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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums by Prince Michael of Greece (£77.00)Publisher: Tauris Parke Books — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850434948]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is very slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel and a short, closed, tear to the foot of the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “In the summer of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, his Tsarina Alexandra and their five children were executed by firing squad at Ekaterinburg. The unique and revealing photographs in this book illustrate the intimate family life of the last ruling Romanovs from 1896, shortly after the marriage of Nicholas and Alexandra, to the family’s house arrest at Tsarskoye Selo palace in 1917, shortly before their death. These photographs have been selected from thousands taken by the Tsarina and her five children, which were mounted in their own and the Tsar’s personal albums. The albums have until now remained hidden for over seventy years in government archives in Moscow.

Whilst researching his book Imperial Palaces of Russia in the Autumn of 1990, Prince Michael of Greece was puzzled by an invitation to view material in the government archives. Thirty thick, leather-bound volumes, embossed with the Imperial monogram, awaited him -the private photograph albums, which the curators wanted to show first to a relative of the Romanov family.

Through his selection of images from the family albums, the author here tells the story of the last Tsar, one of the saddest of twentieth-century politics. Nicholas II was a man both unprepared and ill equipped to rule the greatest empire in the world, and under the influence of Alexandra, the wife he so adored, he led Russia to disaster. But theirs was also an extraordinary love story, as the three hundred photographs in this book reveal. Away from the responsibilities of Empire, we see a close and loving family of simple tastes and great candour. The photographs clearly illustrate the personalities of Nicholas and Alexandra and of their four daughters -Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia — and beloved son and heir Alexis, who suffered from haemophilia and whose every move was carefully watched.

The family were keen, and sometimes talented, amateur photographers, who took their own cameras with them everywhere, be it on family picnics or on state occasions. The book thus illustrates a fascinating transition from the joy and relaxation of the early years, through the tension caused by the Tsarevich’s illness, to the stresses and anxiety of the First World War and the coming Revolution. These photographs provide a new perspective on the life of the Imperial family, and constitute an invaluable historical document.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by B. I. Kaptelov. Size: 12" x 9¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: nicholas emperor russia pictorial works alexandra empress consort family romanov house history kings and rulers
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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O Is For Outlaw by Sue Grafton (£53.50)Publisher: Ballantine — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0449003787]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Once Mickey Magruder was a cop with a wild streak. And Kinsey Millhone was a younger cop who adored and married him. Then Mickey was implicated in a fatal beating, and Kinsey walked out. Now, fourteen years later, she comes face-to-face with those tragic years and Mickey’s harrowing downward spiral after he lost the job he loved — and the marriage he loved a little less. Mickey lies dying in an L.A. hospital. Trying to find out how Mickey got there, Kinsey uncovers evidence that he was innocent of the beating charge. But as she searches through the lives that swirled around Mickey’s — lives gone wrong and lives gone well — Kinsey must also search the blind spots of her own life, including one that hides a killer.”Notes: Size: .300. 354 pages. Tags: investigators detectives fictitious detective character millhone mystery fiction private kinsey states united crime
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72
Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor (£43.00)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0370014936]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, somewhat faded at the spine. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: Much of William Trevor's writing has been about people who have retreated from the difficulties of life into quirkiness and eccentricity. By contrast, he has built this major new novel round an 'ordinary' woman. Elizabeth Aidallbery is forty-one, divorced, the mother of three daughters. Since childhood she has been haunted by feelings of inadequacy and guilt, and she looks back now on a marriage that was a mistake and on a love affair that has lost its lustre. 336pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald (£33.00)Publisher: George Mann Books — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704102439]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “One would suppose that during the terrible American economic Depression of the late Twenties and early Thirties there was not a lot to laugh about in the great U. S. of A.

All-pervasive helplessness and hopelessness, coupled with horrendous levels of poverty and unemployment would wipe the smile off anyone’s face — one would think. But one would be wrong.

Suicidal failed financiers might wait their turn to jump from the windows of Wall Street, but readers worldwide will already know that Betty MacDonald could always look adversity right in the face and spit in its eye. She did so when she and her young husband took a shortcut to bankruptcy called chicken-farming — hilariously described in The Egg and I — and she did so again when she went back to live with her mother with a failed chicken farm and a dead marriage behind her, desperate to find a living to earn in a country without any jobs.

But at least she had her indomitable sister Mary batting for her, running down every hint of a job opportunity, fixing appointments without consultation and catapulting Betty into one hilarious situation after another.

For Mary had always believed that ‘Anybody Can Do Anything — especially Betty’, and this joyfully funny book proves she was right!”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". 206 pages. Tags: macdonald betty united states biography biographies social life history
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Call Of The Mother by The Lady Emily Lutyens (£32.00)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1927Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine and less so at the panels of the fold-over printed wrappers. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text acceptable but slightly fragile now.Description: 2nd Edition [1926]. From the introduction, which sets the scene somewhat: “’Of all the dangers now menacing civilisation the greatest lies in the fact that the coming generation is being so largely recruited from among the accidentally conceived children of the leisured and cultured classes, and the fertile progeny of the physically, mentally, and morally unfit. There are many causes which contribute to this result; on the one hand, venereal disease as a result of sexual indulgence leading to physical and mental degeneracy; the ignorance of the young about questions of sex leading them into bad habits and places of danger; on the other hand, the revolt of women against sexual subjugation; the high cost of living which makes many parents afraid to have children; and, above all, the use of artificial methods of birth control.”Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". 96 pages. Tags: lutyens the sex problem motherhood marriage divinity creative effort human beings racial suicide racial duty birth human history new generation childhood infant mortality degradation woman
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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The Most Beautiful Villages of France by Dominique Reperant (£28.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500541620]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Front: A view from the castle of the medieval streets of Turenne. Back: The village of Penne, built beneath a rock, is one of the most breathtaking sights in the gorge of Aveyron. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “Here is a visual celebration of France’s most beautiful and perfectly preserved medieval villages. Spectacular colour photographs capture their regional ambience and special character, while detailed texts explain the foundation of each village and the growth of the community.

