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Marlborough - His Life and Times - Vol II
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Marlborough - His Life and Times - Vol II

By Churchill, Winston S

George G Harrap & Co., Ltd., London etc, 1934. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 651 pages (complete). Volume II only. A rather grand copy. Full leather. Stamped gilt titling, arms. The spine has five ridges. The boards and spine have light scuffing and scratches. They are handsome, sound. The inside board rims are decorated in gilt. The front pastedown has a presentation plate from the 'Sons of England Patriotic and Benevolent Society' to a Boksburg (South of Johannesburg) pupil. The society was established in Canada and then South Africa to promote and encourage the ideals of Empire and of English ways (although this must have been hard work in Boksburg). The papertrims are gilded (stately). Marbled end papers. The contents have light evidence of age about some few pages. Overwhelmingly, the contents are smart, fresh-faced, healthy, clean and clear, generous, amenable. fk

$45.00

George Whitefield- The Awakener : A Modern Study of the Evangelical Revival

By Belden, Rev Albert D

Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London, 1930. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 302 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited de-luxe edition of 110 copies. Full leather. A benign copy. The padded leather boards are comfortable. Gilt titling on the spine. The spine has wear to head and foot. The boards have scuffing and some very shallow storage wear. They are steady and sure. Gilt trims (agleam). The contents are mild-mannered. The early pages in particular have flushes of foxing here and there. Other areas of foxing are far and few between. In general and by far, the pages are smart, clean and clear, earnest, confident, healthy. fk

$140.00

Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania

By Backhouse, James ; Tylor, Charles

A W Bennett, London / Thomas Brady, York, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed. 556 pages (complete). A confident copy. Inscribed, on the opp-first-free page, by Backhouse: "Philip Darbyshire Harrogate from his frd. Jas. Backhouse of York, 1864". The boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. The spine has wear to the head and foot. The gilt titling and heading-borders are a little worn and benign. The boards have scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are steady, sure. The contents are most pleasing, especially taking the book's age into account. The pages do have some mild handling marks, storage marks. They are occasional. The pages are clean, clear, conscientious, careful, certain. fk

$220.00

Rev Alexander McAulay (President of the Conference, 1876), As I knew him
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Rev Alexander McAulay (President of the Conference, 1876), As I knew him

By Sampson, William

Charles H Kelley, London, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 127 pages (complete). A placid copy. The boards have shelving and storage wear and scuffing and rubbing. The stamped gilt titling is benign. The boards are steady and sure. Included: a visiting card for the Weslyan Rev J H Gathercole (once of Ladysmith in Natal and then of Simon's Town). The pages are trimmed in gilt (agleam and youthful). The pages are mild-mannered. There are occasional age-spots but by and large the pages are thick, healthy, clean and clear, conscientious, pleasing, comfortable and certain. fk

$75.00

Roger Payne
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Roger Payne

By Walters, Lorian

The Author, nd. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Complete. A smart copy of this short biography of the famous bookbinder. Photocopied pages. Text etc on facing pages only. The blue boards are tidy, neat with just light wear about the edges from shelving, light scuffing. The pages are fresh-faced, smart, very clean and clear, placid - as if almost new throughout. fk

$70.00

Francois Coillard - Vols 1, 2
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Francois Coillard - Vols 1, 2

By Favre, Edouard

Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes (of three) only (complete). In French throughout. A genial, pleasing set of this extensive biography of the legendary French missionary. Both are from the Missionsbibliothek Zurich and have a label and stamped number (2190). Volume I: "Enfance et Jeunesse 1834-1861 : D'aprés son autobiographie son journal intime et sa correspondence" (352 pages). Volume II: "Missionaire au Lessoutho 1861-1882" (pub: 1910; 540 pages). The boards of both have some light shelving wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks. Stamped gilt titling (genial). Both have an identification label at the foot of the spine. The spines are a little faded. The end papers are decorated in a bourgeois fashion. The contents are mild-mannered. The pages are tanned about the edges from shelving and paper quality (?). Nonetheless, the pages are very clean and clear, healthy, confident, very assured and generous, agreeably sound and steady. fk

$90.00

The Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania
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The Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania

By Backhouse, James ; Tylor, Charles

A W Bennett, London / Thomas Brady, York, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 556 pages (complete). A placid copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed and marked all about from age, shelving, handling. They are, nonetheless, sound and steady. The contents are pleasing. They are contented, certain, clean, clear, diligent, mildly worn from use and age, earnest, assured. fk

$55.00

Samuel Logan Brengle : Portrait of a Prophet
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Samuel Logan Brengle : Portrait of a Prophet

