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1 ASPINALL, A. (ed.) MRS. JORDAN AND HER FAMILY BEING THE UNPUBLISHED CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. JORDAN AND THE DUKE OF CLARENCE, LATER WILLIAM IV
London Arthur Barker Limited 1951 First Edition Hard Cover 
Large octavo, green cloth, gilt title at spine, double portrait fronts., xxvii + 295pp., mono. illustrations. No dustwrapper, edge foxing, scarcely penetrating; rear board with a little soiling near spine edge, nothing serious. No significant wear. A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 16.50 EUR
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2 AUSTIN, Brian SCHONLAND: SCIENTIST AND SOLDIER
Bristol Institute of Physics Publishing 2001 0750305010 / 9780750305013 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
Large octavo, xviii + 639pp., mono. illustrtaions. Dustwrapper faded at spine, title remaining quite clear; no further remarkable defects. Scarcely used. Clean and sound in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 48.00 EUR
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3 BAKER, Alfred THE LIFE OF SIR ISAAC PITMAN (INVENTOR OF PHONOGRAPHY)
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. 1908 Hard Cover 
Thick octavo, dark blue cloth, gilt title at spine, same with gilt portrait decoration at front board, xi + 392pp., plates (one folding), illustrations; details (illustrated) of Bath conference bound in at rear. Spine darkened, soiling, chiefly at rear board, not penetrating; edges and contents quite foxed, but still accessible. Minor wear at extremities. Shorthand bookplate (1911) at front paste-down endpaper. A sound, square copy. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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4 BAKER, John R. ABRAHAM TREMBLEY OF GENEVA: SCIENTIST AND PHILOSOPHER 1710-1784
London Edward Arnold 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, xix + 259pp., mono. illustrations.Dustwrapper with small nick at head of spine, foxed (rear panel, not particularly heavy), endpapers and edges a little tanned. No significant defects. A good, sound copy, quite presentable in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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5 BALL, Johnson WILLIAM CASLON 1693-1766: THE ANCESTRY, LIFE AND CONNECTIONS OF ENGLAND'S FOREMOST LETTER-ENGRAVER AND TYPE-FOUNDER
Kineton The Roundwood Press 1973 0900093137 / 9780900093135 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good 
Thick, large octavo, xxviii + 494pp., illustrated (including folding). A little wear at dustwrapper extremities, including one closed tear. A very good, sound copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 30.00 EUR
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6 BATESON, Mary Catherine WITH A DAUGHTER'S EYE: A MEMOIR OF MARGARET MEAD AND GREGORY BATESON
New York William Morrow and Company 1984 0688039626 / 9780688039622 Hard Cover Very Good 
Large octavo, 242pp., mono. photo. illustrations. Dustwrapper turn-ins a touch browned at margins, and no significant defects. A very good copy. 
