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Practical Education: or, The History of Harry and Lucy: Vol. II. (all published) [SIGNED]
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Practical Education: or, The History of Harry and Lucy: Vol. II. (all published) [SIGNED]

By Richard Lovell Edgeworth / Honora Sneyd Edgeworth / [Maria Edgeworth interest]

Litchfield: Printed by J. Jackson. And sold by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London., 1780. 1st Edition . Fair. 4 x 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm). Signed by Author. Volume II (all printed). Unbound with only the first few pages held by cords, most gatherings are detached. Lacking leaves C4 and C5 (pp23-26) and the final leaf I8 (pp126). Also lacking the engraved plate after p102. Dog-eared to corners, light stains to a few pages. Contemporary ink markings to several pages to assist in the reading of the words. Bertha Coolidge Slade, in her 1937 book 'Maria Edgeworth 1767-1849', notes: 'No copy of vol. I of this 1780 edition of Practical Education has been located and it is possible that none ever existed... Undoubtedly only a small number of vol.II were printed, experimentally... Of the four copies located, all belonged to the Edgeworth family'. ESTC actually records 5 copies: Cambridge University Library (2 copies in the Rare Book Room); Oxford University Bodleian Library; UCLA, Department of Special Collections; and Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A sixth copy was sold at Sotheby's in 2010 for £7500. This example comes from the private library of the Beaufort family. Richard Lovell Edgeworth married Frances Anne Beaufort in 1798, she was his fourth wife and a year younger than his eldest daughter Maria. The two women became close friends and Maria was in frequent contact with many members of the Beaufort family. In 1838 the families became doubly connected when Honora Edgeworth (Richard Lovell Edgeworth's daughter by his third marriage to Elizabeth Sneyd) married Francis Beaufort - Richard Lovell's brother-in-law. This unique copy has been inscribed by Richard Lovell Edgeworth to the leading blank: 'To Mrs. Waller by her obliged friend the Author. By a piece of authorship lege de mala this (which never was published) is to become part of the 2nd vol. of(?) the parents assist.(?)' This would indicate that the book was presented in 1796. Waller was the maiden name of Frances Anne Beaufort's mother, it appears therefore that this item was gifted to an aunt on her mother's side or possibly her grandmother, Anna Maria Waller. An important and exceptionally rare item that laid the foundations of Maria Edgeworth's landmark work 'Practical Edition' published in 1798. Disbound and lacking 5 pages of text, but with wonderful provenance and bearing the inscription of the author. ESTC T211330. Sadleir 794. Slade pp5-7. From the same Beaufort collection we have several other items, including a copy of Maria Edgeworth's first published work, 'Letters for Literary Ladies'. Overall condition is Fair. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4 x 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 16mo. xv, [1] (blank) pp1-22, (lacking pp23-26), pp27-126, (lacking pp127 and final blank)

$6470.50

Worcester: Portrait of an Oxford College
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Worcester: Portrait of an Oxford College

By Jonathan Bate and Jessica Goodman

London: Third Millenium Publishing, 2014. 1st Edition . Near Fine/Very Good. 9.75 x 11.25 inches (24.5 x 29 cm). Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Black cloth binding. Excellent condition throughout. Overall book condition is Near Fine. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.25; Oceania £23.00; Rest of World £21.10. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 9.75 x 11.25 inches (24.5 x 29 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 224

$31.06

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning; Florence Nightingale; Dr. Arnold; General Gordon
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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning; Florence Nightingale; Dr. Arnold; General Gordon

By Lytton Strachey / [Richard Adams]

London: Chatto and Windus, 1932. Reprint . Very Good Minus. 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11.5 x 17 cm). Green cloth binding with rubbing to spine edges of rear board. Light tanning to endpapers, clean text throughout. Gilt armorial to front board (Bradfield College). From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. This book was awarded to the 13 year old Adams as a school prize in December 1933. Prize bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A lovely association copy. . Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11.5 x 17 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: ix, 302, 8

$71.18

Worcester: Portrait of an Oxford College
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Worcester: Portrait of an Oxford College

