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    First edition, one of 1,000 copies on handmade paper by Blanchet Frères et Kléber, this number 80. One of Goupil's lavishly Romantic turn-of-the-century illustrated historical biographies, here in a really handsomely appropriate binding. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111974

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  2. Photograph portrait.
    Signed by Churchill on the mount. The studio portrait shows Churchill seated half-length in black formal jacket and bow-tie. In October 1951 Churchill became prime minister for the second time. The society photographer Vivienne's autobiography, They Came to My Studio: Famous People of Our Time was published in 1956. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 102631

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  3. Canning, Preserving and Pickling.
    First edition, first printing. Recipes for jellies, jams, relishes, catchup and pickling. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110812

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  4. The Story of the World's Oldest Profession; The Autobiography of a Pimp; The Autobiography of a "Madame".
  5. The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza ambassadour in France for the King of Spaine,
    First edition of this contemporary account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, a masterly piece of propaganda by Cecil, among whose papers the manuscript was found. There are several variant settings of the text. This copy has the second part (Certaine late advertisements, relating to battles in the Irish Seas), and collates... Learn More
    £13,750

    Stock Code: 110813

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  6. The Potato Book.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Truman Capote on the title page. A recipe book concerning potatoes only. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110810

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  7. The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm;
    First edition. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) had himself served in the Bengal Artillery before joining the civil service of the East India Company; he wrote extensively on India, his best known work being the valuable The History of the Sepoy War in India, 1857-8 (3 volumes, 1864-76). This remains the primary source... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 112004

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  8. The Life and Correspondence of Charles, Lord Metcalfe;
    First edition, a handsomely bound copy. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) had himself served in the Bengal Artillery before joining the civil service of the East India Company; he wrote extensively on India, his best known work being the valuable The History of the Sepoy War in India, 1857-8 (3 volumes, 1864-76). Charles... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112000

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  9. History of France,
    First edition of this uncommon early Victorian school textbook, just five copies traced in libraries world-wide, all in the United Kingdom. Henry White (1812-1880) received his MA from Trinity College, Cambridge and his doctorate from Heidelberg before spending a short time working with the Swiss historian Merle d'Aubigne... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111999

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  10. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778.
    A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume, in a highly attractive contemporary binding. Cardanus Rider is now believed to have been the pseudonym of physician and astronomer Richard Saunders (1613-1675). He was a member of the circle of William Lilly, whose own Merlin was first published in 1644; Rider's British Merlin was... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 111954

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  11. The Praise of Paris:
    First edition. Weston (1747-1830) was a antiqurian and classical scholar who wrote some fifty books, including various editions of Persian poetry, commentaries on Shakespeare, and several studies of classical architecture; notably he produced the first English translation of the Rosetta Stone, presented verbally at a Society... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 111913

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  12. The Lisle Letters.
    First edition. "Nothing makes an author feel so insecure as a half-completed manuscript. Will it perish in a fire? Will he accidentally leave it at a railway station? Will he ever live to see it through the press? Miss Muriel St. Clare Byrne must have suffered an infinity of such doubts during her long labours on the Lisle... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111684

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  13. England, Scotland  Ireland.
    First edition in English of this copiously illustrated survey by Paul Villars (1849 Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 111654

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  14. The Island Race.
    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111644

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  15. Chronographiae libri quatuor;
    From the library of St Albans School, Hertfordshire, one of the oldest schools in the world. The school was founded within St Albans Abbey by Abbot Wulsin in 948 and was the first school in the world to accept lay students not intending to join a religious order. The bookplate here has the school motto Mediocra firma, used... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 111377

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  16. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    First edition, first impression. Churchill's biography of his father was published on 2 January 1906 to "almost universal acclaim in the Press" (Churchill Winston S. Churchill II) the Sunday Times remarking on Churchill's "maturity of judgement, levelheadedness and discretion" and the Spectator praising his style: "He has... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 111316

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  17. Great Contemporaries.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109107

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  18. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    First edition, first impression. Churchill's biography of his father was published on 2 January 1906 to "almost universal acclaim in the Press" (Churchill Winston S. Churchill II) the Sunday Times remarking on Churchill's "maturity of judgement, levelheadedness and discretion" and the Spectator praising his style: "He has... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 111259

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  19. Queen Victoria.
    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half title verso, "Bless you darling here is the fruit of our very considerable labours. Love Noel 1958". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 111023

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  20. The Fearless Treasure.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half title verso, "This is as much yours as mine bless you. Thank you, much love Noel." This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Streatfeild states in the jacket blurb, "I wrote The Fearless... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 111015

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