The demands of defence and trade intertwine, from the walled bastides of the Southwest with their great market squares, to the hill-top refuges of the Mediterranean, precariously perched and turned towards the sun. Each village is a harmonious marriage of architecture and landscape: the ancient timber buildings of Saint-Veran are surrounded by alpine forests; the startlingly rosy village of Collanges-la-Rouge is named after the local red sandstone of which it is made. Here too are Mont-Saint-Michel, Vezelay and Conques, where settlements cluster around majestic monuments from the Middle Ages.

Complementing the selection of villages is a list of nearby hotels and restaurants. An extended list of protected villages will prove a useful guide for travellers to France and for all those with an interest in the preservation of architectural heritage.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: villages france history architecture medieval historic sites conservation restoration civilization travel photography europe
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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An Unknown People in an Unknown Land: An Account Of The Life And Customs Of The Lengua Indians Of The Paraguayan Chaco, With Adventures And Experiences During Twenty Years’ Pioneering And Exploration Amongst Them by W. Barbrooke Grubb (£28.00)Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. — 1913Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, faded at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Slightly shaken. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 3rd & Cheaper Edition. With 30 Illustrations & a Map.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 330 pages. Tags: waikthlatingmangyalwa thlagnasinkinmith characteristics kyitkuk-paisiam house-building eiimakthlawaia chieftainship superstitions translations keamapsithyo death-scenes paisiamyalwa witch-doctor horse-spirit dobrizhoffer lutilation drunkenness pacificator instruments expeditions infanticide cachemaille fire-sticks lepidosiren pinse-apawa agriculture kilyihhama traditions seantamama pinse-tawa missionary engravings thlagwakhe population concepcion paraguayan punishment archdeacon kilyikhama fish-traps government henricksen caraguata pilcomayo frederick ant-eater quebracho ancestors alligator fernandez poliandry
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
The Sailor's Nelson by Admiral Mark Kerr (£28.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and bumped, notably at the corners, somewhat soiled in places and sunned at the spine. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean but with remnants of sticker to back pastedown and bfep.Description: Black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Fold-out maps. This book is not only for Naval experts, but for any person who wishes to know the unique charm of our best-loved hero, so I have endeavoured to show Nelson, not only as the greatest war-strategist and tactician in history, but also as the foremost leader of men amongst the warriors of the world. In order to do this it is necessary to give authentic stories of his life, and also to show his character as revealed in his letters to his greatest friend, Captain Locker, and other people. Errata slip tipped in at preface. 288pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: palmerston carraciolo troubridge fitzgerald devonshire coletalino santissima cornwallis tarantella midshipman marseilles imprisoned conquerant drinkwater foudroyant conception antoinette expedition bull-feast copenhagen wellington enterprise aboukirbay lieutenant commission redoutable bucentaure billington buckingham courageaux villeneuve charlemont fremantle addington dannebrog pregnancy hallowell commander narcissus secretary promotion blackwood floggings sovereign mutineers souverain correglia attitudes rotherham recapture gibraltar
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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India by Antonio Monroy (£27.00)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856139467]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “India, the world’s second most populous country, possesses an extraordinary diversity of peoples whose complex religious, cultural and linguistic divisions are lost in antiquity. But this huge subcontinent is distinguished by an intense religious consciousness which permeates the whole of life. Every aspect of Indian culture is rooted in powerful religious and philosophical ideas — whether Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim or Sikh; or the product of one of the many tribal and traditional cults still prevalent in village life.

This volume presents India as it is today, and discusses the history and geography of the land as it has influenced the development of myth, religion and language. India is a conjunction of contradictory elements where modern society is still influenced by the pressures of tribe and caste; where her art and architecture combine subtle metaphysics with an extraordinary sensuality and raw physical energy. This book celebrates, in words and pictures, the vigour and abundance of an age-old culture where traditions have been re-animated by the impetus of folklore, legend and imagination.