By Hall, Clarence W

National Headquarters The Salvation Army Inc., New York, 1933. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 254 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The boards are scruffy. They have wear, marks, stains all about. They are however, comfortable and steady. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The pages have foxing, user creases and marks. They are also comfortable, certain, assured. fk

$9.00

The Secrets of a Showman
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The Secrets of a Showman

By Cochran, Charles

William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1929. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 436 pages (complete). A much owned, lazily stored copy. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate for Ivor Jones, a legendary theatre critic for "The Cape Times". The frontispage is signed by him. The book is aged, shabby, but resolute. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from storage, shelving, handling. They are steady, stoic. The contents are genially aging. The papertrims have foxing, as do the contents. However, the pages are benign, competent, clean, clear of further blemish or annotation. fk

$5.00

Lord Clive (English Men of Action)
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Lord Clive (English Men of Action)

By Wilson, Colonel Sir Charles

Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 221 pages (complete). A lovely, handsome copy. Pocket sized. Scarlet full leather. Stamped gilt borders, titling and decoration (benign). The spine has five ridges. These do have some mild wear, as do the spine seams. The boards have scuffing, scratches, marks. The edges and corners have light shelving wear. The boards are healthy, steady and sound. Paper trims are edged in gilt (agleam and fresh!). The pages are very clean, clear, contented, confident, very certain, most attractive. fk

$28.00

The Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero - Vol II
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The Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero - Vol II

By Middleton, Conyers

Vernor and Hood; J Cuthell; J Walker; Otridge and Son; Lackington, Allen and Co.; Ogilvy and Son; R Faulder; R Lea; J Nunn; J Cumming; E Jeffrey, London, 1801. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 467 pages (complete). A heroic copy. Volume II of three only. The boards are very worn, marked, weathered all about. The spine has been repaired with a leathered strip. The boards are stoically steady and sure. The marbled end papers. The contents are aged. The papertrims are much marked, although in the most characterful way. The contents have tanning, foxing throughout. Despite these drawbacks the contents are clean, clear, benign, placid, certain, bold, pleasingly antique. fk

$30.00

Roddy Owen : A Memoir by His Sister ..
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Roddy Owen : A Memoir by His Sister ..

By Bovill, Mai ; Askwith, G R

John Murray, London, 1897. 2nd Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 279 pages (complete). A VERY RARE copy of this memoir of Roddy Owen (after whom the Owen Falls in Uganda were named). The copy is embellished with: a letter to a previous owner (J B Booth - who has attached a press cutting to the frontispage and signed the title page) from Sir William Gowers. Gowers had been Governor in Uganda until 1932. This letter, in response to the press cutting attached, does talk about Owen in Uganda, though it deals mainly with the marital status the cricketer Bill Yardley. The letter is dated May 16th 1954 - just a few months before Gowers' death (fortunately at the end of the cricket season). A comfortable copy. The boards are much worn and scuffed and rubbed and marked by handling all about. The corners are knocked. The back cover has a small storage injury/ puncture. The boards and spine are secure and comfortable. The contents are mild-mannered and pleasing. There is a gift inscription on the frontispage. The frontis and end papers have wear, splashes of foxing. Attached to the first free page is an article on Owen by Gowers. The contents are very occasionally annotated (neatly and in pencil). The page trims are worn by age, handling. The contents are pleasingly clubbable. There are sporadic splodges of foxing. Otherwise, they are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, certain, keen. fk

$500.00

Burton : A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton
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Burton : A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Farwell, Byron

Longmans, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 431 pages (complete). A placid copy. Included: Letters between the author and Frank Bradlow (the Africana expert and collector): those from Farwell are signed by him. The dustjacket is healthy. It has a clear plastic protective cover. This has ensured its tidiness and pleasing condition. The boards are sure and sure. The papertrims are spotted with foxing. The contents are agreeable. They have some foxing seepage agin the edges, otherwise they are clean, clear, generous, confident, certain. fk

$40.00

The Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania
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The Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania

By Backhouse, James ; Tylor, Charles

A W Bennett, London / Thomas Brady, York, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 556 pages plus appendix (complete). A benign copy of this biography of the prominent Quaker by his Quaker friend, Backhouse and Quaker publisher and author, Tylor. Backhouse was considerably energetic as a preacher. Tylor's son-in-law was George Cadbury, the chocolatier. The boards are sound. They are scuffed, worn, rubbed all about. They are sound and steady. The frontispage has the remains of a bookplate. The reverse-frontispage has a scratchy signature by a previous owner. The contents are placid and serious. They have evidence of contented use throughout with some occasional marks from handling and use. The pages are otherwise certain, clear, clean, conscientious, confident, convivial. fk

