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V. R. I. Her Life and Empire

The Marquis of Lorne [John Campbell]

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ont> Unknown : Unknown, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming and copiously illustrated detailed exploration of the life and reign of Queen Victoria; written by the Marquis of Lorne, John Campbell. John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll and the Marquess of Lorne, was a renowned British nobleman and fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883, who married Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, on 21 March 1871. This work is profusely illustrated throughout, with copious photographic plates and in-text illustrations. However, this work is lacking any coloured plates, and the colour illustrated title page. This copy is lacking a title page, and hence has been dated using the copyright imprint to the half title page. This copy features two loosely inserted film programmes ('Cinegrams') for the 1937 historical drama 'Victoria the Great', and the 1938 film 'Sixty Glorious Years', starring Anna Neagle (Dame Florence Marjorie W ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Eyre & Spottiswoode : London, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this look at Queen Victoria, illustrated profusely throughout, written by her son-in-law, John Campbell. The first edition of this work. Queen Victoria was the Queen of England for sixty-three years, coming to the throne in 1837, and reigned until her death in 1901, also absorbing the title 'Empress of India' during her reign. She was a fascinating women, having a well-known ardent love for her husband, Albert. This biography looks at her personal and political life, and sheds an interesting light on her as a woman and her reign over England. With a colour illustrated title page, and numerous in-text and full page illustrations throughout. Written by John Campbell, the Marquis of Lorne and the Duke of Argyll. He was married to Princess Louise, the sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He served as the fourth Governor General of Canada, and has had many places in Canada named after ... Read more

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V. R. I. Her Life and Empire

Marquis of Lorne

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nbsp;London - Harmsworth Bros Ltd., 1901 Book. Good. Hardcover. A detailed exploration into the life andreign of Queen Victoria. Copiously illustrated throughout, with many photographic plates and decorative bordering. Featuring two coloured frontispieces which both depict Queen Victoria at different times in her life. John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife and for his metrical paraphrase of Psalm 121, Unto the hills around do I lift up. Condition: Rebound in a straight grain morocco binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with some wear to the extremities and spine label. Slight evidence of past worming to the front board. Internally, firmly bound and bright throughout. Generally cl ... Read more

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London - Gall and Inglis, 1901 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A collection of short stories from numerous authors, including Professor Gillespie, Oliver Richardson, J. M. Wilson and others. With an engraved frontispiece. Part of the Stirring Tales series. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally, quite smart, though with some slight rubbing and bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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842, and 1843., 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Thomas Talfourd's work discussing his experiences whilst travelling in Europe, complete in two volumes. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. An interesting collection recollecting the author's experiences travelling throughout Europe in early to mid nineteenth century. Containing thoughts on the author's trips to the Alps, travelling across London, Paris, Geneva, Chamouni, and more. Written by Thomas Talfourd. Talfourd was a politician and judge who worked for the 'London Magazine', and 'The Times', as well as being an occasional contributor to 'Edinburgh Review' and 'Quarterly Review'. Charles Dickens dedicated 'The Pickwick Papers' to him. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Some rubbing and loss to the leather to spine, joints, and extremities. Front hinge of Volume I is starting but firm. I ... Read more

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Vagaries

Axel Munthe

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London - John Murray, 1898 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Munthe's Vagaries, later known as Memories and Vagaries. Bound with half title and the original title of Vagaries. Later editions were published retitled as Memories and Vagaries. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. This is a short collection of essays by Axel Munthe, it has been published in several languages and editions due to its popularity. It contains fourteen essays by Munthe. Some of these were previously published in magazines, such as Toys which appeared in Blackwood and For Those Who Love Music in Murray's magazine. Axel Munthe was aSwedish born physician and psychiatrist. He is best remembered as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. Condition: Inoriginal greenfull cloth binding with title gilt stamped to front board and spine. Externally, smart. Some wear to the front joint. Minor bumping to h ... Read more