By Jonathan Bate and Jessica Goodman

London: Third Millenium Publishing, 2014. 1st Edition . Near Fine/Very Good. 9.75 x 11.25 inches (24.5 x 29 cm). Dust jacket: 3cm tear to foot of spine with archival tape repair to reverse. Short tear to top edge of rear cover. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Black cloth binding. Excellent condition throughout. Overall book condition is Near Fine. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.25; Oceania £23.00; Rest of World £21.10. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 9.75 x 11.25 inches (24.5 x 29 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 224

$28.47

The Bradfield College Register
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The Bradfield College Register

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1935. 17th Edition . Very Good. 7 x 8.5 inches (18 x 21.5 cm). Blue buckram binding with fading to spine and front board. Light foxing to page edges and endpapers. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 7 x 8.5 inches (18 x 21.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 414

$24.59

The Alphabet: The Child's Amusing Library
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The Alphabet: The Child's Amusing Library

London: T. Goode, 1859 (Circa). 1st Edition . Very Good. 3.75 x 5.5 inches (9.5 x 13.5 cm). Victorian children's chapbook, issued as one fold sheet, uncut and unbound. 'Cover' includes title, series title and hand coloured woodcut of boys playing. Five pages of ornamental letter woodcuts plus final printed page of the alphabet and numbers. Slight edge wear and short tear to one fold. Approx. 1cm square section of loss to final 'leaf' affecting text to both sides. A few small spots of foxing. Very rare Victorian alphabet book, WorldCat locates only two copies worldwide: V & A Museum and National Library of Wales. A remarkable survivor. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 3.75 x 5.5 inches (9.5 x 13.5 cm). Paperback

$110.00

How to Talk: A Pocket Manual : To Promote Polite and Accurate Conversation; Writing and Reading, Correct Spelling and Pronunciation
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How to Talk: A Pocket Manual : To Promote Polite and Accurate Conversation; Writing and Reading, Correct Spelling and Pronunciation

By Professor Duncon [Charles Platt]

Wakefield: William Nicholson and Sons, 1880 (Circa). 1st Edition . Very Good. 3.75 x 5.75 inches (10 x 14.5 cm). Maroon pebbled cloth binding with decoration to boards in black and blind. Gilt title to front board. Slight marking to rear board. Small stain to front endpaper and last two pages of text, otherwise in clean condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 3.75 x 5.75 inches (10 x 14.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 125

$31.06

The Story of Highgate School
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The Story of Highgate School

By C.A. Evors

London: Forbes Robertson Ltd, 1949. 2nd Edition . Very Good/Good. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Dust jacket: Light soiling and marking to covers. Loss to lower corner of front cover. Slight loss to ends of spine: crease to top edge of front cover. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Green cloth binding with slight fading to edges. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 74

$18.12

James Blair Leishman 1902-1963 [SIGNED]
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James Blair Leishman 1902-1963 [SIGNED]

By John Butt / J.B. Leishman

London: Oxford University Press, 1963. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 6 x 9.75 inches (15.5 x 25 cm). Signed by Author. Grey card wraps. A couple of small spots to front cover, otherwise excellent. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Includes a letter and a postcard, both signed by Leishman. Rare. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6 x 9.75 inches (15.5 x 25 cm). Paperback

$58.23

British Universities: British Life and Thought Series No. 24
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British Universities: British Life and Thought Series No. 24

By Ernest Barker

London: Longmans Green and Co , 1946. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Card wraps. No wear to spine, very clean condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 38

$31.06

A Case for Humane Learning: The Romanes Lecture. Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 17 November 1966
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A Case for Humane Learning: The Romanes Lecture. Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 17 November 1966

By Maurice Bowra

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm). Card wraps. Heavy foxing to covers. Very clean text throughout. Scarce. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 29

$24.59

A History of Magdalen College School. Brackley, Northamptonshire 1548-1949
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A History of Magdalen College School. Brackley, Northamptonshire 1548-1949

