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A Victorian Young Lady

By: Askwith, Betty

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Salisbury, Michael Russell Publishing Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003367

ISBN: 0859550613

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine of dustwrap faded, marks to bottom of spine where library no's removed. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Brown boards, gilt titling to spine, clean and bright. No marks, head/tail of spine slightly bumped. 155pp. Illustrated in black and white. Ex lib stamp to bottom of page edges, 2 ink lines to top of page edges. Otherwise internally CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 003367; Ex-Library Usual stamps/marks; 8vo View more info

Sarah Bernhardt A French Actress on the English Stage

By: Aston, Elaine

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Oxford, Berg Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47805

ISBN: 0854960198

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Ex- Library with relatively minimal library markings. (ix) + 173 pp. Illustrated in b/w. No underlining; no highlighting and overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. 'As a repository of factual information about the French and English theatres of the period 1870-1914 ... Dr Aston's book is invaluable.' . "As... View more info

Jane Austen . A Life

By: Austen, Jane; David Nokes

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112149

ISBN: 1857024192

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are smudge/scratch marks to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xiv) + 578 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Notes; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "In this new biography of Jane Austen, ... View more info

Mission to Tashkent

By: Bailey, F. M.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2005

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 110903

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Protected in a Burgundy slipcase which has very slight/smudges scratches that can only be seen if held up to the light. Decorated paper boards with bright gilt titling on a burgundy cloth spine. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxiii) + 269 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. Two Appendices; Epilogue; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "Colonel F. M. Bailey, whose ... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former... View more info

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE and the Nursing Legacy

By: Baly Monica E.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, CROOM HELM: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition Paperback

Seller ID: 49033

ISBN: 0709949464

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1ST Pbk Edition. 8vo. Lacks front free endpaper and rear e/p, o/w Excellent copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Wine Bird (SIGNED Copy)

By: Barnie, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Llandyssul, Cardigan, South Wales UK, Gomer Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113426

ISBN: 1859025528

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


SIGNED presentation copy - Signed by the Author on the Title page. Correct title is 'THE WINE BIRD' and NOT 'The Winebird' - as Amazon have it listed! Together with a loose postcard, hand-written and also Signed by the Author. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. 56 pps. " A collection of 19 short fiction works presenting portraits of various lonely characters, their hopes and fears, and their individuality while facing l... View more info

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The Death Ray Man. The Biography of GRINDELL MATTHEWS Inventor and Pioneer

By: Barwell Ernest H. G.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114934

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


A former owner has decided to 'restore' this copy - in clean orangy-red cloth boards ('restored' by adding orange colour to patches/edges! ). Apart from this the covers are sound, tight and clean. All hinges tight. In the original publisher's dustjacket - 'restored' to the hilt with a thin masking tape (! ) to the reverse and overlapping the edges to the front, then colouring in where repaired, etc, etc. However, having said all that, this former owner has retained the e... View more info

The Evening Rise . Fifty Years of Fly Fishing

By: Bateman H. M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111105

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


'Brick' coloured boards with bright silver-gilt titling, and fish decoration to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial, Bateman illustrated, dustjacket. At some point the edges of this book have been near to somewhere damp and the top fron and rear edge of the book shows a little former exposure to damp - ie: slight darkening/discolouration but overall the books' covers are VG. The dustjacket has suffered the same fate and a former owner has internally strength... View more info

The Price Guide to Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Pottery . Including Staffordshire Figures and Commemorative Wares. Second Edition with New Prices

By: Battie, David & Michael Turner

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1987

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 111967

ISBN: 1851490094

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some slight edge-wear and smudge marks to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 243pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Three Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fin... View more info

Glen Baxter, His Life . The Years of Struggle

By: Baxter, Glen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000315

ISBN: 0500013071

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated Boards as Issued. Fine Unmarked Copy/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated boards - cartoons in color and black and white with black spine lettering. No dust wrap - as issued. Coloured decorated e/p's Unpaginated, printed on quality heavyweight paper and illustrated with colour and black/white cartoons by Baxter. Glen Baxter writes the story of his early years in his own inimitable style. Here is a compelling and poignant tale of a young boy growing up in ... View more info

The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley

By: Beardsley, Aubrey;

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111988

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. (14) + 174 plates. Illustrated with b/w line drawings. List of Dover Books on Art. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "These drawings mark the apex of one of the most unusual careers in art history." Please note that at the time of listing, I also have 'The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley' for sale so please enquire if intere... View more info

Leonardo's Rules of Painting An Unconventional Approach to Modern Art.

By: Beck, James.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Phaidon: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110230

ISBN: 0714820563

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some minor fading to the base colour of the spine, but all lettering, etc, is clear and bright. Internally there is a gift note on the inside of the front cover giving the book to the former owner who was Arthur Giardelli the (late) Artist. There are 2 lines only of Arthurs' pencil notes in the blank margins of the text (disagreeing with the Author at that point). 104 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Cont... View more info

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The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett. Volume I. (Volume One). WAITING FOR GODOT

By: Beckett, Samuel & (edited by Dougald McMillan and James Knowlson)

Price: £210.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114888

ISBN: 0571145434

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


In the original black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The covers are very clean and tight - all hinges secure - the edges and the corners are sharp and crisp, & this is an EXCELLENT copy. In the original publishers' decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is FINE and Complete, without any tears or nicks, and is not price-clipped (Original price £75.00) . The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and loo... View more info

Soldier's Glory . Being ' Rough Notes of an Old Soldier '

By: Bell, Major General Sir George ( Arranged and Edited By His Kinsman Brian Stuart )

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell and Sons Ltd: 1956

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111548

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth boards, Very dulled gilt titling to spine, spine and tips of the corners of boards slightly faded, head/tail of spine lightly bumped. No dustjacket - BUT the former owner has made his own d/j by using a clear library plastic cover then photocopying, in b/w, the title, author, the publisher and the original text from the d/j flaps (where from I have no idea? ) and this has protected the book. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Page fore edges lightly, but uniformly, browning. A l... View more info

An Historian in the 20th Century: Chapters in Intellectual Autobiography

By: Beloff, Max

Price: £11.00

Publisher: New Haven, U. S. A., Yale University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109141

ISBN: 0300057431

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Red boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. No Inscriptions or other Marks. 138 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. " Max Beloff, one of Britain's most distinguished historians, here offers an account of the relationship between history and politics in the 20th century as seen from the perspective of his professional life. Lord Beloff opens the... View more info

Edvard Munch.

By: Benesch, Otto

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Phaidon Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003372

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


with 89 illustrations including 23 in full colour. Translated by Joan Spencer. Spine of dustwrap faded, edges torn and chipped, (internally repaired) NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Extremities of boards dusty, small label with library number on front board, corners and head/tail of spine bumped. Colour frontispiece. 143pp. notes, bibliography, list of collections. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was the only Scandinavian artist to gain w... View more info

Memoirs of Mr John Tobin Author of the Honey-Moon with a Selection from His Unpublished Writings.

By: Benger

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 61239

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Good/No d/w. First Edition. EX-LIBRARY Usual stamps and marks. Ex-library Binding. Label on front pastedown. Foxing to half-title and title page. Writing on the title page. John Tobin (1770- 1804) , dramatist. "From 1789 Tobin had devoted all his spare time and energy to dramatic composition. His talent was essentially imitative, but he imitated now Sheridan, now the Elizabethans, and now Gay or Foote, with remarkable taste and ingenuity. Superior, however, as was h... View more info

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A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.

By: Benn George

Price: £545.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co. ,: 1877/80

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113607

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast...' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in plac... View more info