The brilliant colour photography of Antonio Martinelli and Roberto Meazza captures the events, places, and sensations of everyday India with sensitivity and sympathy. Antonio Monroy, who knows India and its culture well, has provided a text which describes and explains in detail the qualities which make India, its history, religion, society, architecture, even its cinema, unique amongst the world’s cultures. The result is a magnificent study of the subcontinent, both past and present.”
Notes: Illustrated by Antonio Martinelli & Roberto Meazza. Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: and architecture caste cities city communal cults cut dance family festivities great hinduism history holy india indian indo-islamic into life literature mahavira major marriage modern monasteries mountainsides music practices regional religion sanctuaries system the today traditions tribes uniquely village villages vishnu
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Edifice by Kole Omotoso (£27.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0435906356]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. DJ a little edgeworn with some slight nicks and faded at spine. Price Clipped. Scuff to front pastedown. Internally bright and clean.Description: From the cover: “This is a novel about a black student in a white man's country and a white woman in a black man’s country. Dele is a student at a university in the United Kingdom; he has shone academically at a Nigerian university. He finds it hard to accept the coldness of the climate and the attitudes. His previous academic achievements are counted as slightly second-rate and ‘liberal’ whites prove racially prejudiced at heart. However, he meets Daisy, a white girl who accepts him and loves him for what he is. Life becomes bearable and they marry.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 121 pages. Tags: black student nigerian university liberal whites racially prejudiced marriage crumbling returned nigeria politics
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions: Faith, Philosophy, Controversy and Understanding from the Ancient World to the Present Day by Edited by Mark Vernon (£25.00)Publisher: Chambers — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780550103444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1992] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 677 pages. Tags: vernon 9780550103444 religions dictionaries issues study religion experience creationism intelligent design secular society wearing religious symbols psychology marriage divorce visiting buddhist temple christian church hindu mosque sikh gurudwara synagogue
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Unsettling Welfare: Reconstruction of Social Policy by Gordon Hughes; Gail Lewis; (£24.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181348]Condition: Very Good. Would be Near Fine were it not for the blank lable to upper wrap.Description: The book deals with the rise and fall of the welfare state in the UK, and traces the ways in which the relationship between social welfare and the state has been reconstructed at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, it focuses on the consequences of the break-up of the political, economic and social settlements that had sustained the 'old' welfare state in the thirty years after the Second World War. This is the fourth of five books in a new series of introductory social policy texts published by Routledge in association with The Open University. The series, called Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity, examines central issues in the study of how social welfare is organized in the UK today.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 406 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Forming Nation, Framing Welfare by Gail Lewis (£23.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181305]Condition: Near Fine. Plain white lable to upper wrap otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This book considers the ways in which the development of social welfare in the UK has been intimately woven into the construction of the nation. The growth of the state's involvement in social welfare is at the heart of these processes, but the book also explores the ways in which the making of the family, struggles over social order and the rise of philanthropy played central roles in the construction of both nation and welfare. Drawing on a range of case studies dealing with the family, education, poverty and unemployment, this innovative book teases out the intersections between images of the nation and social welfare's purposes, providers and beneficiaries.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 296 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Highbury Fields: The Most Interesting School in London by John Mann (£23.00)Publisher: Winchesster: Edgley Publications — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0951355295]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Slight age-tanning to the very margins of the leaves. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “Highbury Fields is just thirteen years old, the result of an arranged marriage between Highbury Hill and Shelburne High Schools. On both sides HFS can trace its history back to the early nineteenth century; one side began with a mission in Holloway and a church school in Harvist Road, the other with a model school in Gray’s Inn Road. The story is one of constant response to changing needs.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¾". [X] 158 pages. Tags: highbury fields school history secondary schools london england shelbume high home colonial society maintained county council harvist estate elementary teachers
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Cliff Richard: The Complete Chronicle by Mike Read; Nigel Goodall; Peter Lewry; (£22.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600578976]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Lower edge of the boards rubbed and faded.Description: From the cover: “This is the first-ever definitive reference work covering the remarkable career of Britain’s most enduring pop star. Expanded and updated from the earlier works “The Cliff Richard File” and “The Complete Recording Sessions” it combines a unique diary style account of his professional activity from 1958, with detailed information on every live date, recording session and radio and television broadcast. Additional sections include features on the films, a breakdown of his phenomenal chart successes and a complete discography. The 250 illustrations feature never-before-published photographs from author Mike Read’s personal files, tour programmes and record sleeves from over the years, and exclusive graphic material from the archives of EMI’s Abbey Road Studios.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Hank Marvin. Size: 11¼" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 297 pages. Tags: recordings confidante stagecraft liberation background experience stepfather o'sullivan nationwide coronation girlfriend interested connection eurovision television hurricanes mcphatter mankowitz political marketing mackender griffiths travellin gillespie sexuality muggleton mistletoe childhood influence crusaders flamstead christian palladium religious christine hutchison robertson quintones jehovah's witnesses rosemarie frederick fleetwood closeness morrison movement brothers juvenile richards sheridan molineux
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Practical Magic — A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic by Marian Green (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0754807444]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" tear to the foot of the leading edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The ancient traditional arts of healing, foretelling the future and discovering the power of ancient gods and goddesses within have too often been mislaid or abandoned over the centuries. Now, with the advent of the Age of Aquarius, people are turning back to the old ways, and are searching out the natural magical elements that were once a part of everyday life. These all but forgotten skills have never

really left us, and can be mastered once again by working with traditional exercises and techniques. This book is based on the truths of natural magic, that honour Nature and her cycles, and also on the individual powers of insight and farseeing that we all have within us.

Learn how to draw power from the cycles of the moon, creation myths and astrology. How, by matching our hectic lives with more ancient cycles, we can create oases of calm and peace through simple exercises that awaken the planets’ subtle energies. Practical Magic offers an in depth look at the traditions of rite and ritual, the cyclical nature of society’s celebrations and practical advice on devising new workings for all occasions. As well as instructions on such matters as making incense or a talisman, learning to dowse and dedicate an altar, there are also more advanced levels of magic work — enhancing your psychic abilities, successful astral travel, creative visualization and inner sight.

