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Image for 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.

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 places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver ... View more info

I Sang in My Chains . Essays and Poems in Tribute to Dylan Thomas

By: Bennett, Gilbert; Eryl Jenkins & Eurwen Price (edited by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Probably Swansea?, Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111778

ISBN: 0954583906

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy decorated card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some light 'smudging' to the covers from sitting on a shelf and being handled but only seen if held up to the light - negligible - o/w Near 'As New'. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (viii) + 135 pp. Authors and the Essays/Articles/Poems include: - 'Memoirs' - Aeronwy Thomas; 'Portrait of a Friend' - Gwen Watkins; 'A Sweet Union' ? : 'Dylan Thomas and Post-War American Poetry' - M. Wynn Thomas & Daniel Williams; 'Drowning' (Poem) -Aeronwy Thomas; 'Not in Rolph, Not in Maud: Byways in the Bibliography of Dylan Thomas' -... View more info

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Howell Harris and the Dawn of Revival

By: Bennett, Richard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan, Evangelical Press of Wales, Bryntirion: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 114739

ISBN: 185049035X

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


New Edition 1987 with a Revised Bibliography, and an added Index. FINE Unused copy in the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Smooth, uncreased spine. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Looks unread. Introduction By D. M. Lloyd-Jones. 210 pp + 2 pp Adverts. An Excellent 'As New' copy. See Images. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

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STACKPOLE and the BENNIONS. Being the Autobiography of John E. Bennion. Edited by Roscoe Howells. (Signed by 'Young John', John E. Bennion's Son)

By: Bennion, John E. ; Roscoe Howells (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Gomerian Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114655

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Bound in grey cloth boards, titled in black, with some stains to the rear cover. In a slightly discoloured, scratched, rubbed and chipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks much better. Internally some tan coloured offsetting to the endpapers. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by 'John Bennion' who was the son of the author. This copy came from library of the late Editor, Roscoe Howells. 159 pp. Illustrated in b/w with 10 full page plates. The story of John E. Bennion and his family farming in Pembrokeshire at Stackpole.... View more info

Studies in Mediaeval (Medieval) Painting

By: Berenson, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New Haven, A Da Capo Paperback: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110435

ISBN: 0306800101

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. The Covers have some edge wear and there is some foxing to the page edges. Otherwise No Inscriptions or Marks. (xxii) + 148pp. Illustrated in b/w . Index of Names; Index of Places. Apart from the edge wear, etc, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright 'VG' copy. " This collection of eight famous essays brings the light of Berenson's scholarship to some neglected figures of early Byzantine and Medieval Art." ; 4to 11" - 13" small View more info

The Life of Henry Moore

By: Berthoud, Roger

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7675

ISBN: 0571147828

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Ex- Library with the usual library markings. One repaired page internally. 465 pp. Illustrated in b/w throughout in sections. Some uniform browning to page fore-edges and creeping into the pages. Overall a Clean, Tight and Sound copy. ; Ex-Library; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 465 pages View more info

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Who are the Welsh? and Other Essays

By: Bevan John, Rhys

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Western Mail Limited: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113410

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Thick Grey card covered booklet, clean but with discoloured edges, and centrally stapled. 8 1/2" tall. Staples rusted. 45 pages. Foxing (light brown spotting) and light dust to page edges, and light foxing to some of the pages/inner gutters, but Overall a generally clean and tight copy. No Inscriptions or other Marks. Apart from the Title essay 'Who are the Welsh? ', other Essays in the book are Welsh related : - The Romance of the Romance (Welsh Literature) ; Taffy was a Thief (Welsh Pirates) ; The Welsh Long-bow; Tooth and Nail ( The Welsh Diet). See images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Howell Harris's Visits to Pembrokeshire

By: Beynon, Rev Tom (Transcribed and edited by)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The Cambrian News Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113819

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This copy comes from the family/relatives of the Rev Tom Beynon. Black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Gilt titling to front board and to spine (slightly rubbed on the spine but still bright - see images). NO Dustjacket. Boards very lightly rubbed, a few very light marks, head/tail of spine, and corners slightly 'bumped' from storage - all pretty negligible and overall the covers are Very Good. Now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG/Near Fine. A (gift) note in Welsh on front free endpaper. (ix) + (1) + 332 pp. Black and white... View more info

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Towards the Light

By: Bibby, Joseph (and Others)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Liverpool, J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114385

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Slightly smaller that a 'Bibby's Annual' - but definitely from the same family - the format is the same. Brilliantly colour printed to both sides of the stiff illustrated card covers. The covers have a little edgewear / rubbing / creasing but no tears, and this is a complete and a lovely example of this early 1930s publication. Sewn binding, though oddly there is a 'rust' spot in the inner gutter, maybe the twine used rusted slightly? Measures c 13" x 9 1/2". The delightful and stylised illustrations to the covers (4 sides) are by Edmund J. Sullivan. With many other very detailed, full... View more info

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The Life of Henry Prince of Wales, Eldest Son of King James 1. Compiled Chiefly from His Own Papers, and Other Manuscripts, Never before Published.

