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Nell Gwyn, Beauclerk Charles
21 Beauclerk Charles Nell Gwyn
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2005 087113926X / 9780871139269 America First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
Nell Gywn tells the true- life Cinderella story of a common orange girl who rose from poverty to become one of the leading actresses of her day, and lifelong mistrss to the king. the d/w has a tear on the top corner and a smudge on the page edges.and usual rippling along the d/w edges. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, Beevor, Anthony
22 Beevor, Anthony The Mystery of Olga Chekhova
UK Viking 2004 0670915203 / 9780670915200 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This is the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist terror and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The top corner of the black boards is bumped and the D/W shows some shelf wear. there is a spot on the fore edge of the text block. A good tight copy 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Jolly Green Giant, Bellamy, David
23 Bellamy, David Jolly Green Giant
UK Century 2002 0712683593 / 9780712683593 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Here, in his own infectious style, David Bellamy tells the story of how he came to be one of Britain's best-loved botanist, campaigner and broadcasters. The text block is a little discoloured, and the D/J shows light shelf-wear with a small tear on the top front corner PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Nelson : The Commander, Bennett ,Geoffrey
24 Bennett ,Geoffrey Nelson : The Commander
Uk Batsford Ltd. 1972 0713412119 / 9780713412116 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Did Nelson really earn the fame and honour that history has heaped upon him? Did his strategy match his tactical skill? What were his qualities - as a sea commander. These are some of the questions to the author seeks an answer in this first full - length study to be written by a professional naval officer since Mahan's classic Life was published more than 70 years ago. There is some sun fading to the spine and the red page edges at the top, and some shelf wear to the base of the boards. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Untold Stories, Bennett, Alan
25 Bennett, Alan Untold Stories
UK Faber & Faber 2005 0571228305 / 9780571228300 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Untold Stories, is Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since ' Writing Home ' and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. Also included are his much - celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. This book is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The top of the text block has some light spotting. The D/W shows signs of light shelf -wear. A good clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE ; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
Richard II and the Revolution of 1399, Bennett, Michael.
26 Bennett, Michael. Richard II and the Revolution of 1399
UK Sutton Publishing Ltd 2006 0750946555 / 9780750946551 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This is the full-length study of the last years of Richard II's reign and the circumstances of his overthrow by Henry Bolingbroke in 1399. It reviews Richard's attempts to reassert his royal authority in the 1390's including his so-called 'tyranny' from 1397 to 1399.and sets them in the context of his personal anxieties and broader ambitions. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History, Best, Nicholas
27 Best, Nicholas Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History
UK Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 2005 0297846221 / 9780297846222 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Nicholas Best recreates the terrible tension and uncertainty of the naval campaign that led to one of the most famous sea fights in history. The author's original research draws on a wide range of eyewitnesses to craft a truly gripping minute-by-minute account of the most famous sea battle of all time. We have covered this book in a removable protective cover which will come with the book. A good , clean and tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love, Bevis Hillier
28 Bevis Hillier John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love
UK John Murray Publishers Ltd 2002 0719550025 / 9780719550027 2nd Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This book is the centrepiece of Bevis Hillier's sparkling trilogy, one of the most entertaining of biographies . Betjeman's loves and longings are described, as well as the beginning of his close and enduring friendship with Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. The d/w has rippling to the top edge front and back and light wear to the top front corner. A good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
Young Betjeman, Bevis Hillier
29 Bevis Hillier Young Betjeman
UK John Murray Publishers Ltd 1988 0719545315 / 9780719545313 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
John Betjeman became a national monument to equal any of those he described so delightfully. The most popular poet since Tennyson, knighted, Poet Laureate, commemorated in Westminster Abbey. When others were swept along by the jazz age, why was he drawn back to the Victorians? How , in Philip Larkin's phrase did he' become Betjeman'? There is light tanning to the text block edge and the d/w has some edge creasing and wear to the corners. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
Tudors, Bingham, Jane
30 Bingham, Jane Tudors
UK. Arcturus Publishing 2011 1848378025 / 9781848378025 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Pictorial covers Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
The Tudor monarchs ruled for nearly 120 years. This book tells their story, from the pivotal Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 when Richard III was killed and Henry VII took the crown, to 1603 when the ' virgin queen' Elizabeth I died without an heir . PLEASE NOTE: Economy shipping (2nd class) to World Zones 1 and 2 is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Walpole in powe, Black, Jeremy
31 Black, Jeremy Walpole in powe
UK Sutton Publishing Ltd 2001 075092523X / 9780750925235 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Robert Walpole was Britain's first prime minister and one of the great political figures of the eighteenth century. This study is essential reading for anyone interested in politics or the rich history of the period. With its fascinating parallels between Walpole's ministry and modern government, it will also appeal to those interested in current affairs. A good tight clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography., Blair, Cherie