$70.00

The Shervintons - Soldiers of Fortune : Shervington of Madagascar, Shervinton of Salvador and Tom Shervinton, NNC
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The Shervintons - Soldiers of Fortune : Shervington of Madagascar, Shervinton of Salvador and Tom Shervinton, NNC

By Shervinton, Kathleen

T Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed. 280 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Laura Shervinton, the wife of the major character in this familial biography, Charles Robert St Leger Shervinton (dated: 20th Octr. 1904). The book is written by the sister of these extraordinary brothers, who were symbolic of the adventurous, at times opportunistic, grand sensibilities of a certain class of Victorian male. A benign copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked by handling and shelving. The stamped gold titling is affable. The spine has wear and marks from shelving and handling. The boards are secure and steady. The contents are gratifying. They are comfortable, convivial, clean, clear, certain, just a little worn from handling, enthralling. fk

$200.00

Hugh Lowthian Bell 1878-1926 - A Record and Some Impressions

By Bell, Dame Florence ; Bell, Ella ; Howson, Rev Canon ; St Albans, Right Rev the Bishop of ; Johannesburg, the Right Rev Bishop of

The Family Bell, 1928. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 189 pages (complete). Privately produced tribute to Hugh Lowthian Bell - son of the second Baronet Bell and half brother of the legendary Gertrude Bell - who came to be a most effective, fondly remembered, devoted priest in South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town). Affixed to the front paste-down is a hand-written letter from Reverend Bell's widow. A contented copy. Half-leather. Cambridge blue boards with stamped gilt titling. The corners and spine have some amiable wear. The boards have mild scuffing and handling marks. They are steady and sure. The contents are most agreeable. They are fresh-faced, creamy, clean, clear, congenial, produced with great devotion and care, noble. fk

$140.00

Charles Murray CMG, LL.D

By Tocher, J F

The University Press, Aberdeen, 1941. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. 8 pages (complete). A passive copy of this tribute to poet and administrator, Charles Murray. The booklet's covers have wear, tanning, scuffing, marks, creasing. They are secure and sure. The contents have evidence of much contented use throughout. They have wear, creasing, annotations, occasional marks. They are in general, and by far, clean, clear, companionable, kindly. fk

$18.00

The Scots Worthies: Their Lives and Testimonies - including many additional notes, and lives of eminent worthies not contained in the original collection - with An Introductory Sketch of the History of the Period
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The Scots Worthies: Their Lives and Testimonies - including many additional notes, and lives of eminent worthies not contained in the original collection - with An Introductory Sketch of the History of the Period

By Wylie, Rev J A ; Anderson, Rev James

William Mackenzie, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, 1875?. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 872 pages (complete). A stout, sturdy copy of this book that would not look out of place in spirit and reality, on an alter. Please note that the worthies are Calvinist sayers, preachers, heavyweights. So no Robert Burns for example! Full leather. The boards are scuffed, worn a little about the edges and seams. Whilst the leather responds well to wax, the leathers are a little dulled and solemn. The spine has five ridges, some shelving wear, some handling rubbing, some scuffing, some aging. It is flexible and fit. Marbled end papers. The papertrims are generously gilded (agleam). The inside front pastedown has a leather patch / plate showing indication of previous ownership by a Daniel Carney. The contents are very mildly aged. There are handling, aging marks about. The folded Charter of Covenant is much worn, and is rather tatty (it is secure). In general, and by far, the contents are fresh, clean, bold, very confident, pious, benevolent, pleasing. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need posting outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk

$70.00

Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton - Vol 1
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton - Vol 1

By Brewster, Sir David

Thomas Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 478 pages (complete). A robustly sure copy. Ex-library (Mudie's Library, Oxford Street, London) copy with consequent labels, wear, marks. The boards are much worn. They are defiant. They have marks, stains, scuffing, rubbing all about. They are however, steady and secure. The contents too are aged. The contents have much wear to the fore. There is evidence of avid, approvingly popular use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are patient, passive, clear, certain, convivial, steady. fk

$35.00

Ace of Diamonds : The Story of Solomon Barnato Joel
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Ace of Diamonds : The Story of Solomon Barnato Joel

By Joel, Stanhope (as told to Lloyd Mayer)

Frederick Muller Ltd., London, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 228 pages (complete). A gently aging copy. The dustjacket has much wear, scuffing, marking, creasing. It is comfortable and intact. The boards are simple, tidy, steady. The contents are mild-mannered. They have age-related foxing fore and aft and to the paper trims. In general, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, amiable, assured. fk

$65.00

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