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The Farthing Poet. a Biography of Richard Hengist Horne 1802-84. a Lesser Literary Lion.

By: Blainey, Ann

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Longmans: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002728


Black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. (8) + 286 pp. Slight foxing to e/p's/page fore-edges. Long crease to front cover and small chips to head of spine and extremities. Stain to edge of front board, gilt titling to spine. NOT INSCRIBED, NOT PRICE CLIPPED. INTERNALLY CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 002728; 8vo View more info

Brandy de Jerez

By: Bobadilla, Vicente Fernandez De (English Version by John Pownall & Rafael Castillo Martinez)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Madrid, SIMPEI S.L. Madrid: 1994

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 108511


Jerez is best known of course for Sherry, but it has been a thriving brandy producing area for hundreds of years; the very best of their product can easily hold its head up in the company of the more celebrated cognacs and armagnacs. This book is alll about Brandy, It's History and Production in Jerez. Illustrated throughout in colour, and with examples of many different brands and manufacturers. There is a short section with recipes for using brandy, and cocktails to be... View more info

S'nellie's Welsh Fairy Tales

By: Boniface, Eleanor;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Newtown, Welsh Outlook Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108349


Blue cloth covered boards with illus of Welsh woman fishing/black titling to front cover, black titling to spine. No Dustjacket. Some 'speckling'/mottling/Stains to front/rear covers and the spine, corners and head/tail of spine bumped. Foxing to endpapers. Inner hinges split. Previous owners name/dedication written to front endpaper, and some biro prices and school name on the half title. A later owners' owners name/dedication written to the top and bottom blank areas o... View more info

The Illustrated History of Hungary From the Old Days Till Now (English Text)

By: Csorba, Csaba, Janos Estok and Konrad Salamon. (edited by Ilona Karadi and translation by Gabriella Baksa-Schon)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Budapest, Magyar Konyvklub: 2000

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 108514


Glossy Laminated Illustrated boards with an identically Illustrated paper dustjacket. A presentation note from 'Daisy' on the front blank free endpaper o/w No Inscriptions or Marks. 247 pp + (1). Illustrated throughout with almost 700 illustrations in full colour and some b/w, and with illustrations on every page. Maps. Written by renowned Hungarian Historians. A Very scholarly and attractively set out book for easy reference and readability for the researcher and 'lay' ... View more info

Four Weeks in May the Loss of "HMS Coventry" a Captain's Story

By: Dyke, David Hart

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108406


Grey boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine, in the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. (xxv) + (3) + 272 pp. Illustrated in full colour and b/w, including maps and diagrams, etc. "In March 1982, the guided-missile destroyer HMS Coventry was one of a small squadron of ships on exercise off Gibraltar...... By the end of April that year, she was sailing south in the vanguard of the Task Force towards the Falklands....... On 25 May, Coventry was atta... View more info

British Teapots and Tea Drinking 1700-1850. Illustrated from the Twining Teapot Gallery, Norwich Castle Museum

By: Emmerson, Robin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, HMSO, Norfolk Museum Service and Twinings: 1992

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 108475


Large format Heavy Thick 4to pictorial covered paperback. (xii) + 330 pages. (10-page bibliography). Illustrations in b/w. & with 24 colour plates. VG plus to Near Fine copy, with slight fading to spine and part of front cover, (as usual with this pale coloured background book unless kept in the dark! ) but all titling clear. With a small area to the page fore-edges that seems to have been guillotined slightly roughly! Looks to be Unread. From the rear cover: - "Tea-... View more info

Corneille and His Times

By: Guizot, M

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1852

Edition: Revised Edition UK

Seller ID: 8577


This is the Revised and Expanded Edition of this work (which was first published in 1813). In full leather with 5 Raised Bands to the spine and gilt decorated panels and banding. Burgundy Title label with gilt titling. The boards have 3 gilt lines and a corner finial, some rubbing/chaffing to the extremities/spine, and tho the top section of the spine appears to have been re-glued on close inspection, it's a very neat repair and is hardly noticable. Hinges secure. Overal... View more info

Military Breech Loading Rifles The Snider, the Martini-Henry and Boxer Ammunition

By: Majendre, Vivian Dering & Charles Orde Browne

Price: £58.00

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press.: 1973

Edition: Reprint of the 1870 Edn

Seller ID: 108428


Black Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine in the original publisher's decorated dustjacket, which has been protected in a clear book plastic cover by a former owner. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. Illustrated throughout in b/w. This is a New Edition - reprinting the original 1870 Edition and including New Photographs - "4 plates of modern photographs - showing the more important weapons discussed in the book." (8) + 129 + (iii) pp. One small brown spot... View more info

A Contemptible Little Flying Corps Being a Definitive and Previously Non-existent Biographical Roll of Those Warrant Officers, NCO's and Airmen Who Served ... Prior to the Outbreak of the First World War

By: McInnes, Ian & Jack V. Webb

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, London Stamp Exchange: 1991

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 108367


A slightly 'odd' edition as this book is bound in brick coloured 'rexine' covered boards with a b/w (non pictorial) photocopied/sellotaped dustwrapper. So I think that possibly it is bound from a set of 'offcuts', or is some form of 'Remainder' as o/w the book is internally fine, with all the correct information/publication details and has obviously never been used. Illustrated in b/w and with Line-Drawings. 518 pp. NO Inscriptions or marks. Overall an Excellent clean ti... View more info

Ystorya Bown De Hamtwn Cyfieithiad Canol Y Drydedd Ganrif Ar Ddeg O La Geste De Boun De Hamtone (The Story of Bevis of Hampton)

By: Watkin Morgan (Rhagymadrodd, Nodiadau, A Geirfa)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Caerdydd (cardiff), Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru: 1958

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 108448


"The Welsh Language Edition of the text preserved in the White Book of Rhydderch Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (c.1350-) with an introduction and notes. The text is a thirteenth-century translation of a lost Anglo-Norman 'La Geste de Boun de Hamtone'. It blends elements from romance, epic, folk-tales and saints' legends: the hero fights with dragons and Saracens, travels widely, and marries a (converted) princess. The story was widely popular all over Europe, and exists in ma... View more info

Writing the Future Lazamon's Prophetic History

By: Wickham-Crowley, Kelley M.

Price: £35.50

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108539


Dark Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The corners are sl. 'bumped'. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket." Dustjacket is Not clipped. (viii + (2) + 182 pp. Lazamon's Brut - a twelfth-century verse history of Britain from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the seventh-century Cadwalader - is the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest and also marks the first appearance of the Arthurian legends in English. Previous Brut sc... View more info