Price: 12.50 EUR
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7 BOSTRIDGE, Mark FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE WOMAN AND HER LEGEND
London Viking 2008 0670874116 / 9780670874118 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Large octavo, illustrated endpapers, xxiii + 646pp., mono. illustrations. Extremely slight wear only. A near-fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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8 BOWERS, Faubion SCRIABIN: A BIOGRAPHY
New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1995 Second, revised edition. Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, two volumes in one, 342pp., 294pp., mono. illustrations. Extremely minor edge foxing, scarcely remakable, minimal wear. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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9 BRIANT, Keith MARIE STOPES: A BIOGRAPHY
London The Hogarth Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 285pp., mono. illustrations. Unclipped dustwrapper with closed tear at spine edge, a little faunt foxing at rear panel, spine just very slightly tanned. A very good, sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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10 BRIVATI, Brian HUGH GAITSKELL
London Richard Cohen Books 1996 1860660738 / 9781860660733 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Large octavo, xix + 492pp., mono. photo. illustrations. Extremely minor wear only. A near-fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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11 BROWN, Canter OSSIAN BINGLEY HART: FLORIDA'S LOYALIST RECONSTRUCTION GOVERNOR
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1997 0807121371 / 9780807121375 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xx + 320pp., mono. illustrations, map. Light wear only. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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12 BURANELLI, Vincent THE WIZARD FROM VIENNA [Franz Anton Mesmer and the Origins of Hypnotism]
London Peter Owen 1976 0720604648 / 9780720604641 Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, patterned endpapers, 256pp., mono. illustrations. Some tanning/foxing at text block edges, nothing serious, bookseller's label (The Inner Bookshop) at front paste-down endpaper. Minimal wear. A good, sound copy in presentable, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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13 BUSHNELL, George Herbert SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE: THE TURBULENT LIFE AND CAREER OF THE HERO OF THE LITTLE "REVENGE"
London George G. Harrap & Co. 1936 Hard Cover 
Large octavo, 341pp. partially untrimmed, mono. illustrations. Ex-library (Boots), binding dulled and a little worn, slight soiling; edges browned, one illustration detached (but present). A working copy, text clean. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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14 CARAMAN, Philip SAINT ANGELA: THE LIFE OF ANGELA MERICI FOUNDRESS OF THE URSULINES (1474-1540)
London Longmans 1963 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good A.A. Powell 
Octavo, xii + 188pp., mono. photo. illustrations. Minor marginal wear at (unclipped) dustwrapper, pen doodle at fly-leaf corner; otherwise a clean and sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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15 CARDOZO, Nancy LUCKY EYES AND A HIGH HEART: THE LIFE OF MAUD GONNE
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1978 067252080X / 9780672520808 Hard Cover Good 
Large octavo, 468pp., mono. illustrations. Some fairly inconsequential smuding, small stain at spine and minor wear at unclipped dustwrapper. Book very good. A sound, fairly presentable copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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16 CARTWRIGHT, Julia (Mrs. Ady) ISABELLA D'ESTE MARCHIONESS OF MANTUA 1474-1539: A STUDY OF THE RENAISSANCE [two volumes]
London John Murray 1932 Reprint Hard Cover 
Two volumes, large octavo, decorated blue cloth, gilt, gravure portrait fronts., xxiii + 392pp., xiii + 419pp., full-page mono. and gravure illustrations, tissue-guards present at all gravures. Just a little wear at heads and tails of spines. A very good, clean, sound, presentable set. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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17 CARVER, Michael HARDING OF PETHERTON: FIELD-MARSHAL
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1978 0297775073 / 9780297775072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, ix + 246pp., mono. illustrations, maps. Partial tanning and very slight foxing at (unclipped) dustwrapper turn-ins, otherwise minimal wear, and a very good, clean and sound copy in in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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18 CHAMPNESS, Eliza M. THE LIFE-STORY OF THOMAS CHAMPNESS
London Charles H. Kelly 1907 Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark maroon cloth, gilt title at spine, xiii + 370pp., mono. illustrations. Front inner hinge tape-repaired, one illustration re-glued (all illustrations present), scattered foxing, minor soiling, edges darkened. Lacking rear endpaper, and possibly (though not definitely) one leaf of the Afterword; binding partially darkened, but with minimal wear at extremities. A good copy only, but certainly usable. Not dated, foreword 1907, alter owner's inscription at fly-leaf. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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19 CHAPMAN, Dick DALLAS PRATT: A PATCHWORK BIOGRAPHY PIECED TOGETHER, FROM HIS JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS
Cambridge Mark Agent 2004 0954748808 / 9780954748807 First Edition Soft Cover 
Large octavo, cream pictorial wraps, 284pp., mono. and colour illustrations. A fine copy. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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20 CHAPMAN, Janine (foreword Kenneth Grant) QUEST FOR DION FORTUNE
York Beach Samuel Weiser 1993 0877287759 / 9780877287759 Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, xix + 190pp. A touch of foxing at top edge of text block, negligible effect; some fading at wrap margins. Minimal wear, little-opened. A sound copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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