith, Weedon. The Folio Society, London, 1994. first thus, Hardback, 222mm x 121mm yellow decorated cloth boards, green titles, first thus, 10th impression, , 165pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight in green card slipcase. Later print of 1969 FS presentation of classic late Victorian journal of the fictional Mr. Pooter, originally published in the pages of Punch. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Pooter, punch, Victorian. 15778

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Memoirs of the Comte De Gramont, Hamilton, Anthony
27 Memoirs of the Comte De Gramont
Hamilton, Anthony. Folio Society, London, 1965. first thus, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 256pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Gilt decorated front board. Very slight fading to spine. No jacket called for. Translated by Horace Walpole, Edited with an introduction by David Hughes. In near fine slip case. Catalogue: Folio Society.. 2060

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Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Hickey, William ;   Hudson, Roger
28 Memoirs of a Georgian Rake
Hickey, William ; Hudson, Roger. Folio Society, London, 1995. first thus, Hardback, 202mm x 140mm marbled card boards over maroon cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 414pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in near fine dark blue card slipcase. Single tiny mark on p.151 likely as produced. Lovely FS edition of Hickey's famous memoris, edited by Hudson with engravings by Lawrence. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Hickey, Georgian, Hogarth. 9482

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Journey Through Britain, Hillaby, John
29 Journey Through Britain
Hillaby, John. Folio Society, London, 1987. first thus, Hardback, 248mm x 186mm decorated boards, 174+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is very good in very good buff slipcase. Just a little scuffing at bottom corners. FS edition of Hillaby's classic 1968 tour of Britain. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Britain, Hillaby, history. 7430

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Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates, Johnson, Captain Charles ;   Lloyd, Christopher         (ed)
30 Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates
Johnson, Captain Charles ; Lloyd, Christopher (ed). The Folio Society, London, 1962. first thus, Hardback, 225mm x 144mm marbled card boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 232+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Block now a little darkened with age, spine colour faded, clean and tight overall in green card slipcase. Excellent FS presentation of famous account of the lives of many famous pirates of history, including the women Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: blackbeard, privateer, Bartho, Auger. 15771

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