This book will help you to learn that by recreating a place of inner peace our own forgotten skills and unknown abilities can be brought to the surf ace to bring enlightenment, power and joy.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: adepti age air also altars altered amulets ancestors and angels aphrodite apollo aquarius archangels arthurian aspects astral astrology atmosphere auras autumn beliefs beltane blessing book bread brigit broomstick candlemas candles cards cauldron ceremonies chakras changing chaos charms christmas circles coming-of-age commitment communion consciousness cosmos country covens crystal-gazing cycle dances dawn days
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser (£21.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0297812424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light pull to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified (a cursory search suggests authenticity) and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. So the six wives of Henry VIII — Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr -have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. In the same way their characters are popularly portrayed as female stereotypes: the Betrayed Wife, the Temptress, the Good Woman, the Ugly Sister, the Bad Girl and, finally, the Mother Figure.

But, as Antonia Fraser brilliantly and conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry’s obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they exhibited remarkable degrees of spirit and defiance of which women living now might still be proud. They displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

Antonia Fraser deals with each woman in turn with sympathy — the sympathy they deserve for having had the unenviable fate of being Henry’s wife. Inevitably there was great rivalry between them, so high were the stakes in the great game of marrying the King of England. There was jealousy too — the desperate jealousy of Queens who found themselves abandoned, but also the sexual jealousy of the King who discovered himself betrayed.

The story Antonia Fraser tells is romantic and cruel, funny and sad, dramatic and enthralling. This is historical biography at its very best.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 479 pages. Tags: fraser 0297812424 henry viii king england monarchs relationships wives marriage queens britain marriages royalty nobility history 16th century kings rulers british historical political military renaissance
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William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writings by Edited by Gillian Naylor (£21.00)Publisher: Boston, New York, London: Little, Brown & Company — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316855073]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: MacDonald & Co, 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Through his own work and in his own words, the book traces the fascinating progress of William Morris, pre-Raphaelite poet and architectural student into designer, writer and pioneer socialist. His youthful enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and Gothic architecture fired him with the conviction that he must dedicate his life to Art .

Later letters written to friends explain how in the industrialised nineteenth century Morris become preoccupied with the loss of traditional skills and pride in work and during the last ten years of his life he became increasingly involved in political agitation, and his stories, poems and lectures all reflect his commitment to the socialist cause and his ideals for art and society.

Other extracts from his letters and poems reveal more intimate aspects of Morris’s life and personality, reflecting the despair and isolation he felt over the breakdown of his marriage and his reliance on the friends who helped him through his personal crisis. William Morris by Himself is a tribute to an exceptional man, whose work and reputation have survived for more than a century.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: morris william criticism interpretation 19th century united kingdom decorative arts medievalism england history sources middle ages art medieval influence artists britain british correspondence post-medieval english visual design photographs photography crafts styles monographs
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Modern Wedding Etiquette by Alison Barnes (£19.50)Publisher: Pearson — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the spine. Dust wrapper damp marked on the reverse, foot of the spine and boards similarly marked. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and delightfully extensive wedding notes with present list to the rear "memoranda" pages and the foot of the last text leaf. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 153 pages. Tags: barnes marriage law england wales civil ceremony register office wedding church choosing bride’s flowers remarriage divorced people customs superstitions traditions anniversaries
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Kisses by Erin Pizzey (£19.00)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 000224327X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a small nick to the foot of the spine and underlining to the last paragraph of the flap blurb. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: three women different problems with the men their lives questions modern life throws them falling out love save marriage promiscuous and predatory wicked ways renounced embraced virginity passion occult 000224327x first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates (£19.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016914]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several short, closed, tears. Bruised at the spine ends. Small mark to the bottom corner of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “This new volume of stories explores the complex, mysterious relationship between love and its frequent betrayal. Its world is a desperate place and the betrayal of love — or, anyway, of marriage — contributes substantially to this desperation. Marital infidelity is a theme, though not necessarily the main theme, in perhaps a majority of the stories, and its causes are meticulously probed. Miss Oates makes us acutely aware, too, that if her characters had not had their specific troubles, they would have found others.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jan Van de Watering. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 497 pages. Tags: collections apocalyptic shenandoah disasters delusions unnatural american marriage stalking national violence southern mccall’s novelist fiction america written popular passion despair redbook natural united boston mundus artium vision review sacred states short award prize north young death henry iowa book love u.s.
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My Husband, My Friend by Neile McQueen Toffel (£19.00)Publisher: Columbus — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0862872138]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block lightly spotted.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Presumed First Edition. The story of the turbulent fifteen-year marriage of Neile and Steve - a period during which the 'sixties revolution, with its sexual freedom and its drug culture, coincided with McQueen's own mid-life crisis. It also engendered his need to re-affirm his own masculinity, by playing the Great Lover, and his youth and status as a star in the face of the impact being made by the new breed of actors, typified by Dustin Hoffman, whose looks and style were totally at odds with the old idea of the Hollywood leading man.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 325 pages. Tags: steve mcqueen great escape actors hollywood stars movies films
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Prokofiev: From Russia to the West 1891-1935 by David Nice (£19.00)Publisher: Yale University Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300099142]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Small personal monogram stamp to the first blank otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: Prokofiev in the early 1920s by Natalya Goncharova. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Since 1991 — the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey Prokofiev’s birth — a new assessment of the life and work of this remarkable and often elusive composer has become both possible and necessary. For this definitive study David Nice has drawn on an unprecedented range of new archival material, manuscripts of works previously unexamined and interviews.

