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Entertaining Eric Letters from the Home Front 1941-44

By: Wells, Maureen

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Imperial War Museum: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002373

ISBN: 0901627410

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


NO INSCRIPTIONS. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Silver titling to spine, pictorial wraps. 176 pp. with a portrait, photographs, and other small line drawings in the text. with 2 cartoons by Marc,To keep up his morale during World War II, the author wrote more than 300 amusing letters to her Australian boyfriend while he was posted to the Middle East, describing her life as a billeting officer, and her life in the Wrens as courier delivering secret messages and as a stoker. CLEAN T... View more info

De Gaulle . A Political Biography Enlarged and Updated

By: Werth Alexander

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1966

Edition: New US Edition (Enlarged and Updated)

Seller ID: 110167

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The present American Edition is an Enlarged and Updated version of this book that originally appeared in England in October 1965 - the whole final chapter has been especially re-written so as to include the crucial story of the French Presidential Election of December 1965. Black cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover. Very slight 'rubbing' to the titling. In the Original Publisher's decorated dustjacket. Some blue staining to the d/j's rear c... View more info

John Wesley in Wales 1739-1790. Entries from His Journal and Diary Relating to Wales. Edited, with an Introduction, by A. H. Williams

By: Wesley John; Williams A. H. (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112523

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Dark Green Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated/pictorial dustjacket. Despite its status as an Ex-Library copy there are NO Library markings to the outside of the covers or dustjacket. Inside on the front endpapers are some traces of removed labels, a 'Discarded' stamp and a small (1.75 cm in diameter) round library stamp. The rear endpaper also has one small circular library stamp and 'Stack 8/91' stamped/written on. A smal... View more info

C. S. Lewis the Boy Who Cronicled Narnia. a Biography

By: White, Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Abacus: 2005

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 106457

ISBN: 0349116253

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Appears unread, NO PRICE CLIPPED, NO INSCRIPTIONS, 268pp, black/white illus, "...revealing account of Lewis's life, acclaimed biographer Michael White shows how his complex persona...and the tragedies of his life led him to create one of the best loved series of books yet written." EXCELLENT COPY, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 106457; 8vo View more info

The Years of the Sky Kings

By: Whitehouse Arch

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 110305

Condition: Very Good- in Fine dust jacket


Grey boards with red titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. The covers have a couple of small marks, old thin lines of sellotape glue only, (? These may be able to be removed). The top and bottom page edges are lightly foxed - negligible. No Inscriptions or Marks. 334pp. Apart from the sellotape and slight foxing this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. "The Story of the pl... 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

ISBN: 0708317146

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

SAAT: The Native Slave-Boy of Khartoum. One of Sir Samuel Baker's Expedition to the Albert Nyanza

By: Wilkinson, The Right Rev. Bishop

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108740

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Original red cloth binding with black lettering, and black vignette of the little slave boy to the front board. Very good copy with a little general wear to the boards which are slightly marked here and there and has some spotting on the rear board, but overall VG minus. 74 pp + 6 pages of the SPCK publisher's book adverts. A b/w frontispiece line drawn illustration of Khartoum, and b/w decorative chapter headpieces. The book has a printed dedication from the Bishop on t... View more info

John Frost. A Study in Chartism.

By: Williams David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press Board: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113050

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's (brick-red) cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. The base colour to the spine is very lightly sunned/faded but all lettering/titling is still clear and bright. A couple of small (? Ink) spots above the title. Internally the front free endpaper and half title have some foxing spotting but the rest of the book completely free of any marks/foxing. No Inscriptions or Marks. (14) + 355 pp. Black and white portrait frontispiec... View more info

Transit over Roadways, Waterways and Railways in its Relation to the Commercial Development of the Country, with a Special Reference to the County of Glamorgan (Transit and Commerce Illustrated)

By: Williams W. E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Swansea, South Wales Daily Post: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113112

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In the original black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front board. Base colour to the spine and edges of the boards faded slightly, but not the lettering. There is a small split (1cm) to the foot of the edge of the spine and a couple of small chips to the top of the spine. The corners are lightly bumped, but the bottom front corner is more heavily bumped with a little loss to the cloth. Overall the boards are Very Clean and Tight. All Hinges Secure... View more info

Atgofion Am John Pugh . Sylfaenydd Symudiad Ymosodol Y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd

By: Williams, Annie Pugh

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer: (1944)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112283

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Welsh Language Text. Grey paper boards with black titling on a white cloth spine. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are light speckle marks to the boards and the former owner has written their name and date in blue ink to the front free-endpaper. There are NO other inscriptions or marks. 68 pp. Illustrated with one b/w frontispiece of John Pugh. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure,' Very Good Plus' copy. "The Calvinistic Methodist minister John Pugh (18... View more info

Carmarthen (Ottakar's Local History)

By: Williams, Dominic (compiled by)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Stroud, Tempus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113198

ISBN: 0752426702

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


This copy is SIGNED by Two of the Contributors to the book with Two ink Signatures above the half-title - W. L. Davies (Author of 'Growing up in Carmarthen') and Marion Davies (Author of 'Rees Davies'). In the original publisher's FINE unmarked pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. As New apart from a former owner's small gold name and address sticker on the corner of the reverse of the front cover. Internally Fine. 128 pages. Illustrated throughout in b/w with... View more info