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The Vagrant Mood Six Essays

W. Somerset Maugham

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ont> William Heinemann Ltd : Melbourne; London; Toronto, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A interesting collection of essays by W. Somerset Maugham. This first edition copy is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. A diverse collection of essays by the author and playwright W. Somerset Maugham. Both incredibly prolific and popular, Maugham ranked as one of the highest paid authors of the 1930s. He saw immediate success with his first novel 'Liza of Lambeth' which catapulted him from his life and a physician into a career as a full time writer. In a similar vain to the authors autobiographical works ('The Summing Up' and 'A Writer Notebook') this volume explores aspects of Maugham's own philosophy, his atheism and his attitude to literature. An interesting and well crafted collection of work, the essays include in the volume are titled as follows: Augustus; Zurbaran; The Decline and Fall of the Detective Story; After Reading Burke; Reflections ... Read more

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Vail d'Alvery

Francis Parkinson Keyes

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London - Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1947 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this novel following the fate of the d'Alvery family. It is a follow on novel from The River Road. Francis Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) was an American author. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally. sound with some bumping and wear to extremities. Small section of offsetting to first front free end-paper. Dustwrapper unclipped and with sunning to spine. Edgewear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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tober 1894, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this collection of letters from Robert Louis Stevenson. Colvin became Stevenson's literary adviser and after his death was the first editor of Stevenson's letters. With a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bookplate of Midland Education Co. to rear pastedown. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some marks and bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and quite clean, though with some foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Vailima Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson

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London - William Heinemann Ltd, 1925 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. Some storiesof Robert Louis Stevenson. First edition. Two volumes ofthe thirty volume Skerryvore Edition of Stevenson's works. With an 'ex-libris Stevensoniana' bookplate from Angus Alexander Colles Heron to the front pastedown. Volume I contains Vailima Papers. Volume II contains The Amateur Emigrant, The Old and New Pacific Capitals, The Silverado Squatters and The Silverado Diary. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, smart with very slight fading to the spine only. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with just the odd small spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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ont> C. Arthur Pearson : London, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of the epic fantasy of reincarnation, battle and romance, by prolific writer and explorer George Griffith. 'Valdar the Oft-Born', the tale of a legendary warrior reborn again and again to fight the battles of seven ages, is written by George Griffith, a celebrated author of science fiction and contemporary to H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. Most noted for 'The Angel of the Revolution', Griffith enjoyed great success during his time but has since been overshadowed by the legacy of others, lending his works, especially 'Valdar', a sense of unappreciated timelessness. Illustrated by Harold Piffard, this first edition of 'Valdar' features 16 monochrome plates depicting the heroes journey from life to life. First edition. With sixteen monochrome plates, including frontispiece, collated complete. A prolific writer and explorer of both his own world and those of his fantasy, George G ... Read more

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London - John Gray Bell, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed look at the history of Chester with black and white illustrations and maps. An updated, revised reprint of Smith and Webb's 1656 performance of TheVale Royall of England. Condition: In a blue embossed cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, very smart. Slighthandling marks to the boards and rubbing to the spine. Internally,excellent. Firmly bound and pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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London - John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1895 Book. Hardcover. A limited edition collection of poetry by Alfred Hayes. Inlcuding Conservation, Fellow-Captives, To The Neglected Muse and many more. One of a limited press of five hundred and fifty. Bookplate of Alfred Woodward to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and light bumping. Internally, firmlybound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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Valentine Vox

Henry Cockton

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London - George Routledge & Co., 1854 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small edition of Valentine Vox by Henry Cockton. Henry Cockton (1807 - 26 June 1853) was an English novelist. Born in London, he is remembered as the author of The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist (1840) which was parodied by Timothy Portwine (pseudonym of Thomas Peckett Prest) as The Adventures of Valentine Vaux; or, the tricks of a Ventriloquist (1840). Other Cockton novels include Sylvester Sound, the Somnambulist, The Love Match, George St George Julian, The Prince, Lady Felicia: A Novel, Percy Effingham: Or, The Germ of the World's Esteem, The Sisters; or, England and France, Stanley Thorn, and The Steward: A Romance of Real Life. Condition: In a half calf leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some damage to the top and tail of the spine. Corners are bumped. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are weak. Pages are generally bright and clean with so ... Read more

