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1 The Whispering Gallery: Leaves from the Diary of an Ex-Diplomat

New York Boni & Liveright 1926 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated 
Clean light brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and gold lettering and title box on cover. Spine slightly faded. No surface wear or bumping. Small previous owner's name/date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with many beautiful portraits. 288 pgs. 014676

Price: 10.00 USD
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Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, Angell, Norman
2 Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?
Angell, Norman
London Noel Douglas 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Spine is sun faded. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some intermittent foxing to pages. 190 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. 8 vo.. History. 011040

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
3 The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
Barley, Nigel
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1991 0-8050-1968-5 / 9780805019681 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean orange boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny edge tear (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Tracing the travels of Sir Stamford Raffles, colonial adventurer of the British Empire era. 8 vo.. Adventure. 011072

Price: 12.00 USD
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Irish Idylls, Barlow, Jane
4 Irish Idylls
Barlow, Jane
New York Dodd Mead 1897 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram GWE - George Wharton Edwards). Dark green cloth boards with shamrock decoration in pale green, gold decorative title box on cover and spine. Small spot of wear at each corner. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Frontispiece illustration is trimmed at borders. "Copyright, 1893, 1897" on copyright page; Date of 1897 on title page (MDCCCXCVII). Illustrated with black and white photographs of people and places on the west coast of Ireland. 317 pages. 024204

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Richard Bell's Britain, Bell, Richard
5 Richard Bell's Britain
Bell, Richard
London Book Club Associates 1981 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Two tiny bumps to bottom of front board, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 192 pp. with index. Color illustrations throughout by the author. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful descriptions and drawings of nature from life of the British countryside. 019421

Price: 25.00 USD
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Alas, Poor Yorick!, BIll, Alfred H.
6 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1927 on title page, "Published September, 1927" on copyright page. Clean unfaded rust brown ribbed cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 263 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has some very shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical romance and intrigue woven around the character of "Parson Yorick", one of the most illustrious clergymen of literary genius in England. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016361

Price: 25.00 USD
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The British Empire, Bolitho, Hector
7 The British Empire
Bolitho, Hector
London B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1948 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published, Winter, 1947-48" on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps; previous owner inscription in upper margin of front free endpaper. 246 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Dustjacket has mere hint of very light foxing, a few very small chips at top and bottom spine edges, corner price clipped on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An informed survey of the countries ofthe British Commonwealth of Nations, India and the Colonies of the Empire, with information on their lands, people and products of the Colonial period. 017763

Price: 35.00 USD
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Came to Oxford, Bone, Gertrude
8 Came to Oxford
Bone, Gertrude
New York Oxford University Press 1953 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Muirhead Bone, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Large book - approx. size: 9" x 11-1/4". Clean teal blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Muirhead Bone. Pages are clean, aside from slight foxing to blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 134 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, has 1" chip at top of spine, small shallow chip at base of spine, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025240

Price: 25.00 USD
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Literary Lodgings, Borish, Elaine
9 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is bright and clean, unchipped, no tears. 249 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author introduces the reader to the delights of nearly forty hotels in Britain which were once the haunts of famous writers and where the reader can now actually stay. 8vo. Travel/adventure. 014248

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Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Boswell, James
10 Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Boswell, James
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 435 pgs. with index. Illustrated, fold-out map. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has slight edge wear, one 1" closed edge tear at top of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008881

Price: 12.00 USD
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Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774, Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
11 Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774
Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
New York McGraw-Hill 1959 Stated First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers, blue top-stained upper page edges. Small previous owner name and place in upper left corner of front fixed endpaper (beneath dust jacket flap). Illustrations and two fold-out maps (Edinburgh and London). 396 pages with index. Clean bright jacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has small chip at base of rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025069

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Shelbourne Hotel, Bowen, Elizabeth
12 The Shelbourne Hotel
Bowen, Elizabeth
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
"First American Edition" (so stated) in dust jacket. Clean green and white paper and cloth covered boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Two previous owner names on front free endpaper; note on introductory page neatly penned "Met the above author after she talked here at Hobart." Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. 240 pages. Dust jacket has 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, additional edge wear and age-toning. Price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023606

Price: 30.00 USD
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These English, Braden, Bernard
13 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

Price: 15.00 USD
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Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen, Bradford, Sarah
14 Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen
Bradford, Sarah
Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0374147493 / 9780374147495 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean white boards with unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with royal family tree. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 564 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023837

Price: 18.00 USD
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15 Speak for England - An Oral History of England: 1900-1975 Based on Interviews with Inhabitants of Wigton, Cumberland
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0-394-40855-1 / 9780394408552 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Minus Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 499 pgs. illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1-1/2" closed tear and wrinkle at top edge of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain. 009915

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Sword and the Miracle, Bragg, Melvyn
16 The Sword and the Miracle
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Random House 1997 0-375-50003-0 / 9780375500039 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition. Clean blue boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Sharp corners, no bumping, hint of slightest surface wear at spine base. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 541 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Acclaimed epic novel first published in Great Britain, set at the tumultuous dawn of Christianity in Britain and Ireland. Large 8vo. Fiction. 016289

Price: 20.00 USD
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Virginia Woolf's London, Brewster, Dorothy
17 Virginia Woolf's London
Brewster, Dorothy
London George Allen and Unwin 1959 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very slight browning to endpapers). Jacket is not price clipped (15s.net on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A literary sightseeing tour of London by scholar and critic Dr. Dorothy Brewster, who shows how Virginia Woolf used London as atmosphere, theme, and even motivating force throughout her writing. 022846

Price: 30.00 USD
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Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began, Brittain, Sir Harry
18 Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began
Brittain, Sir Harry
London Hutchinson 1940 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First edition in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 222 pp. with fold-out map at rear of book ("The Navy's Colossal Task of Guarding British Merchant Ships at Sea"). Illustrated with 48 photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has 1/2" chip at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019961

Price: 20.00 USD
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Great English Houses, Chamberlin, Russell
19 Great English Houses
Chamberlin, Russell
New York Harmony Books 19881983 0-517-55086-5 / 9780517550861 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color and black and white photographs. 152 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, small closed tear at spine gutter. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronological survey of 50 of the most notable houses in England from Norman times to the present, emphasizing the unique character of each. Provdes a revealing view ofthe development of the English country house through the ages, its survival in today's economic climate and its continuing importance as a monument to the past. 021734

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Dawn in Lyonesse, Chase, Mary Ellen
20 Dawn in Lyonesse
Chase, Mary Ellen
New York MacMillan 1938 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean green cloth boards with gold title box down length of spine. NO bumping or wear. Slight fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Page and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. SIGNED by author on title page. 115 pgs. Dustjacket is price clipped, clean, with 2" closed tear, shallow edge chipping and edgewear to spine folds. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Cornwall is the background and setting for this appealing and beautiful novel of two servant women. 5" x 8". Fiction. 017148

Price: 45.00 USD
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