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The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs.
1 The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs.
UK. The Folio Society 1975 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
As with all monarchs who rule as well as reign, the gap between the public and private lives of the Tudors is a narrow one.The marriages of Henry VIII and the courtships of Elizabeth were affairs of state; just as the business of government was, in part, a matter of the sovereign's domestic routine. The selection of documents presented here is intended to reflect some of these aspects. This book is without its slipcase. PLEASE NOTE: International economy shipping to world zones 1 and 2 and is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
The Life of Thomas More, Ackroyd, Peter
2 Ackroyd, Peter The Life of Thomas More
UK Chatto & Windus 1998 1856197115 / 9781856197113 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the ' man for all seasons '. In this remarkable biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexling than that of any previous account. There is a previous owners signature to the half-title page. There is a small indentation on the rear hardcover and D/J and the top rear corner of the D/J has a small tear. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
Admiral Collingwood, Adams max
3 Adams max Admiral Collingwood
london weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 029784640X / 9780297846406 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
book in v/g condition Nelsons own hero. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Gandhi Naked Ambition, Adams, Jad
4 Adams, Jad Gandhi Naked Ambition
UK. Quercus 2010 1849162107 / 9781849162104 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
A concise, elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth -century history, ' Gandhi' lays bare the achievements, philosophy and legacy- both political and spiritual - of a man whose life may truly be said to have changed the world. There is a light staining to the corner of the front panel of the D/W. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle, Adkins, Roy A.
5 Adkins, Roy A. Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle
UK. Little, Brown & Company 2004 0316725110 / 9780316725118 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. 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: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Life of John Rushworth: Earl Jellicoe, Admiral Sir R.H Bacon.
6 Admiral Sir R.H Bacon. The Life of John Rushworth: Earl Jellicoe
UK Cassell & Co Ltd 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Jellicoe was through and through a sailor. Descent, family tradition, early associations and training, all combined to concentrate his mind upon the navy. It is therefore fitting that this biography was written by a friend and fellow officer. The blue board covers shows light shelf wear with a bump at the top rear corner and the pages have foxing. There are also several pull-out maps, charts and plans. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
7 Alexander, Caroline The Endurance
london Bloomsbury 1999 0747546703 / 9780747546702 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
All about Shackletons legendary Antarctic expedition 
Price: 14.00 GBP
 
 
Eisenhower: The President:  Vol 2, Ambrose, Stephen. E.
8 Ambrose, Stephen. E. Eisenhower: The President: Vol 2
U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1984 0671499017 / 9780671499013 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This is the second and concluding volume of Stephen ambrose's biography of Eisenhower. This definitive and sometimes critical work is the culmination of twenty years of research by one of the editors of the Eisenhower papers. The spine is lightly faded and the text block as heavy spotting to the head and there is light foxing to the inside of the DJ. please note; standard shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea, and will take between 60 and 90 days. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
9 Andrews, Allen The Follies of King Edward V11
London Lexington Press 1975 0904312151 / 9780904312157 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 
spine of cover lightly faded not price clipped.Slight foxing on end papers 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
An Artist in Italy, Armfield, Maxwell
10 Armfield, Maxwell An Artist in Italy
UK. Methuen & Co Ltd 1926 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book is all about the authors experiences has he travels and paints his way through Italy. The text is accompanied by sixteen illustrations painted by the author. The boards and spine are dirty and stained and the text block is a little grubby, it is also has rough cut pages. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and my take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster, Attenborough, David
11 Attenborough, David Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster
UK Domino Books Ltd 2002 0563534613 / 9780563534617 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Amused and amusing, the working memoirs of one of the most influential, admired and best - liked figures in English television. When 26, he applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - and was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application and asked, would he like to try television? He would and 50 years later he is still at it. Elegantly told, often funny, here is his story. The D/W as been priced clipped. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Bradley (Great Generals)., Axelrod, Alan
12 Axelrod, Alan Bradley (Great Generals).
U.S.A. Palgrave Macmillan 2008 0230600182 / 9780230600188 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this book, Alan Axelrod applies insight and skillful attention to detail to the life, strategy, and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today. 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: 15.00 GBP
 
 
13 Bannister, Roger Twin Tracks: The Autobiography
UK The Robson Press 2015 184954686X / 9781849546867 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this frank memoir,Sir Roger Bannister tells the full story of the talent and dedication that made him not just one of the most celebrated athletes of the last century but also a distinguished doctor, neurologist and one of the nation's best-loved public figures. A good,clean tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Freyberg: Churchill's Salamander, Barber, Laurie; Tonkin-Covell, John
14 Barber, Laurie; Tonkin-Covell, John Freyberg: Churchill's Salamander
Uk Random House New Zealand Ltd 1990 1869410521 / 9781869410520 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Freyberg is a fascinating study of New Zealand's most famous general during his most consequential years 1941-1945. With the declassification of intelligence material, used particularly in Crete and Mareth, Freyberg's command capability can be seen in a new light. This book contradicts previous accounts that question Freyberg's competence and describe him as cautious. The Authors examine Freyberg's battle plans and explain why he deserved to be called the "Salamander of the British Empire ". There is light wear to the top of the D/W. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses, Barber, Richard. ( Editor)
15 Barber, Richard. ( Editor) The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses
UK. Folio Society 2001 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book is about the letters and communications of the Paston Family during the period of the War of the Roses . This book does not have a slipcase. There is a little wear to the base of the boards. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
Reluctctant Pioneer the Life and Elizabeth Wordsworth, Battiscombe Georgina
16 Battiscombe Georgina Reluctctant Pioneer the Life and Elizabeth Wordsworth
London Constable and Co Ltd 1978 0094612005 / 9780094612006 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7 
Elizabeth Wordsworth deserves to be held in rememberance not only for her great achievments in the cause of women's education but also as a gifted,original and supremely entertaining personality.This is a First Ed hardback book in V/G condition, the D/W as some small nick's and is slightly rippled along the top but is still V/G. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
17 Beattie, Doug An Ordinary Soldier: Afghanistan: A Ferocious Enemy. A Bloody Conflict. One Man's Impossible Mission
UK. Simon & Schuster Ltd 2008 1847373763 / 9781847373762 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This is a thrilling, modern war story. Visceral yet intelligent. Action packed but also emotional. Beattie never shrinks from portraying the horrors of war and his role in them, but the maturity of voice and heartfelt honesty sets this book apart from other military memoirs. This book offers an insight into the mission in Afghanistan and , crucially, the relationship between British troops and the Afghans they serve alongside. It demands to be read. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
Nell Gwyn, Beauclerk Charles
18 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
19 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
20 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
 
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