By: Birch Thomas

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, G. Faulkner, in Essex Street,: 1760

Edition: First Irish Edition

Seller ID: 113027

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This Dublin first edition is same year as the London first edition. Contemporary full calf - sound but with some damage to the leather. There is a 1" split/loss to the front top inner hinge, the rear bottom hinge is splitting (0.75") and the leather generally is scratched/marked/rubbed with some patches surface rubbed or completely missing the leather. The spine has 7 gilt bands (not raised) and a (chipped) burgundy leather Title label lettered in gilt. Overall the hinges are Tight and the covers sound - the spine looks reasonably good on the shelf. (2 blank endpapers - almost detached... View more info

Winged Warfare

By: Bishop, William A; Stanley M. Ulanoff

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Folkstone, Bailey Brothers and Swinfen Ltd: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 111994

ISBN: 0561002185

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is creasing to the dustjacket flaps and light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 280 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "Those days of gallantry in battle and high adventure come alive again in Billy Bishop's Winged Warfare." ; Air Combat Classics; 8v... View more info

Airman at the Helm A Wartime look at a Special Branch of Air-Sea Rescue. Eric Blackman's story of Training and Action that spilled over into Deep Sea Yachting.

By: Blackman, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hampshire, UK, Kenneth Mason: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110088

ISBN: 0859371670

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The book has a very slight 'lean' due to storage, and the very top and bottom edges have a thin line of fading but overall are VG. In the Original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. The page fore-edges are VERY slightly foxed. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 116 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall, apart from the minor faults mentioned above, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy in its Original dustjacket. " "Bombing up" a Catalina flying boat. I was "promoted" to deck... View more info

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

ISBN: 0582126193

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


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

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834

ISBN: 085045106X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biography of Caxton but it also describes fully the technical aspects of the production of his books, paper, watermarks, woodcuts, ... View more info

Laureate's Progress

By: Blake, Quentin

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111563

ISBN: 0224064819

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. In the Original publisher's maroon cloth boards, with bright gilt lettering to spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some slight shelfwear = some creasing and a couple of closed tears to the edges, all of which are now neatly repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape. Also there are some light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - all pretty negligible - the dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic covera... View more info

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The Enid Blyton Dossier

By: Blyton, Enid; Brian Stewart and Tony Summerfield

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cornwall, Hawk Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114829

ISBN: 1899441700

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


FINE Laminated pictorial boards. Near AS NEW. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are some very light 'smudge' marks to the boards - no damage or major marks, etc, just light storage handling. Perfect clean page fore-edges. Internally there are NO inscriptions or marks. Unread - bought from New and never opened/used. PIctorial endpapers. 96 pp. Illustrated throughout in full colour and with some b/w illustrations. Contents cover : - The Enid Blyton Story = which works it's way through her life and publications in text and pictures; plus The Illustrators; Chronology; Select Bibliography. O... View more info

The Triads . The Chinese Criminal Fraternity

By: Booth Martin

Price: £9.84

Publisher: LONDON, Grafton Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60182

ISBN: 0246136804

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardback. Very Good/Nr Fine. First Edition. Minimal Ex-lib. 8vo.; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

GABRIEL Fielding

By: Borrollo Alfred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Indiana University, TWAYNE: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47182

ISBN: 0805711945

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and a silver-gilt logo on the front cover. (ex-libris usual stamps marks etc) Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Twaynes English Authors Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Wild Wales. An Account of the People, Language and Scenery With an Introduction by Bryan Rhys

By: Borrow, George

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London And Glasgow, Collins: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112721

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


NO Date but a short neat Xmas note dated 1939 on the reverse of the ffep. Very Clean Green textured leatherette (? ) with very bright gilt titling/logo to the spine. A very nice crisp copy almost Near Fine. The page fore-edges have some very light foxing spots. Top edge pale green (? Blue? ) a little faded and with a couple of spots, Internally unmarked double page pictorial endpapers in sepia photogravure. 602 pp, 12 illustrations in sepia gravure from Camera Studies by J. Dixon-Scott. Includes a chapter on 'Cumro' and 'Cumraeg'. Includes the original integral green ribbon bookmark which has ... View more info

British Contemporary Art, 1910-90 Eighty Years of Collecting by the Contemporary Art Society

By: Bowness, Alan et al

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Herbert Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 110524

ISBN: 1871569397

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dusjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped but the price has been folded over. Both the cloth and the dustjacket have a slightly faded base colour to the spines but all lettering is bright and clear, and the base colour to the d/j spine is white anyway! . The book came from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli, the well-known Artist, and there is a large gift note to "Arthur...." for "Christmas 1991....." written in biro all over the front free endpaper. Otherwise No other Inscriptions... View more info