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Bound in marbled boards with a note from the publisher included: "With the author's compliments." The note is pro forma, but the words "the author's" have been handwritten in pencil. Lubbock's only novel, which Wharton privately criticized in a…

A memoir recounting Lubbock's childhood days at Earlham Hall, the home of his maternal grandparents in Norfolk. The book was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1922.

The volume includes a handwritten note from the publisher, Jonathan…

2005_047_1528 copy.pdf
Cover is worn with a faded gold seal. Title page is torn and and discolored in the lower right corner. Illustrated.

2005_047_1169 copy.pdf
New edition, in one volume, featuring forty illustrations. Frontispiece includes reproduction of photograph by Messrs. Bourne and Shepherd. Quoted underneath is, “FIELD-MARSHAL LORD ROBERTS, V.C. From a photograph by Messrs. Bourne and …

This book follows the history of Chatham through the lens of a biography of Pitt.

This is one book is a series called the Twelve English Statesmen. The man this book pays attention to is William Pitt the Elder, Ist Earl of Chatham. He was a very…

Charles Holme (editor); features illustrations; contains inscription from unknown author that reads: "Edith from Simon 1936"

Ramsden speculates that the inscription may have come from the artist Simon Bussy, who was Wharton's neighbor at Hyère…

First Series in a total of four; fourth edition

Signed by Charles Scribner and bound in black leather with embossed gold lotuses.
Several marked sections.

Second Edition. Contains illustrations. Decorative gilt cloth. Octavo.
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