Some Studies of Elizabethan Wales (SIGNED Copy)

By: Williams, E. Roland

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Newtown, The Welsh Outlook Press: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113160

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Presented and SIGNED by the Author on the front free endpaper. In the original bluey cloth bound boards with (faded) gilt titling to the spine (titling is readable but not bright). As always with this title the blue cloth has faded to all surfaces and particularly to the spine and edges. A light 'ring' mark on the front board. The corners are lightly 'bumped' but NO damage and All hinges are tight and overall the covers are sound and tight. Good Plus. No dustjacket. Firs... View more info

Parting Mist A Recollection (Signed Copy - with a Letter from His Wife)

By: Williams, Harold Edgar

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Swansea, Published By the Author (Harold E. Williams): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 110071

ISBN: 0953794806

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Very minor creasing to the covers - but negligible. SIGNED by the Author "With Every Good Wish. Harold E. Williams. March 2000". There is also a (loose) letter enclosed from the Author's wife thanking the buyer for buying the book for her parents, and on the blank reverse of the front cover a note " From Sian Easter 2000". Apart from this there are No other Inscriptions or ... View more info

Syr John Morris-Jones 1864-1929

By: Williams, John Lasarus

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Llyfrau Lleiniog, John L. Williams (Printed By O. Jones, Llangefni): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108776

ISBN: 0952526727

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's sage green, printed black, pictorial card covers. Slight rubbing to the very tips of the corners. There is a former owner's name and date to the foot of the half-title. 78 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white. TEXT IN WELSH. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. "Sir John Morris-Jones: - Born Oct. 17, 1864, Llandrygarn, Anglesey, Wales. Died April 16, 1929, Bangor, Caernarvonshire. Teacher, scholar,... View more info

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A Wider Sky (SIGNED Copy TOGETHER with a Loose Initialled PRINT of a Horseman)

By: Williams, Kyffin

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Llandysul, ( Dyfed ) Wales, UK, Gomer Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114015

ISBN: 0863837573

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


A SIGNED 1st Edition, 1st Impression, copy, which ALSO INCLUDES a loose (8vo = book sized) initialled print of a (Patagonian? ) horseman on a folded sheet of paper, identical to the paper the book is printed on - the image is the one as printed on the title page of the book, but larger. I am unsure as to whether the initials are printed or ink - they are a different colour to the print? . In Tan cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The book in the ... View more info

Glamorgan Historian Volume Eight (8)

By: Williams, Stewart

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barry, Glamorgan, Stewart Williams Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113065

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


No Date (c 1970/72 ? ) Tan Brown Textured cloth boards, with Bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Dustjacket NOT Price clipped. Internally Excellent BUT the endpapers (both ends) are printed on pretty low grade paper, hence these pages only have browned considerably and slightly affected the following and the previous pages respectively ONLY. 224pp. 59 b & w illustrations, incl. Photos, maps, plans, drawings an... View more info

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Private Presses with Special Reference to Wales.

By: Williams, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The London School of Printing: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113769

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


"with examples of woodcuts produced by the Gregynog press." Fine greyish card covers, title in black on the front cover. Sewn binding. NO Inscriptions NO marks. Clean, Tight and Bright. An Attractive title page in a brown border with a small vignette view of Hafod House, 16 pp. (12 pp text + 4 pp b/w Gregynog woodcuts with 6 illustrations by Blair Hughes Stanton; Agnes Miller-Parker; Horace Walter Bray and Robert Ashwin Maynard). Illustrated in b/w. Slight traces... View more info

America and Freedom . Being the Statements of President Wilson on the War

By: Wilson, Woodrow (President) & with A Preface by Viscount Grey

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. & the Athenaeum Literature Dept.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111222

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's grey card covers with black lettering to the spine and front cover. The former owners' name and date (21st Oct /17) are in old ink near the top right corner of the front cover. There are a few light marks and some wear to the head/tail of the spine but overall the covers are sound and tight. Paper uniformly browning with age, and lots of pencil underlining/pencil notes inside, which can be removed with patience. (xv) + 76 pp. Preface by Rt. Ho... View more info

From a Chair in the Sun The Life of Ethel Turner

By: Yarwood, A.T.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108689

ISBN: 0670837172

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Brown boards with bright white titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. Now protected in a clear plastic cover. First Edition with the correct number string - 10, 9, 8,7,6, 5,4,3,2,1. White endpapers printed with Ethel Turner Ex Libris book plate. The book may lack the half-title, there is a leaf missing - but I 'm not quite sure whether it was a half title or just a blank leaf? . Its loss is hardly notica... View more info

Susie Cooper . An Elegant Affair

By: Youds, Bryn & Earl Beesley

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112033

ISBN: 0500278881

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are some smudge/scratch marks to the covers and a tear to the bottom of the spine. There is a small brown mark to the title page, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 80 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Pattern Lists; Shapes; Back Stamps; Glossary; Acknowledgments. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "This book... View more info