By Eric G. Forrester

Buckingham: E.N. Hillier and Sons Ltd, 1950. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Slight wear to ends of spine. Old tape reinforcements to reverse and to head of spine, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Red cloth binding, light foxing to page edges, offsetting and slight foxing to endpapers. Very clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xviii, 273

$71.18

The Eton Register Part VI 1889-1899
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The Eton Register Part VI 1889-1899

Eton: Spottiswoode and Co. Ltd, 1910. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 6.75 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21 cm). Pale blue buckram binding. Rubbing and fading to spine. A few marks to boards. Light foxing to endpaper and half title page. Clean text throughout. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.75 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxix, 182

$38.82

Eton College Chronicle: Issue No. 2828 Published on Thursday, March 3rd 1949
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Eton College Chronicle: Issue No. 2828 Published on Thursday, March 3rd 1949

Eton: Eton College, 1949. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 8.5 x 13 inches (21.5 x 33 cm). Issue No. 2828 Published on Thursday, March 3rd 1949. Commemorating Henry Marten, provost of Eton College, who died the previous December. Marten was also private tutor to Queen Elizabeth II, when she was a girl. Three horizontal folds, a few light spots of foxing, pencilled notes to one page, otherwise excellent. . Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 8.5 x 13 inches (21.5 x 33 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 5

$24.59

An Eton Poetry Book
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An Eton Poetry Book

By Cyril Alington (Ed.) / George Lyttelton (Ed.)

London: Macmillan and Co, 1925. 1st Edition . Good. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Maroon cloth binding. A few marks and light stains to covers. A couple of small dents to edges of front board. Notes to endpaper, some margin markings and notes within text. Good solid binding. Rare. Overall condition is Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xiv, 350

$45.29

Trinity College Cambridge
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Trinity College Cambridge

By W.W. Rouse Ball / Edmund H. New (Illust.)

London: J.M. Dent, 1906. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 4.25 x 7 inches (10 x 17.5 cm). Pale blue buckram binding with gilt illustration to front board. Tanning to endpapers, light foxing to half title page, very clean text throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.25 x 7 inches (10 x 17.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xiii, 107

$31.06

The Oxford Degree Ceremony [SIGNED]
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The Oxford Degree Ceremony [SIGNED]

By Joseph Wells

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11 x 16 cm). Signed by Author. Green cloth binding with blind stamped armorial to front board. Gilt decoration to spine, top page edge gilt, slight bumping to corners, light foxing to endpapers, clean text throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown endpaper. Inscribed by Joseph Wells to front free endpaper: 'With the author's best wishes and compliments, June 22 1906'. Also includes a signed letter from the author tipped in to front free endpaper. Wells was Warden of Wadham College 1913-1927 and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University 1923-1926. A rare signature of a leading Oxford academic of the WWI and inter-war periods. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11 x 16 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: iv, 98

$71.18

King's College Cambridge
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King's College Cambridge

By C.R. Fay / Edmund H. New (Illust.)

London: J.M. Dent, 1907. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 4.25 x 7 inches (10 x 17.5 cm). Pale blue buckram binding with gilt illustration to front board. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A few small marks to rear board, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.25 x 7 inches (10 x 17.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 128

$24.59

Cranleigh School: Call Over Book and Calendar 1960-1965
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Cranleigh School: Call Over Book and Calendar 1960-1965

By Cranleigh School

Cranleigh, Surrey: Cranleigh School, 1960-1965. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 5 x 6.75 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm). Five year run from Michaelmas Term 1960 to Summer Term 1965. Bound in maroon buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Small bump to upper corner of front board, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. A rare collection, from the library of former Cubitt housemaster Lance Marshall. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5 x 6.75 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm). Hardback

$45.29

Stowell C. Goding and France: A Festschrift in Honor of Stowell C. Goding [SIGNED]
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Stowell C. Goding and France: A Festschrift in Honor of Stowell C. Goding [SIGNED]

By Mel B. Yoken / [Richard Adams]

New York: Peter Lang, 1993. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Laminated boards with light shelf wear, internally in first class condition throughout. From the library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, inscribed to Adams and his wife by the author to half title page. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xlviii, 183

$38.82

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