The book follows Prokofiev’s personal and musical journey from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent travelling in America and Europe as an acclaimed interpreter of his own works, Nice sheds new light on the striking compositions of Prokofiev’s early years, his training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the circumstances of his departure from Russia in 1918 for what the composer thought would be a short tour of America. Through letters and documents, a thorough picture is also presented of his marriage and family relationships.

Nice re-evaluates the music of Prokofiev’s years in the west and traces his unique approach to new melodic thinking from the early works through the more complicated music of the early 1930s and on to the fresh simplicity of his early Soviet scores. He also examines the complex reasons that led Prokofiev to move his family to the Soviet Union in 1936. A second volume, The Soviet Years, will cover Prokofiev’s life from this period until his death in 1953.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 390 pages. Tags: nice 0300099142 prokofiev studies urss biographies composers soviet union biography petersburg conservatory class lyadov leningrad opera era works maryinsky theatre
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: vickers 0241125367 1913-1967 acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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As It Was: A Personal Story by Fred B. Alcock (£18.00)Publisher: The Amateur Players of Sherborne — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and top corners, top corner of the upper panel is split over about 1" to the leading edge. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The curtain rises on a beautiful Dorset town towards the end of the 1920’s. Enter a junior bank clerk and his loved one — the Theatre. A marriage is happily arranged and his company ‘Amateur Players of Sherborne’ is born.

« As It Was » is the story of A.P.S. told by Frederick B. Alcock — or ‘Fred’ as he is invariably referred to by so very many; in itself an expression of the remarkable affection felt by their ‘children’ off the marriage. First let some of the ‘boys and girls’ say for themselves how they feel about this gifted and strongly individualistic Player.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 133 pages. Tags: amateur and beryl betty bewsey biles bill bob brett bristol brown bui burbage cardy chaffin company davies davis dyke eileen elliott emest epton ethel first geoffrey george gerald gigg gray hamblin hazzard heath henstridge hickson his hotel hulme jessie joan joey juvenile landlord lines mavis mermaid merrick mervyn muriel opening pat peggy philpott players production ralph richard ross royal scalbert seeley shaw sherborne speak sybil the theatre variety vaux waller welcher winifred with wright yaxley
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Behind Palace Doors by Nigel Dempster; Peter Evans; (£18.00)Publisher: Orion — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857972546]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Slip case very lightly rubbed at the corners. A very, very pleasant copy.Description: Gives a complete account of the disastrous marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana - the key drama in the Buckingham Palace follies of which Camillagate was the surprise climax. 264pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Anwar Hussein.Tags: Monarchy Princess Diana 1857972546
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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape by Roger Turner (£18.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297787349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Gazetteer;

From the cover: “Throughout England, and particularly on the estates of great country houses such as Stowe, Petworth and Blenheim, are large areas of parkland which embody the ideal of the natural English landscape: pastoral scenes of lakes and streams bordered by softly undulating meadows, with clumps of broad-leaved trees casting their shade on smooth expanses of close-cropped grass. It requires a leap of the imagination to realize that such apparently artless scenes are by no means a happy accident of nature, but are the result of one man’s meticulous planning. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown created scores of parks for the English gentry and nobility in the late eighteenth century, and his talent for envisaging the ‘great capabilities’ of a piece of land, combined with the age’s passion for the ‘simple charms that genuine Art supplies’ (in the words of his epitaph), brought about a revolution in English garden design. Old fashioned knot gardens and formal parterres, gravel walks and topiary were swept away, and acres of waste land were remodelled with the blithe confidence of a landscape painter. Stiff, formal elements were softened, straight lines eliminated and every trace of geometry banished, to be replaced with meandering walks and streams, serpentine lakes and vistas of gently rolling hills and vales.

After an introduction to eighteenth-century England and gardens before 1750, Roger Turner gives a carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown’s humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and his family, the course of his career and the recognition it brought him, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener to George HI. The creation of a ‘natural’ landscape involved considerable grooming and disciplining of nature: thousands of men were employed to excavate lakes, dam rivers and transplant not only mature trees but also the hills they stood on. Details of the practical and technical aspects of the work, its key characteristics and the plants and trees used, form a background to individual portraits in words and pictures of the finished — and apparently effortlessly beautiful — landscapes. Fifteen of Brown’s major works are described in full and illustrated with original plans, eighteenth-century pictures and modern photographs, showing the gardens’ development over the centuries to maturity. Having discussed Brown’s other works and appraised his astonishingly far-reaching influence, which transformed the English landscape and people’s perception of it, the author provides, finally, a gazetteer of Brown’s works. The information he provides for potential visitors includes, as far as possible, an appraisal of the present condition of each park, drawing attention to the dangers that road construction, agriculture, inappropriate planting and neglect present to these fine landscapes.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: turner lancelot england gardens landscape design capability architects architecture history 18th century english britain garden british isles country houses 0297787349 9780297787341
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In a Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor (£18.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701119772]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: 1961]

From the cover: “In A Summer Season is one of Elizabeth Taylor’s most subtle and satisfying novels. The theme is the love which grows between a young man, Dermot and Kate Heron, a wealthy charming widow. Their special relationship is strong enough to withstand pressures and criticism from without but there appears an enemy within which threatens to tear the marriage apart. In a moving and powerful climax Elizabeth Taylor reveals human loving to be the thing it is: tragic and often piercingly funny.