32 Blair, Cherie Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography.
Uk Little, Brown 2008 1408700980 / 9781408700983 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
There is some shelf wear to the board edges an the D/J has creasing on the head and foot of the spine there is also a small tear on the head of the spine and there is wear to the top corners. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Complete Naturalist; A Life of Linnaeus, Blunt, Wilfrid
33 Blunt, Wilfrid Complete Naturalist; A Life of Linnaeus
UK HarperCollins Distribution Services 1971 000211142X / 9780002111423 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
This is a lively and enjoyable account of Linnaeus the man, of his adventures in the wilds of Lapland, of his family life and of his relations with his pupils, as well as of his epoch-making scientific achievements. The D/J is well worn on all its edges and down the spine. It has chips and tears to the spine head and base. The green boards and text block are in V/G order. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914, Bonham Carter, Mark. & Mark Pottle
34 Bonham Carter, Mark. & Mark Pottle Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914
UK Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 1996 0297816497 / 9780297816492 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Through these remarkable diaries and letters, published for the first time, the decade before the first world war- is seen from a unique ringside seat, social as well as political. Violet Bonham Carter is revealed as a diary and letter writer par excellence, recording a way of life in a world that was soon to disappear for ever. The d/j has crimping to its edges and light wear to the head of the spine. A good. clean and tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
They That Sow, Booth ,Mary Warburton
35 Booth ,Mary Warburton They That Sow
London Pickering & Inglis Hardcover Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 
This is the personal story of Mary Warburton Boot's missionary work in India.The book has faded green cloth boards and shows signs of shelf wear there is also a dedication in the fep.The D/J although in one piece is badly torn and chipped with pieces missing. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
36 Border Allan A Peep at the Poms
London Arthur Barker 1987 0213169460 / 9780213169466 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
Book and d/w in v/g condition and is not price clipped. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Armoured Guardsmen : A War Diary, June 1944-April 1945, Boscowen, Robert
37 Boscowen, Robert Armoured Guardsmen : A War Diary, June 1944-April 1945
UK. Leo Cooper Ltd. 2001 0850527481 / 9780850527483 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Armoured Guardsmen is a stirring story of front line action with the Coldstream Guards as they fight their way through North West Europe during the final year of the war. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Botham Head on The Autobiography, Botham Ian
38 Botham Ian Botham Head on The Autobiography
Ebury Press. 2007 0091921481 / 9780091921484 5th Printing. Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 
Sir Ian Botham voted the greatist english cricketer of the 20th century by the fans,was a geuine all rounder who ,when on form was simply unstoppable.this is a 5th impression in hard covers which is in fine condotion as is the D/W 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Gordon Brown., Bower Tom
39 Bower Tom Gordon Brown.
UK Harper/ Collins Ltd 2004 000717540X / 9780007175406 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The D/J has a small tear to the top corner on the back and rippling to the head and foot of the D/J. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Blind Eye to Murder: Britain, America, and the Purging of Nazi Germany--A Pledge Betrayed, Bower, Tom
40 Bower, Tom Blind Eye to Murder: Britain, America, and the Purging of Nazi Germany--A Pledge Betrayed
UK. Andre Deutsch Ltd 1981 0233972927 / 9780233972923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The victorious alliance whose armies occupied Germany in 1945 was in an unprecedented position. Having proclaimed their struggle as a crusade against evil, they were committed to avenging the crimes of the Nazis and to the creation of a more just society. Sadly, although the rhetoric of British and American leaders had promised much, it was not supported by preparation or organisation. The author shows how quickly the crusade against the Nazis soon collapsed in the post-war years to be replaced by realpolitik. The black boards show shelf ware on the edges. The text block shows spotting on the page egdes. tThe DJ also shows light shelfware. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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