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Queen Elizabeth - Her Intimate & Authentic Life

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1937

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3535


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 235pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Spine creased. Block darkened with age. Foxing to block edges. Published just months after the Abdication, this is an uncritical biography of the consort of the new George VI. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Elizabeth, Bowes-Lyon, Queen View more info

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The Duchess of York

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 3543


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, , 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine bumped. Boards nice and clean. Block edges a little aged and dusty. Undated, but end of text dated September 1927. Early Biography of Duchess who became Queen Consort and then Queen Mother. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Bowes-Lyon, Elizabeth, Strathmore, Glamis View more info

Akbar

By: Binyon, Laurence

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Peter Davies: 1932

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6030


Hardback, 195mm x 131mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 165pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Striking differential fading to endpapers. No d/w. Spine and boards bumped but basically clean, block also clean, if edges a little grubby. Historical biography of legendary Indian Emperor - famed for his scholarship and tolerance. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Akbar, India, Mughal View more info

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In Search of Columbus

By: Davies, Hunter

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair - Stevenson: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3481


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, black on blue titles, first edition, xii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block has darkened, particularly around edges, and is a little ragged, seemingly as produced, on edge opposite spine. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear and evidence of occasional handling. Investigation into the life of the great explorer, whose achievement is well-known, but whose life details are l... View more info

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To the Scaffold - The Life of Marie Antoinette

By: Erickson, Carrolly

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3492


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 384pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Base of spine bumped, top of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear and bumping, with some evidence of occasional handling. A biography of Marie Antionette that does much to reveal a warm personality beneath the enduring contemptuous folk memory. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Marie Antoinette, revolution, Louis, cake View more info

George the Faithful - The Life and Times of George V "The People's King" 1885-1936

By: Gibbs, Philip (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 3541


Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 534pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and faded. Block darkened with age. Foxing to endpapers. Originally published for the King's Jubilee of 1935, this is a generously-illustrated edition revised to include reference to his death in January 1936, and presumably published very shortly afterwards. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: George V, Windso... View more info

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Marie Antoinette

By: Haslip, Joan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3476


Hardback, tall 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 306pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Block is darkened. Small mark on p.100. Top of spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper slightly bumped at top, but has hardly been handled. A fresh look at the ill-fated Queen of France. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Antoinette, Louis, Revolution, cake View more info

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Royal - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

By: Lacey, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2002

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 3542


Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 481pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has crease to top of front flap else near fine. Produced for the Golden Jubilee, and taking previous such celebrations into account, this is a rewarding review of fifty years of duty, dignity and majesty. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Qu... View more info

The Windsor Tapestry Being a Study of the Life, Heritage and Abdication of HRH The Duke of Windsor, K.G.

By: Mackenzie, Compton

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1939

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3547


Hardback, 8vo pink cloth boards, red titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 584pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Fair/NoWrapper. Private Library sticker to front endpaper. Book is aged, with bumped and grubby spine and boars. Block also grubby, and a little wobbly. Reflections on recently-abdicated British monarch. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Edward VIII, Windsor, abdication, Wallis View more info

Edward VIII - Duke of Windsor

By: Maine, Basil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3534


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 288pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Front endpaper missing. Block darkened with age. Spine faded and bumped, boards occasional light marking. Undated, but written after start of WW2, this is a sympathetic biography of Edward VIII from birth to Abdication. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Edward VIII, Wales, Abdication, Simpson View more info

Casanova's Memoirs

By: Monet, Joseph

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3521


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 290pp. Illustrations by Vincente Minnelli. Good/NoWrapper. Curious private library stamp on front endpaper - "Vera & James Hind" - book is aged, with general darkening of block and some foxing to edges, also affecting opening and closing pages. Spine bumped and faded. Tight and solid with clean boards. Memoirs of the great lover, perhaps noteworthy for being illustrated by Vincente Minnelli. Catal... View more info

The Five Sons of "Bare Betty"

By: Murray (C.M.G., D.S.O.), Colonel Hon. Arthur C.; Tweedsmuir (K.C.M.G., C.H.), Lord

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1936

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3515


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 211pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Times review of 1936 pasted to front inner board. Spine and boards bumped. Block a little darkened. The brood of a remarkable 18th century Scottish woman is here recalled by a family descendant. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Murray, patrick, Minorca View more info

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Triple Commission

By: Petro, W.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3447


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 262pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Very ends of spine faded. Light creasing to opening pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and clean, but end of spine chipped, with 7mm tear to top of rear, and 2cm tear (repaired) to front base. Front flap badly creased. The remarkable life of a 20th century Russian. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Russia, Soviet, Manchuria View more info

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Ask Sir James - Sir James Reid, Personal Physician to Queen Victoria and Physician-in-Ordinary to three monarchs

By: Reid, Michaela

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3453


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 315pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block pages have darkened, notably around edges. Top front corner bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, top front corner bumped, some discolouring to edge of rear flap. The biography of a man who was physician - and much more - to Queen Victoria, written by the wife of the good doctor's grandson. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Rei... View more info

The Story of Princess Elizabeth, brought up to date and including some Stories of Princess Margaret

By: Ring, Anne

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1932

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3544


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, orange titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 126pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and adjacent front board are faded, and top of block dusted, but book is tight and solid. Delightful little book celebrating (and illustrating) the early girlhood of the future Queen Elizabeth II, with this edition also introducing her sister Margaret. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Elizabeth, Prin... View more info

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Citizen Lord - Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798

By: Tillyard, Stella

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2857


Hardback, 25cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 335pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) has very slight shelfwear and handling else near fine. The fascinating story of an 18th century Irish adventurer and revolutionary who perished in the course of Ireland's first great rebellion against English rule. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Ireland,... View more info