When this novel first appeared, the Sunday Times’ reviewer commented: ‘Elizabeth Taylor’s new novel swings, like the deftest weathercock, between humour, tragedy and ironic observation; most of it is quite exceptionally funny, and bright with the author’s acute susceptibilities… It would be hard to find a novel more consistently accomplished and entertaining’.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John Sergeant. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 220 pages. Tags: fiction english elizabeth taylor 0701119772
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Sexual Adjustment in Marriage by Henry Olsen (£18.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. 5cm closed tear to upper panel of DJ near tail of spine, other minor nicks although otherwise presentable.Description: Each of the sixteen main sections is divided into chapters, within which every topic discussed is numbered. Reference to any part of this book is thus extremely simple. 310pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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The Himalayan Woman by Rex L. & JONES, Shirley Kurtz Jones (£17.00)Publisher: Mayfield — 1976Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Card wraps a little scuffed. Book plate inside front cover. Small prior-owners stamp to ½ title. Internally bright and clean.Description: A study of Limbu women in marriage and divorce. In the Explorations in World Ethnology series. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 156pp. Index. Bibliography.
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James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth by Ronald Anderson & Anne Koval (£16.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719550270]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine and pulled at the top edges of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler’s life — of a witty, irascible dandy endlessly feuding with the establishment or anyone else who stood in his way — clouds the real extent of his artistic achievement. Now, for the first time ever, his art and life are brought together to recreate the extraordinary career of the man behind that myth.

From a youth in Tsarist Russia, an American military training at West Point and a Bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Millais, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Swinburne, Wilde and Mallarme mark him out as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century, and a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.

The many strands that make up Whistler’s personality form a complex and intriguing individual who sought to uphold a public persona often at variance with his private self. His life reflected the title of his only book, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, most notably in his libel suit against Ruskin. Plagued by doubts about his work, his sensitivity made him temperamental, He was often at odds with his family, and was rarely seen without a beautiful woman on his arm, until in his fifties he found happiness in a tragically short-lived marriage to Beatrice Godwin.