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Valentine Verses;

Reverend Richard Cobbold

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Ipswich - E. Shalders, 1827 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition of this work by Reverend Richard Cobbold. Reverend Richard Cobbold (1787-1877) was a British writer best known for his popular historical fiction novels, including The History of Margaret Catchpole: A Suffolk Girl and The Young Man's Home. Illustrated with pen and ink etchings by the author. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with marks to boards and wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some spotting. Ink inscription to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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Valet, Dames, Roi

Jacques Cheneviere

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Paris - Calmann-Levy, 1938 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Jacques Cheneviere's novel. In the original French. Jacques Cheneviere was the author of many booksof poetry, novels and short stories. In addition to this he also penned some critical works. Other works by Cheneviere include L'Ile Deserte, Jouvence ou La Chimere, Innocences,Connais TonCoeur and La Chambre etLe Jardin. He was the son of the Swiss novelist, writer and scholar Adolphe Cheneviere. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with very minor shelfwear. Just a very minor amount of rubbing to the paper covered boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned, particularly to the edges due to paper used. A few scattered spots to the endpapers, otherwise clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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Glasgow - James MacLehose and Sons, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An attractive poetic anthology by Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley. Rawnsley (29 September 1851 28 May 1920), was an English clergyman, poet, writer of hymns and conservationist, known as one of the co-founders of the National Trust. Tennyson, the central focus of this work, was a family friend of Rawnsley'sand the two weremembers of Lake District Defence Society, along with Robert Browning, the Duke of Westminster and JohnRuskin. First edition. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, generally smart with next to no shelfwear, the only visible flaw being some marks and discolouration to the white paper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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The Valhalla Exchange

Harry Patterson

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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ont> Hutchinson : London, 1977 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. An excellent first UK edition of Harry Patterson's intense thriller. This first UK edition of best-selling author Harry Patterson's thrilling novel 'The Valhalla Exchange', pulls from the death throes of the Nazi regime a tale of intrigue and excitement, following the alleged escape of Martin Bormann, Hitler's secretary, from the Russian's enclosing on Berlin. Patterson, also known by his pen name Jack Higgins, has written eighty-five novels which have sold over 150 million copies and have been translated into 55 languages, marking him as an incredibly successful thriller and espionage novelists throughout his career. First UK edition, in unclipped dustwrapper. Features a monochrome map to the front and rear pastedowns, depicting the Allied Advances through Austria and Northern Italy. An audacious and intense thriller, Patterson's 'The Valhalla Exchange' offers up exciting answers to some of the ques ... Read more

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The Valley of Fear

A. Conan Doyle

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ont> Smith, Elder & Co. : London, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A desirable first edition copy of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Valley of Fear'. Originally published in serial form, this volume is a first edition of the work in book form. The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel. Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for the creation of the famous literary character Sherlock Holmes, who featured in four novels and over fifty short stories. Originally a physician, Doyle initially struggled to find a publisher for his first novel. It was not until 1886 that 'A Study in Scarlet' was taken on by War Lock and Co and published in Beeton's Christmas Annual a year later. Doyle's work is still widely considered some of the worlds best crime and detective fiction, which is still used as a literary benchmark to this day. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light sunning to the spine, as well as light rubbing. Light bumping to the hea ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - John Murray, 1921 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed and first edition of this work on the artistic influence of the Van Eycks. First Edition. Ink inscription by the author to the half title reading: 'Irene Austin on her marriage with the heartiest good wishes from her old friend, the author, Martin Conway'. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains twenty-four plates. William Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington (12 April 1856 19 April 1937), known as Sir Martin Conway between 1895 and 1931, was an English art critic, politician, cartographer and mountaineer. From 1884 to 1887 he was Professor of Art at University College, Liverpool, and from 1901 to 1904 he was Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Cambridge University. He was knighted in 1895 for his efforts in mapping 5,180 square km of the Karakoram Range in the Himalayas three years earlier. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Fading to the front boar ... Read more

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