By examining Whistler’s life and work together with the impact his followers, collectors and friends made on his reputation after his death, Anderson and Koval show this most controversial and colourful artist to be one of the most remarkable men of his age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 544 pages. Tags: whistler james mcneill art movements the nineteenth century cosmopolitan artist artists united states biography courbet fantin latour rossetti manet monet degas baudelaire wilde and mallarme
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England Under the Stuarts by George Macaulay Trevelyan (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. A few marks to the case and spine (which many well clean up in fact) otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Blue cloth with title plate to slipcase, similar to spine with additional gilt titling. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". 503 pages. Tags: gloucester navigation donnington winstanley devonshire mandeville jacobitism invitation succession monopolies revolution harrington conference buckingham discipline deposition sunderland reputation toleration opposition chancellor episcopacy knighthood shrewsbury instrument zuylestein government abjuration winnington assessment dissenters archbishop settlement cottington fitzharris malplaquet portsmouth manchester importance lauderdale authorized recruiting commission commercial engagement tyrconnell indulgence blue-water nottingham puritanism uniformity
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Eye to Eye by Dr. Peter Marsh (£14.50)Publisher: Guild — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small nicks and a small scuff at the tail of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: An authoritative guide to interpersonal behaviour. It brings together some 27 experts from all over the world to explain, in clear, non-technical language, the complex ways in which we relate to and communicate with one another. Chapters examine the ramifications of physical appearance, body language, social skills, work relationships, family relationships, friends, marriage, childhood and many, many other aspects of human interaction. In all, 30 topics are covered in depth. Interspersed throughout are a number of charts, diagrams and practical tables. A lifespan profile arid a key-concept index can be found in the first few pages of this unique and beautifully presented book.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 256 pages. Tags: body language social skills relationships marriage interaction body language communicate communication appearance lifesyle lifespan human behaviour love hate
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Forward For England by Bobby Charlton (£14.50)Publisher: Pelham Books — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, minor loss at the spine ends and a 1" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “As a boy he had one ambition, to be a professional footballer and to play for England. He achieved not only this boyhood ambition but the footballer’s dream and the final accolade when England won the World Cup at Wembley on July 30th, 1966. From the coal-mining village of Ashington to becoming one of the greatest forwards England has ever produced has been a long, hard road and the journey makes a deeply compelling story. He rose to fame on the wave of sentiment which swept Europe following the tragic air disaster at Munich in 1958… a disaster which decimated the Manchester United team which had been so carefully moulded by Matt Busby. Since then Bobby has never faltered. He tells, with the help of Neil Burden-Smith, of his life, thoughts, of Manchester United, of three World Cups and what it was like to wear England’s white shirt and play with and against some of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. He also describes in detail those feverish weeks last summer when the World Cup competition gripped the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: czechoslovakia ceskoslovensky northumberland internazionale wolverhampton international middlesbrough winterbottom professional strzalkowski stringfellow huddersfield blanchflower mazurkieviez championship fotheringham schnellinger soendergaard substitutes bournemouth association northampton chamberlain goalkeepers southampton discovered' dermendjiev shepherdson footballers preliminary beckenbauer switzerland mcguinness schoolboys manchester kumpulampi sunderland canhoteiro shackleton eyzaguirre hodgkinson workington footballer gloucester lilleshall anderlecht birmingham bloomfield yugoslavia nottingham midlothian
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The 1r Gold by Tom Mackay (£14.50)Publisher: Strathen Books — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095274211X]Condition: Very Good. A pleasant copy of an uncommon book.Description: A romantic novel set on the Island of Mull.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 250 pages. Tags: technology tobermory crofter’s emigrated crofting marriage daughter crofters ardmore captain heiress finance evicted cleared dreams canada future crusty school modem farms sheep rocks house using make were from isle mull way for bay old the sea
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The Missolonghi Manuscript by Frederic Prokosch (£14.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491003609]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, rubbed slightly at the tips with a 1" closed tear to the leading edge of the lower panel. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Lord Byron of course spent the last months of his life in the village of Missolonghi in Greece, where he died, at the age of thirty-six, in 1824. The three notebooks that are here presented as the Missolonghi Manuscript are the memoirs of a dying man who has decided to review his whole life as honestly as possible for his own satisfaction.”Notes: Jacket designed by Ellen Raskin. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 338 pages. Tags: lord byron missolonghi greece childe harold affair with lady caroline lamb augusta leigh disastrous marriage travels italy countess guiccioli claire claremont liberation greece writer byronic archilochus literary analysis vaya byron manuscript
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Hemingway Adventure by Michael Palin (£14.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780297825289]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Small puncture to the centre of the upper panel, another faint dent to the centre of the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “One hundred years after the birth of Ernest Hemingway Michael Palin set out to discover the man behind the legend. Travelling through the forests and lakes of North Michigan to the First World War battlefields in Italy, from Paris to the sites of the Spanish Civil War, Michael Palin encounters unique events such as the running of the bulls in Pamplona and the infectious madness of the Fallas festival in Valencia. And in Cuba, bar-hopping, marlin fishing and daiquiris help unravel some of the myths surrounding Hemingway’s life. Full of Michael Palin’s usual wit and humour, this is a wonderful blend of adventure and travel writing at its very best.”Notes: Illustrated by Basil Pao (Photos.). Size: 10¾" x 7½". 255 pages. Tags: 20th action africa age also ambulance american and arms austria authors autobiography away bell biography boatmen brigade bullfighting cats century civil criticism cuba cuban depression drinking driving earth english ernest essays european fallas fame farewell festival film first fishing fly for fortune from fuentes gellhorn general gerald great gregorio hemingway hemingway's
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My Life as a Wife: Love, Liquor and What to Do About the Other Women by Elisabeth Luard (£14.00)Publisher: Timewell Press — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857252276]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper and a small nick to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “They met in the back offices of Private Eye. He was the proprietor, the man the press called the Emperor of Satire, who every girl in London wanted to date. She was the reluctant debutante, an art student, and the office typist. Their affair was secret, and passionate, and days at the office were followed by nights in her Pimlico flat. When things got tricky, she swapped London for Mexico. He followed and proposed. She was just twenty-one when they married.

Luard’s fascinating, witty and often brave memoir charts forty years of marriage to a man who was as cavalier and unreliable as he was charismatic and charming. Good-looking and athletic, with a keen intelligence and a deep understanding of and love for women, Nicholas Luard was also an absentee father, a philanderer, a wheeler-dealer whose numerous harebrained business schemes usually lost rather than made money, and ultimately a man whose love of the bottle was all-consuming. But while life with Nicholas was never going to be easy, it was also never going to be dull.

In My Life as a Wife, award-winning writer Elisabeth Luard tells the story of her life with this hugely glamorous and extraordinary maverick of a man. She traces their years spent together in London, Spain, France, the Hebrides and Wales, with four children, one of whom died tragically from AIDS. It is a journey littered with numerous eccentric friends and innumerable escapades, often staying just ahead of the bank, through to the grim days of her husband’s terrifying descent into alcoholism and insanity, his liver transplant and ultimately his death.

Yet this is a story of laughter and hope as well as sadness — the healing power of children, the comfort of the kitchen table, the delight of good food and the simple joy of making life work — written by a woman of spirit.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 309 pages. Tags: authors biography britain elisabeth family food great luard marriage nicholas spain spouses women writers
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The Old Testament And Modern Study by Edited by H. H. Rowley (£14.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with notable sunning and staining to the spine and some loss. Ex-library with usual marks. Text bright and tight.Description: The essays are all written by members of the Society for Old Testament Study, including three foreign scholars who are honorary members. The volume enables readers to understand the many diverse trends to be found amongst scholars today, when there is greater fluidity in Old Testament study than has been known for a long time.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 405 pages. Tags: old testament archaeology ancient east pentateuchal criticism prophetic literature psalms semitic epigraphy hebrew philology hebrew religion theology scientiarum fennicae anthropomorphism ecclesiasticus nebuchadrezzar deutero-isaiah christianity’s tetragrammaton foreknowledge transcendence understanding circumcision abrahamadmah allegorizing trito-isaiah relationship shear-jashub prophetesses commandments ecclesiastes associations lamentations resurrection christology patriarchal incarnation philistines soothsayers materialism jehoshaphat deuteronomy hagiographa composition immortality
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Being in Love: Practice of Christian Prayer by William Johnston (£13.00)Publisher: Collins — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002150867]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ rubbed at head of spine. Discreet school library stamp to ffep but no further marks. A nice copy overall.Description: In this book William Johnston addresses himself centrally to the question of the purpose of prayer. He argues that all who truly seek God must pray, for it is in prayer that we communicate with Him - and, more urgently, that "only prayer, and the activity that springs from prayer, can save our troubled generation from destruction".Notes: Size: 8vo Demy (22 x 14cm Approx.). 171 pages. Tags: transfiguration acknowledgments underprivileged reconciliation administration thanksgivings ascensiontide circumcision organization resurrection rogationtide presentation distribution professional annunciation intercession broadcasters thanksgiving commonwealth confirmation universities institution whitsuntide handicapped bartholomew remembrance occupations authorities passiontide preparation interregnum persecution magistrates stewardship forgiveness counsellors agriculture hymnsinging immigrants temptation discipline conference innocents' dedication revelation doxologies industrial conversion travellers generosity incurables
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Divided Loyalties by Patricia Scanlan (£13.00)Publisher: Bantam — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780593048726]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: The Cassidys' marriage is under pressure. Shauna wants another baby. Greg doesn't. She also has to endure her obnoxious in-laws, 'the Freeloaders', as her sister calls them. They arrive at her home at the drop of a hat, stay as long as they like, and eat and drink all around ' them without lifting a finger to help. Shauna's glad to be moving abroad. She'll be free of them at last. Or will she?Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 480 pages.
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Dusty Spring by Elizabeth Seifert (£13.00)Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a edgeworn and faded with much loss at head and tail. Bruised at head, tail and spine. Ffep excised.Description: A warm novel of the need for courage in everyday life and for deep tolerance between generations and between religious faiths. Kip, World War I hero, returns to the calmness of Sheridan, full of headstrong, impatient love for Rosalie. But, because of misunderstandings, that long-planned and fervently hoped for marriage never occurs, just as Doctor Fitzgerald can never marry tall, statuesque Vicky, because of her mother’s intolerance. Yet at the end, for a new generation after another war, there is hope that the mistakes of the past can be dissolved by courageous, unselfish love.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". 248 pages.
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Hermann Göring: Hitler Paladin or Puppet? by Wolfgang Paul (£13.00)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860199224]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, laminate lifting along 1" at the head of the upper panel. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This comprehensive and deeply researched biography charts his colourful career, which grew out of a luxurious upbringing and successful education to early achievements in the 1914-18 conflict, first as an infantry officer and winner of the Iron Cross for bravery, then as a fighter pilot, successor to von Richthofen, and the award of the Pour le Mérit. Noting that the inter-war years brought marriage into a wealthy Swedish family and early meeting with Hitler at Munich, the evidence is provided of the good impression Goring made on his future Führer. Was Hitler impressed by the military deeds and awards that he himself lacked? Did he misread Goring’s abilities? Was he correct in believing the man capable of high command only to find him wanting in the crisis days of World War Two.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 286 pages. Tags: Iron Cross Hitler Pour Mérit Führer Richthofen high command World War Two Nazi leaders Reichstag Mautemdorf Luftwaffe Carinhall Weimar Prussian
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Justice and Liberty: A Political Dialogue by G. Lowes Dickinson (£13.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled. Leans slightly. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Tanning to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1908]Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 229 pages. Tags: according aristocracy authority breeding collectivist communities comparison considered democracy distribution education equitable existing extent facts forms governmental guides ideals importance individualistic inducement inheritance institution interference labour marriage ochlocracy oligarchy political population possibility productivity quality regulating regulation relation rent society spirit types unregulated wages wealth
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The First Lady Diana: Lady Diana Spencer 1710-1735 by Victoria Massey (£13.00)Publisher: London House — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902809017]Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. This copy appears to be the editor’s own copy with many notes and corrections throughout the text, including pagination and layout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Lady Diana Spencer of Althorp and London, tall and beautiful, a lover of music and the arts, treasured by every handsome young aristocrat, earmarked for marriage to the Prince of Wales, damaged by the death of loved ones and destined to die at a tragically early age. Familiar story? Yes, but this Lady Diana, in a life which was, in so many ways, a mirror-image of that lived by the most recent holder of the title, died at 25 years of age in 1735.

The Diana of this deeply researched and truly empathetic biography was the grand-daughter of the Duke of Marlborough. Raised, after the death of her mother when she was only six years old, by a grandmother, she became a young bride for Lord John Russell, who inherited the title of Duke of Bedford.

In her early years Diana showed artistic and linguistic skills, benefiting from living in London — next door to Frederick Handel for a time — and enjoying the social richness of the capital and the great landowning families. The loss of her first child when he was just one day old, later miscarriages and a second loss of power and subsequent related death of her father were among the setbacks Diana suffered in her short life, lived with vigour and determination but wretchedly brief;

This biography will lead many new readers to study a dramatic and colourful period of British history through an intriguing woman whose life was so like that of her recent namesake.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: 9781902809014 biography autobiography 1710-1735 1710-1771 bedford john russell duke great britain lady marriage nobility diana spencer 1700 1800 victoria massey 1902809017 first editions firsts printings 1st
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